DJ Sliink drops hard-hitting new track, ‘OMG’

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Jersey club mainstay DJ Sliink has been on the forefront of the genre for nearly a decade, even bringing the music to widespread attention after collaborations with both Skrillex and Wale on “Saint Laurent.” Continually proving his ability to seamlessly blend hip-hop and Jersey club, DJ Sliink has now released his new track, “OMG.”

Featuring Bronx-based artist Axel Leon, the track’s high-energy verses rest atop sporadic breakbeats. With the relentless kicks and vocal chops expected from a DJ Sliink song, this track is one for big speakers. Finding the perfect line between the gritty New York hip-hop sound and Jersey club, this collaboration is just another weapon in DJ Sliink’s already-deep catalog.

NMF Roundup: Hotel Garuda delivers infectious melody on ‘One Reason,’ ORIENTAL CRAVINGS embody Alison Wonderland’s ‘Sometimes Love,’ Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’ receives a disco edit + more

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NMF Roundup: Hotel Garuda delivers infectious melody on ‘One Reason,’ ORIENTAL CRAVINGS embody Alison Wonderland’s ‘Sometimes Love,’ Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’ receives a disco edit  + moreAlisonWonderland SHAKYBEATS2017 0505 192823 8517 PP Copy

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday.

Electronic artists have blessed out eardrums once again with heavy-hitting percussive projects, sultry harmonies, catchy melodies, and crisp vocals. Fatboy Slim‘s festival classic, “Praise You,” receives a funky edit from Purple Disco Machine. Hotel Garuda lends his crafty melody-chop work alongside Imad Royal and Kiah Victoria, while Taska Black continues to show why bitbird is bending boundaries in the future bass space. Midnight Kids and Tritonal do what they do best with uplifting atmospheres and infectious melody drops. Former member of Krewella — Kris “Rain Man” Trindl — caresses Vikki Gilmore’s vocals amongst bouncing guitars and driving harmonies on “Take It Closer.” JayKode and ORIENTAL CRAVINGS go hard on their projects for Flux Pavillion & Doctor P‘s Circus Records imprint and a remix of Alison Wonderland‘s single with SLUMBERJACK, “Sometimes Love,” respectively.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 62

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 62Deters Beat Lab@0.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.

Silk Music has been consistently been releasing some of the prettiest music in the electronic music game right now. In a seemingly endless span of releases, the label pumps out beautiful songs and EPs like this one: eleven.five and Andromedha’s Ode to the Rising Sun EP. The introductory track, “To Mean It,” is a sparkling composition of  twinkling synths and soaring melodies. Its transportive qualities have me hitting repeat over and over.

Silky-smooth producer/vocalist Fatherdude returns after September’s “Summer Gone” with a new offering, “Business.” This swanky tune is driven by a funky guitar lick and some groovy percussion, with Fatherdude’s vocals serving as the cherry on top of this soulful piece of work. Each of Fatherdude’s releases seems to surpass the last – with this one being perhaps his most well-polished tune to date. I can’t get it out of my head.

After remixing Drake‘s “In My Feelings” this summer, Jersey club king DJ Sliink has delivered his latest: a bumping rework of Bruno Mars’ hit “24K Magic.” This remix serves as a perfect reminder of why Sliink is one of the most notable producers of the genre: its impeccably produced, with his signature vocal chops cutting up Mars’ vocals in a compelling manner. Its lighthearted atmosphere delivers a fun new side of this hit song.

Who knew The Knocks‘ “House Party” would mesh so effortlessly with Michael Jackson’s Halloween classic? The New York duo surprised fans a week before the spooky October holiday with a seven-minute rendition of their standout single woven into “Thriller,” and they match up undeniably well. This is a perfect one to add to Halloween playlists with its modernized flair – and, of course, Vincent Price’s unforgettably creepy narration.

Knife Party‘s classic “Sleaze” with Mistajam will forever remind me of college parties when it first came out. The infamous chant of “until they kick us out, people, move your feet” would get louder and louder as the song went on, and it’s seared into my memory with the hazy nights that accompanied it. So when No Mana and i_o began teasing their resurrection of the song, the nostalgia hit hard and I couldn’t wait to hear the full product. It has finally arrived, and it’s everything I could’ve hoped for. They’ve held onto the iconic chant but have warped and skewed it in their techno-oriented ways, adding a furious build that leads into a speedy, bass-fueled drop.

DJ Sliink Fuses Future Bass With Jersey Club In New Inspired Single – ‘Never Stop’

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Last week we brought you a new single from Jersey Club pioneer DJ Sliink. It marked a return to production after a small hiatus and demonstrated that Sliink was ready to get back in the game helping spread the good word that is Jersey Club. In his latest production, ‘Never Stop’ featuring Zak Leever, Sliink

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Premiere: DJ Sliink & Zak Leever – Never Stop

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Jersey club trailblazer, DJ Sliink, has had a massive last 12 months between his screeching Skrillex and Wale collaboration, “Saint Laurent,” last year and his other joint effort with Fetty Wap on the remix of “Text Ur Number.”

To add fuel to the fire, the Newark native taps Brooklyn-based act Zak Leever to assist in their urban-crossover single, “Never Stop.” While he shifts into a little more of a mainstream direction then his usual textures, Sliink flexes in his production abilities and versatilities, balancing palpable and underground tones, as Leever provides an elegant vocal performance.

DJ Sliink Gets A Proper Jersey Club Remix For – ‘Text Ur Number’ Featuring Fetty Wap and DJ Envy

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DJ Sliink is a legend of sorts in the dance music world as he helped bring the Jersey Club subgenre to the limelight. If you are unfamiliar with his name, you have no doubt gotten down to his work in the club. His style of heavily chopped vocals and persistent, driving beats is instantly recognizable.

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Cesqeaux x DJ Sliink – Bust

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Beginning with energetic vocals and and minimalist beats, Cesqeaux and DJ Sliink‘s “Bust” quickly builds into an intense climax of prominent waves of bass and oscillating dissonant notes to take listeners on a thrilling ride of diverse sounds. With more mellow interludes of harmonic synths, Cesqeaux and Sliink create a rounded contrast through a dynamic production.

Hailing from the Netherlands, Cesqeaux has garnered support for his eclectic array of music including weighty electro house, more commercial pop tunes, and even trap infused styles. Newark producer, Sliink, is known for his Jersey Club signature sound, creating tunes that feature captivating excerpts of percussion and intriguing samples. With the two producers coming together, “Bust” will have fans of both artists pleasantly surprised by a track divergent of the norm.

Bounce into your weekend with these 10 Jersey Club classics

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The Jersey Club movement originated in the ’90s as a style of music heard in, unsurprisingly, New Jersey nightclubs. More specifically, it arose in Newark, affectionately known as the Brick City, where the club scene was most prevalent.

Some may be familiar with Baltimore (Bmore) club of the same stature, as both have roots in ’80s Chicago house music. Early stars in the scene such as Tameil and Tim Dolla made their start DJing on turntables and making cassette tapes with house records. Both names are historically recognized as members of the “Brick Bandits Crew,” a group of Newark natives coined as the creators of Jersey Club. With connections just a few hours down south in Baltimore, they started a massive surge of Jersey/Bmore club music, which coalesced around a breakbeat style, with the signature motif a triplet of kick drums at the end of every measure and tracks that typically reside in the 130-145 BPM range.

Originally influenced by and heavily featuring hip-hop and R&B looped samples, the genre is now being incorporated into the modern dance music scene. Its even been used in bass-heavy concoctions, such as Dillon Francis and Kill The Noise‘s “Dolphin On Wheels.”

Looking at the genre’s massive growth over the past few years, Dancing Astronaut has compiled a list of standouts to get your weekend in the club off to a hot start.

1. Trippy Turtle – FoFo

Trippy Turtle is not only a talented producer and DJ to follow, but an all-around fun musician. What started with a lone turtle has expanded into a SoundCloud platform for animal-based accounts that all use the Jersey Club framework to remix popular songs, with artists Drippy Dolphin, Chacha Chimp, and Pretty Panda on the FoFoFadi Records roster.

Trippy is known for adding a rapid, breakbeat spin to famous R&B/hip-hop tracks, which he uses as a base for recycled samples on each rework. On “FoFo,” it’s obvious that it’s a remix of “CoCo” by O.T. Genasis, yet by listening closely, a variety of classics can be depicted, such as the guitar sample from P. Diddy’s “I Need a Girl Part 2,” TLC’s “No Scrubs,” Big Sean’s opening line from Drake’s “All Me” and a subtle “What?” from the 2007 Mad Decent release “Shake it to The Ground” by DJ Blaqstarr.

2. Zedd ft Alessia Cara – Stay (DJ Taj Remix)

DJ Taj is a great go-to for those looking for Jersey Club remixes of current, Top 40/rap hits. Over the past year, he’s remixed everything from Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Life” to The Chainsmokers’ “Closer.” The Jersey-born producer began making music at the age of 10, going on to DJ alongside Funkmaster Flex for New York’s Hot 97 as well as other radio stations around the country.

Taj reworked DJ Snake’s hit track “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber in 2016, bringing it up to a J-club appropriate tempo and throwing some other classic samples into the mix.

3. Ty Dolla $ign – Paranoid (DJ Hoodboi & Falcons Remix)

Here’s a track that, though released in 2014, is still not an official remix. However, even more reason to appreciate it as a hidden gem that is only used in live sets and mixes. LA native Hoodboi gained popularity through official remixes for the likes of Chromeo, Alison Wonderland and more. He’s toured the world with A-Trak and has since been snatched up by the mastermind’s Fools Gold imprint.

His euphoric rework of Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid” featues fellow Fools Gold member Falcons, where the producers take the deep synths of the original to develop a poly-rhythm/pitch vocal combo.

4. UNIIQU3 & Saint – Yo (I’m Lit)

While DJ Sliink may be the “King,” it seems that Jersey Club has found its potential “Kween” in Cherise Gary, aka UNIIQU3. With roots in Newark, Gary began her music career as a vocalist in the club scene, eventually picking up DJing. Now, she’s taking the scene by storm with collaborations with A-list artists such as Baauer and Diplo. In addition, she’s playing festivals around the world, sharing the stage with Rae Sremmurd, Cashmere Cat, and more with featured mixes on BBC Radio 1 and a Boiler Room set.

Teaming up with producer Saint, this is probably UNIIQU3’s most notable track to date, using Jersey Club to describe the party culture in LA. The broken kick pattern starts at the 15-second mark, bringing in chopped up vocals for the drop. 

5. D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha (DJ Sliink Remix)

OWSLA‘s self-proclaimed “Jersey Club King,” DJ Sliink was featured on Big Beat’s Pop Remixed compilation in 2016 with a remix of D.R.A.M’s “Cha Cha.” The original saw major positive traction, breaking the vocalist’s career. DJ Sliink adds a more upbeat spin on it, using the high-pitched synths of the original in tangent with echoing, looped vocals over the classic Jersey Club bassline. Another breakbeat section can be heard around the 30-second mark that almost sounds beat-boxed with heavily distorted kicks.

6. DJ Snake ft Bipolar Sunshine – The Middle (4B Remix)

Staten Island native producer 4B did an official remix of DJ Snake’s global hit “The Middle” earlier in 2017. 4B is unique in fusing elements of trap, hardstyle and Jersey Club together with modern electronic production techniques. This remix is an example of using “pitch-vocal motifs” on the drop, chopping up the original vocals and pitching them up or down to different octaves. Listeners can hear a standard breakbeat with the snare and snap combo on the build-up.

7. fun. – We Are Young (Kyle Edwards and DJ Smallz 732 Jersey Club edit)

Remember when Vine was a thing? The app practically coined the term “going viral,” causing a random remix like this one to explode up out of the blue. Although, maybe not, since the energy provided by Jersey Club itself is so enticing that it’s hard to miss.

Kyle Edwards and DJ Smallz 732 decided to put an up-tempo, breakbeat spin on the hit pop rock single “We Are Young,” by fun. released back in 2012. Edwards and Smallz 732 made this one in 2015 and are still putting a Jersey spin on popular hits. Check out the “Now I’m Mad” Vine that had the internet hysterically laughing for a minute.

8. DJ Envy – Text Ur Number ft DJ Sliink & Fetty Wap

“Text Ur Number” is an example of Jersey Club being integrated into mainstream sounds, as producers DJ Envy and DJ Sliink join forces with hip-hop/R&B/pop chart-topping artist Fetty Wap on the track, released in the summer of 2017. Envy, most notable for hosting the Breakfast Club radio show and being a Global DJ Awards nominee, hauls in DJ Sliink to get some Jersey feels in on this one.

There are some pop elements in this track that accompany Fetty Wap’s vocals, climaxing into a future bass, synth-driven drop that changes gears into double Jersey time after the first eight bars.

9. Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (JVH-C Remix)

Listeners will probably recognize this one right away, as it went viral for the most hilarious reasons. A rapid and aggressive remix of the Project X famed party track “Heads Will Roll” by Yeah Yeahs, JVH-C’s rendition has been used for meme and compilation videos alike, posted all over Facebook and Instagram and features some of the craziest, most absurd dance moves/visual effects.

The triplet drum beats can blatantly be heard in this one, and — viral or not — it makes any dancefloor go nuts.

10. Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru

Wrapping things up with a classic, literally the oldest track on the list. Norwegian-born, Grammy Award-winning DJ/producer Cashmere Cat released his debut EP Mirror Maru back in 2012, with the title track immediately making waves.

A feature on the soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V the following year helped bring “Mirror Maru” to the masses, where its stayed ever since. Although one of the more downtempo/lighter uses of the breakbeat technique, it gives the track a dance-y vibe it wouldn’t otherwise have, and Cashmere is able to include what would become known as his signature style in the years to come, including harp arpeggios and the famous bed squeak sample.

Honorable mentions:

Rake It Up (Diplo & Party Favor Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj]

DJ Big O – Pop That(Nadus Remix)


Slide (Mervin Mowlley Flip)

2 On (DjTray Remix)