One legend remixes another: bass music juggernaut Bassnectar has taken on UK pioneers Underworld, reworking their seminal track “Rez” from back in 1993. First premiered by Bassnectar on a 360-degree rotating stage in Nashville on New Years’ Eve, Lorin chose this remix out of his entire catalogue of bodacious bass music for the culmination of the midnight countdown. If that doesn’t immediately solidify your opinion of this track, then you clearly haven’t seen Bassnectar live. Effortlessly integrating the famous “Rez” melody, the remix employs impeccable percussion work and a gargantuan dubstep drop. Pick it up from iTunes and Bandcamp today.
After a wildly successful remix contest and remix EP for Zedd’s ”Spectrum,” it seemed only natural that Clarity‘s eponymous single should receive the same treatment. While the remixes started back in November with Aylen’s lovestep rework, it was only last week that Zedd unveiled the sumptuous roster of producers for the official “Clarity” remix package.
With renditions from Tiësto, Style of Eye, Brillz, and an orchestral edit from Zedd himself, the “Clarity” remix package is just as daunting as its counterpart’s previous package. Curious to see whose stole the spotlight? Click past the break to read our review.
This past weekend, Ferry Corsten excited electronica fans worldwide by dropping a new rework of his 2011 collaboration with Betsie Larkin, “Stars.” In doing so, the Dutch producer has taken the relatively tame original and subtly transformed it into a vertiginous trance hit that possesses all the makings of an international club sensation.
Recently dropping a guest mix for BBC Radio 1′s Dance Anthems, Cazzette teased a monstrous new drumstep remix of Morten Breum’s “Changes.” While Cazzette’s penchant for dubstep is more than clear in their signature “dub house” style, rarely have they produced straight dubstep tunes — the exception being their remix of “Ni**as in Paris.” For their newest spin on Morten Breum’s vocal-enhanced original, “Changes,” Cazzette have found a hefty medium between dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass, crafting a vigorously delightful drumstep production. No word on the official release date yet.Posted by
The train of official “Clarity” remixes began two days ago with the unveiling of Tiësto’s “Clarity” remix to a lukewarm response. It continued yesterday with a trap remix from Brillz, a menacing house spin from Torro Torro, and a progressive/electro house remix from Felix Cartal. And now, it’s reached its potentially most awesome point yet: a heavy progressive house rendition from the masterful hands of Funkagenda.
The first minute consists of a budding, anxious energy, but when that dark, pulsating beat drops, you’ll understand why Funkagenda is one of the most well-respected house producers in the industry. The preview ends all too quickly with a grandiose halftime section, which presumably (and hopefully) leads to another sinister, thumping drop. In regards to the track, Funkagenda writes: “Probably one of the best remixes I have ever done.” Funkagenda’s remix will be released on February 12th as part of the official “Clarity” remix package.
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Zedd unveils official Brillz and Torro Torro remixes of ‘Clarity’ alongside Tiësto, Felix Cartal, and Funkagenda renditions
After Zedd released the “Clarity” acapella as a free download, it was only a matter of time before the flood gates opened on the full stream of remixes. While yesterday Zedd revealed Tiësto’s official “Clarity” remix, today he’s shown the spotlight on two comparatively diverse remixes. The first is an enveloping trap remix by LA’s Brillz, for which Zedd enthusiastically praised on Twitter as “One of my favorite remixes anyone’s ever done for me!” The second is a thumping electro house remix from Canada’s Torro Torro, which Zedd has been playing out in his sets.
Though overshadowed by yesterday’s hype around Tiësto’s rendition, Felix Cartal also previewed his progressive house rework of “Clarity,” and it’s shaping up to be quite a release. Rounding out the official remix series will be a final, yet-to-be-previewed edition from Funkagenda. All five remixes are due out on February 12th, as part of the official “Clarity” remix package on Interscope Records. Click past the break to hear Brillz’s, Torro Torro’s, and Felix Cartal’s forthcoming remixes.
Call it poor timing, but for whatever reason, Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ ”Make Some Noise” failed to make a lasting impression. Not to say it was a poor track, in fact the combination of Ben McInerney’s voice and Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ driving bassline was quite engaging. Many months later, however, Musical Freedom has announced a forthcoming Dyro remix to “Make Some Noise,” to be released on February 26th alongside a remix from Skidka. In typical Dyro fashion, the remix employs a tremendous, enticing build up and a exhilarating electro house drop. While Dyro’s style has become a bit stale in the past, it seems particularly apt to this remix.Posted by
With a refrain, imploring the powers that be for summer’s return, Royaal & Venuto’s latest release echoed many February sentiments. Dutch duo DubVision have bolstered the original’s vocal lament with driving chord progressions and frenzied builds, essentially creating a progressive, if seasonal, anthem overnight. This should be a popular remix in advance of Winter Music Conference, so claim your taste of “Summertime” before the snow melts.
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John Dahlback’s ”Life” was one of our favorite tracks from 2012. In fact, it even made our ‘Top 50 Biggest Tracks of 2012′ list. Like many standout singles before it, months have passed and a vocal version has finally surfaced. Catalyzed by the likes of Swedish singer Agnes, “Life” has been revamped by into a more club-oriented cut and subtitled “Diamonds in the Dark.”
Accompanying the release of Dahlback’s vocal-enhanced original will be three diverse remixes from Feenixpawl, Lazy Rich, and Lunde Bros. While Australians Feenixpawl provide a glitchy rendition, Lazy Rich instills his characteristic brand of spastic electro house. Lunde Bros round out the remix contingent with a bouncy minimal take on the euphoric original. The entire “Life (Diamonds in the Dark)” package is set to be released on Big Beat Records on February 25th. Click past the break to hear the vocal version of “Life” and its three forthcoming remixes.
Maceo Plex never disappoints. Our number three underground artist today revealed a subterranean reinterpretation of Ali Love’s “Emperor” that showcases the best of what he has to offer. With his innovative use of white noise and vocoded vocals alongside pensive synths, Plex continues to expertly toe that fine line between experimental and accessible. This track has after-hours written all over it, evident by its prevalent dark tones and patient mind-bending breakdown. Keep your eyes peeled for the remix out on Crosstown Rebels in early March.