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
Posted by Middy on December 1, 2013
Last year (RED) partnered with Tiësto and Stereosonic to bring an album filled with the best tracks of the year. This time around, the 24-track album features almost entirely new music for the measly price of $9.99 with some dance music’s best, and for a great cause. The album has new tracks from the likes of Dada Life, DallasK, Popeska, Pierce Fulton, Tommy Trash, Felix Cartal, Candyland and much more. My sleeper pick from the album is Eric Prydz’s edit of Deadmau5′s “The Veldt” that he made for his US last summer and some how managed to sneak onto the album with little, to no fanfare. Don’t pirate the album, ALL proceeds go to charity. It’s world AIDS day, consider it your contribution. Kind of late on the live stream, but at this very moment Above & Beyond are streaming their set, so tune in for that. The sets will replay, so you can watch that throughout the day.
iTunes: Dance (RED) Saves Lives
Posted by BIGLIFE on November 20, 2013
Yesterday Sammy Adams released his long-awaited Homecoming EP. Immediately shooting to #3 on the iTunes hip-hop charts and #8 overall, and climbing. Out of the 6 tracks on the EP there is one for everybody, from party songs to the ones for the ladies. Although Sammy has yet to announce plans for a full length release, this should hold you over for now. Stream the full album below and purchase it on iTunes!
PURCHASE: Sammy Adams – Homecoming EP [iTunes]
Posted by BP on November 14, 2013
STYLSS, which stands for “Stop Taking Your Life So Seriously”, from Portland, just put together this sweet collaboration album, the tenth one of its kind. A new “Suicide Pact” is released on the thirteenth of every month. This album features trap, chill, electronic, and rap music. Some of my favorites are “Caitlyn” by Tapes, which is some funky trap, and “On Tha Fence” by Eastghost and Kid Hnrk, which is trap with a more ambient feel to it. There are going to be 50 cassette tapes made of this album. That’s pretty unique in 2013, and they’re only going to be about $7. There are also only 1,000 free downloads of the album so you better jump on it!
Free Download: STYLSS – Suicide Pact: Ten
Posted by Middy on November 11, 2013
We have seen some incredible albums this year in dance music. From Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” to Andrew Bayer’s “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave” to Disclosure, Pretty Lights, BT, Feed Me, Avicii, Kaskade, Gesaffelstein and Sub Focus’s albums, this year has seen the resurgence of the full length LP. You can now add Mat Zo’s “Damage Control” to that list of stunning albums.
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 LoffyG on November 5, 2013
Nearly 2 years ago one of our writers, W8, introduced me to a very dope and underrated artist that is CJ Trillo. Ever since then, I’ve kept CJ projects in heavy rotation due to his pure lyrical originality and smooth productions, which are for the most part created by his right hand man, Jim IE. Today he released his fourth project, Volume 1: Nostalgia. CJ said that this project is everything in him that he’s wanted to release, but was always too self-conscious to in the past. He’s finally reached the point in his artistic career where he’s grown past the concern of how other people view him. With that being said, he has finally allowed himself to vocalize and create all the ideas and vibes he’s wanted to since he first started rapping back in 2009. Listen and download the full project below and get to know CJ in this recent interview about Volume 1: Nostalgia.
DOWNLOAD: CJ Trillo – Volume 1: Nostalgia