Post-Lana Del Rey indie pop group from Los Angeles, The Neighbourhood are on the precipice of becoming the next Foster The People, making their deliriously catchy “Sweater Weather” this year’s “Pumped Up Kicks.” It’s an oddly titled, but undeniable big-by-summer jam. (via PMA)
Marking the April relaunch of R&S sub-label Apollo Records, an imprint famed for releasing the likes of Aphex Twin, DJ Krush and Cabaret Voltaire, is Synkro’s Broken Promise EP. In his characteristically profound style, the four-track EP comprises atmospheric soundscapes populated with sparse percussion, elysian synths and deep bass. It’s the best thing I’ve heard from Synkro since last year’s ‘Look at Yourself’, which is big praise because the few releases between now and then have been pretty fucking good too. From the graceful persistence of the title-track to the dying embers of ‘Knowledge’, this is a beautiful way to rekindle the Apollo story. (via Boxmusique)
There’s something about an artist’s decision to adopt anonymity that rouses curiosity and compels you to listen to their music. Behind a logo made of two circles and a triangle in the shape of a face is the enigmatic group/duo/girl/girl, letthemusicplay. No one really knows anything about these guys except that they’ve enjoyed support from producers like Jacques Renault and The 2 Bears. Most recently, our dudes Andre, Karl and Andrew of RAC (Remix Artist Collective) have remixed their second single “Waves,” which we’re happy to premiere today on Discobelle.
The RAC remix adds more layers of spacey synths, creating the soundtrack to a futuristic underwater submarine expedition. If you like what you hear, head on over to LTMP’s Soundcloud for free downloads of both their singles and remixes. (via Discobelle)
R3hab keeps the remixes coming and coming, it’s like nonstop with this guy. This one is an instrumental remix to LMFAO’s Champagne Showers and was dropped as a free download for a massive 120,000 likes on Facebook. Using his distinct sound, R3hab sensationally twists the original melody into a flawless piece of music. If music could be seen like artwork, this would be a masterpiece. (via Nightshift)
Louis la Roche released his EP recently, leaving our bodies feeling good and ears grooving to that sweet summer funk. "Untrue" features vocals from Louis for the first time ever on a track, as well as guest raps from previous collaborator Ad-Apt. On the flip is "Touch Wood", an upbeat instrumental number with a guitar solo. Groove!
David Guetta and Nicky Romero have seen recent success with their collaboration on “Wild One Two,” which has been topping Beatport charts since its release. They team up again to give us “Metropolis,” but this time Nicky’s presence is much more noticeable. The preview starts off dark with heavy synths and a gritty melody before dropping into a breakdown that is eerily similar to Michael Calfan’s “Resurrection.” (via Dancing Astronaut)
Modular broke the news about an hour ago: everyone’s favorite Aussie 4-piece are back in action with a new single sharing the upcoming album’s title, “Idea of Happiness.” Van She‘s new single is a welcome reminder of their excellent 2008 work surrounding the band’s debut album, V.
In “Idea of Happiness,” a collection of beachy ricochet guitar strums, Nicholas Routledge’s calm vocals, some warm synth-work and a dancey beat make up the group’s stellar return to form.(via NASHVILLE NIGHTS)
Check out Alison Wonderland’s hot remix of “Shuffle A Dream” by Little Dragon. Rhythmically not straying too far from the original, now with a new depth and roundness to the bass portion, while sporting a subtle synth riff that has been pulled straight out the 1980's, complimented by that gated/short decay snare, a la Phil Collins. Tune. (via Party By Jake)
He’s a living legend who many consider one of the fathers and original pioneers of electro-house music. Benny Benassi may be climbing through his mid 40s, but he’s still churning out respectable tracks. With the help of Gary Go, it appears we have a sequel to the famed track “Cinema” that hit the charts last year, right about this time. Well “Control” is no different; very vocal driven. Check out its official visuals below. (via Chubby Beavers)
A-Trak is a world champion DJ, in demand producer, and globetrotting club rocker without peer. Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J is true Southern rap royalty on a hot streak of new music. And Danny Brown is rap's rookie of the year, a critically acclaimed mic wrecker and budding style icon. Together, these three party professionals have come up with "Piss Test," a speaker-detonating slice of gleefully antisocial Parental Advisory rap that serves as the first teaser off Loosies, the upcoming Fool's Gold hip-hop compilation. Play this at high volume, preferably in a residential neighborhood.
A-Trak, Kimbra and Foster The People frontman Mark Foster have joined forces for "Warrior," the latest track in Converse's Three Artists, One Song series. The song is part of the launch of a line of footwear that will be sold exclusively at Journeys shops; it will be made available as a video and free download from the Journeys website on April 5th. (via Rolling Stone)
"For those of ya'll waiting for hip-hop... She's here." She’s got the flow. She’s got the groove. She’s got the rhymes and the lovely vibes. She's Akua Naru. Delicious quality music influenced by hip-hop, elements of blues, jazz and west-African beats. Fresh!
Bonus: How Does It Feel? (Prod. Drumkidz) by Akua Naru
These two goons probably have some of the catchiest productions out there right now. Definitely not your run of the mill type duo, continually churning out stuff that are not only great on their own, but perfect ingredients for bootlegs. I present to you some new new, albeit remix, from the Bingo Players. (via Chubby Beavers)
There is literally no stopping Alesso at the moment. After completing the excellent remix of "Pressure," of late, perhaps its his ground-breaking take on "Titanium" which initiated him within every live set performance around the globe of late. As he continues to thrive, here he takes on one of his favourite groups in Keane, as he leans towards possibly his biggest remix to date, of their new single "Silenced By The Night." (via Zimbio)
Now this is just one of those trance combinations that you dream about. Arty is back to work with the legend Paul van Dyk on his studio album Evolution, delayed once more and now set to be released April 6th. This is the trance we used to get from Arty and what you expect from Paul van Dyk with some amazing female vocals to top it all off. This shows that Arty still has it in the realm of trance and whatever track he touches will be pure genius. (via FreshNewTracks)
Alesso may not be playing at Ultra Music Festival this time around, but he is taking part in Swedish House Mafia’s Masquerade Motel event that is also happening again in Miami this year. In between that, the talented Swedish producer has managed to find the time to record his debut “Essential Mix” set for Radio 1 which was aired just recently. Press play!
01. Essential Mix – Intro
02. Dune – Heiress Of Valentina (Alesso Remix)
03. Deniz Koyu – Hertz
04. Porter Robinson vs. Alesso – Unison vs. Nillionaire
05. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Greyhound vs. Antidote
06. Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello & Alesso – Eclipse
07. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
08. Alesso vs. Calvin Harris – Raise Your Head vs. Feel So Close (Sebastian Ingrosso Bootleg)
09. Alesso – Years (Vocal Mix)
10. Nero – Me & You (Dirty South Remix)
11. Jonas Torn – Boss
12. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Alesso Remix)
13. Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio
14. Swanky Tunes vs. Deadmau5 vs. Qulinez – Together Strobe (Axwell Edit) vs. Troll
15. Otto Knows – Million Voices
16. Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure (Alesso Remix)
17. Hard Rock Sofa vs. Pryda – Quasar vs. Muranyi
18. Alesso – ID [TBA]
19. Sebastian Ingrosso vs. Avicii – Laktos vs. Levels
20. Pendulum vs. R3hab & Swanky Tunes feat. Max C – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix) vs. Sending My Love
21. Calvin Harris – Awooga
22. Coldplay vs. Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Clocks vs. Raise Your Hands
23. Avicii feat. Salem Al Fakir – Silhouettes
24. DEVolution feat. Amy Pearson – Good Love (Alesso Remix)
25. Avicii vs. Florence & The Machine – Fade Into Darkness vs. You’ve Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix)
26. Michael Brun vs. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Rise (Dirty South Edit) vs. Walking Alone (Acapella)
27. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind)
28. Keane – Silenced By The Night (Alesso Remix)
Here comes the WMC bombs fresh from the weekend. Although Alesso dropped this new vocal mix for “Years” as part of his Radio 1 Essential Mix the other night, the slinging Swede did have this brand new mix in his Masquerade Motel set. Give your golden boy some ears with this one below.
Azealia Banks and Diplo have finally teamed up on a track with the rapid-fire, “F-ck Up the Fun." His beat is nonstop percussive insanity that sounds like a high school drumline mashed up with Stomp, his production sees Azealia half brag-rambling (stacked and layered sometimes beyond comprehension), as she does best, and half stunningly, mind-boggingly rapping, as she also does best. (via PMA)
First performed in the recent Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, "Summertime," by Dallas-based singer-songwriter June Marieezy, finally hits Deeper Manila as an official single! "Summertime," produced by label owner Justin de Guzman features a refreshing concoction of chilled-down beats, soulful melodies, and the soothing vocals of June Marieezy. Let "Summertime" be your soundtrack to your sun-drenched excursions this season! (via Deeper Manila)
Rolling its behind out on Dim Mak Records and stemming from the pits that really don’t need any more help on discovering how instantly great this track sounds already. Felix Cartal plies open his chest once more to give us this Friday Night Delight courtesy of a very excitable raggedy rag along with New Ivory with "Higher."
It’s going to be a hectic week with Miami’s Winter Music Conference going on at the moment, as it seems that there are exclusives flying left, right and centre. However, the UK did get one exclusive last night when Avicii gave Pete Tong the premiere of his brand new single “Last Dance." (via Details of My Life)
As Santigold continues the grind leading up to her sophomore album, Master Of My Make-Believe, the first single "Disparate Youth" is getting some major remixes that touch on different corners of the dance world. My favorite so far comes from Hot Chip-bros The 2 Bears. It's smooth, focusing on a breakbeat and Santi's unique vocals to nail a crisp, craftsman-like floor killer. (via RCRDLBL)
Seven Lion’s have just released an absolutely beautiful remix of Florence + The Machine’s “Cosmic Love” via Gotta Dance Dirty. This is without a doubt the best remix I’ve heard of this track, and I have a feeling that those particularly fond of indie rock dubstep remixes will find themselves playing it repeatedly. (via Indie Shuffle)
Miike Snow unveils a brand new batch of remixes set to take "Paddling Out" beyond previously unimagined heights. Courting it, comes a version from always on the ball Bart B More, continuing his fine tradition of putting out banger after banger with a piano-firing, ballistic-charged rave weapon to spark the floor alight.
Just recently, after seeing the massive impact of "Original Don," a collaboration with Major Lazer, and the introduction of this crazy mixture of reggae and other musical styles, it became obvious that the world was ready for more.
For a special project, The Partysquad took "Original Don's" style even further and created 6 giant monsters that are all capable of destroying dancefloors worldwide... If this style already labelled "Badman Rave" could be defined, the closest way to describe it would be "All reggae mixed up with crazy electro, gabber, hardstyle, dutch, tropical and what have you.."
"Love Without Love": Relaxed beach club party or sweaty dancefloor ? Kissing in the moonlight or worshipping the flashlights? All bets are off! Hands-up trancy synth stabs, catchy vocals, a lot of "Ahhs"&"Ohhs" and asskickin' drums. That’s it. You need it more traditional? Take the classic version with many oldschool piano house chords, filtersweeping retro-synths and digital 80ies touch. DX7 rules.
We love our dude Clams Casino, and not only because he creates mind-altering hip-hop beats. He also likes to give them away for free, and we all know there’s no music like free music. Clams’ latest gift comes in form of the instrumental to his Big K.R.I.T. remix, something “for the warm weather” as the tweet that went along with it explains. We definitely agree, as this piece of production is the equivalent to a cold drink on a hot day in July. (via LFTF)
The Project Mooncircle label has released their 10th anniversary box set featuring 46 tracks from their huge roster of artists (CYNE, Jehst, Robot Koch, Mike Gao). One of those tracks features a brand new song from Florida's CYNE & Substantial. CYNE stands for “Cultivate Your New Experience." and their style is basically classic hip-hop with an upbeat tempo. If you were a big fan of rap in the late 80′s early 90′s, then you're going to love CYNE.
On the heels of his latest single “Icarus,“ Madeon returns to the scene with a brand new re-fix of the Martin Solveig single “The Night Out.” In contrast to the original track, which has a slower vibe with looping guitar riffs to it, Madeon’s rendition is an upbeat electro track with his signature synth treatment. (via HYPETRAK)
It was around 3:30 AM in Austin when A$AP Rocky and his mob were on stage and stopped the performance to ask for a green bandana back, which was lost during a crowd surf. With both the crowd and the A$AP Mob unhappy with how things were playing out, the situation got tense. Rocky tried to reason with the audience. He warned the crowd not to throw “anything on stage that’s not water,” but more objects got hurled. That’s when shit got real, and when A$AP jumped into the crowd, his crew didn’t hesitate to follow. Watch it go down in the footage below. (via Pigeons & Planes)
Exclaim! TV have just uploaded this exclusive live performance from Toronto trio, Keys N Krates, who decided to take on their Madeon remix of “Icarus” during a recent recorded session. Madeon’s funky electro track gives a great base to the chilled out jam band vibe combined with a hip-hop groove. This performance may even be better than the studio version that they dropped. It’s that impressive! It’s just a shame that all of the cameras were stuck on 50x zoom... Visuals after Soundcloud link. (via Details of my Life)
If you fancy silent films, like The Artist, then you’re in for a treat. The Dø‘s latest visuals for their song “Gonna Be Sick!” off Both Ways Open Jaws has some classical themes to it. I really like how the turbulent sea is nothing more than a large, black silk cloth being shaken. Makes for an interesting appearance of stormy weather on the high seas.