[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 293)

The second weekend of Coachella is upon us and we’re keeping the festivities going on our end with another edition of the Friday Party Playlist. This week we’ve got the usual batch of a dozen free downloads for you, as well as a mix for a whole bunch of extra music for you. This week we’re dropping heaters from some of our favorite producers including Kaptain, Luca Lush, dEVOLVE, Wenzday, Arius and so many more, including the return of Twine. There’s a whole lot of great stuff going on here, so get ready to dive in. We start off slow then boost up the energy to max levels as the playlists goes on! Party hard, stay safe ninjas.

’Mlapa – Ice Coffee’
’Kaptain – Your Every Move’
’LUCA LUSH – PSYCHO (feat. Synchronice & AERYN)’
’Madison Beer – Home With You (dEVOLVE Remix)’
’Wenzday – Narita’
’ASDEK – MUMBO JUMBO’
’CAZZTEK – HOLD UP, WAIT A MINUTE’
’ANGELZ x TREMILLE. – Dancin’
’8Er$ – STFU!’
’Twine – Die 4 U’
’ATLiens – Interstellar (feat. Sara Skinner) (Arius Remix)’
’Porn And Chicken X Bizerk – Riot’
’Zoo Keeper’s Mix Of The Week
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[Event Review] Grooving Through Wonderland

Looking at the NOS Event Center from the outside, you’d never think that Insomniac would be able to transform the traditional fairgrounds into the Alice & Wonderland themed massive event that it is.

It was somewhere between walking into the Queen’s Domain Stage for the first time, with royal banners draped down from a regal dome and the stained-glass windows of a virtual castle dance on the huge Main Stage LED screens; Between fairytale teapot art cars that stood comically 15ft high just outside with their caretakers fresh out of mind-bending tea party with the mad hatter himself; and between watching every rendition of Wonderland’s vibrant characters stream into the venue all around me that I realized I had already I had already tripped and fallen deep into the Rabbit Hole.

The event was outstanding, even through a chilly rain the first day. If anything the stages had even more memorable crowds with everyone dancing and staying in cover to keep warm and dry.

The Mad Hatter’s Castle was the favorite music stage this year, featuring outrageous sets from the likes of R3HAB, Electric Mantis, Black Tiger Sex Machine, & Australian artist Just A Gent. Christofi dropped an awesome, intimate set early on Day 2 at the Queens Domain that went off too. Personal best set of the weekend? Valentino Khan.

With VIP experiences being hit or miss, I was excited to see what this years looked like. The Gypsy Shrine was there in all their glitter & jewels making people fabulous and there was a massive recreated mad hatter tea party table for photo ops. What truly stood out as I explored the space was an explosion of what was referred to as “wellness technology”.

A massive spinning bed that rotated 13 times per minute to balance the body’s equilibrium. Light therapy masks. Vibrating beds known as SoundLounges. Virtual Reality Experiences. Live Art. An Augmented Reality wall. The list goes on, but I was blown away.

The Courtiers were brought in by Insomniac to curate the space known as ‘The Quantum Lounge’ and they partnered with a company in the emerging cryptocurrency space called Swarm Fund to do it. The Virtual Reality was using the game Sound Self, where the object is to fill objects with your voice. Using tones, fractal patterns actually respond to the user’s voice to create intricate, hypnotic patterns. It was a trip watching how people interacted with the game, with one girl singing into the game creating incredible patterns.

After my experience there, I moved onto the SoundLounge. I was given headphones and laid down on a futuristic black bed, choosing a 5 minute audio track called “Abundance” that had been designed by a doctor to facilitate relaxation in the body. Almost instantly after I was placed in the lounge and the track started, I could feel a massive bass wave pulse through the my body and drop all tension away. It was way beyond my expectations, with one guest sitting up saying it was one of the best festival experiences they’d ever had.

I spent more time here engaged than any other VIP space I can remember. The live art was truly outstanding and left plenty of room to lounge around on light-up, fiberglass pods that were essentially art installations and seating at the same time. The Quantum Lounge was a perfect recharge and entertainment experience that every VIP experience could look to for inspiration. Truly the last piece of the puzzle to bring me fully into Wonderland and send me back onto the festival dance floor feeling my best.

All in all Beyond Wonderland was an awesome event, and a perfect introductory experience for me – showcasing how far they’ve come in the event’s 8yr run. With an amazing lineup, art installations, stages, and an outrageous VIP I left remembering why I come to these events. To connect with myself and the other amazing humans that call this otherworldly combination of music and immersive art home.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 292)

This week we were feeling extra dirty. We’ve got the usual batch of records, but instead of twelve, we’re dropping thirteen, because… well, if you can’t figure out why then you need a calendar. We start the pre-game with tracks from 5 & A Dime and Carter Cruise, then move right into the party with music from some of our favorite producers including HVDES, Birthdayy Partyy, TYNAN and many more. We’re going all night long with these and even though you can’t join us physically, let’s all rage together in our various locations under this one playlist. Party hard, stay safe!

’I Got What You Need (5 & A Dime Mega Mashup)’
’Carter Cruise – literally like yeah ft. stumby’
’Burn The Witches ( HVDES Rob Zombie Tribute) – HVDES’
’Lil Jon – Snap Yo Fingers (Birthdayy Partyy Remix)’
’Qlank – Hollow’
’Jack Squire – Misfits ft. Dax London’
’Saint Punk – Daddy’
’Wuki – Chop It ft. Bri Berlay (Blvk Sheep Remix’
’ATLiens – Interstellar (Feat. Sara Skinner) (TYNAN Remix)’
’HEKLER & Gladez – 404’
P0gman & HAMi – ‘DEM BOI’S’
’ATLiens – Witch Doctor (G
REX & PEEKABOO Remix)’
’PEEKABOO – Filthy Animal (sfam remix)’
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[House] Lil Jon – Snap Yo Fingers (Birthdayy Partyy Remix)

Lil Jon
Snap Yo Fingers (Birthdayy Partyy Remix)

It seems as though Birthdayy Partyy have an unlimited cache of quality remixes. Their latest calls for more than just snapping your fingers, it needs your whole body. That’s right, we’re talking “Snap Yo Fingers” by Lil Jon, the 2006 classic.

When Birthdayy Partyy drop something, it’s hard to guess where they’re gonna go. You’d think with this hip-hop hit they’d go trap, but to our surprise they went all out with a bassy G-house production. It’s not what you’d expect, but it blows you out of the water with its vivid grooves. Leave it to these twins to knock your socks off. And as usual, they released this one as a free download.

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[Electro House] PatrickReza & WOMP! – Rabbit Hole

PatrickReza & WOMP!
Rabbit Hole

We’re proud to share with you that PatrickReza returns with his new single “Rabbit Hole” alongside WOMP! This limited time free download is a must have – even if you’re not into downloading files anymore, your digital library or playlist will be much better off with this one inside it.

“Rabbit Hole” pushes a bass-driven house sound, one that is pure energy perfect for all the festivals that are upcoming. From the sound design to the structure to all the finite details, this record has it all going for it. Once you get near the end, they turn up the heat even further, which isn’t something you’d think could happen from how this record is already. But somehow they manage and it is FIRE!

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 109: Rainy Choonz

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode 109: Rainy Choonz

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With rain coming down in SF, this week’s episode came together just at the right time. After a multiple year hiatus, The Music Ninja’s weekly Sunday Night Soul returned last weekend. To celebrate, I had Ninja Baseer put together the first couple segments with a mix of soulful, forward-leaning R&B tunes. After touching on the dissociative pysch rock of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest album, the remainder of the show was dedicated to hazy, lo-fi house. Anchored by a selection Ross From Friends stellar Brainfeeder debut, the last hour hits right in the late night feels.

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[Underground House/Techno] Beyønd. Collective – Homies ( VA Compilation)

The Beyønd Collective has recently become one of the main features in the Denver nightlife, helping maintain the ever-evolving underground scene. Gabriel Tavarez is at the forefront, with duties starting from the ground up, literally.

Forming with a few others, Tavarez laid the foundation with smaller venues and late night parties. Now, the collective has climbed to the top, throwing events at all the best venues in the Denver underground music scene. Through all of that pavement pounding, hand shaking, and efforts to connect with all walks of life, Beyønd Collective has continually evolved. Next up? Starting their very own record label.

To launch the label, they decided to do a various artist compilation of their closest friends, aka Homies. With each track, you’ll get a taste of what’s brewing up with some of Denver’s like-minded artists. Each track is a free to download, so be sure to snag a copy of every single one you want.

Track list:
1. Incoming Swing by The Anubis
2. Mencius by Black/Tuesday & Chklte
3. 1991 Booty by Buck David Music
4. Prospects by T-Rx
5. Dame Todo by Stranger on Public
6. How’s Music by Sergio Perez
7. Magnetic by Léon Kadillak
8. Together by Cruz Ctrl Music
9. Resonate by Diego Santana
10. 281 by Charlie Morris
11. Steps by Hippusher
12. Don’t Fall Asleep by Kyle Rossignol
13. Rabies by N.I.Q. ( Niq )
14. Shadow Eyes by Astronoize

”Incoming Swing’ by The Anubis’
”Mencius’ by Black/Tuesday & Chklte’
”1991 Booty’ by Buck David’
”Prospects’ by T
Rx’
”Dame Todo’ by Stranger On Public’
”How’s Music’ by Sergio Perez’
”Magnetic’ by Leon Kadillak’
”Together’ by Cruz Ctrl’
”Resonate’ by Diego Santana’
”281′ by Charlie Morris’
”Steps’ by Hippusher’
”Don’t Fall Asleep’ by Kyle Rossignol’
”Rabies’ by N.I.Q.’
”Shadow Eyes’ by Astronoize’

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