The collective mindset is strong these days. We’ve seen multiple compilations spring up and massive libraries of music develop instantly on SoundCloud. It’s amazing to witness so many artists backing each other up and banding together to create these projects, and one of the latest to do it is Too Lush. Their third volume is a whopping 25 track journey through club music, future styled beats and hip-hop influenced cosmic wonders that include a wide range of producers that are making waves throughout the SoundCloud community. There are a few familiar faces among this crew, and plenty of new ones to explore and expand your musical palette with. Whether you’re looking to kick your feet up and just bob your head or in the middle of the club jigging away, Too Lush Vol. 3 has got a track for that. They’re generously giving it away for free on their Bandcamp, so download it, take it wherever you go, and make it a party.
Tidal Chart Defect
T Pain & Lil Wayne
Cant Believe It (Catt Moop Remix)
On Top Of The World
This Could Be Lush
I Know You
Fade To White
Phonome x Strick
Flow Castle x Slow Graffiti
You Like It (KBoW x GRRL Remix)
Bug A Boo (iMarkkeyz Remix)
Since the release of his sophomore album last year, SBTRKT has kept busy touring the world performing both solo shows and festival spots. As a result, we haven’t heard much new music but all of that started changing earlier this week when the UK producer began covertly dropping new music on his Soundcloud page. Thus far there isn’t much info on where the three tracks will land but, based on the collection, they seem to be short musical sketches, each experimenting with different elements.
The latest loosie, “No Less,” came out earlier today and, despite clocking in at only 2 minutes, proves a relaxing, steadily building beauty. Utilizing quick, warping percussion the track immediately grabs your attention before commanding orchestral instrumentation emerges. After dipping down the energy one more time, the song ties together flawlessly at the end with all its different facets in full force. Give this enchanting jam a listen above, check out SBTRKT’s Soundcloud to see the rest of his recent releases and make sure not to miss him if you’re heading to one of the major festivals this year.
Things can get stressful by the middle of the week, and A Sol Mechanic is here to help ease the anxiety with a new original, “flight.” There’s no shortage of vibes when it comes to an ASM tune, and “flight” delivers with cascading synths, hip-hop rhythm, and comforting sense of calm. There’s even a little hint of Tycho throughout, and that certainly is never a bad thing. Whether you just kicking off your day as the sun rises, or you’re heading home after a long day at work, this fresh new ASM track is a perfect fit for your go-to playlist.
Maribou State are quickly becoming one of the most intriguing acts in chilled-out electronic music composing compelling, emotional and organic tracks that have a way of mesmerizing listeners. The UK duo let loose another promising glimpse into their debut album yesterday with “Raincoats.” Built on a backbone of tribal drums and sparse guitar, the single builds into a steady house groove that melds with highly manipulated soulful vocal samples for an enchanting, ethereal bliss. It’s about as powerful and peaceful of an electronic song as you’ll hear.
“Raincoats” will be on Maribou State’s upcoming album, but is out today exclusively on vinyl as the bonus track for the 12″ release of their last single “Rituals”–you can pick up the physical record here. Maribou State’s debut, Portraits, is due out on June 2nd and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes.
Moving Castle is back! There’s no denying the influence that this talented group has built, especially with their signature brand reaching some of the highest levels in electronic music (*cough* Skrillex *cough*). Their expansion in such a short time with four projects under their belt is inspiring to say the least, and this newest endeavor finds Moving Castle at a defining point within their rise. With each collection, there’s been an increase in the number of artists that contribute, and the scope of the overall sound they are envisioning flourishes alongside that fact.
The importance of diversification within music can never be overstated, and the inclusion of a myriad of unique upcoming producers, vocalists and beatsmiths has set up this stellar assortment to be their most ambitious project to date. From names new to the compilation series, like Treehaus, Catt Moop and Chet Porter, to founding members, Robokid, AOBeats and Manila Killa, Vol. 004 shines brightly with an all star roster, and the quality reflected throughout speaks volumes as to what Moving Castle is capable of achieving. We’ll go ahead and let the music doing the talking now, so stream the glossy and pristine new volume below. Be sure to grab your own free copy here also!
Dirty Chocolate Ft. Yung Bae
Vices & Jailo & BrassTracks & K.B. Starr
We Bout It
AObeats & Jai Wolf & Manila Killa Ft. Mark Johns
Diamonds For Breakfast
Hunt for the Breeze
Awake feat. Treehaus
Yung Wall Street
Oakland-based band Feed Me Jack rocked our SF showcase last month bringing their unique brand of indie rock to life in front of a full house. As they work on their full length album and experiment with new sounds, FMJ will be releasing a series of musical doodles on their Soundcloud page over the next few months and we’re stoked to be premiering the first one. “Humanzoo” demonstrates yet another dimension of the group’s creativity as they delve into psychedelic territory. Combining far-out vocal sampling, playful synths and syncopated percussion with their always smooth guitar work, FMJ create a tune that brings to mind the oddly infectious allure of Radiohead’s “15 Step.” Listening to their library thus far, it’s pretty remarkable the ever-expanding scope of styles Feed Me Jack have successfully traversed and “Humanzoo” bodes well for what’s to come. Vibe above and follow them on Soundcloud for more.
P.S. If you’re digging this track, check out our recent interview with FMJ here.
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
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I Just Cant (feat. Jeremih)
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Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)