If you’re in the need for something outside of the typical dance music monotony, this new tune from a promising, emerging vocalist, Janelle Kroll, should do the trick. Her latest single, “Numb,” hypnotizes with its shadowy textures, gentle guitar strums, trip-hop-esque vibe, and downtempo rhythm that’s just the right speed for Kroll’s expressive and emotive vocals to shine through to the fullest extent. Enjoy/download the tune below and don’t miss Janelle Kroll opening for Marian Hill at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on 4/22, and at Lollapalooza.
Los Angeles-based duo Overjoy have done it again with their latest production. As the latest free download from Dim Mak, “Like A Wave” is here to carry you into cool into the weekend. With sultry vocal work from Lex Famous, this track washes over you in all the best ways. A cool minimal bass line tips this one to the dance floor, and enhances the unique vibe that the track was aimed towards. This won’t be the last you see of Overjoy and Lex Famous, so grab the free DL and rinse this one in your next mix.
LA’s own Lazerdisk have proven themselves to be quite the killers of anything future bass. Yesterday, they released a remix of New Orleans bounce music legend Big Freedia, and it’s a big one. “Ol’ Lady” comes originally packed with some flavorful vocals to work with, and are complemented nicely by the arrangement produced by Lazerdisk. Big synth chord progressions and bass kicks line the dance segment of the track, and keep it interesting. Grab this one for free now.
This year, our hometown hero and dirtybird protegé, Justin Jay, has been making strides in his burgeoning career with successful releases, like his Momentum EP on Pets Recordings, and his Coachella debut in The Do LaB over the weekend. After sitting on this sophomore dorm room-produced secret weapon, “Mind Games,” since the WMC Dirtybird BBQ party a couple of years ago, he’s finally releasing it via Annie Mac’s Free Music Monday. On the track, Justin Jay merges funk-infused elements with a punchy, evolving bassline, and shuffling percussion for a groove that oozes with feel-good vibes. With this release, his imminent USC graduation, and plans for touring in the UK and Europe in the coming months, Justin Jay is about to have an excellent summer.
Here are a few words about the song from Justin Jay himself, “I made Mind Games 2 years ago, during the spring of my Sophomore year in college. I wanted to make something that could bring funky, feel-good vibes to the Dirtybird BBQ party during WMC that year. This track ended up becoming a staple in my sets for the whole summer and it’s still a favorite among my homies at school. With college coming to an end and Annie Mac on board, it feels like perfect timing to give you guys this tried and tested secret weapon.”
Hebinomichi, one of the newer artist collectives to pop up on the internet, just dropped their second compilation album with a ton of tunes. This one from our boys TastyTreat demonstrates some really forward-thinking production. The duo linked up with BLACK MONDAY and Cory Enemy to conceive a blend of R&B and Club-esque sound that they are becoming known for. With the accompaniment of beautiful vocals from a rather unknown singer in Amory, this one is a serious heater. Download for free here.
If there’s one thing we cal always count on from our pal Viceroy, it’s a wicked remix. Today, he set his sights on Jagged Edge‘s classic jam “Where The Party At?” A rolling bassline and bright melody are a recurring weapon in the producer’s arsenal, and he’s whipped them out in full force. Just in time for Summer pool parties, it would seem that Viceroy has hit full stride in his releases once again. Download this one for free below.
Our bud Prince Fox has been stirring up quite a bit of noise with his remix work over the past year. Today, he’s back with his first fully original mix. “Wait Until Tomorrow” is a cool, laid-back jam that will really hit the spot for electronic pop and house music lovers alike. Cool vocal tweaks and an infectious melody will keep you engaged in this tune, and you can download it for free. Make sure to keep an eye on Prince Fox this year, good things are happening!
Nothing Bee’s Knees touches is ever ordinary. A relatively new act, the dynamic duo kick off the countdown to their up-coming EP with a new single. Titled “Rumored To Be Real”, the original fuses various styles and genres into one. Featuring vocals from Marty Rod, the track floats into electric keys underlying hypnotic vocals which fuse into a groovy bass line. Harmonies and echoing give the intro an ambient vibe, only to drop into Chromeo-esque guitar chords and an almost robotic tone. Escaping into a fantasy world, it’s amazing these two have time to release new music while they kick off their nationwide tour with Kill Paris. The release marks first taste of their soon to be released Variety Pack EP, it’s safe to say that we can’t wait to hear the rest. Grab your Free Download of “Rumored To Be Real” here!
SoySauce, one of the newest additions to the AM Only family, has done it again. Their unique productions always strike the strings of the masses, garnering tons of plays and downloads. This time, they opted to remix Stalking Gia and her track “Born Free.” The unique midtempo production features some really unique percussive elements coupled with some tough bass. Wrapped around the original vox, the many of facets of this track really come together nicely. Download for free here.
Two of the dopest dudes in future bass music have come together to do unspeakable things to “Throw Some D’s.” LUCA LUSH and Dirty Chocolate successfully flipped the hood anthem into one of the hardest hitting tracks I’ve heard in a minute. Their drum kit percussion selection coupled with some seriously tough bass make this one an absolute club killer. Grab the free download now and play this one super loud.