Imagine a world where the music blogs that sling new releases — Pitchfork, 2DopeBoyz, DJBooth, the list goes on and on — were totally irrelevent. Where the staff at Billboard lost their jobs because you knew what artists and songs were dropping before anyone else did. Where everything you needed to stay ahead of the sonic curve could be found in one, streamable place.
That’s the world that SlamXHype has made a reality with SlamXSounds a.k.a The Last Mix You’ll Need, a rotating 30-track playlist of the best new songs that Hip Hop, EDM, and Alternative have to offer. Every Wednesday, SlamXSounds’ll get an update, so check back, and follow the mix on Spotify.
For the inaugural installment, there’s a selection of cuts from premier acts like Eminem, Drake, and Big Sean, along with jams from artists-on-the-rise like Australian producer Flume, NYC transplant Blood Orange, and LA songbird Jhené Aiko. Stream below.