A few weeks ago we wrote up Australian based folk artist RY X. With little information on his artistry, we wrote simply based on his exquisite vocal tone and calming folk instrumentals. While we still don’t have ample information on this ethereal vocaled newcomer, we’re once again finding ourselves being overwhelming impressed with his work.
“Vampires” is a slightly more upbeat release than what we’ve heard prior. With subdued guitar strumming, clashing symbols, rolling snare hits and of course RY X’s hauntingly enchanting vocals we’re left wanting more.
RY X’s released his “Berlin” EP on Swedish label Dumont Dumont back on August 28th. Make sure to pick it up, as we assure you won’t be disappointed.
Adrian Lux & Marcus Schossow
Wild Child feat. JJ (Radio Edit)
Mr. Lux has made a name for himself with his hit singles “Teenage Crime”, “Strawberry” and “Can’t Sleep” off his self-titled debut album with Ultra Records. This year Adrian has been keeping busy traveling the globe on his DAMAGED Tour. Known for wooing crowds the world over with a diverse array of hip-hop, electro, and pop influenced tracks, Adrian Lux left us thoroughly impressed with his performance.
Prinz Adrian Johannes Hynne, better known as Adrian Lux, has a flare for the dramatic though his look is simplistic. Dressed in a dark tee shirt and devoid of jewelry, Adrian lets his enthusiasm for his music take the limelight. His choice in tracks and the emotion he exudes as he’s playing them speaks to his DJ prowess more so than any flash could. Miami EDM fans are known for having high standards and being tough to please. When you have a world class DJ (or 4) in your backyard on any given week, it’s easy to understand that one’s threshold for getting crazy on the dance floor may be elevated. Adrian Lux’s mix of perfectly timed build ups, unrelenting bass lines, and fresh remixes of fan favorites left us dancing like mad and begging for more.
We would be remiss to not address the environment in which this dance-fest took place. LIV, located within the luxurious Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, is in the upper echelon of dance clubs worldwide. The audio-visual production incorporated in the LIV experience is truly breathtaking. Lasers, fog cannons, blanketing amounts of confetti, balloons, foam glow sticks, and even a train horn all combine with the stunning beauty of the residents of Miami to provide an occasion worthy of cherishing. The staff at LIV is courteous, the drinks are strong, and the organization within the venue is mathematic. When LIV’s ambiance is combined with the expert DJ skills of Adrian Lux, the end result is something very special.
There’s nothing quite like stumbling across unknown artists. Not having any preconceived notions associated with a name or an image really allows you to just take it all in. It’s one of our favorite parts about this gig.
Case in point: this debut single from Gold Coast native San Mei. The driving rhythm, playful synths, and subtle yet rich layering of sounds provides the perfect back drop for the echoey vocals. This is the first we’re hearing of San Mei, but we can’t wait to hear more of what she has to offer.
Keep tabs on her by liking her facebook page.
While there’s little out there on Gent Mason, knowing who his mentor is already has us intrigued. This London based producer spent time working with Jimmy Douglas, the man who worked with Timbaland for more than a decade on records for Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Timberlake and Jay Z to name a few.
“Head” is a seductive, glowing downtempo track with sultry vocals and a reptitious beat that makes for a perfect play with your lady or dude friend. Open up a bottle of wine, throw this on and have yourself a fun Saturday night. Just spare us the details.
What is up, ninjas? For all of you die hard CFPP fans, we’re sorry we didn’t put together a playlist last week. We hope you enjoyed our EDM Mega Summer Playlist, which offered up 120+ tracks of pure dance greatness. If you somehow missed that, check it out when you get a chance. It’s pretty damn epic.
Now that we’ve hit Friday on a short week, it’s time to start thinking ahead to what kind of weekend adventures await. As you ponder your partying plans of grandeur, hit play and get some inspiration.
Royals (Wild Boyz! Remix)
Case & Point
More Than a Feeling feat. Gamble & Burke
Daft Punk ft. NERD
Hypnotize You (Nero Remix) (Kennedy Jones Trap Bootleg)
Don Diablo feat Angela Hunte
Lights Out Hit (Night Crime 2013 Bootleg)
Bitch, Dont Kill My Beautician (Kendrick Lamar x Dillon Francis)
Draw Mollys Vago (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
Sultan & Ned Shepard Vs. Nari & Milani
Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash feat John Martin
Reload (Lush & Simon Bootleg)
Lethal Industry (Ahzee & DIMARO Remix)
AllNight Feat. Laura Brehm
Mile High (James Egbert Remix)
Drake vs Don Diablo vs Matt Nash
Versace Stars (Verdugo Brothers Edit)
DSKO (Original Mix)
A Horse With No Name (Joman Remix)
Shut Up & Sing V2.0 v Greta Svabo Bech
These two Canadians have been taking over the music scene for the past four years and are not stopping anytime soon. There sound is immediately recognizable and on the same said uniquely individual. The boys are renowned for their heavy beats and memorizing electronic melodies. With their latest release “Shut Up & Sing”, the duo take their music one step further and breath a slow tantalizing breath into every listener’s lungs.
Remember that stunning voice that tickled your eardrums in Deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon”? Well she is Scandinavian singer Greta Svabo Bech. She and Zeds Dead met and realized they were both huge fans of one another and so, they planned to work together. Greta sent ZD this song and the guys knew immediately this was what they would collab on. “Shut Up & Sing’ is about feeling trapped in a situation and finally working up the courage to do something about it, even if you don’t know what you’re gonna do,” Greta explains. “Zeds Dead’s version of the song really hits this message home. The energy, the melodies – it’s powerful.
And powerful does not even begin to describe everything this song carries.
For awhile there, it almost seemed as if Coldplay had lost themselves (no pun intended). While Viva La Vida was still an excellent album, and Mylo Xyloto had its moments, their recent material has lacked the same substance to it that netted the band success in the early 2000′s. “Atlas” seems to signal a turnaround for the group, as they finally return to their roots on this brilliant piano ballad. Soaring records like “Paradise” and “Life In Technicolor II” test the limits to which Chris Martin can stretch his vocals, but it’s melodies like this that truly allow us to explore the subtleties of his voice. Lyrics have also always been a strong suit of Martin’s, so it’s no surprise that he excels again here with an uplifting chorus that has him belting out “Carry your world, I’ll carry your world.”
“Atlas” marks a move in the right direction for the London quartet, which makes us hope that a new album is in the works. In the meantime though, you can find this one on the soundtrack for the upcoming film, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which will be in theaters on November 22nd.