Only days following the heavy electro remix package of “Silhouettes,” Avicii is giving away his own rendition of the melodic production. His offering comes as a pairing with his Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply campaign, which supports his loyalty to his trademark fashion, the flannel. Unlike the heavier remixes of the track, Avicii’s fresh take is merely a boost of blissful sound that takes the original in a new direction. Head to Ralph Lauren’s page to claim the track for yourself and keep your eyes open for Tim on billboards in your city.
Ali ‘Dubfire’ Shirazinia returns to his own SCI+TEC label with “Slowburn.” The lead offering on a two-track EP, “Slowburn” has tenacious rhythmic progression centered around a pungent bassline and gloomy melodies. From start to finish, this song’s c
onstruction is flawless and is something you’ll probably hear played out by the next techno heavyweight you see. Dubfire doesn’t pump out records for the hell of it, and its apparent in all of his releases. He is a Grammy-winning artist and a musical genius to many — so when a release surfaces, you can expect it to be nothing short of a smashing hit.
Before the release of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child,” members hyped up the track for its “emotional” qualities and word even spread that it could ‘make grown men cry.’ Well, the original mix of the song has already received a fair bit of airplay in nightclubs and at festivals around the world, but now there’s an official acoustic version that really lets John Martin’s soulful vocal shine through.
The slowed-down vocal is laid over gentle guitar riffs, providing a far different sound than the original that you’ve inevitably heard by now. Axwell told Rolling Stone that “A stripped-down version of the song that captures the essence of the messages… was important for us,” and that they wanted to keep the song’s integrity after hearing the vocal from John Martin in LA.
SHM has also uploaded sheet music for the track to their website, which you can find right here. If you end up doing a cover, be sure to drop the link in the comments!
This summer was anything but average for Liv and Mim Nervo. Before touching down in New York City to take on the main stage of Electric Zoo, the twins spent two months on the sunny Spanish island of Ibiza, jetted to Amsterdam to work hand-in-hand with Armin van Buuren, and landed their Hook N Sling collaboration, “Reason,” in Beatport’s top 10.
I caught up with the girls before their set and we spoke about everything from dance music geography to future productions to the industry’s latest controversy. Let’s just say the bubbly Aussies have a mindset that the majority of producers or DJs lack — and the macho men of dance music should take note.
Fresh off his release of “Last Dance” and announcements of historic shows at Radio City and Santa Monica Civic, a rip of Avicii’s latest upcoming track with Mike Posner, “Stay With You,” has surfaced online. Bergling confirmed the collaboration in an interview with Billboard and declared to USA Today that Mike Posner is “going to be the next big thing” and is “a breath of fresh air in the industry.” “Stay With You,” first heard during BBC Radio 1′s Essential Mix from Creamfields, features Avicii’s familiar piano and woodwind instrument work that are perfectly complimented by Mike Posner’s raspy vocals. Check out the rip below and stay tuned for an announcement regarding an official release.
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After bringing you our special three hour Electric Zoo themed episode of Axis
, we are back with another brand new episode of Axis
for your weekend. This week’s episode is mixed by our very own EEKO
and features an absolutely dynamite collection of seventeen massive tracks. With tracks from Nervo, Benga, Sander Van Doorn & Dirty South, this mix is exactly what you need to get your weekend off on the right foot!
We’re also pleased to announce the winner of the demo contest
we ran last month. Allow us to present to you Tyler Marenyi, aka Tmare
, and his fantastic track “Los Angeles.” Have a listen to the mix below and grab the free download of Tmare’s track after the break.
After Grant Smilie and Walden’s successful release of “A Million Lights,” Bauer and Lanford have decided to put their enchanted progressive twist on the track. Zoe Badwi’s vocals set a gentle tone in the beginning of the tune to go along withe a buzz of euphoric harmonies. The track then goes in a slightly unoriginal direction — like most Swedish progressive tracks do — a drop consisting of joyous melodies and steady kick drums. Although Bauer and Lanford’s effort is valiant, the original “A Million Lights” seems to win the battle of creativity and freshness.
West Coast based bass music masterminds Kastle and Jason Burns have joined forces on the forthcoming Don’t Believe EP. Our second taste of the collaboration comes with the dark and ominous “Somebody.” Haunting percussive stabs and warped vocals float over top a subtle, yet driving bass line to create a garage-tinged and ambient soundscape. Set to be released on September 11th on Symbols Recording, the Don’t Believe EP is shaping up to be a defining moment in both of their careers and a must grab for any fan of the deeper side of bass music.
Listen to the EP minimix preview after the break.
We couldn’t say enough about Dyro these days, assuming you already know of his monster hits like “Top of the World” and the slew of remixes that followed. To no surprise, he returns for another release, this time dishing out a rendition of Laidback Luke and Angger Dimas’ “Night Like This.” Dyro brings the collaborative production to the next level while switching things up with a different style than we’ve heard on previous efforts — ditching the grunge he delivers a lighter sound that syncs with Polina’s vocal. Bringing this MixMash offering full circle, grab Dyro’s remix of “Night Like This” on Beatport today.