The Dirtybird camp has been at the top of its game for a few years now. From tech house to deep house to booty tech, these guys are pushing only the best music; the cream of the crop. As such, we find ourselves with a release from an Leeds-based artist, Aaron Snapes. Originally a member of the Perfect Drivercrew, Claude and his Players swooped him up for a two-track EP releasing today off Birdhouse, and Beatport on September 1st.
The tune adopts a similar VonStroke-style of sampling, where only vowels, syllables, and fat beats make the cut. Similar in design to "Vocal Chords" with a bassline likened to that of Sugar & Cinnamon, "Space Bass" is a whirlwind of bouncy booty tech goodness. Grab a listen below, and pop it like Rocks®.
Play the new Hudson Mohawke remix of Paolo Nutini’s “Iron Sky”. An already epic + emotionally charged track off Paolo’s UK platinum-selling new album Caustic Love (which is about to hit in the US on Sept. 16) fellow Scotsman & acclaimed producer HudMo takes “Iron Sky” to new heights.
Already a phenomenon worldwide, Paolo Nutini’s new LP Caustic Love debuted at No. 1 in the UK earlier this year & has remained in the Top 10 for over 15 weeks. Don’t miss him live during his N. American tour Sept 15 - Oct 7.
Paolo Nutini Tour Dates:
Sep 15 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
Sep 17 - Lincoln Theatre - Washington, DC
Sep 19 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
Sep 20 - The Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
Sep 22 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Sep 23 - Apollo Theater - New York, NY
Sep 25 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
Sep 26 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
Sep 27 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
Sep 29 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Oct 2 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Oct 4 – Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX
Oct 6 - Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
Oct 7 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Australian future bass producer Basenji has dropped "Heirloom," his first Future Classic release. It's lovely, infectious, and super polished — everything we've come to expect from the young beat-maker.
I've been following Basenji's friend Sable for some time now. "Heirloom" is a good reminder that Australia is overflowing with talented producers, and that as soon as you look left another great tune appears on your right.
Grab a free download of "Heirloom" on Facebook.
Taken from his multi-platinum album, In The Lonely Hour, soul enriched Sam Smith’s new single “I’m Not The Only One” gets the remix treatment from UK garage legend Grant Nelson. The EP drops next week including additional remixes by Armand Van Helden.
There was a time and place where at least half of Indie Shuffle's content was EDM-related. Those days have long since passed, and yet the genre itself has picked up to become, well...incredibly mainstream. Perhaps that's partially our fault? Oops.
Anywho, Zedd's new remix of "Rude" by Magic! managed to catch my attention with a twist around the 2:40 mark that sees a complete change of pace; something not wholly EDM. The end result is a pretty solid, though predictable remix.
Maybe we should start posting more tracks like this?
I suppose you could say it was inevitable that we'd start to see covers and remixes of Alt-J's new material come out. Today marks the first track to cross my desk -- in this case a cover of "Hunger Of The Pine."
Vaults have done a pretty good job capturing the dark ambiance of the track. Perhaps too good a job. From what I've heard people say, the original version of this track wasn't exactly a favorite, likely owing to its slowed-down pace.
This cover sees Vaults take the already-slow song down a notch, which I have a feeling will turn off a number of listeners. Fortunately for the band, I'm not one of those listeners. In fact, I'm quite enjoying it.
This song happens to be more than 10-years-old, but that didn't stop Kings Of Leon from uploading it to their SoundCloud page earlier today. I guess they're taking Flashback Friday quite literally?
The track appeared as the opening single on an EP titled What I Saw, alongside the likes of "Wicker Chair" and "Talihina Sky." It was a limited release, with only 5,000 copies of the vinyl making it out to the public.
I'm really digging the raw, slightly punk influence on this track, which left me with little option but to share it with you today.
Tricky is an artist who, in my opinion, is about as under-appreciated as they come. A core member of The Wild Bunch, the undisputed Bristol-based forefathers of trip hop, he spent a few years in Massive Attack before setting out on a solo career.
His 2013 album False Idols was undoubtedly my favorite album of the year; I cannot recommend it highly enough. Now, he's set to release his eleventh solo album, Adrian Thaws (his real name), and "Sun Down" is the third offering thus far.
Labeling this his "club/hip hop" album in a recent press release set off serious alarm bells -- I adore his dark, visceral trip hop. I'm not ready for a Tricky club album.
My worries were evidently for naught; "Sun Down" is excellent.
True to the Tricky I know and love, the gloomy track emphasizes sparsity. A deep beat and an eerily damp bass lie miles away from Tricky's croaky vocals, and even further from Tirzah's sweet-yet-sour guest vocals.
There's something dark and dirty about this track. It's tainted, it's deliberately imperfect, it's almost sleazy. I love it.
Adrian Thaws will be released on September 8 under Tricky's own label, False Idols.
As the summer months being to wane and the official festival season comes to a close, it's time for fans to retreat indoors to the safe havens of their favorite clubs. Needless to say, the more mellow sounds of the deep have been calling, reflected here in Mr. Belt & Wezol's track, "Feel So Good". Hailing from the Northern European country of the Netherlands, the pair of friends recently began their electronic journey but already have close to 15 tracks ready for eager listeners. It's no surprise that they've garnered a fervent following, with "Feel So Good" as a perfect example of their skill, a track that plays off soft piano lines and sweet vocal refrains, all built on hollowed xylophone melodies, which keep a listener vibing from start to finish. Head on over to their SoundCloud to grab a number of their tracks for free and keep an ear out for "Feel So Good" which releases on September 1st on Musical Freedom.
After signing with Future Classic earlier this year, Aussie beatsmith Basenji, aka Sebastian Muecke, finally delivers his highly anticipated 1st release on the label: “Heirloom” – out now as a free download!!
The long-awaited single has been a hot topic on Soundcloud ever since fellow Sydneysider Wave Racer – Basenji’s high school friend + former production buddy – dropped the “Heirloom” demo in his mix for the BBC Radio 1 “Diplo and Friends” mix series.
Taking note from the Cashmere-sound, yet formulating & flipping it into an original that embodies every bit of the Basenji spirit, this high-energy track is packed with effervescent, instantly hooking, severely addictive melodies – invoking many happy feelings + undoubtedly infiltrating airwaves near you before long. The single precedes the much-rumoured EP, which is expected to drop via the prolific Sydney-based imprint.
This little number was released back in February 2014, but for such a cold month, I'm catching some really warm vibes from "Pipeline."
Audio Junkies are two brothers hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel. I've heard a lot of good things about Tel Aviv, but I think this is the first thing from Tel Aviv that I've heard, and it happens to be excellent.
I don't think it's any great coincidence that all the best electronic music is also the best road trip music known to man. "Pipeline" offers the ears what an expansive and imaginative landscape offers the eyes. Meaning you don't need to hit the road to feel like you're moving with this one, but all the better if you do.
Find more from Audio Junkies via SoundCloud and enjoy!