The vivacious sounds MS MR have come to define the modern sub-pop scene, and RAC is an artist who not only has impeccable taste, but know’s how to insert his own to amplify the energy of an original before the scene gets a solid grip on a track. Together the two artists combine for this remix that somehow finds a way to breathe positive life into lyrics that dwell on a failed relationship. An exaltation of sound, one can’t help but feel the freedom associated with the exclamatory vibes oozing from the original and the dance driven beat behind the remix.
OKAY, OKAY… before you go “Really? Another ‘Jack’ remix?” – take in mind that we thought the same thing and the ONLY reason why we’re posting this for you guys is because its well worth it. The artwork doesn’t help the argument either, I know… But throughout all the heavier to groovier versions put out, the DC badman Tittsworth has teamed up with co-producer Alex Eljaiek to bring something far off his own beaten path – and its insatiably deep. They don’t stray far from the original, but rather evolve into a tech house spirited rolling bassline that sends this into “after hours” territory. It was even approved by the big wigs at Dirtybird! Grab it below for FREE
Our friends over at Prep School Recordings continue their spotlight of rising talent with the LA techno young gun Modus. His self-titled EP was released today, featuring 3 originals that boast a huge tech house sound. The EDC Discovery Project winner displays an homage to European greats and a fresh take on the time-tested genre. Fans of Mark Knight, UMEK and Pleasurekraft will be all over these tracks, so check it out below and grab the free bootleg remix as well!
From living with no hot water or cell phone after a commercially unsuccessful first album to being named Rolling Stone’s “Best Secret Weapon” in 2011, writing eight #1 singles in the year alone, Bonnie McKee‘s career appears to be taking on new direction. As she bursts into the pop music scene for round two, business mixes with pleasure as her boyfriend Oligee (1/2 of Oliver) teams up with his musical other half, U-Tern, to remix her hit single, “American Girl.” The product of this talented power couple is a club anthem set to have you shuffling at the dance breaks and belting the lyrics when the chorus hits. The original by McKee is available to purchase on iTunes.
This song goes out to all the beautiful girls courtesy of Fool’s Gold Records and the Brooklyn production duo, Party Supplies. It’s nothing too complicated, then again, love doesn’t need to be. It’s the quintessential jam to help you groove down the street as all the gorgeous girls stroll past, and for the ladies, the perfect tune to compliment a good hair day. A confidence boost and pick me up all at the same time packaged up in a free download for your listening pleasure.
After the untimely breakup of Crookers, Bot has been hard at work at a studio in West London creating what he calls the sound of 2018. With plenty of releases in 2013 to back up the solo studio grind he’s been on, Bot takes us down the free download route with the single, “Barefoot.” With a techy approach to this piece, Bot put together a bouncing synth bass line complimented with a modded out flute hook that is sure to have you giggin’ in no time. For more of what Bot has been up to this year be sure to check his SoundCloud for more releases.
Just in time for another massive festival weekend here in LA, we offer up another giveaway from Whiskey Pete‘s label Switchblade, featuring the main stage worthy original “Nebula” by Rell The Soundbender & Savagez. Fans of the big room craze will be all over this one, so grab it below for free and support Switchblade Recs!
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A few days ago young UK producer Tourist uploaded a new track for download on his Soundcloud, and it is e m o t i o n a l. Almost painfully simple, with cords that sink right into the deepest parts of your heart and mind, barely-there vocals, and a very UK-sounding piano melody that tugs at you to dance, ‘Stay’ is beautiful and sombre, a true testament to this combo that Tourist has made a name for himself in.
The track is a preview to Tourist’s upcoming EP on Method Records, out sometime before the end of the year. With the backing from Disclosure (who he is playing with at their curated Warehouse Project on Nov 22), and big guns TMWRK and AM Only representing him, it seems as though Tourist is geared to bring his charismatic yet melancholic sound to prominent places in the near future. I gotta say, I’m excited to see it happen.
Found another diamond in the rough. The Venice Beach native Erik Wilkinson aka Wilks has only emerged on soundcloud a few months ago, but already has the right idea by releasing free originals from the get go. The style provokes classic house chords carried by deep basslines and funky riffs, with vox samples from the likes of Q-Tip, Bob Marley, and The Chili Peppers that prove hauntingly perfect. His most recent single “Ghetto” is below, along with with my other favorites from his so far. Grab these below and follow this dude, let’s see where he goes…
The Parisian young gun known as DJ Snake has been riding huge hype since his breakout Bird Machine EP, and to show his fans some TLC he just released a FREE remix of AlunaGeorge‘s “You Know You Like It” on his soundcloud. The original was already a huge jam and the Bondax remix that followed bumped it up even more, but Snake’s version is pure fire no matter if you’re into trap tempos or not. Don’t sleep on this one, most definitely a summer staple.
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