The Internet has been good to us at Ahoodie, and so today we bring you two ridiculous tracks from Swizz Beatz featuring Mr. Everywhere-these-days A$AP Rocky and a gorgeous number from “beach foam pop” masters Air France, who recently called it quits. But we’ve wiped the tears away for a minute, so let’s get to the cuts. Swizzy debuted ‘Street Knock,’ which will be featured on his upcoming mixtape Limitless, on New York’s Hot97 radio show last week and since then the track has made the rounds on blogs, XM radio and more. We’re not sure if it’s A$AP Rocky’s totally gutter verse or the Araab Musik-produced beat, but this track is a slapper and we HAD to share it with all of you. As always, stream and download below.
The next track from Air France is our tribute to this now-defunct duo. Originally hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Air France released two EPs in 2006 and 2008 titled, On Trade Winds and No Way Down, that caught our attention as well as a jaw-dropping mix for Fact Magazine in 2011 (more on that later this week). ‘It Feels Good To Be Around You’ was originally distributed by the duo in the fall of 2011 via their record company Sincerely Yours, but just in case you had missed it, we’ve got your back on the re-up right here. The track features some of the core elements we’ve grown to love from the pair including, subtle synthesizer work, steel drum samples, uplifting dance beats and vocals just melancholy enough to lull you away to a dreamy oasis. Make sure you stream and download the track below and you’ll find out just why we fell in love in the first place.
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