Haven’t heard a rap song as good as this in a long time, seriously. All star cast, free download, Drake’s best verse of the year, what are you waiting for?
I’m not too ashamed to admit that “Treasure” is one of my guilty pleasures, its just too damn catchy. I was just thinking that someone could make a great remix, and sure enough, one pops up on Soundcloud the next day. Audien is the perfect remixer for this song, fitting it right into his arsenal of feel good productions. Huge year for Audien so far, don’t be surprised to see him pop up on the DJ Mag top 100 for the first time
Kings of Leon are probably one of the few remaining relevant acts that truly rocks. We desperately short on good ole fashioned rock and roll these days, but hopefully come Sept 24, Kings of Leon’s new album Mechanical Bull will fill the void. The first single “Supersoaker” is classic KOL, and its so satisfying to listen to
Disclosure has arguably the most refreshing new sound in the music industry, and their album “Settle” is sure to go down and one of the year’s best. One of the standout tracks “F For You” got the remix treatment by fellow brit and equally talented deep house hero T.E.E.D. This is grooves to the max, with a deep, sexy bassline that takes this track to a much darker place.
From day one, Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” was destined to be one of the year’s most remixed tracks. Now halfway through summer, we have not been disappointed. Three remixes in particular have turned Lana’s masterpiece into a festival anthem – between Cedric’s stacatto synth bounce, Myon & Shane’s trancy summer of love mix, and Kaskade’s big room euphoria, there is something for everyone. Easily one of the top songs of Paradiso (Tiesto played Cedric Gervais’ remix, Myon & Shane 54 dropped their own version, and Kaskade brought down the house with the first play of his very own remix), this one is sure to bring back fond memories of summer 2013. Picking a favorite may be the most difficult task at hand
Avicii has been getting tons of flac for his new material being “different.” My opinion – the haters are crazy. While his new music was probably best premiered in a setting other than Ultra Music Festival, it doesn’t take away from the innovation and pure quality of the records. Avicii is pushing the limits of dance music and synthesizing incredibly diverse sounds with ease, and that should be recognized above all else. “Wake Me Up” is the first single off his upcoming debut album #TRUE – and it features the uber talented Aloe Blacc. This one has been stuck in my head for days, and if you give it a listen, I think you’ll love it too
CHVRCHES had one of the more under-rated performances at Sasquatch, but everyone who stuck it out and went to watch them in the rain at 1:30 will be pretty stoked when these guys make it big. Honestly can’t name a group making catchier music than CHVRCHES right now. Brand new single “Gun” with a sexy downtempo mix by Jamie Isaac – hopefully much more of this on their upcoming debut album set to release in the fall.