Man Hands (Preview)
Mike Mago authored perhaps one of this writer’s single favorite dance tracks of 2013, “The Show” which saw more remixes in the house and deep-house scene than almost any other tune. Now the Amsterdam native has once again managed to grace us with another highly addictive original dubbed “Man Hands”, albeit a preview, out on Spinnin Deep, this February 24. Mago’s utilization of premier vocal hooks and recurrently hypnotic house melodies shine brighter than ever on “Man Hands” and we’re waiting like one of Pavlov’s dogs to wrap our ears around some more tracks from the BMKLTSCH RCRDS boss. Stream the preview of “Man Hands” above.
Holy shit, it’s a cold one out here in Denver. It’s a good thing we have the weekend’s festivities to keep us warm throughout this snowstorm. Between dancing, drinking and rooting on the Broncos, we’re going to keep it going tonight through Sunday. And, as expected, we have a tasty selection of tracks to take us through it all.
French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore
The Fire (Autograf Remix)
AObeats & Manila Killa
Perfect Strangers (Kastra Remix)
Gloria Estefan vs. Gregori Klosman
Conga Funk (Kastra Mashup)
The Outhere Brothers
Boom Boom Boom (Kastra Remix)
Dark Horse Ft. Juicy J (Elephante Remix)
Fire (Original Mix)
Invincible (Markus Cole Remix)
Hard Rock Sofa vs. Eva Shaw
Get Down (Lookas Remix)
TPain X Up Down (Jersey Club Mix)
King Shit Ft. TI (Robot Dentist Remix)
Some artists have the ability to transport their listener directly into their song and frame of mind. Such is the case with ascending downtempo electronic producer Blackedout, who hit us with his latest effort “Vessel” this morning, and we had to give our ninjas a brief respite amongst the large amounts of hip-hop and electro we’ve been slanging your way this week. “Vessel” is the second tune to be leaked leading up to Blackedout’s forthcoming second EP this Spring, and if we were to call it like we see it, we would undoubtedly state that he’s pitching an emphatic perfect game thus far. This slow burning slice of synthetica builds behind rocky slabs of spacy synth work and flighty drums, producing a constantly evolving piece of music. As much of the weather stateside is dreary and snow filled, “Vessel” will slink you right down in your (hopefully) warm seat. Check it out above.
Railway (Daniele Di Martino Edit)
There has been a trend of stunning deep house music coming from Germany of late, and Daniele Di Martino has added to that list a hauntingly beautiful edit of an indie cult hit from Boy. It’s not often that gorgeous indie originals can retain their same essence after undergoing the remix treatment, but there is a certain element to the production behind this that still makes it all seem impeccably pure. True to this style of music, the vocals have taken on a deeper flavour, and together with the melancholic strings layered throughout there is somehow a feeling of real solace. This in combination with the percussion-induced head bopping makes this track a treasure just waiting to be discovered. You’re in luck though because we’re happy to share it.
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams)
The year of Pharrell carries over into 2014, as the Grammy award winning musician collaborates with Major Lazer for this brand new single. While he’s worn many hats throughout his career (including this very ugly one), it seems like it’s been an eternity since we’ve heard from Pharrell the rapper. Premiered earlier today by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio One, the N.E.R.D. frontman sounds perfectly at home on this beat, enough so that you’d think he produced it himself. Stream the track above, and be on the lookout for Major Lazer’s new Apocalypse Soon EP, set to drop on Februrary 25th and include additional features from Sean Paul, Machel Montano, RDX, Moska, and Mr. Fox.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
– Head to the front door, and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
The only stipulation is that this deal is NOT valid for Z-trip on Saturday. Sorry, kiddos. You’ll have to buy your tickets on their website, or at the door.
Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.
Myon and Shane54 - January 30th
Neon Lights (Cole Plante With Myon & Shane 54 Radio Edit)
Dirtyphonics - January 31st
R.O.A.R DUB (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Z-Trip - Feb 1st
Punky Reggae Party (Z
Trip Remix ft. Lee Scratch Perry)
1st Quarter Freestyle
After dropping his sophomore album, Hall of Fame, last year, Big Sean is primed for another big year in 2014. Wasting no time, the Detroit spitter is kicking things off the right way with this “1st Quarter Freestyle.” Produced by longtime collaborator Key Wane and fellow G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Travi$ Scott, the track features Sean rhyming over a deep, hard-hitting instrumental for nearly six minutes straight. There’s no clue whether this will be featured on any future projects yet, but we’ve got a feeling we’re about to hear a mixtape announcement very soon. Download the track above, and make sure to check out the Mike Carson directed visuals as well below.