Tribute groups are commonplace in the rock world, but not so much in dance music, except for Major Behavior – an homage to Major Lazer founded by Instagram star, The Fat Jew, and his friend Maachew Bentley who is a downtown New York DJ luminary. This new tribute group promises to pay their respects by delivering a true Major Lazer experience both on and off the stage, as seen in the unveiling video created by Billboard and its senior dance/electronic editor, Matt Medved. Watch the full video to get to know the emerging group through a special in-studio interview, Guitar Center shenanigans, and more.
In the midst of the release of a widely praised debut album, mystery entity Karma Fields has come up with an innovative new way to fully experience the LP as a whole. With the masterful touch of visual artist Raven Kwok, Karma Fields’ album “New Age | Dark Age” is now a complete experience with the integration of a full album video. In the short period of Karma Fields’ existence, this type of sensory elevation is something that fans have quickly become accustomed to. With the full album video as a prime example, the marriage of sight & sound has become a signature element with what Karma Fields has set out to accomplish. Experience “New Age | Dark Age” in a whole new way.
And in an unexpected turn of otherworldly sexiness, Karma Fields has unleashed a breathtaking reconstruction of Janet Jackson’s recent song “No Sleep”. This is Janet Jackson like you’ve never experienced her before. This is Janet Jackson in another dimension.
The Blonde boys have had a massive past year. They’ve grown to prominence on the back of a handful of masterful tunes, the biggest of which would have to “All Cried Out.” From Oliver Nelson to The Magician, the remixers of the track carried it to lengths I’m not ever sure they would have imagined. Their latest single is Nothing Like This, a club tune with some super catchy vox from Craig David. They just dropped an official video for it, which features the UK duo on a Disclosure-esque live set-up. I’d be keen to see this live!
Following their North American tour with Dragonette and Miami Horror, the up-and-coming trio, DiRTY RADiO, have come through with the visual treatment for their single, “Numbers.” Together with Joseph Carlin and Transfixion Films, who has produced films for everyone from Ta-Ku to Lana Del Rey, the Vancouver-based group give their catchy song a backdrop of Philadelphia, intertwined with the colorful animation that bring life to sounds. Watch the video above and read on for some more insight from DiRTY RADiO: “[We] ended up running around the city after dark shooting guerrilla style in the streets… freezing our asses off and meeting a lot of interesting by-standers in the process. One of our favorite moments was shooting the city from the same location that the iconic “Rocky” stair running sequence was filmed.”
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.
2014 has been a busy year for Ghosts of Venice. After a string of releases as well as remixes for Mystery Skulls, French Horn Rebellion and even a very special Valentine’s Day guest mix for us – he’s back with “Make Your Move”: A track that reworks the 80’s original for the modern dance floor, backed with a music video that pays homage to his new home, Los Angeles.
Let me preface this by saying I fucking love Doc Daneeka. There is not a track he’s made I don’t like. As for Seven Davis Jr, “One” is an absolute GEM and I mean first “related track” that comes up on YouTube is “Deep Burnt” so you know dude is special.
The two have come together for the new single “What’s It Gonna Be?” from Daneeka’s new EP From Mine To Mistress . The single is precisely what makes the two of them so special, it’s a truly amazing collaborative effort. Doc Daneeka’s banging drums and combination of dark and light in chord progression along with SDJr’s soulful softness leave you all sorts of tingly in all the right ways. The video is just as good as the song, where Seven gets to exploit his weirdness and Doc Daneeka subtly makes his presence known by small interactions between the various worlds contained in the video. Oh, and there’s a very fun guest appearance from XXXY’s cat, why not really?
Underrated funny guys and professional beard growers, Andhim, have been on a widely under publicized tour of the US (but I guess that’s what were here for?). They maintain an extreme level of authenticity by being tastefully terrible at social media and over the top groovy with their masterful originals. This spin on the classic, “Music Sounds Better With You,” is hard to tell if it’s serious or a joke but all I know is it’s up for free download and I’d totally rinse it..
The homie Justin Jay has been on the underground scene for years now, and he’s just entered his senior year of college. The classically trained producer explains the balance of work and school in this rad lil mini-documentary filmed in Los Angeles. Get to know the Dirtybird Records prodigy a little bit better in this short but informative vid from NHQ.