In an intriguing multi-track collaboration, Colorado talent James Egbert has teamed up with L.A. bass music heavyweight Schoolboy for a three-track release deemed The Silver Lining EP. While Egbert has gained steam over the past year through a steady release of electro house originals, Schoolboy has made a name for himself with a slew of hard hitting remixes, most notably his widely played dubstep remix to “Antidote.” Both producers have an undeniable knack for wily, ripping bass productions, and the combination of their respective abilities is a natural fit. Stream “Hero Down” from The Silver Lining exclusively from Dancing Astronaut ahead of the April 1st release date.
James Egbert & Schoolboy – Hero Down (Original Mix)
You may remember from last year’s EDC Las Vegas, Orlando, or White Wonderland a contest named The Discovery Project. Well, Insomniac is back again — generously offering a big break to bedroom producers everywhere for this year’s Beyond Wonderland. Do you think you might be qualified? They’re asking for a remix of James Egbert‘s track “Back to New” and a thirty-minute DJ mix recorded in real time. You can find the stems for the remix and more instructions here. This contest is open to any genre of electronic music, so get creative and think outside of the box. In addition to a potential performance spot at one of Southern California’s largest massives, you may also win promotional efforts on Insomniac’s powerful social media channels and consideration for Insomniac’s forthcoming DJ management project. Life could be pretty sweet.
James Egbert won Insomniac’s Discovery Project for EDC Las Vegas, an impressive feat that earned him official remix duties for Will.i.am and Far East Movement. He has been one of the fastest rising electro house producers around the US dance music scene, funneling a unique and energetic big room style. His latest remix treatment comes by way of Emeli Sande’s latest release, “Next to Me,” and will see an official release on Virgin/Capitol in the near future. If you like what you’re hearing, have a listen to Episode 037 of our Axis mix for more from the promising talent.
Let’s face it — it’s become a sort of standard practice for todays DJs to play a lot of the same records in their live sets. However, there are still a handful artists who refuse to conform, and Denver-native James Egbert is one of them. He’s behind the decks for Episode 37 of Axis, and we’re definitely excited to have him. For more, including a full tracklist, jump past the break.
Following up on the free release of his remix of “Dirty Bass,”James Egbert has once again opted to release his newest remix for free. Taking on “Renegade,” by popular EDM vocalist Eva Simons, Egbert transforms the catchy original into a colossal dubstep tune. While the original boasted overt dub-inspired elements, Egbert’s rendition is entirely more satisfying — leveraging mountainous bass and effective vocal arrangements. After impressing us with his electro house productions, the Colorado producer shows his versatility by releasing this potent dubstep remix. Head over to James Egbert’s Facebook for the free download.
Rising talent James Egbert never fails to impress with his gritty electro house basslines. The Colorado producer has shown enormous promise with songs such as “Legion” and his recent remix of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.”Dancing Astronaut is proud to provide the exclusive first listen to his new remix of “Dirty Bass” by Far East Movement. Egbert transforms the clubby original into some menacing electro house. As a dark acid house lead builds the tension, a provocative vocal sample emerges, before Egbert’s signature screeching synths take over. Download this track for free, along with Egbert’s remix of “September,” from his Facebook.
24 year-old American James Egbert is swiftly rising in the electro-house scene and his latest stellar release explains why . “Legion” demonstrates Egbert’s wide array of euphoric synth play and wobbly breakdowns that translate into the perfect club banger. His production style is characteristic of some of the greatest tracks we’ve heard by the likes of Porter Robinson and Lazy Rich, which is a major compliment to say the least. Out now on beatport, “Legion” is a great addition to the variety of electro-house bangers coming out on Spencer & Hill’s own Bazooka Records.