We hope your Friday morning started off with some coffee and donuts, or a nice big brunch, because those will come in handy later. Starting your day off right is important, but so is how you end it. We hope you get to party your face off tonight, and kick out to catch all the z’s you missed during the week. To help you prepare for and execute the party plans, we have collected another dozen songs for you this Friday. Tracks this week come to us from artists including Ghosts, Axel Boy, Warez, Luca Lush, Wildfellaz, Spag Heddy and more. As usual, all of the tracks presented in this playlist are available as free downloads, so don’t be shy; run through the various links to grab the ones you really want. Don’t want to download them just quite yet? Just pull us up at the party, and stream them here with your friends. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
What happens when you put Flosstradamus, graves and Post Malone together? We can’t be exactly sure, but when FKi and Key are thrown into the mix as well, you get “Came Up.” Ultra Records released this single today, and it is set to be one of the biggest records of the Summer.
Flosstradamus move away from their usual trap style and bring some future sounds into the mix. From the producer side of things, “Came Up” is interesting because you can hear the contributions from each party. Obviously with the vocal route, that’s more obvious. With that side, we get a more R&B meets hip-hop style that has been plaguing the radio within the past year. “Came Up” is only partly what you may have expected, but any expectations you had about songwriting quality surely will be blown away. They really did a nice job with this one, making it a familiar, yet unique single that is accessible to both the mainstream and the underground. As we mentioned earlier, this single dropped today, so if you would like to get a copy, head over to iTunes.
HWLS, the production project of Justin Elwin, just released a cross-genre dance gem that will pump up your Friday morning. HWLS first came into spotlight after Elwin teamed up with Ta-Ku with the release of tracks like “Plays” with Ty Dolla $ign and a remix of Tokimonsta‘s “Realla”.
Co-producing with fellow Australian producer ShockOne, HWLS combines a hardhitting bassline with sharp synth stabs to create an all-out infectious melody. To our surprise, Gamma’s high energy and upbeat production is drastically different than the chilled out and ambient vibe. The two various drops also put Elwin’s versatility in production in display. The genre-ambiguity will definitely satisfy a wide range of dance crowds.
Released via Future Classic, “Gamma” will be sure to make some waves for HWLS going into his debut US tour with Flume in August. Make sure to stay tuned for more tour info and exciting news for the talented HWLS!
With a slew of popular remixes under his belt already, Matt DiMona has kept himself busy while at USC. As the creator of several tracks totaling over 5 million plays, it goes without saying that DiMona is popular with more than just his peers on campus. Emboldened by the success of remakes like “90210” and “Devil And the Deep Blue Sea”, DiMona released his first original work last October. The sultry “I Just Want You” as it was titled, was merely a taste of what was to come from the young producer. Continue reading →
Coming from the depths of Soundcloud to gain a respectable fan base is an insurmountable challenge for most producers. While all it takes is a single breakthrough production, it also requires a mix of luck and self-promotion in order to make waves and take off. This path to success has been replicated by the likes of Ryn Weaver, Khai, and Bryson Tiller. While it isn’t exactly a hotbed for electronic producers, Nashville-based producer Super Duper has made a big splash this week with his lone release, titled “Angela”.
Our Artist Residency program is one of our most prized possessions. Every month, we get to shine a spotlight on one of our favorite artists, showcasing them through a string of exclusive pieces. We try to rotate from month-to-month, as well, giving you a taste of both legendary and unknown artists. Well, this month falls under the former, as we welcome in long-time dance music icon Benny Benassi.
For us, our infatuation began early in Benny’s career. In fact, we were in attendance at his very first appearance in Denver at The Church Nightclub. The anticipation for this show was overwhelming, partly because Denver didn’t have the bustling music scene that it does now, especially when it came to dance music. The other reason was, of course, due to the tremendous success his global smash hit “Satisfaction,” from his debut album Hypnotica. The show was one that has stuck with us to this very day.
After that memorable tour, Benny continued his storied career, playing festivals like Coachella, EDC, Beyond Wonderland, and so many more, in addition to releasing two more albums, Phobia and Rock N Rave. As if the millions of adoring fans, and a stellar collection of originals and remixes wasn’t enough to solidify his legacy, he also added a Grammy to the list in 2008 for his remix of Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise.”
2011 brought another strong pillar to his resume, as the world became enamored with the release of “Cinema” which dropped on his fourth album, Electroman. Subsequently, a young, quickly rising producer by the name of Skrillex got his hands on it, and both his remix, and the original were cemented in dance music history. Following that, the hits continued to come through collaborations with Chris Brown on “Beautiful People,” and John Legend on “Dance The Pain Away.”
With the recent release of his fifth album earlier this month with Ultra Records, we figured it would be a perfect time to rope him in to be our Resident Artist for the next few weeks. Stay tuned for some exclusive content from one of the industry’s best and brightest.
Once again, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 5:00p on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is ONLY valid for Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday nights this week.