They may not be the first to remix Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s infectious “Can’t Hold Us,” but the Major Lazer crew might be the most courageous. Joined by Swappi and 1st Klase, the trio gave the track the trap treatment, with jacked up “jump ups” layered in with the original chorus and hi hats ricocheting off the piano melody. Adding some cred while keeping the elements that made the tune a hit in the first place, the remix blends SoCal vibes with a trap that goes down smooth. The Mad Decent team threw a cherry on top by giving the remix away as a free download, so click below to grab yours now.
Back in March, Seven Lions spoke to Dancing Astronaut about some upcoming collaborations, one of which has now been revealed as “Fevers” alongside fellow melodic dubstep champion Minnesota and vocalist Mimi Page. To no surprise, the newly released collaboration is just as entrancing and otherworldly as the trifecta of talent behind it would imply. Page’s voice feels right at home slowly careening over the enveloping, trancelike pads, while Seven Lions and Minnesota culminate the track with a titanic, emotional dubstep drop. In the realm of sonorous, amicable dubstep, Seven Lions has proved virtually untouchable.
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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Riding on a high after reaching 30,000 Facebook likes and releasing collaboration “NaNaNa” with fellow Dutchman Moti, Alvaro feverishly thanks his fans by giving away free download “Most Wanted.” Already raking in support from the all-mighty Tiësto during his Ultra set, the track boasts ground-shaking bass reminiscent previous productions “World in Our Hands“ and “Rock Music.” Stay tuned for his much anticipated release “Welcome to the Jungle,” while in the mean time Google image search “Alvaro Most Wanted” for some truly terrifying mug shots.
Meet Modern Machines, the New York based electro-duo consisting of Dimitry Mak and Kapla. The pair have been fine-tuning their production chops and are know welcoming fans to the machine with volume one of their latest mix series. The first installment of “Welcome To The Machine” showcases the duo’s own “The Vandal,” their bootleg of Showtek’s “Slow Down,” and an array of tracks that reflect their sound. Enter the machine and take this mix into your weekend with the free download.
LA’s own Bixel Boys have a knack for crafting some of the world’s favorite R&B tracks into down home club tracks. Like “Love Like This,” “P.Y.T,” and “Ride” before it, “Blurred Lines” fashions Robin Thicke’s risque crooner into a fresh booty-popping bootleg. With T.I. and Pharrell on the mix and the music video (NSFW) in the minds of millions of men around the country, the Bixels are harnessing the best of American pop culture for their own devises.
And now for his next trick, Moon Boots has released French Express’s 34th addition to the catalog, a treasured slice of the sound of 2013 entitled “Love Strong.” Supported by its mischievous melody, heavily filtered mid-ranges, and a jubilant series of piano riffs and claps, Moon Boots creates a song that is literally impossible not to enjoy. This one’s for the books.
Although dBerrie just released a preview for “Malfunction,” he has been keeping busy in the studio giving his fans a free download of his latest remix. Taking Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive,” Berrie speeds up the original indie tune and turns it into an absolutely massive track. The fluid bassline complements the emotion filed lyrics, breathing new life into the year-old track. We might even say that this remix is on par with dBerrie’s remix of “Somebody I Used to Know,” but download below and decide for yourself.
If you’ve ever been to a sporting event you’ve heard “Sirius,” the iconic The Alan Parsons Project song that came to define the sound of sports stadiums the world over. In anticipation of their summer tour, Feenixpawl have released their rendition of the anthemic track – adding four-to-the-floor beat and modern big room spin to the classic arrangement. Complementing the original’s bustling melody, the Australian duo add a significant jolt of electro house energy amidst a flurry of stadium-friendly synth stabs. Feenixpawl’s modernized “Sirius” has already been used by the Chicago Bulls and is available now for free download exclusively from Dancing Astronaut.
Listen to the track after the break and hear it live when Feenixpawl tours the US and Canada this summer. Tour details below.
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.