Posts by Spice
Posted by Spice on January 21, 2014
Consummate genre-defiers The M Machine are back with a monster of a track for this snowy afternoon. With hypnotic, choppy vocals and masterfully blended elements of techno, electro-house, and dubstep, “Superflat” manages to jack up the energy level while still sounding markedly different in that tried-and-true M Machine way.
Beatport: The M Machine – Superflat
Posted by Spice on December 22, 2013
2013 was a year of many momentous things. Including the insanely awesome above shot, which was taken by yours truly with a cracked iPhone (and it’s frankly still a mystery as to how I managed to pull it off. I mean, look at that thing. That thing is next level. Eat your heart out, Rukes). In keeping with all the seasonal nostalgia, here are my picks for the best tracks of the year.
Posted by Spice on December 18, 2013
It’s a commonly held belief among the underground that Berlin is the ultimate vanguard when it comes to electronic music. “The shit coming out of Germany these days is way more innovative and experimental and compelling than anything in the US, man! Have you even been to Berghain?”
But when you spend 2013 listening to Disclosure, and then you’re suddenly confronted by a track like “Magnetic,” it becomes increasingly difficult to discount the UK as one of the biggest breeding grounds for #FutureGarageSpacetronica talent. With his latest, George FitzGerald (recently named one of the top 50 DJs in the world by none less than Resident Advisor) delivers a deliciously spacey listening experience that seems tailor made for late nights and early mornings alike. Dark, deep synths drive the melody, while eerie vocals and a pounding bassline add another heady layer to the vibe. Stream below and head to Beatport for the DL.
And if you’re in the US (you east coast dogs), be sure to catch this rising star’s upcoming live dates; he’ll be at the legendary Output in Brooklyn tomorrow and the equally legendary U Street Music Hall in DC on Friday. Get it while it’s hot — he’s swinging back to Switzerland and the UK after these two brief but epic US stops. More details can be found here.
Beatport: George FitzGerald – Magnetic
Posted by Spice on December 4, 2013
Our favorite genre-hating French duo dropped their debut EP yesterday via Skrillex’s OWSLA, and genres be damned, this is not one to miss. Chock full of chilling industrial vibes that don’t skimp on the punches or energy level, Andrea is a fast paced and relentless ride that may lead you wonder what, exactly, is going on in Alesia’s head. Some of the tracks will be familiar to those of you who have been following the duo/team OWSLA — the clanging, eerily-pitched “Otho” was released as a single earlier this year and the techy, titular “Andrea” has been making the live set rounds. The electro-tinged “Jezabel” is a dark, hard-hitting banger best suited for the kind of deranged dance floors typically found in basement clubs and warehouses, while “Industriae” slows it down, packing a wallop with some truly guttural, metallic synths that would make even Gesaffelstein salivate. Stream it below in full and head to Beatport for the download if you’re dark and twisty like we are.
Beatport: Alesia – Andrea EP
Electronic, Techno, Trap | Brodinski feat. Theophilus London – Gimme Back The Night (Ateph Elidja Remix)
Posted by Spice on November 27, 2013
Ateph Elidja is the newest member of the Bromance Records family, so it seems appropriate that one of his first official releases is a remix of label head Brodinski’s “Gimme Back The Night.” The original was dark and brooding to begin with, but this spacey and supremely industrial treatment takes it to another level. The Parisians are definitely not slacking in the creepy department these days, but I’m totally digging the vibes.
Posted by Spice on November 27, 2013
I’m about a month late in posting this but I ain’t even mad about it (and you shouldn’t be either). It’s no secret that I’m about as pro-Disclosure as it gets, especially after finally seeing them live for the first time last month, but even I was taken aback by the latest from the talented brothers from Surrey. In typical fashion, “Apollo” is deep and deceptively minimal but packs a serious punch. From the driving two-note theme to the low end industrial squelches to the incongruously (but perfectly) retro vocal sample, this track is a quietly brilliant standout.
iTunes: Disclosure – Apollo
Posted by Spice on November 26, 2013
It may be a tad early to start thinking about Miami Music Week, but when the weather here on the East Coast is this miserable, how can South Beach not be on your mind? For those of you who are up on your advance planning, we’ve got an unbeatable ticket giveaway to help you beat the pre-winter blues. Enter below to win two tickets to Robbie Rivera’s inimitable Juicy Beach party in March 2014 (hint: it’s always one of the highlights of WMC because it’s the only event that actually takes place on the beach). If you missed out last year, check out the awesome recap video and enter our giveaway if you know what’s up. Want a little more assurance that you’ll actually be able to make it to the party in March? The Early Bird pre-sale opens on Black Friday — more details (including Phase 1 lineup) to come.
If you still haven’t gotten enough, fear not: Robbie Rivera’s latest single (featuring vocals by The EKGs) is a frothy, upbeat dance anthem which is sure to get you in a warm weather mood. For best results, play while entering our ticket giveaway — good vibes are sure to increase your odds.