As one of the premier rap artists from Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder, Azizi Gibson certainly brings a refreshing perspective to the scene. His smooth, relaxing flow combined with themes of enjoying life and self-expression can be heard on many of his songs, including this one. “Ghost in the Shell” is certain to be a perfect addition to anyone’s summer playlist. Relax, role one, and enjoy!
Ladies and Gents, meet SWIMM, a new musical formation led by Chris Hess and Adam Winn. The two had been playing together for years, particularly in their old group Le Blorr, and have an awesome background in music. They decided they wanted to take their music in a slightly different direction, and SWIMM was born. They dip their toes into a variety of sounds, including indie rock, dance, straight rock n roll, and a bit of psychedelia underneath it all. With a whole new series of writing and recording, as well as the incorporation of a variety of members for live sets (friends like Zac Sullivan, Gavin Little, Jared Bowser, Jonathan Berlin, Spencer Petersen & Adrian Martinez), this duo is ready to rock sets across the globe, and I’m sure this is only the start. With that, I give you their debut EP, “Feel.”
Australia seems to be some sort of Mecca for electronic music and EDM, with so many uniquely talented producers and musicians sprouting up all over its coasts. The most recent group to catch our attention is LEADERBOY, a Sydney based producer/songwriter duo. WHAT SO NOT gave us the introduction when they opened their Triple J mix with LEADERBOY’s latest track, “Wicked in This Neighborhood.” The best way I can describe it: Super fresh, retro-progressive, future-funk-electro. Definitely somewhat reminiscent of Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers. Lets hope these guys keep making more dank shizz like this. ENJOY THE FREE DOWNLOADS.
Epic throwback remix of Jay Z’s, “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” by none other than Brillz & Z Trip. This gets a seal of approval for freshness… This is kinda one where I will just let the song do the talking.
Here is the the 2013 official lineup video for Austin, TX’s very own music festival, Austin City Limits. This year, ACL will be 2 weekends of dankness, for the first time ever in the history of the festival. Is the world ready for it? (looks like the bats under the bridge are) And will Zilker Park be able to withstand the thousands of feet trampling through the grass for 6 days? We will soon find out. All I can say is that this is one of the best lineup videos I have ever seen, and I am pretty excited about the lineup as well. What do you think? (FULL LINEUP LISTED BELOW EMBEDDED VIDEO)
Here’s a new duo we’d like to introduce you guys too. Hailing from Silverdale, UK, AQUILO are off to a solid start in producing with the release of their debut track, “Calling Me.” Warm harmonizing, dreamy vocals, smooth bass, and soulful, electronic-pop melodies gently flow around you like a summery breeze. You’d think these guys have been playing together for years, but they actually used to play in rival grunge and metal bands. Keep an eye out for these guys, because I’m sure they’ve got some more tricks up their sleeves.
Here’s a brand new remix of Macklemore’s, “Thrift Shop,” by none other than our boy CRIZZLY. This time, he takes this pop culture hit and turns it into a moomba/crunkstep banger. Lets just say that its going to be HARD to NOT dance to this one. ENJOY the FREE DOWNLOAD.
Here’s a a new head-bobbin’ anthem by Balitmore based producer, JAY DANKO. Biggie samples, dark piano melodies and that 808 all come together into one ghetto track. WARNING: This song may cause you to feel more hood than you actually are. It just happened with me.
This 19 year-old producer out of Belfast, Ciaran McDonald, aka BEAR//FACE, absolutely crushed it with his bootleg edit of Jame’s Blake’s, “Voyeur.” While maintaing the soulful elements of the original song, he transforms it into a blissful, atmospheric, passionate, baby-making jam. Big, bigggg ups on this one. Its definitely going to be in the “repeat library.”
Here’s a track many of you probably haven’t heard, by a producer you most likely don’t know. If you need to relax, I encourage to take a listen to this song, and add this guy to your radar.
An 18 year old producer from Birmingham, UK, OMN (short for Ollie Mckendrick-Ness), impressed us last fall with his blissful Bon Iver remix . Recently, he released this spectacular original piece, “From Nowhere”: With a variety of instruments carrying out euphoric melodies, amidst a celestial, yet organic ambiance, this is a song that will help you reach that much needed state of serenity. Follow this kid, because I am sure that he is going to grow into something great.
Today we have the pleasure of introducing, DISA, an extremely talented female act from Reykjavik, Iceland. In her debut song, “Sun,” she showcases her entrancing vocals, smoothly mixed over dark, cinematic and avant-garde electro pop melodies with carrying beat underneath it all. She also has quite the captivating video to supplement her celestial sound: transparent overlays of DISA and variety of abstract, solar imagery capture the essence of the song perfectly. Listen/Watch below, and look out for this artist on the rise.
After months of anticipation, 3 one-time-only teasers during Saturday Night Live, and more fake fan-mixes than any of us can count, it seems as though the final radio edit of ’Get Lucky’ has finally graced our ears. The story is, that SONiC 102.9, a radio station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada were the first to get their hands on this track. SONiC 102.9 says it is 100% real, but it is not the final mix that will be found on Random Access Memories. There are 2 new verses on this edit that have not been featured on any of the Random Access Memories teasers, so we’re taking SONiC 102.9′s word for it. The track is 4:06 minutes long. Amazon lists ‘Get Lucky’ as 4:08 minutes long. This is the best “leak” we’ve heard yet, but this just might be the real thing.
Here is a moment many have been waiting for (for a damn good while). Its been about 9 months since SOUND REMEDY, the man many would call, “The Remix King,” has released “his own” track. Well, he is certainly capable of producing awe-inspiring originals, and we are reminded of that today with the release of his newest piece, “Liberation.” Remember this little video? If so, then you heard a small snippet of this 7 min masterpiece. With epic orchestral builds, powerful chords, and his oscillating melodies, SOUND REMEDY demonstrates his ability not just as an electronic producer, but a talented composer and musician. It is also very apparent how much influence his derives from classical music (not to mention both of his parents are in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, so he definitely has music in his blood.) With that said, I leave you to listen to this gem, FREE FOR DOWNLOAD.
Sydney based producer, FLUME, has proven himself as musical mastermind with his revolutionary and genre-defying sounds. Today he released what might be his most unique work yet: his take on YOLANDA BE COOL’s, “A Baru in New York.” The track begins with beautiful ambiance from rain, waves, chirping, and other sounds of nature, while powerfully moving vocals/chants begin to build, eventually leading to a mind blowing climax. The sounds are out of this world, yet organic. Its hard to explain, so I’ll let the music do the speaking for me.
San Francisco’s hip-hop and hyphy OG, ANDRE NICKATINA, aka Dre Dogg, is showing the world that he is still packing that heat, in his new track, “Break Bread.” His vivacious raps (featuring support by Richie Ric), combined with an energetic beat (that is more than proper for the Bay Area), result in a sound that is nothing short of FIRE. Watch the music video, jam the song, and see for yourself.
It is officially the vernal equinox (first day of spring), which makes the timing of Vampire Weekend’s 2 new releases, “Diane Young” and “Step” completely immaculate. We, here at Dank Vibes, made the decision to spotlight “Diane Young” because it is an absolutely amazing introduction to the coming season and Dank Vibes would like to wish everybody a warm, sweet, & sunny one. “Baby, baby, baby, baby, right on.”
This track was premiered by Young Guru at Austin’s SXSW last week and it featured two new verses by Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z. The track was played for a second time in it’s entirety today on New York’s Hot 97. Both were radio-friendly edits. We have the full explicit version below.
Jake Carpenter, THE CHAOTIC GOOD, has got to be one of the most under-rated producers out there. With a sound unlike any other, and a solid quiver of banging originals tracks and remixes (ranging from breakbeat, drumstep, electro, and more). Today he just released this epic remix of Krewella’s, “Come and Get It,” and absolutely crushed it. The build up is beautiful and melodic, dropping into a dirty-funky, bouncin’, electro synth line that will undoubtedly get every girl and boy waling on the dance floor. His sounds are amazing and distinct, and I really dig what he does with vocals on his tracks. Listen, and you’ll see what I’m saying. This is another artist I recommend looking out for in 2013. Be sure to catch one of his sets at SXSW if you are in the ATX region. He THROWS IT DOWN.
Mike Irish and Jackson Stell, aka MYSTRESS, are an emerging bass duo from Brooklyn that you need to JAM. These guys are really stretching the boundaries for what “trap music” is, and demonstrated some serious finesse with the release of their latest track, “Bumba.” The song starts off with a movie-worthy orchestra build, and immediately jumps into a grooving and swingy, synth- heavy melody, drizzled over a righteous beat. To finish the track, they lay down some good ole wobble bass at the second drop, giving the song some serious dynamism. Keep a look out for these guys on dankVIBES in 2013, as I am sure we will be posting plenty of their work.
Here’s a brand new collab track by Texas based Crizzly, and his friend from Maryland, Logun. Funny thing about these two, is that they met playing “Left For Dead” online, and it just so happened that both make some killer, crunchy, bass music. Needless to say, they make a great duo. You might have heard Crizzly’s remix of Logun’s Track, “Dat Ass.” Today, we get both of them on deck, together, in “Ass and Tittiez,” a sizzling, hip-hop rooted, banger, sampled from Three Six Mafia. I followed Crizzly to Lights All Night in Dallas to get a little bit of video (Logun just so happened to be in town), and then made it back out there to his show at the Lizard Lounge to get the majority of the shots we used in the Official Music/Teaser Video. The result was… for lack of a better word, raunchy. Here’s what happened, along with the FREE DOWNLOAD.