Canadian based trio Keys N Krates continue to make serious noise this year with a massive collaboration with Grandtheft and their Every Nite EP released through Dim Mak Records. Today we have the world premiere of an unreal remix of the Keys' single "Yes We Faded" from Norwegian artist Autolaser. This edit follows up his newest originals "Stay" and "I Need You". Autolaser flips the track upside down adding huge melodic synths paired with chopped up vocals for a fresh future bass re-work of the song. Stream the song below and grab an exclusive free download thanks to Keys N Krates and Autolaser. Enjoy!
Keys N Krates – Yes We Faded (Autolaser Remix) | Free Download
What happens when you gather 40 of the best producers, DJs, musicians, and vocalists downunder to try and create one sensational new track? Triple J radio personalities Matt and Alex made a valiant effort to construct a “Hottest 100” record with some of the biggest names in music and documented the experience for all to see.
Sadly, Lorde wanted no part in the endeavor and opted out at the first opportunity. Next, warious artists start chiming in with opinions on what it takes to build a great song, with Flume making sure everyone knew that laptops are essential in the process before Reggie Watt’s cuts out a distorted vocal sample. The mention of synths and bass, albeit the guitar, are shoved at Diplo who declines the notion while triggering Skrillex to eventually “drop the bass” accidently.
Bickering ensues amongst the group, but have no fear, because Flume was again on hand and reminded everyone that "(he) could remix the track!"
The creative process eventually leads to everyone storming out due to Rick Astley, Mr. Rick Roll himself, being kicked off the team and we are left without a true track that combines everyones talents. But hey, at least the attempt made for an entertaining 5 minute video. Laugh and enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar debuted a brand new song last night that is so new, it's currently still untitled. We can expect to see this tune on his upcoming studio album slated for a release in 2015.
This follows up the album’s debut radio ready single “i” and is a complete change in artistic direction for Kendrick. He is joined by living legend Thundercat on bass, Terrace Martin on saxophone, and Bilal and Anna Wise on backup vocals. Kendrick dives deep into subject matters ranging from religion to an artists' core fan base and everything in between, rapping progressively faster and faster until it ends leaving you wanting more.
Let’s hope this song is a sign that more details surrounding the release of his upcoming album will come to fruition, including a release date.
We also get the joy of Steven Colbert interviewing Kendrick about Snoop calling him the king of west coast rap, jokes about where Kendrick got his name from, not smoking weed when around Dr. Dre and more in a hysterical opening session before the world premiere of the song. Watch below!
Elephante Releases An Impressive Cover Of “Shooting Stars” By Bag Raiders : Progressive House [Free Download]Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Bag Raiders, Cover, Elephante, Free Download, indie, progressive house
LA based Elephante won't stop his massive year just yet. Comming off a huge string of remixes, and the release of his debut original track "Shake The Earth", he is back but with an exciting cover of Bag Raiders' indie dance hit "Shooting Stars", featuring vocals from Elephante himself. Layered in infectious melodies and festival ready progressive house drops, the track manages to carry out the magic of the original. Stream the song below and grab a free download thanks to Elephante. Enjoy!
Elephante – Shooting Stars (Bag Raiders Cover) | Free Download
After RL Grime teased crowds across the states with a special Baauer edit of his massive “Tell Me” collaboration with Australian producers What So Not, the eclectic Brooklyn beatmaker has released the full beast for everyone this holiday season. Baauer has focused his production talents on reconstructing the drop with heavy trap drums, big bass hits, and adding a chopped up vocal sample of Atlanta rapper Bone Crusher to kick the track in a new direction. Act now on a limited free download only available for 48 hours! Enjoy
RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me (Baauer Edit) | Free Download
Skrillex and Diplo are taking this year by storm with their own solo projects and their newly formed collaboration Jack Ü; all set to perform at the iconic Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve. The duo's single "Take Ü There" ft. Kiesza has become an anthem over the past few months and is now turning out some incredible remixes. The track has been taken on by many producers such as Slander and Drunken Masters, but today we may have the hottest of them all from Canadian based duo Zeds Dead. The guys keep the song's original tempo highlighting the vocals, but add a new catchy melody that dives right into a ZD signature drop making it a straight heater. The "Take Ü There" remixes are available Dec. 23rd but in the meantime you can stream the song below and purchase the original on iTunes.
Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) [Zeds Dead Remix] | iTunes
Today we are in for a special treat as we have have the world premiere of LA based Ghastly and Mija's highly anticipated single "Crank It" featuring vocals from Lil Jon. The track has received widespread support from Skrillex and many other big dogs. Ghastly has been pushing the limits of the future house sound with collaborations with the likes of Jauz on "Miami Connection". Newcomer Mija first popped up on our radar after she went b2b with Skrillex for a sunrise house set at Bonnaroo and has been taken under Skrillex's wing.
"Crank It" pushes genre boundaries carrying out a house vibe to pair with some beastly future wobbles that is completed by Lil Jon's indistinguishable vocals. Side note- this song started with a Lil Jon sample but after he was shown the track, he gave them approval for a feature credit.
You can now pre-order the song below as part of OWSLA's first ever Christmas compilation properly titled "EGGNOG" out Dec. 16th with all proceeds going to Bridges For Music. You can also sign up for OWSLA's Nestivus advent calendar at a discounted rate via their NEST subscription service here and receive the compilation plus 24 other giveaways leading up to Christmas. Enjoy!
Ghastly X Mija – Crank It Ft. Lil Jon | Purchase
New York-based DJ Kap Slap has been featured on TSIS quite a few times for his mixes and bootlegs through the years and today we have the premier of his latest. We get a very special end of 2014 Megamix for the 6th volume of his Slapcast mix series. He adds a bit more diversity than you might expect from the progressive/electro house mix master, including Infuze's remix of Cashmere Cat's "With Me", DJ Snake's remix of ILoveMakonnen's "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday", and Dillon Francis' trap remix of W&W's "Bigfoot" to go along with 30 other heaters from the past year.
Listen to the premiere of the mix below and grab an exclusive free download. Don't miss your chance to see Kap Slap live as he heads on the road for his Breakout Tour kicking off in D.C. on Jan 9th, see full dates below and buy tickets here. Enjoy!
Kap Slap – Slapcast Vol.6 (2014 Year End Edition) | Free Download
2014 was Seattle-based ODESZA's year to truly shine thanks to largely in part to their highly successful debut album 'In Return' (which we consider to be one of the best releases of the year), on top of crushing the festival circuit and a couple sold out tours.
The duo have just announced their biggest show to date, at one of our favorite places in the world, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater. Playing at this outdoor venue in the middle of the mountains is something most artists only dream of being able to do, let alone being able to co-headline.
They will be co-headlining the venue alongside funk lords Chromeo who are Red Rocks regulars and are sure to bring an unforgettable funky time.
These are only the headliners of the evening with support to be announced in coming months. With both artists track records of selling out though, it would be wise to pick up tickets now as they just went on sale today, minutes ago. Hope to see you all there!
Purchase tickets HERE!
ZHU continues to maintain the hype of his debut release The Nightday EP but dropping off an unexpected remix of his own song “Paradise Awaits” with the help of hot new DC based rapper GoldLink thanks to Mind of A Genius. The updated deep house production is given an extra blast of bass this time around, setting up GoldLink to come in an lay down some a steady flow of verses. Playing on some of the original vocals and working in his own signature style, GoldLink will have you instantly replaying the track your first couple times listing to it. This song is stream only for now below, but we'll hopefully see a release sooner then later. Listen and above all, enjoy.
ZHU x Goldlink – Paradise Awaits (Re-work) | Stream Only For Now
One of the next artists to explode out of the unstoppable Chicago rap scene is young rapper Lucki Eck$ who’s really turned some heads this year.
The talented Chicago rapper brought out the city’s current star Chance the Rapper to add the perfect intro verse to his latest song “Stevie Wonder”. Chance steps up and delivers some darker, less comical lines which fit the track perfectly. Lucki finishes the track off with a smooth gritty verse showcasing why he has so much promise. The instrumental is by Chicago’s premiere producer Young Chop who gives us an atmospheric, slightly-broken downtempo beat that both rappers really nail.
Lucki Eck$ – Stevie Wonder ft. Chance The Rapper
Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover To Produce And Star In New FX Comedy Pilot About Atlanta Rap ScenePosted in Bangin, Chill, News by nick | Tags: Atlanta, Childish Gambino, Donald Glover, FX
Writer, actor, and rapper Donald Glover has confirmed that he will executively produce and star in an upcoming comedy pilot for a new series set to broadcast on FX. The show will be called "Atlanta", and will revolve around the rap scene in Atlanta.
“Two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy.”
We even have some news on what to expect from Donald's role in the show,
Glover will be acting as "'Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,' a college drop-out who reconnects with his long buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a sudden star."
With his award winning writing for the show 30 Rock, starring in NBC's Community, and past experience in the skit show Derrick Comedy under his belt we expect Glover to really nail this new project.
Let's also keep in mind that Donald Glover is also a successful rapper under the moniker Childish Gambino. Over the past couple of years he has turned what was a hobby into a massive rap career with recent Grammy nominations for both Rap Album of The Year and Rap Record Of The Year. Can't deny the man is multi talented; we're looking forward to what he'll do with this new role.
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