One of the more recent additions to the Pretty Lights Music Family, Eliot Lipp, is at it again with the exciting release of his latest album Watch The Shadows. Currently on the Keepin’ it Crew tour with label mates Michal Menert, Supervision, and Paul Basic, Lipp showcases his one-of-a-kind sound with 10 diverse jams that fit right in with the recently popularized sounds of genre-less “future bass” styles. From intricate, irregular beats to glitchy, groovy soundscapes that showcase Lipp’s masterful synth work, Watch The Shadows has something to tickle every kind of eardrum. Overall, the album has a slightly dark and ominous tone, but it is offset with sporadic bursts of funkiness that help to lighten things up a bit. Between his own talent and the support of a family like PLM behind him, Eliot Lipp is bound for great things in the future. Check out his previous1 PLM release Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake and download Watch The Shadows. Grab them both for free and, above all, enjoy!
Had enough ODESZA yet? Didn’t think so! For those of you who can’t get enough of the recently blown-up duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, here’s some tasty auditory desert for you. After the smashingly successful release of In Return, ODESZA took the natural next step in the evolutionary process of electronic music and released an EP of remixes for arguably the most popular song on the album, “Say My Name (ft. Zyra).” Each remixer on the EP has put their own unique spin on the track while still preserving the essence and beauty of the original. Hermitude starts things off with a mildly trappy and vaguely tropical remix of the track. That is followed by the Big Wild remix which brings a spacey, futuristic funk vibe into the mix. Ganz is next with a bigger, more electrified take on the song. Similar to Big Wild, Ambassadeurs also injects the song with a dose of lush, sultry vibes. If you’re a deep house fan, Hayden James’s remix will get your body moving in all the right ways. And to cap things off, Emancipator highlights the deeper ambient side of ODESZA’s music by putting his signature ethereal spin on the song. But enough from me—have a listen and let the music speak for itself. Grab the free download and enjoy!!
Here at Headytunes we live and breathe for electronic music, but we also have an occasionally torrid love affair with hip-hop. Well-crafted beats covered with clever lyrics—you really can’t go wrong with that formula. And that’s exactly what we have in store for you today.
If you’ve spent any time in the state of Colorado, you may know that Boulder, home the University of Colorado, is a hub for all kinds of electronic music, but there’s another genre making noise there—hip-hop. In anticipation of his upcoming mixtape The In Between, Boulder-based rapper Matty Mac, one piece of the Smak-Pak Artist Collective, is serving up a couple of appetizers (or perhaps, rappetizers) to pique your interest. First is The Gooniez, produced by Be Good which features a very clean, chilled-out beat and spicy flow from start to finish. Next up is The Crave which is laid over the Royal refix of the classic song “Crave You” by Flight Facilities; this one is definitely more upbeat than “The Gooniez” but maintains Matty Mac’s ability to rap flawlessly from start to finish. Check out the free downloads below, and keep your ears peeled for The In Between dropping October 9th.
French beatmaker ProleteR has steadily flushed the musical banks of abstract, hip-hop instrumentals with fluid, cohesive and stunningly attractive creations. With a discography rich in quantity and lush with lively quality, ProleteR adds a new compilation to his shelves with ‘Tribute to the Masters Vol. 1’, a six track assortment of ProleteR tribute remixes that bring new life to decades old classics such as ‘Hello Dolly’ by the great Louis Armstrong, ‘That’s Life’ by The Sultan of Swoon, Frank Sinatra, and ‘Having a Party’ by soul music icon, Sam Cooke. ProleteR adds a flavorful and stirring hip-hop bounce into each and every tribute, leaving you duly pleased with the blend of sounds new and old. Stream the full release and pick up a copy free of charge via Bandcamp.
Germany’s Virtual Riot has charted a path of steadily syphoning productions into the stream of electronic music, and when doing so, thousands take to listen with an almost guaranteed certainty of being duly pleased. Musically versatile and armed with a skilled command of various sounds, Virtual Riot can bring you all the sensations aroused during an explosive, melodically rich, and floor-rumbling bass music experience, but wuith varying tempos or styles, and in do say, he never looses his grasp of how to continuously satisfy your musical interest and desires. ‘Earth & Sky’ emerges as the latest freebie from the German bass music juggernaut, offering you an entrance to an auditory landscapes swirling with dreamy, melodic delight, harmonized vocal chops, and of course, a volcanic burst of gritty, molten glitch-hop sound waves.
Spain has quite a few bass music producers that are coming out with top of the line productions. Dubsidia, Save The Rave, and EH!DE might ring a bell if you loosely follow bass music coming out of that country. Our recent discovery of Different Heaven adds yet another promising producer to the list of talented Spanish bass music virtuosos.
Different Heaven is a 20-year-old music producer and DJ originating from Seville, Spain. He has a slew of productions ranging from electro-house and glitch-hop, to drumstep and progressive house. But today, Seville’s based producer brought something slight different to table: a monstrous dubstep original titled ‘Save Rhinos’. Instantly luring you into its musical structure with a punchy and upbeat intro, the original production breaks into a poppy, euro-synth backed build up around the forty second mark setting the stage for an unsuspected but immensely powerful and gritty dubstep breakdown. The perfect track to test the true capacity of your speakers, Different Heaven has generously offered up this monster for free.
If you’re not familiar with the name, it is never too late to delve into the sounds and catalog of France’s remarkably talented and active duo, The Geek x Vrv. These two have always been a breath of fresh, rejuvenating air in the midst of the often suffocating and muggy atmosphere of electronic music. Heavy contenders in their domain, The Geek x Vrv have established themselves as an immensely versatile and proficient combination with a touch and taste for masterfully blending inlfuences into a bubbling stew of soulful-electronic jazz-hop funk.
As you’d expect from the name, ‘B.T.O.S Volume 3’ is the third installation to their B.T.O.S series which has thus far been an indulging treat. B.T.O.S Volume 3 is nothing less with its offering of a musical remedy for any time, setting, or state of mind. From the mood-lifting, body-girrating anthems like ‘Around You’ and ‘Trumpet Dancing’, to the cashmere-soft and smooth interludes like ‘Midnight Thoughts’ and ‘Good Bye’, The Geek x Vrv’s knack for tastefully infusing electronic sounds and hip-hop stylings into the fibers of soul, funk, and jazz will leave no ear unsatisfied. ‘B.T.O.S Volume’ 3 is available for free or for a courteous donation via Bandcamp.
We’ve known Party Ghost to be incredibly well-versed in producing electronic music, but his latest compilation just might be the greatest testament to that statement. Once a steady crafter of explosive and exhilarating productions ranging from electro and dubstep, to mid-temp and mash-ups, Party Ghost has flipped the script with the delivery of his recent EP, ‘VPR’.
Spread over four productions, ‘VPR’ is an idyllic example of how a producer can evolve and transform their style and sound to create works of music that still have the capacity to grab and engage their listeners. While ‘VPR’ doesn’t quite have your typical Party Ghost electro stompers, it is nonetheless filled with moving, emotionally rich and lustrous arrangement of electronic sounds from emotive vocal bits, stirring hi-hats, and punchy snares to deep kick drums, burst of spirited melodies and anthemic breakdowns. Whether this is a new direction for Party Ghost or an simply experimental EP, we’ll take it either way, with pleasure.
Featured here upon the release of his ‘We Still Reminisce EP’ EP, YLWFRND (pronounced “Yellowfrind”), the Swedish solo-produced has returned with a new compilation for our ears. Released in conjunction with the celebration of his recent birthday, ‘MusicBox EP’, is a musical fairy tale that washes your mental state clean with waves of dreamy melodies, silky smooth drum fills, mesmerizing music box tricklings, all splashing to create all-absorbing misty cloud of harmonic hypnosis.
It is without question that Kill Emil has risen to become one of more talented beatmakers fromGreece. We have had the pleasure of featuring several of his releases on this thread, and this month we take that pleasure once again as Kill Emil is celebrating the release of his third album, ‘Lights & Shadows’.
Out now on Beatquick, ‘Lights & Shawdows’ is a multi-faceted compilation that delicately illustrates a captivating musical narrative, cycling from dark and melancholic moods to uptempo and elated grooves. Hashfinger and Kill Emil’s fellow Greek countryman mononome make an appearance on the album, adding a two complimentary and tantalizing releases to the solo-album. Arguably one of Kill Emil’s most manicured and well-crafted release, ‘Lights & Shawdows’ provides a new, life-enriching elixir for the downtempo, trip-hop community to guzzle up for an eternity,