Last week we celebrated the 200th volume of our Friday Party Playlist. We didn’t stop there, as we have another handful of free downloads for you this Friday. Each week it’s hard to narrow it down to a dozen records, but this week was exceptionally so. There were just so many great ones, even Skrillex dropped a freebie this week. However, we managed to filter through them all and the result are the twelve tracks you will find below. Within the list are creations from the likes of Bright Lights, Convex, Dirt Monkey, Michael White, YOOKiE and more. Check them all out, and enjoy yourself a nice warm weekend if you’re in the Northern hemisphere, and if you’re in the Southern; we hope these records heat you up. No matter where you’re located though, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.
Carried Away (Prod. Grabbitz & Ray Volpe)
Chances are you will get “Carried Away” with listening to Mikey Ceaser‘s new single. The trap single is better than any hip-hop you’ll find on the radio, thanks to Mikey’s fire rhymes and the instrumental created by the electronic heavyweights Grabbitz and Ray Volpe.
Sometimes when electronic producers recruit a rapper or vice versa, the performances can be a bit lackluster, instead of each act amplifying the other. In the case of “Carried Away,” everyone exponentially strengthens each other with the result being one of this year’s dopest records. Grabbitz and Ray’s hybrid instrumental is top shelf; these two together are something special. Add Mikey Ceaser on top with his party-starting performance and you have a recipe for more than just success. This tune would be worth any purchase price a digital store could charge, but instead the three acts are giving this one out for free.
As we march ahead into the summer months, 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 <strong>11 pm</strong> on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before <strong>5:00PM</strong> on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
See you on the dance floor.
Emotional (MUST DIE! Remix)’
German-based producer Christian Loffler stirred up quite the single this month. His new track “Licht” exposed a sound that’s hard to compare with much else we’ve heard. He’s been quoted as describing his music as “melancholic but euphoric,” and it’s a spot-on description of the sound.
Utilizing a combination of instrumental recordings and DJ effects, Loffler fuses the outside world with the digital world. His layers of tropical tremolos take turns playing the leading role of the track with the sound of eerily peaceful bells, like ones you’d hear as the wind blows through a vacant yard in a rural train station. Our favorite part about this track though is definitely the persistent static leftover of his tremolo effects, placing a veil of “shh”-ing sounds over the entirety of the work that resemble the constant dull roar of the ocean. All tied together with a longingly romantic vocal sample, this track feels like a tale of heartbreak in the misty tropics. Can’t say we’ve really felt that vibe before until now, but we’re big fans.
Better (Radio Edit)
Did Attom just deliver a radio-ready hit? We think so. The Duluth producer’s collaboration with Justin Stein on “Better” nothing short of phenomenal. Once you have a listen, chances are you’ll be feeling the same way.
“Better” is a great song on every level. Attom’s production is top notch, from both the compositional perspective as well the technical one. He laid the groundwork for Justin Stein to come in and deliver a powerful, poppy performance that will have you singing along by the end of your first listen through. As a new signee to MFN Music/ Ultra Music, this is his debut for the new direction that he will be taking. With all of the labels resources and Attom’s crossover talents, he’s sure to make some waves throughout the rest of the year and on. “Better” is currently available for purchase through several digital stores, so head to this link to get your copy from the shop of your choice.
(Credit: Malika Favre)
Fight This Feeling (Prod. Milo Mills)
It’s been a while since we last heard from Mayowa (slightly over a year in fact), and a lot has changed in that time. For starters, he’s since opted to use his full first name, adding the “wa” onto Mayo in an effort to get back to his Nigerian roots. Also, after an extended stay in the City of Angels, the Chicago native is back to turn things up in his hometown. Despite the long hiatus, Mayowa is picking up right where he left off, reuniting with frequent collaborator Milo Mills for a bouncy new cut titled “Fight This Feeling”.
Aside from being the potential song of the summer, the genre-bending single also serves as an ode to independent women everywhere, with Mayowa expressing his admiration for one lady in particular, while also urging her to toss out all her inhibitions. Featuring a sample of “Moments of Love” by Art Of Noise, the track itself blends together an eclectic mix of hip-hop, R&B and future bass, as the talented rapper/singer constantly shifts gears throughout–which makes sense when you consider his main goal with his music:
As we mentioned, Mayowa recently made his return back to Chicago, and in order to celebrate his homecoming he’s putting together a show this Friday at Home Bar called “Lituation”, which promises to be a lit situation. If you’re in town make sure to snag some tickets for the show right here.
Tigers Are Bad For Horses [Blisspop Premiere]
First things first. Tigers Are Bad For Horses is a ridiculously awesome band name. Despite what you might be picturing music-wise with this sort of name, these two craft a soulful and electric sound that pulls together the strongest traits of Tom Misch and Oh Wonder into a satisfying union.
“Embers” glides along with lush synths, pining and harmonized vocals, and a matured sense of cool that grabs your attention before you really even begin to register it. Captivating hardly begins to describe it, and Tigers Are Bad For Horses may just have a defining tune on their hands here. “Embers” simply is three and a half minutes of pleasantries that you can appreciate anywhere and everywhere. Close your eyes and enjoy.