This was released a couple of months back, along with the rest of LAZER STRIKES BACK Vol. 1, but we missed posting it and are huge Jack Beats fans so we’re doing it live! Jack Beats created this remix towards the end of 2012 to play in their DJ sets. Diplo heard it, liked it, and asked to release it which isn’t surprising as it’s by far the best take on it we’ve heard. This is classic Jack Beats with a loud twist, taking Major Lazer & Flux Pavilion’s Jah No Partial hostage and effortlessly blending their signature stripped back bass, plus some huge cranking loops, into the mix. And though their well-loved wobbles may not be front and center, you can’t beat a track as finely executed as this. It’s in your face, complexly layered, will get you moving in an instant, and fully ready for the clubs. Grab the free download below and get this one cued up for the weekend!
I just listened to this track while walking home from work, with the sun beginning to set on the city streets, and let me just say it was a few minutes of epic bliss. Alizzz is Cristian Quirante, a producer out of Barcelona, whom we just heard about earlier this week through a tip from the one and only Lenno. He hyped Alizzz’s newest EP Collapse as being next level, and we could not agree more. The title track is one of the freshest arrangements we’ve heard in awhile. You’ll definitely hear some similarities to the likes of Flume and Bobby Tank, but with his own unique twist. It’s a clash of sounds that at points feels so loosely contained it makes you wonder how everything works so incredibly well, but it does. Those bass claps, crushing synths, and drum kicks all come together to create something that’s both heavy and uplifting at once. We highly recommend picking Collapse and the rest of the EP up. It’s Friday night, get pumped.
Bonus! Grab Alizzz’s remix of fellow Spanish artist TiMOTi as well.
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One thing we always look forward to is a Free Music Monday from Annie Mac. Her picks are always up our alley (surprise, surprise), and this week is no different. We’ve heard glimpses of tracks from London based producer TÂCHES before and this new tune of his, Don’t You Know, is brilliantly done. It’s a refreshing, bass-heavy future garage (dare we say) banger, that’s a great display of the versatility coming out of UK house inspired artists right now. The credit for this find all goes to Annie, but we’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on TÂCHES ourselves from now on.
Since we discovered the upcoming French producer Andrea a couple of weeks back, we haven’t been able to stop listening to his tracks. His inventive style that mixes organic electronic, R&B, future garage, and bass melodies together, is ridiculously infectious. AlunaGeorge’s new tune Attracting Flies has already been on heavy rotation for us since it’s release, and now that we’ve got this brilliant edit from Andrea, that’s sure not changing anytime soon. He’s added an excellent arrangement of compressed bass and bubbling beats to Aluna Francis’ delicious vocals. Fans of Flume, What So Not, James Blake, and Bondax take note, Andrea is definitely one to watch this year. Snag the download, and some necessary bonus tunes, below! And while you’re at it, check out this killer live mix he just did in collaboration with our new friends Banana.
Here comes some seriously funky goodness that will immediately have you grooving in your seat. Glitchy bass aficionado GRiZ has put his signature touches on Kill Paris‘ soon-to-be-released Slap Me and the final result is one seriously bouncy number. It is loaded with futuristic basslines, soulful synths, and just enough smooth sax elements to really get stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Definitely make sure to grab yourself the free download and stay tuned for more quality tunes coming out as part of Kill Paris’ debut To A New Earth EP. Enjoy!
Alt-J’s infectious tune Breezblocks gets a clever remix treatment from the shrewdly named Aussie trio #Hashtag. The guys have done phenomenal work in utilizing Alt-J’s falsetto howls in their original state, while contrasting them with sporadic low-pitched distortions of choice lines. A refined take on the styles of Flume and What So Not are brought to mind with the initial kick of tropical-tinged bass. Overall the effect is an intriguingly simple, yet intelligently constructed tune. You can, and most definitely should, download it for free over on their Facebook page.
We know next to nothing about KOTA aka Kids Of The Apocolypse, other than the following message that we discovered while exploring their seriously awesome website – ‘Living for a century without a frontier, the time for creation has begun. We will not seek power, only release it. It must live free now. THE UNIVERSE WANTS TO PLAY.’ – Now if that doesn’t stir your mystery solving intellect, we don’t know what will. Regardless of the scant solid information on them, their powerful track Masters Of The Sun had quite an impression on us. With its commanding undertones, repetitively persuasive verses, and entrancing slaps of bass, it’s a pretty gripping production overall. You can easily imagine undertaking an epic adventure of intrigue and triumph with this playing out as the soundtrack. It feels like there’ll be big things coming soon, and we can’t wait to hear more.
PS – Be sure to check out the video for the track, here.
There’s nothing like having the very first track you listen to in the morning blow you away. It can easily set the mood for the day to come, and in this case, the whole weekend. Snakehips, a UK production duo previously unknown to us, did just that on this remix of everyone’s favorite wunderkinds Bondax. They’ve taken an already unbelievably unique track into a whole new space, adding some next-level funk and completely transforming the entire vibe. The tasteful groove, bouncing bass, and crushing synths all work together in unison to create a hands down feel good tune. This one’s sure to roll all the way through summer, so we advise you grab to hold now.
Bonus beats: Wild Belle – It’s Too Late (Snakehips Remix).
Atlanta-based producer Unlike Pluto, whom we previously featured for his unique and perfectly executed remix of Mumford & Sons’ hit single I Will Wait, has been dabbling in some equally refreshing original production as of late. His most recent effort comes in the form of another melodic, bass-infused gem loaded with plenty of his signature dub-house intricacies in all the right places. It somehow strikes a great balance between being smooth and mellow, but equally dramatic and hard-hitting at the same time. Awesome vibes – enjoy!
It seems that Felix Cartal is in the giving mood lately, which is something we’re certainly happy about. As a gift for hitting 50K Facebook fans, he’s given us a fresh look at The Killers track Miss Atomic Bomb. With a crisp sound to the production, combining Brandon Flowers compelling vocals with some flavorful big room snare, this one’s a no brainer. Pick up the download over on his Facebook page and start dreaming of the weekend to come!
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We happily present to you our second installment of the ‘Best of Caveman Sound 2012′ series. Everybody likes some bass in their face, so we’ve got twenty-five tracks with huge drops, vibrating wobbles, and next-level arrangements for you to savor. Here, in no certain order, are our favorite bass, dubstep, and downtempo picks from the past year!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Kill Paris is currently putting out some of the freshest and most infectious bass music out there. Just a month after dropping his widely successful track Tender Love, the talented LA-based producer is now back with another epic treat of the most funky bass-infused variety. I Love You Lana Del Rey is a futuristic blend of delicious dub, electro and funk flavors that will immediately have you hooked from the very first listen. This one is addictive on a whole new level, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. Enjoy!
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Though Flume unleashed this brilliant remix a few months back, The Aston Shuffle just uploaded it as a free download to their Soundcloud page, so we’re going to use this opportunity to portray it as “hot” and “new” since we’ve yet to post it. Plus if you haven’t noticed, Flume is on absolute fire at the moment, fresh off the release of a really impressive new album and a slew of remixes. This one of his fellow Aussies is an ingenious fusion of the bright indie-electronic that is The Aston Shuffle, and Flume’s inventive sounds. If you dont have this yet, be sure to get your hands on it now.
We’ll also take this chance to do something we never do, which is post a track with rap. Flume’s beat on this is just ridiculous.
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Berlin-based Lars Moston and Ben Mono have teamed up once again to bring us a new two track EP chalk full of deep house, garage-esque bass beats. Though the EP doesn’t release on Barcelona’s Tracy Recordings label until December, we’ve been treated to a choice remix of Unison from the Tracy label-head trio of Ginebra, Kosmos and Funkmasta a bit early. They’ve cut and pasted the original into a brilliantly done experimental, deep-bass tune complete with staggering drums and chopped up vocals. Could you expect anything less from the self-coined ‘original booty shaking label from Barcelona’?
If you haven’t acquainted yourself with LA’s Kill Paris yet, then you’re missing out. We posted a couple of tracks from the prolific producer early on in the year, and have been watching his quick rise ever since. His particularly infectious brand of organic bass music is difficult to ignore, and there’s no reason you should. Tender Love, his newest release, continues his trend of skillfully fusing together dubstep, electro, and funk, resulting in a seductive yet bass heavy tune. Pick it up below and keep an eye out for more big things coming from Kill Paris soon.
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Jerome LOL, one half of the LOL Boys who actually went their separate ways recently, has done some ridiculous work on Rihanna’s recent single Diamonds. He’s managed to take a track that does very little for itself to begin with, and turned it into something we’re sure to have on repeat for awhile. His use of looping Rihanna’s ‘shine bright like a diamond’ vocal while distorting the pitch and layering it over a delicate but incredibly danceable beat, works unbelievably well. Simple and crisp drum kicks, piano keys, and bass lines form a chorus in themselves, that together with the vocal piece make a perfectly balanced tune. Get after it!
Warrior is one of those tracks that we’ve seen a bevy of remixes of due to all those who participated in the contest. Some of them are great, others not so much. But the most precious gem among them is undoubtedly this unreleased edit from Sydney’s dynamic duo What So Not (aka Flume and Emoh Instead). It’s no secret how much we love their work, no hiding it here. The inventive styles they produce are some of freshest sounds around right now. With massive contrast between the sweet melodies of Kimbra and Mark Foster, and their bass heavy metallic clanks to a slowed bpm, they’ve created something truly exceptional on this one. Snatch up the download below!
It’s been a quick minute since we’ve posted a really bass heavy track, something that just grinds your gears. We tend to prefer them in small, concentrated doses when the mood suits it. And thanks to New York’s own filth aficionado’s Gentlemen Thieves that time is right now. They’ve taken one of our favorite Frenchmen Sébastien Tellier’s tracks, the epic Russian Attractions, and while keeping the ethreal vocals intact have packed it with mind-numbing bass drops. The combination is huge to say the least. So the next time the urge to get down and dirty hits, be sure to throw this one on. Cruise over to their Facebook page to grab the download for free!
Brazilian electro producer Alex Mind and the 20-year-old Canadian beat slicer Conrad Funk have recently revealed a new collaboration project under the name of I.Y.F.F.E (In Your Face Fuck Everything), which quickly proves to be quite appropriately named after hearing their first mutual release. The duo have put their individual talents together for an official remix of the latest bass-heavy collaboration between Adventure Club & Krewella and absolutely killed it – infusing it with some seriously infectious big room dub house elements all the way through while properly highlighting the powerful vocals of the original. This one is an absolute rage-ready banger that is meant to be enjoyed at the highest of volumes. Make sure to grab yourself the free download and keep your fingers crossed for more quality releases from this new duo in the near future. Enjoy!
Australia’s Flume has got one of the most inventive styles around right now, splicing seemingly random noises together into a cohesive whole utterly blissful to the ears. On this remix of Tropical Sun from the awesome Future Classic DJs Compilation, fellow countrymate Ferris has done nothing but stack on that, cutting and pasting sounds into a euphoric dream. He’s greased Flume’s track into a slip n’ slide for your ears. This one cruises through with a smooth swagger leaving you dazed with a lingering feeling of just having had a really great time.
Bonus! Melt with this ultra smooth remix from Ferris of Tamia’s Into You.
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SAVOY just unleashed their brand new EP, Supertrail, which is a blazing seven track journey of the eclectic sounds and influences that make up the prolific trio. When we saw that Heather Bright, our most beloved female vocalist in electronic right now, collaborated on not only one but two tracks, we were beyond excited. After the enormous success of We Are The Sun, another team up just had to happen. The first of the two tunes to hit our ears was the bass churning So Bad, a powerful combination that brings each of their talents to the forefront, with Heather’s brilliant voice and SAVOY’s organic drops. This one’s definitely going on repeat for the foreseeable future.
Always a pleasure to be gifted with a couple of new remixes from Xaphoon Jones. With the seeming ease of giving somebody a high five, he’s done a genre-defying edit of the sunny Atlas Genius track Trojans. Wrapping the earnest indie vocals in space age beats and ghetto bass hits, he’s created something that breaks all expectations of sounds your ears think they’ll hear, moving things to the next level. This one flexes and bends with constant breaks leaving you yearning for more. His attention to detail and production quality, on both this and the following mix, further cement his reputation of being one of the best producers around right now.
The second edit just unleashed is his ‘in the zone’ remix of Foxes White Coats. It’s just as good as you think it will be.
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One of our favorite French electronic duos BeatauCue just came out with a brand new remix for DWNTWN’s See My Eyes, and lets just say it’s pretty fucking magical. These guys continue to surprise and impress us with their eclectic brand of production from one track to the next. The original was featured on the latest Kitsuné America compilation, among many other glimmering gems, and Kitsuné along with BeatauCue were kind enough to hand out this wonderful remix for free. It’s got a brilliantly uplifting, yet chilled out vibe to it. Absolutely perfect for a laid back morning.
And just because we’ve got to show you that style switch up we were talking about that these dudes flawlessly pull off, give their remix Going In Hard from Branko (of Buraka Som Sistema) feat. Dominique Young Unique a listen. Slap the bass and pop them bubbles.
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