Future bass never fails to get me feeling some type of way. Recently, a pack of producers channeled their love for 90s and early 2000s R&B tunes and have been revamping the sensuous genre with modern production technique. Releasing his latest track “IMY” on the label/collective, SYZYGY, Alexander Lewis delivers the feels with his distinguished “R&Bass” sound. Wobbling the bass around seductive female vocals, the New York producer exhibits a perfect mesh of vintage and modern melodies to evoke those childhood memories. SYZYGY repeatedly solidifies their forward-thinking position in future beats.
Australia has been the birth place of some of dance music’s hottest artists from Flume to Hermitude to Tommy Trash. Recently though, a niche underground scene in Australia has been growing, full of talented artists pushing the boundaries of electronic music. Slumberjack, comprised of Morgan Then & Fletcher Ehlers, just released their self-titled EP showcasing their innovative tribal sound. “Horus” stood out amongst the bundle for its breathtaking future-trap breakdown containing a wide array of sounds. The Perth-based duo pull inspiration from Middle East/Arabic instruments to give this track its unique personality blending tongue-clucks, spritely hi-hats, and a heart-pounding bass. After coming across these guys, the underground scene of down under is definitely a well of untapped talent that I will definitely continue to explore.
TheFuture.fm, a new leading platform for streaming DJ mixes and live sets curated by the world’s top DJs, releases Paris Blohm‘s “Artist of TheFuture” mix as the fourth installment in the series. Known for its personalized music discovery experience, TheFuture.fm continues to extend its innovative ideals into the dance music realm by highlighting artists who are defining the trends of the future. Paris Blohm has been flourishing with his trademark progressive house sound, and he now delivers a diverse mix that features tracks from Showtek, Mightyfools, Audien, Merk & Kremont, and more, as well as some unreleased cuts from Paris Blohm himself.
23 year old Dutch producer Bakermat, who is currently on tour in the UK, and fresh off the success of his “Bakermat & Friends” stage at Tomorrowland, releases his anticipated soul-filled retro-house single “Teach Me” via Be Yourself Music today. Following the success of his Martin Luther King sampled original release “One Day (Vandaag),” he enlisted the help of BBC Radio 1 presenter Pete Tong for the worldwide radio premiere of the track, and now it is out for the world to own and enjoy.
Over the past couple months, SNBRN has been one of deep house’s quickest rising stars introducing the world to his bass-thumping, “sunset house” sound. If we had to guess, SNBRN’s follow up release to his last remix of Pretty Ricky would be another slick, ingenious mesh of house and hip-hop. But, SNBRN surprises us with an official remix of Melanie Martinez’s “American Horror Story” single, “Carousel.”
The LA producer maintains the original’s haunting nature, laying down his signature bass pulse to preserve Martinez’s voice haunting. In tandem with the bassline, SNBRN accents the track with a light yet eerie chime that subtly adds depth to the track. Check the track on iTunes and support SNBRN as he climbs up into the spotlight.
Also, enjoy a bonus remix from Northern California’s Bleep Bloop!
With firm footings in the music industry at their respective day jobs, Colby J. + Tōks are putting their musical chops to the test once a month to display their insider knowledge on what’s happening within the scene.
A time capsule of cool for tracks that might have gotten lost in the shuffle, tunes that deserve your attention and their special place in time as music that influenced the duo known as The Interns.
It’s what you would find them listening to outside of their gigs, driving to work, winding down at home, or getting ready to hit the town with fellow crusaders of the night, and maybe a couple selects ripe for future sets (maybe!). With no rules or genre restricting guidelines, there ought to be something for everybody to get down to with their bad selves.
Stay tuned for “The Interns Present: Black Christmas,” the second installment of their bi-monthly mix series, that will be released on Tuesday, December 16th.
And If you haven’t already, enjoy their first mix, “The Interns Present: Day Off” below!
Already catching the attention of Diplo, Nina Las Vegas and more, the co-founder of Moving Castle and DC Based producer, Hunt for the Breeze has slowly been building up a reputation. This week, the man himself releases a giant original off the Flirtini comp in the form of the anthem, “Sky Cathedral”. We’re pretty confident this song will be played by DJs like Rustie, Carmack, Djemba Djemba, RL Grime, Branchez and even Hudmo in their sets to come. By the way, expect Moving Castle Volume 3 this week. So we’ve heard.
In one rainy day in Birmingham, Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo met in the studio and produced this edit of Wicked Games. Once they got a hold of the acapella, they knew they had to build a track around it. Everything was recorded using live instruments and they used no samples except the acapella of course. The result is this “Lush” “vacant but absorbent” edit that is something even your mother could dance too. Grab it now for FREE DOWNLOAD!
The Lost Kings hooked me for the first time with their genius, imaginative remix of Disclosure’s hit “Latch.” Their beautiful chord progressions and elevating arrangements send chills down my spine every time they release a track. Today, they dropped their hot off the press remix of Hayley Kiyoko’s “This Side of Paradise.” The Los Angeles boys take the obscure dream pop single and give it a serious make over meshing heavenly synths with Kiyoko’s alluring vocals. This duo is a force to be reckoned with as they release smash after smash so fans should definitely take advantage of the free downloads while they still make their climb to the top.
Hailing from Australia’s picturesque Gold Coast, Fairchild released their US debut with the ‘Sadako’ EP this past Tuesday via Ok!Good Records, and as a bonus they’ve made their Midnight Mix of the single “Stay Young” available for streaming on their SoundCloud page. Their blend of intimate, yet epic indie rock, is a theme that tightly winds through the track, and has drawn comparisons to the likes of The Temper Trap, Coldplay and Two Door Cinema Club. The Midnight Mix adds a progressive element and a world touch to an already universal sound, serving as an anthem of a generation, with a message of youth and innocence, so carpe the diem and stay young my friend!