It’s Friday night, so pull out whatever it is you need for fun. What you don’t need to bring out is music, because we got you covered there. As always, we’ve collected our favorite free downloads from over the past seven days to give to you. We’ve got some incredible records from the likes of The Hi-Yahs who kick things off for us, as well as 2Tone Disco, one of our favorites in Havok Roth, Creaky Jackals and the one and only CRIZZLY who closes things out with some heavy bass. You’ll find plenty of more talented artists with top quality singles as you jam through the 243rd edition of our Friday Party Playlist. Enjoy all twelve, have a great (and safe) night and most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
Pendulum and Destroid’s drum-loving basshead KJ Sawka has released quite the EP through Impossible Records. Complete with five singles, Unity Of Purpose is everything a lover of low frequencies is looking for. Some dub, some DnB and even a little bit of something extra on top.
KJ starts things off with a huge prelude that is nothing short of epic. From there we dive into some heavy bass in “Face Crack” which will do just that if you’re not too careful. If that didn’t get you hyped for some reason, then the drum & bass record “Running Away” will get you fired up. What may be our favorite single comes next in “The Time Has Come” although it’s hard to really choose a #1. Lastly, KJ returns with Emilia Sosa for “Monster,” the most unique song out of the non-prelude bunch. Get your copy of the EP through iTunes today, or head over to KJ’s Soundcloud for the free batch.
’KJ Sawka – Prelude feat. Jason Camiolo – Impossible Records’
Chicago is legendary for its house music. There’s a long, LONG list of talented artists pushing the genre in all sorts of directions and one of those is GOLDHOUSE. Grant Harris does his artist moniker justice by pushing out some of the most insatiable house around, which is just what he did with his single “Sex On Me” released through Armada Deep.
“Sex On Me” is just that: aural sex, and you’re going to want it all over you. Will it go on repeat? Yes, without question. What makes this song what it is – what makes it special – is the pop treatment both the instrumental and vocal carry. I’m sure there are people out there who will want to debate exactly what “Sex On Me” is, but we don’t really want any of that. What we want it to kick back, relax and enjoy one hell of a record over and over again. This will likely be your plan of action as well! Keep the good vibes up.
We always want more jackLNDN. The – you guessed it – London producer has a nearly endless catalog of amazing records and he adds yet another through the Ultra imprint today. “Never Get Enough” comes to you first, right here in the dojo for a special premiere.
This record gets funky quick with a cool, classy tone whose infectious sound will take over your body in a hurry. “Never Get Enough” is easily one of our favorite jackLNDN tunes, which shows us that he’s not slowing down one bit. Although this record is certainly a deep house cut, the crossover sound makes this reachable to anyone who likes a groovy, catchy record, so basically anybody. Only time will tell just how popular this song gets, but all we can say is it can make big things happen and you heard it here first in the dojo! Want a copy? Hit up your favorite digital retailer today.
Ramona Gonzales’ lo-fi bedroom recording project turned avant-pop sensation, Nite Jewel, is just weeks away from the release of her fourth full-length album on her own imprint Gloriette Records, Real High. The soft tongued Gonzales has undergone many an iteration under her Nite Jewel pseudonym; starting with the fuzzily dreary art-pop found on her debut 2009 LP Good Evening, which buried her soulful refrain in gauzy synths and recording static, to last year’s Liquid Cool, in which Gonzales more than hit her vocal stride; letting those melancholic reverberations sit front and center amongst her husband and producer Cole M.G.N.’s subdued, polished production. Thus far, we’ve been treated to two singles (and videos) from Real High (“2 Good 2 Be True”, “The Answer”) and today we’ve been gifted a third in the form of the album’s title track, and we’re more than perked up towards her latest offering
“I’m looking for a real high and a real low, isn’t that the way love goes?”, coos Gonzales on “Real High”, perhaps unveiling the long-player’s central thesis in the process. Through the bits and pieces that so far have fallen from Real High, we get the feeling that the album as a whole will dive into this twisted paradigm, and we’re ready to fall right in along with Ramona & Co. Nite Jewel are simultaneously harnessing down for their first US tour in 5 years (see dates here), and you can bet the Ninja faithful will be there with her in a city near you. Until then, listen and watch the visual accompaniment to “Real High” below.
Fans of Lektrique may already know this, but the Belgian producer is quite the talented skateboarder. His social media has several videos of him doing some really cool tricks in various places, including inside his mom’s house! Although she probably didn’t appreciate that, what we appreciated was the skate-influenced music video for his single “Shred.”
Created as an homage to his pastime, the song was just calling for a music video. Instead of showing off his skills by doing some combo lines, Lektrique built an Excalibur-esque story around an intriguing looking deck. The short video is a fun addition to a song that is still getting love from his fans, as well as producers like Far Too Loud and DJ BL3ND. Check out the video below and make sure to get a copy of “Shred” if you haven’t yet! PS, fans of Kannibalen Records label mates BTSM may recognize a few faces in the video 😉
It’s always a pleasure to get a solid release from an artist you like. It’s even better when they drop two back to back within a month. That’s what happened with LARCY this month. Instead of simply dropping the audio for her song “Thinkin’, Drinkin'” she decided to also give fans a chance to hear “Gotta Pretend.”
As always, these two tracks are deeply personal and emotional. That’s how she’s always connected to fans and that’s what she’ll continue to do into the future. With “Thinkin’, Drinkin'” we get a soft, soulful single that we previously got a helping of with her music video for it. Next, LARCY dropped her heartfelt, piano-driven original “Gotta Pretend.” Make sure you have some tissues nearby, because this one might flood the tear tunnels. The first song is available on iTunes, but the second is only available to stream; however, there are talks of an EP in the future. Stay tuned…