Cedric Gervais attempts to follow up the successful yet controversial “Molly” with his next love affair, “Cedanie.” The new release builds with intricate electro before the melodic chords take hold. Following the same formula that he has used on previous efforts, Gervais drops late night synths to juxtapose the melody. Cedric’s latest offering gives us what we loved and what we wanted more of from “Molly,” so head to Beatport for the official release.
Luciano’s Vagabundos parties at Pacha Ibiza have already become the stuff of legend, but he’s also been making waves down the road at Ushuaia. His Thursday poolside residency was a smash hit last year, and if this video is any indication, he’s taken outdoor clubbing to delightful new heights in year two. With guest appearances by Laurent Garnier, Chicago house legend Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, and deep house’s golden child Maya Jane Coles, Luciano certainly knows how to curate a good time. If you needed another reason why you should be saving every penny until you can afford the trip to Ibiza, this is it.
Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard is the latest artist to try his hand at remixing Disclosure. He adds his touches to “Control” and gives it a really chill /deep house feel. We’ve been hearing so much big room progressive house lately that Goddard’s remix makes for a lovely change of pace. Have a listen to the track on the soundcloud embed below and if you’re feeling it, head over to Beatport to grab yourselves a copy.
It’s rare that we get as excited to see a vocalist’s name attached to a track as the producer’s, but that’s the case with Alesso and Matthew Koma’s “Years.” Matthew Koma is responsible for the lyrics in “Spectrum,” “Sparks,” and now what could be Alesso’s biggest track of the year. “Years” is incredibly uplifting with the vocals perfectly blending with the chord progression. Artists seem to be lining up to work with Koma because everything he touches turns to gold. With “Years” and his upcoming collaboration with Dirty South, “City of Dreams,” Alesso seems to be unstoppable.
It’s been another whirlwind week in the world of dance music, and things are finally coming to an end before a noticeably busy weekend of events. HARD Summer is going down in LA, The Veld Festival is going down in Toronto, and Gareth Emery will be playing at New York’s Governors Island tomorrow. In the meantime, we’ll keep you up to the latest with our daily Best of the Rest.
Every once in a while we hear a track that reminds us how greatly diverse dance music really is. Techno and Tech-House are the genres that Sebastien Leger has taken to unusual yet very appealing dimensions. Creativity doesn’t seem to limit Leger as we’ve heard on his past originals like “Bees” and “Polymod.” Leger is gifted with the ability to set a particular mood and atmosphere amidst his intricate creations. “Back On Track” is an unconventional track containing groovy melodies, which showcase more positive and upbeat vibes. “Scarabee” includes spookier rhythms perfect for after hours sets.
With the highly anticipated Lights Out EP on the way, Don Diablo has released the music video for “The Golden Years” – a high-energy electronica thrasher with an incredibly anthemic vocal cut. With a hint of french touch, guitar riffs and wonky bass lines aplenty, “The Golden Years” and its accompanying video are Don’s way of saying thank you to all of his fans. Here’s what Don had to say about the video:
“A year in the making, blood, sweat and tears… but here it is, the video for “The Golden Years” shot in 10 different countries, on 3 different cameras, featuring cameos by my mom and dad, my best friends, my girl, Martin Solveig, Dragonette, Diplo, Noisia, the family dog…and most of all you guys! Thank you all so much for the GOLDEN YEARS (to come)!”
Be sure to grab the Lights Out EP on August 26th when it is released via Columbia records.
We never expected Usher tracks to become the norm in the dance remix world, but alas this is the case. His most recent tracks — “Climax,” “Numb,” and “Euphoria” — were all produced by dance artists and subsequently remixed in the same fashion. Now Ken Loi is throwing his hat in the proverbial Usher ring with a remix of his radio hit “Scream.” Loi takes the track from a saccharine sweet pop track to one fit for the dance floor by inserting a bass heavy, synth laden drop and various other dance elements. He’s also giving the track away for free as part of a series he’s dubbed “Free Music Friday,” so gear up for some more free tracks.
The intense beats and heavy rhythms typical of dance music certainly have their time and place, but sometimes we need to slow it down a bit. Teendaze is offering us that necessary break with their remix of “Perth,” originally by the Grammy-winning band Bon Iver. His lovely and moving remix of “Perth” makes the task of turning a Bon Iver song into a dance music track look easy, which it isn’t. The remix was birthed as the result of a Bon Iver x Spotify x Indaba Music remix contest so we’re curious to see the results — especially since Teendaze claims this is only his first entry.
With 180,000 fans in attendance and almost 8,000,000 live stream views, Tomorrowland 2012 was one of the most viewed and adored festivals worldwide. On the closing Sunday, Chuckie’s Dirty Dutch team took over its own stage with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House to add to the many memories of the weekend. You can now relive those moments with the Dirty Dutch aftermovie, and as a bonus, watch Chuckie’s entire Saturday main stage set. One of many special Tomorrowland moments, you also have the option of revisiting the fantasy-festival through the abundance of downloadable sets.