A-trak, a former DJ child star, continues to impress us with his hip hop influenced electronic DJ sets. July’s Fool’s Gold radio mix is one of the best sets we’ve heard in a long time. Half way through the set takes a turn into some heavy electro with several unreleased tracks (Skip to 33 minutes in for some crunchy electro). Give it a listen, give it a download, and most of all give it some love. “I wanna see your body work!”
Fool’s Gold Radio – July 2011 Mix
via: A-Trak’s SoundCloud
John De Sohn’s newest release “EKG” has the trademark big room trouse sound we have come to love due to the success of Hardwell and Tiesto’s latest releases. The build up reminds me of “Encoded” with the uplifting synths and fist pumping drop. Look for John to steadily move up the ranks of the DJing world, his latest releases of “Army” and “Find Your Way” have had reasonable success. Give “EKG” a go, you will fall in love with yet another Swedish DJ!
Via: Facebook (John De Sohn)
Dancing Astronaut truly believes that Avicii’s original remix of “Derezzed” was one of the more underrated releases of the year. Is it just us or did that fly a little bit under the radar after its release on Daft Punk’s Tron: R3c0nf1gur3d album? Avicii himself rarely played it in live sets, but judging by the number of facebook likes on the original post many of you loved it. Have no fear – Avicii now adds some sexy vocals (vocalist unknown as of now) which not only increases the life expectancy of the track, it is now a bomb to play in live sets. Look out for his upcoming releases of “Levels”, “Silhouettes”, and “Sunshine” in the near future.
Random Poll: Where do you think Avicii will land in this years DJ Mag Top 100? Sound off in comments.
Via: Beat My Day
For those who don’t know, André Tegeler, better known by his DJ name Moguai, is one of the more acclaimed remix artists and producers in the EDM world who has risen seemingly from nowhere over the past two years. He has mixed popular tracks from different artists ranging from Afrojack to Britney Spears. Be sure to check out our past coverage of him for more insight into his hard-hitting style. We got a chance to talk with him about his work, signing with Deadmau5′s record label, mau5trap, and what he’s working on next.
We have come to expect great things from the guys over at Mad Decent and this new release is no exception. Diplo and Datsik have teamed up to release a track that is both dirty dubstep and also a banging club tune. The heavy bass, stuttering electro kicks, synth leads and Kay’s addictive vocals combine to create an unreal track that all at once walks the dividing line between dubstep, electro, fidget and house. This is out now and available to buy on Beatport and iTunes.
Diplo & Datsik ft. Kay – Pick Your Poison
Purchase: Beatport & iTunes
Via: Facebook (Diplo) (Datsik)
Looks like Avicii is really not messing around in this little “Collide” situation. According to Guardian UK, a high court is scheduled to “hear a plea for an injunction from dance music producer Avicii,” in response to his allegations that “Collide” is a copy of his original track, “Fade Into Darkness.” If the court upholds Avicii and Ministry of Sound’s request, it’ll mean that the September 4th release of “Collide” would be stopped — a major victory for the young Swede’s camp indeed. By now you should know the backstory here and what’s going on in the situation, but interestingly enough, Sony Music and Syco still have yet to comment. Looks like the jig will be up on Monday when a judge will get to make a decision — heck, maybe the big guys will start talking then. Keep it locked for more.
Via: Guardian UK
Norwegian based artist Hannah gets a variety of remixes from some notable artists on her single “Call My Name”. Her exuberant vocals really emit throughout her tunes and make them an easy listen. DBN, D.O.N.S, and the Bodybangers create a few of the official remixes and all of them are quality productions.
DBN has been churning out excellent progressive tracks the last month or so. These boys are really on a roll, they pack a punch with the variety of synths they have included in their rendition of “Call My Name”.
Hannah – Call My Name (DBN Club Mix)
D.O.N.S is arguably the best remix from this package of tunes. It has the most melodic beat reminiscent of previous work done by Italian artist EDX. Not too mention it transitions so smoothly from Hannah’s vocals to the vibrant bridge.
Hannah – Call My Name (D.O.N.S. Remix)
The electro duo – Bodybangers come out with the hardest remix, infusing Avicii-esque twirls with their trademark fist pump drop. The best part of the track happens to be the build up that occurs soon after the 4 minute mark.
Hannah – Call My Name (Bodybangers Remix)
Via: Resident DJ
A household name in the UK EDM scene, the Wideboys have been churning out massive productions and remixes since the late 90′s and continue to do so with the very raw passion that pioneered the house music genre.
Known primarily for their remixes of massive pop artists (Britney Spears, Taio Cruz, LMFAO, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Westlife, Enrique Iglesias – the list goes on), the Wideboys decided to buck the trend today with a remix of a lesser known, somewhat underrated soul/R&B artist by the name of Aloe Blacc. Very few DJ’s have consistently been able to make their remixes sound like completely new productions, but years of experience have helped the Wideboys turn this sultry R&B sleeper into a serious floor-shaker that stands on its own.
Skip Tip: The uplifting synth drop at 0:54 is pure bliss.
Aloe Blacc – Green Lights (Wideboys Remix):
Via: Facebook (Aloe Blacc)
Electro house meets some elegant trumpeting in this remix created by Mind Electric. Fast forward to approximately 2:20 if you are a fan of instrumental solo’s, the tune absolute takes over and puts you in the zone. It is almost as if the instrument breaks away from the track for a handful of seconds and then welcomes the huge drop that ensues. Play this at a party for a nice change of pace that will attract even the most distinguished of EDM ears’ to the dancefloor.
Via: Beat My Day
This episode was mixed by Dancing Astronaut’s very own Ipaneema. The maestro on the decks, teamed up with Bijan, to select the songs for this mix they entitled “Le Boogie”. While both specialize in different genres (check their first EP on soundcloud), Ipaneema has been a DJ under the moniker Rezadent for years and mixed Episodes 4 and 7 for DA. Episode 26 was long overdue and you will not be disappointed.
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1. Willy Wonka – Pure Imagination
2. Skrillex – First of the Year (Equinox)
3. Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix)
4. Bassjackers – Mush Mush (Original Mix)
5. Adele – Set Fire to the Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
6. Congorock & Mr Lexx ft. Cassius – Babylon I Love u So (Laidback Luke Bootleg)
7. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem (Benny Benassi Club Mix)
8. Porter Robinson vs Kanye West – Lockdown My Name (the boy from ipanema mash-up)
9. Diddy Dirty Money – Ass on the Floor (Zedd Remix)
10. Laidback Luke feat. Jonathan Mendelson – Timebomb (Original Mix)
11. Nadia Ali, Starkiller & Alex Kenji – Pressure (Alesso Remix)
12. Steve Angello – Knas (Original Mix)
13. Michael Jackson – Hollywood Tonight (Chuckie Remix)
14. Michael Jackson vs. Madeon vs Benny Benassi- Rock your Weapon at the Cinema (Bijan and the boy from ipanema mash-up)
15. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give me Everything (R3hab Remix)
16. Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Avicii Swede Dreams Mix)
17. Sebastien Drums & Avicii – My Feeling for You (Original Mix)
18. Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (Mark Knight Remix)