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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In preparation for their forthcoming release on JFK (of MSTRKRFT)‘s Teenage Riot Recs next month, the SLO-native duo Tasty Treat is giving away their collab Cultivation EP w/ Nasty Nate to the fans to hold them over. Here’s what they had to say:
“We are so excited to finally release this EP to you all for FREE!!! These are some of our favorite tunes to date. Cultivation features a Moombah-tempo Electro track and a giant Electro-Trap tune that will surely make the dancefloor shake! We truly appreciate all the support everyone has been giving us and we hope you enjoy this release as much as we do.”
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As everyone knows now, the new Knife Party EP Haunted House is exactly the type of bone crushing production as we could have expected, with “Power Glove” proving that in its POTATO WILL EAT YOU exclusive premiere. BUT – there is something new that needs to be recognized. The standout tune for us on the release is LRAD, a hard hitting festival weapon that sounds like an evil brother to the overly saturated field of cookie cutter big room electro these days. This one is a whole ‘nother animal, expect this one to be pounded on main stages all summer long…
LRAD (ORIGINAL MIX)
LRAD (CRNKN REMIX) – FREE DOWNLOAD
In the swarm of remixes that rapidly emerged after the EP was released, the LA via New Hampshire transplant CRNKN just smashed the cleanest of the crop. Fans of RL Grime or Flosstradamus will get what I’m talking about
Kicking off his High Beams US tour this month, our two-faced GDD fav RL Grime just released a giveaway remix for Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” for FREE download via The Fader to celebrate his favorite rap song of last year. Big horns and a major layered clap make this one another hood anthem for Henry in the books. Hurry and grab it fast, it won’t be available for long!
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In the brilliant words of Big Sean, “Drop it to the floor, make that ass shake. Whoa, make the ground move, that’s an assquake.” Trap stars, Flosstradamus, enjoyed this verse from Ye’s “Mercy” so much that they used it as a sample in their latest freebie, downloadable now via Soundcloud. Pick it up below.
There’s something viciously nostalgic about french house producer Panteros666 latest LP Hyper Reality. This new album released by one of my favorite labels, Bromance Records, seamlessly blends 90′s hardcore rave samples and dark house vibes, unquestionably inducing you into a convulsion of no return. Hyper Reality converges into a musical concept like no other, there’s no doubt an alien abduction took place and the message is… DESTROY!
Panteros666 aka Victor Watel has spent years developing his cyber-pscychedelic aesthetic, cleverly molding genres from acid techno to future bass, and even some southern rap influences. Expect drone-type vocal samples, steady bass lines, apocalyptic synths and just an overall invitation to another dimension. Definitely not an album for the faint of heart. Check out the Hyper Reality mini mix and what Panteros666 crafted for his live shows… the future is here!
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Aluna Francis and George Reid struck a chord when they released their heavily anticipated original production, “Attracting Flies,” under their moniker Aluna George. Lurking in the background of all the instantaneous hype for this new track was a remix from the Harlem Shake sensation, Bauuer. Looking to shed the stigma behind his internet craze, Baauer steps up to the plate with a huge edit to the English electronic groups new single.
My biggest worry when I saw Baauer‘s name on the remix bill was that the vocals were going to get drowned out with his signature trap sound. He dispels my preconceived notions, though, with a more sophisticated bass sound that still maintains the Bauuer bounce we all know and love. Also set to take on “Attracting Flies” with their own renditions are Jamie Jones and S-Type. You can purchase this Bauuer remix at midnight tonight on Beatport, but Aluna George‘s debut album isn’t expected to hit stores until July 1st.
Yours Truly and Adidas have brought together WeDidIt’s Shlohmo, and Jeremih, to create an original production for their “Songs From Scratch” segment. By now you may have heard Shlohmo’s remix of Jeremih entitled, “Fuck U All The Time,” and I’m sure that had some bearing on the decision to get these two in the studio together.
Based off the ‘making of’ video that aired a little over a week ago, Shlohmo laid down the track first and then the vocals and bars from Jeremih were added. The artwork was commissioned by Saiman Chow and to thicken this plot up a little bit, Shlohmo and Jeremih will be performing together on April 5th and 6th in San Francisco.
Yes everyone, this happened. Let Dillon Francis tell you all about it:
“YUUPPP got to do an OFFICIAL remix for JT’s song Suit & Tie!!!! I’m sooooo fucking happy about the outcome of my remix!!! So here is the stream!! RELEASE DATE IS STILL TBA and don’t start yelling at me because Jay-Z vox aren’t in the remix because the Sony said that I wasnt allowed to…..anyways ENJOY”
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Rolling along into March madness, the homie Valentino Khan brings forty ounces of hood-hopping bass into his new original for his #TrapThursdays giveaway series. This one starts spooky and then quickly sounds the alarm for all those in need of the festival trap wave. Enjoy!
In case you missed last week’s installment (because we did), heres the previous giveaway from VK called “Firepower” – this one is a rapid fire drum & bass influenced production, not for the slow…
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