Motley Crue (AWAY Remix)
Sometimes when rummaging through Soundcloud, you get a little sullied because of how much mediocre future bass is out there. It’s a tasteful genre that not everyone can nail, but AWAY absolutely crushed it. With a remix of “Motley Crue” by THEY., AWAY managed to show off now only prowess with the genre, but song-writing versatility that few can manage. By the end of it we get a more bass heavy trip hop vibe than future that will just blow your mind. Before that we are met with well-produced composition whose rhythmic structures are that of genius.
Nothing is over the top about this record; everything about it screams quality and tastefulness. Many producers would have simply made two songs out of these drops, instead of making them work in one fully magnificent package. AWAY isn’t taking the easy route, and it will surely pay off if he delivers more top-shelf records like this one. This is the LA artist’s first track on Soundcloud, so we’re really anticipating something special this year from AWAY. After streaming this track on repeat a million times, head over to iTunes for a copy.
For Someone (radio Edit)
There’s something about the frigid temperatures, piling snow drifts, and the swiftly darkening days that bear a special bond with folk music. Maybe it’s the introspective nature that’s so often associated with this time-tested genre. Maybe it’s the fact that so many of us spend the winter months more so in isolation than in connective socialization. Whatever it is, we often find ourselves throwing on some gloomy folk, bundling up with a blanket, some whiskey, and a good book during the not-so-sunny months.
Swedish husband and wife folk duo Flora Cash certainly have added another piece to our weather-induced introversion with “For Someone.” Within only a moment’s time, this tune draws you in with its haunting beauty like Alice is drawn to the circling plumes of curling smoke from the Caterpillar. Part of that allure comes from the delightfully dreary guitar strumming, which provides an approachable backdrop for the enchanting alternating vocals from Cole Randall and Shpresa Lleshaj.
Their debut record, Can Summer Love Last Forever? is due out in March. Coincidentally, that’s a question so many of us will ask come then. Until Summer comes, you can find us nose down in a Kindle, with Flora Cash radiating through our speakers.
It may come as a surprise that after five years as a music blogger, I still have a concert bucket list. One of the perks of our passion-driven careers is the ability to catch a show, often at no charge, which leaves us with an endless possibility of live acts to witness. With choice come sacrifice, though, and one of those sacrifices has been the Emancipator Ensemble. That is, until now.
In less than a week, this Portland-based ambient artist will be bringing his down-tempo, luscious, and downright captivating sounds to three different locations in our home state. Showcasing his recently released Seven Seas , Doug Appling will be boasting a variety of string instruments, including guitar, banjo, and violin, played by Doug himself and collaborator Ilya Goldberg.
This is a dream come true for Mile High music lovers, seeing two worlds collide in a fusion of electronic and traditional. All three shows are nearing their capacity, so we highly recommend picking up tickets quickly. And, if you need a quick refresher of his latest work, simply look below, press play, and get yourself in the right frame of mind.
Seven Seas feat. Madelyn Grant
Land & Sea Feat. Molly Parti
S M O K I N' J O E (Radio Edit)
The rapid evolution exhibited by burgeoning L.A. house producer Bobby Nourmand has been nothing short of mesmerizing. Over the course of a handful of releases, Nourmand’s entrenched his name firmly on the lips of both writers & critics and most importantly, other artists themselves through a steady stream of quality dance records. We first came across Nourmand’s first officially signed single back on uber-tastemaker The Magician’s 55th ‘Magic Tape’, when it was still floating around the webospheres with a simple “ID” tag, and we just had to find out what this mystery tune was. Luckily for us, The Magician shared the same sentiments and snapped up “S M O K I N’ J O E” for his Potion Records imprint, thus blessing our curious ears with one of the hottest deep-house gems we’ve heard in years. “S M O K I N’ J O E” remains rooted in what has become Nourmand’s signature, deep-club sound, but errs closer to melodic rhythm and structuring than we’ve previously heard in his sterling back catalog. Huge, pumping bass swells and effected synth swoops lay a perfectly dark atmosphere for “S M O K I N’ J O E” to unfurl on, gradually building with precise percussion and careful layering throughout its entire duration. And who can manage to get that hauntingly soulful vocal out of their heads after listening to this one either? With the kind of painstaking attention to detail displayed by Nourmand on his latest record, we’re salivating like on of Pavlov’s Terriers for the next step from the ascending beat maestro.
Bobby Nourmand’s latest original record has already amassed a who’s who list of artist support from the likes of Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sander Van Doorn, Oliver Heldens, Afrojack, Bakermat, and Nora En Pure; and we’ve got our hands, and ears for that matter all over this one as well. Stream “S M O K I N’ J O E” above and shift into that Friday mindset a little early today.
18-year-old emerging singer-songwriter Keiandra has us caught in a delightful limbo. Most of the time, we’re able to peg exactly what type of situation a song would be ideal for. Consider it a pleasant side-product for the years of servitude to the industry. Yet, we’ve mulled over today’s premiere at length, and can’t quite decide what neat little box it fits into. Maybe that’s why we enjoy it so damn much.
“Icing Sugar” is just her second release, following up “Wanted,” which released just two months ago. After only a few releases, this budding young chanteuse has listeners wrapped around her finger, unable to shake her dreamy vocals. They seemingly carry so effortlessly on the back of well-crafted, ambient, and slightly industrial instrumentals, leaving an impression that this is a seasoned musical vet.
“Icing Sugar,” and all of it’s intoxicating allure, will be available on February 12th. Make sure to look for it on iTunes and Spotify.
As we cross into 2016, 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 11 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Saturday and Sunday.
See you on the dance floor.
Benny Benassi - 2/4
Benny Benassi & Marc Benjamin ft Christian Burns
Who I Am
Epctic + Skism - 2/5
SWEAT - 2/6
The Booty Mix
Robag Wruhme - 2/7
Falling (Robags Uppa Baash Remix)
Annabel Jones taps into her inner selfishness through a very not so selfish act, releasing her latest jam “IOU.” The lyrics of “IOU” place you in the driver’s seat as someone who has the upper hand in a romantic relationship. Her words paint a portrait of one who uses this power to their benefit, taking advantage of the other’s vulnerability while they are “blind” to the manipulation. Sounds a little familiar right? Regardless of whether we want to admit it or not, all of us have played the roles in a relationship of user and, or, victim at one point or another in our lives, making this tune emphatically relatable. In the case of “IOU,” you’ll find yourselves embracing the role as victim to the undeniably catchy tune.