Leo Justi of the Waxploitation label just dropped his new Heavy Baile mixtape as more proof that Brazil is always bringing the heat. Sure Baile Funk was a phenomenon that took over global dancefloors back in 2006, but that doesn’t mean the producers of Rio de Janeiro haven’t been shaking up the favelas ever since. Take a listen to [...]
In celebration of this year’s Record Store Day, Pretty Lights — aka Derek Vincent Smith — released a limited edition double 10” vinyl set for his The Hidden Shades EP. The blissful and bass-ful sample-heavy collection featured four unreleased B-Sides and remixes from last year’s Grammy-nominated A Color Map of the Sun album — which we posted for [...]
We just shared Zeds Dead Somewhere Else mini-mix last week, but it looks like the Toronto duo is keeping busy. They hit up the BBC’s popular Diplo & Friends showcase this Saturday night to drop a one-hour set of off-kilter beats. From bouncy bingo 2-step to house to plenty of lower frequency bass tracks, Zeds Dead mix [...]
The new track from Bassnectar, with our girl Rye Rye on the vocals. Play, rinse, repeat. You want? Download it HERE. As-yet-unnamed full-length album coming June 24th.
It’s not that any eardrum dilettante or amateur musicologist out there doesn’t want analog sound. But a digital file is a lot easier to handle than lugging around some big-ass tube amp octupussing its cables all over the place like trip rope. The folks at Tubecore, however, seem to have finally figured out the best of both [...]
Plug any old headphones into McIntosh Labs new MHA100 amp and get the full sound of conventional speakers, with the capacity for both digital inputs and 50-watt stereo speaker outputs, too. The Autoformer technology gives impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150 and 150-600 ohms which means any old earbud you plant in there will do the [...]
TOKiMONSTA gives a glitch bass makeover to Tinashe and ScHoolboy Q’s “2 On” single, lending some much needed heft to the DJ Mustard produced track. Definitely far better on real speakers…
For about 10 years between the late 90s and throughout the naughts, Winter Music Conference in Miami was pretty much the greatest place on god’s green Earth. Directly following SXSW, WMC was the electronic/dance/EDM equivalent, except with turquoise water, bikinis, late night Cuban food and gorgeous art deco hotels. Just the thought of it makes [...]