The Melt, a music collective and club night based out of Los Angeles, has put together their first ever album: The Melt Compilation Vol. 1.
Its 19 tracks span across all sorts of sounds within electronic music, from hip hop to garage to trap to house to every future-bass sub-genre in between. The common theme though, as you might expect from a name like The Melt, is the tranquilizing, almost lulling aura that just oozes out of each one of these instrumentals. You’ll know what I’m talking about right from the start with Deebs’ “Alibi” and C.Z.’s “Lovin Your Smile,” but if that’s not enough I’d suggest skipping down to my favorite track, Agendas’ “Swimming,” to really get hooked.
On March 26th, the long wait for Skizzy Mars’ Phases mixtape will finally be over, and last night, the New York rapper inched closer to the release by dropping the tape’s intro track, “15.” If you’re currently riding high on the EDM bandwagon, you’re going to instantly love the escalating production from Fareoh, which grows and grows until eventually turning into a light house anthem at the very end.
Hear the album’s first single, “The Come Down,” here, and expect big things from Phases when it drops 3.26.2013.
Skizzy Mars – 15 (Intro)
Ta-ku has delivered the “Suit & Tie” remix we’ve all been waiting for. Leaving both the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z vocals completely intact, his smooth rewiring of the instrumental is arguably a better fit than the original, and makes for easily the most enjoyable remix out right now. You’re going to have this on repeat for days.
Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Ta-ku Remix)
The Chainsmokers are on a roll, and with their new remix of Little Daylight’s “Overdose,” the duo makes it three for three in terms of converting indie hits to addictive dance anthems. This track, like their remixes of Jónsi and Two Door Cinema Club, finds the ideal medium between what you loved in the original song and their feel-good brand of electronic dance music. If you enjoyed what came before it, you’ll have no problems finding a home for The Chainsmoker’s “Overdose” remix.
Possibly my favorite track on the new Anjunabeats Volume 10 compilation album was Norin & Rad’s “Aldo.” I love the different genres that come into play here, pulling the strings of powerful big room, trance, and progressive house, resulting in a track that’s far from cookie cutter in terms of it’s structure.
The build up to the 3-minute mark is completely engaging, and when that majestic melody comes bursting through around 4 minutes in, “Aldo” turns to one of the more euphoric tunes in recent memory. My only complaint is that I want it to keep playing forever…
Stream “Aldo” below and find the individual release on Beatport, or check out the entire Anjunabeats Volume 10 album here.
BEATPORT: Norin & Rad – Aldo (Original Mix)
Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience has made its way online shortly after the album went up for stream in iTunes, and thanks to the dudes over at FistInTheAir, you can give the tracked out version a spin below. Whether you Google for the download link or buy it on iTunes (the album is out March 19th), I’d recommend throwing “Don’t Hold The Wall” on infinite repeat (“Tunnel Vision” and “Spaceship Coupe” are also great options).
*Updated with the Spotify stream.
Well? How do you like it? You shouldn’t have to ask me that question.