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BADBADNOTGOOD — III [Album Review]

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May 6, 2014
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I’ve been sitting on this post for a really long time now—a lot longer than I should’ve been—trying to come up with a way to write about this album. It hasn’t been easy. I’ve been following BADBADNOTGOOD for a while now, seeing them start out doing mostly jazz renditions of hip-hop songs, but it’s their original material that really drew me in. When they’re given a blank canvas and aren’t pigeonholed by a song that they’re trying to cover, as loosely as that may be, these guys really shine. They have such a solid understanding of the genres—and the technical ability to back it up—that the result is unmatched. BBNG’s third album, III, exclusively featuring original tracks, was my most anticipated album of this year and it has definitely exceeded my expectations. The album was written, recorded and mixed using an analog approach, resulting in a lush, moody and epic masterpiece. With the piano and drum riff of the opening track, Triangle; Leland Whitty’s saxophone in Confessions; the UNREAL bass solo in Eyes Closed; the sophisticated atmosphere of Differently, Still and the buildup of CS60—every song has some element that resonates with me.

It’s been really great seeing the band evolve from releasing free mixtapes, to working with the likes of MF DOOM and Earl Sweatshirt, to getting signed and selling out limited edition vinyls, and I look forward to future of BADBADNOTGOOD.

 

 

Above is a live video of Hedron for The Huffington post, and below is video of Triangle, live at Low End Theory.

 

 

Buy III on iTunes

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Jimmy Q – Kingdom (feat. Berhana) [Premiere]

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May 6, 2014
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This new track from Jimmy Q is about as smooth as it gets and serves as a perfect mid-week treat.  Featuring vocals from ATL-born Berhana, this track takes you for a ride with crisp percussions and some infectious vocals.  Keep an eye out for Jimmy as he has recently played with Ryan Hemsworth, Saint Pepsi and Odezsa, signaling good things to come for this up-and-coming producer.

 

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Pharrell – Angel (Galimatias Remix)

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May 6, 2014
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Welcome to my Boner Jams 2014 playlist Galimatias! A funked out remix of his favorite Pharrell track (no, it’s not Happy), this tune screams summertime from the get-go.

 

 

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Basenji – Speak With A Dofflin (Sable Remix)

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Australia has been on the rise lately, and two of our favorite artists from the future are Basenji and Sable. Basenji hooked up his buddy Sable with stems for his track Speak With A Dofflin and stirred up some great responses from the listeners! A couple of the comments included “dayum potato salad” and “dem pimp sprinkles.” Not too sure what either of those folks meant, but I assume they only meant the best! Prepare for a wet ride because this remix of Speak With A Dofflin will make you feel like Aquaman!

 

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//Andrew Ivan

 

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The Shamen – Move Any Mountain (Eric Sharp Dub)

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May 6, 2014
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You know those songs that you hear for the first time, and for some reason you’re able to whistle along with out having a clue what’s going to come next? This Move Any Mountain remix is the perfect example of that! With an extremely catchy lead, smooth vocals, and deep bass this track is a must have for any listener or DJ out there!

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//Andrew Ivan

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Liz – Y2K (Vices Remix)

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Being the head leader of the Liz fan club, and possibly her biggest stalker, this Y2K remix made my day! This sexy remix of Y2K is the perfect track to listen to as you lay the loving down on your bæ. Moans, water drops, pitched vocals, and some pitched bed squeaks create the most sensual remix of Y2K! It all started with a repost from Sliink on their first track, and since then Vices has been on a constant rise to the top in the Jersey Club movement. Their Y2K remix makes it obvious that this ball isn’t going to stop rolling anytime soon for them!

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//Andrew Ivan

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Stay On My Cool – STWO w/ Jay Prince

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May 6, 2014
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Slaps! Is the best way to describe this collaboration with East London based Jay Prince and Parisian native Stwo. Stay On My Cool features body-melting vibes that are excellently paired with Prince’s soulful rhymes. Rhymes that reminisce on rock bottom dreams, struggles and keeping up the hustle. Vibe to it people.

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Life In Colour Chicago ft. Adventure Club and The Chainsmokers [Show Review]

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May 3, 2014
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On April 26th, Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom was draped in upwards of a thousand square feet of black tarps, in anticipation of the hundreds of gallons of paint that would soon be unleashed. I was planning on getting there to see everyone, but my buddy and I were delayed by a couple girls that would not stop taking shots and selfies. I told them to just use xx-pro on half and valencia on the other half… but they just wouldn’t listen. Anyway… we bounced, and we got there just in time to see Caked Up, who most notably played a remix of Turn Down For What, and DAMN was it good. They kept the mood light, and did well to get everyone warmed up, considering there was no paint in sight yet.
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When The Chainsmokers came on, the crowd went nuts. People were just dying to understand what “paint party” really meant, so when the LIC Anthem came on, the MC came out and pumped up everyone. Then right as Alex and Drew popped their heads up from under the decks, the steam cannons went off and paint went flying. Alex and Drew killed it, keeping the crowd hyped, and dancing the whole time. Highlights included, but were not limited to,  their Cash Cash Remix of Take Me Home, their tribute to Adventure Club by playing Wonder, and the pair of pink shorts that flew through the air and landed on person in front of me. I can’t tell what my favorite part of that was though… the thought of a woman with pink shorts, or the thought that the bass could have blown her pants off. Whatever the case may be, it was a fantastic performance, and thoroughly enjoyable.
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As you can see, the amount of paint sprayed at people began to increase when Adventure Club took the stage, at which point the crowd went off!!! Tragically, Leighton played solo, as Christian was nowhere to be found (Note: Christian is out for a while with a serious back injury) But it was nonetheless a fantastic show! Paint was going everywhere, the performers were great on stage, and people were going nuts. During the last couple songs, the energy was fantastic. Those at the front who were now drowning in paint started to file out, and those of us still hardy enough to keep going forward were graced by a quasi-acapella version of Youth. Those of us who knew the words left our hearts and voices at the venue, and the feeling of singing along with a bunch of strangers was surreal.
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All in all, everything about LIC was fantastic. The energy, the music, and the paint, all merged together to create an unforgettable evening! Special thanks to LIC for the photos, to The Chainsmokers for having me, and to all the people who put on such a fun show.

 

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Until Next Time,

^Xaos

 

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Bass Report #094

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May 2, 2014
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Your song of the week features one of my favorite producers heading back to his metal roots in an attempt to recreate the sound of two guitars working in harmony.

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#1 Seven Lions – Nepenthe

Opting to get away from “bashing the ears with super complextro bass sounds” (can bash my ears with that shit any day), Seven Lions takes more of a progressive, melodic take on the lone instrumental track of his new EP. I can’t complain, as this was far and away my pick of the album, even beating out his popular new collab with superstar vocalist Ellie Goulding.

 

#2 Major Lazer ft. Pharrell Williams – Aerosol Can (Jackal Remix)

 

#3 Figure – 9MM

 

#4 Russ Liquid – CHESTERFIELD

 

#5 S.P.Y ft. Diane Charlemagne – Dusty Fingers

 

#6 Dirt Monkey – The Hydra

 

#7 The Others – Voyager

 

#8 Cheshire ft. Blunt Instrument – Bird Song

 

#9 Kai Wachi – Echelon

*Late Night Special*
SirensCeol – Moments Of Silence

Still Hot!

#1 Opiuo – Quack Fat

#2 Dawn Golden – All I Want (Daktyl Remix)

#3 Joker – Digital Mainframe

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Alison Wonderland – I Want U

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May 2, 2014
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If you thought Tell Me was the last festival-ready heater to come out of Australia for summer, you must not have had Alison Wonderland on your radar. Yewwww

 

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Anna Graceman – Words (Glastrophobie Remix)

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Apr 30, 2014
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Glastrophobie’s remix of Words is one of those tunes you just can’t help but be a little gay for. It’s in that perfect feel-good key, and it’s so, so, so refreshing to hear a nice piano melody used in something than a Spinnin Records prog house throwaway. This one gets a summertime A+.

 

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//Ziad Ramley

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Chromeo – Jealous (DJ Hoodboi Remix)

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Apr 30, 2014
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Chromeo got at LA producer DJ Hoodboi to help promote their latest release, and all the trimmings of a good R&B Jersey club track translate beautifully into this tune. =

 

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Chrome Sparks – The meaning of Love

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Apr 30, 2014
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The Meaning of Love is my favourite track from Chrome Sparks’ recently-released Goddess EP. Future Classic identify the tune as “cosmic” and I’m inclined to agree with them.

 

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Tourist – I Can’t Keep Up feat. Will Heard (Vancington Remix)

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Apr 30, 2014
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When Tourist first collaborated with singer/songwriter Will Heard, what they originally envisioned was a beautiful mesh between Tourist’ down-tempo beats and Will Heard’s soulful vocals.  What Vancington’s done in his personal take on the song is flip it completely upside down. While the soulful vocals remain, the beats have steered the song towards a more dance friendly crowd. With a whole new bass line and some great melodical samples Vancington’s remix manages to reinvent itself as a song, while keeping the beautiful vocals in place. It’s a free download so be sure to pick it up and enjoy it while you can!

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Duke Dumont – Need U (100%) (Muneshine Remix)

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Apr 30, 2014
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Muneshine’s last Portugal. The Man flip brought him to the top of Hype Machine’s popular charts and helped to lay the foundation for his new path.  Opening up his production to the trends, sounds and vibes of the electronic world, Toronto based Muneshine’s knack for dance floor grooves is becoming quite apparent. He’s back now extending his talents to Duke Dumont’s Need U (100%), flipping the modern classic on its head, keeping it 100.

 

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Eest Coast – My Luv (Saint Pepsi Remix)

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Apr 30, 2014
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Another day digging on the internet stirred up this gem! Saint Pepsi did an official remix for Eest Coast’s My Luv which you can find for free download on bandcamp. At the sixteenth second the distorted bass kicks in and has you grooving immediately. Normally when I listen to chill house I don’t expect to break a sweat like this, but if I danced any harder I probably would have broken a hip! 

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//Andrew Ivan

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Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy (GTA Remix)

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Apr 30, 2014
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Without disappointing GTA remixes the ever so popular track by Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX, Fancy. This Twerk track has the biggest 808s you will ever hear, so make sure you are ready because they may have hit the brown note on this one! From Paris to Tokyo, as the lyrics say, this song is completely blowing up right now… brb calling the bomb squad!

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//Andrew Ivan

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Marley Carroll – First Thought, Best Thought (Little People Remix)

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Apr 30, 2014
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Clearly Little People has been listening to a lot of UK Garage, which isn’t a bad thing mind you, and in this instance it’s great. Let Little People take you on a five minute journey, filled with lush synths and garage inspired drums. 

 

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The Killabits Part Ways, Share Final Release “Different Stars”

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Apr 30, 2014
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With this final release, The Killabits mark the end of many successful years as an innovative bass music duo to head down separate paths musically. Hailing from the Toronto area myself, I’ve seen these guys live more times than I can count, and am thoroughly impressed having witnessed their sound develop into what it was today… that beast of a tune you’re playing through your speakers. Arguably their finest release to date, The Killabits went down swinging.

 

Thanks for the great times and the great tunes fellas. RIP Killabits.

 

 

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StéLouse – Joyride

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Apr 29, 2014
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Denver based artist StéLouse has been putting out one heater after another ranging from Jersey Club, to Deep House, to some future RnB vibes. His most recent track Joyride touches a few different styles. When the gun cocked before the first drop I knew I was dealing with something serious! With it’s nostalgic vibes, Jersey Club sections, and chill trap drops Joyride is going to send chills down your spine.

 

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//Andrew Ivan

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