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(July 31st, 2014) Before Djemba Djemba reposted his song today, San Holo was a name that was completely unfamiliar to me. However, as soon as I listened to "Hiding", I realized that this is a guy worth checking out.


Although this guy only has a little more than 800 followers on soundcloud, I could easily see San Holo blowing up soon. Check out his latest jam, "Hiding", but make sure to also listen to the other stuff this Dutch producer has been putting out. His remixes of hits like "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It", "The Next Episode", and "In Da Club" prove that San Holo is a force to be reckoned with.




(July 31st, 2014)  Snakehips has become my go-to for summer chillin. His newest jam, "After I Met U", follows the winning recipe that made songs like "Days With You" and "Wanderlust (Remix)" major hits.

Although he's only dropped a handful of tracks in the past year, Snakehips has consistently come with his A-game to deliver some of the most laid back and uplifting songs that fit perfectly with any summer vibe. Whether you're hanging by the pool or pregaming with your crew, throw on some Snakehips and just enjoy the vibes.





Felix Jaehn released her single "Ain't Nobody" a few weeks ago, and to be honest, it has gotten a lot of play on my iTunes. "Shine" has some real tropical vibes, and this song has some sax/jazz flute solos that'll make you eargasm. A must-listen for sure... Poolside chillen. You can download the song via iTunes here.

If you haven't already listened to "Ain't Nobody," figure it out... Grab the free download via Facebook




Lil' Durk recently released this video to his single "Fly High" featuring French Montana. Song's hot and highlights Chi-City, from the Southside to the stunning landmarks downtown. Download the single here.

Lil Durk's mixtape "Signed to the Streets 2" is available for download here. Check out the video for "Fly High" above. 


(July 30th, 2014)  A year and a half after forming Lowtemp Records, Gramatik has already added some notably groovy acts to his roster, including Exmag and Russ Liquid.

Over the past few months, I have become a huge fan of those future funk aficionados they have over at Lowtemp, which was why I was so eager to check out Look But Don't Touch, the debut EP from one of the label's most recent signees, Branx. Anyone who is searching for electro-soul gold should look no further, because Branx has truly delivered the goods.

Look But Don't Touch, which includes hilariously-yet-appropriately titled bangers like "Pellegrino Sweat" and "Watermelon Bubblegum," is 15 minutes of upbeat, synth-filled jams. While Branx's clever combination of breakbeat, funk, electro, and dubstep is what we've come to expect from the Lowtemp label, the complex and mature sound that permeates through Branx's freshman effort still comes as a pleasant surprise. Check out the full EP below, and don't be surprised if, after the first 20 seconds, you already feel the urge to start moving to the beat.







A well-deserved post dedicated to G-Eazy. Kid's from Oakland and has consistently been getting better features including KYLE, Skizzy Mars, Rick Ross, and now Frenchy. His flows smooth as hell on this track, portions of it being from his Tim Westwood freestyle below. 

"When I say I'm never scared... just know... I Mean It." Been hearing a lot of him on Sirius and it doesn't seem like he's slowing down. Download his latest song "Say," and check out his Facebook page. Westwood Freestyle is FUEGOOO.



(July 29th, 2014) "Gold Skies" was already a jam and a half, but Elephante manages to transform the track into a progressive house banger with this new release. 

Elephante has been on my radar for a while now, and they rarely fail to disappoint. Grab the free download off their Facebook page, as well as with the SoundCloud post below. 



For now, here's a few of my other Elephante favorites:







The Chainsmokers have been making banger after banger the past year, with hits like "Young Hearts," "Pumpin' Blood," "Julian," and of course, "Dreaming."

"Drinking About You" is relatively mellow for The Chainsmokers, but nonetheless it's still catchy and upbeat. Their single "KANYE" is being released on iTunes on August 5th, so be ready to cop that when it comes out! Until then, enjoy some of our Chainsmoker favorites:





(July 29th, 2014) Looking for a fresh new Deep House track? Then look no further. The dynamic production duo, Grand & Warren, has released their latest track, "In the House," as a free download to fans and newcomers alike.

Their music has garnered support from some of the biggest players in the game, with names like Martin Garrix, Robbie Rivera, and Disco Fries including their music in live sets and radio mixes. In the picture above, Grand & Warren are rocking Pacha NYC with the legendary John Dahlback (photo credit to our homies over at EDM Sauce).

With their latest release, the tandem displays a deeper, darker side of their production capabilities, which results in an appealing underground vibe that will surely permeate clubs across the United States in 2014. Having played EDC New York earlier this summer, we're confident that these New York City natives will take their music career to the next level this upcoming year. Cop your free download here, and make sure to catch their performance at The Headliner in New Jersey on August 31st.

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(July 29th, 2014) After months of anxious anticipation, our favorite EDM kingpin, Diplo, releases his latest compilation via Mad Decent, Random White Dude Be Everywhere.

Named after a random comment on his YouTube channel, the new compilation amalgamates a combination of unreleased tracks, successful 2014 singles, and endorsed remixes of original Diplo productions. Some highlights include his immensely popular original, "Revolution" (3.5 million listens on SoundCloud), his collaboration with Steve Aoki, "Freak," as well as his newest release with Yellow Claw & Waka Flocka Flame, "Techno." As a side note, we just had a nice conversation with Yellow Claw, and are excited to announce that we are publishing an exclusive interview in coming weeks.



Simply put, Diplo has emerged as the Don of electronic music over the past five years. By spearheading the Mad Decent brand, Diplo has opened up countless doors to aspiring producers interested in blowing up the house music trend with more experimental electronic music. He's pioneered several subgenres, namely Moombahton and Trap, and continues to push the boundaries of the electronic genre by acquiring young artists that share his vision. 

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Diplo bashes Interscope and other big labels: "labels have no idea what's going on anymore. They just want to jump on EDM dick -- shit that sucks because they don't feel the music but think it's happening. We are in the streets...[Mad Decent] is an adult in the music industry. And when it comes to dance music on the fringe, there's no A&R that can teach you or guide you."

He then goes on to berate the stagnancy of commercial electronic music by saying, "dance music is so interchangeable. There's not a lot of face to it. It's a bunch of Dutch DJs with the same haircut. You go see a dance stage at a fucking dance festival and I'm bored out my fucking mind. That's not going to last much longer, because kids see that it's the same shit every single time. We don't make music for old people with built-in expectations. When older people start hating on you, just aim for the younger kids. They're very animalistic and instinctive in terms of what they like."



Each of these statements are indicative of the content within Random White Dude Be Everywhere. You won't find a single track with a generic 4/4 house bass. You won't find songs stagnantly moving at 128 BPMs. Each track on the compilation aligns with Diplo's vision to progress on the fringe of electronic music by providing the EDM community with fresh sounds and forward-thinking music. Because isn't that art?

If you agree with Diplo and are a proponent of innovation, then you'll love this new release. Check it out below, and if you like what you hear, endorse the Mad Decent crew by copping your own on iTunes.

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(July 29th, 2014)  After winning awards in every single category in which they were nominated at Les Victoires de la Musique (aka the French Grammy's), C2C has begun to introduce their 90's-influenced turntablism to a new generation.

The French supergroup, which consists of 20Syl, DJ Greem, DJ Atom, and DJ pFeL, is known for churning out some of the best and funkiest sample-driven jams of the past decade. Renowned for their breakbeat style and out-of-this-world live performances, C2C has been on the scene for quite some time, but has only just recently broken into the mainstream.

Their newest remix of the Stevie Wonder classic, "Superstition", is a perfect example of how these four guys can take a song that you already thought was great and turn it into a bouquet of toe-tapping samples and scratches. Some people might even criticize these four Frenchies for attempting to rework what is arguably one of the greatest pop songs of all time, but I bet that, after one listen, no critic is going to question their intentions. Hell, I'm sure this is a track that even Stevie himself could get behind.




Dave Edwards has been killing it with remixes lately, and he's failed to disappoint in his latest remix of the Hip-Hop jam, "Loyal," by Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Tyga. Download the song via his Facebook Page here, and check out his Tumblr for new songs.

For some of you new to Dave Edwards, here are some of his other remixes. Bro's from NYC and is proving to be the city's master of remixes.


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(July 28th, 2014) Today has been a productive day for Swedish DJ Sensation, Kygo.


After waiting nearly two months, Kygo fans can finally rejoice as he's just dropped his latest hit remix of The Weeknd's popular song  "Often" while simultaneously announcing his upcoming Endless Summer tour with artists Amtrac and Thomas Jack. As if that's not enough, Kygo recently designed a bracelet being sold on ElectricFamily.com. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. 

We love to see upcoming artists utilize their new found publicity for the greater good of mankind, and Kygo's quickly proving to be not only a world-class DJ but also a philanthropist on the side. Tickets for Kygo's official tour go on pre-sale Wednesday, check the full tour lineup below. In the meantime, be sure to take a listen to his newest hit "Often". If you're feeling the vibes grab a free download via Facebook here, enjoy.





(July 28th, 2014) Time and time again Flume has demonstrated his ability to re-imagine tracks with a unique twist, most recently in his mind-blowing remix of Lorde’s "Tennis Court." 

This time Flume has worked his magic on Seekae’s futuristic track, "Test & Recognise," in spectacular fashion, retaining the charm of the original track while adding a relaxed and chill vibe for summer listening. Flume has put this track up as a free download for us all to enjoy, so be sure to give it a listen to see what we’re talking about.

An Australian native, Flume will be performing at Electric Zoo in New York City at the end of August along with fellow Aussie, Emoh Instead, as part of their collaborative side-project, What so Not. We’ll be interviewing What So Not shortly before Electric Zoo, so stay tuned for more clues about Flume’s ambitious plans for his young career.
 


(July 28th, 2014)  Just a day after the Mad Decent Block Party kick-off in Fort Lauderdale, Flosstradamus spices up their upcoming tour performances by releasing this brand new remix of Steve Aoki's "Rage the Night Away," featuring the founder of trap himself, Waka Flocka Flame.

After checking out endless videos and social media posts from artists and fans alike, we're confident that Floss will be one of the highlights at Brooklyn's Mad Decent Block Party. One of our favorite DJ tandems, What So Not, even posted this on their Facebook page during Flosstradamus's set:


When we covered Mysteryland USA at Bethel Woods earlier this summer, Flosstradamus threw down a sunset performance to kick off the main stage on the festival's final night. One special thing about Floss is their energetic engagement with the crowd. These guys will collect stacks of one dollar bills (real cash too), and make it rain on the crowd during a performance. They'll stand on top of the DJ booth and show off some swagged dance moves for the audience to emulate. To visualize the Floss experience, check out their opening track at Mysteryland:


Another thing about Floss, is they always have an Emcee onstage pumping up the crowd. For the remainder of Mad Decent Block Party, Waka Flocka Flame has committed to Emceeing each of their performances. This is just another reason among a myriad of selling points to buy your Mad Decent pass to see Flosstradamus live. As a preview to the dynamic connection between DJ & Emcee, check out their latest release:





(July 28th, 2014)  In 2011, Scottish producer Russell Whyte released his debut album, Glass Swords, under the alias, “Rustie.” The album, much of which was produced in Whyte’s father’s house, was met with critical success. 

These days, Rustie is spending way more time on the road. He’s currently touring the US to hype up the release of his upcoming album, Green Language, which Warp Records has scheduled to release on August 26th. If you need an excuse to check out Rustie’s album, then take a look at his most recent collaboration with Danny Brown, “Attak.”

Although “Raptor,” which was the first single released by Whyte in June, more closely resembles the upbeat trap-infused funk that persisted through a majority of the producer’s earlier work, Rustie’s collaboration with Danny Brown proves that he is capable of flexing his aggressive muscle too.

Considering that Glass Swords was a predominantly instrumental album, some fans may be surprised to see that there are four different rap features throughout Green Language. However, listening to “Attak” should quell any fears, for the track is comprised of some of Rustie’s most dynamic and focused work to date, as well as an absurdly raw performance from the always-intriguing Danny Brown.

With Green Language due out in a month, one could expect that Rustie will be surprising concert-goers with some more sneak peeks at his sophomore effort, so make sure to catch him on his US tour before he heads back to Europe (find tour dates below). Otherwise, stay tuned and cop Green Language when it drops next month, because if these first two singles are any indication, it’s going to be a pretty filthy affair.


Rustie on Tour 

JULY 
23 Philadelphia, PA @ Dolphin Tavern
24 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
25 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
26 Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
30 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
31 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

AUGUST 
01 Denver, CO @ The 1UP Colfax
02 South El Monte, CA @ Hard Summer

SEPTEMBER 
 18 London, GB @ Oval Space


(July 27th, 2014)  Manhattan native Skizzy Mars has been absolutely killing the game recently. It's been four months since his album "Pace" dropped and it still couldn't be hotter.



With songs like "Makes Sense," "Numb," "Mistakes,"... the list goes on. If you haven't already checked out his freshmen album, it's posted below, but for now, here's Olivver's electro-chiller remix to "Lucy." Definitely worth the download.

"I just turned 21 last month, I haven't grown up at all."



(July 27th, 2014) Nick Double is an upcoming producer from the Netherlands, and recently released this collaboration with Sam O'Neall, "Live life to the fullest, cause today is like a party." 

This song is sure to get play from EDM fans with its clean vocals and drops. 


 

More Hot Electro/Dance music:


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(July 24th, 2014) Kicking off today is Wiz Khalifa's Under The Influence Of Music Tour

Set to perform 22 shows in the span of only one month's time, be on the lookout for a tour bus cruising across the country with smoke clouds likely billowing from the windows. Khalifa will be joined by Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Sage The Gemini, Mack Wilds, Rich Homie Quan, IAMSU!, DJ Drama and more. The Under The Influence of Music tour is sponsored by Livenation.

As if a cross-country tour isn't enough, Wiz's 3rd studio album, Blacc Hollywood, is set to hit shelves August 19th, the same day he's scheduled to play a show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado. Interestingly, Wiz scheduled a show the day his album drops in the first state to legalize Marijuana for recreational use... Coincidence? I think not. Wiz has been more than transparent about his affinity to cannibus and his movement seems to be picking up steam. Blacc Hollywood has generated some significant traction online as songs continue to leak. Be sure to check out the tour lineup below and preview the upcoming album here.








(July 23rd, 2014)  We've been waiting in anticipation for this release ever since Yellow Claw dropped a six-minute teaser mix last week, and it's finally here. Ladies and gents, welcome to Yellow Claw's second installment of their Amsterdam Trap Music EP series.

At this point of a post, we'd typically take the reins to introduce the new production, but the writer's over at Mad Decent are, as expected, hilarious wordsmiths, so let's allow them to own this part of the article with the blurb they included on Yellow Claw's SoundCloud:

"In a world where musical genres have seemingly disappeared behind EDM’s obvious rise to prominence, we bring you the second installation of Yellow Claw’s Amsterdam Trap Music series. Amsterdam Trap Music Vol. 2, Yellow Claw’s new EP out on Mad Decent July 22nd, allows the Dutch trio to explore fresh audio terrain as they combine their monstrous trap bangers with influences from all around the music scene. From jammin’ with Jamaican reggae king Beenie Man in “Dancehall Solider,” to soothing our ear drums with sultry R&B/Soul singer Lil’ Eddie in “Never Dies”, to even turning up with the Brick Squad master himself Waka Flocka in “Techno,” Yellow Claw have managed to convert any non-believer into a certified trap lord."

After listening to this EP, several times, we've decided that "Never Dies" is our highlight of the release. There's something about ridiculously high-pitched synths riding over heavy trap bass lines that just hits the spot. Take a listen yourself, and soak in the sounds that you'll surely hear at festivals and concerts all summer.