After setting the internet ablaze last week with his New Slaves Routine, Craze is back with a new track called ‘Bow Down’ that features the Dade County legend, Trick Daddy. While his talent on the decks is indisputable, his foray into the production world is now well solidified with this tune. There’s a palpable level of anger in both the routine and track, and it’s clear that the DMC champion is making strides to educate a generation of dance music fans that there’s more to DJing than just pressing a button and dancing around stage like an idiot. Look for this track to drop soon on his label, Slow Roast Records.
From the depths of Los Angeles, the versatile #Future1Hundred DJ/producer Whiiite has taken the holiday spirit by storm with his annual Whiiite Presents Halloween bootleg pack. The bundle features hard hitting remix twists on classic Halloween theme songs, crossing genres from Dubstep, Trap, Electro, Downtempo, Melbourne, Bassline and more. This years class brings you the likes of Whiiite & ETC!ETC!, Peacetreaty, Kennedy Jones, Victor Niglio, Vaski, James Egbert, JAUZ, Sullivan King, and DotCom. Best part of all, their all for FREE download – so pull out those candy bags and get to grabbing!
Whiiite & ETC!ETC! – Feed my Frankenstein
Jauz – Jaws Theme
Dotcom – Halloween Theme
James Egbert – Thriller
Victor Niglio – Ghostbusters
PeaceTreaty – Put a Spell on You
Sullivan King – The Exorcist Theme
Vaski – The Walking Dead
¡BONUS! Kennedy Jones – Monster Mash DOWNLOAD
The #Future1Hundred regime rolls on with another game-changer from Whiiite – this time taking on DJ Mustard, YG & Drake’s chart-topping hood anthem “Who Do You Love”. The original’s eerie piano keys keeps this one to the streets, but Whiiite’s future sound it to a whole new level with a howling drop and massive low end. Grab it below for FREE, and be on the lookout for more from the #Future1Hundred movement!
The LA jack of all trades Whiiite revamped Moguai’s original ACIIID into his newly established Future1Hundred treatment, a forward thinking fusion of trap, hip-hop and house. This one takes you into the opening scene of Blade as if you we’re actually there for the party (and not to be massacred). He’s given this one out for FREE to his fans, so grab it below and get the aciiid flowin…
Over the last few years, The Weeknd has captivated that hearts of millions of teenage girls and music snobs alike with his crooning voice and bedroom rhymes. Upcoming producer Ape Drums takes this track out of the bedroom and straight into the club with some tasty 808s and extremely catchy vocal chops before launching into the stratosphere with screaming leads and a cheeky rave siren. Catch the free download below.
Just over a week ago LA-massive Mad Decent dropped a five-flush remix pack of Elliphant‘s “Only Getting Younger feat. Skrillex” on their Soundcloud and like some of the best things in life that shit is free.99! Predictably all of the tracks are heavy hitters, ranging from big-room horn-heavy bounce vibes from TJR and Brazzabelle to the moombahton-tempo squaks of the Milo & Otis remix, to the sped-up DnB halftime version from DJ Vice & Justyle, to my personal favorite sort of experimental melodic trap/beats version from NGTMRE and Imanos. Regardless of what your style or taste is, this is a classic encompassing Mad Decent Party Pack that not only showcases a festival-ready range of styles but also a great look at some of LA’s biggest and baddest upcoming talents.
You can preview the whole pack below and download them over on the Mad Decent Soundcloud.
The Parisian duo known as ALESIA has broken through with their genre-defying style of dance music, and the world is has taken notice. With releases on OWSLA, Mad Decent, and more, ALESIA is also being recognized by well-respected tastemakers in the scene, while keeping their music fresh and forward-thinking. In their fantastic guest mix, which they’ve dubbed “I Call My Brother ‘Moon’ Cause He Shine Like One,” they offer a broad spectrum of styles and rhythms made cohesive with their harder, high energy vibe that will keep you on the edge of your seat – or off of it, for that matter. Enjoy the mix below and stay tuned for ALESIA‘s sophomore EP on OWSLA this Summer.
The SLO-based duo TastyTreat jump back in the limelight with their new original ‘Nobody Else’ – a melodic bass driven jam that gives off spacey waves and so many feels. If you don’t know what that means then let’s just say fans of Flume, Wave Racer and Cashmere Cat will be ALL OVER THIS. Grab it below for FREE and support these young guns!
I had the real pleasure of hanging out quite a bit with the gLAdiator boys last week in Miami, and after knowing Ian (readily donned with glasses and at least one bucket hat) from our original industry trench days I have to say I’m quite pleased to see how far they’ve come. April 1st marked the release of their gettup / party-burner EP Assembly Line on Fool’s Gold and I think they kinda nailed it with this one. gLAdiator’s honest approach to just having a genuine GOOD TIME is tangible from their presence on stage to the structure in their songs.
The EP begins with “Work” – a record set at the perfect pitch, tempo, and range to easily launch this into a category with other big festival anthems… “Sweat” takes a heavy nod towards A-Trak’s production style, with stuttering reverb toppling itself over disco-oriented chords. Then you have “Assembly Line” which is almost exactly what you’d expect it to be… a drippy and rolling track with various leads and growls, chants and twangs… you can tell the guys had fun with this one. Or it took them like six months. Who knows. Unsurprisingly the EP continues it’s well-structured progression and you dive right into “230 Feeling” which with a militant drum intro and whooping sirens inevitably means you’re not really going to bed til the sun comes out. And finally, “Weekend” takes trap music canons of hollow eastern-european influenced bells and chants like “Where my white girls at?” and cuts them into something interesting by the aid of a perfectly chopped vocal synth cry.
Overall I have to say a valiant effort from the guys, they cover a lot of ground here and amongst the heavy midst of various trap artists who’ve found solace in the super low-end or rampaging horns of the genre, gLAdiator take a welcomed seat right in the middle. It’s neither completely cheesy nor over-saturated, which is a simple nod to gLAdiator just having fun making what they want to make. Their honesty and effervescence as musicians will assuredly be what sustains them on the ever-changing map of dance music. Nice one, guys.
You can go buy the Assembly Line EP on Beatport or iTunes or wherever music is sold, and you can stream it below.
With the popularity of acts like Wave Racer & What So Not reaching new heights, Trap, Bass & Jersey Club seem to be thriving in Australia. Perth producers Night Cruise are also in it to win it on their Trap-style rejig of Ciara on their new track “Mah Party”. It’s a fresh new take on the 2013 R&B slow burner “Body Party” that adds a little more sweat to give the song a Trap makeover, ‘Straya style. Go to Night Cruise’s Facebook page, give’em a like & download “Mah Body” for free…it’s what Ciara would want you to do.
***This post was edited to include the Ciara remake which replaced a previously posted Destiny’s Child remake.***