Los Angeles production trio Captain Cuts take on Grouplove’s “Ways to Go” off their album Spreading Rumours on Atlantic Records. Taking the indie pop hit for a walk down a winding road of bubbly electro house, the up-and-comers inject a shifty and sugar-coated energy into the mix. Combined with Grouplove’s contagious lyrics and feel-good funk, Captain Cuts remix of “Ways to Go” plays up the twinkling summer vibes with stuttering electro charm.Posted by
In 2010, some DJ named Skrillex decided to take on the year’s biggest pop hit –Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are.” Fast-forward three years (and a half-dozen Grammys), and the EDM world and Bruno Mars are still madly in lust. The latest of the crooner’s tracks to be given the remix treatment is Unorthodox Jukebox’s “Treasure,” with chart-climbing Cash Cash and aural adventuring Audien putting their spins on the ditty. Cash Cash went all-in on the remix, elevating the funk with stutters, synth stabs and enough of the original’s silky vocal to satisfy the diehard fans. Audien opted to take things more low-key on his version, creating a whole new melodic backbone with an easy kick beat. Though no official release date has been announced for the updated tune, both remixes will be out soon on Atlantic Records.
“Jack” has successfully creeped its way from the deep house sets of masters like Maya Jane Coles and Shadow Child to the EDC main stage sets of Calvin Harris and Tiësto. The track was first released by Dirtybird records back in April, and is now seeing a re-release under Atlantic. Breach, the house music alter ego of multitalented singer/songwriter/DJ/producer Ben Westbeech, melded this simple yet incredibly effective track that will continue to be played out across all genres alike until you’re sick of jacking.
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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 Me EP 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.Posted by
Complete the puzzle and win VIP access to Danny Avila and Martin Solveig’s show this Saturday at Pacha NYC
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.
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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.
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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.Posted by
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.
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