Coachella, Coachella, Coachella

If you're going to Coachella next week, you probably should already be packing, but if you're not, I'm here to help. Since it's Friday, I'll be blending in a few free downloads along with my preachy soapbox advice for surviving three days in the desert. Let's start by providing a mix to light a fire … Continue reading Coachella, Coachella, Coachella

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frankles free fridays

If you haven't caught a Duke Dumont show, you are missing out. The next chance you get to see him play, make it a priority. In the meantime, fill your ears with the sweet sounds of house reminiscent of the 90's heyday of the genre. The past couple years have been a second coming of … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

DJ Shadow announced that he's starting his own record label, and calling it Liquid Amber, which is only nominally less cool than Jurassic Park's petrified amber. That Spielberg is such a hipster. Along with the label announcement, he released a fittingly named "Liquid Amber EP," and made 1/3 of its songs tracks available for free … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Break Science dropped a little golden nugget yesterday with an unlikely mash-up (most of the good ones are) blending the laid back, slow jam of Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" with the even more laid back, slow jam of Tycho's "Take a Walk." The result is a truly surreal swaying rhythm, with the two … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Sam Smith dropped a new Armand Van Helden remix on his SoundCloud page today, which I happily shared with a few friends, and one sent back this remix by Prince Fox. His take on the song shifts it into a dark, sexy gear with a slight whiff of Trap. It's definitely a mood-setter for Friday … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

The electronic music world is a strange beast. It seems that the more producers like a song, the more they want to tinker with it. The barometer for success of a song can often be gauged by how many remixes pop up after its released. In the case of Bondax's "Giving it All," this would … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Alvettee is a US-based long-time DJ just getting his feet wet with production, and he's chosen mash-ups as his avenue of choice for practicing his new skills.  He took his own remix of Deorro's incredible 'Five Hours' and merged it with Tiesto's "Red Lights" to create a heavy and hectic mix called "5 Hour Red … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

The first song is my new favorite remix, from Jason Burns and Jessie Andrews. There are so many modifications and changes made to the original song that it's barely recognizable as a Drake song. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The fat, muted bassline is a thing to behold, and only seems to improve with … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays: Electric Forest Part II

  First up is a song from Anna Lunoe, called "Bass Drum Dealer."  It's a good sample of what she's all about, with an aggressive beat, house sensibilities and features herself in the vocal samples. What the fuck is a Zoogma?  This is a Zoogma...production.  It's well outside of their normal vein, but I'm happy to … Continue reading frankles free fridays: Electric Forest Part II

frankles free fridays

Drake dropped a free track called "Draft Day," which samples Lauren Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" for a clever, stuttering base. I'm fairly certain the song is a blatant attempt to get into Jennifer Lawrence's pants.  Not even subtle about it, Drizzy.  I would have gone for an X-Men reference myself, but maybe your Hunger … Continue reading frankles free fridays