Posted by BP on December 5, 2013
Insight brings forth a treasure chest of gems on this compilation that is sure to keep you captivated all the way through. It’s calm, eerie and has a cool ambient atmosphere of mystery and deep thought. Some noteworthy tracks for W8 are 2,7, and 13. I’d add 4 to that list as well, but they are all worth a listen! It’s free to download if you’re into it.
Insight Music Promotions
Free Download: Insight Music Promotions – Insight Vol. 3
Posted by BP on November 9, 2013
The Every Day Matters Compilation is truly amazing. It is a 78 track compilation – that’s right, 78 – with all the proceeds going to charity. The charity being supported is SportRelief, which provides shelter to young people living on the streets and who are victims of domestic abuse in the UK. Worldwide they help with giving education, fresh water, and life-saving vaccines to people. Even though there is such a large volume of tracks, the quality is not sacrificed and it hits multiple genres. Many well known artists are on it, including Rameses B, Arkasia, Droptek, Felxprod, RoughMath, Feint, TwoThirds, Televisor, T-Mass, Varien, PhaseOne, SirensCeol, PrototypeRaptor, Veela, NCT, Biometrix, Bustre, Muzzy, Subformat, Insan3lik3, Dexcell, Karanda, Elliot Berger, Direct and many more! Some of my favorites tracks besides the ones posted below are the tracks by Neutralize, Soundnet, and Arkasia. But seriously, they are all really great tracks and although the compilation is $16 USD, (£9.99 GPD), you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. If you want to learn more, you can check out the promo video for the compilation here.
Bandcamp: EDM: Every Day Matters Compilation
Here are some of the tracks on the compilation that I really enjoyed:
Posted by Mel on June 30, 2013
I am well aware that progressive house has become generic, overplayed, mainstream, and incredibly formulaic (also stupid and fat), but I still love it. With that said, I also really enjoy slower, chill sounds. Songs that you can play while knitting a sweater for your grandmother or even just while you stand at the stove stirring that damn macaroni and cheese for 8 minutes. Songs like these are very different from house. They also aren’t as mass produced and oversaturated as house is. It is for these reasons that I was very pleased to find Fraser Valley native, Teen Daze giving away 30 of his unfinished, or “lost” songs for free. I have listened to all 30 and, for the most part, they’re all great. I will say though, I’d go with “Lost Songs 3″ as my favorite compilation. The download links to the three compilations are below as well as arguably the top songs from each respective pack on Soundcloud, just to give you a taste. If the redundancy of whatever your preferred genre provides has got you looking for a breath of fresh air then this is it.
Posted by dshaq on April 24, 2013
After a brief hiatus, I’m back and ready to give you some tunes guaranteed to make you feel giddy inside. Instead of my regular hip-hop posts, I’m broadening my horizons with this volume including some electronic artists and other various genres. Prepare yourselves.
Luckily I was able to see Cherub last weekend and they blew me away. Their synthy pop sound gives off an state of ecstasy that is guaranteed to get you grooving and bopping your head. Cherub hails from Nashville and has actually been around for a little bit, but has failed to receive the praise they deserve. Their Doses and Mimosas video (which is my favorite track by them), has over 600,000 views on youtube and I definitely see them blowing up very soon. Check out the video below and check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud pages below.
Posted by jewcebox on February 5, 2013
Prep School Recordings just released their latest EP which features multiple releases from a few of their artists and after a couple plays I think it’s safe to say this EP features some of their best releases. Recently signed to Windish, up and comer, Clinton VanSciver starts off the EP with a huge remix of Kiven’s “Irony” which features his upbeat electro-house sound. Following that is the remix from Dr. Fresch which features a very unique nu disco sound. For those of you who typically stick to the top 40 beatport tracks, I highly suggest you step out of your comfort zone and give this track a listen. All around, the boys from Prep School really stepped up with this one.
Posted by jewcebox on February 3, 2013
The boys over at Solé Bicycles are back at it again with another installment of their monthly Fixtape series. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Solé, they’re a visionary lifestyle brand based in Venice, CA that specializes in fixed gear bicycles. These bikes are definitely worth checking out so don’t sleep on them and keep your eyes peeled for a custom FNT Solé bike which will be released shortly (right Brian Ruben?) This month’s mixtape was crafted by LA’s own Goldroom who provides a sound like nothing we’ve posted before. It’s different, but it’s fantastic…do yourself a favor and just sit back and start a relationship with this sensual mix for the next hour (tracklist after the jump).
Posted by Spice on January 22, 2013
As some of you may already know, I tend to get unreasonably fired up about moombahton. This is in part because I’m a D.C. native, like the genre itself, and in part because I like to shake my ass (and there’s nothing more conducive to ass shaking than Dutch house bouncing along at 110 bpm above a funky riddim). Happily, it would seem that I’m not alone in this regard; with moombahton-centric stages cropping up at major festivals and heavy support for the genre coming from some of electronic music’s biggest names, it’s clear that Dave Nada’s “Moombah” MacGyver job has officially taken on a life of its own.
Moombahton Forever is therefore exciting for many reasons. First, it’s a panoramic shot of the genre as it stands at this exact moment. Moombahton has evolved a fair amount since that fateful homecoming party in 2010; it’s a niche subgenre of electronic music, to be sure, but over time it has come to contain its own diverse elements. In other words, there’s more going on under the moombah hood than you might expect, and it’s all on display in this very thorough 20 track compilation. There are tracks that pay homage to the genre’s midtempo roots in cumbia and global funk. There are deep, sexy tracks that are better suited to the after party than the the club. There are rollicking bangers that recall the halfway mark of a Knife Party set. Hell, there’s even Dillon Francis. Which brings me to my next point: most of moombahton’s most stalwart players are represented on Moombahton Forever. Nadastrom, Tittsworth, Sazon Booya, Bro Safari, ETC!ETC!, Ayres, Torro Torro, Sabo, Craze, Gent & Jawns, Munchi, the aforementioned I.D.G.A.F.O.S. poster boy…the gang’s quite literally all here, and it truly feels like a big creative culmination for everybody involved.
Admittedly, there are people who may find Moombahton Forever repetitive at times, as moombahton, with its fundamental structure of high synth leads and a reggaeton bassline, can get a bit subtle in its intricacies. In fact, there is something nuanced and almost house-esque about moombahton at its very deepest — and it’s a testament to the production level on display that elements of that particular side of electronic music meld so seamlessly with elements from its more primal cousins. I personally find Moombahton Forever smoothly textured and incredibly well organized; the tracks fit together beautifully and as compilations go, it manages to establish an omnipresent unifying theme without feeling redundant. The best part? The bonus continuous mix is all you need to set off a wild, sweaty dance party in your basement.
Rating: 4/5. For best results, add Natty Boh and really good speakers. But remember: there’s only one U Street Music Hall.
Beatport: Moombahton Forever