Between its original release and The Prodigy’s popular re-jig back in 1994, Kelly Charles “You’re No Good To Me” has held its corner as an all-time rave anthem and it appears that Dutch house maestro Fedde Le Grand remembers it well. United with Canadian peers Sultan & Ned Shepard, the trio follows-up their road to Ultra anthem “Long Way From Home” with a 21st century remodel for Spinnin Records. Whilst both respective artists’ repertoire is likely to be wasted on the generation that experienced it first time round, “No Good” maintains the original’s euphoric charm whilst re-imagining the track for the modern peak-time crowds. An immediate festival-bomb with surefire sing-along appeal, a quality mix of new and old puts Fedde and his Canadian peers in the hot seat for the summer season ahead.
If Clarity was any evidence, Zedd is well primed for the intersection between pop music and electronic. After touring with Lady Gaga last spring, Zedd has formally hooked up with the megastar to help produce her forthcoming album ARTPOP. As dance music continues its rise into mainstream acceptance, Zedd’s collaboration with Gaga could represent the zenith of EDM’s advancement.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Zedd said of the studio collaboration: “I’m really, really excited for people to hear what we came up with. I just really can’t imagine they would not like it, to just say it straight up. I think the stuff we’ve made is pretty fucking cool.”
When they’re not spinning records and entertaining fans many DJs return home to their families to deliver a different kind of entertainment. They trade in their records for tutus and crowns, funny faces, cotton candy, and matching attire. In honor of Father’s Day we’ve decided to shift our focus from their DJ duties to their diaper daddy duties.
Swiss dream team EDX & Leventina are back this month with a debut collaborative run for Spinnin Records. True to their respective penchants for firm yet melodic club fuel, “The Sun” is a truly topical summer anthem that sets the tone for the sun kissed trail ahead. Its peak time values, though prominent, do not detract from the compositional strength that EDX and his comrades under the Helvetic Nerds handle have consistently embodied. Powerfully charged and honestly tailored to both artists distinctive style, Switzerland has yet another club anthem for the summer of 2013. (more…)
In another jam-packed episode of his Essential Selection Radio Show, Pete Tong tips his hat to Disclosure’s chart-topping debut album Settle and drops an exclusive first play of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” alongside Aloe Blacc. Ramon Tapia is on the trail with his Goody Goodies, with Ben Watt taking the sat for this weeks Hall of Fame segment and Skrillex dropping with for his first formal Essential Mix. (more…)
This week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine features everything from deep dubstep in the way of ENiGMA Dubz, to deep house from the likes of Touch Sensitive and Gorgon City, to some indie dance in the form of Phoenix and Kartell.
If you missed any of last week’s mellower outputs, check out Fehrplay’s deep remix to “Give It to the People,” the official remixes to Crystal Fighters’ “You & I,” and G. Vump’s celestial take on Birdy Nam Nam’s “Written in the Sand.” For five tracks to pull you out of your morning slump, click past the break.
Although the Electric Daisy Carnival has found its new home in Las Vegas quite comfortable since its ousting from Los Angeles in 2010, it seems there is still hope for Southern Californian dance music fans wishing to have more events in Los Angeles City and County. Even festivals likes Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland and Escape from Wonderland are not quite in Los Angeles, but rather neighboring San Bernardino County.
Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival touched down on Soldier Field this Friday, kicking off the summer’s in-city festivals. We joined the neon hordes thronging Museum Campus Drive, ready to party on the 50 yard line. With two days and dozens of acts left to go, here’s what we learned from Spring Awakening Day One.
In an intimate interview with The Guardian, Kraftwerk’s Ralf Hütter discusses the band’s past, present and future. Going into great depth about Kraftwerk’s early years, Hütter discusses Autobahn, their ban from performing in China and his insistence that in an era where “pressing play” is always a cause for concern Kraftwerk continues to perform live with tons of gadgets at their disposal. The most interesting piece of information came when Hütter referenced the The Catalogue claiming that “Now this is done, one to eight. Now we can concentrate on number nine,” alluding to the often rumored ninth Kraftwerk album.
Via: The Guardian
Freestylers return to original production duties on their fifth full length studio album The Coming Storm, placing themselves firmly back in the breakbeat limelight. After 15 years and four albums, the Freestylers unleash 13 brand new tracks featuring collaborations from Synikall, Stereo:Type Wizard, Sirreal, Laura Steel, Irwin Sparks and more. Two years in the making, Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey’s latest is a sonic assault on your neural passageways, developing into a uniquely eclectic output that touches on every shade of the bass music spectrum. High octane from start to finish The Coming Storm is a must listen for anyone looking for a bit more adrenaline in their dance music.