Question is, what took us so damn long to find this piece of gold? Meet The Moondoggies. Comprised of four very humble guys making music since 2008, this band will make you sway your hips like there is no tomorrow. When the track first starts off, you feel like you’re in New Orleans walking down a street of hanging street lights and bars filled with drunken voices. Lead singer Kevin Murphy makes it sound so darn easy and no matter where you are in your life, you’re able to connect to this lyrics. And just wait until the end, when he starts singing in his lazy, but sexy voice, “No I would, no I would, no I would”. Ladies, you know what I’m talking about. Too good.
The Moondoggies are currently on a Northwestern tour, and their latest album, Tidelands, is out now via Hardly Art.
Summertime Bikini Dropper indeed! That is the only description under this Moombah banger’s Soundcloud page, and I agree that is all that is necessary. For those that are new to La’Reda, this duo, comprised of Brion Topolski & Nathan Barbour, are two electro house producers that are on a ridiculous spree of summer bangers. La’Reda has a good mix of electro sounds and underlying grooves that is the Latin-inspired moombah tone. Plus Ava Ali‘s vocals are a great subtle addition reminiscent of Yo-Landi Vi$$er vocals in Die Antwoord. Included below is another stellar track from La’Reda this summer, “Synthasorus Rex,” which, as you might’ve guessed, is heavy on the synth, blending smoothly as it moves from a fast pace progressive intro into a moombah drum style beat.
LA-based hip-hop trio, Pac Div, haven’t released much new music since their impressive 2011project, Maniac, but I have a feeling they’ve been cooking up something special over the last year. “Take Me Back,” which is featured on rapper/producer Rich Kidd‘s We On Some Rich Kidd Shiiiit Vol. 6mixtape, is a cut that, surprisingly, didn’t make Maniac. Rich Kidd’s chilled out production with some real-talk, conscious content from the Pacific Division representers make for a powerful track. You don’t want to sleep on these dudes and this is a perfect introduction to their music. The crew’s sound matches their Cali roots, both bright and relaxing.
With so many artists putting out remix after remix, the music scene has become a bit predictable. Sometimes though, an artist comes along and does something you would never expect. “Strobe,” one of Deadmau5‘s most well known tracks, becomes a blank canvas fit for the work of Paris duo, Alesia. Not much is known about these guys other than the fact that they love to make music when they’re not too busy eating baguettes (see their Facebook). Despite this, they need to be recognized for their work here. Alesia mutated “Strobe” into an organic and intensely heartfelt piece that makes you feel emotions you never though were possible through the medium of music. And just when you begin to think this symphonic conundrum couldn’t be more unpredictable, the song climaxes into an epic fit of electro bliss.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For all three shows this weekend, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Can’t wait to see you down there.
The pairing of Murs & Fashawn never really occurred to me before, but after listening to this new single from the West Coast duo, it seems like a match made in hip-hop heaven. The California natives trade bars over some resounding steel drums and gritty guitar riffs, courtesy of Beatnick & K-Salaam, who will be producing their entire EP titled This Generation, dropping September 25th. Look out for the sure to be awesome release, and make sure to grab a free download of the track from Duck Down Records.
Grizzly Bear‘s newest offering, “Yet Again,” opens with crunchy guitars and a charging pace, marking it as one of the more infectious, grand and straightforward tracks in their repertoire. Edward Droste‘s smooth and limber vocals complement the propulsive indie-rock song nicely, but when the band’s blissful, stirring harmonies are in full-force — like we heard so many times on 2009′s Veckatimest or even 2006′s Yellow House — it’s almost as though the planets have aligned: pure candy for the ears. “Yet Again” is not quite as complex or avant-garde as we’ve seen from Grizzly Bear, but shows that they can achieve that epic, all-encompassing sound pretty perfectly. The track is a little over five minutes, its resplendency ending in a beautifully chaotic tangle of noise.
Grizzly Bear’s forthcoming album, Shields, comes out September 18th via Warp Records.