Riding the acclaimed release of his new original ‘Chest’, Chris Lake keeps the reign of house rolling in 2015 with an explosive edit of Mark Ronson’s hit “Uptown Funk”. Lake keeps the soulfulness of the single, letting Bruno Mars energetic vocals bounce along fat percussion and a bubbling synth lead. The product is a dynamic club weapon fit to throw the dance floor into a frenzy!
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!
Ah, major label obligations… oft at the helm of a musician’s frustration. But leave it to a man like Jesse Rose to channel his frustrations, whatever they may be, into something productive. Here we have “Play That” a brand new tune which the Brit-turned-LA resident has managed to turn over and release in under 24 hours. Says Jesse of the tune:
Yesterday at around 2pm I was getting so frustrated that I haven’t released a track in such a long time because of a major label deal being negotiated, that I thought “Fuck it, I’m going to the studio and making a track today just for my fans and then upload it in the morning.” I gotta say…. it was a lot of fun to do.
You can listen to and download the track on Soundcloud below, and be sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram for any other cool stuff he might want to give away…
Another Miami duo in the house, today. Dude Skywalker has been makes a seriously groovy disco house record. They’ve packaged up their latest two for a slick EP release, appropriately titled the “I’m The Dude” EP. One side disco, one side funk — I have a feeling both of these tracks will be sneaking their way into many-a-laidback house sets over the coming months. Grab a cool White Russian and kick back to the sounds of Dude Skywalker.
Whitney Fierce is a name that you’ll want to be remembering. A member and touring member of Hercules & Love Affair, she’s no stranger to high class musicianship. She’s taken her well-rounded musical influence to the decks for a solo effort, lead today by the first single off of the forthcoming “Broken Car Window” EP. ”The Night Air” lies on the darker side of the deep house spectrum, showcasing skillfully crafted percussion elements and a devious bass line. An accompanying remix from Eric Sharp lightens things up a bit, reworking the track with jackin’ house flair. The release is capped off with a launch party at Golden Box in Hollywood tonight, the 24th. She will be joined on the decks by Eric Sharp, Bystander, GiveIn and Londonbridge — RSVP here.
The Magician just concluded a live stream of his 50th Magic Tape which, in & of itself, was a momentous occasion. But something else occurred along the way that might also prove to be quite special. The Magician closed out his seminal set with “I’ll Be Pushin’ On” by Zac Samuel. Using an artist’s track as the closer for the 50th Magic Tape on a live broadcast of the event is some pretty next level support. It’s the kind of high profile support that could give “I’ll Be Pushin’ On” a ton of momentum heading into festival season. ”I’ll Be Pushin’ On” is a double dose of high energy & heavy emotion. It’s a hands-in-the-air anthem that is sure leave every festival goer this season with permanent Chrissy Teigan face.
Here’s what Zac Samuel himself had to say about the song:
“This track took me two years to finish. Two computer crashes, one sample denial and a lot of different kick drums. A pain but a pleasure, happy to share with you all my debut. PEAAACE YEH!”
Well worth the wait! ”I’ll Be Pushin’ On” will be out in early April on PMR Beat Club.
I’ve been sorting through the onslaught of Odeszaremixes for the past 48, and I can say with confidence that this one has seriously struck a chord. Haywyrenails his take on the popular track “All We Need,” and reverts to the groovier side of his production spectrum. After two hard hitting tracks — Insight and Everchanging — it’s refreshing to see a little step back to a more funk/disco and dance-centric sound. Let these bounce inducing synths pave the way to the weekend, y’all. Oh, free download too!
Shèmce is an awesome, up-and-coming producer from Canada. His productions are rich and melodic, often incorporating a tropical twist. For his latest work, a remix of The Weeknd, he delivers a different side of his production portfolio. The track in question has a bit harder hitting, more club-suited style. Progressive synths create an uplifting atmosphere, balanced nicely by the dark vocals and tough bass line. Grab this one for free, and look out for more from Shèmce.
In lieu of an EP, our boy Wood Hollydecided to drop three massive remixes all at once. Drawing from the decks of G-Eazy, O.T Genasis and Lil’ Wayne, he transforms these hip-hip tunes into booty shaking house bombs. Huge basslines and tech elements create a unique vibe that is consistent throughout each track. The toughest part about listening through this group of tracks is picking a favorite. Download all three and throw a big thank you to Wood Holly.
If you’ve had your ear to the electronic music floor this past year, you’re well aware that it’s the era of the Dirtybird. This tight knit crew of house/tech/disco madness has risen to the spotlight, and during this rise has brought us Justin Jay. This 21-year-old Los Angeles native already has an unbelievable discography and track record, and shows no signs of slowing. The video above is his hour-long set for Mixmag Los Angeles, and it’s just a taste of what he brings to the electronic arena.