“Impression of You” by Giraffage & Viceroy

293534c9-bb47-478d-8506-691e5d76b89eDay-dreamy croons and an R&B ambience is the brilliant personality behind “Impression Of You”.

While neither producer is a novice to the scene, this track marks each artist’s debut on Dim Mak.

Having won praise from taste-making publications such as Pitchfork and Vogue, the sound sculpting beat guru that is Giraffage has collaborated with Viceroy to bring us this sultry sonic cocoon within their vocal-driven ballad, featuring Patrick Baker’s lovelorn lyrics floating over pulsating synths, tight 808 snares and fast looped hats. Pristine production.

Click here to watch the official video.
Release Date: July 10th, 2015

“Post To Be (Remix)” by Benj

CIwmjCKUsAAjJJM

Let me introduce you to a guy who has been making some big waves across the blog world with his remixes and originals, he goes by the name Benj. Today he brings us his remix of Omarion’s track “Post To Be”, which has been a staple on urban radio as of late. Benj’s fresh wordplay brings back memories from when I first started following the music blog scene, a time where I was listening to some of the earliest projects from artists like Mike Stud and Logic. This may be the first track I’ve listened to from Benj, but after hearing this guy’s flow he will definitely be on my radar from now on! [Read more…]

“Dance On Me” by GoldLink

dance on me

Ever since I was able to see GoldLink perform live as an opener to Flume’s performance at Terminal 5 last year, I’ve been hooked to his style and lyricism that keeps him in front of the hip-hop pack. If his raw talents weren’t enough to showcase his uniqueness, he was recently just named as a part of XXL’s 2015 Freshman class.

As evident on “Dance On Me,” the fluidity in his vocals and his ability to perfectly complement the instrumentals is what makes him addicting to listen to. Currently, he’s embarking on his 2015 summer tour, which will be kicking off in Brooklyn tomorrow.

[Read more…]

“The Hills” by The Weeknd

TheWeeknd-TheHills

“The Hills” follows The Weeknd’s highly successful tune off of The 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack, “Earned it”. His sensual new single utilizes heavy synth and deep bass to accompany his distinguished falsetto. The depth and contrast creates a sense of affliction and enigma. The video (below) embodies the mood of the tune as it begins with him crawling out of his car after it flips over. The rest of the video is him limping to his destination, an eerie, old mansion.

[Read more…]

“Molly On My Chest (Benasis Remix)” by Riff Raff, Yung Nation & Crichy Crich

Molly On My Chest

Benasis’ newest release, a remix, is, simply put, an emphatic fusion of trap and hip hop. The track features cyclically repeating vocals that combine with the absolutely disgusting, I say this in the most enthusiastically positive way, heavily-dropping rhythm and beat. Literally right out of the gate, the track features a suspense-building amalgamation of increasingly quick, rap style, vocals and a much lower, in comparison to the tempo further in, beats per minute (BPM). As the track continues, the tempo rises and falls, referencing BPM, in a manner similar to other trap mixes. Additionally, the vocals pick up in speed and intensity, thereby delving into the gloriously diverse world of rap and hip hop.

Overall, this remix is fantastic! It features a nice range of musical styles, vocal patterns, and an impressive tempo. As I listen to the track, I can almost feel the desperate need to rave clawing away inside my brain, just begging me to start pounding my fist like a crazed animal, begging to be released from the cage of ennui. Well done Benasis!

Release Date: May 20th, 2015 

North Coast Music Festival Lineup Announced

NorthCoast2015

Chicago’s new music festival of just 6 years of age has announced their most diverse lineup yet. This year North Coast welcomes well-known artists of every genre. The headliners consist of a mystery rock artist, The Chemical Brothers, and D’angelo and the Vangaurd. Other high-profile guests include; Portugal, The Man., Knife Party, The Roots, Steve Aoki, The Glitch Mob, Tycho, Wale, and Twin Shadow. The three day festival will take place September 4-6 in Union Park. You must be 17+. Ticket info can be found at www.northcoastfestival.com

“Never Been In Love” by Elliphant (RAC Remix)

NeverBeenInLove -RAC

Swedish singer-songwriter Elliphant released an EP featuring remixes of her new tune “Never Been In Love”. The eccentric hip-hop artist often works with prominent EDM artist of the time. The EP contains remixes from Theador, BASECAMP, Bixel Boys, Billboard, and, the most notable, RAC. The inditronic musician uses guitar to transform the song into a summer jam. RAC dropped Strangers I & II last year. The group is currently on tour until mid-may.