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Ferdinand Weber has established quite the name for himself in the SoundCloud realm with his silky smooth remixes that glisten in the internet soundscape. Atlantic records and their signee Francesco Yates have summoned the budding talent from Berlin to tackle the new tune from Yates – who saw some studio time with Pharrell earlier this summer. It’s feel good vibes all around as a kick drum backbone accentuates the syncopated synths and a classy hi-hat drives the beat home. Slated for a 9/29 release – we’re happy to bring you the exclusive first listen!

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The Bag Raiders have been on a hot one lately with their latest EP “Nairobi / Savannah” on Modular People receiving major critical acclaim from artists and bloggers alike. After offering up the stems for Nairobi via their SoundCloud, the Drop Out Orchestra have turned it into a fiesta via waveform. With flaring trumpets battling guitar riffs front and center they twist the chugging tune into a late night bonfire with your closest comrades. Offered up as a free download and supported by the Bag Raiders themselves, it’s safe to say this one’s going in the bag.

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Be it bloggers like us, or the artists we love, Boomrat gives a nod to those with taste via their Directory feature that highlights the most relevant artists, users, and blogs in the space. We’re proud to be among the few blogs that provide insights to their pool of tunes, so it’s an honor to be among the Featured Blogs, as well as seeing a host of our writers in their Featured Users.

To keep the goods times comin’, the crew over at the site have also named their Top 50 Featured Artists, Top 50 Emerging Artists, and Top 30 Trending Artists. These acclaimed DJs were carefully selected via consumer driven data pulled from the site, blog and social media activity, online stats and coverage, along with feedback from music curators & users as to insure the best of the net were rounded up for your listening pleasure.

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It’s indisputable the impact Kendrick has had on the hip-hop industry in the recent year and it’s exciting to see him collab with an all star like Flying Lotus. While FlyLo preps his “You’re Dead” LP he let some info slip that Kendrick is sitting on a host of beats produced by the legend which means ever more gems like the one embedded above may be in the works! For now – revel in the “Never Catch Me” stride and keep your eyes open for what’s to come!

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The 16 Bit Lolitas are truly one of a kind, on the block since 2012 – they maintain their individualism in their artistry through the Ajunadeep label, premiering masterful EP’s like their most recent, “Deep In My Soul.” Jazzy, with flairs of trance like chord progressions, and a deep kick to compliment, this music resonates on a different plane. Rare are the times you listen to each note in a song, consumed with wonder for where the next might go, and amazed at where it’s already been. The title track brings enough pump to make 8 minutes feel like nothing but it’s “Higher State” that takes the cake for me. The bright trumpet beckoning is pure wizardry along with the echo drenched synth chords that answer its call. Out now on Ajunadeep, feel free to purchase HERE (not embedded, “” title=”Premium Emo” target=”_blank”>Premium Emo.”)

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The Future Bass movement has taken firm footing in AC Slater‘s Night Bass shenanigans, and for good reason, it thumps. Galloping bass lines accented by walloping bass synths permeate this playlist. Curated exclusively for the dawg’s at Boomrat, it might be a choice decision to peruse before cruising to Night Bass tomorrow night (scattered in these selections are tracks from this weeks performers).

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The word festival gets thrown around extremely liberally these days, but this year’s FYF Fest is honing in on the melting pot culture that’s led to the artistic explosion in the Los Angeles area. There is so much that goes into making LA a hot spot for kooks like us; from book loving dorks, to animal friendly vegans, and rock and roll loving mad (wo)men, to vinyl aficionados, and thrift shop diving fashionistas, you best be bringing your finest eccentricities and emblazoning them proudly on your sleeve..you will be embraced. This years festival is shaping up to be a celebration of the ages as all the corkiness is coming out of the woodworks, and we’re here to dish out our “Top 10 things To Call Home About.” Continue Reading

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DIY trends are everywhere these days, but today we would like to draw attention to some impressive DIY’ers who are changing the game when it comes to Audio Mastering. Eight years of research from a widely revered group of Graduate Students at Queen Mary University of London’s Centre For Technology (C4DM) yielded an amazingly intelligent audio mastering process, but it wasn’t until TandemLaunch (a small business incubator) got ahold of the rights to the research, that LANDR was able to receive the funding and infrastructure it needed to become a reality. Now, a quick ‘drag and drop’, combined with their intelligent automation process, and you’ve got a fully mastered track that would leave even the pros slightly confounded. To put it to the test, here’s an exclusive mix from Seth Troxler b2b Tiga for you to see for yourself! Continue Reading