With Coachella weekend in the crosshairs, we’ve compiled a 35 track playlist highlighting a lot of the acts that’ve got us rearin’ to go. Fans of hip-hop, indie, rock, pop, house, and techno, rejoice as we do our best to cover all the bases in this behemoth of a Spotify playlist. Put your hair down, enjoy the vibes, and get ready for the ride of your life. Catch us on the polo fields wildin’ out like the kooks that we are and remember to take care of yourself and look after one another, and most importantly; DRINK MORE WATER!
Here’s a bright little disco pop joint between Viceroy‘s sunshine-signature production and Penguin Prison‘s equally shimmery vocals. Here, we find a carefree, no-problems-heard track that bops along to the tune of summer for ya, regardless of which hemisphere your ears currently reside. Summertime all the time, ever heard of it? Too easy.
On the heels of ZHU‘s debut EP, ‘The Nightday,’ we have today some ocular treats in the form of monochrome flesh in dresses. Said EP has been storming iTune’s dance charts, topping off Australia with a few weeks at #1 and generally getting nods from everyone all around. Oh and also he of course directed the video as well.
Stream the pretty much flawless EP here, and give ZHU some love on iTunes if you feel it.
Been hyped on ZHU for ages. Been offered up my co-sign. Breakthrough Artist of 2014. The latest from him just solidifies his mastery of the elusive and fickle form of a deep groove in pop music’s sonic landscape.
As Jonah put it on NEST HQ:
“Once again, ZHU’s flawless vocals steal the show in the new single, but the House/Garage crossover groove lying underneath is also nothing short of spectacular. It’s artists like ZHU that are following just steps behind the Disclosure lads, manufacturing productions that live as perfectly on the dance floor as they do on mainstream radio.”
Debut EP Presale here, available 4/20 (lol sick).
The mysterious artist know for the past few weeks only as “Z” is now known to be ZHU, and has released more deep pop fire in the form of “Faded.” After half a million SoundCloud plays, nods from just about every publication, and an on-air mention from none other than Pete Tong himself, ZHU is without a doubt the name of the moment for dance music. Beyond that, the rest is still a bit of a mystery, but I can say that there will be plenty more to come, and it’s all fantastic.
Forever Kid are out on the town, generally messing with Hollywood. Check out who they mess with at the end. Any vandalism of that place is pretty neat in my book. Something tells me they’ll somehow receive a sternly worded letter signed by several lawyers for that one. If you happen to be several lawyers who represent a ridiculously fraudulent cult, and would like me to pass a sternly worded letter on to Forever Kid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!
Forever Kid Fridays comes a day early today, and they’re after my own heart. In the years since the King of Pop has passed, we’ve seen plenty of hasty remixes leech their way up the blogs every August 29, his birthday. Today we have something different and special, a tasteful ode to the man and legend that was, and always will be. Forever Kid‘s signature dream-come-true styled synths reimagine these iconic riffs, bust their way through with flying kicks, and send us head first into the end, for that face-melting Van Halen solo we all know so well. They basically rocked out a 2013 pop anthem out of a 1983 pop anthem. I’m on listen #4. Rest in paradise, MJ.
This mix is fly. Fans of Disclosure, Breach, and all things that pop to bassy, sexy house music should dig this mix by the duo consisting of Foamo and RackNRuin. Right after you catch our very own BONES on the HARD Stage, stay put and see Gorgon City perform on the same stage right after at HARD Summer 2013 on Sunday, August 4.
In light of hitting over 30,000 followers on Facebook, RAC has released an incredible cover of the 1996 hit Lovefool. The song has a contemporary disco feel, while the infections vibes of the original are preserved in the vocals and melody. Take a listen, I can guarantee you’ll be smiling by the end.
Back in the bloghaus heyday of 2008, there was a swarm of alty babes like Lykke Li, Little Boots, and Ellie Goulding
(pre-Skrillex) who banged out club-anthems religiously for about 12 months…and then it seemed they all went on permanent vacations. UK singer/songwriter Little Boots bursts out of quasi-retirement today with her new single ‘Every Night I Say A Prayer’, which is a dreamy house number produced by Hercules and Love Affair front man Andy Butler. The single is accompanied by a bumpin’ Tensnake remix that screams 80s fluoro and big hair. Download both after the jump…