G Jones & The Widdler – Diamonds EP [Free Download]

Finally. I’ve been anticipating this release ever since G Jones dropped Diamonds On My Neck in his set at Lowend Theory some months back. For those unfamiliar, G Jones is a quickly rising artist who is currently redefining trap music as a genre. With his incredibly fat 808s, thumping horns, and eerie samples, bass music fans around the world are increasingly beginning to take notice. Having just finished up the Mind Machine Tour with Minnesota & Jackal, the bay area native has even managed to solidify a new years eve opening slot for the legendary bass music producers, BassnectarTipper.

Expect big things from these guys in the near future.

Pick up the FREE EP here.

G Jones: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

The Widdler: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Written by: @kooz | @thatnewjam

The Ketchup Post – TRUTH

As of late, dubstep has reinvented itself countless times, some sounding screechy and grimey while others come in with the bass that shakes your core. However, I’ve come to realize that many of us have come to forget some of the original sounds of dub as they first originated with the deep and dark bass lines reminiscent of  artists such as Skream & BengaJokerYoungsta along with countless others.

To my pleasant surprise, a great up and coming artist, TRUTH, is taking his dub production back to these types of beats and hitting his listeners with some of the deepest and darkest bass lines that I’ve heard in a while. With numerous tracks and a new LP, Hollow World,  that recently dropped about 5 months ago, TRUTH  has been shaking up the bass scene with countless heavy hitters that beg for those sub-woofers to be cranked up.

If you feel like you need to reeducate yourself on what a proper bass line feels like, I definitely recommend checking out this amazing up and coming artist hailing all the way from New Zealand. With great mixes and countless tracks strewn all over his Soundcloud pageTruth nails it with providing listeners with amazing tunes that will definitely remind you exactly what bass music is supposed to sound like.

On top of all this, TRUTH is hitting the United States with a tour in these coming weeks, making stops in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal along with many other stops. You’ll definitely see me checking out this great artist when he hits Verboten in NYC on December 18th.
This is definitely an artist you do not want to miss.

TRUTH: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Definitely check him out if he stops in a city near you…you definitely won’t regret it.

Written by: @thiirdeyela | @thatnewjam

The Ketchup Post – Zagor

Straight up, this dude is one of the best up and coming trap artists in the game. With the amount of increasingly similar and generic trap music being produced as of late, Zagor’s refreshingly syncopated melodies and dissonant bass lines stand out amidst a sea of overused hi-hats and muddy 808s. Producing dance grooves that some would probably consider “too weird” for the club (depressingly), Zagor is definitely continuing to innovate the nascent category of minimal bass-heavy trap music pioneered by artists such as Mr. Carmack and Djemba Djemba.

Subwoofers absolutely necessary.

Zagor: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud


Written by: @kooz | @thatnewjam

Flamingosis Drops a Fresh New EP

Notorious for his unique downtempo beats, Flamingosis has gone ahead and dropped a  brand new EP ‘Brothers‘. Producing under collectives such as Soulection and Keats Collective, Flamingosis is no rookie when it comes to producing excellent downtempo beats. For all of you listeners who dig those mellow jazzy vibes, this new 4 track EP nails it, with its dreamy synths and smooth drum lines. Definitely check out the rest of the great music coming out of Soulection and Keats Collective, and make sure to take a minute to listen to the rest of the great music on Flamingosis’s soundcloud, where he has a bunch of free downloads scattered throughout his page.

Flamingosis : Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Flamingosis // A Sol Mechanic – “Brother” EP

Written by: @thiirdeyela | @thatnewjam

Kanye West – Power (Tyler Roper Remix) [TNJ Premiere]

I couldn’t be happier to be able to premiere this newest Tyler Roper remix of the Kanye West classic track ‘Power’ on TNJ.  After releasing a string of well received singles by the WAVO community including two awesome originals in Dr. Sixgun and Go After Her. He also recently came out with remixes of Drake and he even managed to make Taylor Swift sound super-dope.  Tyler has always had an incredible grasp of melodies and this latest edit is no different.  Taking the track somewhere entirely more funky, it sounds as though your flying through a groovy wormhole as Kanye West serenades you.  Kinda sorta like this.

Tyler Roper: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Kanye West – Power (Tyler Roper Remix) [TNJ Premiere]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Kanye West – Deep/Slaves/Mercy (Someonehad2doit Edition)

This track. right. here. tho. Everyone has heard an earful about the trend of trap enthusiasts going deep. But this track takes DJ Snake’s anthemic remix of New Slaves and flips it into a bass house banger. The man behind the track is even more enigmatic than this track, it being his only post on Soundcloud and only triple digit followers. Someonehad2doit is 100% an artist to watch because I have a feeling he/she/they will have a multitude of jams on the way.

Kanye West – Deep/Slaves/Mercy (Someonehad2doit Edition

Written by: @cheandtyler | @thatnewjam

PUSHER Drops Production Knowledge In YouTube Tutorial

One of my favorite new styles of music coming out is this “neon” style; think upbeat, melodic based music with really intricate rhythms and drum work.  Like complextro met hip-hop & N64.  Today I stumbled upon an incredible YouTube tutorial on some of the production points of the style using the super-powerful plugin Massive from  PUSHER, one of the producers driving this sound forward.  As someone who has used multiple YouTube tutorials from artists like Kill Paris to push my production game further, I am going to make a commitment to post up these kinds of videos as I see them.

Check out the video for 12 minutes on some nice pointers using the Massive synth including what some of the routing means and ways to augment your sound.  First starting in Massive can definitely be overwhelming, but the tutorial does a nice job of breaking everything down into its basic parts and really providing some really good insight.  You can check out his YouTube channel for more videos and some of his tracks and look below the Massive tutorial for a 17 minute one digging into ‘Leads, Chords, & Basses’.

PUSHER: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Tek.Lun – Heart In Mind

Starting off with a Dilla-esque synth array behind a 4 to the floor beat, Tek.Lun’s track ‘Heart In Mind’ leaves you in a euphoric trance. However the true genius behind Tek.Lun’s track lies in the gradual progression of this track. Going from a groovy 4 to the floor beat to transform into what I can only describe as a crossover between Mr Carmack, J Dilla and 90s house. I would safely call this one of the most future beats I’ve heard all year. Definitely check out the rest of his Green Box EP and feel free to abuse that free download button on all his tracks. Tek.Lun is a jam master.

Tek.Lun – Heart In Mind

Written by: @cheandtyler | @thatnewjam

Check Out David Heartbreak’s ‘Rose Colored Bass’ Project File on Splice

While the power players in the new digital music ecosystem like SoundCloud have begun to lose their dominance due to issues with their user interface, copyright infringement, and potential for exploitation/manipulation, new services have begun to arise to provide a better listening experience.  Enter Splice, the tech startup creating a cloud platform for music creation, collaboration and sharing.  As artists are still looking to create music while increasingly being on the road to support themselves, Splice has taken the Google Docs approach to music production by allowing artists to work in Ableton via the cloud.  This not only allows for increased collaboration between touring artists, but also provides the ability for a community to create and share music made by the creators, with the creators; something never seen before.

After releasing the full project file for Henry Fong’s original collab with J-Trick titled ‘Scream’,   Their latest product to rollout is  their Thump-premiered player shows exactly what you can do when you have access to the full artist project file like for David Heartbreak’s new footwork-inspired track ‘Rose Colored Bass’.  Open the full project on Splice’s website and you can individually solo and listen to each of the projects’ 33 channels to get a more in-depth look at the how the best-of-the-best set up their projects while also being able to break down tracks further than the one singular waveform provided by SoundCloud.  As someone who really enjoys digging into what makes up my favorite tracks, I see this as a huge utility moving forward and I can’t wait to see what else they roll out next.  You can see get the full track/project file for ‘Rose Colored Bass’ when it sees a full release on 9/1.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

This Yellow Claw Video Is Infinitely More Effective Than EZOO’s PSA

This collaboration between Yellow Claw, Diplo, LNY TNZ & Waka Flocka Flame came across my attention a couple days ago and I kinda breezed over it as another “trap banger”.  Granted, this is an absolute BANGER but at a moment when the market for ignorant turnup music is kinda saturated, I could safely say I wasn’t looking to get rowdy during my daily 11am SoundCloud binge.  Today, I came across this video with the caption “A thousand times more effective than EZOO’s PSA in my opinion…” and that was enough to catch my attention.  With harm reduction and risk management seeming to be the most likely alternative to follow the current dominating policy of feigned ignorance, anything that adds to that conversation deserves a moment.

To lead off, big ups has to go to whoever conceptualized this whole idea because it isn’t until you see the video that the message comes through.  Having Waka Flocka yelling how his “trap is going techno” is the perfect hook to serve as a tongue in cheek reference to the fact that rappers are now influenced by dance music more than ever as well as the fact that the “trap game” has switched up to cater to this new influx of “EDM”.  While the Electric Zoo public service announcement was certainly well-intentioned, the message should focus on what an enormous risk it is that you don’t know what those substances are and how they got there until you test it, not just berating the “You can have fun without drugs!” message.  The sonics of ‘Techno’ suggest a straight club banger that eventually even grows into a full hardstyle production, peep the video and follow the storyline that will change this turnup anthem into a serious warning about what you put into your body.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam