For a guy from Kentucky by way of Miami, Amtrac surely has an impeccably tight grasp on modern day dance music. Adding to his discography which already includes an album, some EPs, and about 30 remixes comes a four track EP titled The Scheme via Super Music Group. What really sticks out on this EP is Amtrac’s close attention to detail in the looping and pitch shifting of his vocals, which are very reminiscent to the legend MK‘s. If you’re going to be in Miami for WMC in March, Amtrac will be playing our party at Bardot alongside Alex Metric, Oliver, Aeroplane, UZ, and Destructo. You can pick up pre-sale tickets for that event here.
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If you’re unfamiliar with Ali Love, then before diving further into this post, I’d suggest first listening to Benediction, last year’s unofficial feel-good anthem of the year. Ali switches over from the Hot Creations camp to the equally reputed Crosstown Rebels imprint for ‘Emperor’. The package includes a dub and two remixes, my favorite of which comes from Ellum front man Maceo Plex, who takes an otherwise good track and catapults it into the ‘timeless’ category. The release is slated for early March, just in time for many a WMC arsenal.
Last week, the Toronto-based live trap maestros, Keys N Krates, released their well-crafted Lucid Dreams EP presented by Dim Mak and Trap-A-Holics. The trio never fails to impress with perfect musical execution showcasing their distinctive style that features a bass heavy, melody-driven sound that is typically accented with an unforgettable vocal hook. Check out Lucid Dreams EP to hear some new KNK material, “Dreamyness” and “You’re So Good,” and also to revisit some older gems. Additionally, have a listen to their “Clique” remix after the jump and keep your eyes peeled for their “Treat Me Right” single to be released via Dim Mak Records.
KEYS N KRATES REMIX OF “CLIQUE” AFTER THE JUMP
Los Angeles producer/DJ Steve Huerta is back again with an impressive two track EP that just came out on the petFood imprint. Drawing from where he left off after his collaboration with Prince Club, ‘Do Good To Me’ follows a similar suit with tight percussion, swirling pads, nifty vocal stabs and a punchy square bassline. The second track on the EP ‘Revenge’ has all the characteristics you’d want for a set-starter, roof-top pool party, or a sunrise serenade. You can pick up the EP on Beatport.
A sure rising star out of New York’s underground dance music scene, Figgy, has come through with an impassioned effort on his 4-track For The One EP released via Symbols Recordings. For The One boasts an old school house vibe with a modernistic flare that maintains originality and an unconventional appeal that shines through on each club ready track. Figgy and the rest of the Broke City crew are quickly making a name for themselves with a keen sense of style that is not found elsewhere. Be on the look out for them in 2013. Preview the For The One EP below and purchase on Beatport or iTunes.
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• Justice unveil new EP details
• Richie Hawtin heads to South Africa for youth social change
• Decibel announces 2013 dates and winter shows
• Symbols Recordings releases previews for Figgy‘s forthcoming For The One EP
Only just a year old, and the Amadeus imprint has quickly risen above the fray in the ever evolving world of underground dance music. The Canadian powerhouse duo Prince Club teamed up with LA resident Steve Huerta on a wonderful two track EP called Can’t Let Go. The title track has a very clear sound design, with reverbed vocals floating around precise percussion and a thick, growling bassline before finally giving way to a euphoric breakdown. It’s a top track, and has been getting the nod from Catz N Dogz, Waze & Odyssey, as well as finding a place in my latest Kurtz & Bomber promo mix. You can pick up a free download over at XLR8R.
I’m sure many could relate to feeling that Seven Lions was something truly extraordinary upon first listen. With his self-titled EP due out on OWSLA next Tuesday (10/16), he certainly won the heart of Skrillex and has received both support and collaboration requests from some of the most influential artists in dance music such as Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and Paul Van Dyk, among others. We have the pleasure of premiering this Seven Lions mix that is a proper display of his visionary talent and unconventional style that is simply unparalleled. In just under one hour, he takes you through his multifarious selections which include his signature bass music tracks, blistering electro-house, and euphoric trance. We’ve also included a brand new track off of the EP, “She was ft. Birds of Paradise,” that is another showcase of his versatility as he ventures into the glitch-hop realm without diminishing his distinct vibe. Enjoy all of this music and spread the word, Seven Lions is just getting started.
Mix tracklist, full EP teaser, and “Days to Come ft. Fiora” stream after the jump.