Future bass meets dance, meets instrumentals, meets bouncy synths; Magnifico and Taptone’s “Sonata” released on Lowly Palace, has taken a bit everything and melded it together into a dramatic production that we’re 100% on board with.
Upon pressing play the track builds into a climactic drop laden with the all familiar sound of trumpets, an instrument that adds a positive flair in so many great productions. This infectious track delves into an unexpected moment of a smoother melody where, yet again, an instrumental is featured, this time luscious piano chords slowing everything down before reviving into the upbeat dance track. The back and forth between this fluttering heartbeat of a track leaves us feeling satisfied but ready for more. Ups and downs may be hard in life, but in music they’re a welcome distraction. “Sonata” is available as a free download.
Ultra and Next Wave partnered up on the release of “Wild” by the French producer Kidswaste. This indie single features the ever so talented Khai, who offers up his ravishing voice to the song. Together these two created a wonderful tune.
Despite it’s name, “Wild” isn’t actually all that wild. It’s a slow, intimate record who’s soft melodies and acoustic instrumentation sooth the soul to its very core. With such an organic sound, the song strips away your emotional safeguards to connect on some real levels with you. Unhindered, the impact the song has is lasting, making it a song you will always come back to. “Wild” is currently out now on all digital services, so head to the one of your choosing to get a copy.
Aussie producer and DJ LO’99 isn’t new to the electronic music scene. With support from a large range of artists this producer has certainly garnered attention, especially in his home country of Australia, but his dramatically dark club hits have raised eyebrows across the world as of late and “Fallen” with Marshall F has proven to be just as tantalizing as his past hits.
The pairing of female vocals with the deep top line gives this track an element of darkness but boasts an upbeat tempo giving the track its rightful place in some of the hottest clubs. Spring and Summer are quickly approaching and we’ve found the perfect track to transition from late night extravagance to early morning after hours. The track is available for streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud, and for purchase on iTunes. Grab it here.
Mmmmmm, this new remix from FIGHT CLVB is the B’s knees. “Feel It” by GTA, What So Not and Tunji is what got flipped by the duo. Not an easy track to try and remix, but FIGHT CLVB killed it with this one. I don’t mean they just did a good job on it; I mean they really knocked it out of the park without any doubt.
First off, the song starts right into some sweet dembow, throwing some love moombah’s way in the introduction. As much as we wanted to hear moombah, they hit us with something even more ferocious. A twerk-savvy drop got our booties shaking right away and we didn’t stop until the song was over. Then we restarted it and proceeded to do it all over again. FIGHT CLVB continue to put out amazing tunes of different styles, showing over and over that they are underrated. At some point dance music listeners are going to realize what they’ve been missing out on, and the FIGHT CLVB train is going to be packed to the brim.
The Two Friends new single released on Spinnin Records (SOURCE) is a definite hit. “Out Of Love” was created in partnership with the Toluca Lake duo Cosmos & Creature. No matter what genre you want to call this, the other label you will be putting on it is something along the lines of amazing.
“Out Of Love” is a laidback sing-along that is about as memorable as a song can get without being overly catchy (and cheesy). The tasteful tune is definitely the song that will have crowds whipping out their lighters to raise up to the sky. Good vibes only on this one, which is why it’s so easy to envision the crowd calming down to really connect and bask in this special single. Plus, it’s got saxophone. Things don’t get much better than a great song with a sax.
Two of WiseMind‘s emcees, CJ Warren & Fre$h, just dropped a hot one from their studio in Detroit. The duo’s EP, Fre$h Jays, is a strong underground hip-hop record that stands out among the rap that can be heard over the airwaves today.
Depending on who you ask, hip-hop either is or isn’t in a state of crisis. As far as CJ Warren and Fre$h are concerned, there is no crisis in their camps. With Fre$h Jays they bring some fire throughout the five singles, with some added heat from KyleYDG on the last song “Shots in the Whip.” The style shifts throughout the project, giving it a dynamic edge that is lost in a lot of rap nowadays. A huge part of that comes from CJ Warren who not only raps on the album, but produced it as well. Stream it today while you kick back over the weekend.
Over the past several years, the dance music producer has taken hold as the new rock star. People were jumping at the opportunity to enter into producing music as its ease of access allowed for many who previously were unable, to now begin creating. Some of those people went to schools to learn, or perused through tutorials online. One of the best institutions who partake in both types of classes is Point Blank.
Voted as the best electronic music school, Point Blank is a staple in the electronic music education system. They are a go to source for nearly everything, including the history of dance music. They recently put out part one of their video series in regards to techno. In it James Wiltshire goes over the history of the genre, as well as some sound design techniques to get people started in creating techno.
This video is just the tip of the iceberg as far as Point Blank’s catalog is concerned. With a seemingly infinite amount of online materials, as well as locations in Los Angeles and London, Point Blank has what you need whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or just someone who is looking to learn some interesting things about dance music.