Today marks the day of one of the most promising offerings of free music this summer with Audiophile XXL's 13-track Summer of XXL compilation. To this point in their short history, XXL is already the place where you favorite producer is looking for new music. In these times, the most threatening artist to a mega star is the bedroom producer who wants to take their throne. Originally meant to be a compilation celebrating 20,000 Soundcloud followers (a mark which has since passed earlier than expected), each member of its hungry roster has already made a step towards creative ascension (stream the full compilation below).
Label A&R head Aaron Jackson has thrived in 2015 and releases his aggressive, wobbly single “All I Want” on the heels of his EDC Las Vegas debut. This track is full of flavor and the perfect warm-up to a delicious variety of house music. Ghost Channels has an explosive progressive electro tune here called “Bermuda Triangle,” reminiscent of Dillon Francis with massive party potential. Newly signed sensation and the newest member of AM Only, 17 year-old Landis Lapace delivers with “Move All Around.” His style translates to any audience with hair-raising tech house and clobbering bass.
The essential underground of the underground, more veterans emerge with class tunes: Chicago duo Intermodal screams underground funk with “Hot Commodity.” Look out for Mind Cntrl‘s new track “Giddy Up,” which lives up to his name with a massive builds and basslines that melt into a hypnotic face-melt. Joey Rumble and Brandon Reeve deliver with “Gettin' Deep,” M.O.B.‘s “Dominate” is an electro-infused, instrumental experiment classic that gives this compilation all the more distinction. Sychosis is another West Coaster on the rise, his wobbles in “Would We Do” sound like tasty house munchies.
New blood brings a strong presence here as well. FreeFall‘s entire library demands a listen before his single here. His collab with Megan Hamilton stands out and both names should immediately be on your watch list in 2015. Dubdisko has a must-have grunge house bootleg remix of Benny Benassi's classic “Satisfaction.” The compilation gathers more worldwide acclaim with the next three talents: So Schway‘s “Take You Over” goes for a deep, melodic, peak-hour vibe. The South African has a debut EP coming on XXL coming later this summer. A UK native teen who started in bands, D:Tune delivers a massive space jam with “Wub.” The last newcomer is the duo Bromate, firing up a storm with “Tea at Paul's.” Stream the full compilation below and share your favorites with us. Submit tracks to XXL by sending over to Audiophilerecs.com/submit.