DUCKY has steadily released a string of singles that are causing ripples across the electronic music scene. The force behind her hypnotic warehouse-style productions is a sonic blend of melodic dubstep, future bass, and happy hardcore; and how she infuses each track with a unique energy from her deep love of rave culture.
The San Francisco-bred, Los Angeles-based producer has now made a statement as she takes a swing at Jai Wolf‘s remix of “Feels” by Kiiara. While doing well to hold onto Jai Wolf’s use of raw emotionality and melodic vocal chops, DUCKY speeds up the tempo of the track all the way up to the song’s first dub-inspired drop — here is where DUCKY’s production skills shine with heavy electric guitar synths and stabbing breaks. The short bootleg is the perfect addition to anyone’s pre-party playlist.
Two Friends released their newest Big Bootie Mix, and they seemed to have had Friday night in mind when creating the one hour long compilation. Volume 13 of the series masterfully combines upbeat drop after drop, making it the perfect backdrop to get the night going, unless an early evening is the plan.
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Assembling a variety of unique content from the likes of Shiba San, Mark Knight, Tchami, and more, the two companies have put forth a finished product that is aurally and visually appealing. Trippy Turtle, for example, contributed a salad recipe. Max Chapman has put together a bundle of Resonance exclusives, while Weiss, Nora En Pure, and Walker & Royce have contributed their own mixes to help boost the festive energy.
In line with its title, Robotaki‘s latest bowed as a result of restlessness ahead of his upcoming EP. Either a “leak” or an “early unreleased demo,” “Restless” is an intriguing new original from the producer that is sure to work fans’ anticipation up.
A mellow opening that borders on glitchy with its sample work eases listeners into a palpable groove. Soon, however, the producer opens up his filters and calls upon streaking waves of synths to ramp up the energy in a bouncing drop.
His ability to meld the subdued with the energetic to form a style complete his own is what sets Robotaki apart in a crowded field. As if the early release weren’t enough to pique interest across electronic music, Robotaki made “Restless” available for a free download.
2017’s holiday season is a gift that keeps on giving. OWSLA announced on Twitter that Ekali and ZHU’s long awaited collaboration has not only been released, but it is available for free download.
The track, titled “Blame,” opens with characteristically ZHU vocals and pulsing synths as accents. An elaborate collection of chords roll into a delicate yet commanding drop taking the listener through a sonic journey. “Blame” is an interesting combination of low and high energy moments leaving the listener both soothed and energized after the tracks closing chord.
Ekali originally premiered the track at Life is Beautiful and later confirmed on Reddit that it was indeed a collaboration between him and ZHU. The track was released just as the Canadian producer’s Babylon tour has come to an end. Meanwhile, Zhu has been busy working on his collaboration with Adidas.
While remixes of the blockbuster collaboration pervaded 2016, “Shelter” has now received a refreshing facelift from multi-talented beatsmith JayKode. The LA-based producer lays down a charmingly sedative backdrop for the vocal anthem, transposing the vocals to give it an entirely new feel.
It’s a highly inventive spin on the track. As it happens, it was never meant to be a remix. “I had no plan to remix shelter since the original was perfect in every aspect,” JayKode writes. “I was actually working on a hip-hop instrumental and messing around with some guitars. Then I started plugging in different a capellas just for fun and when I plugged shelter in, it was complete magic.”
Listen to JayKode’s remix of “Shelter” below, and download it for free here.
Getter has surprised fans by releasing a new dubstep track, “Big Mouth” — available for free download. The nearly five minute long track has many different elements, with hard dubstep drops in the beginning that later on veer into a more trappy vibe.
“Big Mouth” even goes funk before slowing down the bpm for a softer segue back into heavy drops. Although the timing of the track’s drop was unannounced, the LA-based producer was bound to release it this fall as he is currently in the midst of his Big Mouth Tour.
Getter’s next show will be at EDC‘s epic Florida stop in Orlando on November 11.
In June, Maceo Plex veered away from the progressive and techno style which has defined his career with the release of Solar. Favoring narrative-driven, rock-inspired electronica to pounding club kicks, Erik Estornel’s sophomore album marked a significant artistic evolution and acted as the launchpad for his new Lone Romantic imprint.
For his first release since the LP, the artist has gifted his following with a beloved cut that celebrates both his left-field and club-leaning inspirations. Maceo Plex’s revision of The Smiths’ iconic “How Soon is Now” has long been a favorite in his DJ sets ― one which most fans had accepted would never see the light of day with an actual release.
Now, Estornel’s hectically soothing take on the ’80s hit is not only available, but has been published for free download. Featuring a stunning modulation of Morissey’s vocals alongside an energetic rhythmic reformatting of the original guitar riff, it’s scintillating to think that this already legendary edit has reset the clock on its extensive club half-life.
Attempting to capture a feeling that he experienced while watching Justice perform their new live show, PatrickReza delivers “Overdrive,” a track that hits hard on many different levels. Electro-house rhythms and basses layer flawlessly with sophisticated melodies that bring the track together and give it a solid sense of continuity throughout.
During Justice’s Sunday night set at Coachella, PatrickReza says he “saw everyone dancing, having a good time, present, and in the moment. No phones to block our view, just a crowd of people hungry for good times and good music.” With a track like “Overdrive,” the young producer makes it clear he is well on his way to delivering that very same feeling to his own crowds.
Keeping in line with his recent trend of politically-fueled topics, a new website, designed like a White House press document recently surfaced online. The satirical website offers details of Moby’s latest album, MORE FAST SONGS ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE, which he is offering as free download along with These Systems Are Failing.
The faux-briefing is written as fictional spokesperson John Miller. For those unaware, there’s hefty evidence of Donald Trump posing as a spokesperson for himself on numerous occasions dating back to the early 1990’s, often behind the pseudonym John Miller. In terms of political satire, Moby hits the nail on the head with this new freebie.
Take a look at the website and download Moby’s new record here.