Posted by Spice on July 24, 2014
The debut EP from Brooklyn-based Painted Zeros is, for lack of a better word, awesome. The five tracks comprising SVALBARD are an assertive and creatively varied journey through the psyche of singer/songwriter/guitar player/producer/jack of all trades Katie Lau. No fillers here, unless you count 30 seconds of tight experimental wandering halfway through — the EP ranges from deceptively fragile and New Order-tinged (“This American Life”) to ecstatic and garage rock-y (“Jaime”) to moody-yet-hopeful-yet-delicate-yet-steely (“Too Drunk”). It manages to feel at once retro and searingly modern — a tricky balance attempted by many but achieved by few. Check out SVALBARD in full below and hit the free download, because free download.
Free Download: Painted Zeros – SVALBARD EP
Posted by BIGLIFE on July 18, 2014
This tape is 80 minutes of Clinton Sparks multi-genre insanity. With exclusives from DJ Snake, Icona Pop, RiFF RAFF, Juicy J, T.I., T-Pain, and Nelly, it’s safe to say this tape is a must download. Did I mention it also includes a special narrative from the legendary Rev Run of Run-DMC? Oh, and Diddy too. When it comes to mixtape, Clinton Sparks always delivers. “ICONoclast” coming soon. Get familiar!
Posted by VMan on July 10, 2014
The Blancos just hit me up with their latest release “Say Goodnight” and every time they send me new music, it gets better and better! This latest tune is so raw in its sound that it’ll give you the chills, on some classic blues/rock record that drops late night at a near empty Nashville, TN bar, if you’re catching my drift. Still on the come-up, but very much making waves in the music scene, I would follow these guys closely if I were you, I think their sound is going to catch on, and it’s going to catch on quick, so get with it. This is a must listen and a must download!
Free Download: The Blancos – Say Goodnight
Posted by BP on July 9, 2014
Alizzz’s official remix of “Take You With Me” by Kid Astray is packed with feels. This emotional remix is top notch and provides a nostalgic vibe. While remaining on the chill side of electronic, this track has enough speed and percussion to push it away from words like mellow. Alizzz is from Barcelona, and is currently on tour in Europe. Under Diplo’s label, Mad Decent, Alizzz just keeps dropping banger after banger. Grab this track for free if you’re feelin’ it.
Free Download: Kid Astray – Taking You With Me (Alizzz Remix)
Posted by VMan on June 5, 2014
FNT was first to put you on to ACADEMY, and their latest single “This View” off their EP Moving Methods is one you’re not going to want to miss! The guys had sent me this track a few days back, and I’ve been so deep into deep house music, I wasn’t ready for it, but this Thursday morning seemed like the right time to press play, and the quality of the sound is what brought me in. Their ditty like, laid back production, produced by Sean Kongery, overlayed with their trademark reggae/ska vocals makes for the perfect rainy day Summer jam. This is a must listen and a must download!
Free Download: ACADEMY – This View
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on May 27, 2014
The peachy playlisters have done it again. To follow up their smash hit, “60 Sounds of Summer Vol. 1″, the blogstars have decided to give us a fresh batch of sixty songs to kick this summer off with.
“The Rebirth” contains everything from hip-hop to reggae to indie to EDM, and is guaranteed to be enjoyed all the way through when lounging by the pool.
Less words; more summer sounds.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on May 18, 2014
In a world bogged-down by overbearing production and manufactured radio hits, it seems as if I’m always gasping for a breathe of fresh air. Lucky for me, and for you, today my lungs (ears) were filled with the soundings of Nashville band, Under Great Lights.
The group has been recording music for several years, and have just recently decided to take to the masses with their playful, and upbeat sound. Featuring smooth male vocals and reggae-infused guitar riffs, the quotable and lighthearted lyrics are icing on the cake. Kick off your summer playlist the right way with “This Must Be Love”, and enjoy plenty more that is to come.