Finally. I’ve been anticipating this release ever since G Jones dropped Diamonds On My Neck in his set at Lowend Theorysome 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, Bassnectar & Tipper.
Expect big things from these guys in the near future.
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.
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.
We’re living in a kinda crazy time right now. With the ability to learn or do anything being just one YouTube tutorial or Google search away, people are now able to do infinitely more things than ever before with no formal “training”. This past summer, myself and ThatNewJam as a whole was handed an incredible opportunity in Binghamton, NY with the local hip-hop station 93.3 WJOB to help scale ForeverGlow, a successful series of local events into an event to be held at the Broome County Memorial Arena, with a capacity of 2200 people. Having a bunch of experience working as a freelance production assistant with my brother armed me with the basic understanding of how events work but this was the first time I was ever intimately involved with the planning and execution of an event from top to bottom. SimpleCrew was one of the most powerful reasons that ThatNewJam was able to assist 93.3 WJOB in doing what had to be done in order to make ForeverGlow III: FutureHype ft. Bro Safari the successful event that it was with over 1400 tickets sold.
One of the most worrisome parts of the entire experience was how I was going to be able to effectively organize a team of students from Binghamton University to spread flyers, hold locations of our mobile ticketing office (Pop Up Shops), and spread the word about the event on social media. The sheer amount of communication could stand to be overwhelming and I couldn’t imagine that I would be able to hold all of these people who are helping out accountable with the assignments. It can very easily become “Take these fliers and put them around” and your street team member shakes your hand, turns the corner and dumps the stack of flyers in the trash.
With it’s in-app assignment/email system, picture uploading option for easy collection of visual content related to your promotion and the geo-tagging features, SimpleCrew was one of the most powerful reasons that ThatNewJam was able to assist 93.3 WJOB in doing what had to be done in order to make ForeverGlow III: FutureHype ft. Bro Safari the successful event that it was with over 1400 tickets sold. As my experience in live event production and coordination grows, many things will change but the one thing I can absolutely assure is that SimpleCrew will continue to be the way that I organize promotional teams.
Montréal based producer, Snails, dropped a glorious, banger-filled bomb on us yesterday, with the release of SNAILEDIT! Mix Vol.1 “Coming To America”, a half hour mix, full of unreleased tracks. This mix is crazy, guys. For real. With almost 70 thousand plays in a day, it’s safe to say I’m not the only one who’s impressed. After scouring the tracklist, and getting sad after finding over a dozen tracks without title/artist tags, it’s pretty cool to note that Snails will be uncovering these details in due time. ID Artist Names will be revealed at 100k plays, and ID Track Names will be revealed every 25k after that. In other words, get listening people!
This mix with trap titan LUZCID has been forever in the making and after throwing down in the latest KDrew Remix Competition and not getting the top slot, he’s come out swinging with a full hour long takeover of ThatNewJamFM. Filled with over an hour of booming 808s, unreleased tracks, personal remixes, and everything from Schoolboy Q to Bro Safari or Grandtheft, this mix has everything you need to turn all the way up past 10. Be sure to check the full tracklist below and jam on!
ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ ThatNewJamFM Track Listing:
Eprom – Hurricane
Drbblz x Tovr – Hit Em’ (LUZCID Remix)
MUST DIE! & Mantis – Culture (Original Mix)
Laxx – Step Two (Original Mix)
EPTIC – Space Cats (Original Mix)
Zomboy – Terror Squad
LUZCID x Ruxell – UFO
Tinie Tempah – Trampoline (prod. Diplo) feat. 2 Chainz
El. Train & Twinztrack – Hold It Down
TroyBoi – FYI
Bro Safari x UFO! – Zombies (Big Wild Remix)
LUZCID – Explicit
LUZCID x Cymbol 303 – Step Up (Unreleased)
Originais Do Samba – Falador Passa Mal (808 Surdo Edit)
Moody Good – Hotplate (ALESIA Remix)
Jason Derulo Ft.Snoop Dogg-Wiggle (8Er$ Remix)
Rich Homie Quan – Type of Way (MAYHEM EDIT)
Eprom – Lost Levels (LUZCID’s Togetherness Edit)
Jordan Strange & EP – Mirrors
Alex Young & Jeremih – SWTRWTHRSX (Basscamp Boot)
Schoolboy Q – Californication
Diskord – Freak
Drake – 0 to 100 (Grandtheft Bootleg)
JIbbs – Chain Hang Low (Bearsohmy Remix)
Sage The Gemini – Gas Pedal (Arnold Remix)
LUZCID – Booty Drop
Ape Drums – Bashment (Original Mix)
Dillion Francis – I.D.G.A.F.O.S.
Journeyman – Sidewinder
A Rocky – Wild for the Night (Dog Blood Remix)
Sensproof – Running Away
Frequency & Jade Blue – Lately (Vox Mix)
D!RTY AUD!O – Drop That A$$
Big Chocolate – Based Fire
LUZCID – Drank (Unreleased)
Heroes x Villian – Flex
Fredde Le Grand & DI-RECT – Where We Belong (Zomboy Remix)
Zomboy – Raptor (SKisM & LAXX Remix)
K Drew – Last Train to Paradise (LUZCID Remix)
If this is the first time you’re hearing of French production duo, Creaky Jackals, you may want to take note. Signed to newly formed, Paris-based label, Unborn, the pair have been dropping bangers for months. With evidently advanced sound design, and a knack for FAT bass, it’s clear that this won’t be the last time you hear about these guys, especially considering Unborn was founded by French trap kings, Tomsize and Simeon. Without further ado, we present Creaky Jackals, with their latest tune, Addicted.
Both Grandtheft and Jackal have been gaining hype in their own right over the past couple years but there’s something really special about the combined forces of these two. I can hear a lot of Jackal’s sound in the sense of the tightness of the production and having Grandtheft on any track is a seal of approval from me because everything this man touches turns to gold. The free download is available on a release from Mad Decent and Jeffrees where it seems the worlds best sounds seem to live.
I’m not exactly sure how SALVA managed to get ScHoolboy Q on a track with him but be damn sure I’m not mad at it. Joined by Problem, Kurupt and Bad Lucc, this is just another example of why these “EDM trap” producers can and should be working with the heavyweights of the hip-hop industry. For those of you that don’t know, this is the same SALVA that collaborated with RL Grime on that monstrous Mercy remix that went huge a couple summers ago. The whole record is fire and might be one of the best rap tracks I’ve heard in a long while and the FREE DOWNLOAD is here because SALVA’s the MAN!
I love surprises and when Milo & Otis are the ones involved, you know it’s gotta be good. They’ve been having a huge year with a collaborative remix of NRG by Duck Sauce with Skrillex and Kill The Noise and the duo were selected to support Skrillex on his Mothership 2014 tour as well! They decided to release a surprise new remix of Kanye West’s track Send It Up with booming 808s and horns and the classic Kanye vocal samples which are certainly going to be amazing DJ set tools. Check the usual assortment of links below and be sure to go and check Milo & Otis on the Mothership 2014 tour!