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Robosonic – The Edge

There’s something a little sinister about this track. I don’t know if it’s the sharp synth melody that boops around the 3:30 mark ’till the end or the gradual low build-up to the drop. Either way it’s working for me. It is, after all, Halloweekend (I’m dubbing it Halloweeknd since I saw The Weeknd perform last night at Terminal 5) and a some minimal dark dance beats are necessary.

Thankfully, the boys of Robosonic are now making their way onto the main stages. Their tracks are really forces to be reckoned with. This track is hot off their September release, “Over The Edge,” and fits the duo’s idea of “creative chaos” perfectly. The build-ups and drops are slight but noticeable and slowly pump their way through your body. I’ve found closing your eyes and letting the music take control is the best way to experience this track. The tiny lights behind your eyelids bounce along with the beat right up until the end.

If you’re going out at all this weekend, throw this track onto the playlist I’m sure your friends are all relying on you to provide. It’s toned down house to a T and sure to get your people in the zone.

Robosonic – The Edge

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Music Remixes

Grimes – Oblivion (DjSliink Remix)

If you don’t know who Claire Boucher is I only have one question for you: where have you been? I have to confess that I wasn’t all hyped on Grimes when she first popped up on the internet. It’s not that I deplored her music, I just was never in a mood to listen to her. She seemed like an acquired taste. But like all acquired tastes, Grimes became a semi girl crush once my tastebuds adapted to her sound. Her aesthetic kept me interested and watching while over the past few months her music has seeped itself into my system and now I’ve fully digested it. I don’t know what it is about it, but whatever she’s doing I’m digging. The whole electo-elf thing works for me and gets me good. Her 2012 release, Visions, is electro-nymph opulence that makes me bust out an odd dance (imagine Florence Welch voguing and there I am).

If you haven’t acquired the Grimes taste yet, I’m here tonight with New Jersey producer DjSliink’s bass heavy remix to “Oblivion”. I recently came across Sliink while perusing the internet for casual remixes. One click led to another and here I am spreading the sounds to you. He slows down the track’s main melody and explodes the syncopation. Boucher’s vocals hover in and out of the Herbie Hancock inspired record scratches as layers of Boucher’s original production build and build into a mellow drop. It’s a smooth dark beat that leaves you coasting for a while when the track ends.

If Grimes isn’t your thing, the remixes that have come from her work are dope. I have this odd sense that people either love her or hate her. It’s always a “Hold on! I have an opinion about Grimes!” Rarely do I meet someone who simply appreciates her work. Her tracks, like this one, are layered with youthful recklessness and an odd sense of consciousness. She’s intelligent, no doubt and hides it behind her production forcing us – the listener – to really listen to what she’s saying. I didn’t realize this until I began listening to the remixes and questioning why the producer decided to keep this verse and remove that one, etc. etc. Before I was merely hearing Grimes, I’m here encouraging y’all to listen. Like her or not, this track’ll get your Friday started off right. Heavy mellow beats that’ll keep you up and gliding into the night.

Cheers.

Grimes – Oblivion (DjSliink Remix)

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Blood Diamonds Ft. Grimes – Phone Sex (Unicorn Kid Remix)

Perfect track to get your Friday heated up quickly!  This is yet another track I have had on repeat, I have a real long time love for house beats and sick remixes, and the bass couldn’t be more infectious on this track.  Just the right amount of sweet vocals but not too much because this is the type of track that can stand alone with all it’s radiating affects.  The production for me is unreal, when a track with all its magic can suck you in and make you feel like you are in another world, I think that’s something to brag about!

 Blood Diamonds, aka Michael Diamond, is a Los Angeles-based pop artist best known for his luxurious dreamscapes and infectious, sun-dipped production.”

“Sun-dipped production”, I couldn’t have said it better myself and that is why I will be bumping this all weekend sitting by the pool, BBQing and enjoying good friends company out in the California sunshine…Absolute Bliss!

Speaking of bliss, I hadn’t heard of Unicorn Kid before but I was very intrigued by his remix of the original and had to find out something about him.  Oliver Sabin is his real name and the kid is only 20 years old from Edinburg and already composing killer electronic music.

When asked about the name of the act, Sabin states ‘There’s no real story behind the name, it just kind of came about and fitted in with the fun, magical nature of the music.‘ “

Enjoy this beautiful weekend and make this your jam for the next couple days!

Blood Diamonds Ft. Grimes – Phone Sex (Unicorn Kid Remix)

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Music

Theophilus London – Dancing (Feat. Marvin Gaye)

This is definitely a party banger Theophilus pulled out of his pocket, and couldn’t be more perfect for you party animals on this Friday!  Throw in a Marvin Gaye sample, the guy who created love songs that literally made girls gasp and run to the bathroom, ya it’s no joke, he had some kind of magic in that voice and in those lyrics, I like to call him the “master of love.”  Twist up the “master of love” with Theophilus who is turning heads with his “Brooklyn Swag”, and with his ability to capture you with so many style ranges, from pop, soul, R&B, and electro, I don’t know about you but he blows my mind and I am always ready for a good time.  It would make sense that he is blowing charts and turning heads left and right, when your main influences are two of the best, Michael Jackson and Prince, those are like the great Ninjas or Gods of music!

This track is from Theophilus’ new Mixtape Rose Island Vol. 1 which is available for a Free Download, thank you TL and Warner Bros.!

Theophilus recorded most of Rose Island during Christmas in his NYC studio. TL returned to his roots with the goal of getting back to the basics for the recording of Rose Island Vol. 1. In typical TL fashion, there’s something for everyone on Rose Island Vol. 1 which is filled with hip hop bangers, electronic club tracks, sing along anthems and, of course, a couple slow jams for the ladies.

Rose Island is an imaginary place in TL’s head where he goes when he needs to escape reality and time. Some of the mix tape highlights include A$AP Rocky, Big Boi, upcoming Producer Lunice, and many more. He also Covers Pharrell Willams “Take it off’ and reworks Wang Chung’s classic ‘Dance Hall Days’.”

I have no doubt that you all are gonna want to ditch work and start your Friday grabbin’ your ladies or your gentlemen and dancin’ your pants off.  Just do it, you only live once so why not live in the moment.  Anyways press play and let your weekend begin, enjoy!

Theophilus London – Dancing (Feat. Marvin Gaye)