After a crazy week at SXSW of interviews and performances, electronic/rock group Tribe Society just dropped Delirium Sonata, a project they describe as a 30-minute musical odyssey. Delirium Sonata is composed of reimagined renditions of songs by The Beatles, Young Thug, and Eminem, original garage-influenced progressive rock anthems, and musical interludes that tie together each track seamlessly. The tape encapsulates the mergence of Tribe Society’s ambient rock style. They push the boundaries of genre while demonstrating their versatility and scope in music. While Tribe Society itself is a new musical endeavor, these dudes have been working together for years. Cop the free download and vibe out to rock-redefined. Then make sure to check out my interview with Brad on location at SXSW.
I met up with Brad from Tribe Society at SXSW to learn more about the up and coming electronic/rock band. Brad describes how Tribe Society has carved out their signature sound, what’s it like living in a New York City apartment with all his bandmates, and the band’s new mixtape “Delirium Sonata.”
If you’re one of our many fans who like Blackbear, than chances are you heard Dirty Laundry off his debut album Deadroses. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to post any of his material lately because it hasn’t been free, until now. Thanks to the illustrious electronic artist TWRK, we’re finally able to share one of the album’s most sought after tracks. The upbeat pace, dominating percussion, intense drops, and dance-provoking break downs spice up the original track with unrivaled ingenuity. If there’s one thing you can count on from TWRK, it’s to create ass-shaking anthems, and this is no exception. Hopefully this will hold you over until Blackbear starts releasing more free music, but if you want to find more twerk-worthy tracks you should definitely hop on over to TWRK’s soundcloud. Enjoy.
We saw this one coming (literally, we watched him upload the project to his soundcloud today), and I couldn’t be more excited to show y’all Stonewall Klaxon’s debut EP. We shared the title track with y’all last month, which set our expectations for this project pretty high. As I’ve said before, it’s rare that we find an artist who not only releases consistently great content, but who actually improves with every release. David is an atypical musician with an unparalleled style and an exponentially growing following; the basic qualities we look for in artists who are about to pop off. DRMSQNCR, which is “Dream Sequencer” without the vowels, is his first official project as Stonewall Klaxon, and a testament to how far he’s come over the last 7 months. Euphoric drops and dramatic build ups, slow-tempo break downs, intricate distorted vocal sampling, and just genuinely chill wavy vibes are what you can expect to hear on this short 4-track project. I promise, Stonewall Klaxon is a name to remember, and this tape is one that should be in your music library before everyone else catches on. Cop the free download, follow David on soundcloud and twitter, and don’t be afraid to reach out and show some love if you like what you hear.
I’m back with another installment of Silly Syl Radio! My friend Giovanna delivers a standout dubstep-influenced vocal-based mix of tracks. My half of the show is brooding for sure, with some hip-hop thrown in the mix. Press play and join us for the ride for the hottest new music that you won’t find on your FM radio stations.
Louis Futon is the kind of producer/DJ who doesn’t necessarily have a “signature sound”, but every now and then he’ll strike gold and find his perfect balance between mellow contemplative progressions and groovy house melodies. This rendition of G-Eazy’s Let’s Get Lost is a perfect example of one of his gems; the heart-melting vocals of Devon Baldwin are sampled across the bouncing bass, distant claps, ambient keys, and down-tempo hi-hat compilations to create an incomparable euphoric atmosphere. G’s verses are coated in heavy synth and waves of warped Devon vocals, but his lyrics still set a contemplative tone even here. This is a download you’ll definitely want to cop from us. Share some good music with your friends, follow Louis Futon on twitter, and peep his soundcloud for a lot more great free material.
We haven’t heard anything from Stonewall that we haven’t liked yet, which is pretty rare for us music critics. That being said, DRMSQNCR (the title track to his in-progress project), sticks to the trend and once again earns a spot at the top of our feed. The arrangement, intricacy, and ever-changing tempo tap into a level of “chill” that’s unique from any other producer you’ll hear. Although there aren’t not any audible lyrics, the filtered vocal samples seemingly speak a universal language. The nod-inducing, trance-kindling, dream-triggering style that Stonewall Klaxon has coined is as flavorful as it is catchy. Cop the free download, follow Stonewall on Twitter and Soundcloud, and stay tuned for some interview and concert footage that we shot dropping later this month.
Ye ye it’s Silly Syl Radio Episode #4 featuring my friend Max. Follow Max on Soundcloud and thank me later. He’ll be bringing you an eclectic mix of electronic and trap music. You’ll find lots of solid remixes filled with fat bass that you can’t help but rage to. I’m feeling a little more poppy and upbeat this week, so check out some of the songs I would play if I ran a mainstream radio station. Featuring music from Mr. Carmack, Rvdical The Kid, Kehlani, and Skizzy Mars.
Teal-haired mermaid babe Phoebe Ryan has been an underground music artist since 2013. However, the 23-year-old LA-based songwriter has been establishing herself as a prominent name in the music scene recently. Her recent ascension into the spotlight can be attributed to her R. Kelly/Miguel Mash-Up ‘Ignition/Do You’, which dropped last month and premiered on Billboard. When I first heard this track, I was struck by her innocent and almost child-like vocals, but I found myself pressing play over and over again. Her unique-sounding voice captured me. “Mine” was her first original song, and it was incredibly well-received by audiences, garnering almost 150,000 plays on Soundcloud to date. Rapper Skizzy Mars and producer Michael Keenan certainly took notice and decided to collaborate with her to create this feel-good remix. Keenan adds his signature bouncy, anthemic production beneath Ryan’s charming vocals, and Skizzy throws in a few chill bars, hitting on Ryan in the process: Hey Phoebe I really love your hair. You’re so beautiful, so damn beautiful. Oh the things that I would do to you. Keep your eyes on this lady on Twitter, because this is only the beginning of her takeover.
It’s weird hearing Andrew remix a track that hasn’t been on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, but this remix to Rowland Evan’s & Chris Bushnell’s original EDM banger is still fire. Fat bass, dramatic drops, and enticing percussion converge to create a melodic anthem. The sample says something about ass-shaking, but the focal of both tracks is truly on the intricate production workings, which is new for Andrew who normally maintains a comfortable balance between vocals and the beat. If you’ve listened to any of his remixes prior to this, you know that Andrew likes revamping notorious Hip-Hop tracks, most of which we’ve posted on the site in the past.. This is definitely a little bit more of an aggressive electronic sound for him, but if you like what you hear be sure to cop the free download and follow Andrew Luce on twitter.