[Acoustic] Jaymes Young – Moondust (Stripped)

Jaymes Young
Moondust (Stripped)

Just a man and his guitar. Sometimes that’s all it takes to produce a masterpiece. We learned a few things from Jaymes Young during our last interview with him. First, he and his guitar have been attached at the hip for nearly a decade, and second, “Moondust” was one of his favorite creations from his well revered Dark Star mixtape. This “stripped” version of the single is exactly what it sounds like, breaking the song down to its very core elements. There’s an argument to be made here that this newer revision in its raw form may actually resonate better than the original, but I’ll leave the debate up to all of you. In the meantime, just appreciate the fact that we now have two versions of this spectacular tune.

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[Good Lord] James Vincent McMorrow – Red

James Vincent McMorrow
Red Dust

Call it a man crush. Call me a fan boy. Whatever you want to label my affinity with James Vincent McMorrow’s heavenly voice is fine with me. I’ll calmly dodge your verbal arrows as I enjoy the other worldly experience that is listening to him sing.

In one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2014 (in my eyes, at least) we’re offered up another sampling of what’s to come from this Dubliner. With a slow strike of a bass drum, haunting vocal samples and some understated piano keys, James once again is able to take us away from all of our troubles, slowly melting away the week with his incredible voice.

Post Tropical is out on January 14th, and is guaranteed to be nothing short of sensational. With a voice like that, it’s hard to think that it would be anything less.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #80


As we approach the holidays, it’s becoming increasingly more important for you to take a little time out for yourself. With all the crazy mall trips, dinners with relatives and endless holiday parties, you need some you time. Whether that includes a night at the club, or a night chillin’ out at home with a bottle of bourbon, press play and give yourself a gift this holiday season.


All Them Boys (JEFF068)
I Want You (Kaytranada Edition)
Bobby Nourmand
FMM: Chris Malinchak
If U Got It (Joe Hertz Remix)
Lost Generation (Bill & Will Remix)
Rizzle Kicks
New World Sound & Thomas Newson
Flute (Ahzee Remix)
ZeZe (Orignal Mix)
Snow Patrol
Chasing Cars (Gazzo Remix)
50 Cent
In Da Club (Eric Lam Remix)
Thunder Wizard Antidotes Revolution (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
W&W, Ummet Ozcan, Martin Garrix, SHM
Pulse Ft. Lisa Rowe (Original Mix)
Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink
Just Out Zonin
Tori Amos (Original Mix)
Daft Punk
Around The World Vs Aerodynamic (ETC!ETC! Bootleg) {Free Download}
Manila Killa
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[NEW] Disclosure – Latch (DJ Premier Remix)

Latch DJ Premier
Latch (DJ Premier Remix)

The burst of music released over the holidays has commenced and, of all the tunes under the tree, Disclosure‘s upcoming Settle remix album has us especially excited. Today, after an impressive first glimpse, the UK-based electronic duo let loose the highly anticipated rework of “Latch” by legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier. While the original is an addicting masterpiece in itself, Premier slows the tempo down and adds a D’Angelo-esque piano melody with steady percussion making for a new-age take on the classic R&B of the 90s. The Settle remix album drops December 17th.

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[NEW] Beyoncé – Beyoncé: The Visual Album

Beyonce Visual Album
Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)
Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)
Mine (feat. Drake)

The Holiday season is upon us, and in the spirit of giving Beyoncé has decided to drop a brand new album seemingly out of thin air. Titled Beyoncé: The Visual Album, the rather ambitious project features 14 tracks and 18 unique music videos. It’s difficult to determine what’s more remarkable here: the fact that Beyoncé can drop an album with virtually no promotion at all, or that she painstakingly took the time to shoot 18 individual music videos for all of these tracks without any details leaking out. This will certainly be an interesting experiment to keep our eyes on for sure, and we’d like to see what numbers Bey can pull off with her latest studio effort.

We’ve included some of our favorites here, but make sure to purchase the album on iTunes, which includes features from her husband Jay-Z, her daughter Blue Ivy, Drake and Frank Ocean. You can also catch previews for all her videos on YouTube.

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[Electronica] Max Cooper – Adrift ft. Kathrin deBoer

Adrift feat. Kathrin deBoer

We had the chance to review Max Cooper’ last EP back in October, which was some of the more unique and layered electronic music we had the chance to wrap our heads around, and his latest single “Adrift” again has our attention. Featuring the complimentary jazz house vocal stylings of Kathrin deBoer alongside Max Cooper’s carefully crafted delicate percussion and plucking synths, “Adrift” keeps with Max’ refusal to follow any sort of production blueprint. A simple chord progression paces the emotive tune, but such attention is paid to every melancholy click and bleep with each new layer supporting each other, that it adds an immense amount of musical weight. “Adrift” is the first single to be released off of Max Cooper’s forthcoming debut LP, and will be available for purchase on December 16. However, you can preorder the album here to guarantee it hits your music player on release day. For now though, you can cop the stream above.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 12/12


Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door, and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

Boom. That’s it, ninjas!

Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.

Andy Moor - December 12th
Andy Moor
Moor Music Episode 110 (2013.11.22)

Heroes x Villains - December 13th
OUT NOW!!! Dimitri Vegas & Moguai & Like Mike
Mammoth (HXV x CARNAGE rmx)

Robbie Rivera - December 14th
Robbie Rivera & The EKGs (Robbie Rivera & Lahox Mix)
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