It’s been said that if you want to be successful in life, you have to step outside of your comfort zone. OWSLA, much like its co-founder Skrillex, lives outside of that comfort zone. EGGNOG is an exhibition of the record label's vision for genreless music, where conventionality is frowned upon diversity is embraced. The compilation album features some of the biggest tracks released by the label this year, along with a few new songs that will be sure to add some zing to your holiday festivities.
EGGNOG starts off with a familiar tune - an alternative version of the Christmas Carol “Ave Maria,” as performed by New York City-based band Heartsrevolution. The following track is a true gem. Ghastly and Mijah, both ending a very strong year, join forces to deliver an absolute monster of a jam. “Crank It” straddles the line between tech house and dubstep with a funky bassline and wub-filled drop that will do damage on any dancefloor. The track also got a small but effective contribution from the “king of crunk” himself, Lil Jon. “Jaguar,” by Dj/producer duo What So Not, is another wub-friendly trap banger with some lovely vocals from Australian singer KLP.
T-Pain refuses to let anyone hold him back, especially in his own lane and clarifies that on his latest single entitled, 'Let Me Thru,' featuring Lil' Wayne, released today.
Over a trap beat produced by DJ Montay, T-Pain commences with an off beat flow as he brags about beating his competition, then after a brief pause, he demands his contenders to get out of his way, yelling, 'Hold up! You Got to let me thru.'
Big Boi can always make an already energetic track all the more captivating, no matter what the musical genre.
The Outkast rapper applies his witty metaphors and punchlines along with his precise, lithe flow to Maroon 5's 'Animals' remix.
Unsurprisingly, Big Boi's verse prevails on yet another Billlboard Hot 100 hit and complements the beat on the Martin and Isaiah Tejada produced track. Take a listen to the remix below.
Fresh sounds are always welcomed in today’s music scene and that is exactly what the boys of Bare Noize have brought with this next release. Released today via Pilot Records, the double-sided "Dire/Reticulum" pushes the boundaries as a stunning production is brought to life.
"Dire" uses almost unrecognizable vocals to add to the strong rhythmical elements over the deep bass, and features unique percussion that powers throughout the entirety of the track. In response, "Reticulum" opts for a more progressive manner, through mellow changes and a complex hi hat structure, the song flows effortlessly from start to finish, creating one spectacular journey.
Out now, you can grab a copy here.
Thanks to the good people over at THUMP, you can start voting for your favorite DJ/producer to win The Groove Cruise Miami's 2015 Annual DJ Contest today. Fans can vote once a day for one up-and-coming DJ/producer to spin at the #GCXi next to world renowned dance artists and celebrity guest judges including Arty, Funkagenda, Roger Sanchez, Sidney Samson, Syndey Blu and Will Sparks.
The winner to be featured on the star studded artist lineup will be chosen out of the top 10 DJs/producers, whose mixes acquires the most votes from fans, and will be announced via The Groove Cruise Facebook fanpage on January 10th.
You're almost there champ. It's Wednesday and the weekend is so close you can almost taste Sunday brunch. Now you just need one small little push to get you through the next two days. We'll we've got it. As professional internet scavengers and lovers of Soundcloud, we have stumbled upon a tune very worthy of a place on your playlist. Up and coming artist King Arthur brings us "Kids of the Dark," an instrumental track that offers almost therapeutic potential with its stunning melody and soothing sounds. You'll want to check this one out.
Great things are happening in 2015, and you have Steve Aoki to thank. The world famous DJ and music producer has just announced his return to North America with Steve Aoki’s Neon Future Experience presented by Dim Mak, kicking off in Austin, Texas on February 13th. The tour will feature a never before seen custom stage set, with visuals by V Squared Lab, known for their work with Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival. By combining both custom built LED cubes and mirrored panels, the design will allow fans to witness both depth and clarity as they experience something truly unique.
Ahh Christmas is in the air. Bakeries around town are serving their most gingered confections, children everywhere tare on their A-game with good behavior, and every American citizen is at all times within a 5 block radius of a fat man in Santa Suit. Department stores far and wide play a nonstop mix of holiday tunes, and you surely cherish every second of it. This is why we have compiled a list of the best Christmas songs of all time ever. Assuming “ever” dates back to 1946.
So light a fire in the fire place, add chestnuts and enjoy. Because all you want for Christmas is some more Christmas tunes.
Today, Google premiered their Year In Search 2014 film, which recaps the most definitive things people looked for and asked about this year. Alongside images of movies, music videos, sporting events, and historical moments from around the world, the video carries itself to the sounds of 'Divinity' by Porter Robinson. The track, featuring vocals by Amy Milan, is off of Porter Robinson's debut full-length album, Worlds, and its beautifully dreamy melody lends itself perfectly as the backdrop to the emotions evoked by images of the many famous faces we lost this year, including Joan Rivers, Maya Angelou, and Robin Williams, as well as hilariously uplifting clips of poplar Vines, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and scientific breakthroughs that changed lives.
Having just released his full length album In Space, No One Can Hear Your Boring Stories, we decided to grab a few words with the Melbourne based Smile On Impact. With the LP covering so many different sounds and styles, we wanted to hear how he went about writing it.
In three words, how would you sum up your sound?
Intergalactic Laser Crunk.
Do you have any favorites from the album?
"Heartbreak Song" with Froya is the least clubby track on the record but probably my favourite. Froya & I have mutual friends in Malaysia but have never actually met, and getting her to put down a vocal my track was super exciting. She did an amazing job and I rejigged the whole arrangement on the track to give her voice the space and focus it deserves.