Action Bronson‘s psychedelic hip hop monster “Easy Rider” is one of my favorite singles of 2014 has been a staple of my playlists for the past couple of weeks.
Produced by New York duo and frequent Bronson collaborators, Party Supplies, the track packs a heavy lysergic punch, built off of a sample by an obscure Turkish track from 1974 by Mazhar ve Fuat.
Drawing inspiration from the hilariously over-the-top video for the song, LA’s (Thee) Mike B‘s incredible new remix brings “Easy Rider” out of the opium den and onto the dancefloor.
Mike B‘s rework keeps the original’s acid soaked vibe squarely intact, bookending the track with a funky disco-house thump.
“Easy Rider” is the first single from Action Bronson‘s forthcoming album, “Mr. Wonderful“. You catch him performing at Odd Future‘s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival along with Pharrell Williams, Tyler, The Creator, and Earl Sweatshirt at the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday, November 8th.
The Derevolutions – Self Titled
The Boston-based indie pop duo known as The Derevolutions have made one of the catchiest albums not only of the summer, but of the entire year.
Merrily bouncing between elements of pop, electronic, and surf rock, The Derevolutions are like a hybrid of The Go! Team, Fatboy Slim, and Jagwar Ma — in the best possible sense.
Their self-titled album’s vivacious opener “Now You Know My Name” was brought to my attention by a listener a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t been able to get enough of it since.
All of the tracks on their Soundcloud page are available as free downloads. Pick and choose or download their entire first album for free by going here.