Category Archives: New EPs

[i​LLUMiИUS Mixes] [House Blend & Hip-Hop Mix] i​LLUMiИUS – Deeper Cuts (indie blend) // i​LLUMiИUS ride out (2 this ATL)


Hope everyone is having a great week and a good Tuesday, regardless of whether you were at a club that was going up or not (couldn’t help myself). With the coming of Spring I have had a little bit more time to work on new mixes and original choreography. More people are out and about, and as the end of the semester approaches a well deserved break is around the bend as we transition into summer. In Atlanta, the fair weather already has the city more turnt than usual; I was recently enlisted to DJ at a small gathering downtown which was quite a fun, insightful experience (see video down below or click:).

[NEW Mix:] Deeper Cuts ’15 Vol. 2

IG Footage: Dropping Bouncin’ by DJ Bake & C4 at an ATL party/kickback. Jersey House in the building!

I’ve got two brand new mixes for you today released just in time for Spring as more of you are looking to turn up, travel or just enjoy good music. The first of my new mixes is an indie house blend, consisting of some eclectic and harder to find songs from the house and overall EDM genre, titled “Deeper Cuts.” Artists featured include: Thunderheist, Röyksopp, LCD SoundsystemFedde Le Grande, Nicky Romero featuring Matthew Koma and more…

Give it a listen (intended for long play, it’s about 30 min) or skim through and check it out where I hope you’ll find something you enjoy and can get down to. Check it out below, whether you want to sit back and chill through the course of the mix, or skim through and see if you find any new interesting songs, give it a listen. Be sure to comment as well, I will read them and like to see them no matter what they say.

My second mix I released about a week or two ago on Soundcloud, titled “ride out (2 This ATL)” is a mix of hip-hop and rap songs that you can ride out to. Several prominent rappers are featured, as well as a wide range of hip-hop and rap songs with a few trap tracks thrown in for good measure. This mix features artists such as: Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, Big Sean, Travi$ ScottCam’RonDej LoafKid InkRed Cafe, Juicy J and more…

Check it out above:

(noteBoth mixes are still rough cuts with further editing and changes pending.)

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[New Video]: MIGOS – One Time (2015 Youtube Music Awards)


The Atlanta-based popular rap group, Migos, join the ranks of artists featured in Youtube’s 2015 Music Awards. With a new video shot for the award show, directed by Ninian Doff, the hip-hop anthem “One Time” is set to transform into a global hit. The video uses time-lapse photography and freeze-frames to create unique visuals of the Migos members’ partying and having fun. Check out the video above from their album “YRN: Tha Album”

[Future House / Funk]: SNAKEHIPS – Forever (Pt. II) [feat. Kaleem Taylor]


British electronic DJ duo Snakehips, proves once again that they can do no wrong, with their downright funky “Forever (Part II)” and its quite interesting, accompanying video.

Teaming up once again with vocalist Kaleem Taylor, the very funk / R&B vibes beginning as soon as the song starts cascade into a smooth, irresistible house rhythm with rich sultry vocals to match. Check out some of Snakehips other sultry tunes below:

[Hyper House/Future Dance]: Jack Ü – To Ü (Feat. AlunaGeorge)


Featuring one of my favorite electronic acts, British singer/DJ duo Alunageorge, comes “To Ü,” arguably one the best songs off of Skrillex and Diplo’s new album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü. AlunaGeorge is comprised of British singer/DJ Duo Aluna Francis and George Reid.

The group experienced a rise in popularity following the release of their first single “You Know You Like It” from their 2013 album, Body Music. This single became even more popular, as did the group themselves after rising superstar DJ Snake made a massive remix of the song in 2013. The remix was featured in a continuous megamix by dubstep DJ duo Adventure Club (Superheroes Anonymous Vol. 3) and by 2014, had become popular enough to warrant receiving its own music video.

Check out more sounds from Jack Ü here.

Destructo (feat. Problem) – Dare You 2 Move [Deep House / Progressive UK Garage House]


Appearing on popular French DJ, Tchami’s mix appearing on Diplo’s BBC Radio One mix-hour, “Diplo and Friends” comes a scorching hot EDM track from Los Angeles hailing Destructo.

Pairing up with the equally hard, California based rapper Problem, the duo delivers a floor pounding, bass thumping anthem centered around a simple, but catchy piano melody. The beat building intro segues perfectly into the core of the song which commands the listener, “I dare you to move,” and then drops the heavy bass beat, laden with heavily distorted “womp womp” like synths.

Be sure to check out this truly funky track heavily influenced by UK Garage house music.

Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon


Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon

KiD CuDi released Satellite Flight: Journey to Mother Moon with few hours notice on Twitter and exclusively on iTunes.

The album features many of the dark, space-like overtones and sounds Cudi is known for.

Following the Beyoncé marketing/distribution model Cudi released the album two months early, without any promotion and mainly just by informing his followers on Twitter the album was now available.

Standouts include the rock-influenced, WZRD reminiscent “Going to the Ceremony,” and the more spacey, deep tuneage of “Destination: Mother Moon”, “Satellite Flight,” and “In My Dreams 2015.”

“Copernicus Landing” also channels this spirit and the more beat-influenced ride through intergalactic soundscapes of “Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Know,” is what we have come to expect from the Moon Man.

The album is a good listen all the way through and reminds one of his last album Indicud with elements of the Man on the Moon albums and his WZRD project.

If this album release is successful, we are bound to see more artists “suddenly” releasing albums and more no-marketing, direct-to-fan approaches, which for Beyoncé worked incredibly well. Not good news for promotional agents, but great news for music artists and their fans alike.

Speaking of good dub/EDM music, check out Twofold’s The Second Phase – EP


Twofold’s EP “The Second Phase” is available on iTunes and Beatport. It can best be described as, “Post-Dubstep”

Twofold shows us what post-dubstep music should sound like, more akin to its Drum ‘N Bass, Dance (almost techno if you will) roots and less bass-centered “wub wub” music (as Borderlands 2 so amusingly put it) on their EP “The Second Phase”.

I bought their EP on Beatport.com after hearing the first single “Skyfire.” Always a fan of vocal dance music this song, struck a chord with me, no pun intended. Also on the EP, “Goliathus” and “Violet” are stand out tracks making Twofold a definite artist to look out for in dance clubs. The final track “Sector 14” goes back to the mainstream dubstep sound, or almost a Heavy Drum ‘N Bass track centered around a “noisy” buildup, climax and breakdown. Nevertheless, for the price, this is a great EP for any EDM fan and for DJs, two of the tracks are already at the mix-friendly 140 BPM. Check ’em out for yourself!

Buy it for $5.99 on Beatport now!