In today’s electronic music scene I don’t think we see enough full-length albums or EP’s. There’s just something great about coming back to a collection of songs and listening to it front to back. Jon Santana, an up-and-comer out of Nashville, just released a five track EP. And it is one of those records. I wanted to showcase my favorite song, the outro single, NY90. It’s by far the most hip-hop influenced song on here, with some excellent bars by Lox Chatterbox. But head over to the playlist to stream the full album, And There They Were. There’s lots to explore, from big electronic singles to a few more low key instrumentals.
We could go into a long and contrived story about the origins of Halloween, the veil between the living and dead being its thinnest, or drone on about the absurd amount of epic parties that spread from coast-to-coast this weekend. Instead, though, we’re just gonna let you dig right into this one.
RL Grime is back with his 5th installment of his Halloween mix and it far exceeds our expectations, which is no easy task, given the pedigree of these annual treats. With an intro from Pharrell, a cameo from RL Stein, and a seamless collection of bass heavy tunes, it’s everything you need to carry you through into one of the best weekends of the year.
It’s the weekend before Halloween. This means you’re going to (most likely) be out partying to celebrate the holiday. We want you to be safe, but also have as much fun as you can. Part of the fun is going to consist of good music; that’s where we come in. We went ahead and did some leg work, as we have done every Friday, and collected our favorite free downloads from the week for you to enjoy over your days off. This week we have some incredible records from a ton of our favorite artists including Xavier White, David Heartbreak, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Debroka and more. Although there aren’t specific Halloween themes, there are a few Halloween inspired tracks, including one from KSHMR called “The Spook Returns” that brings the holiday vibe out in house form. Enjoy all twelve records, and make sure to #danceirresponsibly.
’Xavier White X Paul Couture – Fall In Love Again?’
Ash Riser is not one of those emcees who is just in it for the glory. He’s here to respect the art of rap in the long term, and has continuously put out dope records, including his latest “Smile, Wave & Laugh.”
The Los Angeles poet pushed out this free download earlier in the week. Produced by Tae Beast, “Smile, Laugh & Wave” is the admission of Ash’s attitude towards the entertainment industry dynamics that, more often than not, develop fake interests and two-faced individuals. Politics is everywhere, and the music industry is certainly not exempt, especially in the bright lights and sunshine of Southern California. That hasn’t stopped Ash, whose multi-faceted career has put him in front of thousands of industry figures in multiple domains. Through it all he’s kept his grind, his grit, and his artistry.
Winter weather is right around the corner, which means it’s go time. You only have a few, fleeting months left of fall, before the white stuff starts barreling down. With that in mind, we strongly encourage you to get out of the house this weekend and head down to Beta Nightclub to check out another stacked weekend of beats.
Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Get there before 9:00 on Sunday
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for SATURDAY & SUNDAY this week.
Benny Benassi - 10/27
’Tiga – Make Me Fall In Love (Benny Benassi Remix)’
Music and recap videos have steadily becoming stale in the dance music arena. Despite that, French artist Christine’s music video is anything but stale. The fresh feature for the single “Drama” featuring rap veteran T La Rock is both electrifying and nostalgic.
Although the video takes influenced from classic cop/detective films, the stylized tone of the video is completely new age. The mix goes nicely together, especially in conjunction with the melding of musical tastes, both old and new. We get a bit of the 80’s hip-hop vibe twisted in with the French electro sound. While Christine’s bustling beats are grooving along, your eyes get to enjoy a dancing detective whose moves are quite infectious. You may not bust out some break dance moves, but you surely will have the urge.
October is a big month for Stööki Sound, and that may even be an understatement. Today, we have their single “My G’s” which features the duo’s own Jelacee as an emcee, and at the end of the month they drop their full Ösiris EP. Then, North America gets a taste of their sound as they embark on their tour.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s focus in on their lead single “My G’s.” America better be ready for some grime, because this is one killer record that will be a massive treat live. It’s more rap than dance, but the beat is a savage slap that will no doubt get crowds moving. The sound design is incredible, laying the background for Jelacee to bring the heat that so many of us are going to want to hear more of in the future. We just might on the rest of this EP. Stream or buy the single today, and prepare for the full EP release on October 28th.