“I’m too high to care,” the voice proclaims. Its conviction carries through filtered vocals, passes punchy percussion and settles deep in your belly.
I remember how heavy A Boy & A Girl’s latest song hit me the first time I listened to it. Though they remixed Krewella’s “TH2C,” this duo deviates from the original in unexpected ways. Gone are the southeast-asian strings and melodic musings which contribute to Krewella’s laid-back summer tune. In its place stand rhythmic synths and crisp hi-hats that culminate into hard drops. The result? A distortion of the leading lyric from a silly remark into an ominous declaration. That purpose makes all the difference for me.
A Boy & A Girl write on their Soundcloud page that they “felt inspired by Yasmine and Jahan’s beautiful melodies and flipped them upside down into a brooding trap jungle.” A transformation in tone indubitably occurs. However, I’d argue that the remix mutates Krewella’s utopia into an epic dystopia. And in this realm, A Boy & A Girl come out on top as A King & A Queen.
But I’ll let you come to your own conclusions. Check out their song below and make sure to share the love!
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And make sure to follow them on social media!
A Boy & A Girl – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Instagram
Oh, breakups. Most of us can relate to the feeling of complete apathy, fueled by both heartbreak and the sugar crashes from ice cream that accompany it. However, Los Angeles-based producer Goshfather proves yet again that sometimes, a split serves as the impetus for intense creative rebirth.
Doppelgang is giving us another treat: 10 more free tracks from their featured artists. Including production from palmingo, feewet, michael and raps by Doppelgangers AceTheKidd, Eli Baker, and Bryan Martinez. Our favorite track from this one is “Kiss Kiss”, a hip-hop version of Lido’s remix of the original track. This song shows the unique ability of Doppelgang to mesh club music with hip hop. Only expect more stellar content from the group in the future and be sure to follow Doppelgang on Soundcloud and Facebook and check out their website, doppelgangmusic.com
Download ‘Doppelgang Presents 2’ for free here.
If you missed out last time, check out Doppelgang Presents 1 here.
Doppelgang: Facebook| Twitter | Soundcloud
Have you heard of the Doppelgang? If not, catch the newest tunes from this Boston-based music collective. Founded on hip hop and cutting-edge production, Doppelgang Music brings you a variety of producers and rappers with a style that will feed your future pallet. Doppelgang Presents 1 features tracks from Eli Baker, feewet, Bryan Martinez, Palmingo, and more. One of the shining tracks is the R.I.C.O. Freestyle by Bryan Martinez, who is dropping his debit mixtape Makavellian Friday March 25th. Visit http://doppelgangmusic.com for updates on the latest from Doppelgang and download Doppelgang Presents 1 here.
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Doppelgang: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
If you’ve never heard of Daruma before, we’re giving you this chance to join the hype ship before it’s roster sails it’s way to the top of festival lineups. The trap-inspired collective, started six months ago by Andrew Luce, Instant Party, Hati and more, has featured some of the biggest up and coming talent on Soundcloud right now. Exclusive releases for artists such as Dabow, Quix, Alexander Lewis, Duskus, Graves, JNTHN STEIN, Subtomik, Electric Mantis and many more populate the juicy volumes that have been steadily spreading their mark all over Soundcloud.
After releasing nearly one track a day for an inhuman amount of time and then dipping into radio silence, Josh Pan is starting to put his name back on the map. His most recent collaboration with Medasin and Xian & Gaszia featuring his own notorious vocals is sure to heat up trap sets for the coming months. Look out for a whirlwind of more Josh Pan releases, and if you haven’t already dig into Medasin’s juicy Soundcloud full of synthwave bangers.
Josh Pan | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Medasin | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Gaszia | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Xian | Soundcloud
We’ve been following Champagne Drip since he dropped his EP Radio Bikini last year. A Mad Decent signee, this artist has a unique and clean style. His new EP dropped today – titled, Journey Into The Champagne Sea, this release shows off Champagne Drip’s diverse style and versatility between genres. The concept behind this artist is humorous; his song titles and sound choice are fitting for the artist name. Not only does he produce great music, but Champagne Drip is a relatively mysterious artist. The producer isn’t playing festivals, huge shows, or collaborating with a ton of artists.
Check out Champagne Drip’s “Sounds From The Well” mix:
Listen to Journey Into The Champagne Sea below and download for free:
Champagne Drip: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
The two Boulder-based electro-funk legends have spoiled us again, this time with an addicting new smasher titled “Let the Good Times Roll”. These artists are old pro’s in writing the sauciest funk music that the electronic music scene has had the pleasure of jamming out to, and following a hot streak of fresh releases from Griz, this track is no exception to their undeniable musical prowess.
“Let the Good Times Roll” resembles an old-school psychedelic funk swinger, featuring cheery, soulful vocals followed by groovy sax riffs, upbeat drum loops, juicy guitar riffs, and an undeniably catchy bassline, all tied together with signature funkstep growls. This anthem is set to spread uplifting vibes for what’s left of the summer season, so be sure grab a free download and look for Griz on his Super Shagadelic Tour at a venue near you.
Griz | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Big Gigantic | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Slow Magic has been on an endless tour since the release of 2014’s How To Run Away on Downtown Records and his profile only continues to grow. This summer is chock full of festival performances at Osheaga, HARD Summer, North Coast, Splash House, Summer Set, Global Dance, WayHome and more. Come this fall, Slow Magic will embark on his largest North American tour yet with like-minded producer Giraffage. Joining them on the So Cute! Tour will be Lindsay Lowend and Daktyl. Phase 1 is announced today with a list of dates below. Pre-sale begins tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28th, and general on-sale begins this Friday, July 31st, with tickets available for purchase here. To align with the So Cute! Tour announcement, Slow Magic is sharing an ace remix of Giraffage’s fantastic tracks, “Hello” and “Be With You.” It exhibits the vintage Slow Magic sound – heavy organs and walloping percussion.
Listen to the track and catch the tour dates below:
Slow Magic: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
That’s right. All of it. The humble Hawaiian legend, Aaron Carmack, has temporarily released his entire (official) discography on Bandcamp for ‘name your own price’. While many of Carmack’s prehistoric experimental tracks can only be heard on this Secret Gems Soundcloud account, you can scoop all 12 of his game-changing EP’s at full 320 kbps in handful of mouse clicks. And if that’s still not enough ‘mack for you, look forward to the release of his Red EP this month which includes the monstrous track, ‘Solutions with Donnis‘.
Mr. Carmack is undoubtably the most influential trap artist out there, constantly pushing the envelope for both turn up and turn down music. Swooning over 200,000 followers in under two years, along with the endless support from big names in the industry such as What So Not, Diplo, and more, this dude has undeniably earned his spot at the big boys table.
Mr. Carmack | Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter