DC based producer Yomimbi just released a track featuring Ameer Dyson and it’s a heater of a house track. It was released on up and coming DC music collective DRKarts which features other DC heads such as Canine Teeth, Micah Vellian, and a few others. The track comes complete with a catchy and driving bass line and gentle vocals that contrasts quite nicely with the rest of the song. Be sure to catch Yomimbi this Saturday at U Street Music Hall for the BLISS party along with fellow DC artists Will Eastman and Nacey!
With a steady stream of bangers under his belt during the past few months, it appears as if Florida native and recent Cali transplant Chris Bushnell has plenty of secrets up his sleeve for 2015. Following his impulses that take him somewhere between UK grime, G-house, and future house, the young DJ/producer has branded himself in a very unique light that sets him apart from other young, former #EDM DJs in the game; something that is made very clear in his most recent single effort, his remix of Travi$ Scott’s “Upper Echelon.”
Travi$ Scott is an eclectic choice for sure, but Bushnell’s knack for seamlessly transitioning hip-hop into a more electro-infused mold is a talent that isn’t easily refuted based on his recent works “Only That Real” and “She All About.” But with Travi$ Scott as his base, what results is a grease fire of an edit that arguably goes harder – and smoother – than everything that has come before this showing both a sense of matured restraint and evolution as a producer. Combined with sharp, excise claps, kicks, and snares complementing a mammoth bassline running at a brisk 4 mins. 46 sec., this remix is a perfect dose of adrenaline for the dancefloor. Or, for some of us, our morning commute. Either way, this track truly marks Bushnell’s ascent into the upper echelon.
Listen to the remix below and visit Chris Bushnell’s SoundCloud for details on the free download.
English duo Waze and Odyssey seem to have the club hit recipe down pat. Fresh off their makeover of R. Kelly’s Bump N’ Grind, they’ve done it again with their remix of The New Sins’ “Lights Down.”
Taking the drum-heavy, atmospheric, and techy original from the The New Sins, they put their own personal touch on the track, giving some cross over appeal with a poppy, thumpy bass, horn progression, and their trademark high pitched string pad.
There’s no doubt this track will be a summer anthem – already a club staple and its release isn’t until March 30. Expect to hear it everywhere in the coming months, so support is pretty much mandatory.
Watch out for the release. Have a listen below in the meantime.
I’m Kevin Capasso, a college student and DJ/Producer living in D.C. I’ve played everything from stages down at SXSW in Austin, Texas to Thirsty Thursday club nights around the District, and just about every gig in-between. I grew up playing and listening to jazz and rock, but my early interest in jazz lead me to hip-hop and deep house, where I could hear my favorite tunes being sampled. My musical tastes have evolved a lot since then, but my posts will be focused around future bass, house, and rap. Some of my biggest influences are: Flying Lotus, Pink Floyd, J Dilla, The Mars Volta, SBTRKT, Lindsay Lowend, Lido, Flume, the list goes on and on… However, today I will be sharing a couple of the tunes that have popped out at me recently, whether its my go to floor-burner or the track I cue up on my iPod right before I fall asleep.
Childhood – Sam Gellaitry
Mr. Gellaitry, the 18 year-old selection member, is just coming off the high of his debut EP, entitled Short Stories. If you haven’t checked it out already, it should be the next orange and white arrow you click after his new track, Childhood. Time after time, I am amazed by the maturity of his productions, especially in their melodic and textural respects. The lead the swoops in at the drop is out of this world, do not sleep on Sam.
Everything Is In Its Right Place (Afefe Iku Re-Edit) – Radiohead
I didn’t mention it earlier, but Radiohead was one of my favorite groups growing up. Afefe Iku combines my childhood nostalgia with with some deep tribal vibes and percussion in his Re-Edit of the essential Kid A album cut.
Justin Jay – Momentum EP
“You Give Me Butterflies” was the first cut off this EP I heard. I was walking home in some nice weather when this song came on. The curiously happy vibes immediately put an extra spring in my step and ever since then, I’ve referred this track as “the walking song.” The rest of the tracks on the EP are not to be missed, they ooze retro house vibes while sliding through your ear drums like modern house cuts. Have a listen for yourself, the EP is out now on Pets Recordings.
Australian duo, Set Mo, are back with a new single, ushering in the sunshine on the super sexy “White Dress.” It’s one of our favorite tracks yet from the guys, mixing house with a light tropical note but abstaining from all the cheesiness the genre’s come to be identified by. It’s melodic, breezy, and the perfect beach party sound track. Check it out below: