Over the last couple of days Jack Beats have been treating fans to previews of songs off their upcoming EP Somebody to Love. “Knock You Down,” “Storm,” and “Just A Beat” received warm receptions from enraptured fans, leaving them clamoring for more. Hopefully the duo can keep up the positive momentum with ”About to Get Fresh,” which features frat star rappers Chiddy Bang and OV. Like “Storm,” the track is an experimental departure from their signature fidget sounds. Although I’m partial to the tried-and-true Jack Beats formula, I’m not knocking them for trying something new either. I wasn’t crazy about the vocals at first, but with each additional listen they grow on me more and more. The full EP is set for release this Sunday via OWSLA and Columbia Records. Check out “About to Get Fresh” after the jump.
Just a week away from the full release of their Somebody to Love mini-album, Jack Beats have uploaded yet another track from their upcoming EP, putting their streaming tally at four. While last week saw the unveiling of “Storm,” an emotive, vocal-driven production representing a softer direction from the duo, “Knock You Down” is classic Jack Beats. Bouncy, gurgling synths dominate the main riff, while a catchy vocal sample receives some masterful Jack Beats splicing and warping.
If the tune sounds familiar to “End of Love,” it’s because ”Knock You Down” is apparently an alternative version, eventually reworked into an original. Stayed tuned for more inevitable previews and catch the release of Somebody to Love EP on December 9th on OWSLA.Posted by
With the December 9th release date of their Somebody to Love mini-album creeping ever closer, Jack Beats have continued to build anticipation for their upcoming EP by unveiling another full length track. While “Somebody to Love” and “Just a Beat” have already been leaked for streaming, “Storm” is the newest track to see the light of day. First aired on Jack Beats’ ‘Progressions’ mix, “Storm” represents an alternative direction from the typically fidget house-oriented duo. Wrapped in humming reverb and riding on a smooth bassline, “Storm” is a deep, vocal-centric production, emphasizing the lyrics of English singer Kid Harpoon. This is the chillest production we’ve seen from the London duo yet, and it’s nice to see Beni and Niall experimenting with something new.Posted by
Canadian producers Sultan & Ned Shepard have been releasing dance music as far back as 2007, but only recently really gaining steam and grabbing attention with big room hits like “Walls” (featured on Tiesto’s Club Life Vol. 2) and “Somebody to Love” with Dirty Vegas and collabs on huge tracks like Morgan Page’s “In The Air.” Now they’re back again with a free download of a new track called “Organ Donor” from their Facebook page. On this one, they strip out the poppier big room sound they’ve become recognized for and replace it with a sinister intro, minor chord progressions, and a heavier electro break.
In anticipation of their forthcoming mini-album Somebody to Love, Jack Beats set loose the Progressions mix as a free download. Progressions combines tracks from the duo’s compilation Careless, out earlier this year, with tunes from the new album due December 9. Their 2012 releases were originally meant for a full-length album, but were split into two separate segments. As a result, the genre-fusing producers gifted listeners with a teaser mix complete with all of this year’s productions.
Progressions starts off with “Knock You Down” a new track that moves straight into Jack Beats’ signature wobbling electro baselines. The song opens the mix with a bang before the duo moves into the previously-released, “Careless,” “End of Love,” and “War.” The rest of the mix is made up of entirely new productions, with the exceptions of “Hooligans” which precedes their new single “Somebody to Love.” Click below the break to hear the Progressions mix in full.
Jack Beats will soon be releasing their second mini-album of the year, Somebody to Love. In the build up for that release they have previewed the title track of the album on SoundCloud. We’ve come to expect lots of bass and wobbles from the duo, and they’ve met our expectations with this offering. “Somebody to Love” features vocals from Jess Mills which complement Jack Beats’ signature warped bass perfectly. The album is due out on December 2nd and we’re looking forward to hearing the remainder of it as soon as possible.Posted by
Sultan & Ned Shepard vs. Thomas Sagstad ft. Dirty Vegas – Somebody To Love (Paris & Simo Remix) [Preview]
Following up Third Party’s admirable remix of “Somebody To Love,” Paris and Simo offer their different nevertheless exciting preview. Maximally utilizing Dirty Vegas’s vocals as their big room chords slowly creep in, the boys take a thrilling twist to the darker side. The grinding bass lines, enormous drum work, and skyward driving notes dispersed throughout the drop, make Paris & Simo’s remix one to be reckoned with. No release date as of yet but we will keep you updated.Posted by
Following up their latest single “Thank You,” Third Party’s “Somebody To Love” is another deservingly placed record amongst the Size Records family. Doing what they do best, Harry Bass and Jonnie Macaire created a track filled with melodic surges and harmonic undertones, which couldn’t fit more perfectly with Dirty Vegas’s emotional vocals. Topping it all off is Third Party’s solid drum-work that they never fail to bring to the table. Making their NYC debut at Size In The Park, September is most certainly an exciting month for the English duo.
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Skream’s remix of Rusko’s “Somebody To Love” has finally dropped. Experimenting with a kuduro influenced sound, Skream’s remix is not for the faint of heart. Meshing trance-y leads with heavy bass sirens, Skream creates a rendition that is certainly a departure from the original. We can definitely see this killing it at live festivals. This is available as a free download, grab it below!
Rusko – Somebody To Love (Skream Remix)
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Sigma gives Rusko’s latest single, “Somebody To Love,” the full treatment with their killer drum and bass remix. The only official remix of the track, Sigma’s effort provides an interesting adaption to Rusko’s original. The core essence of the track remains the same, yet it’s layered over a banging DnB bassline to give it a completely new look. We love it, Annie Mac loves it, and we think you will too!
Rusko – Somebody To Love (Sigma Remix)
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