Entries in Chiddy Bang (56)

Tuesday
Apr052011

[Download] Chiddy Bang - "Heatwave" Feat. Mac Miller

Chiddy and Xaph drop a new track featuring Mac Miller titled "Heatwave" in support of their upcoming tour The Bamboozle Roadshow with Dev, Ninjasonik and special guest Pusha T. Check out the new track below and prepare yourself for a new Chiddy mixtape to drop later this year before their full length LP debut.

Chiddy Bang - "Heatwave" Feat. Mac Miller by Some Kind of Awesome

Friday
Apr012011

[Download] Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang) Mixtape Vol. 2

Last year, Xaphoon Jones, the producer and beatsmith behind hip hop duo Chiddy Bang, released his first mixtape titled Xaphoon Jones Mixtape Vol. 1. Today, Xaphoon released the follow up to his first mixtape, the Xaphoon Jones Mixtape Vol. 2, available for free for everyone to download and enjoy. Jones has remixed many different genres and bands, such as The Knocks' "Blackout" and Darwin Deez's "Constellations," and this mixtape futher displays his ability to take new and old songs and remix them in ways that make them sound entirely unique and contemporary. You can download the mixtape here, as well as check out the tracklisting after the jump.

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Friday
Feb182011

[Listen] Chiddy Bang - "Baby Roulette" Feat. Train

Another nice Friday treat for you in the form of a brand new Chiddy Bang Track featuring Train. Titled "Baby Roulette" it's been produced by Xaphoon Jones. The track flows really nicely and is solid from start to finish.Train adds another level to an already nice track by blasting out his lyrics on a few occasions. All in all as my main man Rocko described it, it's on fire! Heavy beats and sweet rhymes. Check it out below!

Chiddy Bang - "Baby Roulette" Feat. Train by Some Kind of Awesome

Thursday
Feb102011

[Download] Chiddy Bang - "Rebel"

Your boys Xaphoon and Chiddy released a brand new tune via Twitter upon Xaph hitting 10k followers. The track titled "Rebel" appears to be a demo off the group's forthcoming debut LP The Swelly Life. I'm always up for some new Chiddy Bang. Check it out in the player below.

Chiddy Bang - "Rebel" by Some Kind of Awesome

Monday
Jan242011

[Download] Darwin Deez Goes Hip Hop For His New Mixtape 'Wonky Beats'

Well this is an odd turn of events, SKoA Favorite  decides to go all Kool Keith on us, and turn into an abstract emcee and drop a mix-tape created entirely from samples from the 1971 surrealist children’s classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, roping in friends like Dev Hynes, KOOL AD from Das Racist and Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang.

“It's a high concept mix-tape, tailor-made for multi-generational impact, created exclusively from Willy Wonka samples with the songs all derived from/based on the original 1971 score. It's like the Grey album but with Chocolate. Inspired by Das Rascist's "you oughta know" lazily singing along with the choruses.  chunky as hell beats.  The film is a great allegory.  I never knew it was allegorical until a stoner pointed that out to me though. I just always loved the songs.  Really special melodies (cheer up charlie) and chords (pure imagination).  Thought they'd make good hip hop choruses. Why limit yourself to Willy Wonka samples?  Limitations inspire me.  Limitations give me the freedom to feel ok about whatever comes out because I can always blame the limitations.  But the secret is to get the faucet running in the first place.  Otherwise I am just too serious and too scared to write anything.  But this particular limitation also has the power to make people curious, like the Grey album, which is all it takes in this day and age to make a popular record; and potential popularity is always thrilling, never daunting. It's the writing itself, the impossibly high quality standards I carry around in my brain that make me scared to write.  Not the idea of other people listening in.  I WANT people to listen in.  The rap style is like a brain dump (which is the technical definition of surrealism.  "Why a mix-tape?" - albums are to mix-tapes as the news is to gossip. They will change the way you hear the songs in the movie forever!”

How to get the mix-tape? Well, it is now available online, and all he wants in return is your LOVE.  Full details are here:  http://darwindeez.com/wonkybeats OH YEAH! In addition 5 lucky winners will also find inside their Zip a Golden Ticket; the Golden Ticket is redeemable for the grand prize: which is a lifetime supply of Darwin Deez music and tickets to local DD headline shows! Peep the track "Where's The Chocolate?" featuring KOOL AD from Das Racist below and pick this one up asap!

Darwin Deez - "Where's the Chocolate?" (ft Kool AD) by Some Kind of Awesome

Thursday
Jan202011

[Watch] You Me At Six - "Rescue Me" Feat. Chiddy (Video)

At the beginning of January we got a listen to a new track from You Me At Six which featured Chiddy. You Me At Six are set to have a decent 2011, as the young guns have been announced as support for none other than Blink 182. Regarding the huge support slot Josh Franceschi said: “manager casually emailed us saying 'Hey guys, wanna tour with Blink?’ We tried to be cool about it, but it was a massive thing for our band”. 

As well as the Blink support slot, the band got a little bit of grief for this track, "Rescue Me" as I mentioned when we posted it at the start of Jan. It's not the normal route the band would take but regarding it they said: "It’s just a bit of fun that turned out pretty good in our eyes. We wanted to show our fans that just because we are part of a rock orientated scene doesn't mean we don't appreciate music from different genres, and they should do the same!”. Fair play to the lads!

Check out the video via Yahoo for the single above and look out for the single when it drops on the 13th of February.

Monday
Jan032011

[Listen] You Me At Six - "Rescue Me" Feat. Chiddy Bang

It's good to see some guys trying new things and not being too afraid to piss off a few fans now and then by heading in a different direction and maybe recording a track that may not fall into the bands normal catagory. You Me At Six have done exactly that and today unleashed a new track featuring none other than Chiddy Bang and the result is pretty darn good as well as catchy. We've seen the success of B.o.B and Hayley Williams' track "Airplanes" in 2010. I'm not making an outright comparison to the two but you get my drift, pop-punk artist meets rapper and make a decent collaboration. Check out the track, "Rescue Me" for yourself below and see what you think of it.

You Me At Six - "Rescue Me" Feat. Chiddy by Some Kind of Awesome

Sunday
Nov142010

[Contest] See Chiddy Bang Perform At Launch Party for EA's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

Are you in the Los Angeles area? Love Chiddy Bang and video games? Well this contest is for you. SKoA favorites Chiddy Bang are headlining the Launch for EA's newest game in the Need For Speed series, Hot Pursuit on Tuesday 11/16. Chiddy Bang's performance for EA will wrap up a 7-city US tour and is the official launch of the anticipated video game  which goes on sale the same day. This party also featuring HD game kiosks (so you can get your game on), and all-night complimentary cocktails (sounding even sweeter?) and is an invitation-only event.

Sound good? Here's what you gotta do to for you and a friend to attend this awesome event:

All answers must be submitted by 11/15/2010 before 6am PST/9am EST and we will notify that one lucky winner later that day.

Need a refresher on what the tune sounds like? Head over to Chiddy Bang's page to hear the track and then do your ears a big favor and pick up (if you haven't already) The Preview EP. Good luck!