Leeds-based producer Hot Since 82 is still quite fresh off the success of his remix of Yousef‘s “Beg” but he’s back with jaw-dropping remix of Shadow Child‘s already stellar summer release “So High.” The structure of the song remains largely intact, but Hot Since 82 slaps on a bass line that is deeper than deep and reworks and reverses the deep chord progressions into something simple yet absolutely enslaving. This remix was debuted on Pete Tong’s show on Friday and we’re just giddy with glee that it’s already seeing its official release today.
This week, Hardwell stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Studios to get behind the decks of Pete Tong‘s Radio 1 broadcast. Recently voted the 6th Best DJ in the World by the infamous DJ Mag poll, this Holland-based producer has been putting out electro/big room hybrids since he first got his start in 2007. In the last 2 years, with tracks like “Spaceman” and collaborations with Tiesto and Nicky Romero, Hardwell has seen a meteoric rise to superstardom, one that was fueled by his bootleg-heavy sets and the type of indescribable style that he himself proclaims as “Hardwell music.”
On his Essential Mix, Hardwell showcases his prowess for dismantling and reassembling familiar tracks with surprisingly unique results. Countless bootlegs and mash-ups, like his combination of REM’s “Losing My Religion” with “Three Triangles,” make up the foundation of the mix. Featuring cuts from his own Revealed Recordings artists and his upcoming track “Apollo,” Hardwell’s Essential Mix is big room at its best. If there was any doubt that his placement at #6 was ill-deserved, this Essential Mix should squelch the non-believers.
Tracklist after the break.
Thomas Gold debuts numerous exclusives on his Essential Mix, including remix of OneRepublic’s ‘Feel Again’
Thomas Gold has firmly cemented himself in the hallowed halls of dance music history with his very first Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. Showcasing his innate ability for creating delicately balanced mixes, the German music-auteur stormed BBC’s airwaves last night with a barrage of exclusive cuts including the debut of his remix of OneRepublic’s “Feel Again.” Known for his incredible mash-ups, Thomas wastes no time before jumping into a slew of unique sonic combinations on his Radio 1 debut. The mix is one of Thomas’s best to date and marks a milestone achievement in the German producer’s career.
Listen to the mix after the break.
Dancing Astronaut favorite, Thomas Gold, will be premiering his first Essential Mix this Friday on BBC Radio 1. This achievement marks a milestone in the prolific producer’s career, joining the illustrious list of top-tier DJs that have come before him. Be sure to tune in early as Thomas plans to debut some brand new tracks, including an exclusive from Daddy’s Groove, a special version of “In My Mind” and his brand new remix of One Republic’s “Feel Again.”
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Today we take you back to 2010 when a twenty year old Netsky, fresh off releasing his debut album, burst onto the scene with his incredible E
ssential Mix. Since then Netsky has gone on to release a second album and has become one of the biggest names in drum and bass. With tracks from the likes of Danny Byrd, Sigma, Brookes Brothers and DJ Fresh blended together seamlessly, Netsky crafts a mix that is up there with our all time favorites. Sit back and enjoy two hours of the finest liquid drum and bass on offer brought to you by the Belgian prodigy.
Click after the break for the mix and tracklisting.
Just a few days after Feed Me delivered a two hour long Essential Mix for Pete Tong, we already have a rip of his collaboration with Crystal Fighters, “Love Is All I Got,” courtesy of Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. The musical stylings of both shine through the finished production, blending the uplifting indie-meets-electronic sound of Crystal Fighters with the darker electro-funk basslines Feed Me offers. Check out the rip and stay tuned for the full release from mau5trap records coming soon.
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Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler — two of the most notable deep house producer/DJs around — come together to take over Pete Tong’s legendary Radio 1 show. Toping Resident Advisor’s Top 100 poll last year at #1 and #2, Jones and Troxler have been breathing new life into the soulful and unforgiving pastures of deep house. This amazing journey of music is a refreshing change of pace from what we’d normally post on DA, but shows what else the world of dance music has to offer. Giving their own commentary and playing their favorite tracks of the moment, this is a two hour mix we recommend you give a listen. Jump past the break for the full track list.
Featured on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 back in May, “Back 2 You” has been floating around the ether of the internet for months as a radio rip, teasing us with it’s punchy bass and nu-disco atmosphere. In his usual fashion, Russ drops a pulsating deep house bass line amidst a floaty disco groove, merging the two together in an artfully subtle way. The intricately crafted synthwork, vocal samples and bouncy percussion work perfectly together to create a track that’s impossible not to enjoy.
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In my view, there is no reason to get wound up over the DJ Mag Top 100. In all likelihood, nothing will change. Twenty million people, who, for some bizarre reason, still like David Guetta, will probably ensure he takes the top spot. Hundreds of people who are really into the “underground scene” will be outraged that a) Carl Cox isn’t ranked number one, and b) their favorite minimal producer from Toronto (who incidentally no one else has ever heard of) didn’t make the list. Oh and Tiesto will be ranked in the top five for the 47th year in a row.
With that in mind, I’m not going to justify my choices with an elaborate algorithm of DJ skill + production ability / sellout-ness. Here are five DJs/Producers that I like and am going to vote for:
Two Saturdays ago, Diplo featured an extended mix from his protege-of-sorts, Dillon Francis, on his weekly Diplo and Friends radio show on BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra. The mix, which was just made available for free on SoundCloud, features a refreshingly unique blend of lesser-known artists and tracks spanning genres from moombahton to house and nu-disco.
To keep the set contemporary, Dillon mixes in chart-topping hits like Porter Robinson’s “Language,” and recently released tracks including Knife Party’s “Sleaze” and his own remix of Steve Aoki’s “Control Freak.” Clocking in just thirty seconds short of two hours and featuring cameos from Madonna and Arnold Schwarzenegger, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better summertime mix (aside from our own Axis podcast, of course). Download your copy and check after the break for the full tracklist.