Australian duo Vandalism return with their latest electro house outing “Anywhere Else Tonight,” this time handing over the remix reigns to Dirt Cheap for a dubbed out electro house rendition. Born in dark and dreary clubs, Dirt Cheap eviscerate the mix, letting the original melody peek through only briefly before dousing it in a sea of sawtooth growls and rib cracking percussion. If you are looking for some of that down and dirty, warehouse ready, circa 2009 electro then look no further, this one is certifiably filthy.
Grab the entire Anywhere Else Tonight EP featuring remixes from Angger Dimas, Steve Mink and Green & Falkner on Beatport.
One of Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2013, Mackenzie Johnson – MAKJ for short – has continued on his production tear with his latest original “Hold Up.” After remixing Robbie Rivera’s “Jump” in late April, MAKJ returns to the Juicy Music imprint packing a one-two punch of big room bliss. Crisp kicks and a blaring horn section march side by side to deliver a gut-wrenching and percussion-centric break that eschews melodic chordplay for aggressive electro elements. “Hold Up” further re-affirms the up-and-coming producer’s promise as the 2013 summer and festival season heat up.
No nonsense house music from the cream of British club land? It could only have ever been My Digital Enemy and Hoxton Whores. United for the first time for Roger Sanchez’s Stealth Records imprint, “Get Down” rolls with the grooves and celebrates some of the genres more timeless melodic hallmarks. With their Zulu Records imprint leaping from strength to strength and a debut compilation for Hotfingers enroute, My Digital Enemy return to the label in top form with a little help from two artists who have more than earned their keep on the European circuit. Hit more to hear the noise and grab the track on Beatport. (more…)
To celebrate Toolroom Record’s 10-year anniversary, Digitalism have set out to remix “Truth” from British indie pop sensations Bloc Party. The duo’s knack for eclectic and interesting electro productions does well to transform “Truth” into a radio-friendly, yet dance-able outing with little compromise to the original’s endearing vocals. A steady four-to-the-floor beat drives the production along while robust and intricately layered synthesizers morph the indie vibes into something more suitable for a dance floor, representing yet another sound release from the dance music mainstays.
While their rambunctious touring life is well known, Krewella’s releases have simultaneously garnered massive attention from fellow producers. Their iconic single “Alive” has impressively managed to stay relevant despite being released ten months ago. After receiving countless remixes and reaching the top of Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show airplay chart, it’s safe to say “Alive” has reached the pinnacle of success. For what is being deemed ‘the final’ remix, beloved mainstage talent Hardwell has lent his big room production abilities to the pervasive single. After a warm, sentimental build up, Hardwell introduces a booming drop with a raucous Dutch flavor.
It started with 15 second clips. From a shortened radio edit of “Get Lucky” to listening party phone recordings, we remained unsatisfied and impatient. After rubbernecking at every “leak” like it was a Final Destination collision, Daft Punk fanatics (like myself) can finally rest those stiff shoulders and enjoy the sensual massage of Random Access Memories. Ahead of iTunes’ pre-order free stream, savvy computer jocks have ripped the individual symphonies and publicized the 192 kbps arrangement.
Stream Random Access Memories below.
Update: Stream full album via iTunes
It’s been a long time coming, but Swedish Pryda advocate Jeremy Olander has finally formally unleashed his hotly tipped remix of Golden Girl’s “Kinetic.” Given a debut run on episode two of Eric Prydz’s EPIC Radio show last June, Floorplay Music has finally put us out of our misery with a pre-summer landmark from the fast-ascending talent behind “Let Me Feel.” Five years down the line, “Kinetic” receives a wholeheartedly Olander-esque injection of ungroomed yet uplifting progressive house, breezing into another well-deserved home run for the Scandinavian frontrunner that can do no wrong for nation and craft alike. Hit more to hear musical history remodelled.
Ashley Pope and Tomek Naden, better known as NAPT, take on The Knocks’ latest indie dance release “Modern Hearts” with a hearty helping of disco funk. Warping the original into something nearly unrecognizable, the London-based duo use The Knocks’ vocal cut to piece together a robo-coated groover. Bringing together disco guitar licks, humming synthesis and punchy kicks and claps, NAPT’s take on “Modern Hearts” is genre transcendent and deliciously dance-able.
Though ASOT 600 feels like ages ago, every new release of a track premiered on The Expedition brings the memories right back. One such tune is KhoMha’s remix of Cosmic Gate’s “Storm Chaser,” which ASOT 600 NYC attendees heard played out for the first time by none other than Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten in their first stadium appearance as New World Punx. KhoMha played up the bassline on his remix, stripping out layers of the melody and leaving only a well-crafted teched-out intensity in its place. Proving KhoMha as one to watch, his remix can be purchased as part of “Storm Chasers” remix EP on Beatport.
Steve Angello and RPM have just announced the first official after-party for Electric Daisy Carnival New York. Set to be held on Friday night after the first day of dance music at Citi Field, the afterparty sees Steve performing at Pacha NYC – something he has not done since last summer’s SIZE in the Park after-party. The last time we saw Steve at Pacha he channeled his Mescal Kid persona and delivered a dark and techy set that surprised and delighted many of his longtime fans. With Trent Cantrell’s release debuting on Steve’s newest label X and the buzz of Swedish House Mafia already far in his rearview, expect a unique and sonically diverse set from the SIZE label head.