Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg are constantly pushing the limits in their newest collaboration, “You Know.” Basslines approach the extent of their depth, as they pulse deeper and deeper, almost to the point where they lose their musicality. The build up lingers…and lingers on that last beat before the drop. And when that vocal hits, the whole mix explodes into a strangely beautiful cacophony between backing and lead. Beyer and Engberg have been adept at creating long, slowly developing pieces in the past. This might be their most textured, engaging work yet. The intriguing collaboration will be released on Truesoul on November 18th.Posted by
Known for his deliciously inappropriate behavior, Borgore is at it again with his latest release, “Booty Monsta,” alongside Philadephia’s Victor Niglio. Having previously been a part of an Israeli death metal band, Borgore seems to rely heavily on metal for his latest work. The track’s eerie opening is accompanied by computerized vocals: “Who’s scared of the…[booty monsta].” In terms of its composition, “Booty Monsta” has a darker feel to it than the Israeli’s more dubstep-influenced productions such as “Decisions,” or rap-influenced tracks like “Wild Out.” On the whole, Asaf and Niglio combine for a grittier approach, evident in the thunderous bass kicks and metallic, electro synths.Posted by
Andrew Bayer has established himself as one of Anjunabeats’ finest assets. After captivating the electronic world with his avant-garde sophomore album If It Were You , We’d Never Leave, Andrew Bayer has gone on to showcase a plethora of high intensity, club-ready productions. His newest release comes in the form of a two-track EP, slated for official release on November 11th. The A-side to the EP, “Perth,” has received no shortage of attention thus far for its radiant sound design and uplifting progression. The B-side to the release, “Mirth Mobile,” has finally been previewed by Bayer. In contrast to “Perth,” “Mirth Mobile” rides on a thunderous sawtooth bassline and feels more akin to the fusion of electro and progressive house popularized by such artists as Zedd and Clockwork (among many more).
Andrew Bayer’s newest work may be a far cry from the eclectic downtempo and midtempo productions of his album, but if anything, it further supports the claim that Bayer is one of the most versatile artists in the dance music sphere.
There is no doubt that 22 year-old mashup master Justin Blau, better known as 3LAU, doesn’t take his title as the “up-and-coming name to watch in dance music” lightly. He is in the middle of his own 3LAU Your Mind Tour, has upcoming dates for his collaborative Night Riot Experience Tour with Carnage, and is on the brink of his latest album release, coming on October 29th. His upcoming Dance Floor Filth 3 is a compilation that returns to 3LAU’s mashup style roots by adding layers of hip-hop, pop, and acapella influence to some of dance music’s most popular, heavy-hitter songs. Fans of the North American electro-house producer may be familiar with some of these mixes; 3LAU explains due to popular demand after he premiered these tracks on his mix series 3LAU Haus and live sets, he decided to release a short album that includes his Krewella, Martin Garrix, timeflies mixes and more.
As a teaser to Dance Floor Filth 3, 3LAU is releasing his first exclusive preview to the premier original track from the album here. “Crime” is a big room electro-house tune that features stunning crystal vocals from Daphne and Project 46. Along with fellow producer Moiez, 3LAU has created a high-energy original that unfolds into a detailed melodic progression lift. This big room sound will be available for free download tomorrow along with Dance Floor Filth 3.Posted by
Datsik rarely fails to deliver excitement and full-forced dubstep when swinging at production. This time around, the Canadian producer teamed up with Protohype on “Murder Style,” a heavy-hitting dubstep experiment with a decadent dose of ear-thumping bass. This track blends both of their styles, Datsik’s darker and heavier take on dubstep and Protohype’s lighter approach. “Murder Style” is part of Protohype’s See No Evil – EP, out today on Firepower Records.
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Shortly after a very public dispute with Justin Bieber and his entourage, Michael Woods bounces back with this much anticipated release. “The Pit” stays true to all Woods’ aspects, including his big room approach. His darker follow-up to this summer’s “Clanga” delves into those industrial elements that created a gritty and metallic sound in his previous release. The Englishman’s initial purr-ing builds steadily and plunges into a brain-bending release – it’s a definite wall shaker. Can you think of a better way to bounce back from a rocky feud? Released through Michael Woods’ own Diffused Music, “The Pit” is available today.
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While Flux Pavilion is busy crossing the continent on his Freeway Tour, the release of the first of four episodes documenting his exploits brought a treat amongst the many tricks. Though new track “I’m The One” with Dillon Francis was casually featured in the background of the tour shenanigans, Dillon took it to the forefront by posting the tune in its entirety. A light sort of heavy, the collab isn’t quite bossy enough for moombahton, not really dirty like dubstep, but results in an easy listening marriage of both genres, punctuated by a rather unromantic rendition of the title lyric. Due out on Flux’s – you guessed it – Freeway EP, the hybrid will be released sometime this month. To catch it sooner, check the video yourself or head here to snatch tickets for the rest of the tour.Posted by
As the dance music world gears up for the official release of Feed Me’s debut album Calamari Tuesday, Jon Gooch continues to build the hype by sharing “Lonely Mountain.” Beginning with some melancholic chords, the track proceeds a like metal-infused rock opera, eventually culminating in a powerful halftime section with a “Cliffs of Dover”-esque guitar solo. Gooch said of the track to Rolling Stone, “To me, it’s the track that defines what I’ve been trying to do in one go the most accurately.” “Lonely Mountain” and the rest of Calamari Tuesday will be released on Monday. Pre-order the album here.Posted by
Deadmau5 is cooking up something big. Only time will tell just how big. While Zimmerman has never been afraid to shed insight into his production process, the last few days have been the equivalent of a golden ticket into his studio. After treating fans to plenty revisions of the loosely termed “Phantoms Can’t Hang,” Joel has finalized the arrangement for the track along with his darker new tune, “Avaritia.” Of the two, I found the latter to be a bit more enticing. The lead chords and bassline are pleasantly distorted, and the percussion is interesting and on point. It’s worth bearing in mind that all these uploads are by nature previews, and thus lack the kind of mixing and mastering that will ultimately set them apart from from inspired musings to polished, final productions.
Also of particular interest, Deadmau5 said of his recent uploads: “the real mindfuck is how these songs are going to go together on the album.. there’s a plan at work here.” Looks like we can expect another Random Album Title arrangement for deadmau5′s impending release.
Pleasurekraft have proven a hot commodity in 2013. While their deep house edit of “Got a Feeling” broke into the Beatport top 10, their ode to Detroit techno alongside Jaceo and Vedic, “313 (Detroit Calling),” topped the techno charts. Their newest production “Sinister Strings,” however, may prove one of their biggest offerings yet. The track is a remake of Brainbug’s 90′s dance anthem, “Nightmare,” and is sure to inspire chilling waves of nostalgia. Pleasurekraft’s re-imagining of the classic brilliantly incorporates the original’s spooky synths and string work while introducing a plump bassline.
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