It’s hump day, so you might as well kick it off with some heavy bass. Whether you have been a fan of TNGHT since the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled EP, or jumped on the bandwagon after their genre-bending collaborations with Kanye West, the “Full Uncensored Mix” is a must hear for any bass music fan. Combining the musicianship of Hudson Mohawke and the trap roots of Lunice, the duo have created a unique-yet-eclectic sound, and have showcased their diverse tastes with the BBC Radio 1 featured mix. Let the rage out – TNGHT is here to ease the pain of your Wednesday.Posted by
Outside the dance music world, Drake’s upcoming third studio album is, well, a big deal. The hype and mystery surrounding Nothing Was The Same – due out September 24th — are at equal footing, but with the big names attached and the success of his recent singles we anticipate the hype will prevail. As with most commercial music productions of late, links to our now established scene have emerged.
For Drake’s LP that means appearances by James Blake and Hudson Mohawke of TNGHT who previously opened for Disclosure. “I saw him at a show and told him I had some ideas knocking around, and he invited me to Toronto,” Blake says of his involvement, “Anything that comes out of that studio, I’m happy to be involved.” With the ever discerning Blake seemingly singing the album’s praises we’re even more confident that the release will be of high quality.
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HARD Summer Saturday: Disclosure, Dog Blood, TNGHT, and Flying Lotus galvanize tenants of quality dance music
LA electronic music fans descended upon downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, ready to experience the sights and sounds of HARD Summer. Providing music that could attract ears of all types, from deep house to techno to electro to dubstep and back, the twelve hour event provided a well-curated display of the current pulse of dance music. Click through to read more about the moments that will be cemented in our minds.
With the passing of Adam Yauch last year, Beastie Boys members Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond are still making music. In May, Diamond was commissioned to score a piece for a fashion house. Surprisingly, he decided to draw on trap influences, citing TNGHT and Chief Keef. Merging punk with trap, Mike D produced “Humberto vs the New Reactionaries: Christine and the Queens Remixx” as the soundtrack for the 2014 Spring/Summer Collection.
“I’ve been listening to a lot of the trap music the kids like these days. I’ve gotten really into it. Shit is tight! It’s interesting – it’s the first time in a while I feel like hip-hop has returned to its raw, stripped-down, drum-machine roots. At the same time, it’s not retro, and works in a club setting.”
Mike D discusses playing an all-trap DJ set at the event’s afterparty, impressed and revitalized by the crowd’s reaction. Now, he’s “excited about making new stuff again.” This wouldn’t be the first hip hop legend to discover a warm welcome from the trap community. After Just Blaze’s recent success on “Higher,” a Beastie Boys/trap amalgamation sounds poised to be intergalactic.
It can go without saying that no genre took the dance music world by storm in 2012 like trap music. Combining the swagger of hip-hop with the sub-bass of dubstep while sprinkling in tings of booty bounce and breakbeat, trap easily exploded onto the dance music scene with help from TNGHT, Baauer and Flosstradamus. A new sound in electronic music, trap is no new feat for the hip-hop world — with its strong history in southern styles such as Houston hip-hop and Dirty South. Aided by rising producers, the bridge between hip-hop and electronic music crumbled in 2012, creating a new bass genre for dance music and a new life for rap — proving “hip-hop is not dead.”AEI Media took note of trap’s new power and created the All Trap Music compilation featuring some of the biggest trap productions from 2012.
After the launch of their new bi-weekly show on Rinse FM, the LuckyMe collective/imprint kickstarted another residency on MistaJam‘s BBC Radio 1xtra show. The LuckyMe crew is slotted to supply the show with a series of hour-long sessions and Lunice set the series in motion this past Tuesday.
Lunice, one half of the production project TNGHT with Hudson Mohawke, started the show off with some of his infectious trap tunes before unloading his latest work “Liaison” onto his audience. The track, which is a sole Lunice production, begins with sweeping sub-bass before the Canadian producer works in babbling percussion and twinkling synths. Though “Liaison” does not veer far from the other productions we have heard from TNGHT, the tune is sure to be looped throughout trap sets.
Click below the break to listen to the trap pioneers “Liaison.”
Anyone who has seen Adventure Club live knows that their taste in electronic music goes beyond their penchant for melodic dubstep — the Montreal duo have an affinity for the entire spectrum of beautiful bass music. Releasing their first ever published mixtape, Adventure Club stay true to this idea, sculpting a thirty minute mix of delightful dubstep, trap, downtempo, and deep house for Life in Color (formerly known as Dayglow). With tracks from Flinch, TNGHT, Flume, Duke Dumont, and Disclosure, this is one of the most eclectic mixtapes we’ve heard in a while. In typical Adventure Club fashion, the mixtape is available for free download from their SoundCloud. Click past the break for the full tracklist and download.
Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the EDM acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe house music. It’s the least we can do.