Recently formed duo Jus Jack & Oza teased their chemistry with their previous progressive offering, “Housid,” but are due to steal the limelight this time around. Without their rough-around-the-edges, acid-laden sound, the duo turn up the dial for a big room gem fitting for Tiësto‘s Musical Freedom imprint. “Love Is The Answer” comes with a vocal from Blessid Union of Souls that gives life to the echoing chord builds, and that formula is once again boosted with a remix from Tiësto himself — a production that won’t land on Club Life Volume 3: Stockholm, but still packs a similar punch. All proceeds from the purchase of “Love is the Answer” will be donated to the charity Childhood curated by Princess Madeline of Sweden.
Coming off collaborations with Diplo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, a smash hit in “Hit It,” and a slew of remixes, GTA hold two of the hottest hands in dance music production. The duo are now back to take on another track for Deadmau5, following their remix of “Channel 42.” This time, Matt and Julio rework a throwback Kaskade collaboration and drift away from their expected in-studio methods. Released today via Ultra Records, GTA’s remix of “Move For Me” instills trap slaps in the form of lovestep, keeping the emotion of the original intact while leaving their own mark.
Before Random Access Memories, even before Human After All and Discovery, Thomas and Guy of Daft Punk had established themselves in the dance music scene. Only three years after the release of their debut album, Homework, the duo remained steady in the electronic music scene, and a recording from Winter Music Conference from the year 2000 has surfaced as evidence. The set comes from one half of the robot duo, Thomas Bangalter, and offers insight to the DJ technician unmasked. Find the tracklist below the break.
Kanye West closed Saturday Night Live’s season finale with the debut of two new tracks off his forthcoming album, Yeezus. One, “New Slaves,” was projected on buildings across the globe a night earlier, the other “Black Skinheads,” made its mark on national television with stampeding drums, screeching lyrics, and an energy that blurred hip-hop with rock, with electronic elements.
The morning after Kanye’s latest spectacle, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone shared a quote from his newest Daft Punk interview that has Bangalter revealing details behind their collaboration, indicative of work on “Black Skinhead.”
Last weekend, Axwell put his first step forward as a producer in his post-Swedish House Mafia world and debuted his forthcoming single. “Center of the Universe” was welcomed with warm reception from the moment Pete Tong gave it its world premiere. Fans eager for the track will be gifted with the Axtone release this summer, but it will be Axwell’s remode version of a record that he’s kept tight since 2009. “Center of the Universe” has been Ax’s best kept secret, so watch him debut the song in Australia four years ago and get a sense of the original mix.
Meet Modern Machines, the New York based electro-duo consisting of Dimitry Mak and Kapla. The pair have been fine-tuning their production chops and are know welcoming fans to the machine with volume one of their latest mix series. The first installment of “Welcome To The Machine” showcases the duo’s own “The Vandal,” their bootleg of Showtek’s “Slow Down,” and an array of tracks that reflect their sound. Enter the machine and take this mix into your weekend with the free download.
Youngster Julian Jordan made his mark alongside Sander van Doorn with the bouncy festival-favorite “Kangaroo” nearly one year ago, while most kids his age still remained in junior high school. He next went on to link up with fellow neophyte Martin Garrix for the release of “BFAM,” but has since withdrew from consistent Beatport outings. The 17-year-old wonder-kid returns on the brink of summer with an evolved, fine-tuned edge to his electro insignia, ousting “Ramcar” for those high-octane DJ sets and crowds alike.
It seems there is a new ambassador of Dada Land. The mysterious and even anonymous Andybody is the first signee to Dada Life‘s So Much Dada imprint, and he’s set for his first release this May. Following suit with stamping electro stylings, Andybody takes a melodic route for his inaugural effort, “The First Bass Is The Deepest.” Offering his “First Bass,” the Dada Land ambassador is bound to make his mark on the electro landscape, and Dada Life will come to aid with their own edit of the single to be released on May 27th.
Fast Company have released their rankings of the 100 most creative people in business for 2013, a list of “the 2013 global leaders in technology, design, media, music, movies, marketing, television, sports, and more.” Sitting at number 28 on the list is Thomas Pentz, the DJ, producer, and Mad Decent founder known as Diplo. Highlighted for his creativity in heading his own independent record label, Diplo is acknowledged for the global success of Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” and the antics that made it possible.
After making history with back to back weekends in 2013, Ultra Music Festival looks for a strong return in 2014. Expected to be “the fastest sell out in the event’s history,” Ultra will be letting loose early bird tickets on Tuesday, May 21st at 1pm. Tickets will start at $149, but remember, early bird tickets sold out in less than five minutes last year. UMF 2014 will stretch from March 28th to March 30th with no early signs of a second weekend.