Brooklyn’s Chordashian started flying the indie dance flag long before its more recent popular renaissance. At the tail end of 2013, their latest cut “Keep On” offers a snapshot of just why their traditional yet perky dance etiquette has continued to rack some serious attention throughout the year. With well-oiled keys and infectious samples at the center of this groovy offering, the duo summons the spirit of heyday house music without the dated production values. Past the garage throwbacks and murky low-end undertones recent times have thrown at us, Chordashian strikes a nostalgic note worth holding that, if kept to such a consistent high for 2014, could make them one of New York’s most valuable dance assets by a mile.Posted by
Earlier this year, Grandtheft united the realms of trap and big room with unprecedented stamina for his remix of Keys N Krate’s “Treat Me Right.” Now celebrating a landmark notch on the bedpost for his social media stamina, the Mad Decent-approved Canadian drops his bold remixing streak to transfrom Madeon’s “Technicolor” with the low-end tendencies we have come to expect from the young breakout. With the triplets flowing liberally and 808 kicks in full effect, the Toronto-based breakout reminds us why trap has been one of the most popular melting pots of dance-floor convergence throughout the year. His seamless incorporation of the original’s melodic signature is enough to assert that this is 50,000 fans well earned for one of the more intriguing newcomers to the genre for 2013.Posted by
With an impending remix of Krewella’s “We Are One” waiting for its release date, Toronto’s Dzeko & Torres give away their newest remix as a free download. Much like they did to Chuckie and Promise Land’s “Breaking Up” and Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” which the duo also gave away, the breakout Canadian stars infuse “Demons” with a large dose of melody. Dan Reynolds’ haunting vocals remain intact and are still a huge part of the production, but the young duo turn the indie rock hit into a main stage approved production.
Your Thanksgiving feast probably left you in a food coma, and with the help of Dim Mak Records, we present you with a smooth solution that’ll get you back up and running. If you’re crazy enough for a Black Friday shopping spree, this sampler series will serve as the perfect background music to pump you up for the day’s big sales. Featuring 15 tracks, Dim Mak’s “Thanksgiving Dinner Roll” sampler includes a range of genres and sounds that transform from mellow beginnings to a full out party by the end. With a few remixes, like Bare‘s take on Carnage & Tony Junior‘s popular track “Michael Jordan,” and some originals like Angger Dimas‘ “Jump Floor,” the “Thanksgiving Dinner Roll,” all available for free download, is definitely something to be thankful for.
Once famous for his bootlegs and mashups, 22-year-old DJ 3lau has come a long way since his humble beginnings. Riding on the success of his recent album release, Dance Floor Filth 3, 3lau proves his ability as a big room house producer, dominating dance floors everywhere as his talents grow exponentially. The young DJ promises to release 5 new original tracks in early 2014, but in the meantime, he thanks his fans for their continued support with a release of “Escape Me Home.” First heard at EDC, 3lau’s mashup combines remixes of Revealed Recordings‘ “Escape” by Flatdisk, Kill FM, and Charity Strike and melds them together with “Take Me Home” by Cash Cash. It’s another great 3lau remix that won’t even cost a dime – what could be better?
Since embarking on Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash’s Hounds of Hell Tour, Canada’s Charlie Darker has remained relatively silent on the production front — leaving fans with “Soup” as his last original offering. Back with a free download in time for this week’s holiday, Darker unleashes his newest work, “Debrief.” Per usual, the Kindergarten Records producer illustrates intricate electro house and strays far from the status quo with an array of sounds spontaneously layered, paying testament to his catch-them-by-surprise antics.
The year is 2013. Bangers are on their way out and soul is on its way back in, thanks in no small part to a French robot duo and two British brothers. It’s only fitting that the Prince of Soul should be seeing more frequent remix attention, and up-and-coming Norwegian producer Kygo has done just that with time-tested seduction song “Sexual Healing.” The young artist’s mellow reinterpretation pairs the classic vocal alongside a lighthearted melody and cheerily complementary percussion. It’s a surprisingly tropical take from a Nordic artist in November, but those of us suffering through similarly cruel winters shouldn’t begrudge a little wishful thinking.
Since being crowned one of DA’s artists to watch in 2013, Miami-bred Henrix has spared no mercy throughout his rookie year. Originals for Size Records such as “Hit It” and “Jumangee” emblazoned his brand across progressive house and appearances at Electric Zoo and TomorrowWorld had the DJ/producer taking the festival stage. Reaching 50,000 fans on Facebook, Henrix is now unloading his USB in appreciation of his fans — offering a 7-track bootleg pack as a free download. Nothing short of on-point mixing between energetic and contagious tracks, the latest from Henrix has him at this best in an appropriate celebration.
As one of the 13 artists to have blessed Eric Prydz’s Pryda Friends imprint over the years, Richard Knott has proven a sparing yet exciting asset to British dance music. For his latest free instalment, the past meets the future to affirm the promising talent we have witnessed so far from this London-based breakout. This new age reimagining of S-Cape’s “In Control” places the 1991 in a retrospective yet inherently current world of its own for the modern market. A flurry of full-bodied keys, rigid grooves and liberal sample work, Knott puts proper house music back on the menu for a stunning retrospective nod that sets the young Brit on winning form for the coming year.Posted by
Diplo‘s last official release came only a few days ago, packaged on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. His collaboration with vocalists Sia and The Weeknd, “Elastic Heart,” displayed one of his many production facets as he delivers a minimalistic backbone for eloquent serenade. Now giving away another piece of work in less of a blockbuster fashion, Diplo offers his remix of Grizzly Bear’s “Will Calls,” which continues in vein of his slow-tempo, easy-listen stylings.