If you aren’t familiar with FKJ, aka French Kiwi Juice, this is the perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself. His live sets incorporate some of the coolest instrumental looping as he expertly switches between keys, guitar, and bass in a funky, tropical style that’s incredibly unique and refreshing and is a must-see if you have the opportunity to check out one of his sets.
This new remix takes on Lianne La Havas’ infectious “Unstoppable” and is one of his freshest releases to date following up his recent remix of ZHU’s “Paradise Awaits,” which we premiered. This irresistible remix brings FKJ’s signature keyboard and guitar riffs alongside a funky bassline to recreate Lianne’s popular tune into a brilliantly smooth summertime jam that will instantly put a smile on your face and bring you to your happy place. Keep an eye on this talent as everything he touches seems to turn to gold.
Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable (FKJ Remix) | Stream Only
Today I’m excited to bring you a refreshing new remix I found from an artist with very little info public info named Danielle. She or he (hoping it’s a she), has taken newcomer indie band Freedom Fry and flipped their song "Shaky Ground" into an indie electronic slice of perfection. Some new drums help define the new mix, the vocals are chopped up perfectly, and just the right amount of electronic edge is added to the blend. I haven’t been able to stop replaying this tune as I’m sure will be the same case with you. Listen below and grab a free download Danielle has made available. Enjoy!
Freedom Fry – Shaky Ground (Danielle Remix) | Free Download
The always amazing Feed Me has done it again, surprising us this time with a rendition of Caribou's 'Back Home'. The UK Producer quoted on his Soundcloud saying “I have loved Caribou's music for a long time so I sang and produced this my own way for fun.”
A departure from his usual high energy style, Feed Me takes the original tracks more upbeat and light sound and twists in his own flare making it more dark and eerie. His signature synths are present and when layered over the drum pattern paired with his own vocals really make this quite an amazing cover. This reminds us of his also 2011 cover remix of Two Door Cinema club's "What You Know" and is hopefully a sign of more covers to come from Feed Me. Stream the song only for now and check back for a release or free download. Enjoy
The promising producer has remixed the pop classic "Smooth Criminal" from Michael Jackson and reworked in his signature glitched out yet melodic style. He delivers a remix stepping in a Future Bass Flume-esque vein that keeps you intrigued throughout. To make things better he has created a video to coincide with the remix showing him performing the track live in his studio adding a cool unique perspective. Listen to the song and don't forget to grab a free download. Enjoy!
Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal (Haywyre Remix) | Free Download
French producer 20syl, who is also part of the DJ collective C2C, has been making quite a buzz around his solo work over the past year thanks to his incredible remixes like Kendrick Lamar "Sing That Shit", Schoolboy Q "The Purge" or King Krule "Easy Easy". Well now we hear the debut of the first song from his upcoming original release, Motifs EP. The debut song "Ongoing Thing" is an infectious mixture of hip-hop and electronic styles filled with some verses from rapper Oddisee. The song has great vibes from start to finish leaving desperate for a download. You can listen to the song in full below and pre-order your copy before it's release on June 16th. Enjoy!
20syl - Ongoing Thing (Ft. Oddisee) | Pre-Order
One of Flume's good friends in Australia is the duo Hermitude who you may remember from the popular remix of their song Hyperparadie by Flume himself, and the recent massive GANZ flip of that song. The exciting duo just moments ago released a brand new original titled "Ukiyo" with the simple caption "a little taste of new Hermitude", and if this is only a taste, I can not wait for more. It definitely has some Flume influence, yet packing their own signature twist. The vocals get sampled and distorted into an instrument of sorts and really help make the track. Stream for now and hopefully we will get more info.
Hermitude is going on a UK + Germany tour, see dates below the player. Enjoy!
Hermitude – Ukiyo | Stream Only
Hermitude tour dates after the jump here
We're excited to bring you the latest from a favorite in R&B and Rap, the Toronto to Texas rapper Tory Lanez. Today we have an extra sensual 14 track "Chixtape" Vol. 2, living up to what you might expect with the name. His smooth voice and occasional rapping couldn't compliment the electronic powered productions on every track anymore. You'll have a hard time remembering this is only a mixtape with most of the tracks sounding like album singles. This is definitely for fans of the Weeknd. Stream the entire thing below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Tory Lanez – Chixtape 2 | Free Download
Omar LinX is back following last weeks premiere of "Can't Forget" with another B-Side from his upcoming debut album M.O.R.. This new song "Who Are You To Judge" has Omar dropping some raw verses over an electronic production (by Caddy Of The Sky & Hunter Siegel) blending the two worlds for his own signature sound. This song is available as a free download and Omar has two more coming out in the next two weeks with one produced by his long time collaborators Zeds Dead.
Omar LinX – Who Are You To Judge | Free Download
The buzz surrounding producer / DJ extraordinaire Skrillex and rapper Chance the Rapper unexpected time in the studio is the talk of the music world currently with the potential for future collaborations at stake (see above in studio alongside Mike Will Made It). Skrillex unleashed the first of their sessions at his intimate Brooklyn show apart of his Takeover tour last night. The production doesn't sound like your typical Skrillex track and is more of a hip-hop song as opposed to a dubstep banger with Chance's charismatic vocals abundant throughout the length of it. Regardless of this being a very rough quality camera video, it gives us the first sample of what sounds like some serious chemistry between the artists. Enjoy
Skrillex & Chance the Rapper – ID (Unreleased) Played Live By Skrillex
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
FULL STREAM COMING LATER TODAY
One of the most promising new artists, the singer / rapper / producer combo Jon Bellion after his break out TSIS sponsored free album Translations through Speakers, Jon has finally released his latest album The Separation exclusively through here for free. The album, which is 100% produced and written by Jon himself is quite the statement of talent and creativity. He manages to blend singing with rapping all over unbeatable productions. He brought out Logic, Castro and Blaque Keyz on ‘When The Lions Came’, with Logic dropping an expected unreal verse. The entire project spans 12 tracks, all very different and awesome in their own way. Stream below and grab the premiere of the free download of the amazing album that is sure to take Job even further. Enjoy.
Jon Bellion – The Separation | Free Album Download
The live band / DJ hybrid duo Boombox are back with their latest original single following up ‘Lost Ya’ from earlier this year. ‘Waiting Around’ is a funky electronic indie single that is sure to put you in a good mood. It is the first single off the group’s new album Filling in the Color set to release January 14th. This song incorporates a large amount of live band elements from guitar solos to horns leaving us with a jam inspired twist reminding me of The Grateful Dead, which isn’t surprising with Guitar / Lead Vocalist Zion of Boombox being the son of two members from the group (Keith and Donna Jean Godchauxt). You can listen to the exclusive stream below. Enjoy.
Boombox – Waiting Around | Pre-order (Available Jan. 14th 2014)
Cashmere Cat hits us with new original single ‘With Me’; marking the first song from his upcoming Wedding Bells EP set to release in January 2014 on LuckyMe. The song captures his sexy smooth signature flavor with a new grittier anthem inducing vibe that clashes together so well. The song is far more cinematic and filled with some of most amazing percussion additions we have ever heard from the Cat, getting us more excited for this upcoming bag of tracks. You can stream below and pick up a copy through iTunes available worldwide.
Cashmere Cat – With Me | iTunes
As we approach the highly anticipated for up and coming producer Mat Zo debut album Damage Control, we have an exclusive premiere of a new single “Time On Your Side” featuring vocals from singer Janai. We actually had a chance to get some back story for an upcoming interview with Mat Zo running next Monday. The song started out as a “Hip-Hoppy R&B Beat” and then after having Janai record vocals, Mat wasn’t happy with how the vocals were sitting with the track and went through the effort of completely remaking the song into what he refers to as a ”Kind of 90′s Poppy Song”. The vocals and melody are more then catchy, with an unexpected breakdown to set it off. This further shows how diverse the producing spectrum runs for Mat Zo.
Make sure to look out for our interview with Mat Zo running tomorrow, Friday as well as the full debut album Damage Control available Tuesday.
Mat Zo – Time On Your Side (Ft. Janai) | Exclusive Stream
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