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KOAN Sound Releases Title Track From Their Dynasty EP

There are few producers that I respect quite as much as KOAN Sound. Having proven that they could release everything from downright dirty dubstep to jazzy collaborations to the most beautiful and serene soundscapes you can imagine with Asa, these two UK producers are as versatile as they come. The entire Dynasty EP is going to be released through OWSLA on 4/1 which you can and SHOULD preorder on iTunes so that you can get this goodness as soon as it comes out.

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KOAN Sound – Dynasty

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Free Download: Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (Östberg Edit)

There are few things better than acquiring a new way to incorporate the Jackson 5 in a DJ set; it’s a damn near surefire way to get a room moving. While there are absolutely no social media links available to further pursue this talented producer, you have to go peep this Norwegian producer’s SoundCloud. He gives out most of his tracks for free download and I even dug up an edit of Marvin Gaye’s classic track heard it through the grape vine.

Östberg: SoundCloud

Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (Östberg Edit) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Östberg´s Edit)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Event Review: Paper Diamond + LOUDPVCK, Gent & Jawns at Webster Hall 2.7

Well after last night I can safely say that Webster Hall knows how to book a show. If you were looking to turn up last night and get a little rowdy, there was nowhere better to be than in the crowd while the collective of Gent & Jawns, LOUDPVCK and Paper Diamond absolutely took the place and turned it on it’s head. Booming 808′s took over the room in all shapes and sizes and there was some real artistry going on each artists’ collective sets. Whether it was Paper Diamond fading perfectly from What’s Your Fantasy by Ludacris into Cashmere Cat’s hit remix of Do You Like by Miguel, LOUDPVCK reaching into the Jam Jar for their own personal edit of Dark Fantasy before leaving the crowd absolutely #HURT, everyone was on their A game.


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Our photographer Ryan and I got in the building right about halfway through Gent & Jawns set and these dudes were wasting absolutely no time getting this crowd moving. Dropping bass-heavy bombs all night, they moved flawlessly between tempos and everything from moombahton, to trap, twerk music and club music.

One of the most enjoyable parts of the night was hearing the versatility they possessed within and between genres. While there was no shortage of bass the entire night, Paper Diamond specifically impressed me with his ability to control the mood of the room from the moment he stepped on the stage without cluttering the airspace with his own words. Launchpad in hand, he came on stage with some stunning visuals and systematically moved the crowd from the highs of tracks like ETC!ETC! & Snails track RUBBR to a track I couldn’t even find with the help of Shazaam, with wailing guitars and ambient chords that turned the room near docile.

Overall, I had one of the most enjoyable nights I’ve had at Webster Hall in a while; I never felt the place was overpacked to discomfort and the artist’s on the bill complimented one another perfectly. Be sure to CHECK OUT THE FULL GALLERY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Watch Zedd Perform ‘Find You’ Live With Miriam Bryant and Matthew Koma

I’ve heard plenty of people pointing out (and not incorrectly) how Zedd has made the transition to mainstream much more gracefully/easily than someone like Afrojack. While the list of reasons why these two are drastically different from eachother, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say it’s just due to the quality of music. Zedd’s melodies and music in general is rooted in his experience as a classically trained musician and most of his work is a transcription of something written on piano. Afrojack’s music on the other hand, while nothing to scoff at and unbelievable in proper context, doesn’t quite make the transition to casual listeners. You certainly won’t see Afrojack playing a stripped down version of any of his tracks on late night TV, that’s for sure. Be sure to purchase the full song on iTunes!

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Tinie Tempah – Trampoline ft. 2 Chainz (Shift Key Remix)

I’m gonna give a +1 to Sony for snatching up the unbelievable talent that is Shift Key. He has the sound for the long term that incorporates elements of genres like hip-hop, deep house, R&B and bass music and consistently delivers quality music track after track. We can’t wait to see what the future brings for Lewis Jankel; his Attracting Flies or Thong Song remixes are a good place to start if you haven’t heard him yet.

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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Summer Camp – Fresh

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This September, indie-pop duo Summer Camp will return with their 12-track, self-titled LP via Moshi Moshi. The album’s peachy, disco-inspired lead single, ‘Fresh’ is a breezy burst of air during this NYC heat wave. Sugary vocals, soft strings and groovy guitar riffs mold the tune. A nostalgic lyrical video accompanies the track so get a’listenin.

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Written by: @alexgoldman | @thatnewjam



Robin Thicke – Take It Easy On Me (Prod. by Timbaland)

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Robin Thicke released a stream of his song “Take It Easy On Me”, which features production from superstar Timbaland. Blurred Lines has an official release date of July 30 through Star Trak/Interscope Records. Pre-order Blurred Lines on iTunes. Also, if you somehow have not checked out the video for the lead single, “Blurred Lines”, do so by clicking here.

That New Jam will have more streams from Thicke’s album in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

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Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam



Free Download: Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

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I’m not quite sure anyone does dance music as tastefully as the legendary A-Trak. French band Phoenix has been enjoying a real nice comback after a noticeable hiatus but their pop friendly sound makes them a prime candidate to be remixed by everyone and their mother. This remix has just enough electro grittiness to make it interesting but keeps the fun synths extremely dance-able and even better, it’s available for free download!

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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Jay-Z – Dead Presidents 3 (Prod. by Young Guru)

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During his live Twitter Q&A session yesterday, Jay-Z gave Young Guru (or Just Blaze) the green light to liberate the elusive full-version of the third installment of “Dead Presidents”. Guru must have been keeping up as he took to SoundCloud to finally liberate the unreleased version. Sadly – as you’ll notice upon playing – the “missing” verse eventually ended up on “Moment Of Clarity” instead. Still, a dope song regardless.

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Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam



Twinsy – Water Bombs

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An entire summer later and this one still lives on. If you haven’t heard Twinsy’s track ‘Water Bombs’ you better click on the video below. The track kicks off with a vocal ensemble of children and tropical chimes and bells to capture our attention. The chorus picks up and is supported by a rad synth line and heavy bass thump. I can’t get this track off repeat and it has me on the hunt for the nearest tiki bar everyday. Oowaoowaoo get groovin’ fam.

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Written by: @alexgoldman | @thatnewjam