Sunday, December 10, 2017

Landslide


Just a week after dropping his debut single, Jersey (the British Island) born and bred producer Jordan Burrows releases the follow up called "Landslide" together with producer Glance. With a distinct hip-hop/rnb and pop flavour, this track grooves along like hot butter on frying pan. The smooth instrumental perfectly compliments the soft vocal filtering and sets the mood for autonomous head bobbing. Not only is the music crisp, but also the accompanying music video is an absolute work of art (if you catch my drift). Check out all of it below and enjoy! 





Get/Stream "Landslide" via APPLE MUSIC / SPOTIFY / AMAZON

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Starting Fires


Nick Ditri & Danny Boselovic, better known as the legendary duo Disco Fries, recently dropped their new EP "DF", containing 8 brand new tracks, incl. the singles "Side by Side" & "Is It Over". What's remarkable about this piece of work is the significant development of the Disco Fries sound. However, the EP doesn't just look into the future, it surely also delivers tracks containing that amazing club sound that their fans have come to love over the years. Having already showcased "Side by Side", the track below called "Starting Fires" marks the perfect blend between new and old from Disco Fries. The vocal performance by Daisy Guttridge adds a nice lightness, while the instrumental provides the perfect energy and melodic catchyness that I like. So if you're still not sure what to play this weekend...stream or pick up the new Disco Fries EP which is out now via all major platforms. Party on! 



Get/Stream "DF EP" by clicking HERE

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Santiago


Today's track called "Santiago" comes from U.K. based sound engineer MEL (or Mellon) feat. Matti Wilson, who have joined forces to create a light dance tune with earworm appeal. I really enjoy the atmospheric instrumental alongside a sweet vocal performance which feels like a perfect match. MEL has been working with the Xenomania team to produce a bunch of new tunes which you can find on his Soundcloud channel..."Santiago" being one of them. You can listen to these releases and more by clicking the links below. For now, please enjoy this blissful release by hitting the play button and make sure to pick up a free download.



Download HERE

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Square One


Torontonian producer Aaron Waisglass, aka Grandtheft, returns with a brand new single called "Square One" featuring MAX. It's been quite a while since his last release, but this one picks up nicely from where he left off and delivers a winter friendly vibe with an on point vocal performance, combining his signature sound with a fresh twist. The heavy bass driven instrumental provides plenty of energy, alongside a trap-inspired beat and an ear-worm worthy melody. Give it a spin and check the link below if you want to pick up a free download. 



Download HERE
Stream via SPOTIFY

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Nothing Lasts


Straight outta Antwerp comes today's track called "Nothing Lasts" by Taska Black feat. Pauline Herr. It's a somewhat sentimental sounding piece, both lyrically and melodically, but that perfectly fits the title and the deep thumbing bass line that haunts this amazing track. Although the pace feels a tad slow, it's not like there's a deficit in energy...on the contrary. When the drop hits you're in for a treat. 
Out now via Lowly Palace, you can stream "Nothing Lasts" via most major platforms. Enjoy!



Get/stream "Nothing Lasts" by clicking HERE

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lemonade


Exciting times for NYC based producer Sean Turk, who has released his first original which he has produced, written and sung on himself. The track is called "Lemonade" and features Jessame. If you are a frequent reader of the blog, you should be familiar with Sean Turk's self-titled genre "bedroom bass", which actually is a pretty darn accurate description of what his music is like. "Lemonade" sticks with some of these bedroom bass attributes, combined with a spicey hint of rnb and pop aswell. 

The title almost gives it away, but this track is bursting with summer vibes. So even if your freezing somewhere in Sweden right now (like me), you can listen to this and think of warmer times. Also, if you're a visual person, make sure to check out Sean's ultra dope music video right here below: 





Get/Stream "Lemonade" by clicking HERE

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Interview: Jared Galley


I am a big fan of a good music videos or festival teasers and/or recap films and the people working on these often do not get the recognition they deserve. Therefore, today's post comes in the form on an interview with Jared Galley - Videographer, Director & Partner at Ajax Visuals. Being a bit of a hobby photographer myself, I was curious to learn more about some of the challenges he would be dealing with when working in often crowded, dark and loud locations. Maybe if you are an aspiring videographer yourself, there might be a thing or two in here that you could learn from this interview. Hope you enjoy!

As a videographer at shows and festivals, what are some of the biggest challenges you face in order to capture the vibe and story you want to tell? I assume it must be particularly tricky to get good shots at night and find a balance between complete darkness and very bright light sources like lasers and flashing lights…? 

Shooting at night for sure has its difficulties but is a fun challenge to take on. There's more lighting to play around with and makes for a more chaotic feel with the flashing lights/lasers but this also adds a different flavor compared to day shoots. But some of the biggest challenges I face are the crowds. Sometimes they're great; screaming, dancing, and interacting with the camera - but sometimes they're stiff as a board and I'll literally have to go up to people and ask them to dance for the camera. Another problem I face is creating a unique story for every experience. I don't like just simply capturing the moment, I prefer creating meaning and telling a "story" with each video. I think the days of simply making a cool edit with a couple of zoom transitions and spins are slowly drifting away - the audience wants more depth and texture. I'm still trying to figure out how I can tackle the project in a unique way - I want the event to tell a story, not just documented.

Does the crowd love the camera or do they hate it when you stick a lens up in their faces?

I feel there's a love/hate relationship with how the crowd reacts to a lens in their face. Many times they'll dance, laugh and stick their face right in the camera but often they'll also hide from it or just ignore it - everyone has a different reaction. I've had a fair share of unique experiences from a girl kissing the lens leaving a nice fat lipstick mark on it to a guy attempting to grab it and running off (both situations that I was not a fan of). Nevertheless most encounters are funny and a lot of people just want to be in that next aftermovie to show their friends.

What has been the most fun or exciting promo, show or festival you have covered and what made it special?

I think shooting at Veld Music Festival with Dzeko & Tiesto was the coolest experience to date, the crowd was insane and being able to work with a huge stage production including co2, confetti, and pyro was such a treat as videographer - it's so much to play around with in post.

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How do you find inspiration and creativity to come up with new ideas for shoots?

Many times it depends on the city/location of the shoot and what kind of stage I'm working with. I always get so inspired by our environment and the ambiance of the different locations. Many times I'll show up to an event with a completely different initial vision, but as soon as I get there I get hit with new inspiration and ideas from what surrounds me. The different shots and angles start to appear in my mind and I just start to recreate what I envision. I think of what the shots would look like in an edit and then I begin to execute.

What type of gear would I find in your backpack and in particular, how much storage do you have to carry around when you’re out in the field to make sure you can capture all you want? 

You'll find me running around with a Sony A7sII, Sigma 35mm & 20mm prime lenses, Canon 24 to 70mm, and my beat up Glidecam Hd-2000. Storage wise - I'm looking at about 20 to 50 GB of footage for a single day shoot so I use a 64GB SanDisk SD card.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tangible


West coast resident Ken Loi is back after his well deserved maternity leave with this amazing new single called "Tangible" feat. Sü. The sound on this track is a development of Ken Loi's sound which blends subtle dance vibes with emotional melodies and beautiful vocals. Speaking of vocal, Sü's voice is absolutely stunning and in the mix the lightness she brings perfectly balances out the bass. Notice how the instrumental vibe is somewhat cold, dark and mysterious, but how the vocal really brings some incredible warmth. It's difficult to describe what music does to you, but just give the track a listen yourself and you'll see :) "Tangible" is out now via Kaskade's label Arkade and you can stream it via most major platforms (see link below). Happy Friday! :D



Get/Stream "Tangible" by clicking HERE
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wired


It's time for something a little different. Switzerland based producer Pablo Nouvelle is prepping for the launch of his new album which is set for release in 2018. Meanwhile he has dropped this single called "Wired" featuring the legendary British super soul voice Lulu James. If this combination of names doesn't already have you excited, it will change as soon as you hit the play button. A cascade of atmospheric dance vibes is what awaits you. "Wired" is also going to be the title of the album which will be released on Armada. Stay tuned and enjoy the single below.



Get/Stream "Wired" by clicking HERE

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Good Thing (Thifu Remix)


Today's pick comes from Pakistan. A producer going by the name of Thifu has crafted a remix for Tritonal's "Good Thing" feat. Laurell. He calls his style "Easthit"...while I am not quite sure what that means, I do know that it kicks some ass. Listening to the energy filled drop on this remix gives me goosebumps and it fits really well with the original vibe and of course the amazing vocal by Laurell. Otherwise, little is known about Thifu, but let's hope he keeps those spicy tunes coming. Feel free to press the play button below...it's the only place you can enjoy this remix anyway as it's not an official remix release. 



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Monday, November 27, 2017

Deck The Halls


Just a few weeks ago, nobody would have seen this coming. Now it's a reality and Christmas has officially been OutWham'ed by non-other than Kaskade, who has been busy crafting a full Christmas album, bringing you 13 new tracks in a mix of fresh interpretations of classic Christmas songs, but also a couple of true originals. The piece I have picked out from the album is the timeless "Deck The Halls" feat. Erika, which I think truly marks the flavour of the album. Other honorable mentions are "O Come Emmanuel" feat. Skylar Grey, who manages to sprinkle angel dust over this church-heavy melody and "God Rest Ye" feat. Debra Fotheringham, which samples Hall & Oates' "Sara Smile". 

It's not the first time Kaskade does Christmas songs, having previously released remixes of Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and Frank Sinatra's "Mistletoe and Holly". Kaskade being a devout Mormon, it all fits perfectly together that most of the tracks are in the spirit of the origins of Christmas. Personally, I love Christmas music (old and new), but I've grown tired lately of hearing the same over and over again every single year. With this album, I can now satisfyingly sit back, relax and enjoy something new. Thanks Kaskade! 



Stream "Kaskade Christmas" via SPOTIFY / TIDAL / APPLE MUSIC

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