Budo is a name that you may have seen around the music industry over the past couple of months if you were paying close attention. Macklemore’s recently released single “Downtown” that charted #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and that record was co-produced by Budo! Before that he worked with revolutionary underground hip-hop record label Rhymesayers, and now he’s focusing on solo work. Last week he dropped an experimental cut titled “An Elderly Woman Named Jeff” that has a much more trippy sound design compared to his prior work, but it is a very enticing sound to say the least. While it’s hard to put my finger on what this song exactly reminds me of, I can easily say it’s one of the most interesting releases I’ve checked out in a while. Do yourself a favor and listen to “An Elderly Woman Named Jeff” you won’t regret it.
Troubles were the last thing in my mind when this track popped on my headphones the other day. “Troubles” is an outstanding release that is going to do amazing things for the producer Imad Royal. It’s simple but the builds and vocal melodies have so much feel at the same time. Enjoy.
The power combination of 4B and AAZAR may have just unleashed the biggest trap anthem of 2015 with “POP DAT.” Having been in circulation for months in the sets of 4B, Diplo, NGHTMRE, DJ Snake, and on the Instagram of Pasquale Rotella, “POP DAT” has proven to not only light crowds up but it has proven to be one of the most diverse tracks from both producers. Broken down into three segments, listeners get a taste of trap, electro house, jersey club, and jungle terror throughout the four minutes of play time. Listen below and be sure to grab the free download here.
Future house phenomenon, Oliver Heldens, and house veteran, Tiesto, have finally released their long-awaited collaboration, “Wombass.” Tiesto expands his library with the pumping bass line and groovy melody, but evidently adds his musical touch when a melody of strings overtakes the heavier sounds. The track received a visual accompaniment in a music video that follows the man deemed the “Wombass” as he dances around his ridiculous pink stretch limo and makes his way to a strange sporting event, of which he seems to be the focal point. Watch the video above. “Wombass” is available on Beatport.
Alizzz is back and this time with an EP release through Moving Castle. It seems as though the former collective has made a transformation into full on label. With an almost Jeresey Future Pop sound Alizzz take’s song structure and design to a whole new level. You can stream the track on soundcloud below or grab yourself a copy off Itune’s. Enjoy!
The producer duo, Casper & B. are turning heads with their debut single “Sneak.” This track maintains a loose improvisational feel but the electronic backing and rap are still tightly woven together. Casper & B. seem to know what they are doing and with the help of some amazing featured artists, “Sneak” takes the cake.
Destructo Announces the Return of the Ship2Ship Tour, New Single, “Bodyback,” & Releases Diplo & Friends Mix
With performances set for both sold-out HOLY SHIP!s this January 3-6 and February 10-13, DESTRUCTO will keep the party going in between with the return of his Ship2Ship Tour, launching Thursday, January 14 in Austin, TX. Joining him will be Justin Martin and Rezz. The North American tour hits major cities on the east coast like Chicago and Boston before moving west with a play at his hometown, Los Angeles. The tour then wraps in Toronto just before the second Holy Ship! takes off to keep the music flowing. DESTRUCTO’s full tour itinerary can be found below.
To coincide with the tour announcement, DESTRUCTO makes his latest single, “Bodyback,” available on Friday, November 13 via popular LA-based event series turned record label Night Bass. The dance-floor ready jam has a darker mood well-suited for the season.
In other news, DESTRUCTO recently released a new mix on BBC Radio 1’s “Diplo and Friends.” The LA-based DJ/producer mixes new unreleased material “4 Real” and “Beatdown,” selections from his West Coast EP and tracks from AC Slater, Jauz & At Dawn We Rage, Justin Jay, Hotifre and more for a high-energy mix sure to get the party started.
Limbic Void’s “The Doghouse” featuring vocalist Iben Bjørg Anton is a haunting new original that came out yesterday. The Norwegian producer has been releasing electro-pop music for two years now, but on this single a much darker, powerful sound arises and it sounds amazing. Listen to “The Doghouse” below now and pick up your free download.
A small producer by the name of CLVY is generating some buzz after a couple very clean releases. The artist’s newest is a remix of “CHA CHA” by D.R.A.M. I highly recommend you plug in your speakers or headphones and bump this tasty surprise.
New York’s rising producer/DJ, Sicarii aka Billboard’s Matt Medved, releases his official remix of Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” and his Billboard Hot 100 Festival live set. Originally debuted live during his set at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival, Sicarii’s “Sugar” rendition was released as a Samsung Milk Exclusive. With support on the remix from Maroon 5 themselves, Sicarii’s latest release is already primed for widespread success.
— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) August 28, 2015
For his “Sugar” remix, Sicarii draws upon Balearic influences to shape its feel-good sound driven by warm pads, a bouncy four-on-the-floor groove, and Adam Levine’s catchy vocals that complete the excellent rendition.
On top of the remix, Sicarii also delivers his stand-out live set from the Billboard Hot 100 Festival where he performed alongside everyone from The Weeknd, to Skrillex, and Kygo this year.
Giving insight on how his “Sugar” remix came about, Sicarii says, “This all began in Ibiza in 2013. I was hanging out at Sa Trinxa, this incredible bohemian beach bar on Las Salinas, and I was so inspired by the music I heard there. Smooth, funky house music with reverb-drenched pads that just perfectly fit the sunset scene’s incredible atmosphere. I channeled that vibe on what was originally intended as an original track. But when Interscope gave me the opportunity to remix Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” I realized how well Adam Levine’s vocals fit within what I’d made. I loved debuting it at Billboard Hot 100 Fest, and receiving official support from the band a few days later was an unexpected honor.”