It’s been a while since we’ve heard from TÂCHES, but it seems like it’s for good reason. The mystery producer, who is known for his irresistible deep house grooves and iconic, anonymous branding, has come through with his first release in a few months. His latest, “Prints of Whales” featuring PB Kaya, displays TÂCHES’ refined sound, fusing dynamic synth work with edited vocal cuts and warm chords over relaxed, yet driving rhythms for a clubby gem. Watch out for TÂCHES making his way to the U.S. for a run of gigs in June and be sure to pick up this free download.
Doesn’t get more LA than a fluid and bouncy remix of a Rihanna single from a yet-to-be-known producer. So here we are, ready to be blasted from car stereos with the windows down. Little known about Young Prince as of yet, other than he’s purposefully anonymous and residing somewhere in the depths of Los Angeles county. Rihanna’s single is booming – a stomping, in-your-face announcement rather fitting as a lead single for a new album, especially our darling bold RiRi. Somehow, Young Prince strips things to a shinier place, literally flooding the production with dripping synths. Normally something so esoteric isn’t necessarily assertive, yet Young Prince sonically delivers something that commands your ears and the room, stripping none of the booming energy from the original whilst shifting the mood and aesthetic to an entirely different place.
Intrigued to see what’s next from this mystery producer, I imagine it’s going to be good if you kick off with an official Rihanna remix….
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One of LA’s finest, Justin Jay, has been on an upward trajectory for quite some time now, but it seems like things are really taking off. With a Coachella debut at The Do LaB, his Momentum EP on Pets Recordings, an upcoming tour in Australia, and more this year, this dirtybird-affiliated young gun has had a last semester of college that many would die for. Back in March, Justin Jay also threw it down at Desert Hearts on Sunday afternoon of the festival, after a couple of wild nights in Vegas with his fraternity. Many people that were in attendance have been buzzing about his set, and this will come as no surprise once you listen to the 2.5 hours of house-fueled grooves, including several unreleased tracks of his own, a few from his dirtybird homies, and other gems like Âme’s private edit of Paul Simon’s “Diamonds.” Enjoy above and grab the free download here.
Sweater Beats and Mark Johns are about to break Soundcloud with their new collaboration cover of “All Day” by Kanye West. Sweater Beats surprises us on this one with a fresh new production style full of electric guitar chords that build up to a synth centric beat. Mark John’s sultry vocals are flawless as usual adding a unique spin to the original tune. Stream the track below and be sure to grab a free download here.
After seeing worldwide success with his debut remix of Robert Delong’s “Long Way Down,” Win Music founder, Sean Glass, keeps his studio chops on point with this new release. Tackling “Preach” by Operator Records’ throwback R&B female trio, M.O, this swiftly emerging, Los Angeles-based artist & established tastemaker puts the catchy single through a two-step metamorphosis, bringing a UK Garage feel with party-starting energy. Have a listen here and pick up the free download.
Coming in hot with the second single from their Variety Pack EP, Bee’s Knees returns with “Keeper”. Following the release of their indie inspired track “Rumored To Be”, the Los Angeles duo’s latest takes on a more AC Slater-esque, bass route. Incorporating vocals from Chuck Inglish & Buddy, “Keeper” is full of strong summer vibes and a head bobbing beat. Consisting of Aaron Spiro and Adam Novodor, it’s amazing these two started their careers only a year ago after graduating from Icon Collective. Currently on tour with Kill Paris, check to see if Bee’s Knees is coming to your town. Grab a free download here!
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.”