Miami Music Week is coming to a close and Ultra weekend is taking over. Whether you are soaking up the good vibes in Florida or are trying to do your own thing elsewhere, music is going to play a central role in your experience. The weekend is here and letting loose is the goal. Here to help you attain your goal are several producers from all around the world including The Golden Pony, DEVAULT, Autograf, Buku, Figure and more. As usual, all twelve of these records have been released as free downloads, so if you are someone who still downloads songs like we do, then feel free (no pun intended) to take the tracks home with you. Most importantly, don’t forget to #danceirresponsibly.
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Sooner Or Later feat. Inka Wood
“Sooner Or Later” from the LA producer MSTR ROGERS has come to the fold thanks to Ultra Records. Coming off a #1 Spotify chart topper, MSTR ROGERS collaboration with the Aussie Inka Wood has the same potential of success. Out now on digital services, “Sooner Or Later” is a song you’ll be buying sooner rather than later.
Soft, smooth and delectable are some terms that come to mind while listening to this jam. Ultra Records is often known for it’s electrifying house records, but that doesn’t mean they don’t back amazing future tunes like this one. MSTR ROGERS is among a ton of talented artists on the roster, but he’s looking to establish himself as one of the top, go-to producers on the label. If he keeps putting out tunes like “Sooner Or Later” then he surely will succeed in that.
“I just want people to feel good, and have fun in the process. Hopefully help them get a little lost for 3 or so minutes and escape the everyday! Whenever I create, I’m searching for that ‘moment’ for the audience.”
– MSTR ROGERS
Often times when producers preach that they’re doing something special, they aren’t really. Jack Squire is someone who is in the lab cooking up some hot concoctions that are sure to change the game. There are already several producers fusing classical music with dance, but Jack is one of the notable ones you’ll need on your radar.
Recently, Jack came out with his fiery electro tune “Creatures” that showcases just the style he is going for, however that doesn’t mean he can’t take his style into new sonic territories. With “Creatures” we get a single that moves from an old-school dance sound to a cinematic break that finally leads us into some energetic bass. It has come just in time for festival season, so if you want your set or playlist to stick out, you’re going to want this in there. We brought Jack Squire into the dojo to answer a few questions so that all of us could get a glimpse into the mind of such an intriguing producer.
TMN: Where did the name Jack Squire come from?
JS: It’s actually my name! Squire is my middle name.
TMN: What was the inspiration behind “Creatures”; and how do you tap in creatively to the bass sound that fits you?
JS: I wanted to do something that felt very cinematic, and I’ve always loved the sound of string ensembles. They're so full of emotion. For the drop, I wound up using a lot of random sound effects for little fills. Gunshots, a woman shrieking, chainsaws, even the famous Wilhelm scream. It all makes it sound like the song is playing during a monster movie montage. Hence the name “Creatures”.
TMN: Who do you look to artist-wise if you are lacking inspiration in the moment?
JS: Joyryde and Blackgummy. Joyryde’s music is on a whole other level. I absolutely love it. Blackgummy and I actually have a studio together, and he is always doing some wild stuff. I don’t think anyone uses effects (whooshs, sweeps, little noises, subtle changeups, etc) as well as he does in his tracks. There’s lots of producers out there doing really interesting things across all genres, it really depends on my mood and what I’m doing. I think Pixel Terror’s remix of ARMNHMR’s song ‘Wings’ is one of the most interesting bass heavy tracks I’ve heard.
TMN: What do you wish you knew 2 years ago as a musician that you hope other young producers will learn now?
TMN: What is your dream show?
JS: Honestly, in my experience, as long as the dance floor is packed and everyone is feeling what I’m playing, it doesn’t matter if its 50 people, 500, or more. It always feels amazing. But I definitely dream of doing some incredible stuff live eventually. I would love to bring out live instrumentalists and vocalists to big shows in the future, and do some live performance shows with incredible visuals. That’s still quite a ways off for me, though!
TMN: What is the Jack Squire plan for 2017?
JS: Lots and lots of new music! I’ve got tons of solo stuff I’m going to release this year, and have a few collabs in the works as well. You can definitely expect at least one new song every month from me.
Frontlines (ft. GG Magree) [Kid Froopy Remix]
As a part of the official Frontlines Remix EP, Kid Froopy‘s take on the Zeds Dead x NGHTMRE single has been released. Available on digital services through Deadbeats, this future bass flip is just the groovy tune you need for your digital library.
Kid Froopy is a name you need to know if you don’t already. He’s been on our radar for some time and now he’s being officially commissioned by some of the biggest names in dance music, so if that doesn’t sway you, then maybe this remix will. It’s a bit more straightforward than KF’s usual works, but this sound is right in his wheelhouse. On an EP with the likes of Habstrakt, Wuki, Megalodon and Crankdat, it would be hard to stick out, but that’s just what Kid Froopy does.
Satoshi Nakamoto (Original Mix)
You may know Kennedy Jones as the party-popping producer/DJ whose slick beats have lead him to travel the world. But, that’s not the only musical talent he has to offer. He’s got heat he ain’t afraid to spit. Just take the single “Satoshi Nakamoto” as an example. Not only do we get some insane lyrics from Kennedy, but it’s atop a beat provided by the one and only Gramatik.
We love that this song starts with the emcee stating “Kennedy Jones don’t rap.” It just starts things off with the perfect tone. He’s not being cocky, just confident in his somewhat unknown ability. From there the beat kicks in and Kennedy delivers a short monologue before letting loose. He raps as a veteran, with a cool, collected tone and lyrics that go deeper than you would imagine. This is real hip-hop. We’d love to hear more of this from Kennedy, whose easily one of the most talented creators and real human beings in dance music. Leave it to him to surprise you with something so good.
Lose Myself ft. Phil Good
Undeniably one of the most sought after up and coming producers around is k?d. He has exploded on the scene with originals and remixes that have floored listeners world-wide. Within the last day, k?d’s new single “Lose Myself” featuring Phil Good has already made its way well around the internet and has shown a slightly different side to the mysterious producer.
“Lose Myself” still has that midtempo electro sound that previous songs have had, but this time things are lightened up a bit. It’s a cool take on the future style; one that k?d made his own without trying to be something he is not. What he is is a talented producer whose creative limits we are just beginning to start to understand. Adding Phil Good on this record was a great choice as the two worked together harmoniously without any clash. “Lose Myself” has been released by PRMD Music.
Friday is finally here and so are all the free downloads we have been collecting over the past seven days. As usual we want your weekend to be the best it can be and music can play a large part in that. This is why we scour the internet for some awesome freebies for you to take with you, if you so desire. Music this week comes to us from the artists Larcy, Dabin, Phiilo, NIGHTOWLS and more. Some exceptionally interesting tunes come to us from YK, whose jersey club mashup is anything but ordinary, as well as Juke Ellington, whose remix of “Sexual Healing” will end your night just as it needs to end. Stream all twelve, grab the ones you want and share these great tunes with your friends. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.