It’s been a few months now that we have been seeing the name “bitbird” circulating through out our feeds. With all the great music the name was releasing, it came as no surprise when we discovered the person behind the new label was none other than electronic artist, San Holo.
To kick off the creation and amassed success of bitbird, Holo has released the label’s first ever EP, Gouldian Finch, a compilation containing an array of the label’s newly signed music ranging from hip-hop to bass to acoustic. Initially, San Holo teased us with his own first release with his creative company, “Still Looking,” which only set an exciting example of what else we could expect to see from bitbird. In addition to his single, listeners will get a taste of the diverse and talented sounds distributed by the label on the ‘Gouldian Finch’ EP. Indulge your ears’ taste buds and take a listen to the brand new EP below.
’BeauDamian – Sign Waves’
’ILIVEHERE. – About Time’
’The Nicholas – Pocket (prod. San Holo)’
’Vic Alexis – Beauty Always Dies’
’DROELOE x Vinzere – Nothing Wrong’
’Appleby – How Many Ft. Ayelle (prod. Rami Beatz)’
’Analogue Dear – A Lydian’
’San Holo – Still Looking’
I don’t know if this applies to just the ninjas, but we’re ready for the weekend. Friday is here, and our Party Playlist is ready to get good times rolling in. Today we have collected a dozen tracks that have been put out recently as free downloads. Some big names including Black Tiger Sex Machine, David Heartbreak, Kandy, Elaksi, and Getter put out top-notch singles this week that we absolutely had to share with you in this collection. This week is almost all party, with very little pre-gaming to be done, except for the first song, which comes to us from Jeremiah Red, otherwise known as KROQ’s on air DJ. Check out all twelve records, and enjoy the next few days off. If for some reason you still have to work, let these records set you free in your leisure time. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
’Statik Link – So Obvious (Original Mix)’
’Black Tiger Sex Machine – Mountains’
’AK9 & Cold One – Give Me A Sign’
’TAAMY, Shwann & The Riberaz – Magnetic (2016 Rework)’
’David Heartbreak – Goodie Goodie Riddim Feat. Cy Kosis And Rell The Soundbender’
’Mercer – Opium (Snøwmass & MNYKR Remix)’
’Skr1ll3x & R1ck R0$$ – Purple L@mb0rgh1ni (KANDY Bootleg)’
’Ray Volpe – Make Me Feel’
Rell The Soundbender is one of Panama City’s most talented musical exports. Eduardo Morell III, has pushed his music through avenues like OWSLA, SMOG and NEST, and has collaborated with the likes of Far East Movement and Bro Safari. Now, he’s here with his Palante EP and he’s brought it to the dojo for a first listen.
The Palante EP is made up of four tracks with collaborations from Los Rakas, JVZEL, and Harley Mac and Far East Movement. Rell starts things off with “Criminal,” a future house style record that gets things started with a bang. It’s got the energy and attitude to get any party started. With the second song, “Pesao” the sound is switched up to a more trappy vibe that pulls from the producer’s origins in hip-hop. Next comes “Siempre” a song you will likely be playing, well, always. It’s a catchy house jam that is a perfect match for club DJs. Lastly, “Jamma” hits hard with its vibrant, festival ready demeanor. “Jamma” will put a lot of mainstage producer’s works to shame.
Rell The Soundbender did an incredible job with this project, which has been released through Afrercluv. Stream it first here, save it on Spotify, or if you are into buying digital copies, then head over to iTunes.
David Heartbreak is one of the premiere dance music producers, period. He helped push moombahton to its height, pioneered the EDM trap revolution and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. He’s a true songwriter that isn’t afraid of changing things up. Now, he’s back in full force.
“I took a year off from music, I had some personal things going on, and I needed a break from music”
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from David, but he returns with his Skyline EP, out now on Uprise Music. We were unsure what direction David was going to take, given his diverse catalog, but with the two single project he brought some full on emotional vibes. The title EP is a highly melodic, ambient single that can best be described as David’s take on future meets trip-hop. It’s one of those records that will put a spell on you, one that is hard to break. For the second track, “Jux,” David partners with Cy Kosis for a unique trap single that is as dynamic as it is dope. There are more than a handful of records that David has put out that will blow your mind, and this is up there with his best.
“The inspiration behind skyline is New York City. Skyline was written in an Uber on the FDR drive. I just had a lot running through my mind, and it skyline just was perfect for where I was at, at that time.”
You can feel the emotion in these two singles. After dealing with his personal issues and moving back to his city, David is ready to continue making his mark on the world. It’s certainly a mark that we miss. Here’s to you David, glad to have you back!
’David Heartbreak – Skyline’
’David Heartbreak – Jux (feat. Cy Kosis)’
B-SIDES FT. NEVVE
KILLERS ON THE LOOSE
With a strong history of tasteful high-energy releases, B-Sides is well known in the world of electronic and trap music. I can be pretty picky when it comes to my choice of dance music nowadays. But B-Sides’ new song, “Killers On The Loose” works for a festival set, an underground club or just kicking it with some friends. A lot of credit is due to the smooth vocals laid down by the singer Nevve. The evolving buildups are the highlight here. And they are fulfilled without being overshadowed when the bass and beats drop in.
It seems as though the Summer has been making the weeks fly by. That’s good though, because we’re already at the weekend. On this Friday, as we have done for 203 previous Fridays before, have collected our favorite free downloads for you to rock out to over the next two days. A batch of a dozen party tunes are here in one place for your pleasure. Tracks this week come to us from some of our favorite artists including Venessa Michaels, Luca Lush, Sam F, Kennedy Jones and Ray Volpe. Don’t discount the other producers you find in this bunch, as they churned out some incredibly memorable tracks that might quickly become your go-to party jam. Check out all twelve, download the ones you like and enjoy the weekend. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
’Venessa Michaels – Like That (feat. Jackson Breit)’
’MAGGIE ROGERS – ALASKA (LUCA LUSH X BISHU REMIX)’
’Tate Tucker – 7/11 (prod. JULiA LEWiS & Invoker)’
’Seek N Destroy – Wrap Stars’
Bit Tits – No Man Left Behind’
’Haezer x aUtOdiDakT – Killswitch (aUtOdiDakT VIP)’
’Kennedy Jones Ft. ODK – Vamos Vacilar (Original Mix)’
’Choppa Dunks – Do Dat Feat. Snappy Jit’
Bass music and charity are two of our favorite things. Recently they came together to benefit Youth On Record, an organization dedicated to guiding at-risk youth in Denver through leadership and musical pathways. Who brought these two together you might ask? That would be the black. collective with the first volume of their black. compilation.
Thanks to Cadence & Cause, the black. collective’s charitable desires came to life. Before the charity, the music had to be made. This epic collection of bass tracks, ranging from dubstep to moombahcore to trap, were put together by over ten artists, including BENTZ, Kompany, Tuslo, and WILLY P. As far as up and coming producers go, all these cats are talented gems that will blow your mind. From start to finish, all eight tracks are as good as it gets. There are a lot of compilations out there whose quality goes up and down throughout the project, but here, we have non-stop fire. Stream the compilation below, and if you would like to purchase the album or simply donate to the cause, head over to the compilation’s page.
’BENTZ X G
REX – Violets’
’Adair X Too Vain – Instrument Of War’
’TOP $HELF X Patches – Infinite Dabs’