Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The dubstep infused beat behind Hoodie Allen's latest track, "Hey Now" was just begging for a rapper to go in hard; Hoodie Allen delivers just that. This tune builds up steady and picks up into an extremely catchy chorus. It seems the dubstep/rap crossover is becoming more popular by the day and I'll admit it's growing on me. In case you missed it, Hoodie Allen dropped his "All American EP" earlier in 2012; and "Hey Now" shows an even bigger progression from just a few months back.
This is a little something Project 46 worked on that recently came to my attention. They make Kris Allen, former American Idol, into a worthy EDM vocal and throw some high-pitch, high-energy synths under him.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wide Awake For The Finale" just a few days ago. Out to prove him wrong, TeeTs dropped another track today titled, "Capture My Attention." In this mashup, TeeTs samples Madeon, Paramore, Lights, and Chromeo to make up one hell of a track with some great vocal selections.
Finally, we have Aer's much awaited and much anticipated album, The Bright Side. It encompasses all that is good and holy in this summer season from those afternoon day drinks to the days out on the lake to cruisin' down the highway with your windows down. According to Carter and David, "The Bright Side embodies everything that we want our fans to know about us, it's real, organic, straight up, no behind the curtain music." This has been a major project for them since January and after giving it a solid listen in the car today, I highly recommend grabbing this beauty of an album.
Yoni for making the perfect mashup; it's not overly complicated, yet sophisticated enough to add a fresh twist. Download immediately!
Armin Van Buuren, to acoustic versions, to Brenton Mattheus' vocal cover and just about everything in between for Zedd's remix competition. 3LAU takes the progressive house route and adds a nice buildup with those classic "Spectrum" lyrics from Matthew Koma for a almost 2 minutes. As a caution to all listeners, at the 1:45 mark, this track has a drop that may cause uncontrollable dance moves in any social setting. Enjoy!
Sparks,' 'Here We Go,' 'Nuclear Seasons (Michael Brun Remix),' and 3LAU's remix of Zedd's "Spectrum," which drops at 5 today. Check out the mix and stay tuned for the release of "Spectrum (3LAU remix)."
clips of him playing his overweight cat as a guitar and using it as a machine gun in his new studio. In other news, Mr. Zimmerman has put together the start of a new track titled, "There Might Be Coffee." This song uses a melodic, synth driven beat throughout, and sounds like the Mau5 is getting back to some of his older styles. As for the official release of this track, Deadmau5 blogged that it's "work in progress, still needs to be mixed n mastered. ill get around to it eventually."
When equipped with catchy vocals and a highly progressive synth line, it's hard to deny that DubVision is a top EDM contender in the music world. They followed their anthemic "Is This Love" remix with this gem that's sure to get the toes tappin' the vocal chords humming.
In the midst of a huge summer storm, I bring you a 3-track EP that's the "soundtrack for any summer rager," according the 20-year old producer from NYC. All three tracks are of a high caliber that seems to be consistent throughout all NPA's tracks, but hands-down, "Pressure (Rihanna's Vocal Edit)" is the shiny gem on this project. Oh and I'm lovin' the title.
(Captain) Ahab drops a nice glitchy and very ambitious remix of Cage The Elephants' perhaps most popular track. I personally like the original track waaaay too much, but I thought I'd just throw this out there for anyone willing to listen.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Mashup-Germany is one of my favorite mashup groups right now, because of their ability to seed out songs that mesh perfectly together, and create an awesome and original jam. A perfect example of this brilliance is displayed in "The Reggae Veldt," composed of Deadmau5's smash hit, "The Veldt," Collie Buddz's "Come Around," Europe's classic "The Final Countdown," and Jahnation's "The Evolution Riddim" for the chill reggae backdrop. Grab this track, a cool beverage, sit back and relax.
HELLLLLO. There's nothing like getting awesome news about the future. It gives you that tingly feeling in your stomach that just travels to your cranium and releases all those wild neurotransmitters and hormones like dopamine and serotonin to get you in that natural high that makes you wanna just do this all day long . Sorry for that rant, it's been a while since I've spoken "nerd," and I had to make sure I didn't lose any of that science knowledge over the summer. Anyway, I'll just cut straight to the chase...I was perusing Twitter yesterday and found this, below:
Yeeeeeaaaaah, enough said. Can't wait to hear what this collab will bring; I think with this track comes an electric fusion of the dubstep and hip-hop genres, that's been waiting ever-so-patiently to be finalized. Two huge names, one potentially earth-shattering track.
Sundays are usually dreaded as Monday is the subsequent horror that awaits beyond 11:59pm. However, Mike Stud has managed to make every Sunday into quite a pleasure as I spend it in anticipation of his installments of #SundayStudDay. Here we have a collaboration with a fellow young rapper, Huey Mack, that really showcases each artists' talents. Kinda shitty that tomorrow still has to be Monday though...
Well, what do we have here? I'll tell ya: a monster collab, a convergence of two formidable powers in the EDM world, two hot australian blondes, one potential bomb track. Grab it August 13th!
This was released two weeks ago to celebrate reaching 3000 Facebook fans. Now here we are 14 days in the future and the boys are already hit 4,000 with no sign of hitting the brakes. These guys have showed that their talent is capable of reaching many genres, from their old progressive house ways to the more recent dubstep madness. Now we are presented with a nice balance of melody and bass in this funky Zedd-like remix. Enjoy!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Djinn & Tuben, who somehow have under 1,000 likes on Facebook, released another beautiful progressive house tune. Their track "Mango" is an example of their uplifting, melodic progressive ways and this one doesn't stray one bit. Alexander Pettersson and Tobias Hermansson may not have made a big name for themselves yet, but keep an eye on these two in the future.
For a song that came out almost 3 months ago, its quite surprising to see it's rebirth in the EDM world. Usher's vocals are absolutely flawless and Project 46, Pierce Fulton, and R3hab all use that element to craft tracks that are each masterful in their own way. Project 46's remix features a more typical progressive house feel with uplifting chords, while R3hab's version hits hard with his unique chainsaw style. Finally, the Vermont native, Mr. Fulton drops a more traditional house production with repetitive synths and a pulsating melody. With these three in hand, it's gonna be a good weekend.
If you haven't heard of Radical Something, please emerge from the boulder under which you've been living your life. This trio consisting of Loggy, Josh Cocktail, and Big Red, has been the ideal jam-band for the past 2 years and pretty much embodies every element of summer. This release is part of their #SummerOfRad campaign which promises fans a new track every week. And believe, you wanna be there to click download for every jam to come. Don't worry, KFT's got you covered.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Chiddy Bang is back! This time he spits fire over a suave sampling of Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" by the man Xaphoon Jones. Chiddy's flow is air-tight, per usual, and the lyrical content is quality. "Cause wrong or prone situations ugly like an ogre though, I'm just on my starship with these cobra flows." Chiddy you're my boy.
Yessssss. I've been waiting for this for a while now, and as soon as Ben sent it over, I was ecstatic. Compson Sound has never put out a less-than-stellar track and this one follows suit. Mr. Li combines the unlikely sounds of Afrojack, The Who, Nervo, and Rihanna (among others) to craft a seamless mashup. As for the title, he said that he was unable to thing of a corny combination of all the titles of every sample, so he chose "Limerence" because the common theme between all the tracks is second chances and re-do's. Add this to the weekend playlist.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Let me do the honor of introducing you to a new EDM group: Vicetone. The duo is composed of two 20 year old's from Groningen, Holland. Vicetone have yet to release original mixes, but from the sound of their newly released remix of Adele's beloved ballad, "Someone Like You," they have serious potential. Let's be honest here, this song is extremely risky and difficult to remix due to the delicate nature of the song. But Vicetone overcomes all odds, by maintaining the beauty of the original, while giving it a well orchestrated progressive twist! Sprinkle some love on their Facebook page, they deserve it.
If this video doesn't get you excited for The Killers new album come September then you better check your pulse. The track "Runaways," which is the band's debut single off their upcoming project Battle Born, is accompanied above by visuals which will make it hard not to hit play over and over again. The video is a simplistic but impressive approach, giving us fans a first look at the band and showcasing lead vocalist Brandon Flowers' golden pipes. The Killers are out to prove there is still good rock and roll music to be heard today, and if the album follows suit of this track, they have my vote.
First off, both remixes aside, this vocal is flawless and inspiring all on its own! Moving on, we have two remixes here: Henrix and Moore's Festival Mix. Henrix gives "Alive" a progressive house vibe, with a euphoric melody and a sensational guitar melody. It's a more upbeat happy feeling mix. As for Moore, he brings a completely different feel to "Alive," with a darker dutch mix, with quality electronic drops. Moore is quoted saying this mix is "big room festival sunset status!" He didn't lie. Both tracks are gems, grab 'em both below!
In honor of reaching 200,000 FB fans, Hardwell hand-delivers this present to his followers...a 12-track compilation of bootlegs that utilize the latest and greatest in EDM tunes. I can't express in words how many impromptu rage sessions I've had my room the past few days, but this has been at the heart of it. To put into perspective the implications of this....he mixes The Killers with Alesso...yeah...so download download download!
Coming off his successful release of "Echo Boom," Cris Cab wanted to thank his fans for their widespread support while in between projects. So what better way then to drop a brand new track? The Miami native continues to impress with his laid-back, catchy, fluid reggae style that is contagious to all who listen. Check out, "If You Only Had Today," and keep your eyes pealed and ears open because it's only a matter of time until Cab releases his newest project!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The homie Jake Miller, and fellow Florida resident, spits white boy bars over Flo's bomb track "Whistle." I called it three months ago that it would be a radio sensation and now look what's happened! Anyway, it's no secret that Jake turns on the beast mode switch, spitting verses faster than an infant spits out that crap baby food they're fed. This 19 year-old is here to stay as he's already amasses just under 100,000 Facebook fans. Still in love with the original track, despite what all you h8ers say.
PrototypeRaptor is a name that has served my iTunes library well thus far. With just under 3000 Facebook fans, he is definitely one of the most under appreciated artists in the electronic genre today. His flawless transitioning, eclectic synths, and robotic yet melodic style all contribute to a track that's gonna blow your virgin ears. Putting his stage name aside, press play and enter the madness.
About a week late on this one, but since I'm clearing out my music archives, get ready for an overload of semi-new music in the next few days. I don't know to say when posting about Wiz because he speaks for himself...he's the only man I know that can manage to release hundreds of songs all about the same topic(s) and still sound fresh and new.
In the event that you were living under a rock for the beginning of 2012, Alvin Risk brought EDM fans one of my favorite remixes of the year with his rework of "We Are Young." The release of his "We Are Young" remix was a 2 part project that was never fully dropped until now due to some label problems. Part II features a glitchy, dubstep take that preserves some of the same ingredients that made his first remix a huge success. It's only a stream for now but we'll keep you posted when a download is out, Enjoy!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Mashup | Driickey Graham & Knife Party ft. Al3xtaylor - "Snapbacks & Centipedes" (5 & A Dime Bootleg)
The minute I see a new track from 5 & A Dime, I post it instinctively, sometimes even without giving it a listen. Here's one of those times; I just have the feeling that Driickey Graham's hip-hop is gonna tear up Knife Party's dubstep wobbles. The two genres have had a recently successful history in tandem productions so I figures I'd go in blind on this post...hopefully I don't have to re-write this after pressing play...Anyway, let me know what you think!
Monday, July 23, 2012
BOOM. Here are some huge edits by an up-and-comer in the mashup game. That's kind of a redundant statement because it seems like the mashup genre as a whole is still "up-and-coming." Regardless, these are 6 tracks you're gonna wanna have for weekends to come as Sweekuh fuses the likes of Zedd, Bingo Players, Porter Robinson, Avicii, and more! The two standout tracks, in my mind, are "Spectrum Moments" and "My Feelings For Funky Vodka." Show some love on Facebook if you like what you hear!
KFT gave you the one minute preview video here just a few days ago, and now we have for you this 3 and a half minute take from one of Dada Life's recent live shows. It should be enough to feed your iTunes libraries for the time being. Why is that? Well because this song has hands down the drop of the year; it's pure insanity. It's that drop where you can lose yourself completely, do outrageous things without question, flat out rage, and feed your inner DADA
Manilla Killa celebrates his birthday in style, by dropping this rage-tastic remix of the mau5's "Strobe," using vocals from Eva Simmons' "I Don't Like You." Deadmau5's chords and synths from the original are enough to make anyone eargasm, but the Killa adds some choice spices and herbs to create an eclectic production.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Even though The Two Friends have been spending much of their time in Israel this summer, music always comes first for them. This feel-good mashup features samples from Calvin Harris, Black Eyed Peas, B.o.B., and Taylor Swift and includes a suave chillstep beat that pretty much drives the whole production from start to finish.
Jakob Liedholm is back at it again, as EDM's most productive artist drops yet another remix. This one takes a giant leap of faith, tackling Coldplay's historic "Fix You," and with the exception of the annoying repeating "fix you's" at the beginning and very end, it's golden. The track builds up repeating the words "fix you," and then at the 3 minute mark the 16 year old Swede lets loose with a drop that'll ignite any pre game or party! Grab the download below!
It's Sunday folks, and you know what that means: #SundayStudDay. This time around Stud continues to shine with his remix of The Wanted's "Glad You Came." The Rhode Island native continues to impress me with how far he's progressed from his old frat rap days. Those are a thing of the past, as Mike Stud is on the road to the top if he continues to drop verses like these week in and week out!
The trap master switches back to dubstep for this remix of AC's "Do I See Color." I like the added glitchyness as well as the distorted synth effects. Bottom line is, the bass is gonna hit you like a shot straight out the bottle.
This mashup trio based in LA sure knows what's good. They wasted no time hopping on Afrojack's "Rock The House" (see previous post) and fuses it beautifully with the Miss Palmer's vocals from Aoki's "No Beef." What's more is that Steve and Afrojack are often found playing tandem at live shows, so this mashup going viral is quite possible. Rage.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I was there when he played it at Ultra, we posted it when it officially dropped, and now, we have the insane visuals for Afrojack's latest original "Rock the House." Behold as he flips through the best moments from his many shows this year, pounds shots backstage, whips around the US in his filthy cars, and attracts only the beautifulest of ladies (see: above) to rage with him.
I'm extremely ashamed that it took me long to post this track. Up and comer Third Culture drops perhaps his best track yet with this AvB remix. The Singaporean is a frequented EDMashup artist, however, this remix is a refreshing assurance that he possesses the production talent to expand beyond his comfort zone. I likey.
This gem has been waiting very patiently in the "To Post" queue, but it's time for it to get some ear-time. Benny Benassi, the 45-year old EDM legend, takes The Temper Trap's vocals and incorporates a beautifully built-up progressive backdrop that'll make ya wanna move.
Huey Mack was never really on my radar as a personal favorite college rapper, but he's been dropping some pretty heavy fire recently, one of which is this Metric remix. His verses are tight and his rhymes are precise...welcome to KFT, Huey.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The crazy Swedish bastards are back, this time with a preview for a song that contains "the biggest drop ever" (as quoted by Olle and Stefan themselves). Not only is their music absolutely nuts, but just by watching their faces for one minute, you can tell that these guys are certifiably insane...in a f*cking great way. FEED THE DADA. Can't wait.
If you couldn't make the trek out to Las Vegas for EDC (like many of us East Coasters), Afrojack uploaded this 40 minute footage from his live set as well as clips from his past shows this year. It's pure insanity. From riding the SS Aoki into the crowd, to droppin' new tracks on tracks on tracks, to chillin' with other music superstars, to forming the dynamic duo Afroki, this mini-movie surely won't disappoint.
Laidback Luke dropped this remix for free...this is a phrase I'm starting to say more and more as the Dutch superstar has recently become more generous with his releases. This track spans the spectrum of EDM music as it begins with all the progressive goodness that LL is capable of, then suddenly drops for the hard-hitting electro that we're so used to from his festival sets. I recommend you turn the volume up very, very loud.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The most highly anticipated track off of Rick Ross' God Forgives I Don't dropped just a few hours ago, and wow is it a masterpiece! Rozay puts together a collaboration featuring two hip-hop legends, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, in this release titled "3 Kings." With "Touch 'n You," "So Sophisticated," "Hold Me Back," and now this track, its pretty much a fact that July 31st will be a historic day for hip-hop music when Ross releases his new album! #3Kings #Rozay #MMG #TeflonDon
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Arty has been jumping around genes recently, as exemplified by his recent dark, trance release "The Slide." However, I'm thrilled to say Arty is back to his old ways that solidified him in my book, with a lighter, happier and piano driven progressive track! "When I See You" airs resemblance to Arty's gem, "Kate," both tracks that will just make it hard for any listener not to crack a smile and jump for joy. This may only be a preview video, but don't worry, KFT has you covered once this beauty drops!
I cannot express the emotion I felt after opening my computer and find this track released through the web. It's unwritten law that Macklemore is in a caliber of his own. "Same Love" is a track from his forthcoming EP The Heist, which will be release on 10/9/12. This song will also be at the forefront of the Music for Marriage Equality campaign. "This song is a humble submission to help bring this conversation to the surface, so that we can reflect on the language we use, and how powerful it can be." Download below if you're short on mullah, but I recommend buying it and paying your dues to great music.
The (now beardless) Matisyahu has always been at the top of all my summer playlists, and damn, this album is pretty much a summer playlist all by itself. I'm still getting through all the tracks, but what I've heard so far is pure gold. My favorite is still "Sunshine," which was the first single he released, but there are so many tracks that are a close second. Feast your ears below and buy, buy, buy...support the man, support the music. You won't be sorry.