CAZZETTE hand the remix duties over to Italy’s Maurizio Gubellini for the latest addition to the “Beam Me Up” remix family. Maurizio plays it cool for the first half of the mix, letting the original’s vocals drive while a steady four-to-the-floor-beat and soaring synthlead shuffle forward to it’s momentous climax. The unassuming build creates a stark contrast to Maurizio’s drop, one that is framed by a barrage of heavy hardstyle synthwork. Maurizio’s frantic re-imagining leaves the track nearly unrecognizable if not for the “Beam Me Up” sample that initiates its mayhem.
The original “Beam Me Up” is available today via iTunes.
While Tim Bergling has been heavily associated with his more melody-friendly productions as Avicii, some of his best work has come under the guise of Tim Berg. “Alcoholic” is one such track, dating all the way to 2009. Despite its antiquated nature, its dark and hedonistic sample still pervades dance music to this day. Working off the notorious sample and sinister melody, Cazzette have transformed “Alcoholic” into a delightful, thumping trap remix — undoubtedly a laudable effort for their first stab at the genre (their remix of “Harlem Shake” being dubstep, not trap).
Ultra Europe has upped the ante with six further additions to the three-day debut in Croatia from July 12 through 14. The likes of Chase & Status, Cazzette and Deniz Koyu will join headliners Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren & Aviciiacross the two day spree at Poljud Stadium in Split, adding further spots from Adam Beyer and Yousef to extend the eclectic line-up. On top of the main event action, Aussie sisters Nervo will accompany Steve Aoki, Dada Life and Erick Morillo for the festival’s exclusive beachside finale at the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on Hvar Island. Set to stir more than 40,000 attendees and bringing UMF TV along for the ride for those unable to make the trip, Ultra Europe looks to successfully extend the reign of Ultra to pastures blue and gold this summer.
Baauer’s ”Harlem Shake” has not quite run its course — anyone who went to Coachella and saw Baauer or Major Lazer can confirm this, judging by the track’s seismic response. In light of its undeniable appeal, Cazzette have released their sprawling dubstep bootleg to the ubiquitous trap anthem, layering massive, maniacal synths over the original sample. Cazzette’s penchant for the proliferating genre has become increasingly more evident with this heavy rendition of the “Harlem Shake” out today and their trap remix to Avicii’s “Alcoholic” dropping in two days.
Founder of At Night Management and mastermind behind the Swedish sensation known as Avicii, Ash Pournouri looks to embark on his next venture — a label of his own, PRMD Records. With Cazzette and Morten Breum as the first signees, the inaugural release will be Cazzette’s Eject album, previously exclusive to Spotify in three installments. Based in Sweden, Ash claims “facilities will be ready in June and will include four top-of-the-line recording studios and video production facilities in a historic landmark building.” With a seven figure, multi-year, exclusive partnership with Island Def Jam, Pournouri will expand his empire, beyond his established success, through PRMD. Read past the break to hear more of the announcement from Ash himself.
Has the “Harlem Shake” worn out its welcome? Probably… but that doesn’t stop Cazzette from running it through their patented remix machine, a mass of cogs and grinding gears so diabolically dark that it would make Jigsaw proud and Skrillex shudder. Turning Baauer‘s trapsterpiece into a full on dubstep assault the duo breathe new life into the mix, replacing its chirpy sirens with good, old-fashioned dubstep wobbles and a hefty helping of greyscale grit.
Before Avicii was Avicii, he was producing beats under his Tim Berg moniker, and the song that made its mark on the dance music world was “Alcoholic.” The eerie vocal caught on instantly and slowly began his rise to his present day superstardom. Labelmates Cazzette take on the track with an official remix slated to release on April 19th on Avicii’s Le7els imprint, maintaining its core elements around a steady downbeat to make one tasteful of a trap outing. Without altering the vocal, the duo have injected new life into a track that worked wonders at Ultra Music Festival and will surely become a dance floor destroyer this summer.
By weekend two, you’re probably looking for any excuse to hit the snooze button. The week of pool parties and late nights at Mansion are starting to catch up, but the festival isn’t stopping for anyone and there is no shortage of exciting acts during the early hours. Yesterday we filled you in on why exactly you should wipe your eyes and hop out of bed early for Ultra Weekend One, and now we present the same for Weekend Two.
Still looking for a place to crash in Miami? Not content with the overpacked hotel room you and twenty friends booked to save some money? Then look no further than the Avicii hotel, Avicii’s answer to your Miami housing problems. The cassette-headed duo, Cazzette, is giving away a 3-night stay at the hotel for you and up to three friends from March 23rd to the 25th. The package also includes an Avicii gift bag full of limited edition swag from the iconic Swede.
Hop below the break to enter the contest, it’s much more comfortable than sleeping on the floor in a tiny hotel room in Downtown Miami. (more…)
The Cazzette boys are back with another remix, this time dropping the fun-loving nickname trend for their take on Nikki Williams’s “Glowing.” Fedde Le Grand took a powerful approach to his version last month and Cazzette follow his route with the official iTunes release. Packing their electro-dub brand into Nikki’s harmonic record, Alex and Seb take combine their signature vigor and refreshing thrill to give her vocals festival magnitude.