Winter Mix 3

To finish off the week with Big Gigantic, I wanted to talk about a mix that they added to their SoundCloud account about a month prior to me seeing them in concert. Nothing got me more excited to hear them live than this mix. The mix is about 50 minutes long which makes it great for listening to in the shower or car when you just want something to play all the way through and not have to worry about flipping through songs. So the mix that they put out was created by them with song and sounds from all other EDM artists. This is always cool to hear because you get a taste of what that artists produces, but also other music in their genre that they appreciate. The incorporate a lot of their own work from the most recent album which is always a nice touch to catch the flow of their album. This is the third mix they have created and it brought joy to many other listeners. The list of songs in total was created by edmchicago.com “All Of Me – Big Gigantic Light – San Holo Dirt Off Your Shoulders (SMLE & Jupe Remix) – Jay Z Together feat. Sam Smith – Disclosure & Jimmy Naples The Little Things (Kasbo Remix) – Big Gigantic Love Sick feat ASAP Rocky – Mura Masa Cant Hide feat. Ashe – Whethan Im Juiced – Mr Carmack You feat. Toot Illdude – TheSpvceAge Heater – Flume Ms Jackson (Party Pupils Remix) – Outkast No Apologies feat. Natalie Cressman – Big Gigantic Dang! feat Anderson Paak – Mac Miller...

Big G

In light of a recent and amazing weekend of mine, I have to talk about this dynamic duo. Big Gigantic, the EDM team based out of Boulder, CO continue to make jazzy music that’s almost impossible to not dance to. Over this past weekend I attended one of their shows they had in Milwaukee at the Riverside Theater. I went with two of my best friends and that in itself called for an amazing night. We got spots just in time to hear the opening act of a very similar duo called, Brasstracks open. They follow the same music trends as their lead act, Big G do. They incorporate lots of live instruments into their sets so that that sound is authentic. The only major difference is, they use a trumpet, while Big G is known for their saxophone solos. During the show, one of my friends was bold enough to reach out to the opening act via instagram and message them. She left them a note saying how we would love a chance to meet with them after the show. With little to no faith in an message back, she got a text from the lead trumpeter saying they would love to meet us after the show. We were absolutely ecstatic. We waited after the show after they took pictures with fans and got a chance to introduce ourselves. We met the manager first who then led us to the duo. They were more than thrilled to hang out with us and explore Milwaukee seeing as they’ve never been. We offered to go to a club nearby and...

features on features

Continuing into the end of this week, I’ve stayed with the same artist but transitioned to some of his even newer music. The Australian DJ released another EP shortly after the Grammy’s this year. The Skin Companion II EP features four new songs that were not on his previous album but will rather stand separate from his other work. On this EP, three out of the four songs include other artists who he collaborated with. He continues to put out new music with new artists, staying away from any repeat features as well. In the first song, ‘Enough’ it has a feature of Pusha T for vocals. He raps over the track that the DJ created, giving both a unique sound that when they stand alone. The second song is featuring, Moses Sumney. This song differs from the first collaborating with a completely different artist in genre. The song is much slower in terms of vocals and gives a sweet melody with his inspirational and description lyrics. The third song, is only by Flume and features no artist, still giving the DJ a chance to share his work in it’s purest form. The song is about 5 minutes long, making it the longest song on the EP as well. I like that he does this because it gives you a taste of all kinds of mixes while still staying true to his own organic sound. The last song is, ‘Fantastic’ by Flume featuring Dave from the band, Glass Animals. This song especially peaked my interest in the sense that I’m a huge fan of Glass Animals and hope to...

f l u m e

Starting off a new week, means new music to spice it up! Waking up to sun shine peeking through my blinds makes waking up in the morning that much easier and puts me in a great mood to start my day. The artist that has been on repeat to start is Flume. This Australian DJ has had my heart since his debut self-titled album back in 2012. Flume is known for his dance music and has taken off with his newest album Skin that was released last year. The single, “Never Be Like You” was blasted all over the radio and it was clear that he had come back better than ever. While his original album features classics such as, “Holdin’ On” and, “Sleepless”, Flume’s new sound continues to hold the same wonky beats, but with a smooth undertone of rhythm and lyrics. This new album gave him a chance to work with bigger artists and collaborate with other genres to create something new. Ranging from rap artist, Vic Mensa to Australian singer, Kai, his work flows effortlessly between each song. I personally own, “Skin” on vinyl and at first was unsure if I would like it as much as some other records I have, but it enhanced his sound. The album cover he has was art from an Australian artist named Johnathon Zawada. Both artists share a lot for art in both music and visual. They’ve worked together to create an art filled show and have publicly shared their opinions on encouraging young artists to follow their dreams and keep performing. I’ve tried to narrow down what song...