Michal Menert Dedicates Video To His Late Father

There has been little and less lately in the way of music videos that have some substance. While most videos as of late seem to be a festival-ready track set to generic crowd shots at some festival stage, this latest visual from Pretty Lights Music artist Michal Menert immediately got my attention. The track and video are made to honor the memory of his father Tad, whom Michal watched die holding his hand in 2010. The video is powerful and perfectly puts the emotional strain of a close death into the proper perspective.

Here it is. “Your Ghost.” A story of trying to fill the void that eats away at your heart after someone you love passes. I watched my father die before my eyes, holding his hand as he went. Dedicated to you, dad. I miss you everyday.
If this video hits you in any way, please share it. Daniel Goldhaber and Drew Levin did an amazing job facilitating this visual rendition of my emotional struggle.

Michal Menert: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Michal Menert – Your Ghost

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Krewella Gets Freaky In The Video For Party Monster [Video]

Darlings of the mainstream EDM scene Krewella had a strong 2013 on the back of their debut major label release Get Wet. In the weeks leading up to the release they gave out a couple free songs as promo, one of which being the track Party Monster. Released for free download via their official site, the video for Party Monster is a gritty project full of BDSM gear and features Jahan painting a wall with a dildo? The track itself is definitely an aggrissive production with elements of hardstyle, electro and dubstep all intertwined.

Krewella – Party Monster – DOWNLOAD LINK

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Beyond The Button Pressing: Live Acts You Must See

Beyond The Button Pressing is a feature highlighting some of the artists utilizing live instrumental performance during their shows. You catch the rest of the features right here. Feel free to let us know what we missed in the comments or on Twitter!


After giving you guys The Ketchup Post on Tennyson earlier, I can’t help but repost these guys as a live act you must see. With his companion Tess drumming along live as Luke mans various synths, their performance is captivating.

Kite String Tangle

Danny Harley aka The Kite String Tangle is a solo electronic project of the musician which has earned him major attention across Australia. His hit single Given The Chance was a monster hit and you can see him rotate between singing live, keys, samples and drum pads to recreate the song live near pitch-perfect.


The Lawrence brothers of Disclosure took the dance music world by storm with their groovy pop-friendly dance beats and catchy lyrics on songs such as White Noise with AlunaGeorge and Latch with Sam Smith. The duo perform live each manning a myriad of instruments from bass guitar to keys, drum pads, vocals and launchpads.


I’m gonna rollup this combo into one package. Detroit producer and saxophonist GRiZ mans all sorts of live instrumentation during this shows as does electro-funk superstar Gramatik. The two of these guys performing as GRiZMATiK is a sight to behold as you can see from the footage in their track Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom.

Big Gigantic

Those unfamiliar with the Colorado collective of Big Gigantic have a LOT to catch up on. Serving as my personal introduction into electronic music, their combination of live drumming and saxophone over jazz-influenced glitchy bass wobbles is a true sight to behold live. We got a BONUS VIDEO for you guys below featuring the collective of Big Gigantic and GRiZMATiK performing as BIG GRiZMATiK at Electric Forest which you can just imagine being a part of!

BONUS: BIG GRiZMATik @ Electric Forest 2013

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Watch Skrillex’s Full Live Set From San Fransisco Takeover

This past February, Skrillex stopped through cities around the world for multiple nights at a time including Brooklyn, Barcelona, Amsterdam and San Fransisco. This set comes from a live recording of his San Fransisco takeover and includes a bunch of tracks off his new album including his dark techno track Fuck That to the title track Recess with Kill The Noise, Fatman Scoop and Michael Anjelakos of Passion Pit. It’s awesome to get a chance to see his stage production leading up to the massive Mothership Tour that will be something to see.

SKRILLEX (LIVE FULL SET) @ Warfield Theater – San Francisco February 2014

[H/T: 1001Tracklists]

Track Listing:
Skrillex – New DJ Tool (Working Title)
Skrillex & The Doors – Breakin’ A Sweat (It’s Alright) (Zedd Remix) [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
Neoteric & Wax Motif – Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix) [SOUTHERN FRIED]
Foreign Beggars & Noisia pres. I Am Legion – Choosing For You (Nightwatch Remix) [SPINNIN']
Skrillex feat. Sirah – Weekends!!! [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake vs. Ivan Gough & Jebu – Holy Kukatu Grail (Hardwell Mashup) [SIZE/UNIVERSAL]
Knife Party – Power Glove [EARSTORM/BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner – The Devil’s Den [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
Martin Garrix – Animals (Botnek Edit) [SPINNIN']
Skrillex – Fuck That [OWSLA]
The Prodigy – Breathe [XL]
Tiesto – Chasing Summers (Quintino & R3hab Remix) [MUSICAL FREEDOM]
Skrillex – Rock ‘n Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain) [MAU5TRAP]
12th Planet & Protohype feat. KillaGraham – Brick [SMOG]
Skrillex – First Of The Year (Equinox) (VIP) [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
Skrillex – First Of The Year (Equinox) [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
Ludacris – How Low (Them Lost Boys Remix) [FREE]
The Frim – Bassline Skanka [FIREPOWER]
Skrillex & 12th Planet & Kill The Noise – Right On Time 
Missy Elliott – Work It 
Genetix – Squid Attack 
Skrillex feat. Kill The Noise & Fatman Scoop – Recess [OWSLA]
Bro Safari feat. Sazon Booya – Danger [FREE]
Skrillex feat. Sirah – Bangarang [OWSLA]
Skrillex & Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)/OWSLA]
Skrillex feat. Alvin Risk – Try It Out (Put Em Up Mix) [OWSLA/BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
Skrillex – Scary Bolly Dub [OWSLA]
Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) [MTA]
Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero VIP Remix) [MTA]
Skrillex – Ruffneck Bass (VIP) 
Dada Life – Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix) [SO MUCH DADA]
Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Alex Metric Reedit) 
Skrillex feat. Ragga Twins – Ragga Bomb [OWSLA]
Skrillex feat. Sirah – Kyoto (VIP) [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)]
Fatman Scoop feat. Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful (Put Your Hands Up) 
The Rock-It. Scientists feat. Wewurkk Ent. – Twurkk Lil Mama [FREE]
A$AP Rocky ft. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam – Wild For The Night [RCA (SONY)]
Excision & Downlink – Rock You [FREE]
Baauer – Harlem Shake (Jesse Slayter Bootleg) [JEFFREE'S (MAD DECENT)]
Doctor P feat. Eva Simons – Bulletproof [CIRCUS UKF]
Avicii – Levels (Skrillex Remix) [LE7ELS]
Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go – Cinema (Skrillex Remix) [ULTRA]
Skrillex feat. Niki & The Dove – Ease My Mind [OWSLA]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Watch the YEEZUS The Film Trailer

It seems as thoguh Yeezy Season came and never ever left us because he is just banging out one thing after another after another. Kanye West first dropped his Yeezus album, then took it on a universally acclaimed multi-leg tour with none other than Kendrick Lamar, announced a fashion deal with Adidas, destroyed a verse on a Drunk In Love remix and this track with Rick Ross and Big Sean off Ross’ upcoming project and has no put out a trailer for YEEZUS The Film. WOW. Directed by Hype Williams, there’s no more information regarding releaes dates or where this will be filmed but regardless this is going to be spectacular.

YEEZUS The Film Trailer

[H/T: TeamKanyeDaily]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Watch Evan Duffy Cover Adventure Club and The Kite String Tangle

I see absolutely no reason why some major producers shouldn’t scoop Evan Duffy up and bring this kid to the top of the world. With his talents at piano as extraordinary as they are and a voice to match, this kid has taken on and succeed in reinventing some of the best songs you can think of, from Language to Strobe to Spectrum and more. This is his interpretation of Luke Shay’s remix of the song and I am absolutely blown away by this. I’d say I’ll account for half the views this video has by the time all is said and done simply because there’s no thing quite like an Evan Duffy cover.

Evan Duffy: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Adventure Club ft. The Kite String Tangle – Wonder (Luke Shay Remix) [Evan Duffy Piano Cover]

Adventure Club ft. The Kite String Tangle – Wonder (Luke Shay Remix) [Evan Duffy Piano Cover]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Owl Eyes Delivers Perfectly Chilled Cover of Daft Punk [Free Download]

It’s not that I haven’t seen the name Owl Eyes floating all over the blogosphere but for whatever reason I just never saw it as pressing issue that I should dig deeper. That said, I am going back and fully repenting for my sins after seeing this cover of Something About Us by Daft Punk she released for free download prior to her coming over to America for SXSW. You can catch a video of her performing it live in the studio and download the track for free via SoundCloud below and check this and other perfectly chilled jams on our Perfectly Chilled playlist!

Owl Eyes: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Owl Eyes – Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover)

Owl Eyes – Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover)

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Skrillex Debuts New Song With Kill The Noise and Fat Man Scoop [VIDEO]

There are few better treats than getting to take a look at a brand new track from Skrillex and this collaboration with Kill The Noise and legendary hype man Fat Man Scoop is going to be BLASTED by me as often as possible when I can get my hands on it. There’s a LOT to take in here but a couple things of note:

  • This track just CRUISES at 108 BPM and is just another testament to the awesomeness of that 100-110 range.
  • Fat Man Scoop will forever be the hypemen to end all hypemen and that is not up for discussion
  • Skrillex has said himself that he’s got a TON of new material to unleash and making it to one of his shows since his latest studio recluse is a MUST.
  • At the end of the day I love to listen to melodies and as aggressive as the breakdown is, the melodic portion of the song is catchy as hell.

This next batch of releases from Skrillex are going to be unbelievable (he’s also got collabs with Chance The Rapper and What So Not on deck as well) and I can not WAIT to get the full audio.

Skrillex – ID ft. Kill The Noise & Fat Man Scoop

[H/T: LessThan3]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Major Lazer- Apocalypse Soon [Album Stream]

The domination of everything Diplo is continuing, be it his Major Lazer squad, the Mad Decent label or his own personal productions. With their latest project Apocalypse Soon out now and available for streaming, we can safely say this is certified rowdy and just sexy enough to make sure females are moving. They just released the video for’Lose Yourself’, the collaboration with Columbia’s very own Moska and the duo of RDX. With some expectedly sexy Lazerettes handling the dancing and even some goats to join the party, this is a certified banger.

Major Lazer, Moska and RDX – Lose Yourself

Major Lazer – Apocalypse Soon

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Watch Disclosure Perform With Lorde And AlunaGeorge at BRIT Awards 2014

I don’t think it’s crazy to say that this might be one of the most important performances in a fairly long time. While America is still busy pushing all the washed up major label acts to the stages of their Award shows, the BRIT Awards put together an unbelievable performance by pairing the Lawrence brothers of Disclosure with Lorde to perform a rendition of Royals. The song started to meld into Disclosure’s smash single White Noise at which point collaborator AlunaGeorge came to perform her vocals. All around I think this is the future of where pop music is heading and I couldn’t be happier until it arives in the USA; until then I’ll just enjoy the video.

Disclosure, Lorde & Aluna George Performing at the BRIT Awards 2014

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