Everything Eric Prydz touches turns to solid gold. This time under his alias Pryda, he unveils this preview for his single dropping next Monday titled ‘Rotonda’. After his last endeavour ‘Power Drive’, this track is a lot less menacing, and has more of an intimate, progressive house sound. Make sure to watch for this one dropping next Monday.
So this remix from N3AKO of Fedde Le Grand’s ‘Rockin N Rollin’ isn’t his usual style, but we dig it anyway. The remix takes the original and adds a more aggressive drop with a harder kick which leaves more of a hook in your head. Check out the remix and go and vote for it on Beatport!
We have a date for Asher Roth’s new mixtape! ‘The Greenhouse Effect Vol.2′ drops for free on June 25th. It’s been a little over a year since Ash put out his last mixtape, ‘Pabst & Jazz’, which definitely didn’t get the hype it deserved. I don’t know about y’all but I’m definitely getting pumped for this next one! The second installment of ‘The Greenhouse Effect’ is sounding better with every new preview that Ash puts out. In this most recent track he spits flames over Lion Babe’s widely acclaimed single ‘Treat Me Like Fire.’ This is some seriously clean rap music. Anyone that says Asher fell off is going to have their fist in their mouth after this drops. Be sure to cop that free download and start your countdown. We’re only a week away from GEV2 and it can’t come soon enough. Until then, turn this up and get your vibe on!
I have been posting lots of J Cole lately because if you don’t know, I want you to realize that he is one of the most dopest ‘lyrical’ MC’s in the rap game. During his NYC promo run for his latest album, Born Sinner, which hit shelves and iTunes today, J Cole stopped by Hot97 radio station to spit some bars for Funkmaster Flex. If you aren’t in the know, Funkmaster Flex holds the primetime slot for at the top radio station in the country, so when Cole decided to give the world a few new freestyles on the spot he went hard! Over classic instrumentals from Wu-Tang, Capone-N-Noreaga and LL Cool J, Cole showed the masses that he is the illest doing it. Cole also sent out a warning to other MC’s telling them to bring their A-game if they wanted to freestyle on the show after him. PROPS to J Cole for calling out other MC’s for their weak freestyle skills, that was much needed. Check out the three freestyles below and go out and purchase Born Sinner, available now.
Freestyle over Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing To F With‘
Freestyle over Capone-N-Noreaga’s ‘Blood Money‘
Freestyle over LL Cool J’s ‘Ill Bomb‘
I know it’s Turnup Tuesday, but I couldn’t pass up this incredible Moombahcore remix. You haven’t gone this hard on a Tuesday since…Ever, thanks to the Pegboard Nerds. The original track by J. Viewz is an unbeat indie pop song and you would never believe that it could get successfully remixed into a electronic smash like this, but Pegboard Nerds are all about saying “fuck you” to your expectations! This is some seriously bouncy Full Mast Music. Honestly just try to not get musically aroused by this track, because I promise it’s impossible. Listen to the track and support the artist by snagging it off Beatport below!
The long awaited solo debut from singer/songwriter/producer Vuk Lazar has arrived. And the timing could not be better, coming off the buzz from his impressive collaboration with fellow Canadian producer Markus Cole, “Deja Vu.” The new single, “Echo”, really stands out with a unique soundscape telling of Vuk’s roots. Eastern undertones and warbling dubstep basslines shine together in this fresh arrangement courteous of Vuk’s long-time musical partner, Samman. Hard to believe, but this one is a FREE DOWNLOAD!
Vuk Lazar – Echo | Download |
For the past six months the buzz for Wale’s upcoming album, The Gifted, has been loud and clear. His third studio album is said to be one of his most well rounded and best bodies of work to date. Although The Gifted isn’t set to release until next Tuesday, June 25th, Wale decided to give us an advance listen to the album and made it available to stream on iTunes for a limited time. This album is HEAT the whole way through. Expect features from Meek Mill, Juicy J, Ricky Rozay and JERRY SEINFELD with production from Just Blaze, Tone P, Sam Dew, and even Wale himself. Check out the tracklist below, enjoy!
Stream Wale’s The Gifted HERE
01. The Curse of the Gifted
02. LoveHate Thing (feat. Sam Dew)
04. Heaven’s Afternoon (feat. Meek Mill)
05. Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)
07. Gullible (feat. Cee-Lo Green)
08. Bricks (feat. Yo Gotti & Lyfe Jennings)
09. Clappers (feat. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J)
10. Bad (rmx) [feat. Rihanna]
11. Tired of Dreaming (feat. Ne-Yo & Rick Ross)
12. Rotation (feat. Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz)
13. Simple Man
15. Black Heroes/Outro About Nothing (feat. Jerry Seinfeld)
16. Bad (feat. Tiara Thomas) [Bonus]
Los Angeles natives and EDM enthusiasts, get ready for some exciting news. Newly elected Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti recently participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session where he openly answered questions that eager redditors posted. He faced multiple questions about the return of festival-like dance events — EDC specifically — to America’s second largest city, but it was a statement rather than a question from one particular redditor that provoked a long-anticipated answer from the mayor:
4n7h0ny: Allow music festivals to happen in LA again, especially at the coliseum. Huge festivals like electric daisy carnival bring in a huge inflow of cash to the city and surrounding neighborhoods.
It would also be nice if the metro in LA ran until 3am during Friday and Saturday nights. All the bars/clubs close at 2 so taking public transportation after a night of drinking could reduce accidents and promote public transportation.
Eric_Garcetti: Only have a minute left, but YES! I want some signature festivals here in LA, the music capital of the world.
There you have it! His answer was brief, but coming from a man already quite familiar with befriending those associated with nightlife (see Garcetti’s recent campaign fundraiser with performances by Steve Aoki and Moby), I think it’s safe to assume that we can expect a soon return of Electric Daisy Carnival to Los Angeles.
I’ve been waiting on this one for a long time now. Naturally, I gravitate towards anything that says trap, but a mix labeled “Girl Trapz,” you know I’m going to be quick on the play and even quicker on the like. Although volume three aired previously on Diplo and Friends a couple weeks back, it’s with its release yesterday I truly fell in love. Packed with 47 tracks that evoke not only an insane amount of booty bouncing, but big bass and some serious girl power. From tracks like Missy Elliot and Ciara’s “1,2 Step” to Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” to even Nelly and Kelly Rowland’s “Dilemma,” Benzi knows how to cover a wide variety while keeping the transitions smooth. I’ve also always been impressed with his ability to also throw it back to some old school tunes and bring back some killer memories. Lucky for us listeners, Benzi will have a bi-monthly residency on Diplo and Friends and Get Right Records Radio to keep the jams coming all summer long. So ladies take a listen, and guys don’t be scared to let loose and just enjoy the tunes.
01 | Lambo – Ass Everywhere (Get Right Recs)
02 | Timbaland & Drake – Say Something (eSenTRIK Remix)
03 | DJ Drama – So Many Girls (DJR Remix)
04 | Disclosure – You & Me (Baauer Remix)
05 | Ciara & Missy Elliot – 1, 2 Step
06 | Cathy Dennis – Touch Me (J-Lah Remix)
07 | Britney Spears x Sinjin Hawke – Toxic Dust (Benzi Edit)
08 | Sisqo – Thong Song (Shift Key Remix)
09 | Mack Blajik – Feelin U
10 | DJ Yolo Bear – Make U Touch My
11 | T2 & Jodie – Heartbroken (Hesk Remix)
12 | Aaliyah – One In A Million (DJ Tiga Remix)
13 | Brenmar – Trouble
14 | gLAdiator – You Should Know Why
15 | Jeremih – Gurlz Gon Wyld (Taste Tester Remix – RL Grime Edit)
16 | Cassie – All The Love (Kingdom Edit)
17 | J-Cole & Miguel – Power Trip (Two Fresh Remix)
18 | Three Six Mafia – Got Ya Hooked
19 | Loudpvck – Becky
20 | Something For The People – My Love Is The Shhh (Benzi vs Sega Edit)
21 | Shift Key – What We Had
22 | Britney Spears – Slave 4 U (Aylen Remix)
23 | Ciara – Body Party (Kiff Remix)
24 | Yung Satan – Down
25 | Obey City – That Molly
26 | Jitta On The Track – Mollylujah (SWVZY Remix) (Get Right Recs)
27 | Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets (Ticklish Remix)
28 | Grandtheft – Give Me More
29 | Nelly & Kelly Rowland – Dilemma (SPF 666 Remix – Benzi Edit)
30 | Ashanti – Baby
31 | Manikan – GGGGettin Head (Bosstone Remix)
32 | Rihanna & Kanye West – Jump (Club Cheval vs Benzi VIP Edit)
33 | Ticklish – Rescue Me
34 | Sweater Beats – Make A Move (Branchez Remix)
35 | Andre 3000 – Prototype (eSenTRIK Remix)
36 | The-Dream – Rockin’ That Thang
37 | Falcons – Oops
38 | Case – Touch Me, Tease Me (J-Lah Remix)
39 | Water Meego – Only Think Of U
40 | Hydrabadd – Sanctuary (Heroes x Villains Remix)
41 | Banks – Fall Over (Djemba Djemba Remix)
42 | Passion Pit – Constant Conversations (Xaphoon Jones Remix)
43 | Katy B – On A Mission (Tenorless Remix)
44 | Kaos – Come Alive
45 | The Fugees – Ready or Not (:DFACE Remix)
46 | The-Dream – Fancy (Sinjin Hawke Edit)
47 | Djemba Djemba – Stahp
A-Minor is one of the few remaining EDM producers that still spins live vinyl and that is easily the most impressive part of this mix. The scratching in this mix is unreal, as are the transitions and the track selection. Overall I think this might be my favorite mix that we’ve gotten to premiere on this site.
I also had the chance to meet with A-Minor and ask him a few questions:
TSS: Who are you? (Introduce yourself)
A-Minor: I am DJ A-Minor of the Jukebox Heroes DJ crew. My name is Andre and I’m a libra. I’m not quite sure what that means, I’ve never been into that shit. I’m a Tar Heel. I’m based in Charlotte, NC. I grew up in NJ, MI and NC. And I’m an ass man.
TSS: What came first, DJing or producing?
A-Minor: DJing came first. I had opportunities to learn to produce earlier on in my career, but I wanted to get comfortable with my skill level as a DJ before I split my attention.
TSS: What initially drew you towards a career in music?
A-Minor: A combo of loving music and dumb luck. I’ve been involved in music in some way since I was about 5. Music then took a backseat to sports and classes for a long time. My DJ career started with pushing buttons in a dining hall on campus at Carolina when I did a favor for a friend with a mobile DJ business. There was really no skill involved in what I was doing, they just didn’t want there to be a break in the music. I took a few more gigs and one night he had me keep the CDJs (I use that term loosely) overnight at my place. After just messing with them a while, I blended 2 songs perfectly and completely by accident. I was up til probably 6am just figuring it out. I immediately started saving for turntables and ended up with a pair of numarks, the equivalent of a store brand mixer and a hand me down record collection. Then it was just practice all the time. It still blows my mind that I get paid to do this.
TSS: Describe your life in BPM and say why.
A-Minor: 98 BPM sounds about right. You can have chill music, and some stuff with the highest energy you can find. My life has had some crazy ups and dark downs so I think the wide range of good songs at that tempo matches well with my experiences. And, even though it becomes a rarity to come across at times, it never goes out of style.
TSS: Festivals or shows?
A-Minor: Shows, definitely. Festivals tend to suck ass after the first day. You can only hear the top 10 on beatport so many times before you want to smash your head against something. Plus, I’m a fan of people keeping up with their personal hygiene and that just doesn’t happen at a lot of festivals.
TSS: Any advice to upcoming producers/DJ’s?
A-Minor: If you produce great shit and you want to DJ, that’s great, but learn to fucking DJ. Makes me sick when people get paid ungodly money to train wreck for an hour. And when you produce, make what you would want to hear, not what’s already hot. Originality is more likely to lead to longevity than hopping on the bandwagon.
TSS: Fuck, kill, marry: Flosstradamus (they come as a pair), Carnage, and Amanda Bynes
A-Minor: Fuck Amanda Bynes because I take risks in life.
Kill Flosstradamus (sorry guys) because one spouse will be quite enough.
Marry Carnage, process of elimination. Depending on how well the Amanda Bynes thing goes, hope he’s cool with keeping some rachets around the crib.
TSS: What’s in your traveling DJ bag?
A-Minor: Serato Records. A few 12″ vinyl singles (I swap them out from time to time). Needles. Laptop. External HD. Extra audio cords. Dicers. Aleeve. Pepto Bismol Chewables (nothing worse than bubble guts halfway into a 4 hour set). Stickers. Knife. iPhone charger.
TSS: What is your favorite liquor?
TSS: If you weren’t a DJ, what would you be?
TSS: Who do you want to collaborate with the most right now?
A-Minor: Disclosure, they piss excellence.
TSS: Would you rather fight 1 horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses?
A-Minor: 1 horse sized duck. Sweet and Sour Duck for DAYS!!