As the OWSLA takeover of Boomrat continues, as do the dope playlists. Today’s selection is “Best of Nest” compilation, bringing together a handful of the best releases on Skrillex’s free imprint, Nest HQ. Not only do they procure releases from the best electronic acts around the world, they release it all for free. Without further ado, let the sounds of CRNKN, Worthy, Anna Lunoe, AC Slater and many more get you going.
The sounds of Le Youth continue to resonate throughout the blogosphere & the internet with his new track “R E A L”. Not many artists tow the line between Disco & House as well as Le Youth does, which is a big part of why his sound resonates with so many. On “R E A L”, Le Youth adds some gloss to the Brandy song “I Wanna Be Down” & conjures up an outstanding, chopped up rework of the 1994 classic. The combination here of Disco & House is already a winning formula. But when you add in a healthy dose of R&B to the mix…well that’s almost unfair to make a track this enjoyable.
Hot off AC Slater’s label Party Like Us, we’re excited to premiere Glasgow-based Nativ‘s new single “U Got Me”. His Bruk Out EP has already seen generous play on Radio1 and RinseFM, and DJ support from the likes of Motez, My Nu Leng, B. Traits, 12th Planet, GotSome, Kry Wolf & more.
“With a burgeoning pedigree like that, Nativ promises and the Brukout EP delivers: thunderous low-end riddims across the EP, drums and basslines that blur the line between UK garage, UK funky, house and grime.”
The EP drops November 18th, but you can get a first (full track) listen to the single “U Got Me” below!
Almost a year ago, the Miami based outfit Sluggers crept onto the scene with a 4-track package on OWSLA. It was a blend of thumping, warehouse inspired techno that raised more than a few eyebrows. They followed that up with a release earlier this year on Fools Gold, which saw them shift gears slightly to glitchy synth work and wobbly bass growls, however, their latest efforts seem to have reverted back to their original approach. Their Voyager EP, which dropped yesterday and is available for free download courtesy of Main Course, sees the duo make considerable strides on honing their sound. The standout track is Particles, which is an absolute weapon that’s fully equipped with a bellowing siren and processed snares that are fit for an ENTER stage. Contact follows similar suit with tidy percussion work and slick vocal chops, and Horizon closes the EP out with dirtybird-esque breaks and bass design. This release is another reason why Main Course has quickly become one of the most influential labels in the game right now, and should also give Sluggers some proper momentum heading into 2015.
“This time around, I wanted that shit to sound tough, crisp — and fucking massive,” big words from the legend Mark Ronson who’s latest album “Uptown Special” is sure to live up to the self induced hype. Enlisting a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist to assist in the lyrical division, as well as a legion of critically acclaimed musicians and talent Ronson himself drove down to Mississippi to discover/acquire will surely assist in the imminent success of this project. If you’re going to do something, you mine as well fucking do it, it would seem. Among the deep roster of talent Ronson has enlisted is Kevin Parker of Tame Impala fame, a talent which made the cut for three seperate appearances on the record. The result, as embedded below, is not quite full quality, but certainly worth the listen. It is a driving psychedelic journey with influences rooted in the American South and and post funk movements that paint a pretty heavy picture. Hear for yourself..
Valentino Khan, trap lord and former owner the most famous fu manchu in music, is the first out of the gates in OWSLA’s takeover of Boomrat. Huge remixes for Skrillex and Dillon Francis, a collaboration with Diplo, and a wildly successful “In Khan We Trust” EP have skyrocketed his career over the past year, and he’s far from finished. He’s graciously offered up the personalized playlist below, featuring some of his most essential jams. Enjoy, and get ready for a booming week from OWSLA and Boomrat.
Chicago natives Autograf have the answer to your Monday blues… the second installment of their Future Nites series is their vibe-driven remix of Christina Perri’s “Burning Gold”. Amongst a very competitive remix package, Autograf successfully holds their own with a downtempo groove and melodic chords that play along the haunting vocals of the original. Listen to what the boys had to say, and listen below:
“We were feeling a Future Indie vibe on this one inspired by the work we’ve been putting into developing our live show. Our vision is for a harmonious blend of electronic synthesis with real organic instrumentation. And that’s what we were striving for on this song, just some good Future Beats for Issue 2 of our new “Future Nites” series…”
After the success of their track, ‘That’s Right‘, which came out earlier this year on Mad Decent, Wuki and Jesse Slayter have teamed up once again to energize The Weeknd’s lullaby, Often. And in an exciting turn of events, it appears that Bmore is making a solid push to come back into the lime-light. It warms my nostalgic heart to hear the sounds of yesteryear seamlessly merging with the production prowess of the the present, and I tip my hat to these guys who are pushing the boundaries of dance music. Also, major kudos to Wuki, whose banner year hasn’t stopped as Jack U just included 3 of his tracks in their Diplo & Friends mix that dropped earlier this week. Expect to hear a lot more from these guys in 2015.
The techno anthem ‘Bugatti’ by the one and only Tiga just had a huge remix package drop, but the Aussie legend Torren Foot might have just unofficially won this round. A deep and dirty rolling bassline and haunting house synths below the infamous vocal is all that was needed to make this one a 100% fire starter in the club. WHAT U DRIVIN?
LA’s Kastle and Kentucky boy Amtrac are heading into hyperspace! Starting in December the two embark on a 12 date North American tour, hitting some of the best intimate clubs across the country spreading the house vibes all night long. To celebrate the announcement of the tour, Their giving away their new collab single ‘Hyperspace’. Get ready for lift off… make sure to catch the boys at a city near you and grab the tune below for FREE download!