they just want you to smile and laugh

September 30th, 2012 (14:34 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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The tweet-happy producer-duo Markus Garcia and Jerome Potter, aka LOL Boys, have recently announced a split, after four years of awesome production. Jerome announced on Facebook that the LOL Boys were going on a hiatus to take time to work on their solo craft, but as a parting gift to their devoted following, the Boys released a whole package of edits in a glorious 40-minute mix for The Fader. This edit of Avicii’s “Levels” is outrageously fresh, as well as this cut of “Call Me Maybe”…

★ Avicii – Levels (LOL Boys Edit)
★ Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (LOL Boys Edit)

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Shlohmo breezes past

September 17th, 2012 (17:13 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FjcgcOsSLE
★ Shlohmo – The Way U Do

Henry Laufer, aka LA-based producer Shlohmo, creates music that evades genre classification: lo-fi, chill wave, trip-hop, experimental pop, and “psychedelic synth-funk” have all been tossed around, though he prefers not to box in his style to one category. At 18, still a senior in high school, he started the Wedidit Collective with his RL Grime. He dropped out of college to make his first album two years ago, and has since been signed to Friends of Friends, releasing two albums.

♬ Groundislava – Bottle Service (ft Shlohmo)
♬ LOL Boys – Changes (Shlohmo Remix) (C&S by BeeAreAyeDee)

His music is slow, but precise and romantic. Characterized by strong, hip-hop drum samples and slow, ethereal melodies, a beautiful combination emerges as equally suitable for dancing as for laying on the floor, holding hands. Enjoy some of his stand out tracks (above), and be sure to check out the WeDidIt Collective for more amazing lounge-esque music.

NB: Welcome, MCMC, to the team!

PREMIERE POST: one damn hard summer

September 9th, 2012 (10:59 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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NB: Please welcome miz MCMC to the hard-syncing team!

In early August I spontaneously bought a ticket to Los Angeles and made my way to Hard Summer Music Festival. It ended up being one of my favorites — I was blown away by the production, organization, and every one of the artists. The following songs are more on the jump-up, big-room dance side of the spectrum, but they are all songs that were stuck in my head at one point or another this summer… Some are favorites from California, others were ones for full-blast subway headbanging. Check it out and enjoy!

 
♬ Kill The Noise – Roots (Brillz Remix)
This song would not get out of my head after I heard Dillon Francis open his set with it at Camp Bisco. This remix’s slow start is something different, but leads into a heavy hitting bassline that makes you want to get up and dance.

★ Clockwork – BBBS (Original Mix)
This song’s vocal sample and “big room” sound is infectious. Clockwork is taking the scene by storm, with two new singles released by Mad Decent this summer and a tour with Dillon Francis this fall.

♬ Birdy Nam Nam – Goin’ In (Skrillex Going Down Remix)
The Birdy Nam Nam remixes started leaking at the beginning of the summer before the OWSLA-signed DJ group released their EP, but this one stands out as a favorite… Its slower tempo makes for a unique remix that fits in perfectly in live sets.

★ Zedd – Shave It (501 Remix)
The guitar chord progression in this completely transforms the Zedd original. I’m warning you guys now, This OWSLA signed Finnish producer is about to make a huge splash in the dance music scene.