Santigold is back! Also, if your wondering why the beat sounds like something Major Lazer would produce, you’ll be happy to know that Switch is labeled as one of the producers on the track. WOOT!
Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, aka The Bloody Beetroots, just killed the track “Ivory” originally from Congorock.
If you want to know what the future of EDM is going to sound like listen to this track. The Bloody Beetroots have already released one track, Church of Noise, from their unreleased album which features Dennis Lyxzen, the lead singer of the legendary and disbanded Refused. With the release of their remix of “Ivory”, this should gives us a good indication what to expect from their new album, an interesting blend of “in your face” rock without lossing the essence of being a huge club banger.
I can’t wait to hear their new tracks on some massive festival speakers. Coachella 2012? (wishfully thinking..)
Source: SoundCloud / thebloodybeetroots
You looking so Millie Vanillie
Even though, I was fully disappointed in Major Lazer (Diplo & Switch) performance at Outside Lands this year, I give mad respect to Diplo and his Mad Decent label for trying to push the boundaries of dance music and help shine the spotlight of relatively unknown or unsigned artists. Nowadays, it is very easy to get lost in the wave of popularity, specifically in the United States, of dance music as we see the rise of DJs and producers in pop culture. Even Diplo himself is no stranger to the “EDM effect” (increase in popularity) as he co-produced Chris Brown’s - “Look At Me Now” with Afrojack and was recently nominated for a Grammy (“Best Rap Song”).
With that said, Mad Decent has launched a new imprint called “Jeffree’s”. Jeffree’s will provide a new release every other Thursday and for free through their sound cloud account. Their first release is from Vancouver DJ duo Expendable Youth - “Heyo” with three remixes from other members of the Mad Decent camp. Right of the bat, you can tell why Mad Decent is supporting a track like this as it has a corky, wonky sound that you would expect from any artist on their label. The horn section sample makes the track as the sample itself probably sounds ridiculous, but Expendable Youth was able to make it work and sound catchy.
Congratulations to Expendable Youth on their first release and Mad Decent for supporting such a great track. Enjoy!
The living legend, Carl Craig, throws down an epic set at the Boiler Room in the UK. (Link says 50 minutes, but the upload version was cut down to 30 minutes)
Mr. Craig starts off slow, but artfully layers sounds to build up the intensity and the crowd. Half way through the set, I had to hold myself back from dancing in my cubicle. Most impressive was his large array of equipment sprawled in front of him which look like something from the flight deck of a 747. From my guess, it was two Monome 256, a drum machine and two synthesizers, but could not find any footnotes what he’s been using lately on this 20-year anniversary Planet-E tour.
Credit: Found @ URB Mag