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A-Trak, AraabMuzik, & Ape Drums – “Action”

The veteran turntable king A-Trak is about to head out on a quick tour with Providence MPC monster AraabMuzik and young dancehall-influenced Houston producer Ape Drums. And to hype up the jaunt the three of them have now collaborated on a new track. “Action” is a tense, zero-subtlety banger built around a sample of Yung… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 8:51 am

AraabMuzik – “Day Dreams” Video

AraabMuzik, the MPC-damaging producer who started out as a Cam’ron beatmaker and went on to become an EDM-tent draw, just announced the impending release of a new album called Dream World. It’ll be Araab’s first commercially-avaiable since 2011’s Electronic Dreams, the album that really made his name. The onetime seapunk cause celebre @LILINTERNET directed the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Cam’ron – “C.W.F.U.” (Feat. Jim Jones & Hell Rell) (Prod. AraabMuzik)

Cam’ron kept making good music for years after his Dipset crew fell apart, and a big part of the reason was his association with the Providence producer AraabMuzik, whose MPC onslaughts had a grandeur all their own. Araab is a dance-music star now, but he’s still cool with Cam. And now that Cam is once… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014 - 1:10 pm

AraabMuzik – “Summer Time” Video

A few days ago, Rhode Island producer AraabMuzik shared “Summer Time,” an apocalyptic new remix of Lana Del Rey’s sad-girl anthem “Summertime Sadness.” The track will appear on the upcoming For Professional Use Only 2 mixtape, and now it has an accompanying performance video in which you can see lots of sped-up and slowed-down footage… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2014 - 1:50 pm

AraabMuzik – “Summer Time”

Lana Del Rey owes a pretty significant chunk of her fame to an EDM remix of her “Summertime Sadness” which had nothing to do with the rest of her music but which hit huge anyway. Meanwhile, the Rhode Island producer AraabMuzik rose up out of the morass of mixtape-rap beatmakers largely thanks to his MPC-drive… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2014 - 12:27 pm

AraabMuzik – “New Day”

Lately, the MPC-mangling Rhode Island producer has been building anticipation for his forthcoming For Professional Use Only 2 mixtape by sharing a ton of tracks. We’ve already heard “Blackout,” “Red Wine,” and “Ghost Story,” and now he’s got a new one called “New Day.” It does standard AraabMuzik things, mixing moody rave synths with hard… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014 - 11:44 am

AraabMuzik – “Ghost Story”

Like the Biebs before him, MPC-abusing producer AraabMuzik is making a project out of releasing a new song into the world every Monday, and today’s new one “Ghost Story” follows past bangers “Blackout” and “Red Wine.” It’s a swirling, building, intense mutation of Euro-club music, like most of the tracks on Araab’s album Electronic Dream,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2013 - 2:20 pm

araabMUZIK – “Red Wine”

It would seem that after a bit of a lull araabMUZIK is back in full force. We heard “Blackout” last week, and now we’ve got “Red Wine.” After an elegant intro the producer cuts into a banger of a loop and lets it simmer for a few minutes before retreating into more strings. Listen below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 16, 2013 - 1:16 pm

araabMUZIK – “Blackout”

Earlier this year, rap-rave producer araabMUZIK was shot in an attempted robbery. It’s a horrible thing, and might be the explanation as to why we haven’t heard too much from him compared to previous years. He recently dropped a new one, titled “Blackout.” It’s a tough track that chops up vocal cheers and drum sna… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 9, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Download Cam’ron Ghetto Heaven Mixtape

The one advertising campaign that I will remember for the rest of my life was back in 1998 when Lance “Un” Rivera, who is probably known more for being stabbed by Jay Z than being one of Biggie’s best friends and the dude responsible for Lil’ Kim’s landmark Hard Core, had launched a new label… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 2, 2013 - 11:47 am

AraabMuzik Shot In Attempted Robbery

Billboard reports that the great rap-rave producer and MPC destroyer AraabMuzik is in the hospital after surviving a shooting during a robbery attempt. His manager DukeDaGod posted the above photo, which really doesn’t look too good, on Instagram. In a statement to Billboard, Araab’s reps say that the producer is currently “alive and well,” describing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2013 - 8:59 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Usually, especially during the weeks where I liked a K-pop video or two, I do my best to explain what, exactly, I enjoy about the videos I list here. This week, though, Scott and I are on our way out the door to Stereogum’s Range Life party, which is about to start. That means I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2013 - 12:47 pm

AraabMuzik – “Motion Picture”

He released his marathon mixtape For Professional Use Only just last month, but MPC animal AraabMuzik isn’t done cranking out thundering, punishing electro-rap instrumentals. Today, he posted a tense, hard two-minute banger called “Motion Picture,” which makes excellent use of the Dolby stereo noise they play before movies. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2013 - 3:15 pm

AraabMuzik – “The Prince Is Coming” Video

MPC luminary AraabMuzik shares the legend behind his favorite tool in the video for “The Prince Is Coming.” Watch for a bizarre, mythological origin story of electronic music, that is slightly gaudy, but Araab has such a mastery of machine, it’s worth it for the tunes. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 12, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2013

It’s finally come to this: The first straight-to-Spotify Stereogum Monthly Mix. It’s the end of an era, and I’m a little sad about it! But it’s a necessity in 2013, and one that will serve this feature well. In theory, over the past three years, this mixtape has functioned to spotlight and memorialize the month’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Download AraabMuzik For Professional Use Only Mixtape

Long before anyone was trying to make “trap rave” happen, Dipset production psychopath AraabMuzik was chopping up Cannibal Corpse riffs on his MPC and figuring out that punishing rap instrumentals could work just fine as big-tent rap music. And today, he gives us For Profesional Use Only, a brand new mixtape full of ferocious instrumental… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 15, 2013 - 2:26 pm

AraabMuzik – “Never Have To Worry”

MPC animal AraabMuzik has a new mixtape called For Professional Use Only coming later this week, and we’ve already heard the monster first single “The Prince Is Coming.” Here’s “Never Have To Worry,” another track, and one that has a similar entire-building’s-worth-of-windows-exploding feel to it. Araab remains the best at sinister blare; hear it for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2013 - 12:24 pm

AraabMuzik – “The Prince Is Coming”

Over the past few years, the ferocious MPC beater-upper AraabMuzik has gone from crafting tracks for Cam’ron hangers-on to plying his trade at monstrously huge rave festivals, and he’s still crafter tracks for Cam’ron hangers-on. He’s also getting ready to release a new mixtape called For Professional Use Only, and the first track we’ve heard… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Watch A$AP Rocky On Letterman With A-Trak, AraabMuzik, DJ Clark Kent

Last night, on the release date of his major label debut Long.Live.A$AP, A$AP Rocky debuted on the Late Show With David Letterman stage in as grand a fashion as possible. Rocky started out his performance perched on a throne, rapping the album’s title track. But after the first chorus, the throne disappeared and revealed a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 9:41 am

AraabMuzik – “After Hours” & “Araab Styles”

Here’s another loose cut from AraabMuzik called “After Hours,” a track that lightens Araab’s MPC pound a little bit in order to maintain a pretty well-structured, fluorescent dance cut. Download it below. UPDATE: Another track has surfaced as well, and this one — called “Araab Styles” — features Styles P. Hear it below… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 23, 2012 - 2:47 pm
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