9/26/2012

Spektrem - Corr

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Spektrem is giving us another taste of their fresh new house style with "Corr". While still a fairly new group together, Spektrem continues to prove that together they know their craft well with solid house hits like this.

9/25/2012

Velvetine – The Great Divide (Seven Lions Remix)

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Seven Lions return with another dose of their melodic brand of dubstep. This time remixing Velvetine's "The Great Divide", Seven Lions once again composes a hazy cloud of electronic music for you to get lost in. 
 

Yoni - Taylor-Made

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Yoni isn't new to the mashup scene, and anyone who is familiar with his work would quickly recognize his heavy use of Taylor Swift. In this EP he skips right to the point with four tracks featuring the young pop star. 

Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen (Alex Metric Remix)

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Things start off slow with Ellie's soft voice guiding you alone, but things start to take a twist once Alex drops a swift electro drum beat to start building a base for the 7minute track. 


Nero - Won't You (Be There)

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Nero recently showed up on the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's "Bad" album with their remix of "Speed Demon". They are now back again with their latest dubstep banger, "Won't You (Be There)".

If this sounds familiar to you, it might be because many of the samples appeared in Nero's collaboration with Skrillex on "Game Over" a few months back. Don't let that deter you fro this mix, however. It stands alone from the original.

Silver Medallion - Money Can't Buy

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The latest from Silver Medallion, "Money Can't Buy" is colloborative ode to the end of summer with DJ Fresh Direct. The track has a unique feel, piloted by the slightly Asian sounding intro riff. The track is not without Silver Medallion's signature trap sound, making it an overall winner.

9/24/2012

Paper Diamond – The 40 Thieves

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One of my all time favorite groups, Paper Diamonds, drops another original on us. Paper Diamonds has been making tracks like this since before "trap" was even considered a genre, and their unique instrumental flavor shines in their latest track, "The 40 Thieves".

Max Vangeli & AN21 - Bombs Over Capitals (Clark Kent Remix)


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Another young artist, Tal Richards (aka Clark Kent), has released his remix of Max Vangeli and AN21's "Bombs OVer Capitals". The original is carried by Julie McKnight's full and vibrant voice, and that has not changed with this remix.

Mord Fustang - Champloo

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Mord Fustang can seeminly do no wrong. His work's regularly become examples of some of the most filthy electro available, and "Champloo" is no exception. A glitchy track infused with anime audio samples and a filthy bass line, "Champloo" is most definitely going to be a hit.

Michael Jackson - Speed Demon (Nero Remix)

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Michael's "Bad", Nero has lent his talents to off his own modern take on the classic "Speed Demon".

Available via iTunes.

Ryan Riback & LowKiss - Work Money Party Bitches (Joel Fletcher & Deorro Remix)



Joel Fletcher and 21-year-old California native Deorro team up for this heavy electro house remix of Ryan Riback and LowKiss's "Work Money Party Bitches". As you would expect, the dutch-electro vibes you'd expect from these two names ring through in full force in this remix.

9/21/2012

Kaskade & Deadmau5 - Move For Me

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Van Roth throws his talents at the growing trap trend with this track. This time Kaskade & and Deadmau5's "Move For Me" gets the trap treatment, highlighting the best bits of the original and injecting it with a hearty dose of trap.

Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Noah Guthrie)


Despite the ridiculous song title that you'd expect to see from an angst ridden teenage girl, this Noah cover is a soulful and emotional rendition of Taylor Swift's original.

We've covered Noah Guthrie in the past because of his fantastic acoustic talents, and this latest piece is no exception.

Psy - Gangnam Style (Candyland OG Remix)

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This fantastic remix perfectly blends Psy's original vocals with one of the filthiest and heaviest trap bass breaks I've heard. A true OG remix.

By far one of the fastest growing viral sensations of the summer, Psy's international hit "Gangnam Style" is slowly seeping its way into every house hold in the country. Whether or not that will be damaging to the overall mental well being of the country has yet to be seen, but Candyland's trap mix of the original Korean pop track is hopefully going to be the only version of this song you ever hear from now on.

Popeska - Karmameter

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At just 19 years old, Popeska has carved out a name for himself with his sensational hard electro style. Now no longer considered an amateur, the young Atlanta native is ready to unveil the fruits of his most recent labors to the world.

"Karmemeter" is a four track EP featuring what I now consider to be Popeska's best material to date.

Available via Beatport.

Tegan and Sara - Closer

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The newest single from indie-pop sensations Tegan and Sara. "Closer" is off of T&S's upcoming album which is building up to be just as enjoyable as everything else these talented girls have produced for us over the last decade.

Norin & Rad - Five Finger Death Punch / DeVas

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Bruce Karlsson and Nick Sember (Norin and Rad) have been on fire lately and releasing hit after hit. Following up on their last double release of "Pistol Whip" and "Zion" in early September, they are back with another two-for-one special.

"Five Finger Death Punch" and "DeVas" are both traditional trance hits begging for a club setting. It is good to see these two hitting their creative stride - expect to see more from them soon.

Paper Diamond - Russ P ft Time Flies

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Long time favorites of mine, Paper Diamond, has been tearing down people's perception of what good electro, hiphop, glitch, and bass can be for years now. This collaboration with Time Flies (Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro) slipped by me, but deserve some attention.

3LAU – HAUS #6

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Get ready to step into 3LAU's house again, with the sixth installment of "Haus". 3LAU consistently delivers great dance sets, and this is no exception. At just under a half hour, "Haus #6" is a perfect collection filthy dance and house tracks to keep you busy this weekend. 
Tracklist:
1. Nhato - Gossip (Original Mix)
2. Mike Perry - Put Me Up (Original Mix)
3. Emile Sande - Daddy (LA Riots Remix) vs Internet Friends
4. Tristan Garner vs Wynter Gordon - Overdrive vs Till Death (3LAU Edit)
5. Kaskade - Turn It Down
6. Julian Jordan, TV Noise vs Usher - Oxford vs Numb (3LAU Edit)
7. Ralvero - Rage (Original Mix)
8. R3hab vs 3LAU - B#tch City (3LAU Bootleg)
9. Project 46, Dubvision vs Martin Solveig - You and I (Original Mix) vs The Night Out
10. Paris and Simo vs Archie - Guilty Pleasure (3LAU Bootleg)
11. Fedde Le Grand vs Matthew Koma - Metrum (Original Mix) vs Sparks (Turn Off Your Mind)
12. Justice - DVNO (Original Mix)

VANNA FEAR - Just Take Me Seriously

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Following up with artists you haven't heard much of, but probably should (Farewell Luna), here is a unique electro house track from Vanna Fear.

This track steps outside the typical dubstep style of music Vanna Fear has focused on. The exploration works as the result is a playful yet powerful arrangement.

BENZI - GIRL | TRAPZ

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Start your Friday off right with Benzi's "Girl | Trapz" mix. This twenty-six track mix tape takes both classic and modern dance hits and throws Benzi's unique take on trap all over them. We covered Aylen's contribution to the mix earlier in the week, and rest assured that the entire collection is up to that standard.

9/20/2012

Farewell Luna - By The Morning




Farewell Luna isn't a very well known name in the world of alternative groups today, but it certainly should be. Releasing their debut EP for free via Bandcamp, Farewell Luna has made a big splash with tracks rich in passion and soul.

Lead vocalist and lyricists Jared Wohl adds a spirited touch to their tracks that you don't see enough of in today's music. His voice rings very similar at times to Adam Levine's, and that certainly isn't a bad thing.

Manic Focus - We Won't Land

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Maniac Focus crafts a unique track with "We Won't Land". Blending both dubstep and a soulful funky sound, Main Focus bridges the gap between two genres that receive far too little crossover. The use of vocal samples, and that smooth groove sound are very reminiscent of the likes of Wax Tailor or Gramatik.

Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer (Aylen Trap Mix)

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Fresh off BENZI's "GIRL|TRAPZ" mix, Aylen drops a trap remix of 90s classic "Rhythm Is A Dancer". As anyone who lived through the 90s can attest, Snap!'s classic house hit is among the top songs of the decade, and Aylen slathers his trap style all over it.

Diplo - About That Life (ft. Jahan Lennon)

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Diplo hasn't released a full solo album since his debut album "Florida". "About That Life" is off of his upcoming solo project, which he describes as "psychedelic southern-gospel". That hit it on the nose as this track sounds straight out of the 70's with its hippy-esque vibe.

MitiS - Born

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Classically trained MitiS releases his latest track "Born" for free today. This eclectic dubstep track leans heavily on the melodic and relaxed side of the genre's most modern interpretations. The melodies and bass pair well together to create a dream like experience of pure electro.

9/19/2012

Visitor - Coming Home (Viceroy Remix)

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Viceroy presents a remix of Visitor's "Coming Home" that delivers an even more energetic anthem. With a strong electro vibe, Viceroy puts together a wistful ballad that remains true to the original while carving out a place for itself as a stand alone hit.

Usher - Scream (Pierce Fulton Remix)

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Usher's "Scream" sports a crisp and clean vocal track that successfully manages to build hype time and time again. It is no surprise then that it has seen massive traffic this past year and been the subject of many remixes.

Pierce Fulton's remix of the now summer classic makes expert use of Usher's vocals and deploys a heavy progressive house anthem crafted to get your off your feet and moving.

Archie - Pony Up Podcast (Episode 3)


Archie continues his "Pony Up" podcast with the third episode in the series. We've covered this podcast since its inception and Archie continues to deliver outstanding mixes, often with special guests.

 This episode is no exception as the talented Disco Fries lend their talent's for this guest mix.

Available for free on iTunes.

Alison Valentine - Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix)

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Moon Boots delivers a groovin' remix of Alison Valentine's "Peanut Butter". "Peanut Butter" is a great way to ease into the night or to tone things down with its juicy vibes, smooth tempo, and bouncy bass.

Wonder Girls - The DJ Is Mine (Afrojack Remix)


Dirty. Dutch. Dubstep. 

Voxels - Synthmetric Remixed

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The Voxels released their "Synthmetric" remix collection a couple of months ago, but the still sound new and fresh to me. The collection of songs are all worth a listen, and are definitely going to make it into your regular rotation. Ranging from mellow chill jams, hard hitting house bangers, and retro disco tracks, the collection has something for everyone.

Available via Bandcamp.

9/18/2012

BT and Arty ft. Nadia Ali - Must Be The Love

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Whoa! BT gets a huge bump from Russian sensation Arty and the incredibly well known and talented Nadia Ali on "Must Be Love". Off BT's upcoming album, "Must Be Love" is a classic trance hit clocking in at just under 10minutes. Making heavy use of a wide orchestral arrangement, BT takes you on a ride with Nadia Ali to your left and Arty to your right to help guide you along their explosive trance experience.

Vaski - Insane ft. Ava


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At only 22 years old, Vaski is just getting started in what will hopefully be a long career of heavy bass and electro tracks. The Minneapolis native has been busy as of late producing this massive bass heavy hit, "Insane"

Joining him is vocalist Ava, who has been spotted working with the likes of Lupe Fiasco and Bassnector. Together they've created a crisp and intense bass hit.


Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)

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Experimental electronic group Ultraísta's latest track "Smalltalk" makes for a unique listening experience. Opening with a hauntingly empty bass line and vocal track, "Smalltalk" blossoms into a cacophony unidentifiable blops and bangs that some how work together to create a rhythmic and folk-like experience.  


Foreign Beggars - Apex (Dirtyphonics Remix)

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Dirtyphonics following up his filthy drumstep remix of "Deviance" by slapping his nasty sound on the Foreign Beggars "Apex. Apex isn't as high energy as "Deviance", but Dirtyphonics still delivers a bass heavy assault, peppered with vocal breaks and hiphop beats.

 Available through Beatport.

Coldplay - Viva La Vida (Cryptex Reglitch)

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Cryptex is a long time favorite glitch artist of mine. His blend of traditional glitch elements and bass thumping electro make for some of the most enjoyable glitch tracks around.

Here are two of his latest tracks, both of which are massive hits.

9/17/2012

Stephen Swartz ft. Chloe Angelides - Survivor


Stephen Swartz offering up another hard hitting electro banger, and this time with the help of female vocalist Chloe Angelides. Stephen has built a name for himself with just two major track releases, but they have been earned. Chloe's vocals compliment Stephen's sharp electro breaks and smooth melody well.

Dinka - Toes In The Sand

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Dinka absolutely captures the free and warm sensation of "Toes In The Sand" with this house mix. The upbeat and emotionally lifting instrumental track infuses the sounds of the surf with a playful melody. The drop is also phenomenal and I find myself struggling to sit still while listening to it every time. 


Celeste Buckingham - RUN RUN RUN


At just 17 years old, Celeste Buckingham is already on her way to becoming a household name. Putting together "RUN RUN RUN" while still a full time university student, I can't wait to see what she can do when he can dedicate all her time to music. 

Avicii vs. Lenny Kravitz - Superlove


Avicii has had a phenomenal year devastating clubs around the world with his now iconic and classic melodies. "Superlove" has been kicking around for awhile now, and made some pretty major appearances on his tours. You won't be able to help yourself from moving throughout, if either from the intense vocals, massive drop, or phenomenal dancing.

3LAU – HAUS #5

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Regular mashup specialist 3lau continues growing his collection of dance and house mixes with the fifth installment of "HAUS". This solid half hour mix is a dance heavy house playlist aiming to keep summer alive.

Track list: 
1. Dune - Heiress of Valentina (Alesso Remix)
2. Alex Guadino - I'm In Love (Original Mix)
3. Axwell - Nothing but Love for You (Axwell Remode)
4. Robyn - Hang With me (Avicii Remix)
5. EDX feat. Stromae - Sunset Miracles vs Alors on Danse (3LAU Bootleg)
6. Sultan and Ned Shepard Feat. Nadia Ali - Call my Name (Original Mix)
7. Madeon feat. Ryan Tedder - Icarus vs Calling (3LAU Bootleg)
8. Arty & Mat Zo Feat. Zoe Johnston - Rebound vs You Got To Go (3LAU Bootleg)

9/14/2012

David Guetta & Alesso ft. Rihanna & Owl City - "One Chance" (5 & A Dime Bootleg)

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5 & A Dime has been unveiling bootlegs that push outside of what I see as his comfort zone lately. It is good to seem him branching out and trying to find more interesting and unique combinations for bootlegs and mashups.

 

Childish Gambino - Heartbeat (Frenzy Re-Bounce)

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Last we heard Childish Gambino was with his Leona Lewish collab on "Trouble". While there haven't been any major new released, I dug up this solid remix of "Heartbeat".

Static Revenger ft. Dev – Turn The World On (Protohype & Kezwik Remix)

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Protohype and Kezwik transform another track into a filthy mind melting remix. Slowly and more bass heavy than the original, Protohype and Kezwik still preserve the Daft-Punk-esque samples sprinkled throughout the original, but rework the track to be driven by their dizzying bass wobbles.

Stormarus (Koyote Bootleg) Far Too Loud // Madeon

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Combining Madeon's "Icarus" and Far Too Loud's "Firestorm", Koyote comes out with one of his best bootlegs to date. Koyote carefully mixes between the two tracks to create a high energy, upbeat, and filthy track.

Alex Clare – Too Close (HLM Remix)


"Too Close" was one of the biggest hits of the summer, and it brought Alex Clare into the mainstream. As it is still heard in regular rotation around the world, it is great to see a quality remix show up that is refreshing enough to revitalize the original track.

HLM has put their dirty electro style to work on this track turning the original into a much filthier dance experience.

Drumsound & Bassline Smith Ft. Tom Cane - Through The Night (501 Remix)

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Every now and again I come across a track that truly surprises me. 501dubz remix of "Through the Night" is a phenomenal dubstep remix that fails to conform to the conventions established in mainstream dubstep. This unique approach to the mix is what makes it so successful. 


Figure - The Brink (Original Mix)

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An older Figure track, but still a massive bass heavy banger. "The Brink" unfolds like a spy thriller, with dirty and shape-shifting synths covering the escape of the hero.

Jaytech - Stranger (Kyau & Albert Remix)

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Jaytech's latest album, "Multiverse", has been out for over a month now, but these two remixes of "Stranger" happened to slip past me.

The Kyau and Albert remix is beautifully crafted with a gentle melody that complements the already emotional delivery of the vocals by Steve Smith.



Michael Jay Parker offers a more energetic track creating a dirtier mix with a funkier big room electro track.