Baltimore native, Gazzo, is offering up a freebie on his latest production. The young producer takes on official remix duties for Y LUV’s latest single, Driftin, a phenomenal track in its own right. Receiving high praise from digital tastemakers and making its mark at #1 on Hype Machine, it was a natural next step to make the single palatable for those with an inclination of the dance music persuasion. Energetic percussive elements and expertly chopped vocals are followed up with softer synths that provide for a perfect backdrop of Y LUV’s lead singer’s emotive vocals – before launching into a killer drop.
As we announced earlier this week, Pacha NYC is hosting an event tonight from 5pm to 5am EST showcasing the talents of fifty different DJs in order to raise money for the affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York area. 100% of proceeds from this event are going to Greater New York Red Cross and a variety of local charities. We’re especially excited to see live sets from Afrojack, Danny Tenaglia, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Erick Morillo –just to name a few. Check out set times after the break.
Santa Cruz producer Minnesota is known for his clean and cosmic dubstep productions. After immaculately remixing Adventure Club’s “Need Your Heart,” Minnesota has previewed “To the Floor,” the first song off of his upcoming Altered States EP. The futuristic, groove-laden production has a mesmerizing trip hop vibe; it’s damn near impossible to not bob your head to its deep bass and warped vocal sample.
Altered States EP will be released on November 23 as a free download. If “To the Floor” is any indication for the EP’s direction, you can expect more soul-soothing, mind-elevating dubstep.
In support of their fourth studio album North, Rob Thomas fronted band Matchbox Twenty is back again for another American tour. The latest single from the LP, “Put Your Hands Up,” falls into typical their pop rock style, but Swanky Tunes have restored the track with a remix to dub it dance-worthy.
The Russian trio follow up their most recent original production “Chemistry” via their own imprint Showland, with another noteworthy remix. Known for their sprawling house productions, Swanky Tunes provides listeners a quick turn around with the remix of “Put Your Hands Up”—officially due out December 4. The trio’s rework—of the band most notably known for their 1998 release “Push”—takes out the original poppy, jam band vibes of “Put Your Hands Up” and replaces them with pulsating house-centric synths. Keeping part of the vocals intact, the Swanky Tunes boys give us a Matchbox Twenty track we can actually get down to.
After releasing “Bonny” and two versions of “I Rave You,” Basto is back with another fresh orignal. “Stormchaser” uses the melodic build that we have come to love from Basto and culminates in a drop that differs from his recent fare. The bassline carries the track but the tribal drums complement the melody creating an instant club hit. “Stormchaser” drops December 8th on Spinnin Records and with massive songs like this we can expect Basto to become a bigger name in 2013.
One of dance music’s lead female talents hit Beatport Monday with one of the biggest releases of the week. “Tears” serves up rolling progression and relentless bass kicks, while building feel-good dance vibes along the hook. Anthemic elements raise spirits around the vocal from Jonathan Mendelsohn, who has graced tunes such as “Where Did You Go” and “World Falls Apart.” Complex, yet simple for the club scene, listen to Gina Star’s “Tears” and find the release on Beatport now.
The wait is over for fans of Canadian electro up-and-comer Charlier Darker. With the release of his Atlantic/Pacific EP on Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Recordings this week, Darker has sent a clear message that he should be considered one of the brightest rising talents in the electro house world. Darker’s lead single “Atlantic” is a powerful production that was clearly crafted to be a dance floor anthem, while its moodier foil “Pacific” showcases Darker’s melodic side. Don’t miss the bumping Dancing Astronaut exclusive promo mix he recorded for us, and catch the EP on Beatport today.
We’ve come to expect great things from Kaskade and his weekly mashup treats, and this week’s bootleg, while a day late, does not disappoint one bit. He took his wildly popular “Don’t Stop Dancing” — known for its dreamy vocals — and added a gritty edge by infusing it with Albin Myers’ “Hells Bells.” The juxtaposition of sounds works incredibly well as the track floats between crooning and wobbling. Take a listen for yourself after the break and make sure to grab the free download.
Editors Note: Kaskade informed us via Twitter that some of his mashups are being taken down, so stock up while you can!
The tandem of Dirty South and Michael Brun proved great chemistry and success after Dragan’s edit of “Rise,” and the guys are finally back at it with a massive collaboration. “Rift” features Dirty South’s signature synths that have become so loved and recognizable, while Brun gives the track it’s melodic backbone. Due to be a staple track in the progressive arena — like most Phazing productions — “Rift” will be released November 26th, so your much needed dose of Dirty South is on its way.
The rapidly rising producer known as Seven Lions has been establishing himself with a deep and distinct sound ever since joining Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint. Undeniable talent aside, his career catalyst was his epic win of Beatport’s 2011 remix contest for his Above & Beyond rework, “You Got To Go.”
One year later, Seven Lions is giving upcoming artists the same life-changing opportunity that he was blessed with, launching a remix contest for the lead track off his recent EP, “Days To Come.” The winner of the contest will receive a grand prize package from Beatport and will have his or her remix release by OWSLA. Submit your remixes before the contest ends on November 26th, and don’t forget to watch the video for “Days To Come” below the break .
Contest Details: Beatport