Eeek! Taylor Swift. Before you start running for the hills trust me, this track will keep you dancing all the way to your next summer wedding. Seriously, I was at a wedding this past weekend (congrats Jon & Annie) where the DJ was killing it. Track after track… I was thinking, “This can’t be happening, just wait he will play ‘shout’ so all the little kids can come out”. This
wedding music god DJ kept it spinning all night. No chicken dance, cha-cha slide, or wedding singer homage. I was impressed. One track he threw down was this mashup including CHVRCHES, T-Swift, & a Lana Del Rey remix by Monsieur Adi. So my advice to you, throw it on a flash drive and hand it to the next “wedding dj” you encounter who is about to clear the dancefloor.
College chicks, beer pong fanatics and…frankly, the whole damn hip hop game got a long-awaited wake-up call this afternoon, as Asher Roth’s sequel to the extremely successful Greenhouse Effect Vol. I dropped on the inter-webs. Asher Roth has since graduated from the beer pong tables and brings a far matured flow and some killer samples to this fantastic mixtape. The mixtape features a wide range of sounds and samples — including those from the Beach Boys, all the way to reckless (but awesome) features from homie “Biebs” (Justin Bieber) himself and the always awesome Chris Brown. The best part? Ash dropped this just in time for your biggest summer party — so download it alllllllll, right now, for free.
I have to say, I got the chance to share a whiskey water or two with Asher at SXSW last year, fresh with a new (then) long-haired look. Asher and his guys were nothing but hospitable and cool dudes to hang with. All the support in the world to this dude and all we can really say is “Ash. For the love of all that is good, do not make us wait this long for Vol. 3.”
Just when you thought you had heard enough of Kanye’s (now extremely overplayed) Clique, the ever-growing POTC comes out with a vibin’ rehash. Won’t lie — this guy never fails to surprise, and he continued the trend here. I’ve yet to hear a crisp, electric, grimey, and down to party remix like this from this track and POTC has brought the remedy. First drop is relentless with the filtered synth and you’ll kind of think, “Ok…let’s see where this goes” and then by the second drop, POTC takes it to all the right places by mixing it up a bit with some choppy, yet suave production — that maintains jussssst enough of the original melody. Enjoy! Pick it up for free download via the Soundcloud player.
If you haven’t heard this one in the last 9 months (you should have already) — get with it! It’s been a banger — but Luminox has hinted it might be pulled soon. Consider this post a PSA: Download now, while you can.
Our boy Luminox (of the ever-dominating EnvyUs crew) straight killed this version of what he rightfully nods as ‘an already awesome song.’ It’s no secret: Since his start, Luminox has only continued to develop his production, beefing things up every single time. His tracks continue to become more and more well-rounded and he just further solidifies himself as a master of the Trap scene.
MitiS exceeds listener expectations with the release of “Born – EP”, a six track packed mix of melodic and uplifting electro jams. This EP also was blessed with Collin McLoughlin’s strong vocal presence on the title track, Born. The classically trained pianist turned EDM producer MitiS, hits us with those signature piercing synth leads and punchy off-beat drums. This album has just begun its descent on iTunes top 20 dance charts so lets help this emerging producer land sooner by picking up Born – EP here.
As the resident ‘trap guy’ here at Wax of the Week, I’ll admit two things:
1) I post a LOT of trap music
2) Trap music has launched to such an (almost) mainstream popularity that a lot of times it’s produced mediocrely.
This means that it’s a bit of a holy grail to come across something that not only knocks but is extremely well-mixed (not just ‘good’…the kind of production where you not only listen to it yourself, but once you get to the club and throw it on the decks, you trust it will slap jussssst the way it’s supposed to, with little-to-no tweaks). It’s not common, but this is one of them.
Shift K3Y hails from London, Britain and specializes in “Future Garage/House, Trap, n’ soulful shit.” Not sure where you stand, but we cheers (and buy another round) to that. A lot of times, us yanks get the good stuff after the UK. If Shift K3Y is any indication of what’s coming across the grand pond, we may just buy some tickets and head over there for a few shows to get the early dose.
Just in time for pre-game festivities, Pierce Fulton & trance titan Maor Levi deliver a massive progressive anthem for this evenings appetizer. These tracks were released on Beatport today via Cr2 records so be sure to head that way and show the artists some support! ”Wanna Be” is lit with a captivating vocal lead and progression that brings down the hammer on what turns out to be a marching band style drop (at least in my mind). For those deep progressive lovers try the original edit, for those just looking to stoke the fire, the Club mix will do!
You may have already heard of TNGHT. For those who haven’t — you can thank us later. My college roommate and all-around homie, Brian (aka Daddy’s Home), sent this my way yesterday while I was at a coffee shop catching up on some work and it was the weirdest experience of my life. While I was surrounded by hipsters and 50 year olds on their daily iced chai tea outing, I was hit with some of the most swagged out, well-produced music that takes trap style production, digital synths, sound sampling and some hidden-recipe secret sauce that TNGHT has up their sleeve, and slams it alllll together to create this radical sound.
I’ve included my personal favorite from the TNGHT EP, called ‘Higher Ground’ as well as what was available up there. They’ve released their latest ‘ACRYLICS’ and it’s absolutely awesome too. Support, support, support this crew as they keep doing it big.
I’m far too excited about these guys. Haz (the guy producing this stuff) claims to be ‘cracked out on fatty omega 3′s, energy drinks and extreme isolation.’ To say he has energy for what he does would be the understatement of the century. RHILLZ (a combination of his first initial, last name, and a Z for emphasis) is a product of Brooklyn who names influences like Jay-Z, Big Pun, and Eminem. To be honest, I don’t know about all of that — it’s just what their website says. What I do know is that this stuff hits hard and is a blast to listen to. These guys blend poppy dubstep-type production with RHILLZ spot-on flow. It’s a cool idea and, so far, works!
Their release ‘First Contact’ is available for completely free download, so if you’re feeling it, cop it now. We’ve provided a few examples of what they’re putting out, below. Enjoy!
This song takes me to a place very similar to the picture above every single time I press play. MaHi aka Aaron Cole takes his fans on a vision quest of adventurous and progressive electronic music that will sooth a restless soul. I am so amped for this talented producer who has carved out a unique style of uplifting and melodic music. I first heard of the Pennsylvania native on a collab with Mitis, “Blu“, which sent me into space for a few days. Now that I am back I am thankful to have the opportunity to feed you electro ear pleasers such as this. Head over to his Soundcloud and check out other tracks!
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DOWNLOAD LINK: One Day (Original Mix) – MaHi