Tuesdays can be overwhelming, especially for those of us searching through the new releases that are all put out (in the U.S. at least) on Tuesdays, but DC-based DJ/producer Pentamon’s forthcoming release, The Afterworld EP, made my Tuesday search for music worthwhile. The EP consists of two tracks, “Virgil” and “The Afterworld.” The dark mood set by The Afterworld EP will haunt you, but this is the type of haunting that techno-enthusiasts crave. In February, we featured “Virgil” on Blisspop. Here is “Virgil:”
Similar to “Virgil,” “The Afterworld” fuses acid and techno. Listen to “The Afterworld” below:
On Tuesday, April 28th, be sure to check out this gem among all the other music released that day. The Afterworld EP will be released on Teenage Riot Records.
Australian producer Mike Metro just released his original track “In The Dark” along with a few remixes on Medium Rare Recordings. One of the remixes comes from Kyle Watson, a producer out of Johannesburg, South Africa. He’s been featured on labels such as Dirtybird, Get Physical, Gruuv, and Ultra and it seems like he is still expanding his repertoire. He gave this nu-disco track a proper makeover, giving it a jackin’ beat that it is characteristic of his other tracks. Be sure to check out the other remixes from Wordlife and London, too!
Sound off for the glorious+free top tracks of the week.
1. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On ft. MØ (Pusher Remix)
Thank you Pusher for not overproducing this wonderful track. The Canadian producer added a subtle boost to this banger and it makes you fall in the love with the track all over again.
2. Masego x Medasin - Girls That Dance
This track has everything: a gorgeous sax solo, smooth soulful vocals, the most intriguing drop and OMG that bass line is so perfectly funky. There’s some “trap scat” and wow oh wow it’s everything you never knew you needed. Their “The Pink Polo EP” will surely be outstanding when it drops.
3. StéLouse – Sunday Chords
You could DL this track or you could do yourself a favor and DL the entire Hebinomichi Vol 2 compilation (also because it features more Pusher). Do it to it because this song is sick. If that weren’t enough, he also collab-ed with KRNE this week and dropped another equally beautiful chimes infused trap track.
4. Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta (Wave Age Remix)
Ow ow Blisspop’s own Wave Age aka Caleb L’Etoile kills it with this house remix of Kendrick’s flawless track. Hold on tight for this banger.
5. Misogi & Andrea – Love U
This flip of Mario’s 2004 throwback “Let Me Love You” is the chillest of chillwave. The track, off the newest Moosetape compilation, is dark and dreamy and echoes with emotional.
6. Oshi – Ice Tea
I’m just saying you can’t do better than this Drizzy flip.
7. Rihanna – BBHMM (LUCA LUSH x Brasstracks)
I think I just fell in love. This is the jazziest version of this Rihanna track you never knew you needed. It’s the perfect banger you’ll spend all week listening to on repeat.
8. Joy. – Stone (Tapes Remix)
Tapes takes this very quiet track and adds the most intriguing production to it. The Columbus producer takes this chilled out track to the next level with all his magical beeps and boops.
9. A Sol Mechanic – Wait And See (ft. JoJo Armani)
The vocals on this song are phenomenal. This is sultriness to the max.
10. James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Cazzette Bootleg)
This Cazzette bootleg TURNS UP James Blake and it’s absolutely fabulous.
11. Kill Paris – Operate ft. Royal
Hot dayum hottest track I’ve heard all week. This track is downright sexy af.
Swedish vocalist and production duo Cape Lion, comprised of Carl-Johan “Oa” Sevedag and Martin Wiklund, take indie pop to a whole new level. Their latest track “Called You Mine” takes you to a synth filled dream pop utopia. The lyrics are nostalgic and wrought with emotion, making it a track you’ll play on repeat while feeling all the feels. This track definitely hypes up their upcoming EP, which is sure to provide even more sentimental goodness.
D.C. based producer Julius Jetson lit a serious fire under the ass of multiple blogs a few weeks ago after he unleashed a monster edit of Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” onto the internet. After charting on Hype Machine and getting the support of talent like Sweekuh, Hotel Garuda, and Dr. Fresch, Jetson is making a power play with his latest remix. Following in the vein as his last mix which experimented with the g-house aesthetic, his newest piece is a flip of the Ying Yang Twins’ “Whisper Song.”
Going for a darker, more menacing feel than his remix of “SexyBack,” Julius Jetson connects dots that are embalmed with the juices of techno and future house giving us an odd crossbreed that would fit on Tiga’s Turbo label. It’s definitely a weapon that plenty of DJs will keep in their bag of tricks as the summer months approach; the use of contrasting hi-hats, tambourines, and kicks alone will drive the dancefloor off a cliff into a dizzying state of euphoric ecstasy. This is the kind of thrifty remixing that makes a night out into a night of throwing inhibitions out the window. Be careful.
Listen to the Julius Jetson remix below and be sure to look for more from this young producer in the coming months.