Mad Decent’s Jeffree’s imprint celebrates its 32nd birthday with a 5-track remix EP of Foxsky’s “The Whip.” Just like my five-year-old self – mainlining rails of pixie dust while playing Super NES – Foxsky’s original is an amphetamine-laced 8-bit monstrosity, one that kicks and screams at every game over. Diagnosed with ADD but never treated, Foxsky dabbles in a variety of genres, putting together a blend of dub and electro at a moombahton pace. The rest of EP is equally unique, enlisting ETC!ETC!, The Reef, Vass, and Udachi for remix duties. ETC!ETC! brings in the deep toms and trap flair, The Reef unleashes a hyperactive section of tribal percussion and newcomer Vass delivers a floor-shaking trap remix before Udachi’s puts a bmore spin on the track’s 8-bit aesthetic.
Last year Electric Daisy Carnival New York took over Met Life stadium for 3 days in East Rutherford, NJ allowing patrons to dance on the same field that the NY Giants and NY Jets play. This year EDC NY embraced its namesake and set up shop at Citi Field in Queens, home of the constantly underperforming New York Mets. With baseball season in full swing – pun intended – questions were raised as to whether or not the festival would be held within the ballpark. As it turns out EDC NY will occupy the parking lots just outside of the field with 4 stages, the Wide Awake Art Car and Neon Garden as the only true arena-type structure at the event.Posted by
Produced in its entirety by the legendary Stuart Price, Pet Shop Boys 13th studio album “Electric” will see its official release on July 15th. In anticipation of its debut, the iconic band has enlisted none other than Berlin techno-maestro Boys Noize for an official remix of what promises to be the album’s first single, “Axis.” Stripping out the British duo’s new wave sensibilities while leaving its driving bass line intact, Alex Ridha returns to his pre-Out of the Black form. Shirking away any semblance of civility, his rendition of “Axis” is heavy hitting techno at its most primal.
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In two days the Electric Daisy Carnival will descend on Citi Field in Queens, bringing with it a lineup featuring some of the best names in techno and tech house. In celebration of New York’s embrace of the darker side of dance music, Marquee New York and M-nus will be hosting an exclusive afterparty with the legendary Richie Hawtin on Friday, May 17th. With support from New York residents Sleepy & Boo, the revered techno legend will bring his technical expertise and artful production talents to New York City’s newest and most extravagant club.
After a slew of original collaborations including “Signal,” “Mr. Lover,” and “Incredible,” Carnage continues on with his big room metamorphosis on his own rendition of Martin Solveig’s latest “Hey Now.” Lending his newfound festival talents to the Frenchman’s bouncy summertime vibes, Carnage douses the track’s dance-pop aesthetics and sugary-sweet hooks in a tidal wave of thunderous synthwork. The reworked break sets the mix ablaze with Dutch-tinged, heavy electro stabs and pads transforming the candy-coated original into a razorblade-riddled Jolly Rancher – this is one time you should take candy from a stranger.
“Hey Now” will be released on May 28th with the official remix package soon to follow.Posted by
For a special Tuesday edition of Axis the lovely Helena graces our airwaves with an adrenaline packed hour of peak time floor shakers. Helena showcases her ear for mash-ups and quick transitions on her Axis debut, packing twenty tracks and mashes into her hour long mix. Maintaining an unrelenting pace throughout, the UK-born, Australian-bred DJ deftly assembles a high-energy set destined for repeat plays and party soundtracks. Shunning airy melodies in favor of some of today’s hardest-hitting cuts, Helena embodies the heavy electro mindset of Australia’s rowdy nightlife.
LA Riots teams up with fellow Los Angeles producer Hi Deaf to create “Rewind,” a rousing vocally driven electro house outing featuring the sinewy vocal styling of newcomer Jessie Malakouti. Another sound cut from LA Riots, “Rewind” opens powerfully with an anthemic top line and driving synthwork before it deceptively changes gears, dropping into a Dutch-tinged breakdown complete with high-octane horn blasts that kick you in the seat of your pants. Another track poised to define the festival season, “Rewind” has all the ingredients for another runaway hit from the prolific producer and should see its official release later this summer.Posted by
Australian duo Vandalism return with their latest electro house outing “Anywhere Else Tonight,” this time handing over the remix reigns to Dirt Cheap for a dubbed out electro house rendition. Born in dark and dreary clubs, Dirt Cheap eviscerate the mix, letting the original melody peek through only briefly before dousing it in a sea of sawtooth growls and rib cracking percussion. If you are looking for some of that down and dirty, warehouse ready, circa 2009 electro then look no further, this one is certifiably filthy.
Grab the entire Anywhere Else Tonight EP featuring remixes from Angger Dimas, Steve Mink and Green & Falkner on Beatport.Posted by
One of Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2013, Mackenzie Johnson – MAKJ for short – has continued on his production tear with his latest original “Hold Up.” After remixing Robbie Rivera’s “Jump” in late April, MAKJ returns to the Juicy Music imprint packing a one-two punch of big room bliss. Crisp kicks and a blaring horn section march side by side to deliver a gut-wrenching and percussion-centric break that eschews melodic chordplay for aggressive electro elements. “Hold Up” further re-affirms the up-and-coming producer’s promise as the 2013 summer and festival season heat up.
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To celebrate Toolroom Record’s 10-year anniversary, Digitalism have set out to remix “Truth” from British indie pop sensations Bloc Party. The duo’s knack for eclectic and interesting electro productions does well to transform “Truth” into a radio-friendly, yet dance-able outing with little compromise to the original’s endearing vocals. A steady four-to-the-floor beat drives the production along while robust and intricately layered synthesizers morph the indie vibes into something more suitable for a dance floor, representing yet another sound release from the dance music mainstays.
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