Chill, Compilation, Mix | WhitneyAbstraKt – A Night With Leyla

Posted by on July 5, 2014

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Curation is key. It is this fact alone that has allowed music streaming services such as Songza and Beats to be purchased for millions and millions of dollars this past year. And, it is this fact that keeps talented curators in the front of our minds and ears.

In the wake of endless singles, one-off radio hits, and all-around clutter in music it is nice to know that there are those out there that will spend tireless hours of their own time to bring a collection of the best music to your ears. Today, this glorious mix of tunes is brought to us by WhitneyAbstraKt in conjunction with Artistic Manifesto.

The mix is self-described as follows: “It’s a mild spring evening, the wind is gently blowing through her hair, and you’re out enjoying a night on the town. You have one thing in mind, but the night carries you in an entirely different direction. Before you know it, dawn has arrived and you realize that the entire night has been one hazy, disorienting, pleasurable blur. You just experienced “A Night With Leyla.” This is your soundtrack.”

Enjoy the eclectic musical stylings, and have a great Saturday night to accompany it.

Compilation, Electro, Hip-Hop | Anti-Valentine’s Everything (Playlist)

Posted by on February 15, 2014

 Anti Valentines Everything (Playlist)

So, it’s Saturday night the day after your inevitable Valentine’s Day let-down. You lie in bed thinking to yourself “why do I suck at this whole romance thing?” When in actuality, the real schmucks are those who buy in to the V-Day celebrations and end up spending ridiculous amounts of money on flowers and chocolate.

I encourage all of you to toss on this “Anti-Valentine’s Everything” mix, brought to you by We Like Peach Rings and just vibe out for the night, knowing in your heart you are the true winner of this weekend.

Compilation, Trap | Odesza – Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)

Posted by on February 10, 2014

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From Ryan Hemsworth, Trippy Turtle, Esta, Abjo, Electric Mantis, Odesza, Catlips, Leon Osborn, Renz, Chiefs x Vaski, Sable, and Young Franco, this project compilation is filled with music from Australia to the US and more. With Odesza’s “Sun Models” only a singular song off this album, Pilerats Records has been working on this for awhile and ITS ALL FOR FREE with many other songs including one from Chiefs (below) just as exciting as this one! Grab your copy of these tracks here.

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Bass, Compilation | Bass For Autism Compilation Vol. 1

Posted by on February 6, 2014

 Bass For Autism Compilation Vol. 1

Bass for Autism consists of two parts. First, an online music festival hosted on Mixify.com. Second is a compilation of tracks from various bass heavy artists to support the cause. Some featured artists are Dodge & Fuski, Barely Alive, Bear Grillz, Subvibe, Fractal, T-Mass, and more. The compilation can be downloaded for free on Facebook, or downloaded for $9.99 on Bandcamp. All of the proceeds go to support autism research at the Organization for Autism Research. The tracks range multiple genres, but all bring the bass. I’ve posted just a few songs below. A great cause and awesome tracks? How can you resist?

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Compilation, Featured, House | Top 50 Dance Tracks Of 2013 (Including 50-41)

Posted by on January 13, 2014

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Yes we know, you may be “top _____ of 2013″ listed out, but bear with us as we present you our top 50 dance tracks of 2013. In the past we have done just big room / progressive, but here we attempt to take on the whole genre, from trap to progressive to deep house. A few ground rules and biases for how these tracks were selected. “Top” means biggest and best. So the most supported and played out tracks, first and foremost, but also our own bias as well to make this list not just a carbon copy of every other one you have read. All of us are based in the US / Canada, so our perception of what is played live is a largely US worldview, though we try and take a step back. The songs have to have been released in 2013. So tracks like “Easy”, “I Could Be The One”, “Alive”, “Clarity” and “Harlem Shake”, while all huge in 2013, won’t qualify for the list because they were released in 2012. Tough luck, but I think the artists will manage. Check out 50-41 after the jump and at the end find links for 40-31, 30-21, 20-11 and the best of the best, 10-1.

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Compilation, DJ-Set | Soulection – Radio Show #160 w/ Zikomo

Posted by on January 13, 2014

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Want in on a little secret that I hardly ever get around to sharing? Easiest way to find some new slappers is to go through a music mix, my favorite being Soulection Radio’s Show they do pretty often featuring new Artist’s and new songs on the regular. I haven’t taken the chance to listen to the whole thing yet but I’ve gotten pretty deep in and this definitely is a great one to start off with. So go on and take a listen, I PROMISE you’ll find something you will like.

Don’t know the name of the song playing? They have the whole playlist in the info section of the song on SoundCloud.

Compilation | Dshaq’s Top Tracks of 2013

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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2013 came to an end with a lot of great music being produced in the second half of the year, where most of my focus was with a lot of my tracks for the list. Being the very indecisive person I am, I decided to create more of a playlist of downloadable/non-downloadable tracks. With a wide variety of tracks in the playlist, I think it covers some of the brightest up and coming stars in each respective genre mixed with Portugal. The Man, who’s Evil Friends album was my personal choice of best album of the year. Besides the indie/alternative band, my focus for my list was with the two Chicago rappers that I have watched blow up over the past year in Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. Besides the two young SaveMoney stars, I began dabbling with the new and bountiful amounts of Australian producers making a name for themselves, with Flume at the forefront of that. A hard to describe genre that combines so many different complex and interesting sounds that mesh together beautifully is pretty much my best attempt at describing it. Wave Racer has to take my favorite artist of 2013 with almost every single one of his remixes and original productions getting constant playtime on my iTunes. Be on the lookout for a new What’s in Dshaq’s tape deck soon. Cheers to 2013 and hope everyone has a great 2014.