Late Night With DJ Chewy

So this is going to become an installment on ABAD, late night with yours truly. Gonna give you all 4 songs… 1 Chill, 1 Turnip, 1 Delicious and 1 Old. Deal with it puds

Chill:

As far as opening lines go this track by Zea & The Copper Children is top 5. Very smooth song to get you ready for bed time children.

Turnip:

Marshmello is taking the turnip house game by storm. The guy dropped his album “Joytime” a couple days ago and this track is a party starter. If you’re a lonely guy put this song on and 3 Tri Delts will appear at your door. Its like the movie Field of Dreams except this time “if you play it pud will come”. Try it out and let me know if it works

Delicious: 

Danny Brown has that indescribable feature that makes him enjoyable to listen to. His voice is one for the ages and this song is a straight up delicious meal for the ears

Old:

If you don’t like queen you’re probably a New England Patriots fan. Fat Bottom Girls take me home tonight

 

Chewb

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Mine – Phoebe Ryan (Lash Remix)

Lash has been putting out some delicious tunes lately and “Mine” has the feeling of an underdog banger. If you don’t get the sick reference that means its low key a rager song that when put on, changes lives. Check it out @Nick Krakoff who doesn’t read this site but will love this song

Kaskade Live @ 31st Street Studios

I had the pleasure of seeing Kaskade on the 15th of October with fellow writers Chewb and Ben, our newest addition to the fam. None of us had ever been to the venue before so we didn’t know what to expect. We just figured there would be room for people to dance. And we weren’t let down. The entire venue is just an empty warehouse in the Strip District. The exact location is pretty sketchy (under a bridge and behind a bunch of old buildings) but it was surprisingly a great place to see a show, particularly and EDM show where most people are dancing. I would definitely go back again for another show.

I wasn’t kidding….literally just an empty warehouse.

As for the Kaskade show, he was fantastic. He played his entire album except 2 songs I believe, and they all sounded better live. The whole vibe of the show was deep house and Kaskade carried that through his whole set. One song that popped out to me was a mash up of the vocals from Kaskade’s “Eyes” and the instrumental of “Reload” by Sebastian Ingrosso. For those that haven’t heard…

Apparently he made this remix a while ago, but I haven’t seen him live since my senior year of high school (I just realized that was 4 years ago. Yikes) so I enjoyed hearing it for the first time in person. My 3 favorite songs of the album are Disarm You, A Little More, and We Don’t Stop

The light show he had was pretty crazy as well

 

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All in all it was a great way to spend a Thursday night and a great overall show. After my second time seeing him live I can say Kaskade is definitely worth the ticket.

 

 

When you realize you’re seeing the Chainsmokers in 12 days…

 

Tiesto and Oliver Heldens- Wombass

The second I first heard this song I needed to know the name and who made it. I just laughed as I saw Tiesto and Oliver Heldens pop up. These are two of the best out right now, and this song is the perfect deep house collaboration anyone could have asked for. Heldens is running the deep house scene right now, add in the fact that Tiesto is Tiesto and everything he touches makes you dance, and you have yourself an awesome tune. The official song isn’t out yet but there are previews on Soundcloud and YouTube (Heldens has played it live before). When this songs officially drops you’ll be hearing a lot more of it. Why not get a head start here?

Way to go Eli

Say Something – Karen Harding (Zac Samuel Remix)

Anyone Studying? Use the power of this song to get that 3.0 that we all strive for.

Let’s go over the essentials for a song posted:

Perfect Vocals √

Dope Ass Beat √

Frat? √

This song has all of the components of being a banger/study song/pregame jam/bumpin car ride tune. Zac Samuel did work with this remix and deserves a Grammy for Album of the Year and the entire album is just this song. Enjoy peoples

Won’t Look Back – Duke Dumont

I bet you a dollar Monday’s wouldn’t be so bad if we had a music site where we could go and listen to music like this and forget all of the money we lost at the casino this weekend @joeykangaroo. But no such site exists… oh well. Enjoy the music and sarcasm above.

Duke Dumont has been killing the game recently with the smash hit “Ocean Drive” providing smooth bass lines to all those sorority girls who like to party hardy!!!!!!!

I first head The Duke in Ireland when I went out with local Irish college students one night. I fell in love with his simple but catchy hooks especially the song “The Giver” 

I hope Duke Dumont continues with his smooth ways with upcoming music and I hope it comes out immediately. Enjoy

My Top 10 Songs of the Summer

For most of us, Summer 2k15 has sadly come to an end. What a summer I had working in Pittsburgh, but it’s great to be back in the school grind. I felt obliged to make a list of my top 10 songs of this summer that I’ve had on repeat since May. So without further ado, let’s get into my top 10 tracks of the summer.

10. Desire- Years & Years

I found out about Years & Years from my cousin when I went back home a few weeks ago. They released their debut album Communion back in July and it is really dope. Desire is my favorite track on the album – it gets me groovin’ and I know it will get you groovin’ too.

9. Lean On – Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. Mø

This song would probably be higher on my list if I hadn’t played it out for myself. I’ve been a fan of Major Lazer and DJ Snake for years and I knew they were gonna hit the ball outta the park with this one, which they did. The vocals from Mø made this song a popular big stage festival song, with multiple artists making remixes of the track.

8. What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber

I posted this song a few days ago and it’s been on loop ever since. Never thought I would say that about a Justin Bieber song but this summer has definitely changed my view on JB with this and Where R U Now. The flute in the drop is orgasmic and has the perfect summer vibes. Skrillex did an awesome job producing this track. Check this out if you haven’t already.

7. Be Right There – Diplo & Sleepy Tom

Chewb posted this yesterday and if you didn’t check it out then, you better check it out now. Diplo doesn’t disappoint with this end of the summer banger. The bass line is tooo tough, and is perfect to jam out to at any time of the day.

6. Beautiful Now – Zedd ft. Jon Bellion (Zonderling Remix)

I came across this remix the other day when I was listening to Oliver Heldens’ new Heldeep Radio mix and I had to find out what the remix was asap. I’m not really too familiar with Zonderling but this remix definitely caught my attention. This is a really fresh take on the remix that you need to bump this weekend. I will definitely be looking into more of their stuff in the near future.

5. Shades of Grey – Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank ft. Delaney Jane

Speaking of Oliver Heldens… this is one of my favorite originals of his. Delaney Jane rocked the vocals and the drop is full of bass and was summer anthem in the deep/future house genre. Oliver Heldens wears a gecko costume in the music video and it’s hilarious (check it out here). Shades of Grey was one of the best tracks of the summer and I still keep it in my arsenal when I make a mix.

4. Omen – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith

Disclosure and Sam Smith just know how to make amazing music together. I posted about this song when it came out earlier this summer and I can’t get sick of it. Listen to it.

3. Back to Back – Drake

You can’t talk about the music scene of summer 2015 without bringing up the Drake/Meek beef. Drake absolutely murderrrred Meek on this and almost makes me embarrassed to be from Philly. Drizzy really didn’t hold back with this diss whatsoever and could go up there as one of the top diss tracks of all time. He clowned Meek at OVO Fest with those memes (which were hilarious). Aside from all that, the beat itself is too hard and the bass will blow up anyone’s subwoofers at full blast. If you’ve been under a rock for the past two months and still haven’t heard this, hit the jump.

2. Woodstock/All Time Low/Woke the F*ck Up – Jon Bellion

I figured I would group these three songs together since they all deserved to be on my top 10 and I ran out of spots. You all know how much praise and respect we have for Jon Bellion here at ABAD. The dude just makes music that is flawless. I get goosebumps thinking back to him doing the All Time Low beat on his beat pad back in June at the Altar Bar. He released each of these songs throughout the summer, and just recently posted a 20 minute long behind the scenes video of how he came up with each of those. If you have 20 minutes to kill, I highly recommend stopping what you’re doing and click the above video. If you don’t have 20 minutes to kill, stop whatever you think is more important than watching this video and do it. It is amazing how this guy translates what’s going on in his mind into absolutely brilliant music.

  1. Roses – The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes

Yup. You guessed it. Roses is no doubt my top song of the summer. The refreshing beat that starts off the song, mixed with the beautiful vocals from Rozes and the tooooo dope production from the Chainsmokers, and then that drop. That drop tho. If you don’t jump around when you hear this drop you gotta be deaf. This song is so uplifting and always puts me in a good mood. If only you guys knew how upset I am that I didn’t go to PSU this past Friday when they had a free show. There’s no song that I could put above Roses to captivate my summer and that is why Roses takes my number 1 spot for my top songs of the summer.

I hope y’all enjoyed my list and leave a comment below to let me know what I missed and what’s on your top 10.

Make You Feel – Alina Baraz & Galimatias (Hotel Garuda Remix)

First off I want to give everyone who reads the site a huge shoutout and a big ol’ virtual hug because we just reached 5000 views!

Now to the music:

Found this gem in the airport today and the Asian guy sitting across from me did not like what my body did when this chill drop occurred. It looked like Napoleon Dynamite when he shocked the world, but nobody gave me a standing ovation afterwards.

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I am confident all you college kids will enjoy this porch drinking song and if you don’t have a porch to drink on maybe next time use your brain and rent a place with a porch.

You will see this tune on a lot of the chill playlists we put out in the future because it has everything a chill song needs; sexy vocals, enticing synths and a beat that doesn’t quit for anybody.

Where The Rivers Flow- Sons of Maria

https://soundcloud.com/sonsofmaria/sons-of-maria-where-the-rivers-flow-radio-mix-available-july-27

Soundcloud is amazing because it allows me to find songs like this. That bass and whistle combo made me Jonah Hill:

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This type of chill deep house is what’s taking over the world right now and it’s easy to understand why. It is extremely hard to not play this song the entire time the sun is out and about. Come over later tonight, you don’t need an address, it’ll be the house that is blasting this song till around 2:30 ish in the morning.. that’s about when the guy next door starts to get annoyed and says mean things to us.

Check out more from these fellas here:

How Deep is Your Love- Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris is a guy who needs no introduction whatsoever. Without a doubt the biggest DJ on the planet right now and he is showing no signs of slowing down. He’s come a long way from his classic songs “I Feel So Close” and “You Used to Hold Me” His newest album “Motion” is amazing from beginning to end with every song making you tap your foot without you even knowing it.

But now he goes in a new direction towards the deep house part of the dance music spectrum. A very laid back song with a smooth drop and doesn’t get in your face but just carries the song. And I don’t know about you but when I heard the part So tell me how deep is your love can it go deeper?it seriously reminded me of daft punk, and it is never a bad thing to be compared to daft punk.

PS- I need a Taylor Swift-Calvin Harris collab and I needed it yesterday