45s and 40s puts together all of the music you may have missed for October 2016.
Though it’s been a quiet couple of months here at the 45s and 40s office–as we try to implement and work in the background to put out fresher content in new ways–we don’t like keeping our readers in the dark.
Here we have rounded up what we feel are the top songs and videos you may have missed while perusing the internet. Our roundup covers a multitude of genres so no one reader feels left out. If there are any artists you feel were left out, contact us through here, our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other way you feel comfortable. Nevertheless, click a random genre and discover some new music!
Click any of the genres below and you’ll jump to that spot in the page. Use the TOP ^ function to be reverted back up here to search a new genre. All music within a genre are in order by artist.
Martin Garrix – Seven
Seven Lions x Illenium x Said The Sky – “Rush Over Me feat. HALIENE”
A$AP Mob – Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends
Four years after their first release as a collective, the A$AP Mob released Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends on the very last day of October. The album features regular active members of the Mob including A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast and A$AP Ant. The mixtape’s cover pays tribute to the founder of the group, A$AP Yams, who passed away in 2015 after an accidental overdose. Other artists who appear on the project include Tyler, The Creator, BJ The Chicago Kid, Wiz Khalifa, Skepta, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert and more.
Big Sean – “Bounce Back” / “No More Interviews”
Big Sean has been quiet since his last release, but returned with two new tracks after announcing fans would get new music on Instagram.
Curren$y – Andretti 10/30
Curren$y continues his series of mixtapes being released every month with Andretti 10/30. His work ethic is seemingly unmatched as this is mixtape number 12 for him in 2016. Sticking with the smooth beats and laid back style he always has, this mixtape doesn’t disappoint for those fans who know his method of rapping. The mixtape features production from well-known producers such as Cardo, Purps (of 808 Mafia) and King Thelonious.
D.R.A.M. – Big Baby D.R.A.M.
After gaining traction in the public music eye with his first release, “Cha Cha,” D.R.A.M.– pronounced Dram–made waves with the singles “Broccoli,” featuring Lil Yachty. The song’s popularity grew at a rapid pace, charting on Billboard and remaining as the number one streamed song on Soundcloud for many weeks. Fast forward to October 2016 and D.R.A.M. has his first album featuring the likes of Young Thug and even the legendary Erykah Badu.
Dame D.O.L.L.A – The Letter O
Not only known for putting up MVP-caliber numbers on the basketball court, the Portland Trailblazers’ superstar point guard Damian Lillard released his debut album this month. Featuring the likes of Jamie Foxx, Marsha Ambrosius, Juvenile, and Lil Wayne, among others, Lillard–or Dame D.O.L.L.A–released The Letter O to some praises. Unfortunately for Lillard, the ever-present tension between Wayne and the stranglehold his label has on what features and content he puts out has forced his hand into removing Wayne from the song “Loyal to the Soil.”
Lillard has also featured his rapping abilities in State Farm commercials.
Despite my agreement with Wayne, his parent label is forcing me to remove him.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 25, 2016
Drake – “Fake Love,” “Sneakin’ (feat. 21 Savage)”
Game – 1992
Gucci Mane – WOPTOBER
Joe Budden – Rage and the Machine
Mickey Factz – The Achievement: circa ’82
After 8 years, Mickey Factz has released his album, The Achievement: circa ’82. The New York-artist linked up with producer Nottz to bring hard-hitting beats to the versatility of his lyrics. The 10-song album comes in at a little more than a half hour, but doesn’t disappoint for old fans and new. Among the artists who appear on the album, listeners will hear the sounds of Curren$y, Phonte and even New York’s own Smoke Dza and Styles P.–of D-Block/The LOX.
Pusha T – “H.G.T.V.”
As previously covered in a post this past month, the G.O.O.D. Music president released visuals for his newest song first on Snapchat and YouTube. Push is preparing for the December release of his upcoming album and with the release of “H.G.T.V.,” it looks as though he has a good starting point. Sidebar: He did also release a song “Circles” with good friend Desiigner and Ty Dolla $ign, but the song felt too commercial and not the kind of song we know Pusha T to put out.
Y.G. – “One Time Coming”
The Avalanches – “Because I’m Me”
Cloud Nothings – “Modern Act”
The Growlers – “I’ll Be Around”
Though having originally released the song in September, The Growlers released the music video for their song “I’ll Be Around” in October.
Radiohead – “The Numbers”
The Shins – “Dead Alive”
STRFKR – “Open Your Eyes”
Interesting in name, STRFKR, holds true with a rather interesting music video.
Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow
It’d be correct to say that this Two Door Cinema Club album sounds different than their previous release. Sounding different isn’t always a bad thing, as sometimes it can be the turning point in the direction that a band would like to go in. In this case, the Two Door Cinema Club needed to follow up the success of their previous two releases and, after a four year absence from music, they released Gameshow. The album has more of a funk/disco feel to it and it works for the band, for the most part.
- The xx confirmed they are working on their third album.
Lady Gaga – Joanne
Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”
Maroon 5 links up with Kendrick Lamar for their newest song “Don’t Wanna Know.” The addition of Kendrick to the song allows the group to diversify their fan base and reach into the Hip-hop world.
Tove Lo – Lady Wood
Anderson .Paak – “Come Down” – Video
Bryson Tiller – “Let Me Explain”
Khalid – “Hopeless”
Solange – A Seat at the Table
- Soul singer Charles Bradley was diagnosed with stomach cancer and had to cancel all of his tour dates in order to get treatment and recover.
Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage
In a move that was unexpected by many fans, rock-group Avenged Sevenfold released a new album. The 11-song album was thought to have been by a different name and different date after media outlets took a post by Chris Jericho to be a screw up in which he “leaked” information about the album. That post helped maintain the secrecy of the album and allowed Avenged Sevenfold to not only release it as a surprise digitally, but release hard copies on the same day.
- ABBA announced a reunion, which will take place in 2018. They’re calling it the “Virtual and Live Experience.”
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