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Stream Ryn Weaver's Debut EP, Promises

Stream Ryn Weaver’s Debut EP, Promises

Every once in a while we stumble across an artist who has a great team around them from the start, providing them with an early breakout in their career . Ryn Weaver is one of those artists. She actually reminds me a lot of Banks due to her works great producers right at the beginning...
[STREAM] Kaytranada - Leave Me Alone (ft. Shay Lia)

[STREAM] Kaytranada – Leave Me Alone (ft. Shay Lia)

Kaytranada is a visionary when it comes to drum beats. “Leave Me Alone” demonstrates Kaytranada’s skillset with some syncopated jungle drums alongside a catchy, deep, driving bassline. This song serves as a single off Kaytranada’s next EP titled So Bad, being released via XL.  Shay Lia was a perfect match for this beat as her...
[STREAM] Goldroom - Till Sunrise

[STREAM] Goldroom – Till Sunrise

Goldroom has been on fire this year with his releases. This young L.A. based producer has grown rapidly this past year as he has been busy in the studio cranking out tune after tune as well as playing some shows with a full live band. “Till Sunrise” enlists the vocal talents of Mammals, and matches...
[STREAM] Vic Mensa - Wimme Nah (Prod. By Kaytranada)

[STREAM] Vic Mensa – Wimme Nah (Prod. By Kaytranada)

We first heard this Kaytranada beat on his “Instrumental Hip Hop is Dead” mix released last December (read here.) Kaytranda has established himself as one of the best crossover producers out there right now as he showcases his abilities to craft some of the most stellar hip hop beats as well as cutting-edge remixes and...
Listen to the Lead Single from SBTRKT Sophomore Album ft. Ezra Koenig

Listen to the Lead Single from SBTRKT Sophomore Album ft. Ezra Koenig

SBTKRT‘s highly successful debut album has left music fans around the world awaiting news for a follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut LP. “New Dorp, New York” serves as the lead single from the sophomore album, Wonder Where We Will Land, and features the marvelous, catchy vocals from non other than Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig. This tune provides...
Listen to FKJ's sensual "Higher In Love" ft. Damon Trueitt

Listen to FKJ’s sensual “Higher In Love” ft. Damon Trueitt

FKJ, or French Kiwi Juice, has one of the most distinct sounds out there. This funkmaster truly oozes tropical goodness with every remix or original he releases.  Everything FKJ has previously released is superb in it’s own way, with “Higher In Love” continuing the producer’s streak of greatness.  I love it when an artist finds...
[STREAM] Banks - Beggin For Thread

[STREAM] Banks – Beggin For Thread

Banks‘ much anticipated debut album, Goddess,  has a US release date of September 9th, and that day couldn’t come any sooner for me.  This L.A. based beauty has taken the R&B world by storm over the past year, and has been pushing the boundaries of contemporary R&B as an art-form.  As the second single off her...
[STREAM] Lorde - Tennis Court (Diplo's Andrew Agassi Remix)

[STREAM] Lorde – Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andrew Agassi Remix)

You know who Lorde is unless you’ve  been a hermit for the last year, and Diplo shouldn’t need an introduction. Not only does Diplo show off his uncanny skills at putting a great twist on any tune, but he displays his ridiculous sense of humor with the whole Andrew Agassi thing. Alongside Flume’s remix of...
Artist Spotlight: Zebra Safari [Q&A + Exclusive]

Artist Spotlight: Zebra Safari [Q&A + Exclusive]

Today bring you something special to kick off your week.  Zebra Safari first caught my eye a little while back with his masterfully crafted remixes as he is able to capture the essence of a tune while crafting something completely his own.  This year, Zebra Safari has begun to craft some original tunes with the...
[STREAM] Slam Dunk'd - No Price (ft. Chromeo & AL-P)

[STREAM] Slam Dunk’d – No Price (ft. Chromeo & AL-P)

Arthur Baker has been mixing and producing since the 80′s alongside Afrika Bambaataa, Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan, and more. Slam Dunk’d serves as a new moniker from Baker as he unearths a long-time buried tune he began working on 35 years ago. Enlisting the talents of Dave 1 of Chromeo and AL-P of MSTRKRFT,...
[STREAM] Snakehips - Days With You (ft. Sinead Harnett)

[STREAM] Snakehips – Days With You (ft. Sinead Harnett)

Sinead Harnett has found herself a niche for singing on mellow electronic tracks, such as her appearances with Disclosure on “Boiling,” & “What’s in Your Head,” and with Ryan Hemsworth on “Small + Lost.” Now Sinead Harnett has paired up with Snakehips  for two stellar tracks with “Days With You” and “No Other Way.” The...
Listen to Penguin Prison cover Lionel Richie's "All Night Long"

Listen to Penguin Prison cover Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long”

Lionel Richie‘s “All Night Long” is a straight summer time classic that still sounds awesome over 30 years since its release.  Penguin Prison‘s cover doesn’t really change much to the original apart from a faster, harder hitting beat.  This cover the first non-remix song I’ve heard from Penguin Prison, and caught me off guard because...
[STREAM] Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful (Ananda Flip)

[STREAM] Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful (Ananda Flip)

Colorado has become a music hub, and it only makes sense fresh, new artists are emerging from Boulder. As a part of the new Boulder-based Smak Pak collective, Ananda is really starting to find his sound. Ananda’s involvement with the Boulder music scene began quickly upon his arrival as this young talent connected with the...
Win Tickets to Ty Dolla $ign @ Fox Theatre Boulder

Win Tickets to Ty Dolla $ign @ Fox Theatre Boulder

Boulder Ticket Giveaway We have teamed up with The Fox Theatre to give away THREE pairs of tickets to: Ty Dolla $ign  Tuesday, May 13 @ The Fox Theatre 1135 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302 All Ages 8:30 P.M. Doors Buy Tickets HOW TO ENTER:  1.Follow @TheDankles on Twitter. 2. Send out a tweet that states: I...
[DOWNLOAD] Salva - Drop That Bitch (ft. Kurupt, ScHoolboy Q, Problem, Bad Lucc)

[DOWNLOAD] Salva – Drop That Bitch (ft. Kurupt, ScHoolboy Q, Problem, Bad Lucc)

Salva has successfully adds a new spin on the production of “Boys In the Hood” by Easy E, which should be considered as one of the best rap beats of all time. “Drop That Bitch” goes really hard as Salva has enlisted the talents of Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Problem, and Bad Lucc. Problem does more than...