Whether stirred by the Daft Punk hysteria or his own spontaneity, Deadmau5 has created a hype machine of his own in the past two weeks, unleashing a total of four track previews. While “Suite 03″ was a nod to his Random Album Title days, the remaining newly previewed productions have showcased an unbarred creative drive to differentiate his sound. In a rather unlikely scenario, Zimmerman’s latest preview “Killthemau5″ features clamorous OWSLA talent Kill the Noise. While the track begins innocently enough with sweeping, orchestral chords, the mood shifts a bit suddenly with a sporadic, variegated dubstep drop.
Deadmau5 said of the track: “‘I’ve bastardized it a bit. But I’ll pass it back to Jake and see what’s up.” Hence, “Killthemau5″ is still a work in progress, and judging by Zimmerman’s words, the half time drop has yet to be properly manipulated by the diabolical hands of Kill the Noise. Regardless, “Killthemau5″ is undeniably one of the more intriguing collaborations we’ve seen from the mau5.
Premiered back in March on the main stage of Ultra Music Festival, Kaskade’s newest single “Atmosphere” has been officially previewed by the man himself via SoundCloud. While Kaskade’s productions are well known for featuring the vocals of Haley Gibby and similarly enchanting singers, in a change of pace, Raddon has lent his own voice to “Atmosphere.” With light piano chords and celestial subject matter, “Atmosphere” is sure to win over the hearts of the progressive house world. Stay tuned for its official release on June 10th.
W&W have already had a 2013 of which most producers only dream. After the rampant chart-topping success of their single “The Code,” the Dutch duo went on to collaborate with renowned trance magnate Armin van Buuren on “D# Fat“, before remixing ”This Is What It Feels Like” – the mogul’s lead single off his new album Intense. Building off this seemingly frictionless momentum, W&W have previewed their newest work, “Thunder,” ahead of its May 20th release on Mainstage Music. From the initial sample, the track aims to work off the winning formula of a trancey, big room build up and a booming, hardstyle-esque drop.
Still basking in the chart-topping glow of latest release “Jack,” the fine folks at Dirtybird have built another bomb in the re-release of Kill Frenzy‘s wildly popular “Make That Booty Clap,” complete with four accompanying remixes. The Belgian producer’s genre-defying hit became one of the biggest tracks of 2012 and was supported by no shortage of producers, even making a marquee appearance in Skrillex’s Tomorrowland and Electric Zoo sets.
While the Pryda camp has unquestionably aided Jeremy Olander in his rise to progressive house prominence, his next output marks his debut on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat label. While it will be hard to top the enchanting allure of “Let Me Feel,” ”Factures” is no tune to sleep on. With its minimally-driven structure and emphatic groove, Olander’s latest takes on a delectable tech house flavor, one that goes down smooth and satisfying. The track will be released May 6th on Sudbeats, the South American label’s first ever compilation.
Jon Gooch has returned, and he’s done so in excellent fashion. His latest production may be under the guise of Feed Me, but it’s brimming with conspicuous Spor influence. While Dirty South unveiled his big room remix of ”Messiah“ last week, Feed Me’s dubstep and breaks rendition has just been aired, and it’s phenomenal. Alvin Risk may have gotten the first stab at a dubstep remix, but Feed Me’s production is arguably stronger, making wonderful use of the vocals and layering diverse drum patterns. Dubstep at times, breakbeat at others, Feed Me’s brilliant take on the empowering single will be released May 7th on OWSLA.
Sub Focus unveiled his latest creation, “Endorphins,” a few weeks back, and now BBC Radio 1 has aired the first preview to the forthcoming Tommy Trash remix. Aside from his ”Monkey See Monkey Do Re-Edit,“ Trash has been a bit quite on the release front. Thankfully, his remix to “Endorphins” does not disappoint. Bustling with familiar, steam engine-like synths, Trash tastefully enhances Alex Clare’s uplifting vocals and delivers what is sure to be a well-received remix. Though no release date was announced on the show, the original “Endorphins” will be released on May 26th, and the Tommy Trash remix can’t be far behind.
Knife Party haven’t given us much with their latest preview, but it’s certainly enough to inspire a rampant excitement for their new Haunted House EP. While “Power Glove” has been floating around the blogosphere for two months and is already being hailed as the follow up to “Internet Friends,” “EDM Death Machine” is our newest glimpse into Knife Party’s impending, hotly-anticipated third EP. With a build up consisting of churning factory noises, “EDM Death Machine” sets a dark precedent that is instantly solidified with an ominous vocal sample and hefty electro drop. Though the preview ends abruptly, the track is already sounding like one of their hardest productions to date.
“EDM Death Machine” will be the fourth single off of the Haunted House EP, with “Power Glove,” “LRAD,” and “Baghdad” preceding it. With Knife Party finally ready to unveil their latest misanthropic creations to the world, you can expect more previews to follow soon.
If Wolfgang Gartner has proved anything in the last months, it’s that you can never predict what his next move will be. After releasing the irresistibly funky “Anaconda,” Wolfgang has previewed his next release: a progressive house production featuring the vocals of Danish pop star Medina. “Overdose” begins with signature high-pitched Gartner synths before quickly introducing an easy-going electro drop. The combination of Medina’s voice and the soothing progressive house overtone immediately evokes Deadmau5′s classic remix of Medina’s “You and I.” No word on the official release date yet.
Though having just been previewed by BBC a few days ago, Sub Focus’s newest single has already inspired waves of debate as many fans harken for a return to his drum ‘n’ bass roots. “Endorphins,” the Londoner’s follow-up to the successful “Tidal Wave,” follows a similar vibe to the mellow drumstep tune.
With vocal accompaniment from Alex Clare of “Too Close” fame, “Endorphins” works off clean, unbroken kicks and a groovy melody. While certainly more radio friendly than tracks like “Falling Down” or “Out the Blue,” Sub Focus’s forthcoming single is still a fantastic production that should not be overlooked. Look out for its official release on May 26th.