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.
After seeing the video for Porter Robinson’s “Language” yesterday, we are slowly being convinced that nature and electronic music go hand in hand. The video for Axwell’s mix of Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl, and Georgi Kay’s ”In My Mind” depicts a group of girls as they tour the West Coast with their long boards. Shredding down the side of mountains, through national parks, and parking garages, it seems that these girls are living, well, without anything on their minds at all. We’re not quite sure where the inspiration for the video came from, but it sure looks like they had a good time making it.
Australian house duo Feenixpawl are spreading their wings, setting out to prove talent beyond “In My Mind.” Following their remix of “Burning,” they are giving away a free download of their “Lights” bootleg. Feenixpawl takes the Ellie Goulding track – which had been made famous in the dance music world by Bassnectar – and turn it into a progressive track. Enjoy the famed vocal in a new respect with this bootleg crafted for the nightclubs and head to Feenixpawl’s SoundCloud for the download.