Aside from similarities with the google tablet, we knew nothing about rising producer Nexus, out of Winter Park, Florida. Electronic music has had an explosion around the United States and it is so rewarding to see talent come out of smaller cities, granted the greater Orlando area is by no means small (with EDC making its premiere this year), but as a former resident, I am so proud to see new talent rise. “Ginger Kids” looks to be one of the handful of songs Nexus released this year but it is already out to be his greatest. The 19 year old producer lays a formidable foundation with an exuberant introduction of captivating melodies interlaced with a slow grind of a bass that is unique and fluid, setting him apart from the many dubstep producers trying to do the same.
We had no idea who Nexus was but as of today, and thanks to “Ginger Kids”, we predict a bright future.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent all year, 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 the shows Friday and Saturday, 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. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
It’s about time RL Grime released this massive Trap tune, remixing one of Benny Benassi‘s biggest songs and slapping it with a heavy dose of 808′s and flawless vocal edits. RL Grime is no stranger to Trap anthems, and this track has already been supported by the likes of Diplo. It is sure to be supported by other A-List names, it’s just a matter of time. Every drop in this is satisfying and sure to put a smile on your face. Cheers.
Updating a Zedd original is not an easy feat but when it comes to New Jersey producer Aylen, nothing is impossible. The incredible voice Foxes lends herself for this track is sure to induce more than just goosebumps as her sensible vocals glide through this progressive single from Zedd. And yet, Aylen is able to expose the beautiful harmonies of the original track while still lifting “Clarity” to welcomed, and much aggressive, heights. The rise of reconstructing songs and turning them into the next juggernaut dubstep/trap banger is far too common nowadays and it is producers like Aylen that are inherently capable of striking the perfect balance between fluid melodies combined with the harsher elements of electro house. DID I MENTION THIS SONG IS FREE? Grab it right now and don’t forget to check out Aylen soundcloud for more.
Once the holidays come around, it’s as though they never leave. All the work days in between feel painfully slow and arduous, and the omnipresent scents of pine and gingerbread are torturing teases. So what’s the perfect Wednesday cure? Spanx, a 90s-era house party and an überinfectious synth pop jam. Thank you, Tegan and Sara. Check out the video for “Closer” above, stream the track below (because it’s so good it deserves multiple listens), and then mark your calendars: the duo’s new album Heartthrob comes out January 29th.
Yellow Red Sparks is an indie/acoustic act born in the Midwest, but now based out of Los Angeles with hints of Fleet Foxes and early Nada Surf. The band, led by singer-songwriter Joshua Hanson, is quiet, humble, but filled with enough warm-blooded passion to thaw through even the coldest heart. They stun in the simplest ways, make music that’s beautiful in its subtlety. Take for example Hanson’s voice — it doesn’t soar or do curvaceous tricks, but its inherent tremble and crack speak volumes of emotion. Cozy up to “Monsters With Misdemeanors” tonight, you won’t regret it.
Known for their intimate, performance-based music videos, Yours Truly traveled across the pond to film a special 12-minute documentary on The Warehouse Project, the annual series of club nights in Manchester. It features interviews with artists like Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, Skream, Diplo, and more. Seeing as we’re fans of all those artists (and the Project itself), we considered this a must-see video.