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Jul 29
2015

Jameston Thieves Take Prismo’s ‘TRVP HANDS’ To The Club

Jameston Thieves' (pictured) remix of Prismo's TRVP HANDS is a searing, thumping, break-driven house take on the Texas-based Prismo's electro-trap anthem.

Jameston Thieves have favored throbbing and metallic-sounding basslines in 2015 that give hard, festival-ready electro a club groove. Similar to his take on Ghastly and Mija's Crank It, the ability to work warping half-time bass into unique and snappy house-friendly basslines has become his calling card.

Grab this hard, bass-heavy house remix for free here.
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Prismo - TRVP HANDS (Jameston Thieves Remix) [Uprise Music]
Jul 29
2015

Louis Vivet Gives Miike Snow’s ‘Silvia’ A Modern Facelift + Graphic Novella

LA-based duo Louis Vivet (pictured), who take the names Nicolas II and Aria S from the first patient diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, flips the script on Miike Snow’s 2009 hit Silvia, giving it a touching, modern facelift featuring vocals from Jordan Humphrey.

Incorporating punchy kicks, airy vocals, and a stripped-down production style, the duo creates a driving-yet-melancholy tune that combines deep house, downtempo, and pop. Part of me wants to sit down and cry, while the other half wants to get up and dance with arms outstretched toward the heavens.

A graphic novella telling the story of the song has also been created by group member Nick, who oversees the art direction and overall brand of the group. It can be viewed here.

Grab your free download here.

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Miike Snow - Silvia (Louis Vivet feat. Jordan Humphrey Cover)
Jul 29
2015

Chet Faker And Banks Take It Back To ‘1998’

Funky indie dance with wiggle room in the bottom end defines 1998, Chet Faker's (pictured) re-released track that's now a soulful duet with female pop star Banks. As both a producer and vocalist, Faker again highlights what makes him one to watch as he continues to reach for higher levels of success.

LA-based Banks and Australian tunesmith Faker are friends, and the easy energy between the pair takes the original to another level. There's something positive as well in the lightly dampened-yet-bright synths in this track that forces the melody to pulse out of the speakers with a heavier feel than typical pop-trending fare.

Grab this relaxing and rhythmic collaboration here.
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Chet Faker feat. Banks - 1998 (Original Mix) [Downtown]
Jul 29
2015

Justin Jay Creates A ‘Storm’ With Sun-Soaked Free Download

22-year-old, LA-based producer Justin Jay continues to deliver the goods in 2015, following up March's stellar Momentum EP on Pets and April's Mind Games with Storm, a soulful new production featuring Chris Lorenzo.

JJ has recently been announced as a performer for Dirtybird Campout, TomorrowWorld, CRSSD, and Holy Ship 2016, and after one listen to Storm it's easy to see why. He effortlessly blends together breakbeat and four-to-the-floor rhythms, creating a hazy, summer-tinged hybrid full of soulful Southern California vibes, uplifting '80s synthesizers, and UK-style percussive elements, making it the perfect warm weather plaything for people on both sides of the Atlantic.

Grab the free download here via Black Butter Records.

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Justin Jay feat. Chris Lorenzo - The Storm [Black Butter]
Jul 28
2015

Le Castle Vania & Lumberjvck Bring The Pain On ‘You Know My Name’

Atlanta-based bass demon Le Castle Vania links up with LA's relative newcomer Lumberjvck for the fearsome four-track You Know My Name EP, available now as a free download.

The cross-country collab brings together the rising trap star Lumberjvck, whose ruthless beats dating back little more than a year have found a home at such similarly promising imprints as Kannibalen, and LCV, whose catalog including such illustrious labels as mau5trap needs little exhibition. Together, Le Castle and Lumberjvck inflict pain by leaving their own comfort zones of--mostly--electro house and trap, respectively, and show off their versatility with visceral exercises in adjacent and, at times, familiar sounds of dubstep, breaks, and electro-moombahton.

They break skin with the title track, a punishing and relentless bit of brostep that, while impressive today, would make 2012 its bitch in exchange for a bag of chips.

Our unholy alliance continue their tour of the tougher textures of bass music with Numba One, a limber 110 electrohton cut sporting a funky glitch hop breakdown.

The hands-down highlight of the EP for me is the hilarious Ham Sandwich, a blend of more 110 bass with a finely tuned breakbeat flip-out halfway through, all blessed with a sidesplitting sample in the same league as the infinite LOLs available in Kill The Noise's Thumbs Up.

Not without their sensitive sides, our two bass music loonies lay off their giddy beatdown long enough for an emotive, melodic send-off featuring the vocals of Mariana Bell--beautiful.

Pick up the entire EP for free here. Catch Le Castle Vania on the Vans Warped Tour this summer.
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Le Castle Vania & Lumberjvck - You Know My Name (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Le Castle Vania & Lumberjvck - Ham Sandwich (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Le Castle Vania & Lumberjvck feat. Mariana Bell - Carry On (Original Mix) [Free Download]