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Valentines Day Review: Love Mix 2017 – Giraffage

This Valentine’s Day, we here at WRUC have decided to review Giraffage’s “Love Mix 2017,” a compilation mix of a couple dozen unreleased edits of love songs. The remix is about a half hour long, and incorporates the music of a variety of artists, merging their styles together into a conglomerate that for some is pleasurable, but for some may be overbearing.

Upon hearing the first few minutes of the mix, I was not exactly hooked. The beat was great, and Giraffage certainly knows how to pick clips, but the style just doesn’t appeal to me personally. After having listened to more than just the first few minutes, my opinion remained the same — the beat is pleasant but not nearly enough to tie in all of the music and make it something that I would listen to again.

This opinion, however, was not the prevailing opinion; Fez, our GM felt that he was “caressed by the music,” calling the mix “beautiful and chill.”

Trevor, on the other hand, liked the mix even though it is not a genre that he particularly listens to. He thought that the song provides a slow, relaxing atmosphere. The blend of both the instrumentals and the vocals were mixed well with enough interesting variety throughout the entirety of the song. The duration and atmosphere of the song allows for listeners to kick back in a cozy environment with friends.

This Week’s Ice Fishing Catches: Jan 16 – Jan 22

by wruc

DJ Ice here, this is a new series where I’ll post my top music finds this week ranging from your typical future bass & trap to occasionally chillhop, rap, & other genres. 2017 is already looking to be another great year for up & coming artists! Disclaimer: Some of these tracks were released earlier this month, but they’re just too good to leave out.

5. Elephante – Catching On (PLS&TY Remix)

Claiming 8 HypeMachine #1 spots and headlining his own tour, PLS&TY starts off 2017 right with a dark twist of Elephante’s “Catching On.” Lucky for you, it’s free to download.


4. Collarbones – Turning (TRAILS Remix)

Making his debut last year TRAILS has been making waves, receiving a lot of praise for his “A Flume Tribute.” TRAILS, like in all his remixes, breathes a filthy new life into this house song. It’s just as bouncy, but so much more bass-y. Grab this track for free.


3. Medasin – Territory

Medasin never disappoints with his sound design. “Territory” is a certified banger, a deviation from his last two singles — his remix of JAHKOY’s “California Heaven” and “Daydream” featuring Soba. With horn accompaniments, rumbling bass, and the ultimate future bass switch-up, you’ll be hearing this song in sets all year. And plus, he gives it out for free as a .wav for all you audiophiles out there. Trust me, Medasin’s gonna be yuge.


2. KRANE & Ekali – Akira

KRANE, having officially recently changed his name from KRNE, continues to put out banger after banger for another amazing collaborative album. This time he’s collaborating with the ever hyped, Ekali, who’s been on the rise thanks to his amazing remixes that from Flume’s “Smoke & Retribution” to A$AP Ferg’s “Work” both of which have been featured in countless DJ sets. KRANE and Ekali show what trap is all about in this bouncy, grimy track. It starts slow, atmospheric intro leading into a swell of flutes and hard-hitting drums into a filthy, bass-filled drop. Just wait till you hear the switch-up and the next drop. “Akira” is another free to download track.


1. K?d – Vindicta

K?d continues to show he can do no wrong, putting out sounds similar to Porter Robinson and REZZ, with what he calls the sequel to his Halloween ode, “Mortem.” For all you non-Latin speakers, mortem translates to death while vindicta means vengeance. “Mortem” was a scream of despair while “Vindicta” feels like the anthem of the harbinger of death. The buildup to the second drop is absolutely deafening, especially with the added spooky sample. This track twists and turns into cinematic chaos. You too can build your horror film library as K?d continues to graciously provide his tracks for free.


I’ll be doing live DJ sets featuring similar sounding tunes starting this Monday and every other Monday after that from 10-11pm. If you want to hear chiller, café-esque music, tune in next Monday same time. Thanks for reading!