Happy October everyone. Hope y’all are as ready for this buck-wild month as I am. Just off the top of my head Porter Robinson, Zedd, Nick Thayer, Big Gigantic, Griz, Opiuo, HeRobust, VibeSquaD, Major Lazer, Datsik, Terravita, Getter, Bleep Bloop, A$AP Rocky, and all of the Black Hippy crew are ALL COMING TO SD THIS MONTH!!! Pretty unreal right? And on top of that, Bassnectar will be performing with Gramatik and Gladkill at the Hollywood Palladium just 2 hrs north. This list doesn’t even begin to include all the Halloween festivities in LA//SD. If that doesn’t get your blood going, I’m not terribly sure what will.
In order to kick this month off right, I’ve rounded up 3 extremely different tunes for y’all. The 1st two are fresh out the oven—having just come out this last week. The 3rd track was has a year or so on its belt, but was just made a FREE DOWNLOAD.
This first track comes courtesy of Pretty Lights Label mates Michal Menert and Break Science. As usual, the PLM crew comes through in a big way. This track is a single from Michal Menert and Break Science’s upcoming EP—which I’m absolutely stoked to hear. This type of electro-soul-hop that Pretty Lights and his Colorado crew branded is straight up soul-food. Indulge, and digest this 4 min. of sexiness for what it’s worth.
I hereby dub Pimpsoul, THE Funk Phenomenon. Funky breaks, top notch sampling, and groovy bass lines are the only things Pimpsoul’s diet consists of. His latest release, a collab with DJP, is incredibly infectious. This man seems to do no wrong. Sampling classic after classic in his collection of work, he constantly transforms and redefines the meaning of modern funk. His creativity is breaking down genre-defined walls. Don’t sleep on this guy.
This last goodie is a classic dub track, which was just made available for free by Misshin and Majiika. This amazing tune continues to build on itself and morph in amazing ways— all quality characteristics of some good dub. I love mellow dub. It’s a nice change of pace from the constantly roaring dubstep that have a clear drop from the get go. This is one of those songs that you put on repeat, and get shit done to.
By: Saro Chalian