Got a new treat for you today, it’s free too. This new mixtape, “Unannounced”, is by J-Rich & PC hosted by DJ KTONE. J-Rich & PC blend like a mixed drink on this tape, perfect. This is a new sound coming out of Colorado, I recommend jumping out on this train early. My personal favorites are ‘Boxers’ and ‘Shelby’. Free download found at: CLICK HERE
Evening audiophiles, I have a fresh new sound out of Denver, Colorado for you tonight. Some of you might have heard the band Air Dubai from a previous post here on BtB. The trumpet player from Air Dubai happens to be in another awesome band. That band is called, Petals of Spain and have a really good sound. This song “Lady Luck” comes in with an upbeat jazz-rock that mixes the class of a purist with a modern twist, and it does not disappoint.
Denver’s Drew Englander aka REALMAGIC is an emerging experimental electronic artist. His layered electronic tracks are ambient but keep you moving. He uses his own voice, drum muchines and fuzzy synth to create catchy and original beats that are complex yet danceable. Check out his song Crip Tics below. Crip Tics by REALMAGIC
Black Prez has been around the Denver rap scene since before Obama was elected to office. He has always been a good rapper but he only keeps getting better. Recently he has done some interesting remixes and mash-ups.
Check out his latest, “Teach Me How To Dubby”, where he raps over a mash up of Cali Swag District‘s ”Teach Me How to Dougie” and Bassnectar‘s “Basshead”. Its two songs I couldn’t get enough of combined and revamped so I can relive the obsession all over again.
A lot of bands seem to be riding the “chillwave” these days, but I’m okay with it. I’ll take all the warm and fuzzy synth music I can get.
Flashlights are an experimental electronic/chillwave group from Denver, CO. Their second EP, Hidden Behind Trees was just released and can be streamed at the group’s bandcamp page. Each of the five tracks on this EP are seductive yet ambient. Listening to these tracks is like being lulled into a body-encompassing dance. Flashlights are just the right amount of upper and just the right amount of downer. Pretty chill and pretty fun!
Shouts to ThisSongIsSick for promoting James Egbert, a sick producer out of Denver. He deserves all the accolades he’s been getting throughout the blogosphere. His latest single “Isle of Capri” is a full-on electronic dance party and this dude has serious skills. He drops eargasmic sounds as he builds the track up to a huge crescendo…and BOOM. The drop is massive. ThisSongIsSick compares Mr. Egbert to Porter Robinson, which I think is a great comparison. There’s some house, whomps, and funky synth beats. He combines all of the subgenres of techno into a great, original style, and absolutely kills the track. There’s also a tropical vibe to the whole song, which is what I imagine I beach party in Ibiza sounds like.
Follow Mr. Egbert on Twitter, and if you’re in Colorado, get to Global Dance Fest this weekend a little early and watch this dude open up the main stage on Friday.
The Chain Gang of 1974 is a electronic/punk/pop band based out of Denver. I’m usually on the fence with them, meaning some tracks I like, while others I’m not interested in.
Today TCG 1974 (solid acronym right?) released The Wayward Fire, an album I think displays interesting sound that has a base in electronica with influences in 80′s pop, punk, and uses some cool synths. Overall I’m loving the instrumentals and the vocals are alright depending on who you ask. This is definitely an album worth checking out on iTunes. Here’s a couple of my favorites from the album. The Chain Gang of 1974 – STOP! The Chain Gang of 1974 – Matter of Time
Let me start off by saying that Gramatik is one of the most underrated electro DJs in the game. His music is a mix of electro, hip-hop, funk, jazz, soul, and basically anything to get your body rocking. In a nutshell, Gramatik’s style is hip-hop oriented electro, and let me tell you, he brings the party. This dude is a serious force. Read more after the jump:
Shout out to Hunter Reece for telling me about Air Dubai. After hearing “Soul & Body”, I immediately searched for all their music. What I found is a genre-blending music group out of Colorado that has already become my favorite genre-blending band from Colorado (MTHDS a super-close 2nd).
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