Friday, our favorite day of the week. It ushers in the weekend, the two days we look forward to every day from Monday through Thursday. Friday also marks the day we get to deliver all our favorite free downloads that we’ve been collecting. In this week’s edition we get some quality hits from the likes of Ashdown who starts things off, CRAY, Valentine, FIGHT CLVB (this one is extra hot), The Golden Pony, Bijou and many more. We were going to have Delta Heavy close things out with their energetic edit of Hans Zimmer, but we decided to give you something to ease the night away with a cool one from Marcus James. Enjoy all fourteen as you enter the weekend. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
’Ashdown – Where It Hurts’
’Jai Wolf – Like It’s Over (VALENTINE & Halpe Remix)’
’Bobby – Nourmand – D U S T’
’FIGHT CLVB X White Gangster X Gualtiero – MIN (Original Bass)’
’The Golden Pony – Passionfruit (feat. Denham)’
’BIJOU & Gerry Gonza – Twerk It Out’
’MEGAMAOR X MEGABRUCE – Potato Salad’
’Ruben Young – Take Her Down (Nevels x Morqix Remix)’
’Hans Zimmer – S.T.A.Y. (Delta Heavy Tribute)’
’Marcus James – Dancer ft. Lord L’
Pendulum and Destroid’s drum-loving basshead KJ Sawka has released quite the EP through Impossible Records. Complete with five singles, Unity Of Purpose is everything a lover of low frequencies is looking for. Some dub, some DnB and even a little bit of something extra on top.
KJ starts things off with a huge prelude that is nothing short of epic. From there we dive into some heavy bass in “Face Crack” which will do just that if you’re not too careful. If that didn’t get you hyped for some reason, then the drum & bass record “Running Away” will get you fired up. What may be our favorite single comes next in “The Time Has Come” although it’s hard to really choose a #1. Lastly, KJ returns with Emilia Sosa for “Monster,” the most unique song out of the non-prelude bunch. Get your copy of the EP through iTunes today, or head over to KJ’s Soundcloud for the free batch.
’KJ Sawka – Prelude feat. Jason Camiolo – Impossible Records’
’KJ Sawka – Face Crack – Impossible Records’
’KJ Sawka – Running Away feat. Emilia Sosa – Impossible Records’
’KJ Sawka – The Time Has Come’
’KJ Sawka Monster feat. Emilia Sosa – Impossible Records’
Young Art Records is home to some incredibly beautiful pieces of music. One of those such pieces is “Rush” by the Canadian producer CRi and Ouri. Released on the Someone Else EP, this intriguing single may be the best song on the entire project.
Although we are simply sharing “Rush” don’t let that stop you from checking out the entire EP through iTunes if you’re looking to get a copy. “Rush” starts out as an ethereal adventure into soothing soundscapes that touch your soul. You would expect it to stay similar throughout as a concluding record, but things change as time passes. Around halfway CRi gives the song some edge by moving more towards a fast-paced vibe, introducing drum & bass percussion to pick up the pace. This is a must listen and if you like what you hear, check out the entire EP.
Prepare yourself for one of the most intriguing songs and music videos you are going to find. Xia Xia Technique of Los Angeles recently put out their single “Wake & Bass” alongside a music video that is nothing like anything we’ve laid our eyes on before. Unique, fun and totally wacky, this video is well worth the watch.
We’ll start first by saying that “Wake & Bass” itself is a great record. The experimental nature of this hip-hop single is one that many should take note of. In a landscape where most are going for a particular sound, XXT is looking to pave their own way in a similar manner to Die Antwoord, who we expect this trio to be influenced by. With the video, things are quite simple. There’s a lengthy haircut and buzz taking place in a hotel room involved, and then a short greeting with aliens. Who would have thought watching a girl go bald could be so entertaining? And where do the aliens come from? We don’t have the answers, but we have the video. See for yourself!
WRLD // Everything (ft. Ashdown)
Drum & Bass is one genre my ears can never get enough of. For that reason, I’m always ecstatic to see prominent players in the electronic music scene tackling tunes in this realm. One musician who frequently dabbles in the style in between foray’s into future bass and ambient sounds is the Dutch producer WRLD. His most recent endeavor, “Everything” combines the genre’s staple breakbeat with influences from bass music to create an infectious, futuristic dance tune. If you’re trying to get down to this one in person, definitely catch WRLD on his current US tour. Enjoy “Everything” above.
We’ve made it. It’s Friday, the first Friday of February in fact. To kick off the shortest month of the year, we’ve brought some great free downloads for you today from some of dance music’s top artists, as well as many of its underground heavy hitters. Speaking of heavy, there are indeed some heavy records for you this week. Rage out all your frustration and get those bodies ready for another week after your days of freedom. Music this week comes to us from swindail, Virtu, HPNTK x Strap Deez, REZZ x K?D, Mija, KAYZO x RIOT and many more. Dive right into the tracks below, and grab the ones you want. If you’re a Spotify user, you can take us with you via our Friday Party Playlist on our new account! More importantly however, is you need to #danceirresponsibly.
’swindail – jussrite (feat. SACHI & naji)’
’San Holo – Light (Virtu Remix)’
’EGZOD – Fly (ft. Caiti Patton)’
’HPNTK – Weigh Station (feat. Strap Deez)’
’REZZ X K?D – FOURTH IMPACT’
’GiiANA – MurMur (feat. Jeebanoff)’
’Migos – Bad & Boujee (Havok Roth & NIGHTOWLS Remix)’
’Figure – The Exorcist (Oolacile Remix)’
You’re seeing politics everywhere, but it’s Friday; it’s time to relax, or party. We’re going to choose party. This week’s playlist will help you turn up and trump all that is going on in American politics. Puns help, but music helps more. As usual, we collected our favorite free downloads from the past week and there are plenty of them. High quality tunes in this batch of a dozen come from the legendary GRiZMATiK, LUMBERJVCK, Luca Lush, Jack LNDN, Havok Roth and more. From future funk, to hybrid to deep house and beyond, we’ve got a bit of everything for you here today. All good songs from great people. Don’t miss out on any of them. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
’GRiZMATiK – As We Proceed’
’LUMBERJVCK – LITM (feat. Kat Nestel)’
’Notixx – Turn It Up A Notch’
’I.Y.F.F.E x Thai – So High (Sex Room Remix)’
’Jack LNDN – Bittersweet Emotion ft. Josh Tobias’
’Marcus James – Enemy ft. Kyle Stibbs’
’Who Cares & BigSammyZ – Dope’
’Lemi Vice & Action Jackson – Tell You That (Big_Once VIP)’
’Baauer – Sow (Havok Roth & Pierce Remix)’
’The Chainsmokers – Paris (Decadon Remix)’