Ain’t Nobody Trying To Kill Your Vibe (Sheesh)


I know very little about British outfit, The Confect. Their social media presence seems to want to keep it that way, mysterious stuff. However, I know that their name is short for ‘confectionery’ which means candy shop in British (eat your heart out Fitty). Fittingly they have sweet taste (zing) as epitomized by some of their remix choices, including this King Kendrick banger. British acts with some eclectic flair and an appreciation of American pop tend to do well (see The XX, Jai Paul, Ellie Goulding, Kano), look out for future work hitting your Spotify lists soon.

Oldie But Goodie


I always feel so left out when Throwback Thursday’s roll around. Don’t get it twisted I appreciate paying homage to the past, frankly, that’s where all the damn gold is. I just always end up having a mental breakdown when I try and pick just one track to showcase, when there’s a plethora of choice, I usually stumble. So, thank you OME, for making this easy. Dope track, dope remix. I’ve said this time and time again, this guy doesn’t make enough music to supply the demand.

Raheem DeVaughn + Frank Ocean = Thinkin Bout You (remix)

368 Music Group presents what I find to be a likeable bit of R&B with this release from Mr. Raheem DeVaughn. If you live in the Bay, he will be on a stage near you this weekend (Jan. 11 at Chrisette Michelle in SF & Jan. 12/13 at Avant in Oakland) & he will be playing the Detroit Opera House for a “Night of Neo Soul” with LaLah Hathaway and more on Jan. 20.

ZIF Video Of The Week: Mele x Kano x Ghetts – Beamer (RMX) | The Co-Sign

If you’re a music scout who peruses the minor leagues look no further than 19 year old producer Mele, one of the UK’s hottest prospects. Currently based in Liverpool, he was recruited by Redbull Academy London to remix his track “Beamer” on camera for the latest episode of SoulCulture TV’s ongoing series: The Co-Sign. Teaming up with a couple of London’s finest lyricists, Kano and Ghetts, this project produced a respectable remix of a massive tune, you can peep the original here. Combined with some dope editing work by Soul Culture, this is a stand alone video worthy of sharing, we co-sign this Co-Sign.

Dance Floor Dale [NSFW]

Flying Lotus aka the “Wonder from Winnetka” is the epitome of experimental. Two quick things about the man. Firstly, he’s the most talented producer under 30. Secondly, he’s supposed to be remixing Radiohead’s most recent album The King Of Limbs in its entirety! Here’s what he said about that recently:

“They wanted me to remix the new Radiohead record, and I’ve been trying to mess with that a little bit. But I haven’t gotten to it yet.” When asked how that remix might sound, FlyLo responded, “It’s too early to say, man. I have no fucking clue. It’s difficult to work with, because the pieces that they gave me, there’s no real a cappella. It’s like piano and voice at the same time… So I have to come up with some shit that’s a little similar to the record, I guess, to an extent.”

Back to this video, it was released late last year but keeps getting booted off YouTube and various other sites. The video features a middle aged couple getting their dam funk on and progressing into flat out rainbow sex.  The track is a personal dance floor favorite but I had circumstantially been challenged when it came to peeping the actual video. If you’re in the same boat as me, feel free to check this video out at work, just make sure your office door is closed, it would be a difficult piece of art to explain on a Friday. If the link ever dies, which it will, it is permanently being hosted at

Friday Free Joint: TakStar Sets Fire to Adele

While most of you probably cannot get “Theraflu” off repeat on your Ipod, this is what I have steady banging on my workout mix. A new remix from TakStar of the every growing Adele (not a fat reference). TakStar’s ability to cut a savage remix is by no means new territory, the LA based, soon to be NYC bound producer has a few of note up on his SoundCloud page. Notice how all these remixes keep artists relevant in a wide array of markets? This time it’s Adele being put on ZIF,  a worthy accomplishment, thanks Tak, I owe you some lost calories.

If you are interested in getting your track remixed or have other music inquries with the Nippon Kid, let me know. The possiblities are infinite.

Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (TakStar Remix)

King Of The Jungle

How could we not post a track titled “King Of The Jungle”? Let alone the fact that Termanology is on this track, and you know where we stand with Term. Oh yeah, and this is the remixed version from my boy Falside, so recognize the eclectic touch when you hear it. Is it just me or is Falside not killing the scene right now? Pretty soon I’m going to have to call him out on his success, among other things 😉

Blaq Poet ft. Jaysaun & Termanology – King Of The Jungle (Offishall Falside Remix)

Doom, Doom Doom, Doom, Doom

Doom is 38 years old. FYI.

MF Doom is the prototypical polarizing artist. His subjectively complex sound leaves fans either in love with Doom or incapable of listening to an entire track. For those that appreciate the British export, you should be made aware that Gold Dust Media are preparing a DOOM B-Sides and collaborations album entitled “Unexpected Guests”, set for release in November 2009. The compilation was sequenced by Metal Fingers himself, so unlike that Lil Kim tape, this is official. Even though MF Doom just dropped his album “Born Like This” earlier this year, Doom beats the path again and this will serve to be a great education tool for cats that slept on Doom since the 80’s. Peep the promotional trailer (below) and the press release with track list (after the jump).


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Chromeo Gets Skreamed At

O Canada!

Montreal/NYC funky electro duo Chromeo have been busy these past few years pushing the Fancy Footwork album, touring, and remixing radio epics. They’ve found enough time and creative energy lately to compose an original track titled Night by Night. The track is palatable, it’s a little too fluffy or lighthearted for my personal taste. Which is why I found the remix by minimalist DJ Skream to be fundamental in this singles success in marketing Chromeo. Hopefully if they keep touring (finished west coast tour over summer) and randomly dropping original tracks, then they should find a plethora of market share in the ever increasingly significant electro consumer base. As long as they get that remix by Skream to accompany it.

Live in NYC? Scope the Chromeo show on Ocotber 16th @ Irving Plaza. Cop tickets here.

Chromeo – Night by Night (Remix by Skream)

Peep the video of  Skream getting the kiddies in Vancouver to scream at a recent concert after the jump.

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Mind The Leak: Kurupt and Roscoe go Gun 4 Gun

This track was just leaked, and well worthy of press-agentry. I love the Philly swagger Roscoe has kept integrated into his L.A. come up. Kurupt holds his own, and neither Nas nor Killah Priest outshine the L.A. gunna.

MPFREE: Kurupt & “Roscoe” ft. Killah Priest & Nas – Gun 4 Gun Remix

Chase and Status X Jay-Z – Death of Autotune Remix (Video Upload)

Bringing you bangers right out of their studios...

UK powerhouse DJ Semtex just leaked this remix of Jay-Z’s Death of Autotune. Apparently the video for this absurd remix by the Dubstep kings Chase & Status will be released during the BET Awards on Sunday, hold your breath for that. In the meantime we’ve uploaded this video on YouTube for the masses to prematurely consume. I like this remix better than the Chase & Status/Snoop remix, but that might be a testament to my preference of Jigga over Snoop, what do you think?

MPFREE: Jay-Z – Death of Autotune (Chase & Status remix)