Prepare yourself for one of the most intriguing songs and music videos you are going to find. Xia Xia Technique of Los Angeles recently put out their single “Wake & Bass” alongside a music video that is nothing like anything we’ve laid our eyes on before. Unique, fun and totally wacky, this video is well worth the watch.
We’ll start first by saying that “Wake & Bass” itself is a great record. The experimental nature of this hip-hop single is one that many should take note of. In a landscape where most are going for a particular sound, XXT is looking to pave their own way in a similar manner to Die Antwoord, who we expect this trio to be influenced by. With the video, things are quite simple. There’s a lengthy haircut and buzz taking place in a hotel room involved, and then a short greeting with aliens. Who would have thought watching a girl go bald could be so entertaining? And where do the aliens come from? We don’t have the answers, but we have the video. See for yourself!
Two of our friends, Two Friends, have finally released their EP after leaving fans in anticipation. Out Of Love was released by SOURCE/Spinnin Records complete with three singles, including collaboration with MAX and Cosmos & Creature.
The duo started with out with the release of one single, then another and the last coming out with the full EP launch a few days ago. This means you might already be privy to the great songs “Pacific Coast Highway” and the title track, both of which have already gotten plenty of love, with more to come. They differ in style, but not in quality. The third song “Mona Lisa Eyes” is more along the lines of “Pacific Coast Highway,” sharing a house sound that is both upbeat and fun. The full EP is well worth the time and price if you’re looking to get a copy for yourself from a digital service.
’Two Friends ft. MAX – Pacific Coast Highway’
’Two Friends ft. Cosmos & Creature – Out Of Love’
’Two Friends – Mona Lisa Eyes’
Wishing Seed (Dulsae Remix)
It’s always good to see up and coming artists get official remixes. This was the case for Dulsae who was tapped by New York’s RYNO to remix the single “Wishing Seed.” Although Ryno may be a new name to many, as a Battle of The Bands champion, he is a respected talent in the industry. Not a bad person to get to be supported by!
Dulsae’s sound is something straight from the stars. An overwhelming cosmic characteristic emanates from this remix. If you’re looking to escape the week early, then you have what you need with this remix. The chilling mood of the newly defined “Wishing Seed” is undeniable. It whisks you away to another place with its soft soundscapes and mystical melodies. The fellow New Yorker Dulsae did not disappoint his creative brother with his interpretation and he didn’t disappoint us either.
We’re happy to tell you that LIOHN is back with another treasure. “Gold” has been released via Refune Music recently, coming after his spectacular single “Over U” that we fell in love with instantly. With “Gold” the same thing happened.
“Gold” is a bit more upbeat than the previous release by LIOHN, showing some degree of variation that we hope continues into the future. The future meets pop style is increasingly being the go-to sound and LIOHN owns it like no other here. “Gold” is exactly what it is, gold. Although it’s barely been out, we already know this is going to be a classic within the LIOHN catalog that is filled, and will continue to be filled with gems. If you don’t know LIOHN, “Gold” is a great place to start.
WRLD // Everything (ft. Ashdown)
Drum & Bass is one genre my ears can never get enough of. For that reason, I’m always ecstatic to see prominent players in the electronic music scene tackling tunes in this realm. One musician who frequently dabbles in the style in between foray’s into future bass and ambient sounds is the Dutch producer WRLD. His most recent endeavor, “Everything” combines the genre’s staple breakbeat with influences from bass music to create an infectious, futuristic dance tune. If you’re trying to get down to this one in person, definitely catch WRLD on his current US tour. Enjoy “Everything” above.
Stronger feat. Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick & Adam Deitch
When Manic Focus releases something, you listen. It’s a must. He’s been quiet recently, but now a new single has surfaced with the promise of an album. Mind Rising is due out in April, but today we have “Stronger” featuring Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick and Adam Deitch.
Manic Focus has made some of my all time favorite electronic music songs, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I add another to the list after the album drops, especially if the tracks are as good as “Stronger.” With this single we get a cool, funky jam that exemplifies the producer’s iconic style. All the parties involved worked together seemingly without any conflict, with the result being a super sweet record. Although the album isn’t due out until April 21st, “Stronger” is currently available on iTunes for purchase.
Mr. Skeleton & Severet
A new era has begun for the Los Angeles producer Mr. Skeleton. With a whole new image, Mr. Skeleton is looking to take over dance music by force. To start the new chapter of his life he released the single “FRIDAY NIGHT” on Cult222 with Severet.
“FRIDAY NIGHT” is a beast of a record. Dirty electro basses plague the composition that has some classic influences from older sounds of European dance music. The only thing is, these two acts put a totally different, more edgy, spin on the sound. In adding some much desired grit and grime, they put together a song that is going to get both newly found bassheads and older ravers together under one banner. As if things couldn’t get any doper, there’s some DnB action somewhere… We didn’t want to ruin the surprise completely, so you’ll have to listen through and enjoy it for yourself. Lastly, “FRIDAY NIGHT” is available on iTunes.