Friendzone – While U Wait EP
28 May | | electronic

In an effort to pay homage to the late Steven Rodriguez (aka A$AP Yams), west coast production duo Friendzone released a short seven-track project in his honor. While U Wait is Friendzone’s first release since DX back in 2013 and I think the title says it all. With the Main Attrakionz set to release 808′s III in just over a month, it’s shaping up to be an exciting year for the Bay Area producers. Head below to stream/download While U Wait in full.

Download: Friendzone – While U Wait EP

Lockah – Heate Legend (Single)
27 May | | electronic

To coincide with the announcement of his second full length album, Brighton producer and Tuff Wax founder Lockah unveiled a new single. With sticky synths, live drums, and a contagious bassline, Heate Legend picks up right where his last EP, which served as the prelude to the new LP, left off. Hit the link below to preorder It Gets More Cloudy… ahead of its July 6th release via Donky Pitch.

Preorder: Lockah – It Gets More Cloudy… (Album)

BC Kingdom & MILA – Press Start EP
27 May | | electronic

Experimental L.A. duo BC Kingdom have teamed up with fellow L.A. native MILA (Jhene Aiko’s older sister) for a new collaborative EP. Premiered by i-D last week, the six-track Press Start EP is a slightly new direction for all parties involved. Equal parts sexy and experimental, you’d never guess this was MILA and BC Kingdom’s first time working together. Stream the entire EP, including the P. Morris produced Ninja, below and expect to hear more from this unconventional pairing soon.

Gosh Pith – Vietnam Junkie (Single)
26 May | | electronic

Rising Detroit-based duo Gosh Pith have been randomly dropping singles since last summer, creating a nice little organic buzz. Last week, the guys released their debut EP through a premiere from Paper Mag and now it can be yours for free. Stream GP’s latest single, Vietnam Junkie, below and hit the link to download their Window EP in full.

Download: Gosh Pith – Window EP

Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Show Me (Single)
22 May | | electronic

After what seems like forever, the collaborative EP between Cleveland singer/songwriter Alina Baraz and Danish producer Galimatias has finally been released via Ultra Records. Titled Urban Flora, the eight-track EP features all original music, most of which has already been released individually. Head below to stream Show Me, one of the few songs that I haven’t already heard, and follow the link to purchase Urban Flora in its entirety.

Buy: Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Urban Flora EP

Ticket Giveaway: React Presents – Bonobo, Nightmares On Wax & Vapor Eyes live at Concord Music Hall (Chicago)
22 May | | electronic

British-born DJ/Producer Bonobo, whose been a trailblazer in the electronic music scene for over 15 years, is currently on a spring/summer tour of North America. With a show in Chicago with Nightmares On Wax, Vapor Eyes and more set for next Saturday, May 30th at Concord Music Hall, the React Presents crew hooked me up with a pair of tickets to giveaway in advance. To enter, simply leave a comment below (please include your email) with your favorite Bonobo song to date. One lucky winner will be chosen and notified by Friday, May 29th at 12 PM CST. Additional tickets are available in advance for $25 through the link below or $28 at the door.

Buy tickets: React Presents – Bonobo, Nightmares On Wax & Vapor Eyes live at Concord Music Hall (Chicago)

Magic Fades ft. Shy Girls & Deniro Farrar – Ghost On ‘Em (Single)
21 May | | electronic

Portland-based production duo Magic Fades recruited fellow Oregonian Shy Girls and Charlotte rapper Deniro Farrar for new single, Ghost On ‘Em. Premiered by Pigeons & Planes, the erie, ominous tune has Deniro feeling right at home as he spits a few fiery verses while SG quietly croons in between. Not sure where this one will end up but I hope to hear more collabs like this from Magic Fades in the future.

ASTR – Activate Me (Single + Video)
21 May | | electronic

NYC-based boy/girl duo ASTR return for the first time in 2015 with a new single + video combo for their latest release, Activate Me. With a song premiere from Indie Shuffle and video premiere from Noisey, I’d say they are on the right track with this one. Inspired by early 90′s house music, it turns out Darkchild (Rodney Jerkins) liked the record (and ASTR) so much that he played around with the mix and injected some extra energy into it, resulting in what you hear below.

Buy: ASTR – Activate Me (Single)

Bonus: ASTR – Activate Me (Video)

Deebs & Jarell Perry – Shift EP
21 May | | electronic

Toronto-based producer Deebs and LA-based singer/songwriter Jarell Perry have teamed up for a collaborative EP entitled Shift. Released earlier this week via Time No Place/Kompakt Records, the five-track EP is a 20 minute journey into the hazy, experimental side of modern R&B. Jarell Perry, who I first discovered on StarRo’s excellent Emotion EP earlier this year, puts on a killer vocal performance that commands your full attention. Stream another solid, under the radar release from the Time No Place crew below.

Buy: Deebs & Jarell Perry – Shift EP

Keiya – Work (Video)
19 May | | electronic

Watch the brand new video for Work, a track taken from Chicago singer/songwriter Keiya’s debut EP of the same name. Featuring a dual premiere from Complex and Mishka Bloglin, Keiya actually had a hand in directing what happens to be her first music video. Watch the visual for Work below and hit the link to stream/purchase the EP.

Buy: Keiya – Work EP

Nacho Picasso & 88 Ultra – The Witchtape (Mixtape)
15 May | | electronic

Earlier this week, 88 Ultra (Kingston of BSBD) and Nacho Picasso reunited to release a new project. Their 10-track mixtape features five new tracks with Nacho, in addition to the five instrumentals to go with them. With a few solid guest from Avatar Darko, Child Actor, and more, The Witchtape is a hybrid of 88 Ultra’s moody, orchestral instrumentals and Nacho’s explicit, drug-filled raps. Head below to stream The Witchtape in its entirety and hit the link to support these guys.

Buy: Nacho Picasso & 88 Ultra – The Witchtape (Mixtape)

20syl – Motifs II EP
13 May | | electronic

French producer 20syl has been making beats since 1995 and most recently expanded on his sound and started a label, On And On Records. His latest release is the follow up to his debut EP, Motifs, which he self-released almost a year ago. On part II, 20syl continues to carve out his own unique sound and the proof is in the slow-burning Swimming Stone, which features guitar riffs reminiscent of early Ratatat. West Coast MC Fashawn drops in for a quick guest verse, giving you one more reason to check out 20syl’s new EP. Head below to watch the official video for Back & Forth and stream a few tracks from Motifs II.

Buy: 20syl – Motifs II EP

Bonus: 20syl – Back & Forth (Video)