The eccentric dressing, prolific social media hound that is Jody Highroller is making stops around the states as he promotes his second studio album, Neon Icon due out April 29th. Riff Raff enlisted collaborators including Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, YG, Snoop Dogg,Future, Juicy J, Bun B, Paul Wall, Action Bronson, Amber Coffman, Mike Posner, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Skylar Grey during the recording process. Production was handled by Lex Luger, Larry Fisherman, DJ Mustard, and Skrillex among others, as well as Diplo who is also executive producing the album. The album is supported by the single “How to Be the Man,” which you can stream below. The tour is featuring star openers like Grandtheft and Chance the Rapper. Check out all of the show dates below including the Paradise Rock Club in Boston this Tuesday where we will dancing all night long!
Back in 2006, almost 10 years ago, Swedish DJ/producer Steve Angello released one of his most notable tracks called “Teasing Mr. Charlie”. The track is a true Acid House gem that highlights one of Angello’s favorite sounds in dance music. Just like the Swedish dance juggernaut, I too share a love for Acid House. It’s a sound that is both funky and grimy at the same time and in today’s dance music scene it isn’t a sound heard too often – though it does date back to the 1980s and 90s. Steve Angello, throughout his career, has made it known that he has a strong love for Acid House, though it’s a little disappointing that he hasn’t dropped a track of that style in quite some time. Have no fear – Sebjak and Tony Senghore are here to put a fresh twist on a House classic.
After a massive start to the year with releases “Raveline” and “We Are” both released on Ultra Records, Swedish DJ/ producer Sebjak, alongside Tony Senghore, have created a very special remix of Steve Angello’s Size Records release “Teasing Mr Charlie” available as a free download. The remix is bigger, bolder, and louder as Sebjak and Tony Senghore add their energized Big Room feel for an absolute dance floor destroyer.
If you check out some of Sebjak’s releases, like “Raveline” and “We Are” above, you’ll see he has a BIG sound. Falling somewhere between Big Room and Progressive, with a true ravey feel and elements of Acid House throughout, he’s got a formula that is both unique and hard-hitting. Already marking himself out as one of the most exciting new talents to come out of Sweden, a country synonymous with producing some of the world’s biggest dance music stars, Sebjak is now making an impression on a much larger scale. Having signed an exclusive deal with Ultra Records, Sebjak is focusing on working with his fellow Swedes – Steve Angello and AN21 on “GODS” and Jaz Von D on “Into The Wild”, both which featured in Sebjak’s guest mix for Steve Angello’s residency show on BBC Radio 1.
Check out the track and keep an eye on this rising star!
Yo, what’s up team? If you were lucky enough to get one of those spring break vacation things, I sure hope you enjoyed it because Oxtavius Magical Goodybag 010 is chock full of treats for you to get through the rest of the week and well into the weekend. The first track we have today is one by Pig & Dan called “Marshmallows.” I wouldn’t call it fluffy or sugary, but it’ll get you on your feet no doubt!
Up next is a strong, dark edit by Strange Fruit of Alt-J’s “Breezeblocks” that the duo reworked on their way to play Primary Nightclub here in Chicago two weeks ago. Not only did they put on a fantastic show, but every production they put out sounds better than the last! Pulsating drums carry the listener onward throughout Breezeblocks (Strange Fruit Dark Edit) leading up to a gentle guitar strum during the breakdown. Just listen, man.
Third goody out of the bag is a number by Jesse Voltaire titled “Love Under Will” released by Archipel. Soothingly hypnotic and at times showing shades of dub, “Love Under Will” retains its driving force all along. Fourth up is a track by Christian Prommer called “Waltz.” It’s got a sort of minimal/classical/house vibe that’s very inviting so check it out. You might have to throw Christian’s FB page a like, but is that really the end of the world if you get a sweet free song out of it? Nah.
Moving along, we pass along a super weird EP by Zhao called “Le Passé Reste” released today by Archipel. The title track has a really cool minimal air about it then things get progressively quirkier in Nuages et Fumées. Monochrome begins with a more stripped-down feel but surely don’t stay that way; this ain’t your roommates tech-house. Spatial gets even wilder yet followed by Allenaide, which may very well be some sort of attempt at interplanetary communication.
Making our way into the [MIX BOX] segment at the bottom of our enormous goodybag, we jump right into an hour-long techno mix by the gifted DJ Anna. Save this one for the gym, on the way to a club, or even at your party! The second mix we have for you today is a live recording from the debut of Chicago duo Shytone at Primary Nightclub last Sunday. Shytone is comprised of two very talented and well-known DJs named Kalendr & Inphinity. I’ve heard one or two of their productions and will be sure to include the next one I find that is available for free download.
Next is a dope techno mix [Supreme 144 to be precise] by Spartaque. Having a bad day? Toss this bad boy on. Closing out our tenth edition of the Oxtavius Magical Goodybag is a three hour and ten minute podcast mixed by Wolf+Lamb exclusively for our friends at Data Transmission across the pond. If you dig Wolf+Lamb, you’ll be pleased to learn that Spybar announced yesterday their new quarterly residency with none other than Soul Clap. For ticket giveaways, passwords for free entry, and much more, bookmark mmibty.com/chicago so you never miss a show and always pay the best price or no price at all!
In anticipation of the new album I AM OK from Oliver Koletzki, international electronic publication Mixmag has gotten their hands on an exclusive remix and free download from fellow German and notoriously long-nosed DJ/producers Claptone. We’ve been longtime fans of Claptone here at MMIBTY, first falling in love with their Deep House take of Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M,” and have been always eager to see their progression. This time Claptone are taking on the lead single for Koletzki’s album “After All.” Originally a decidedly more poppy piece from Koletzki, Claptone gives it a deep, late-night vibe that, sans-vocals, even reminds me of Kavinsky at times. The beautiful vocals from Nörd provide an indie flair but bring incredible warmth to the track. It’s more than we could’ve ever asked for in a free track from Claptone. Don’t miss the download over on Mixmag’s website and be sure to keep an eye out for the upcoming album from Koletzki.
The Chicago based production duo, The Hood Internet, returns to Larimer Lounge this week and we couldn’t be more excited. With plenty of new tunes and remixes coming from these guys already this year, they are sure to have plenty of new material to share with us this Thursday. Today we are fortunate enough to be able to give away two separate pairs of GA tickets to catch the guys live as they swing through Denver. If you are not familiar with The Hood Internet be sure to check out a couple of our favorite tracks below, these guys are masters of the remix and have plenty to add to everything they touch. It is hard to categorize these guys because its more then hip-hop but less then trap and their chopped and screwed style is certainly addicting regardless. Enter to win tickets below, the two pairs of winners will be announced at noon on Thursday and will be contacted via Facebook. If you would like to guarantee yourself a spot you can always head over to the Larimer Lounge website and grab tickets there. Enjoy some of The Hood Internets newest tracks below and we hope to see you all out on the dance floor Thursday!
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 12 months, Melbourne House, or better know as Bounce, and its supporting cast has quickly been taking over the EDM scene worldwide. Leading the pact of that cast is none other than Australian DJ Will Sparks, who invaded Prime Nightclub in Boston this past Saturday night. Bringing his signature “bounce” and his own high-powered energy, the night gave off a vibe like no other as soon as you stepped through the doors. As we migrated our way up to the third floor to the main room, the opening sounds of Flavor Media resident DJ TAO were pounding through the venue speakers. TAO, known for his normal headlining residences throughout Boston, took command of his role as supporting artist for the evening, easily finding the balance of tracks to get the crowd pumped up but not over doing it and crossing the line into the headliner realm.
As the clock approached 12:15am, Sparks was lead down the back steps and into the driver seat behind the CDJ’s. Quickly rising from behind the decks, the sounds of his newest track, “This Is What The Bounce Is”, could be heard clearly as the crowd quickly reacted to the Australian superstar finally making his return to Boston. The beat dropped and everyone in Prime was off to the races including myself. Through his flawless transitions, Sparks did not disappoint with his song selection ranging from his remix of Martin Garrix‘s “Animals” to his originals “Catch” and “The Viking”, and even appealing to the Boston crowd by dropping a rework of the Boston Bruin’s goal theme, “Zombie Nation”.
From start to finish, Sparks never allowed the energy to drop below 100%. At one point, he climbed his way on top of the decks and provided a champagne shower to the top balcony of the club; much to their approval. Seeing that this was the 2nd time I have seen Sparks in less then a year, my recommendation would be to continue to be on the lookout for him to fine tune his skills both from a producing and live set standpoint. Last piece of advice: Don’t sleep on Will Sparks, you’ll regret it.