Category Archives: Dubstep / Dance Music

[Dance/House:] Jauz & Crankdat – ID (I Hold Still) (Original Mix)


[Dance/House]

ID (I Hold Still) – Jauz & Crankdat

I (I, I –) I hold still, I hold still…

Jauz has been everywhere as of late. Dropping hits on Soundcloud, collaborating with many other DJs and producers and getting play from Rezz at Atlanta’s 2017 Shaky Beats Festival. 

Check out the dance-house collab between Jauz and producer Crankdat. “ID (I Hold Still)” is an energetic, yet chill ride through retro sped-up female vocal samples, a la “Retro City” of Adventure Club, but much more intricate and far less mainstream.

The bass and synths combine well for a charged dance-pop, almost trance single up until the drop where dirty and grimy bass combine rounding out the song’s trap/post-dubstep vibe. I may still be learning about boy-wonder DJ, Jauz, but I feel this is probably not the type of song he typically does, making I Hold Still all the more epic. I can only imagine hearing this live….

[Dub-Trap] HYTYD – Like That


[Dub-Trap]
HYTYD – Like That

HYTYD brings the noise in his dubstep/trap hybrid “Like That.” Beginning sounding like one of your more typical dubstep songs the first drop melds trap snares with Middle Eastern sounding horns and synths and steadily comes back to its original dubstep sound. While the dubstep portions of the track seem predictable, it’s what HYTYD does in between them that is the most interesting. A catchy repeating synth chord, a nice steady, semi-fast BPM and generous amounts of bass make for an interesting sound that EDM fans should check out.

You can hear more from HYTYD on his Soundcloud.

[Festival Dance / Big Room:] Kaskade & CID – Us // [Dancehall // Jersey Bounce:] Ayo Jay feat. Fetty Wap – Your Number (Mvntana Remix)


Festival Style Dance / Future Big Room
Kaskade & CID – Us

“Us” Official Music Video

We are the start of something new

And they don’t need to know about you,
’bout me, ’bout us,
‘Bout you, ’bout me, ’bout us

Just in time for the warmer weather, perfect for Spring and Summer EDM fests, one of my favorite house producers, Kaskade, has released a music video for his single “Us” made in collaboration with CID. The music video follows a family in the Philippines throughout their day, taking an observational look at universal, albeit basic human interactions and emotions.

The song definitely channels massive energy with its minimalistic build-up into a bass-blasting ride through heavy synth waves and chords. “Us” is sure to be a club and festival favorite and it is great to see Kaskade still coming out with material all-the-while changing up his musical styles, and doing so successfully. This song will hopefully be one of many future Big-Room hits to come.


Dancehall / Jersey House
Ayo Jay feat. Fetty Wap – Your Number (Mvtana & Lil E Remix)

Melvitto on the beat
Just wanna tell you a story ’bout dis girl wey I just meet
She looking fly, yeah she lookin’neat
Ya boy looking like money, right from my head down to my feet but,

She dey smile at mi,
I dun really know what it mean…

This song has been in heavy rotation the past week or so on all my music-enabled devices. Producer Mvntana‘s massive remix of Ayo Jay’s “Your Number.” Transforming the floor-filling dancehall number, featuring Fetty Wap, the remix combines the original’s dancehall and reggae vibes and melds it with bass-bumping Jersey House.

The result is an insanely catchy high-energy dance track doing the hot 2013 single justice, well worth checking out. You can listen to the original and watch its music video below the remix above. Learn more about the artists below:

Ayo Jay:
Youtube

Mvntana:
Soundcloud
Youtube
Twitter

Lil E:
Soundcloud
Twitter
Instagram

[Post-Dubstep / Bass] Flux Pavilion & Matthew Koma – Emotional (Virtual Riot Remix) // [Smooth Beats from ‘Art in Melodies’ Collective:] KA-YU – Flowers & J-Mac – Morning Sunshine


[Dubstep:] Flux Pavilion & Matthew Koma – Emotional (Virtual Riot Remix)

Length, it’s a pity
watching your pretty smile, so warm
And I am already half-way
out the door…

Check out this massively dope remix of Flux Pavilion and Matthew Koma’s “Emotional” remixed by Virtual Riot. The result is a high-energy, yet atmospherical vocal dubstep track with bass wobbles and Koma’s sped up vocals. A combination sure to get you emotional (Sorry, had to). You can download the track for free from its Soundcloud page and check out more from the artists and remixer.

Flux Pavillion
-One of the pioneers of today’s dubstep music, Joshua Steele a.k.a. Flux Pavilion has countless original tracks and remixes featuring the biggest names in EDM, such as Skrillex, Childish Gambino, Riff Raff, Yellow Claw and many more.
Flux Pavilion Soundcloud
Flux Pavilion Facebook
Flux Pavilion Twitter

Matthew Koma
One of EDM’s most popular male vocalists, Matthew Koma has been featured with many artists in the electronic scene. He is most popularly known for his vocals in Zedd’s “Spectrum” and his work with Far East Movement on “Ain’t Coming Down”.

Matthew Koma Soundcloud
Matthew Koma Facebook
Matthew Koma Twitter

Virtual Riot
German DJ and producer Virtual Riot is a popular rising DJ who had released several albums, EPs and remixes by the time he was 20 (in 2015), his songs have reached the top of Beatport’s EDM charts, he has over 200,000 subscribers on Youtube and over 120,000 followers on Soundcloud. This young producer is definitely one to look out for as with the momentum he is going, he is surely set to become a staple artist at EDM music fests and dance-rave tours growing increasingly popular in the US and Europe.

Virtual Riot Soundcloud
Virtual Riot Youtube


[Mellow Hip-Hop Beats:] KA-YU – Flowers

Next up is a very interesting instrumental track coming from beat producer KA-YU, “Flowers” is a calming joyride through hip-hop, latin flavored tropical beats and sounds. The result is a very chill track great for meditating or getting work done or to simply drift off into for some moments.

[Sophisticated Beats:] J-Mac – Morning Sunshine
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Producer J-Mac’s most recent track “Morning Sunshine” continues the chilled out vibe over smooth beats and vocals from our first post. Perfect for relaxing with a book in the sunlight, a picnic at a local park, or as the soundtrack to a posh art gallery, “Morning Sunshine” is calming, uplifting, jazzy and just downright sophisticated.

Dutch producers Ka-Yu & J-Mac’s sounds’ are very reminiscent of Nujabes, D’jango (some have said in comments), a little Dilla, or really any other insanely good beat producers. Take some time to mellow out to this beat and check out more from KA-YU and J-Mac below. Both artists hail from the Art in Melodies Collective group of DJs and producers.

Beats by Ka-Yu Soundcloud
Ka-Yu’s Facebook
Beats by Ka-Yu’s Twitter

J-Mac Soundcloud
J-Mac Facebook
J-Mac Instagram
J-Mac Twitter

[Top 40 Hits Remix] [Post Dubstep/Trap] Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out [BlurryFace] (Andrew Lundeen Remix)


[Top 40 Remix] [Post Dubstep / Trap]
Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out (Andrew Lundeen Remix)

I was told when I get older, all my fears would shrink but now I’m insecure, and I care what people think

My name’s ‘Blurryface’ and I care what you think

Check out this sonically sweet trap remix of billboard topping, iTunes/musical.ly/Vine #1 smash alternative rap track”Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots. Remixed by Andrew Lundeen, the new take on the popular song smoothly melds elements of trap dubstep (that catchy snare), alternative rap and future electronic sounds to create an awesomely chill, mellow trap banger.

The original song, released in April 2015 from Twenty One Pilots album, Blurryface has picked up a lot of popularity lately with its frequent use in viral and meme videos shared over social media. In the original song the lead singer raps and sings, lamentably, about his nostalgia for childhood pastimes (‘Blurryface’ is reportedly, the manifestation of the singer’s dark, negative and anxious side).

Check out more from Twenty One Pilots on their Youtube channel:

Check out more from Andrew Lundeen on his Soundcloud:

Andrew Lundeen Music