Vancouver upstart Sleepy Tom has quickly proved himself a young master of all things massive. His hometown parties and DJ sets alongside some of electronic music’s biggest names have earned a rep as Canada’s funnest. His internet incinerating bootlegs and official remixes (including an especially chunky take on Diplo’s “Set It Off”) can be heard everywhere from BBC radio to festival stages around the globe. And now with his first original release, The Currency (hitting Beatport on 5/28), Sleepy Tom takes his taste for overdriven laser riffs, donk’d out kick drums, and all manner of speaker-zapping dance music to an even higher level of OOMPH.
Check out some snippets below: from the supercharged house of “Let It Go” to the title track’s rollercoaster-worthy buildups, The Currency is one debut that’s impossible to sleep on. Don’t let the kid’s name fool you!
Jokers Of The Scene break out the drum machines for this new remix of Hemmingway’s “Ace Neptune.” Get it now everywhere fine digital music is sold. Peep the JOTS back catalog for even more moody electronic jams, and check them on their upcoming Euro tour dates.
Fifteenth is the peerlessly groovy production duo comprised of Brooklyn’s Sammy Bananas and LA’s Thee Mike B. These bicoastal DJ bros have combined forces on Fool’s Gold once again with “Yesterday,” a dreamy slice of sunset-ready house music, out next week (5/14, the day before Sammy and Mike’s ACTUAL shared birthday that gave the group it’s namesake).
“Yesterday” is the rare jam that’s perfect for pool parties and heartfelt homemade mixtapes alike, backed by some amazing remixes from international homies His Majesty Andre, Funkin Matt, and Jerome LOL. Check out the snippets, crank it up, and make some memories of your own.
Ed Banger representative (and general master of all things wavy) Mickey Moonlight worked his magick on Jokers Of The Scene’s Killing Jokes, and JOTS return the favor with their rework of MM’s “Changalaxy,” premiered today on Thump. The Jokers will release it for download once they hit 10k Facebook likes, so get to clickin!
Flosstradamus are dance music’s underground kings, godfathers of an intoxicating new sound and aesthetic that has invaded bassbins and computer screens around the globe. DJ Sliink is a like-minded speaker infiltrator, launching his beats from the New Jersey bricks into another dimension altogether. Nomads is their long-awaited collab, out Tuesday (4/2), a strobe-lit explosion of neck snapping riffs, smoked out sub bass, and rave dreams made undeniably real. “CROWD CTRL” and “Test Me” (now with a bonus UZ remix) are the year’s most devastating dance hybrids, rewound night after night by the world’s biggest DJs. Nomads doesn’t just run the trap, but the whole damn galaxy.
Stream “CROWD CTRL” below and peep Flosstradamus on their “Underground Nights” Tour with DJ Spinz, hitting NYC tonight at Webster Hall with special guest Para One.
We can’t wait for you guys to hear Danny Brown’s new LP Old… and neither can Danny! After giving a debut performance of the track at Vice’s SXSW show, he’s giving a sneak peek of “Kush Coma” (produced by Skywlkr and featuring fellow Bruiser Zelooperz on the hook) on Soundcloud. Stay tuned for the final version featuring A$AP Rocky on the upcoming album, and hear more new DB on tour.
Pop locker turned producer Brillz went from dancing at parties to soundtracking them himself, merging hip-hop funkiness with megaton EDM firepower for a sound that’s as unique as it is undeniably body moving. He’s spent the past few years immersed in the Downtown Los Angeles dance revival, whipping up remixes for the likes of superstars Kill The Noise and Zedd and crafting DJ hits like summer trap anthem “Swoop.”
He makes his full-length debut on Slow Roast next Tuesday (3/26) with TWONK. The ten track LP is is Brillz’ most accomplished work yet, powered by overdriven 808 kicks, rachet baselines and a welcome sense of humor. But don’t take our word for it, just check out this preview mix by the one and only Craze!
Want some new dance musics? While Vancouver’s Sleepy Tom puts the finishing touches on his upcoming Fool’s Gold EP, you can peep what he’s been up to on a new podcast for Salacious Sound as well as an absolutely massive remix of Diplo’s “Set It Off” out today on iTunes, Beatport and alladat.
Just Blaze’s Soundcloud is the gift that keeps on giving! After teasing his upcoming FG EP with the housed up “Exhibit J,” hes back with a new Baauer collab to get the skreets excited for their tour, kicking off next week. Pitchfork got the lowdown on how it all came together.
Oliver have found the beating heart inside the dance machine. Mechanical, the LA duo’s debut Fool’s Gold EP (out next Tuesday!), is a four track showcase of some of the funkiest, toughest and most diverse electronic music today. Check out this snippet mix for a taste, and preorder the EP on iTunes.