[Electro House] PrototypeRaptor – Timeless

PrototypeRaptor has definitely shown off his versatility of late with some impressive experimentation into new sounds and genres, but whether it’s a curse or a comfort, there will always be major love and demand for an artist’s classic style. In a way, the origins of their musical ambitions become timeless. Whether the title of this track is a nod to that point or not, ‘Timeless’ is definitely the perfect example of everything to love about the Oklahoman bass menace. It’s a strong blend of his early mixes and the maturity he has developed from constant work and progression. Featuring funky piano, bouncing chords and generous helpings of 8-bit flavour, it’s very reminiscent of his standout tune ‘Drive Hard‘, with a little added kick and gritty aggression to ensure it sends any crowd into a wild frenzy. The best part about this release though is that it comes with the announcement that this is just the first track in his soon-to-be-released sophomore album, Nostalgiarithm,  in two weeks time. There was definitely no better way to stir up excitement levels than with this free download, so make sure to snag it right away and keep it pumping until the rest of the album is unleashed.

PrototypeRaptor
  Timeless (Free DL)
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[Alternative] Fyfe – Solace

It seems these days the more mysterious you are, the more notoriety you receive in the music world. It’s a strange trend given the nature of the social networking frenzy that’s upon us, where we expect our favorite artists to reveal every last detail of their lives through Twitter and Instagram. Maybe that’s what distinguishes artists like Fyfe from the rest of the noise out there. These faceless musicians essentially want to let their music speak for them before any other judgments can be made. Perhaps we could call it The Voice phenomenon, except now we’re the ones sitting comfortably in the fancy swivel chairs.

The young Londoner’s first release is certainly a remarkable one, featuring some melodic, low-key guitar riffs, and breezy, captivating vocals. “Solace” at its core is a song about the downtrodden who feel broken, lost and even trapped, but try to make peace with their situation. Because of that, the song is also on-point lyrically with an infectious and insightful chorus that you’ll have memorized instantly after one listen. With such an impressive debut, Fyfe will certainly have lofty expectations for his upcoming EP, set to drop sometime in March. Stay tuned for more details until then.

Fyfe
Solace
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[Preview] Knife Party – Power Glove

New Knife Party, enough said. If you had a chance to catch them on their last tour they dropped this insane tune multiple times. This track is titled “Power Glove” and features the standard Knife Party treatment with some seizure worthy sounds. No news yet on this massive release, will keep you posted. Cheers.

Knife Party
Power Glove (Preview)
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[Hip-Hop] Casey Veggies – Life Changes (Mixtape)

Young Inglewood native, Casey Veggies, has been on the hip-hop radar dating back to his features on the early Odd Future mixtapes. Although he has since parted ways with the OF clan, Veggies has certainly shown an ability to hold his own continuing to find cosigns among top-tier emcees. Life Changes, his latest mixtape, may be his breakout project with features and production from the likes of The Futuristiks, DJ Dahi, Dom Kennedy, 1500 or Nothin’ and Harry Fraud. Through out the piece of work we see the 19 year-old spitter emerge with the confidence that comes with your fifth mixtape.

Life Changes is a solid project from start to finish carrying a new age, west coast sound with Veggies exuding ambition, confidence and versatility. While there remains some roughness around the edges, this is certainly a significant step in the right direction for the young emcee. Check out some of our favorite tracks below and grab the whole thing for free here: Casey Veggies - Life Changes.

She in My Car (feat. Dom Kennedy) (Prod. DJ Dahi)
Life$tyle (Prod. Cardiak)
I Love Me Some You (Prod. Harry Fraud)
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Blackstreet – No Diggity (Boeboe’s 1k Likes Remix)

Lelystad/Amsterdam producer Boeboe has been dropping bass beats for well over a year now, but it is his most recent fascination with trap that has gotten us excited.

Celebrating his 1k likes on Facebook, Boeboe just released a tasty treat using the classic 1996 single ‘No Diggity’ by American R&B group Blackstreet and featuring Dr. Dre and Queen Pen. Let’s face it, trap, as with most genres, has gotten a bad rep. Many producers argue of its easiness to produce and quite frankly that Lil Jon-esque “WHAT?” vocal sample that’s been sprinkled on almost every trap track is getting annoying.

Yet Boeboe takes things one step further executing a seamless rendition between the original and the modernized trap sounds of today. From its thrilling introduction to they very last second, each and every loop is delicately crafted for maximum enjoyment. Please go and check out more of Boeboe on his soundcloud.

Blackstreet
No Diggity (Boeboes 1k Likes Remix)
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[Indie] The 1975 – Chocolate

Swaggering into the last chapter of their introductory trilogy of EPs, Manchester’s The 1975 have just unveiled “Chocolate”, the lead track from their forthcoming Music For Cars EP. Cut from the same cloth as their two acclaimed EPs, “Chocolate” is another towering guitar-pop anthem with an infectious chorus that’ll stay with you long after the single has played out.

The 1975
Chocolate

Music For Cars drop March 4th via Dirty Hit/Vagrant

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[Denver Event Preview] Ellie Goulding 2/1 @ The Ogden Theater

It’s pretty damn hard to find someone that doesn’t like Ellie Goulding, or at least respect her for how she’s taken the world by storm in the past few years. Whether you like her for her solo work, or you like her for her sultry vocals laid over some deep dubstep or house basslines, the end result is the same.

The adorable London-based vocalist is in the midst of a massive worldwide tour, after having just released her 2nd full length album, Halcyon. Unless you’ve been hiding in your bomb shelter, waiting for the zombie apocalypse, then you’ve heard Ellie’s voice grace the airwaves at some point recently. You know what would be even better? Catching that voice in person. We know that the Denver show is already sold out, so make sure you buy your tickets now if she’s heading your way.

Ellie Goulding
Anything Could Happen (Radio 1 Live Lounge)
Ellie Goulding
Figure 8 (Breakages Crenshaw & Adams Mix)

Upcoming Tour Dates:

1/28 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
1/29 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
1/30 – The Pageant – St Louis, MO
2/1 – The Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
2/2 – The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
2/4 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, Wa
2/5 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/6 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
2/8 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
2/9 – The Wiltern – LA, CA
2/12 – Hollywood Palladium – LA, CA

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