Mashup artist, Bruneaux, released his highly anticipated third full length album, Creature Of Habit. The project really embodies Bruneaux’s love for old school music. He really took it back to the ’90s and ’00s on Creature Of Habit. Bruneaux’s revived some classic vocals and instrumentals through his 262 samples used in his new mashup album, Creature Of Habit. This album is a must download! Stream Creature Of Habit in its entirety and download it below.
Bruneaux - "Creature Of Habit" (Album Stream)
The White Panda are back with their second episode to the Panda Waves series. This mix is about 57 minutes long and features “new jams, old favorites, and some deeper cuts.” Check out the tracklist below and stream The White Panda’s latest mix. You can also listen to Episode 1 of the Panda Waves series here if you haven’t done so already.
Tickets for The White Panda’s NYC show are almost sold out so make sure to purchase tickets immediately if you are interested in attending the show. Watch YGM’s recap video from last year’s White Panda Webster Hall concert here.
(00:00 – 4:15) Tommy Trash & A-Trak – Tuna Melt
(4:44 – 9:15) Fun – Some Nights (Jakob Liedhold Remix)
(9:15 – 12:59) Christina Aguilera – Your Body (Audien Remix)
(13:18 – 17:30) Showtek – Cannonball (Alessandro Mashup)
(17:30 – 21:30) Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Kryder Remix)
(21:30 – 23:30) Eric Prydz – Pjanno (The White Panda Bootleg)
(23:45 – 28:00) David Guetta – Just One Last Time (Original, Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
– Interlude –
(29:04 – 32:53) Yuna – Lullabies (Adventure Club Remix)
(33:03 – 35:31) Grizmatik – Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom
– Interlude –
(36:42 – 40:05) Matisyahu – Live Like A Warrior (Richello Remix)
(40:13 – 44:13) Hardwell ft. Amba Shepherd – Apollo
(44:25 – 48:12) Matisse & Sadko – Beating Of My Heart (The White Panda Bootleg)
(48:24 – 52:15) Qulinez – Dynamic (The White Panda Bootleg)
(52:45 – 55:58) Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running (Tiësto Remix)
Hit Download, then play. Now you can read the write up; Urban Noize mashed and remixed Lana Del Ray’s “National Anthem” with Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” to create an extremely laid back track with some serious beats. I’m going to let the music speak for itself on this one.
Nimbus, a native of Denver, Colorado started off in high school producing hip hop beats for a group called Nimbus & Stratus, which has since split up as they went to different colleges. Now Nimbus is tearing up Vanderbilt doing his own thing and producing remixes of a variety of pop songs. Besides hip-hop, he’s experimenting with different styles and genres including house and dubstep. In this track, Nimbus lays Mac Miller’s verses from “Pittsburgh Kidz Get The Biz” over his own beat, sampling the classic “Sweet Child o’ Mine.” Like Nimbus on facebook here.
Bonus: Nimbus also remixed “I Love College” recently and the remix gave the single life once again. The melodic horns and backing drums make up for a great beat.
Miami production duo took on B.o.B and Nicki Minaj’s collaboration and created a more energetic single. Urban Noize used the vocals from “Out of My Mind” and added looped instrumentals from Linkin Park’s “A Place For My Head” and it all came together well. Listen to Urban Noize’s latest remix below.
I present to you the YGM Back To School Playlist. Tracklist features the likes of Linkin Park, MGK, A$AP Rocky, Alesso, Hit-Boy, 2 Chainz, Dirty South, Deadmau5, Madeon, Muse, Lupe Fiasco, Wahmaze, Mac Miller, Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean, and much more. It starts off strong with LP and Dada Life and then has a couple of chill Rap/ R&B songs lined up before the energy picks back up with massive new EDM tracks. Later in the playlist Hit-Boy leads the rap heavy section with features from Meek Mill and Kanye West. The playlist ends strong with some more hard hitting electro original mixes and a classic Lupe mixtape track that has to be on your iPod. Enjoy the school year and be sure to stream/download the playlist below.
WahMaze is back this time with an eight track remix tape. He remixes Bingo Players “Rattle”, Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones”, Zedd’s “Stars Come Out” & “Spectrum”, Daft Punk’s “Around The World”, David Guetta’s “She Wolf”, Philter’s “Revolver” and lastly Dada Life’s “Happy Violence.” All remixes really show how much WahMaze has improved on the production side in just six months and how he has a lot to offer in the future. I’m sure there is a track for everyone on this tape. Listen to the remix pack below and be sure to like WahMaze on fb here.
Not often do I enjoy blend projects, but Urban Noize definitely delivered on their new EP, Mr. West. It serves as a dedication project and it makes classic Kanye sound as good as new. Every remix is worth the listen, the “Diamonds From Sierra Leone” one specifically stands out as it just as good if not better than the original. The duo has yet to release a bad offering in my opinion. All of their remixes are always well crafted to say the least. The production team mixed indie rock, classical music and even soul music with Kanye West’s lyrics on this new project. They used samplings from Graduation, Watch the Throne, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and 808s & Heartbreak. If you are not sure whether or not to download this EP, do it for the sole purpose of having that “Diamonds” remix on your iPod. You won’t regret checking this EP out. Stream/Download Mr. West below.
3LAU released his highly anticipated new bootleg tape consisting of 12 mash-ups. You may recognize most of the mixes on this tape considering Justin dropped a good amount of them in the past and most of the vocals are from radio hits. While listening to this tape I didn’t get as hyped as I did when listened to 3LAU’s first Dance Floor Filth mixtape. All of the mash-ups sound good, but on a couple I feel as if I’d rather listen to the original track. That may just be because I have been listening to more EDM recently and my standards have risen. You can’t really tell that these mash-ups are created by Justin since they are pretty generic, but they are still well crafted mash-ups.
3LAU still was able to create a couple of gems on this project including “Action”, “Guilty Pleasure”, & “Petty Language”. ”Petty Language” may just be the best “Call Me Maybe” mash-up as womplife said in their review. They nailed it so be sure to check out their review of Dance Floor Filth 2. Although I may not be to fond of Justin latest, I’m sure he has a lot to offer on the production side in the future. Listen to the tape below and give it a dl.
Jared Lucas aka Kap Slap is a young DJ/producer who may be making a surprise appearance at my towns graduation event (shhh it’s frolic). He is currently a student at Lehigh University and began DJing as a hobby. With hard work and talent Kap Slap’s hobby led to a nation-wide tour. While balancing school and DJing professionally, Kap Slap still manages to release free bootlegs.
The stage name Kap Slap refers to his family line shot in the Kappa Alpha society; immediately after the recipient
begins funneling a beer a shot of Bacardi 151 rum is added, giving them a “slap” in the face.
This name doesn’t come as a surprise considering how Lehigh’s party life revolves around Fraternities. Kap Slap won’t be selling any pinnies at
this private event frolic, so if you want to show this guy some love make sure to buy that sick party pack he has up on his site here. Okay, now back to this write-up on Kap Slap…
Kap Slap's newly released music video for his bootleg 'Spaceman I Used To Know'
Although Kap Slap only has mash-ups under his belt, it has allowed him to build a solid college-fan base, that is still exponentially growing. With original EDM tracks coming out this summer, Kap Slap may just be a house hold name in the future. I realize that there are many talented young DJs throughout the world, but Kap Slap is different in that he is still going through college and is able to constantly make bootlegs that appeal to the younger generation. He is just following one of his passions while sticking with school. There are many college DJs, but I just feel like Kap Slap stands out with his sick live shows/killer sets, and great bootlegs (that kids like me can drop in their high school party sets, making other kids think I’m a good DJ or something meanwhile I’ve only been at it for a couple days hah). His influences (taken right off of facebook are) Zedd, Alesso, Porter Robinson, Afrojack, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Feed Me, Chrizz Luvly, Lazy Rich, and Avicii. Looking forward to his first original production and this private performance this weeekend. Below I included my favorite mash-ups and videos by Kap Slap. Enoy and congratulations to all the graduates!