BRANX has blossomed into an exciting act within the past few months thanks to being signed to Gramatik's Lowtemp label which we featured the single "Sauce". The New York based producer is here with his debut release Look But Don't Touch EP that follows in the same stride of electro-soul pioneers before him. The unsuspecting build of “Watermelon Bubblegum” springs to life blending funk elements into a powerful electro house anthem. The grooviest of vibes are displayed on “Smooth Operator” and “Lavender Avenue” each encompassing the type of goodness that will have you dancing instantaneously wherever you may be. Altogether, BRANX has stepped up and made his talents known in the most creative of manners on this release; if this is spills over into a run of shows, then I strongly urge you to consider seeing the man do his thing in the flesh. Listen to the exclusive premiere and don't miss out on grabbing a free download via Lowtemp. Enjoy!
BRANX – Look But Don't Touch EP | Free Download
Upcoming Tour Dates:
September 17 — Highline Ballroom — New York, NY
September 18 — District N9ne — Philadelphia, PA
September 19 — The Sinclair — Cambridge, MA
September 20 — Baltimore Soundstage — Baltimore, MD
[PREMIERE] Lettuce – Slippin Into Darkness (GRiZ Remix) (Ft. Jessica Griffiths) : Must Hear Electro-Soul / Funk Remix [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro Soul, Free Download, Funk, Future-Funk, Griz, Lettuce, Remix, Soul
Electro-Soul pioneer GRiZ is back with a brand new remix, taking on funk live band Lettuce and their song "Slippin Into Darkness". He flipped the song upside down by rearranging the funky melodies while layering in his own; giving the song even more of unique touch, he brought in completely new vocalist by the name of Jessica Griffiths who turns out to be a Country singer GRiZ asked to rap, oh GRiZ. The completely new drums are just brutal packing even more fierce drop sections that will guarantee to have you moving as it's all tied together with his signature soulful twist. Make sure to check out Grant's recent sophomore album Rebel Era that is available completely for free download. Enjoy!
Lettuce – Slippin Into Darkness (GRiZ Remix) (Ft. Jessica Griffiths) | Free Download
[PREMIERE] Gramatik Debuts New Label Artist Branx Song “Smoove Operator” : Must Listen Future Funk / Electro-SoulPosted in Bangin, Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Bass Music, Branx, Electro Soul, Free Download, Future-Funk, Gramatik, Lowtemp
Gramatik announced earlier this year that he was starting his own label Lowtemp and we got to sample the first new act Exmag, now we get our hands on the second artist going by the name Branx, formerly DCarls. This debut single ‘Smoove Operator’ is certified future funk / electro-soul heater. The song packs an unbelievable amount of funky grooves spiked with a gritty bass edge to make it hit oh so right. Grab the free download of this song and expect a full release on Lowtemp in coming months. Enjoy.
Branx – Smoove Operator | Free Download Coming Soon
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[PREMIERE] Bill Withers – Use Me (Manic Focus Remix) : Funk / Electro-Soul / Bass Music [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Bass Music, Bill Withers, Electro Soul, Funk, Future-Funk, Manic Focus, Remix
Manic Focus follows up his recent Distant Perspective Album with an impressive remix to classic Blues singer Bill Withers hit single ‘Use Me’. This completely reimagined track is filled with bass, breakdowns and more while still managing to hold on to the soulful energy of the original. Manic Focus keeps things generally low key for the majority of the song before supplying some gritty bass during the second break. Stream the song below and grab the exclusive free download. Enjoy.
Bill Withers – Use Me (Manic Focus Remix) | Direct Download
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We have been getting familiar with Gramatik‘s new live electronic band Exmag with the first single Tilt Mode , their Fully Dusted Mixtape, and even getting featured on Gramatik’s recent single ‘Obviously’. Well now we get our hands on the second single “Creep Steady (Part I)”, which is the second single off their upcoming debut album Proportions to release for free download through Gramatik’s LowTemp label later this year. The blending of the funky synths, extra tight trap styled hi-hats and drums, and epic guitar riffs make for a amazing new electro-soul jam. We can not wait for the rest of the album, abuse the replay until then.
HALLOWEEN SHOW: Also make sure to catch both Exmag and Gramatik as they perform live at a very special Halloween show in Colorado at 1st Bank Center this Thursday, October 31st with special guests A-Trak and Two Fresh. Details and Tickets Here.
Exmag – Creep Steady (Part I)
Kill Paris kicks up the Halloween spirit by remixing the ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme song into a funky electro soul banger. He brings the classic halloween song to a whole new bass place, while managing to give it his signature sexy soulful styling. He has been nice enough to pass this out for a free download, stream and download below.
Ghostbusters- (Kill Paris Remix) | Free Download
A ménage à trois of funk and bass is what Gramatik’s latest track Obviously featuring Cherub and Exmag is all about. The mixture of electric guitars, disco vibes, and Cherub’s smooth set of vocals will have you boogying on down. Remember the journey of a music video we feature a few weeks ago? Well now Gramatik has delivered a free download of the track before releasing his new album Age of Reason later this year.
Gramatik – Obviously (Feat. Cherub & Exmag) | Download
Today we get the second single ‘Hard Times’ complete with dope video from GRiZ‘s highly buzzed upcoming album Rebel Era. The song and video captures the artists’ homecoming to the great city of Detroit. The video alternates between shots of Grant crushing a raging crowd covered in rain at Movement Music Festival to some gritty shots of some Detroit buildings. With the song we hear Grant continue to perfect his unique blend of electro-soul with soulful funky vibes slammed with a gritty electronic energy twist. The download will be available on his new album Rebel Era completely for free coming out later this month, with a hint at next week.
GRiZ – Hard Times | Download coming on Rebel Era this Month
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