Joonbugs, if you haven’t heard the latest After The Smoke EP, Microwaves, you are missing out! This is truly a great hip-hop album, a definite worthwhile listen for fans of the underground, space-texture, and electronic-melodic scene. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, After The Smoke is comprised of front man Rob Coin (Whuzi), and producers Joao Gonzalez (Soft Glas) and Day G. Their multi-genre mixture of hip-hop, R&B, and p-funk lend for an enigma of hazy atmosphere. With textures of different analog/digital synthesizers and drum beats that drive through their spiraling void of color, Whuzi ties it all together with his astonishing lyricism that is nothing short of poetry.
Oh yes, Oh yes!-- This week on #ThrowbackThursdays, we're featuring the legendary, Carl Cox. Here's a list of reasons why Carl Cox is a living legend:
1. He has his very own badass stage every year at mega music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival appropriately titled, 'Carl Cox and Friends.'
2. He was able to cheat time and ring in the Millennium twice by flying into two different timezones.
3. He released 16 albums since the year 1996.
4. He has a 'Global' radio show that hits unprecedented records. The numbers are as follows: "over 16 miliion listeners wordwide, syndicated across 60 terrestial FM, Satellite and DAB stations throughout 35 countries, making him one of the most important broadcasters on the planet."
Watch out for this one: ENFERNO premieres his remix of trap heavy track, 'Crowd CTRL' by Flosstradamus and DJ SLiiNK. The original track was one of the biggest hits of the urban EDM scene this year, and now ENFERNO is surging his latest remix with a 'Baltimore meets Jersey Club Bass' type of sound. This remix is also made available for free downloads on Soundcloud.
Listen to ENFERNO's tantalizing and upbeat remix below.
New York's very own Mysto & Pizzi released their original track, 'Flight To Paris' under Ultra Records. This track features big room, house sounds that is sure to make airwaves at all the upcoming festivals. With an enticing build up that leads to a #phat bass drop, Mysto & Pizzi are here to conquer all the major dance floors.
You can buy the track on Beatport and support this track into making it on Beatport's Top 10 list here.
With over 20 years under his belt in the dance music scene, German superstar DJ/Producer, Paul Van Dyk, is releasing his VONYC Sessions 2013 on Friday, December 13 via his VANDIT label.
VONYC Sessions has been serving as PvD's very own weekly radio show for over 6 years already, and now he's coming out with an album comprised of 2 CDs with only the very best of tracks that are leading the Trance strain of pulsing electronic dance music today. This "the-year-that-was" mix features industry leading artists who have had an incredible past year like the duo W&W, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Ferry Corsten, and Giuseppe Ottaviani, just to name a few. Tracks by Paul Van Dyk, himself, are also featured in this 2 disc compilation, so make sure to grab your very own copy of this elite mix.
Los Angeles-based duo, Bixel Boys, have been working at a feverish pace as of late. Only two and a half months after releasing their first EP, Black December, on Australian imprint Sweat It Out, the two have found a new home at Nervous Records. Earlier today, the boys dropped their second EP to close out 2013 strong- Bring It On. The two-track EP consists of 11 minutes of energy, leading off with the marching band-inspired title track "Bring It On," followed by the heartstopping B-side, 'CPR,' which features EKG sound effects over wicked metallic synths and heavy bass. The effort is only a taste of releases to come for Bixel Boys as they prepare for 2014. Check out the EP below via Soundcloud. Click here to purchase.
Dillon Francis' latest single, "Without You," has been revamped with six all new remixes. Doctor P & Flux Pavilion, Torro Torro, Treasure Fingers, Hayden James, Low Steppa, and Henry Fong have all put their own spin on the song.
Steve Aoki is no stranger to making remixes, and Empire Of The Sun has had their songs remixed by so many artists by now they probably cant even keep track. "Celebrate", off of EOTS's Ice On The Dune gets caked up by Steve Aoki this time. Take a listen to it below and let us know what you think!
Explosive duo Big Gigantic have dropped the first single from their upcoming album, 'The Night Is Young' today (December 10). "Touch The Sky" is a fireball of a track, mixing saxophone with dubstep and even adding a bit of Trap. The record is an absolute smash, and is a great first offering from the upcoming album, due out in early February 2014. Check out a stream of the single here and let us know what you think!
Oh, it's almost the most wonderful time of the year. Thanksgiving may have filled us to the brim with food and family, and Christmas-time may fill us to the brim with more food and family, as well as the beauty of giving and receiving gifts, but the traditional holidays don't stand a chance against the proverbial "holidaze" anticipated by all music lovers as soon as January 1st hits: New Year's Run. With many of the country's most popular acts playing multi-night runs during the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, culminating in blowout shows to ring in 2014, this is the one time of year where it's difficult to get in every band that would normally be must-sees even if you attend ten events in five days (trust us, some people do). However, we're here to help make at least two smart decisions for you: the Phish afterparties taking place at B.B. King Blues Club during the first two nights of their run, on December 28th and 29th, featuring none other than Dopapod, Kung Fu, and The Heavy Pets.