Some Nights (Cignature Remix)
Fun has kept quiet since their breakout album, Some Nights, of which the title track and “We Are Young” saw incredible play time on radio waves across the world. Revitalizing the indie-pop band with a free-spirited remix, Cignature – a side project of an unbeknownst artist – introduces themselves the world via a “Some Night” rework. Coupling the warm vocals of the original alongside a bustling, computerized progressive lead, the veiled Boston-based producer accents the pop in the “indie-pop” band by evolving Fun’s sing-a-long flair into an even more catchy counterpart oozing good vibes. Available for free download, Cignature’s opening remix is an undeniable statement that this will not be the last time we hear from them or their sound.
Straight Outta Line (PeaceTreaty Remix)
Now that school is finally over, at least hopefully for most of you, we can roll our windows down and soak in the warm weather. While you’re all out celebrating the end of those past few brutal weeks, let us supply you with a tune, courtesy of Dim Mak, that’ll set the mood for sure.
Peace Treaty’s recently-released remix of Both’s “Straight Outta Line” packs in the energy as it builds into a powerful, melodic drop. The track has “celebration” written all over it with its feel-good melody and bouncy beat. So while you’re sorting through tracks to include in that summer party playlist, make sure to save a spot for this one!
BLOOD FOR THE BLOODGOAT
Within our dojo walls, tracks from captain-of-industry level producers often go overlooked. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the talent that cats like Deadmau5 turn out, it’s just that we’re often focused on highlighting the up-and-comers. Well, after one listen through “Blood For the Bloodgoat,” we just simply couldn’t fucking help ourselves.
Deadmau5 recently released this tune, along with another tune called “Beneath With Me,” and it stirred up that massive collection of feelings we first encountered when we stumbled across his name, saying “have you heard of that Dead Mow 5 guy?” It’s progressive in nature, slowly building with gorgeous vocals and Mau5’s signature structured synths. As we’ve come to love with this outspoken Torontonian, it drops into a steady kick-drum-driven beat, giving lovers of this masked musician everything they could ever dream of.
While we’re not going to feed you bullshit articles about him tweeting his latest automobile purchase, or who he’s beefing with on twitter, we’ll be sure to bring you legendary tunes like this whenever they pop up on his “Fuck My Life” soundcloud account.
Sharam Jey, Sammy W & Alex E
SWAG! (Destructo & Bot Remix)
God damn it, ninjas. We can’t believe the weekend is over. It seems like just yesterday, we were cracking open a cold one and celebrating a few short days of freedom. Little did we know, that freedom came and went, and now we’re faced staring another work week in the eyes. Luckily for us, the legendary Destructo has us covered. That’s right – he’s teamed up with Bot to dial in a filthy G-House remix of “Swag!”
Rife with an ample amount of booty-shaking bass, this remix offers up a real dancefloor treat for those of you still fiending for the weekend. It hisses and crackles, articulately highlighting vocal samples interspersed with slapping drum progressions and a subdued melody. We’ve hit the repeat button a few times, and all we can say is, it’s going to happen a few more times before the night is through.
Sasquatch! Music Festival has become an absolute staple of the Pacific Northwest since its inception in 2002. After selling out in 2013, Sasquatch’s founder, Adam Zacks, tried expanding to the two weekend format last year. The second weekend ended up being canceled, though, with the unfortunate consequence of the festival, which had been 4 days previously, being shrunk down to three days. Luckily, Sasquatch! is back in full 4-day form this Memorial Day Weekend and we couldn’t be more excited for what we already know will be the best weekend of the year.
With the rise in popularity of music festivals, differentiation in the space has become increasingly difficult but the Squatch possesses an unrivaled vibe. The endless beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, a spectacle all its own, truly captivates just as much as the music that plays in front of it. With that flawless, picturesque backdrop, everything else just falls into place melting away the normal stresses of music festivals. The campsites are bubbling with inspired energy and the remoteness of Eastern Washington makes for a laid back community of genuine music fans. Even with occasional rain, the weather’s far more favorable than the scorching heat of many summer events.
Atmosphere aside, Sasquatch! has always done a great job of curating a diverse lineup spanning indie rock, hip-hop, EDM and more. On this year’s lineup, you’ll notice many of the typical acts making the festival rounds, but there’s also a plethora of local talent from the Pacific Northwest offering a unique opportunity to catch some exciting up ‘n comers. We’ve rounded up 25 songs, ordered by set times, to help all you ninjas prepare and it’s a playlist as eclectic as the lineup. If you’re looking to make a spontaneous decision this weekend, Sasquatch! will be the best you’ve ever made–you can still grab tickets here.
You Stressin (Produced by. Disclosure)
Of Monsters & Men
Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran
The War on Drugs
Waited 4 U (ODESZA Remix)
The Perfect Parts
Dancing With Myself
This Is How We Walk On the Moon
Life Round Here
Temporary View (feat. Sampha)
Hanni El Khatib
Pedestrian At Best
These Walls (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat)
Sony and Ultra teamed up to co-release “Brand New,” an original song from the Belgian producer Mystique. We get serenaded with a sexy Summer tune that’s short and sweet. It’s a burst of fun that you can repeat over and over as much as you like; trust us, we’ve already been stuck in a frenzy with this song. Whether you’re at the club, or at the beach, this song will be entirely appropriate, especially after a few drinks. “Brand New” is up for grabs on iTunes for anybody who is looking to take the good times with them. Lookout for more music from Mystique, who has already had releases in the past from Mad Decent, Spinnin’ and the major labels that have released “Brand New.”
We’re not sure where you’re located, but out in the Cali sunshine it’s hot. Coming in to cool things off is “Dreaming,” an original track created by an artist called FROST. “Dreaming” is only the second song on the artist’s Soundcloud account, coming after a remix of “Take Me To Church by Hozier that’s pretty dope as well. Both songs share the deep sound, but with this original the mood is more sprightly; yet, it remains austere from beginning to end without ever becoming dull. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait two months in between releases again, because we’re looking forward to some more FROST in the future. Have a listen to “Dreaming” and head over to Soundcloud to give FROST a follow.