After appearing on the cover of XXL’s Freshman 2012 issue, Iggy Azaela has spent the last year developing her new hip-hop persona . Met by quick critics for her lack of cred, the Australian blonde-bombshell has taken the year to prove that it is her witty lyrics and surprisingly badass flow that legitimize her music. As a precursor to her debut album due out in 2013 on Grand Hustle Records, Azalea released the Trap Gold mixtape. The mixtape features production help from the likes of Diplo and FKi while Juicy J lends the only vocal feature on “Flexin & Finnesin.”
Don’t judge a book by its cover. And in this case, don’t judge a track by its name. The original OneRepublic track is a traditionally pop-rock tune that you may not find yourself listening to with any regularity. Enter Fred Falke. The French producer infuses the track with some proper house beats, giving it a disco feel that’s much more to our liking.
Falke is pretty much a veteran on the EDM scene, making music since 2000 and delivering remixes of pop songs for about as long. His recent album release Part IV, which features the track “Aurora,” should give you a nice taste of Fred’s style. And if you’re fiending for more, you can also check out his Soundcloud page.
In the latest announcement of a string of exciting options for New Year’s Eve in New York, Webster Hall has revealed their annual New Year’s Eve party will feature a special after hours performance from none other than our favorite head-banging Aussie, Tommy Trash. The event is 19+ for the $99 GA ticket and 21+ for the $150 Silver Ticket (full open bar), with VIP options available as well. We’re pretty curious what the “largest balloon drop in the free world” will look like too.
Get all of the details and buy your tickets here.
Dyro has been producing remixes at a breakneck speed, and follows up his remix of “Close Enemies” after only a week. This time he takes on his own track, “Top of the World,” and gives it a heavy facelift.
‘I hate the fact that people see me as a producer of a certain genre. I want people to know what I’m capable of. And this remix was my way of showing that. Yes, it’s a dubstep track, and no, it’s not a new style. At first I made it as an edit to close my sets with, but I decided I wanted to share it with the world as it worked so well on the floor!’
If you want to catch Dyro live, he will be spinning at Pacha NYC with Hardwell on November 23rd, you can grab tickets here.
Last week we brought you Hard Rock Sofa’s big room mix of David Guetta’s “Just One Last Time,” and now the track has come repackaged with brand new remixes from Tiesto and Deniz Koyu. Fresh off his album remode, Nothing But The Beat 2.0, Guetta’s translatable pop vocal from Taped Rai lends itself to sounds across the board. Tiesto’s remix embodies the big room feel, laced with thumping progression and complimented with building melodies. Koyu’s rendition is a plunge into electro, following the hook with frenzied distortion and rolling grunge. Listent to Guetta’s latest remixes and find them downloadable from Beatport.
David Guetta – Just One Last Time (Tiesto Remix)
Just One Last Time (Deniz Koyu Remix)
As the hip hop/electronic crossover continues, the scene has seen an increasingly steady rise of Top-40 radio-friendly remixes of popular hip hop personalities. ENUR, Nicki Minaj and Goonrock’s collaboration “I’m That Chick” gets a dub-heavy remix from Rune RK that replaces the original’s poppy beat signature with cascades of white noise and an impossibly punchy breakdown. Progressive chord play works surprisingly well alongside Nicki’s equally punchy flow while electro builds and breaks transform the track from unlistenable pop drivel to something strangely satisfying.
ENUR feat. Nicki Minaj & Goonrock – I’m That Chick (Rune RK Dub)
Richie Hawtin sits down to discuss the first round of lectures of CNTRL: Beyond EDM – including the teams’ impromptu show in a hotel room in Buffalo, NY during Hurricane Sandy and their highly successful return to Manhattan at Webster Hall.
Watch Week 2 after the break.
Dancing Astronaut Radio is back with its 26th episode of Axis, brought to you this week by New York City natives The Disco Fries. In their hour-long mix, Nick and Danny have showcased their brand new single “Don’t Let Me Down,” along with a handful of tracks that you might not be familiar with, from artists including TJR, John Dahlback, and GTA. If you’re looking for something a little funky and different for your weekend parties, make sure to check out this mix; we promise you won’t be disappointed. For the complete tracklist and new single, click past the break.
Even with the winter fast approaching, Viceroy stands steadfastly behind his “summertime, all the time” style on his latest collaboration with indie rockers Ghost Beach. The familiar steel drums and airy synthesizers that have come to define the Viceroy sound are still present, acting as the perfect complement to the evocative vocals. Bouncy and carefree, “While We’re in Love” transports us back 4 months to the peak of the summer season, helping us forget, even if only for a moment, that winter is right around the corner.
Firebeatz continue on their meteoric rise into the dance music consciousness with the dark, electro house stunner “Disque.” Fresh off the release of “Dear New York” and “Here We F*cking Go,” the Dutch duo deliver an electro-tinged production. Framed by tightly-wound arpeggios, throaty bass line wobbles, and gut-punching percussion, “Disque” strikes a delicate balance between progressive melodies and electro-industrial grit.
Set to be released on December 10th via Spinnin Records, “Disque” marks the 3rd high quality release from Firebeatz in just as many months.
Listen after the break.