One of the tracks featured on Nero‘s debut album Welcome Reality is their take on The Jets’ classic “Crush On You.” A few days ago we brought you Knife Party’s collaborations with Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex, and today we have their remix of Nero’s “Crush On You.” (Editor’s Note: I’ve expressed my affection for this track before here.)
If you haven’t heard 80′s pop – hard electro / dubstep fusion before, think of it as The Breakfast Club meets Skrillex and you’ll have some idea of what you are in for. So far there’s no word on when this remix is going to be released, but Knife Party has said they plan to release an EP sometime this summer so we assume it will be on that.
(Tip: Don’t let the first 45 seconds fool you… brace yourself for the drop)
Nero – Crush On You (Knife Party Remix)
The single, “Killer” was inspired by the idea of subliminal messaging that it is a DJ’s job to kill the club and get the crowds to musically escape – a job The Disco Fries nor Clinton Sparks take for granted when they are in the DJ booth. The trio decided against taking an expected approach with the video and instead created a visually stimulated story, packed with sideshow oddities and creepy people.
“We wanted to do a single and video that was outside of our comfort zone that also had elements you wouldn’t normally hear in one of our productions,” said The Disco Fries. “ Clinton was able to bring life to the melody, lyrics and visual for the song and we feel we definitely pushed the boundaries of what people expect us to deliver in a collaboration.”
Shawn Sabo and Brad Roulier (the Manufactured Superstars) create their second music video with an appearance from vocalist Selina Albright. This track was a remake to Donna Allen’s 80′s hit “Serious” and features flashes from their performances at EDC Las Vegas, Global Dance Festival, and Beta Nightclub in their hometown of Denver. This entire video reminded us of our personal experience with them at Playhouse Hollywood and Ruby Skye San Francisco.
Dutch sensations Nicky Romero and Apster create “Bootcamp” which incorporates sausage fattening beats and greasy sounds to create an electro-acid house hybrid track that is sure to hit a dance floor near you. At around 2:07 you get thrown a curvebal
l with a progressive bassline and synth heavy build up a la Alesso. This is definitely a darker sound for Apster who is usually heavy on the playful bl33py drops such as his work on “Music Oh” and his “Give Me Everything” remix. Nicky’s second appearance on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings is sure to be a heater, which leads us to the question – has Wall or Steve Angello’s Size Records been releasing more quality tunes since their inception?
Known for his eclectic style of producing, Gregori Klosman infuses tech and tribal house influences to create “Peacock”. This track goes hand in hand with his previous production “Bombata” and has many jungle-like tracks to his name (think: “Zulu” as well). During 2011 Klosman has made a serious push for consideration in the DJ Mag Top 100, with other releases like his “Where Dem Girls At” remix (peaking at 38 on Billboard Club charts). Give this one a go!
The Identity Festival music contest has come to an end, and the superstar DJ judges have chosen their favorites. The grand prize winner — who will be performing on an actual Identity stage — is Drivepilot, whose track “Every Day” is a huge dubstep production that will make dub-enthusiasts very happy for sure (as will most of the other winning womp-wompy tracks). Head over to the via link to see the full collection of tracks, but one thing’s for sure: there’s a hell of a lot of talent out there waiting to be discovered, and opportunities like this are great to encourage it.
Avicii and his team were forced to take Leona Lewis and Co to court to finally get a real response from the British pop singer, and a series of tweets posted by Avicii this morning indicate that the two artists have “come to an agreement” regarding the tracks in question. Avicii writes that he’s “So happy to move on and focus on hit making” after resolving “all the issues.” Interestingly, his first tweet looks to be an official statement that reads “So happy to move on with Leona and focus on having a hit together” — though the ‘a hit’ bit seems a bit odd to us.
We still have no details on what happened behind the scenes — though we’re admittedly very interested in hearing about how it went down and what terms were reached — but Avicii goes on to say that he’s “Glad to FINALLY have resolved the situation,” and that “music is the answer!” We’ve reached out for comment from the parties involved, and will get back to you if and when we hear more. For now though, we’re just glad to put this nonsense to rest and shift our attention back to where it really matters: the music.
Insomniac has just announced the lineup of Nocturnal Wonderland, its two-day festival taking place at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, California. This may sound familiar because this is the same venue that Beyond Wonderland was held earlier in the year (March 19th). Looking back on past lineup’s, Insomniac continues to outdo themselves in every aspect by getting the biggest and brightest acts to fill its enormous stages. Both Friday and Saturday are jam-packed with a wide variety of artists across the board from dubstep to progressive and everything in-between.
Friday’s Notables – Avicii, Dirty South, Gareth Emery, Manufactured Superstars, Nicky Romero, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, etc.
Saturday’s Notables – Kaskade, Mark Knight, Sebastian Ingrosso, Cosmic Gate, Alesso, Michael Woods, Morgan Page, etc.
Modestep are a live dubstep band based in London. They recently garnered a lot of attention with the music video for their single “Feel Good.” It went viral in January and picked up several million views in a matter of days. This lead to them being signed by a major label and the release of their second single “Sunlight” (out today). The video for “Sunlight” has been equally successful (already over 3 million views on youtube) and depicts a trio of senior citizens raging to dubstep, drinking heavily and engaging in general debauchery. Get ready for some serious wobbles and heavy bass.
Modestep – Sunlight
David Guetta and Avicii’s new heater “Sunshine” gets a boost from Jonathon Mendelsohn’s vocals in Laidback Luke’s smasher “Till Tonight”. Who is Pixel Cheese you ask? 18 year old Dorian Tomasiak is a DJ/producer from Poland, you may be familiar with the name ‘DJ DorQ” which was his alias before he made the switch to Pixel Cheese. Look out for this talented youngster to make big waves in the future!