These Chicago locals otherwise known as theB.A.N.D.I.T. Crew are aspiring lyricists and producers lookin for a spot in the chicago music scene, and from first listen it is not hard to conclude that these guys have some real potential. Accounting for only about a quarter of the Bandit crew, Rhymster, Safi MF G, and Chosen, spit some real lyrics over this smooth instrumental beat that will leave your head bobbin and your soul vibin. The crew bringing the original hip hop vibe back with their own style and energy that keeps their sound relevant to the changing times. Fresh lyrics like this makes you wonder why the mainstream “hip hop” artists and “rappers” are even relevant themselves.
Don’t snooze on the Bandit Crew! Listen and download “4 in the Mornin” below and follow their soundcloud
Even over a busy tour schedule Zeds Dead manages to find time to create mind blowing music for their fans. DC & Hooks are back with this banger “Hadouken” as a free download to promote an EP they’re working on with Mad Decent. With a soul soothing melody backed with some female vocals to build up to massive drops with that Zeds Dead sound we all love so much, this grimy melody is only a teaser of whats to come, and I am excited to see what the Toronto duo has in store for us. Keep an eye out for Zeds Dead for more future releases.
And while you wait check out Hadouken below and download if for free on their soundcloud.
Seven Lions, a producer from Santa Barbara, has quickly become a recognizable name in the electronic music industry and it’s no wonder that it is because of his unique productions. Jeff’s music will have your ears tingling with euphoric melodies combined with a fusion of trance and dubstep breakdowns and drops that are just out of this world. No pun intended as he is about to drop his latest EP “Worlds Apart” on the 29th of April.
And the tracklist goes somethin like.
Don’t Leave w/ Ellie Goulding
Worlds Apart w/ Kerli
Strangers w/ Myon & Shane 54 ft. Tove Lo
Keep It Close w/ Kerli
Jeff Mantalvo, otherwise know as Seven Lions, is releasing this EP under Casablanca Records rather than OWSLA, his previous label in which he released one of his last singles “Serpent of Old“, a dark moombahton track with Seven Lions signature touch. Jeff being the busy man is also currently on hisWorlds Apart Tourpromoting the EP. On top of the tour this EP also gets an trailer video before it’s release which will only leave you anxious! But thankfully, Jeff already released a single “Strangers”, which will be featured on the Worlds Apart EP leaving us with just a taste of whats to come!
You can check out the Worlds Apart EP trailer below.
ProbCause, a Chicago native and dope Rap Artist, drops some heat for his city over on Noisey music by Vice. Startin off with some fresh beats and real cool riff, ending with some juke style, this will keep your head bobbin and your feet movin. ProbCause, who has already been makin tracks with artists like Chance the Rapper, is currently on a tour with Cherub and will definitely rock the crowds with this anthem. Prob is also scheduled to make a pit stop at School of the Art Institue of Chicago to participate at the MFA Show 2014on the 25th of April. Make note of this busy man, real talent right here and he’s comin up quick!
The Armin Only website has announced that everything has been done to try and avoid this cancellation but due to Armins father in law passing away after a long battle with cancer, it is crucial for him to be with family this weekend.
MAJOR CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to the recent passing of Armin van Buuren’s father-in-law after a lengthy battle with cancer, ALDA Events (the producer of Armin Only) and Live Nation regretfully announce that the show set to take place this Thursday, April 17th at United Center had been cancelled. Everything has been done to try and avoid this cancellation, however due to several factors this is not going to be possible. While Armin feels terrible about the cancellation, it is crucial for him to be with family this week leading up to the funeral this Friday.
ALDA Events, Live Nation, Armada Music and David Lewis Productions would like to express their sincere condolences to the family, and request that the privacy of the family be respected during this incredibly difficult time.
Refunds for the April 17th show are available at the point of purchase. The Armin Only tour will resume Saturday, April 19th in Toronto as planned.
Chicago was the only date to be cancelled. Armin is to premier his new album Intense most likely along side other new tracks from up coming artists as he does with his ASOT Radio Show.
We send our deepest condolences and positive vibes to Armin and his family in this time.
Golden Features, a mysterious figure at first, recently revealed his identity in a interviewwith Thump. Within dropping his debut EP “Golden Features“, the producer quickly gained some recognition after Triple J, a radio station in Australia, aired some of his tracks in February. Porter Robinson supported the EP quickly after. Gaining thousands of views within days people started wondering just who is this anonymous producer, and is he new?
Turns out he is none other than Tom Stell, an Australian producer from the duo Kyro & Bomber, making big room house. “To be honest with you, I didn’t love it anymore. I wasn’t enjoying it”, Stell stated in the interview, “I felt like I was forcing something. That I was just trying to fit into what everyone else was doing, because it seemed like the easy option.” Coming from a history “hip hop guys like MF Doom” and dance house influences like Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers, Stell was looking for more of his own style of music that can stand out on its own.
“The whole idea of the Golden Features project is to turn myself into an artist that people actually go to see for their own music.” explaining further “I don’t want people to be hung up on the anonymity thing because, in my mind, it’s not important. It’s the music”. A real idea that gives a breath of fresh air to the EDM scene as more producers are getting more creative and moving away from the same old, same structured “big room house” music and into whatever they want!
Golden Features is set to play at HARDstraylia,Hard‘s Debut Australian tour ran by Destructo. Listen to and download “Golden Features EP” for Free, down below!
Savoy & LoBounce just released another track together alongside vocalist Bright Lights. These producers are proving to be a perfect match for each other. They have recently worked on 2 tracks “Cata” & “Nothing Stays The Same“,which featured on Savoy‘s previous album “Self Predator”, that produced some deep vibes and crunchy bass lines that put a fresh spin on electronic music.
It is good to see LoBounce, a Chicago native, experiment and evolv with different styles. It has been well noticed in his recent EP “Rave“ and other recent tracks like his collab with Dirty Monkey“Pull Up”(and in his live sets I have seen personally in Chicago). Combine him with Savoy, whom isn’t shy to experiment with more than one BPM styles as well, and Bright Lights mesmerizing vocals in the equation and you got yourself the perfect track to vibe to.
Ever stumble upon a song that gets stuck in your head? This one might be one of those. But fortunately for Tchami this is a track you would want on repeat!
Released April 4th under Spinnin’ Records this french producer unleashes this deep house track with some real chill vocal and the rawest bass riff you haven’t heard yet. This track will have you grooving for days. Instant classic I would say.
Skrillex seems to never miss headlines this past year so far, expanding his music empire and reaching out to fans persistantly. With his recent album release “Recess”, in which he collabed with artists Diplo, Kill The Noise, Chance The Rapper, Ragga Twins, Alvin Risk, etc. and headlining Coachellaand possiblyLollapalooza, Skrillex isn’t showing any signs of stopping with yet another label (aside from OWSLA) Nest under Nest HQ.
“The concept of Nest HQ is simple really. It is a transparent vantage point into this culture that we all share and have created together” it reads on their website. “Its origins began with a global network of like-minded people who love to share their passions for music and art. Nest HQ is a window into this culture…” and it certainly is with AC Slater debuting this exclusively free-to-download label Nest with his 5-song EP “Back to the Floor”.
This whole EP will leave you in a groove you haven’t felt before, with some addictive basslines and raw synths, each song will have you like WHOA… In another state of mind. If you listen to the whole thing you’ll know what I mean. It would seem that AC has achieved his intentions stating in an interview on Nest HQ, “I want to focus more on the music and how it makes the individual feel. Everyone having their own experience and vibing out in the club rather than watching someone tell them what to do. It’s okay to zone out and get lost in the music.” That it is and with this idea behind his ep, these tracks would definitely attract a more intimate vibe on the dance floor.
It’s refreshing to see artists like AC Slater releasing tracks with their own style and originality. Bringing the crowd back to more vibin music, beats you can breathe and really dance too, inspiring a whole new crowd of music lovers to be more creative!
With all that being said! Check out the AC Slater’s Back to the floor epbelow and as promised by Nest, it’s a free download.