Mad Decent’s Jeffree’s imprint celebrates its 32nd birthday with a 5-track remix EP of Foxsky’s “The Whip.” Just like my five-year-old self – mainlining rails of pixie dust while playing Super NES – Foxsky’s original is an amphetamine-laced 8-bit monstrosity, one that kicks and screams at every game over. Diagnosed with ADD but never treated, Foxsky dabbles in a variety of genres, putting together a blend of dub and electro at a moombahton pace. The rest of EP is equally unique, enlisting ETC!ETC!, The Reef, Vass, and Udachi for remix duties. ETC!ETC! brings in the deep toms and trap flair, The Reef unleashes a hyperactive section of tribal percussion and newcomer Vass delivers a floor-shaking trap remix before Udachi’s puts a bmore spin on the track’s 8-bit aesthetic.
France’s DJ Snake is a versatile, Grammy-nominated producer, known more recently for his work with Lady Gaga. Despite any preconceptions that may incite, DJ Snake’s latest two-track output is a Mad Decent-endorsed release that should not be overlooked.
“Bird Machine,” featuring Alesia, is undoubtedly the bigger of the two tracks, and has already received support from Baauer, Dillon Francis, Knife Party, and Bassnectar. With its beckoning bird calls and smooth kick drum pattern, “Bird Machine” is trap gone avian, and frankly, it’s awesome. Though trumped by the airtime of “Bird Machine,” “Together” is also an impressive trap release. Beginning with a hardstyle build up, “Together” quickly changes pace into a scratchy trap section, although its true potential resides in its latter drop.
DJ Snake ft. Alesia – Bird Machine
DJ Snake – Together
In typical form, Diplo took to his social media accounts to unveil his latest production, a collaboration with Melbourne up-and-comer Swick. The Australian producer who is known for his tropical outputs, released an EP entitled Bubbles via the Mad Decent imprint Jeffree’s last year and is now back for more. Though only a snippet, “Keep It Gully” instantly oozes with both producers’ dancehall-inspired vibes driven by female vocal loops through the synthesized beat. Combining the sounds of reggae and moombahton, the two producers give listeners a sneak peak of what could be 2013′s “Express Youself.”
Click below the break to listen and expect the full release February 4.
We have had our eye on Baauer since he emerged onto the dance music scene with his trap anthem “Harlem Shake,” back in May. The Diplo-discovered producer released the heavily-circulated track via Mad Decent‘s Jeffrees imprint and hasn’t looked back since.
LuckyMe Records decided to bring us a “12 Days of Christmas” series as 2012 comes to end, and yesterday’s installment was the latest official output from the trap up-and-comer. “Bublé Rap” is a slow-building chopped kick drum beat with the quirky sounds samples we have grown to expect from Baauer, and the echoing tune is available as a free download.
Doorly is known as a bit of a jack-of-all-trades in the dance music community; he has acted as Usher’s DJ, done guest mixes for Radio 1, taken up residencies in Ibiza, and worked with everyone from Grandmaster Flash to Basement Jaxx to Nero and Skrillex. His latest release, “Rush,” out today on Jeffree’s exhibits all of this diverse creative energy in one track. The tune is a full-on feel good vintage house track with an incredibly deep breakdown and dizzying chord and synth work. The remix package includes stabs from Problem Child’s two step vibe, Go Freek, Lenkemz, and Rail & Priors on the drum and bass tip. Annie Mac loves it, we love it, you’ll love it too.