Two of the finest Dutch talents in the industry, Hardwell and Laidback Luke have welded their big room-savvy abilities to craft “Dynamo,” a riot-inducing electro production complete with a palatable melody, marching drum percussion, and a fire alarm. With its semi-innocuous chord-laden buildup, the real fun in “Dynamo” starts with its teetering, brassy drop — a boisterous festival-pleaser brimming with Dutch house influence. Anyone who has seen Laidback Luke or Hardwell recently can attest, the live appeal of “Dynamo” is undeniable. The track is out today on LBL’s Mixmash Records.
Every now and then, amid the vast sea of electronic releases, a song comes along that knocks you off your feet. Armin van Buuren and W&W’s latest effort, “D# Fat,” is one of those songs. While Armin’s collaboration with Arty, “Nehalennia,” was wonderful for its spiritual and revitalizing potency, “D# Fat” excels through sheer immensity. From the thumping kicks of its riveting intro, to the delicate-turned-exhilarating atmosphere of its breakdown and its ensuing devastating drop, “D# Fat” is dripping with a masterful prowess from start to finish. After the rampant success of W&W and Ummet Ozcan’s “The Code,” ”D# Fat” feels like a natural succession to the ubiquitous single, guided by the hands of trance’s beloved patriarch.
While genre crossovers are not all that rare, a house collaboration from a notoriously dirty dubstep producer and a well-known trap artist is definitely not something you see every day. In fact, it’s something you hardly ever see. Against all odds, dubstep’s raunchiest DJ, Borgore, has teamed up with Carnage, one of trap’s most iconic producers, to create “Incredible,” a dirty house track in the purest (or dirtiest?) sense of the word.
After his grungey glitch hop collaboration with Gramatik entitled “Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom,”Griz teams up with fellow Colorado residents Big Gigantic for a thrilling, adrenaline-inducing drumstep production. Initially reminiscent of “Bonfire” by Knife Party for its reggae vibes and drumstep tempo, “Power” progresses from a monstrous bass drop to a jazzy interlude fueled by live saxophone. Between Griz, Big Gigantic, and Gramatik, a new era of glitch hop-driven dubstep is quickly forming, backed by each producer’s impressive live instrumental abilities. Stay tuned for more inter-Colorado collaborations and pick up “Power” for free from SoundCloud.
If you’re a fan of Deadmau5 it is inevitable that you’ve heard about his cat, Professor Meowingtowns. Well, SOL REPUBLIC and Professor Meowingtons have teamed up to create the world’s first pair of cat headphones — fully equipped with dog isolating technology. Whether you’ve heard about him on his owner’s Twitter feed, seen him on Deadmau5′s Instagram, or even followed him on his verified Twitter account, you know that he’s an important part of the Mau5′ life. In a case of art imitating life, the cat is about to eat the mau5 by eclipsing him in fame with his very own viral marketing campaign. Regardless of whether you have a cat or not, we suppose they could act as an interesting albeit expensive souvenir. All proceeds from sales of the $999 headphones will benefit the ASPCA.
Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello recently collaborated with Skrillex and Ellie Goulding on a new track, Billboard reports. While Seb told us about the upcoming SHM track over the weekend, he managed to leave out this little tidbit. According to the Billboard, the match was made by Interscope exec Dave Rene, and the track came together in a “few hours.” Ingrosso had no qualms about expressing his admiration of Skrillex, even calling him a “genius,” and remarking that “Skrillex, enough said, he is Skrillex.” There’s no set release for the track though Ingrosso believes it’ll be on Goulding’s album; but he also rightfully noted that “in this business you don’t know until you see it on iTunes.”