Resident beatmeister Decemberkid is back doing big things under the guise of his recently acquired Amor Armor moniker, bringing you Radio Control freaks everything chill this side of the decks. June heralds this bad boy, a 125 BPM cruise through all of that sexy, sexy funky house and garage; killer-chiller tunes. Think: drinks on a Mediterranean beach, girls in all white. Yes, even when he drops Tyga. That, my friends, is the power of Amor Armor. Mix and tracklist after the jump.
I’m a huge fan of mid-tempo music. I think the recent skyrocketing of moombahton’s popularity is great, because its in that funky region of BPM where dubstep’s groove is mashed up with the high-paced, ‘jump-up’ energy of electro house. However, in the shadow of moombahton exists it’s darker, grimier cousin: glitch hop. Recently made more popular through the efforts of OWSLA signees KOAN Sound (them two dudes up top), it’s high time glitch hop got a bit of the spotlight here on RCP, so here are six tracks, handpicked by yours truly, to make you bob your head and tap your feet. All heavy, all grimy, all RCP approved.
Following my failed foray into the realm of fashion, I’ve decided that Radio Control Plan is the place for me after all. Yay, happy endings! Now onto the beats. TJR is a very talented individual who happens to fucks with House, Tech House, Electro House, Techno, Bass and pretty much anything that’ll get you movin’ and groovin’. His latest offering, Eat God See Acid, in addition to having a ridiculously cool name, is pretty much amazing. Incorporating elements of Techno, Tech House and Electro, TJR manages to create a track that sounds like it could be played at a circus, but also goes hard as hell. If I was gonna throw out an adjective to describe this song, I’d probably call it wonky. As fuck.
But that’s enough out of me! Ingest a deity and see an illegal substance after the jump! Continue reading →
Epic is a term grossly overused by today’s youth (admittedly myself included). However for a track such as this, no other word does it justice. The mastering is perfect. The percussion is varied and keeps you hooked. The bass is smooth and steady. And don’t even get me started on the use of vocals. I almost feel ashamed that I hadn’t heard of Seven Lions before this. Well, you can best believe that I’ll be paying very close attention to him from now on. Catch this piece of aural magic after the jump. Continue reading →
Hey baby. It’s been a while. You missed me? Because I know I’ve been missing you…
And even if you didn’t miss my sharp wit during my brief ‘hiatus’, I know for a fact that your Radio has been missing this kind of Control. Start this week off right with a long overdue Manic Monday, double-stuffed just in case Spring Break keeps me from doing my duty to y’all next week (very likely).
Doubling up on all the goodness in the post, we got double the moombah, double the prog and double the electro to get you going. We’re about to put five hour energy out of business with fresh bangers from ranging from Nadastrom‘s heavy-heavy moombahcore to Tim Mason‘s uplifting prog goodness. So go grab a fresh pair of underwear, and catch the dirt after the jump. Continue reading →
Ever since Skrillex‘s very own OWSLA released Porter Robinson‘s Spitfire, I’ve been a fan of the label. And yes, it’s got it’s very own playlist on my iTunes, along with Dim Mak, Ed Banger, Fool’s Gold and mau5trap. Every release from OWSLA has been pushing the EDM envelope, taking us from KOAN Sound‘s funktastic glitch-hop to Zedd anthemic electro house. Here is that label’s latest offering, Nick Thayer‘s Like Boom EP, a hype party soundtrack that spans hip-hop, moombahton, drum & bass and whatever comes in between. Catch a few sampler tracks off the EP after the jump.
If I asked you guys if you knew who 501 was, I’m quite certain a large number of you would have no idea. Hell, I’m writing about the guy and I only have one track in my library by him (which is a pretty sick dubstep remix of Shave It; definitely worth checking out). He’s a Finnish dubstep producer signed to fledgling electronic music record label Never Say Die Records. If you’re still scratching your head, 501′s labelmates are Kill The Noise, Dodge & Fuski, Foreign Beggars, The Freestylers, Zomboy and many others. See a pattern? All of them produce some of the hardest-hitting electro and dubstep in the music industry today, and this preview is no different. Featuring Belle Humble, who was on The Freestyler’s smash hit Cracks (You’ve probably heard the Flux Pavilion remix), this track is ethereal vocals on an awesomely melodic build + a drop that’s just absolutely filthy.