After penning a very solid debut EP, mysterious melodic downtempo producer Blackedout has just graced us with his latest take on atmospheric electronicism, “Champagne”. If we’re equating the title of the track to its sound, perhaps “Lean” would be a better suited title. Blackedout’s appliance of those spaced out drums really give “Champagne” the room it needs to build, simultaneously inducing an unconscious, albeit slowed down hip sway and head nod from its listener before blossoming into a full blown, highly layered melody. Further giving Blackedout’s new tune a little more gangster lean is an appropriately decelerated and spliced vocal sample from The Spinners’ “It’s a Shame” and shades of a Shlohmo or Ta-Ku influenced drum kick. Let “Champagne” and its mild, soft-hued vibes slink you down on your couch today after work, between classes, or wherever it is that you find some time to unwind and grab the free download above.
What is it about the electronic duos that come out of Toronto that we love? The originality of their sound, period.
Pretty Lights released the remixes of ‘A Color Map of the Sun’ this week and we have the pleasure of premiering one of those remixes by the highly talented duo Free n Losh. The Toronto based artists show us exactly why their remix is in the album, they take an already amazing song, ‘Press Pause’, and turn up energy, adding the duos signature touches. Lee and Myles add in a deep drum melody to start, muting the vocals to have an almost eerie appeal. Then, they add in those electronic drops and a few trap beats to enhance a new hardness to the original song.
These two Toronto boys can just add this remix to the list of their music successes. Keep the wow factor coming. If you have not already, be sure to check out the full PL remix album.
REVOKE comes through with a massive release on Candyland’s record label, Sweet Shop Records. REVOKE hails from the Southern California and delivers a sound design similiar to KOAN Sound. Bringing a bass heavy Trap/Dubstep infused remix of Katy Perry‘s track “Dark Horse”. Taking the erie vocals and synths from the original, and transforming it into a monstrous festival ready banger. Best of all, it’s a FREE download via, REVOKE’s Facebook.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have 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:
- Get in line up front door before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier
Boom. That’s it, ninjas! The only thing to mention for this week is that there are FOUR nights of stellar talent. That’s right. Beta has added a special show tonight which features Sub Focus as the headliner!
Another month down and we have to say goodbye to yet another wonderful artist. But before we let Minnesota go, we had to ask him about his favorite songs at the moment. His responses are some wonderful choices, a mix of sounds to collaborate with this music wizard himself. Thanks for a grand month Minnesota.
Before the days of college blogs covering the “Top 10 Hottest Rave Outfits,” or hearing your favorite DJ on a Madden commercial, The Crystal Method has already established themselves as one of the most respected names. Fast forward twenty years, we find Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland are still throwing down huge tracks, maintaining the respect of the community.
While some youngsters might not be familiar with their history, a track like this might intrigue them to dig deeper into the roots that this duo laid down for what the world knows as EDM. For this particular collaboration, the LA/Vegas duo teamed up with Dia Frampton. You may remember her for her days with Meg and Dia, or you may remember her from her tenure on the Voice. Hell, you might even remember her from her adorable hipster look. Regardless of how she stands out, the girl has a voice.
In this bass riddled tune, TCM has put together a vocal dubstep gem that snaps, crackles and pops with razor sharp synths. The video is as entertaining as the track, featuring Meg going toe to toe with some voluptuous ladies, battling the odds with her “girl next door” looks and gorgeous voice.
Minnesota has decided to keep us in suspense for a while longer while he continues to work on his new music. So for this month, he is handing over two unreleased instrumentals. The first is from his remix of Collie Buddz ‘Come Around,’ and the second is his original track ‘Float,’ featuring Zion I. These two unreleased gems are available for streaming below, or can be downloaded as WAV files by clicking the download link below.