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Nas Speaks On the 20th Anniversary of ‘Illmatic,’ Its Namesake Documentary and Sneakers

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
Nas recently took stage at Coachella 2014 in homage of his timeless debut LP, Illmatic. Celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary, the performance was joined by former rival Jay Z alongside Diddy who contributed to iconic cuts like “Dead P...

Binauric Boom Boom Wireless Smart Speaker

TechComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
They say simplicity is the key to good design, and perhaps nothing is more fluid and natural than human conversation. Recognizing this, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur incorporated seamless human voice-overs (in any language) into his latest work f...

Childish Gambino featuring Problem “Sweatpants” Music Video

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
After gracing the stage with Jhene Aiko at this weekend’s Coachella festival, Childish Gambino presents an eerie visual to his single “Sweatpants” off the Because the Internet LP. Set late night in a diner, Gambino somberly walks in and out of...

Chanel x Monster Headphones

TechComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
Following images on the blogosphere of Swizz Beatz and Karl Lagerfeld sporting a pair of collaborative headphones from Chanel and Monster, we finally get our first official look at the unique paring of high-fashion and audio technology. With a heavy...

Lana Del Rey – West Coast

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
As promised, Lana Del Rey premiered the first single from her forthcoming follow-up to 2012′s Born To Die on BBC Radio 1. Dubbed “West Coast,” the track and its sultry vocals come accompanied by stylish black and white beach-set vis...

Jamie xx “Sleep Sound” Music Video

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 10, 2014
After officially releasing the track last month, Jamie xx presents the visual accompaniment to “Sleep Sound.” One half of the upcoming double A-side 12″ Girl/Sleep Sound, the cut sees its visual translation helmed by London-based ar...

Drake – Draft Day

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 2, 2014
Dedicating his new song “Draft Day” to good friend and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Drake lets up another howitzer. Produced by Boi-1da, the track lends samples from Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)R...

TOKiMONSTA: The Industry Insider

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 2, 2014
In a recent interview, our very own HYPETRAK team sat down with the female artist TOKiMONSTA to discuss everything from her life, work, inspiration as well as recent promotions. The Los Angeles native provides insight on the struggles being faced by...

‘Catch the Throne’ Hits 1.4 Million Downloads in Two Days

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 27, 2014
Not far back, we introduced the new Game of Thrones mixtape Catch the Throne, which recaps the first three seasons of the hit TV series. Conceived to both catch up fans of the series while easing new viewers into the Game of Thrones universe, the...

HYPETRAK Mix: Sebastian Sartor – Street & Lights

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 25, 2014
Back when Pusha T’s “King Push” dropped last year, just about everyone proclaimed that the track had been produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix in conjunction with Kanye West. However, the real mastermind behind one of last year’s...

Jay Z & Jay Electronica – We Made It

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 24, 2014
Continuing to break the recent silence, Jay Electronica has enlisted Jay Z for this latest rework of Drake and Souljah Boy’s “We Made It.” Possibly foreshadowing a full release from Jay, this marks the producer’s second single...

BADBADNOTGOOD “Can’t Leave The Night” Music Video

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 20, 2014
Toronto jazz-jam outfit BADBADNOTGOOD has released a new video today ahead of the anticipated release for its debut III LP, giving HYPETRAK the honors to premiere the clip. Filmed in a vintage film style, “Can’t Leave The Night” doc...

HYPETRAK Watches The Throne at SXSW 2014

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 14, 2014
Every year around early March, media outlets around the world round up their finest lensmen and writers, sending the pair down to balmy Austin, Texas. The pilgrimage is often credited to South by Southwest (SXSW), which is arguably the premier live m...

HBO: ‘Catch the Throne’ Game of Thrones Recap Mixtape

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 7, 2014
In preparation for its upcoming fourth season for the Game of Thrones series, ’All Men Must Die,’ HBO will give those just starting the first three a chance to catch up with the epic story and jam at the same time. The Catch the Throne...

Aether Things Cone Music Player

TechComments ⋅ Mar 5, 2014
Making your music experience more simple than ever, San Francisco-based Aether Things has created the Cone – a sleek “thinking music player” that simplifies music streaming by learning what, when and how you like to listen to music....