It’s the first Friday of June, so we’re bringing you an extra hard party playlist this week. This week we packed on some more bass records than usual, even dipping into some drum & bass with Reid Speed’s Bernie Sanders inspired track. Aside from the bass queen’s single, we meet up with some of our favorites including Havok Roth, NYMZ of Milo & Otis, Wuki, Slander, Virtual Riot and Choppa Dunks. Each of these acts, along with the other producers you will find all deliver some high quality tracks that you’ll be raging to very shortly. As usual, all of the singles in the playlist are available for free. Whether you stream or download them, one thing is for sure, you’ll be partying it up with these songs over the weekend. While you’re partying, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.
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Heal Me (SpectraSoul Remix)
We never really need any additional reasons to enjoy some gorgeous liquid drum & bass, but with the looming, blackish, grey clouds slowly wrapping around the Mile High City, we found ourselves yearning for something exactly like this remix of “Heal Me.”
Originally crafted by up-and-coming, London-based electronic pop act Arctic Lake, this tune was already rooted in a layered, melodic soundscape, coupled with stunning vocals. It seems only natural that they would look to have a top-notch drum & bass outfit take a crack at it, which is why they brought in the well-established SpectraSoul.
The end result is an uplifting listening experience that features appropriately upbeat percussion and beautifully drawn out breakdowns. Fans of the original still have plenty to call back on those fond memories of the original, but will now have an entirely new way to enjoy them.
This top notch offering from both acts should leave you looking for the repeat button. If you’re anything like us, you’ll happily oblige.
For our next portion of um..’s Residency, we’re shining a spotlight on their recently released Spotify playlist, which is aptly titled “Music We Like.” If you’re expecting to hear a handful of only experimental, industrial, and heavy bass tracks, you’re in for quite the surprise. The collection definitely has some of those scattered throughout, but also includes some RnB, mainstream rap, jazz, and even some classical.
We asked them to talk to us about a few of their selections, which they, of course, responded in a way we would only expect from Ben and Dylan.
X&G – Whiplash ft. Josh Pan : This song is tight. When you listen you can tell it’s tight.
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone : When you’re trying to get in the zone but you can’t flex. That’s how you know.
Howard Shore – Concerning Hobbits : 5/7 perfect song. I shore hope he doesn’t like jokes about oranges.
Caspa – Well Ard ft. The Others : If you real and you know it raise your fist. Put it down now, you real.
After you’re done checking this out, head over to SoundCloud and peep their latest release.
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 5:00PM on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
See you on the dance floor.
Let’s get down to it. It’s Friday. There’s been a ton of good music out this week, including a bunch of free downloads, some of which you will find below. This week we grabbed records from the likes of Fareoh, 2Tone Disco, Dusty Bits, Bad Royale and some of our other favorites. We know it’s Friday the 13th, so we concluded this week’s playlist with a drum & bass single that pays homage to the frightful day by way of an edit of Figure’s original single. Before that, you get plenty of other insane works that are all available for the price tag of $0. Grab them all, as they will aid you in letting loose this weekend to recharge your batteries for next week. If there’s one thing we ask of you, it would be that you make sure to #danceirresponsibly.
Work Me Out [ft. Rye Rye] (Moonbase Commander Remix)
Sydney based, genre-skirting producer Moonbase Commander seemingly bubbled up out of the ether with a clearly defined and polished sound on his collab with Cakes Da Killa for their 2015 single “Serve it Up”, which received quite the reputable slate of critical support when it first made the rounds. In the time since, the Australian artist’s been continuously honing that sound, with the recent release of the Southpaw EP on October Records, which only seemed to elevate the collective appetites of his listeners. So, when the Commander’s latest tune floated our way in the form of a remix for fellow TMN regulars PACES and their Rye Rye featuring single “Work Me Out”, we were like giddy cheerleaders before a pep rally.
On his latest record, Moonbase Commander trots out a hypnotically knocking kick-drum, fueled by alchemistic pads, before delving into a heap of two-step drum patterning which holds up Rye Rye’s flitty cypher as if it were resting on a bed of anthracite storm clouds. MBC’s bass-first soundscape toys with stadium-trap sized bass swells, gigantic drums and loopy synths; all pulled off with the confident swagger of an underground beatsmith and grace of an established veteran. Quite appetizing stuff really. Moonbase Commander’s remix comes as part of etcetc music‘s official remix package which is out this Friday (preorder on iTunes here). Just try not to get your lean on too hard and throw out your back to this one, and enjoy Moonbase Commander’s “Work Me Out” remix before anyone else above.
Fiora of Los Angeles is one of the most dynamic female artists you are going to find. After studying the classical realm of music via voice and violin, she ventured out into new territories to flex her skills in any way she could imagine. Most recently, her original “Tornado” was released ahead of her upcoming album.
With “Tornado” we get an interesting medley of sounds ranging from her classical background, all the way to drum & bass, which is just where the chorus takes us. Her pop sensibilities are strong, making this track accessible to listeners outside the electronic music scene. “Tornado” is just one of those songs that is good all around. Her debut album is something we look forward to hearing, as it is sure to come with some great records with diverse sounds. Fiora has our attention, and we think she’ll have yours too. Head over to her website for more information around her act, or if you would like to go ahead and pre-order the album. If even half of the songs are as emotive as “Tornado,” it’ll be worth it.