Friday Download: Best of Bundle, Feb ’15 Edition
28 days in 10 essential downloads.
Hundred Waters: Show Me Love
Hundred Waters’ “Show Me Love” is protest and prayer, an ethereal invocation against cruelty. On February 2nd, the song made its network debut, scoring Coca-Cola’s anti-bullying ad. It became part of culture, securing a place on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. And it became something more: a way to make a difference. More than 360,000 people around the world downloaded the original “Show Me Love” Bundle in exchange for a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can kick in here.
Boysnoize Records: X Boysnoize X
Since 2005, Boysnoize Records has been dedicated to keeping electronic’s independent streak alive; highlighting and preserving the work of a diverse group of artists across minimal, funk, rave, and house. In just under a decade, Alex Ridha’s BNR has become home to electronic’s pulsing, weird, and unpredictable underground. To mark ten years, BNR issued a BitTorrent Bundle packed with five hours of music from the last 3,650.
David Cross: HITS
HITS, the new film from comedian/writer/director David Cross, explores fame, delusion, and the impact of social media on society. The movie premiered in theaters and online as a pay-what-you-want project for two weeks. PWYW wraps tonight at 12am PST, so grab your copy now. After tonight, HITS will be available for a flat payment of $10.
UK-based producer Jon Gooch started Spor in 2006; a drum & bass project that helped shape electronic’s harder, more aggressive sound. After a long hiatus, Spor is resurrected. Caligo, Gooch’s new project under Spor, is as sinister and beautiful as you’d expect. Today, Spor is releasing Caligo as a pay-what-you-want project exclusively on BitTorrent Bundle. Download or stream the album for free. Or, name your own price to unlock it; supporting the artist directly.
Badbadnotgood X Ghostface Killah: Sour Soul
BBNG’s hypnotic trap-jazz has been featured on a slew of collabs with the likes of Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, RZA and MF Doom. Grab the Sour Soul Bundle to get the brand new BBNG X Ghostface single and a digital box set from the BBNG crew.
Azizi Gibson: The Last EP
The six-track EP features Gibson’s artful flow riding smoothly over jazz sample-laced sub-heavy production from Kamandi, Mori and Scoop Deville.
Waka Flocka Flame: Against All Odds
Two weeks ago, Wacka Flocka announced Flockaveli 2, his first album in three years. The upcoming project, scheduled for release June 1, will feature Kanye, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Drake, and more. “Against All Odds”, the first single off Flockaveli 2, and sees Wacka Flocka trading verses with on-again mentor Gucci Mane (plus a super-infectious hook, courtesy of Bobby Valentino. Enter your email to grab the new track.
FilmBuff: The Internet’s Own Boy
From the Internet’s faceless dissidents, to it’s own boy: filmmaker Brian Knappenberger has spent the last five years documenting the shifting landscape of digital activism. His 2012 film We Are Legion traces the rise of Anonymous, and the war for the open web. His 2014 film The Internet’s Own Boy investigates that battle’s most profound casualty: the life and death of Aaron Swartz. In the days leading up to, and after, the F.C.C.’s decision on Net Neutrality, this is pretty much required viewing.
Salva: PEACEMAKER DELUXE
Salva’s PEACEMAKER was the holy shit mixtape of 2014: a diverse record that spans minimalist synth and super-kinetic rap; a weird and ranging dialogue with hip hop’s now and future, in collaboration with Schoolboy Q, Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, E-40, A$AP Ferg, Problem, and more. After spending February on the road, Salva is back with PEACEMAKER DELUXE, a digital box set featuring the original 13-track mixtape, exclusive instrumentals, and music videos. Listen up.
Atari Teenage Riot: RESET
RESET is Atari Teenage Riot’s sixth album. More musically diverse than ever, the songs are united by the sense of unease surrounding governments, corporations, and the rising culture of control and surveillance. Atari Teenage Riot reminds everyone that the power to change lies within each of us.
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