Sting’s 1993 classic “If I Ever Lose My Faith” sees the remix treatment from dance music legend, Carl Cox. Cox takes The Scrumfrog’s pop-centric tech house rework and adds his techno touch — making it dance floor approved for the modern day big room sound. Cox keeps the original attributes intact doing just enough to transform a classic into a techno gem. He displays rhythmic progression at its finest by keeping a steady drum pattern over spouts of unaltered vocals. The track is out now on Beatport and through other portals September 17.
Today is a major dance music tease full of massive track previews and now we’re adding Afrojack’s remix of “Beat Down” to the mix. If you weren’t a fan of the original, perhaps this version will be more to your liking. With its Dutch style and short, percussive synths, the track oozes Afrojack’s signature sound. No word yet on its release date but we’ll keep you updated as more information comes in. Are you excited for this one or bored with the formula?
Wolfgang Gartner recently announced the release date for his upcoming two trackEP as September 17th and fans are rejoicing.Not only do we now know when to expect Love & War, but also what to expect, as Gartner has released previews for both songs featured on the recording. The producer-DJ is calling them the favorite songs he’s ever made, which is a big statement for any artist to make.
Both “Love & War” and “Nuke” employ Gartner’s signature electro sound but unlike other producers with a formula, none of his fans seem tired of it. Right now we’re favoring “Nuke” but are holding off on definitive judgement until the EP is released in full. Do you hear a bit of “Happy Violence” in “Nuke,” or is it just us?
I have never left a Sander van Doorn performance feeling disappointed, and Saturday afternoon at Electric Zoo was certainly no exception. In fact, multiple people I spoke to said it was one of one of the best sets from the festival. Not only are Sander’s shows energetic and exciting, but he always takes the stage with a grin that lets us know how happy he is to be there. His hour-long at Zoo set was full of classics like “Koko” and new hits like “Kangaroo,” but also riddled with unreleased bombs that caused the packed crowd to go wild. The sonic wizard pulled many a musical magic trick out of his hat on Saturday, but these were his five best…
-doorn-and-more/” target=”_blank”>Halo 4 soundtrack and our top track of August, “Kangaroo,” Sander van Doorn is back with a preview of his latest edit of Inpetto’s “Shhhh!.” Departing from the hard-hitting, bleepy electro drop of “Kangaroo,” Sander chooses to play more into Inpetto’s big room sound by layering melodic synth progressions and building snare drums with a bass-heavy drop. Check out the preview video and stay tuned for the October 1st release via Doorn Records.
Suffering from Electric Zoo withdrawal? Well we have good news. You can listen to all of your favorite artists again in our special Electric Zoo themed episode of Axis. This fantastic three hour mix features at least one track from every artist who performed at the festival. With over seventy tracks that range from dubstep to house to trance and everything in between, the mix is a perfect demonstration of the range and scope of modern electronic music. It is the perfect way to relive the festival and recall the amazing experience you had with your friends. Click after the break for the tracklist.
Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 has pretty much solidified its place on nearly every mega DJ’s tour rider, but today the model is being upgraded to the CDJ-2000nexus. The units look similar enough on the outside, but there are some major changes under the hood. The biggest additions to the new CDJ surround the transferring and organizing of music; the new rekordbox app for iOS lets DJs can prepare playlists, cues, and view waveforms on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and then wirelessly transfer content to the device. (Of course, you can still use USB sticks, hard drives, or any other form of physical media as well.)
Another feature is the Pro DJ Link, which can daisy-chain four CDJ-2000nexus units together to share a single music source. This functionality also enables Beat Sync, which can automatically beat match multiple tracks — though this feature has already generated some controversy, most notably from A-Trak on Twitter.
Paper Diamond, born Alex Botwin, took some time at Electric Zoo 2012 to give us some insight into who he is, his philosophies, and projects. He had just finished wowing the growing crowd with a diverse set early Sunday afternoon. The set ranged from electro house to glitch hop including some of his own tracks such as “Levitate,” “Can We Go Up,” and “Time Flies,” which showcases his wide range of production skills and interests. Read more about our time with him after the break.
s recently featured in their “exclusive preview” playlist and it is massive. The powerful tune, which features dubbed vocals and thumping drums has received support from a variety of big name artists including Tiesto and Sander van Doorn at this years Electric Zoo. We’re anxiously awaiting this release.
XS at the Encore Las Vegas reaches capacity regardless of what talent is playing inside of the venue, but on the bigger nights, the energy can be downright mindblowing. We were there as Tijs graced the room and took control of the decks at around 1 AM this past weekend and our jaws collectively dropped. He launched into his set with a few tracks from his Club Life album he also effortlessly incorporated a few tunes from last week’s Club Life radio show. The incorporation of the CL radio tracks came as a surprise – normally, DJs tend to play more commercial sets in Las Vegas (as one DJ put it: “the crowd just isn’t as knowledgeable”) – but Tiesto is known to feature up-and-coming tracks, and not necessarily the most mainstream fare on Club Life radio. Just when we thought the night couldn’t get anymore intense, Afrojack made an appearance and pinch-DJed for Tiesto and turned the energy up to 11. Read more about the extravaganza after the break.