Last year, Dim Mak front man Steve Aoki joined forces with Indonesian wiz kid Angger Dimas to bring us an electrifying single that sent some pretty intense shivers down our spines. On my end, I’m fairly convinced that the two have managed to condense an actual lightning bolt into .mp3 form, but, unfortunately, the hard evidence still remains to be seen.
Although Aoki teased us towards the end of last year with a preview of this killer track, we’re excited to say that the full song is now officially available for purchase via Beatport. Featuring razor sharp synths that intertwine perfectly with My Name is Kay’s scintillating vocals, “Singularity” is an explosive electro house release that erupts even more viciously than Mt. Vesuvius laying the smackdown on Pompeii. A consistent headbanger from start to finish, this high energy release is 128 BPM of glory and may just take your breath away if you’re not careful.
Before I go ahead and even begin this review, I’m going to be up front and admit that I may be the slightest bit biased on this one. Full disclosure: I love everything that Heroes x Villains produces, and this new remix of Borgore and Carnage’s “Incredible” is certainly no exception. The Dirty South duo has once again taken a traditionally clear-cut electro house single and, how shall we say, given it the business–effectively transforming the ear-shattering original into a truly nasty trap remake.
Rebecca & Fiona are back–this time wielding a soulful dance hit that will carry listeners away like a roaring rip tide. The first single to be released from their second album (scheduled for debut later this year), “Taken Over” is an incredibly solid effort from the Swedish duo and undoubtedly promises to put them on other DJs’ watchlists for the remainder of 2013. Featuring strokes of genius from fellow countryman Style of Eye, this powerful mix from the double platinum artists exudes a literal smorgasbord of electrifying sounds that ranges from explosive synths to thundering lasers. This is an undeniably big release for Rebecca & Fiona and one that is sure to catapult the blonde bombshells further into stardom than ever before. Check out the official video and purchase below.
The Disco Fries return with another hard hitting production, this time remixing fast rising British pop singer – Neon Hitch. In many ways the pop remix is what Nick & Danny do best – take your run of the mill Top 40 track and turn it into a massive electro tune with buzzing bass lines and thumping kicks. While not out yet, the boys offered up a full length preview for your listening pleasure.
Release Date: November 13
Since setting foot on the scene a year ago UK-based producer, Rogue, has gained quite the following for his energetic dubstep-electro beats. His latest release, “Adventure Time,” doesn’t stray from his signature sound and is sure to please even the occasional electro fan. The producer named the track “Adventure Time” because, when he listens to it, he “can imagine going on an epic adventure.” We’ll have to agree with that, given the track’s boppy start, melodic break and heavy bass line. The seamless transition between lighthearted synths and thumping beats makes this piece of work an easy integration into your everyday playlist. Take a listen for yourself and, if you like what you hear, head on over to Beatport to purchase the tune.
Dzeko & Torres have been quick on releases lately and are gearing up for their next hit, “Hey.” The new track was played during Steve Aoki’s essential mix and will also be released on his label, Dim Mak. The heavy electro bassline propels the track forward with long rises and falls to keep the crowd going. No news on a release date but it is clear that Dzeko & Torres are prepping themselves for a big year.
With our brand new Weekend Rewind series, Dancing Astronaut’s editors share some of our favorite tracks from the past.
Few tracks sum up the electro house explosion of the late 2000′s better than the Boys Noize remix of Justice’s “Phantom Pt.II”. In an era when the likes of Justice, MSTRKRFT, the Bloody Beetroots and Danger reigned supreme with their gritty electro, Boys Noize took it to the next level with this simply superb remix. All the elements of the remix work together perfectly to craft what can only be described as an absolute monster of a track. Check it out below, and if you like the sound of it make sure you read our review of Boys Noize’s recently released album.
Justice – Phantom Pt. II (Boys Noize Remix)
With eyes caked in eyeliner and a penchant for rock remixes, it’s clear Tristan Garner would have been just as comfortable fronting an 80s hair metal band as he is headlining EDM events. Nowhere is this more obvious than the French electro enigma’s latest Digital Rocker EP, out today on Xtra Life Records.
The title track features a riff straight out of Iron Maiden‘s playbook, bolstered by big room builds and rollicking drum and bass rhythms. Garner showcases his melodic sensibilities on the more progressive “Meteor” with an anthemic synth lead and noodling solos. If Eric Prydz and Judas Priest had musical offspring, they might resemble “Sloan,” a muscular track featuring ethereal synths over chugging thrash guitars. The stomping “Rage Again” is the most electronic offering on the album, likely to be the favorite among younger fans who wore diapers while Garner’s influences shredded guitars.
Unsurprisingly, the EP is prone to the excesses of the genres he emulates; those seeking subtlety need not apply. But Garner has succeeded in infusing his brand of post-Daft Punk electro with a uniquely appealing blend of hard rock aesthetics. If he was born in the wrong era, he’s done a great job of compensating.
British electro mastermind, Fake Blood, is giving away one of his latest releases for free in conjunction with Annie Mac’s Free Music Monday series. “Bionic,” the third track on his recently released Yes/No EP, is a classic Fake Blood production. Theo Keating delivers yet again with the trademark sinister electro sound that has won him legions of fans over the past few years. Check out the track and grab the free download after the break.
Brodinski’s Bromance Records unleashes another gem of a release in the form of Stuart Price’s “In The Night.” While released under his Jacques Lu Cont alias, Stuart Price reverts to a sound more recognizable as the one he employed with his Les Rythmes Digitales moniker. The funky electro bassline that makes up the heart of “In The Night” is very reminiscent of the similar vibe in his classic track “Jacques Your Body.” Regardless of which alias Stuart chooses to release his music under, when we see his fingerprints on a track, we know that we are in for a top tier production.
Jacques Lu Cont – In The Night (Original Mix)