No offense to Canadians, but I rarely hear anything EDM newsworthy coming from that side of the continent. Benji changes all of that. His new track “Steel Eyes” takes some of my favorite musical elements—sexy female vocals, a sweeping acoustic guitar, pumped up synths—and skillfully crafts them into an ethereal euphonic track. The level of quality production on this progressive house banger sets the bar high. “Steel Eyes” leaves me wanting to hear more of what Benji has to offer, and I’m sure he won’t disappoint.
“Steel Eyes” was released by Musical Freedom Recs. on 07/09 and can be purchased here.
Benji ft. Sherry St. Germain
Steel Eyes (Original Mix)
Let’s be honest people…money and sex rule the world, and that’s just the way it is. It’s so refreshing though to hear those diamond-in-the-rough up and coming rhymers that haven’t yet been tainted by the YOLO attitude that over-saturates today’s rap music and pop culture. New Yorker Tarik and Mike Stud from Rhode Island deliver just the right amount of realness in this upbeat head bobber. Shout out to Augustana on the sample.
Tarik & Mike Stud
You Dont Know Me
7 months a track was released that today will fill back the empty void of disco in your life. That track is Crushed Ice by MAM. MAM is made up of Miguell Campbell and Matt Hughes. This song truly will have the good vibes flowing all day long. The fluent beat underneath the light airy sensation given off in this song will have you in a daze in no time. I truly can not get enough of this track. The simple production makes this no less a quality tune, with songs like this the seeming simplicity of the production is the aspired end result. This song is perfect for the last call mix.
What up Ninja’s? Well here’s a quick smörgåsbord of tracks to get you and your granny dancing! Ranging from a bit of heavy dub to glitched up sounds of Acid Boys. Each of these tracks is worthy of your ipod. So without further adieu
First up is French electro producer Dilemn who’s releasing this through Audio Porn Records (think dirtyphonics) – it’s part of the ‘Talk About Us‘ EP and it’s straight filth. For more Dilemn check out his Facebook | Soundcloud
Dilemn feat Ayah Marar
Talk About Us
[FRESH] I’m not sure if you can get more fresh and up & coming then this. The 2 unsigned northern english boys have slammed together a concoqtion of hard hitting sounds with more rythm then michael flatly’s feet!! Go and increase your cred by liking/following Acide Boys on Soundcloud | Facebook
Music Sounds Better With You (Acid Boys remix)
Bristol pumps out some huge sounds – home of UKF Dubstep and now Calvertron can be added to its credentials. The UK producer remixed Skepta’s track and the result is pretty mamoth. For more Calvertron check out his Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Make Peace Not War (Calvertron remix)
22 year old Jake Bratrude aka. Rudebrat has created a dubstep / moombah track with plenty of space within it that the track isn’t overloaded with filth but contains the right amount for this to go off in a club. The eastern instruments really give a nice take on this track too. For more Rudebrat check out his Soundcloud | Facebook
I love the Nicky Romero orignal mix – that organ sound though gets shoved to one side once Knuckle Children (Adam Darby and Cristen Darbyget) unleash their vocoader/synth, almost like its been waiting to pounce on the track since its first creation from Romero. What’s not to love here? For more knuckle Children check their Facebook.
Toulouse (Knuckle Children & Vrakaz Bootleg)
So his new EP sounds like it’s going to be epic (listen here) but whilst we wait for the Brazilian DJ to release it, FTampa has made a cheeky remix that adds a big bouncy bass line to Neyo’s ‘Let’s Go‘. Hit up his Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter for the latest tunes.
Lets Go (FTampa Remix)
Ah… Summer is here in the form of unsigned band The Coopers. Woop woop! Throwing perculiar instruments, hand claps and by the looks of their artwork – paint into the face of rainy english summer – these guys are exactly what I needed for my summer playlist. Formed in Bradford (England) – the 4 cool kids have made early impact since their introduction to the music scene – gaining almost 2,000 facebook fans and being used on UK TV series The Inbetweeners – thats impressive for an unsigned band.
This is my favourite track from their new EP ‘Paint it Blue And Throw It In The Sea‘ – looking forward to seeing what’s next for these guys – maybe more paint?
The Coopers: Facebook | Soundcloud
Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar is easily one of the most promising young talents in hip-hop. His ability to express an extremely wide range of emotions and capture the human experience through his innovative style is truly incredible. On this track, Kendrick chooses the subject of alcohol and proceeds to dissect the topic discussing what he has witnessed in his community as well as his own experiences and mindset. T-Minus’s production provides the perfect atmosphere for the song, almost making you feel intoxicated just by listening. As usual, the Black Hippy finds ways to flip his flow through out to bring us a really powerful, multi-faceted and thought-provoking experience.
Swimming Pools (Drank) (prod. by T
What’s up, ninjas? Well another work week has come and gone, and once again Friday night has fallen upon us. You’re tired, your eyes burn from staring at a computer screen, and this guy up above just invited you to his birthday party. Don’t fret, we’re here to help! We spent some time this week scouring the internet trying to find 10 of the best party tracks for your weekend endeavors. So call homeboy above and tell him you can’t make it. Then proceed to crank this shit up.
Please dance irresponsibly.
Im Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
Revenge Of The Geeks (Darth & Vader Remix)
Bob Sinclar vs Moguai
Rock The Money Boat (Rave Radio Bootleg)
James Egbert vs Zedd
Spectrum of Capri
Imogen Heap Hide and Seek (Hardwell Dirty House Bootleg)
Oyster (Michael Woods remix)
Night Out Un Deux Trois Toulouse
Keep Movin Xtreme Bong (Axis Of Evil Bootleg)
Strange Attractor (Dzeko & Torres Remix)
Wonders (Original Mix)
Jake Shanahan & Tyler Sherritt