Jenaux has dropped a digital trophy as a celebration of a stellar 2018, after releasing multiple singles that reassert his funky electronic style, including “My Friend” and “Give It Up.” Now, the New York City-based producer is sending out a reminder of his career history in DJing with a new extensive mix. Funk Tape ’18 debuted on Apple Music’s home page this week and includes 15 unreleased original mixes, as well a special edits of his two latest singles. The hourlong mixtape shows Jenaux’s style in full force. With each new edit, nu disco and electronic crossover production are pared with groovy basslines and exciting guitar riffs.
As San Holo gears up to release his long-anticipated debut LP, album1, the future bass star dropped off a fresh mini mix to prime ears for the album’s landing. The video sees the producer rip through hits including “We Rise” and an epic remix of “Light” courtesy of bitbird label mate EASTGHOST. As expected, there are also tasty IDs to be discovered amongst the fan favorites as well.
With previously released album singles “Brighter Days” representing big in the set alongside the artist’s classics, the set is the latest clue that album1 has the potential makings of a future bass opus. On top of the September 21 album drop, San Holo is set to crush Red Rocks alongside Big Gigantic and DROELOE, dazzle crowds at Austin City Limits festival, and hit cities across North America on an extensive fall tour. With all that in mind, it’s safe to say San Holo season is just getting started.
Today’s mix to start you on your day is a reminder to artists large or small everywhere that sometimes, the best way to refresh yourself creatively is to dive into the music that personally inspires them. It does not necessarily need to be the music someone like AMTRAC — the artist behind this “Motorway Mix” — consistently makes, either.
The new mix is an exploration that can keep anyone’s feet grounded with an hour-long blend of tunes. Instead of the underground deep and tech house we usually get from the American DJ and producer, this mix is follows a whole new tempo and sound. Journey through the mix and peek at the sounds that comprise AMTRAC’s influences: groovy nu disco riffs, acidic retro electronica, and funky soul. Like the title suggests, this mix is probably best paired with an extensive open highway drive, but at its best is a soundtrack to personal reflection for both the listener and the artist at work.
Mark Ronson has released a five-minute mini-mix of Michael Jackson‘s most iconic dance floor smashes titled ‘”Diamonds Are Invincible,” celebrating what would have been the King of Pop’s 60th birthday. The project is a direct collaboration with Jackson’s estate, and features multiple hits including “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Billie Jean.” The super producer’s contribution is just a piece of the celebration taking place August 29. Festivities include a special performance of the “Michael Jackson ONE“Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, followed by a bash at Daylight Beach Club. Appearances from Jackson’s children Paris and Prince, as well as brothers Jackie and Tito and a surefire grip of celebrity guests are expected.
Ronson is no stranger to pop royalty, as the architect of hit records for artists from Adele to Bruno Mars – but the task of tributing Jackson’s unparalleled legacy was still a daunting task for the Silk City producer. In a statement, the seasoned hit maker explained his mindset when undertaking the project. According to Ronson,
“It was such an amazing, awe-inspiring and insanely intimidating task to put this together, although you’d need hours and hours to fit all of Michael’s classic tunes into one track. I wanted this to feel like being on the dance floor at a sweaty, wild NYC club getting down to as much MJ as possible in five minutes. And I can’t wait for you to all hear the extended version coming soon.”
A fresh Guy J mix is never one to skip over; each one is always stuffed to the brim with an array of fresh music and unreleased gems. Four months after his Spring mix in March, the progressive juggernaut is back at it again with an hour of sparkling melodies and lush percussion.
The “End Of Lost Cause” mix opens with a stirring ambient cut by Vittoria Fleet, which begins the emotive journey on a nostalgic, earthy note before chugging smoothly into some unreleased remixes of his Lost&Found colleague Chicola — courtesy of Johannes Brecht and Karmon. Soon, we’re taking on a journey through driving, hypnotic percussion, moving forward into a series of mysterious cuts put forth by other labelmates and of course, Mr. Guy J himself. His mix ends with its title track, dousing the mind with a bucket of sentimentality before gently coming to an end.
Your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ is back at it again. Summer time inevitably means a new “Get Right Radio” mix installment from LA-based edit dealer Benzi, and for the 10th anniversary edition of his running mix series, the Girl Trapzproponent has definitely pulled out all the stops. Famous for his endless trove of personal edits, mashups, underground exclusive VIP cuts, and unheard gems that might never see the light of day, Benzi has become the plug for the LA dance scene over the years, but he always finds time to share his goodies with the rest of us.
On this year’s edition of “Get Right,” Benzi whips up a mile-long tracklist of trap, hip-hop, bass, and pop, bringing Drake, Jauz, Calvin Harris, Falcons, Childish Gambino, Nitti Gritti, Zeds Dead, Post Malone, and Outkast to the mix, along with so many more. Spanning nearly 50 tracks, Benzi laces dance music’s top power players with mainstream pop and rap’s most in-demand authorities, all glued together by a slew of Benzi’s famous personal edits. Originally premiered on Benzi’s longtime home of BBC Radio 1, the “Get Right Radio” series continues to age like fine wine, and we’ll undoubtedly be reaching for this mix all summer long. To celebrate this year’s session, Benzi and collaborator Blush have also dropped off a new remix of Youngboy NBA’s “No Smoke” via Atlantic Records. Tune in here.
When walking into a live Luca Lush set, one immediately notices his vibrant blue hair bouncing as he dances on stage, moving to every beat, bringing extra energy to the already exuberant tracklist full of dynamic originals and unheard IDs. It’s difficult not to absorb his output and join in on the craziness.
So it’s no surprise that his Diplo and Friends mix drops heater after heater every bit as effortlessly. Luca Lush packs each minute of this hour long mix with excellent transitions from bass-ridden drops to synth-full wonderlands in his usual, high-charged fashion. His playful nature and heavy beats make it clear why this young star has gained so much attention early on.
Adventure Club let loose their first “Superheroes Anonymous” mix in almost three years. This edition marks the 9th in the series.
The Canadian duo that brought us classics like “Gold” and “I Need Your Heart” were inspired by everything that’s been happening recently in the bass community. That explains why this “Survival” episode is particularly powerful, featuring a slew of dubstep acts bass heads will go wild for. With over an hour and a half of hard-hitting EDM with a couple lower-energy, beautiful lulls for breathing, there are simply too many big artists to mention in these paragraphs.
There are plenty of Easter eggs throughout the mix as well, including new singles such as “Teenage Crime” with ARMNHMR featuring Adrian Lux, “One More Try” with Inukshuk featuring Kotomi, an ID with Snails featuring Sara Diamond.
“Superheroes Anonymous 9: Survival” proves the duo is still hard at work, perhaps foreshadowing for future releases along with their packed tour schedule.
RIOT – The Mob
Crankdat – ID
Adventure Club x Warez – Titan
NF – Let You Down
BabyMetal – Megitsune (Alexander S. Remix)
Riot Ten x Krimer – Dem Hands Doe
Delta Heavy – ID
Antiserum & Bok Nero – On The Edge
Snavs – Won’t Let us
ARMNHMR & Convex – Won’t Come Back ft. Jex
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Twine – Die 4 U
Kill The Noise & Snails – Shake The Ground ft. Sullivan King & Jonah Kay
Excision – The Paradox (FuntCase & Cookie Monsta Remix)
Tokyo Ghoul OST – Unravel (Marco B Remix)
Zomboy – Get With The Program (Eptic & Trampa Remix)
Adair – The Corpse March
josh pan + X&G – Paradise
Amelie Lens – Follow
J-Trick – Thuggin
TC & Caspa – Where’s My Money (SSXEV Remix)
Kelis – Milkshake (Kandy Remix)
Audio Kartel & Shiso – Mush Mouth
SLVR – Up & Down (Back2Black Remix)
GAMMER – The Drop (Stonebank Remix)
Ghastly & Barely Alive – Fake U Out
CHMST – Riddim Of The Night
sfam – slide
Mariah Carey – Always be Mine
Francis and the Lights w/ Bon Iver – Friends (Teez Remix)
MK – 17
Crankdat – Dollars (Crankdat X Ray Volpe X Gammer Remix)
Dion Timmer X Excision – Final Boss
Adventure Club – Limitless ft Delaney Jane
KRANE x Jupe – Quartzz
Adventure Club x Modern Machines – MakeDamnSure ft Saint Slumber (Taking Back Sunday Reboot)
Adventure Club x ARMNHMR Ft Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime
Martin Garrix – Scared To Be Lonely
Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (Adventure Club Remix)
Dua Lipa – Be The One (KRANE remix)
Adventure Club x Inukshuk – One More Try ft. Kotomi
4Minute – Hate (Adventure Club Remix)
CL – Hello Bitches (Slick Thieves Remix)
Higher Brothers – Made In China
Hekler & Gladez – 404
Fed-Up – Facepalm
Dimes & Loqi – Back on
Crizzly & YDG – ID
YehMe2 x Bailo – ID
Riot Ten & Milano The Don – Headbusta
Bleu Clair – Thrill
Snakehips ft MO. – Dont Leave
Spag Heddy – Dream & Disaster
Drake – I’m Upset
Zomboy – Biterz (Gent & Jawns Remix)
Adventure Club X Snails – ID ft Sara Diamond
Cashmere Cat & Camila Cabello – Love Incredible (Adventure Club Remix)
RL Grime – I Wanna Know
TLC – Unpretty
Diplo ft MO. Get It Right
Gryffin & Illenium – Feel Good ft Daya
Adventure Club – Gold Ft Yuna
Sam_ – Don’t Trust ft. Shiloh (INTERLUDE)
Squired – Peace Out
Afterjourney & Boom – The Luxury Life
Bbymutha – Indian Hair
SOULJI – E.L.F
Jack Master – Bang The Box (Slam Remix)
219 Boys – FYOF
Nonsens – Sabotage
Gassed up x Moon Love (Playtime Edit)
GTA & Dillon Francis & Wax Motif – I Can’t Hold On ft Anna Lunoe (Slippy Remix)
Skrillex – Summit (Nolan Van Lith & Jaron Remix)
Boombox Cartel & Nevve – Whisper
Adventure Club X Dion Timmer – Need Your Heart 2.5 ft KAI
Krane & Awoltalk – RIFT
Four Color Zack – Sky Walkin Phoenix
Childish Gambino – Redbone (Dj Mustard Remix)
Space Laces – Torque
4B & Teez – Whistle (YDG Remix)
Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) (Adventure Club Bootleg)
Nobody But You X Do Re Mi (Ekali Edit)
BTS – Fake Love (Jaydon Lewis Remix)
Underoath – Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Other Escape (Adventure Club Remix)
While Dillon Francis has sampled a variety of production styles over his career, many remember him for his spastic and energetic moombahton tracks that put him on the map. Now, the Mad Decent protégé turned DJ superstar has released a continuous 15 minute Moombahton Mix as a tribute to the genre on which he built his name.
Dillon Francis reaches to his many past collaborators to fill out this mix, as tracks like “Bun Up The Dance” with Skrillex and “Need You” with NGHTMRE showcase the producer’s skill for making the bouncy and vibrant genre that is moombahton. The DJ and producer continues to show an interest in fusing the worlds of dancehall and electronic music, with tracks like “Never Let You Go,” featuring De La Ghetto, and “Ven,” featuring Arcangel and Quimico Ultra Mega, putting the spotlight on some of the world’s top reggaeton talent.
With a Spanish-language album on the way, Dillon Francis’ movement back into the realm of Caribbean rhythms may cement him as one of the most popular and relevant producers of the time.
EKALI released the fifth episode in his Awakening mix series, getting particularly sentimental in this episode by kicking it off with a tribute remix to Avicii’s “Levels” by Laxcity. This sets the tone and sequence for the rest of the mix, given the major role emotive melodies play throughout the string of songs the OWSLA artist has selected for this edition.
Via Twitter, the Canadian producer expressed his anxieties about the darkness and chaos in his life and the world today. In response to this, Awakening, Vol. 5 was born, telling his fans this mix might be on the sadder side. The 42 minute stream certainly carries a melancholic vibe with beautiful harmonies, hugging synth ambiances, and sultry vocal arrangements. Artists represented on the mix are Droeloe, Kasbo, Mr. Carmack, Two Feet, Louis Futon, Porter Robinson, Illenium, and more.