[NEW] The Cool Kids feat. Maxine Ashley | “Summer Jam”

Thanks to one of our favorite hip hop heads for sending us The Cool Kids debut album, When Fish Ride Bicycles. It’s been 3 years since they released anything official, and When Fish Ride Bicycles is chock-full of those laid-back, old-school jams you come to expect from the Chi-town boys.

“Summer Jam” is one of my favorites off the album, with its West-coast G-funk sound, perfect to cool off in the summer heat.

The Cool Kids feat. Maxine Ashley | “Summer Jam” [mp3]

You can also snag some other songs from the album: “Swimsuits (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)” and “Bundle Up.

The Cool Kids feat. Mayer Hawthorne | “Swimsuits”

Regardless of the temperature topping 100 for the last month, yesterday was “technically” the first day of summer. To celebrate this insane heat, here’s a summer-y new track from our boys The Cool Kids, featuring soul-man Mayer Hawthorne.

It was only a matter of time before two artists we’ve featured on our mixtapes would collaborate. Now, we don’t want to say we’re solely responsible, but they know where credit is due.

The Cool Kids feat. Mayer Hawthorne | “Swimsuits” [mp3]

You can also snag tracks from The Cool Kids on our Fall 2010 Sampler and You Say Party, We Say Mixtape. Mayer Hawthorne is featured on our I’ve Got Neo-Soul But I’m Not A Soldier Mixtape.

Mac Miller | “On And On”

19-year-old Mac Miller hit it big after he dropped the Best Day Ever mixtape on March 11, and his single “Donald Trump,” who’s video garnered over 1 million hits within its first week of release. Then, he was buzzing all over SXSW, playing shows with Wiz Khalifa and The Cool Kids.

He just leaked his latest track, “On And On,” and it’s definitely got that “anthem” sound. Listen and throw yo hands up.

Mac Miller | “On And On” [mp3]

The Cool Kids | “Bundle Up”

It’s been a while since we heard some new stuff from Chi-town’s The Cool Kids. They’re gearing up for their new album so they’ve decided to share this bumpin’ track. “Bundle Up” might not be appropraite for all of us who are already enjoying the spring weather, but we’ll sure listen in envy when the heat hits triple digits in a few months down here in Texas. Enjoy!

The Cool Kids | “Bundle Up” [mp3]

The Cool Kids @ The Mohawk… Tonight!

Chicage emcees The Cool Kids are rolling back through Austin tonight, and we’re pumped! They’ve got a great old-school hip hop sound and rock a great live set. (We also have their track “Pump Up The Volume” on our FREE Fall Sampler!)

Supporting sets from Kydd, Napalm, GOBI, Roosh Williams and Lee Coretta. Tickets are $18, show starts at 7, Cool Kids go on at 9:30.

Travis Barker feat. The Cool Kids | “Jump Down”

Over the last few years, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has really been diving into hip hop. He drummed for Alabama rapper Yelawolf‘s latest album, and his upcoming solo album, Give The Drummer Some, will feature artists like RZA, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Raekwon, and B.o.B.

Oh, and he did this ridiculous remix of the already ridiculous Soulja Boy “Crank That” song.

“Jump Down” is the first single off Barker’s upcoming album, and it features laid-back beats and rhymes from our favorite indie-rappers, The Cool Kids.

Travis Barker feat. The Cool Kids | “Jump Down”

Hey Champ | “Shake”

Hot off their latest release, Star, Chicago-based electro-pop outfit Hey Champ have a sound reminiscent of Interpol, Friendly Fires, and Datarock. They’ve performed with artists like The Sounds, Kid Cudi, Passion Pit, The Cool Kids, Mike Posner and Lupe Fiasco (they were even signed to Fiasco’s label 1st and 15th).

Hey Champ | “Shake” [mp3]