As the temperatures rise, so does our anticipation for HARD Summer Music Festival. In preparation for the incredibly eclectic lineup, HARD has created a mixtape series for the younger guns on the billing called the Future Stars Mini-Mix series. Leading things off is the Colorado native and bass-driven producer Paper Diamond, chunking out 30 minutes of high energy turn up and get down. Listen below and let the countdown to HSMF begin…
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The multi-talented musician and Headtron artist, jOBOT, is making his mark on the healthy underground bass music scene with each and every stunning release. Drawing from eclectic influences, he typically exudes his versatility as a producer by tastefully incorporating different genres into one track. His remix of Dawn Richard’s “Frequency” is packed with an enormous glitch-hop punch that moves through a sub-bass drenched trap-like bridge and then returns back to the original synth-driven grittiness. jOBOT and his live side project, Continuum (w/ GRiDWORK), are certainly two special acts to watch this year. Have a listen, download, and head to the Envision Festival to catch jOBOT in action.
Until Tender EP stream and social links after the jump
Our SF friends known as The M Machine have always had a knack for taking Pop songs and rendering them into their own vision. From their vicious remix of Lil Jon’s “I Do” as Pance Party to this most recent remix of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” the trio find a way to maintain the catchy sensibilities of the originals while providing a dollop of their style of Dance music on top. The guys take a glitchy, DnB direction with this remix released today on Atlantic Records, and I’m into it.
Photo cred: Greg Jeske
Ninety-nine. We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark. But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW. It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more. Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks! And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…
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The day has finally come! Flying Lotus‘ second full-length album, Until the Quiet Comes has finally dropped and it has already exceeded my extremely high expectations set by Cosmogramma. The Los Angeles native, known for his genre-bending compositions, has outdone even himself this time; fusing a mixture of hip-hop, jazz, funk, blues, dubstep and psychedelia together to produce an unique cosmic sound. Until the Quiet Comes is a journey. A journey through a psychedelic soundscape that slowly builds on itself with the addition of every new sound and then jerks you back into reality, only to slowly bring you back, note by note. The album offers no dull moments as it continuously stimulates its listener with Flying Lotus’ unparalleled compositions, stunning even the most scrutinizing of ears. Until the Quiet Comes is a real gem; from the dirty low end of Sultan’s Request, the breath-taking change up of The Nightcaller, or the pure and jazzy melodic vibrations of Until the Quite Comes, this album is gorgeous. Until the Quiet Comes may just be my album of the year; I cannot recommend it enough.
Grab what may be this year’s best album after the jump!
After last year’s CHAIND Vol.1, witch house wizards White Ring , proved to become the ambassadors of the occult ghetto grave-rave tunes. This week they gave away their Waka Flocka ‘Murda‘ remix as a preview of their upcoming tape CHAIND Vol.2. Filled with machine guns, horror synths & stuttering demonic raps, White Ring smothered the life out of the original… reassuring this new mixtape will be more than satisfying for all you hooligan ravers out there.
Preview below & download here.
After writing an introduction post for Dads On Display, I was confident that they would continue making excellent tracks, and they haven’t let me down. Their latest work, “Do You Disco,” is just another great addition to their ghetto-funk catalog that keeps up their unique vibe, and it even contains a little surprise in the latter half of the track. I’ll give you a hint as to what it is: “When I rock the crowd I rock the crowd well, and when I get the feeling I feel the feel swell, ’cause when I start to rhyme well I rhyme the rhyme well.” Whether you know what I’m talking about or not, you should definitely listen to the track after the jump.
As with many profound experiences, words cannot express the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that culminated from the 3-day fantasy land, Lightning in a Bottle. After attending, I realized what it was that motivates a company to be committed to “the highest levels of art, production, and aesthetic to always challenge people’s preconceived notions of reality and what is possible.” (website) There are countless festivals and music events in the world, but it is clear that Lightning in a Bottle is in a class of it’s own because of The Do LaB‘s determination to create an event that encompasses music, art, spirituality, and culture.
Read our take on LIB 2012 after the jump!
The UK specialist, Bobby Tank, impressed me so much that he made it into my chart for the month of May. As expected, he has come through with another excellent remix that’ll keep you coming back for more. He single handedly just made my Monday night, and I’m sure he’ll make yours too if you have a listen to the tune after the jump. While you’re at it, grab the bonus free download courtesy of the label he is signed to, MofoHifi Records.
The LA bass maker, Nico Luminous, took Mr. Marley’s classic tune, “Sun Is Shining,” and applied his West coast sound resulting in a dubby glitch-hop interpretation. It’s mellow, danceable, and fitting to our current season here in the US. Best of all, Nico did us all a favor by giving it out for free. Listen and grab it after the jump.