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Artery Recordings Sampler 2014

Artery Recordings Releases Free Sampler

Sacramento label Artery Recordings turns four this year, and to make sure everyone gets the same sunny summer weather as them, they’re releasing a sampler for free.

The sampler, titled Summer of Artery, features Slaves, Kublai Khan, Upon This Dawning, and more. They’ve been pretty busy over at the label, having just added Four Letter Lie to their roster and getting ready to put their new EP out at the beginning of August. Capture The Crown joined the label as well at the beginning of April. If those weren’t signs of good things to come, this sampler sure is. …

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THE DROP: Featuring Heroes x Villains, Barron, Rekoil and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact Michael …

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ALBUM STREAM: Love American – ‘Hollow Crosses’

Now defunct California post-hardcore outfit Love American may be gone, but they treated fans with one last hurrah before speeding off into the sunset. On Sunday, the group released Hollow Crosses, their final EP, as a free download via Bandcamp.

The record is a fitting way to send off Love American as it consists of the raw emotion and impressive instrumental work that defined them throughout their existence, so be sure to stream Hollow Crosses after the jump.…

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Free Mp3: Kanye West – “Love Lockdown” (Imanos X NGHTMRE Remix)

It is hard to believe six years have passed since “Love Lockdown” originally hit radio, but this morning its been given new life thanks to an incredible trap remix courtesy of Imanos and NGHTMRE.

Kanye West caught fans off guard when “Love Lockdown” hit the radio in 2008. People accustomed to hearing the Late Registration rapper on tracks like “Gold Digger” did not know how to approach his colder, more vocoder-driven sound at first, but the song would eventually go platinum and top charts worldwide. The remix found below, which is available as a free mp3, takes the tribal-like catchiness …

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THE DROP: Featuring Dr. Ozi, HeRobust, Kai Wachi and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact us …

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REVIEW: Dirty Up – ‘Thrillwave’

Artist: Dirty Up
Album: Thrillwave
Genre: Rap/Hip-Hop

When it comes to transcendental production, Clams Casino has undoubtedly set the standard over the past few years with his career-launching work for artists such as A$AP Rocky and Lil B. Recently, though, upcoming talents such as the Sad Boy crew’s Yung Gud have begun to master the style and show promise of becoming household names themselves. With the release of a brand new EP, Thrillwave, Bay Area born and North Carolina residing artist Matt Futch, better known as Dirty Up, is looking to join this conversation as he flows atop …

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FREE MP3: Keys N Krates – “All The Time” (Tove Lo Flip)

We hope there never comes a day when we grow tired of hearing Tove Lo’s “Habits.” There have been at least half a dozen flips/remixes over the last few months, and each has found a way to make the song feel new once again. Keys N Krates dropped off their take on the 2013 single this morning, and it’s one you have to hear to believe.

Bringing the power ballad to a place where it could find play in the club, Keys N Krates’ take on “Habits” is a glitchy, bass-heavy auditory treat that demands repeat listens. You can …

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FREE MP3: Tove Lo – ‘Habits’ (Chainsmokers Remix)

We love Tove Lo. Actually, I take that back. We fawn over Tove Lo like schoolchildren trying to get a grip on the swell of emotions that follows their first taste of love. Her image, her music, everything about her just works for us, and this morning our favorite production outfit delivered a killer remix of her hit “Habits” for the world to enjoy.

Turning what was once an almost haunting pop ballad into a club-ready party track, the official Chainsmokers remix of Tove Lo’s “Habits” is exactly what the doctor ordered to cure your midweek blues. …

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EXCLUSIVE: Quiet Out Loud Announce ‘What I Really Meant To Say…’ EP Release, Offer Free MP3

Chicago band Quiet Out Loud may have only been together for the last nine months, but they are quickly becoming one of the most hyped bands on the pop rock underground. Fans have known the group were working on their own debut release for some time, and this afternoon we’re excited to exclusively reveal that Quiet Out Loud will release the What I Really Meant To Say… EP on October 8. You can view the artwork and track listing below.

When asked about the group’s EP, guitarist Matt Lillie offered:

“We spent the last 5 months putting together the absolute …

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Download Debian Blak’s Remix Of Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” Or Risk A Boring Friday Night

Summer is winding down and the difficult task of building a playlist to meet the transition in weather and mood is showing its ugly face once more. You want to save a piece of summer’s intrigue, but welcome the fall on good terms, so whatever are you to do? I don’t have all the answers, but I do know the remix to have this weekend just hit the net courtesy of Debian Blak and we’re giving it to you for free.

Ellie Goulding has been one of the go-to artists for any party playlist since “Lights” first began to find …

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Toasted Plastic – ‘June Highs’ (Album)

Toasted Plastic are an up and coming emo/math rock band from New Jersey working largely on the DIY circuit. (Their booking information even says “We will try to play any show.”) The weird rockers have released a full length today called June Highs on the new Bandcamp. It isn’t the band’s first album, but it is their first release in two years, as Ares Vallis came out in November 2011.

It’s unknown as to whether this will get a physical release. That said, everyone interested in modern emo or math rock should check out this killer record. Stream …

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G-Eazy Releases “I Don’t Believe You” Featuring Team Robot

A day after announcing his plans to open for Lil Wayne, T.I., and 2 Chainz on this summer’s ‘America’s Most Wanted’ tour, California rapper G-Eazy has released a new single to help kickstart the weekend.

Featuring Team Robot with a hook you’ll be singing (and parodying) for weeks to come, “I Don’t Believe You” is the kind of banger fans have been waiting for G to drop for months. Must Be Nice was a master class release, but an admittedly relaxed listening experience. “I Don’t Believe You” is the opposite, with a beat and lyrics that are bursting with …