It seems like just yesterday we were sitting inside a Denver pizza joint with Carousel. After speaking with this Berklee College of Music product, we watched as they entertained what was a rather scarce crowd. We can assure you that the talent level far demanded a much larger crowd than what was there that evening.
Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of watching Kevin and Jackson perform, seeing their crowds continually grow. With their synth heavy, infectious pop, these two keep capturing the hearts of listeners world wide.
Today, we’d like to ask you to through on your white wash jeans, tropical button up and Ray Bans, and get ready for a slice of 80′s pop. Staying true to form, these fellas have once again crafted something overwhelmingly catching, providing us with dance inducing rhythms, a wicked guitar solo and Jackson’s soft sung golden vocals, telling tales of brooding eyed romance.
There’s nothing quite like a really well composed electronica track that has the ability of transporting you to another place. Is it the calming strings laid over slow, repetitious beats? Is it the lack of lyrics that allows our mind to wander? Whatever it is, we’re all about it.
Flirting with associations like Emancipator, Moby and Little People, Torontonian producer Sam Willows (aka Avenue) has crafted a sound that’s musically engaging, welcoming you in with each siren like synth. With very little out there about this up and coming Canadian, we can assure you that as much time and effort goes into making his music as Rob Ford’s plans to get wildly turnt up.
Political jokes aside, this is really the first we’ve heard of this act, but we’re already intrigued. We can’t wait to see what else he has on deck.
Bombay Bicycle Club
We’ve always been a huge fan of Bombay Bicycle Club. This London based four piece is more than just indie rock, infusing gorgeously catchy instrumentation with Steadman’s ethereal vocals.
With their latest release, “Carry Me”, we find a very drum centric tune features rumbling snare and tom hits, coupled with delightfully boisterous strings and fluttering guitar notes.This tune is quite far from traditional, which is what we’ve come to expect from BBC. While they have so many indie rock qualities that we find ourselves becoming familiar with, they love to push the envelope when it comes to their instrumentation and song structure. On top of the impressiveness of this tune, we’re also provided an awe inspiring interactive video. Click here to give it a try.
I Knew You Were Trouble (APSPDR+ Remix)
Bear with us, ninjas. We know you just aspirated your beverage all over your screen when you read the words “Taylor Swift,” but just press play and give it a chance. Harlem based producer APSPDR+ has deconstructed any familiarities to the original, reimagining the entire look and feel of this top 40 hit.
In a down tempo, chill interpretation, this remixer has served up a tasty selection of simplistic beats and soul driven vocals. It’s sultry and heartfelt, providing you with a more approachable association with this overplayed pop song. Not that we have anything against Taylor Swift, we just happen to find this version much more enjoyable. Kudos to APSPDR+ for providing us with his unique take.
What is good, ninjas? Once again we find ourselves looking ahead to several days of unadulterated freedom. As we brace ourselves for the onslaught of family events, holiday shopping, travel and cold, bitter weather, it’s important that we use our time off to enjoy ourselves.
Whether you’re cracking open a cold one, uncorking some Two Buck Chuck, or getting ready for bottle service tonight, remember one thing: #danceirresponsibly
Summer Lover (Gazzo X Dani Deahl Remix)
Shooting Stars Ft. Rhys (Xristo Remix)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By The Way (Eric Lam Remix)
Mosh It Up Upside Down (Eluusif Mashup) Kill The Noise X Diana Ross
Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr
Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (HLM Bootleg Remix)
Watch The Pit Puzzle Rise (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
M. Woods, Quintino, Blasterjaxx Feat. Axwell
Hit Da Flo
Party Favor, POSSO
Baauer & RL Grime
Raspberry (Original Mix)
You know when you hear something that’s so energetic, you can actually get a sense for what their live show would be like? That’s a thought that crossed our minds when we first heard from this Isla Vista sextuplet.
FMLYBND has been stirring up the blogosphere with their high octane electro pop sounds, and one of our favorites in their catalog is “Come Alive.” This tune, rife with smile inducing dance goodness, now has a music video to accompany it. As we stated previously, what we thought about their live performance comes to fruition in this video, showing the band’s sprightly presence spreading throughout the crowd at VANS U.S. Open @ Huntington Beach.
Neon Daze (Mumbai Science Remix)
There’s no doubt that OWSLA newcomer Etnik is making a splash. As he ascends the ranks of the German techno world, Hamburg-based wunderkind is also starting to infiltrate the US EDM scene. With a unique, industrial sound, people are excitedly anticipating his EP, which drops November 19th. Once again proving that they’re not scare to push the envelope, Skrillex’s OWSLA shows us to expect the unexpected.
After hearing the crackling bass hits, and robotesque bleeps of the original, we knew that we would soon have remixes to follow. Today, we’re excited to bring you a glitchy, hard-hitting remix from Belgian techno duo Mumbai Science. In its simplistic, underground nature, this remix has an intense personality that commands you to listen. Let the big, haunting chords and ADD riddled beeps and clicks welcome you in.