Chill | Solstis Return With Chill Trap Debut Album “Nowhere”

Posted by on February 24, 2018

If I had to use one word to describe Solstis’s brand new album Nowhere, the term would be warm. Each track I feel is almost laced with rising and expanding heat signatures, as if you can feel it in your skin when you listen. Even darker and more forceful sounding tracks like “Open Your Eyes” have a warmth, if not a raging fire, to them. The albums songs wave back and forth, as if the warmth grows to a fire, again and again. This also even mimics the patterns that the songs themselves have, of a build-up, drop, coast, and resolution. A parallel one finds while experiencing the album.

Old, yet familiar emotions creep up on you throughout the album, a unique journey to say the least.

House | Let DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine Take You To The “Future Pt. 2”

Posted by on August 5, 2016

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As part of his recently released debut album Encore, DJ Snake has paired up with UK-based singer Bipolar Sunshine once again to deliver an impressive, smooth-cut single, “Future Pt. 2.” This single follows their worldwide hit “Middle” that quickly took over the international airwaves and found its way in the United States and France’s top 20 charts.  The success of the first collaborative track leads us to believe that this new release will follow suit.

DJ Snake amply sets the tone with a thick, grooving bass line, quickly followed by Bipolar Sunshine’s velvety lyricism that melds eloquently with the robust synth rhythms and layered vocal flairs. The track hits a fine balance between passion and impact, while capturing DJ Snake’s perceptive and commanding style.  Listen above!

House | Justin Jay & Friends Are “Climbing Trees” to Repopulate Mars

Posted by on June 20, 2016

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There’s no denying that Justin Jay is killing it. He’s already unveiled the first three parts of his debut album, and now, we’ve got a glimpse of the fourth courtesy of Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars label. “Climbing Trees” has been making the rounds on the Internet for a while now, ever since Justin debuted it in his live sets on his “Fantastic Voyage” tour – and for good reason. The record is undeniably huge, as it expertly toes the line between dark, brooding warehouse heater and lighthearted summer jam. Josh Taylor’s airy vocals offer a noticeable counterpart to Benny Bridges’ heavy guitar licks and Justin’s expertly crafted basslines.

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House, Summer House, Tropical House | DJ Snake’s “Talk” Prepares Us For Summertime Bliss

Posted by on June 6, 2016

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French producer DJ Snake seems to know no bounds when it comes to creating today’s biggest party hits. His song with Lil Jon “Turn Down For What” took over radio waves and festival sets across the world in 2014, followed by “You Know You Like It” with AlunaGeorge, which went 2x platinum last year. And just recently, he was awarded a 2016 Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song for his collaborative track “Lean On” with Major Lazer.

Released as the second single from his upcoming debut album, his newest track “Talk” stands as another ambitious piece that is destined for radio play. Following the album’s first track “Middle” that was released earlier this year, this new piano-driven gem is a slight deviation from his typical party anthems, amply preparing us for some blissed-out, summertime vibes. DJ Snake builds an attractive tropical framework with light percussion and breezy marimbas, while George Maple’s captivating vocals sit at the forefront.

Albums, Hip-Hop, Rap | Atlanta Native, Kelechi, Drops Debut Album “Before The Quarter”

Posted by on May 27, 2016

Sometimes you hear an artist and are 7-seconds into the first song, you’re on to the next. Sometimes you hear an artist for the first time and are instantly drawn in. Whether it be the beat, their flow, the lyrics or the message, sometimes you just get that feeling you found something special. A few years back I stumbled across STNDRD, a hip-hop duo out of Hotlanta. Kelechi & Phay, two very talented artists were the talent behind the label. They were clearly motivated (as I quickly confirmed after seeing and hearing “We Want It All“). They were cultured and proud of their diverse backgrounds. They were confident, fun, and full of energy. Most importantly, they could RAP.

Fast forward 2 1/2 years, both artists are still representing STNDRD, but pursuing parallel solo careers. Kelechi was the recipient of $50k after being recognized as the winner of Green Label Sound’s “Open Call” contest. Identified as one of the next talents on the brink of explosion, Kelechief invested that nickel lump right back into his debut album, Before The Quarter. Making valuable industry connections and cosigns along the way, Kelechi has been earning his key and building bridges along the way. “Before the Quarter” is Kelechi’s breakout. 10 tracks, from raw to delicate, Chief flexes appropriately, but never lacks a message. Enjoy the album stream and cop your own copy on iTunes if those first 7-seconds hit you like they hit me.

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House | Justin Jay Enlists Josh Taylor and Ulf Bonde for Fantastic Voyage Pt. 2

Posted by on May 3, 2016

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Justin Jay has been on an absolute tear this year. The dirtybird phenom not only announced the release of his debut album, Fantastic Voyage (The Album!), but he also premiered the first four tracks off of his magnum opus, which comprised an EP that has been released on Black Butter Records. As Justin’s Fantastic Voyage tour, which brought SoCal house party vibes all over the world, is starting to wrap up, he’s ramping up the releases again, and he’s starting with the second EP, or part, of his album on Jimpster’s Freerange Records imprint. The two-track EP leads off with “I See You,” an eight-minute track featuring Josh Taylor and Ulf Blonde that takes listeners on a journey through the underground, as Justin lays down a house backbone bolstered by a synth-driven melody and heavy bass kicks. The second track, “Indecision,” is yet another showcase of Justin Jay’s creative genius, as it feels like a tune more fitting for an 80s jazz lounge than a dance imprint, but still displays an undeniable groove. Check out the full EP above.

Electronic | Justin Jay Unveils “Can’t Complain” Off of His Forthcoming Fantastic Voyage Album

Posted by on March 31, 2016

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Another week, another brand new Justin Jay tune, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Last week, the house luminary gave us “Weatherman,” along with the announcement of his debut album, Fantastic Voyage (The Album!), and this week, Justin Jay has unveiled his latest deliverance, “Can’t Complain.” Featuring Josh Taylor on vocals and Benny Bridges on guitar, “Can’t Complain” is Justin Jay & Friends at its finest – a lead-guitar-heavy melody intricately woven together with smooth vocals and a heady house backbone. Take a gander at this week’s new track from Justin Jay above and keep your fingers crossed for next week’s offering.