San Francisco based producer, Ken Loi takes hold of Christina Aguilera’s “Your Body” turning the track from a slow building melody to a house- fueled club-ready production. Since the release of his Play MeEP in February, Loi has climbed his way up the American production ladder dubbing 2012 his breakout year. With help from Tiesto, Loi has released tracks under the likes of Dim Mak, Break Beats and Atlantic Records, proving his take on progressive electro house is here to stay.
His latest creation the “You Body” remix released via RCA Records, adds a pulsating beat before Aguilera’s powerful vocals come in. Loi effortlessly upgrades the poppy track into a snyth heavy dutch-house production, click below to listen.
Yesterday, we previewed Danny Avila’s “Breaking Your Fall”, and today, we’re happy to announce a joint contest with Big Beat/Atlantic Records and Pacha NYC.
The new cover for the single will be revealed one piece at a time so stayed tuned to Dancing Astronaut, Big Beat, and Pacha NYC, as well as Danny Avila over the next week. It’s up to you to piece the art together and tweet it to win VIP access and a bottle of champagne for you and three and your friends this Saturday at the Martin Solveig/Danny Avila show. The picture above is the first piece to the puzzle.
Be sure to read the full contest details after the break. Good luck, and happy hunting!
Recently premiered on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 radio show,Danny Avila‘s “Breaking Your Fall” has officially cemented this young producer as the one to watch in 2013. Outshining many of his contemporaries, both behind the decks and in the studio, Danny continues to build his dance music clout with a sonically diverse talent for the craft. At just 17 years old, he is the youngest producer to provide a cover CD for DJMag and spent his summer spinning to the highly refined dance crowds in Ibiza.
On “Breaking Your Fall,” Danny compliments evocative vocal cuts with powerful big room synth stabs to create an undeniably infectious offering. Melding a variety of styles together by peppering the progressive chordplay with squealing stutters and and a touch of electro grit, Danny successfully asserts himself as another young phenom in EDM’s freshman class.
“Breaking Your Fall” goes on sale November 13th via Big Beat/Atlantic Records
I must be dreaming… Skrillex produces a track for a Disney movie? Then drum and bass masterminds Noisia remix it? Is this a parallel universe where gritty synthesizers and guttural wobbles is a suitable soundtrack for a kid’s movie? To be honest, who knows and who cares – the track rocks. Released on Atlantic Records, Noisia‘s remix of “Bug Hunt” is bursting at the seams with high energy, disco-driven synthesis. Mutating Skrillex‘s signature wobbles into a sort of drum and bass, dubstep, nu-disco nightmare, juxtaposing it’s own grit with flighty disco flairs.
In conjunction with Skrillex and Atlantic Records, Swedish producer Blende has been commissioned to offer his own rendition to “Drop Dead.” Premiered last night on Sirius XM and offered up today as a free download, Blende’s signature cross of hard-hitting electro and funky disco groove is seen throughout the release. Blende has been filling a gap amidst the over saturated electronic music world — transforming Skrillex’s relentless dubstep sound into a relaxed melodic progression. The end result gives it a modern day Daft Punk feel — palatable on all fronts. One thing is abundantly clear: Blende is quickly becoming a standout act amongst his Swedish peers as he continues to champion his eccentric nu-disco sound.
Hot off their free remix to Chuckie’s “Who Is Ready To Jump,” which is highly supported by Hardwell, Dzeko and Torres will soon release a solid remix to Trey Songz’s “Heart Attack.” R&B is not the genre most dance music producers target or favor, but Dzeko and Torres do an exceptional job at inserting emotive melodies and infectious bass lines, turning “Heart Attack” into a praiseworthy dance music track. “Heart Attack” will be released August 21st on Atlantic Records.
Steve Lade is another young and burgeoning talent bursting onto the scene from Finland. Citing Tiesto as one of his primary influences, his progressive style features huge arena rock chord progressions complimented by gentle melodies and tons of energy. Originally debuted on Max Vangeli’s podcast, Steve’s interpretation of the alt-rock anthem “Unity” leaves the original’s rock aesthetic intact and enhances it with a massive piano roll and big room synthwork. Brent Smith’s howling rocker voice paired with Avicii-esque builds combine to create the next big summer remix.
Set to be released on July 31st via Atlantic Records. Be sure to like Steve on Facebook and follow him on Twitter – we expect some big things from him in the future.
Flo-Rida’s track “Good Feeling” has been getting a few great remixes starting with the Disco Fries rendition and now Hook N Sling’s version. As good as the Disco Fries’ remix was, Hook N Sling’s takes the cake without a doubt. You may be wondering why “Levels” isn’t getting remixed at the same frequency as “Good Feeling” – because people don’t want to touch a song that is amazing and fail miserably at it. Remixing “Good Feeling” comes with less pressure due to the fact that it isn’t as good, plain and simple. That being said, Hook N Sling adds an awesome progressive drop that meshes perfectly with Etta James’ vocals. He considerably increases the quality of this tune by applying his touches.
NOTE: Hook N Sling’s remixes in general have been garnering some serious respect within the industry, check out “We’re All No One” and “Forever.” Pure quality.
Diehard Avicii fans were up in arms when Flo-Rida decided to sample what is perhaps the best production of the year in “Le7els“. Well, this official remix by the Disco Fries might put that tension to rest. Set to be released on Atlantic Records, the remix possesses all the club banging qualities we’ve come to enjoy from the Disco Fries. The drops speak for themselves.