Local Chicago MC Isael X comes out with a few new tracks in the last month. With a playlist full of singles and mixtapes with that straight Chicago attitude and lyrics with stories to tell Isael delivers bombshell tracks his fans can connect with, easily giving him thousands of plays on his soundcloud.
Isaels ability to change up styles from laidback to energetic between songs illustrates his artistic abilities while handling the mic. Complimenting his creative lyricism is the perfect set of instrumentals he has picked that has the right amount of energy to capture his flow giving his songs a presence that draws you in.
Having a knack for picking out talented artists and producers to work with, it is exciting to hear on social media that he is working on new music for his LSD volume series. Taking the LSD abbreviations from his home city’s Lake Shore Drive, Isael X makes them his own for his mixtapes starting out with Let’s Start a Dynasty, Livin the Sickest Dream and most recently Loud Smoking Drunks, which you can download for free on his soundcloud. So click the follow button to stay tuned for future Isael X tunes.
It is finally here; Phnm‘s debut for Beatport is out now on Rad Summer Records to rock the dancefloors and add some madness to your playlist. You can head to his soundcloud or go directly to beatport to purchase this tune. Catch PHNM drop this track live in Chicago at his resident DJ spots at Soundbar on Saturdays, The Underground Chicago on Sundays and Roof on theWit on Thursdays.
Mustard Pimp‘s hardcore house track Renegade was just released not to long ago to tear up the dance floor. This track came out with a remix package and Run DMT‘s remix of the tune definitely takes the cake. Turning this house track into a 140 bpm styled adrenaline rush, coming at you for free! Follow Run DMT on soundcloud for more free downloads and updates on his new music.
The duo Styles&Complete drop a massive trap tune over on Buygore Records and it is available to you for free! These guys are great with experimenting with different styles of bass music whether it be real chill and laid back or something hyped up to party to. This track Jump showcases their wild side, with deep bass synths at every drop, chopped up vocals and a general loud atmosphere surrounding it all, this track is designed to get you wild n’ out!
Coming up this 2nd of June Amtrac is set to release his Undefeated/Primal EP over on Black Book Audio/Armada Records. This two track EP contains some of the most soothing deep house sounds. Amazing synth patterns and beat work will have your feet grounded to the dance floor feelin undefeatable!
Deadmau5 takes to the interwebz to reveal his final track list weeks after revealing the release date and name for his forthcoming album While(1<2). The track list contains some songs that are old, revised and ready for the public and much newer tracks as well. Joel usually works on his songs live over Ustream for his fans to see the creative process during the making of a track.
02. Coelacanth I
03. Ice Age
04. My Pet Coelacanth
05. Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer
06. Terrors In My Head
08. Somewhere Up Here
09. Phantoms Can’t Hang
03. Errors In My Bread
04. Survivalism Rmx
05. Silent Picture
06. Rlyehs Lament
12. A Moment To Myself
14. Coelacanth II
After releasing the track list though much of Joel’s “fans” complained that the new album contained too many old familiar songs. Joel took to reddit to respond to these claims stating most tracks were unreleased and the problem of over-sharing on the internet is not under his control.
“well, there you go. tracklist is out. It’s another culmination of another years worth of work. and i’ve always made a point to share most of my work in progress with my fans and supporters. It is a little disheartening to see negative feedback about the lack of “new” music to the die hard fan who has probably been heard everything on there… but thats just the nature of “oversharing”. I’m still proud to call this body of work a good representative album of my production capabilities, whether youve heard it or not.
the idea i like to keep in mind, is that it might be hard for you to see it, but i think the larger portion of the mau5 world hasnt heard any of this. at all. think about new fans? or people who’d like an introduction to whatever it is i do. its not “for” those people, its not “for” the die hard fans… its kinda for everyone.
id hate to just lock myself in the studio, with no streams, no fan interaction, no song previews, no free releases on live.deadmau5.com then just make an annual appearance once a year with an album full of new stuff… thats just not my style. Albums (for me) arent produced in a single sitting, overnight. They take time… and during that time, i like to keep people posted on my progress and how its moving along, whether its a stream, soundcloud preview, or live.deadmau5.com release…. and if thats something that “COMPLETELY RUINS AN ALBUM” for you… then… well, shit. i dont know what to tell you.
in the end, im proud of this album. And whether you’ve heard some, most or all over the course of the time it took me to do it, i hope you enjoy it as well. :)”
Despite the negative feedback from so called fans, the mau5’s album is still getting great reviews. Calling it a bit of a departure, but a “bit of a head bopper” the last track of the album Seeya ft Colleen D’Agostino was premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio and has been dubbed the Hottest Record in the World. It was later shared on Mau5trap record’s soundcloud with really cool, dark cover art to fit the track. For those who pre-order the album will now receive Avaritia and Seeya instantly
About this time last year Jonathan Gooch, other wise known as Feed Me one of his many DJ/producer alias’s, announced on facebook that he was prepared to quit DJing. At least for about a year. Although he has been playing few DJ sets over the past few months his focus over his hiatus was mainly his music production and graphic designing.
Well, just as he said about a year later he is back and ready to go in full gear with the announcement of a new tour in North America named “Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey.” Feed Me’s new tour will have an updated set of “Teeth” so there will be lots of focus on visuals as well as the new music he has prepared for us over the year. With the announcement of the tour on facebook Jon delighted us fans with word of his new EP. He also was generous enough to share a track from his forthcoming EP labeled “Time For Myself” on his soundcloud. This track is available to you with purchase of presale tickets for Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey tour in your city. Sign up here for the limited time offer.
Check out Time For Myself and the first wave of the Psychedelic Journey schedule below.
Lxury, who has been ranked as #3 most blogged artist on the Hype Machine has just released his Playground EP over on Greco-Romanlabel. This artist from the UK has been delivering some wonderful melodic dance tunes over the fall. With playful vocals over future bass beats, shifting tempos rhythmically, this EP would be perfect for your summer playlist.
Check out the Playground EP below and purchase the full set on here on iTunes
Bassnectar releases a couple new tracks off his highly anticipated new album NVSB, short for Noise Vs Beauty. To get us excited for the new LP Lorin gives away one of his singles as a free download. Working with Rye Rye on this track dubbed Now, this track reminds us why Bassnectar is one of the most recognizable names in the music industry. This wild tune fit with Rye Rye’s awesome hip hop vocals over Bassnectars signature bass synth sounds is just one of the styles you will be hearing on the new album.
This next track off the new album takes on a more smoother intracate vibe. Starting off with a uplifting guitar riff and W Darling taking over the lyrics over Bassnectars bass synths, this track has a life of its own spreading positive energy. “It’s a love song, but it’s about friendship and family” Lorin tells Rolling Stone Magazine. “It’s about those basic human bonds of trust and loyalty, the feeling you get when you have a friend who will stand by you through thick and thin, no matter what, until the end” he continued, “I feel that You & Me is my anthem.”
The album is scheduled to be released on June 24th and Lorin is most excited to release this album in particular telling Rolling Stone “It is exactly how I envisioned it sounding…It explores the relationship between the extreme and often opposing forces of noise (loud, wild, hysteria) and beauty (deep, vulnerable, emotional).” Over the next few months Bassnectar will be promoting the new album on his tour through music festivals all over the world including TomorrowLand, Summer Camp Music Festival, EDC and Chicago’s very own North Coast Music Festival. You can pre-order the LP here on iTunes.
There is a new mysterious producer in our midst and if you have not heard of him yet do not feel discouraged, Zhu would rather stay anoymous. “Music is Faceless. Let my music tell my story” it reads on his facebook biography. After Do Androids Dance posted hisMoves Like Jackson remix of Outkast, Zhu got a lot of attention around the world, even getting a feature on Pete Tong Essentials onBBC Radio 1 a couple weeks ago. Prior to that, Zhu released his Nightday EP showcasing his deep and sexy house beats, a beautiful start to Zhu’s faceless story.
Check out the Nightday EP below. If you want to buy this EP, head to his soundcloud.