Rarely do I find a producer that stops me in my tracks, makes me listen to his entire Soundcloud catalog, and has me calling my friends to express my excitement. DJ Ingwell has done all of this and more, blowing my mind as every track I find from him complex and exhilarating. With a long history of DJing in the hip hop community, Ingwell has successfully transitioned into the electronic community with his ability to cleverly blend his hip hop roots with trap, house, 90′s ganster rap, and even some 80′s beats. Working from the underground clubs in his hometown of LA to recently getting gigs in the swanky nightclubs of Las Vegas, it is only a matter of time before Ingwell blows up on the mainstage. So you might as well start listening now..
Sampling from Jay-Z‘s Ignorant Shit off the highly acclaimed “American Ganster” album, a heavy dose of spiked up trap slams you between the jigga man telling bitches to get off him. I said biiitch!!
Next up we have what Ingwell describes a “soulful ballad for lover boys of trap”. This edit of Martin Solveig‘s widely remixed We Own The Night might just might top the list with his upbeat clap that takes you right into the clouds.
Finally, some Marvin Gaye to help you seal the deal and Get It On! Ingwell brings it way back with this rendition of the legendary track that will be a crowd pleaser for a packed house or even better yet, a one on one with that special someone!
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*
Martin Solveig makes his Marquee New York debut tonight. Martin Solveig is known for his hits “Hello” and “The Night Out” which got a lot of recognition in the festival circuit in past years, and he continues to move forward in the more pop and mainstream direction with his latest single, “Hey Now” featuring the Cataracs who are known for their pop mega hits like “Like A G6″ with the Far East Movement and “In the Dark” with Dev. While Martin’s productions are turning to a more mainstream side, his live sets are not a reflection of where his productions are going. Solveig is known for putting together very high energy, crowd pleasing sets, and his debut at Marquee tonight should be no different. Tickets are still available for the show. Continue Reading…
Nothing like this special holiday to get me in the mood for some funky fuckin’ disco. Out of Kazakhstan, Farleon is a producer with quite the catalog, featuring a number of originals and remixes that span the spectrum from four-on-the-floor house beats, dubstep massives, electro house bangers, 8-bit productions and even, yes, disco house. His latest is a remix of Martin Solveig‘s “The Night Out”, which you might remember already saw some pretty incredible and funky remixes from Madeon and TheFatRat. Completely charging the familiar vocals with a fat bassline and electronic guitar and synths abound, the remix ends up being a marvel reminiscent of Daft Punk‘s eclectic French sound. Hey, TheFatRat even commented on the track with a very positive review, so you know it’s gotta be good. Whatever you do, do not turn off the song until you get to the 2:30 mark for the awesome solo. Enjoy the free download here.
Without further adieu here are the Co-Founders’/Editors’ favorite 10 songs from 2012. It’s clear we all have varying tastes in electronic music but at the same time there are some tunes that seem to rub us all the right way.
Some tasty new releases this Monday. I’ve chosen some pretty high-energy stuff including Feed Me‘s new banger “Little Cat Steps” released on Deadmau5′s Mau5trap Records. It originally debuted on Annie Mac’s radio show but now it’s out for your purchase. Also included with today’s snack pack is a new tune from Savoy called “Under My Skin (DIY)” which is a nice Dubstep track featuring that classic Savoy wobble, and the vocals of Sofi (known for “Sofi Needs a Ladder” by Deadmau5 and also as Tommy Lee‘s girlfriend). Youngster Madeon put out his newest track called “Finale”, complete with a dub mix and a remix by Dillon Francis. These two guys always make a big splash with new releases so make sure you give these a listen. And finally we see a heavy Electro-House track by Belgian producer Basto, who has been on the rise over the past few years. A fun fact I just learned is he was credited with producing Azealia Banks‘ awesome track “212” (credited as Lazy Jay) which is a fun song that guys like Martin Solveig have been known to play and I actually dropped Friday night to pleased party goers.