So Candyland have been killing it lately, and this song is just crazy. Remixing Lil Jon‘s snap anthem “Snap Yo Fingers” featuring an infectious 8-Bit melody. They have yet to release a Trap song that is anything short of amazing and this OG remix is no different. The drop features some hard but still funky chords that hit incredibly hard, can’t wait for more filth from these two Santa Barbara natives. Cheers.
Just last week,the legendary Nero released an absolutely massive new original tune, which for months had been rumored to be collaboration between the powerhouse duo and Skrillex. As information surrounding their latest track “Won’t You (Be There)” emerged, it was divulged that although this latest track wasn’t a collaboration with Skrillex, there were definitely a few collaborative tracks being developed for future release. Lucky for us, the wait was incredibly short, and a preview of the first of hopefully many new tracks between Nero & Skrillex is upon us. Skrillex & Nero take on the latest hit tune “Holdin’ On” from OWSLA’s newest signee Monsta; transforming the track in a manner which one could only expect from names such as Nero & Skrillex. The remix accentuates Monsta’s soulful vocals while ramping up the intensity of the tune with a heavy dose of wobbles and grinding bass. This is massive, so make sure to give this tune a listen!
The release date for this track is October 23rd as part of Monsta’s official debut release, Monsta EP, on OWSLA.
San Diego based producer/mash-up artist Carlos Serrano blessed us a few days ago with an awesome take on Kanye West‘s “Get ‘ Em High,” featuring the Chromatic‘s “Lady” as the backdrop. Using the remix-friendly throwback Yeezy vocals, Serrano manages to completely transform the feel of the original with the steadily climbing instrumental and beautiful chorus of the Chromatic’s Ruth Radelet.
Give this creative mix a listen and download below and make sure to also check out Serrano’s awesome Kanye x Washed Out mash-up, “Diamonds From Far Away,” which is included as well. If you’re feeling the tracks, make sure to head over to his SoundCloud for plenty more cool music and free downloads.
Kanye West vs. Chromatics Lady High (Carlos Serrano Mix)
When the chaos in our lives needs some desperate untangling, we should thank our stars for bands like Copenhagen’s Furns. This new girl-boy duo make lush, dreamy indie pop that hits the spot. Take for example their latest single “Love Aches” — it’s soothing, moving and enthralling, despite its low-key status and simplicity. It puts you at ease, embracing you until you start to feel like you’re floating away. The strikingly lovely and powerful vocals possess a texture that calls to mind a cross between Florence Welch and Cat Power. Listen to “Love Aches” below, along with two bonuses: “Power” and a preview of a new song called “Go”.
“Love Aches” is out now on Lilystar Records. A debut full-length is expected in 2013.
California musician Tom Cascino, who plays under the moniker Broke For Free, makes fresh and dreamy chillwave. His latest track “The Gold Lining,” full of ambient and sunny textures, is the perfect example. Though it’s mostly a weaving 5-minute instrumental number with barely audible vocals/noises blurring in the background, its relaxing feel-good vibes will leave you swimming in bliss. Download it for free!
The trio Plum — made up of Evan Roman, Jeff Mackey, and Sean How — have been around the music scene for a couple of years now. They put out their first EP in 2010 and have since followed up with Lullaby. The band explains that their most recent release was “created to give comfort to those in need” and after giving Lullaby a listen, that statement rings true. The minimalism of “Fade To Dust” just works. Simple piano and guitar chords coupled with Roman’s raw, yet silky-smooth vocals serve as a great pop ballad. Overall, Lullaby has you feeling all sorts of sadness at first, but ultimately leaves you on hopeful note.
Natasha Khan, AKA Bat For Lashes, released a new video for her latest single “All Your Gold”. Directed by Noel Paul — who also worked on the visuals for “Laura” — it is basic in theory: black-and-white scheme, beach scene, camera focus on Khan. But for whatever reason, whether it’s Khan’s captivating nature, the song’s allure, or maybe we just really like beaches, we can’t help but watch and hit repeat over and over.
Bat For Lashes forthcoming album, The Haunted Man, comes out October 23rd on Capitol.