Remember when Baauer announced he’d be throwing some unreleased songs at his fans last week? Well he kept to his promise, literally tossing USBs with never-before published content into the crowd at a couple of his recent shows. The hip-hop and EDM crossover artist encouraged lucky recipients of the silver stick to “share [the tracks] with friends,” or “upload to the internet,” and luckily for us, his loyal fan base listened. Offering up four songs for free, the “Harlem Shake” star brings us a healthy dose of his familiar hi-hat-heavy trap sounds. Some songs may sound familiar, while others are brand new, but each track guarantees stellar bass lines, bouncy beats and crisp sounds that’ll remind you why Baauer is currently dominating the trap scene.
This year Skrillex took a relative breather, but it seems he’s never been harder at work. As this year winds down, the label head and ultra-successful producer has a remarkable year of pushing the boundaries in his rear view mirror. His successes this year include the acid techno onslaught the Dog Blood side project with Boys Noize brought to main stages all over the country, the promising new partnership with Diplo called Jack U, a residency in one of Las Vegas’ newest clubs, all of this before his set at Hard’s Day Of The Dead weekend festival, where he premiered a slew of new brain rattling, bass packed new music. Along with an interview with Rolling Stone, the OWSLA overlord has made it crystal clear that he is still hungry, and Skrillex will be back with a ruthless appetite in 2014.
Sander van Doorn has been keeping busy lately. With both the legendary collaboration alongside Mark Knight and Underworld and recent track with DubVision and Mako under his belt, Doorn could seemingly do anything at this point. His next move appears to be a solo output tentatively labeled “Neon Project,” which he recently uploaded to SoundCloud and is being particularly quiet about. Fusing catchy string work and whistling synths into a momentous progression, Doorn’s newest project takes an absorbing instrumental approach that will undoubtedly leave fans harkening for more.
It’s quite evident that Pryda-protégé Fehrplay is gearing up for a big year. After the successful release of “I Can’t Stop It,” the Norwegian-born producer is already teasing his next big release. Premiered yesterday on Fehrplay’s guest mix for Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 011, “Phantom” is a charming progressive house production more than a year in the making. Raining chord stabs are immediately reminiscent of Pryda, as the masterful Swede’s influence is present throughout the production. “Phantom” has potential to be Fehrplay’s best work yet, but we’ll wait for the final, mastered version to make that call. No info on the release date yet.Posted by
We’re big fans of Eric Prydz; you know this. So naturally, Eric’s serial Epic Radio podcast is always a treat. Aside from witnessing a Pryda live set firsthand, Epic Radio is the best way to catch a glimpse of unreleased Pryda material with a bit of Prydz commentary thrown in on top. Epic Radio is also the medium for Eric to debut upcoming Pryda Friends’ releases, with this episode putting the spotlight on Eric’s forthcoming remix of Jeremy Olander’s “Let Me Feel” and his upcoming original “Power Drive.” More than anything though, Epic Radio is a glimpse into the musical mind of one of Sweden’s greatest talents.
We’re really enjoying the seventh installment of Epic Radio, and we think you will too. Click past the break for a full tracklist, and download the podcast for free from iTunes.
Dancing Astronaut is back with a brand new episode of Axis! Deniz Koyu takes to the decks for Episode 013 and delivers one of our favorite mixes to date. Luckily for you, the production genius behind “Bong” and “Turn It” pulls out all the stops for his debut Axis guest mix. Deniz not only incorporates some seriously cool, original bootlegs, but also includes his unreleased single, “Follow You,” featuring Wynter Gordon. Trust us when we say this mix is exactly what you need to jumpstart your weekend in a big way!
Click after the break for the Soundcloud link and full tracklisting.
Sorority girls in short skirts and thick bass outta big speakers, Jack in the Box head’s and beer bongs on stages, these are a few of my favorite things. I know what you’re thinking, where can we have all of my favorite things in one place? Funny you asked because, the Graduate last Saturday hosted a party complete with the works. EasyLove Records and Collective Effort presented one of Canada’s biggest stars to the home to of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. MSTRKRFT’s Jesse F. Keeler, rocked the house with the accompaniment of rising star Craig Williams, and SLO’s own Casa St. Hooligans.