The LA based rising duo Night Crime is on the remix execution once again, this time flipping T2′s “Heartbroken” into a bass house madman. The product already caught the ear of future house phenom Oliver Heldens, gaining support in his Heldeep radio show. They just dropped it for FREE download on their soundcloud, so listen and grab it below!
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Our buds over at Dim Mak just hit 100k on Twitter and to show their appreciation they gave away one hell of a heater, grab it below!
“O.A.K.L.A.N.D.” is nod to Dim Mak newcomer Panic City‘s birthplace and home of the Hyphy movement. Having grown up with the influence of iconic Bay area artists like E-40, Keak Da Sneak, and Too Short, the sounds blazed their way into Panic City’s future hyphy productions. “O.A.K.L.A.N.D.” bridges the gap between the gritty, pounding rhythms of his roots and Panic’s penchant for piano driven classic house melodies and unpredictable drops.
Swept up in the bass house craze, Wax Motif & Gladiator got in the studio to make a beefed up version of Kid Ink & Dej Loaf’s hit “Be Real”. The outcome is a low end driven monster, teasing Dej Loaf’s vocal along a growling bassline and jackin lead. Originally planned to be a bootleg, Kid Ink’s camp loved the version so much it got picked up as an official remix, scheduled to drop at the end of this month on RCA. Listen below, and keep it locked for the release!
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Sluggers have bounced onto the scene as one of the best new booty-tech producers out. I haven’t heard a bad track out of this Miami-based duo, and they continue the hot streak with today’s release. They set their sights on Aaron Smith and his massive tune “Dancin.” Unlike other remixes we’ve seen that have been very happy-dancey, Sluggers take a harder approach by incorporating a hard bass arrangement and cool tech elements. Stream it below and be sure to grab your copy on iTunes.
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Los Angeles’ rising talent, Mister Blaqk, has been keeping the local scene healthy with his stand out DJ sets, and occasional parties like his mimosa-fueled FEELS brunch event a few weeks back. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, he’s delivered the inaugural FEELS Tape, which marks the beginning of his new mix series, and it’s been keeping the vibe right on this holiday. In true FEELS fashion, Mister Blaqk kicks off the tape with slower, smooth jams before masterfully building up the energy with a diverse array of groove-driven house, and other surprises littered throughout. Enjoy the mix above and check out the tracklist after the jump.
A couple of years ago, I attended Lucidity Festival for the first time, and ever since, I’ve wanted to return for its eclectic music programming, vibe, art, and down-to-earth crowd that prefers an intimate experience. Just last week, Lucidity announced its 2015 lineup, months after selling out of the initial “Early Owl” passes, and it’s looking like it will be another fantastic 3-day weekend run from April 10-12 in Santa Barbara. Headliners such as The Polish Ambassador, Thriftworks, and Fort Knox Five hold down the bass music front on the Lucid Stage, while Elephant Revival and Dirtwire grace the Alive stage, along with other stand out underground and local talent scattered throughout.
In addition to the Lucid and Alives stages, the Nomad stage, curated by Santa Barbara’s Music Is Love, rounds out the bill with an on-point selection of house, techno, and some more bass music. Artists like Doorly, dirtybird’s Christian Martin, Pumpkin, Perfect Driver affiliates Wood Holly and Ballast, Trevor Kelly, Bix King, A La Mode, and a couple of our own, The Interns, will man the decks on that stage throughout the Lucidity weekend. To highlight the Nomad stage, we’ve put together a music-focused showcase of select artists from its lineup to get you ready for what’s to come.
Enjoy the showcase after the jump and pick up tickets to Lucidity here.
If you haven’t been paying attention, two of the biggest technically skilled DJ’s in the industry have come together to release tunes over the past four months. E.A.S.Y. consists of Shiftee and Enferno, who are on a mission to prove that they are more than just DJs. Their latest is called “Coming Around Again,” and it features a really well-constructed bass arrangement and pitchy vox samples. Download the track for free, and stay posted for more from E.A.S.Y.
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Royal is a D.C. based producer who has been on the come up over the past year. His beautifully melodic yet hard hitting tunes just keep getting better, one after the next. In preparation for his freshman EP, Royal released “Passenger” and “Round Two,” both of which are rapidly approaching half a million streams a piece. The full EP includes three more tracks, all vocally and melodically stunning. This guy’s ability to produce and curate a project of this magnitude bodes extremely well for his future.
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Over the past year, the gifted vocalist, Mark Johns, has been making quite a name for herself, showcasing her pipes on handful of jams from her Moving Castle squad and more. For her latest effort, she’s teamed up with Australia’s bass music specialist, Sable, for a chilled-out cover of “Ni**as In Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West. If her music thus far is any indication, Mark Johns is set for future success, so have a listen and keep her locked.
Over the past month since it’s release, we’ve seen some awesome remix work done for Indian Summer‘s latest “Loveweights.” None of which, in our opinion, have received such unique and hard hitting alterations as this, an official remix from Ape Drums. Fresh off his tour with Bro Safari, Craze & CRNKN, this dude has been rising through the ranks of bass music at a crazy pace with signature man-bun still intact. A jungle-inspired percussion selection and stunning vocal sampling make this one a dance floor killer — stream it below!
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