Canadian duo Adventure Club have released their long-awaited first official EP today on iTunes. In line with their running superhero theme, the EP is appropriately titled Calling All Heroes, Pt. 1 and features four full-length original productions. Despite the group’s fame for melodic and unique remixes of Flight Facilities’ “Crave You” and Brand New’s “Daisy,” Adventure Club have mastered originals of their own with signature combinations of bass heavy beats and captivating vocalists. Calling All Heroes, Pt. 1 features four tracks: “Gold,” “Wonder,” “Crash,” and “Thunderclap.” After two years of remixes, traveling the world, and headlining worldwide festivals, Adventure Club’s debut EP has already hit the number one spot on the iTunes Dance Music chart and is just the first of a two-part release with more to come.
With one of their first originals in nearly a year, Montreal bass music duo Adventure Club returns with a vocal-driven dubstep tune in typically melodic fashion. After remixing Yuna’s serene single “Lullabies,” Adventure Club has recruited the Malaysian songstress for their newest collaborative effort, “Gold.” While their productions have dabbled in dirtier bass music territory, “Gold” is a return to the soft sonic style that put them on the map.
With the title “Gold,” it’s easy to draw a comparison a to their remix of “Crave You” (“I walk into the room dripping in gold”), their biggest song to date. Yuna’s repeating message “stay gold” can also be construed as an allusion to iconic quote from The Outsiders, “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.” Intertextuality aside, Adventure Club’s newest tune is as blissful as ever, and will be released on September 17th.
Moon Boots, one of the newer members of the buzzing French Express label, has remixed Bondax‘s latest single “Gold.” The result, as expected, is quite lovely. There is little chance that if you are a fan of garage, nu-disco, or just feeling good when you listen to music, that you will dislike this song. The remix slaps hard across the face with huge, warm synths and pads and cranks up the 2 step. Happy Friday, happy almost March, happy listening. Click below the break for a stream.
The Lancaster-based teenage duo Bondax, have been making waves in 2012 with their blissfully soulful electronic tunes. Since the release of the bubbling You’re So EP earlier this year, the two producers have been creating upbeat yet relaxed outputs somewhere between R&B and two-step. Compared to the brothers of Disclosure, Bondax take sounds from UK garage while incorporating romantic rhythms to form sophisticated productions beyond their years.
Their latest creation is another intoxicating blend of airy R&B vocals with what can only be described as future-garage. The two producers effortlessly deliver another uplifting beat met with bursting bass on “Gold,” giving listeners repeat-worthy track for the weekend.
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.
The young Dutchman, Erik Arbores, is back with his first release on Spinnin’ Records. “Gold” is an uplifting house track that slowly builds and falls with an upbeat bassline, and drops with a nice kick. This is definitely a progression from some of his other songs as his signature sound should continues to develop with age. If you’re looking for more info on the teen don’t forget to check out our Stargazer on Arbores.
I first heard the name Thomas Gold in 2010, when Swedish House Mafia dropped “AGORa” in their Essential Mix recorded live at Creamfields. The SHM Creamfields 2010 set is mandatory listening for any self-respecting dance music fan — it went on to win Essential Mix of the year. It also propelled Thomas Gold firmly into the spotlight. You’ll always remember where you were when you heard “AGORa” for the first time. It’s just that arresting.
In 2011, Thomas has showed us why he has the potential to one day outshine his Size Matters mentor, Steve Angello. A string of memorable big-room progressive house bangers (“Alive” and “Eyes Wide Open” with Dirty South, remarkable remixes of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” and “Someone Like You“) showed us that he’s an elite producer. His set at Escape from Wonderland showed that he’s an elite DJ. Our Behind the Booth interview shows that Thomas is an elite person — affable, energetic, and passionate about dance music.
A-trak, a former DJ child star, continues to impress us with his hip hop influenced electronic DJ sets. July’s Fool’s Gold radio mix is one of the best sets we’ve heard in a long time. Half way through the set takes a turn into some heavy electro with several unreleased tracks (Skip to 33 minutes in for some crunchy electro). Give it a listen, give it a download, and most of all give it some love. “I wanna see your body work!”
Mord Fustang has splashed onto the electro house seen and refuses to quit bringing the heat. His creation of ‘Lick The Rainbow’ was a Beatport chart-topper. This funky tune reminds me a little of what Daft Punk used to put out in the late nineties. Very electronic, yet very pleasurable. If you n-joy heavy disco basslines and some well timed wobbles you should click play and give it a go!