It’s fair to say that the past few years have been massive for one of Colorado’s favorite sons, James Egbert, whose popularity continues to rise with every show he rocks and every banging track he produces. This year will surely only yield further glory as he launches into 2013 with another insane original called “Chopper”. The dramatic opening build-up evokes feelings of an impending military battle, with the bombs well and truly being dropped at the 1:45 mark, as an aerial assault of bass and gritty electro synths wreak havoc through your speakers. This is an epic tune that could easily fill the scene of a futuristic war film at its critical moment, and is further evidence of the artist’s ongoing development of his high-energy sound. Bunker youselves down and prepare to unleash the pure sound of blazing glory!
Chopper (Original Mix)
New Orleans-based duo Generationals will put out their third album, Heza, this Spring. The new LP is the follow-up to 2011′s Actor-Caster, a record that gained the indie rock group quite a bit of success, including spots on commercials and even the HBO hit show Girls. This week, they preview their forthcoming release with a new track. Titled “Spinoza,” it’s a delightful and jangling surf-pop tune, and a nice way to pave a bright and sunny anticipatory path toward the full-length. Check it out below!
Heza comes out April 2nd via Polyvinyl Records.
In celebration of his 20th birthday, Kami De Chukwu drops a new track from his upcoming untitled mixtape. The single “Stop Crying” has the Chitown emcee mixing some rhythmic drums and jazz samples with some even wittier and progressive rhymes. A classic jazz-rap that with a chill vibe and emotion-filled lyrics. The determination in his words is well heard with each bar and a dope preview for his upcoming effort.
Kami de Chukwu
One of Kaskade‘s classics, “4 AM” gets a healthy bass makeover from Bring The Noise. Starting off with a dreamy intro, tweaking the sexy vocals in all the right ways in the massive Space Trap remix. Each drop features some catchy laser infused synths and chords that hit at all the right times. Enjoy this free download and make sure to also grab BTN’s Trap remix of Porter Robinson & Mat Zo‘s track “Easy” by clicking here. Cheers.
4 AM (Bring The Noise Space Trap Remix)
DJ Muggs, of the legendary Cypress Hill, has always been one of the more innovative and experimental producers in hip-hop. This is evident in Cypress Hill’s recent success stepping out of their genre restrictions collaborating with EDM artists. On his latest single, Muggs teams up with Detroit’s one-of-a-kind MC, Danny Brown, for a bass-heavy track that demonstrates the vet’s ability to stay relevant without losing his unique sound.
“Headfirst” will be featured on DJ Muggs upcoming album, Bass For Your Face, which will also feature Chuck D, Dizzee Rascal and Freddie Gibbs among others and is due out on January 15th. Slap it below!
DJ Muggs feat. Danny Brown
Koyote, the mashup and bootleg producer that never ceases to impress us, is ready to start 2013 with a bouncy release. Originally written and recorded by JJ Cale in 1976 and then later covered by English singer-songwriter Eric Clapton, “Cocaine” became one of most enduringly popular hits in its era.
Koyote has interwoven the original vocals and injected with a enough feel good spring-like bass that it is almost impossible to stay still. Plus the light hearted trumpets make it for a definite party track.
Cocaine (Koyote Bootleg) Eric Clapton // Will Sparks // iLicris
Cocaine (Koyote Bootleg) was released today, January 8th and it is free to download via a “like” on his facebook.
Our love for Beta Nightclub
in Denver, Colorado should come as no surprise to any of you. Not only do all music ninjas get in for FREE by simply showing our “This week in Beta” posts, but thanks to our close relationship with them we have been able to bring you interviews from Chris Lake
, Fedde Le Grand
, Jack Beats
amongst many others.
Not many nightclubs reach out to the emerging music blog scene and few are able to really come up with exciting ways to give music fans what they deserve. DJMAG is putting up their yearly contest of the top 100 clubs and through our relationship with them, and the many new upcoming artist they promote every week, we are confident in saying Beta deserves a top spot on the list.
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