WKND MZK – “Voyager”

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While Jay is all over the chillest songs on the face of this planet, I still got a few that I think you all would like to hear. While these don’t follow a single theme, I see them more as a short story and that includes the way I outline them and the name of the playlist – “Voyager”. Press play and see if you like where they take you. I always like the way music is cerebral and can make you think of all kinds of themes with a single sound or lyric. 3…2…1

Thank God for this playlist feature right? Been doing these for awhile and hopefully now it will make things a lot easier. If you like a song, make sure to check out the artists SoundCloud and even similar artists. I could get lost in SoundCloud for days and find a lot of good music. This is our voyage for now.

Exclusive Stream of Deadmau5 from XS Encore in Vegas Tonight

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You guys got 24 hours starting at 1:30 Pacific Time to get on this. I believe this is an encore to the show he took over for Avicii back in April. Either way, Joel is offering a pretty awesome opportunity to watch his performance in Vegas. We’ve yet to see how he can implement some of the material from his new album. Basically here is the first take. We’ve been talking about how he’s so focused on his upcoming tour and how epic it’s gonna be. Pretty sure this performance is mainly going to focus on the music rather than the presentation and visuals but all the same, this is an important performance for the mau5. XS Encore in Vegas hosts some of the craziest parties on the planet. This is something you don’t want to sleep on.You can see his set via his app, deadmua5Live. Don’t miss it!

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“Cooler Than Latch” by White Panda (Disclosure ft. Sam Smith vs. Mike Posner)

The White Panda has been on a tear this week releasing a new remix everyday. Today they mixed up everyones favorite, “Latch”, with Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me”. The result is pretty catchy and not a bad choice for a summer time song. Good choice here as they literally would have to try really hard to mess up a Mike Posner & Disclosure mash-up. The other remixes are below so check those out too. Here comes the weekend!

EP: “A Place Like This” by Majid Jordan [Out Now]

You don’t help make one of the best songs of 2013 and then simply get away with it. Majid Jordan, which is actually a duo consisting of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, helped produce and starred in “Hold On, We’re Going Home”. You all know the song and now the duo is back with OVO and is ready to release a new 5 track EP title A Place Like This. The first single and video for it are posted here and I was very pleased with what I heard. No doubt that Drake has good instincts when it comes to mentoring talent (The Weeknd & PARTYNEXTDOOR). The Canadian duo works in unison and the track is very smooth with some serious complementary base. Video is entertaining too… If you like this, I would also look into the EP they released last year under the alias Good People called Afterhours.

Update: Released yesterday, the EP is heavily influenced by simple electronic production and some up tempo beats. All about the smooth vocals, the OVO members are sure to get some nice attention on this EP. Hopefully they will upload it to SoundCloud soon so more people can listen before purchasing it.

Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

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“Shell Shocked” by Juicy J, Wiz Kahlifa, & Ty Dolla $ign [Prod. by Kill The Noise & Madsonik]

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Every time you hear about a new song from these guys you know it’s gonna be good and that the production will be similar to past songs. Looking at this track made for Michael Bay’s (Michael Bae) new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film, I was suspicious to say the least. So basically Taylor Gang took this one in a whole new direction and worked with Kill The Noise & Madsonik (who?) to add a heavy bass and hard hitting electronic sound. It’s got all the characteristics of a Taylor Gang banger but with a lot more added. Now how hot is Megan Fox gonna look in this new movie and did Juicy J try to hit that?

Wiz has got that new album Blacc Hollywood on the way and some tracks have been leaking. They’re decent and provide some good summer vibes but don’t know if I’ve heard anything better than “We Dem Boyz” yet…

“King Of The Fall” by The Weeknd

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After a surprising release of “Often” a couple weeks ago, Abel astonishes his fans with another supreme release called “Kind Of The Fall”. While the song samples more of his versatility than his amazing voice, the song is another work of greatness from the XO artist. The Weeknd has a tour with ScHoolboy Q & Jhené Aiko coming up, yup you guessed it, this fall. I don’t really approve of ScHoolboy & Aiko touring with him as I think they don’t complement him very well but we’ll see. Either way, if Abel keeps putting out stuff like this then who cares who performs before him. All about that OVO and that XO. He’s come a long way from this.

“2AM (Offset Noize & Stravy Remix)” by Alekz Johnson ft. Jeen O’Brien

Two producers out of Chicago reached out to me the other day about their new remix of “2AM”. Immediately, I was not only impressed by the song itself but by the song selection. “2AM” is a song that hasn’t had much attention and to get people to listen to a remix of something people don’t recognize is tough. Posting this, you know that we liked what we heard and we think you will too. Offset Noize and Stravy take this practically unknown song and turn it into a mind-racer and the seductiveness of the vocals pull at the imagination. There isn’t much out yet from these two but check out their SoundClouds and show them some support:

“2AM (Offset Noize & Stravy Remix)” by Alekz Johnson ft. Jeen O’Brien