Nelly Furtado, a pop icon in mid 2000’s has many hits rolling off the tongues of reminiscent fans till this day. Put her songs on a throwback playlist and you will set off any party. As many other artists have, Solstis take a shot at remixing Say It Right and they revive it. Beautifully adding synths smoothly over a bass line without drawing too much away from the original melody.
An uplifting beat following their remix of Cry Wolf by Luna Shadows and a move to Seattle from their hometown Chicago. In the wake of a decision to commit to music the duo are following up with an EP soon to come. A 9to5 can be very distracting. Meanwhile you can sit back relax and dance to this.
Benasis from Chicago unleashes a couple heavy Dubstep and Trap originals promising to release some more as he hits the studio this week to produce some heavy hitters. If you have not heard his name you definitely heard some of his tracks like RAXX with Cherney dropping at any bass heavy tent at festivals all across the board. With artists like Eptic throwing down his beats in their sets and a following of over 90k on Soundcloud Benasis is easily one of the more popular dubstep artist coming out of Chicago. So you can bet your lucky stripes these free tracks will rock a crowd.
Since reporting on his debut EP Bitten,Bite Me has released countless remixes, gaining more skill and creativity with each project. Now he comes back with an original single Purge following Caution a couple months prior, both released to fans for free! Purge hits you with a nitty gritty trap and dubstep drop that will laugh maniacally, to really get the blood goin. Bite Me always changes it up a bit where it counts, getting heavier every time. Excited to see what this Chicago artist comes out with next.
Straight out of Chicago Dualstyles comes loaded with the 12 track album Dispute the Difference. True to their name they express their creativity through a fusion of genres. Combining heavy metal, rap and electronic music production, tracks like More Power, End of an Empire, War Machine and Below the Line really stand out in terms of genre bending. While tracks like Impulse represents the metal genre in its fullness. This band definitely has some extraordinary talent that brings something new to the table. You can catch more of their experimental sound live as they perform around Chicago and are currently participating in Battle of the Bands; heading into the second round.
Introducing Mojek from Chicago. This versatile artist bring you into his world through sound design with this EP. A mixture of Hip Hop, Future Classic and house beats perfectly designed to get you moving. Premiering on 119 Production the World of Mojek includes many local artists like Dally Austin, Jean Deaux, Ric Wilson and much more talent packed into this project. With a unique style, Mojek is just starting and his music career is looking promising.
The late Nate Dogg will always be remembered for his contributions and the incredible talent he provided for Hip Hop music, its history and how he helped shape the genre. SNBRN takes notice at this face and honors the Nate Dogg by giving an up beat garage house spin on Gangsta Walk to bring it from the streets to the dance floor. In one remix you get a major dose of nostalgia as this track with most definitely raise glasses in the dead of night while party goes dance and reminisce.
Grab the track through SNBRNS soundcloud linked below.
From the city of Chi, Manic Focus pumps out yet another original tune. But not before hitting up Break Science to collab and give their fans another treat as Manic Science. Sandy Speaks is a chill vibe track that will encourage and motivate you from the start with a message of self empowerment. Wavy synths, catchy beat patterns and heavy bass and chopped vocals delicately carry throught the rest of the track.
Manic Focus consistently releases some of the most funky electronic beats coming out of Chicago. Proving he got some real funky swag with Lettuce from New York on their collab track dubbed Funky Style. His most recent release Sowing My Zone, Manic has some adds some hip hop style influence accompanied with melodic synths and vocals repeatin I’m so in my zone. You can guess Manic was just that in the making of this track. In that state of mind like that the man is unstoppable. Play this on a good day to get your mind right, its a free download.
(Left to Right) Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch formed this iconic Hip-Hop/Punk Rock group in 1981 at Yauch’s 17th birthday party. Ad-Rock was actually added to the group later on in 1983 replacing an old member of the group. New York is their home, New York is the city where it all started for these 3 guys.
When their first EP, Cooky Puss, was released it quickly became a hit in New York underground dance clubs and night clubs upon its delivery. It was first their first piece of work that fused together the underground rap phenomenon and the use of samples of prank calls.
Due to their success with Cooky Puss they hired a college student as their DJ (Rick Rubin) and started performing at venues all over the New York scene. Rubin produced their next records under Def Jam and Capitol Records, the rest was history in the making as they continued to record and tour around the world. Their success led to 3 Grammy awards, MTV video music awards, and also features in films. Not only did they inspire the hip-hop community with their music they also were activist by added their voice to the growing protest against the U.S. war on Iraq in 2003.
In April 2012, the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The following month, MCA died of cancer at the age of 47. In Brooklyn there is a children’s playground renamed for Adam Yauch in his memory.In June 2014, Mike D stated that the Beastie Boys would not continue their careers as a group, as a promise to Adam Yauch. Look out for their autobiography that has been postponed for a 2017 release. Purchase memorabilia on their social media pages below and continue to “Fight…. for your right…to partyyyy!” Rest in peace MCA.
The magnificent and mysterious eekkoo has produced yet another powerful production in deep house and techno after releasing a handful of remixes and collabs. Not straying away from his moody personality in his music, he creates some downright heavy basslines with grooves unheard of with Sloan’s Dress. To really set the mood of the track we grabbed the video clip from eekkoo’s facebook profile with the main bassline over some hollow synths to preview before you take on the full track.
New Music! Tune into Pomo on Majestic Casual's Beats 1 show tomorrow at 2pm EST to hear the WORLD PREMIERE of my track "Long Nights" ft. me on the vocals – Part of the "Lost In Motion" EP coming in January!!
Caleb Cornett AKA Amtrac takes to facebook to tease his fans with new music from his upcoming Lost In Motion EP. Releasing Darkest Sound onto soundcloud, the first peak at his new project, served as a prelude of previews. Tuning into Pomo on Majestic Casual’s Beats 1 Dec. 12th show gave you the opportunity to listen in on another track from the new EP. Long Nights, previewed shortly above, features Amtrac himself on vocals and promises to be nothing short of amazing.
Speaking of amazing tracks, Amtrac is not only working on his EP, he is also remixing music by amazing artists. Establishing his name as a versatile producer and remix artist. Recently Caleb connect with Doe Paoro, who was open to having her pop track Nostalgia remixed. Turning the track into a moody deep house, Caleb left the artists lyrics in the entrance to set the tone for the rest of the track. Ending on uplifting synth work truely making for a nostalgic feel.
Finally we have this. Nero, after a hiatus, awes the world with their return from the studio emerging with Satisfy, followed by their full album Between II Worlds. A project meant to be a real collaboration of mind and talent of the trio rather than short lived hyped material. In comes Amtrac to deconstruct the tune and give it the energy for the club floor. With vocals from Neros vocalist Alana Watson echoing through out, the synths an percussion carry this tune with trance like atmosphere. All this new music from Amtrac is what keeps us going till the full EP is released!