Monday, September 01, 2014

No Sleeping on This Plane

I'll admit, I get a little nostalgic every time I hear Wiz Khalifa's This Plane. It's a shining example of how Wiz stuck to his business model of making great free music until he developed an army of Taylors that were more than willing to buy his music. Since I've heard the original close to 100 times now, it was a breath of fresh air to hear a new take on it by nosleep.

Slowly, but steadily nosleep has been releasing some absolutely dope beats. Feel free and add this electro-dub beat mixed to Wiz's vocals to the list. Hailing from Pittsburgh, you can bet he made sure this one came correct before releasing it to the masses. If I were to suggest one thing, it would be to let nosleep's Soundcloud channel play for a bit to get a feel for what he's capable of creating...#nosleep

Wiz Khalifa - This Plane (nosleep remix)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kill Paris Delivers a Silky Louis Futon Remix

When I see the words "Kill Paris Remix", there's an assumed amount of smoothness I look forward to when I press play. Calming bass and a steady dose of funk what I've learned to appreciate about his style. Add to that the added intrigue that comes from not recognizing the artist (Louis Futon) that one of my favorite artists decides to remix and you've got yourself a potentially awesome track.

While Silk didn't have the usual ingredient of funk, I liked the fruity woodwinds mixed throughout. It's a super chill track that fits the easy-listening dubstep style I've grown to enjoy. The best part about it, it's available for free download if you like it as much as I did...#Silk

Louis Futon - Silk (Kill Paris Remix)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

"We Could Be Heroes, Me and You"

Although I favor more active, exciting versions of EDM (trap, dubstep, etc), I've always been a sucker for ballads. They don't get much more Top 40 hit driven than Alesso's new one with Tove Lo. After a few listens, it was the vocals by Tove Lo that kept me coming back. The beat is fine, providing an adequate bridge between the vocals, but it's not something that will come off as overly exciting. It's much more of a calming EDM ballad that is suitable for a ride home after a long day. I'm betting radio has already started chewing on this one, so it might be a good idea to get your fix before you start hearing it on your favorite XM station every hour...#WeCouldBeHeroes

Alesso feat Tove Lo - Heroes

Friday, August 29, 2014

Videos of the Week August 29th

An overall great week for music videos with Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande leading the way with their eye candy filled Bang Bang. If you're in the mood for dancing, you're going to need to check out both The Chainsmokers video for Kanye and Usher's newly minted visuals for She Came to Give it To You. Without a doubt, the most memorable video of the week was Beyonce's VMA Vanguard Medley that had a tearful ending with Jay Z and Blue Ivy. And as if you hadn't seen enough ice bucket challenges, how about a special one from Jimmy Fallon. Who would have known the National Ice Council would be so outraged...#IceBucketChallenge
Jessie J feat Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande - Bang Bang (Video)

The Chainsmokers - Kanye (Video)

Beyonce's MTV VMA Video Vanguard Medley (Video)

Usher feat Nicki Minaj - She Came to Give it To You (Video)

Jimmy Fallon National Ice Council Outraged by Ice Bucket Challenge

Photo Credit: YouTube

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tiesto Crafts a Traquil Say Something House Remix

Yes, it's been awesome hearing Tiesto stretch his talents into other permutations of EDM, but his bread and butter has always been some form of house. In the most recent case, he teamed up with Emily Rowed to create a slightly funky, but incredibly smooth Say Somthing remix. Everyone remembers the heartfelt Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World collaboration on the original, but the way Tiesto simplified the song through his own cover of the track is simply awesome. I don't need to wax poetic about the track anymore than I already have because those who know Tiesto can hear this track and understand that no matter how electro-pop he may sway, he'll never abandon what helped elevate him to one of the best DJs in the world...#SaySomething

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ever Wonder What Polkadots Sound Like?

If you've been fortunate enough to see a Chainsmokers set in 2014, you're going to recognize Polkadots. The track is a perfect for igniting crowds, but it's a departure away from their tradition Indie-vocal style. If you're in the market for loud, reverberating chords that are capable of filling a room, you'll enjoy the track.

Honestly, I'm pumped they're 1) still releasing free music and 2) putting out more and more original stuff. It's a tough thing for me to say because they've single-handedly opened up my eyes to a complete blind spot of music that I enjoy, but I get that they need to someday spread their wings and fly solo with their own recipes. If you haven't given Kanye a listen, check it out and while you're at it, jump on the bandwagon of people excited for their upcoming debut album...#Polkadots

The Chainsmokers - Polkadots (Original Mix)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nobody Lays the Wood Like LUMBERJVCK

Other the Skrillex and occasionally Knife Party, there haven't been a lot of EDM artists that have been able to successfully inject sharp guitar riffs into electronic music. Enter up and coming LUMBERJVCK, who you may know from his cult favorite Click Clvck. On his new single, Bumpwood, he enlists the help of Khemehk on a drum lead burst of electronic energy. The track is one of the four tracks on JVCKWOOD EP that just hit Beatport this week. If you're a fan of loud, haunting EDM, I'd suggest giving it a good listen...#JVCKWOODEP

LUMBERJVCK & Khemehk - Bumpwood

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