Can I just say, I love me some good trap? And I’m talking about the trap that makes you throw back your head, let your arms dangle, and let your chest do the dancing for you. You know exactly the type of dancing I am talking about. So when you hear a trap duo throw down an EP full of everything trap music, it kind of makes you want to dance.
The duo is Andy Joplin and Jerrod Jordan AKA Kicks n Licks (I can’t help but smile when I type their name, and lick my lips, it’s just the truth). They have been mixing music for a few years now but have really developed into trap artists with their own twist. Most trap has a lot of dirty rap beats without the lyrics, something I am all for but I also love when trap artists throw in some unexpected beats and sounds that can still find themselves nestled in the “trap” genre.
Their new EP, “The Expedition”, takes us on a journey of four songs, each with their own unique sound. Personally, “Hit Em’ With the Horns” was an immediate win with me. The song starts with a slow rise in of electric beats, followed by a crashing of horns and someone telling us, hit em’ with the horns, and K&L do that, horns to the face. The trap sound is evident in this song, the beats are hard with drops and drums leading the horn sound along. The song has been on repeat for a good twenty minutes now and my neighbors probably aren’t too pleased but hey, hit em’ with the horns right? The other songs are not to be missed either, like I said, have an open mind the boys add some of their own personal trap tastes to the songs and it works very, very well.
K&L are more than welcome to hit this writer with horns, drums, clarinets, and heck trombones even if they keep this trap music flowing.
Nothing But Class
Seems like everything is bigger in Texas. Big oil, big hair, big belt buckles, big trucks and big beats. That’s right, Houston producer Feature Cuts has asked us to premiere this buzzing electro house gem, and we couldn’t be happier. This slow building, hard hitting tune will be coming out on his Vision EP later this month, so make sure to keep an eye out for it.
In 1709, a harpsichord maker in Italy made the first piano.
Many years later, in a town in Pennsylvania, a young man named Joe Torre sat down and began his own musical journey. Many of you may be scratching your heads trying to figure out who Torre is so I will use the name he decided upon just over two years ago, MitiS. Torre grew up playing all things classical and spent much of his life performing with the black and white keys of this classic instrument. After playing in such legendary places as Carnegie Hall in NY and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Torre realized that he was developing a new love, an electric music kind of love. He calls electric music the “new age Classical” of this generation and has decided to devote his musical talent to expanding the sound of electric music.
His new EP, which drops today, shows just how musically talented Torre is by the way he mixes his music and meshes all sorts of electric sounds to make unbelievable songs, each and every one of them. All six songs on this EP each have their own unique feel but each carry that undeniable electric sound. Let’s start with “Born” which is on there twice, one the original mix and one, an amazing combination with the striking vocals of Collin McLoughlin. The song starts with a delicate piano entry leading into the vocals of McLoughlin with rising beats. The song adds in some fitting drops that carry the piece to a higher level. Then there is “In My Eyes”, again, a song with coordinating electric beats but that has a lot of piano and drum overlays. Torre does an amazing job of adding just the right amount of soft and loud to this song, making it an addicting piece. My personal favorite is “Innocent Discretion” which begins with an amazing piano solo followed by an upbeat electric fall out of sounds. The piano rings strong through out this song and I think Torre sticks to his roots by bringing in the one instrument he has always been comfortable with and sending its love out into the electric music world for all his fans to enjoy as well.
Listen to this whole EP, I’m not kidding you will not be disappointed. This is one of those EP’s that you download and put immediately onto your phone so you can drive around with the windows down, the chilly spring air just kissing your face and the electric sounds of MitiS echoing through your ears.
Born (Original Mix)
Endeavors (Original Mix)
In My Eyes (Original Mix)
Innocent Discretion (Original Mix)
MitiS & MaHi
Blu (Original Mix)
MitiS feat Collin Mcloughlin
Born (Vocal Mix)
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For the shows Thursday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
Dirty South - April 18th
Messiah (Dirty South Mix)
Flosstradamus - April 19th
Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
Mord Fustand - April 20th
NYC heavy bass hitter Dank just put together an absolutely ridiculous mix of originals, filthy remixes and solid dance floor hits. Put this bad boy on and hit the gym. You’ll go hard in the paint for sure.
2. Dank – New York Funkin City
3. Dank – Throw Down
4. Dank – Tunnel Vision
5. Dank – Hi6 (Chriz Luvly Remix)
6. Fedde Le Grand – Long Way From Home
7. Dank – Step Right Up
8. Miles Dyson – Trackster
9. Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball
10. Dank – Renegade
11. Sander Van Doorn – Kangaroo
12. Dank – Wonderchild
13. Avicii & Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One (Dank Remix)
14. Dank – New York Fuckin City (Dank’s Trap Edit)
15. Just Blaze & Baauer – Higher
16. Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (RL Grime Remix)
17. Zeds Dead ft. Movado – Undah Yuh Skirt
18. Dank – Blow Me (Calvertron Remix)
Messiah (Feed Me Remix)
The title says it all, Feed Me remixing MONSTA. This premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show, and is nothing short of amazing. MONSTA’s tracks have been remixed by some of the best, for example Skrillex, Nero, Dillon Francis, and Kill Paris. Now Feed Me joins the rest with this massive take on “Messiah”. Cheers.
Release date is May 7th via OWSLA
Panic Station (Madeon Remix)
It’s been too long since Madeon has dropped some tune age, but this radio rip should hold you over for a little longer. It’s a sexy take on Muse’s track “Panic Station”, featuring his classic chords and unparalleled sound design. This may not be his best work, but still worth taking a listen. No news on the release date yet, cheers.