Disclosure has been on a tear as of late. Having just stepped off tour earlier this week from a monster world journey of shows across the globe that saw them appear on almost every late night show stage there is and raise their profile ten-fold...
The Alchemist has long been one of hip-hop’s most genuine journeymen, as any look at his encyclopedia-like index of a discography will attest to. The quintessential producer that seems naked if not making a beat, we recently were blessed around the holidays with a new solo offering from the legendary track crafter. The Cutting Room Floor 3 is a eclectic smattering of experimentally interesting and throwback-recognizable beats from The Alchemist, which set the floor for a lineup of features that could compete with most award shows as 50 Cent, Nas, Mobb Deep, Rick Ross, Blu, Kool G Rap, Capone N’ Noreaga, and Meek Mill all hop on the project. We have a full stream of The Cutting Room Floor 3 available here below, kick it to iTunes to pick up the full project for your non-streaming pleasure.
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Gramatik is one of the funkiest EDM producers in the game right now, and yesterday announced plans to head back out on the road in 2014. The Slovenian-born DJ made the announcement alongside a video from his recent sold-out show in Athens, Greece as part of his 2013 Age of Reason Tour. Gramatik will be in Chicago around New Year’s Eve for a pair of dates at Concord Music Hall and The Auditorium Theatre on the 30 & 31 respectively before taking off to Canada to begin his tour in Drake’s hometown of Toronto on January 16. Established one of the more gifted producers in EDM, Gramatik’s compositions can get fans worked into a frenzy or set the mood for a perfect wavy, chill afternoon. Ringing in the new year with his music wouldn’t be such a bad way to start 2014. Tickets went on sale for the general public earlier today, so make sure to pick yours up here, for the New Year’s Eve shows put on by REACT Presents, kick it here. Scroll your way down for the Greece video, his latest track, “Obviously” with Cherub and ExMag and a full list of tour dates.
12/30/13 @ Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL
12/31/13 @ Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
1/16/14 @ The Hoxton, Toronto, ON
1/17/14 @ Imperial, Quebec City, QC
1/18/14 @ Telus, Montreal, QC
1/19/14 @ Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
1/21/14 @ Output, Brooklyn, NY
1/22/12 @ Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA
1/23/14 @ Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
1/24/14 @ Lupo’s, Providence, RI
1/25/14 @ Best Buy Theater, New York City, NY
As end of the year lists continue to roll out from all over the internet, I have yet to see RJD2′s More Is Than Isn’t LP pop up on many people’s favorites of 2013. Perhaps it was that this was the year I finally caught RJ do his thing live, but with each listen, his latest offering seems to hook me in more and more. Since the projects release in October, there have been a steady stream of off-shoots, one-offs and remixes. Today, Okayplayer premiered RJD2′s collaboration remix with STS and Khair Mateen for the track “See You Leave”. The track bears RJD2′s alter-ego, “Insane Warrior” for the gritty intro that can leave your ears shaking while frequent collaborators STS and Mateen prove they know where the other will be heading with any track as they add their own unique elements to make the re-done version come together in full. Check out the track below, with upcoming tour dates, and cop More Is Than Isn’t available now on iTunes.
Wed. Dec. 4 Miami, FL @ Bardot Miami
Thu. Dec. 12 San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
Fri. Dec. 13 Santa Cruz, C @ The Catalyst Club
Fri. Jan. 31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Fri. Feb. 21 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun. Feb. 23 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – DNA
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Winter is quickly becoming anything but pleasurable this time of the year for most of America not spoiled by year-round sun and warm weather. To help aid the transition to frozen sidewalks and hunched-over-walking-with-pained-facial-expressions, Dance Music DJ Pleasure offered up his Winter Warmth Mix to save listeners from the frigid temperatures and dropping thermometers with an eclectic mix of unreleased original and remix tracks that will keep you moving through the worst this time of year has to toss at you. The project dropped today on The Untz and is available for free download here. Get up, move around and turn on Pleasure’s Winter Warmth Mix for a quick getaway from the cold. Catch Pleasure, playing with GRiZ in St. Louis on 11/30 and 1/17 in Springfield, IL.
Intro Existential Bummer -Jason Silva
1 Change Your Program- Pleasure
2 No Quarter( Pleasure Remix)- Led Zeppelin
3 In The Waiting Line (Pleasure is still waiting Remix) -Zero 7
4 Dreamscapes- Pleasure
5 Miriam’s Revenge (Pleasure Remix)- Zombass
6 TKK 5- Pleasure
7 4URLUV- Pleasure
8 It’s The- Pleasure
9 3:16 AM (Pleasure $wAG Remix)- Jhene Aiko
10 The Distance of Space- Pleasure
11 Kisses of Lunar Light- Pleasure
12 Enchanted Stars- Pleasure
13 The Writer ( Pleasure Help You Remix)- Ellie Goulding
14 Yeah Boy- Pleasure
15 The Music – Pleasure
16 Even At All- Pleasure
17 I Know- Pleasure
18 $ Mak1n B1tch3$ ( Money Making Bitches)- Pleasure
19 Aurora Explosion- Pleasure
20 Love Me Again- Pleasure
22 Words Write the Tale VIP- Pleasure
23 Fuck You All The time (Pleasure Multiple Os Remix)- Jeremiah
24 Together ( Pleasure Remix)- The XX
25 Team Supreme 82- Pleasure
26 Me and You (Pleasure Remix)- Cassie
27 TKK8- Pleasure
28 Want Your Body- Pleasure
29 Sensual Seduction (Pleasure and Richie August F like Porn Stars Remix) Snoop Dogg
30 Emotionally Intertwined- Pleasure
31 Climbing to Climax- Pleasure
32 Traveling to Wonder- Pleasure
33 How I Feel 4 U- Pleasure
34 Bella Twerk- Pleasure
35 Morning Remains- Pleasure
36 You Do It To Me- Pleasure
37 Hakuna Matata- Pleasure
Paper Diamond has big plans for the new year. Today, the Colorado-based DJ announced a 32-stop tour alongside the release of his 22 minute Trap mix, intended to get the party started before the tour even begins. A mainstay in the EDM world for a minute now, Paper Diamond entered the larger lexicon of listener’s consciousness last year with the release of his EP, Paragon and continues to gain steam after a successful summer that saw him on several festival stages across the country including North Coast, Bonaroo and TomorrowWorld, as well as opening for Zeds Dead. PD will close out a successful 2013 campaign opening for Big Gigantic as they take their annual Chicago New Year’s Eve show east to New York City. Always a party, and never repetitive, Paper Diamond puts on one hell of a party, check out the tour dates and accompanying mix here below for a slight preview.
Over the past few days Deadmau5 has posted over 20 clips to his Soundcloud, ranging from 30 seconds up to ten minutes in length. This song, “Creep,” has racked up the most plays during this posting spree, coming in at almost 200,000 plays in the past 3 days. His new sound is quite varied: epic and trancey in a few snippets, glitched-out and futuristic in others, while some are still in his heavier electro style. It’s unsure if these clips will be songs on his next album, but in the meantime enjoy these mini-masterpieces.
To ask Borgore, nothing is too surprising anymore. Having spent a lifetime working in an aroudn music, the early prodigy (he earned a scholarship to Cal-Berkeley for music at 17) is having the time of his life making music that gets people moving. The Israel native joined Steve Aoki, Pharrell and Waka Flocka Flame for the Fall “Aokify America” tour, which started last Friday with a show at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion. Playing a set that skipped from one EDM subgenre to the next, Borgore had the young Chicago crowd fully hooked only a song into a set so full of energy one had to wonder if the packed see of neon and sparkle-clad fans would have anything left for the next three acts. At this point in his career, the 25-year-old artist is enjoying a steady climb up the music landscape and being on the road for what he calls “a field trip with friends”. I had a chance to catch him backstage right after his set, read our interview below.
Jake: Alright, so at one point during your set, you chanted “girl is a nympho” and every girl in front of me went crazy and chanted it back, what’s it like to have the power to dictate other’s actions so easily?
Borgore: Check my Twitter. Twitter is where things get out of hand. Today I gave away six tickets to people who would go into a public place, do a headtand twerk and sing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Close My Eyes” while twerking. We got like three or four submissions. This dude did it in McDonald’s inside of a table. I have chicks doing it in Target or something but that dude took the cake.
Jake: In electronic dance music, more than any other genre, the focus is purely on one person to create a show, what is that like for you?
Borgore: It’s fucking thousands of people watching you, they fucking paid a lot of money for me to give them the best time of their lives and you cannot fuck up. So half of me wants to say it is the greatest thing, the greatest pleasure and the other half of me wants to say it is the biggest stress ever. It’s not easy.
Jake: I could imagine. So, first stop on the tour with one hell of a lineup, what’s it been like so far.
Borgore: If this tour is going to look like this I’m so happy, dude. I came to Steve before he played his set tonight and I told him big ups on assembling such an eclectic and amazing tour. I think that if I was an 18 year old, I think it’s only $30 in some markets, to come see this show, it’s out of this world dude.
Jake: How excited are you to be spending time on the road with these guys?
Borgore: I worked with Steve and I worked with Waka so I know them well. You know what though man, it’s a fucking field trip. I’m touring with my friends to begin with. It’s a semi vacation, the whole year I’m busting my ass flying city to city by myself seeing people I don’t know. I don’t have a stable life at all, I haven’t been in my house for longer than three days. For a month and a half, being on the bus, it’s like a traveling house, dude I’m on fucking vacation right now.
Jake: So how did the collaboration with Waka come about?
Borgore: I remixed one of his songs about a year and a half ago and I did a deal with him. He offered me a bunch of money but I said keep your money and throw me like a verse or something that I can fuck with, you know? I have a lot of songs that are really big singles that I never put out because I;m too strict with myself about what I’m releasing. I didn’t know whether I wanted to release this song or not and I met Waka in Spain and he came to me and said “man, this is amazing, I love it” and I was more scared than anything that Waka wouldn’t like it, you know? So he loved it, so I went back to the project changed it because it was in moombahton which is not really relevant anymore, and made it house and that’s where it is now.
Jake: That kind of leads me to my next question, how do you manage to stay aheado f the curve in such a fast-moving genre like dance music?
Borgore: I have been doing music all my life. All my life I was playing Jazz, Classical music, Punk, Metal, everything. I got a scholarship to Berkeley University when I was 17, I’ve been in music my whole life. Bring it on, bring on any genre. I’ll take time but I’ll learn it perfect, you know?
Jake: The last time I saw you was at Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago, how does a set like that compare to something like tonight?
Borgore: EDC Chicago was amazing for me, the crowd was great for me. The scene in Chicago is really nice to me. About a year ago my first big show here was at the Congress with Calvin Harris and the crowd wasn’t really feeling me but it’s never been the case since. Since then I’ve been here about three or four times and every time it’s just amazing. There was a lot of reasons for the show with Calvin to not work. It was no one’s fault but it just didn’t work but I’m happy the sets since have gone good.
Jake: So what can we expect from you moving forward, what’s on the horizon?
Borgore: Like I’ve said I’ve done music my whole life and I’ve always done it for me. I’m slowly rising, very slowly rising but it’s happening the way it should. I have no secret cards about what is coming in the future, I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing so far.
Diplo’s Major Lazer is just a huge moving party. The project has spawned it’s dancehall offshoot of Moombahton and brought it to the collective consciousness of white girls in crop tops across the country and creating a “Twerk Wall” in honor of his “Bubble Butt” track. Anyway, they managed to squeeze the loaded production of EDM duo Zed’s Dead alongside Major Lazer onto one track, with Elephant Man on there as well. It’s always nice to Elephant Man getting work out there. Check out the track below:
WHITE-OWL is back with the sixth volume in his WAX TRAP series, “710 DAB EDITION.” The DJ recently played the mix during an in-store performance at Jugrnaut over the weekend to great fanfare… so much so, in fact, that a limited quantity of CDs are being pressed for the mix. “710 DAB EDITION” features an outstanding 28 tracks in 31 minutes, mixing future bass, juke, and trap amongst a litany of artists from Netherfriends, Freddie Gibbs, Mic Terror, and Caleb James to Frank Ocean, Miguel, and Ganz (and more).
Check it out! WHITE-OWL will be playing tonight’s Zombies vs. Skeletons at evilOlive. If you’re feeling this new WAX TRAP mix, stop by evilOlive tonight; details are here.
1. Willy Joy – Gurls Anthem 2013
2. Caleb James – Flexin’
3. XXYYXX- Closer (Franciis Neptune Remix)
4. K. Millz – Love Me
5. Hesk & Sirr TMO- Til things get right!
6. N/A Nothing Else Matters
7. Freddie Gibbz – Neighborhood Hoez (Wayee $trip Polez remix)
8. Caleb James- 24′s
9. Booty Hunt – Jeremih_Fuck You All The Time
10. Miguel- Do You (Cashmire Cat Remix)
11. Bauss- Escape
12. Cashmire Cat- Kiss Kiss (lidolido remix)
13. Hush- Chantz
14. Netherfriends- UPTOWN BOYS
15. Dj Pilsbury- Music Sounds Better With You
17. Jack Move (mbertron remix)
18. Mic Terror- Juke Dem Hoes (Madjazz Remix)
19. Slugo- Where Da Rats
20. Frank Ocean- Thinkin’ Bout You (ill-esha Remix)
21. Mil Angeles- Pegaito (CHi-C)
22. Ganz- Folie À Deux ( G Jones)
23. Sango- Nujabes Juke
24. Pure Filth Sound – Speakers Shake
25. KickRaux- Migos ft. Drake Versace (Trap Remix)
26. Lex Supreme- French Fries – Senta
27. Migos- Hannah Montana (Austin Millz Remix)
28. Shackles- Let you know (Tomsize Remix)