Posts Tagged ‘heavy’

November 14, 2017

I’m not glad I had to miss Alison Wonderland and Elohim when they toured to Oakland last month. In fact, I’m the opposite of glad. But I had no choice, and now I can only hope that these amazing artists will come back around the Bay again soon. In the meantime, Alison Wonderland takes us to our “happy place” with a sick new tune. Happy Place is her first new solo music in over two years, a gritty jabbing, tense gripping, and grandly cinematic trap and bass opus co-produced by Lido, Quix, and Joel Little. The heavy hitting banger and mesmeric thriller is just the high voltage elixir we need. Download/stream the earth jouncing jam, here.

September 27, 2017
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It’s a face melting, brain jarring North American affair as Canadian producer Snails partners up with California’s own esteemed beats and bass slinger NGHTMRE on Only Want U. The rambunctious and vociferous dubstep knockout packs a whole lot of heat and punch, and it features piquant vocals by Akylla. Melodic hooks and strident assaults of uproarious bass alternate on this battle ready, mechanical whirring anthem. Only Want U is the second single from Snails’ forthcoming album. It’s a limited free download, here.

August 10, 2017
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Australian producer Baytek made an indelible impression on us last year when we traipsed upon his steely bouncing bass house jam, Change, featuring Ives. On new song Anchor, he’s linked up with Australian vocal sensation Cyrus for an emotionally charged, tense gripping affair. Anchor sports dramatic buildups and cathartic drops. Despite its robust and heavy production, there’s a summery element to its soundscape, too, making this a gut punching summer anthem that stands out from the pack. Baytek drops an inextricable “anchor” in our hearts with his thundering tune, a gritty bass and whomping house behemoth. The single is available from major retailers, here.

May 20, 2017
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Oh Wonder’s self titled debut album was an absolute favorite of mine back in 2015, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that I’ve already pre-ordered sophomore album Ultralife, and I’m counting the days until it drops on July 14th. Heavy is the fourth track Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West have unveiled off of Ultralife, and it’s a smooth jewel of a jazzy pop jam. It’s come with an adorable visual accompaniment, which you can view below. If you’ve yet to pre-order your copy of this beloved London duo’s next full length, you can do so too, here.

April 27, 2017
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Some belated birthday wishes are in order for Dirty Audio, who turned 22 years old earlier this week. The Los Angeles based producer chose to team up with young gifted Jupe so he could give US a present in celebration of his special day. This kind generosity is more than appreciated, particularly when Down Under is such a vigorous trap and bass banger. Down Under’s high octane thrills are gritty jostling. It’s an adrenaline rush on which Miami based Jupe smelts his melodic future bass with Dirty Audio’s more than filthy drops. You can download Down Under for free, here.

April 22, 2017
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Linkin Park’s recent collaboration with Kiiara, Heavy, came as a huge surprise. We never expected the future pop artist to suddenly pop up on a Linkin Park song, and we were quite elated over the fact. Heavy, as it turns out, is a very polarizing song. It’s as infectious as can be of an anthem, but for long time LP fans, it’s a surprisingly pop and dance leaning jam versus the ol’ edgy gruff alt of yore. Regardless, Heavy is a massive hit, and it’s been remixed by French maestro Nicky Romero into a mellifluously lifting future meets electro dance anthem. It’s impossible to resist this luminous remix bursting at the seams with feel good vibes. The official edit is available now on iTunes.

April 18, 2017
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Be careful not to trip over yourself in dizzied excitement like I did when I first caught wind of this astronomic collaboration. It’s a legendary Southern California affair as NGHTMRE and Ghastly come together for staggering thrills on walloping new Mad Decent track, End Of The Night. Carnal jolting drops, laser cut synths, and dirty whomping bass make End Of The Night a true decent into exhilarating madness. It’s a spine tingling, adrenaline pumping smorgasbord of trap and bass, dubstep and house. NGHTMRE and Ghastly’s jam may be named End Of The Night, but there’s no way you can call it a night after this high octane joy ride. Purchase the hard hitting banger from major outlets, here.

March 30, 2017

Mija’s debut original is Tegan and Sara sampling heaven. The Los Angeles based DJ and producer took snippets of one of my favorite recent Tegan and Sara tunes, Boyfriend, and utilized it in her staccato jabbing, pitchy electrifying drum and bass masterpiece Secrets last month. As expected, some superb remix treatments are arising from the banger. And who else but Ohio’s Crankdat would amplify the soundwaves on the track with a brain jogging remix? Get ready for a jolting cacophony of trap, bass, and dubstep as the producer cranks up the energy with a hard hitting, cosmic jouncing edit. This dramatic thrashing thrill ride is a free download, here

February 23, 2017
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The coming months are going to be incredibly exciting for this POWERS fan. Mike and Crista are building towards the release of their debut album Alpha. They’ll also be making their way back to Popscene in San Francisco on April 7th. And before that, they’ll be at SXSW, where they’ll be playing We Found New Music’s official showcase at the Bungalow on March 17th. Even if I wasn’t helping out Grant Owens with the showcase as I did last year, I’d be there anyway for POWERS and the rest of that evening’s stellar lineup. Find out more about We Found New Music’s showcase, here. Then get ready to shake that rump as POWERS leaves us flushed with sweltering disco pop and dance rock on Heavy. The Los Angeles based duo has seamlessly melded vintage dance with contemporary pop on this steamy grooving, glamorous strutting jam. Heavy is sexy scrumptious to the max. 

January 3, 2017
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This next quivering beast of a jam may have been passing around for a month already, but the moment I encountered the earth shaking, savage rattling spectacular, I knew I had to drop the track for an adrenaline pumping go regardless of the delay. RIOT, a producer from Los Angeles, proves himself riotous indeed as he delivers a remix of Knife Party & Tom Morello’s Battle Sirens fit for the most epic battles of them all. This bass whomping dubstep edit is a free download, here.