New Music Mondays: Four Tracks You Need To Know

Halloween was fucking lit this year and we’re all probably still in the recovery process, but whether you’re ready or not the mayhem continues on this first Monday of November with four massive new tracks by some of the best the genre has to offer. On your mark, ya better get set…

Quintino- Scorpion (Hardwell Edit)

Hardwell is featured a lot on this site and the reasoning is pretty simple, he’s really fucking good. His originals are some of the most well identified tracks of electronic music but his remixes are nothing to mess with either. This is an electro banger that does a great job of bringing elements from different sub genres and combining them into one massive track. Number 1 on DJ Mag or not, Robbert is still at the top of his game and Scorpion fully supports that statement. This one is out now on Revealed Recordings.

Jay Hardaway- Electric Elephants

A big complaint nowadays is that a lot of music is sounding the same, that there’s a lack of originality. Jay Hardaway puts that notion to rest with his newest track ‘Electric Elephants’. Signed to Spinnin Records, Jay Hardaway’s arsenal of great tracks continues to grow at a breakneck pace. Definitely an artist to watch if you haven’t been already, plus he’s in my Instagram profile picture so you know he’s legit. ‘Electric Elephants’ is out now on Spinnin Records.

Riggi & Piros- Knightlife

Speaking of young producers, Riggi & Piros (from Jersey how cool is that) are some of the hottest in the game right now. I don’t even think they’re old enough to have a beer but this duo has already been recognized by some of the biggest in the industry. They are pretty much the prodigy of Tiesto so you know they’re fucking legit. Knightlife is a powerful progressive work, available now on Musical Freedom.

Afrojack- Unstoppable (Original Mix)

This one has really grown on me recently. Afrojack knows how to bring the craziness as good as anyone and ‘Unstoppable’ surely does not disappoint in that department. The first drop is a darker, clubbier sound then builds up to something that would set a festival completely off. ‘Unstoppable’ is available now on Wall Recordings.

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Gratzfeed Presents: Halloween 2015

What’s up you ghoulish gratzians, threw together a little mix to commemorate this weekends festivities. Pretty scary shit right here so if you’re a wuss don’t even bother. Have fun with this one and be safe. Remember, pixie sticks are a hell of a drug.

Shaq To DJ At TomorrowWorld, People Set To Roll Their (Basket)balls Off

I don’t know how to even start this one, really at a loss right now. Try to follow this run on sentence for me: Ok so Shaq, yes Shaq, one of the biggest and most dominant NBA players of all time (and the lead in Shazam) is djing, yes djing, like playing music, at TomorrowWorld, yes TomorrowWorld, one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. Got that? After retiring Shaq has pursued a career in becoming a tv analyst which he still does as well as a career in law enforcement and now he’s apparently a dj, one good enough to play TomorrowWorld. The 43 year old will be performing under the moniker DJ Diesel.

TomorrowWorld’s lineup was already stacked enough for me. It’s got the usual heavy hitters like Afrojack, Showtek, Tiesto, as well as some lesser known guys who slay like Thomas Newson, Lucky Date, and Dallas K…BUT SHAQUILLE O’NEAL JUST TAKES THIS FESTIVAL FURTHER INTO THE STRATOSPHERE¬†THAN THE BRAINCELLS OF THOSE ATTENDING. I’ve never drank or did drugs before (mom reads the blog now) but I can only imagine that being fucked up while the big fella is shaqtin’ a fucking fool dropping bombs would have to be the¬†pinnacle of life. People would be tripping so hard for that set that they’d think Shaq was actually next to them (it’s just my friend Nana guys don’t worry). I can’t even imagine what he’d be playing, I’m thinking like ‘Jump Around’ and 90’s throwbacks mixed in with some hardstyle and filthy trap.

Having said that, if you are on drugs and paranoid, this whole thing can be a stunt for him to bust people and make a name for himself as a cop. Imagine getting pulled out of the crowd and getting your whole life ruined by Shaq? No thank you, I’ll be on my couch watching football, eating wings and drinking soda that weekend, but don’t worry I’m sure he’s just there to drop bangers for you, seriously no worries.

PS. After an “eventful” date night I once sought shelter on Nana’s futon. The next morning he gave me an appropriately huge SHAQ STARTER shirt that instead of saying back to back to back champion says SHAQ TO SHAQ TO SHAQ AND IT’S MINE FOREVER AND I’M NEVER GIVING IT BACK.

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Tai & Scott Storch- Brick Wall Ft. Hell Yes

Scott Storch has to be one of my favorite people in the music industry. He’s a jew who used to live in Cherry Hill who balls the fuck out and makes amazing beats. Seriously, the dude is really talented and he produced tracks that were essential to our teenage years like ‘Candy Shop’ and ‘Lean Back’. Now, he’s getting into the electronic scene and linked up with German based (Jews and Germans linking up, we’ve come so far) Tai to bring us ‘Brick Wall’. Storch’s talents clearly crossover between genres as this one is a well produced, legitimate banger. The second drop is fucking silly and this was even released on Sander Van Doorn’s own Doorn Records. ‘Brick Wall’ is available now.