A Calendar Life
There’s no doubt about it. When looking at the calendar, a lot of anxiety tends to pop up around the end of the year. For some people, it could be the stress of the holidays. Or maybe it’s the fact that another year has come to pass them by. Regardless of what the reason is, we’re always looking for ways to escape, if even for just a few blissful minutes.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by one of the aforementioned situations and in need of slowly drifting away into the calm, look no further. Bristol-based folk singer/songwriter Rob Bravery is ready and willing to lend a helping hand, and is doing so through his dreamy tune “A Calendar Life.”
Riding along with a lackadaisical strum of an acoustic guitar, one can’t help but get completely lost in Bravery’s stunning vocals. His tone is delightfully warming, beautiful on its own and even more so when accentuated by the soft humming harmonies in the background. While the song may take on a glowing, tranquil and beautiful persona, the video illustrates a much different interpretation, displaying quite the lonely scene. Perhaps it’s an interpretation of his time in Berlin, or perhaps it’s meant to be from the present, looking back at those times. Whatever it is, it’s downright entrancing, encouraging us to press play again and again.
Stay With Me (Black Boots Remix)
Yes, we realize there are already a ton of remixes of this track, but we loved the vocal so much that we wanted to make a high energy future bass version that would actually work in our DJ sets. So we made one. Try to keep your clothes on.
The quote above will assuage any of those blogosphere doubters out there who were already ready to load up their verbal barbs for our comment section. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get down to business.
Las Vegas equates to many things. Some people visit for golf escapes. Some might come in just for the gambling. Some may stop by on their way to the Bunny Ranch. However, we all know why the majority go there though: the best clubs, the ability to take your drink anywhere in the city, the ability to drink all night, and the fact that there are always people up, out, and partying. DJ/Producer duo Black Boots certainly understands that, which is evident with their latest knock-out remix.
Taking a crack at a heavily-remixed tune, these Sin City boys have dialed up a melodic future bass interpretation of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” Leaving the vocals relatively in-tact, the focus is on the sampled chorus, cavernous bass hits, and glitchy synths which create something that will not only be enjoyed by future fans, but Smith’s enthusiasts as well.
Luckily for us, we were able to co-premiere this bad boy with the good people from Run The Trap. Now you get to enjoy the fruits of our labor, as you boogie your way into Tuesday night.
If You Went Away
Ypsi might be the home of East Michigan University, and also conveniently located only minutes away from one of the best foodie paradises in the world (praise be to Zingermans), but this town of just under twenty thousand will soon have a new claim to fame.
Daniel Wilson’s sophmore EP, Boy Who Cried Thunder, is already showing tremendous promise, and we’ve only been introduced to two songs. Today, we’re featuring the follow-up to the title track from this EP, giving you yet another reason to stop, listen, swoon and repeat.
Somewhere in between Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow, Daniel Wilson brings listeners familiar associations, while maintaining a completely unique and engaging feel. In “If You Went Away” we’re delightfully carried away from our day-to-day troubles on the backs of walking piano melody, a charging symphony of horns, strings and woodwinds, and of course, Wilson’s mind-numbling stunning vocals.
The good news? This track exists and you now know about it. The better news? It’s dropping tomorrow via Zap Records.
I Can't Say No
It’s been a little while since we last wrote up LA-based Desert rock outfit, Life Leone. Back in August, we gladly accepted the opportunity to showcase their crazy timelapse tour video, and today we’re back at it with another video premiere.
This time around, we’re bringing you a glimpse of their tune “I Can’t Say No,” which crackles with pure American rock authenticity. Brought to life with buzzing, distorted guitar chords and upbeat drumming, this infectious tune has us helpless, tapping our foot and nodding our head in utterly gleeful indulgence. Impressively enough, this is another song from just their debut EP, Comes Crashing In (via Wild Farm Records), which provides a strong indication that these cats are onto bigger things.
The video that accompanies it below boasts an interpretation on a classic music video approach, simply displaying the band playing together. Artfully crafted, we’re invited to layered approach, each member seemingly blending into one another utilizing forced perspective.
If you happen to be in SoCal, make sure to catch this stellar slice of Americana at Soda Bar in San Diego tonight.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have 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 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
That’s it! Unfortunately though, this deal is ONLY valid for tonight. If you wanna catch Rusko or Amon Tobin, you’re going to have to cough up the dough.
SLANDER - Nov 20
We Like To Party (Slander & NGHTMRE Festival Trap Edit)
Rusko - Nov 21
Amon Tobin/Two Fingers- Nov 22
Jessie J Feat. 2 Chainz
Burnin' Up (Gazzo Remix)
This New Jersey native may have been all the way across the world, throwing down at the Goa Beach Grind in India, but he still made sure that the rest of us had some tasty tunes to boogie to. What a gentleman.
Coming off the “Burnin Up” Remixes EP (11/24 via Casablanca), Gazzo teams up with four other remixers to provide some different looks at the massive hit by Jessie J and 2 Chainz. With lyrics perfect for a club friendly an energetic house remix, he takes this tune from Top 40 to the dancefloor with an invigorating melody and driving bassline, As with any good remix, the tune comes back full circle to the original with a trap-style breakdown on the second drop, featuring 2 Chainz’s verse.
With Friday night peeking it’s head around the corner, we can make an educated guess that you’re about ready to cut loose after a long week. Press play now and get things going in style.
Garden City Movement
Pont des Arts
We had the opportunity to speak with this intriguing electronic act a while back, and since then we’ve been consistently enamored with what they’re able to create. While it has been a little while since this Tel Aviv-based trio has graced our walls, we sure are glad they’re back.
Taking their name from a turn of the century urban planning method set out by Sir Ebenezer Howard, Garden City Movement’s sound has an architectural feel to it, expertly building on itself as the song progresses. This latest release has a much dancier feel in comparison to one of our favs, “Lir,” which continues displays the groups breadth of talent. Even though we’re offered up a different look than usual, we’re still given a glimpse of their signature distorted vocals and coupling of that glitchy-yet-melodic balance they pull off with ease.
“Pont Des Arts” quickly became a fan-favorite during their live shows, which led them to properly record and release it publicly. So, if you were one of those fans – thank you. We all appreciate you helping this come to fruition.