If a picture is worth a thousand words, an Oscar O’Malley track is worth a thousand pictures. Mr. O’Malley shows up as “Billy Butcher” this time around and he’s come equipped with the proper tools to do work-stretching words into homonyms with more agile flows than the Jamaican bobsled team. The Stoned God needs no hook when he has almost three minutes of explicit poetry over Teddy Da Don‘s orchestral production. So stop scratching your head, and hit the jump for the stream and free download…
Electric Daisy Carnival returns to New York City for two days beginning on Friday, May 17. Saturday has already sold out, with limited Friday tickets remaining. URB has handpicked the essential acts to catch at this dance music festival, in no particular order but alphabetical.
Art Department | Neongarden | Saturday, 4:00-6:00pm
Toronto veterans Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White are Art Department. Over recent years, they have broke the mold in creating an upbeat live DJ/vocal performance that is taking sound systems by storm. Art Department perform regularly with the Crosstown Rebels crew and have also worked with Hot Creations. The stage is …
Berlin-based producer Freddy Knop has a new record out this week via Circle Into Square, highlighted by the jazzy, textured ambience of “Raum.” The 7-track Polyphonies EP cycles through xylophone, Oberheim synth, glockenspiel and found sounds on its way through those white earbuds that are going to give you significant hearing loss by the time you’re 35. Watch the video for “Raum” below and catch the bandcamp stream of Polyphonies directly beneath.
Swedish producer/deejay duo Create & Devastate present their single “Most Confident,” featuring west coast mic technicians Wildchild and MED, taken from their May 21st extended play project of the same title. The eight track release also includes Mykill Miers and boasts remixes from Swedish producers Freddie Cruger and Max I Million. Original and remix instrumental passes included. This mix will also be featured on Coalmine Records‘ forthcoming Unearthed compilation. Hit the jump to give this jewel a listen…
Perhaps as a response to the current crush of the EDM wave, underground dance music has taken up a defensive posture by putting retro-looking house music on the front lines. And while it’s impossible not to enjoy the beloved sound, Maceo Plex is ready to change things up. “For the last three years at least, the big trend has been early ’90s house,” he says. “Everything’s a throwback. I think it’s the right time to put out something that’s a little more deep and futuristic again.”
That futurism manifest itself on the American-born, Spanish-based DJ/producer’s entry into the seminal DJ-Kicks mix series, which is out now on K7. URB asked Maceo Plex to elaborate. …MORE