It doesn’t get anymore classic than this track. Zeds Dead drops a mind altering remix of The Prodigy’s track “Breathe”. We were recently blessed with a filthy remix from Noisia remixing “Smack My Bitch Up”, but Zeds take this one to a completely new level. Enhancing it all the right ways, starting with a grimey intro which then drops into the relentless wobbles they are so well known for. Nothing more needs to be said, just turn up the bass and prepare yourself. Cheers.
Formed back in 2010, California band Branches are developing into quite the folk rock group, slowly carving out their own corner amidst like-minded artists Mumford & Sons and Freelance Whales. Their latest album, Thou Art The Dream, released earlier this year, is full of riddling banjo, affecting vocals, and vivid imagery. The songs wince, but still have whimsy, are poignant without ever being melodramatic. There’s a certain authenticity about their music that makes it irresistibly appealing. Check out two tracks from the album below. Stream & purchase the entire thing via their Bandcamp page.
When any big artist makes their way into any town the fans always want to know, who is going to open for them? Ask any artist and they will tell you, they want artists who can pump the crowd up and keep the crowd going, artists who aren’t afraid to get a little crazy on stage and take the music to the next level. Well la-de-dah that was exactly the kind of acts that opened for Caspa. Sinden threw down body jumping beats laced with unreal rhythms. Nadastorm delivered a storm that the crowd could not stop jumping too. And Flosstradamus, besides their insane strobe light show, showed just how much their music should never be “Banned”.
Have you ever been to a show where your clothes dance by themselves? When you hold your body still but your clothes take on a mind of their own and move and flow along with the deep bass that is pounding so heavy through each and every inch of the floor you are standing on? That is exactly what happened the other weekend at the Fillmore when UK’s own Caspa took to the stage. He brought what any good artist brings, the love he has for the heavy bass. But what makes Caspa stand apart is his ability to not only create insane drops but to make the bass arise from the music so that it engulfs everyone who is listening. All of a sudden there it was the deep pulsating resonance that worked from the toes all the way up to every hair on each fan’s head. Caspa continues to do insane things for the Dubstep world, from starting his own record label to dropping off-the-wall remixes of artists such as Deadmau5, Miike Snow and Swedish House Mafia. As the lyrics say, “B*****s love Caspa”. Now if only my clothes would stop dancing.
Life is too short to sweat the small shit. Instead of hosting a mini freak out in your mind, give yourself a break. Scroll down, hit play and let your mind chill for the next 25.6 minutes. It’s as ninja as that…
Now that the hardest day of the work week is behind us, unwind a bit, get cozy on the couch and tune into Louisiana born musician Mikky Ekko and his light, comforting voice. His latest R&B-infused song “Pull Me Down” moves like a gentle stream and woos like a suave lover. Its solid finish and subtle, but effective percussion, comes courtesy of Clams Casino, a renowned producer known for his more frenzied work with A&AP Rocky, The Weeknd and Mac Miller. With lines like: “But your name is a wave washing over me,” it might be difficult to resist Mikky’s powers of persuasion. Watch out for his debut LP next year, featuring more production work from folks like John Hill, Paul Epworth and Dave Sitek.
MIKKY EKKO PULL ME DOWN (Prod. by Clams Casino / Mikky Ekko)
For the past few months, Brazilian new wave/electro rock band CSS have been hard at work putting together a new record, the follow up to 2011′s La Liberacion. Today, we get a peek into the future with their latest single “I’ve Seen You Drunk Gurl”. CSS — which stands for Cansei de Ser Sexy and means “I got tired of being sexy” in Portuguese — don’t disappoint, providing the kind of crazy party romp we’d expect. Get ready to hear this chorus yelped out every time there’s alcohol flowing.
A few months ago, singer-songwriter Al Spx, AKA Cold Specks, put out her debut album I Predict A Graceful Expulsion, eleven brooding tracks that sound like a hybrid of indie and R&B. “Doom soul” and “gothic rock” are terms that have been thrown around often, and although they’re a tad scary, they might actually accurately describe the Londoner’s deep, dark energy. Whatever creepy vibes she’s pulling from, she need not stop: the music is spine-tingling in all the right eerie ways. Check her out in her chilling music video for “Hector” and feel free to stream the track below: