Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for in the Midwest! EDC Chicago, the first Insomniac festival to finally make it to the Windy City, is here and the second stop on “The Road to Vegas” is going to be unlike anything we’ve seen before. Located about an hour outside of the city in Joliet, IL at the Chicagoland Speedway, the newest EDC will feature hundreds of the world’s best DJ’s including Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Danny Avila, Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Hardwell, Headhunterz, Kaskade, Sander Van Doorn, Sebastian Ingrosso, and last, but definitely not least, Tiesto. Not only is this one of the best line-ups I’ve seen at a festival all year, but the festival will span from 5 PM – 4 AM each night creating that signature EDC all night party which we have become so accustomed to experiencing. Also, for the first time ever at an EDC festival there will be overnight camping available directly adjacent to the Chicagoland Speedway to provide a great way to meet new friends and get the full festival experience. If you’re not lucky enough to enjoy the overnight camping at the festival and you don’t want to make the commute to and from the city yourself, don’t worry! Insomniac has your back with shuttles running to and from the event from a few of Chi-Town’s premiere colleges. Not much is known as to what the layout of the festival will be like or what kind of production they’ll have since this is the first year, but we can only imagine that it’s going to knock everybody’s socks off just as every Insomniac festival always does. The weekend is certainly destined to be one for the books and, from my experience in this city, the overall atmosphere and crowd attending will be amazing. Tickets are still available for purchase so if you’re feeling spontaneous this Memorial Day Weekend, now would be the time to grab some tickets, get all of your best friends together, and head down towards the Chicagoland Speedway for the wildest weekend in the Chicagoland area! You won’t regret it. We’ll see you there!
Alas, it is finally here, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this for way too long! Bro Safari & UFO! have been hyping up an album for over a year that has never hit the market, but I can rightfully say that the wait was worth it. This 10 track LP titled, “Animal” has something for all lovers of bass. Whether you like moombahton, glitch-hop, trap, dubstep, downtempo, uptempo, drum & bass etc. there is something for you! It’s quite impressive the genres that they spanned and how stunning each individual track turned out. I’ll keep the review short and let Bro Safari & UFO! do the talking:
“Here it is. The album that we’ve been talking about for over a year. Scheduling conflicts be damned, we made it happen! Yes, the process was long, and at times it was even a little grueling, but we stuck to our guns and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Originally, we created about 16 tracks for the album, and then we narrowed it down to the songs that you have in front of you today. It was important to us that we create a collection of music that crossed multiple styles and genres, yet told a coherent story. It’s not an easy thing to do, but we feel like we pulled it off by using themes, samples, techniques and by consciously assessing what did and did not work together.
We feel like there is something for everyone on this record and we’re very pleased with the fact that we can offer this to everyone for free. All we ask is that you listen to it with an open mind, share it with your friends and come say hello whenever we play a show in your city.
So, once again – Thank you to each and every person that showed us support over the last few years. We love working together, and have already discussed plans for a follow up album.
For now, enjoy ANIMAL!”
Bro Safari & UFO! – Animal LP | Free Download
This Memorial Day Weekend is going to be absolutely insane with all of the amazing concerts and festivals going on and Texas shall be no exception to the trend. Scoremore Presents is putting on Jambalaya: a three day tour through all of Texas’ major cities featuring performances by Zeds Dead, Earl Wolf aka Tyler The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, Big Boi, Araabmuzik, RL Grime, and G Eazy. Needless to say Jambalaya is going to pop off and this Jambalaya Mix that Zeds Dead made to build up hype for it is the only proof you need. These guys are nuts behind the decks as they manage to incorporate each and every artist set to play Jambalaya within their short mix as well as an amalgamation of the trillest trap, the dubbiest dub, and the sickest of rap songs. Whether you’ll be attending Jambalaya or not, this mix should definitely be on your playlist as you prepare yourself for this weekend’s Memorial Day festivities.
Zeds Dead – Jambalaya Mix | Free Download
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Techi Fam, our favorite bass driven bunnies need your help! Gummy, the duo comprised of Will Gresham and Justin Perez have entered a mix into Insomniac’s EDC Discovery Project, that is beyond amazing. This 30 minute mix containing 21 tracks, features an absolute all star lineup of Wobble Wednesday favorites, Gummy remixes, and the future/unreleased sounds of both Gummy & bass music. Each song is intricately intertwined and neatly blended together while showcasing Gummy’s superior transitions and mixing capabilities. All we request is that you give this mix a genuine listen and if it catches your attention,like we know it will, simply give it a “heart”. Much love fam, enjoy the mix and let’s help Gummy achieve their goal of playing EDC Las Vegas!
When I saw that Baauer had remixed Disclosure and Eliza Doolittle’s “You & Me” I couldn’t help but assume that it would be a typical trap remix. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Baauer is incredibly versatile and fully capable of surprising his now huge fan base. He sped up the tempo, raised Eliza Doolittle’s voice even higher, and completely altered the entire feel of “You & Me” with the beat, while retaining its most quintessential components. The fact that Baauer is branching out from his typical trap sound which brought him to fame speaks wonders about his future and his willingness to experiment with contemporary sounds. Take a listen to the preview below and make sure to pick up the official copy when it drops on May 21st. Enjoy!
Disclosure – You & Me (Baauer Remix) [Preview] | Stream Only
After just releasing their album Free the Universe less than a month ago, Major Lazer is back at it with a remix of Dada’s Life “Boing Clash Boom.” The track begins with morphed vocals from the original with a clap build up only to lead to a trap style drop. Highlighting a ping pong lead, with an array of percussion that is subtle and not, this track will definitely be a winner. Unfortunately there’s no release date, but the remix will be released off So Much Dada. For now, enjoy the stream!
Dada Life – Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix) | Stream Only
I love trap music, and Brillz is one of my favorite producers in the genre. He has collaborated with the highly recognizable Z Trip for this ridiculous remix of Jay Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”, and I mean ridiculous in the best way possible. Not only is this track being offered as a free download, but it was also the first track featured on the Trapnation mixtape on Jay Z’s blog ‘Life + Times’. Brillz and Z Trip’s remix of the eternal “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” has completely transformed the hip-hop classic into a fresh new trap beat. It begins a trapstyle beat and builds into a funky, synth heavy drop, but that’s only the beginning. “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” continuously morphs with complexity of sounds and highlights each producer’s techniques. Don’t hesitate to add this song to your music library immediately.
Jay Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Brillz & Z Trip Remix) | Free Download
Here we have something a bit more special than normal on this fine Wobble Wednesday: a compilation of three of the freshest trap remixes of Knife Party’s newest rager, “LRAD.” We couldn’t decide which was our favorite so we wanted you guys to decide for us! First we have Boombox Cartel’s “WTF Is Festival Trap Remix” that absolutely kills it with the crazy syncopated tribal rhythms off of his too hot to trot festival trap beats. If this remix doesn’t get you hyped and filled with energy then I don’t know what will. Next, we have CRNKN’s “FESTIE RMX” which turns the lights down a bit with more space for bass rather then trap induced high hats or snare drum patterns. Finally but definitely not least, we have Candyland’s “OG Remix” which is for sure a panty dropper with it’s fat bass drops playing off of the tribal drums beats of the original. All in all, each remix brings something completely different to the table, but each is incredibly good in it’s own way and for the purpose of which each artist saw fit. Listen to them all below and feel free to download each and everyone one of them for FREE thanks to our friends Boombox Cartel, CRNKN, and Candyland. Enjoy!
Knife Party – LRAD (BMBX CRTL “WTF Is Festival Trap” Remix) | Free Download
Knife Party – LRAD (CRNKN FESTIE Remix) | Free Download
Knife Party – LRAD (Candyland’s OG Remix) | Free Download
If you remember a few months back, our good buddy Spaveech did an exclusive mix for us which entailed 5 unreleased remixes. This is one of the remixes I’ve been most anxious to get a final mastered version on and share with all of you. He has flawlessly taken the festival anthem, “Sunrise”, and completely handcrafted it into his own rendition with a lot of bass to really supe it up. This 808 driven remix is absolutely on point from start to finish. Encompassing and really focusing on the catchy vocal hook and melody that “Sunrise” is built around, the combination of Spaveech’s creativity and the original stems of this track go together like “lamb and tuna fish” (name that movie). As always, Spaveech has graciously allotted this track to be downloaded for free, for the simple price of liking his facebook page. Spaveech has gained a lot of support and momentum in recent months and shows absolutely no sign of slowing down, keep your eyes peeled for this New Jersey native and the big things that are to come.
Tommy Trash vs. Aston Shuffle – Sunrise (Spaveech TRAP Remix) | Free Download
Willy Joy has made quite the name for himself in 2013. With his continued series, Free Willy Wednesdays, where he releases a new track for free every Wednesday, Willy’s gained quite the following and created a new hype for Wobble Wednesdays. His productions span the many subgenres of bass music and he has found himself as an official member of the TWONK Team (Willy Joy, Craze, Brillz, Etc! Etc!). His latest release is titled, “Love Me Right” and it is by far my favorite production of his. Containing a vibrant vocal sample that is matched with a superior drum pattern, catchy melody and a drop perfectly fitting for the track, Willy has constructed quite the gem. These drops hit so clean and the second drop which contains a few extra elements is truly on point. Make sure to grab this download and watch out for the continued Free Willy Wednesday releases. Can’t wait to see the remixes to this track that ensue. Crank up that sub & enjoy!
Willy Joy – Love Me Right (Original Mix) | Free Download