Monday, April 30, 2012
With endless musical love to give, Project 46 gives us their first original vocal mix in a loooong time! It features a piano-laced buildup, a pulsating progressive synth pattern, and a nice vocal performance by Andrew Allen. It's a big-room, dance floor killer that recently hit #1 on the Beatport Charts!
According to Viceroy, it's summertime all the time! The San Fran native's tracks always have carefree tropical grooves to them by using the steel drum, marimba, funk synths. He has not given us a bad track to date, plus, he lists his interests as "pool parties, beaches, girls, playing music for drunk people...oh and pool parties." I like the guy more and more with every release.
Oooooh I hear some vintage Usher in this track! And Ricky Rozay with a bawse verse too? This one's got a nice R&B vibe, with some suave hip-hop influences. Look for the official release on May 8th as well as Usher's full album, dropping June 12th through RCA Records.
Every single mashup using "Call Me Maybe" has been geared toward the EDM genre, but DJ BAHLER enlists in Carly Rae Jepsen's help to make a chill, post-weekend track. Perfect for studying, lounging around, or baby-making, "A Wish in the Well" also fuses the instrumentals from Bon Iver's "Blood Bank" and MGMT's "Pieces of What." Relax to the max.
As promised, Logic dropped his new mixtape at 6pm today, and I have one thing to say: the kid is a genius. From the lyrics to his vocal intonations to his natural flow to his choice of sampling, Logic never ceases to deliver the highest quality of hip-hop tracks. His story is incredible, he performs far beyond his years; if this is him at 22, I can't wait to see him in 3 or 4 years. Enough from me, download the WHOLE THING because there is not one bad track on this mixtape. If you must know, my favorites are "Set The Tone," "The Spotlight," and "Young Sinatra III." Unbelievably dope.
No Pets Allowed certainly surprised me with this one. Normally putting out multi-track mashups, the NYC artist gives us a Adventure Club-esque chill step remix of Katy Perry's emotional roller coaster of a song. If you haven't already, check him out on Facebook.
DJ Topsider does some good math, because the integration of all these tracks equals one great track. He uses the olds (Posner and Kelly Clarkson) some of the new (CRJ) and even some in between (Calvin Harris) to make an all-around feel good mashup. Check him out on Facebook and show some love!
My boy Joey Gatto coming up big with this find!! I know I said I'd be done with the "Levels" remixes on KFT, but we've never really heard one like this. Maxxx Flair GOES IN on this track that's smoothly produced by his homie Snake-Eyes. Grab this one if you're tryna bump in your car with the windows down!
I've heard countless mashup using this song, but dubstep? Oh my wobbles, this is gonna make your head explode. The build up is deceivingly mellow, but Charity Strike drops the bass real hard. I always slack on the dubstep posts, I know, so I thought this would be a good way to get back into the grime.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
After listening to this whole continues album mix in one shot, I can confidently say that Dash Berlin is one of the most talented and versatile artists I have ever heard, both inside and outside the Trance genre. It's only a matter of time till he ranks up among Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buurin, ATB, and Paul Van Dyk. #musicislife is an emotional and intricate album, consisting of both vocal and instrumental trance, that hits all the right notes at all the right moments; if you don't get goosebumps at some point while listening, you're probably on the wrong blog.
Vocal house at it's finest. The producer/DJ from Spain adds an infectious melodic element that makes it impossible to like. Nothing but progressive fire! Already having shared the DJ booth with Deadmau5, Afrojack, Dirty South, Steve Angello, Axwell and more, Mario Larrera is hard at work making a name for himself.
As FMITracks put it, TapTronic is like "Boondock Saints meets electronic dance music." These two internationally accomplished Irish tap dancers fuse the cultural art of their heritage with Flight Facilities, seamlessly. Only their debut video, it's collected over 30,000 views after only 48 hours of being posted! Absolutely stunning. Can't wait to hear what this duo has in store next!
Nice cast of characters make a solid track together. Talib straight up goes hard in his verse and the instrumentals complement the track well. "Life without living is nothing but a fallacy." Dope.
People rip on Sammy Adams, but he makes some infectious, catchy tracks. This one's got a great beat and a singable chorus; Sammy's really got this frat-rap stuff down to a science. Haters keep hatin' but he's still in the music world because he's sticking to what he's good at.
With an old school vibe, Warren G and company kill the verses. I wanna go to whatever party they're throwing. Don't be surprised if the ghetto chorus pops into your head at random points during the day.
Per usual, a great EDMashup from DJ Rozz. Gorgi Kay's vocals are simply beautiful and pretty much can be used over anything; it's good to see DJ Rozz recognizing that. He strings these two tracks together with a masterful use of transitions and fades.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
THROWWWBAACCKKK. Mister Perfect does quite the number on Eiffel 65's legendary song: dicing it up, adding some unique zest, and putting it all back together. Guaranteed rager...the remix speaks for itself.
Artists really have to be careful when trying to remix classic songs like "Float On." The original was such an incredible all-around track however, K Theory successfully transforms it into a funk-ridden, drumsteppy remix that really works. I was jammin' within seconds, see what you think!
I had the opportunity to get my hands on B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds, which is set to drop May 1st, and I have to say that I was extremely surprised with what I heard. For most artists, their first few albums are awesome but they slowly lose steam and the sequential ones are quite sub-par. That's not the case with Bobby Ray! Like wine, his work gets better with age. I'm not gonna give you the download to Strange Clouds, out of respect for B.o.B., but I'll give you this track...it's definitely one of my favorites off the album.
Friday, April 27, 2012
LAST DAY OF CLASSES...awwww yeeaaahh. This week we got a whole diversified mix of tracks for you. To start, Kurf brought the beautiful "Numb Encore 2012" mashup to my attention, it's off Mashup-Germany's latest album and it's quite the banger. Next we got the usual progressive house jams, "All By Myself," "Energy," and Arty's "Walking Alone Remix," that'll get you caught up in a happy euphoria this weekend. Finally, we top off this week with a fantastic tropical track from Viceroy, who rarely disappoints. I attribute the FRIDAY FIRE artwork above to this track "Closer Than This," which will remind that summer is just around the corner! ENJOY!
Originally from Long Island, NY, and currently residing in Clarksville, MD, Noble began making music when he was just 13 years old, and produced his first mixtape, The Freetape, when he was just 15. Since adding to and remastering The Freetape this past year, Noble has begun collaborating with new artists, working on a brand new mixtape, and producing his first full-length album. Although his sound can be categorized as a fusion of Hip-Hop and R&B, Noble's tastes defy musical boundaries as he continues to experiment with other genres. Check out the track below and show him some love on Facebook or Soundcloud.
"Sir" Matty Varao sent this to me a few weeks ago, and it kinda got lost in my inbox, so I figured I'd show some love to (as I always do) to an up and comer. Better late than never! The 21 year old from Massachusetts aspiring to spread a high energy DJ style of music to everyone who's willing to listen. He's found recent success playing shows with Basic Physics and CRNKN and has slowly begun the process of producing his first few original mixes, which he's hoping to finish by this fall. Check out his mini-EP below as well as his Soundcloud page to grab some more of his music!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This electro/house duo from Sweden packaged this track up for me and as soon as I heard the first minute and a half, I knew I had something cool on my hands. Henrik Emanualsson and Robert Winberg make this sound like a legitimate vocal edit of Otto Knows' "Million Voices"...the inserted vocals go just go that smoothly over the beat. Quite the jam.
Brandeaux is a senior at Virginia Tech, but there's more to him than meets the eye. Not only an up and coming producer, Brandeaux is a singer, guitar player, engineer, and rapper. He's unlike many college rappers -- he holds true to a very soulful style of acoustic, vocal hip-hop. Enjoy this feel good song!
These are two heard I haven't heard in a while; I thought I'd never hear a collaboration like this. Two true gangsters, with historically intellectual lyrics, put their heads together on this track that talks about accepting opportunities when they come knocking and being open to trying new things. What really stood out on this track is the garbage can/boiling pot drum-like instrumentals.
Wow, I have not heard DJ Sammy's "Heaven" in so long! 3LAU refreshes our memories while adding an element of R3hab's stylistic chainsaw electro. Other samples include Dev's "Dancing In the Dark," "Rack City," and DHT's inspirational classic "Listen To Your Heart." Dancefloor filth, as per usual from 3LAU.
The view counts of TheFatRat's songs in my iTunes libraries are skyrocketing as of late, and for a damn good reason. The duo's style is downright addicting, incorporating their original glitchy electro elements while preserving all the right parts of Daft Punk's electronic anthem. This one's reminiscent of their "Night Out" remix.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Throw this on at any gathering and you can guarantee twenty minutes of pure energy. From Buffalo, NY Magic Eight consists of DJ Nutjob and DJ Slimy Sym (Joel Almand and Simon Wilson) who are still only juniors in high school, but can put together mixes of quality far beyond their years. Though it starts off a bit slow, the duo progressively spices it up with some solid transitions, songs selections, and mashup combinations. Check 'em out on Soundcloud to hear more, but definitely grab this party starter below!
Mayo dropped this a few days back, and I'm ashamed that I haven't posted it till now. This track is off his upcoming sophomore mixtape entitled "Dream BIG." With the young rapper's lyricism and Paul Judge's suave production, you hip-hop fans are gonna dig this.
Okay so you probably thought something along the lines of "MAINSTREEEEAAAAM!!" as soon as you read the title. Besides promoting unsponsored or undiscovered artists, I also pride myself with doing another thing: pointing out the next biggest radio/party hit to you before the on-air DJ's even have the chance to press "play." This is one of those songs; it's got easy-to-learn lyrics, a catchy acoustic/poppy tune, and of course Flo Rida's signature hip-hop/pop style. The only thing that keeps me from raging all out to this song is not knowing how to whistle...
Kap Slap drops a MASSIVE mashup. He's definitely a household name when it comes to mashups and he's really not afraid to flaunt that through his music. This is a flawless combination of assorted Avicii tracks, Taio Cruz, and Dada Life. It's not even Wednesday yet, but I can tell this weekend is gonna be nuts.
Ross and Ryan Rich are 20 and 21 and currently attending University of Victoria in BC, Canada; students by day, rappers by night. They just released this newest single, "Seasons," which samples Rent's "Seasons of Love." They completely recorded, mixed, and mastered the track independently to give a chill, head-bob inducing song with a beautiful hook held down by Jade.
They gave us the baby maker track last week, now it's time for the club banger. And what sample better to rage to than "Call Me Maybe"? I'd recommend watching the whole video, it's pretty damn entertaining from the live shows, studio footage, and of course, the endless seas of beautiful ladies lined up to get their hands on the dynamite duo of Timeflies.
Here's a preview of Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman's upcoming gem entitled "Russia." It's got their signature progressive house feel that we enjoyed so much on their previous track such as "Roll The Dice" and "The Scientist (Remix)." Look out for the full release on May 21, 2012!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Here are 4 tracks Childish played at his show two nights ago that was sponsored by 5 Gum. The downloads are live versions, but of extremely high quality. The beats are doper than usual, and he absolutely goes off at the beginning of "Make 'Em Mad." Also, get stoked 'cuz he's got a mixtape that supposed to drop any day now. Can't wait to see him this summer at Central Park! Shouts to Forever Childish for keeping up to date with Gambeezy's latest shows, news, and tracks.
Anna Yvette seems to be Archie's go-to gal for vocals because she nails 'em every time. This isn't a new track, though it almost seems like one since the vocals add a whole new aspect of euphoria. Props to a (hopefully) future writer for KFT, Zach Kurfirst, for this clutch find.
A month after dropping a Relax, Sex Ray Vision stuns us with this 12-track mashup album to fulfill any party, gathering, or study needs you might have. Ravi, how the hell do you do it? How do you continue to make remixes of songs that drop only hours before AND keep playing shows all over the US, while working on albums like this? Anyway, it goes without saying that this album is pure awesomeness, including samples from Avicii, Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Madeon, Childish Gambino and SO much more! Download "Primary Colors" here!
Speaking of exclusive, Diplo posted this song as his status yesterday with the intension of taking it down 3 hours later. KFT got this hot remix for ya, so you can listen to it all day without racing the clock! And yes, Diplo remixed his own production by adding a sharp assortment of drums and an oh so gentle bassline.
Basic Physics amped this release up and dropped it exclusively through Twitter today; needless to say it lived up to the hype. Like Alex Syse said in our interview with him, sometimes he just gets sparks of inspiration that tell him songs that mesh well together...this is a result of one of those sparks: Chrizz Luvly x Carly Rae Jepsen x Kanye West x Jessie. J. (If "Call Me Maybe" is apart of that musical spark, then I'm okay with it...the song still hasn't gotten old to me!)
Draper adds a beautiful, relaxing dubstep element to Strange Talk's indie track. It seems like remixes to Indie tracks are becoming so much more prevalent in the music world today, primarily since the vocals are just so easy to work with and manipulate. Draper takes an Adventure Club-esque approach to this one, and pulls it off. So catchy.
Behold Wiz's first single off O.N.I.F.C. It's quite a catchy tune that has potential to be a singalong anthem like "No Sleep." YOLO? Nawwww, "Work Hard Play Hard" was the first motto. Expect it in his live shows and expect it in the upcoming project. This joints tough right here (pun intended?)
Monday, April 23, 2012
We could have the next "Tonight Is The Night" on our hands right here from Outasight. He swept radio stations nationally with that track, and I'm pretty damn sure that this is gonna be the next big thing. Outasight's got that it-factor...the catchy voice, addictive choruses, poppy instrumentals, and not to mention that Ray-Ban shade swag in every single picture he takes. He threw this one up on iTunes before I got ahold of a leak, but definitely show some love and buy it...enjoy it before the radio overplays kill it!
If the world ended tonight, who would be there to save it? Well, Kyle Woodworth, aka K-Woody, is gonna give it his best shot. Currently a student at the University of New Haven, Kyle has been rapping since age 15 and has not shown signs of slowing down. This track features some decent lyricism as well as super dope sampling of SHM. Check him out on Facebook and show some love by downloading his most recent project Livin' On The Flow.
Collin McLoughlin tacked on his original vocals to Madeon's dance track "Icarus" and released it early this morning. I really think he's headed in the right direction, with the EDM scene slowly edging to the forefront of the music world. This edit has a great soulful feel during the lyrical parts and of course a raging electronic house vibe courtesy of Madeon.
A day before the release of Club Life Vol. 2: Miami, KFT got its hands on a full version of Tiësto's remix of "Young Blood" by The Naked & Famous. Though a fantastic indie song in itself, it gets a makeover by Tijs Michiel Verwest and Robbert van de Corput (Trivia! Tiësto and Hardwell's real names, respectively) as they add a light progressive house infrastructure that parallels the vocals so well. Get pumped for tomorrow!
The homies at Black Book Music Group sent this over a few days ago...here's what they had to say about one of their own: A self-taught guitarist, inline skater, aspiring actor, college student, and rapper, Dillon Cooper is doing exactly what he sought out to do - conquer his dreams. Living a RAD (ridiculous and driven) lifestyle, Cooper is a hard-working artist that has been catching the eyes of the blogosphere. With the help of Jon Kilmer, Cooper hopes to continue to prove his skills and talent to people with this latest offering "Common People," featuring vocals from fellow Berklee College of Music student, Bianelys. Grab the download it right HERE.
There was a 1.5 minute clip of this in their latest mashup project "Bambooyah!" but I thought I'd throw you the full 3 minutes of party. The combination of Don Omar and Pitbull, two latin studs, just can't be beat. ¡Arrrrrriba!
Grab their whole album HERE. (Enter '0' at the checkout page to get it for free.)
Okay Project 46, I see you. The status that went up with this track was "Here's an original that we never mastered or finished. Maybe one day we'll finish and release it, but this was done over 3 months ago!" For being unfinished and unrefined, this track is pretty sharply produced, combining Project 46's strongest firepower from their arsenal of electro and progressive house.
Ty$ is clearly droppin' bars here over a transposed "One" (SHM) sample, but that's pretty much the only reason I posted it. The rapping is mediocre at best, but it's got a nice poppy feel, courtesy of DJ Mustard (yes, the same "Mustard on the beat" as "Rack City").
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Of all the "Call Me Maybe" mashups/remixes/etc., this is up there in my top 3. Two songs, one sound: Fareoh + CRJ. This one's for you DJ's out there, from you frat party amateurs to big-room big names...blast this, and the dancefloors will go nuts.
SRV contributes quite an enjoyable synth progression to the chorus of a song that's already taking over radios everywhere within days of its release. Not much else to say; every time Ravi drops a remix you know it's gotta be quality. With or without the elements of this remix, "Payphone" is a really catchy song...it's not going anywhere either so you just gotta get used to it.
This is a relatively chill, laid-back melodic track by Wolfgang Gartner. It's not one you're gonna go wild to, just one you'll nod the head to, maybe throw in the occasional fist pump or toe tap. But one thing's for sure: with a respected name like Wolfgang Gartner in front of the title, you know something's right.