After months of playing sets together that have by all accounts been as earth shaking as their synergies suggest, Skrillex and Diplo’s collab project, Jack U, has released its first track via Zane Lowe’s BBC show. It’s got a great combo of melodic vocals and a drop unlike anything you’ve heard. Just listen.read more
If you consider yourself a casual fan of EDM, there’s no doubt you have some sort of opinion on 18 year old protege Martin Garrix. His explosion on the scene started with the now ubiquitous Animals and has continued with a string of huge releases, most notably the festival monster “Tremor” and the progressive house anthem “Gold Skies”. After hearing it so many millions of times, it’s hard to remember how fresh”Animals” sounded when it first dropped (comparisons to Knife Party’s L.R.A.D. notwithstanding). For better or worse, that track, along with Hardwell’s catalogue, ushered in the festival big room sound that dominated 2013 and is now the anchor of mainstream EDM. No matter your opinion of EDM, festivals, and derivative big room tracks, it’s difficult to argue that Garrix has had a massive influence of an entire genre of music that has even seeped into the larger popular music scene.read more
In the digital age in which we find ourselves, anyone can put out music to be heard by everyone. This is mostly a good thing, although lots of good music can go unnoticed because of this surplus. On the flip side of that, lots of gawdawful songs can now slip under the radar, and in the case of the worst song of the millennium “Rude”, they can even gain some cultural relevance. Our newest segment Worst Song of the Week seeks to rectify that.read more
Man this one will stir up some memories. Whatever you were doing in the summer of 2007, I can guarantee you that the stuttering acoustic guitar beat of Baby Boy Da Prince’s “The Way I Live” soundtracked it at some point, making you wonder how you could more effectively push big wheels. The nostalgia of that alone carries this re-do from Skizzy Mars.read more
For some reason short work weeks seem to drag on longer than regular ones, but the motherfluffing weekend has finally arrived. And as you’re relaxing these next few days, immersing yourself in football and debates on the best ways to neutralize ISIS without creating another moral panic about Muslims, you’re probably gonna want some music to listen to.read more
Have you ever heard a song that is just too perfect for your needs to be true?
I just returned from Electric Zoo in New York City, which was an absolute rager (despite being cancelled on Sunday for a twenty minute rainstorm). I’ve definitely been feeling the laid back tunes in recovery, and this track that came out last week hit me exactly how I need to be hit.read more
Logic burst onto the scene about two years ago with an outrageous amount of talent and ambition that he sometimes had a difficult time containing and serving palatable servings. The dude kept on his grind, and his offerings have been improving year after year, with this new drop with Childish Gambino a veritable milestone in the journey to becoming as well-known as his talent deserves.read more
Ever stood and watched an artist paint? Maybe you were walking along the San Francisco bay, downtown Chicago, or the Miami waterfront.
DJ Enferno cordially invites you to watch his street-style performance with no travel or loss of loose change necessary. His adept movements and hard work should make that office chair you’re sitting in at home this evening that much more comfortable as you watch him bust ass and make excellent noise. He takes few shortcuts, which includes using the keyboard pitch blend seamlessly. Enferno is more than at home with Steve Aoki’s song, as evidenced by how his left hand navigates the controller so easily, creating a pretty sick remix of an already good song.read more
Kicks N Licks are one of our favorites here at B&P. They’ve always made some bonkers dubstep/DnB tracks that have been on point in terms of melody and overall song composition. After hiding out on the radar for a minute, they are back with a brand new three track EP with all the mood, composition, and bass hits that you’d expect from a top tier producer duo. Give it a whirl below.read more
I’m late for work, so I’ll just let these songs (mostly) speak for themselves…
Generataionals – Black Lemon
If you haven’t been paying attention, New Orleans duo Genrationals kinda own shit. These prolific motherfuckers got a new record, Alix, coming out this Fall and Black Lemon is the second single they’ve released off it. Just listen to the song. Basically the only way you could dislike it is if you’re already dead.read more