St. Tropez – “Son Of God”

With St Tropez on the loose, you are gonna have to do more than save yourself. You should think about saving your pets, your clean underwear, and any deities that aren’t nailed down. “Son Of God” means business and doesn’t have the patience to wait around for you.  Read more

HAEVN – “Finding Out More”

Even the most stoic among you can find a small crack in your stone heart to tuck in some sweet floating grooves. A little airy love goes a long way at the top of a heavy week. So spend some time with Haevn and get your head straight.  Read more

BUNGALOW – “A Little More”

Slowly slipping out of love is a story as old as time. Two souls in the same sea slowly drifting apart in the tides of time. It always hurts, even with your eyes closed. But the truth is that if the guitar solo in “A Little More” isn’t enough to salvage things then it was never going to work.

Jaya The Cat – “Hello Hangover”

So Jaya The Cat is actually many cats. All these cats are based in Amsterdam and have been jamming “punk reggae” goodness since 1998. And NObody told me about it! “Hello Hangover” is everything good about that late 90s fusion of punk, reggae, and a bit of ska. Except unlike 311, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel big Fish, and a handful of others unfortunates, Jaya The Cat are still making quality jams. While you all crank up “Hello Hangover” I apparently have a lot of homework to do…

[EP] Don Diablo – LIGHTS OUT EP

you’ve not run out of love yet, there is plenty left
in this city i know in this city i call my home

  • Who: Don & friends
  • What: Big dirty dance, like Joe and Will Ask?, DJ Kue, Portasound
  • Where: Amsterdam + Facebook
  • When: Buy the Lights Out EP now.
  • Why: The first Don Diablo track I ever heard hit my iTunes the day after I started this website. Ever since then its been a solid love-fest for the Dutch beat master. He’s always got more love for his remixes on TBE but his solo stuff hasn’t gone un-followed. After a few years of building his fanbase organically it seems like DonnyD is finally poised to blow up the way he should. Lights Out EP is a tight little collection of dance jams that kicks down the door with the rowdy “Lights Out Hit” and continues with the grand ode to hometowns “The Golden Years.” “Memories”  takes the EP in another great direction and is slowly becoming my new favorite. Diablo has always shown range and while its exactly what keeps him interesting I hope that people can wrap their mind around it and get into these tracks.

[MP3] Bastian – “Mixed Messages”

you take me down and then you shit all over my soul

♫ Bastian – Mixed Messages

Amsterdam is home to a lot of things but now we can add to that list the foul mouthed funk dealers, Bastian. Elastic bass and crisp synths battle for center stage in this kiss-off to a waffling girl. Way to turn heart ache into sonic gold, guys! Grab a few more electrofunk jams at their Soundcloud.

Artist links: Facebook / Soundcloud / Amazon