We kept no secrets about our love of Ben Khan’s debut track, ‘Drive (Part 1)‘, and we’ll keep none about this one either: ‘Eden’ is another vital slice of future-soul. Displaying a deep mastery of songwriting as well as technical creativity, the elusive London-based artist again veers between influences to create a compelling sound that’s all his own.
Another absolute heater from LA representer Dillon Francis. This is an insane remix of Oliver‘s funk infused track “Night Is On My Mind”. Featuring some Kavinsky-esk vocals, mixed with massive drum work, it comes together for your standard Moombah banger from Dillon. Can’t say enough about Dillon’s upcoming album that will be released on Mad Decent some time this Fall. His single with Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs, “Without You” is the only official release so far, and it’s epic. No news on the release date of this filthy remix, but we will keep you posted. Cheers.
Check out the Original track “Night Is On My Mind”, by clicking here.
Night Is On My Mind (Dillon Francis Remix)
via Neighbors Hate Us
Believe it or not, an entire year has passed since Tom Cascino aka Broke For Free released his track, “The Gold Lining” that went absolutely viral. This Bay Area based producer has been a good friend of mine for years now, so I’m proud to be posting some more glorious tuneage on his behalf. His newest release is titled “Juparo” which is the first single off of his upcoming EP “Petal”. It’s a super chill, down tempo track that is sure to put a smile on your face. Stay tuned for more gold, he is only getting started, and make sure to cop this FREE download. Cheers.
Check out the video to go along with “Juparo”, by clicking here.
Petal will be released on December 10th
Giorgio Moroder vs. SBTRKT
While we’re not entirely sure how Destructo -who by day runs one of the country’s largest event production companies in HARD– even has time to maintain a budding solo career, we’re pretty happy with the fruits of that labor. The genre bending producer added another personal milestone to the list with 10,000 Soundcloud followers, and as a gift to those loyal fans he’s chosen to give away an edit of the great Giorgio Moroder’s late 70’s hit “Chase” and “Pharaohs” from SBTRKT’s incredible 2011 self-titled LP. This one has been played out in a number of Destructo’s live sets, and we’re sure now as a free download will make it into many a DJ’s performance as Summer replaces itself with Autumn. Giorgio’s French pop-disco track actually sails quite smoothly over SBTRKT’s bass heavy, and groove laden sound signifying what we already knew… Destructo has an amazing set of ears in regards to what will sound good on a real set of PA’s. Grab the edit above Ninjas.
After reaching mainstream success with the infectious ‘Collard Greens’ featuring Kendrick Lamar, TDE rapper Schoolboy Q drops his second single, “Banger (MOSHPIT).” The follow-up track finds the west coast emcee invoking some violence and warns of forming a mosh as he spits over the renegades produced beat. Different from his previous hit, this new single has a more turned down beat and old school feel that focuses more on Q’s lyrical prowess over the mic. His aggressive rhymes and gritty beat makes for a head-nodding listen as he looks to incite reckless behavior nationwide by calling out select cities across the country for ‘being on that bullsh!t’. Take a listen to the newest track off his upcoming debut Oxymoron, dropping soon.
Yellow Claw releases another glorious EP on Mad Decent via Jeffree’s. These four tracks should have you feeling like a kid on christmas morning, featuring collabs with DJ Snake, Tropkillaz, The Kemist, and Spanker. YC has been killing it lately, with tunes such as “Shotgun”, “Pillz” with Flosstradamus, and their monstrous hard style remix of Diplo and DJ Fresh’s track “Earthquake”. And this massive release titled “Amsterdam Twerk Music” is the icing on the cake.
Setting the bar high for this insane EP is, “DJ Turn It Up”, featuring some flawless vocal edits and infectious drops. Next up is a collab with Tropkillaz and The Kemist for a reggae infused twerk anthem, watch out for that moombah switch up. Well, the third track is titled “P*SSYRICH”. Before listening, odds are you’ve already assumed this one is gonna be an all out banger, and it is. Once again YC features a flawless moombah flip for the second drop….TWERK AND MOOMBAH are here to stay. The last and most hyped track off the EP is a collab featuring 100 BPM baller, DJ Snake and Spanker. “Slow Down” is the definition of TWERK music, and will find it’s way into many sets for a long time to come. Cheers.
DJ Turn It Up
Yellow Claw & Tropkillaz
Assets feat. The Kemist
P*$$YRICH feat. Adje
DJ Snake x Yellow Claw x Spanker
Release Mad Decent via Jeffree’s September 26th
Games (Passion Pit Remix)
Not too long ago we wrote up the delectable indietronica tune “Games” from German trio Claire. It’s simplistic and light hearted melody cross effortlessly in between the love soaked lyrics, creating a perfect pool side tune. Now that summer has come and gone, we’re finding ourselves wanting to hold on to those bikini laden memories, and luckily Passion Pit has done just that with their remix of this charming track.
The ever-so-well-known Cambridge based outfit has given this tune a slightly more dancy twist, yet still leaves most of the vocals perfectly in tact. It’s the perfect homage to warmer days as we cross over into the chillier months. Throw it on and enjoy what warm weather we have left.