Watching Logic rise from a TSIS sponsored breakout mixtape Young Sinatra, to getting signed to the iconic Def Jam Records and selling out multiple shows has been pretty unreal to watch unfold. Over the past few months he's continued the flow of new music including collaborations with massive artists ranging from Big Sean and Childish Gambino amongst others. Logic recently announced that his debut album Under Pressure is set for an October 22nd release date, and today we get a sample of what we can expect to be his best compilation of work to date.
The album-titled single "Under Pressure" features incredible production filled with organic elements and some clever vocal sampling that is actually produced by Logic himself. He lays down some non-stop verses that solidify Logic as one of the most impressive lyricists in the game.
This song is actually the first piece of music that Logic has sold to date, after several free mixtapes and music videos. With that much free material, he has built a strong army of loyal fans (aka the Ratt Pack) and they have been coming out in droves to support this amazing artist. You can pick up your copy as it just went live in iTunes minutes ago. Enjoy!
Logic – Under Pressure | iTunes
Zedd is set to release his sophomore studio album with a projected release date being early 2015.
Grammy-winning German house producer Zedd certainly has the skills to balance numerous successful radio hits while also turning out countless house tracks that have become festival anthems. His debut album Clarity saw huge acclaim with "Clarity" and "Break Free" both charting across the globe and also managed to catapult the artist into a league of extraordinary top acts.
Zedd recently announced via Billboard that his sophomore studio album release is heavily underway and should be wrapped up by early 2015. He also mentioned dropping a single or two in the next 6 months
He is in converstaions with Hayle Williams (Of Paramore) about a followup collaboration to the highly succesful "Stay The Night", which would be on the album. Zedd unveiled his active plans to work with both Muse and Silverchair, two bands that "really inspired" Zedd; yet those names are just on the wishlist currently. Zedd also mentions that most of the album is written and it's just now about producing all the tracks to where he sees fit.
Zedd also states that his hearing has returned fully and was nothing serious. Just needed to catch up on some much needed sleep.
"It’s hard to find time to sit down and focus on it. I’ve written most of the songs but the production process is long for me – making them sound the way I want them to sound, finding the right vocalists, and so on." - Zedd
Using their production talents alone, emerging Seattle-based duo ODESZA have proved themselves a no "flash in the pan" act after a string of chilled out releases including a remix of Pretty Lights "Lost and Found", their "My Friends Never Die" EP and a remix of Zhu's "Faded" plus a supporting role on Pretty Lights nationwide "A Color Map of the Sun" tour last year. Since then, the guys have embarked on spreading their music to the masses at various festivals and series of soldout headliner shows while finding time to work on their debut album titled In Return. ODESZA's truly unique blend of infectious soulful vibes, future bass aesthetics, what you could call chill trap elements, on top of endless supply of organic live instruments are all on display for an album that shines bright and dares to inspire ones creativity. This will guaranteed be a trendsetter amongst the growing future bass genre world.
Gifting listeners with 13 singles on this release, the album transitions through a fascinating array of future sounding elements with even greater influences within the bass spectrum on display. The opening tracks are completely cinematic in design and have a tranquil flow to them that is relaxing yet engaging at the same time. The soulful foundation created on "All We Need" for Shy Girls to lay down a lush set of vocals is a thing of beauty as a series of melodic keyboard sections, wooden blocks, and cleaver bass twists leave a lasting imprint on the audible senses. We are also gifted with one of the strongest tracks on the record "Say My Name" featuring singer Zyra which got brough to life with a very impressive music video paying an ode to the movie Mullholland Drive. This brings me to ODESZA's use of amazing vocalists on this album; each track boasting an emerging singer / songstress had me consistently wondering how did they collect such a strong cast of vocal talent? The remainder of the release continues to enchant listeners leading all the way up to the albums very first single "Sun Models", which has become my personal anthem of the summer due to its top notch production that oozes in feel good vibes from start to finish.
ODESZA have perfected the art of creating superior musical compositions, with In Return being everything I had anticipated since we first heard the news of the duo producing an album. We are already seeing the start of what we can expect to be a long string of remixes from the project, and rightfully so. Listen to the full stream of the album below and pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
ODESZA – In Return Album Stream | iTunes
Daft Punk fans could be in store for some new music as Guy-Manuel Homem-Christo is said to be working on a solo album of his own.
Reported by French publication Tungi, we have the broken translation of the news: "According to our sources, one half of Daft Punk , Guy-Manuel Homem-Christo , is currently register a solo album in the near western suburbs of Paris. Of course, no release date has yet been scheduled, but what is already known is that it will be full of guests on this album".
The producers have rarely created music outside of their work as Daft Punk, so a full album is extremely exciting. Should we be expecting a cast of the amazing French artists he has worked on in the past like when he helped with Sebastian Tellier's "Sexuality" and or Kavinsky's irritable "Nightcall" (Listen below).
Kavinsky – Nightcall (Produced by Guy-Manuel Homem-Christo)
It is looking like something very cool is coming and we will keep you updated as more info rolls through.
The explosive bass oriented duo known as Knife Party have kept themselves busy in the studio over the last few months working on a new album and they recently revealed some exciting details on the upcoming release via Twitter. The full lenght debut artist album will be titled Abandon Ship and will feature 12 tracks with 9 of them already complete and scheduled for the album, 5 in the "maybe, maybe not" pile and another 5 in the early stages of creation. If any of these tracks are close the the madness contained on Knife Party's most recent Haunted House EP, we can surely expect a major contender in the highly anticipated electronic music albums whenever they decide to unleash the fury. We hope to at least here some of new album this coming weekend when we attend the 3rd annual Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago, IL and if so, expect details to be shared on the site! Until then… Enjoy
Album update: 9 of 12 tracks confirmed, 5 in the "maybe" pile, 5 in the "ideas" stage. 2 weeks til mastering.
— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) June 7, 2014
The album will be titled "Abandon Ship". Coming to a whatever near you, whenever we finish it. Good day pic.twitter.com/svHIuEM6Dw
— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) June 8, 2014
Genre blending and crafty innovations in sound design best describes the work of UK native and OWSLA / MTA Records producer Moody Good much anticipated self-titled artist album which hits shelves on June 2nd and 3rd in its respective regions. With the whole album available to stream on SoundCloud now before the release, we've dissected the robust 15 track offering which showcases a vast collection of forward think breaks, gritty bass influxes, UK garage stylings, and transitions between tranquil and savage synth patterns featured throughout.
My personal favorites are the collaborations with two highly coveted songstresses, Eryn Allen Kane on "Musicbx" and Haleighblu on "Living Off The High" & "Bubbles", where the chill bass instrumentals allow the ladies to flow some sultry R&B soaked lyrics over the production. From start to finish the album takes takes less an hour to digest, but within that minute amount of time the beauty of Moody Goods meticulous perfection in each song is apparent and inspiring with this solo endeavor from his previous days as 1/2 of 16bit proving to be fruitful. Stream and pre-order the release below, but above all… Enjoy
Moody Good – Moody Good LP | iTunes
deadmau5 Previews Funky New Song “Seeya (ft. Colleen D’Agostino)” From Upcoming Album + Mini InterviewPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Album, Colleen D'Agostino, Deadmau5, Funk, House
deadmau5 continues to build excitement for his newest artist album While (1<2) having already given out a preview of the first single "Avaritia" with a brand new track showcasing a different style we are used to hearing from him. "Seeya" is a gritty track in a soulful new direction with vocals from LA band The Material's singer Colleen D'Agostino. It sounds like something you may not expect from the mau5, and proves to the critics how diverse this new album really might be. We receive a small sample to tide us over, yet we expect to hear quite a bit more in the coming days and weeks leading to the highly anticipated release. It closes out with a sample of his interview primarily talking about his Ferrari, and briefly about the new album. Enjoy!
deadmau5 feat. Colleen D'Agostino – Seeya | Pre-Order Album on iTunes
Porter Robinson is one of the most exciting artists to come out of the seemingly stale side of big name dance music side in recent years and has captured the attention of many with the highly anticipated release of his second full length artist album Worlds. We've already seen two tracks unveiled as "Sea of Voices" and "Sad Machine" created an uproar of excitement internationally. The album is set to release through iconic North American dance imprint label Astralworks and will see Porter performing a series of shows in support of the album. The tour kicks off on August 28th in Vancouver and will run all throughout the US and Canada ending in Miami on October 18th. He is bringing out the very talented Norwegian live electronic act Lemaitre, who will be opening up the night through the length of the tour. Although the dates are far later in the year, with his track record for live shows selling out and added excitement of the new album I wouldn't wait too long to grab tickets when they go on sale this Thursday at 10 am MST.
Pretty Lights turned heads new and old with the release of his Grammy nominated A Color Map Of the Sun album that incorporated the revolutionary production method of recording to vinyl then sampling his own vinyl to create each track. Throughout the multi-year process it took to create the album, he ended up having quite a few b-side tracks that never made the cut. He has released a very special vinyl full of the B-Sides and more remixes from his album called The Hidden Shades in spirit of Record Store Day that took place this Saturday (April 19th). While they are only available to own through the limited vinyl release, we have the full stream for your listening pleasure.
The release features 4 new originals alongside 4 remixes of those new tracks from Odesza, Blue Sky Black Death, Emancipator and Love and Light. We had a taste of the release with "Lost and Found" alongside the incredible remix from Odesza.
Pretty Lights – The Hidden Shades | Vinyl Only
After wetting our appetite with the electro-soul / glitch-hop infused single "Time", blossoming Midwest producer Haywyre delivers the full entrée via a captivating full length album released on Monstercat. Variations of the aforementioned genres mixed with future-bass and even glitch-hop showcase the complexity within the 8 tracks offered on Two Fold: Pt 1; creating a body of work to be enjoyed from start to finish. Haywyre's Two Fold: Pt 1, is the first of a two part album and is available for digital download via iTunes now! Stream below and above all… Enjoy!
Haywyre – Two Fold: Pt 1| Purchase on iTunes
Though much has changed over the years as our Boulder, Colorado friends Big Gigantic have grown in popularity, their specialty of producing timeless bass infused electro-soul / funk music that pays homage to jam band roots has only increased with experience. Producer and Saxophone player Dominic Lalli has left nothing behind as he delivers the groups' fifth studio album The Night Is Young hours before embarking on a massive winter tour alongside live drummer Jeremy Salken. The easily digestible album consists of eight tracks for the masses to bust the proverbial groove to whether it be listening amongst yourself or experiencing their legendary live shows. Outside of Big Gigantic's two singles "Touch The Sky" and "The Night Is Youg ft. Cherub" released leading up to the album, "Blue Dream" might take the claim as our favorite track on the album; capturing that signature funky soulful side of Big Gigantic with just the right amount of electro grit we can't get enough of. The release is available as a free download below and is also on iTunes. Enjoy
Big Gigantic – The Night Is Young (Full Album) | Free Download | iTunes
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[PREMIERE] Savoy Unleash “Self Predator” Full Length Album : Electro House / Dubstep [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Mixtapes / Albums, Premieres by Bryan | Tags: Album, Bass, Electro, Electro House, Free Download, glitch-hop, LoBounce, savoy, Self Predator
Colorado to New York producers Gray Smith, Ben Eberdt and Mike Kelly who are better known as Savoy continue to step out from the beaten path by bringing their hybrid blend of electronic music to the masses. Having seen the group blossom before our very eyes over the years, Savoy unleash their biggest collection of tracks on the day they reach 100,000 followers on Facebook with Self Predator being their first full fledged album. Weighing in at a hefty 14 tracks, the trio showcase a diverse display within dubstep, glitch-hop, future bass, trap and electro-house throughout the album. Standout electro / rock original "Queen" strikes an impactful array of punchy synths, funky keyboard effects, and gritty electro blasts. Two collaborations with fellow bass enthusiast LoBounce and a MVP version of their hit single hit "I'm In Need" only add to the albums robust track-list. Stream Self Predator in its entirety below and grab a free download for on the go enjoyment! Be sure to catch Savoy on the Get Lazer Tour to support the new album starting in January and coming to a city near you
Savoy – Self Predator LP | Free Download
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