On March 14th, 2014, Dizzy Records released it’s first compilation album “RED” consisting of an eclectic mix of talented musicians from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Executive produced by Dizzy Records and KluSlim, “RED” features up-and-coming hip-hop artists and electronic producers such as Robbing Jane, Whompus Cats, SOTA, and more. Ranging from progressive electronic melodies to classic hip-hop inspiration, this compilation captures the unique sounds of an emerging music scene.
The six artists featured on the album are Badguytraps (Matt Hawkins), (+)afekt (Ryan Mancuso), SOTA (Brian Greene), KluSlim (Adam Carrillo), Whompus Cats (Ben Bryan), and Robbing Jane (Blake LeJeune). The album came together in a little under a year and features tracks from the upcoming EPs to be released by each individual artist. It represents the growing music scene that thrives in the shadow of New Orleans and is the first volume in a series of compilations to be released through the Dizzy Records.
Here’s a short review of the six tracks:
1 . Flight Lessons by BadGuyTraps – It’s an Electronica song with funky sounds effects. This guy has definitely a distinctive style!
2. What To Say by (+)afekt – Instrumental track with electronic music flavors. I consider this is a good tune to chillout featuring atmospheric textures that are nice to our ears.
3. Times New Roman by SOTA – As a graphic designer I’m happy to know that there’s finally an anthem for one of the most used fonts in the world! This is 100% Hip Hop music and lyrics were creatively made.
4. jiveMIND by KluSlim – A lovely intro and exceptionally synths. There is a progession of sounds and a great variety of melodies that will make you move your body!
5. Lifeboat by Whompus Cat – What I love about this compilation, is that all the songs are pleasing for our ears and this track is a clear example of it. Modern electronic melodies that will brighten the night!
6. Mid – Tro by Robbing Jane feat. Small Civilian & Whompus Cats – This is a relaxed Hip Hop track with a great combination of talented singers. Nice track that serves as the last tune of this interesting material that was made for an ecletic audience.
Listen To Valentino Khan’s Full ‘House Party’ Remix EP
Infamous party-starter Valentino Khan just dropped his full ‘House Party’ remix EP after leaking two tracks this month, Eliminate’s remix of “Pony” and Tchami’s remix of Valentino Khan & Diplo’s “JustYourSoul.” As the first two releases demonstrated, the remix EP will satisfy fans of everything from future house to electro and bass. The four new tracks include appearances by rising artists including Drezo, who put a grimy bass spin on Valentino & Chris Lorenzo’s “Flip The Switch,” Born Dirty’s funky “What’s Your Name,” Schade’s minimal bass rendition of “BRB,” and Ibranovski’s tech-house inspired “Better.” Following the theme of his original album, Khan guarantees a dirty good time from every track. Press play on the ‘House Party’ remix EP and enjoy your favorite anthems in a whole new way.
The world was introduced to LA-based DJ and producer Valentino Khan in 2014, when he burst onto the scene with his debut EP “In Khan We Trust” on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Khan’s sound possessed a unique versatility, incorporating elements of trap, bass, hardstyle, house, and more into a driving, often heavy sounds that found homes on labels such as Mad Decent, Spinnin Records, and Ultra. In 2015, Khan’s original track “Deep Down Low” became an international sensation, earning the title of “Most Played Track” of the year and topping vSirius XM’s #1 Song of 2015 on Electric Area. Since then, he has earned a reputation as a remix master with official renditions of RL Grime’s “Pressure,” Alison Wonderland’s “Good Enough,” Calvin Harris’s “One Kiss” and more. His original productions include “Pump,” which has over 17M streams on Spotify, “Gold” with Sean Paul, as well as production credits for the likes of 2 Chainz, B.O.B., Dizzee Rascal, Iggy Azalea, TI. and more. On the touring front, Khan sold out his show at the iconic Hollywood Palladium this year, featuring a b2b set with Shaquille O’Neal (DJ Diesel) and a surprise appearance by legend Snoop Dogg. 2020 is already shaping up to be the year of Valentino Khan, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.
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LISTEN NOW: 4 Banging Tracks On JSTJR’s ‘Creatures’ EP
JSTJR has linked up with Rawtek and Snappy Jit on the ‘Creatures’ EP, out now via his new label Group Chat. You need to check his 4 banging tracks to witness he doesn’t stop to showcase his upbeat style enjoyed by many. As a matter of fact, these tunes were part of his DJ sets during the summer’s festival season. Fortunately, they’re now available to stream on Spotify but also on Beatport and other online music stores exclusively for Electro House DJs. According to the artist himself, this material reflects his crazy and wild side. Likewise, one way or another, he makes sure his productions uphold contagious energy. Give it a try below.
✔︎ Tour dates
December 14th, 2019 – Big Night Live – Boston, MA
December 31st, 2019 – Countdown NYE – San Bernardino, CA
January 22nd, 2020 – Holy Ship Wrecked! – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Thomas Gold & Teamworx’s Ode To Electro House, “We Remember”
Electronic music icon Thomas Gold teamed up with Israeli heavyweight producers Teamworx for their new single “We Remember”, a nostalgic but hard-hitting ode to the OG of the electronic genre. Abandoning any previous penchant for melodic sounds, Gold and Teamworx employ minimalistic bass and mechanical synths to drive the track’s climb to an uncompromising drop. “We Remember” is simply made to be played on huge stages that can support the immensity of its sound, making it a guaranteed festival-friendly tune. The new release follows Gold’s Universal Music single “Get Up” with Eagle-Eye Cherry, and Teamworx’s collaboration with Dannic “Bump N’ Roll.”
Over the last decade, Thomas Gold has become one of the most well-known dance music producers of his time. The German artist solidified his influence in 2008, when his now-iconic remix of Delerium’s “Silence” was named Beatport’s “Best Progressive House Song” of the year. Gold went on to release on major labels including Armada, Axtone, Size, Toolroom, Spinnin’ and Revealed; his crowning success thus far has been “Magic” has almost 60M streams on Spotify. His electrifying abilities as a live performer have earned him a global following and headlining gigs everywhere from festivals like Ultra, EDC, Coachella, Mysteryland, and Tomorrowland, and clubs such as Pacha, Ushuaia, Amnesia and more. The Israeli exports and label veterans Teamworx first exploded onto the scene with Corey James and their track “Make the Crowd Go,” which received massive support from industry heavyweights and is still played by Steve Angello in his live sets. They’ve collaborated with Nicky Romero himself on “Champion Sound” and “Deep Dark Jungle,” as well as remixed his “Only For Your Love” and “Ring the Alarm.” In 2018, Teamworx played at EDC China as well as Protocol’s showcase at ADE, and this summer performed at Ultra Korea. As always, the Protocol family has plenty more up their sleeves coming soon, so keep an eye out for what’s next!
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A Must-Hear Banger From Roberto Rodriguez For Party Animals
Roberto Rodriguez brings the heat to the dancefloors with this vivacious banger called “The Way Is Hard”. Hailing from Poland, the music producer is making a name for himself due to his epic bass drops. What’s more, its high-energy is what nourishes the soul of party animals once they hear the electrifying rhythm in action. As far as I am aware, “The Way Is Hard” fits so well either at festivals or clubs. Likewise, the intense chord progressions will make your heart rate increase immediately. ⚠️WARNING: This is not suitable for cardiac people. So far, Oliver Helden, Don Diablo, and Timmy Trumpet have praised Roberto’s previous releases. Get a taste of his good style right here via SoundCloud.
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Corey James & FaderX Bring Nostalgic Electro-House To Protocol
Corey James and FaderX join forces for the first time on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings with the release of their new track “Feed”. Drawing inspiration from the golden age of Electro House, “Feed” is comprised of hard-hitting basslines and fast tempo synths, evoking memories of the classic sound leading the European dance charts from 2008-2010. The revived nostalgic sound is a theme we’ve seen across the industry late this year, and we can’t complain! The track follows Corey James’s recent official remixes of David Guetta, JBalvin, and Bebe Rexha’s “Say My Name” and Steve Angello’s “Nothing Scares Me Anymore.” Press play on “Feed” and get ready to party like it’s the last decade.
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative house music; it boasts a roster of heavy-hitters complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Among them are Italian trio FaderX and British producer Corey James, each of whom have made their impact on the global electronic scene over the last few years. FaderX’s resume includes collaborations with Tom Tyger, Maximals, Execute, Dan Domino and Laurent Wolf; in addition to Protocol, their sound has found homes on Future House Music, Doorn Records, and Spinnin’ Records. In turn, Corey James is known for his remixes and collaborations with heavyweights Marcus Schossow, Steve Angello, Galantis, Alesso, and more. He has made a name for himself through both his singles and official remixes. Keep an eye out for more new music coming soon from the Protocol gang!
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