There’s a few things we know about The Magician: he’s Belgian, he makes good music, and he’s magical as hell. Following the success of his last original “Sunlight”, The Magician is back with another hit, this time venturing into future house territories. The smooth vocals set the scene for the heavyhitting bass synths, which provide catchy bounces to the drop that will seriously cause an adrenaline overload for all listeners. The bells that start off the tune are also there to end it, adding a surreal and mysterious vibe to the mix.
There’s literally nothing The Magician cannot do. This new track follows the sound of the future, and the Belgian absolutely crushed it. It’s safe to say he’s got more tricks up his sleeves than we could all imagine.
We’re in the middle of a historically dreary stretch of weather in Denver. It’s gray, cold, and rainy, and there’s no sign of anything different coming our way. We’ve exhausted our “Summer Playlists,” trying to bring some semblance of sunshine to our daily routine. We’re taking a different route today, instead embracing the grey with music to match.
This isn’t experience with our first with ØRKA. Last month, we brought you our first discovery of the intriguing Miami-based producer, and now we are happy to present his second original production, “Phantom.”
Dabbling somewhere in the electronica realm due to its fusion of organic elements – a dreary guitar melody, a pacifying vocal performance, and electronic additives – all that bolster the overall power of his compositional parts. It casually flirts with associations of artists both classic and modern, calling on associations of both Pink Floyd and James Vincent McMorrow.
Once again, ØRKA has graciously offered up his music as a free download for all to enjoy. We suggest you head over and pick it up, taking a few minutes to get helplessly lost in its stunning beauty.
No newcomers to these pages, Aussie club shakers Human Movement have been like a breath of fresh air to our dance fed Ninja lungs. And by fresh air, we mean a sweaty, sternum-thumping, greasy-house tipping kind of fresh air. After last appearing with us in February armed with the ragga stricken industrial-dance riddims of “Paradise”, Blake Gilray and Edward Macdonald’s project is back with another genre-blurring dance single: “Stranger”. True to Human Movement’s gritty, but extremely accessible blueprint, “Stranger”, touches on corners of a multitude of genre staples, yet remains completely unique to most everything else circulating the blogosphere dance wise. Human Movement pump a raw, warehouse-y industrial backbone as the most recognizable fuel for “Stranger”, encasing that aesthetic through an underground House structure while furthering a pop sensibility behind a spliced and gorgeous vocal track. It’s wonky, tasteful and dirty all at once, and as always, we hope you’re ready to dance to this one. Stream “Stranger” above, and take this one home in the form of a free download here.
Trippin (Mickey Remix)
Belgian producer Shameboy has been around through generations of electronic music maintaining his own unique, yet evolving, style through out. Last month, he unleashed “Trippin,” a gorgeous piece of slowly-developing, chilled-out electronic pop with stunning vocals from Max Marshall. The single has become a favorite in the blogosphere, and for good reason–it’s as intricate as it is catchy.
This morning, we’re excited to be bringing you the premiere of an equally intriguing house remix from fellow Belgian Mickey. Cutting the vocals and flipping the cadence, Mickey’s rendition draws the listener in with a 4×4, head-nodding tempo that, despite speeding things up, maintains the smooth, somber elements of the original. Once again, Marshall’s voice remains a vital component hypnotizing when combined with Mickey’s production. This one’s equally suited for a club dance floor or a sunny summer day. Give it a listen above and also make sure to check out the original here.
Embrace (feat George Maple)
It’s almost difficult to believe that we’ve been posting Josh Legg’s Goldroom project for just under half a decade now. From humble production beginnings authoring breezy disco remixes of his favorite artists for fun, to making audiences of 100,000+ swoon in collective adoration, to what has now become a full-fledged live act behind some of this generation’s most recognizable alt-anthems; Goldroom’s trajectory has been nothing short of major-motion-picture-esque. One of those anthems however, stood head and shoulder above the rest when it came to this writer’s personal touch: the emotive pop scorcher “Embrace”. Why would we be covering a tune that was released almost two years ago on an extended play of the same name though, you ask? Well that’s simple. In a new series of tunes through Snapchat and behind a new EP It’s Like You Never Went Away (our favorite line from “Embrace” by the by), the tune has been finally unveiled in its truest form; with rangey female warbler George Maple on lead vocals. To elaborate, Legg stated: “George Maple and I actually wrote ‘Embrace’ together, so having this come full circle, and to have her singing on the song, feels like a dream. The song Embrace is all about re-connection, and so having George back in my studio again, singing the song, felt like it was meant to be”.
There’s certainly not much more to be said than that. Stream Goldroom’s entire new EP on Spotify here, or purchase through iTunes here, and check out Goldroom’s latest run of tour dates below. For now, let’s bask in the glow that is the purest form of Goldroom’s “Embrace”.
Goldroom Tour Dates:
05/21 – San Francisco, CA @ San Antonio Recreation Area
05/23 – Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle
05/24 – Bethel, NY @ Musteryland USA
06/04 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa 2015
06/25 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
07/11 – Chicago, IL @ Mamby On The Beach
07/16 – Scranton, PA @ Camp Bisco
07/31 – Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga 2015
08/09 – Palm Springs, CA @ Splash House
08/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest 2015
09/04 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
11/21 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
The Partysquad ft. Maikal X
Bombshell OUT NOW!
Dutch duo The Partysquad is back with another festival hit, and we just simply can’t get enough of this one! “Bombshell” is a reggae-influenced electro dance track that displays a different sound the duo is working towards. The commanding vocals from Maikal X perfectly set the scene for the drop, which is filled with catchy melodies and a series of heavyhitting synths. The drums complement the trumpet melodies, resembling the sound of a drumline at a sports match. There’s no question that the epic factor of the track will make you sing along, clap your hands and dance your pants off.
Released under their very own Rebel Yard Music record label, this song will be a hit for sure. If you want to get pumped up and tenfold your adrenaline level, listen to this epic track. The Partysquad never disappoints.
It’s no easy feat to choose an untouchable hip-hop classic like ’21 Questions’ as the basis for an experimental cover, but two talented women in the Australian electronic scene have turned an unlikely scenario into a success that is so damn satisfying. Nicole Millar of Peking Duk’s ‘High’ fame and the forward-thinking Zuri Akoko have combined their unique skills to flip the iconic lyrics and breathe a fresh perspective onto a track that others would dare not try and touch. The allure of this version comes in their ability to take inspiration from the song’s underlying emotion and craft an interpretation that lets them speak through their own artistic strengths. The sultry vocals of Nicole meld with the hauntingly beautiful atmosphere of Zuri’s sound to create a piece of music that will seduce your ears into instant obsession.
It’s just one of a series of gorgeous covers recently from the pair, with similarly enchanting adaptations of Shlohmo and Mya rounding out this incredible showcase of musical prowess. No doubt you’ll be craving for more of these in the near future once you’ve peeped all three below.
Nicole & Zuri
21 Questions (50 Cent Cover)
Nicole & Zuri
Bo Peep (Shlohmo Cover)
Nicole & Zuri
Like Wo (Mya Cover)