[Alternative Pop] Imad Royal – Down For Whatever (feat. Pell)

Imad Royal
Down For Whatever ft. Pell

Imad Royal and Pell are both at a turning point in their respective careers. “Down For Whatever” marks the second single of Imad Royal’s on the Nice Life label, and Pell is following up his widely praised album, LIMBO. There’s no shying away from the straightforward message on this tune, and these two are steadfast in their ways amidst an airtight assembly of pop, R&B, and hip-hop influence.

A song like this certainly marks a deviation from the usual sound of Imad Royal, even from his previous effort, but it’s a seamless transition for this multi-faceted artist. Having Pell come along to bring the track home with his rapid-fire delivery is just the icing on the cake. Imad Royal’s fairly recent name change also came with a shift in style, and it’s immediately evident that he refuses to take any shortcuts to showcase exactly what he strives for and cares about in his music. 2016 may have just begun, but, however bold of a claim this may seem, you’re already hearing an early contender for a top release of the year. There’s an undeniable catchiness and magnetic attitude throughout “Down For Whatever,” and it’s a sound that’s here to stay. Give it up for this dynamic duo and be sure to show them support in every way you can!

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 1/21 – 1/24


As we cross 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 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

See you on the dance floor.

Destructo / Justin Martin - 1/21

Justin Martin & Ardalan Ft. PartyPatty
LOUDPVCK & 12th Planet
Guess Who (feat. Key!)
SWEAT - 1/23
Already Sweaty
The Booty Mix
Eats Everything / Patrick Topping - 1/24
Bugatti (Eats Everything 4x4 Remix)
Premiere: Patrick Topping
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[Fresh] Different Sleep – Lost Profit feat. Angelina Lucero

Different Sleep
Lost Profit ft. Angelina Lucero

Delicious break beats? Check. Radiating beautiful vocals? Check. Dance-inducing bassline? Double check. Yes, it would seem that Chicago-based Different Sleep and singer/songwriter Angelina Lucero (from IDYLL) certainly have all the necessary elements to give electronic music lovers something that’s as refreshing as an ice-cold Lipton Brisk tea on a hot day.

As we’ve come to know from this young, up-and-coming producer, boundaries don’t exist. Elements from all musical genres can come into play at any time, giving way to both euphoric ambience and up-tempo party moments. “Lost Profit” certainly addresses both of these, and does so through some articulately crafted synths, inventive percussion, and well placed vocal chops.

Ok, enough gushing. We love Different Sleep and we’re pretty damn sure you do too after this track. Click here to stay in touch with all of his goings-on.

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You don’t have to scan far through my posts to know that I appreciate a solid pop tune. Will you find any Taylor Swift or the Biebs? No. Not to say that I don’t appreciate their craft, but I like to find stuff a little more inventive, a little more under-the-radar, and a little fresher to the scene. That’s where ERIEL INDIGO comes in.

Racing into the industry at the young age of 19, this LA-based songstress/creative director/activist uses her art as a means to promote well-being, productive rebellion, intentional evolution and communal consciousness. After only a couple of releases, she’s already drawing on associations of Charlie XCX and Tove Lo, yet maintaining her own eclectic style. Now, she’s ready to drop her debut EP, Elevate.

“Every Little Thing” is just the second release from that EP, and it’s nothing short of pure pop bliss. Expect a groovy little beat, memorable lyrics brought forth by a unique vocal tone and some infectious synths that instantly latch on, leaving you craving for just one more play through.

Keep tabs on this budding young chanteuse by following her on Facebook. I can assure you that the rest of the upcoming EP will more than impress.

Photo credit: David Zayas Jr.

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[Vibes] Paces ft. Jess Kent – 1993 (No Chill)

Paces ft. Jess Kent
1993 (No Chill)

If you’re not hip to Paces just yet, now’s the time to get acquainted. This Gold Coast producer has a unique approach, fusing together tropical, future bass, and pop elements to create something that has listeners eagerly awaiting their next pool party. “1993 (No Chill)” is Paces first original in five months, following “Bamboo.” This time around, the future bass influences are long gone, giving away to pure pop bliss.

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Jess Kent helps further that pop prowess with her casual swagger, leaving us with a burning desire to nod our head and sing along. From the sounds of it, Paces was hit with the Jess Kent bug after hearing her debut release.

I first heard Jess Kent via her track ‘Get Down’ on Triple j Unearthed. I could tell right away that it was the feel-good hit of the summer and that Jess and I were on a very similar musical vibe. Luckily the timing was right and everything else just fell into place!

If you’re stuck indoors, looking at those untamable snow drifts that just won’t melt, throw this on, make yourself a margarita, and crank up the heat. Just because it’s winter outside, doesn’t mean you can’t have your own tropical getaway inside.

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[Indie] Klangstof – Hostage

Klangstof - Hostage (single cover)

As you’ve come to know through the years, there’s nothing I enjoy more about blogging than sharing an artist’s debut single. While a lot of the up-and-coming artists take a little while to build up steam after releasing their first track, I have a feeling that this one will move a little quicker. Why’s that? Amsterdam-based Klangstof is the fourth artist off tastemaker label Mind of a Genius, and they’ll follow in the footsteps of acts like ZHU, Gallant, and THEY.

Premiering early today on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1, “Hostage” is a delightfully dreary indie rock tune that infuses elements of shoegaze, indie rock, and tidbits of electro pop. These elements are brought to life through glowing guitar work, understated drum pad hits, and progression that latches on early, refusing to go throughout. The last section of the song is particularly impressive, highlighted by a crescendo of crashing percussion and soaring synths.

Make sure to keep an eye for future releases by following Klangstof on SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter.

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The Chill Dojo #164

chill dojo

The playlist size for #164 is an indication of how big the past week has been in electronic music, and it’s headlined by none other than Flume and a stunning track from his upcoming album Skin. In case you somehow managed to miss it, ‘Never Be Like You’ is the first full stream we have been gifted with, and the slow hypnotizing experience is perfected with the breathtakingly beautiful vocals from Kai. If the album preview was any indication, there will be plenty more mind-blowing reveals to come.

The release of the gigantic remix package for ‘It’s Strange’ was enough to fill its own playlist for the week, but after going through the unprecedented 20 strong EP, we managed to trim it down to nine chill edits that just had to be included. It was tough to pick a favorite, but the silky touch of Melvv takes out the accolade of Dojo choice, carrying on the positive vibe that Louis The Child instilled in the original with the addition of some bright floating melodies. Having been a long time favorite of ours in the remix game, Manila Killa did his credentials no harm with the debut of his first ever original ‘All That’s Left’. While the vocals carry some emotive themes, the mellow groove champions a feel-good sensation that is far too infectious to resist.

There is a heap to explore, so we’ll cut short the reading and you can dive right into the listening. Peace out.

Never Be Like You feat. Kai
Louis The Child
Its Strange (Melvv Remix)
Louis The Child Feat. K.Flay
Its Strange (Jailo Remix)
Louis The Child Feat. K.Flay
Its Strange (CRNKN Remix)
Louis The Child (ft. K. Flay)
Its Strange (Mr FijiWiji Remix)
Louis The Child Feat. K.Flay
Its Strange (Myles Travitz Remix)
Louis The Child
Its Strange Ft. K.Flay (LeMarquis Remix)
Louis The Child Feat. K.Flay
Its Strange (Pham X Filip Remix)
Louis The Child FT. K.Flay
Its Strange (Inodi Remix)
Louis The Child Feat. K.Flay
Its Strange (White Cliffs Remix)
Manila Killa
All Thats Left (feat. Joni Fatora)
All I See (feat. Laura Brehm)
Purity Ring
Bodyache (LIONE Remix)
Thomas Vx
Emma Dewing
Beautiful Mess (Wax Motif Version)
Tidal Wave (Sound Remedy Remix)
Owl City
Vanilla Twilight (SizzleBird Remix)
Mark Johns
BTFU (Mommy Issues)
Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ
Lean On (DiscoRazors Galactic Edit)
Oliver Nelson Ft. Heir
Found Your Love (Two Can Remix)
We Go Back (Jarami Remix ft. Skizzy Mars)
Come Back (Instrumental)
sam gellaitry
Pham x Filip
trusay (Koyö Remix)
Star Slinger
Im Like
Star Slinger
Alpha Lead (Instrumental Version)
Runaway (U&I) (Speaker of the Houses Big Beat 5th Anniversary Remix)
Proud (Autograf Remix)
Warm Water (Daniele Di Martino Remix)
Our Story
Land Of Departure
Back To You (Nurko Remix)
Dead Horse Beats
Thinking Of You
Share My Dreams
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