Attention all bassheads! Today we’ve got some pure dubstep filth to satisfy your every need. Getter, AKA Tanner Petulla, is an up-and-coming producer who is quickly becoming a household name for producing grimy dubstep littered with heavy bass and grinding synths. “Swine,” the title track off his EP of the same name showcases this expertise. The dark synth work and vocal samples create a truly monstrous tune, so CAUTION: this is not for the faint of heart!
If you’re a fan, check out the rest of the EP on Beatport and don’t forget to show Getter some love on Facebook.
The Irish trio, Two Door Cinema Club, stormed the alternative music scene in 2010 with their debut album Tourist History, instantly becoming everyone’s favorite indie dance-pop band. Since then, the question that has been on every fan’s mind is, “What will they do next?”
It’s been a long time coming, but finally TDCC has released new music in the form of “Sleep Alone,” the first single from their upcoming album Beacon. “Sleep Alone” is much like their previous work: intricate electric guitar picking over a dance beat, mixed with insanely catchy choruses. But there is also a new synthy sound in the background. Even more recently released is the accompanying music video, featuring some flying beds and massive guitars.
It seems that the new album has the potential to be very good. As good as Tourist History? We’ll see. Beacon is set to drop in the UK on September 3 via Kitsuné and in the US on September 4 via Glassnote Records.
Dillon Francis just turns the world on its end every chance he gets: from his habit of replacing cat faces with his face, putting his face on other people’s faces, but most importantly, his habit of producing songs to the most epic of degrees. Taking the young Frenchman’s already impressive track, “Finale,” then throwing on his usual flavor of unrelenting pace. The combination of the original containing a strong electro feel then adding on Dillon’s taste for giving any and every track a hefty dose of chest pounding beef really turns this tune on its head. The song will be avaliable to download on beatport August 16th.
Holy fuckin’ shit, ninjas. We can’t believe it’s been 15 weeks already. That means we’ve taken part in 15 epic weekends, and most likely been to blame for 15 epic hangovers. That’s alright, hangovers come and go, but legendary evenings are few and far between. Let’s just hope you can remember their awesomeness.
Ok, so last week I had to take a mini break, and Blas Yaselli stepped in to knock it out of the park. Big ups to him for filling in for me, but I am back, and so is the party. Press play, and get down!
British songstress Jessie Ware has shared yet another new song from her forthcoming debut album, Devotion. Titled “Sweet Talk,” it’s a silky-smooth pop gem that channels everything that was perfect about ’90s-era R&B. Much like her power ballad “Wildest Moments” — which we praised here not too long ago — this new track keeps emphatic beats at the forefront, setting up not only the fluid, swaying pace, but, with the help of dark synth work, also set ups the tone: sensual, emotional, with a hint of foreboding. And the song’s lyrics play right into this ambiance, as she wearily admits her inability to refuse her lover’s seductive ways, despite knowing that’s what she should do.
For Ware, the internal struggle is very much real; many are the moments where she tries to fight off her own weaknesses and temptations. From her cooing to her crooning, she expresses all of this tension so well in every inflection of her soulful voice. Her complete commitment to honesty and to transparency in her songs — whether it’s her feelings of vulnerability, joy, pain, exhaustion, or confidence — is what makes her one of the best new artists to come along.
Jessie Ware’s Devotion comes out August 20th via PMR.
Collaborating with designers including Nike, New Era and Kidrobot is not the only reason why this certain individual is well-recognized. Along with being the co-founder of the Brooklyn-based record label Fool’s Gold, A-Trak has taken a huge role in producing the label’s unique sound, which melds the best of both worlds together – EDM and hip-hop music. Kid Cudi and Duck Sauce are among many prevailing artists introduced by Fool’s Gold Record Label.
This new August 2012 mix is testimony to A-Trak’s admired electronic-remixing skills (examples being his remixes for “Heads will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Solveig‘s “The Night Out”). Kicking off with a spin on the intro to Style of Eye‘s techno track, “Ray Dee Oh,” you can except to be surprised and impressed by the additions of upbeat summer tracks including Gregor Salto‘s “Azumba” as well as…
…the beef, the chicken, the fish, the lamb, the water, the milk, the cheese, the carrot…
That’s right, even Guetta‘s “Atomic Food”.
Style Of Eye feat. Gina Turner – Ray Dee Oh (AM Mix – A-Trak Intro Edit) [Fool's Gold]
Funkin Matt – I Wish [Fool's Gold]
Boys Noize – XTC
Yuksek – The Edge (Panteros666 Remix)
Blende – Egypto
Zedd – Spectrum (A-Trak and Clockwork Remix)
Jacques Lu Cont – Underground
French Fries – What To Do
Gregor Salto – Azumba
Sneaky Sound System – Friends (Beni Remix)
Lauren Lane feat. Jaw – Lazer Eye
D.Fine – Mercy
Rishi Romero – Mayhem (2Edit Remix)
Touch Sensitive feat. Anna Lunoe – Real Talk
Savage Skulls & Douster – Bass Kick
Miss Kittin – Girlz
Pleasurekraft feat. Green Velvet – Skeleton City
David Guetta (!!!) – Atomic Food
Alex Metric – Epichords
Boris Dlugosch – Cycle
Solidisco – Take It Back [Fool's Gold]
N – Lucy In The Sky With Pearls
Fantastic Man – It’s Essential
Storm Queen – Let’s Make Mistakes (Club Mix)
When you think of the word “hip-hop,” DJ Khaled is not often the name that first comes to mind. Conversely, Khaled is what many would often associate with the antithesis of “true” hip-hop and all that is wrong with the genre right now. Whatever your feelings about Khaled and his contributions to the game, you have to give him props for the special group he’s been able to assemble here. With legends Nas and Scarface blessing the mic and DJ Premier and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League handling the boards, it’s easy for the listener to be reverted back to the glory days of the 90′s. Both emcees allude to the deceptive and fickle companion that hip hop can be, reflecting on their experiences over the last twenty some odd years, including both the riches of the highs and the struggles of the lows. It’s an interesting take on the subject, and provides us great insight on the rap careers of two of the greatest to ever grace the mic.
If you’re interested in seeing the process that went behind crafting this wonderful track, peep the “Making Of Hip Hop” video after the jump, and if you enjoyed this, and want to listen to some more heavyweight collaborations, make sure to cop DJ Khaled’s latest project, Kiss The Ring, on August 21st.
DJ Khaled Hip Hop Feat. Nas, Scarface & DJ Premier