There’s few better ways to start off your weekend than seeing a beer drinking monkey hanging out with a cat. As random as this image may be, you have to admit, it’s nothing short of amazing. I, personally, know what’s on my agenda after seeing this picture. Let’s just say the Denver Zoo may have a late night visitor this weekend.
Anyways, this week has been a long one for most of you, I’m sure. Don’t fret though. The weekend is here, and it’s time to drown out any memories of a stressful week. Press play, and get down.
A couple of days ago Bassnectar released another massive mix full of unreleased tunes. Most of the tracks will be off his upcoming EP titled Freestyle, which drops October 16th via Amorphous Music. These 19 tracks are nothing but bass to your face insanity from the San Francisco native. Lorin drops everything from a remix of Zion I to a mashup of his “VaVa Voom” remix mixed with an acapella from Dead Presidents. Other then the original works he drops, there are some impressive collabs such as the one with DC Breaks and even an edit of Hudson Mohawke‘s track “Thunder Bay”. Bassnectar shows some truly impressive mixing throughout this 4- minute thrill ride that he calls, Freestyle Mixtape. And check out the bonus Rip from this mix featuring an impressive mashup mixed with some the instrumental of “Rap With A T”. Cheers.
Aylen, a rising producer in EDM has been making strides of late, releasing quality remixes at a seemingly break-neck pace. Not to mention, the variety of genres Aylen utilizes as a producer is impressive to say the least. Spanning from big room house to moombahton, each release distinctly showcases Aylen’s versatility as a producer and his immense potential. His latest release, a remix of Deniz Koyu’s “Follow You” is a stunning progressive dubstep and trap infused tune. This track truly makes me appreciate the versatility of trap as a growing genre and its extensive potential to blend with other more developed genres of EDM. Best of all, Aylen gave this track out for free so make sure to grab a copy and show Aylen your appreciation on Facebook.
Deniz Koyu feat. Wynter Gordon Follow You (Aylen Remix)
Hot on the heels of their fantastic introductory EP, Manchester’s The 1975 return with the song everyone’s been waiting for, “Sex”. A brooding slice of electronically driven alt-rock, this track should cement The 1975 in your ‘ones to watch’ list before the EP is released on November 20th via Dirty Hit/Vagrant.
Before you click play, you should know that you’re about to be swept up by a gigantic tsunami wave of synth pop. “Tell All Your Friends,” the new song by UK based artist and producer Chad Valley is as addicting as they come with its beautiful falsettos and the chorus’ sugar-coated shine. So don’t say we didn’t warn you! This is the second track off Valley’s forthcoming debut Young Hunger, after previously sharing the brilliant single “Fall 4 U” featuring Glasser back in August. The album also includes appearances by Twin Shadow, Active Child and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Young Hunger comes out October 30th on Cascine Records.
British producer Chris Ward, AKA Tropics, shows off a smooth vulnerability on his latest track “Popup Cinema,” singing You know I need you here when I’ve been shakin, but you’re pullin’ at my heartstrings, they’re breakin. Electronic and soulful, it’s got an easy-going, mellow vibe — complete with that cool background keyboard humming — making it melt the second it hits your ears.
“Popup Cinema” is off an EP of the same name, out November 5th via Svetlana Industries.
After sharing the hit “Your Drums, Your Love,” AlunaGeorge are back with “Watching Over You,” a new track that will appear on an upcoming compilation by BBC Radio DJ Annie Mac. Here, the slow, electronic-tinged R&B jam is accompanied by a Brendan Canty-directed video that features Super Mario video game clips, ’90s cartoons and blurry traffic footage that ends up looking like a fuzzy kaleidoscope of colors. The song is included below for ultimate streaming pleasure.
Annie Mac Presents 2012: AlunaGeorge Watching Over You (Exclusive Track)