It’s a very, very mad world. But we’ve got music wrapped up in a nice little Indie Dojo to make it seem a little less crazy sometimes. Come get lost with us for a little while.
The instantaneous and powerful sensation of a song taking your breath away doesn’t come around often, but when it does, it acts swiftly with little warning. “Running” has that exact effect, and you’ll want to experience it firsthand. Abi Ocia‘s debut merges thoroughly entrancing and atmospheric production, courtesy of Draper and Mkulu, with her alluring voice into a meaningful and majestic song that carries traces of the always wonderful Jessie Ware throughout.
When it comes to providing a myriad of talented artists, London never falters, and Abi proves the strong case for her hometown yet again by stepping up to that standard right out of the gate. She demonstrates her tact in songwriting and appreciation of exploring the entire space of the song with a deft ease. Now that fall is slowly beginning to show signs of arriving, we’ve got another exceptional song with which to enjoy the incipient colder weather. Get familiar with the name Abi Ocia. She’s on her way to being someone great.
We have long been Bobby Green fans in the dojo. We’ve been a bit down because he hasn’t put out new music in a bit, but he’s back and better than ever. Recently, Bobby dropped his original “Floods” featuring The Foxies through Attack Records.
“Floods” is a unique love track as the styles it takes from are both tropical and future. I understand, you’re asking how the hell do tropical sounds mix with future? I can’t explain it, the only answer I have for you is “Floods.” Bobby and The Foxies did something special with this one, establishing that Bobby didn’t go anywhere. We can only hope he’s been gearing up for something big, and by the looks of it, he is. Stream “Floods” today and make sure to grab this one on iTunes. It is a must have.
In the past month, the Russian artist Constant Z has dropped two killer tracks. One is an original, and the other is a remix that he cooked up for a competition. The first, “Tell Me” dropped around a month ago, and the other was recently uploaded for Sam Feldt’s “Summer On You” through Spinnin Deep.
After coming across “Tell Me” with its dark, laidback sound, I had to hear more Constant Z. His melodies struck deep and I knew this couldn’t be his only great track. To my surprise, an even newer track was uploaded, that being the previously mentioned remix. With the remix, Constant Z implements a similar style, focusing on a bassline and top lead to satisfy listeners ears. The polyphonic rhythms interplay incredibly, and since there’s only a handful, you’re able to memorize each with perfection. Which is good and bad, because one of these tracks will be playing in your head as you go about your day. If it’s not one, it’s the other.
Let’s get one thing straight. Dubstep isn’t dead, and it never died. It may not be as hype as it once was, but that all can change very quickly. Currently, it’s making somewhat of a comeback, thanks to some veterans as well as some newer artists like Oolacile. This talented bass-head recently came out with his Expansion EP on SMOG Records, and I’m here to tell you, it’s heavy. Like, REALLY heavy.
Althought Oolacile is the mastermind behind the project, the Expansion EP has its features including label head 12th Planet, Jumanji, MurDa, Savory and Boogie T. From start to finish, this EP is jam-packed to the brim with as much low frequency energy as you can handle. Oolacile moves between classic dub, riddim and the newer fashions of the genre with ease, yet he always has his own flavor on it. I’m not surprised in the slightest that SMOG picked this one up, and that its lead man wanted to collaborate with the up and comer. His focus on sound design and rhythm is something that really shines in this project, and will continue to do so as his career progresses. Take note, Oolacile is here to stay. Grab Expansion now!
There was so much great music this week, that we threw in one more song than usual in this Friday Party Playlist. Although this is a party playlist, we brought the vibes this week with a bit more future styled records, but don’t get down, because we still have the rage records for you. No matter what style, one thing connects them all; they’re available as free downloads. This week tunes come to us from the likes of Kaptain, Venessa Michaels, Goldplate x Swage, Barely Alive, Havok Roth and many more. The week is finally over. It’s time to enjoy your free time. Whether you are kicking back or turning up, we hope this playlist does you some good. Recharge, and get back on the grind for next week. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
All of us (Eden Prince Remix)
You’ve probably heard the name Dirty South before, but maybe not the smaller artist Eden Prince. A remix of the Dirty South original, “All of us” was just dropped by this up-and-comer. We were impressed. Eden Prince seems to have an excellent handle on the intricacies of house music but doesn’t take us too far into the realm tech-house. Instead he walks the line with club sounds and pop elements. Check it out, we should be seeing more from Eden Prince soon.