After a brief intermission of releases, powerhouse dubstep duo Roksonix is back at it again with a new massive dubstep tune. “Get Live” is an upbeat dubstep banger that flaunts the impeccable production one can only expect from any Circus Records release. The song builds and immediately pushes the tempo with a healthy serving of bass and lasers. Turn up your speakers and let the head banging begin!
Instead of treading the now familiar ‘new folk’ path, this two-track introduction to Marika Hackman is closer aligned to the colorful psychedelic streak of the sixties. Spiraling around her delicate fingerpicked guitar, Hackman’s vocals have a haunting, timeless quality to them, recalling The Velvet Underground’s Nico at her most wistful and demonstrating first signs of a captivating new British talent.
After several impressive leaks, Chicago-based Kami de Chukwu, of the SaveMoney collective, released his debut mixtape a few days ago catapulting himself onto the radar of many open-minded hip-hop fans. Through out Light, Kami showcases a wide range of lyrical ability experimenting and growing along the way. With a diverse collection of original and classic production ranging from J Dilla to Hudson Mohawke to Nosaj Thing, there is bound to be something for all music listeners on this tape. On some tracks, such as “Manifest” and “Ig’Nant,” Chukwu comes off dark and cunning, while on cuts like “Prey” and “Red Rover” he shows a more pensive and laid back side. Light is a courageous first effort as the beat selection is lightyears from conventional. However, Chukwu pulls it off nearly flawlessly with the help of some fellow Chi-town reps.
Lights is an essential project for hip-hop fans and really anyone fascinated by the blurring of genre lines. Stream some of our favorite tracks below and download the whole tape free here: Kami de Chukwu – Light.
After Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike did the phenomenal “Tomorrowland Anthem” and an amazing performance at Tomorrowland not too long after, they have become pretty popular. But despite this popularity growth, they’re back with a new track titled “Aftermath,” which they did with Yves V. “Aftermath” is a killer electro house song, mixed really well and perfect for Tomorrowland. It has a great progressive house rhythm and the perfect amount of bass. To download it all you have to do is like them on Facebook, which you can do here. It’s definitely worth it since it costs you nothing and you probably have an FB account anyway!
Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Yves V Aftermath (Original Mix)
Well, this is hands down the chillest remix Adventure Club has ever dropped. They always bring melodic masterpieces but this one is different. They enhance Alexisonfire’s track “To A Friend” in all the right ways raising the bar for what some people refer to as “Chill Step”. They start with their classic vocals editing, then build into a mesmerizing melody that I’ve been humming in my head since first listen. The wobbles they use aren’t as heavy as in the past but this one is sure to be on repeat for a long time to come. Cheers.
There nothing quite more swaggin than a trap track about making money and Netherlands producer Oliver Twist, has done just that. Money Makin was released early this year by a collaborative effort between Dillon Francis and A-Track and it has now fallen victim to a contagious trap beat design to end this summer with style.
Today, UK/Basque’s Crystal Fighters released At Home, an 8-track EP containing the title track (which can originally be found on their 2010 debut LP, Star of Love), along with seven remixes. The original is deliciously addictive on its own, and the various reworks build on that while throwing in some extra goodies. Below, check out the original “At Home,” Berou & Canblaster‘s tribal-esque/percussive-heavy rendition and Twiggy + TruFix‘s wobbling banger approach. And don’t forget to listen to the ENTIRE EP here.
Crystal Fighters aren’t done yet, though. On September 25th, they’ll drop yet another remix collection that spotlights other tracks from their debut and includes remixes from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Passion Pit and Delta Heavy. Stay tuned!