If you were one of the lucky fans who were able to attend one of Kaskade’s Redux tour stops, you might have been treated to the Late Night Alumni rework of “Raining.” Late Night Alumni — which is Kaskade’s side band project – receives a completely new set of piano lines from Kaskade himself (as he’s the keyboardist of the group), transforming the track into a techy offshoot which went perfectly with the theme of the tour. The track is being offered as a free download on his SoundCloud page, and is definitely a welcomed rebirth to a downright Kaskade classic.
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Deadmau5 has previewed a new track on his Soundcloud page titled “Suite 03,” venturing back to his progressive styling and taking to Twitter to state “drop not included.” The clip features a long, drawn out build with classic trance-like undertones. Deadmau5′s recent productions have been to the slower and more downtempo side of things, offering a refreshing change from what we’d normally expect. He added to his tweet that “this ‘edm’ track contains more than one note.” What’s your take on this side of Deadmau5? Let us know in the comments section below.
Trap hero Baauer has uploaded the Disclosure remake that we heard at Coachella to his Soundcloud page. Eliza Doolittle’s vocals on ”You & Me” gets the Chippendale’s treatment as Bauuer ups the tempo while doing his best to maintain the song’s original elements. The dance-focus vibe remains intact, offering a refreshingly different side of Baauer. One thing’s for sure: the energy in this remix is primed for the dance floor, so don’t be surprised if this gem gets heavy rotation throughout the summer season.
Shadow Child and Tom Flynn are names synonymous with booming dance tracks. They’ve worked together in the past — the Phil Collins EP on Mark Fanciulli’s Deleted imprint being their most notable release. This 2012 release showcased their ability to shape crisp percussion work with groovy basslines to construct dance floor missiles of sorts. Their remix for Kill Frenzy’s “Errrybody” follows in similar order. The track’s faint and eerie vocal flows in perfect harmony with the punchy and relentless drum work. The pairing of these underground forces proves to be a success once again.
Defected Records is launching a new label titled DFTD, with the debut release coming from renowned producer Guti. The vision of the imprint will be to focus on new and undiscovered talent, with the occasional release from an acclaimed act. The label will also host branded parties, kicking things off with a weekly party at Ushuaia Tower in Ibiza starting Monday, June 10th. The three-track inaugural EP from Guti looks to be a monster release featuring vocals full of soul and beats full of jazzy grooves. The EP is set to release June 3rd.
Oliver and Thee Mike B have revived Blondie’s 1979 classic “Heart Of Glass” with their nu disco touch. The original track was a chart chopper of its time and even dubbed by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time. While some songs are better left untouched, I’ve got to say this recreation adds a fresh and lively boost to a true classic. Enjoy playing this one on repeat — I know I will.
Jamie Jones returns to Crosstown Rebels with a EP featuring a new single titled “Moan & Groan” and two remixes to his 2012 hit “Tonight in Tokyo.” With “Moan & Groan,” you see Jamie’s classic production styling emerge with the bouncy disco keys over a groovy and deep bassline. “Tonight in Tokyo” was released last year on Crosstown Rebels and was a staple track in many of Jamie’s sets, but Ben Westbeech’s Breach alias (riding high on “Jack” success at the moment) takes the reigns on the remix, adding a timeless vibe with faint piano flicks and mellow synth work. Cassius dials things down a bit on his rendition with crisp chords and larger-than-life synth lines. (more…)
Two of dirtybird’s finest have joined forces on a new track titled “The GettUp.” Eats Everything and Justin Martin’s new collaboration — which was premiered by none other than dance music’s resident tastemaker, Pete Tong — features a concoction of grungy, bass-heavy noises that culminate to a melodically pleasant end result. You can leave it to these two dance music maestro to make “weird” work wonders — mixing it up in the typical dirtybird unorthodox ways to make something refreshingly different and innovative. The track is set to drop next month.
Acclaimed producers Steve Angello and Jacques Lu Cont have been called upon to remix “Soothe My Soul” off Depeche Mode’s most recent artist album. The arrangement of these iconic names has contrived a release that is nothing short of a dance floor masterpiece. Steve and Jacques build upon the original track’s percussion and bassline to form an anthemic progressive house outing. In praise, Angello told Rolling Stone that “”Depeche Mode and Jacques Lu Cont are heroes to me, so when the opportunity came, there was not a single doubt in my mind.” The track will be released exclusively through Beatport on May 6th.
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“Out Of My Head” — the second single of Deetron’s forthcoming album — gets the remix treatment from UK’s George FitzGerald. The rework showcases FitzGerald’s ability to make a track his own, adding stabs of crisp synth work over Ovasoul7′s indie vocal for a truly tasteful progressive outing. The track’s chord progressions are deep and dark, building and building over the looped vocal to allow the listener to explore the boundaries of the five minute track.