J. Cole’s year hiatus from making any major announcement or projects seemed to come to a halt when he released, “Miss America”, a street single for his new album Born Sinner. However, after releasing “Miss America” Cole didn’t release any more information about the album or any new music. With his new EP, Truly Yours, J. Cole takes a step back and gives his fans a long awaited collection of new music. Cole announced he had recorded three albums worth over material during his hiatus and decided to release the five song EP as sign of appreciation to his fans for the long wait.
“BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision. Derived from the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL, to the psychedelic rock and underground electronic scenes of the west coast, their unique approach can only be achieved by the blending of sound and culture.” -boombox website
I have been waiting for Savoy’s new EP to drop for a while, and it is finally here! Click that link and give it a listen, and oh yea, did I mention that it is free? If you are still skeptical then preview one of the tracks right now and listen to it below. The song is called Aftershock and features some amazing sax lines thrown down by none other than Dominic Lalli himself! The 15 seconds in and I guaranteed you will be hooked! Check it out below!
Ba-ba-ba-BANGER! That’s the only word to describe Datsik’s new remix of “Perfect Replacement” by Example. It is just too dirty for one listen. Check it out. Listen once, listen twice, maybe clean the filth out of your ears a little later! Also be sure to snag it up when it becomes available for download on February 24th!
So good to be back, but what an ending to 2012! I apologize for my hiatus, but New Years and Christmas activities took over my life for the end of the year. I have been hard at work on a compilation video of my New Years journey, which will include footage from BassLights, Nectar 360 and Umphrey’s McGee’s New Years run. I can’t wait to share my experiences with you, but until then enjoy some of these new releases!
Previously I had posted one of Jack Beats’ new songs “Just a Beat” that was set to come out on their newest album, “Somebody To Love.” Well that album is here and it is definitely worth a listen! The duo has brought some tasty beats in on this new release, get it here!
The English rock band, Muse, which you have undoubtedly heard before, is hard at work on some new music as well. The guys have just released a new track called “Follow Me.” It is no secret that Muse is one of the most talented bands in the world. They are on my wishlist for a life show, and have been for a VERY long time. If this is your first chance to check them out, then sit down and listen to some of their older stuff and get a feel for their music. It is good. Very good.
Protohype is one of the hot up and comers within EDM music right now. I first heard his stuff while at Electric Forest and Paper Diamond dropped a track called “Problematic,” a mix that was created by both Protohype and Kezwik. Protohype has been gaining more and more publicity and his new track should generate even more. It is a remix of a track by Frew called “Deep Love.” It starts with a catchy light beat that quickly generates into something outstanding. I’ll list the track below so your ears can decide what they think.
So we have heard from the house guys, some alternative rock and a little dub step, what could be left but a little bit of trap music for you snare drum lovers! Flinch has teamed up with Diplo to bring a new remix to you called “No Problem.” Listen closely and you won’t be able to give any excuses as to why you don’t like it. When it hits that trap beat you will almost be forced to nod along with this beat. Don’t believe me? Check it out below!
The End is here! 12th Planet’s new album was released today at 12:00 on 12/12/12. The new album contains some tasty tunes and some big names on the guest list, including SPL, Big Gigantic, Kill The Noise and of course Skrillex. It opens with a continuation of the original mix of “The End is Near” with a newer track titled “The End is Near Part II.” It goes on to feature 2 more remixes to the original before going into some new original mixes. It also contains three mixes to Ratchet Strap, including the Big Gigantic remix released yesterday. The album winds up with the original mix to ”The End is Near Part I.” Get it now on Beatport and iTunes! The Link is below!
While in attendance at Electric Forest Music Festival this summer, Big G brought Griz on stage to debut a track that they had been working on together. This track was finally released today and it is still as powerful as I remember it. It seems like Big Gigantic can do nothing else besides make headline after headline and Griz is not a bad name to be associated with. Griz and Gramatik recently came together for a collab you have probably heard, “Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom.” This one is just as good. Gave me chills in the forest, gives me chills now!