://www.dancingastronaut.com/2012/02/gym-class-heroes-ft-neon-hitch-ass-back-home-ken-loi-remix-preview/” target=”_blank”>Ass Back Home,” and his Play Me EP. He’s back with another quality offering, “Angels,” which premiered on Tiesto’s Club Life 269. Loi maintains the coquettish vocals of the original but breathes new life into the track with a melodic build and swirling synths. We’re keeping this San Fransiscan producer on our radar because we expect big things from him — and so does Tiesto.
There is a significant realization that comes across my mind every time I step foot on New York’s Governors Island. While there are probably thousands of other raves going on around the world — perhaps Luciano spinning his Cadenza parties in Ibiza, or Richie Hawtin playing a sunrise set at Monegros Desert Festival — few things compare to having a Manhattan skyline in your backdrop and the vibe of great people around you. There’s something unifying about going to a show here, and any DJ can attest to that notion; New York City is one of the best places in the world to throw a dance party. (more…)
Two artists who remain in the spotlight, both representing different subgenres, may be joining forces to form electronic music’s biggest side project. We are talking about dubstep poster boy Skrillex, who can’t seem to stay out of the headlines, and acid house maestro Boys Noize, who has recently announced his upcoming album.
The reported super-producer tag-team will be dubbed Dogblood, and will be experimenting with genres for a sound that has been referred to as ’300% break-acid-tech-noise.’ The first release from Dogblood will be an EP with the tracks “Middle Finger” and “Next Order,” set to drop on both Boys Noize Records and OWSLA this month. Sure to be something special, let us know what you think about two of electronic music’s power players uniting for Dogblood.
“Centipede” is probably the least played track from Knife Party’s Rage Valley EP but the song is so visual, it allows us to picture these creatures crawling around. In their first music video ever, the mood is set in a creepy 1930′s house infested with centipedes. Using a flamethrower and ax the man goes on a rampage trying to rid the house and save his lover from the bugs, but ultimately does more harm then good. The music fits perfectly with the video we can’t help but shudder at the site of a man turning into a centipede.
The duo that brought you “Atom” is dropping yet another bomb, remixing Topher Jones’ dubstep “Brohammer” and transforming it into an electro dance track. Without the same hard-hitting drop as “Atom,” “Brohammer” brings frenetic energy of its own with a grungy groove at its foundation. Head to Beatport for the release of Nari & Milani’s latest blazing effort.
After hearing “I Rave You” we knew Basto was discovering his own sound – and we liked where it was going. “Bonny” shows even more of Basto’s electro style. The woodwind-like synths combine with low bass to build the track until we get hit with a massive bassline as the track breaks down. This track will definitely bring the club to life when it drops on August 20th.
David Guetta has once again teamed up with vocalist Sia, following their monster hits “Wild One Two” and “Titanium” with the brand new “She Wolf.” Guetta’s production comes in edgier form than usual, but our ears are set on the Michael Calfan remix. Calfan replicates his groove from “Resurrection” and injects a thumping bass line to transform a radio record into a dance tune. Calfan’s remix is available along with the original and a remix from Sandro Silva on Beatport via What A Music.
She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Extended Mix)
She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Michael Calfan Remix)
Afrojack takes on another pop hit for the remixing, this time of Will.I.Am’s Steve Angello-produced and Eva Simmons-assisted “This Is Love.” Making its way through air waves and DJ sets, The Black Eyed Peas’ front man edges further into the world of electronic music with an EP full of remixes. Afrojack’s rendition features heavier dutch bleeps and a deep, distorted drop, making for one of his darker productions. This Is Love Remixes EP also sees remixes from Sidney Samson, Damien Le Roy, James Egbert, and Richard Vission Solmatic; all available on Beatport today.
As August gets underway, the inevitable laziness of the summer sets in. Today we’ve got a bunch of new videos for your viewing enjoyment. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Best of the Rest.
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In an interview with MTV News, Porter Robinson announced that he and Zedd are going on tour together. The official title is the “Porter Robinson and Zedd present Poseidon: The Back to Back Tour,” and its meaning is twofold. ”Poseidon” represents the name of the song they’re working on together and “back to back” is intended to clarify that the DJ’s are working together — rather than one acting as opener for the other. Although nothing is set in stone yet, — including tour dates — Robinson’s vision for the tour is “something purely for the fans.” We’re anxious to see how the tour comes to fruition.
As an added bonus he also gives us an idea of what to expect from their musical collaboration. Robinson describes it as “pretty” and something he imagines people will “sing along to.” Both Robinson and Zedd are mega talented so like the tour, we’re anxious to hear the song.