After a year that has included everything from coveted support slots for Nero, to two EPs on mau5trap, and an official remix for Gallant, the mysterious producer, ATTLAS, now known as Jeff Hartford, is capping it all off with the third and final EP in his trilogy. As deadmau5’s protégé, he’s been cutting through the noise with his diverse palette of sounds, including house, progressive, indie, and ambient elements – all wrapped together in productions that often bring cinematic qualities. This latest six-track release, the Sin EP, is a perfect example of this as he bestows a range of emotions and vibes on each track to showcase his studio prowess, and further establish himself as a versatile artist who is not afraid to dive deep into sonic possibilities without regard to anyone’s expectations. Listen to the EP above, buy it on iTunes or Beatport, and stream it on Spotify.
The mysterious producer/vocalist, Sevdaliza, initially made her introduction to the music world with her first self-released EP, The Suspended Kid, and an outstanding collaboration with Stwo, “Haunted.” Now she’s prepping for the release of her next EP, Children of Silk, with the unveiling of the lead single, “Men of Glass” featuring Rome Fortune. As a co-producer on the track, she, along with the other producer Mucky, brings moody vibes with a string-laden downtempo rhythm to support her unique vocals and rap verses that add a new dimension. Check out the track here and stay tuned for the EP release on November 18th.
Australian young gun Naderi is no stranger to the scene – the Sydney-based producer been making locked in the studio for years working behind-the-scenes engineering and mixing with huge fellow Aussie artists ranging from Flume to What So Not and Carmada. He burst onto the scene this year with official remixes of Daniel Johns’s “Aerial Love”, Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” and GRiZ & Talib Kweli’s single “For The Love” all garnering hundreds of thousands of plays and various press coverage including a feature from Billboard. His latest project takes on Canadian live-electronic act Keys N Krates’ most recent single “Save Me.” The Aussie talent manages to masterfully transform KNK’s hit into a more upbeat version while keeping Katy B’s vocals intact. Featuring bombastic synths and a delicate piano outro, the revamped track even further proves why he’s making the transition from behind-the-scenes collaborator to a true solo artist.
Look out for the remix release October 2nd via Dim Mak Records.
London’s Floating Points, known for his underground hit “Nuits Sonores,” has begun unveiling new songs from his forthcoming album, Elaenia! The first of which, “Silhouettes (I, II & III),” was released just under a month ago, and it features an evocative, jazz-electronic fusion that’s as unique as it is inspiring. The second is the newest release, “Nespole,” and on this one, he’s opted for more of an ambient vibe as he leaves drums behind to keep a focus on intricately layered melodies, and dynamic changes that fill the rhythmic void. With his highly regarded live set, Floating Points seems to have shaped his album around elements that could seamlessly transfer into a live setting, so we can’t wait to see/hear what else he has in store. Check both tunes out below, and stay tuned for the November 6th album release.
Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ has been on a musical warpath this year and has surprised fans by dropping a nine track mixtape, Chasing The Golden Hour PT. 1. The first of the multi-part series is being released on the artist’s own imprint, All Good Records. By drawing inspiration from the golden era of hip hop, the mixtape sees him retracing his roots – from early, J. Dilla and Hi-Tek influenced beats to progressive jazz fusion – vibes are high all the way through!
“I wanted to recreate the carefree good vibes you feel when it’s just about sunset on the perfect summer evening and everything is the most beautiful shimmering tint of gold. Chasing The Golden Hour is that magical moment, it is the cool breeze against your back, it is sweet summer swagger in music form. Enjoy the chilled out vibes :)” – Griz
Our favorite track “It’s Over (but it’s just begun) is featured below, and you can stream/download the entire album HERE.
Chasing The Golden Hour
1. Love Will Follow You ft. Russ Liquid
2. Summer ’97 ft. Muzzy Bearr
3. It’s Over (but it’s just begun)
4. Cabin Sessions ft. Exmag & Eric Bloom
5. Blue Vervain
6. Feelin’ High ft. Eric Bloom
7. Sexier Than Austin Powers
8. Sometimes The Truth Don’t Rhyme
9. The Moment Seizes Us
Upcoming Tour Dates
SEP 4 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO [SOLD OUT]
SEP 4 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO [SOLD OUT]
SEP 6 – Electric Zoo Festival – New York, NY
SEP 17 – Symbiosis Gathering – Oakdale, CA
SEP 18 – Kaaboo Festival – Del Mar, CA
SEP 24 – SKY SLC – Salt Lake City, UT
SEP 25 – Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
SEP 25 – Life is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV
SEP 30 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
OCT 1 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
OCT 2 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 3 – Joy Theatre – New Orleans, LA
OCT 4 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 7 – Duling Hall – Jackson, MS
OCT 8 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
OCT 9 – The International – Knoxville, TN
OCT 9 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 10 – Georgia Theatre – ￼￼Athens, GA
OCT 14 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
OCT 15 – Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
OCT 16 – Music Farm – Columbia, SC
OCT 17 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
OCT 20 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
OCT 22 – Calvin Theatre – Northampton, MA
OCT 23 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
OCT 24 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
OCT 25 – Royale – Boston, MA
OCT 28 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
OCT 29 – Egyptian Ballroom – Indianapolis, IN
OCT 30 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween
OCT 30 – NOV 1 – Freaky Deaky – Bridgeview, IL
JAN 3 – Holy Ship 2016 – Miami, FL
After some teasing on their social media pages, SMLE, a live electronic group that evolved out of frustration with the current state of dance music, returns with the announcement of their forthcoming EP, Reasons To, along with the first single off of the anticipated release. Aiming to deliver music with substance, this anonymous group is keeping a focus on what matters most, while letting their egos take a back seat.
In celebration of their return, SMLE has given us the premiere of their lead single, “Every Chance You Get.” With live instrumentation including drums, synths, guitar, keys, and more, the group fuses all elements together in a stand out, genre-bending track that rides a fine line between electronic and rock, while also being suitable for the dance floor. Enjoy the track above, download it for free here, and stay tuned for more SMLE coming soon.
One of the most exciting acts in dance music, Porter Robinson, has undoubtedly made strides in his career ever since he dropped his Worlds album. Now after an outstanding performance at Coachella over the weekend, he’s quick to the draw with a truly stunning remix of “The Thrill” by Nero, his fellow Coachella counterparts that also played a fantastic set out in the desert. For the remix, Porter traded the gritty bass-driven sounds for something more suitable for his own vibe – an intricate arrangement of ethereal atmospheres, mid-tempo rhythms, and striking, bubbly synths that break through like a bull through the hall.
The unique productions of Berlin’s David August are difficult to classify. No matter the BPM or style, he always manages to create something balanced and beautiful. Having only released a handful of remixes over the past year since his “TIMES” album release, August decided to throw us a freebie. “Her Myth” is an ambient-yet-melodic piece that probably shouldn’t be available for free. This gorgeous track is simple, elegant, groovy at times. Enjoy as the bass line and percussion elements get sprinkle in one by one, then grab the free download.
After almost a year of reclusion from releases, the funk driven phenom Griz is back on the beats with a forthcoming album and a new single to get to kick it off. The track features soulful vocals from Orlando Napier, carried by a genre-bending groove that covers the spectrum from jazz, blues, rock and electronic. And the man himself was so excited to share it with his fans he had to include a little note about it:
“FINALLY!!! I am so so so so so stoked to release new music! It has been such a busy year and I am very proud to finally give you guys a listen and free download to my first single “A Fine Way to Die” featuring my good compadre Orlando Napier! Between recording horn lines, drums, writing guitar lines, and recording the most killin vocals, this song took a full year to make. I really hope you guys enjoy this monster of a tune!!! Get the funk down!”
Show your support and ♥ the track on hype machine!
Pomo’s new EP, “The Other Day”, is comprised of eight beautifully crafted tracks, making the EP one of 2014’s finest. There are no throwaways here. The entire EP, from start to finish, is nothing short of an electronic masterpiece. Heart melting melodies that’ll have you slow dancing in front of the fireplace. Seductive funk paired with your favorite bottle of wine or whiskey. And deep, dirty Disco to get the blood flowing & the asses shaking. Stock up on firewood & spirits, lock yourselves inside for the weekend & keep the Pomo EP on repeat…it’s a house party for two.