Too many times we may overlook a band because they don’t carry a trademark name. We browse over them like tacky book covers. Fortunately for you we keep our eye out for the newest and upcoming bands. Don’t pass on Generationals. Lend a listen to their new track, “Lucky Numbers”. It’s been about a year since their last full-length release, so this track is quite deserving of a warm reception. I love it when bands release one track here and there. And it sweetens the pot when the band is good — really good. Enjoy this summer-time jam-track by Generationals. It’s simple, but the clamoring banter of the synth elements dance around each other and get stuck in your brain in all the best ways.
Their upcoming EP, Lucky Numbers, comes out October 2nd. They are on tour so scope tour dates here. And if you want more of their music, snag their 2011 release, Actor-Caster, available on CD and digital download.
It seems most video’s from bands recently include a storyline that tries to mirror the lyrical vibe of the song, adding another dimension to it. When The Black Keys tried to get a storyline to fit track, nothing quite fit. Their Plan B ended up turning into a refreshing sight. Take a small dive bar, fill it with fans, and let the raw prowess of a live Black Keys performance be the focus. This video starts out carrying a heavy sense of nostalgia provoking the hay day of rock ‘n’ roll feelings. Your lust for those days supposedly past will soon be replaced once Dan Auerboch brings out that glorious Guild Thunderbird guitar.
The Akron, Ohio fellows take this opportunity to let all rock fans know that “the glory days” is a phrase that should be repeated every single day. Having crafted out a stunning track, doing a live video is just the perfect visual treament to do all 3 minutes 30 seconds of ”Little Black Submarines” justice. You can find this song off the recently released El Camino.
French electro and progressive house producer Uppermost is set to release “One” on September 10th on iTunes, but for the mean time you can listen to a nearly 12-minute preview on his Soundcloud. Gritty, bass-heavy electro reminiscent of Justice and Daft Punk pepper an exciting musical landscape consisting of strong funk and disco influences. This distinctly French electro sound has seemingly been absent from recent electronic releases, so it is refreshing and exciting to hear something so inspired and artful. This is not an album to be missed, so pre-order your digital copy here.
Clockwork a.k.a Henry Steinway has been churning out remix after remix but most excitingly released his 2-song Titan EP on Mad Decent a couple weeks back. That being said, his remix of “Momentum” may be one of his biggest and best remixes to date. With a mind-bending buildup and incredible drop that just enhances Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Regi’s sound, there is no reason to doubt that Clockwork will continue to make waves in the coming months. Buy here on Beatport!
Momentum (Clockwork Remix)- Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Regi *Out Now*
Sound Remedy, the LA-based producer and TMN favorite, is back again with an awe-inspiring remix of Noosa‘s single “Walk On By”. Sound Remedy’s remix is a true work of art, filled with his signature harmonic synths, tantalizing melodies and soothing vocals. Honestly, I spent a lot of time trying to classify this genre-defying remix, but after countless plays I came to the conclusion that regardless of the genre, this is something everyone must download. So do yourself a favor, click the download button and bask in the seven minutes of bliss that is Sound Remedy.
If this remix leaves you yearning for more, make sure to check out our other features on Sound Remedy hereand make sure to show him some appreciation on Facebook.
Veteran producers Flinch & AC Slater’s latest endeavor, “Moonlight”, off of Flinch’s Underwater EP released a couple months back delves into some glitch, complete with a soaring vocal sample reminiscent of “Thousand” by Moby. Your standard dubstep bass is the glue that holds this song together while the lead synth blasts the track into certifiable “press repeat” territory. It’s not your typical mind-melting, American grime but rather a track that exhibits a perfect amount of restraint. You can listen here on Soundcloud or download Underwater EP for free here.
Ever since Deadmau5‘s rant about DJ’s just pressing buttons, people have been saying that the majority of DJs have no skill in terms of mixing. Well these three videos will show you that A-Trak does not fall in that category, he on the other hand has been murdering the tables since he was 15.
This first video is part of what he calls “Short Cuts” and consists of him in some hilarious outfits absolutely destroying the classic anthem “Ghosts N’ Stuff”. All I know is that this is pure genius, especially what he does at 1:28, which might be one of the best live drops ever conceived. The next video is some doing a similar routine on his track with Dillon Francis, titled “Money Makin’”. The last video is in here to give you some perspective on this guys ability, and how long he has been murdering dance floors. It is a video of him spinning the the DMC World Championships in 1997 and mixing all sorts of classic Hip-Hop tracks. Cheers.