As it approached midnight, I stood in the enormous line for the ladies’ room at Ruby Skye. Girls chattered about their hurting feet, how to get behind the red velvet rope for VIP, and of course when Thomas Gold would be taking the stage. Suddenly the line went silent for a split-second, and squeals of excitement began to echo as Thomas Gold’s first selections burst through the speakers.
Chris Martin’s euphonic vocals beg to be remixed. There is something about a Coldplay tune that can harmoniously counsel a depressed man off a ledge and animate your 90 year-old grandmother into a fleeting can-can. Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Avicii, and Datsik have all offered their own electronic accent to the British virtuoso and now its Aylen’s turn. With his remix of Zedd still buzzing in our ears, Aylen decided against filibuster-ing his fans; wasting no time in presenting us with a remix of “Fix You.” It’s not often a Coldplay remix will take the form of serenity-step. A traplicious masterpiece, Aylen caresses the senses by way of kicks, snares, and hi-hats. If you can forestall the inevitable euphoric stupor, brace yourself for Aylen’s symphonious outro.
Forward thinking live dubstep band Modestep are never ones for convention. Blending live piano, percussion, and guitar into a brilliant dubstep cover of Coldplay’s “Paradise,” the talented four-piece craft a monstrous re-imagining of the enchanting single. At times symphonic, at other times chaotic and calamitous, the cover teeters between moments of choral brilliance and surges of bestial bass, while always remaining epic. Though Josh Friend is no Chris Martin, his vocals certainly do justice to the talented Coldplay frontman. Check out the creative cover below.Posted by
Three-time grammy winner Stuart Price — who goes under the DJ moniker Jacques Lu Cont — presents his rendition of Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown” as a free download. The track starts off with drums and spouts of vocals that lead us into a Deadmau5-esque break down, followed by a grungy electro chord pattern. The combination of these elements along with its graceful melodies and infectious rhythm make this track one of his finest works in recent time.
Having produced scores of music under the ‘Les Rythmes Digitales’ and ‘Thin White Dukes’ aliases, Lu Cont is a true pioneer of the dance music movement and is largely responsible for the influences of people like Daft Punk and Justice. If you haven’t given his debut Essential Mix a listen, we highly recommend you do. It’s two hours of masterful mixing and superb track selection — the type of mix that sets him apart from the rest.Posted by
British house maestro Stuart Price has more aliases than we care to name. However, regardless of which moniker he releases under, the production quality is second to none. He made a name for himself in the late 90s with his Les Rythmes Digitales album and followed that up with huge remixes of Felix Da Housecat’s “Silver Screen Shower Scene” and Royksopp’s “What Else Is There.” After that Stuart took a break from the DJ circuit to win three Grammys producing for Madonna and The Killers. Yeah, he’s pretty talented.
Well, the Thin White Duke shows that he still has what it takes. His remix of Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown” is absolutely massive. From the melodic build to the surprisingly heavy electro bassline to the addictive flute riff, everything about the remix works in perfect harmony. Incredibly Coldplay chose to reject Jacques’ remix but we predict them changing that decision after they see the public reception. This is a track you do not want to miss!
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If you’re looking for the perfect song to wind down a crazy weekend with, look no further. Andre Sobota’s take on “Princess of China” features the unmodified vocals of Chris Martin and Rihanna with a delicate, progressive house touch. This isn’t a track you’ll typically hear in a club or festival set; instead you appreciate it at the perfect volume with a nice set of headphones on. The song’s natural rhythm and crisp percussion work makes it refreshingly different from the artificial synth sound we’re used to hearing. Sobota is a newcomer to the legendary Pryda Friends label, and is definitely a name to look out for.
Editor’s note: If your parents are warming up to your EDM obsession — as are mine — make them a CD with this track up first. You’ll probably get a pleasant reaction.
Coldplay has taken the world of EDM by storm courtesy of the Swedish House Mafia, Fedde Le Grand, Tiesto, and a few others. “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” and “Paradise” are their most notable tunes within the world of progressive house. “The Scientist” has also received some attention. This time around Dave Aude decides to give “Charlie Brown” the remix treatment, creating another club-worthy Coldplay tune. The incorporation of melodious piano riffs and a sensitive bassline makes this a nice track to close out your sets with. The drop is not overwhelming, but still packs enough punch to create a hands-in-the-air moment. Dave Aude shows us a little bit of variety as he moves away from his usual tech oriented productions.
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Free Download: Coldplay – The Scientist (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Need Howie’s Thin Mint Cookies Mix)
We’ve been huge fans of Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman since we heard their fantastic remix of “Boom” earlier this year. Their remix of Tove Stryke’s “Call My Name” made our October top 10 list and when we heard the preview for this newest remix, we just couldn’t wait until the full release. Remixing Coldplay seems to be in vogue at the moment with Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Fedde Le Grand and Tiesto all trying their hand. Even though those are all incredible renditions by the biggest names in EDM, this remix definitely places itself in the same league. Chris Martin’s vocals blend perfectly with a combination of rolling synths and a catchy whistle riff. We can’t speak for you, but this is going to be spending quite a lot of time on the Recently Played playlist.
Coldplay – The Scientist (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Remix)
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This remix is seriously good. One of the classic songs of the early 2000s is given a new progressive anthemic sound by two of the most underrated producers on the scene. We named Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman‘s remix of “Call My Name” as one of our top tracks of October and are loving this track as well. Once they get 3,000 likes on facebook their going to give it away for free.
Fedde Le Grand has sneakily been having an unbelievable year – all the talk has been about the likes of Avicii, Alesso, Dirty South, and the Swedish House Mafia that he has sort of flown under the radar, yet when you look at the production quality Fedde has been pumping out straight up gems. “Autosave,” “Running,” “Metrum,” “So Much Love,” and his remix of “Little Bad Girl.” You could feasibly make the case that Fedde has had the best year out of any producer and it wouldn’t be that far fetched of a statement. All of us at Dancing Astronaut love the use of Coldplay in house music. First, we had remixes of “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” and now “Paradise,” Coldplay is one of the biggest acts around the globe and now they get injected with some serious energy due to the greatness of EDM. Anthem? Yes.
NOTE: Check out our detailed interview with Fedde Le Grand.
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