[Indie Pop] Young Dreams – First Days Of Something

It’s only the beginning of February, but after listening to “First Days Of Something”, it’ll feel as though we’re on the brink of Spring. The Norwegian outfit Young Dreams pack their latest single with sunny indie pop, peppered with playful, bouncy guitar lines and the warmest Beach Boys-esque harmonies. Mondays can be a real bummer, so brighten up your day with this track. Check it out below.

Young Dreams’ debut LP, Between Places, drops March 1 (AUS)/March 4 (UK,EU)/March 5 (US) via Modular Recordings.

Young Dreams
First Days Of Something
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GTA & Diplo – Boy Oh Boy + Diplo & DJ Fresh – Up [Anthems]

Diplo‘s 2013 world takeover has just begun. First up, teaming with GTA for some funky Electro infused Moombah. Sampling Missy Elliot‘s song “Work It” in the best ways possible, and delivering some incredible vocal work. Ever drop in this just keeps you wanting more, and the third drop resembles Knife Party‘s track “Sleeze”. Next is another huge collabo from Diplo and DJ Fresh, and they murder this one. With another massive sample, using Notorious B.I.G.’s track “Grab My Gun”. Pew, pew, pew, lasers.

These were both ripped from the mix at the bottom by GTA titled, Death To Genre’s Mix Vol. 1. 

GTA & Diplo
Boy Oh Boy
DJ Fresh & Diplo
Death To Genres vol. 1 Mix

via Neighbors Hate Us

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[NEW] M.I.A. – Doobie

Taking the web this past week for the nostalgic #Throwback Thursdays, mega-producer Danja leaked a new track from M.I.A. via Youtube titled “Doobie”. The previously unreleased track, recorded during “Bad Girls”, is a fast-paced synth heavy dance track dedicated to that little plant known for placing people on cloud 9. It is not clear whether this track will be on M.I.A’s upcoming project Matangi, whose release was pushed back for being “too positive”, but this short and infectious track is definitely a banger. Be sure to check it out below.

M.I.A :: Doobie
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Lazy Rich – Brainfreeze [Electro House]

Full of icy sharp and chilling electro bass, there is a reason why this track has gathered the support from Steve Aoki, Sander van Doorn and Diplo. But enough with the puns. Full time party engineer and dj/producer Lazy Rich has been gaining enormous momentum with the increased frequency of releasing of original material. While the Canadian producer is still known for the applied complexity and energy of each of his remixes, we are seeing a much matured confident side that truthfully, we want to see more of.

‘Brainfreeze’ in its true form is really a grounding power-ball of ‘snarling, gritty, buzzing’ basslines that tightly wrap the electro house just enough without suffocating it.

Lazy Rich

You can purchase the track today on beatport and we have the full stream for you above.

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Will Sparks – Ah Yeah (TJR Edit)


And this is EXACTLY how we like to start a new year (and every morning so far we got the release). With a fantastic year behind him including, bounce master producer TJR provides a thrilling edit to Will Sparks “Ah Yeah”. Still authentic to the original, the now translucently bouncy banger powers through a pounding tech house bassline and vocals samples, throttling momentum towards each drop. This Southern California producer just makes it look easy.

With the release of ‘Ode To Oi’, one of the best tracks of 2012 and still a strong contender for the bounciest single on earth, this new remix is really just a tease for what we can expect in the near future.

Will Sparks
Ah Yeah (TJR Edit)

You can purchase “Ah Yeah” on iTunes

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BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix: Eric Prydz

MASSIVE NEW ESSENTIAL MIX, powered by Swedish (now based LA) DJ and producer Eric Prydz. We post many mixes throughout the year but what sets this one apart from all the others is its sheer volume of unreleased music.

We would be content with exclusive tracks from Jeremy Olander and Cirez D of Pryda Friends, a sublabel of Eric’s very own label Pryda Recordings… But apparently it just wasn’t enough and thus you can expect the inclussion of another 12 UNRELEASED Pryda tracks.

Whether you had a rough weekend or not, this two hour long mix will ease you into a Monday and give you a glimpse of what to expect in 2013.

Eric Prydz
Essential Mix

Tracklist: Continue reading

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Giraffage – Close 2 Me [Must Listen]

Sporadic and yet quite contained, the new sound of San Francisco based producer and recent Alpha Pup Records signee Giraffage demonstrate yet another reason for our complete fascination for his music. ‘Close 2 Me’ manipulates both time and harmonies ultimately composing one of the most seductive chill tracks of the year (so far).

Giraffage, master of time manipulation, also released a gorgeous remix of The Dream’s ‘Shawty Is Da Shit’ to which you can listen below.

Close 2 Me
The Dream
Shawty Is Da Shit (Giraffage Remix)
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