FRANK OCEAN – FLORIDA STATE [SPORTING LIFE REMIX]

Ratking producer Sporting Life returns with an ethereal new remix of Frank Ocean’s ‘Florida’.  The track originally surfaced as part of Ocean’s visual album ‘Endless’ as a minute long section of soaring vocals.  Sporting Life’s edit adds percussion and synths, looping the only vocal on the track; “Are you with me?”  Stream below via SoundCloud.

GOLDEN RULES – GOLDEN TICKET

Golden Rules is comprised of South London producer Paul White and Florida MC Eric Biddines.  The story goes that having discovered Biddines’ ‘Planetcoffeebean 2′ online, White emailed some beats on the off-chance Biddines would listen to them, and a few days later was surprised to find several finished tracks in his inbox. Soon after Eric was on…

GOLDEN RULES – AUNTIE PEARL’S HOUSE

Between them, South London producer Paul White and Florida vocalist/rapper Eric Biddines make up ‘Golden Rules’.  The newly-established duo present their debut single ‘Auntie Pearl’s House’, ahead of their upcoming album on Lex Records, and support slot with BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah later this month.  The track, an offbeat ode to Eric’s rural upbringing, is as refreshing as…

CHRON – HALLY

Hailing from Florida, twenty one year old rapper Chron releases a new track entitled ‘Hally’.  Last Summer’s ‘Maniac EP‘ gained her some well-earned recognition, but this time around she lends her aggressive, Southern style to a far more modern, Trap-inspired beat.  With a new project in the works, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Chron, we suggest…

NOBILITY – LOST

Taken from his full-length debut, ‘State of Mind‘, Naperville MC Nobility releases the visuals for track number three, ‘Lost’.  The track features the kind of hazy production, horns and piano that cause the mind to wander.  The perfect addition to this effect is Nobility’s lackadaisical, wandering flow.  Stream the beautifully shot visuals below via YouTube.

CHESTER WATSON – GURU VOL.3

Chester Watson releases ‘Guru Vol.3’, a nine track beat tape that pairs crackling Jazz with shuffling percussion to create a sound that is simultaneously relaxing and forboding.  That is, until you reach the Electro-Trap of ‘yomme’, which slaps you round the face before easing you back in via ‘beeps’.  Stream below via BandCamp.