Bangin, Trap and Bass

The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down ft. Daya

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One of the best things about The Chainsmokers is that they emphasize variety.  This brand new track called, “Don’t Let Me Down,” shows how creative this duo is when it comes to bringing their listeners amazing and different sounds.  In this one, they decided to bring more of trap sound, and it is awesome.  They teamed up with Daya, who provides very impressive vocals on top of their production, to make a true banger.  Check it out.

Hip-Hop/Rap

Devvy Dub – Don’t Let Me Go (Prod. JM)

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Devvy Dub, a 17-year-old rapper and producer from Arkansas, comes out with a track called, “Don’t Let Me Go.”  This is a pretty impressive song coming from someone so young.  He displays a very solid flow and catchy lyrics, on top of a sick production made by JM.  Check it out.

Concerts, News, Playlists

CRSSD Fest Announces Phase 2 of Lineup

One of the newer additions to the festival scene is San Diego’s CRSSD Fest, but despite this being only its second year, it’s already received a growing amount of (well-deserved) attention. The lineup for this spring was announced a while ago and included a seriously impressive list of names, such as Odesza, Chet Faker, Gorgon City, Gesaffelstein, Tycho, and Gryffin (among others). But today, the second round of artists was added. Bondax, REZZ, Lane 8, Ryan Hemsworth and more, will now also be in San Diego on what looks to be an incredible weekend.

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In addition to the lineup, CRSSD Fest is notable because it is held at a venue that’s hard to beat. The San Diego Waterfront Park is at the edge of the San Diego Bay and the city skyline. With three stages and that backdrop, it’s easy to see why CRSSD Fest has consistently been getting so much positive attention.

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There are still tickets available so if you’re in Southern California the weekend of March 5th-6th – and you’re over 21 – I don’t know why you’d miss this. We’ll see you there.

Future Bass, Vocals

Illenium – Fortress (ft. Joni Fatora)

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Illenium, who appears frequently on The College Sound, comes out with a brand new song with Joni Fatora, called “Fortress.”  This track develops pretty slowly, so give it some time, but it is great.  It really emphasizes Joni Fatora’s impressive vocals on the build, and the drop showcases Illenium’s classic future bass style that never fails disappoint.  Give this track a listen and grab the free download.

Playlists, Vibes

An Herbal Remedy For Mondays

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Mondays can be rough. Reality hurts like a bitch, as does the realization that whatever you did this past weekend might follow you around all week. Mondays can make you want to give up on attaining that measly college degree altogether in favor of retiring to bed for the foreseeable future. However you choose to self-medicate on this fine Monday, be it with a glass (or bottle) of wine or most likely a joint (or three), we give you the first in a series of playlists designed to help you unwind. Monday only happens once a week, brighter times are ahead, weed is tight, etc. This playlist aims to overwhelm you with sound; its emphasis in the relative absence of vocals. From languid ambient sound to rich, engulfing electronic beats, with artists like Chet FakerFKA twigsJamie xx and more, make this your go to playlist for those times when you just need to chill out and take a break from reality.

Tropical House, Vibes

Flor – Unsaid (Instant Karma Remix)

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The tropical house genre exploded last year, and I was beginning to feel a litttttle tired of that sound. But sometimes we get a song that proves why everyone likes it so much, and this is one of them. This remix keeps the “dreamy vocals and hypnotic melody” that make it instantly appealing, and adds a breezy flute track to give it that sunny vibe. It comes to us courtesy of Instant Karma, who are a pretty new duo, but they’ve already put out a couple other dope remixes in addition to this one. You can check them out here.

Mixes

Bernie Sanders sings “This Land is Your Land” with Vampire Weekend

In preparation for the Iowa caucus tomorrow (Feb 1), Bernie Sanders had a rally in Iowa City last night that featured musical guests Foster the People and Vampire Weekend. He even sang onstage to “This Land is Your Land” with Vampire Weekend after giving his speech. Not sure if the two have a future making music together, but Bernie certainly knows how to connect with a wide audience.

Playlists

OWSLA Releases Worldwide Broadcast Compilation

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Skrillex can’t stop and won’t stop. In 2015 we saw him and Diplo almost singlehandedly boost electronic music into the mainstream arena, but 2016 is a whole new year. Only one month in and he’s announced that he will be starting his own radio station called OWSLA Radio on Radio 1. On top of this, OWSLA is rising to a whole new level and just released its brand new Worldwide Broadcast compilation. As an artist, being on this list of tracks can make your career spike, as we saw with Valentino Khan’s “Deep Down Low“. And for the artists featured this year, their careers are already rising. From Bixel Boys, to Louis the Child, to GTA and Yellow Claw, this is truly one of the greatest compilations I’ve heard in a while. Check it out and be sure to check out each one of these artists profiles, they have great things to come.

Electro

Otto Knows – Dying For You ft. Lindsey Stirling & Alex Aris

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After the success of his previous track “Next To MeOtto Knows second single shows off his talent in the melodic dance world. He called upon the talents of viral YouTube violin star Lindsey Stirling for the chorus, an interesting aspect to this electronic track. Together they create an impressive track. Check it out and head over to BeatPort to get the full version.