Recently premiered by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, Qulinez’s newest original “Noise” packs a decimating punch. The Swedish producers’ tendency for electro mayhem has never before been so keenly displayed. The duo begin their track with a high-pitched lead synth, building the foundation for some sporadic electro house. Midway through, however, “Noise” turns up the intensity with a powerful halftime section, leading once more into Qulinez’s devastating drop. The track is due out on Spinnin’ Records on October 7th.Posted by
The official release of Sub Focus’s sophomore album Torus is right around the corner. With the massive tracklist already revealed, September 30th could not come any sooner. Further enticing our bass music palate, the producer has uploaded “Eclipse,” a track exclusively reserved for the Deluxe Edition of the album. While much of the Brit bass phenom’s newer music has showcased a more pop-friendly tendency, “Eclipse” is the Sub Focus we’ve known and loved. The track begins with a grandiose melody backed by a sparkling arpeggio, paving the way for some flawless liquid drum ‘n’ bass and drumstep. If the tune is representative of the album as a whole, Torus could potentially stand as one of the albums of the year — we hope you’re ready.Posted by
With his Immersive Music tour in full swing, Bassnectar has just upped the ante by releasing both his five-track Take You Down EP as well as the final, fifty minute side to his Immersive Music Mixtape. Lorin first teased the EP two weeks ago with the lead single “Take You Down,” a lush, off-color 808 tune. The newly released EP also contains Bassnectar’s highly anticipated collaboration with ill.Gates, “Expanded,” arguably the biggest track on the EP, as well as the heavy, Primus-approved original, “Raw Charles.” Finally, Lorin brings us a remastered version of “Colorstorm” and a West Coast Lo Fi remix to “Take You Down.”
OWSLA’s BBC 1Xtra After Dark Series is off to a phenomenal start. After last week’s heavy, 40-track offering from Kill the Noise, this week features San Francisco trio The M Machine for arguably the series’ best mixtape to date. With a tantalizingly diverse track selection and frequent vocal overlay from Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech in The Great Dictator, The M Machine’s hour-long mix recalls the best elements of Mat Zo’s February Essential Mix.
Having just unveiled Metropolis Remixed, the mixtape is naturally inundated with potent renditions from the remix album. Supplementing the mix are countless underrated tracks from Modeselektor, Jaymes Young, and Robotaki, as well as some unreleased originals from The M Machine.Posted by
While there are countless reputable labels to speak of in 2013, few have proven as forward-thinking and innovative as OWSLA. With a roster that continually boasts the highest caliber of underrated artists, Skrillex’s savvy label has seemingly gathered the best of today’s genre-pushing producers under one roof. OWSLA is set to take over an entire stage for the final day of TomorrowWorld, bringing some of its most promising bass music producers for a Sunday extravaganza.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week features standout Austrian producers Parov Stelar and Klangakarussel alongside deep house producers Teenage Mutants and Isaac Tichauer. Rounding out the selection is a funky offering from Futurewife.
1. Parov Stelar is the master of electro swing. “La Calatrava” is the opening track from Parov Stelar Trio’s 2013 album Invisible Girl, and it’s a thing of beauty.
Walking in to Oakland’s Oracle Arena for Sensation Ocean of White felt like arriving at an underwater gala: the guests were clad in white, the air buzzed with a light chatter, and the blue-tinted room was overrun with elegant, ocean-oriented decorations. Gargantuan jellyfish circled the room, while LED panels projected seaweed prints across the walls. There was a sense of sophistication evident in the design, from the spiral staircase surrounding the stage, to the double catwalks extending outwards from the massive centerpiece.
Taking place Thursday through Monday in Oakdale, California (a couple hours outside of San Francisco), Symbiosis Gathering is primed to be one of the most enriching festival experiences California has to offer. Located at the beautiful Woodward Reservoir, the five day festival is a harmonious mixture of music, art, and spirituality. Think Lightning in a Bottle meets the Bay Area.
Krewella have quickly become the mainstage dance act to remix. After the rampant success of “Alive,” the trio’s followup single “Live For The Night” is already looking to make a similarly pandemic impact. While Pete Tong originally premiered W&W’s forthcoming remix of the single, the Dutch duo have uploaded a longer and unobstructed version to their own SoundCloud. With their typical booming kick drum, W&W craft a powerful big room remix equipped with a festive melody and a vocoder.
Dash Berlin has joined in on the fun as well, uploading a a softer, more emotive take on the pop-dance single. If “Alive” was anything to go by, you can expect plenty of more remixes to “Live For The Night” in the coming months.
The remixes to AN21 & Max Vangeli’s debut album People of the Night are slowly trickling out. First premiered by Steve Angello in his March Essential Mix, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman’s euphoric take on the title track “People of the Night” may very well be one of the biggest. Amplifying the intensity of the original into a driving progressive house rendition, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman harbor a swift melody backed by a powerful electro undercurrent. The Swedish duo’s remix to the Tiësto-AN21 & Max Vangeli collaboration is out now on Size Records.
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