Canadian EDM duo Botnekdelivers with solid house tune “Don’t Need U.” A nice classic cut that straddles the line between deep house and house more influenced by bass music. The nu-disco type vibes coupled with the Disclosure sounding vocal disclaiming, “I don’t need you anymore,” set up a nice groovy rhythm. Then the drop comes. Heavy bass, heavy synths and a heavier sound combine to mix the perfect harmony of chill and rage-worthy.
[Hip-Hop/Rap] [Real Trap] Dougie F – On Right Now (Produced by Dez Wright)
I’m so faded man, my feet off the ground,
I swear, I’m the man in my town
Everywhere I go they stop and stare me down,
Everywhere I go they stop and stare me down!
Sorry for being a little late posting this as I’ve been busy. New Jersey rapper Dougie F’s “On Right Now,” is a shining example of why we shouldn’t give up on today’s generation of rap. With a heavy trap beat, catchy snares and hooks, and an overall dark, heavy feel, that still comes across as party rap. Impressive.
Also featured are semi-freestyled lyrics that…*gasp actually make sense. Okay, so they might not be Nas or Tech N9ne bars, but Dougie’s realness is certainly perceivable, and far above most current radio rap. If nothing else the song sounds great and you can tell Dougie had a good time recording it; all elements that make up good music.
Check out more from Dougie F on his social media sites:
[Songs from Youtube, Courtesy of “La Belle Musique” Group]
Just in time for the spring/summer like weather (at least in the ATL), comes a fresh new Future-House track with plenty of bass, futuristic synths and female vocals reminiscent of Lana Del Rey, Rozes, or Wild Belle and the like. “Side Note” featuring LissA is a smooth ride into chilled out female vocals, that soon ramps up into the futuristic synth chords. What makes it shine above your average future-house track however is the high-quality vocals, as well as a moving, eargasmic melody played in the background (like by the piano/horns). This song is great for bumping in the whip or at home while melting into its hodge-podge of EDM’s pop side with Future House’s crescendoing melodies.
You can buy the song on iTunes here: Side Note (feat. LissA) – Palastic
We’ve got two eclectic EDM highlights today coming from some very talented artists.
Our first selection is an amazing future-lounge remix (think music played in posh waiting rooms in 2025), of Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding’s monumental classic “Outside” remixed by Anevo. Anevo’s take on the song adds additional layers of chill, Ellie’s smooth vocals, calming “beach-song” guitar chords create a perfect combination of dance music elements. The result is a “future-banger” ready for downtempo clubs, and waiting rooms (heh, couldn’t help) across the world.
Also check out another smash-remix of Anevo, his cut of one of my favorite new electronic groups, Years & Years, “King (Anevo Remix)”
[Festival Anthem House-Trance] Eric Prydz – Opus (Original Mix)
Eric Prydz has been a staple EDM artist/DJ/producer since before the term “EDM” even existed. Having released music under numerous aliases, such as Pryda (also the name of an iconic album Prydz released in 2012). “Opus” is the culmination of the evolution of electronic, house music, and dance festival anthems. The Original Mix of the song has a lengthy build-up which peaks with a “drop” further cementing a sound reminiscent of Daft Punk or deadmau5. Check out more from Eric Prydz below with some of his other hit songs and links to his web presences below:
Throwback to this incredibly catchy moombahton track with mesmerizing amounts of bass and sampled Patois-sounding vocals repeating over and over. EDM artists, AggroKids (the combined effort of David Heartbreak & Rell the Soundbender) “Killa” has a sick, filthy bass-line that runs throughout creating a guaranteed club/floor-filler. Killa is certainly one of the better tracks of the Moombahton Forever, a latin-heavy electronic mixtape full of baile music and bass.
You can find more on AggroKids on these social media websites and download “Killa” from their Souncloud.
By now you’ve no doubt heard one of the latest nationwide meme crazes “Flicka Da Wrist” by Chedda Da Connect. The unsung underground single sprung into popularity following several viral videos and top vine lists of people showing their own takes and methods of ‘flicking their wrists”.
Chedda Da Connect (Houston born), doesn’t just make meme music. His mixtape, Chedda World showcases his rapping talents over trappy, street-style beats with a bevvy of feature artists from his hometown, as well as Atlanta.
Notably, he collabs withup-and-coming Atlanta rapper, Sy Ari Da Kid on the tape. The two team up on “Lost Count” ; a ridin’ in the whip trappin’, but not in complete turn-up mode track one would sit back and ride low to, or procede to count yo ‘hunnits to. Chedda World also receives back-up from rappers the likes of fellow Vine rapper, T-Wayne, Kirko Bangz and Rizzo.
Chedda Da Connect’s Chedda World: Link (courtesy: LiveMixtapes.com)
Check out this music video from Sy Ari Da Kid that’s over 8 minutes long featuring verses from many of ATL’s top rap groups and emcees “300 Spartans” featuring D Dash, Translee, Verse Simmonds, Que, K. Camp, Stuey Rock, Tha Joker, Jose Guapo, Chaz Gotti, Bo Deal, Bambino Gold, Dae Dae, Doe Boy, Scotty ATL, Issa, John John Da Don, Fly Guy Veto, Migos, Tabius Tate, Zuse, Kidd Kidd, Nyemiah Supreme, Jacquees, Retro Jace (Two9) & Fort Knox.
New mix and FREE DOWNLOAD “Deeper Cuts [Vol. 2] [EDM Origins: Dance/Trance/House]” by iLLUMiИUS on SoundCloud. Featuring artists such as Not Ferris, Kaskade, Skylar Grey, Tears for Fears and Eric Prydz