Hungover? I know I am. I had enough green beer and car bombs to last me for a whole ‘nother year and I hope everyone was able to get it out of their system yesterday as well. This week, a couple of really unexpected releases came out and I think you’ll like what we’ve got for you today. Of note, OWSLA released their Free Treats Vol. 2 this week featuring 18 tracks from some of their heavy-hitters such as 12th Planet, KOAN Sound, The M Machine, Two Fresh and Alvin Risk, in addition to a lot of other up-and-comers that OWSLA is clearly trying to get the word out on. As you might have guessed from the name, it was all free so I highly recommend you pick it up. And no, it’s not all dubstep, so don’t be turned off just because it’s from Skrill’s label.
Also, if you didn’t hear, Snowmont Music Festival, which was set to be Snowball’s little brother in Vermont, was cancelled this week. I’m so pissed that I have absolutely nothing else to say about it. Fail.
The first track came as a huge shock to me when I heard the sound the mau5 is experimenting with. Coming off their collaboration with Rusko, Cypress Hill teamed up with Deadmua5 this time around to produce what is nothing other than an incredibly creative hip hop track. I’ve never heard anything like this from the mau5 but I’m really digging it.
Alvin Risk. He’s kind of a conundrum. One second you think he’s a dubstep producer, the next a moombahton producer and now an indie dance producer? Innovation like that is what I love about Risk and this remix is a ten-fold improvement over the original if you ask me.
Nothing really too new here but Dada Life added a vocal breakdown to their ridiculously hyphy track “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker”. I heard them play it at Snowball a few weeks ago and it was just released this week. It adds enough that it’ll probably replace the original from here on out as the definitive mix.
I hate when I can’t post a the full version of a song but I’d be neglecting my duties by not sharing Madeon’s latest remix with you, which premiered on BBC last night. With A-Trak already having previewed a great remix of this track and an official one from TheFatRat on the way, it remains to be seen which one will reign supreme. Madeon certainly sounds like a contender here.