Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Wilks is back with another deep, grooving leviathan. "Shadows Light", similar to his first offering "Ghetto", has both ethereal sounding production and a rhythm/bass combination that will knock your socks off. But where "Ghetto" incorporated grittier sounds and an in-your-face, pitched down vocal sample of Q-Tip, "Shadows Light" is pristine, like a sonic joyride in a sports car through a deserted metropolis at 3 am. The gorgeous, flawlessly chopped vocals are also original this time, and are performed by singer/songwriter Bria Park. The whole thing just works really well together, and he's even made it available for free download! So grab that below and jump on the quickly accelerating Wilks train, because it's left the station! (more…)
Three kids from Mexico sampling a South Korean actor. The Maison Cartel boys are straight up breaking down racial barriers here and they're doing it with electro house, which as we all know is the most effective tool to break down racial barriers. I fell in love with Maison Cartel as soon as my fellow author, Jessika, sent me a video of their set at Dim Mak studios a few months back (Which happened to be their first live show ever, fun facts). Since discovering them, they haven't stopped impressing me with the crazy amount of talent that they possess. Honestly for a while I thought they only produced Trap music, which they definitely do very well, so when I heard how hard they can go on an Electro House original, I was pleasantly surprised. 'Toodaloo' has some serious power behind it, and it is sure to get any dance floor erupting. Unless it's a dance floor at a club for deaf people, in which case I know a really good Electro House deaf translator. But seriously this track is incredible, it's one of those songs that you can't stop yourself from dancing to, or at least bobbing your head and tapping your feet like a...I don't know, i'm too tired to come up with a funny analogy for that one. From Tijuana, to San Diego, to your ears and beyond, the dynamic trio known as Maison Cartel should definitely be added to everyone's "producers to watch" list because these guys are most definitely going places.
Autosav3 is becoming a regular here on TSS. His brand of fresh, danceable house music never fails to engage, but also exists completely outside of the influence of the Beatport top 10 style of the minute, which is a huge plus. Recently, he has taken to utilizing talk box to bring old-school Daft Punk-style vocals to the table, which is awesome and adds a whole other dimension to the grooviness of his music. Both of these tracks are pretty unique, and really cool. Definitely be sure to stay in tune with what this guy has going on, as he is extremely talented. Enjoy! Autosav3 - Something, Funky EP | Free Download | (more…)
My favorite producer is back, and he brought my future wife with him! Granted I have no idea what Polina looks like, or if she's ok with the fact that I plan on having at least 20 children (go big or go home), but her voice on this track is absolutely heavenly, and that's what I look for above all else. I've really gotta give it up for Pierce Fulton on this one though. His production level on this song, and all of his others, is completely unmatched. I actually look forward to emails from his manager about new tracks, which means a lot considering 99% of managers are more needy than teenage girls on their birthday. All in all, I give this track a super big A+, so congratulations Pierce Fulton and Polina, you passed Slapping 101. Support the Pierce and buy the track off of Beatport! I mean have you seen his hair? Hair that good is expensive to maintain.
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The producer duo known as Jordan & Jayce have released an epic electro house track entitled "How High". This track begins with an incredibly tasteful build before kicking into a "big room"-style, festival-ready drop that's ripe for enormous dance floors. The song takes a unique left turn when the second build blasts into a seamless trap reprise of the first drop. And it works. Grab the free download below and keep your eye on Jordan & Jayce, because this duo isn't slowing down any time soon! (more…)
Jeffree's, a sub-label of Mad Decent dedicated to showcasing awesome underground music, is always interesting and full of surprises. This track, released last week, comes from a Norwegian producer called Funkin Matt, and is probably the most creative Big Room House track I have ever heard. Funkin Matt takes that homogenous sound that is huge right now and breathes new life into it, managing to keep the flavor that everyone loves while also having a distinct style in a way that very few other producers have managed. Definitely give this track a listen. It will have you grooving for sure, and it would be awesome to see this guy start making waves. You can snag a download off of Mad Decent's Soundcloud. Enjoy! (more…)
Here's something unique to make your Wednesday a little more interesting. Producer/DJs Dillon Francis and Kill The Noise have joined forces to form Meowski666, and they've released their first original mix as a duo. Francis first unleashed it into the world during his set at this year's EDC Las Vegas, so you know he's serious about this new project. The track is called "Meow Machine", and it will either leave you scratching your head, or summon you to dance like you never have before. The song utilizes a multitude of cat and dog samples that loop over some incredibly lively house rhythms and club-ready beats. If this sounds like something that might get you moving, I urge you to grab the free download below and blast this one at full volume! I guarantee your next door neighbors will thank you for it... (more…)
Get to know Ben Tillotson - better known on stage as "Benthoven". A local of the great city of Boston, Ben's inspiration in music stems from legends such as The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine and hip-hop greats such as Dr. Dre, Ludacris, and Kanye West. Benthoven began music production and became interested in electronic music after being exposed to Justice's 'Cross' Album and several other DJs to follow such as Wolfgang Gartner, Rusko, Kill The Noise and more. Determined to follow in these great EDM legends, Ben started to pursue producing electronic music and worked even harder on forming a sound of his own. The result of all his hard work and determination became a psychedelic, deep sound bouncing from house to dub/chill step, reaching even all the way into electro club bangers. Always bringing his signature sound, Benthoven releases the "First Symphony EP" under Oxford Group Management. This three track EP includes two original songs, "Walkin'", and "Shake" as well as a remix of Jurassic 5's "Linguistics". "Walkin'" has a bouncy house feel with chill build up's and break downs. "Linguistics" includes lyrics from the original track by Jurassic 5. "Shake" captures a darker side of the artist with heavy bass and trap influence. Be on the lookout for new music monthly from this artist, upcoming shows, and more including the release of more new exclusive music directly from ThisSongSlaps.com and The Oxford Group! This is the second exclusive released by The Oxford Group. A management company located right here in Boston, they are rising to become one of the larger event and management companies in the east coast EDM scene, recently co-sponsering Camp Bisco this summer. "Follow" The Oxford Group: | Facebook | Follow @ryansamadea
Los Angeles-based DJ/Producer Wilks just dropped an amazing deep/tech house track entitled "Ghetto". If you're a fan of the recent "deep" music movement that's becoming more prominent in the EDM world, Wilks' new, darker take on the genre will no doubt have you bumping this one over and over. Think somewhere between Gesaffelstein and Gorgon City, but with more bounce. The song's rhythms and bass groove so much, while the overall production maintains an incredibly slick, sinister vibe throughout. Grab the free download below, and watch for the rise of Wilks in the very near future! Follow @JustinAnastasio
TJR is everything that is great about EDM right now. Ever since I heard his, dare I say, anthem 'Ode to Oi', i've been hooked like fish. The thing that I love most about TJR is his lack of fucks given, for lack of a better word. He makes the music that he wants to make, and doesn't aim for the top of the charts like so many producers seem to be doing these days. Granted, he does make it to the top of the charts, but that is because he is one of the best guys making music right now. 'What's Up Suckaz' is a perfect example. If TJR could have a "characteristic sound", then this track would be that..But better. It's got a solid Melbourne Bounce style beat, with those crunchy synths that we've all come to love about Electro House. Throw in TJR's unique kick drums and ladies and gentlemen, you've got yourself a banger. You can buy this song on Beatport now so GO DO THAT RIGHT NOW, because PLUR and stuff.