Ying Yang Twins - Whistle While You Twerk (Swizzymack Remix)
Philly buhl FTW!
Swizzymack’s been quiet these days, I don’t know, maybe he’s been couped up in the lab about to churn out some fire. His take on Jersey club is hyphy and nonstop from the second you hit that play button.
This ‘00 classic is something to be admired. It doesn’t have that in-your-face Swizzy that we endear but he does take it up a notch with that damn catchy signature whistle throughout. Perhaps a little foreshadowing is going on, as all artists like to explore different outputs. Whatever his direction may be, it would be dope to hear more from this Diplo approved prodigy.
Thomas Jack Presents: Tropical House Vol. 2
The “Land Down Under” is soon going to be the “Land On Top”. Australian producers are poised to take the EDM scene by storm. The music is bouncy, energetic and evokes memories of summer. Hermitude (remember Flume did a remix of their tune “Hyperparadise?) and Just A Gent are a weenie sample of artists that have racked up the hits in a short amount of time, flexing their musical prowess. It must be something in the air; Australia just seems to breed producers.
Maestro Thomas Jack released his second installment of “Tropical House.” We get all of Ciara’s goodies on this one, featuring unreleased edits and signature vocal bits of Nate Dogg and Sam Smith. We need to all agree, this 20-year-old is sippin the Kool-Aid. Jack’s tape clocks in over an hour so press play and let the good times roll.
Keys N Krates - Diplo & Friends Mix
Keys N Krates hit and quit it real quick. Everything a mix needs to have, Keys N Krates jammed in just under a hour. Fresh cut tracks? Check. Signature, one of a kind flips? Check. Get down beats? Check. The boys put on their focus hats and never lost sight of their mission. And that’s to deliver something unique, putting their lemonade twist on EDM. Live, they are something else, featuring on the spot mixing. No “push play” with these fellers. It’s like when DJ Snake played Whitney Houston at the end of his Ultra set. We are all like, “WTF, mate?” But now I’m getting off topic. A plethora of Diplo’s friends have hit the decks from the likes of Avicci to Kogi but Keys N Krates gives them a run for their molah.
“You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” We’ll Keys N Krates are that exception. Because they ate the whole darn thing.
Grand Analog Striking With Thunder
Is there a word bigger than grand?
Slum Village - Fall In Love (Moody Good Remix)
OWSLA is just scooping up the talent. Now, it’s a distorted remix from Moody Good entitled “Fall In Love.” With the album perpetually postponed, he released this goodie to hold us over.
The production features synths that never leave and chilly dubby influences that are ever-so-present. It feels like a chilling winter poem, complete with Edgar Allen Poe as the curator. Don’t expect a raven to fly out, but do expect a chill down your spine.
Peep the album in June.
Sage, The Gemini - Gas Pedal (VESTIGE Remix)
Vestige just put it on ‘em. Relatively unknown, the dude has been putting out tunes for a little bit now. “Gas Pedal” has been remixed, bootlegged, and every other concoction under the sun. Vestige gives the joint a basic two drum beat throughout, minimal work for a huge payout.