Before there were music blogs, DJs collaborating with pop stars, and gigantic, sprawling festivals in every major city, this scene was quite different. The only time raves got their spotlight in the media was when they were being drug through the mud. You didn’t get a wristband shipped to your house in a fancy package, either. You had to wait months, if not years, to see your favorite artist come to town. When they did get booked, you would have to call a number on your ticket to see where the party was at, which, most of the time, was in the middle of nowhere.
Along with the scene itself, music has expectedly changed since then, but today’s premiere brings back feelings of youthful nostalgia from all the way back before this millennium. St. Louis-based Notaker is relatively new to the game, but he brings with him influences that go back well beyond his time. It hasn’t taken others long to notice, either, garnering label support from Tommie Sunshine’s Brooklyn Fire, Zero Three, and Jaytech’s Positronic.
It’s no secret that two of the most popular genres from the early days have fallen behind newer genres and subgenres, but “Feel The Rain” should reel some of those listeners back to trance’s enchanting allure. It does what most great trance songs do – evoke emotion. You can feel this track through every keystroke of the uplifting piano melody and each smooth rolling arc of the bassline, both of which are accentuated by calming atmospheric elements and echoing vocal samples. It’s truly a listening journey, and one that will assuredly help you through your work week.
There’s no doubt about it – our Resident Artists are busy people. Their schedules are packed with things most of us take for granted, including thousands of miles of travel, countless hours of music writing, and seemingly endless bookings in front of their adoring fans. With that in mind, sometimes the content for their Residency with us comes a little later than expected. You know what, though? Good things come to those who wait. And this Netsky mix is damn good.
Even though we’re featuring a new artist this month, we’re still stoked to bring you this tasty mix full of rapid-fire snares, big, sexy basslines, and iconic lyrics. We’re pretty sure you’ll feel the same.
Netsky – Work it out
Netsky – The Whistle Song (Reggae mix)
Netsky – The Whistle Song
Route 94 – My Love (Sigma remix)
Rameses B – We Love
Chromeo – Lost On The Way Home (Mat Zo remix)
Netsky – Jetlag Funk
DE$iGNATED & Taches – It’s Not Right (acapella)
Snakehips – Days With You (Pomo remix)
Moko – Your Love (Culture Shock remix)
B Motion – Something, Something
Netsky – Rio
Netsky – Come Alive
Mat Zo – Bug a Bootleg
AWE – Through The Roof (remix)
Rusko – Everyday (Netsky 2015 remix)
Usually, we try to bring you a healthy amount of backstory on budding new artists. Today is not that day. We have absolutely nothing to share with you in regards to WEIRDO, other than that they’re brand new, wildly addictive, and a perfect addition to your upcoming warm weather playlists.
“Butter” is the first tune from this brand-spanking-new act, and it’s rife with an undeniably quirky charm. The synths and playful guitar work create a fun-loving soundscape, which perfectly carry lyrics that are all-too-easy to pick up. Trust us, you’ll be singing along after only a few listens through.
Take a gander above, then head over to WEIRDO’s facebook page and throw them a like. We’re pretty sure you’ll be hearing more from them soon.
It’s Friday, which means I’m on the hunt for the perfect tunes to carry me through the rest of my work week, inevitably leading me into a few days of uninhibited bliss. Since I’m pretty sure you’re doing the same, I thought you might want to take a gander at this new tune from Marian Hill.
Dropping less than a day ago, this gorgeous, energizing, and highly addictive tune from Jeremy Lloyd (production/songwriting) and Samantha Gongol (vocals/songwriting) will leave you with that perfectly unencumbered feeling you’re looking for right now. Half piano ballad, half bass-heavy dance jam, the combination begs to soar out your open car windows. Go ahead and stick your hand out towards your side mirror and let it ride along to the percussion style vocal samples. They’re playfully pitched up and down to perfection, creating one hell of an addition to the already groovy beat. If anyone catches you in the midst of a car boogie session, they’ll only be jealous because you’re onto this tune before them.
As we continue along into 2016, 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 11 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
See you on the dance floor.
Michael Brun - 3/3
’Michael Brun & The Audio Institute – Wherever I Go’
It’s a pretty safe to assume that a good lot of you out there need a mid-week pick me up. The daily grind has started to wear down on you, leaving you with a bleak stare on your face as you look ahead into two more days until that pure bliss of weekend freedom. If you find yourself in that boat, this trio of Angelinos has just the thing to brighten your spirits.
WILD has seen tremendous success with only a handful of tracks, racking up hundreds of thousands of plays across SoundCloud and YouTube. It’s not hard to see why, given their instantly infectious nature brought forth by charming, anthemic indie rock stylings. Take “Back to You,” for example. Lead by layers of calculated finger picking, danceable bassline, memorable lyrics, and playful vocal harmonies, it latches on with ease, leaving you with the insatiable desire to dance around your desk. Don’t worry – we won’t judge you. Your co-workers might, though.
Today we’re bringing you a first glimpse at the band’s visual interpretation of “Back To You,” which carries a heartwarming story of a couple trying to find each other after getting lost on a snowy mountainside. Take a look below, then head over to WILD’s Facebook page and give them your support.
Los Angeles-based duo StaG has been churning out solid tunes for a few years now, showcasing their adept ability to playfully combine dancy electronic elements, traditional instrumentation, quirky lyrics, and unique vocal styles. With dozens of releases already behind them, they’re now focused on their upcoming album, Don’t Check Out.
The album as a whole was inspired by a night so many of us are familiar with – drunkenly mulling over life in general. The title, initially purposed to describe the experience at being mediocre at best, eventually evolved into a tribute to the weird, intimate, and oddly perfect friendship between bandmates Matt and Will. Truly a vulnerable moment that we can all appreciate, especially given the opportunity to share it by enjoying this body of work.
Part of that collection of songs is today’s premiere, “Code Of The Schoolyard,” which is highlighted by some glowing falsettos that pair up perfectly with ethereal synths. The upbeat, hi-hat heavy percussion help drive the song along, giving a splendid juxtaposition to those vocals we just can’t get enough of. When asked about the meaning behind this tune, the guys had this to say:
“Code of the Schoolyard” is inspired by a Simpsons episode wherein Bart gets repeatedly beat up by Nelson Muntz before putting together an army of kids to fight back. It takes Bart’s experience in that episode and relates it to feeling like the weird kid in the corner.
Make sure to support these guys and pick up “Code of the Schoolyard” and the rest of the album over on StaG’s bandcamp page.