“Baptize” is the latest single from the R&B artist midnight, whose dark style has captivated listeners worldwide. In keeping with his iconic sound, he forges ahead with another heart-melting song, this time produced by the the Buffalo producer YLXR. They work together in tandem for a chilled out masterpiece that brings the urban and electronic worlds together seamlessly. It’s been a hot Summer vacation so far – at least in California – so let this one cool you off with its divine sound. For a limited time only, you can grab “Baptize” as a free download before it goes up for purchase after June 11th. Better get on it!
Los Angeles’ Patrick Reza keeps the house tracks rolling with his new original called “BOUNCE!.” Featuring Abhi The Nomad, “BOUNCE!” is a dirty electro beast that takes some influence from deeper styles of the four-to-the-floor umbrella genre. Patrick flexes his sound design muscles in a big way, and even throws in a cut time drop in the second half, tipping his hat to his previous bass style that he dominated. Now, his domain has been spreading and he’s established himself as one of the premiere up and comer producers in the scene right now. Check out his newest material and make sure to download it, as “BOUNCE!” has been released for no charge.
In the latest installment of Yours Truly‘s always-dope Songs from Scratch series, an ongoing project backed by Adidas Originals that fuels artist collaboration, Oakland-bred vocalist/songwriter Kehlani has teamed up with the pioneering Mr. Carmackfor a slow-burning jam. Mr. Carmack, whose Red EP is around the corner, has been an omnipresent force in music for the last couple years as a humble, albeit somewhat reluctant, representation of the modern-day renaissance producer. Meanwhile, Kehlani’s debut album, which perfectly captures her unique approach to songwriting and distinct voice, has made her a well-deserving favorite among tastemakers.
“All In,” born out of two artists’ exhaustion from their respective grinds, features a markedly chilled-out Carmack with downtempo percussion, oscillating synths and gorgeous piano. Kehlani’s voice matches the backdrop flawlessly, but her lyrics are what truly shed light on the track’s significance for both artists. A fascinating contrast emerges from the combination that reflects the wear and tear that come with success and the perseverance required to keep going. It’s a deeply emotional, yet valiant, tune that surely marks a point in time of the careers of two promising talents.
If you’re looking for some mid-week inspiration, we’d definitely recommend checking out the behind-the-scenes video below and the full story behind “All In” here.
Jai Wolf had been killing it for quite some time before his performance at Coachella made him a poster boy of sorts for the group of up ‘n comers that make the DoLab so special. As he continues his ascent in the world of dance music, Wolf hits an extra special landmark today becoming the third artist to release a single through the Odesza-curated Foreign Family Collective. Just as Foreign Fam’s last release, “Aftergold,” served as the perfect culmination of Big Wild‘s production approach, “Indian Summer” serves as an anthem that succinctly captures Jai Wolf’s style.
As its name suggests, the single features a distinct influence from Indian music primarily fueled by the vocal sample that emerges into a radiant drop driven by percussion that fans of Odesza are sure to appreciate. It’s a gorgeous tune that’ll contribute to Jai Wolf’s quickly surmounting momentum as he hits more festivals and solo dates around the country. Give “Indian Summer” a listen above and make sure to save it for your summer playlist.
Spanning five and a half minutes in length, the production is extensive enough to demonstrate an impressively wide array of production techniques. With an inventive introduction, touches of electric keyboard and snare, 8-bit samples, future synth, and an appropriately timed crescendo/diminuendo dynamic scheme, Luca’s remix has a defined and original feel that is worthy of high praise.
While the remix is in and of itself an innovative deviation from the original, Luca is able to also capture what makes Some Minds so impressive by shaping his futuristic creation around the familiar and melodic vocals of Miike Snow front man Andrew Wyatt.
We hope Luca Lush will continue this trend of releasing new music weekly – while we wait on his next great release, enjoy “Some Minds” above.
No strangers to The Music Ninja, underground Brooklyn production pair The Golden Pony have embarked on a rapid ascension into dance media mainstream over the past year. Most recently the genre traversing duo came to us with their deep take on The Chainsmokers’ “Let You Go”, while today, TGP has unveiled the first irresistible and completely original taste off of a brand new shiny record deal with Thrive Music: “Die Inside Your Dance”. Featuring a set of staccato vocal chops before melting into a full and longing refrain from fellow Brooklynites Savoir Adore, “Die Inside Your Dance” take its cues from the corners of proper deep-house polished with a contemporary shine. But of course, with over 5 million Soundcloud plays all through self-released music, it’s become utterly clear that the boys also know how to craft a dance hit encased within a pop-sensible structure; working their way into both the casual listener and overly scrutinous House-heads simultaneously. Not bad for a tune that …“was written and produced in [their] Brooklyn Bedroom studio” either. Stream “Die Inside Your Dance” above to accompany this warm weather wave.
If you’re not hip to this Riverside, California-based electronic act just yet, today will mark the day you follow him on Spotify, Soundcloud, Facebook, and Twitter.
Having already experienced success with two albums, two EP’s, and experiencing tremendous love and support at Pitchfork and NME, The New Division is back with a third full-length album, produced in collaboration with F.J. DeSanto from Hypefactor. Titled Gemini, it boasts 13 songs, including “Introspective,” all which are officially coming out on June 23rd.
Also known as John Glenn Kunkel, The New Division’s roots are planted firmly in the new wave music sector of the massive electronic landscape we’ve come to know today. “Introspective” is a shining example of that style, bringing Kunkel’s signature sound to listeners through a luscious soundscape developed by layers of sonorous guitars, uplifting synths, and, of course, that iconic voice.
It’s also available to purchase, as of right now, via iTunes. We strongly suggest you head over and show your support.