From the Dance (RED) Save Lives charity album, Colorado’s Kill Paris offers his take on “There Will Be No Rain” originally from electro-hop group, Far East Movement. In signature Kill Paris fashion, the remix showcases a heavier bass throttle and follows the melodic pull of the Far East Movement’s vocals. With subtle, but detailed, hints of intricate production work throughout the dub style soundscape, Corey Baker delivers another purchase worthy tune for the RED album. All proceeds from Dance (RED) Save Lives help fuel the fight against AIDS, purchase on iTunes here.
Life in Color wants to help you celebrate the end of 2013 with glow and loads of paint. With a massive lineup including Sebastian Ingrosso, Krewella, Dyro, and TJR, the Rebirth Tour will touch down at Bader Field in Atlantic City on 12/28. Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Life in Color and Line Rocket to bring a reader and their friend an exclusive experience to remember for all of 2014 including a chance to meet Krewella. Luckily, those that aren’t old enough to attend 18+ or 21+ events to ring in the New Year will have a chance at winning as the event is 16+, so get ready to let loose and go wild.
The Life in Color End of the Year Experience:
*2 VIP Passes
*1 double queen hotel room at the Chelsea Hotel for night of the show (12/28-12/19)
*Meet & Greet with Krewella
*2 Swag bags with LIC T-shirt, wafer shades, ‘Get Wet’ Album, and Rebirth Bracelet
Purchase tickets here.
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Riding on a series of successful collaborations, from “Lose Themselves” with Major Lazer to “Massive Mutation” with Jordan Ferrer, Moska previews his first solo track, “Cartagena,” named after the city in his home country of Colombia. 2013 has seen tremendous growth from the young producer, including performances at Summerland, Hakkasan, the MGM Grand and even the big league festival Tommorowland. Moska continues to blow up the dance music scene as he finishes up the year on tour with Laidback Luke, hitting cities across the United States and Canada. Tiesto’s Latin mentee has high hopes for an even bigger 2014, and “Cartagena” proves to be a perfect blend of synths and snares that leaves us excited for what’s to come. The full song will be released on December 10th through Beatport via Cr2 Records.
Release: December 10
In what has been a banner year for Henry Fong, the Florida breakout took a break from studio work to give DA readers a taste of what’s currently making him tick. In the midst of prepping for a slew of New Year’s dates, the Spinnin/Hysteria/Megatron-signed producer has provided a 21-track Axis mix with a 50/50 split of his own mashes and mixes and material from a wide swatch of his contemporaries. Bouncing from Disclosure to DJ Snake, Autoerotique to Eminem, the electro mainstay effectively busts out of his genre box using the swift kick of a bootleg. Relying on comfort zone hit tracks only to shake listeners from complacency, the mix breathes unconventionality back into the Beatport Top 100.
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After releasing a critically acclaimed album this summer, dominating the U.S. with a cross-country full band tour, and presenting his first live Pay-Per-View event just a few nights ago, Pretty Lights returns with a stream of his brand new A Color Map Of The Sun (Remixes) LP. Laughing in the face of complacency, Derek Vincent Smith has handpicked a set of artists to individually remix every track on his latest album, bringing Pretty Lights Music fans even more material from his emphatic summertime release.
With Michal Menert and Break Science making appearances, it’s clear that the homegrown Colorado-native handed plenty of the remix duty off to his label mates, but tracks redone by Marvel Years and Two Fresh show that Derek also gives love to the up-and-coming producers that express elements of other genres. Aside from maintaining his patented soul, electro, hip-hop, and funk vibes, the remix album adds aspects of dirtier dubstep from the likes of Datsik and 12th Planet, who throw listeners a bass-filled curveball that restores freshness to A Color Map of the Sun. The full album will be available for free download on December 10th.
Stream A Color Map of the Sun (Remixes) on SoundCloud now.
Stockholm-based producer and songwriter Linus Eklöw, known in the dance music world as Style of Eye, has released a preview for new Ultra Records single “Kids” featuring Soso. Linus has had a busy year serving as a co-writer to Icona Pop’s smash hit “I Love It” as well as collaborating alongside Tom Staar in “After Dark,” proving himself as a talented force in all facets of music production. “Kids” fuses a gritty electro vibe with searing melodies, pounding drums and a pop-ish allure which perfectly captures the musicality of Swedish progressive house. The single will be released December 10th on iTunes and is available today on Spotify.
December has hit and the holidays upon us. In the spirit of the season, OWSLA has teamed up with electronic music-based nonprofit organization Bridges For Music for the first annual Nestivus charity drive. For the entire month of December, subscribers to digital subscription Nest IV will receive exclusive daily releases from Dog Blood, Jack Beats and other outstanding OWSLA artists. All proceeds from Nestivus will go directly to helping Bridges for Music construct a music school in Langa Township in Capetown, South Africa, a city with a budding house music youth culture.
This advent calendar-style month of giving launches with a set of unreleased tunes from Destructo, beginning with Amine Edge & Dance’s remix of “Higher.” With a funky bass punch and an entrancing beat release, the rework embodies the high intensity of OWSLA’s signature sound and provides a delightful first preview for new music to come from Nestivus.
Sign up for Nestivus and grab OWSLA’s December releases here.
Though it has only been four months since the release of the Past Present Felix EP, Felix Cartal has managed to spin four tracks into 11 with the help of two remix EPs. Following up on September’s After Dark Remixes, the much anticipated “New Scene” remix compilation is now finally available for purchase. With efforts from Deorro, Lucky Date, Lazy Rich and TOKiMONSTA, the EP showcases Ofelia’s infectious vocals again and again against various sonic backgrounds. Whether you prefer playful progressive or emotive electro, electric guitar or electronica, the package has got you covered. Selecting a cast that supports the “New Scene” ethos, Cartal’s latest release highlights his own skill while thrusting his contemporaries into the spotlight.
After wrapping up his tremendous EPIC 2.0 tour, Eric Prydz has wasted little time in re-centering the focus around his glistening Pryda productions. While Zane Lowe got the exclusive on Prydz’s new track “Lycka,” Pete Tong has premiered the B-side to the release, “F.A.T.” While the A-side is a blissful and suave progressive house piece, “F.A.T” is one of Prydz’s many secret dance floor weapons. The track has been an ID in his sets through 2013, fueling his performances with its warping arpeggios and driving melody. The preview does not do the track justice, as anyone who has seen Prydz can attest to its potency in a live setting. “Lycka” and “F.A.T” will be released together on December 9th.
While Size Records has dominated this year with a plethora of big room hits, Steve Angello‘s five-month old X imprint has done more than get off to a good start. Teaming up for the first time since “Prototype” landed on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings, Don Diablo and CID‘s “Got Me Thinkin” utilizes a glitchy snare drum alongside a massive topline. Although X has a long way to go before it reaches the level of its big brother, the constant stream of both new and veteran artists who are releasing outstanding material prove that the label will become a force to be reckoned with in 2014.
Release Date: December 16th