Last year, Dim Mak front man Steve Aoki joined forces with Indonesian wiz kid Angger Dimas to bring us an electrifying single that sent some pretty intense shivers down our spines. On my end, I’m fairly convinced that the two have managed to condense an actual lightning bolt into .mp3 form, but, unfortunately, the hard evidence still remains to be seen.
Although Aoki teased us towards the end of last year with a preview of this killer track, we’re excited to say that the full song is now officially available for purchase via Beatport. Featuring razor sharp synths that intertwine perfectly with My Name is Kay’s scintillating vocals, “Singularity” is an explosive electro house release that erupts even more viciously than Mt. Vesuvius laying the smackdown on Pompeii. A consistent headbanger from start to finish, this high energy release is 128 BPM of glory and may just take your breath away if you’re not careful.
Before I go ahead and even begin this review, I’m going to be up front and admit that I may be the slightest bit biased on this one. Full disclosure: I love everything that Heroes x Villains produces, and this new remix of Borgore and Carnage’s “Incredible” is certainly no exception. The Dirty South duo has once again taken a traditionally clear-cut electro house single and, how shall we say, given it the business–effectively transforming the ear-shattering original into a truly nasty trap remake.
This past weekend, Ferry Corsten excited electronica fans worldwide by dropping a new rework of his 2011 collaboration with Betsie Larkin, “Stars.” In doing so, the Dutch producer has taken the relatively tame original and subtly transformed it into a vertiginous trance hit that possesses all the makings of an international club sensation.
After teasing us with a brief preview that barely whet our appetites last month, Dinka and Leventina are finally back with the full release of their “Elements (2013 Reload).” Now available in its entire glory, this effervescent track still contains all of the melodious chords and staggering hi-hat to which we were privy last month. Now we also get to hear all of the killer synth and high octane snare that lie beyond that initial sexy drop. The remainder of the song is as thrilling as ever — we can only hope these two will continue to pair up in the future.
This propane-fuled single from the Swiss compatriots may have been long time coming, but it was certainly well worth the wait.
While winter storm Nemo tears its way across the northeast, Zeds Dead has taken to unabashedly tearing things up in the studio, all for your listening pleasure. Designed to keep you raging on these next few cold and lonely nights while that dastardly snow flexes its muscles, this latest mashup from the dubstep kings will no doubt help you stick it to that pestering cabin fever and will let it know exactly where to send all of its depressing woe. Comprised of blistering tracks from a range of artists including Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead themselves, and more, the hour long “Snowstorm Mix” is sure to keep you moving on your feet and generating some serious heat for every last second, which may be necessary for those of you who end up losing power.
Diplo and GTA have teamed up to produce “Boy Oh Boy,” their bucknasty rework of Missy Elliott’s infamous track, “Work It.” Starting off with a heavy hitting bassline that is accompanied by some fairly rampage-like synths, this remix slowly builds up to reveal that unforgettable hook we all know and love from Missy’s original record from 2002. In bringing their conjoined efforts together, the Mad Decent Madman and Miami-based producers have managed to completely trick out the decade-old hit and infuse it with some sultry moombah flavor. It looks like great minds do think alike.
Whether you’re a hip hop junkie or a complete house nut, we’re certain this remake will have something for you. With a release date still unknown, “Boy Oh Boy” will be making its way around sets before being unleashed for the public.
Rebecca & Fiona are back–this time wielding a soulful dance hit that will carry listeners away like a roaring rip tide. The first single to be released from their second album (scheduled for debut later this year), “Taken Over” is an incredibly solid effort from the Swedish duo and undoubtedly promises to put them on other DJs’ watchlists for the remainder of 2013. Featuring strokes of genius from fellow countryman Style of Eye, this powerful mix from the double platinum artists exudes a literal smorgasbord of electrifying sounds that ranges from explosive synths to thundering lasers. This is an undeniably big release for Rebecca & Fiona and one that is sure to catapult the blonde bombshells further into stardom than ever before. Check out the official video and purchase below.
Yesterday, Jochen Miller took to all of his various social media accounts to announce the premiere of his newest single, “Damnit,” available exclusively via Beatport. A progressive house killer at its very core, this effervescent track is five minutes and 31 seconds of pure genius infused with some uncontrollably wild synth and downright nasty riffs. Although we’re used to hearing fairly similar sounds from the Big & Dirty recording artist at this point in his career, “Damnit” is still an all around stellar track that, without question, lives up to its big room name.
I don’t remember exactly what I was doing at 17, but I’m 99.9% sure I wasn’t mixing up Grade A tracks like this latest head banger from Danny Avila. The Spanish youngster may not be old enough to (legally) set foot in a club just yet, but dear lord does he know how to produce a raging trapstep remix that is sure to get those pulses racing.
Collaborating with Generation Wild cohort Mikael Weermets on this newest endeavor, a bass-booming rendition of Skylar Grey‘s “C’mon Let Me Ride,” Avila has literally turned the original on its head and transformed it from a relatively innocuous pop jingle into a meaty, action-packed trap hit. Still maintaining Grey’s powerful vocals and general underlying melody, the Madrid native has teamed up with the Swedish DJ to add some pretty serious synth work into the mix, as well as an insanely dope drop that makes the 2012 single virtually unrecognizable. With this remarkable hit being Avila’s first release of the new year, we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for 2013.
Look for the full remix to debut on Interscope Records February 5th.
Better known for their tracks that typically feature some pretty killer bass, Culture Code recently decided to switch things up a bit and take a stab at their first progressive house mix with a little help from vocalist Brenton Mattheus. An impressive start for the English duo’s initial venture into the realm of progressive house, “On My Own” is a highly emotional single characterized by a series of intense highs with nearly inaudible lows that will undoubtedly hook listeners from beginning to end. With its beautiful vocals, sensational buildups, and expertly crafted melody, “On My Own” has all the makings of a potential club hit and a pivotal release for all three young artists involved. Grab the free download after the break.