Kingdom (feat. Berhana)
I follow over three thousand artists split between four accounts on Soundcloud and for a while it has been a rarity that an amazing hip-hop record shows up in my feed. This week that wasn’t the case since Jimmy Q got together with Berhana to put out their newest single “Kingdom.” Over the past year Jimmy Q has put out an incredible amount of remixes with his electronic RnB style, but this is the first original from him that features vocals which share the same style as the beats he creates. All eyes on Jimmy Q this year because over a short period of time he’s been performing with Ryan Hemsworth, Saint Pepsi and Odesza; soon enough he’ll be making his way to your city to blow your minds!
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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Boys Noize- May 8th
Vibesquad - May 9th
Slither (VibeSquaD Remix)
Lee Foss - May 10th
Lee Foss & MK feat. Anabel Englund
Zhu has been all over the internet lately and remains to keep a mystical persona. We haven’t been able to crack the code on who he is or what Zhu‘s true story is, but what we do know is he has a mesmerizing voice and impeccable production quality! A few weeks back we covered The Nightday EP when it dropped, and now we are ecstatic to bring you the video for “Faded” directed and edited by none other than the mystery man himself!
The video for “Faded” has a very hypnotizing quality to it; between the sexy introduction and the strobe effect which promptly follows your eyes will be warped to the screen! As the track kicks in you see what we assume to be Zhu walking up the stairs in this massive venue. That was a great touch highlighting the beginning of the song and it’s filtered drums! As soon as the deep bass and drums hit the Zhu logo flashes across the screen and shows a full crowd of french party-goers. The videographers do an amazing job at capturing the avant-garde experience you’d expect from Paris’ most prolific venue The Social Club. As the strobes flash you see a couple of beautiful girls, one up against a wall and one laying seductively on a couch; the minor details like this really added to the replay factor for us!
As things go on, a silhouette figure puts back a bottle and as he puts it down exhales smoke which was a serious mind-fuck. When he finishes exhaling a cloud of smoke, the song breaks into the chorus and refocuses its attention on the sexy girl on the couch putting off some seriously seductive body language. The claps kick in and the video transitions over to go-go dancers on the stage building up to what everybody seems to wait for in dance music… the drop! The drop starts and you see a club filled with people dancing the night away to the deep house vibes Zhu provided.
It seems odd how a video can create such an experience making you feel a part of it or send an overwhelming chill down you spine, but this video did exactly both! Whoever Zhu is, he’s extremely talented and has a very hypnotizing quality to his work! Whether it be his music or his videos, we are extremely excited for what is to come from this elusive creature they call Zhu!
Are you ready to dive into the depths of the metaphysically unknown? Do you question reality of governments, monetary systems, the universe and what really created all of this? Do you ever wonder if you can alter people’s perceived reality into a particular realization? If you answered yes to any of those, you’re in good company with this brand new artist. When we say brand new, we mean brand new. This is his first official release.
Coming somewhere out of a bunker deep in the mountains (we actually have no idea where he/she/they lives) Mimic just dropped a bass-heavy tune called “Ava” which features a Star Wars style soundscape that would be an absolutely perfect fit for a planetarium laser show. When you couple in the gritty, dubstep synths and eerie vocal samples, Mimic creates a real mind-fuck, one worthy of the best deeper-than-deep mind searching sessions.
The video that comes with this track is a representation of a science experiment where light particles act differently when observed through a microscope. It’s called the “double slit experiment,” and was visualized for this song by Void Visuals. Feel free to space out on that for a while.
With obvious influences like Bassnectar, Orbital, Burial, Nero, and Liquid Stranger, we’re eagerly awaiting more from this all-too-mysterious baron of bass. Make sure you keep your third eye on him by following his Soundcloud.
Chase and Status
Gangsta Boogie feat. Raekwon & Knytro
London based duo Chase & Status made waves in the music scene with the release of their chart-topping effort Brand New Status. Returning to the source material that made them so widely known, the duo drop a brand new re-working of the track “Gangsta Boogie.” The new revision stays true to their unique aesthetic of blending spoken word from a prolific emcee with an infectious backdrop. Taking to the beat are Wu-Tang veteran Raekwon and newcomer Knytro for some dope verses. Raekwon is definitely the stand-out performer on this single, as his words weave smoothly through the production. Although the track isn’t full of the usual heavy mix of high-energy, electro, and reverberating effects, the simplicity of the gritty beat gives it that old school feel and makes for a complimentary mix.
Take a listen to the flipped track above, and be sure to catch the duo as they hit several venues for their North American tour this summer.
You (Mike Bugout & Steinway Remix)
Summer is right around the corner and you know what what means…more summery tunes to help us beat the heat as we dance the next few months away! What better way to shed those winter coats and bring some sunshine back in the world than with some feel good music?
Mike Bugout and Steinway decided to put their spin on Galantis’ incredible song, “You”, which happens to be one of the biggest tracks out in the dance music world right now. Their collaborative efforts turned a phenomenal song into a main stage sensation. With its emotive resonance stemming around a melodic piano progression, its big electro synths, and an upbeat kick to get the dopamine flowing, this tune is bound to surge across the kinetic fields at every upcoming festival.
Now go pull out those dusty swim suits, grab the tanning lotion, and put this one on repeat because you’re about to hear one of the most infectious remixes out there.
It’s always a good day when we get to announce a brand new act to you guys. Coming out of the UK, Acre Tarn is bringing dark, ominous synth-driven alternative that highlights the sultry, brooding vocals from their lead singer. “This Once,” showcases their electronic nature, coupling it with crackling atmospheric layering and slow, rhythmic percussion. The overall vibe is enchantingly haunting, providing a industrial, yet engaging electronic pop experience. The listener can’t help but dive deep into their rich soundscape.
While there’s not a lot of information out there on Acre Tarn, we did come across this little tidbit in regards to this newly formed group.
A sum of two halves, Acre Tarn are born out of songwriting, electronic production and sampling.. Acre Tarn have grand plans.