Since the start Golden Features has been a project by Tom Stell to express creativity in his own musical style, becoming an artist of his own, straying away from the tedious nature of mainstream edm artists. Since his debut self titled EP Golden Features has been getting recognized everywhere. Recently Golden was nominated for best break through artist by InTheMix next to artists like What So Not, Motez, Wave Racer & M4SONIC. The winner will be announced this August 6th at an invite only dinner.
Needless to say Golden has been real busy with his music and getting his name out there. He has also been working on other ways to express his creativity, looking into visual arts. As of late Golden released a music video for his track Tell Me ft. Nicole Millar. The video has a sinister vibe at first being filmed in black & white. Taking place in an abandoned warehouse with odd characters Golden takes you inside his head and gives you a glimpse of his world. Very fitting visuals for this track I would say check out the video below to see for yourself.
Chris.Ekoh recently added a track to his soundcloud that adds a little flavor in the music world. With a nice slow beat, a catchy acapella rhythm and a little bit of philosophy Chris adds some deep lyrics that perfects this track. Although it is a short track it is definitely worth the listen. Download this track for free and follow Chris.Ekoh on soundcloud for future updates!
RL Grime has been puttin in some serious work in the studio. Working on his debut album, the man otherwise known as Henry Steinway is starting to build the hype by dropping some heat. Core, the first official single off his debut LP, is one proper trap anthem. Complete with an animated music video for the track, this original will break necks on the dance floor with it’s alarming synths and heavy bass and hard hitting snares.
Henry just keeps getting better and better at his craft and the release of this single only builds the anticipation for more new music. There is no official date for the album yet but it will be coming later this year on WeDidIt Records. For now check out RL Grime ‘do the shit that he do’ in the music video below. Hit up his soundcloud or the youtube description to get the link to purchase this track.
Jauz is usually known for his hard hitting dubstep, trap remixes and originals. So when he comes out and releases smooth future bass and deep house mixes it comes to us as a surprise! Even adding a little trap elements of his own to make it a unique Jauz tune, he took one of Ed Sheeran‘s singles Sing off his new album and turned it into a nice dance tune. Taking the acoustic guitar and vocals and adding some heavy bass synths to a dance beat, this remix is perfect for a summer dance party playlist.
Jauz, just showing casing his talents as a artist, clearly has great variety of sounds & ideas in his head. His next remix has just as much ambience to it. This time Jauz placed his attention on Childish Gambino‘s track 3005. Adding loud bursting synths and bass patterns he turned this tune into a vibin summer hit. Best of all you can grab both of these tracks for free, so download them to your playlist and ride around bump them loud with the windows down!
The legendary duo Basement Jaxx not too long ago dropped this animated music video for their single Unicorn. Animations in the video were created by Tomek Ducki. The song itself is a real groovy deep house track reminiscent of 90’s house music. With the words Jump In! repeated through the track it is not hard to start dancing and jumping along. Check out the video below.
DC & Hooks just released their new EP Somewhere Else on the first day of July. On this 8 track EP Zeds Dead brought back Omar Linx, who we all know to have worked with the Canadian duo on countless tracks, and Memorecks who worked on the single Jericho months prior. DC & Hooks also collabed with Big Gigantic, Bright Lights, Perry Farrell, Twin Shadow & D’Angelo Lacy and Sean Price to give this EP such amazing vibes that differentiate between each song from smooth and fluid to heavy and wild. Somewhere Else really shows this duo’s abilities to evolve their sound and adapt with the times and audiences to stay relevant while keeping that distinctive sound we all love so much.
Before the release of this EP Zeds Dead dropped plenty of preview tracks for Somewhere Else to keep fans ready for the new release. They came through not only with sounds to satisfying our ears but with visual stimulation as well. They unleashed a real tripped out video for the track Lost You ft Twin Shadow & D’Angelo Lacy. The psychedelic animations in the video reminiscent of a bad acid trip features melting faces and skulls, colorful animals and layering visuals with just about every color and pattern sequence you can think of. Check out the video below yourself.
Unloading previews and videos from the EP to fans might have seemed generous enough of them but check this out. Zeds Dead actually partnered up with bit torrent to give fans a package of free material from them. This package would include an unreleased track Love Me, full video of Lost You for you to own,the stems to their hit track Hadoukenand their first EP Fresh Beets when they were just known as Mass Productions. Own all that and more when you download the bit torrent bundle here.
In a recent interview with Thump, theChicago native Salva discusses plans to “graduate”, as he says, from the underground scene. “I did the club culture heavy” he says, “I’m not done [DJing], I still love it, but everybody goes through phases.” It seems Salva is wants to take next step in his music career and reach out to a broader spectrum of artists and audiences.
Over the past few years as trap music was gaining popularity Salva has made his mark known, producing and remixing his own style of the genre. Having made some very successful collabs with artists like the Crookers & RL grime, he has a solid history with his sound which not only stays in the realm of trap & bass music, but also incorporates house and hip hop elements. One of his more recognizable songs and collaborations is with RL Grime on a remix of Kanye West’s Mercy.
But even though Salva has mastered the trap genre he shows a growing distaste for it, and he makes it very apparent in the interview. “Trap isn’t even cool anymore” he continues, “if we look at music the way we do fashion, that shit’s been out of season.” So the next step for Salva is to make new music on a larger scale that attracts new artists to work with him and his sound and get his name out there.
“I’m looking for a little more substance” he explains, “I’m just looking for something deeper than sound effects and kick drums.” What he is more interested in now is “making timeless actual songs, making something of substance that can be covered.” Salva is already making the moves to put his idea in motion. At the end of April he made a new record label, Peacemaker, and released a track “Drop That Bitch” with familiar artists such as Kurupt, Bad Lucc and ScHoolboy Q.
Keeping this pattern going Salva teamed up with Nick Hook to produce a song Old English with verses by Young Thug, Freddie Gibbz and A$AP Ferg. Tracks like Drop That Bitch and Old Enlgish definitely break more into the mainstream as Salva hoped. Big names like Gibbz and Ferg working with Salva will definitely help him reach his goal to have a more recognizable name in the music industry. Looking forward to hearing more tracks by Salva and who he works with. Get more details on his interview with thump here and check out his latest track below.
Deorro’s time DJing is coming to an end. With a series of posts on Twitter earlier in May the man otherwise known as Erick Orrosquiesta announces that he is quitting DJing saying that it is keeping him from what he loves most, his family and producing. Erick also mentions that he also wants to focus on helping new producers and help his panda funk crew get on their own tour.
I love producing music. And I want to do it more, so if there's opportunity to do it more, imma do it. Cuz I love it. Call me a sellout.
Even with this announcement though Deorro is still set to finish his scheduled tour dates. It is also good note that this is not necessarily a bad thing. Quite the contrary, in fact, with his time away from DJing and touring Deorro will be able to spend more time producing his own music for the fans. So we will be hearing a lot more from him in the future. He is already set with a plan for an album in which he says he is 19 tracks into. We already cannot wait to hear the music that has been pent up in his head, waiting to be unleashed to the public.
To see the rest of his post on this matter you can follow him on his Twitter.
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.