Sultry and sophisticated, the primal rawness of Jillian Ann's vocals have been popping up on our radar more and more frequently. The LA-based DJ and vocalist is in high demand by producers searching for a passionate power that most singers just don't possess. Jillian Ann has gotten the royal treatment by a handful of artists on her latest, "Passes Away," which drops April 8th on Simplify Recordings. Among remixes from Knight RiderZ, Stiletto, and Blunt Instrument, The Untz today premieres a monumental reworking by our old buddy Rain.
Phutureprimitive is obviously going to make a sensual bass anthem that much bigger--because that's just what he does. Synths shimmer and dance across the surface of Jillian's liquid cool vox. But then the drop shatters the ice and waves of bass crash upon the shore. In its wake, delicate tablas ripple out from the powerful climax that absolutely exudes sex.
This dominating remix of Jillian Ann's passes away is perfectly timed with Phutureprimtive's dual album release tour with ill-esha, which kicks off this week Raleigh, NC and then crisscrosses the entire country throughout the month of April. TheUntz.com is the official sponsor of this tour, so it gives us even more pleasure to present this wondrous remix to you today. Click the link below to win free pairs of tickets to any of the shows on the tour!http://www.theuntz.com/phutureprimitive-and-ill-esha-dual-album-release-tour
There's this stigma about downtempo. That it lacks the energy and panache to really carry a crowd off its feet, to really get people moving. Here's the truth: boring people need constant stimulation. Take an artist like Russ Davies, for example. Could you characterize the music of Abakus as downtempo? Sure, though there's a ton of nu-disco hints, indie house flavor, and it begs the IDM sticker, though that's got its own truckload of stigmas. When it comes down to it, though, one Abakus song bears the emotional intensity of a breakup, enormous heartache, crushing defeat, or a bittersweet moment of somber joy.
Davies is putting the finishing touches on a brand new, dare we say monumental, album of thickly emotional tunes. "Sudden Rush" is a prime example of the type of composition fans will greedily gobble up when Silent Geometry is released on April 4th. There is so much sonic diversity contained in the album, but it's the visceral depth of feeling that unifies the dozen tracks. To elevate the artistic beauty of Silent Geometry, if that's even possible, it's all yours for free. You can have "Sudden Rush" as a free download today, but you're going to be able to get the entire album for free on April 4th, when Davies releases it through artistabakus.com and facebook.com/artistabakus. What a treat!
For those who heard Rudimental's "Feel The Love" featuring John Newman and thought "well this song can't get any better," your heart was in the right place. The addictive vocals, the punishing drum 'n' bass drop, the pop sheen of the whole package--it'd be a tall order to improve upon it, right? In walks Corey Baker, and he says "let me take a crack at this." The Kill Paris remix is pretty unbelievable. The funky, mid-tempo drop is kinda difficult to wrap your head around. It's so beautiful, and then it just turns straight sexy. The kind of song that makes girls scream on the dance floor. I guess Kill Paris is the Tom Jones of the DJ world, because he can definitely feel the love. This one is out now on Big Beat Records.
SirensCeol has 100% nailed the lovestep sound. Thundering bass and glitched out drops filled with vocal snippets and bone-crushing subsonic frequencies are just part of the game for Stephen Burke. The young beatsmith, who we'll have you know, is still a relative newcomer to the industry, has dominated the production game, rivaling veterans with decades under their belt with a single Soundcloud link. It would come as no surprise if we learned that Burke was ghost-producing for some of the biggest names out there (sorry to out you if you are, bud). The come-hither vox of "Coming Home" clash briliantly with the devastating drops and breathtaking climaxes of this track. And of course, it's free, because SirensCeol is just a nice guy.