Major Lazer is keeping up well post Free The Universe as you can tell with their recent remixes – including this dancehall-y track just released a few hours ago via their Soundcloud of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s, ‘Can’t Hold Us’. Starting out strong with great vocals by Swap Pi plus some good beats by 1st Klase and ML, the track is straight fire within the first 30 seconds of the song. It’s completely redone and the original production of the song is complimented very well through some dancehall + trap-esque sounds by ML. This summer anthem is made even more perfect for jamming out with friends while soaking in the sun with these reggae vibes and some filthy beats. Enjoy it below and you can cop a free download as well.
Finally the long awaited release of the compilation album from Moombahton gods Bro-Safari and UFO is here! After 16 long months the Animal LP is finally here, Bro Safari did offer some insight on the matter though: “Originally, we created about 16 tracks for the album, and then we narrowed it down to the songs that you have in front of you today. It was important to us that we create a collection of music that crossed multiple styles and genres, yet told a coherent story.” Blurring the line between Trap, Moombahton, and Moombahcore this hard hitting ‘Multigenre’ Animal LP brings the noise we have come to expect from this lethal duo. From start to finish the Animal plays through like a great mix, including a great assortment of tracks all working together to create the coherency Mr. Safari referenced above. One last thing, it is for FREE download below, so show these guys some love!
Some of the most talented trap music producers in the game have come to bless us with this ‘Trap Nation’ mix for Jay Z’s blog, Life + Times. This hour long mix by Vancouver’s, DJ Imanos - features 18 exclusive remixes by producers like, Brillz, ETC!ETC!, gLAdiator, Stooki Sound, What So Not, + many more. The mix includes a variety of names represented on the Roc Nation roll remixed by some equally as talented producers that have been straight murdering the – sometimes criticized – genre of EDM, trap. A few famous songs like Birthday Cake, We Found Love, Rude Boy, 99 Problems, Whip My Hair, and more are chopped and trap-ified in this mix with bass + beats that will make all your friends say, “damn son where’d you find this?” I think it’s safe to say that 2013 is the year of trap and this mix compliments that statement very well. You can also cop a free download of the mix by simply liking DJ Imanos FaceBook page and why wouldn’t you? It’s totally worth this hour long mix of pure greatness. Now get that dirt off ya shoulders and jam out.
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Brooklyn buddies Branchez and Sweater Beats both have a knack for making some very unique beats. Sweater Beats style tends to more closely resembles the sounds we’re typically accustomed to hearing from the likes of Flume and Ta-Ku whereas Branchez has made his name with some inventive trap productions (especially his bootleg of Rihanna’s “Stay”). The latest from Sweater Beats then is fully enhanced by remix duties from one of my favorite up-and-coming producers and the result is nothing short of spectacular. While Branchez doesn’t take the energy much higher than it needs to be for this sort of track, he does some very interesting things with the vocals, chopping them and pitching them throughout the treble range (as you’ll remember from “Stay”) and adds in the appropriate 808′s. To be honest, both versions are spectacular and I think you will agree.
You gotta love when the best music of the day lines up with the seasons, especially summertime (See, Vampire Weekend, Armin Van Buuren, Daft Punk, et al). Your daily dose of audial sunshine comes, today, with a remix from our favorite dancehall middleman, Diplo. Ok, it’s from Major Lazer, Bro Safari, & Etc!Etc! (but we all know who’s bringing it to us). For this track, the three take Konshens’ dancehall hit “Gal a Bubble” and moombah-tize it for maximal heat. Staccato guitar chords and throbbing bass over rapid fire vocals build to a crunchy synthline and dancehall beats that’ll quell any fears that Diplo’s strayed too far from “Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do” (and just in time for bikini season, too). So pick up the free track below and start your poolside twerking, ladies.
And while you’re at it, the original ain’t bad either.
So I’m thinking ‘cocorota’ means ‘turn up’ in Portuguese or Spanish?! Shit, I don’t know ’cause regardless this track is straight fire. Underground duo, Gent & Jawns released a new track – ‘Coco’ – for you to download for FREE here, today and I would highly recommend doing so! It has some trap + moombahton feels to it and if you’re a moombahton-ista like me, you’ll definitely recognize it and appreciate the mix of sounds. ‘Coco’ took me a few listens to get into but it’s nonetheless worthy of being identified as an upcoming hit. It’s vibes are much like the internet phenomenon everyone loves to hate, ‘Harlem Shake‘, but it sets apart from it because it’s not as repetitive (in my opinion). Stream the track below and remember to download it from the website + enter to win a customized Gent & Jawns jersey! Get coco y’all.