[Indie/Electronic] Vargas & Lagola – As Long As I Have To

Just six days ago we covered a sweet little music video from Vargas & Lagola. A whole week hasn’t even passed and they already have something else that has come out. That something else happens to be the single “As Long As I Have To.”

The duo’s indie meets electronic style is played out in a vibey tune that is perfect for your weekend soirees. It’s a bit different than their previous release, but it can hardly be expected from these two that they would simply release an echo of their previous record. With tracks coming out at this pace, it has us wondering what is on the horizon. We’d wait as long as we have to for something like an LP, but hopefully that is coming sooner rather than later. For now, enjoy “As Long As I Have To” today.

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[Hip-Hop] Tyler Hawkins – Folks (prod. Yung H33M)

Tyler Hawkins
Folks prod.Yung H33m

Following his 2016 solo EP, From That Land, Bay Area emcee Tyler Hawkins has returned recently with a string of singles showcasing his artistic evolution. While his debut felt like an origin story, Hawkins seems to be creating music that reflects the present. In doing so, he’s exploring new sonic palettes with his long-time collaborator Yung H33Mwho continues expanding his production repertoire.

Hawkins’ latest release, “Folks,” puts a twist on the classic crew appreciation cut with wavy, eerie production and a downtempo flow. The combination of hard-hitting 808s, a reverb-ed chop and interspersed chimes make for a hypnotizing contrast perfect for an array of flows. “Folks,” with its melodic chorus, grows on you with every listen while showing another side to the duo of Hawkins and H33M. Check out this cut above along with his other recent releases below. “SV” and “Lyin” each give a different glimpse into Hawkins’ growth and we’re definitely excited to see what comes next–stay tuned!

Tyler Hawkins
S.V.
Tyler Hawkins
LYIN prod. Yung H33m
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[Trap] Salvatore Ganacci – Talk (Retrohandz Remix)

Salvatore Ganacci
Talk (Retrohandz Remix)

Get your trap arms ready. Retrohandz came through with an extra hot remix of “Talk” by Salvatore Ganacci that just came out on Refune. AS epic as the duo’s mustaches are, this track creeps up on that prestige.

The Italian’s take on “Talk” is both dirty and clean at the same time. The gritty basses will stick themselves in your head, refusing to leave for quite some time. The production from beginning to end, with every little detail being taken care of, is about as crisp as you can get. They really put something cool together and even mixed things up a bit in the middle to add some dimension to the remix. If you want a copy of this and to check out the other remixes on the EP, you can do so through digital services today.

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[Future Bass] Mielo – All We’ve Lost (Feat. Danél)

Mielo
All We've Lost (Feat. Danél)

“All We’ve Lost” is the latest tune from the Chicago producer Mielo. This jam was created in collaboration with the fellow windy city resident Danél who offers up a graceful vocal performance. Together, they have a smashing future bass expression.

Independently released, “All We’ve Lost” is not a loss at all. It’s a win on all sides, with Mielo and Danél showing they can put together a hit record and push it out on their own accord. Not only are ninja props going their way for a great song, but also for releasing it on their own front to back. What makes this one exceptional besides what we’ve mentioned is each bring their own unique style, making the single fresh among a sea of drab releases. Get your copy today through digital services.

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[Electronic] Douchka – Infantile EP

Strap in for a special treat from Douchka and Nowadays Records. The release of the genre-breaching EP Infantile came late last month, but it’s so good that we’re going to have to show it some love still. If it slipped through your grips like us, don’t fret, Infantile is here now for your aural pleasure.

Douchka cooked up a handful of tracks for this project, including the single “Call You Mine” that we previously supported prior to the full EP’s release. Collaborators on the project include Lia who was on the previously mentioned single, as well as Hi Levelz who brings an artistic splash on two tracks. The thing is, we have four of those songs for you today, but you can exclusively listen to the intro, interlude and outro through digital services. Every song on here is something you’re going to want to sit back and listen to in full. Do so today and treat yourself on this hump day.

’No Reason feat. Hi Levelz’
’Call You Mine feat. Lia’
’Douchka – This Mood feat. Hi Levelz’
’Douchka – Oh Lee’
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[Pop] Xavier White – A Wonder

Xavier White
A Wonder (prod. by Paul Couture)

“A Wonder” sees one of our favorite R&B artists in Xavier White teaming up with Paul Couture yet again for another solid single. This one comes to us through the imprint Lush Records who has backed both of these artist’s work several times before. These three parties are a match made in music heaven.

Usually we get a very edgy, hip-hop meets R&B sound from Xavier. This time around, he brightens things up with a bit of a more pop-centric tone. Wavy and light, “A Wonder” shows a new side to both artists involved, giving us a glimpse of where their sounds can go. We’ve said this many times before and we’ll continue to say it: keep your eyes and ears on Xavier. We can’t stress enough that he’s got what it takes to go to the top.

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[Event Preview] Joe Goddard (DJ Set) @ Bar Standard – 5/17 – Denver, CO

Fresh off of the release of genre-busting LP Electric Lines (from which you can stream “Lose Your Love” & “Music Is the Answer” below), Hot Chip founding member and all around production kingpin Joe Goddard has kicked off 2017 glowingly, finding himself in the midst of a lengthy run of North American and European performances. Over the next few weeks, Goddard’s schedule is littered with sets across the U.S. including nights in New York City (5/19), Chicago (5/26), and Miami (5/27); and we’re all kinds of perked up to catch the studio wizard in the flesh, especially on the heels of Electric Lines. Back in December we featured the music video for “Lose Your Love”, which is just one of the many bright spots on his latest long player. Goddard flexes his production muscle effortlessly throughout Electric Lines, tackling the structures and sounds of disco, house, pop, R&B & techno head on, and coming out on the other end largely unscathed. If we’re going off of Goddard’s latest release, we can expect an eclectically programmed set filled with many of his contributions to the worlds of dance and electronic music.

Tomorrow night Joe Goddard will man the decks at the intimate Bar Standard in Denver, CO on behalf of our friends at TheHundred Presents, for which you can still get tickets for here. Enjoy our mini preview playlist in anticipation of Goddard’s remaining U.S. tour dates, and for our Denver friends, we’ll see you on the floor.

’Joe Goddard – Lose Your Love (Radio Edit)’
’Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer’
’Joe Goddard Feat. Mara Carlyle – She Burns’
’Bondax – Giving It All (Joe Goddard Remix)’
’Breach – Everything You Never Had (Joe Goddard Remix)’
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