Just in case you missed, here’s The Weeknd’s latest free track “King Of The Fall” + an Abel-approved remix by 22 year old Norwegian producer Kygo.
King Of The Fall ✞ free download
Often (Kygo remix) ✞ free download [FB like required]
Don’t forget, The Weeknd is playing 4 exclusive shows this Fall. Joined by ScHoolboy Q & Jhené Aiko The run begins September 19th at Barclays Center in New York & stops at other major venues across N. America including The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Earlier this month, UK bass veteran Plastician, re-released 25 of his most famed productions, remastered in all their glory, & available digitally - many for the first time - via his very own label Terrorhythm Recordings. With some tracks dating as far back as 2001, & the most recent (Unhappy Shopper) being released over 9 years ago, this is an album for enthusiasts of the classic grime sound which is still imitated by many to this very day.
Included in the 25 are 4 previously unreleased tracks, “Cha VIP”, “The Lift VIP”, “Deep” - a track previously only spun by Slimzee & Hatcha on dubplate around 2002, + “We Like The Dark”, a somewhat legendary collaboration between Skream & Plastician which also dates back to the days when the terms “Grime” + “Dubstep” were non existent. These 4 tracks will only be made available to people who purchase the full album on Bandcamp, where the exclusive “Deluxe” version is available.
Plastician is also offering a series of Remix EPs featuring some of the most exciting producers of today taking their spin on some of his classic grime productions.
Varying in styles & tempo, Plastician showcases some solid remixes from old pals like N Type & Surge + Starkey, & continues to bring forth exciting new talents in the shape of Terrorhythm family - AWE, Boxed label crew & master of the “Peace Edit”, Mr. Mitch, + Glaswegian grime lord Inkke on the first of three forthcoming EPs in the series.
Following a string of hugely successful releases from the likes of Oliver Heldens & Cash Cash, Parlophone’s vital dance imprint FFRR have joined forces with the influential dance channel Eton Messy to bring you the hugely anticipated new single from UK duo Just Kiddin. The infectious new track “Thinking About It” is now available via Beatport.
Thinking About It (Extended mix) ✞ buy
21 year old Lewis Jankel, aka Shift K3Y, has already began to establish himself as one of the leading lights in the UK’s electronic music scene. Earlier this year he released “Touch” in the UK which charted at the #3 spot on the UK singles charts + sold over 200K copies. Tomorrow, the hit finally sees the light in the US.
In celebration of the US release, Shift K3Y is crossing the pond for 2 electric performances in LA + NYC. Kicking off the short string of shows, Shift K3Y will play at Webster Hall in New York City August 1st along-side Roc Nation artist DJ Mustard. Immediately after his show in NYC, Shift is jet-setting to LA for his performance at Hard Summer August 2nd.
How to survive in the world of club music, with all its niches + subcultures & its trends changing so rapidly? Go underground, the avant-garde way? Go mad & stop making music all together? Jump ship constantly? Or try to make something more universal + timeless? For their 3rd full-length release, Belgian dance act The Subs decided to make a pop album with heartfelt soul, filmic French retrofuturism & crisp beats. Hologram is an album that displays many moods + styles & sees The Subs working together with both renowned international vocalists & underground singers + rappers: Colonel Abrams, Selah Sue, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Jay Brown & Danny Greene.
After touring around the world for 5 years with 2 albums under their belt, in 2012, songwriter/frontman Jeroen De Pessemier aka David Newtron moved to London to write the new album, absorbing new musical influences. Wiebe Loccufier aka DJ Tonic started producing beats & evolved from DJ into producer. Finally, by recruiting Hadrien Lavogez, The Subs got themselves a genuine multi-instrumentalist with an incredible knack for melody. This whole new dynamic pushed The Subs towards a more pop-based sound for Hologram. Hologram is an album on which The Subs explore both a playfulness & a vulnerability that is new to them. This album is still brimming with energy, but the dark dance-punk of the previous record has been traded for a much more soulful vibe.
“Cling to Love” is the new single taken from the upcoming LP: when the going gets tough, we have to hold on, hold on to what is dear, we have to cling to love. That is the message of this organic + bright electronic pop song with sparkling synths & enchanting vocals from Jay Brown (Sister of VV Brown).
The full release features an array of incredible remixes by the legendary Fake Blood, Blende, Turbo Recordings own Joefarr & last but not least Londoner Aggborough.
The Cling to Love EP is out now on iTunes. Stream Hologram to its entirety now on Soundcloud.
Cling To Love (Aggborough remix) ✞ free download
This week Nike introduced the Nike+ FuelBox in NYC. The “vending machine” does not require coins, instead you plug in your Nike+ FuelBand & in exchange of fuel points (collected within the last 24hrs) , you can get Nike garments like tees & socks (priced between 500 – 1000 fuel points). The FuelBox moves so keep an eye on Nike’s NYC twitter account for the next location.
Jessie Ware shares a new track from her upcoming sophomore album. This song was co-written with Romy Madley Croft of The xx.
Rustie’s sophomore full length Green Language sees its release next month on August 26. Until then, he is sharing another track from the record titled “Attak” which marries his trademark ear for beat, melody + punch with a frenzied vocal from Danny Brown. Their collaboration efforts were first heard on Brown’s 2013 LP Old on which Rustie produced several tracks.
Attak ✞ buy
Nearly 3 years ago Rustie released his game changing debut record Glass Swords pushing to the forefront the “maximalist” sound in electronic music while helping to put Glasgow on the map as one of the centers of forward thinking electronic music. Green Language is him continuing to push what people expect.
Ryan Hemsworth released a new banger earlier today where he teams up with upcoming 18 year-old producer from Brisbane: UV boi فوق بنفسجي.
Gods ✞ free download
On heavy rotation here at the office. Dr. Fresch’s insane remix of “Last Train to Paradise” by KDREW.
Last Train To Paradise (Dr. Fresch remix) ✞ free download
"Ultraviolence" from Lana Del Rey remixed by British duo Bonar Bradberry & Tom Thorpe aka PBR Streetgang.
Photo by Neil Krug.
After a raucous set at this year’s Pitchfork Music Fest, Danny Brown released his “Smokin & Drinkin” remixes this week via Fool’s Gold. The package includes remixes from Boys Noize, Jack Beats, DJ Sliink + brand-new FG signee TroyBoi, who makes his debut with a psychedelic club mix laden with debauched bass & technicolor 808s.
Smokin & Drinkin (TroyBoi remix) ✞ buy
“Smokin & Drinkin” first appeared Danny’s critically-acclaimed album Old as the debauched peak of Side B, & has since become a staple of his live shows + a true fan favorite. So it’s only right that Danny’s anthem (produced by Fool’s Gold captain A-Trak & JMIKE) gets a summer single of its own, complete with remixes from some of electronic music’s biggest names & wildest upstarts.
A monster moment in Hudson Mohawke sets, the previously unreleased “Chimes” has become a highly anticipated fan favorite. Now the wait to hear the full version is over. Mastered + louder than ever the tune is part of a 4-track EP that also features a hardstyle re-edit from Gammer, & two completely new tracks that showcase the producer’s great versatility. A range of songs that continues to demonstrate that there is no such thing as the “Hudson Mohawke sound”, Ross Birchard continues to defy expectations & reshape the boundaries of hip hop & electronic music, the underground & the mainstream.
Chimes ✞ buy
Last year, John Talabot’s Hivern Discs imprint launched a white-label series entitled Blanc, where each release features an uncredited song from artists on the Barcelona label’s roster.
Longtime Talabot collaborator Pional began the series with “It’s All Over”, & today John Talabot has shared a free “Stormbreak re-fix”, available for free download.
The remix is part of a 12” available August 4th via Hivern Discs. It also includes the Locked Groove remix that John Talabot featured on his critically acclaimed DJ-Kicks last year.
It’s All Over (John Talabot’s Stormbreak re-fix) ✞ free download
Today Marz Leon shares “Fire”, her 2nd single & a track that burns slowly with intensity. Co-produced with High x Land, “Fire” “is only further proof that Marz is an incredibly rare breed: fiercely individual & quietly commanding. Just a few weeks ago, Marz shared her debut single “L O N E R,” a dark & contemplative track showcasing Marz’s sultry vocals + penchant for songwriting.
Stay tuned for her upcoming 7-track EP, out later this summer.