I’ve been waiting for today for a long while, and I’m not talking about Election Day (I voted early anyway).
Today is the official release day for Kill The Noise and Feed Me‘s “Thumbs Up (For Rock N’ Roll),” and the KTN BLVCK MVGIC EP it’s on. The track is a major collab on the OWSLA record label, taking two of their best artists and creating some unbelievably raunchy filth. It is is uniquely KTN and Feed Me; with their heavy bass signatures and glitchy stylings, they appropriate some elements from most genres EDM has to offer, and turn it into quite the club-crusher. The OWSLA Label is giving away the track for free on their Soundcloud, so go grab it while it’s fresh out the oven!
In other news, make sure you vote today while you can!
-Thumbs Up (For Voting)
Kill The Noise & Feed Me
Thumbs Up (For Rock N Roll)
“Sweet Nothing” only premiered yesterday on BBC Radio 1, but it’s already making waves around the world. UK favorite Calvin Harris collabs on another catchy tune with Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine), and the result is such a sweet something.
A funky bassline begins the song, before transitioning back into the area of House/Electro-pop that made Calvin Harris famous, all topped off with Florence’s vocals throughout the track. Not only a song that juxtaposes love against melancholy, a deep want for something from nothing, “Sweet Nothing” is also a song that stays in the moment, a song that reiterates and conveys the needs of going out and dancing to forget your troubles. Harris’ melodies enhance the lyrics by communicating the mixed emotions and nuances that the vocals alone can’t do. This song is going to be all over radios and in clubs, so listen to it here!
Florence Welch ft. Calvin Harris
There’s no doubt that within EDM progressive house is especially saturated with many talented artists. And while some people can make the argument that it all starts sounding the same after a while, I think those people forget about the subtleties that make a track unique, yet truly representative of its genre.
Tony Romera‘s “Public Enemy” captures the essence of what makes progressive house the genre we’ve all come to love — poignant builds, inspired bridges, and fat drops. Romera is a young producer that’s only just starting to make his name in the scene, and if his production and mixing skills are already at this caliber, I can’t wait to see what he’ll have in store for us in the future.
“Public Enemy” was released by RUN DBN Records and can be purchased on beatport.
Public Enemy (DBN Edit) (RUN DBN)
Coastal Cities is an up and coming band from the UK. They formed in 2009 when 3 of the members met in detention at school (talk about life giving you lemons and making lemonade); they recruited the other 2 soon after getting out of detention. Recently, they have released a new single called “The Voyage,” and it’s pure indie gold. It feels like Vampire Weekend had a baby with Foster The People, and that baby was born with British swag. “The Voyage” feels coastal—this is a song I would listen poolside, lakeside, seaside, westside, etc. “Relief” is more energetic and upbeat, but still keeps a coastal summer vibe. Their music is fresh; I can almost smell the salty coastal air while listening to this song. Better yet, it’s free! Grab it while you can, it’s worth at least a few plays this summer.
“The Voyage” and “Relief” are slated to be released 7/30 by Once Upon A Time Records, but “The Voyage” is up to download now.
I already thought Ben Howard’s “Old Pine” was a beautiful song on its own. But Australian producer Peking Duk has transformed it into this magnificent-acoustic-happy-summer-dubstep masterpiece. I’m in absolute love right now with this track. The transitions from acoustic to synth, the cheery carefree whistling in the background, and Ben Howard’s signature mellow vocals enhance any sunny summer day for me in LA, and I’m sure that will apply globally as well. There’s a wonderful minimalistic quality to the track that makes it easy to appreciate for all listeners. I haven’t been following Peking Duk much, but after this one, I’m gonna be keeping a close eye on seeing what he’s offering to the music world.
Peking Duk’s remix of “Old Pine” is available for free download on his soundcloud. Go grab it!
Old Pine (Peking Duk Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
In anticipation of his very soon to be released Dance Floor Filth 2, Vegas based producer 3LAU has released yet another seamless bootleg, simply titled “H8.” Out of all the mashups and bootlegs I hear nowadays, 3LAU consistently makes the most solid ones out there. His production quality is unparalleled in EDM mashups, and “H8” is a perfect example of that. Taking Rihanna’s vocals from the popular “Where Have You Been” and mixing them into “H8RS,” “Legion,” and “Slam The Door” makes for the perfect dancefloor banger, just as 3LAU intended for it to be.
“H8” and Dance Floor Filth 2 are released today (!!!), and are available for download through his official Facebook page.