OK, we’re a couple weeks late on this one, but I feel it necessary to say a couple words about Mord Fustang’s new EP. The release is exactly what one would expect from Mr. Fustang. His signature super fat saws and squares remain the driving force behind all of his tracks, which, coupled with complextro drops and a dash of vocal chops, has proven to be an award winning formula for Beatport’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
Frank continues to push out a story that’s on a whole ‘nother level than any other R&B today and is “frankly” only of a few I actually care to listen to. His sound in “White” is smoothly still and the beat carries the same. Like always, Ocean makes me wanna tear up every time I listen to him, in a good way.
Taking what’s soon to be one of the most classic tv show tunes, Cazzette turns the Dexter’s theme song into one horror-filled, nightmare of electro-ghoulishness. Unfortunately, we’re only privy to the preview, but we’ll update you with the final release when it’s… released.
More drumstep from Bassnectar with Lupe Fiasco fitting right in. A well done track, but I’m kinda moving on from this horror-filled, game theme classic style of dubstep. I wanna hear an MC on this.
Found this on Snoop Dogg’s SoundCloud and loved every minute of it. I had no idea who it was at the time, Snoop like too many other SoundClouders didn’t put up the info, but I finally dug it up. What a smooth jazzy, downtempo piece that’s perfect for a good morning sesh. Best way to start your day!
I don’t know how he managed Ellie’s “Under the Sheets” & FTP’s “[Funked] Up Kicks,” but when that chorus hits, shit gets magical. Not sure about the FTP whistles near the end, but ya never know.
Here’s a collection of all the best of lists for 2011. I gotta admit there’s a lot of remixes & mashes on here, but when you’re working with underground producers, their access to great vocals is limited to well-known acapellas (for the most part). But don’t let that get you down, music snobs, there’s still some find work all over here!
I’m not gonna bullshit around this, I’m not a big fan of Eva Simon’s voice. I can definitely see her doing well on backups, but she lacks the power & personality to be the main act. Thankfully, we get Zedd to bring in some powerful production with that signature breakbeat electro house. If anything, this is just another case of pop progressing past that all too repetitive, outdated EDM. [WAIT FOR IT] (the drop)
Hip-Hop isn’t dead, it’s just not the most progressive genre anymore. It may not have slowed down, there are many instances of hip-hop’s progression nowadays, but electronic music is far surpassing it in experimentation and pushing the boundaries of music is (whether ya like it or not).
That said, hip-hop still has their classic sound to fall back on to and Piece of Mind does it just right. “Rap Phenomenon” sounds more like a 90′s style of rap, not relying on hard bass or House music to keep it fresh. And until hip-hop starts busting into the online scene, hopefully with the help of SoundCloud where music is progressing faster than ever, keeping with that old school viibe is fine with me.
I don’t see enough of my favorite 90′s – early 00′s groups getting mashed, but Fullhaus comes through once again with a solid flowing mix of two. Taking vocals from Wiz Khalifa’s “Rolled Up” & that nostalgic beat from 311′s “Mixed Up,” Fullhaus puts on one clever show. It may be a little difficult for 311 fans to grasp at first, but once you let it start flowing, it’s one smoooooth ride.