ITYLTS Presents: Best of November

ITYLTS Presents: Best of November from ITYLTSmusic on 8tracks Radio.

Here it is, ITYLTS’ Best of November…

1. Busta Rhymes - “Thank You ft. Q-Tip, Kanye West + Lil Wayne" // 2. Tom Aspaul - “Pioneer ft. FTSE" // 3. Bipolar Sunshine - “Drowning Butterflies" // 4. Mapei - “Don’t Wait"  //5. Kenna - “Relations ft. Childish Gambino" // 6. Flume -  ”Space Cadet ft. Ghostface Killah + Autre Ne Veut" // 7. Taylor Swift - “I Knew You Were Trouble (APSPDR+ Remix)" // 8. GEMS - “Ephemera" // 9. Vancouver Sleep Clinic - “Collapse" // 10. Lorde - “Everybody Wants To Rule The World




VIDEO: Kenna “Relations ft. Childish Gambino”

If American Apparel did a video, it would like this video.

"Relations" is a smooth slice of funk featuring Childish Gambino from Grammy nominated head of ‘vision at myspace, Kenna. 



Remix Baby: Rudimental “Feel The Love (Woz Remix ft. Childish Gambino)”

(via Pigeons and Planes)

To get ready for the US release (out July 7) of Rudimental’s amazing debut album Coming Home, this remix of “Feel The Love” has just dropped featuring Childish Gambino. It switches up “Feel The Love” to sound something like Afrika Bambaataa “Planet Rock” thats just brilliant.



Childish Gambino: “Centipede”

So since Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is cutting back on his time on NBC’s Community its only right he drops some new material to make it worth it.

"Centipede" starts off all a capella and then kicks into some classic Childish territory. No word if this is from a new mixtape or new album but either way, its good to have him back.



Leona Lewis: “Trouble ft. Childish Gambino”

Woke up this morning to the wonderful news (yeah it is wonderful) that Leona Lewis has got a new single out. Things seemed to stumble for the most successful X Factor contestant after the troubles with Avicii and “Collide”- dates were pushed back and albums retracted.

After all that we have something completely different than the direction taken on “Collide” which was a dance track, Lewis goes back to her big voice roots on “Trouble” which is more in the vein of the massive “Bleeding Love” closing with a feature from Childish Gambino- yeah my mind kind of boggled at that one too but whatevs, sounds good. I’m sceptical about the whole ‘Leona Lewis’ is a heartless player angle but hey ho have to switch up things sometimes.

**this is a radio rip so quality isn’t great…apologies**

For my UK people, you can pre order “Trouble” here



Childish Gambino: “Firefly”

Check out the new video for CG’s “Firefly” from the album Camp



Childish Gambino: “Royalty Mixtape”

Happy July 4th everyone, Childish Gambino has dropped his new mixtape Royalty. After mixed responses to his debut full length LP Camp CG went back on his mixtape grind, brought some friends along and gave us Royalty- with Beck, Bun B, Schoolboy Q, Nipsy Hustle, RZA and even a Tina Fey feature…yup. Check out Royalty and download it if you want…

Download it here



Childish Gambino: “Silk Pillow ft. Beck”

Things are coming thick and fast for Childish Gambino's upcoming mixtape, so far we've had tracks with Das Racist and Nipsey Hussle. Now we have a collaboration with Beck who also co-produced the beat. It's very Childish Gambino and it's very good and kind of low key at the same time. Cannot wait for this mixtape, Donald rarely disappoints.



Childish Gambino: “Tell Me ft. Heems”

You know if Community only goes the 13 episodes its been ordered then Donald Glover is going to have WAY more time to focus on his Childish Gambino alias. A bit of a silver lining I guess. Here’s some new things from Childish, the beat is soul sample heavy kind of Just Blaze/Kanye ish you know with Glover and Das Racist’s Heems trading bars.



What Was Liked Last Month: March/April

Seriously where is the time going? We are racing towards halfway through 2012 and I can barely keep up, soon it will be summer and then it will be autumn and BOOM christmas and new years- stop it time!! 

Anyway, in an attempt to slow things down let’s all revisit what we loved and listened to in March and April!


We kicked off March by going back and discovering the amazing The Cocteau Twins due to their influence on one Abel Tresfaye and The Weeknd- particularly the sample of The Cocteau Twins “Cherry Coloured Funk” on the fantastic “The Knowing”.

At the moment there seems to be an influx of talented male sometimes folksy singer songwriters and in March we finally got round to listening to the wonderful Ben Howard and “The Wolves”- amazing driven indie folk kind of pop things.

Everyone seems to want to be anonymous and mysterious these days and it has worked wonders for acts like Summer Camp, The Weeknd and now One Room. Part of the Heavy Roc Family (like St. Lucia, Alex Winston, The Knocks) One Room have that lo-fi mysterious sound with hip hop inflections which sound wonderful over tight production on tracks like “Believe”.

March gave us even more upbeat synth pop with Emil & Friends “Crystal Ball" (check out their amazing cover of M83 "Midnight City" too!)

Early this year Daytrotter opened up a studio in London so now there are so many more amazing acts to check out its just getting silly. I’ve been away for two weeks and I have SO much to catch on- until then though check out these amazing sessions from favourites The Naked and Famous and Clock Opera

Chillwave impresario St. Lucia has been exciting the ears since he dropped “The Old House Is Gone” last year, finally now there is a debut EP that is perfect for summer. Check out “Closer Than This

Ever wondered what a cover of Adele’s “Rumour Has It” would sound like recorded live in the kitchen with some tupperware? Questions have been answered with this from The Dolls.

Lots of lovely dreamy indie pop from acts like Wages and “South China Sea”.

Back in March we originally just wanted to post up Aluna George’s fantastic remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die”- instead I fell in love with the amazingly smooth “You Know You Like It

March/April were months for brand new things from Beach House, The Temper Trap, Mystery Jets, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Sigur Ros and Marina & The Diamonds

Charli XCX had us, and still does, with the amazing “Stay Away

Californian indie pop came under our radar in March from the fantastic Lady Danville with “Operating”- check out our interview too!

DJ Roxanne Roll gave us this fantastic remix of SEASFIRE’s “Falling" one of our favourite tracks already of 2012 as did Cruelty.

New discoveries in March care of catching the end of a random TV show with this from Jonathan Seet and “Precious Things

We went a bit Hunger Games crazy at the end of March (too many times and counting). The soundtrack is very good with standouts from Arcade Fire “Abraham’s Daughter" and Maroon 5 "Come Away To The Water

Magnificent on her massive collaboration with Gotye on “Somebody That I Used To Know” here’s Kimbra in her own right, making a song from scratch for a spotify session at this year’s SXSW.

New things from Theophilus London featuring Blood Orange “Take It Off

Something big for 2012 in the shape of The Neighbourhood and “Sweater Weather

Hoodie Allen released his debut commercial EP on iTunes All American and the response was cray. With number 1 in US, top ten in UK and a tour currently in the works- this self made kid is on FIRE.  

The music world got very excited by southern rock outfit Alabama Shakes and their fantastic debut “Hold On”.

Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music are doing a very good job of teasing us for the record label’s album- especially with “Mercy”.

Check out our interview with indie doo wop pop outfit Now You See Them

March and April saw 2 of the US’s biggest music festivals come around with SXSW and Coachella- check out our favourite performances from Jay- Z, Bon Iver, The Weeknd, Dre, Snoop and that 2pac hologram.

Getting very excited for the Sade-esque smooth sounds from Jessie Ware on tracks like “110%" and "Running".

Another of our favourite acts for 2012 is Mikey Mike and the wonderfully honest “Chainsaw Love” EP. We also chatted to Mikey Mike about just life and stuff.

Otherworldy and Arcade Fire-esque- Frankie Rose “Interstellar

Beautiful icelandic indie pop from Ourlives “We Lost The Race

disCOVERs- Some fantastic covers over the last two months from Mr & Mrs Fox and their mashup cover of M83 and Simple Minds “Midnight City/Don’t You Forget About Me”, the amazingly wonderful Emily Elbert and her cover of the classic “Crazy" by Patsy Cline, this year’s The A.V. Club’s Undercover Sessions kicked off with this delightful covers of R. Kelly’s "Ignition" by Young The Giant and The Head and The Heart covering Fleetwood Mac’s "Go Your Own Way”, The Rosebuds released a project covering Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” and Talking Heads “Road To Nowhere”Community's Alison Brie covered fellow castmate Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino with this live rendition of “Some Girls" and Marina & The Diamonds tackled the Biebs with this cover of "Boyfriend

and finally ITYLTS and Selfish D had our first annual Summer Off.