Last night completed the second exciting day of music of Governor's Ball Music Fesival which takes place annually in New York City. The 4 year old festival has quickly become one of the leading events in the country, blending a perfect balance of some of the coolest acts on the rise along with mainstream icons.
Australian's latest tastemaker to explode globally is Flume, who had one of the most anticipated sets of the weekend. With this being the very first date of his impressive American summer music festival tour, and an incredibly overdue followup album that is expected to be done or near completion, the hype couldn't be bigger for him to preview some unreleased music.
Well, he started his set with a roaring, packed crowd as the sun was on its way down. He played a variety of the hit songs from his first album alongside popular remixes. Then he let the crowd know that he had something new for us; he previewed a song that could only be described as his take on house music. We have a near 3 minute video of the new song that has some incredible signature melodies and infectious dance grooves. It sounded like it had some inspiration from his future classic label mate Hayden James.
He also played an epic remix of Notorious B.I.G. that I can only assume he made as a summer festival weapon.
The last track of the evening was another new one, yet this sounded far, far different then anything we have ever heard from Flume. This sounded like his version of a festival trap anthem. (And I never thought I'd say trap anthem and Flume in the same sentence.) From the outrageous tribal sounding 808s and unreal drums and screeching synths, this is totally a new side of Flume. We have an almost 2 minute video of this track as well.
Watch the videos below, and do not miss Flume as he is playing a large amount of festivals and headline shows all summer. We will keep you posted on any news regarding all of the originals he played.
While promoting the release of his latest album You're Dead! Flying Lotus, made it known that he was sitting on over a dozen tracks with prominent west coast rapper Kendrick Lamar. Due to music industry politics, the only FlyLo and K.Dot collab to make the album was "Never Catch Me". Now, an unreleased verse from the track "Eyes Above" (an instrumental on the album) has surfaced during a recent FlyLo live performance that features Kendrick going in hot on the beat. The verse in question was originally created during an intimate studio session between FlyLo and Kendrick. You can watch a snippet of the track below, and let's hope this collab sees the light of day in the near future.
Yes you read that correctly! Today we have the first of 8 unreleased Michael Jackson tracks to be featured on a brand new XSCAPE LP. The unearthed cuts from the "King of Pop" have been contemporized by a legendary cast of modern producers including D’angelo, Questlove, Mary J Blige, Pino Palladino, Eric Leeds and led by iconic beat-maker / rapper Timbaland. Today we are lucky enough to share the albums debut single "XSCAPE" originally produced by Rodney Jerkins and is the only track contemporized by the original producer. The song itself futher proves how timeless MJs vocals are even to this day! Stream the single below and pre-order XSCAPE now before its May 13th release on Epic Records. Enjoy
Michael Jackson – XSCAPE | Pre-Order
Childish Gambino is getting closer and close to the much anticipated release of his latest album Because the Internet, and we get another amazing track from the project. ‘Sweatpants’ is a gritty hip-hop banger with a change of pace from Gambino. Spitting verse after verse and never letting up, Gambino shows a more serious side of his talents. We can expect quite a versatile project. Listen below:
It turns out this song is released as a free download when you pre-order the new album Because the Internet, yet that was not what Gambino has in mind, read his angered tweets. Someone from his label has apparently leaked the song with the pre-order to help push numbers against his wishes, classic major labels.
UPDATE: Donald is mad at the label, not blogs for sharing it now that’s it leaked. Here is his tweet.
Regardless of ‘Sweatpants’ surfacing early, it seems Because the Internet will have quite the imaginative rollout from Donald Glover, which can only get us more excited for this release.
Childish Gambino – Sweatpants | Pre-Order Album & Get ‘Sweatpants’ As Free Download
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deadmau5 is back again after following up his seven song piano only 7 EP was released for stream the same day he left Twitter. Now we get another brand new rendition of deadmau5′ recent piano fascination with a track titled ‘Gula’. He labels the genre “7step” for this new release; letting the piano elements shine through while smashing gritty electro kicks and synths. The song is unpredictable to say the least and captures a certain minimalistic approach that’s refreshing to hear. Thoughts on where deadmau5 is going with this new sound?
deadmau5 – Gula
Jamie XX, the producer behind popular indie duo The XX, has just unveiled a new song appropriately titled 'Untitled'. This track is currently unreleased, and surfaced on Jamie's Live at Night + Day Berlin mix from earlier in the year. It is a refreshing downtempo track broken into several sections, each awesome in their own way. I haven't been able to stop replaying this one all day; stream below and stay tuned for news on an official release date. Enjoy
UPDATE: This song is actually titled "Sleep Sound" and is now available for purchase through iTunes here
Jamie XX – Sleep Sound
Earlier this week we featured an exclusive preview of Skrillex debuting a new song that sounded more like his Techno / Electro focused Dog Blood project. In that same ‘Day of the Dead’ festival set, Skrillex also managed to debut some other unreleased songs ending the night with a huge new remix to a song called ‘DJ Ease My Mind’ from Niki & The Dove. The original features a fantastic set of vocals and piano sections which Skrillex leaves intact before adding a brutal drop with an Arabian twist. Abusing the replay button is the only option until a better quality version is released and we will keep you updated as more information comes in. Enjoy.
Dj Ease My Mind (Skrillex Remix) – Niki & The Dove (Played at Day of the Dead)
Deadmau5 previews more incredible Unreleased songs “petspetspetspetspetspetspetspetsPETSpets” and “Sparrows Made Of Lead” and morePosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: BANGER, Deadmau5, Deep House, Electro House, House, Techno, Trance, Unreleased
Deadmau5 has been releasing more previews via soundcloud of unreleased and sometimes in progress songs from his new album, and now finally get to hear 3 tracks that sound like potential album songs. The first and newest track he just dropped less then 4 hours ago “petspetspetspetspetspetspetspetsPETSpets” sounds like a rebirth to his insanely melodic anthem”Strobe” filled with mesmerizing synths. Next up we have “Sparrows Made Of Lead”, which is an 8 minute cinematic journey that reminding me of some more old school Deadmau5 with his song “Sometimes Things Get Complicated”. Then we get “Errors In My Head” which is another great track which Deadmau5 has temporarily included the vocals from his remix to Kaskad “I Remember”. Overall it seems like Deadmau5 is moving to some of his older roots, and I couldn’t be any more supportive. These are easily some of my favorite tracks I have heard him make in quite some time. Listen below and we will keep you posted on news on anything to do with release. Enjoy.
Deadmau5 - petspetspetspetspetspetspetspetsPETSpets
Deadmau5 – Sparrows Made Of Lead
Deadmau5 – Errors In My Head
Kid Cudi drops off “Immortal”, the newest cut from his upcoming album Indicud set for release April 23rd. This song produced by Kid Cudi himself takes it back to his older Man on the Moon roots. I can’t stop playing this track, and this only makes me even more anxious for the newest Cudder album. Enjoy.
Kid Cudi – Immortal (Produced by Kid Cudi) | Download
UPDATED: Skrillex – Art of Raw (Unreleased) : New Song “Puppy” Used for Incredible G-Star Denim Collaboration Video AnimationPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: BANGER, Bass Music, Dubstep, G-Star, G-Star Raw Denim, Garage, Heavy, Minimal, Skrillex, The Art of Raw, Unreleased
Sonny Moore aka Skrillex has just announced one of his first big clothing X artist collaborations with well known brand G-Star Raw Denim. He launches the relation with a an incredible short animated film showing some in depth detail of the creation of the Denim. The short yet powerful video has a brand new Skrillex song set as the soundtrack currently being labelled as
“ The Art of Raw”UPDATE:“Puppy”. The song shows his continued progression as an artist delivering a song on the minimalistic side that is equally clean and powerful.
Sonny is well aware of the fact that artists teaming up with brands can go two completely different paths “either be cheesy and solely used as marketing tool, or they can be a great excuse to do something different and expressive. I truly believe, we made something AWESOME together.” From the dope song, to what promises to be some great new denim, this collaboration gets our full approval. Enjoy.
UPDATED: The song we thought to be called “The Art of Raw” is actually entitled “Puppy”, updated from Skrillex’s MGMT.
Skrillex – Puppy (Unreleased)
“The Art of Raw” : Skrillex x G-Star Raw Collaboration
Skrillex teams up with the UK duo Nero for an absolute bomb currently rumored to be titled “Game Over”. It follows up their collab work on the HUGE remix of Nero’s track “Promises” that became a DJ favorite last year. Enjoy this fresh new version and artwork until to tide everyone over till the official release. It is a heater, massive buildups, GAME OVER. Please remember to send all submissions to our submission email. Enjoy!
Skrillex & Nero – Game Over | Direct Download
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was a success, and if you remember my lengthy post on Yeezy, you know that I appreciate him, and I was stoked to see an unreleased track originally slated for MBDTF. The song is called Eyes Closed and it’s got a freestyle feel more then actual song, so it doesn’t surprise me why it was cut, yet it would have fit nicely. It’s got a cool electronic consistent beat, with Kanye just spitting over it the whole time and a chill chorus. Enjoy!
Eyes Closed – Kanye West | Download
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