The social media presence and game of Vancouver based photographer Brandon Artis is undeniable. Shooting for Daily Hive Vancouver, Blueprint Events, Monstercat, on top all his side work, Brandon is basically a household name to anyone who spends their fair share of time on social media.
In addition to all of these local credentials Brandon’s work has been making it’s way to international outlets more and more. One of the most notable for it’s culture, and viewership, Hype Beast. The quality, regularity and sheer quantity of Brandons portfolio has such a wide array of influence on the Vancouver scene that his style is more and more one that shapes the city.
To kick off the return of our exclusive playlist series Brandon compiled “a proper selection of current and rotating tracks I listen to while editing or just hanging out — some new, some old.” There is a heavy presence of Vancouver producers through the Hip Hop themed list.
The request was made to have Erick The Architect’s ‘Love Shawty’ kick things off as it’s been one of those tracks you always go back to for Brandon. “Then for the closing track ‘Lifestyles’ by Heroshe, the homie – he’s family, the entire ‘Jukes from the 6‘ project start to finish is a masterpiece.
Hit that play key and get your head bopping to a few of the sounds circulating in Vancouver. Be sure to also support Brandon on his socials (linked below) is you haven’t already.
Brandon Artis – Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
Atlanta’s Victor Perry ‘4AM Nostalgia’ EP came to light just three short months ago. It gained him much attention for his lyrical capabilities while he explored the complicated nature of both being in love and what love is in itself. Since it’s release the opening track ‘Rainbows’ has been receiving the remix treatment. SMLN, alas, [cardboardbox] and The Wookie have had their takes released. Next up is zewmøb. Delivering possibly the most danceable remix file-able under New Disco and or House, all the while holding true to the 4AM Nostalgia, just of a different time in club music. Their New Disco take with a splash of Future Bass feel good do-goodery is available for free here. Social links for both parties below for the get to know.
Victor Perry – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter
zewmøb – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter
Of all the illusive faceless artists lurking in the depths of the internet, dropping frenzy making tracks here and there, few actually deliver the feel of true illusion. Not like PDX’s Eso.XO.Supreme, who’s face can been seen much more readily if one were to seek a face to the name. Illusion in plain sight.
His own leaned out RnBae style has a nasty habit of gaining beat influence from a long list of able and like minded producers to emphasize his style too damn well. But that’s only half the allure. Lyrics of love and drugs delivered by Eso.XO.Supreme round off each track soothingly, illusively over and over again for consistent atmosphere. The shine really comes though with the consistency in delivery and the meticulously kept image and sound of his artistry.
‘Only 1’ is an absolute attention grabber, and the lead track off the forthcoming ‘Monsters’ EP, due out this Friday in it’s entirety. You only get one taste of it before it all comes down. But that’s between you and Eso.XO.Supreme now.
Eso.XO.Supreme – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter | Website
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve had the mix series get injected with some pep in it’s step. Thankfully Miami’s Adam Foster was able to come through with a chill and Deep House hour long set to right the mood, end the hiatus, and elevate x chill the energy in a way that the doctor would have recommend if he had known about the hiatus.. Adam kicks things off with his new single ‘Don’t Give It Up’ featuiring Daniela (linked below). Without further adieu Id like to thank Adam Foster, and to everyone who’s been with us since the jump. Download via SqueakShark and tracklist after the jump.
Adam Foster – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter
Today is a big day for ‘Closer’ Remixes. Shaun Frank is dropping his own, and here we have LA based Deafkulture delivering his own Future Bass ways about the international hit. There have been many artists flocking to the remix lately, but we feel we’ve got something special here from Deafkulture. The flavour he brings to the track brings it away from the mainstream-ness of the original with Trap percussion without tearing it from what has made the track so resonant with so many people. Free download is available here in exchange for artist support ;)
Deafkulture – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter
Coming across artists who self brand Techno doesn’t happen every day. It’s a genre that goes less often explored by many artists and listeners alike. Though there are those prominent names that have let their compasses take them there. Montreal’s Kid Bassline is one such individual. Today brings about his new four track EP, ‘Designer Basslines’ of madman scientist boundary pushing, or fusing (depending on how you look at it) of 124 Bpm works. The EP has already had support from Resonate Sounds, and Astronomar and is out now via Wile Out.
Kid Bassline – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter
Clevt is from Jakarta, perhaps you’ve heard of him. Working hard at his remix game and gaining more and more support along the way has he does, so it’s all the more likely you have heard of him. Between a busy schedule of sound design and naps, it’s hard to imagine how much time is actually spent napping seeing as how steady his music output it. But we can leave that for another time.
His punchy Future productions have crossed with their Electronic Dance counter-parts of his collection today. Taking to the songstress Kehlani, or rather a cover of her Suicide Squad soundtracked ‘Gangsta’ . Elevating from the original from it’s gritty street level pushing Trap, to a lush bursting festival level Future Trap. Free download HERE.
Clevt – Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter
By now we are all verse in the come uppance of Kayne West’s young protege, Desiigner. And the journey Timmy Turner has taken. From XXL Freshman 2016 freestyle to promised track, to now word delayed, and then of course the internet whirl wind. Despite being named after the cartoon character Timmy Turner from Fairly Odd Parents ‘Timmy Turner’ is an undeniably grown song, lyrically anyway, although we can only trust the authenticity of Desiigner to a limited point.
Before ‘Timmy Turner’ was announced as being a real song, and after the freestyle where the undeniably catchy melody was heard, is when the first internet whirl wind really took place; the remixes. Beat, bedroom and producers off many walks took to it. Many finding the path of the lo-fi, Trap infused. It’s not though that this brand of ‘Timmy Turner’ has had it’s stride found.
Mysterious-o Rahm as taken ‘Timmy Turner’ in so many new directions while still playing in the ball park. Ominously wound future bursts, pitching Desiigner, and Life Aquatic esq. melodies are what make this version one for your collection of the long list of remixes. Rahm himself has a limited presence online thus far, but two amazing remixes to date. It’s time for the get to know, do the follow thing below.
Timmy Turner (Rahm Remix) is available for free download HERE.
Rahm – Facebook | Soundcloud
Mysterious newcomer’s Inkk are officially here with their new, and first track, ‘Break Out.’ A step back from the festival grade Dubstep ‘Break Out’ isn’t your transformers music, nor is it your total throwback wub wub in the woods. Inkk, who remains only as many toothed smile with yellow eyes appearing from the dark, come off as being a reasonably calculating act. The mere title of the track ‘Break Out’ , onto the track itself. A glossy Future intro leading one to expect some kind of Future Bass same old up to the drop. Delving you into distorted Dubstep with the light euphoria the intro promised holding strong thought. Inkk it seams, may have a past we aren’t supposed to know about, but there is certainly a future we can all be a part of. Starting now.
Inkk – Soundcloud | Twitter