Rusko has been somewhat refreshing in that he has not followed the dubstep trend towards massive, generic Skrillex-esque drops. Originally out on his album Songs, “Thunder” is being re-released on itunes with a 2 track EP that contains the original mix and the Tantrum Desire remix. Tantrum Desire do a wonderful job with their drum and bass remix that really ups the temperature of the track and gives it that little extra kick. You can buy this now on iTunes.
It was a crazy Tuesday in the world of music news, but we here at Dancing Astronaut don’t like to leave our readers hanging. That’s why we’re sharing the Best of the Rest — the stuff we didn’t get a chance to post earlier in the day, but think you should know about anyway. We’ve got a few new previews, some free material to download, and a few good articles from around the web. Follow along while we complete your daily dance music education with the Best of the Rest, for Tuesday July 10th, 2012.
First played by Skrillex at Spring Awakening Festival back in June, the OWSLA Records founder just posted this video of his “Goin’ Hard” remix of Birdy Nam Nam’s “Goin’ In” to his YouTube account. The video features black-and-white footage of Birdy Nam Nam, an acclaimed four-person DJ crew from Paris, dropping the fast-paced, screeching remix in front of a massive crowd of bass-thirsty fans. Call it drum-and-bass, drumstep, or good old-fashioned electro, Skrillex proves again with this track why he’s shot to the forefront of the dance world. Check out the video and stay tuned for the July 17th release on Birdy Nam Nam’s Jaded Future EP from OWSLA Records.
Rebecca & Fiona have been on the rise since collaborating with Kaskade, and have released a music video for, “Dance,” the latest single from their brand new album I Love You Man. “Dance” pays testament to what the duo is all about and the light, indie-dance sound reflected on their US debut album. The twosome bring their feel-good style — that was so popular in overseas — to the states, including the Sweden triple-platinum single “Bullets.” Head to iTunes today for I Love You Man and find the track list below the break.
The Bassjackers return with a remix of Cherry Cherry Boom Boom’s “Come Back From San Francisco.” The duo trademarked their grungy drops and energetic distortions when “Mush Mush” became a widely beloved hit, and have brought that sound to monster remixes like “Inside” and “Maximal Crazy.” Bassjackers inject powerful synths and adrenaline into a summer-friendly track with catchy vocals that are especially appealing to those on the West Coast. Claim the latest Bassjackers remix as your own on Beatport today.
Los Angeles native and disco-influenced producer, Goldroom, returns with a smooth remix of Shelby Grey’s “Wild Youth.” His talent for creating chillwave soundscapes interspersed with disco grooves has solidified Goldroom as one of our favorite producers coming out of the Los Angeles area. With big chimes and captivating melodies galore, he morphs “Wild Youth” into a relaxing track, one with just the right amount of bump to get you moving (or at least swaying) to the beat.
You may have heard that the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll is now open for voting, and while we can debate its relevance and validity, you can’t overlook its popularity. Many DJs have begun putting out their own promo videos to entice listeners to vote for them, and we’ve decided to make things as fair as possible by collecting them all together into one convenient post for your viewing. So far we’ve got videos from Nicky Romero, Armin Van Buuren, Dada Life, and Hardwell, Ferry Corsten, and more. We’ll be updating this as more get released, so don’t forget to keep checking back!
Gesaffelstein, who is emerging as one of France’s more formidable techno maestros, is back on the remix front with a dark and pulsating record. This highly addictive summertime banger restores our confidence in how innovative dance music can be. If you’re an avid DA reader, you’ve noticed how much love we show to Gesaffelstein and his counterpart Brodinski. A few weeks ago they made their debut on Pete Tong’s legendary Essential Mix, and this month they’ve pulled off the cover of DJ Mag. There is no slowing in site for these two – their refreshingly new techno sound has started a buzz across the electronic music scene, and they’re quickly becoming an act to reckon with.
Wrapping up the month of June, Pacha hosted one of those most underrated producers of 2012: Deniz Koyu. With his tracks highly supported by Swedish House Mafia and Fedde Le Grand (and pretty much every other big name DJ in the game right now), there is no denying Koyu’s potential as both a DJ and a producer. Koyu’s productions are mostly anthem-sounding and powerful enough to shake stadiums, festivals, and even Pacha for that matter. As John Dahlback was ending his praiseworthy set I was expecting Deniz Koyu to maintain the high energy levels. Instead, opening with his unreleased remix to Zedd’s Beatport top charter “Spectrum,” Deniz Koyu surely lived up to my expectations and from 3:30am until sunrise.
Indie-dance group Cubic Zirconia’s latest track is getting a funky electro remix by one of our favorite Australians, Tommy Trash. “Darko” was first premiered in Tommy’s June Mix and proved to work well with his style. The track starts out with a grungy bassline that builds and falls without a drop. We’re big fans of Tommy’s remixes, but according to BeatMyDay, this will be his last for a while as he shifts his attention to more original productions. We are just dying to hear his collaboration with Sebastian Ingrosso…