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[Video] Will Joseph Cook – Message


Will Joseph Cook, just 17, has been cooking up a mini-storm over the last few weeks with his track “Message.” That tune landed him the coveted number one position in Hype Machine’s popular chart, and also reached third on Spofity’s Global Viral Chart.

It’s very early days for this up-and-coming indie act, but there’s nothing immature about his delivery, both lyrically or vocally. If you aren’t convinced just yet (which you definitely should be), check this roof video of him performing “Message” below. Under that are his first two offerings from new EP You Jump I Run, out via Duly Noted Records.

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[Deep House] Justin Jay – Momentum EP


Fans of deep house should turn their attention to the almost college graduate, Justin Jay. The LA-based producer has been one of the quickest rising stars in the deep and tech house spheres with a solidified spot on Dirtybird’s premiere roster. With multiple EPs and appearances at Holy Ship! as well as HARD Summer to his repertoire, fans of Jay have been anxiously awaiting his next EP, and now they can be at ease as he has finally released his fourth EP, Momentum, on Pets Recordings.

The EP is broken up into three tracks – “How I Knew,” “Momentum, and “You Give Me Butterflies.” Justin Jay teamed up on the title track with fellow label stay, Kill Frenzy, to produce a sinister hybrid cut that blurs the line between tech and deep house, but regardless of its label, the track is built for the early morning raver type. The young maestro released “You Give Me Butterflies” just a short while ago to surprise fans with a light-hearted track full of feel-good vibes and beach-ready melodies. For “How I Knew,” the Dirtybird talent flexes his production muscles as he jumps into his comfort zone to combine funky vocal chops, unforgiving bass tremors, and trickling accents. All in all, Justin Jay shows us the many sides to his abilities in the studio and only sets himself up for success with college graduation in the coming months. Grab the EP here on Beatport.

How I Knew (Pets Recordings)
Kill Frenzy & Justin Jay
Momentum (Pets Recordings)
You Give Me Butterflies (Pets Recordings)
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[Sunny] Joman – Paddy’s Theme (Ultimate Edition)

Paddy's Theme: Ultimate Edition

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, ninjas! In honor of this legendary drinking holiday, we’re paying tribute by highlighting one of our favorite fictional pubs, Paddy’s.

If you’re new to the site, you probably don’t remember when Denver-based producer/DJ Joman did an absolutely mind-blowing remix of “Day Man.” The song and accompanying video went viral, getting approving nods from everyone who heard it, including the cast. It’s been a few years since that came and went, but Joman is back again with another remix and video, and it’s just as good as the first.

Taking a crack at the “Paddy’s Theme”, this producer has once again impressed us and furthered our admiration for IASIP. Starting off with a firm grip on nostalgia experienced from 80′s TV sitcom intro songs, this remix walks in with the original score remembered from Charlie’s tune. From there, we’re welcomed into some rolling cymbal hits that bring in the iconic Joman electro house sounds we’ve become accustomed to. From there on, it’s an epic journey complete with ample samples from the cast and a heavy dubstep breakdown.

Raise a glass of green beer, press play on either the track or the video, and take a minute to salute all the glory that is IASIP. And cheers to Joman for putting something like this together once again.

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[Hip Hop] Johnny Astro ft. Bernie Mac – Notice


Indie hip hop act Johnny Astro is back with another tune, following his Chapter Z | Astrology album. This time around, the Arlington-based lyricist is set to a thundering bassline, haunting piano melody, and accentuating vocal samples. “Notice,” is best served through a set of hefty subs, pairing perfectly with a windows-down drive across the city.

This release came out on the newly launched Cadence & Cause, with proceeds going towards providing homeless children in the US with care packages. When asked about this campaign, Astro had this to say:

I know how it feels to be without a place you can rest your head at night. Also as someone with a voice, I feel it is only right to help the next person in their time of need as much as possible.

If you’d like to support Johnny in this fight, click here to contribute to his campaign.

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[House] Krytopgram – Bless It

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Bless It

Well, ninjas, you’ve finally made it. You’ve lasted through an entire five-day stretch of grueling minutia, leaving you with a big, hopeful gaze onto two days of doing whatever the hell you want. As you’ve come to find from us, we love giving you proper tunes to take you through the weekend, and this recent release from Kryptogram comes correct with soulful grooves that are perfect for your upcoming endeavors.

Hailing from the Windy City, this up-and-coming producer just released his third track on soundcloud, and it’s a delightful one. Set to a steady four-to-the-floor beat, “Bless It” carries a classic house vocal sample coupled with a sexy sax line. It glows with weekend goodness, radiating through your ears, hips, and feet.

Press play above, and get your mind right for the weekend. If you want it for your personal collection, click here and pick it up for free.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/12 – 3/14


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)

Crookers - March 5
I Just Cant (feat. Jeremih)

Beardy Man - March 6

Claude VonStroke - March 7
Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)
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[Future House] Tchami – After Life (Feat. Stacy Barthe) + Music Video

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After Life (Feat. Stacy Barthe)

At one point or another, we all have contemplated what comes after this life. With this daunting concept, Tchami shows his darker side on his new original, “After Life,” which marks the first taste of his After Life EP. On this tune, Tchami weaves through shadowy atmospheres before exploding into his signature synths for yet another future house gem.

As if the song wasn’t already enough, Tchami also release the “After Life” music video. Following a day in the life of a man dealing with his own personal demons surrounding death and the After Life, the video is a thought-provoking, emotional experience that’s fitting for the song.

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