London-based Jacob Plant has released a pulsing production with “Shakedown” via Calvin Harris’ Fly Eye Records. Starting the track off with a surging buildup, Plant delivers a dubstep-certified output with plunging bass and electro style. The talented producer transitions from escalating progressions to stabbing synths before unloading crashing sub bass — satisfying dubsteppers and electro enthusiasts alike. A relentless yet infectious offering, “Shakedown” is powerful start to Plant’s year and, with future releases in the works, hopefully only a precursor of what’s to come from the rising producer.Posted by
In typical form, Diplo took to his social media accounts to unveil his latest production, a collaboration with Melbourne up-and-comer Swick. The Australian producer who is known for his tropical outputs, released an EP entitled Bubbles via the Mad Decent imprint Jeffree’s last year and is now back for more. Though only a snippet, “Keep It Gully” instantly oozes with both producers’ dancehall-inspired vibes driven by female vocal loops through the synthesized beat. Combining the sounds of reggae and moombahton, the two producers give listeners a sneak peak of what could be 2013′s “Express Youself.”
Click below the break to listen and expect the full release February 4.
Dirtybird Records prepares to unveil its latest compilation Dirtybird Players on March 13. As a follow-up to last year’s Hatched compilation, Dirtybird Players will deliver new material from both newcomers and familiar label regulars alike. The San Francisco-based imprint known for its gritty house and bass music will bring listeners tracks from resident label mates Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke, and J. Philip, while Eats Everything and Shadow Child also return with contributions.
It can go without saying that dance music producers have an undeniable love affair with the sultry vocals of the newly dubbed pop princess Lana Del Rey. Whether it is her subtle soothing soul or her lyrical flow, it is clear that producers can’t get enough of her slew of top 10 hits. Throughout 2012, dance music enthusiasts received remixes of Del Rey’s tracks, turning her sweet sound into dance-worthy beats with the help of Gesaffelstein, RAC and AlunaGeorge to name a few.
Dancing Astronaut staffers took note of Gemini‘s rhythmic dubstep version of “Born to Die” as well as LA Riots & GTA‘s joint venture on “Video Games“–strengthening the romance even more. Now Monsieur Adi is here to bring us the latest and possibly best Del Rey revamp to-date — a remix of “Summertime Sadness.” The Frenchman transforms the poppy melody into a noteworthy dance production, skipping between the genres of trap, electro, house and hip-hop. Monsieur Adi fluidly transitions between genres giving listeners an almost five-minute mini mix highlighting the sensual sounds of Lana’s voice before unloading a pumping house beat and finishing with lingering drum kicks.
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We got our first real taste of Two Inch Punch –real name Ben Ash– last week when Jessie Ware released her If You’re Never Going to Move EP. The title track, which was previously called “110%” received a rework from the UK-based producer, turning the Julio Bashmore 2-step production into a bubbling downtempo beat. Now Two Inch Punch has returned, giving listeners another remix, this time of the London-based quartet Rudimental.
As part of Black Butter Records’ free download series Spread Love, Two Inch Punch has given Rudimental’s soulful “Spoons” a glitchy rework. The singer/songwriter/producer is known for his R&B infused productions –which he calls ‘Lovestep’– and his rendition of “Spoons” follows suit with its sensual harmonies and shadowy bass drops.
T.I.P’s remix of “Spoons” is followed by reworks from Woz and Baunz, click below the break to listen to the entire remix compilation.
Over the past year, Arty has gained power through his uplifting progressive house and trance productions. The Russian producer has given fans subtle style with production substance, unleashing the sprawling “When I See You” and “Must Be The Love” in 2012. Now ready to carry his production chops into 2013, Arty has unveiled is latest piece of work, “Together We Are,” featuring vocals from Chris James. Listeners first heard James on Deadmau5‘s “The Veldt,” and his smooth vocals easily transfer onto “Together We Are.”
Arty’s blissfully enhanced tune will be released on February 18 via Big Beat Records, but click below the break for sneak peak.
Last week fans received an official announcement for the latest destination on the Electronic Daisy Carnival trail — the Chicagoland Speedway — and tickets are on sale now. The highly anticipated festival continues to expand its draw, making its first stop in the Midwest from May 24th-26th. This year, in Chicago, the three-day event which is known for its world-renowned DJs, performers, and carnival rides will allow camping for festival-goers — a first for the infamous EDC. Tickets for the event start at $175 (without camping) and $295 (with camping).
Billboard Magazine has officially debuted its new Dance/Electronic songs chart, which will be the first song ranking system that will track the nation’s top dance songs based on digital download sales, radio airplay, streaming data, and reported club play according to a hand-selected panel of 140 American DJs.
According to Billboard.com, the Dance/Electronic songs chart will follow the same methodology of its other ranking systems, such as Billboard Top 100. Though the chart will not allow remix crossovers:
Dance remixes of titles categorized as pop, rock, R&B, rap or another genre would not make a song eligible for Dance/Electronic Songs, even if the title appears on the Dance Club Songs or Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.
The magazine implemented a Dance/Electronic digital sales chart in 2010 and will be following the same determination when declaring a song dance or electronic. Currently topping the chart is the will.i.am produced Britney Spears‘ track “Scream and Shout” followed by Swedish House Mafia‘s “Don’t You Worry Child.”
Billboard also expanded its charts adding a Streaming Songs ranking, which will rank tracks based off radio streams and on-demand audio from leading services including Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio, MySpace, Xbox Music and Guvera.
Grandtheft caught our attention with his remix Calvin Harris‘ infamous “Sweet Nothing” alongside Diplo last year. The 2012 hit, featuring the soulful vocals of Florence Welch, received reworks from the likes of Tiesto and Qulinez, but Diplo and Grandtheft’s trap rendition stole the spotlight. Now the Canadian producer is back at it, giving listeners another remix driven by the pitch-down drum kicks of trap.
His latest remix is a rework of A-Trak and Tommy Trash‘s “Tuna Melt,” and was released after the Fool’s Gold head honcho — A-Trak — reached 300k twitter followers Friday. Grandtheft’s remix of the already grinding electro track tones down the tempo, before slapping listeners in face with hip-hop infused bass drops. A complete turn around from the original, the “Tuna Melt” remix is another huge output from the rising producer.
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After the launch of their new bi-weekly show on Rinse FM, the LuckyMe collective/imprint kickstarted another residency on MistaJam‘s BBC Radio 1xtra show. The LuckyMe crew is slotted to supply the show with a series of hour-long sessions and Lunice set the series in motion this past Tuesday.
Lunice, one half of the production project TNGHT with Hudson Mohawke, started the show off with some of his infectious trap tunes before unloading his latest work “Liaison” onto his audience. The track, which is a sole Lunice production, begins with sweeping sub-bass before the Canadian producer works in babbling percussion and twinkling synths. Though “Liaison” does not veer far from the other productions we have heard from TNGHT, the tune is sure to be looped throughout trap sets.
Click below the break to listen to the trap pioneers “Liaison.”