Pleasurekraft’s mode of production is one of the most peculiar and distinct styles in the tech-house genre. The only way to describe their latest remix “Of Mice & Hares,” is pleasurable (pun intended). The track is filled with funky chopped up vocals that precede a combination of so many different melodies and groovy instruments. The high pitched triangle notes partnered with the rolling drum beat will definitely keep you amused for the full length of the track. We know tech-house isn’t the most popular EDM genre in the US, but it’s popularity is rapidly growing around the world, and people like Pleasurekraft are a major reason why.
Is this the first house song to feature cheerleader vocals? Regardless, this is a big-time tune. Swedish producer Linus Eklöw aka Style of Eye gives us a solid house tune with some dizzying synths to finish it off. After big remixes of We Are Boys, The Trumpeter, and SHM’s Save The World, it’s no wonder that Style of Eye exploded onto the scene this year. Check this one out and stay tuned for the release.
Many of you might be unfamiliar with the hooded duo known as South Central, however, in our opinion they are a group you definitely need to become acquainted with. Uniquely combining a classic hard French electro sound with heavy bass music, one could describe their sound as Justice/Danger meets Skrillex.
After a year of touring with the likes of Prodigy, Pendulum, and Rage Against the Machine, the duo is ready to release a new EP. Pitfalls & Corridors is out on December 5th and will be available for free. Check out their EP teaser video above and this preview of “Japan,” one of the featured tracks on Pitfalls & Corridors.
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks of November based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
November’s top 10 sees some new faces on our list with Steve Aoki, Cazzette & Chris Lake all making debut appearances. Click after the break to see which tracks we thought deserved to be included in the top 10 as well as who snagged the November #1.
The Midtown Manhattan offices of Sirius XM are, in a word, unassuming. Checking in with security and taking the elevators up to the 36th floor on a dreary weekday night, it was natural to wonder how the building could host an artist like Laidback Luke. But the SiriusXM lobby was transformed from entryway to full-out dance party as Laidback Luke mixed the debut episode of his new weekly Electric Area show Super You & Me Radio. A select few fans and listeners were treated to a typically high-energy set from Luke – as well as a sit-down interview with the Dutch legend and SiriusXM host Danny Valentino. Dancing Astronaut was there for all the action; click past the break for our review.
The Masquerade Motel at Pacha has been occupying Ibiza every Monday night for the past three summers, but Swedish House Mafia will be embarking on a new adventure in 2012. The update is typically cryptic, and reasons that they would like to “explore more of what the beautiful isle has to offer. We’re certainly caught off guard by the move, and aren’t quite sure what their next one will be. Will they open their own club? Find a new residency somewhere else? Feel free to speculate in the comments, and read the full text below.
Congorock returns with his signature “elephant bass” style, the kind of low-end, grinding bass that knocks the wind out of you when played on a big system. To say this track is heavy would be an understatement — it’s downright obese. Like a midwestern, Black Friday, Walmart shopper it plows over everything in its path just for a chance to save $5 dollars on a brand new coffee pot. As if the original wasn’t aggressive enough, The Bloody Beetroots leave the massive bassline intact while adding in those big haunting piano sounds they are so well known for.
Congorock – Ivory (Original Mix)
Dubstep fans, rejoice! A new Flux Pavilion song has been released on Circus Records this week. The British dubstep producer has teamed up with Skism and Foreign Beggars to deliver a dark, hard-hitting track that is somewhat reminiscent of Skrillex’s “Still Gettin’ It.”
The grimy vocals from Foreign Beggars, paired with some of Flux’s signature sounds, come together to form four and a half minutes of pure sonic mayhem. All we can say is, you may want to brace yourself before pressing the play button. Buy it on iTunes here.
SiriusXM’s BPM and Electric Area are home to some serious dance talent – artists from Above & Beyond to Afrojack to Aoki have mix shows on the satellite networks – and Fedde le Grand is the newest artist on the roster. Electric Area will host his monthly “Dark Light” show starting Friday, December 2nd at 9PM EST. Future sets will broadcast Fridays at 9PM and again on Mondays at 10PM. Not a SiriusXM subscriber? Sign up for a weeklong free trial here to get a listen of “Dark Light.”
Fans of Rusko will know he has been hard at work on an upcoming album scheduled for release sometime next year. To promote his two NYE shows with Switch and Sinden (at the Congress Theater in Chicago), Rusko has put up a teaser of some of the new material that will be on his album. The track, title as of right now unknown, has a much more house-y feel to it than his previous productions. The dubstep vibes are still there, but definitely in quite a subtle way. In any case, the track sounds great and we’re excited about what else he’s got lined up for the new album.