Zedd’s popularity has escalated in recent months following success of hit “Clarity” leading to an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, cameo in the new mySpace commercials and announcement of world wide tour. To help you remember his meteoric beginning, we give you “The Anthem” released back in 2010. The track was Zedd’s first Beatport Top 20 single, created after winning two of Beatport’s noble remix competitions. Shortly afterwards, he caught Skrillex’ ear who signed him to his new OWSLA label in which he released “Shave It” and “Slam the Door.” This led to Interscope’s A&R bigwigs signing him for official remixes for artists like Lady Gaga and P.Diddy, while the rest is history.Posted by
As if their debut album Welcome Reality wasn’t cinematic enough, Nero have concocted a haunting, orchestral composition for Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby. “Into The Past” is a gorgeously dark production, making use of foreboding reverb, sparsely placed kicks and snares, and ethereal vocals from Alana Watson to craft quite the visceral experience. When combined with the emotional absorption of a full-feature blockbuster, the power of Nero’s “Into the Past” on the big screen will undoubtedly be cathartic. The official soundtrack for The Great Gatsby is due out May 7th on Interscope Records, including “Into The Past” and unreleased material from Florence + the Machine, Jay-Z and more.Posted by
Zedd unveils official Brillz and Torro Torro remixes of ‘Clarity’ alongside Tiësto, Felix Cartal, and Funkagenda renditions
After Zedd released the “Clarity” acapella as a free download, it was only a matter of time before the flood gates opened on the full stream of remixes. While yesterday Zedd revealed Tiësto’s official “Clarity” remix, today he’s shown the spotlight on two comparatively diverse remixes. The first is an enveloping trap remix by LA’s Brillz, for which Zedd enthusiastically praised on Twitter as “One of my favorite remixes anyone’s ever done for me!” The second is a thumping electro house remix from Canada’s Torro Torro, which Zedd has been playing out in his sets.
Though overshadowed by yesterday’s hype around Tiësto’s rendition, Felix Cartal also previewed his progressive house rework of “Clarity,” and it’s shaping up to be quite a release. Rounding out the official remix series will be a final, yet-to-be-previewed edition from Funkagenda. All five remixes are due out on February 12th, as part of the official “Clarity” remix package on Interscope Records. Click past the break to hear Brillz’s, Torro Torro’s, and Felix Cartal’s forthcoming remixes.
I don’t remember exactly what I was doing at 17, but I’m 99.9% sure I wasn’t mixing up Grade A tracks like this latest head banger from Danny Avila. The Spanish youngster may not be old enough to (legally) set foot in a club just yet, but dear lord does he know how to produce a raging trapstep remix that is sure to get those pulses racing.
Collaborating with Generation Wild cohort Mikael Weermets on this newest endeavor, a bass-booming rendition of Skylar Grey‘s “C’mon Let Me Ride,” Avila has literally turned the original on its head and transformed it from a relatively innocuous pop jingle into a meaty, action-packed trap hit. Still maintaining Grey’s powerful vocals and general underlying melody, the Madrid native has teamed up with the Swedish DJ to add some pretty serious synth work into the mix, as well as an insanely dope drop that makes the 2012 single virtually unrecognizable. With this remarkable hit being Avila’s first release of the new year, we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for 2013.
Look for the full remix to debut on Interscope Records February 5th.Posted by
If you thought Zedd’s “Spectrum” was a storybook type of love song, think again. With Shreddie Mercury’s electrifying touch, it’s anything but. Released officially this week on Interscope Records, Shreddie’s version won the Spectrum Remix Contest earlier this year. The track begins unassumingly, prepping us with Matthew Koma’s familiar crooning. Before long, it progresses into a melange of hard-hitting sounds, not least of which is a heavy, grinding bass line that ceases only for a moment, a brief respite from the relentless low end. This is typical Shreddie Mercury, and if you like what you hear, hop over to Beatport and pick up the remix!
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Eva Simons should be an EDM household name after “Take Over Control” filled radio waves and stadium speakers over the past year, but she’s coming out with her own album this year and this is the first track we get to zee. Here she is again with her latest solo effort, “I Don’t Like You,” produced by Dancing Astronaut favorite Zedd. The track starts off poppy with a catchy baseline and synth-filled chorus, until Zedd takes over with a distorted electro breakdown. Due out March 26th on Interscope Records, we’re told the single will be followed by a video and a huge remix package. Stay tuned.