Battle of the Beats is a new feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on who’s rendition takes the proverbial cake. (more…)Posted by
BBC Radio 1‘s infamous Essential Mix will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year and with several stellar mixes already in the books for 2013, it should shape up to be one of the best years yet. Host and curator, Pete Tong, continually brings on up-and-coming acts as well as industry phenomenons to interject their sound into one of the world’s most legendary radioshows — this week Zeds Dead took the honors. (more…)Posted by
As most of you will remember, Mat Zo and Porter Robinson rounded out their 2012 with the epic collaboration “Easy.” The track was originally set as a demo for Zo’s forthcoming album, but after Porter heard the sprawling production, the solo venture turned into a collab. Different from the typical sounds heard from either producer, “Easy” incorporates vocal house vibes with its catchy “’cause lovin you is easy” vocal hook. The Norwegian team of Ketil Jansen and Ulrik Denizou Lund, better known as Lemâitre, have crafted a remix that begins with a soft bubbling beat before adding wobbling electro bass plugs. Turning up the tempo, the production pair create a harder-hitting remix while keeping this disco vibes intact.Posted by
We’ve talked about which nightclubs and bars make the most paper, but which of these are the best in terms of concept development, operations, promotion, innovation and success? The Nightclub & Bar Media Group has released these answers. The group of judges that determined was made of top industry professionals, journalists, owners, and consultants. There were almost 500 entries in the 26 categories and judges used a ranking methodology to determine the winners. There are 9 bar, 8 nightclub, and 9 Vegas categories. No coincidence that several of the winners in these categories also rake in the most cash.
In anticipation of Benga‘s forthcoming album Chapter II he has just launched a new website along with an album mini mix. The seven-minute sneak peek gives fans insight into Benga’s followup to Diary of an Afro Warior, set for an April 22 release after multiple push backs. Complete with the dark eerie sounds listeners have grown to associate with the UK producer, he starts out with old school dubstep vibes before moving into a grinding bassline. While many critics are focusing concern over whether Chapter II will be too poppy after recent singles “Pour Your Love” and “Icon,” this mini mix proves the contrary. Head over to Benga’s new website for the free album mix download or click below the break to listen.
AlunaGeorge‘s genre-fusing productions have gained the UK duo recognition around the globe in the last year. After reaching #2 on the UK Billboard Singles chart for their collaborative effort with fellow Brits Disclosure on “White Noise,”Aluna Francis (vocals) and George Reid (production) are ready to reveal details of their forthcoming debut album.
The two announced the release date of their now-named Body Music LP, which is set for July 1 via Island Records. Along with this announcement, the duo unveiled the title of their next single “Attracting Flies” which was played for the first time on Zane Lowe‘s BBC Radio 1 show last and will be released March 10. The track is a bubbling warped beat which bounces off Francis’ soft vocals with ease creating another polished poppy production from the rising duo.
For today’s GMM we’re rewinding to Major Lazer‘s inception, when the production output was made up of Diplo and Switch. At the time, the pair had just released Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do and structured the mix with one hour from Diplo followed by another from Switch. Mixing in classic reggae sounds and future classic Major Lazer productions, the two producers gave listeners insight into the origins of the rasta-inspired beats Diplo has now championed for the last 3 years. With everything from slow, airy productions to harder hitting tropically-infused outputs, Diplo and Switch treated listeners to the emerging sounds of electronic reggae making for another effortless genre cross-over for the Mad Decent label.
Over the past seven weeks, Avicii has gathered fan submissions for what is set to be the largest scale musical collaboration ever. In an attempt to involve as many of his fans as possible, the world-renowned producer allowed anyone to submit their own piece of production giving out a chord progression melody to start back in January. With over 13,000 submissions from 140 different countries, Avicii selected weekly semi-finalists and gave fans the power to choose which beats made the final cut.
Battle of the Beats is a new feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on who’s rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Once again, Major Lazer announced they will delay the release of their sophomore album Free the Universe. The album was originally set for a November release, but last fall was postponed to February 26th. Now with the second release date quickly approaching, the trio confessed they are not ready to unveil their highly anticipated project just yet — taking to Facebook to apologize to fans.