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.
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.
Back in January, Duke Dumont dropped “Need U (100%)” on Blasé Boys Club, and now the groovy, deep disco track has gotten the Skream treatment. Just what the “Skream treatment” entails has come to change over the past few months. After going back-to-back with Disclosure in the Boiler Room, releasing the soulful Kreepin’, and recently previewing his newest house original “Bang That,” we are witnessing the dawning of a new Skream. His take on Duke Dumont’s “Need U (100%)” is a resplendent and genial house remix on the cheerful vocal track: a dazzling declaration of his new direction. Skream’s remix of “Need U (100%)” will be released on March 31st.
The dust has hardly settled on Arty’s latest release, “Together We Are,” but its remixes have already begun buzzing. First comes a bulky rendition from blazing-hot dub-trio, The M Machine, who has recently dropped the second installment of their Metropolis EP and a remix for Bruno Mars’s “Locked Out Of Heaven.” The alluring vocal from Chris James isn’t going anywhere, but Arty’s elegant composition becomes chopped, distorted and flipped on its head for this unique remix.
Head to Beatport to purchase the original and anticipate the remix package to be released on March 18th via Big Beat.
After treating us last week to Griz’s remix of “Slap,” OWSLA has unveiled another remix to Kill Paris’s forthcoming To a New Earth EP. Slovenia’s Gramatik has taken on To a New Earth‘s lead single, and it’s everything you would expect from a combination of his groovy glitch hop stylings with Kill Paris’s soulful bass. Gramatik layers on riff after riff of clean guitar lines, supplementing what we can only assume to be Kill Paris’s jazzy melodies and punchy kicks. The result is an intriguing mix of jam band, glitch hop, and dubstep, coming together seamlessly in an amalgam of blissful bass music. Stay tuned for the full release of To a New Earth on February 26th.
Nari & Milani’s ”Atom” may have been released nearly a year ago, but its rattling drop still pervades the dusky atmosphere of after-hour night clubs and festivals alike. While countless previous anthems have been turned over into sprawling trap renditions with varying results, dubstep producers Spenca and AFK’s transformation of “Atom” is one of the best. The collaborators manage to not only preserve the clacking intensity of the drop, but somehow amplify its subsonic magnitude to a new level. With an expedited breakdown and alternating drops, Spenca and AFK’s trap remix may just re-inspire your infatuation with “Atom.”
Always one to go big or go home, Steve Aoki is back this week with another extra large remix package. Wonderland’s “Come With Me (Deadmeat),” featuring Polina, was given the remix treatment this time around, with six new spins on the vocally-pleasing electro house tune. With remixes that ranged from dubstep to progressive house from Deorro, Doorly, Jidax, Lazy Rich, Pierce Fulton and ArkAngel, it was Pierce Fulton’s dub remix that took the cake. Keeping just the song’s namesake lyric while stripping away nearly everything else, Fulton utilized an easy rolling beat, an expansive bassline and an unexpected ‘ding!’ to give the track a completely new vibe. Listen below and head over to Beatport to check out the other remixes that made the cut.
As what already promises to be a huge year for trance continues, this week lips from the genre’s past puckered up again. Released on Magik Muzik is a three-track remix EP of Allure’s 2011 “No Goodbyes,” a release that revived the Allure project and revealed that Tiësto had passed the live torch. Now revisited by Britain’s revered Lange and Germany’s Tom Cloud, the track has been reimagined and revitalized, from it’s more progressive extended mix to Lange’s darker, more urgent take to Tom Cloud’s bouncing melody-driven intepretation. Though there’s no word yet on what Allure is currently up to, the “No Goodbyes” remix package has once again piqued our interest in the enigmatic project.