These are some of my favorite songs to come out so far this year. Don’t sleep on ’em!
BONES – Sodium (Prod. by Purp Dogg)- SoThereWeStood (Team Sesh)
Bones is always in rotation on The Fonzie Scheme. He’s already dropped three awesome releases this year, including Powder last month. This came out in January and I still bump it consistently. Purp Dogg is most famous for his production on We Made It by Soulja Boy and Drake, and he put together another banger here. Check out the visual for Sodium.
Post Malone – White Iverson (Prod. by FKi) – Single (Self-Released)
This is my song of the year candidate right now. If you heard my interview with KReezy earlier this week on The Fonzie Scheme, you know that White Iverson was the biggest rap song at SXSW this year. The melodic-rap style Post Malone takes on here is so catchy, and we can all relate to the line “I need that money like the ring I never won…”
Xavier Wulf – Fort Woe (Prod. by Yung Dubz) – Tundra Boy Season One (Hollow Squad)
Xavier Wulf really goes in on this. I’ve played several songs off Tundra Boy Season One on The Fonzie Scheme, and that’s because this whole release is straight fire.
ari solus – klonopin – caveman ep (Self-Released)
I’ve never heard more blending of genres than on ari solus’ caveman ep. I’d place his style somewhere between Bladee, Mac DeMarco, G-Eazy, Dean Blunt, and Drake. I can’t get enough of this song.
Pyramid Quince – Young Gods (Prod. by Dexter Dukarus) – Fila Coodie EP (Awful Records)
Awful Records is taking over in 2015. The Fila Coodie EP has been a standout for me over the countless releases they’ve already dropped this year. Keep an eye on Dexter Dukarus; he’s consistently dropping fire.
Cashy – Here I Go (Prod. by Purp Dogg) – Holographic Art EP (Vintage Mob)
Cashy is about to blow up. I’ve been bumping his Priceless and Platinum Plus EPs pretty much non-stop since I was introduced to them. I can’t wait for his second collaborative EP with Purp Dogg, titled Holographic Art, dropping May 8.
Kali Uchis – Rush (Prod. by Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD)- Por Vida EP (Self-Released)
Kali Uchis is taking the industry by storm collaborating with the likes of Tyler the Creator and Diplo, as well as both Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD here on this track. BADBADNOTGOOD just produced a full album for Ghostface Killah that I highly recommend checking out, called Sour Soul. Kali Uchis surprised crowds at Coachella Weekend 2 by coming out during Tyler’s set to perform “Fucking Young/Perfect” and during Kaytranada’s set to absolutely kill her performance of this song here.
Maxo Kream – Cell Boomin feat. Father (Prod. by Wxlf Gxd) – #Maxo187 (Self-Released)
Maxo has great imagery in describing his trapping: “Face-timing with the plug, but my phone on three percent…” Check out his whole mixtape featuring Joey Bada$$, Le$, Fredo Santana, and more!
There is obviously so much more music I’ve been bumping this year, and that’s why this is just Volume One of the “Don’t Sleep on ‘Em” Recommendations.
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