FACT Magazine TV has a running series in which they challenge big name DJs and producers to work “against the clock” in the studio to see how much they can get done in only ten minutes. In this episode, you’ll see UK producer Huxley lay down the basic elements of a track quite quickly, speeding through computer clicks and drags and drops to make not a complete production, but a well-structured foundation of a traditional house track.Posted by
We don’t talk about too many live dance musicians on Dancing Astronaut, but Crazy P is definitely a group not to be forgotten. The five member ensemble first banded together almost twenty years ago and in some shape or form have been creating house-disco records for the modern age ever since. The latest effort with remixes from Huxley and Mark E, out this week on 2020Vision Recordings, is a standout record for 2012.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week features two tracks off Canadian duo Free n Losh’s new Deadhead O.G. EP, Huxley‘s stunning remix of “Hearbreaker,” Erkka’s house spin on Flume‘s “Sleepless,” and Rocco’s main mix of “Real Love.”
If you missed any of DA‘s more soothing selections from the past week, make sure to check out Diplo and Grandtheft’s remix of “Sweet Nothing,” Deadmau5‘s work in progress “Arcadia,” Felix Da Housecat‘s remix of “Night Air,” and WhiteNoize‘s remix of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” For five tracks ideal for Sunday morning rehabilitation, click past the break.
The four-piece production group known as Rudimental, followed up their global chart topper “Feel the Love” with another heartfelt tune entitled “Not Giving In.” The track is officially due November 18, but a music video has already appeared featuring street dancer B-boy Mouse in his hometown of Manilia. The socially conscience video portrays the life of growing up on the rough streets of the poverty-stricken Philippines—and Rudimental return giving dance music a heart once again.
The soulful tune features vocals from John Newman and Alex Clare and it has already seen countless remixes, the latest from Huxley. The UK producer replaces the jazzy piano chords and breakbeats with snares and snyths to turn “Not Giving In” into a downtempo house melody. His rework gives the track an entirely new sound, distorting the vocals to create a remix ready for dance floors. Click below the break to hear the Huxley remix along with some of the other reworks which have appeared over the last few weeks.