House, Review | Jace Mek Smashes “Stay A While” Remix for Rising Artist H3NRY THR!LL

Posted by on May 14, 2020

US youngster H3nry Thr!ll continues his upwards trajectory with brand new single ‘Stay A While’, a collaboration with fellow Stateside teenager Bailey Van Wormer. Showcasing garage-influenced vocals, popping trap synths and immense bass drops that swoop down into the lower registers, the pair concoct a sizzling composition that should be a natural fit for any G-House playlist selection. Besides the original Henry has sourced Jace Mek and Tim Paul to handle remixes.

My favorite of the two is definitely the remix from Jace Mek. He is known for his unique and crazy sound design which is quite prevalent with this acid house style remix. The entire remix pack is available now on all platforms.

House, Review | Electric Polar Bears Surprise with Tech House Smash “Break the Ice”

Posted by on April 27, 2020

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Electric Polar Bears are two chilled out mammals producing fire music in times of crisis. Their latest, ‘Break The Ice,’ is a driving tech-house groove that will leave you warmed up and ready to mingle.

The duo has made a name for themselves behind a string of lively releases and festival-ready mixes. The pair likes to toe the line, being both light and fun while also dark and groovy. ‘Break The Ice’ is precisely that. Like many tracks in this niche, the record finds its backbone in a pulsing, minimal synth bass that is sure to shake the subwoofers. The percussions are left minimally sparse so that all of your attention and movement can be focused on this core element, and it works to perfection.

This minimal approach to production by no means says that this track lacks depth. On the contrary, snarky cowbells, subtle effects, and various details are rewarded to those who give this track multiple listens. And it is difficult not to hit the repeat button. This track possesses a rare momentum that is short, sweet, and effective. It starts with a bang and propels you to its end as you clamor for that repeat button. 

The duo’s affection for fun is found in the vocal sample of which the track finds its name. This vocal is chopped, mangled, and repeated throughout the record to spice up ever bar, making it exciting and fresh from start to finish. Bright synth sequences with wiggling LFOs work to heighten the groove established from the onset of the track, and wrap everything up nice and cohesively.  

Having already hit significant milestones in their careers, including extensive tours and massive parties, this masked duo shows no signs of slowing down. Check out their latest release, ‘Break The Ice,’ along with a wealth of extraordinary mixes uploaded to the duo’s SoundCloud page.

Artists, Hip-Hop, Review, Trap | LeeLee Haxi Drops Another Trap-Influenced Single, “Done It”

Posted by on October 24, 2016

NYC singer/songwriter LeeLee Haxi gives us another taste of her upcoming project “Until Then” with her second single, “Done It”, produced by Nils Urban. LeeLee will be making waves this fall, not only releasing her first full project November 7th, but also with some impressive collaborations on the horizon. She is featured on Shelco Garcia and Teenwolf’s upcoming single “Sky High” targeted for release this fall on Laidback Luke’s label, Mixmash Deep. For all the Jef Life fans out there, she will also be featured on the collaboration album “Family Business” from Young Roddy and Trademark da Skydiver, to be released December 2nd through iHipHop Distribution.

Stay tuned for big things to come from LeeLee and follow @leeleehaxi for updates.


Events, Review | [RECAP] Mysteryland 2016 Highlights

Posted by on June 23, 2016


The post-festival blues are the worst, and Mysteryland’s 2016 US edition left me dreading the harsh return to reality after a weekend filled with pure bliss and good vibes. Camping, music, dancing, art, nature, new people, old friends- what more could one ask for in a weekend getaway? Click on the jump for a recap of our 6 favorite moments!


Review | Desert Hearts Spring Festival 2016: A Journey of Discovery

Posted by on April 25, 2016


Before moving out to California three months ago, I didn’t know much about Desert Hearts. I would see the festival’s name pop up time after time in blogs and Facebook posts, and I became intrigued by the colorful photos and people that caught my attention. I remember sitting at home in the middle-of-nowhere, Pennsylvania, scrolling through photos of the festival, and fantasizing about what it would be like to be in this vibrant scene all dressed in silly clothes with happy-looking humans. Not long after my move to California, an opportunity arose for me to attend the festival; I couldn’t refuse it. The time had finally come for me to find out what Desert Hearts was all about.


Review | Krewella – Say Goodbye

Posted by on November 23, 2014

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I like Krewella. I find them personally and musically appealing. Every single time they’re in Dallas they take a moment to speak with us, which they don’t have to do. They’ve long graduated from this site and there’s not much we can do for them at this point. That said, I hate writing bad reviews. I try to ignore what I don’t like and promote what I do. In this case I have to shoot our readers straight: Krewella’s “Say Goodbye” single is extremely underwhelming. It has very few redeeming qualities and is hard to listen to at times. It sounds like a rejected Evanescence demo with drum and bass produced around it. Frankly, I’m shocked this was even approved for release. They’re under a great deal of pressure (you can read their legal response here) and put this song out to quell some of the backlash. I don’t blame them. I just wish they would have come out of the gates swinging. Releasing a massive tune would have silenced those predicting their demise immediately. I haven’t given up on them just yet.

Let’s wait and see what Krewella have in store for us next.

Chill, Review | Kygo at Music Hall Of Williamsburg + EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL

Posted by on September 29, 2014

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The Norwegian God descended upon Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and took everyone to church, leaving everyone in awe, dropping a flawless set which took us all back in time, from his Ed Sheeran remix, to my personal favorite his Seinabo Sey remix, no remix was spared. Interestingly enough his remix of Passenger’s “Let Her Go” was not included in the mix, though we were properly served with the man’s “No Diggity vs Thrift Shop” remix, and his sensual “Sexual Healing” remix which had everyone going into a trance. The best part of the night for me though, was the last track he played, an original, which the world has been waiting for, and you can now listen to exclusively via the SoundCloud above. I’m not sure who the vocalist is though it sounds like Sam Smith to me. Give it a listen, it’s a must, and check the tour dates to catch Kygo in your city!  Also a quick shout out to Amtrac who opened the night with a nice blend of tropical bass/tropical deep house, and got everyone warmed up!