premiere: austin alexander “living room sessions no. 1 mixtape”

If you’ve ever set foot in Chicago’s premiere boutique RSVP Gallery you know it basically feels like the most awesome living room on the planet…complete with the illest playlist which always consists of the newest jams. The team at RSVP specializes in taste–they have the clothes, scents, furniture, books the list goes on and on but once again, what makes it easy to lose an hour and a couple Benjis at this place is the vibe provided by the music.

The man behind the vibes at one of the finest hangouts in the world is my buddy Austin Alexander. It only makes sense that the sonic aficionado would embark on a series of mixtapes right? The mixes dubbed The Living Room Sessions now make it possible for anyone to put on the music and be transported to the baddest living room in the nation. This first edition features some of our favorite tracks right now from Wiz, Katie Got Bandz, RiRi, King Louie, Tonny Kruise and much mooch more.

For more on Austin check out his blog HERE and follow him on Twitter HERE or just stop by and kick it with him at RSVP Gallery at 1753 North Damen Avenue in Chicago.

premiere: crywolf “eyes half closed”

Not every artist you hear manages to stick with you. But when it comes to producer Justin Phillips AKA Crywolf, this is not the case.

We’ve been keeping tabs on him for over a year as he continually drops sonic gold and his new EP Angels is no exception. Due out April 29th (on Always Never), we’re excited to give you a listen of whats to come with his first single “Eyes Half Closed.”

As an artist Crywolf is the complete package, developing his own vocal and production formula which results in a genre all his own. With “Eyes Half Closed” he’s really going for a full pop-friendly construction, including an acoustic guitar and a full range of strings without sacrificing a sound that he’s becoming know for. This dude is definitely on the rise and watching his transformation from bedroom producer to big room slayer has been rad.

Download “Eyes Half Closed” for free now, preorder the Angels EP HERE, and keep up with him on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE. If you can’t wait for more new music check out his Soundcloud HERE (“Oceans” is one of our favorites!)


premiere: rainbow jackson “anthony”

There are two types of people in this world: people that say they party and people whole actually P-A-R-T-Y! You’re about to watch a four minute how-to instructional video entitled “Anthony” from some party professionals by the name of Rainbow Jackson.

Have you ever watched a music video and just wished you were there? Well, this video captures the ultimate backstage party and we wish we were there. “Anthony” is the soundtrack for having the best time with your friends and we can’t think of a better way to portray it than with full on debauchery…oh yeah, it’s also in slow-mo.

The California-based band just dropped a new EP titled Perpetual Summer that completely embodies rock ‘n roll, and in our opinion is the perfect soundtrack for sunny days and nights of partying! After watching the video below you’ll want to promptly grab the EP HERE.

Hey guys, we love silly string and partying, too, so next time you shoot a video give us a call! Make sure to check out the band on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.

Going Ham Sandwich Mix by Jason Derulo

Did you know Jason Derulo broke his back? For real, I hung out with him a while back and he straight up said that he broke his back and was told he might not be able to do crazy flips and head spins (he does flips and head spins a lot) ever again. It turns out that he got better, rehabbed his back and he does head spins again, like a champ! I never knew that much about him, except that he has some internationally huge radio hits and some super crazy looking videos. Turns out, he’s just this pretty soft spoken friendly guy who can sing and dance, but what I found out is that he eats healthy and works out like a maniac. Anyway…

I’m telling you this because my friend at Beats Music reached out and said “Do you wanna feature Jason Derulo’s workout playlist on your website?” and I said “Hell, yes…that dude is a beast, I’m trying to get like him.”

So here we are, it’s Friday, and I’m going to head to the gym this weekend and get like Jason Derulo. I’m signed up to Beats Music, which is a new premium music subscription service by the Beats by Dre family. Beats Music is completely ad-free and programmed by a team of well-respected music experts (Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor and more).

This bad boy delivers over 20 million tracks with the right music for any situation, any time, and any preference, tailored to the listener’s taste. The result is an artist-friendly digital music service that does more than simply offer access to music, but one that establishes a connection to it as well.

You can listen to the list of jams below HERE and follow the Beats Music team on Twitter HERE and Jason Derulo HERE. This list includes some of my favorite artists like Tinashe, Mike Will Made It, A$AP Rocky, the big home Derulo (of course) and more…I’m getting ready to do some back flips to this!

1.“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo
2.“Selfie” – The Chainsmokers
3.“Feelin’ Myself” – Will.I.Am ft. Miley Cyrus
4.“Wild For The Night” – A$AP Rocky ft. Skrillex
5.“Timber” – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
6.“Partition” – Beyonce
7.“Up Down” – T-Pain ft. B.O.B
8.“Turn Down For What” – DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon
9.“Lights” – Ellie Goulding
10.“23″- Mike Will Made- It
11.“The Other Side” – Jason Derulo
12.“2 On”- Tinashe ft. Schoolboy Q


dawn golden “all i want”

We don’t normally feature songs that bring the sad vibes but this new track and video from Dawn Golden are to good not to share.

On May 13th, Dawn Golden will be releasing his debut full length album Still Life, a follow up to his 2011 EP Blow. The solo electronic production and songwriting project is helmed by Dexter Tortoriello of Houses, who has been carefully crafting the album over the past three years.

For the lead single “All I Want,” director Tyler T. Williams portrays a unique love story as the melody builds, the plot parallels with added complexity and adventure, drawing us in with each frame. If we had to describe the track and video it might be something like M83′s “Midnight City” meets Coldplays “Yellow” for 2014.

Follow Dawn Golden on Twitter HERE and pre-order Still Life HERE!


premiere: david douglas “selene”

Yesterday we brought you those vibes of sonic preparation for summer, and today we have the soundtrack for your summer nights.

Dutch producer David Douglas is getting ready drop his new album titled Moon Observations on May 22nd, but decided he’d be kind enough to share a new single from the record ahead of time. This song “Selene” does an awesome job of fusing electronic grooves with very organic tones- giving off a night time, cruise-with-your-windows-down kind of feel. After having the track on repeat all day we even get a nostalgic Toto vibe–that is, if they were to make electronic music today. “As David Douglas readies his new album Moon Observations, a lucid cut of analogue grooves, catchy chords, dub slaps and moog-tone bass-lines…”

Be sure to pick up Moon Observations May 22nd and keep up with David on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE to find out when he’ll be making it over to the states!

premiere: tropic of pisces “marking”

Today’s good vibes come to us courtesy of our pals over at Goldest Egg and Oberhhofer guitarist Matthew Scheiner’s new solo project Tropic of Pisces.

With a new record due out this May titled SymmetryTropic of Pisces is bringing the full on summer feels early with this new single “Marking.” We’re going to warn you now: As soon as the drums kick in the head nods will ensue, so be ready for some looks from your class/office mates, because it’s irresistable. Accompanied by a fat bass line and some staccato guitar hooks, we have a feeling this song is bound to be in heavy rotation on your upcoming playlists. The sound described to us as “tropidelica-funk-electro pop” is pretty much sonic sunshine.

If the rest of the EP is anything like this, then it’s going to be fire! We’re going to try our best to be patient as Symmetry drops May 13th, but in the meantime be sure to check Tropic of Pisces out on Facebook HERE and on Twitter HERE.

-words by Yung Will


Parisian producer duo VTCN RADIO sent over their debut jam this morning and well, I’ve gotta admit, it’s a slow burner but a burner all the same. I hit play and started to write and then I just looped the track for a while because it’s just a real solid backing track.

The current wave of chilled-out sexy electro continues to show up on the Internet, and it’s now arriving from all corners of the globe. It’s interesting to me because this laid back genre, which could once be written off as lounge tunes, is getting a whole new vibe from a new generation of young producers.

The VTCN RADIO dudes describe this debut track as “experimental electronic music inspired by the romantic music, CAN and Kubrick movies.” While this track is comprised largely of analog synthesizers, recorded sounds, and drum machines I’m really looking forward to what these guys do with a vocalist…or maybe they’ll make an album sans vocals. Whatever they do, I’m looking forward to hearing more because this is damn good writing music…maybe they should call it “productive step.”

premiere: bryce vine “guilty pleasure”

I actually became a Bryce Vine fan in a kinda backwards style when I saw a rough cut for an unreleased video. When I found out that we at NYLON Guys couldn’t share that video with the world just yet, I went back and watched all of Vine’s videos on Youtube and checked out all of his music. This dude is an incredibly talented hip-pop phenomenon–yeah I said it, hip-pop–somehow he successfully marries aspects of all different genres and the result is a genre all his own.
After doing a little research I found out that Vine has an EP, titled Lazy Fair, coming soon which he’ll release independently only to follow up with a full-length record (more news to come). Hear the new single “Guilty Pleasure” above first and check out the videos for “Where The Wild Things Are” and “Take Me Home” below. Wild out on even more of Vine’s tunes on his Soundcloud HERE and follow him on Twitter HERE!

Premiere: Dylan Reynolds “Lost at Sea”

It was just around two months ago when I discovered Dylan Reynolds and reviewed his track “Young & Set,” and since then we’ve stayed in touch. Reynolds has been finishing up his new Lifeline EP (which you can hear on, but  he sent us over a jam ahead of time to premiere.

This new track entitled “Lost at Sea” is more of the same laid-back, real feels goodness that we’re coming to expect from this rising star. This dude has a well developed vision, and listening to his music sounds less like his first work and more like he’s been preparing these releases for years.

We’re only bummed we’re not going to in LA for the EP release party at Hotel Cafe April 9th. If you’re on the West coast we strongly suggest you check this dude out live, and you can cop tickets HERE or at the door. Check out more of Reynolds’ music on Soundcloud HERE and follow him on Twitter HERE. Trust me, man…this kid is about to do it for real!