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.Posted by
Tritonians and other inhabitants of Earth rejoice, because the “Bullet That Saved Me” remixes are upon thee. To be released via Beatport on April 29th, the remix package will contain four fresh takes on Tritonal’s lead single from their Metamorphic I EP. In addition to their own “Festival Mix,” Tritonal sought out Sebjak, Ken Loi, and Ilan Bluestone to deliver their interpretations of the track. The result? A formidable remix package of immense proportions.
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.
When most people hear the name Yolanda Be Cool, they immediately think of the international dance hit “We No Speak Americano.” Thus, at first glance, a remix by chilled-out bass music producer Flume appears a little off-kilter. When you consider the fact that both Yolanda Be Cool and Flume are Australian, the scenario makes a little more sense. Flume’s take on Yolanda Be Cool’s ethnic house track “A Baru in New York” is worlds apart from the original. With a three minute build up consisting of wailing voices and orchestric synths, the sudden trap-influenced drop is a gratifying surprise. Flume’s mix will be released alongside the original on April 12th.Posted by
Though Dada Life, the jubilant Swedish duo of Olle and Stefan, did not bring their champagne and bananas to Ultra this year, their music certainly found its way into many a main stage set. Their remix to the Bingo Players’ ”Out of My Mind” was one such tune that received its fair share of playtime during the festival. Emphasizing the Bingo Players’ easily recognizable melody, Dada Life provide a slamming electro house take on the popular single. With its powerful bassline and stuttered kicks, the remix has a bit of a darker edge in the way of R3hab or Dyro. It may not be their most original work yet, but it certainly inspired havoc on the colossal Ultra speakers last weekend.
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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
Now that the insanity of Miami Music Week and Ultra has finally come to close, it’s time for some serious resting and recuperation. This week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine is light enough to soothe your overexposed ear drums, but groovy enough to have you harkening for a return to the lovely South Beach. With a garage track from Kastle, an assemblage of deep house tunes from Tiga and Cillo, and some indie dance remixes from Anoraak and C2C, this week’s SMM is just what you need to get you back on your feet.
If you missed any of last week’s more chilled out selections, make sure out DCUP and Lenno’s nu-disco collab, “Supafine,” Andrew Bayer’s latest album preview, “Lose Sight,” and Jonas Rathsman and Nibc’s collaborative Levitate EP. For five tracks to nourish your battered ear drums, click past the break.
With an upcoming collaboration with Swanky Tunes on the Spinnin Records books, one could hardly fault Toronto duo DVBBS for easing up a bit in the lead-up to Miami Music Week. But that’s not the Canadian way! With Ontario overachievers like deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin to live up to, DVBBS has teamed up with LOVEHAUS to remix a laid-back Cider Sky song into a simple yet soaring big-room anthem.
With an understated approach to melodic elements and a compelling pre-drop vocal (“Every color in the world is in your eyes”), this remix was clearly calculated to do Kaskade-like things to female hearts. Nothing wrong with that, of course, and the producers ought to be commended on their effective use of a relatively minimal number of elements in an oft over-cluttered genre. The stripped down ending gets a bit weepy for my tastes, but any DJ worth listening to would have already mixed out by then anyway. DVBBS were generous enough to give this one away free, so pick up a copy on their Facebook page.
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Well, folks, Dancing Astronaut has come a long way and we have you to thank. In celebration of reaching 40,000 Facebook fans, we’ve compiled a massive bootleg pack featuring exclusives from some of our favorite artists – all free, all yours. With the introduction of Space Food Vol. 1, we aimed to provide a healthy zero gravity diet agreeable to any cosmonaut’s palate. From the impeccable progressive fusions of 3LAU, Ken Loi, and Sultan & Ned Shepard to boisterous electro blends from Paris & Simo and Dannic, there’s no shortage of sustenance. GTA, Morten Breum, Vicetone, and Viceroy also toss their hats in the ring for a genuinely diverse selection of mashups, bootlegs, and remixes. Go on, squelch your appetite, and download the entire compilation for free. Thanks for the continued support and sharing our love for dance music! Download and tracklist after the break.
Despite being released almost a year ago, Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ ”Make Some Noise” is a tune worth revisiting. For whatever reason, the original failed to make the serious impact its producers’ credentials warrant. Luckily, Dyro has revived both Ben McInerney’s alluring vocal track and the original’s endearing melody. Lending his big room electro abilities to the anthem, Dyro supplements the catchy lyrics with a riveting, illustrious build up and a thunderous electro drop. Dyro’s remix is out today on Musical Freedom alongside a remix from Skidka.
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If you’re in need of some midweek medicine, Love Thy Brother’s newest remix of One Republic is something soothing for the soul. Love Thy Brother’s latest work is hard to classify: it’s an emotional mix of dubstep, R&B, and pop, with a clear rock influence. The Canadian duo do a fantastic job of vocoding Ryan Tedder’s vocals while simultaneously introducing glistening synths and copious reverb. Love Thy Brother’s remix to “If I Lose Myself” is charming and unique.Posted by