While we all anxiously await Generation X, The Dean’s List drops this track as a quick preview for what’s about to come. I truly feel like their upcoming project is going to blow The Drive In out of the water; and that mixtape was awesome. With Sid Sriram on the chorus, it gives this “fuck it I’m young” mentality a powerful sound, Sonny Shotz just kills it in the rap department, plus Mendoza and Mik beats execute flawless production as usual. Kollect up this awesome track from The Dean’s List, it will make your Monday so much better.
New video from The Dean’s List! This time, no poppin’ bottles or seducing women. This is straight-cut, pure imagery that fits seamlessly with the images “The Dream” conjured up in my head when I first heard it back in February off The Drive-In. Although the track serves as a quasi-interlude piece on the album, it feels complete with the beautiful, scenic visuals. Take a minute to watch this, I guarantee it will make your Monday a bit brighter. Kollect on!
The Dean’s List dropped this one as a final tip of the hat to their Pledge to Rage Tour. This track is different from what they normally do – much more focus on the production side of this, it would seem, topped off with Sonny’s flow. It’s taken me a few listens through to catch all the subtle features of this song that make it feel complete. Take a listen, download for free, and kollect on!
The Dean’s List drop some fresh new visuals [sponsored by Red Bull] for one of the more electro-inspired tracks off their hit mixtape, The Drive-In [talk about major cross appeal]. The video tells a little story, and is still extremely fun and entertaining per usual D.L. fashion. Check it out, and snag the track if you missed it before here on the K!
I’m seeing these guys tomorrow on tour in LA – I. Cannot. Wait. Check their dates/get tix here!
Here’s the official video from our friends at The Dean’s List featuring Cuey for All Systems Go. Love this track – I’ve been jamming to it before The Drive In, and haven’t stopped enjoying it since. The visuals on this one are awesome, the emotion all there, and of course, OnCue’s verse just brings everything together. Take a peek and grab this track if you’d missed it before!
New from The Dean’s List, and this one is interesting. At almost 6:30 long, there’s a lot of focus on lyricism and production, more so than hitting mass appeal or the party scene. I’m a big Dean’s List fan, and this one just doesn’t disappoint – there’s a lot going on in this piece, and it deserves a couple listens. Downloads are free, as always – enjoy!
“Burn it All”, one of the more nostalgic rage tracks off The Drive-In, has finally gotten the video treatment. While it’s primarily a party-video, it’s also an ode to youth – something the Dean’s List has cemented in their fan’s minds. My favorite part though might be the fade-in/out shots of the piano, synchronized with that lovely Mendoza-crafted beat. Enjoy, and Kollect the track if you missed it!
My favorite of the Bonobo remix “series” (?) would have to be this, Sonny Shot‘s latest (and final) one. Dropped yesterday, “We Do” samples the great British producer Bonobo’s “All in Forms”. Bonobo creates edgy, pulsating music that creeps in your mind and stays there for a while – exactly why Sonny loves to go in over his atmospheric beats. Sonny’s introspective lyrics will stay in your mind for a while too; I love the experimentation with his delivery, and those honest words. While the Dean’s List works hard on their upcoming mixtape, Generation X, we’re kept entertained by these short works. Kollect above for free!
The first few moments of this track demonstrate just how high Sonny & the rest of The Dean’s List have risen since the beginning of their journey. Bonobo creates some great instrumentals, but I was worried this track was going to be as dark and dreary as Sonny’s last Bonobo remix. “Never Good” features some dark lyrics, but at 1:00, you know this is a steadier, friendlier beat than before. Hey, at least Sonny pulls influences from a lot of cool music genres.These side projects courtesy of Sonny are intriguing, but what we all can’t wait for is Generation X, coming this Fall.
The Dean’s List just dropped the official music video for their incredibly popular track, Dear Professor, off The Drive In. I love the visuals, and how the Dean’s List get to show off their personality through this video. Take a peek, download, and enjoy!