Friday Rewind: 13 EDM Essentials For Your Rotation

The hottest electronic dance music to kickoff your weekend starts here: deadmau5 “Creep” It’s been a long five years in the making, and its (almost) here. Piano-led melody and percussion intact, the mau5 stylizes the breakdown with a more intricate arrangement. Learn how to spin like deadmau5, here. Sneak a peek. Carl Cox "Global 550 Live From DC10 Ibiza" The legendary Carl Cox goes big in celebration of the incredible milestone of 550 episodes of Global, 100,000 Mixcloud followers, and a mighty 1.6 million streams. Breaking the record as the biggest DJ on Mixcloud, Cox uploads his five hour DC10 set, his only performance at the club all season, for our listening pleasure. Check it.

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Pleasurekraft “Sinister Strings” Pleasurekraft reinterpret the '90s classic house anthem “Nightmare” by Brainbug. The tech-house duo feature ominous strings and chilling synths in “Sinister Strings.” Be sure to catch Pleasurekraft as they make stops in San Fran (Vessel 10/26), the OC (Focus 10/29), and Chicago (Spybar 11/1) during their current tour. Hellberg, Teqq & Taylr Renee “Air” Sweden’s Hellberg teams up with German Teqq for the progressive “Air,” which is framed around the powerful vocals of Taylr Renee. Take a deep breath as its string-led melody and emotion-filled lyrics fill your lungs. Baggi Begovic “Dragon” It’s rainbows, butterflies, unicorns, and… “Dragon(s)” in the playful new tune by Baggi Begovic. Of The Trees 'Vacationland EP' It’s about that time that we all need a vacation. Of The Trees transports us to a retreat that is both tranquil and exciting. His four-track ‘Vacationland’ EP is a relaxing blend of genres, and is available for free download compliments of Gravitas Recordings. Vicetone feat. Daniel Gidlund “Chasing Time” Not to discredit Gidlund’s talent, he’s great, but his vocals can’t compete with Vicetone’s stunning melody in “Chasing Time.” That chello instrumental is heaven. MAKJ & Hardwell “Countdown” Five, four, three, two… are you ready? You may recognize the explosive single, “Countdown,” from sets by Showtek, W&W, David Guetta, Nicky Romero, or Hardwell himself. The highly anticipated record finally gets a release on Revealed. Champion Rocka “Riot Sound” It’s rock, it’s tribal, it’s moombah… it’s “Riot Sound” the genre-shattering single from Champion Rocka. It’s everything you didn’t get from Korn and Linkin Park’s EDM dabblings, and it’s on repeat. Borgore feat. Waka Flaka Flame & Paige “Wild Out” “Wild Out” features the signature Borgore bass crunch and trapstyle-influenced production coupled with Waka Flocka Flame’s energetic lyrics and Paige’s seductive vocals. Keep your ears to the ground, as Borgore’s EP by the same namesake is to follow later this fall via Dim Mak. Sneak a peek. Chase & Status “International” (Skrillex Remix) BBC Radio 1 dropped this remix days ahead of Chase and Status’ ‘Brand New Machine’ LP. Skrilly goes to work on “International,” adding a heavy flavor that is a little bit of dance-hall and a little bit of trap. Headhunterz "HARD with STYLE: Episode 26" Headhunterz does not mess around. Take this as a warning when the bass full-on assaults during his one hour hard-style-icious episode number 26. DJ Scott Andrew "Live Set from Ghost Bar, Niagara Falls" The premiere DJ in Buffalo, NY, scores a residency at Ghost Bar. The self-taught remixer has come a long way and displays a promising future. Though it could be tightened, Scott’s energizing set covers all our favorites with some dope mashups and samples; It’s a Friday night staple. Photo credit: Getty Images

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Salaam Remi Selects Winner Of #IsItCusImBlack Sangin' Contest + Drops New "Black Love" Video w/Teedra Moses & DJ D-Nice

We've all seen how married rappers Papoose and Remy have championed the feeling, but now we have the theme song for the movement of "Black Love." Producer to the stars, Salaam Remi has enlisted the talents of the golden voiced siren, Teedra Moses and the world's favorite DJ, D-Nice for this feel good roller-skating jam.

The video, directed by Remi and @itsjustati⁣, takes place on "Black Love Beach" and has Moses dancing freely through the sands and spotlights other couples hugged up and smiling throughout the clip. The rolling bassline and the way the drums hit compliment Moses' high flying vocals of just wanting to love her significant other. Give a big shout out to the wonderful video edits, by Tatiana Crooks, of a quarantining D-Nice interspersed.

You'll be able to find the song on the upcoming full length album by Remi titled Black On Purpose.  What you'll also find on that album is the winner of the #VIBEIsItBecauseImBlackContest

Remi chose the winner, @B_Trenton (Congrats!) and he will be featured on the remixed version of the song, "Is It Cus I'm Black," previously released a few weeks ago. Partnering with VIBE for the search, Remi cycled through the contestants and picked the winner on the connection he felt to his vocals. The prize was being featured on the track along side of Anthony Hamilton, Black Thought, Cee-Lo Green, Syleena Johnson, & Stephen Marley. Check out the IG Live he conducted with B Trenton below.


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Video Premiere: Kay Anthony Links With Dot Demo On New Single "Bless Me"

It's a meeting of the dope guys. I say that with all realness as I've been a witness of seeing these two incredible MCs come up and claim their spots these last few years. They have done the solo push through the murky waters of being independent artists, learning the ups and downs of the music industry. After collecting their bumps and bruises, Kay Anthony of Brooklyn and Dot Demo of the Bronx are finally in their full swing of producing songs that showcase their matured sounds and amazing visuals.

Linking on Anthony's newest single, "Bless Me," the fellas flow and find pockets of greatness that will surely be a marker of times to come. The music has a deep pulse feel and is a smoker's delight, with it's wavy bassline and cool out hook: "Asking for the universe to bless..." The visuals, shot by Chapter.02, are smooth and "we outside-ish."

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Cardi B Returns With “WAP” Video Feat. Megan Thee Stallion

After a nine-month music hiatus, Cardi B delivered a new single. The Bronx rapper unveiled the music video for, “WAP,” featuring Meghan Thee Stallion on Friday (Aug. 7).

Ahead of the single's release, Cardi and Meg hopped on YouTube for a live stream session with fans. The colorful music video features guest appearances from Normani, Rosalia and more.

On Tuesday (Aug. 4), Cardi posted an emotional video on Instagram thanking everyone for the positive feedback on the “WAP” announcement and album artwork. The single is also being sold on vinyl and cassette tape.

“Thank ya’ll so much for all the love I received,” Cardi said. “Ya’ll don’t even know how ya’ll had me feeling. I haven’t dropped a song in nine months so I feel like I’m staring all over again. The feeling that I had yesterday, ya’ll really had me tears. From my fans to people that [are] probably not really my fans, they were showing so much love and support for this new song.

“I just wanna say thank ya’ll so much. Ya’ll don’t even know how ya’ll had me feeling,” she continued. “Ya’ll had me f*cking crying.”


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The track marks Megan's latest major collaboration after Beyonce joined her on “Savage” remix, which landed the Houston rapper her first No. 1 single. “Wap” could end up being the second chart-topper for both Cardi and Meg.

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