While some of you may have already heard of Seven Lions, we wanted to do an introduction post regardless, as most of you probably haven’t. This Californian producer has only been releasing tracks for the past year or so, and with what we’ve heard so far, we’re really excited to see more.
Seven Lions has a style that’s similar to Minnesota in a way. They both play what is now being labeled as progressive dubstep – smooth, melodic, and downright entrancing music, that still carries the right amount of aggression and punch in the bassline. With Seven Lions, you have a little more glitch at times, which is what differentiates him. And let’s face it, anyone who gets a personal endorsement from Above and Beyond has some raw talent.
We’ve included three tracks for your listening pleasure. The first track is a radio rip of “Below Us” from BBC Radio, which is off his Polarized EP, due out April 23rd. The two that follow are a little bit older, but equally as impressive.
Seven Lions Below Us on BBC Radio 1XTRA with Matrix and Futurebound
My friends inTown Hallhave just released their first music video (ever) today. The video, for a new single called “Good Boy”, shows a young guy struggling with a sense of rebellion and general angst toward the world around him and does a great job providing visuals to capture the aura of the music. The track itself is a little less folky than anything we’ve heard from Town Hall so far- which kind of makes the band more accessible to larger audiences while also raising question marks at the style of the rest of the album.
Stream the video below and grab a free download of the track HERE.
As we anxiously await London’s Sub Focus to start his US tour we have only had his latest DnB single “Out The Blue” to tide us over. With his “eye of the camera” style stage setup and fat bass productions it is only a matter of time until this talented producer appears on a stage near you. It seems like Dutchman Laidback Luke has his hands on every single out there and he remixes most of them in his quirky yet big stage ready production style. His remix of “Out The Blue” moves the DnB track into “Laidback” territory with dutch house progressions and some Daft Punk-esque robot voices that nicely compliment Alice Gold’s beautiful vocals. Tracks like this showcase the joy of remix culture and we are happy to show support!
Out The Blue Feat. Alice Gold (Laidback Luke Remix)
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its fourth year to Randall’s Island Park over Labor Day Weekend on August 31, September 1 and September 2, 2012. Made Event is excited to announce Electric Zoo 2012’s phase 1 artist lineup, once again bringing the biggest and boldest names in electronic dance music to New York City for this three-day summer bash.
The Music Ninja was fortunate to attend the second year of the Electric Zoo festival and we most certainly plan to come go back again. Phase 1 lineup is definitely an aggressive approach to the event and New York is telling Miami and EDC they are here to stay.
Steve Aoki took his hype man tactics up about 12 notches this year at Ultra Music Festival by crowd boating and throwing a cake in a lucky girls face at the drop of his latest track “Emergency”. People that hate on him for not focusing on DJing all the time miss the point – this man is a showman and a producer to be reckoned with. His latest single “Cudi The Kid” is nothing short of epic with vocals from Kid Cudi himself and drums from LA punk rocker Travis Barker. If that weren’t enough there are already a slew of remixes coming down the pipeline like this machine-step one from Lucky Date. All hail the electro kingpin Aoki!
On “Bad Bitches” Star Slinger teams back up with Stunnaman from The Pack, who you might remember from the hugely successful track “Vans”, in a reunion of sorts. This time, adding Lil B to the mix to add some extra flavor- which makes sense because the collabo was his idea in the first place (contacting Star Slinger via Twitter).
The track, titled “Bad Bitches”, is kind of glitchy and chaotic- which is something I’ve always like about Star Slinger’s style. Typically, he takes the reigns and drives the track home while Stunnaman and Lil B compliment his already terrific delivery and add to the track’s dynamic range. Stream Below:
Star Slinger Bad Bitches (Feat. Stunnaman & LIL B)
WHAT? How did these three come together to produce a song? Turns out it is part of an on going series from Converse and Journey’s partnering up to give all of us new music.
It appears spring is a foot with a fresh-picked collection of colorful Chucks, available exclusively at Journeys. And, in addition to the 8 new hues, there’s also a bold new Converse song, featuring Mark Foster, A-Trak, and Kimbra. Plug into the original track, peep the video, snag the shoes.
Mark Foster (of Foster the People), A-Trak and Kimbra have created ‘Warrior’ a fresh summer-sounding track with authentic vocals and catchy-summer melodies. Stream it bellow and you can download it here.