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Sunday
Jun142015

Top 5 Tracks at Governors Ball 2015

 

In the week since Governors Ball, it's started to feel like the festival happened ages ago.  Despite this, there have been a few songs that we heard over the weekend that made a memorable impression.  They're evocative of the vibe on Randall's Island, and help take us back to the rainy and sunny days and long nights in New York.  Some of these are older favourites, and some are quite new but one thing is true regardless, they are examples of the mysterious power of music.

 

1. Future Islands: 'Back In The Tall Grass'

The opening track for what was the stand out set for us made it clear this was truly a one of a kind experience.  The music is so heartfelt and sincere to the band that it will certainly move you too if you let it.  'Back In The Tall Grass' leads to you to think about the people you care most about on 'Singles' and is far more powerful live and up close.

 

2. Tame Impala: 'Cause I'm A Man'

The single from the psychedelic Australian band's new album 'Currents' has been on heavy rotation for us since it's release.  Midway through their Sunday afternoon set they lean into a hazy rendition that sounds like the original album version, only tailored slightly for the occasion.  It was almost as if Tame Impala could sense where everyone was at in their Governors Ball weekend, and provided a perfectly calm, refreshing moment.

 

3. Hot Chip: 'Let Me Be Him' 

The track we thought was the finale to Hot Chip's stellar set played out like an affirmation.  A decision to take the steps to become that person we envision.  It was a joyful celebration of possibilities, and a reminder why everyone in that crowd wants, and even needs to get out there.  The spend the rare moments of a music festival singing along with thousands of people really feels so good.  The band surprised us all with an encore, performing Bruce Springsteen's classic 'Dancing In The Dark'. 

 

4. Nadus: 'Nxwxrk'

In the final hours of Governors Ball we passed by the VIP area near the mainstage, and were caught by surprise.  The unmistakable sound of Nadus' club masterpiece 'Nxwxrk' called out 'JERSEY!'.  It took a moment, but we spotted A-Trak playing a set to small crowd (by comparison) and absolutely turning it out.  There's no doubt in our minds that the Fool's Gold founder is one of the dopest dj's EVER. 

 

5. Logic: 'I'm Gone'

Logic performed at 3 pm on the final day of Governors Ball.  The MC delivered a high energy show that proved to us that he absolutely loves what he does and probably had the most fun out of the thousands of people in attendance.  He passionately delivered the lyrics to one of our favourite songs from the album 'Under Pressure'.  He led the audience through the hook, and the echo of the chorus sung by the massive crowd is something we will never forget...

 

 

 Check out our photo highlights from Governors Ball 2015 and read the review!

Wednesday
May062015

Skratch Bastid: NXWXRK Routine


The turntable mastery of Skratch Bastid gets showcased perfectly in this clip.  He takes on a single that we love so much, "NXWXRK" by Nadus is a huge club track and it really gives Skratch Bastid the chance to go wild as well as show off how amazing the song is.  He's using the Rane TTM57mkII, a mixer from Serato that enables the talented dj to take his performance to the next level.

Tuesday
Jan062015

Theophilus London + Jesse Boykins III: "Tribe" (DJ Sliink + Nadus Remix)

 

Theophilus London's album 'Vibes' has made quite an impression since it's release in October.  The single 'Tribe' with Jesse Boykin III has just been rereleased in the form of a pair of new remixes.  Brenmar is responsible for one, and the second by Brick Bandits DJ Sliink and Nadus.  Much like Ezrakh's 'Go Deep Medi' this shows the extreme versatility of the Brick Bandits crew and each artist's unique sound.  Sliink and Nadus put the song on a whole new level with the Jersey club sound.  Get yours

 

Monday
Dec222014

Countdown: NYE at the Liberty Grand

Toronto, there simply is no other choice for where to spend New Year's Eve!  Lyme Productions, the Liberty Group, and Embrace have teamed up to bring you a party that cannot be rivalled.  It's incredible to see the magnitude of this event when such renowned event producers join forces.  There are more amazing artists on this bill than we can keep track of.  First and foremost is RL Grime, following up his album 'Void' that debuted at # 1 on Billboard's new artist chart.  He's developed his sound from his early trap remixes into something bold, and daring and inclusive of elements of all styles of music.  

RL Grime will be joined by Newark, New Jersey's Nadus; a long time favourite artist for the Fingers on Blast crew who just this year released the incredible 'Broke City' EP on Pelican Fly.  Nadus is taking the Jersey club sound across the universe and we could not be happier to see him in our city as we welcome 2015.

In addition this amazing lineup includes Cyril Hahn, Bassjackers, Keys N Krates and a whole lot more.  Don't forget Borgeous and Shaun Frank are also appearing; check out their huge new track 'This Could Be Love'.  Get your tickets now, before they're gone!

 

 

Friday
Dec192014

Sub Culture: Jersey Club episode 1

We previewed this series with the trailer recently, and now the wait is over.  Episode one of Sub Culture: Jersey Club begins with those who shape it's sound defining it.  What follows is nothing short of inspiring, whether you know the sound or not.  DJ Tameil takes you to Newark, and shows you where he started.  His story is set to Nadus' 'Nxwxrk', and he tells of his discovery of Baltimore club music and what led to bringing that sound to Jersey so it could evolve into something new.  This is a must see for any music lover...