Mat Zo is a repeat favorite here on Ever Evolved. Always changing up his style, challenging boundaries. Recently released the Up, Down, Left, Right EP and a flawless I See MONSTAS remix on his independent label Mad Zoo. Mat Zo has managed to pump out a few more tracks for his label, just in time for warm weather festivities. Switching it up again from a nice groovy filter house vibe with Giving It All Up, to downright dirty melodic dubstep with Ruffneck Bad Boy.
With his next single, premiering on edm.com, Mat Zo delivers a smooth electro hous mix to you for free! After listenin to Real Life and most of Zo’s music you can really tell he is a master at manipulating the emotion with nothing but sounds! He gets better with every track, so keep up with him on his soundcloud!
Tegan and Sara Quin were born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1980 and began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of Fifteen. These Canadian twin females have been in the music industry for over 13 years. These ladies are in a lane of their own. Making a musical statement in a vast industry they bridge rock, pop, electronic and alternative into the indie world with many different artist. This has allowed their music to cross over into other genres. They have been covered by The White Stripes with their original song “Walking with a Ghost” to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta, Morgan Page and many more artist.
Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album Heartthrob and they are acclaimed international celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, attaining the band’s highest US chart position thus far. Below is a snippet of the whole album in less than 4 minutes!
Looking back to their previous work Tegan and Sara have released 7 albums; Under Feet Like Ours (1999),This Business of Art (2000),If It Was You (2002),So Jealous (2004), The Con (2007), Sainthood (2009) andHeartthrob (2013) including special DVD’s, releases and unheard demos.
Tegan and Sara opened for the band Fun on their Most Nights Summer Tour which began in Toronto, Ontario. When Tegan and Sara are not in the studio recording or chilling back home in Canada they can been seen traveling on Tour across the world. They have performed in many well-known festivals including Mariposa Folk Festival, Sarah McLachlan’s Lillith Fair, Coachella, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Boston Calling, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and The Toronto World Pride 2014. In July 2014 the duo opened for Lady Gagas 2014 concert tour in Quebec, Canada.
Though their music is not openly political, Tegan and Sara are very politically and socially engaged. They are outspoken advocates for LGBT equality and have done countless fundraisers for youth organizations, music education, literacy, cancer research and LGBT advocacy.
Tegan currently lives in Vancouver, Sara lives in Montreal. Tegan and Saras music connects all people, whether your in a relationship, about social change, learning to become your own person in life, dealing with a personal situation, losing a loved one, finding love or just partying with your friends, listen to the lyrics and let it get in your heart. In the words of these two, “Close your eyes, and then you free your mind, You’re free to fly.”
Watch this hilarious Interview with SNL star Andy Samberg. Sorry Andy your not their type of Heartthrob 🙁
Joker just recently released what could very well be the best album to come out in a while; The Mainframe on Kapsize records. This Lp includes his hit single Midnight, which was premired on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 broadcast about 3 months ago and released on the 8th of Dec. and his collaboration with Zak Abel, which has accumulated quite a lot of views with the official music video since its release on Joker Presents. These two songs alone are enough to turn heads.
Aside from the music video, Joker successfully teased the albums release in early January with a preview on youtube, confirming the speculations of how badass it was going to be. Did not disappoint. Containing 13 tracks, the Mainframe takes you on a journey of awesome sounds and emotion. Just do no skip a song on your first listen! Each song blends into the next. Connect to jokers soundcloud page, link below, to keep track of him and learn how you can own such awesome music.
Small Petite woman. Music with a deep tempo beat of electronic and dream pop, voice of whisper in your ear but so clear and smooth and beautiful. FKA twigs (Formerly known as twigs) is from Gloucestershire, England. Her real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett born Jamaican, Spanish and English. She is a singer-songwriter, producer and dancer.
In 2013 she released her debut album EP2 with only four tracks “How’s That“, “Papi Pacify“, “Ultraviolet” and the most popular hit “Water Me“
In 2014 she released EP1 which has 10 tracks including the song below “Two Weeks“
FKA twigs single “Two weeks” has over 8 million views on YouTube (above) with lyrics:
“Higher than a motherfucker, dreaming of it, it’s my lovin’ (High) Flying like a stream of thunder, only way to do each other (High) Pull out the insides and give me two weeks, you won’t recognize her Mouth open, you’re high”
Her creativity flows with dance and song and she is on the rise. Being distinctive from the majority of popular musicians in today’s society, she will catch you eye. With a bit of sexual references added while watching her videos it will make someone think of what is she really trying to say? Is this Art? How does her music make people feel?
In this Interview it gives a sense of the Artist of who she is and how she started. FKA twigs felt like a loner and was sensitive at a very young age. Being the only mixed race girl in her school, she felt really separate. Even if someone was being nice to her she didn’t know how to welcome it. Describing a small story in this video,her dad gave a friend from school a ride home and her friend asked her, “Why was her dad listening to Jazz music? It’s so sad.” After that she was ashamed and asked her father if they could listen to something else when her friends got in the car from there on.
The pressures of fitting in when young will never cease. Not until self-esteem is built and self-awareness to the point where no fucks are given about what others think. That’s what FKA twigs did, she started to appreciate where she came from and states “being in your own bubble is not a bad thing.”
Nevertheless with Her fashion bondage and S&M fashion sense, her hair braided with her edges slicked wavy to the side, septum piercing, stimulating choreography, she is an individual on sight. Are there any other Artist you have seen like her? Nothing can compare to her voice, listen to her voice, the beat and rhythm of the electronic tempo.
Starting the new year off strong, RhymSter has been puttin in a lot of work at the Sandlot Studios. Well into January he has released a few songs and more work pending still. His most recent single You Dont Know which is produced by Henrik3000 a producer from Germany is a super chill track that gets you more in tune with his more relaxed side.
With no signs of stopping RhymSter has been not only working on his own singles but also collabs with numerous artist such as K3N, L.x, Abel Mindead, GNO, ManMan as well as many producers. Can’t Fuck With Us is a smooth production by GridLockAndy with Rhyms spittin over the track with K3N.
Recently releasing a music video, shot and edited by Victor Collaso, this track showcases RhymSters more uptempo and energetic anthems with a view into the life at Sandlot Studios. Clips from the video come from rehearsing, hitting up open mics and just all out putting in raw work at the studio. With so many different styles to his music, Rhymster is coming up with new ideas everyday. So you do not miss out on any, follow him on the links below.
Claptone, a mythical being as describe in his profiles, is quite the producer. He is too familiar with making hit tracks that reach beatports top 10 charts. Claptone received a lot of recognition in 2012 after his hit track Cream reached the top of beatport charts. Now #5 on the deep house charts is his remix of Long Days, Hot Nights by Sirens of Lesbos, which first premiered on Annie Macs BBC Radio 1 show.
Needless to say Claptone has a good ear. That good ear got him far with his ambition for creating lucid music, enabling him to reach a milestone; Reaching a strong fan base of 100,000 people on facebook. In celebration and thanks for all the support, Claptone does his fan base a solid and releases a crunchy deep house tune, Ladies & Gentlemen, for free. A real vibrant and groovy track with a nice ol’ school house feel to it.
Scrolling through my soundcloud feed I strolled upon a masterpiece of sounds and melody. With a succession of string instruments and funky basslines, German duo KlangTherapeuten have created a track that sounds like heaven in your ears. This piece is fit with piano, synths, a groovy a bassline and what sounds like violin & cello that would make Holding Hands sound orchestral. It would be a wonderful experience to be able to see this performed with live instruments. But for now enjoy it as a free download!
As one of the newest signed artists on Toolroom Records,Amtrac releases Those Days for his debut on the label. In an interview with Toolroom Amtrac talks about his influences and the creative process in his music making. “What I love most about house music is rhythm and soul. That’s the basis of everything this scene is about, and that’s what I strive for in every single one of my productions”.
If you have kept track of Amtracs work you would know that those words hold true. Every track from hisDefeated/Primal EP, his remixes, to Those Days, theyall have that quality soulful sound and intricate rhythm and melodies you can groove to. Once you hear the choppy vocals and bassline on Those Days you will get hooked on that replay button. Tracks like this is what will keep Amtracs list of followers growing.
Jauz has been on a roll lately pumping out marvelous remixes. From pop artist Ed Sheeran to Childish Gambino, the man also known as Sam Vogal can turn any tune into a hard hitting future house trap fusion.
For these next couple remixes he goes after SCNDL‘s The Munsta, turning the melbourne bounce track into a trap house fusion. Starting out with the original melody and transforming it into a fine bassline hook, then slowing it down to add some high hats and a nice beat pattern to give it a trap feel to bob your head too. Then he attacks A$AP Mob, turning Hellah Hoes into a house party anthem. Keeping most of A$AP Twelvyy and Rocky‘s lines and of course Nast‘s hook, then pumping it with hard hittin bassline synths. Add this to your set to make any party go wild. But you will have to download if for free first!
His genre defying music is always turning heads at every corner. His musical creativity, unmatched. Matan Zohar, other wise known as Mat Zo, is truly an independent and innovative artist in the world of dance music. Recently Mat Zo conjured up his own record label Mad Zoo joining the rank of independent record label owner with artists like Diplo (Mad Decent), Deadmau5 (Mau5trap), A-Trak (Fools-Gold), Skrillex (Owsla) and others alike.
With no hesitation Mat Zo released his first EP Up, Down, Left, Right under his label, not wasting any time. The EP contains two tracks varying in genre. The first track Get Down 2 Get Up is a house collaboration with the Knocks that has a nice electro-funk that will have you sayin God Damn God damn! while you groove on the dance floor. Left To Right is a breaks solo storm, with harsh electro bass synth bursts and claps that will slap you right to left. Starting with a dark but energetic beat then properly smoothing into an uplifting airy breaks track. This 2 track EP has got it all.
Then from house to breaks Mat Zo has another track up his sleeve and this time he is set to wow the world of dubstep. I see MONSTAS track Circles gets a complete make over from blissful drum and bass to in your face hard dubstep. Something you would not expect from Mat Zo but it was only a matter of time before he reached all spectrums of sound. This remix starts slow but before you know it you are hit with pounding chopped up bass and vocals. In between drops you get a break of nice vocalization and melody but before you can catch your breath Zo strikes again and then he ends it smoothly. So much energy in a quick 4:33 time lapse.