[Trap] LifeAlert – Heat

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LifeAlert
Heat

Production duo LifeAlert are back at it again, this time with a heavy, fun Halloween-friendly slap. On their latest offering, the Bay Area natives introduce an addicting flute melody that turns into a booming chorus. Around the 2-minute mark, “Heat” breaks down into a more bouncy feel before hopping right back into the big room sound. This one’s perfect for your Thursday night trick-or-treating romp. Listen and grab a free download of this treat above. If you’re really digging it, head over to their SoundCloud to check out some more LifeAlert tracks.

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[Mashup] SomeKindaWonderful Vs Moby- Everything That Rises

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SomeKindaWonderful Vs Moby- Everything That Rises

It takes a lot to take on a Moby track, and to do it with such finesse that the man himself would take notice. Well, that’s exactly what we have for you today.

Cleveland/Los Angeles based group SomeKindaWonderful have taken it upon themselves to combine their original “LaughOutLoud” m with Moby’s “Everything that Rises,” which is off his latest album, Innocents. Infusing their vocals with the cinematic style of Moby equates to something that’s quite moving, coming together in a harmonious synergy. The vocals seemingly fit perfectly with the flawless production from the master of seamless electronica.

With only a few tracks out, we’re already excited about SomeKindaWonderful. We can’t wait to hear more from this unique outfit.

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[House] Thomas Jack – Symphony

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Symphony (Original Mix)

Sydney, Australia’s 20 year old electronic boy wonder Thomas Jack is once again back with a brand new original “Symphony”, after previously authoring a string of viral remixes for the likes of Of Monsters, Adrian Lux and Men and Men at Work over the last few months. Much like previous single “The Final Speech” Thomas Jack has turned to saxophone player Adrian Symes to lay down a hauntingly sexy hook over a gritty four-to-the-floor kick-clap pattern, and a new display of his deeper side using dark, arpeggiated synth stabs to bridge those elements together. Of course the young talent didn’t skimp on what is becoming a signature staple in his production diet either, with the addition of a well placed pan-flute and another classic vocal, this time from JFK. Thomas Jack is certainly asserting himself as a rising player inside of house communities not just in his home of Australia, but stateside as well, and with a first North American tour kicking into gear tomorrow (see dates below), we thought it was the perfect time to gift you his latest tune as a free download. Grab it above.

Thomas Jack U.S. Tour Dates:

Oct. 31: Potsdam, NY – Clarkson University
Nov. 9: Gainesville, FL – Simon’s
Nov. 15: Los Angeles, CA – LURE
Nov. 22: Denver, CO – Norad Dance Bar
Nov. 23: Baltimore, MD – 8×10
Dec. 7: Boston, MA – 49 Social

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[Tour Info] Mat Zo – Damage Control Tour

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Turn Up The Funk

As Halloween night creeps up on us, we’re thinking about one thing. It’s not candy. It’s not ghosts or goblins. It’s the start of Mat Zo’s first ever headlining tour, which happens to kick off here in the Mile High City.

After watching Mat play at a WMC pool party, we were instantly fans. Keep in mind that we saw dozens upon dozens of DJs perform that week, and even with that incredible saturation we were still impressed by what this London based EDM magician brought to the decks. With that in mind, it’s only natural for us to encourage you to check out one of these shows.

Oct 31 Denver, CO @ BETA
Nov 01 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Nov 02 Las Vegas, NV @ Light
Nov 05 Reno, NV & Rise Nightclub
Nov 06 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
Nov 07 San Francisco, CA @ Ruby Skye
Nov 08 San Diego, CA @ Bassmnt
Nov 09 Los Angeles, CA @ Create
Nov 10 Newport Beach, CA @ Sutra
Nov 14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Nov 15 El Paso, TX @ Plum
Nov 16 Houston, TX @ Stereo LIVE
Nov 17 Austin, TX @ Haven
Nov 18 Lubbock, TX @ Heaven
Nov 19 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Nov 21 Miami, FL @ LIV
Nov 22 Gainesville, FL @ Simons
Nov 23 Tampa, FL @ Amphitheater
Nov 30 Perth, Australia @ Stereosonic
Dec 01 Sydney, Australia @ Stereosonic
Dec 07 Melbourne, Australia @ Stereosonic
Dec 07 Adelaide, Australia @ Stereosonic
Dec 08 Brisbane, Australia @ Stereosonic
Dec 12 Boston, MA @ Royale
Dec 13 Philadelphia, PA @ LIT
Dec 14 Toronto, ON @ Guvernment
Dec 19 Washington, DC @ Ultra Bar
Dec 20 New York, NY @ Pacha
Dec 21 Orlando, FL @ Roxy

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[Glorious] James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier

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Cavalier

Sometimes you hear a voice and it just gets stuck with you. There’s something about the tone, the vocalist’s pitch or even their presentation. Something about it just sticks. James Vincent McMorrow has one of those voices.

Letting the spotlight affix itself to McMorrow’s glorious tone and lyrics, “Cavalier” welcomes you in, gracefully floating over softly played keys. The first taste lasts for quite some time, building up in a manner that’s painfully exquisite. It’s not until two and half minutes in that we’re hit with an instrumental wave, bringing what was a soft and inviting folk tune into something larger than life. With cinematic cymbal crashes charging alongside of repeating lyrics, we find ourselves nodding and saying, “hell yes.”

Immediately following that “hell yes,” we belted out a “damn it,” when we remembered that the rest of his album, Post Tropical, isn’t out till January. Patience is a virtue, right?

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[Dubstep] PatrickReza – Take Me Away (feat Jilian)

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Take Me Away (Featuring Jilian) (Free Download)

Today, PatrickReza dropped an original song “Take Me Away” featuring Jilian. The song is full of everything Reza, a beautiful seductive melody with the right amount of electric drops and intense beats to carry this song far away. Jilian’s voice is one that we can expect to hear on more tracks, she has a delicate alto sound with a delicate tenderness to her singing. Reza’s song flows from each measure with the right sound to make the listener feel like they are being taken away with each sound.

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[Chill] Edwarde Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Life is Hard (Teen Daze Remix)

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Life Is Hard (Teen Daze Remix)

The hippie-inspired collective that is Edwarde Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is always a great change of pace for those looking for something more organic and free spirited. While their music does not generally lend itself to the more electronic remixes, Vancouver-based producer Teen Daze has managed to flip the emotional “Life is Hard” into a 6-minute airy and ambient masterpiece. The remix features an extended intro using only a brief soundbyte of the original and it’s not until the three minute mark that the vocals of Alex Ebert make a brief, warped appearance. Despite a drastically different sound, this rework seems to communicate a similar sentiment as Ed Sharpe’s original.

Teen Daze’s take on “Life is Hard” floats along with only a subtle build-up creating a surreal ambiance perfect for zoning out the perils of your week. Enjoy and grab a free download of this meditative track above.

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