[Electro] Kavinsky – Nightcall (3.A.M. Remix)

French DJ/producer Kavinsky is a man that has been integral in bringing the unique, European electro-pop sound across the pond to the USA. Ever since “Nightcall” became synonymous with Ryan Gosling driving around in a pristine, badass 1973 Chevelle in 2011′s “Drive”, his popularity has skyrocketed, and deservedly so. Here Canadian trio 3.A.M. emphasizes the distortion, heaviness and chop made popular by the French electro scene, all the while enhancing the lazy airiness of Lovefoxxx’s vocals in a darker manner. And it’s free for you ninjas! Solid.

Kavinsky - Nightcall (3.A.M. Remix)
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[MP3 Playlist] The Trap Dojo: Volume #5

This week has been absolutely massive for Trap music! I won’t bother to tell you about how Trap is conquering and infiltrating all forms of EDM, because, if you have been paying attention over the past couple of months I’m sure you already know (and if you didn’t know that, we welcome you to the wonderful world of the Dirty South). First up Wick-It The Instigator throws some classic dub sounds before switching it back to a straight-up “Dirty South Gangsta” beat. Next is a kid you definitely need to be familiar with because he is blowing up in a HUGE way. Already featured on two of the past Dojos 15 year old ∆lex Young brings us two absolute bangers; the first, a collab with The Hi-Yahs, “So Much” and the booty-dropping “Boomerang”.  Hey, while we’re on the subject, experts in booty dropping, shaking, bouncing and percolating, Bro Safari drop “That A$$” down to the floor once again. Watch out for another huge track from him later today. Another Trap Dojo regular, Ookay remixes a couple old favorites by Sidney Samson and Bingo Players. I hope this guy can keep making such great tracks so consistently, so far releasing 8 tracks in the last month that his Soundcloud profile has existed. Yet another big figure, Luminox, whose Trap mix of Bingo Players “Rattle” has been picked up by the likes of Ministry of Sound, remixes one of the two tracks this week by The Party Squad, bringing those Hardstyle sounds to the streets. The rest of the list basically serves as a who’s who in the Trap scene, with names like Oh Snap!!, gLAdiator, Trill Murray, Gent & Jawns along with a few lesser known names sprinkled in for good measure.

Oh, and one more thing. Here is the link to download all the free tracks this week. Enjoy.

The Golden Trap Gangster **** (88 bpm to 70 bpm transition)
Alex Young X The Hi
▲lex Young
Bro Safari
That A$$ (Free Download)
Ookay vs Sidney Samson
Bingo Players
Devotion (Ookay Trapstyle Mix) ///FREEDOWNLOAD///
The Partysquad ft. Alvaro
Badman (Luminox Remix)
Yolanda Be Cool
Change ft. Nola Darling (Oh Snap!! Remix)
The Mavrik
Show Me How Ya Shake
Struttin {Exclusive FREE Download}
Clique (gLAdiator Remix)
Apashe & SNAILS
Bubble Gun (Original Mix)
Grimey Thirsty (Original Mix)
International Players Anthem (eSenTRIK Remix)
The Partysquad
Go Down Low (Gold Top Remix)
Self Evident Numba One Stunna
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[Synth-Pop] CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share

CHVRCHES The mother we share

Glaswegian three-piece CHVRCHES recently previewed their new track, and from the first listen, we were madly in love with their sound. “The Mother We Share” has all the cut-up vocal samples and poppy beats that you’d expect, but it’s Lauren Mayberry’s voice which steals the show on this track. Mayberry’s vocals have a powerful yet incredibly clear quality to them, allowing her to soar over the smooth synths to create something truly magical and other-worldly. A must-have for fans of female-fronted electro, “The Mother We Share” is out on November 6th via National Anthem/Create Control.

The Mother We Share
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Vaski – Insane ft. Ava

Upcoming Minnesota producer, Vaski, has teamed up with the talented vocalist Ava (who has previously worked with Bassnectar and Lupe Fiasco) to produce a monster, carefully crafted dubstep track titled “Insane”. The seductive humble slow wobbles layered over the beautiful vocals of Ava make this yet another exciting Original from the 22-year-old producer. Thanks to our friends at GDD for premiering the track.

Insane ft. Ava
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[Rock] Little Lo – Gospel

little lo gospel

Little Lo are a band that seem to combine every known instrument in a way that probably shouldn’t work, but actually does. Take the six-piece’s latest single “Gospel,” for example. There’s a little bit of everything packed away into the 3 minutes 40 seconds of folk-rock, yet it just fits together perfectly, like a musical jigsaw puzzle. Little Lo are also blessed with an excellent vocal partnership in the form of Bailey Glover and Ryan McGill – her soaring vocals contrast with his more modest lines – which seems to hold all their gorgeous Americana-inspired tracks together. Definitely worth repeated listening, “Gospel” is available via Little Lo’s Bandcamp.

Little Lo
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Alex Clare – Too Close (Cazzettes Amphitheatres Surrounding Her Mix)

One of the most recognizable songs from the popular Internet Explorer commercials, “Too Close” by Alex Clare has fallen victim to the devastating electro work of Swedish DJ duo CAZZETTE, consisting of Sebastian Furrer & Alexander Björklund. Signed to At Night, the duo has experienced an incredible amount of success in just under a year, participating at major electronic festivals and with official remixes of Avicii – Sweet Dreams and Swedish House Mafia – Save the World and bootleg remixes of Adeles “Set Fire to the Rain”.

“Too Close” was released 15 April 2011 as the second single from Clare’s debut studio album, The Lateness of the Hour. Cazzette has once again taken a classic electronic track, elevating it with their aggressive signature style and released completely for free. Enjoy!

Alex Clare
Too Close (Cazzettes Amphitheatres Surrounding Her Mix)
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Jessie Ware – Night Light (Official Video)

jessie ware night light

With a stark black and white color scheme, billows of smoke and slow, sensual emphasized touching, the latest video from Jessie Ware is simple, yet so stylish. Directed by Chris Sweeney, it captures perfectly the singer’s stylistic approach thus far — elegant, intimate, powerful, and so 90′s. After all the poise, it’s nice to see her crack a big smile at the very end. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that the song is damn good, too. On its own “Night Light,” off Ware’s excellent debut album Devotion, is an electro-ballad that has its soft and timid moments, but also it’s earnest and impassioned choruses.

As a bonus, here is a chill downloadable “Night Light” remix by Perseus from Annie Mac Presents.

Night Light (Perseus Remix)
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