Taking advantage of a great vocal sample, Infuze dances between Trap and Dubstep in his newest release. He’s gotta feel pretty confident to try new styles after his Far Away EP hit in the top 5 electronic releases of iTunes last December. And while that EP was definitely dub-centered, Trap elements end up paying off for the NYC local.
Here’s an exceptional new freebie to take you into the weekend courtesy of electro funk guru, GRiZ. This track features himself on the saxophone, some really nice guitar riffs from Muzzy and the James Brown vs. 2pac sample from Django. It’s a bomb, which is what we’ve come to expect from the homie GRiZ. The word is this track is going to have a place on his second record. He keeps the party going the full 7 minutes of this one, and the end is probably the craziest part. Do yourself and whoever you are with a favor and get down to this funky record this weekend!
Back in typical fashion, Alvin Risk hits us with the release of the bass heavy mix “Skyclad.” As always, Alvin Risk brings the intensity in this track and adds some serene vocals to this already phenomenal production. People with a membership to The Nest can grab the download for free today, everyone else can purchase the track from iTunes tomorrow.
Need some more electro funk in your life? GRiZ has got the cure with this free remix of “Slap Me.” The remix is one of many tracks on Kill Paris’ forthcoming EP To A New Earth, out February 26th through OWSLA. The EP will consist of three original mixes titled “To A New Earth,” “Slap Me,” and “Catch You” with addition remixes from Gramatik and Candyland. You can pick up the free download below:
When it comes to The M Machine no other artist gets me more excited than a new release from them. Their sound has certainly progressed from their primarily high intensity tracks like “Trafalgar” and I started to notice the new route they could take when they remixed Passion Pit’s track “Take a Walk“. Metropolis Pt. II is a fusion of both the old and the new with a lot of variation and experimentation in between. The EP starts out with a piano driven melody in “The Palace” and slowly kicks it up a notch as they add chaotic synths to get the EP started off right. They also feature a lot of tracks with vocals and continue the off key trend to make the songs seem even more wacky, but it somehow works for them. Their last track “Luma” could be four tracks in one and is my personal favorite, with “Moon Song” and “Ghosts In The Machine” right behind.
The Metropolis Pt. II EP was released yesterday (for free!) off of OWSLA’s The Nest, so if you’re still contemplating the membership this might convince you a little bit more. For everyone else, you can purchase it from iTunes at the link below:
Today I’d like to introduce a new tradition that we are going to start, which is a new mix at the start of every month. We’ve got our in house producer, Loeby, here to mix the freshest tracks of the past month. Hopefully you will be able to pick out some sounds that you might’ve missed or just enjoy the entirety of it for your own listening needs. If you have any suggestions or questions about the monthly mix, you can leave a comment on the post or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org; check out the track list and grab the download below: