Nick Moods, aka Moods., of Rotterdam just caught our attention in a big way with his A Beautiful Mind EP. The four track project is as dynamic as it is, well, beautiful. Once your ears are privy to the delights of this EP, you’ll know just why Boogie Angst got their hands on this release.
The truth is, this isn’t Moods. and Boogie Angst’s first rodeo together. They’ve previously partnered on projects, but there’s something special about A Beautiful Mind. Each single is a journey within itself that you want to relive over and over. The problem is, you want all of them, but can only choose one at a time. The title track starts off with its light-hearted allure that sets the stage for the other singles. “How I Feel” featuring Sam Wills is the chillest tune on the project, with a soulful jazzy sensibility that will grab the attention of individuals who don’t even call themselves fans of electronic music. Thirdly, we come across “Evolve,” a groovy laid-back hit that keeps the tone that the previous record had. However, once we reach the closing single, the mood shifts to a more up-beat one with “The Hero.” It’s hard to pick a favorite; we’re still going back and forth between them all. Time for you to give it a go and join the conversation around Moods. majestic EP, which you can purchase today.
’How I Feel (feat. Sam Wills)’
A festival season rumbles its way through the summer months, we’re, once again, looking ahead to one of our perennial favorites. Global Dance Festival is back for another three-night soiree at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The lineup, as expected, is stacked with some of the most legendary names in dance music, and plenty of budding young talent, as well.
To get you ramped up for this upcoming, sure-to-be-legendary, weekend, we’ve put together a tasty little playlist featuring who you’ll be dancing to come July 8th, 9th, and 10th.
Before you check that out, though, make sure to head over to our friends at Cadence & Cause and take a look at the incredible experiences they’re offering up. You could win three-day passes or artist experiences with W&W or Tritonal, just by contributing a few bucks to our favorite charity–Youth on Record.
’Stone Cold (Hermitude Remix)’
’Jauz & Ephwurd – Rock The Party (Original Mix)’
’Jackal X Dr. Fresch – NETFLIX N’ KILL’
’W&W – Rave After Rave (Original Mix)’
’Jack Novak – If It Kills Me (feat. blackbear)’
’Aryay – Overwhelmed (Unlike Pluto Remix)’
’TroyBoi feat Sam Sure – Wasted Love’
’DJ Scene & Four Color Zack – Stomp feat. Mad Lion’
’Slumberjack – Enigma ft. GRRL PAL’
’NGHTMRE & Boombox Cartel – Aftershock’
’Brillz Feat. Drones – We Bring The Fire’
’Cuboid & Fransis Derelle – Set Me Free’
’DJ SNAKE & LIL JON – TURN DOWN FOR WHAT’
’Terravita & Riot Ten – I’m On It’
Just when you may have thought he was gone for good, Ninth Parallel returns. Designating ther right amount of time to create and diligently following the most natural process possible is instrumental during an absence, and that’s exactly what is portrayed with “Infinitum”. Throughout the entire seven minute creation, you’re guided into a nostalgic journey of hard-hitting electro, ethereal and bright melodies, and an emotional appeal that hearkens back to the heavier material from Porter Robinson‘s early work. Ninth Parallel supplements the tune with a heartfelt note, stating:
I went through a lot of dark depression, anxiety, and turmoil while writing this song. It fundamentally changed me as a person and as an artist. My experience with it over the past two years changed my perspective on how to treat the process of writing music, how to trust myself better, and how to feel fulfilled doing what I love to do.
Even with what some would call an “older” sound, “Infinitum” doesn’t flinch its ability to make you reflect on a different time in electronic music and even a different time in life entirely. Sometimes the most unlikely things from the past make you optimistic about the future. “Infinitum” is also available on Spotify.
As we march ahead into the summer months, 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 <strong>11 pm</strong> on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before <strong>5:00PM</strong> on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
See you on the dance floor.
Mat Zo - 6/23
Must Die! - 6/24
’Flux Pavilion & Matthew Koma
Emotional (MUST DIE! Remix)’
Deux + Manfucatured Superstars - 6/25
Butch - 6/26
German-based producer Christian Loffler stirred up quite the single this month. His new track “Licht” exposed a sound that’s hard to compare with much else we’ve heard. He’s been quoted as describing his music as “melancholic but euphoric,” and it’s a spot-on description of the sound.
Utilizing a combination of instrumental recordings and DJ effects, Loffler fuses the outside world with the digital world. His layers of tropical tremolos take turns playing the leading role of the track with the sound of eerily peaceful bells, like ones you’d hear as the wind blows through a vacant yard in a rural train station. Our favorite part about this track though is definitely the persistent static leftover of his tremolo effects, placing a veil of “shh”-ing sounds over the entirety of the work that resemble the constant dull roar of the ocean. All tied together with a longingly romantic vocal sample, this track feels like a tale of heartbreak in the misty tropics. Can’t say we’ve really felt that vibe before until now, but we’re big fans.
Tigers Are Bad For Horses [Blisspop Premiere]
First things first. Tigers Are Bad For Horses is a ridiculously awesome band name. Despite what you might be picturing music-wise with this sort of name, these two craft a soulful and electric sound that pulls together the strongest traits of Tom Misch and Oh Wonder into a satisfying union.
“Embers” glides along with lush synths, pining and harmonized vocals, and a matured sense of cool that grabs your attention before you really even begin to register it. Captivating hardly begins to describe it, and Tigers Are Bad For Horses may just have a defining tune on their hands here. “Embers” simply is three and a half minutes of pleasantries that you can appreciate anywhere and everywhere. Close your eyes and enjoy.
Deep Dark Blue is aptly named. “Atoms” proves this without a shred of doubt. Washed over with waves of reverb, lightly harmonized vocals, and a slight Pink Floyd influence, this is the sort of song that immediately sticks with you after the first listen. It’s downright beautiful. It’s enchanting without being overzealous. You can get lost within every single crash of the drums and find yourself swept up in the current of the celestial bliss created from the very start of the song. It’s not very often we’re struck silent by a tune, but something about “Atoms’ truly is breathtaking. Give yourself some time, grab your good headphones, and mull over life with this gorgeous tune. You’ll like what you hear.