So just as I thought Ricky was going to be on a hiatus for a while, he drops this one. If you follow Ricky Cervantes on Twitter, then you know that he is all too frustrated with mashups of Alive, and on one night posted an entire set of the same mashup, with the same samples, made by about twenty different artists. Anyway, as usual Ricky sets the bar higher than most others and rewinds thing back in time a little to match up Krewella’s popular vocals with some old school Daft Punk. Check out the track now!
Ricky Cervantes – ALIVE (Daft Punk v. Krewella) | Download |
The second single release of the PANTyRAiD PillowTalk album countdown, “That’s the Spot”, following their HUGE remix of Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” last week, is a unique tune. From start to finish it feels like you are immersed in a sexy rollercoaster ride full of R&B tension, stomping steady beat, and psychedelic intensity, all wrapped in the feel of a dancey entanglement of power and lust. Visit pillowtalk.pantyraidmusic.com to pre-order the album and get instant download of “That’s the Spot,” as well as some other free suprises of the panty dropping nature.
PANTyRAiD – That’s The Spot | Pre-Order PillowTalk |
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If i’m correct this is the first time we’ve featured Rudebrat on the site but i couldn’t pass up this jam when i heard it. This chill electro soul/trap production has taken a new approach on the trap scene giving us a new take on the genre. Full of samples mixed with amazing melodies and rhythms i found myself grooving to it in my lawn chair out back. Turn this one up and be sure to give Rudebrat some love by liking him on Facebook!
Rudebrat – Always Wonder | Download |
Tom Budin, the teenage prodigy, is back with a bootleg of Daft Punks single. He starts the song off with the catchy lyrics and melody over some hyped up drums. Then he switches it up with a funky melodic drop of his own that will have everyone asking what remix this is! A great fresh take on an instant classic, and he even adds in an interesting disco synth over top of the second build. Definitely pick this one up so you don’t have to stop enjoying Daft Punk’s genius even when everyone and their grandma has overplayed the original. Also, check Tom out on Facebook and Twitter. You’re gonna wanna keep an eye on this kid out of Australia!
Get Lucky (Tom Budin Remix) – Daft Punk | Download |
Here’s a song that I promise you will have on repeat for atleast a week. New York based producer Infuze has just dropped, ‘Get Enough’, an irresistible track with a futuristic, smooth, electro soul feel. Judging by this track, and the fact Infuze already reached the number five spot on the iTunes Electronic Albums chart for his “Far Away” EP, I’d say it’s about to be a huge year for the rising producer. Pick up the free DL and enjoy.
Infuze – Get Enough | Download |
I’ve been waiting anxiously for this for a while now. Pretty Lights has been tearing it up for a while now, and it seems like his career has been building up to this album pretty much since he started making music. You can check out my reviews of two of his shows in the last 6 months here and here for a my own insights into what to expect from this album and what the music sounds like. Here’s some of what he had to say:
It has been 2 years, 5 months and 24 days since I last released a record. I am properly delighted to announce the release of my new full-length album A Color Map of the Sun . I began work on this album/project/experiment in February of 2011 and spent a year creating my own vinyl collection of everything I needed to produce the album I heard in my head. I spent the next year producing songs with homemade vinyl samples and a big crazy analog synth I built just for this album. It is truly Analog Electronica. It’s soulful electro hip-hop that went back in time to learn from the life of its smooth ass grandparents.
Music will always continue to evolve. On A Color Map of the Sun I challenged myself to evolve my own sound and style by looking to the past and paying respect to all the ways in which music can yield immense power; emotionally, kinetically, and as I see it, inspirationally. Basically, I tried to make an album that could make you feel your soul, move your body and maybe even stir up new ideas. I put my whole self into this album and it put itself back into me.
This is the first time I am releasing an album as a physical product at the same time as a digital version. I have double disc CDs and full length vinyl records available with amazing hard cover book packaging that looks stunning and contains a 28 page photo booklet documenting much of the making of the album. The second disc of the double CD set contains 13 additional tracks straight off the vinyl acetates that I composed and created in order to make legit sounding samples for A Color Map of The Sun.
Like always, the album will be available in its entirety as a free download on the album’s release date via prettylightsmusic.com . For the first time however, I encourage you to purchase a copy of the album. There are two honest reasons for this. The main reason is that as an artist I have always reinvested any success I have directly back into the music, the show and the art that goes along with it. Secondly, this isn’t just an album; it is a massive collection of music beyond what is on the CDs that I will continue to put out after the album release. There is an insightful documentary film on the making of this project to be released alongside the launch of the album, as well as a music video for every song. They are all beautiful and uniquely unusual pieces of art.
This “album” is a multi-medium map of my mind and my self. It is personal and honest and I put everything into it. I have stayed on the path of being a completely independent musician and with the help of every supporter and friend, we have transformed a simple idea into a movement, a cultural beacon of light. If you can, I encourage you to purchase a digital or physical copy of A Color Map of the Sun. If not…simply support by sharing the music and sharing the idea. If there is any success to be had from this album, it will go back into my rule bending, never ending quest to channel beauty and taste through music and art.
Either way, I made this music for everyone. Support this release and let’s show the world how we do. The time is now. – Derek Vincent Smith
As stated above, you can preorder a physical copy of the album on his site, and it will also be available for free download. Seriously though, buy this album. This is coming from a guy who shamelessly pirates pretty much everything. Derek Vincent Smith has given us an incredible body of work over the past several years and never asked for anything in return. If anyone deserves your money, it’s him.
Below is the music video for Around The Block, the first single off the new album. It’s a sweet summertime jam with Talib Kweli on the vocals, and the video is really, really cool. Enjoy!
Pretty Lights – Around The Block feat. Talib Kweli | Download From His Site |
You may have never heard of these guys before, so it’s time to get acquainted. Louis The Child is an EDM Duo based out of Chicago and specializing in Electro, Moombahton and House while Luke & Skywalker, another duo, are based out of Phoenix and Charlotte and produce Progressive House, Trap and Electro. Clearly these guys are versatile and have a lot of talent, which probably explains why Dimensions is so funky and makes you wanna move. I honestly couldn’t really put my finger on the genre but it was so good and made me groove the second I heard it. This is one of those songs that elicits good vibes and makes you think of summer. Give it a listen and spend some time browsing their Soundclouds and hit up that free download below!
Louis The Child & Luke & Skywalker – Dimensions | Download |
Simple. Effective. Perfect. Ricky Cervantes is constantly developing unique mashups that aren’t your typical ‘rager’ mashup, but damn are they catchy. This time he blends together two extremely well known tracks, Earth Wind & Fire’s funky, feel good track ‘September’ and the brilliant vocals from Daft Punk’s ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’. The result is this feel good mashup that will certainly make you groove!
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Ricky Cervantes Soul Mix) | Download |
Our friends from up north in San Francisco have had an unbelievably successful past few months with massive release after release and a mind-blowing appearance on Kill Paris’ To A New Earth EP released by OWSLA. Today we have a fresh electronic original from K Theory titled “Solfège” featuring some smooth-flowing bass, a splash of classical melodies, and topped off with some nu disco jump to get your speakers bouncing. Grab the free download below & enjoy!
K Theory – Solfège | Download |
Who’s trying to get FUNKY? It’s been a MINUTE since I’ve heard anything from NYC-based producer No Pets Allowed, and this amazing remix of Martin Solveig’s summertime anthem “The Night Out” was well-worth the wait. Slam this one on the speakers with your volume knob at max as No Pets Allowed takes you on a fantastic musical journey full of joyous melodies, funky electro basslines, and brilliant melodic breakdowns to flow with Martin Solveig’s magnificent original lyrics.
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (No Pets Allowed Remix) | Download |