We all know Pharrell has been on the hot streak this year, and his recent collaboration “Aerosol Can” with Major Lazer has only fueled that fire. BUT – Tom Haverford would ask… is it a banger? The Miami native Damaged Goods has created the answer to that question with his newest remix. DG takes Pharrell’s witty vocal and sends it straight for the main stage with heart pounding drums and a pummeling bassline fit for the festival circuit. Listen and grab it for FREE!
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Bixel Boys are E V E R Y W H E R E, currently getting their #FREELIFE merch donned by the “swaggiest” of music folk from Lil Jon to TJR to Baauer and everyone else you follow the Instagram of. Well… good news: the much coveted merch is finally available for us #normies to wear via a very clever contest which you can read about on their website: bixelboys.com. Oh and by the way you don’t WIN it you EARN it because this shit is made of 100% bonafide Bixel magic thread AKA if you wear it you will probably become famous or a unicorn or both I don’t know you should probably just try EARNING it though right? I mean.
As if that weren’t enough for you to get excited about, das brüder bix have also remixed Thomas Newson on the famous Armada Music imprint, it’s their perfect and saucy little recipe:
Heap of Techno Leanings
Scoop of Big Room, cheesiness removed
100% Pure Vibes, for coating
You can listen to the track below and obviously go Follow Bixel Boys on Social Media if not for any other reason than they’re really good at it: BB on FB / BB on IG AND if you want to settle for a little less than a rare #FREELIFE jersey you can buy their other merch here: BIXEL BOYS MERCH
I’ve always been a massive fan of Miike Snow and will never forget seeing them at Coachella back in 2012. Well, Christan has seemed to do what almost no one has done before, and play Coachella with 2 different groups. The latter being his new project with Style of Eye, entitled Galantis. For those that do not know, Galantis is a super group from Sweden with big room electro on the palate. Definitely hints of the infectious hooks we got so accustomed to back in the Miike Snow days. Don’t miss these guys out in the desert this weekend, as they put on quite a show!
See them Saturday 9:35 – 1035 at the Gobi Stage
The collaboration between Craig Williams & Charles I is a pairing of two highly skilled production maestros with great heads of hair. The two L.A. based producers (Craig by way of Sydney) are craftsmen when it comes to making electronic music. Each has a diverse style but both have excelled when it comes to producing gritty Electro & after hours Techno. Craig Williams & Charles I’s new “This Is It” EP lives up to that reputation. The opening title track is a late night warehouse track with the perfect amount of glossy bass & energetic effects to pump up any 4am crowd. The peak time track on the EP is “Increase The Doses” driven by its dynamic synth work & scintillating percussion. The closeout track, “Work”, is a deep Techno workout capped off with brassy Electroclash vocals – a most fitting bookend to this dark, sweaty, super stylish EP.
The production is multi-layered & brilliant, each track is memorable & outstanding and the artwork is badass – THIS IS AN EP NOT TO BE MISSED. “This Is It” EP is out now via Discobelle Records.
Looking for a bit harder indie-electro version of The Knock’s catchy anthem ‘Comfortable’? Well, look no further. Ben Negative has put his personal spin on the track, receiving heavy support from The Knocks boys themselves. Listen to this one with headphones; your puny labtop won’t do the roaring, rolling bass any justice.
Always Never chaps SLDGHMR & Crywolf made their individual moves out to Los Angeles late last year; when you become roommates with a fellow musician, let alone one you share a label with, beautiful musical babies being created is a sort of inevitable result. If you’re a fan of Le Castle Vania’s electro-based label, of Crywolf’s emotive take on crashing progressions and knack for floaty female vocals, or of SLDGHMR’s powerful techno stabs then you’re gonna love their new collaborative effort.
‘We Could Be Heaven’ is available for free download. You can grab it here and if you dig it be sure to check Crywolf’s new EP, out on Always Never soon.
Xander Milne’s debut EP “Let Me Fuse” is a House music lesson well taught. The “Let Me Fuse” EP covers various House subgenres, blending classic sounds with modern new ones. The A-side, “I Know You”, features Whiskey Pickle artist Abstrakt Audio. The Xander Milne/Abstrakt Audio combo deliver a PROPER House track that’ll make you wish it was the 90s all over again. Proper club tune.
If “I Know You” is the peak time club track, then the title track, “Let Me Fuse”, is its 4am counterpart. It’s the late night track that will make you think twice about leaving the club & heading home. ”Let Me Fuse” serves up jolts of Acid and flashes of Deep Electro, an excellent recipe for a late night energy boost.
***“LET ME FUSE” EP IS OUT FEBRUARY 25TH VIA WHISKEY PICKLE***
The Knocks are on fire. Their newest single ft. Connie Mitchell of Sneaky Sound System is an electro pop hit we’re dying to see live. Filled with infectious hooks, driving basslines, and of course Connie’s signature sexy vocals, we’re quite mesmerized. Out February 18th on Neon Gold Records.
The newcomers on the OWSLA block Sluggers just premiered their video for the EP single ‘Turbo Fade’, and it is not for the faint of rave. The heart-racing blend of techno and stabbing house is complimented with an equally edgy visual story thats suggestive and intense… But we love that. Fans of Boys Noize, Mumbai Science and Destructo will be on point with this one. Check the video out above, and pick up their ‘Phantom Fade EP’ out now on OWSLA!
This Monday, Finnish feel-good tunesmith, Lenno, will be releasing a remix EP for Never Stop — the 4-track EP that came out in early November on NYC-based imprint, Heavy Roc Music, run by The Knocks‘ B-Roc. On board for the remix release is the young gun and GDD™ homie, Durante, who has completely flipped the title track from Lenno, adding in thick, snarling Electro synth stabs to complement Lenno’s vibey Nu Disco style for a rework that highlights the inherent abilities of Durante while not fully giving up the mojo of Lenno’s original mix. Listen first below and look out Monday for the full release.