Avicii hit two million fans on Facebook. As a gift to his fans, he gave us a brand new tune ironically called "Two Million." It’s great to hear some new music from him as I think it’s been a little while since he dropped something new. Play!
Having racked up an impressive 1.2 million plays on the original since it’s premiere on Pete Tong a few weeks back, Deadmau5’s return to melodic Progressive House for "The Veldt" may very well be one of his cleverest moves thus far. That being said, the accompanying remix package was never going to be less impressive.
Not a stranger to high-end remix duties, Australia’s very own Tommy Trash returns to Mau5trap Recordings after being featured on Moguai’s recent artist album for his possibly biggest remix to date. Borrowing the original’s unremitting chord progression and up-and-coming vocalist Chris James’ downright divine top line for something of a signature remix on the rapidly rising Aussie’s behalf, Thomas Olsen’s take on ‘The Veldt’ is not one to be compared to the original, but rather seen as an alternative version for clubs and stadiums alike. (via Beat My Day)
Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli pair up to release their first track “H8RS” off their highly anticipated People of The Night album due out god knows when. This original will quickly build a big room presence that will be seen in upcoming shows and festivals as the crowd screams out “Fuck them haters” right before the gritty drop at 3:00. The build up is on point, the breakdown draws you in, and you have three of the biggest names in the game on the decks. Recipe for success. (via Chubby Beavers)
For his latest offering French DJ/producer Brodinski pays homage with his The Chopped & Screwed Mixtape to chopped & screwed music and its originator and a notable purveyor of C&S music, Houston legend the late DJ Screw. The continuous mix features chopped & screwed reworks of cuts from the likes of Rick Ross, SBTRKT, Future, Tyga and a host of others. Ski's latest creation is undoubtedly a certified pill popping soundtrack that will fit the bill for any live function and/or pre-game session. (via EARMILK)
Thomas Gold has long been a well respected DJ and producer in the EDM scene. He was pretty consistent and pretty under the radar for a couple of years now, but 2012 seems like the year he hits the mainstream, having released "Sing2Me," which went number 1 on Beatport. He starred brightly in Ultra and recently in EDC, and now he has come out with his debut compilation on Axtone Records, the prominent and ever successful label by Axwell. The release spans 33 tracks on 2 CDs, and features a whole gamut of releases on the Axtone imprint, of course all with some very nice touches by Mr. Gold.
01.Thomas Gold – The Beginning
02.Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar
03.Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Thomas Gold 2012 Rework)
04. Ziggy – Cosmic (Original Mix)
05.Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko – The Legend
06.Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio
07.Thomas Gold – Sing2Me (Original Mix) & Red Carpet ‘Alright’ (Thomas Gold Edit)
08.Henrik B & Rudy – Leave A Light On (NO_ID Remix)
09.Thomas Gold – Marsch Marsch (Thomas Gold 2011 Rework)
10.M-3ox feat. Heidrun – Beating Of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Remix Instrumental)
11.Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s ReCut Club Version)
12.Qulinez – Troll (Original Mix)
13.Laidback Luke, Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Trilogy (Original vs. Swanky Tunes Remix) (Thomas Gold Re-Edit)
14.Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Eyes Wide Open (Original Mix)
15.Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
16.Moguai – We Want Your Soul (Thomas Gold Remix)
17.Thomas Gold – Fanfare
01.Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Alive (Thomas Gold Special Intro Edit)
02.Thomas Gold – AGORa (Thomas Gold 2012 Rework) & Axwell ‘I Found U’ (Thomas Gold Edit)
03.Sander van Doorn – Koko (Thomas Gold Rework)
04.Lady Gaga – Judas (Thomas Gold Remix)
05.Hard Rock Sofa – Blow Up (Thomas Gold & Axwell Remix) & John Dahlback – Blink (Thomas Gold Edit)
06.Thomas Gold – Circles (Original Mix)
07.David Guetta & Afrojack – Lunar
08.Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix)
09.Otto Knows – Million Voices (Original Mix)
10.Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
11.Digitalism – Zdarlight (Thomas Gold Rework)
12.NO_ID – How R U Feeling Right Now (Michael Woods Re-Edit)
13.Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix Instrumental)
14.Axwell – Heart Is King
15.Thomas Gold & Alex Kenji – What’s Up (Original Mix)
16.Thomas Gold – Work That (Original Mix)
Hold on to your bacon and lumberjacks, Shufflers. The Canadian princes of dubstep, Adventure Club are back after four months of taking over the world, and they’ve brought an exclusive premiere with them. Go ahead and take your socks off now. You’ll lose them in the next four and a half minutes, anyway.
“Wait” has womp and wobble for days, plus the added benefit of Karen O’s sultry vocals pleading for us to wait, courtesy of a clutch Yeah Yeah Yeah’s sample taken from “Maps.” This brand spanking new tune is just one of many big things coming out of the Adventure Club camp in the near future, so keep your ears open and your club cards ready. (via Indie Shuffle)
When Copenhagen producer, Chameo, releases a new track, you better pay attention. We haven’t heard much from him since his HUGE remix of “Out of It” by Fallulah back in January and his new track “Hey!” is ready to bang out at the next festival closest to you. I’m not usually a progressive house fan, but there’s something about Chameo‘s productions that consistently gets things stirring in my loins. Maybe you’ve experienced a similar feeling?
At either rate, “Hey!” is another smash house hit you NEED in your next itunes playlist – dance around your room, drive recklessly fast, impress your friends with your impeccable taste in music – I don’t give a shit, download this freebie! And because he has given away his talents for free, the least you could do is pay the man some respect by sharing this track with your friends or giving him a heart on Hypem to spread the word even faster. (via Peanut Butter and Jams)
Well, this is dope. Ellie Goulding, the beautiful, future pop icon, connected with Chiddy Bang producer Xaphoon Jones, an equally beautiful, game-changing beat maker, to create a cover of the also beautiful Abel Tesfaye’s hit song “High for This.” The cover stays true to the original while also highlighting the talents of the two collaborators. You got Ellie’s smooth, silky vocals layered over an unwavering beat from Xaphoon. (via Sunset in the Rearview)
LA based synth loving indie-rock band Princeton are the latest artists to be on the receiving end of a RAC remix. Needles to say the RAC guys kill it, as they always do, but rather than taking this in a pumping, thumping, club-ready, dancefloor orientated direction, they switch things up a little. This is, in fact more a redux than a remix, as the song is relaxed, loosened and allowed to take on a second life as a lazy summer jam. (via Pigeon and Planes)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has been slowly revealing more and more of his forthcoming album over the last couple of months, with the massive "Tapes & Money" single being released with a slew of top notch remixes. Two more tracks from the album are being released as a double a-side, "Stronger" and "American Dream Part II." Both are great examples of what to expect on the album Trouble, being released in June.
Disco Fries do a good old fashioned remix of Avicii’s “Silhouettes.” There’s nothing particularly revolutionary here, but that shouldn’t downplay the fact that this is a very well done remix. The original was released back in 2011 and was labeled as "perfect house music." Pretty sure that Disco Fries have reinforced that assessment. (via Indie Shuffle)
Say hello to the first stomping tune of the week that will make you wish it was Friday again. This one comes in the remix format of Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso’s track "Calling" given the R3Hab and Swanky Tunes Chainsaw Madness Mix treatment. Chainsaw? This will definitely rip up the decks. (via Your Music Radar)
Summer Heart is the one man project by David Alexander who currently resides in Malmö, Sweden. About a Feeling is his sophomore album that was released a few days ago. It’s full of nostalgic music that needs to be accompanied by sunlight. If you have been deprived of sunlight, you can substitute this album for some Vitamin D. (via Hilly Dilly)
Steve Aoki’s new track, called “Steve Jobs” featuring Angger Dimas, is an homage to a man he calls a “revolutionary.” Steve Aoki‘s new video for the track, which appears on his album Wonderland, shows footage of a recent performance at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, to be released as a concert film later this year. The video demonstrates the relationship between performer and attendee, what Aoki calls “a synergy and a language.” But he acknowledges that the connection must extend beyond the confines of a concert hall. (via Mashable)
The Remix Artist Collective comprised of Andre Allen Anjos, Andrew Maury and Kalk Kling have blessed us with countless of satisfying remixes over the past 2 years. But now the tables have turned. Belgian DJ The Magician takes on the playful original and makes something of his own with a cheerful summer-friendly remix. It only seemed right for the first RAC original to get the remix treatment by The Magician. It’s a bubbling, infectious tune highlighting the sunnier side of Hollywood.
While on the road touring across the U.S.Interscope Records signees Imagine Dragons have unveiled their latest commissioned remix of their single "It's Time" off the band's debut KidInaKorner/Interscope release Continued Slience EP.
The remix is the third in a series of remixes of the band's popular single, the first two of which were handled by Vaski and Famties. For the latest remix the band called on NYC's Chris Glover, better known as Penguin Prison whose expertise lies6 is crafting catchy disco-infused pop tunes. Penguin Prison shows off his chops as he tackles the Las Vegas quartet's single by injecting a healthy dose of fun into the track and giving birth to a carefree pop-friendly tune. (via EARMILK)
French electro chap SebastiAn seems to be turning in quite a few remixes lately with the latest for new buzz-bloke Woodkid and his new single, "Run Boy Run." It treads a bit of electro/hip-hop vibe. It’s probably not his finest remix, but pretty good nonetheless... Especially when he drops the kick toward the end.(via Harder Blogger Faster)
Presenting Stereotronique's instrumental that is beyond powerful. With EDM rifts, a techno back wave and some killer synth, you won't seem to get enough. Stereotronique are starting to really make a name for themselves little by little. Bad ass!
Electro-house prodogy, Anton Zaslavski, better known as Zedd, is gearing up rip the Beatport charts once again with the release of Spectrum. The young German producer, signed to OWSLA, took the electronic scene in blitzkrieg fashion drawing influences from progressive house, complextro and dubstep, ultimately pioneering his unique style.
Now that an official preview for ‘Spectrum’ is finally out, speculations for the single have been rendered mute. It is a confirmed banger. Featuring long-winded vocals, a shower of filtered synths and a larger than life drop, "Spectrum" captivates in its full range. (via The Music Ninja)
When Diplo lets out a freebie, it’s definitely going to be worth listening to. If you don’t already know, Sleigh Bells is an alternative/electronic duo out of Brooklyn who are about to release their second studio album, following the massive success of their debut album Treats. Diplo brings his own flair into the track and it’s phenomenal. The man is a mastermind, with a following from Korea to Kansas City and can work in almost every genre, trap in this case. You may call the end product a bastardization, I call it another job well done by Thomas Wesley Pentz. (via DML)
The Rapture return with another killer 12″ which features two brand new remixes of the title track of their 2011 album, In The Grace Of Your Love. Two superb reworks by our favorite Los Angeles-based duo Poolside and Spanish producer Miguel Barros, aka Pional. Both adding their unique signature sound to the track. Serious vibes. Check out Pional’s tropical-flavored remix of “In The Grace Of Your Love” below. Bring on the summer! (via La.Ga.Sta)
Sounds like Stones Throw Records just libreated the Doom-assisted single off Oh No’s Ohnomite LP. You can only expect some newly revived hip-hop sound when these two come on a track which is exactly what you get. Unfortunately this track is brief being the track length is only 1:28 but don't let that phase you because the noises coming from this track are dope. (via EARMILK)
New moving pictures from Brooklyn-based indie electro-pop band, Body Language: the official music video for "You Can," off of their Social Studies EP on the Lavish Habits. Dreamy vocals soar over lush layers of synth; a sweet electro tune with lots of early-eighties charm.
The Vancouver-based Young Liars have released a new video for "Colours" from their recently released EP, Homesick Future. The video was directed by the Amazing Factory Productions team and was filmed at the pedestrian bridge, “Pioneer Cycling and Pedestrian Overpass” in Surrey, BC.
Robin Gibb, the lead singer and founding member of the Bee Gees, has died after a long battle with cancer, according to RollingStone.com. He was 62 years old.
An official statement reads, “The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announces with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”
Gibb and his brothers Maurice and Barry formed the Bee Gees in the late 1950s, though the trio didn’t see international success until a decade later. After relocating from Australia to England and signing with manager Robert Stigwood in 1967, the band released Bee Gees’ 1st. Released amidst the height of the British Pop Invasion, the album peaked in the Top 10 of both the UK and US album charts thanks to singles “New York Mining Disaster 1941″, “To Love Somebody”, and “Holiday”. The next two years saw the release of two more commercially successful albums, Horizontal and Ideas, which contained more chart-topping hits like “Massachusetts” and “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You”.
Following the release of their critically-acclaimed 1969 double album Odessa, Robin quit the group and launched a solo career. The trio ultimately reunited in 1971, but after the commercially lackluster 1973 album Life in a Tin Can, they began to craft more rhythmic disco songs. The Bee Gees unveiled their new sound on 1975′s Main Course and their infamous soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever in 1977. The soundtrack topped album charts for 24 straight weeks and contained three #1 singles (“How Deep Is Your Love”, “Stayin’ Alive”, and “Night Fever”).
Over the course of their career, the band sold more than 220 millions records, making them one of the best-selling acts of all-time. For their efforts, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. (via CoS)
Cocaine 80′s is back! Cocaine 80′s (composed of James Fauntleroy, No I.D., Common and Makeba Riddick) is such a dope name for a group for a slew of reasons. The fact the music (mostly) lives up to the name is even better. “Queen To Be” is a delicious taste of what I’d like to believe is more to come.
RAC has remixed Katy Perry‘s Part Of Me, it’s somewhat surprising pairing since RAC usually mixes less pop tracks, but Andre thought long and hard about it before taking on the mix, and the results are pretty good!
Says André Allen Anjos:
I was a little on the fence when this offer came in. I’ve done major label pop projects before and I’ve certainly passed on a few, but something about Katy Perry was interesting. If she can’t take herself too seriously, why should I? Music is supposed to be fun and I certainly had fun with this one.
In an industry within which the word “epic” has lost its meaning due to over-usage, few really embody the true meaning of the word. Eric Prydz is worthy of such a title though, and the reclusive DJ, who has become omnipresent as of late, headlining his first US Tour since 2007, releasing a Beatport Chart and a 3-CD LP, and starting up his very own podcast on Itunes. "EPIC Radio," short for Eric Prydz in Concert, is a brilliantly mixed synthy one-hour progressive house podcast featuring some incredible works.
Disclosure are without a doubt one of the hottest names in underground dance music at the moment. With their immaculately produced blend of bass, house and pop, the two brothers from Surrey are right at the epicentre of the UK’s rapidly exploding house-tempo bass scene.
They’re set to cement their place as leaders in the field with their latest EP, The Face, which is due out early June on Greco-Roman. To kick up even more pre-release hype, they’ve just uploaded the EP’s second track to their SoundCloud page. "What’s In Your Head" is another killer track from the duo, complete with vocals that are bound to get clubbers just a bit hotter under the collar.
Yes, you read that right. You have to have nothing but respect and admiration for the banana-munching, champagne-guzzling duo, Dada Life. A few days back they posed a question to their millions of followers as to who they thought would they be least likely to remix. The overwhelmingly majority of responses was obviously on the other extreme of the spectrum, pop sensation Justin Bieber. Well… Challenged accepted!
The result is the very track we have above. Dada Life’s remix of ‘Boyfriend’ is much more mellow than their signature in-your-face electro style but still delivers a lot of great synthetic harmonies and energy. (via The Music Ninja)
Says Dada Life:
"We asked earlier who you thought we were least likely to remix… and we did it."
Don’t let the mysterious voice on the track fool you: tom toms are not “the little drums.” In the expert hands of UK twosome NAPT, they are megaton percussion weapons, on which NAPT bang out commands for you to freak the funk OUT. Throughout their brand new Tom Toms EP, these breakbeat scientists meld house and techno with cheeky, unexpected soundbites and bugged-out loops for one of the most joyous and undeniably dance-y Fool’s Gold releases to date. Ain’t nothing little going on here… (via Fool's Gold)
“The Queen of Disco”, Donna Summer, has died following a battle with cancer, according to TMZ.com. She was 63 years old.
A native of Boston, Summer began her career as a backup singer, most notably for Three Dog Night in the early 1970s. She eventually caught the attention of Casablanca Records, and within a year her single “Love to Love You Baby” hit #2 on the Billboard singles chart. The latter half of the 1970s saw Summer dominiate the charts with three consecutive number one albums, and four number one singles within a 13-month period. Her most notable singles included “I Feel Love," “Hot Stuff," “Bad Girls," and her version of the Richard Harris ballad “MacArthur Park." (via CoS)