Any other sites taking the time out to steer you into the right direction when it comes to EDM? Anyone giving you fresh previews and full mixtapes from the best in the scene right now? With a bit of education? This week, we’ve got new bits from Nero, Feed Me, Scuba, DJ Muggs, Taxman, and more, all ready for your discovery. Here’s the best EDM of the week.
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Nero – “Etude”
When we first put you onto this tune, it was just known as “that 123BPM bit that Nero plays during their live show intros.” That 120BPM range has been a hit over the last year, some consider it an Electro vibe, but at that tempo, with the snares hitting like this? You can’t deny it when it drops, it does something to you. This is out now on Nero’s Won’t You (Be There) EP; we’d say grab it for the title track and this bit, which was previously unavailable, but you need that Baauer remix of “Won’t You (Be There)” as well. Deadly.
Scuba – FACT Mix #353
FACT grabbed a stellar mix from Scuba, who has been focusing on the realms of EDM outside of dubstep, and he digs heavy into tracks from his imprint, Hotflush, with beats from Sigha, Machinedrum, Locked Groove and himself operating within a pretty chilled space for 72 minutes or so. There’s a lot of house and trance-y vibes running through here, the kind of tracks you’d figure would be blasting during a big budget rave scene in a movie. Scuba makes it work, and this journey is one you’ll need your snorkel and fins for. Deep!
Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – “Love Is All I Got (Feed Me’s Matilda Remix)”
There’s been a steady amount of praise being heaped onto this collaboration between Feed Me and Crystal Fighters, and if you just listen to the opening, you know why. It’s one of those tracks that is setting fire to raves worldwide, for good reason. One of a string of anthems doing the rounds right now with the three essential “needs”: it’s big, it’s bright and it’s got a positive vibe. Feed Me took it upon himself to twist some more sinister vibes out of it with his “Matilda” remix, and brings it to another level without losing the massiveness of the original track. Nice diversion from the norm, currently available for pre-order right now.
DJ Muggs – “People of Earth”
And now for something completely different. Muggs has been showcasing his love for dubstep and all things bass for some time now,leading to the release of his forthcoming album Bass For your Face. In this clip for album track “People of Earth,” he takes the idea of aliens gaining control of our political leaders to the extreme, with an extra terrestrial replacing Barack Obama and causing all kinds of commotion. Pure filthy dubstep, with droning basslines and frantic keys, this one is pretty vicious.
Lockah – “Please Lockah, Don’t Hurt ‘Em”
This track wins off title along. Those pianos help out IMMENSELY, but anything related to MC Hammer albums brings an instant smile and piques the interest. Anyways, you might remember Lockah remixing “Jooky” from that Bruiser Brigade EP recently, and he’s sorted out an EP for Mishka that’s set to drop on November 7th. This is the kind of Trap we like hearing – it obviously has the 808 foundation in the drums, but we’ve got such a cavalcade of sounds, from that infectious piano to all of those other wild breaks and kicks that hit all over this track. He’s taking his influences to a sound that’s popular and putting his own unique spin on it, not just churning out another Trap-by-numbers track. The second drop in this is more for the hardcore Trap fans, but you can’t get to that without going through that brilliant first half.
Subscape – “High Grade”
Subspace is part of the Dub Police camp, a dubstep imprint that’s headed by Caspa and featuring acts like Emalkay, Trolley Snatcha, and The Others. They’re good for high(er) concept themes in their releases, and for Subscape’s latest Elements EP, they have been releasing one track a month. Being that it’s entitled Elements, he’s crafted tunes for the elements of Wind, Air, Water and this latest one, Fire. “High Grade” features some blazing hot bass, paired with the kind of tones that feel like they’re melting through the speakers. Something ferocious to keep you warm in the impending winter months. You can grab this tune on the 5th of November.
deadmau5 – “FML (Caspa Re-Fix)”
When people think dubstep, we know the obvious name that comes to mind is Skrillex – or some weird, random noise. And most Americans who are familiar with deadmau5 are either VERY enthusiastic or immediately turned off. I mean, this guy sells merch in Target. So it’s understandable if I said this tune adds a dubstep flair to a deadmau5 production and you immediately run. Caspa has been perfecting these pulsating sounds as of late, really relying on a deeper sub and a steady rhythm as opposed to the INYRFACE!!!!! sounds that most producers tend to fall back on. He’s been the dopest ghost for a minute, and can ride that wave with the best of them, but there’s something so epic with that drumroll that he employs in the intro and it just dropping into thumping kicks and that awesome bassline. This is an unofficial refix that Caspa says he did a while ago and got asked for, so he let it fly. Enjoy it.
Taxman – “Cool It Judy” / “Mega Death”
Taxman is part of the Playaz stable, bringing the most upfront and action-packed drum & bass to the dancefloor. He’s been silent for a bit, but literally kicks down the door with this power-packed single that will be out on the 12th of November. Both have wild names, and the intensity they hold are on some heavy metal rage. “Cool It Judy” has the better title (with a dope sample to emphasis the phrase), and even though there’s a wall of serious bass in this one, there’s a funk that is born out of it’s fury. While this clip is short, we guarantee there are two different tunes featured. Taxman must have been on one.
Proper Villains LIVE On Sway In The Morning (10/19/2012)
Why yes, Sway In The Morning is the hip-hop morning show on Shade 45, Sirius XM. Let us explain. Sway ‘s DJ, DJ Wonder, is known to throw in some dubstep or Trap into his sets from time to time. Every now and then, they do a “Fantasy Fridays” mix, where a guest DJ steps up and takes over Wonder’s half hour mix. Lately, it’s been occupied by EDM DJs, and Proper Villains is the latest DJ to step up. He goes in with some tough trap, dubstep, moombahton and other flavors. Plus his description of what dubstep sounds like in the intro is hilarious.
1. Wonder Girls – The DJ is Mine (Afrojack Remix)
2. The Cataracs feat. Dev – Bass Down Low (Proper Villains Remix)
3. Rita Ora – R.I.P. (Delta Heavy Remix)
4. Mrk1 feat Doctor – Rapapampam
5. Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (Caspa Remix)
6. Wacka Flacka Flame – Rooster in my Rari
7. Major Lazer – Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
8. Nick Catchdubs – Pop that Partybreak
9. Scottie b – Fighting (PLS DNT STP Remix)
10. KillaGraham – Drop It
11. Dev – Dancing in the Dark (Proper Villains Remix)
12. 12th Planet & Antiserum – Bass Salt
13. Proper Villains feat. Rex Riot – Pixxxie Stixxx
14. Kanye West – All of the Lights (Infuze & Rex Riot Remix)
15. Run DMT – Shaman Juice
16. Estelle – Freak (TC Remix)
17. Flosstradamus – Hood Fanatasy
18. Flux Pavillion – Bass Cannon (Proper Villains Remix)
19. Bingo Players – Rattle (Luminox Remix)
DJ Sliink – $ NJ $
DJ Sliink might not be known to many, but he should be. He’s a DJ and remixer from New Jersey who’s been part of a collective of producers in the NJ-NY-Philly area, grabbing the most popular rap tracks of the day and putting a “club” spin on them. You get the idea with his $ NJ $ tape, where you might hear a clip of Kendrick Lamar‘s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” get broken down to a few snippets of instrumental and vocal, and reconstructed into something that puts the kids on the floor in a tizzy. Alongside guys like DJ Big O, Mike Gip, and DJ Tray, Sliink finds ways to manipulate cuts from Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, 2 Chainz, Crime Mob, French Montana and more (he even includes his memorable “Pyramids” remix) into tracks so twisted you can’t help but marvel at how the edits sound and how they’re making you move. Grab it via ClubTapes right now.
1.Chris Brown Ft T-Pain Freeze (Dj Sliink Intro Edit – Dj Jayhood Remix)
2.Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools
3.Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Dj Big O Remix)
4.Big Chocolate – Blue Milk
5.Good Music Ft Chief Keef – I Dont Like Remix
6.Micheal Jackson – Dirty Diana (Mike Gip Remix)
7.Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On (Dj Sliink Remix)
8.Meek Mill – Amen (Xaphoon Jones Remix)
9.2 Pistols Ft T – Pain – She Got It (Dj Big O Remix)
10.Frank Ocean – Pyramids (Dj Sliink Remix)
11.Traxman – Blow Yo Shit (Lenkemz Remix)
12.The Weekend Ft Drake – Crew
13.D!rty Aud!o – Drop That Ass Ft NikkiMarie
14.2 Chainz – Crackk (Dj Sliink Remix)
15.Lil Wayne Ft Big Sean – My Homies Still
16.Lil Wayne Ft Big Sean – My Homies Still (Dj Tray Remix)
17.Crime Mob – Stilettos (Dj Tray Remix)
17.Uncle Luke – I Wana Rock Loop
19.French Montana Ft Rick Ross , Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That
20.French Montana Ft Rick Ross , Drake & Lil Wayne – (Big O Remix X Nadus Edit)
21.2 Chainz Ft Kayne West – Birthday Song (Dj Sliink Remix)