Mandatory Listening - August Mix

We finally made it through the first month. Thanks for sticking with it for these past 30 days. I put together a playlist of every song we covered in the month of August. There's more to come in September, so stay tuned. 


Niki & The Dove - DJ, Ease My Mind (Twin Shadow Remix)

Twin Shadow providing a refreshing remix of Niki & The Dove's "DJ, East My Mind". Twin Shadow molds the original into a more mellow song that sounds like it could be perfect on the credit roll of any horror film. With heavy use of reverb, some glitch bits, and a twangy acoustic guitar accompaniment, Twin Shadow has create a remix that stands tall along side the original. 

Nammo - Carly Rae's Good Hangover

Nammo provided us with another mashup this week. It seems everyone has been holding their mashups for back-to-school season, and it has made for a great week for new tracks. 
Samples Used: 
Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepson - Good Time  
Taio Cruz - Hangover (Hardwell Remix)  
Afrojack - Lionheart  
LMFAO feat. Lil Jon - Shots

Michael Woods + Bloody Beetroots + Katy Perry - Part Of Goodbye, Rocksteady! (KATB Round 'Em Up Edit)

Oklahoma City duo Kids At The Bar here releasing just one of their mashup/mixtapes from their live sets. "Part of Goodbye, Rocksteady" combines the vocals of Katy Perry, with the instrumental genius of Michael Woods & Sheldon, and the Bloody Beetroots.

GRiZ - Smash The Funk

Here's a new track off of GRiZ's upcoming album, "Mad Liberation". 

"Smash The Funk" does exactly as it says and combines a wide range of soul and funk elements into a cleverly crafted glitch-hop, jazzy, and groovy track. The unique tone and brand of electro that GRiZ composes shines brightly in this one. 

Hujje - Le Baron

Here's Hujje dropping a more playful track than usual. "Le Baron" is a bubbly progressive house track with delightful sounds. This easy listening track makes for a great start to any day. 


Faded Paper Figures - Piledrive

Electropop trio Faded Paper Figures are back with a new album slated for release in October. "Piledrive" is of their latest album, and offers a fresh look at what is soon to come. 

The Catalina Rhyme Mixers - Rocking Horse (Ellie Goulding, Afrojack, R3hab)

The Catalina Rhyme Mixers bring together Ellie Goulding, Afrojack, and R3hab in this electro house mashup. Consider "Rocking Horse" a preview of things to come as The Catalina Rhyme Mixers should be releasing a massive mixtape soon. 


Savoy - Supertrail

Savoy delivering beautifully crafted EP stuffed full of massive dubstep and electro tracks. 

From Savoy, 

"For fans of Electro, Dubstep, Dance, Justice, Caspa, Nero, Datsik, Dirty South, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Bingo Players, Krewella, Deadmau5, GoPro, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Funtcase, Feed Me, Skream, Adventure Club, Heather Bright, wolfgang, Big Gigantic". 

The list of influential artists who's works helped shape this EP contains many newer names as well as legendary figures to the scene. Savoy has packed together a little of bit of everything eletro into this seven track collection. 


Back to school season is in full effect, and many of the big name mashup artists are dropping massive hits on the scene. DOSVEC is not one to miss out on all the fun as he drops his latest mix "SIO".

Short for "Summer is Over", "SIO" is an upbeat recap of the season's hits and sets the stage for an energetic Autumn.

Avicii - Last Dance

Here's the latest from Tim Berg, who you probably know as Avicii, "Last Dance". This instrumental progressive house track offers up a playful and catchy melody, but still delivers iconic synths and and heavy drum and bass. Unlike Avicii's more recent evolutions, "Last Dance" takes us back to the classic Tim Berg sound we first game to know many years ago. 


Fedde le Grand & Nicky Romero ft. Matthew Koma – Sparks (Turn Off Your Mind)

The full version of "Sparks" has finally arrived. Nicky Romero teams with Fedde le Grand and Matthew Koma to produce this progressive house banger that's bound to get you on your feet.

NERVO vs. Hook N Sling - Reason (Original Mix)

Nervo delivers a classic progressive house track. Nothing especially exceptional about it, but it does manage to deliver a strong house rhythm with nice vocals.

Kap Slap - Back To School Mix

The great Kap Slap delivering another hour long mix to get you ready and pumped for school. I've been out of school for years now, but this time of the year is still exciting for me as it brings many new things.

Kap Slap pieces together an excellent party mix that is perfect to kick off your own night out, or even great to start your day off with.

Madeon - The City

Madeon's officially release of his next big room anthem, "The City". Swing by Madeon's iTunes page where you can pick up this and many of his other stellar tracks.

iTunes: Madeon - This City

Dada Life - Feed the Dada

Dada Life bringing us another powerful track along with an official video release to accompany the single. I must admit, even if I felt the urge to rage while listening to this song in the office.

Dada Life claims this is the biggest drop they have ever done, but I'm not convinced. That being said, "Feed the Dada" is poised to become a classic club hit with its dramatic vocal build ups and massive, rage inducing, drops.

"Feed the Dada" is currently available via iTunes, but you can swing by Dada Life's Soundcloud page if you just want to listen to the audio.

iTunes: "Feed the Dada"


Chad Valley - Fall 4 U (ft. Glasser)

Chad Valley delivers an exotic synthpop club hit with "Fall 4 U". The Oxford native creates a calming atmosphere with the help from the dreamy sounds of Glasser (Cameron Mesirow).

Dancing Forever - Robyn x Joe Garston (Dave Edwards Edit)

Dave Edwards smashs together Robyn's  - "Dancing on My Own", Joe Garston's "Forever", Kylie Minogue's "Love At First Sight", and "Avicii's "Fade Into Darkness". The results are explosive.  

Madeon - The City (Sulfur On Pluto Extended Mix)

They just keep getting younger these days - Fellow teenage EDM prodigy Sulfur on Pluto delivers an extended mix of Madeon's latest track, "The City". This should hold you off until we see an official release of "The City". 

 You can find more of Sulfur On Pluto via Soundcloud.

Grant Smillie & Walden feat. Zoë Badwi - A Million Lights

Australian trio Grant Smillie, Walden, and Zoe Badwi deliver an original big-room house track with "A Million Lights". A classic progressive house track, "A Million Lights" slowly builds into a grand anthem.

Sam La More - I Wish It Could Last (Moiez Remix)

Moiez bringing us another great remix this week. This he delivers an electric house remix of Sam LA More's "I Wish I could Last". Moiez slows down the original and softens what was a fairly aggressive electro track to begin with. 

Here's the original for comparison. 


Bon Iver - Hinnom, TX (Slow Magic Remix)

Slow Magic delivers another delightfully dreamy track sampling Bon Iver's "Hinnom, TX". This soothing mix will leave you foggy as Slow Magic delivers yet another dizzying synth-pop remix.


Feed Me - Little Cat Steps

We recently covered the Annie Nightengale mix by Feed Me. During the set an unreleased track was sampled heavily, and I for one was left in awe at the intensity and power of the track. Weeks went by with no official release, but today it is finally here.

"Little Cat Steps" is currently available through Beatport.

Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes - Here We Go (Original Mix)

Another now classic track from the electro bangers Hard Rock Sofa and Swanky Tunes. 

Hard Rock Sofa - Kaleidoscope (Original Mix)

"Kaleidoscope" is an endless onslaught of relentless and raw electro house. Hard Rock Sofa leave no room for anything other than intense synths and the steady climb of pure house. 

David Guetta feat. Sia - She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Sandro Silva Remix)

Charli XCX – You’re The One (St. Lucia Remix)

Be sure to check out Carli XCX's original below.

de Andria - Unlovable

De Andria's EP, "Unlovable", provides a small collection of stunning electro-funk and disco tracks. Blending classic 70s disco loops with modern glitch techniques and break beats, de Andria creates a stunning brand of contemporary disco. 

Be sure to check out my personal favorite, "Turbo Disco".

"Unlovable" is available through iTunes

Hujje- Waffles (Original Mix)

An older track, but still a great one. Hujje's unique brand of progressive house, self categorized as "brogressive house", blends traditional house elements with some of the more aggressive dubstep trends. "Waffles" especially explores a variety of musical styles to deliver a pleasant electro journey. 

JMSN - Girl (I Used To Know) (MiMOSA Remix )

It's been a bit more than a minute since we last heard from MiMOSA, but his remix of JMSN's "Girl I Used To Know" is dreamy bass heavy mix of glitch and dubstep, and makes clever use of the Boldy James original vocal track. 

I ain't judgin', but this song is pretty nice. 

 Swing by MiMOSA's Facebook page for more. 

Synchronice-Cut Throat (Hujje Remix)

Hujje always lives up to his name, and his remix of "Synchronice" is no exception. Hujje puts his unique house flair on the original, creating satisfyingly bass heavy electro mix. 

This "Synchronice" remix is currently available on Beatport

Basto – BONNY (Original Mix)

A great house hit with all the elements you'd expect to hear, but with a unique twist around the 1:30 mark, and again at the 2:30 mark. Basto offers up this hard-hitting electro banger, "Bonny", and makes a big splash with what is probably one of the most hardcore house hits this year. 

Bonny is currently available through Beatport

SDR-023 Bibz - Level One EP

SDR-023 Bibz releasing an EP with their eclectic brand of electrofunk. Included are remixes by DJ EQ and Jackie, who offer their own funky take on this groovy EP. 

Savoy - Under My Skin (DIY) ft. SOFI

SOFI's beautiful voice is chopped into delicious bits in this powerful dubstep track from Savoy. Enjoy the deep and dizzying bass wobbles, the powerful chords, and the always stunning SOFI in this chill dubstep banger here just in time for the weekend. 

Available on Beatport.

OVERWERK & Andy's iLL - Death Electro

Two stellar artists coming together to create a powerful track. This bass heavy banger melds two of the hardest hitting dubstep artists around and is a must listen. 



Overwerk dropping his latest track "Signal" just in time for the weekend. "Signal" is off his upcoming EP "After Hours", which I can't wait for. Enjoy this original piece of electro-house.

Zedd - Spectrum (Lazerdisk Party Sex Remix)

Alexisonfire - To A Friend (Adventure Club Remix)

The Adventure Club delivers a solid remix of Canadian band Alexisonfire's "To A Friend". True to their MO, Adventure Club transforms the original into a melodic progressive track.

Leona Lewis - "Trouble" (Feat. Childish Gambino)

Many of you may already be familiar with Leona Lewis's prominent rise to fame through Britain's The X Factor. Since then she has continue to make shock-waves in the international R&B scene having released two multi-platinum albums. Now she has returned with a single off her upcoming album, Glassheart, titled "Trouble". Lewis teams up with the cult sensation Childish Gambino and delivers a steady R&B hit. 

Keep an eye out for Leona's newest album, Glassheart, available on iTunes this October. 

Morgan Page, Andy Caldwell, and Jonathan Mendelsohn - Where Did You Go (Tom Fall Remix)

Tom Fall offering up a refresh of fantastic house hit "Where Did You Go", by Morgan Page. 

Madeon - Finale (Dillon Francis Remix)

When talent of this magnitude collides, the results are guarenteed to be mind-blowing.  The always sensational Dillon Francis offers up his take on the young superstar Madeon's mid-summer hit, "Finale". 

Swing by Dillon's Soundcloud page for more of his work, and be sure to pick up this "Finale" remix available now on Beatport. | Soundcloud | Beatport
And in case you missed the original:


AlunaGeorge - Your Drums, Your Love

AlunaGeorge are new to me, but after hearing this I hope they keep dropping unique hits like this. "Your Drums, Your Love" showcases incredibly smooth vocals with a steady stream of synth pop sounds. The only unfortunate thing about AlunaGeorge is that we will have to wait until 2013 for their album, but I'll be keeping a close eye on them from here out. 

Swing by AlunaGeorge's Soundcloud page for of their unique experimental sound. | Soundcloud

Don Winsley - Rise Of The Weasel King

Don Winsley brings a vibrant and unique flair to the dubstep/electro scene. His newest album, "Rise of the Weasle King", spans the gamut of modern electro genres. Take a journey with Winsley as he blends potent bass beats with fresh and funky synth breaks that are sure to surprise you.  

You can preview the full album below, but be sure to check his page on Beatport to pick up a copy if you enjoy what you hear. 

Alesso & Dirty South - City Of Dreams *Preview*

Alesso continues to ramp up with another tracking following the recent release of "Years". Check out this preview for "City of Dreams", another vocal anthem poised to ignite the EDM scene this coming fall. 

Breakshift - Memories Of Now

Not the most hardcore drum and bass track, but "Memories of Now" offers some classic breaks with an uplifting and euphoric synth  melody. 


Alesso feat. Matthew Koma - Years

Alesso's "Years" is finally receiving an official release. If you caught this track awhile back on Pete Tong's essential mix, you've probably been wondering where is has been. While not new, this does get me excited about Alesso's upcoming album which I expect would continue to deliver energizing anthems. 
"Years" is available via Beatport.

Ellie Goulding - Hanging On (Sound Remedy Remix)

I've been meaning to share this one for awhile now. This Sound Remedy remix eases into things with Ellie's dreamy vocals, driving towards a pulse heavy drop by the one and a half minute mark.

2Pac ft. Dr Dre - California Love (Dash Berlin Rework)

Certainly one of my all time favorite classic hits from the 90s, "California Love" has recieved its fair share of remixes throughout the years. 

Dash Berlin puts together an inspired and upbeat take on the original track. The original melody and chorus are woven throughout this uplifting electro-anthem - creating a sense of nostalgia throughout the remix. 

Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child ft. John Martin

Pete Tong delivering a Swedish House Mafia exclusive. This new SHM original capitalizes on the weathered and emotional voice of John Martin and delivers an uplifting anthem.

Above & Beyond-Sun & Moon (Gazzo Remix)

Gazzo's back with another remixing - taking Above & Beyond's already trance heavy hit "Sun & Moon" and offering his own take.

Above & Beyond's original track below. Be sure to play it in HD.