The title track off Zedd’sdebut album is a microcosm of the perfect storm of qualities that made Clarity so memorable. At 23, the German wunderkind has already mastered the delicate balancing act between technicality and musicality in his production, infusing “Clarity” with both the structural handicraft to move dance floors and the melodic sensibility to induce chills. Foxes’ gorgeous vocals are as accessible as they are emotive, soaring over the more hackneyed lyrics of Zedd’s proglectro contemporaries. About the only thing this track was missing was a DJ-friendly extended mix. Expect to hear plenty more of this track now, and head to Beatport to grab your copy today.
Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity (Extended Mix)
Theo Keating, aka Fake Blood, has really outdone himself with his latest remix. His rework of T.E.E.D.’s “Your Love” is a wonderfully unique production that really shows off Theo’s considerable production talent. If you’re looking for something that is different to 90% of the music out there, then this is for you. We’ve been long time supporters of Fake Blood and are excited to see what he puts out in the near future.
Tom Staar has been on a tear lately with his huge remixes of “Don’t You Worry Child,” and “Can’t Stop Me.” He shows no sign of slowing down with his latest upcoming single. Exclusively premiered on Dancing Astronaut, “Cheyenne” is dropping later this month on Kindergarten Records. If the preview is anything to go by, Tom Staar might have a major hit on his hands. Click after the break to have a listen for yourselves. Just wait until the energetic electro buildup drops into a killer melodic piano mid-section – we can’t wait to hear the full version.
We’ve had our eye on rising talent Joe Garston for a few months now. His wonderfully melodic electro-house track “Forever” first caught our attention earlier in the summer and we’ve been looking forward to more music in the same vein ever since. Luckily, with the release of his latest single, “American Wasteland,” the wait is over. “American Wasteland” follows in the footsteps of Garston’s previous productions and provides the perfect melodic, easy-listening start to your week. Have a listen after the breakand make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more from this young talent.
Big Beat Records’ rising star Betatraxx has made a name for himself with his fantastic heavy-electro remixes. Today he dropped his Mercury EPwhich features four brand new original productions. Not familiar with Betatraxx? Luckily for you he has given us an exclusive minimix of the EP so you can hear what he’s all about in just over three minutes of high-energy music.
Our favorite track on the Mercury EP has to be his collaboration with Morten Breum titled “Get Static.” Some of you will recognize this track from Morten’s special Axis guest mix where he previewed it for Dancing Astronaut readers. Morten also recently gave us an awesome exclusive video of his performance at Avalon Hollywood featuring “Get Static.” Stay tuned for more from both Betatraxx and Morten Breum as they are both artists we are keeping our eyes on.
Click after the break for the full Mercury EP tracklisting.
Parisian producer Mercer, who recently collaborated with Mystique on “Here Comes That Sound,” is back with a brand new remix of Joachim Garraud & Alesia’s “Nox.” Don’t let the airy beginning fool you, a thick, sinister sounding electro bassline is just around the corner. This is topped off by a drop that has all the energy of an acid house drop but with more of an electro house feel. We predict that this track will destroy dance floors wherever it is played.
Joachim Garraud & Alesia – Nox (Mercer Remix)
One thing you can certainly say about Deadmau5 is that he is a man who sticks to his guns and refuses to compromise. Luckily for us, that attitude has seemed to have translated over into his Mau5trap Label, as he certainly has not compromised on the quality of artists he has signed to it. ”We Are Friends,” an upcoming EP from Mau5trap Records, showcases an incredibly diverse range of new talents and styles. Featuring artists from Tom Staar, to Buddygirl, to Heat Maxwell, “We Are Friends” spans the genres from Deadmau5-esque electro house to melodic progressive, to dubstep and glitchy productions that hit much harder. This EP is a must listen if you want a glimpse at some rising stars of electronic music. Check out the preview after the break and then head over to Beatport to grab the full EP on July 30th.
Those of you who follow us will know that we’re big fans of Jacques Lu Cont, the so-called Thin White Duke. Yesterday we brought you the British production genius’ latest effort, his remix of Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown.” Well luckily for those of you who enjoyed that, Jacques also debuted his first Essential Mix over the weekend. It is an absolutely brilliant mix that features tracks from some of our favorite house music legends including Depeche Mode, Felix Da Housecat, Étienne de Crécy, and, of course, Jacques himself. Click after the break for the full tracklist and make sure to keep an eye out for the Dada Life/Daft Punk bootleg!
Mercer and Mystique give us a sneak peek at their upcoming collaboration, “Here Comes That Sound.” The track begins with a funky disco sample that almost fools you into thinking you’re in for a nudisco effort. However, the true nature of the track is revealed as the disco sample gives way to a really fat electro drop. “Here Comes That Sound” was recently premiered on BBC Radio 1 by Chuckie, and has also gained support from Sebastian Ingrosso, Bob Sinclar and Gregori Klosman. The full release on Spinnin’ Records is out on July 30th, so you’ll have to make do with the preview for now.
Leroy Styles released this electro-house banger today on Sidney Samson’s Rock The Houze label. Featuring a stuttering progressive lead-in and a bouncy high-pitched synth drop, it’s obvious to us why this track received such support from the likes of Sidney Samson and Afrojack. Crank this one up if you’re a fan of Dutch house and head over to Beatport to pick up the full-length.