The Federal Empire
The American Dream (Lux Pacific Remix)
Every once in a while a song comes along that captivates you instantly and you know it’s going to be a song you come back to time and time again. Lux Pacific did that for us, with his remix of “The American Dream” for The Federal Empire. The Californian’s flip is a masterpiece from start to finish.
Lux Pacific is a new name to the game, as witness by his Soundcloud only having two songs, including “The American Dream” remix. His smooth sound rests itself in between a handful of genres, making it a song that anybody can enjoy – and enjoy it they shall. Of course, Lux was working with great stems from the LA duo, but he was able to take things up a few levels with his work on the project. Lux has us very excited for the future with this one. We’ll be keeping a close eye on him and you should too.
If you thought the beginning of your week was going to be dull, think again. Enter WHIPPED CREAM, whose remix of “Gunshot” by Jackal is going to turn your Monday into a Friday. To make things even better, WHIPPED CREAM dropped this hot one as a free download, so you’d be doing yourself a massive disservice by sleeping on it.
What’s great about this remix is it might even be better than the original. Now that’s usually hard to do – and even harder to judge – but this one just has a bit more energy and attitude than it’s counterpart, which is saying a lot given its nature. WHIPPED CREAM came with her guns blazing, flipping “Gunshot” into exactly what people are looking for this Summer. It’s harder, with a second drop that is just absolutely savage. Enjoy it today and don’t forget to download it for free!
Manic Focus has continuously kept in his own lane with his own sound. The amazing thing about him is that his style translates across genre lines, which is undoubtedly evident from his past albums, as well as his newest in Minds Rising. Independently released, this major project is yet another example of why MF is one of the best in the game, with a certain confidence – not cockiness – that most producers lack.
Minds Rising runs the length of twelve singles, with a lengthy list of collaborators including Exmag, Psymbionic, Russ Liquid, ProbCause and many more. As with most of Manic’s tracks, we get whisked away on a chill adventure through several styles, including a few hip-hop records that are just about as dope as you can get. With other tracks like “Pushing” and “Rage Fits” Manic Focus hones in one some groovy basslines and guitar riffs that seduce the soul. Manic always manages to connect with people on a deep level with his music, which is one of the many reasons why he’s been able to do so well on his own.
Through and through this album is incredible. Going into this LP we didn’t expect we’d have to skip any songs and that held true. Some of our favorite musical works have come from Manic Focus and there may just be a few that get added to the list from Minds Rising. Check it out for yourself today and make sure to get a copy.
’Drop In feat. Marvel Years and Chris Karns’
’Putting All Of My People On Feat. ProbCause’
’Joy In The Noise feat. Psalm One’
’Stochastic Resonance feat. Statik’
’Snap Like This Feat. Artifakts And Erick Jesus Coomes’
’Manic Focus & Psymbionic – Pushing’
’Rage Fits Perfect feat. The MFin’ Band’
’Habit feat. Russ Liquid and The RapperChicks’
’Stronger feat. Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick & Adam Deitch’
’Sowing My Zone feat. Ryan Viser’
’Your X Now feat. Exmag And Borahm Lee’
M4SONIC & YDG
About It (Original Mix)
“About It” from M4SONIC & YDG is, put simply, fire. This trap treat was released just two days ago through Ultra Music. It’s been our weekend jam in the dojo when we’ve needed a little pick me up for the parties. It’s going to serve you well in getting you through this upcoming week and it’ll still be fresh enough for the next weekend when it comes.
M4SONIC & YDG work in tandem to give fans the anthem they want for festival season. It’s catchy, with hot melodies that will burn themselves into your mind, but it’s not one of those watered down songs that has producers reaching for something too far and trying too hard. It seemed everything flowed nicely – no pun intended – especially the rap verses that add that extra sweet touch to make “About It” even more memorable. Ultra Music has this one up on digital stores if you’re looking to add it to your library.
MA Music continues expanding their catalog with the Marathon EP from Prismatic. Fans of dubstep will enjoy this pure-bread project as it has all the bass you could ever want, plus more. Marathon consists of four tracks total, including collaboration with Dubscribe and DELTAnine.
Sometimes when a project is all one genre, things can feel a bit repetitive after a while, but you never reach that point in Marathon. Prismatic went all out with his musical assault, leaving nothing behind so that listeners could have an EP that wasn’t skippable at any time. Headbanging is encouraged, as each song just calls for you to throw yourself back and forth to the beat. All the songs fit together in the grand scheme of the EP, however each individually stand on their own as strong singles as well. We’re not even going to attempt to pick a favorite, but maybe you can. Stream the full EP below and head over to digital stores for a copy if you want it.
’Prismatic & Dubscribe – Shredder’
’Prismatic & DELTAnine – Droid’
It’s been a long time coming since Savant released a full project, but that project is finally here. Today we will share with you a single track off of the producer’s long awaited album, Jester, which was independently released on April 17th. In an attempt to push Spotify, only a few of the fourteen total songs were put on Soundcloud, including “Rex” which we have below.
“Rex” is fraught with Savant’s iconic style. His love for classic video game sounds come out strong and heavy in this bass-boosted dubstep hit. Playful and enticing, “Rex” was one of our favorite songs on a project packed with goodies. Savant’s ability to give fans a taste of what they want, mixed with what he wants has always been a strength of his from a song-writing angle, whether intentional or not. “Rex” sees Savant moving forward with his sound, while also not delving away from who he is, something that is now common among producers (thanks future bass). Check out “Rex” below and make sure to check out the full LP on iTunes.
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.
Yahs – Where Do I Go (Original Mix)’
’Hand That Feeds (Prod. Auralponic X Theevs)’
’2Tone Disco –
’MADEINTYO – Skateboard P (Styles&Complete x Jayceeoh Remix)’
’Flume & Pusha T – Enough (Havok Roth Remix)’
’CAYA – Wobble And Jiggle ( Free Download )’
’ElezD – Fountain of Faith’
’Creaky Jackals – Square’
’CRIZZLY – Ice On My Grill’