Following up the release of their break out hit “Take Me Home,” Cash Cash throw their Bebe Rexha collaboration to the wolves on the track’s official remix package. Australian duo, Feenixpawl tears the original’s electropop chords to shreds with a barrage of big room mortar blasts. Huge horn blares and a rumbling bass line take the radio ready original into wake-your-neighbors territory, dragging Bebe Rexha’s vocals along for the ride. Closing out the package The Chainsmokers go more big rooom than usual, Fareoh keeps the progressions moving, and Caveat stutters Bebe’s bubbly vocals into an electro whirlwind.
Feenixpawl, the Australian duo behind “In My Mind,” deliver yet another stunningly infectious hit, this time with Aden Forté’s brother Jason in the studio for additional assistance. It seems the entire Forté family is a musical powerhouse as the trio have combined to create “Together” the latest release in Feenixpawl’s ever expanding stable of hits. Enlisting the help of the legendary Marco V for remix duties, a man who needs no introduction, the Aussies have set in motion what is destined to be a midsummer smash hit. Over 20 years since he got his start, Marco takes “Together” and transforms the Justice-esque choral line with a tidal wave of crisply produced Dutch bass lines and rapid-fire percussion.
Marco V’s remix will be available on July 8th on Beatport.
If you’ve ever been to a sporting event you’ve heard “Sirius,” the iconic The Alan Parsons Project song that came to define the sound of sports stadiums the world over. In anticipation of their summer tour, Feenixpawl have released their rendition of the anthemic track – adding four-to-the-floor beat and modern big room spin to the classic arrangement. Complementing the original’s bustling melody, the Australian duo add a significant jolt of electro house energy amidst a flurry of stadium-friendly synth stabs. Feenixpawl’s modernized “Sirius” has already been used by the Chicago Bulls and is available now for free download exclusively from Dancing Astronaut.
Listen to the track after the break and hear it live when Feenixpawl tours the US and Canada this summer. Tour details below.
Denmark legend Morten Breum has been a long time favorite here at Dancing Astronaut. After mixing the 19th episode of Axis and releasing a track for Space Food Vol. 1, Breum is back with two more mashups to keep fans satisfied. “Look Up Universe” combines the soulful lyrics of Carli’s “Look Up” with the slow rolling drum breakdown from David Tort’s remix of Feenixpawl’s “Universe.” “Yes vs Bucky Done Gun” is more of a straightforward mash-up but the two tracks from Deorro and M.I.A really work well together, creating a fun bouncy tune – as Breum calls it, a “hill billy” mash-up. You can listen and download the tracks for free below.
Carli, David Tort, Feenixpawl feat. Quilla – “Look Up Universe” (Morten Breum RocketMash)
Deorro, M.I.A – “Yes vs Bucky Done Gun” (Morten Breum Hill Billy Mash Up)
A year after “Life” was first introduced to via Tiësto’s Club Life Volume 2, Dahlback provides us with his revamped vocal version, “Diamonds in the Dark,” which spins new energy into the already blissful track. The Swede shows off his home country’s never-ending pool of talent by asking one of Sweden’s biggest pop stars, Agnes Carlsson, to deliver the lush lyrics. The original instrumental was declared Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune, which naturally made it an easily recognizable set favorite across the board, and was even included in our Top 50 Tracks of 2012.
The Big Beat Records release comes with three remixes from the likes of Australian newcomers Feenixpawl, Canadian electro-stars Lazy Rich and fellow Swede’s Lunde Bros. Feenixpawl brings the glitchy rendition, Lazy Rich offers the big room electro house, and Lunde Bros switch things minimal. Dahlback wanted to showcase up-and-coming talent rather than go with the most well-known artists – a fantastic decision on his part judging by the depth of the remixes below.
John Dahlback’s ”Life” was one of our favorite tracks from 2012. In fact, it even made our ‘Top 50 Biggest Tracks of 2012′ list. Like many standout singles before it, months have passed and a vocal version has finally surfaced. Catalyzed by the likes of Swedish singer Agnes, “Life” has been revamped by into a more club-oriented cut and subtitled “Diamonds in the Dark.”
Accompanying the release of Dahlback’s vocal-enhanced original will be three diverse remixes from Feenixpawl, Lazy Rich, and Lunde Bros. While Australians Feenixpawl provide a glitchy rendition, Lazy Rich instills his characteristic brand of spastic electro house. Lunde Bros round out the remix contingent with a bouncy minimal take on the euphoric original. The entire “Life (Diamonds in the Dark)” package is set to be released on Big Beat Records on February 25th. Click past the break to hear the vocal version of “Life” and its three forthcoming remixes.
It’s inevitable that countdowns will always spark controversy, that’s just the nature of the beast. Some tracks will be snubbed, some overlooked, and some ranked higher than you may have expected. We’ve already gone over our ranking criteria at length but despite our own self-imposed guidelines, 2012 proved to be more difficult to rank than years past. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing throughout the year, the sheer number of releases was mind numbing, and — consequently — nearly impossible to rank. There has been no greater challenge for the editors at Dancing Astronaut than creating the list of the Biggest Tracks of 2012.
So here we are, standing on the brink, about to list the Top 10 Tracks of 2012. We’ve already covered 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, and 20-11. So without further ado, here are Dancing Astronaut’s picks, 10-1.
Feenixpawl, the Aussies who brought you “In My Mind” last year are at it again with a rip-roaring, turbo-powered single entitled “Universe” featuring the vocals of Canadian vocalist Quilla. The track is scheduled for full release on November 23rd, but today we’re bringing you a little preview courtesy of the folks over at Neon Records. If you’re a Pete Tong fan, you may recognize the David Tort remix that was played on last week’s Essential Selection, also to be included in the release package.
The Australian duo, Feenixpawl, progressive whizzes behind the massive early 2012 hit “In My Mind,” have recently embarked on a 7 stop US tour. Quickly rising through the electronic music scene, these two up-and-comers have garnered international support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Avicii, David Guetta and Kaskade after signing with Axwell‘s Axtone imprint. This week the Australian duo sets their eyes on the USA with the “In My Mind” tour – their first ever tour of the states.
We haven’t heard much from Australian producer Walden recently, but he has been hard at work. His remix of “In My Mind” breathes life into one of the most overplayed tracks of the summer. The remix uses a light synth melody which retains only the high points of the original, creating a more uplifting track. It’s unusual that a track of this magnitude has a remix that compares to the original, but it seems that Walden has done just that. If this track made you fall in love with the Aussie, head over to his Soundcloud for some free downloads, and don’t forget to support his latest release on Beatport.