Originally growing up in San Francisco, currently living in New York City Chris Cruz is an extremely talented and slept on music producer who goes by the name of Element. While we’ve covered some prior material by the upcoming artist, his latest drop “Dimensions,” in my honest opinion, is his best work to date. The overall demeanor of Cruz’ new record is spooky and intense, like something that would be played as an evil genius was up to no good.
LA-based multi-instrumentalist, Gryffin, shares his eclectic, hour-long Diplo & Friends Mix as the fourth episode of his Flight Log mix series. As his viral single, “Whole Heart,” continues to grow on Spotify with over 14 million plays to date, the guitar-slinging producer is fine-tuning his new, coast-to-coast live tour, set to launch at the end of this month. This mix marks a career milestone for Gryffin as he not only earns Diplo’s stamp of approval but also joins the radio show’s list of alumni like ODESZA, Mura Masa, Lido, and more.
While the first half dives into the current house landscape with selections from Blu J, Dom Dolla, and Jonas Aden, the second half of the mix picks the best of future bass with highlights from Louis the Child, Whethan, Pusher, and more. In this latest offering, Gryffin not only gives fans a window into his favorite tracks at the moment but also what he believes to be in the next wave.
Buy tickets to Gryffin’s Whole Heart Live Tour here: http://gryffinofficial.com.
Gryffin’s Whole Heart Live Tour Dates
20 Oct – Phoenix, AZ – Shady Park
21 Oct – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
22 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Novo
28 Oct – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
3 Nov – Vancouver, Canada – Fortune
4 Nov – Portland, OR – Holocene
5 Nov – San Francisco, CA – Regency
10 Nov – Boston, MA – Middle East
11 Nov – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12 Nov – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
Emerging artist, PHIL GOOD, releases his indie debut single, “Sleeping In.” As the former lead of DRESSES, this recent Los Angeles transplant, also known as Jared Maldonado, has been compared to world-class acts, like Miike Snow, Glass Animals, and Joywave. This new PHIL GOOD project will be his vehicle for expression, and he is getting started on a strong note with a song that will keep fans coming back for more.
Co-produced by PHIL GOOD’s long-time friend and regular collaborator, Trevor Dahl of Cheat Codes, “Sleeping In” is a tasteful intersection of electronic and indie. The song features a smooth, head-nodding groove, accentuated by arpeggiated synth lines, bass tabs, catchy percussion, and PHIL GOOD hooks for an irresistible debut that sets the tone for future releases.
German producer/DJ Felix Jaehn releases the official live video for Chris Lake’s galvanizing remix of his latest single, “Bonfire” featuring ALMA. This new reimagining comes soon after the release of the original single, which was crucial in demonstrating how Felix never compromises in his music, while also displaying his desire to break the mold with a grungier production style. It’s undeniable that he has been successful in getting his message across as “Bonfire” has amassed over 42 million streams on Spotify alone.
For his remix of “Bonfire,” Los Angeles-based Chris Lake showcases his technical prowess with a rendition featuring electro-tinged energy built into a sturdy four-on-the-floor foundation. The atmospheric horns and lofty chord progressions make ample space for dramatically pitched vocal tones and vibrant percussion, transforming Felix’s single into a dawn-breaking anthem.
The live video for the remix features a visual reel of Felix Jaehn’s incredible summer tour. Viewers are taken on a journey through clips of the young producer’s momentous show highlights, while also giving the spotlight to the people – fans, collaborators, and fellow artists – who have all helped define his artistic voyage in the past months.
Felix Jaehn has come a long way since his celebrated remix of OMI’s “Cheerleader” soared to the top of the charts in over 50 countries last summer. Since then, he has continued to produce music that has him stepping out side of his musical comfort zone; his most recent tracks include a powerful, pop-leaning collaboration with Steve Aoki and Adam Lambert, “Can’t Go Home,” and a future bass-esque number, “Cut the Cord” with Hitimpulse. With this on top of a packed international touring schedule for the summer, including recent performances at Electric Zoo and Nocturnal Wonderland, it’s no surprise that Felix Jaehn has quickly become a fan favorite around the world as he continues on his swift rise.
Last week Naderi dropped a huge flip for Flume and Vic Mensa’s recent tune “Lose It.” A ferocious drop and superb synths make this a remix to remember. If you’re trying to throw down on the dance floor definitely put this one on at your next party.
Tom Aspaul just dropped a single called NEVER COMPLAINING and there’s a lot of good stuff going on here. I can’t help but get a nostalgic 90’s R&B vibe, which is awesome. These are some rare sounds and Tom Aspaul brings them into a modern style wonderfully.
A few days ago the new Speaker of the House song came out and I’ve been dying to write about it. The songwriting is just my style – a combination of future-bass and chillout/indie house thanks to REMMI’s vocals. But they take it up a notch in the breakdown with an upbeat house groove and stunning sound design. Speaker of the House is hitting a U.S tour before the New Year, so head over to their page to see if you can catch them live!
GRiZ just put out his 4th album, Good Will Prevail. The collection emanates good vibes with each track, and honestly what more could we expect from GRiZ. If you’re in need of some uplifting energy definitely toss these tunes on ASAP.
It’s been a while since I’ve heard vocals as passionate as these. They come from a fresh French singer, songwriter, composer, and producer called Tanis. Her debut single “BLACKOUT” will have your ears entranced as her lovely lyrics wash over you. Check it out here.
The artist dropped a magical music video to accompany the track. Definitely give it a watch!
EDX releases his new single, “Omertà,” as a limited, two-week free download, in celebration of reaching 350,000 Facebook “Likes.” As an artist adored around the world, the Swiss-based house music star has locked in another milestone to add to his two EMPO Awards, chart-topping releases, like “My Friend,” and massive Roadkill Summer Tour this year. Now, as he preps for a new tour this fall, he gives back to his fans who have supported him along the way with a gift of music.
EDX’s “Omertà” was once an unreleased vocal-laden song, but it is now seeing the light of day as instrumental. This latest effort sees him exploring a more melancholic side of his sound with deeper grooves, layers of emotive piano chords and strings, as well as crafty synth work to drive the vibe. “Omertà” seems to be the perfect selection for EDX’s famed sunset sets, so fans can surely expect to hear it out on his upcoming tour.