That feeling you get when you hear a track that makes you think about how much you’d enjoy immersing in it at a concert – that’s the feeling I had during my first listen to “Prague“.
LA native White Sea, also known as Morgan Kibby, may not be new to the music scene, but her recent releases have definitely put her back in the blogosphere. In addition to singing and playing keys in indie band, The Romanovs, she shares production credits on two of M83′s albums, and most notably co-wrote “Midnight City,” “Intro,” and “Reunion.” The unification of Morgan’s lofty vocals and mixed alternative sounds in her solo project, White Sea, shares the same type of grandiose soundscape captured in M83′s tracks – the kind that can undoubtedly fill an entire stadium.
We can’t wait to hear what she releases next, but in the mean time, if you haven’t heard “They Don’t Know” yet, you should get on it.
All Of Me (Tiesto's Birthday Treatment Mix)
John Legend may have the ladies swooning with his latest romantic ballad “All of Me,” but Tiësto keeps the dancefloor filled with his reworking. This new remix comes as a freebie for fans to get into, flipping the slow rhythm into a synth-heavy EDM gem. Still holding some of the romanticism of the original, Tiësto puts his work on the chorus, with a reverberating beat and slow vocals that make for an interesting dynamic to the ballad. Happy birthday to Tiësto and us.
While we still have yet to see a release date for These Things Happen, we now have an idea of what level of quality to expect from the upcoming project. It’s clear that G-Eazy is as focused as he’s ever been, as all three of these B-sides sound like they could have easily made it onto his previous efforts. From the tranquil and hazy “Sleepless” alongside Chicagoan songstress NYLO, to the reflective Christoph Andersson-produced “Tumblr Girls,” and finally the laidback, poolside vibes of “Last Night” featuring up and comer KYLE and familiar collaborator Devon, the singles all may vary in style, but they provide a cohesive, polished view of the sonic direction Gerald seems to be headed in with this new album. Download the free tracks below, and don’t forget to grab your tickets for his upcoming tour, which will be hitting the road late next month.
Sleepless ft. NYLO
Tumblr Girls ft. Christoph Andersson
Last Night ft. KYLE & Devon
This duo is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
We met Marian Hill some months back with their release of “Whiskey,” a sexy and seductive tune, and the group again shows why their collaborating sounds works. Jeremy Lloyd is the mastermind behind production while Samantha Gongol runs away with the sensual vocals. They both contribute to the writing of the lyrics and from there, pure music magic appears. Their mix of an electronic melody throughout the whole song combined with the cool, collected R&B sound of Gongol’s vocals makes for an intoxicating song in “One Time.” Cannot wait to hear more tunes from this amazing duo, as they prepare for their debut EP Play, which will be out on March 4.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have 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:
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Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.
Paris Blohm - January 23rd
Tritonal & Paris Blohm
Colors ft. Sterling Fox
Planet of the Drums - January 24th
Four Four Flashback
Alex Metric & Destructo - January 18th
Empire of the Sun
DNA (Alex Metric Remix)
Devil May Cry (Fabich & Ferdinand Weber Edit)
In the right hands, powerful vocals can be channeled into an entirely new experience from what was originally envisioned for a song. It doesn’t really cross one’s mind that the raw emotion of The Weeknd’s ‘Devil May Cry’ could be transformed into a deep house production, but German duo Fabich and Ferdinand Weber possess a creativity that can bridge that gap. Their chilled edit of the original ballad proves that their execution is as good as their ideas, with a lush acoustic soundscape carrying listeners through a journey of much warmer feelings. The stunning vocals still remain at the forefront of this tune though, with the rhythmic builds expertly crafted around climactic lyrical moments throughout the track. Even better it’s a free download, so there’s no excuse not to inspire your creative side with a new perspective.
Love Sublime (Duke Dumont Remix)
As German disco and house producer Tensnake readies a debut LP, Glow, set for a March 3 release, he’s teased legions of fans by dropping a few singles including “Love Sublime”; the latest jewel off of the impending album. U.K. house superstar Duke Dumont, who is coming off of one of the strongest 2013′s of any artist, has taken Tensnake’s brand of downtempo Nu-Disco and turned “Love Sublime” into a dance floor smasher. Whereas the original radiates a sunny disposition, Dumont pumps the right amount of murkiness onto the tune while simultaneously gearing it straight towards a peak hour crowd. Stabbing piano chords overlay a punchy drum kick groove while the vocal plays out much more expansive and intimidating than on Tensnake’s original, creating a feeling only the Duke could mold a previous track into. This one is definitely worth a listen this Thursday for our dance fans, check it out above.