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Drum & Bass
Sam Gellaitry - Short Stories EP

Sam Gellaitry – Short Stories EP

Sam Gellaitry is an 18 year old producer hailing from Scotland. Though he still might be an unfamiliar name to you, the young Scot has been impressing for quite some time now. Earlier this week Soulection head Joe Kay gave him the proper platform, by releasing his first official EP via the label. Short Stories is a...
Major Lazer - Apocalypse Soon EP

Major Lazer – Apocalypse Soon EP

Electronic dancehall DJ group Major Lazor (consisting of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire) provides fans the opportunity to stream its five-track project Apocalypse Soon. The EP includes standout tracks such as the Pharrell Williams-assisted single “Aerosol Can,” as well as “Come On To Me,” featuring dancehall legend Sean Paul. Stream below and pre-order the EP on iTunes.
HWLS - 001 & 002

HWLS – 001 & 002

Newly formed duo HWLS is made up of Australians Ta-ku and Kit-pop. In anticipation of their upcoming EP they have released two tracks on their Soundcloud, which they are still finishing up. “001” is a collaboration between HWLS X B. Lewis, and 002 is a collab between HWLS X Lakim. Ta-ku is a self proclaimed “Genre...
Nicole Moudaber - Give Me Body ft. Me

Nicole Moudaber – Give Me Body ft. Me

With deep beats and sexual vocals, Nicole Moudaber‘s “Give Me Body” single will get you grinding and shaking your ass on the dance floor. Nicole is known for her strong percussion and punchy bass, proving this Londoner to be an unstoppable force, as two of her recent remixes topped the Beatport Techno Chart for weeks on end. It’s...
Ellie Goulding & Madeon - Stay Awake

Ellie Goulding & Madeon – Stay Awake

Madeon and Ellie Goulding teamed up to bring us this thrilling drum and bass track called “Stay Awake.” Madeon’s talent really shines by making Goulding’s angelic voice pop on this energetic track. You’ll be left wanting more drum and bass style tunes from Madeon and more EDM collaborations with Goulding. Take a listen below!
Conspirator - Unleashed EP

Conspirator – Unleashed EP

Conspirator, a four piece band consisting of Marc Brownstein and Aaron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, guitarist Chris Michetti, and KJ Sawka the tour drummer for Pendulum, has finally released their new EP, and its huge! Conspirator seamlessly fuses electronic music with live instruments to create the sounds of the future. With their hard hitting electronic dubstep...
Flux Pavilion - I Feel It

Flux Pavilion – I Feel It

Few electronic acts need less of an introduction than Flux Pavilion. Since 2008, Flux has been bringing a melodic touch to the dubstep genre. His newest release “I Feel It” is no different. The track maintains a driving beat and bass samples, while Flux’s signature melody pervades the entire time. Its hard to be surprised by a...
Feed Me - Death By Robot

Feed Me – Death By Robot

Jonathan Gooch, aka Feed Me, busted onto the scene with an excitingly unique sound. By contrasting his signature crunchy bass-drops with beautiful, dancey, and melodic synth and vocal samples, Feed Me seems to be hitting his stride as a producer. “Death By Robot” is a 5-minute compilation of Feed Me’s three newest tracks. “Dialup Days,” “Gravel,”...