Continuing Skrillex evolution, we finally have another peak of Skrillex & Damian Marley collab with the track “Make It Bun Dem”. Skrillex is known for over extending his buldups, electronic filters and obviously for overwhelming us with BASS. Yet ‘Make It Bun Dem’ demonstrates Skrillex growing control of his own basslines. A fantastic mix between two Raggae and dubstep that will be on repeat this weekend.
This post will mainly serve as a public service. We are a quarter of our way into 2012 and we thought “Somebody That I Used to Know” remixes would already be over with. Tiesto has just come out with a new house spin to the track that just feel “alright”. At a live show, I am sure the track will reach great feedback since it is always welcome to have indie songs wiggle their way into electronic sets, yet the track ‘as is’ does not tickle me the way some other renditions have. Perhaps it is just too late for Tiesto, perhaps we are just burned out from listening to “Somebody That I used to know”, or perhaps we are just having a grumpy morning.
Either way please comment below and tell us what you think.
In just one month the group responsible for the In The Woods Festival, Laurel Collective, will be releasing their debut full length album and are gearing up for the release by giving us an early look into two of its tracks. The two, titled “Fax of Death” and “Heartbeat Underground” respectively, will be released as a Double A-Side in the near future and show the band pursuing a heavy synth sounds, broken guitar chords, and punchy rhythms. The highlight for me is the playful melody and vocal harmony on “Fax of Death”- a song that, overall, just feels good to listen to. Stream both tracks below:
Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky, two of hip-hop’s brightest and best, have dropped the studio version of ‘Big Spender’, which the duo debuted at SXSW. Produced by DJ Carnage and featuring a killer sample of Shirley Bassey’s original, this track has gigantic potential to be huge, so expect it to be filling up the clubs everywhere.
What’s up ninjas? We’re excited to announce our first ever event in Denver, Colorado. Saturday, April 28th, The Music Ninja and Altered Egos is bringing you “You’re Dead to Me” at Club Vinyl. If you haven’t been to Vinyl yet when it’s nice out, you’re missing out. The club boasts four floors of beats, including an epic rooftop patio with killer views of downtown Denver. We’re hooking you up by giving $1 well drinks all the way till 11pm.
So who’s playing at “You’re Dead to Me”? The night begins with Electro Bliss, followed by Split, and Joman. The headliner for this evening is local favorite, Jontron. If his bouncy electro beats can’t get you moving – no one can.
Make sure to come down and support your favorite music blog. It will be a night of drinking, debauchery, and damn good beats. You don’t want to miss it.
Don’t you sometimes wish you could see a gig from the musician’s perspective? Well, thanks to ABSOLUT vodka, the guys from SPIN were on hand at the this year’s SXSW to film some of the most memorable moments from the festival. Like this video, which shows Amanda Warner of electro-pop duo MNDR struggle to get into her own show, and captures the chaos that is performing at one of the biggest showcases in the world.
Keaton Henson recorded his debut album, ‘Dear…’, after an emotional break-up, and ‘Small Hands’ certainly shows the pain felt by Henson. His quivering vocals and direct lyrics are heart-rending, and that’s before we even get to the video. Directed by Joseph Mann, who used cute woodland puppets to tell the tale of loss, the simplicity of the video fits with Henson’s lo-fi bedroom recording. Guaranteed to have you reaching for the Kleenex, ‘Small Hands’ is a quiet masterpiece. ‘Dear…’ is out now.