Riva Starr feat Rssll – Absence [official video]

Riva Starr, the eclectic London DJ/Producer, whose won over loyal fans in the likes of Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Swedish House Mafia, is starting the year strong with his latest single “Absence”. The softly and opaque original not only demonstrates his ability to compose intricate sounds full of surrealism and esoteric elements but also illustrates his maturity as a producer since his first introduction to the UK underground house scene in 2009.

The effortlessly charming single is accompanied by its official music video, drawing from European experimental cinema and theatre and creepy scenes that feel taken out of a David Lynch film.

Riva Starr feat Rssll Absence

‘Absence’ is the first track from his forthcoming sophomore album ‘Hands In Hands’ being released 7th March.

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GUTS – Django Remix [Soundtrack]

After experiencing one of the best movies ever created, Inglorious Bastards, it was obvious that another Tarantino revenge story would provide just as much pleasure. Django, a love story that wraps around themes of revenge and justice was accompanied by one of the most modern soundtracks in the last couple of years. However, the main Django theme song is not so recent, originally composed in 1966 by Luis Bacalov. Spanish producer Guts, took the already excellent original and made a slow, easily digesting chill rendition.

Django RMX
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[Rock] Wavves – Demon To Lean On

On March 26th, Wavves will be dropping their latest LP, Afraid of Heights, of which lead singer Nathan Williams has described as having a theme of “depression and anxiety, being death-obsessed and paranoid of impending doom.” The band’s latest track, “Demon To Lean On,” certainly exhibits all of those sentiments exactly. Channeling a 90′s sound that sounds eerily similar to Green Day, Williams and co have been able to construct a song that’s a lot less surf rock and more hopeless angst. It’s tough for a song to feel nostalgic and refreshing at the same time, but that’s exactly what Wavves have been able to do with this fantastic new single.

Demon To Lean On
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A$AP Rocky feat. Trey Songz – Same Bitch

A$AP Rocky just dropped a smooth and powerful track featuring Trey Songz titled ‘Same Bitch’. The single, which contains a much more appealing sound than what we heard on his latest album Long.Live.A$AP, will appear on Street Runnaz 72 mixtape hosted by DJ Spinatik.

A$AP Rocky Ft. Trey Songz
Same Bitch
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Diplo & Swick – Keep It Gully [Preview]

We know Diplo likes to be a tease but a 30 second clip is just down right mean. Continuing the momentum of his much followed funky and full of bounce “twerk” movements comes another addition to his legacy. Swick, Mad Decent’s new rising star from Melbourne, Australia is just coming off releasing his Bubbles EP a few months back to now working on this new collaborative track with the Twerk King himself titled ‘Keep It Gully’. Featuring horn-like melodies layered over a dynamic and quintessential diplo production of drum loop and attitude-filled vocals samples, this new single
sets the tone for the new year.

Diplo & Swick
Keep It Gully **Preview**

“Keep It Gully” will be out Feb 4th via Mad Decent is Diplo

And if you can’t get enough of this track, make sure you check out the 2 hour mix of Diplo & Friends on BBCR1extra

Diplo & Friends BBCR1xtra: January 12, 2013

Tracklist: Continue reading

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Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre – The Recipe (Trapback Remix)

One of the most original Trap remixes we have seen, comes Trapback‘s rendition of “The Recipe” by Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre. Instead of going the typical overly bumpy trap route, the 18 year old Seattle based producer takes one step back for this ultra smooth track. I always cringe when I hear someone come up with a new genre name but it looks like we are seeing some of the early samples of what chilltrap *shutters* will become.

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre
The Recipe (Trapback Remix)

Via TrapDoor Records

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Avicii – Three Million (Your Love Is So Amazing) [Free Download]

To celebrate hitting 3 million likes on Facebook, Avicii is giving his fans a brand new single “Three Million”.

Let’s get things straight, we love Avicii. We have interviewed him many times and apart from being one of the nicest producers in the world, his music has constantly inspired us and the world.

Yet, we can only find Three Million reasons as to why this song just doesn’t cut it for us. It is quite alarming that whenever an important artists releases a new single, all the other music blogs jump on it with rave reviews. Yes, we are grateful to have a “Free” track from Avicii but we are just not sure what to think of it. The bassline after minute 2.15 feels outdated, as to coming from a nintendo game (although we admit this is a perfect soundtrack for a Contra game). The strings that typically carry the track with such progressive momentum in an Avicii production, seem to be absent and lacking. But, of course that is just our humble opinion as avid Avicii fans.

We are eager to see what else Avicii has in store for us in 2013.

Avicii
Three Million (feat. Negin)

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