You may remember Nina Sky from their “Move Ya Body” days but the Puerto Rican-American twins have moved on. The duo recently released a remix package for their newest single, “HeartBeat” featuring revised offerings from AC Slater, Bailey Smalls, and Sizzahandz. We’re not sure if the twins are intentionally paying homage to their New York roots or whether it’s a happy coincidence that all three of the producers are New York based — but we do like it. AC Slater’s remix is absolutely bonkers and employs a variety of sounds whereas Bailey Smalls offering is a more relaxed listen. The Sizzahandz remix is our least favorite but still worth a listen. All three versions are available as free downloads, so be sure to check them out.
Halo is back in its fourth installment, and the game’s accompanying score is a different affair this time around. Neil Davidge, the lead composer for the project, has expertly crafted 12 original tracks and has employed electronic producers to help out with remixes. Sander Van Doorn and Julian Jordan team up to take on a track titled “To The Galaxy” and turn the standard adventure theme into an absolute banger. Koan Sound, Caspa, Alvin Risk, and Andrew Bayer are some of the other artists featured on the remixed album, which will be released on October 23rd. This is not the first time we have seen video games use electronic producers Syndicate actually gave away remixes to its theme song back in February. Listen to ‘Halo 4′ remixes below.
No stranger to bridging gaps between musical genres, Skrillex’s collaboration with reggae legend Damian Marley paid homage to the Jamaican dancehall that played such a crucial role in the development of the dubstep sound. On the forthcoming Make It Bun Dem After Hours EP, 6 distinctly different producers lend their styles to the dubstep maestro’s collaboration. With remixes from Culprate, Brodinski, French Fries, David Heartbreak, Flinch, and Alvin Risk, this EP showcases a wide range of styles that will appeal to the tastes of dance music fans from all camps. Listen to the exclusive stream below and tell us which remix your favorite is in the comments section.
Update: The EP will be released through OWSLA/Big Beat on August 28th.
It’s not the frequent that an artist remixes the same song twice, but Alvin Risk has done just that. “We Are Young” was remixed last year into an electro house masterpiece, which we didn’t think anyone could top. Risk managed to one up himself with a dubstep remix that even bass haters will love. Unfortunately there is no news on a release date just yet — but we don’t have any problem admitting that we’ve listened to the track four times already during the process of writing this article.
Hopefully you jumped on the presale opportunity for Kaskade’s upcoming “Freaks of Nature” US tour. If a stellar Ultra performance and talks of unprecedented stage production weren’t convincing enough, maybe the supporting acts will put you over the edge. One of EDM’s most up-and-coming producers, Fareoh, will join Kaskade on all stops of the tour. Additionally, dubstep producer Alvin Risk will join for 19 shows, and Treasure Fingers and Le Castle Vania will each make one-time appearances. Click below to purchase tickets and check after the break for the official tour video and list of dates.
Update: Kaskade has added nine new dates to the tour including July 27th at the Staples Center. This is will his first show in LA since 2010 and the first EDM act at the Staples Center. Other dates added are past the break.
Alvin Risk has always been somewhat of a mystery, and his newest release doesn’t answer any questions about his production style. His last release was a remix of “We Are Young” and had an upbeat progressive sound. This track uses similarly upbeat synths to combat the overarching dark tone, which separates itself from previous tracks. The devilish lyrics are also worth paying attention to and our favorite part is when the vocalist croons, “death of the world.” “Infinity” is also the name of his upcoming EP set for release on Dim Mak Records, April 24th.
DC-based Alvin Risk has had only a few releases over the past year, most notably remixes to Steve Aoki’s “Earthquakey People” and “Eyes” by Kaskade. This time he takes indie-pop group’s Fun’s mainstream hit “We Are Young” and turns it into gold. Thi
s once slow, downtempo song becomes upbeat euphoria layered with light synths. We might say a lot of songs are great here at DA, but this track just makes you feel good on the inside and might just compel you to sing along.”We are Young” drops March 20th on Big Beat Records.
Example is well on his way to becoming the next big EDM export from Britain. He is featured on the phenomenal soon-to-be-released vocal mix of Laidback Luke’s newest single “Natural Disaster” and has an album coming out in September with tracks produced by EDM giants such as: Dirty South, Michael Woods, Funkagenda, Chase & Status and Feed Me among others.
“Stay Awake,” his newest single which will be on his upcoming album Playing In The Shadows, is produced by UK dubstep legends Nero and comes with some fantastic remixes — check them out after the break.
Example – Stay Awake (Radio Edit)