Heading Home Ft. Josef Salvat
New York based producer Dan Griffith, aka Gryffin, has been making a whole bunch of light-hearted and fun remixes over this past year. The ascension he’s made in this short of a time period is telling of where he’s headed—~*~*among the stars~*~*~. For the longest time his remix of Tove Lo’s “Talking Body” was something we had to blast in our lives at least 5 times per Friday, so we’re so excited and happy to see that he’s finally released his first very own track, “Heading Home” featuring Josef Salvat.
A familiar start for a Gryffin track, he begins with a piano intro complete with some faint pulsing delay and then brings in the smooth like butter vocals of London-based Josef Salvat, an artist whose work brings the perfect amount of soul into the track. The happy snaps come in and we know a blissful drop is coming, but not before Salvat leaves us with some words of wisdom: “People gonna judge, people gonna talk, they can say what they like, won’t keep me up at night.”
The tune delivers happiness, vibes, and the need to dance, and we can tell you that this is definitely one we’re going to be blasting at our camping spots come this festival season, and all of our friends will be smiling and jumping and giddy and all will be good in the world. Luckily many of you will be able to do that in front of a stage he’s playing, too, because he’s going to be all over this year’s festival circuit.
Stream the tune above or check it out on Spotify’s electroNOW playlist!
Gangsta Walk feat. Nate Dogg
I don’t think the late great Nate Dogg ever imagined one of his unreleased acapellas would be used for a house record, especially of the sort that SNBRN cooks up. “Gangsta Walk” is the result of SNBRN getting his hands on a special vocal that producers around the world would probably give their right arm for. Although this original is of the deep house style, SNBRN keeps things extremely upbeat and lively which we’ve come to observe in many of his “sunset house” tracks. With SNBRN adding natural elements to his track, including the horns and the unforgettable piano, this track’s dynamic capacity is like few other dance records out right now from up and coming prodigies. “Gangsta Walk” was released by Ultra Records a few days ago, and since it’s already amassed tons of love from hip-hop heads and ravers alike. Grab it on iTunes now!
4 Real (Featuring Ty Dolla $ign & iLoveMakonnen)
Destructo just keeps taking the scene by storm. Seriously, this dude throws some of the sickest parties with anything HARD touches, and rosters that are always super on point. His lineups always do a great job of meshing a number of different genres, and that’s exactly what he’s done in his latest track release, “4 Real.”
When the song first started we weren’t sure what to expect—it didn’t show any signs of being an electronic track per se, but it’s 2016 y’all. Ty Dolla $ign blesses us with his dreamy vocals and iLoveMakonnen provides the hype, and a few seconds later Destructo starts to tease us with his melodic tones, which lets us know that this will most definitely be an electronic track. This all builds into what might be one of the more unexpected drops we’ve heard in a while—a tech house wonderland filled with a sped up take on the quintessential hip hop sample (aka G House 2.0). The end product is an impressive and well-done fusion of two entirely different genres, something that we’ve seen Destructo do before and hope he continues to do as long as he’s making music.
Tell Your Friends (Just Kiddin Edit)
U.K. duo Just Kiddin have been hot on our radar since their 2014 club smash “Thinking About It” took both the underground and commercial dance halls by storm. In the years since, the pair have entrenched themselves as one of the fastest rising acts in house-land behind their lush, contemporary take on classic house melodies, including their last single “Only For You” claiming the top spot on numerous blog charts. The pair’s latest tune comes in the form of a soul-quenching edit of The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends”. Shuffled hi-hats, filtered grand-piano and some succulent vocal shops form much of their revisions foundations, but a perfectly seung, rolling house bass line and backing synth pull everything together in a syrupy sweet heap of dance rhythms. About their revision, Just Kiddin shared: “As soon as we heard this original, we knew it needed a JK edit! We’re giving this one away for free as a thanks for your continued support.” We’re certainly glad The Weeknd inspired yet another creative take on his beautifully malleable music.
Along with their latest edit, Just Kiddin have also announced their first North American tour of 2016 with support from the likes of The Magician, Le Youth and Shiba San on their ten-city run, so be sure to check the dates below for a chance to catch their seductive brand of proper house. Grab your tickets at the link here, and in the mean time, check out their edit of The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends” above.
Just Kiddin North America Tour Dates:
02.05: Primary, Chicago
02.06: Alexander Gastown, Vancouver
02.10: La Cave, Costa Mesa, CA
02.11: Elevate, Salt Lake City
02.12: Avalon Hollywood,
02.13: Bang Bang, San Diego
02.19: Webster Hall, NY
02.20: Kingdom, Austin
02.25: 1050 Folsom, San Francisco
02.27: Vinyl, Denver
Although the weather has most of us down, that doesn’t mean that we can’t turn up. In fact, most parties are held inside anyways, so the dark and stormy weather shouldn’t hinder your plans too much tonight. If you have plans, we hope to be a part of them via our weekly party playlist that we publish for your weekend get-togethers. As with many other weeks, we start things off a bit on the chiller side with some future sounds to ease you into the night. Some of those tracks include works from Mija and Tasty Treat. From there we get a bit more in-your-face with energetic works from the likes of 1DAFUL, ETC! ETC!, Ditta & Dumont and more. As always, all of these tracks are free downloads, so if you’re not the streaming type, you can add them to your digital library, and infuse them into a playlist of your own. No matter how you absorb them, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.
Come Running (Mija Remix)
Palms (feat. Amory)
Always (DEVAULT x Wildfire Remix)
Hold Up (feat. Fawks)
Axwell /\ Ingrosso
This Time (iSHi Remix)
Featuring Dillon Francis (Original Mix)
My Neck My Back (Who Cares Remix)
Yellow Claw & FLUX PAVILION
Catch Me Feat Naaz (ETC!ETC! Bootleg)FREE DL
Ditta & Dumont
Pick It Up
High Stakes (Original Mix)
As we cross into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
See you on the dance floor.
Destructo / Justin Martin - 1/21
Justin Martin & Ardalan Ft. PartyPatty
LOUDPVCK - 1/22
LOUDPVCK & 12th Planet
Guess Who (feat. Key!)
SWEAT - 1/23
The Booty Mix
Eats Everything / Patrick Topping - 1/24
Bugatti (Eats Everything 4x4 Remix)
Premiere: Patrick Topping
Gone (INSTRUM Remix)
Brooklyn-based producer INSTRUM has been one of our favorites for quite some time now. With this remix of Monogem‘s massive hit “Gone”, he showcases his versatility by rearranging it into a melodic dance track. With the addictive melody provided by singer Jen’s unique vocals, the deep house change-up definitely complements and takes it up a couple notches. Towards the end of the track, there’s also something we’ve never seen in his music before – a breakdown with a hip-hop inspired trap beat, which spices things up for us quite a bit.
INSTRUM’s production style is still evolving. Having millions of Soundcloud plays and a handful of #1 tracks on HypeM, it’s safe to say that sky is the limit for this talented producer. Make sure to grab a free download if you dig the track!