Calvin Harris’ ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1’ goes gold, announces ‘Faking It’ ft Lil Yachty & Kehlani

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Calvin Harris‘ summertime rotational staple Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 has officially gone gold, ergo it’s sold at least half a million copies. But not only has the record itself earned gold status, its lead single “Slide,” featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, has officially gone double platinum. The tune also stands at over 400 million streams on Spotify.

While the artist took to Twitter to announce the notable achievements, he also unveiled a new project, dubbed “Faking It” featuring Kehlani and Lil Yachty will be out October 20. 

The new project, while it remains to be known whether it’s simply a single or rather an extended project, will be the first release to follow the LP. 

H/T: Billboard

 

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Will Smith goes EDM with release of ‘Get Lit’

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Earlier this year, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff announced they would be making a rare appearance to perform at Blackpool’s Livewire Festival. At the August festival, the duo tried their hand at EDM with the premiere of a track called “Get Lit.”

“Get Lit,” produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff, shows the iconic duo trying to push their way into one of the world’s fastest-rising music cultures. With a party vibe about “getting lit” and a pounding big room house beat, the track is reminiscent of festivals five years ago. Smith dons an accent for the verses in an attempt to give the song a foreign vibe, but switches back to his recognizable rap voice for the chorus.

In the hours since its release, the track has been met with overall criticism, with descriptions varying from “atrocious” to “a nightmare” to a “mid-life crisis.” While 49-year-old Smith and 52-year-old DJ Jazzy Jeff are legendary in the music world, their efforts to connect with the EDM audience miss the mark with “Get Lit.”

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TastyTreat – Summer (Don’t Go) ft Wasiu

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Duo TastyTreat have been on the rise in the Los Angeles scene. With a focus on the more mellow side of electronic music, they bring an fresh flare to each of their productions. For their latest, “Summer (Don’t Go)” with Wasiu, they’ve leaned into the world of hip-hop for an enticing collaboration that pleads for summer to stay. A grooving melody, deep bass, and lyrics about warm months past round out the track in a refreshing manner.

 

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Ryan Browne – Make It Out ft Karma

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With fiery, rap-packed verses and swinging, anthemic synths, Ryan Browne and Karma boldly step into the spotlight on “Make It Out.”

The track, out now on Pantheon, showcases Karma’s raps over an old school hip-hop beat in the beginning.

“Basically I just took the scenes I see in Chicago and tried to portray them in a way to make everybody relate,” Karma says of his part in the track. “I wanted to convey the message that today’s society does need help, and were not going to get there without understanding what we’re doing wrong first.”

As the song progresses, Browne surprises with a dubstep-infused chorus that wows with impeccably produced wobbles and pounding bass.

“For me, the track is an amalgam of seemingly unsimilar influences that have landed together as one, which is exactly what I’d like to see humans do,” Browne says. “I see the song as a  sort of call to action for everyone to come together amid our differences and realize we are all one and work together as such to heal our country and planet.”

“Make It Out” brilliantly melds the hip-hop and dubstep worlds for an exhilarating hybrid of a track.

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Sam F Drops All New Single “Fuck Wit A G” [Free Download]

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G-House authority Sam F has returned with yet another G-House masterpiece. This all new single titled “Fuck Wit A G” features the flow of Malcolm Anthony who puts the shiny wrapper on this track. The tune is of course Sam F’s signature combination of deep and future house with hip-hop which is perfect for the

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Carmada are back with a brand new ‘Your Paradise By Night’ mix [Stream]

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OWSLA-championed Aussie duo Carmada are slowly but surely making their stateside comeback, which kicked off in August with a joint venture alongside NGHTMRE titled “Embrace,” and a hilarious video short hinting at what’s likely to be a new EP from L D R U and Yahtzel in the near future. An impending EP seems even more likely with the release of Carmada’s Your Paradise By Night mix, stitched together by a handful of new IDs.

Carmada kick off their bout behind the decks with cuts from Delta Heavy, What So Not, and Valentino Khan, weaving through nearly 60 minutes of heavy handed goods from Botnek, Baauer, Zomboy, Pendulum and more. Ahead of Your Paradise Fiji, which is set for later this year from December 6 – 12, the duo patch together an aced hour-long mix worth repeated listens… that is, until Carmada bless us with the new music they have up their sleeves.

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Skrillex and Sirah are back together again, this time on ‘Deadbeat’

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Skrillex has soundtracked the summer with a slew of new material, most of which has found the bass giant reuniting with old collaborators, along with a handful of exciting new tag teams as well. From the Damian Marley and Ty Dolla $ign co-venture “So Am I” to DJ Sliink and Wale’s jersey club ammunition “Saint Laurent,” Skrillex has been all over the map in 2017, capped most recently by his long-awaited take on Kendrick Lamar‘s smash hit “Humble.” Now the OWSLA head honcho is pulling at nostalgic heartstrings once again, linking up with long-time collaborator Sirah for a brand new joint product called “Deadbeat.”

Skrillex fans know Sirah from career-launching products like “Bangarang” and “Kyoto.” The pair’s latest finds the LA-based lyricist riding a heavy handed drum beat that plays upon the moody blend of bass, house, and hip-hop that Skrillex has been experimenting with lately. “Deadbeat” will be available on streaming platforms via OWSLA on September 29.

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Gorillaz may have another surprise album in the works

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2017 has been an exhilarating ride for Gorillaz fans.

The highly anticipated Humanz hit the shelves— paired with an extraordinary, over the top roll out— the group’s lead Damon Albarn has collaborated with Mura Masa, and the group’s since gone on to tour the world. It would seem, that in the mind of Albarn, their creative output will never end. In conjunction with that belief, Albarn’s announced Gorillaz may have another surprise album in their pipeline.

While Gorillaz is currently amidst their Humanz world tour, Albarn is already planning out the next move.

“I really like the idea of making new music and playing it live almost simultaneously,” Albarn told Q Magazine. “It will be a more complete record than ‘The Fall’, but hopefully have that spontaneity.”

In Dec. 2010, Gorillaz orchestrated the surprise release of their fourth album, The Fall. Now, it looks like they Albarn wants to echo a sentiment similar to this earlier record’s roll out once more.

“We’ve been discussing ideas for a new kind of live show,” he continued. “If we’re going to do more with Gorillaz we don’t want to wait seven years because, y’know, we’re getting on a bit now. We’re excited but we need to get these shows finished first. You never know what’s around the corner.”

“My dream of being able to see holograms of real people onstage is close now,” Albarn continued. “That was the idea at the beginning. We’ve been very patient and we don’t have that long left.”

Albarn hasn’t hinted at when this impulsive record will see the light of day. Judging by his hints at the work and the nature of a surprise,  we’ll just have to wait and see. Even if he does foresee the end of Gorillaz in sight, fortunately, their work will live on in the electronic realm forevermore.

H/T: NME

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Legendary production duo release new track under moniker BLVK JVCK [Watch]

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Producer duo The Runners are legendary in the hip-hop scene, having been the forces behind singles from Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Lil’ Wayne, among many others. Andrew “Dru Brett” Harr and Jermaine “Mayne Zayne” Jackson have now rebranded themselves to try their hand within the electronic scene under new moniker BLVK JVCK, and their first single featuring Dyo is now out via Big Beat Records. BLVK JVCK does not mark the end of The Runners, who will continue to produce enduring hip-hop classics, but rather an exciting fresh start for the producers.

“Mind Games” masterfully blends hip hop with subtle electronic undertones while Dyo’s sensual vocals draws the listener in. The catchy track is sure to be a radio hit that the duo will be able to add to their long list of past successes. Watch the full music video for “Mind Games.”

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Flux Pavilion releases two-track hip-hop EP

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Never one to mess around, Flux Pavilion is back once again with yet another hair-raising offering for his bass-loving fans.

Currently in the midst of his Around The World In 80 Raves Tour, Flux Pavilion still finds the time to cook up fiery new tracks in his lab. The Circus Records label proves that he is still at the top of his game with the release of two new hip-hop-infused tracks.

In “Stain,” listeners are greeted by vicious bars from Atlanta-based rap collective Two-9. The track devolves into bass-induced madness as thick 808 drums bring this hefty trap track to its climax.

Flux polishes off this two track EP with the manic and sonically eclectic “Saxophone Doom,” featuring Jace & Curtis Williams. With frenetic breaks and Chemical Brothers-style guitar ripping through this tune, it’s easy to imagine Flux sending dance floors into total pandemonium with this one.

These two hectic and heavy tracks serve as the perfect reminder of Flux Pavilion’s vaunted style and reputation as one of the most badass producers in bass music.

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