So I’m sure Linkin Park isn’t a name you were expecting to see show up on this blog. Well let’s clarify that this track comes from a Brookly, New York based trio of musicians that call themselves The Kickdrums. I actually heard of these guys a couple years ago, but haven’t really heard much since until this track popped up. Well I’m glad I decided to give it a listen cause it’s quite enjoyable. Now, this isn’t a typical track from us, so don’t get scared off when this track doesn’t start off with a crazy upbeat electro sound. I think some of you are going to be pleasantly surprised with this one, so if you like what you hear, be sure to check out more of The Kickdrums.
Until pretty recently, Proper Villains was a name I wasn’t well acquainted with. I’m extremely glad that’s changed. After hearing he was going to be playing the Actual Records show in Philly this past weekend, I hopped over to his Soundcloud, where I was quickly enticed. I really suggest you check out some of his other tracks (we’ll throw in some bonuses), but for now, I just want to highlight this new remix he just released today. If you’ve turned on the radio anytime in the past couple months, you’ve probably heard Rihanna’s track “Birthday Cake”. I’ve pretty much cut myself off from the radio lately, but this is still a song I recognize so I know it has to be decently popular at least. I have to say, I doubt I would like the original, but Proper Villains came through and gave this track a really fresh, new spin that’s full of wobz and wompz. Wait until you hit that second drop and he picks up the tempo to a drumstep BPM; that’s when shit gets wild. Enjoy!
Alright, I gotta apologize. We’ve been being a bit lazy lately, but that’s only because it’s been finals week and we’ve been real busy.
Excuses aside, let’s move on to some awesome new music. Wick-It the Instigator should not be a strange name to many of you at this point as we’ve covered many of his new releases. I’m truly honest when I say I’ve never heard a track from Wick-It that disappointed me. With this new one, “Victory Dance”, he turns it up and gets wobbly on so drumstep. This tune is just as wicked as all of his; exactly what we would expect. And as always, it’s free! Enjoy!
So Kaskade gave us a really big treat today. He released his mix from this past weekend’s Coachella Music Festival. If you’re unfamiliar with Coachella… then…. just get your head out from under that rock. But for everyone else, you know how monumental of an event this was every year, and I’m sure a lot of you know just how monstrous of sets Kaskade is able to pump out. Despite my general dislike for house, Kaskade is an artist that continually is able to knock out really enjoyable sets. He’ll be playing at Festival Pier on June 28th (Tickets HERE) too, so that’s something we have to look forward to. But in the meantime, we have this awesome mix, and the best part is you can click that download button for free! Enjoy!
So Actual Records is a record company based out of Philadelphia. We’ve featured one of their artists, Jack Deezl, quite a few times now. This weekend, Actual Records has teamed up with Proper Villains to bring the citizens of Philadelphia an awesome warehouse show. The show will be from 10PM-4AM, Friday night; the location has been yet to be announced, but you can find it if you keep checking back on the Facebook Event or their website (which is currently down but will be re-launching before the show) . This seriously promises to be an awesome night, and with it only being $5 before 11 so there’s really no excuse. The night also features appearances by BHB, Schmohawk, Ruxbin, Six Ten, and Speaker for the Dead. Hope to see you there!
The M Machine is, I believe, the newest addition to Skrillex’s label, OWSLA (among other names such as Alvin Risk, Zedd, Dillon Francis, KOAN Sound and Kill the Noise). I just heard of them a couple months ago, and to be honest I sort of brushed them off. But then came the OWSLA Free Treats Vol. 2compilation, and with it a new The M Machine track called “No Fun Intended” (I’ve included it as a bonus below). After listening to that track, the San Francisco trio called The M Machine had my full attention. Their sound is just an extremely fresh take on the EDM scene; I personally wouldn’t know how to classify it except for some offshoot of electro house I suppose. Either way, their music is really upbeat and exciting, and yes, of course, it’s got that intensity you expect from an OWSLA artist. Now today, the group released their new Metropolis Pt. 1 EP, which features 6 brand new tracks. I’m going to say right now, this EP is freaking awesome. It features glitch sounds, house beats, a bit of dubstep and moombah feel at times and just overall pandamonium. I really recommend “Deep Search”, I’m loving it right now. Enjoy!
New track from Nashville based hip-hop producer and artist Truth Himself. I started listening to this young rapper a little more than a year ago, and he’s come a long way since. I know we featured an article on him a while ago too (you can see it HERE) that featured quite a bit of his material. Well, I’ve been bumpin’ this new track a good amount too. Truth Himself always does a good job of combining some really catchy, indie sounding beats with really meaningful lyricism, which is something that really attracts me to his music, and this song is no exception. Be sure to keep your eye out for Truth’s full new album, which will be completely FREE; but in the meantime, just enjoy this track!
So if you aren’t familiar with the name Rustie, honestly we wouldn’t blame you; especially because he’s a name we were surprised to see on a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Nonetheless, this mix has been very well-received, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a really refreshing sound to the BBC Radio 1 show, a little diversion from the typical EDM music they usually cover. Rustie really threw in a lot of excellent underground glitch and downtempo music, while also still managing to toss in some nice dancey stuff. I have to say, after hearing this, I certainly wouldn’t turn up an opportunity to see Rustie if he ever comes to Philadelphia. Be sure to check out Rustie’s new album, Glass Swords out now!
We posted a mix from Silent H! a couple weeks ago regarding a bunch of upcoming new tracks. Well, today we have some of those new tracks for you. The more recent original mix, titled “B-Side”, as well as his remix of “Intergalactic” by The Beastie Boys , which was released a bit longer ago. Either way, both these tracks are pretty new, and even if you’ve already heard the remix, “B-Side” is probably still going to be a new one. As always, Silent H! goes real hard on these two tracks. Enjoy!
Alright, I think I’m going to have to do two artist spotlights, either both today or one today and one tomorrow. They’re both going to be dubstep, but they both are coming at a very necessary time, and I’ll be driving you up the wall with sick tunes so don’t worry about it.
The first is this guy, Eptic. He’s a Belgium producer who brings us the crunchiest of dubstep. I first got hooked on this guy when I heard his track “Fools”, but he just hasn’t let me down since. From what I can tell, he’s kept himself pretty reclused to the underground UK scene, because I never see him touring or playing any festivals, and he definitely has been to the US very few times if at all. So anyway, he also released his debut self-titled Eptic EP back in October of 2011, which was full of sick tracks, my favorite of which was definitely “Stick Up”. So I’ve covered a good amount, but why do I feel it’s necessary to do this post now? Right now? Well, that would be because Eptic just released this new remix to Technotronic‘s “Pump Up the Jam”, mentioning that it would be available for download April 30th. So check out some Eptic!