The evil masterminds behind “Wakanda” and one third of the anthemic “Hit It,” put their heads and aural synapses together to create “Turn It Up,” their latest unapologetic peak time brain child. Driven by a thunderous kick and wonky drum lines, the mix has little interest for subtlety, developing with blaring sirens and electro house flairs that collide with the namesake’s vocal line – a tidal wave of gripping percussion in tow. Big room synthwork peaks through the mix, but only momentarily before any semblance of melody is interrupted by yet another aggressive drop. With 2013 still in its infancy, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and GTA have made it abundantly clear that when it comes to feverish percussion with Dutch house touches, these three are at the top of their game.
Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & GTA feat. Wolfpack – Turn It Up (Original Mix)
Last December A-Trak unleashed his highly anticipated Tuna Melt EP to outstanding reviews and much-deserved praise. The Fool’s Gold imprint featured a four-song extended play capturing the essence of A-Trak’s refreshingly unique hip-hop infused electro style. The title track, a collaboration with Tommy Trash, is joined by “Landline” featuring trap masters GTA, “Jumbo” featuring bass-heavy Galantis and “Disco Nap” featuring 80s-influenced Oliver.
Today, the remix package is finally available for purchase and includes a seven piece deluxe assisted by Grandtheft, Les Rhythmes Digitales, Q-Bert, Funkin Matt, Jack Beats and The Partysquad, each providing a distinguished flare. Also included is a revamped version of “Landline,” which you might recognize from Adidas Originals’ campaign showcasing urban lifestyle at its finest. The remix package brings the EP to new heights, once again crowning Fool’s Gold as the King of electro groove.
GTA‘s hot streak doesn’t begin nor end at “Hit It.” After setting the bar high with original EPs, People Boots and Ai Novinha, the Miami-based duo has recently remixed Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Channel 42” and previewed their Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike collaboration, “Turn It Up.” This week, GTA return to the remix circuit behind an unexpected act, the eight-man neotango band, Bajofondo. Finding comfort experimenting with South American sounds, they make “Pide Piso” their own flavorful production guided by the fun-loving rhythms of Argentina.
GTA is rapidly solidifying their space in electronic music, and they’ve been in high demand since the release of “Hit It.” After collaborating with A-Trak on “Landline” for his Tuna Melt EP, the duo meets Diplo to offer another refreshingly frenetic production — their electrified rework of Missy Elliot’s “Work It.” Diplo had premiered “Boy Oh Boy” on his Diplo and Friends radioshow this winter, building anticipation for something as simple as a release date. Fortunately, there will be no release date — the squad is giving the collaboration away for the small price of a Facebook like.
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in February and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up February for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. February’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Arty, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from up-comers Pink is Punk, Disclosure, and The M Machine. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of February!
On the most recent Clublife Radioshow, Tiësto dropped a 60-second preview of “Turn It Up,” the latest collaboration from Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & GTA ft. Wolfpack. With the critically-acclaimed releases of “Wakanda” and “Hit It” already under their belts, this unlikely trio aims to continue on their production tear with “Turn It Up.” Featuring tribal percussion and squealing big room blasts, all the key ingredients for a monster release are present and accounted for.
There is no set release date for the track, but we’re hoping for more than a snippet of “Turn It Up” to debut before Miami.
Size Records entered 2013 with “Head Up” and “Swoon,” two massive tracks that, in retrospect, serve to be the warm up for one of this year’s biggest hits. What started as an unidentified seizure-inducer first heard at Size In The Park has become known as “Hit It” from GTA, Henrix and Digital Lab. The megalithic build and the infectious bass-laden drop make for one of the most provocative productions of 2013. There is no doubt that “Hit It” will be that one track you can’t escape during Miami Music Week — and if you’re lucky enough to be attending the festivities, expect the drop to keep your ears ringing through your flight home. 1, 2, 3, hit it!
While we anxiously await the next new originals from both Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner, the duo is back, in a way, this week with their remix package of last fall’s “Channel 42.” Though Pete Tong premiered Nom De Strip’s dance floor version of the tune on last week’s Essential Selection, mau5trap opted to eschew the more recognizable tune, officially releasing remixes from GTA and Eeekko alongside a reissue of the original.
While the original is a perfect blend of Deadmau5′s chord play and Wolfgang’s technicality, the remixes seem to look to the original more for inspiration than for actual parts, resulting in a package of three completely different songs. To hear electronic’s favorite animals like you’ve never heard them before, listen below.
Size Records started the new year off on the right foot with Arno Cost’s “Head Up,” and the label is en route to making the release of festival bombs a pattern. The long awaited “Hit It” is up for release on the label. Its building chords, massive drums, and pounding drop combine to create sonic gold. GTA, Henrix, & Digital Lab’s collaboration has seen support from numerous power players including Diplo, Dirty South, David Guetta, Size label head Steve Angello, and many more. “Hit It” has been floating around cyber space for awhile but it’s finally being officially released on February 25th, a belated Valentine’s Day gift if you will.
GTA took to Soundcloud to unveil their new mix series “Death to Genres” yesterday. The duo comprised of JWLZ and VanToth revealed Volume 1 of the series with hopes to create a buildup of anticipation for their new productions, due out later this year. The mix kicks off with their infectious “Booty Bounce,” a nod to the power of their hard-hitting Miami house roots before working in multiple Laidback Luke edits, some Mad Decent family outputs, and of course teasers of their new work including “FuntCantasy” and “Darkness.”
Click below the break to listen.