The ultimate trap duo that is Baauer and RL Grime have teamed up once again and created one hell of a track in support of their Infinite Daps Tour and for the next 48 hours it is free to download! The influence from both artists can be heard so clearly in this track self titled Infinite Daps, with the heavy punching bass line and perfectly placed vocal samples there is no doubt that Baauer had a lot to do with this one. Then with the drop RL Grime brings his mastery of the simplified yet exciting beat to the table. With a clear combination of both Baauer and Grimes sounds this track clearly goes hard from start to finish and is exactly what I would have expected from the duo. After seeing these guys play for two hours back to back at Global Dance Festival last summer I would highly suggest checking out the Infinite Daps tour mixtape below and dates (after the jump) because I can only hope this is what the future of trap music has in store for us. Be sure to grab the DL below and head over to support the fight against aids by purchasing the DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES 2 compilation album which features this track and many other new and original tracks and remixes from today’s best in the game including; Avicii, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Calvin Harris, Dada Life, deadmau5, Ellie Goulding, Flosstradamus, Major Lazer, Martin Solveig, Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, Tommy Trash and many more!
It’s been an interesting career trajectory for Tim Bergling, known the world over as Avicii. From a fledgling Swedish producer making waves at WMC, to the iconic face behind Levels, to the most hated producer in EDM, to the most controversial, he’s seen it all. Now, with the release of his debut studio album, True, it seems he’s found his home: at the very edge of EDM, poised to take the leap.
Little is to be found about up and comer Alexander Adstedt, now going by the name of Audrio. What is known is that he is from Sweden and is part of the crew that makes up Avicii’s label Le7els. Usually those two alone are enough to say that you have talent these days. Today we bring you his song Dreaming Wide Awake, out recently on Le7els. When I first heard this song quite some time ago, which seems to be the case with many Le7els releases, I knew that this one was something special. As the song builds you are immersed in an incredible vocal that pierces the air. Paired with an epic pulsing synth the vocal takes you on an epic ride of euphoria, a euphoria that only heightens when you are hit with a choppy womping drop. This is sure to be the first of many from this young talent so be sure to keep an eye on him and show him some love on his Facebook page.
After featuring one of there songs back in June, The Two Friends have come a long way to reach 25,000 followers on their Facebook page. To show their appreciation they have blessed us with a free track that has had me bobbin my head pretty steadily. Mashing together some of today’s hottest songs with a Jackson 5 classic over one of Lupe Fiasco’s beats we have something really groovy here. Transforming all of these big time songs and turning it into something quite unique without causing a whole bunch of clutter couldn’t have been an easy task. That being said The Two Friends have hit it on the head with this one. Enjoy this track for free and as always show the artists some love.
Today New York-based producer/DJ Dennis Ferrer released his latest single “Mind Ur Step” on the UK label DefectedRecords (home to Bob Sinclar, Chocolate Puma, Yousef, and many more). If you haven’t heard of Ferrer or you aren’t too familiar with his music you have a lot of catching up to do; he’s been in the House music scene since the mid-90s. I first heard of him several years back when listening to the compilation Avicii Presents: Strictly Miami and his track “Hey Hey” was a featured cut (Strictly Miami is a VERY solid compilation and I highly recommend you check it out for a bunch of tracks off the beaten path). Probably Ferrer’s most notable track and a global bomb when it came out in 2010, “Hey Hey” is both soulful and funky, with catchy vocals and a sexy, thought-provoking music video.
“Mind Ur Step” is a Deep House gem that, in the words of Ferrer, “Is close 2 my heart. It’s about treading lightly on the person u love whilst in this biz”. The 7:44 minute track features the perfect vocals of Chicago singer Janelle Kroll. Taken from Beatport, I couldn’t describe the song much better: “Fiercely modulated bass throbs lead the way while twisted percussion and neon synths flick playfully in and out of the mix, leaving Kroll to deliver the emotional punch with her powerful vocals”. Productions from Ferrer are a rarity these days so you know when he comes out with something new you need to take notice. Well, notice this one.
Cranking up the funk a little bit more we have Umek & Groovebox‘s collaboration “Cause and Effect”. This Tech-House party jam was released last week on Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records and has been featured on both Umek’s podcasts and Knight’s podcasts. If the lyrical sample sounds familiar it’s because it came from rapper Q-Tip’s track “Breathe and Stop”, released back in 2000. Obviously the vocals have been pitched up to match the 125 beats per minute of “Cause and Effect” but if anything they add to the flavor of the track. While you’ve likely heard of juggernaut Umek, Groovebox is relatively new to the scene but is fast rising as a Tech-House DJ and producer. Keep your eyes open for work by both gentlemen in the future because no doubt we will continue to see and hear great stuff by each.
It was a busy week in the world of music releases and in an effort to show you what you missed I have a bunch of exciting tunes for you. First up, Tommie Sunshine & Live City released their remix of Martin Solveig‘s track “Hey Now”. Tommie Sunshine and the NYC-based producers Live City have been teaming up for quite some time now and the results are always on point. I’m especially talking about their take on Mt. Eden’s “Sierra Leone” which is a truly epic banger. This remix of “Hey Now” may be a little more commercial friendly, given Solveig’s tendency to produce catchy hooks, but the drop is a ton of fun reminiscent of a Will Sparks tune: thumping bass lines and a chopped up vocal sample. Really like this one and I think you will too. Tommie Sunshine also got cast in the music video!
Next up is a brand new track by French producer Norman Doray, out on Avicii‘s LE7ELS records. This is a true French-inspired funky House track. No lyrics, no crazy build ups or drops – just groovy fun House music. “Filtre” reminds me of something the boys in Swedish House Mafia would play back before they became pop sensations and only played true House music. I’m thinking of their epic Creamfields set from 2010. It’s hard to find music like “Filtre” these days, even from the French producers out there. Some might argue that the track gets boring or repetitive but I think it’s just fantastic. Now if Avicii were to put out something like this my opinion of him recently may change…
Taking things in another direction, I bring you Kill Paris‘ latest effort “Falling In Love Again”. Ladies this one is right up your alley and is a fantastic tune to put on in the bedroom under some candle light. The Los Angeles native brings us something different in a saturated world of Big Room House and OWSLA sees yet another amazing release. Paris’ PR firm writes: “Listening to ‘Falling In Love Again’, the new single from Kill Paris out today via OWSLA, is like being shot in the heart with cupid’s bass-heavy arrow. It is hard to resist being enamored with the meticulously woven vocal lines from Marty Rod & Alma alongside KP’s signature breaks”. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
The last track I have for you today is from our good friend and New Jersey native Spaveech. As you know from reading our blog his Trap remixes are always on point. The kid has a non-stop work ethic and the results are always heavily favored by us. Most recently he put out a Trap remix of one of my favorite Tommy Trash songs to date: “Truffle Pig”. Many elements of the original are kept intact but the major difference is how thugged-out it became. I think Trash himself would be happy with this remix and I’m very excited to see what Spaveech comes up with next!
Oh you think that’s all she wrote? Not a chance. This week TWRK put out their first official mix, appropriately hosted by the Yin Yang Twins and I have literally been listening to it nonstop. If you like Trap music in any way this mix is a must-listen for you. If you like twerkin’ in any way this mix is for you. While the entire 60 minutes are flawless, some standout tracks for me include the Tip Drill remix of Nelly’s “E.I.”, the SBZ Rickey Remix of “Express Yourself”, and the DJ Snake remix of “Bubble Butt”. Of course these are in addition to all of TWRK’s remixes and edits they have themselves. I don’t think I’ll get sick of this mix but if I ever do I’ll be looking forward to Volume 2! *Tracklist after the jump*