Rameses B Week Continues With Moonlight!

We’re over the hump! To celebrate, enjoy this classic Rameses B track from 2012. Moonlight was one of the first tunes I’d ever heard from him, it was one of those tunes that got me through a really bad place in 2012. You know those songs that find you in the darkness and remind you there’s still light in the universe? This is one of them. It makes you stop, listen, and remember. The crescendo build reaches a dizzying height at 3:44 and pulls you back into the crushingly beautiful chillstep that we’ve grown to love and expect from Rameses B. Enjoy the tune, grab the EP here,  and see everyone tomorrow for more Rameses B week!

Monstercat’s 3 Year Anniversary Video Is Amazing.

In case you needed another reason to love Monstercat, the plucky indie label I’ve grown to adore, their 3 year anniversary video will blow you away. Didrick, one of the sonic samurai employed by Monstercat, pulls us through an epic journey, mixing 78 songs into one crisp megamix that clocks in just under 3min 25sec. It’s a triumph, besides a gorgeous showcase of the Monstercat library. There’s so much to like here that it will probably trick you into buying a track or 6. Make sure to show them some love, as they’re one of those non-evil groups that is trying to do right by their artists. (via DaveEDMT)

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Midnight Music: Vicetone ft. Collin McLoughlin – Heartbeat (Rameses B Remix)

Any fan of this blog knows that I’m a huge fan of Rameses B. I think he’s one of the most talented producers out there. So, because I only blog because I like to nerd out about artists I like, and I REALLY LIKE Rameses B, I’m doing a whole week of posts featuring his music. That will include the fact that he crowd-funded a new level of gear and production equipment for himself, in a humble but effective campaign that was executed flawlessly. More on that later ;)

This is an older favorite that shows just how good of a remix artist Rameses B is. Vicetone picked up an amazing producer & vocalist by the name of Collin Mcloughlin and pushed out a quality original track. Rameses B breathes new, glittering life into it, adding his signature frisson (that shiver) inducing chillstep and sparklebass (is that a genre? can it be?). Someone needs to put this remix in front of Seven Lions, because now I really want to pay to see a Rameses B, Collin McLoughlin & Seven Lions show. Can this be a thing please? It would be the most euphoric dubstep show ever. There would be no serotonin anywhere else in the city. Ok, sorry, where was I. Yes, dope track, by Rameses B, because that dude is dope, and makes dope shit. See y’all Wednesday night with your next piece of Rameses B awesome!

THE TOP WORST ACTS IN EDM AS DECIDED BY A 34 YEAR OLD MAN

Terry Gotham:

I want to buy this guy several beverages and just listen to him talk. Everything here is on point, though he’s a little harsh on Armin. But it’s funny, so I’ll let it slide ;)

Originally posted on Walmer Convenience:

I’m fucking 34 years old. To some of you that is mad old. You’re like “that dude is gonna die soon”. Or you’re like “wow, are you a parent?”. Neither apply. And you know what? I’ve outlived Jesus. Yeah. It’s therefore logical to infer that I’m smarter than him, have made better life decisions and you would actually do better to listen to me. Fuck yeah. Now that we’ve cleared that I have unquestionable authority let’s get down to the nitty gritty. What is the worst shit in EDM today. Some would say everything. That’s an acceptable answer. The term EDM is fucking stupid as I explained here.

But what if we were picky? What if we picked the worst of the worst? Let’s stop fucking talking and start doing. I’m gonna force myself to actually listen to this shit for the first time in my life. Here’s the…

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Puddles Returns With A Perfect “Hallelujah” By Leonard Cohen.

Puddles Pity Party is one of the most authentic & crushingly beautiful performers out there now. A sound that legitimately surprises while it compels, with artistry & execution to match. This is now my favorite version of the song, and I’m expecting it to get picked up for all of those sad montage scenes movies use the tune for any minute now. I’m all about Puddles Pity Party, and I couldn’t be more happy that people are starting to know about him. This performance out in San Francisco is a great example of what Gothamites have in store for them if they check out his show at Joe’s Pub on Tuesday night (h/t to AF for the tip). That’s something not to miss y’all. If I ever found a genie, I’d probably use one of my wishes to get an interview with Puddles. Man, that would be an amazing conversation I wager.

Wu Tang Clan + Final Fantasy 3/6 = Lyrical Magicite Infused Hip Hop. [Free Download!]

I’m stunned, this is crazy delicious. Some clever fuck from Lexington, KY named 2  Mello combined two of my favorite things. Final Fantasy 6 (III in America) on SNES was a triumph of storytelling and massively creative gameplay, celebrating it’s 20th anniversary since release, yesterday. Enter The 36 Chambers, the debut album of the mighty Wu Tang Clan, is an album so critical to the global soundscape that if you don’t know what I’m talking about, EDUCATE THE MIND. The combination of the two is a mindfuck, but in one of the best ways I’ve heard in a while. Magic Ruins Everything Around Me fuses the introductory stage music with one of the most recognizable Wu tracks in history. The bass & pacing are perfect, and #2 on this album is a must listen. Figaro Kids (Track 4) shimmers with glory and continued excellent vocal usage & respect. R.E.C. The Opera works, impossibly, throwing together one of the most epic moments of all 8/16bit video gaming. However, the piece de resistance is Da Mystery of Shadow-Boxin’, without question. Chessboxin + the badass Shadow theme is something I really hope gets to the ears of one of the Wu. This one right below the words you’re reading, right here.

And what’s more, it costs zero dollars. Stream it above, or download it here. This dude did Chrono Jigga a while ago, which was dope, so give this a shot, you’ll thank me.

Midnight Music: Fall Out Boy + Steve Aoki = Emo Pop Punk EDM Win.

A friend of mine turned me on to this track and I am so thankful. This is the type of crossover work I can respect, even though I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of either end of this collab. This heavy pop electro smacks of where a lot of that crowd that used to listen to Simple Plan or Sum 41 needs to be hearing these days. With Blink182 being essentially classic rock these days, the “fuck your ideology & aesthetic” streak within us needs to go somewhere. I’m a big fan of Fall Out Boy’s choices here, and the anthem break at 2:31 makes me really curious to see what a dance floor hearing this would do. I kind of want to see moshing ravers.