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Jay-Z - Can I Get A... (Big Gigantic Remix)

Jay-Z – Can I Get A… (Big Gigantic Remix)

Big Gigantic, the electronic duo that no one can get enough of, is back at it with another huge track. The guys have gone back to their love of hip-hop and remixed the ever popular “Can I Get A…” by Jay-Z. They have taken a classic hip-hop record and transformed it to make it wonderfully electronic. With...
Marvel Years - Only If It's Right

Marvel Years – Only If It’s Right

Marvel Years, 18-year-old producer from Burlington, Vermont, may be fresh to the electronic scene, but he is starting to make waves. His new single “Only If It’s Right,” from upcoming EP Nowhere But Up, is a prime example of the direction he is taking his music. This exciting song has everything from sampling Beastie Boys, electronic funk, to blues...
Model Melt - Fuzzbox

Model Melt – Fuzzbox

Model Melt is an 18 year old up-coming artist in the electronic music scene. While you may not have heard of him, his talents in combination of funk, glitch and disco are to be marveled at. His new release “Fuzzbox” is the newest addition to his already impressive library of tracks and is sure to get...
Polish Ambassador - Two and a Half Moons Away

Polish Ambassador – Two and a Half Moons Away

Polish Ambassador is best known for his wide variety of music. He never seems to settle one on genre, but rather flows from genre to genre such as glitch-hop to ambient to psi funk. The song “Two and a Half Moons Away” is a good example of his diversity. The song has a mystical and ambient...
J-Boogie - Dub Generation (Straighten' it Out)

J-Boogie – Dub Generation (Straighten’ it Out)

San Francisco resident DJ and producer, J-Boogie has been generating a very eclectic style of music for about 20 years. He has done no different with his mix “Dub Generation (Straighten’ it Out).” The artist describes this track as “a dub soul remix for the heads. Classic Ernie Hines vocals over a JSTAR reggae bass banger, I...
Cherub - 100 Bottles EP

Cherub – 100 Bottles EP

Ladies and gentleman, the sexy 80s pop-duo is at it again! Cherub has finally released their new EP 100 Bottles. This is the follow up EP to their hit album MoM and DaD, released earlier last year. This six song EP has everything we love about Cherub, from songs with 80s dance beats to sexy falsetto vocals. If...
Arpetrio - This Side Up EP

Arpetrio – This Side Up EP

Arpetrio is a three piece live electronic band consisting of guitarist/keyboardist Alex Mindermann, bassist Trent Little, and drummer Les Taylor. They have just released their new EP This Side Up, and it is something to pay attention to. These guys add a fresh new sound to the ever more repetitive world that is electronic music. With...
Kill Paris - Slap Me (Griz Remix)

Kill Paris – Slap Me (Griz Remix)

Kill Paris and Griz are two producers who need no introduction. This latest remix from Griz has him reworking “Slap Me” by Kill Paris, and it’s as good as anyone would expect. The both of them bring a unique sound to the scene, and when brought together, it creates a hard hitting electronic track that is sure...
Rebelution - Counterfeit Love

Rebelution – Counterfeit Love

Rebelution is at it again with their new single “Counterfeit Love.” It has been a year since their last album came out, and it is extremely exciting to see new work from these guys. With Rebelution’s classic reggae feel, sexy saxophone, and soothing vocals, this is track that shows all of the reasons why we love...
311 - Amber (Psymbionic Remix)

311 – Amber (Psymbionic Remix)

Psymbionic brings back the classics with his latest remix of 311‘s “Amber.” It feels like yesterday we had the original blasting out the car windows on a hot summer day, but now its been revamped and re-formed into an equally awesome track yet again. In case you haven’t heard of Psymbionic, aka John Burcham, he has shared stages...
Moon Boots - No One

Moon Boots – No One

Moon Boots is an artist known for his chilled-out electronic sound, and “No One” is a perfect example. The track starts off with a slow drum that progresses into a relaxing electronic beat assisted by beautiful vocals. While ambient and relaxing, it is hard to not bob your head, tap your feet, and dance to...
heRobust - Turn Ape

heRobust – Turn Ape

The new up & comer in the trap scene heRobust does it again with his latest track “Turn Ape.” In case you are still unfamiliar, Hayden Kramer (aka heRobust) is an electronic music producer from Atlanta, and he’s snowballing attention as fast as anyone in the business. Since his entrance into the scene in 2011, he...