Vancouver Sleep Clinic & GXNXVS
Hold On We're Going Home (Drake Cover)
We’re going to be honest with you. We’ve heard more interpretations of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” than Peyton Manning has heard condolences. It’s been one of the most remixed and covered tunes in the past year, and it’s not hard to see why. While we’ve braved through a veritable onslaught of medicore takes on our neighbor to the north, this tune stands proudly amongst the mire.
17 year old Brisbane native Vancouver Sleep Clinic has gracefully adorned our humble blog walls before, giving us warm-n-fuzzies with his glorious vocals in “Collapse.” This time around, he’s partnered with an someone we’re unfamiliar with, GXNXVS.
The end result is a smoother than silk, icy cold, yet smoking hot cover of this widely popular Drake tune. It’s downright enchanting, begging to be listened to over and over again. Take a listen, and try not to hit repeat.
Some artists have the ability to transport their listener directly into their song and frame of mind. Such is the case with ascending downtempo electronic producer Blackedout, who hit us with his latest effort “Vessel” this morning, and we had to give our ninjas a brief respite amongst the large amounts of hip-hop and electro we’ve been slanging your way this week. “Vessel” is the second tune to be leaked leading up to Blackedout’s forthcoming second EP this Spring, and if we were to call it like we see it, we would undoubtedly state that he’s pitching an emphatic perfect game thus far. This slow burning slice of synthetica builds behind rocky slabs of spacy synth work and flighty drums, producing a constantly evolving piece of music. As much of the weather stateside is dreary and snow filled, “Vessel” will slink you right down in your (hopefully) warm seat. Check it out above.
Moonlight (Original Mix)
We’re no stranger to LA based producer Sam Vogel. Sometime long, long ago, we stumbled across his production skills with his remix of “Swing” by Savage. The only thing is, we hadn’t heard much from him lately, but there’s a good reason why. We previously were acquainted to Sam underneath the moniker Kid Ranger. Little did we know, Kid Ranger is now a thing of the past, welcoming in Jauz as his new identity.
When we asked this up and coming producer why he switched, this is what he had to say:
I basically knew the whole time I was at Icon that at some point a name change was gunna happen, just from how much my style/music/direction had changed. So, I spent about 5 months (before and after I graduated from Icon) finishing as many tracks as I could, and working on the branding/idea behind Jauz. I wanted it to be something that really portrayed exactly who I am as an artist.
Crackling with atmospheric elements, smooth and upbeat symbol work, and some lovely vocals, Jauz dials in a sultry vibe in his first original. This future garage inspired song has light fluttering synths that provide the perfect compliment to the soaring melody. Backed with a love trap style bassline, this is one hell of a original production, and has left us wanting more.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have 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
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.
Paris Blohm - January 23rd
Tritonal & Paris Blohm
Colors ft. Sterling Fox
Planet of the Drums - January 24th
Four Four Flashback
Alex Metric & Destructo - January 18th
Empire of the Sun
DNA (Alex Metric Remix)
Crackin' (Martin Garrix Edit)
With a new start to the year, we’re kicking off our 2014 Residency program with a bang, welcoming in one of the hottest names in music right now. For the past year, no matter what club, festival, podcast or mix you’d come across, you’re almost certain to hear one song in particular. You know which one we’re talking about. “Animals,” exploded onto the scene, dropping by way of Spinnin’ Records.
Shrouded in mystery, the teaser that was released had no name associated with it. People curiously wrote up blog posts with incorrect artists being credited, chomping at the bit to finally find out who was behind that behemoth of a track. When the artist was finally announced, belonging to 17 year old Martin Garrix, people were instant ennamoured with this Netherlands born youngster.
Garrix has since released numerous chart-topping tracks, all of which have maintained his polished style that so many have come to know and love. Now that everyone is a little more familiar with this rising star, we’re offering up the opportunity to get to know him even better.
All this month we’ll be featuring content on Martin Garrix, offering up a deeper look at the man behind the animal mask. Make sure to check back in on the regular to see what we have in store.
Hey hey, ninjas! It’s that time of the week again. You know that time. It’s that time where your back starts aching, your wrists hurt from typing (at least ours do), and your eyes are burning from gazing at a computer screen (once again, these are all things we’re experiencing).
Regardless of how exhausted you are, how difficult of a week it’s been, or how ready you are to go home and pass out, we encourage you to press play and think twice.
Latch (LaReda Remix)
Sucka (DJ Sliink & DJ Hoodboi & Trippy Turtle Remix)
Get A Grip featuring Gibbz
Pumpin Blood (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Snowflakes (Original Mix)
Airwave (Ashley Wallbridge unofficial Bootleg Remix)
Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge
DUI: Ashley Wallbridge US Festival Edit
Underworld vs Tom Staar
Mineral Drive (3LAU Bootleg)
Deformaty & Koyote
Rocket 2.0 (Original Mix)
Ganxta (Original Mix)
Breathless ft. Michelle Quezada (Candylands OG Remix)
Outta Your Mind (Candylands OG Marquee Remix)
CAKED UP & JAYCEEOH
KING S#!T (Original Mix)
Keys N Krates
All the Time (Tove Lo Flip)
Toronto-based production trio Keys N Krates are back at it again today with their latest release, an enormous ganja-inspired anthem titled “All the Time.” Featuring a sound that I can only think to describe as epic, the track is truly intoxicating even without any influence from Ms. Mary Jane, although its hard to imagine her presence would hurt.
The sped-up vocals, which actually originate from Hippie Sabotage‘s “Stay High,” could not be more appropriate over Keys N Krates’s monster of instrumental. With its high-pitched ballad and steady progression, this cut, in many ways, feels reminiscent of the legendary U.K. dubstep producers of Nero but with a more relaxed, 808-laiden twist. Bump above and head over to the Keys N Krates FB Page to grab it for free.