I've commented on Vicetone's growth over the last year. I've been witness the maturing of their sound and production quality and their latest release, "Hope", exemplifies this. This will assuredly be the most inspiration piece you hear from this duo for a long time to come.
PRFFTT's bootleg of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" puts a refreshing spin on the original while still remaining true to Taylor's consitently stunning vocal performance.
Brazil's Richard-L is at it again. Just 24 hours ago he dropped a teaser for his upcoming mashup. The wait was nearly nonexistant as we already have our hands on his latest mashup "Scream and Shout". Mixing together Britney Spears and Will.I.Am, Richard-L creates a dirty electro funk track that makes you feel nasty.
Paying some attention to a much older track, here is Omni's remix of Mark Instinct's "Off The Chain". If Omni's style sounds familiar to you, that may be because Omni was formerly known as Deadpool, who's massive dubstep bangers grew to have a rather large following in years past.
I've passed on covering a few of M00RE's previous works, but his remix of Audrey Napoleon's "Poison" caught my attention this time around. M00RE eases into a gritty and dirty electro drop peppered with chopped up vocals from Audrey's original.
Youtube vocalists Sam Tsui and Megan Nicole partner up for this unique mashup. Building a melody out of a handful of songs, the pop duo delivers a powerful and engaging performance.
Get ready to boogie to D.VELOPED's latest concoction. Mixing vocals from Swizz Beatz, Young Gunz, Beastie Boys, Chingy, 50 Cent, Memphis Bleek, and more, he has created a funky tune atop the Bar-Kays' "Too Hot To Stop". The combination makes for a perfectly divine funk track even Earth, Wind, and Fire would be proud of.
Just a few days ago MitiS dropped the teaser for Endeavors and I was immediately blown away. After a brief wait, MitiS completse the ethereal melody we tasted earlier with a vibrant track that pulses with life. The exciting original track is like nothing I have heard recently and instantly put a smile on my face.
Independent label Monstercat has released their tenth compilation album. The label has grown significantly in a short time and has continued to round up some of the freshest talent around. You can preview their latest compiliation on Soundcloud below, but sure to swing by www.monstercat.com for full track listings and previous compilations.
Personal favorite of mine Cryptex has dropped another one of his filthy glitch remixes on us. Only a few hours old, this fresh glitch remix pays tribute to one of the most popular television series of the year; The Walking Dead.
The past year brought us many Adele remixes. Her rich and soulful voice has made her the subject focus of many a remix, but her prominence has slowly waned in the wake of newer artists. The ever evolving ecosystem quickly leaves behind songs only weeks old in lieu of the latest trends, but Chrizz Luvly does the community a solid by reminded us why remix artists can't help be drawn to Adele's vocals.
I'll leave you with Silver Medallion's intro:
There comes a moment in every young New York City man's life when he wakes up in an apartment he doesn't recognize, far nicer than his own. It's 1pm, he may have missed his job shift, he may not remember the night before, he's a little put off by waking up somewhere so beyond his means, he's sweating out Jameson and promoter vodka, and he looks over and thinks he's in love. The girl from last night, prettier than she was in the dark lights, rolling up a dutch, smiling in something small. Our hero loses sight of all around him, the day turns to a week, then three, before he starts asking the questions he should have asked day one... Does she work? How does she afford the apartment? Why are their so many perscriptions? How does she know Brett "Daddy" David? Are she and Cody Bespoke just friends? Do we have to end up at 1OAK at 4am every weeknight? This isn't your grandmother's Alice In Wonderland, this is Xanaxland.
I'm just the DJ that made the soundtrack.
Finish dubstep ninjas 501 recently dropped their "Smash" EP and I have been waiting for a chance to share this one. The four track EP features some of the group's best work. Each track highlights their combination of glitch and dubstep perfectly.
Who can say "no" to more Jessie Ware? I sure can't. So I've been enjoying this batch of remixes for "No To Love".
Jessie's debut album, "Devotion" still finds itself in my weekly music rotation, and these remixes are definitely extending its shelf life.
These guys are killing it right now. Over the past year I have yet to come across a release from Hard Rock Sofa that didn't blow me away. Some how they still continue to surprise me, and collaboration with Matisse, Sadko, and Swanky Tunes has produced a monster hit.
This all-star team of Russian EDM artists are ready to blow your mind with powerful melodies and biting bass. Be sure to download your copy today on Beatport.
Beatport | http://www.beatport.com/release/chemistry-turn-the-flame-higher/
Florence and the Machine make regular appearances in the EDM scene. Florence Welch's vocal talents naturally lend themselves to electronica. He naturally haunting voice fills even the largest of venues with a bevy of emotions in each of her performances. It should be no surprise, then, that she so often finds her work sampled in remix after remix.
3AM certainly recognizes her talents and demonstrates some of his own with this his remix of "You've Got The Love".
Mandatory Listening regulars Adventure Club drop another must-listen dubstep track. Remixing Yuna's "Lullabies", Adventure Club successfully creates a smooth and melodic experience with sound. Their progressive and unique approach to dubstep has made them renown the world over, and this track shows they still have a surprise or two in store for us.
Herobust decides to teach Mike Myers how to get things done in his trap heavy remix of Lil' Wayne's "A Milli". Sampling the world's greatest super villain, Dr. Evil, Herobust drops a nasty beat and and goes to work with Lil' Wayne's now iconic vocal track.
Tom Swoon bringing a grittier progressive sound in this follow up to his international hit "Hello Chicago". Debuting on Poland's Eska radio, "Who We Are" has quickly spread across Europe and is crashing down hard on the East Coast.
I'm still struggling to tear myself away from this monster (haha) remix of Monsta's "Where Did I Go?". Dillon Francis and Kill Paris knock this one out of the park.
The hook never let's you go.
The drop is stunning.
Overall this track is near perfection.
As a bonus enjoy another Kill Paris remix, Nelly Furtado's "Parking Lot".
We regularly feature Kill Paris here on Mandatory Listening. His work never ceases to amaze me as he is one of the few artists out there who blends filthy dubstep with sweet funk. "Tender Love" is no exception.
Driven forward by traditional aggressive dubstep sounds, "Tender Love" shines brightest when the sweet and soulful vocals emerge to carry you from bass break to bass break.
Injecting Ellie Goulding's "Bittersweet" with a bit more energy, Spectrum drops a drum heavy remix of the original. The backwards vocals are much more intense at this pace and the overall the track really gets you moving.
I've wanted to post this track since earlier last week but haven't had a chance to until now. Hard Rock Sofa has always impressed me with their intense brand of electro house, and their remix of David Guetta and Taped Rai's "Just One Last Time" continues that tradition. Hard Rock Sofa turns the original into a massive big room anthem that'd tear down any club.
The last time we covered Pierce Fulton was on the release of his massive original EP "Sink or Swim". Now, finally, we hear from him again with ab older remix. This time taking on The Killers, Pierce Fulton creates a big room anthem out of the stunning performances in the original.
"Runaways" is finally available via Beatport.
Beatport | http://www.beatport.com/release/runaways-pierce-fulton-remix/
If you missed out before, make sure you check out he and Diplo's remix of Calvin Harris & Florence Welch's "Sweet Nothing".
Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - "Sweet Nothing" (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)
As if just in time to punctuate her breakup with Skrillex, Ellie Goulding releases her latest single "Bittersweet". Expect to see "Bittersweet" on the next Twilight soundtrack... if any of you are into that sort of thing.
Protohype and Kezwik throwing up some completely original work this time around. This is certainly a must-listen for any basshead or dubstep fan as both tracks get pretty filthy.
The "Hold Your Breath" EP is available now on Beatport.
Beatport | http://www.beatport.com/release/problematic-hold-your-breath/
You can never have enough Eva Simons. Her crisp vocals have characterized nearly a dozen of the hottest tracks in recent years. James Egbert's remix of "Renegade", like any Eva Simons remix, makes heavy use of the original vocal track and creates an explosive electro drop.
Dillon Francis remixes Nicky Romero and NERVO's latest hit, "Like Home". Dillion's edit is a steady electro hit with a bit of glitch flair tossed in for spice.
Popeska has been pretty quite since the release of his first major EP "Karmameter", but is finally back at it with his latest work. "Romantic, Dramatic" leans on orchestral samples and the widely recognized Chromeo hook, for which the track is named, making it one of Popeska's more unique tracks.
Here is a twofer - Both Pegboard Nerds and MitiS have been bitten by the Krewella bug as the two of them released remixes to "Alive" within the last 24 hours.
MitiS stays closer to the original with his dubstep remix. Opting for heavier breaks between vocal segments and a overall dirtier sound.
Pegboard Nerds opt for a less bass heavy, but equally intense, synth heavy remix. If I had to pick, this'd be my favorite of the two just for that sharp break at 1:20 - so dirty.
Solidisco scores again with their remix of Sweden's Icona Pop's "I Love It". Solidisco focuses on turning the original's anthemic vocal track into a retro feel good vibe dance hit.
New York's Chrome Canyon composes a funky remix of Passion Pit's "Constant Conversation" With Passion Pit's already strong original synth work, Chrome Canyon turns this track into a disco hit.
So far we haven't covered any of Kill The Noise's mixes here on Mandatory Listening, short of an Evan Duffy cover. Kill The Noise's latest work, the "BLVCK MVGIC" EP, is definitely a collect of dubstep tracks worth listening to.
Released through label OWSLA (yes, Skrillex's label), the EP succeeds in creating a dark and scary brand of dubstep that isn't afraid to drop.
The latest installment of Microsoft's popular Halo series dropped this week, and in celebration Victor Niglio has put together a massive trap remix of the series' main theme.
Even if you haven't kept up with the series, this remix is sure refresh your memories of late nights fighting the Flood.
Glitch-hop legends Griz and Gramatik team up for this on point collaboration. Just announced today, the pair have declared their intentions to unite under the name Grizmatik and have released their first track on Youtube.
If you are one of the unfortunate few who is unfamiliar with Gramatik and Griz's work, be sure to check out both of their free albums below.
Gramatik - #digitalfreedom
GRiZ - Mad Liberation
The White Panda have become a staple in the mashup scene over the past few years. The only fault I consistently find with them is that there isn't enough of their work to satisfy my insatiable hunger for their work. Hopefully this will help keep that longing under control.
Tom and Dan strive to make this one of many regular hour-long podcast episodes combining some of their favorite tracks along with exclusive content they are working on behind the scenes.
This episode, and hopefully the ones that follow, promise to offer regular doses of The White Panda's mashups and remixes.
Subscribe for free on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/panda-waves
Duvoh is a new group launching themselves on Panda Funk Records. Deorro has been collaborating with them as they've prepared to unleash their unique electro sound on the world. Here is "Black" a join venture between Duvoh and Deorro, which explores that electro house grit we have come to know Deorro for.
As a bonus, Duvoh has released a teaser of their upcoming collaboration with sensational EDM vocalist Tess Marie, "Come Over".
Koyote is killing it with his latest trap bootleg. Chopping up parts of Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash's "Reload" along with Alex Young X The Hi-Yahs' "So Much", Koyote builds a trap heavy mashup that could easily pass for an completely original track.
I also included a couple more of Koyote's tracks - he's been busy.
I also included a couple more of Koyote's tracks - he's been busy.
Mashup master Kap Slap drop this sweet track on his Soundcloud earlier today and I was instantly hooked. "Tommy's Language" features Deadmau5's "The Veldt", Porter Robison's "Language, and Wynter Gordon's "Til Death". The whole is far greater than the sum of its parts as Kap Slap continues to prove his mashups are the best around.
Solidisco shows up regularly on Mandatory Listening and after almost a month we have another morsel of their nu-disco sound. Last we heard from them was on their original collaboration with Bartouze, "Dream of You". Now back on their own, Solidisco delivers another unique original with "Turn Around".
Fairly new to his work, I'm still pleased with what Tom Swoon has managed to deliver thus far. His remix of Topher Joens and Amada's "Chicago" makes for an instant big-room classic. The anthemic synths allow the original vocal track to explode creating an exciting and vibrant remix.
TheFatRat is back with a newer sound on his latest remix of Pacific Air's "Float". The original indie's eclectic vibe is maintained, but TheFatRat's crisp electro sound still rings through.
A few days ago Armin dropped a preview of his latest collaboration with Deadmau5 on "A State Of Trance". The massive collab is a heavy trance/electro track ready to take the clubs by storm. Its catchy melody and builds out of some of the most infections synths and chords I've heard from either Armin or Deadmau5. Look forward to its official release in the (hopefully) near future.