Progressive House | Dekagram Goes Big On Bootleg Of “The Only Way Is Up” By Tiësto & Martin Garrix

Posted by on April 20, 2015

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Hot off the coattails of Tiësto and Martin Garrix’s “The Only Way is Up” announcement comes a bootleg that’s here to soak up some of the spotlight, and rightfully so. Dekagram, an ATL native looking to make a name for himself in the realm of progressive house, dropped his version of the Dutch boys unreleased single yesterday, and it’s turning some heads. His version takes on the same premise as the original, but he really lets the beast out, and that’s a change we can whole-heartedly welcome. From start to finish, Dekagram lets the floodgates wide open with high powered synth leads, a hard driving bass-line, and tasteful use of the originals vocal cuts.

For those who don’t feel like there’s enough “umpf” coming from Tiësto n’ Garrix’s version, this will definitely do the trick. Dekagram is making big strides of improvement in his productions, which just makes us that much more excited for whatever he’s got cooking up next. In the meantime you can enjoy his “Only Way Up” bootleg as a freebie!

Free Download: Martin Garrix & Tiesto – Only Way Up (Dekagram Bootleg)

Hip-Hop | SUBMiT- Spend It ft. Pharoh & Taylor Bennett

Posted by on June 2, 2014

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You roll the dice, land on Boardwalk – do you throw down the paper and add it to your portfolio it or do you pass?  STNDRD front runner voices his decision on his latest single, “Spend It”.  Bringing along label mate, Pharoh, as well as Taylor Bennett, the younger brother of that rapper named Chance.  Flowing smoothly over a light trap influenced production, the ATL young guns bounce back onto the blog scene as they continue to ascend to the limelight.  SUB’s upcoming project, Apt. 139, dropping this fall.
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Hip-Hop | 2013 XXL Freshman + Hip Hop Round Up

Posted by on January 24, 2013


XXL just came out with the nominees for this years Freshman 10. With so many big names and probably the best class to date, it’s pretty much impossible to find a 10 that you won’t be happy with. Clink the link below to head on over to XXL and vote for your favorite freshman.

Vote for your favorite freshman candidate here

Now that that’s out of the way, I wanted to drop off a couple tracks that I haven’t been able to post and make it into a Hip Hop Round Up. Click the jump below to listen and download the tracks. Trust me, you probably don’t want to miss these. READ ON >>


Dubstep, Electro | Popeska

Posted by on February 7, 2012

We’ve featured this talented up-and-comer here before, but it’s time to devote an entire post to him because let’s face it: the kid is good. Popeska is a 19 year-old producer from ATL and has a real knack for putting out tracks that are are both heavy and melodic. What more can you ask for?

“Super Best Friends” features an insanely catchy hook that slams right into a heavy, glitchy drop. Advance warning, if I see your face on the ground at any point during this song I’m just going to kick it to the side.
DOWNLOAD: Popeska – Super Best Friends

“Electricks Theme” is another wobbly banger; don’t be deceived by the chill beginning, as it picks up steam with the addition of some serious percussion and driving synths. Like many of Popeska’s songs, it also features a varied and interesting melody, which further demonstrates that this kid really knows his stuff.
DOWNLOAD: Popeska – Electricks Theme

This next song is a total 180 from the previous two. Quite honestly, it caught me totally caught off guard the first time I listened — the intensity and raw emotion of the vocals (which come in glitchy, a cappella waves that will give you chills) hit me very hard. “I Wish” is probably one of the most unique and powerful songs I’ve heard in a while; the only thing I can think of that’s at all similar is “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap…and that’s obviously serious business.
DOWNLOAD: Popeska – I Wish

I highly, highly recommend that you download “I Wish,” but since it’s not exactly the kind of thing you’ll want to blast in the car on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, you should check out the retooled version Popeska threw together as well. This VIP chops the vocals and adds a synth-heavy, melody-driven background that’s substantially more upbeat than the original but maintains just enough heavy intensity.
DOWNLOAD: Popeska – I Wish (VIP)

And in case you missed it the first time around….be sure to download “We Can Dance,” Popeska’s awesome moombahcore banger.
PREVIOUSLY: Popeska – We Can Dance