Candyland, the co-ed duo known for their remixes, return with their first original cut “Castle Of Affair” due out on their debut Bring The Rain EP. Hailing from Santa Barbra, CA the two producers have made a name for themselves through big room reworks, winning remix contests for Bingo Players‘ “Rattle” and Skrillex‘s “Make It Bun Dem,” which was later released via OWSLA/Big Beat Records.
Now out with their first official original production the two seem like they are honing in on a more melodic sound with “Castle Of Affair.” Featuring the magnetic vocals of Peter Dawson, the Candyland duo create a hazy electro intro which wraps around his voice with ease. Midway through the two producers add plummeting bass drops to turn the track into a surprising banger, making their first original output a quality production.
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Beatport introduced Beatport Play today, a new platform designed to help give exposure to up-and-coming producers by offering exclusive remix contest opportunities. Launching alongside the service is a contest for Steve Aoki’s “Ladi Dadi,” off his latest album Wonderland (which we reviewed right here). There are also contests for Chuckie’s “What Happens In Vegas,” and Bingo Players’ “Rattle.”
The platform looks to be a direct competitor to Indaba Music, and supports submissions, voting, and judging all from within the Beatport site. Entrants can download parts of tracks to help them get started, but otherwise you’re able to get as crazy as you want. Given Beatport’s reach in the EDM community we’re sure that this’ll take off pretty quickly, and who knows, maybe we’ll end up with some more new breakout talent for the year 2012.
Via: Beatport Play
Released on their own Hysteria Records, the Bingo Players (Paul Bäumer & Maarten Hoogstraten) have certainly developed a signature sound that has become increasingly noticeable. Those funky and hard dutch sounds were greatly exemplified on their remixes of “Koko,” “Give Me Everything,” “Everybody In The Place,” and their powerful track alongside Nicky Romero – “Sliced.” In April 2011, the Bingo Players released “Cry (Just a Little),” a softer track that was previewed at WMC that year, received incredibly great feedback, and showed the duo’s dynamic capabilities. This time, their production of “Rattle” exemplifies the prototype dutch sound that contains their extremely unconventional and rage-provoking drops!
Via: Facebook (Bingo Players)