Singularity released his multi-genre Horizon EP earlier this week, and with it came this brilliant remix of “The Tide” from TheFatRat. Though he’s recently dabbled in dubstep with “Splinter” and moombahton with his remix of “Set It Off,” he originally gained notoriety through catchy and accommodating electro house and disco. His remix of “The Tide” is a revival of this signature, carefree style, aptly complimenting Steffi Nguyen’s vocals with a light melody while infusing a gritty sawtooth bassline.
After creating a name for himself with a bevvy of interstellar remixes and production credits on a Lupe Fiasco track, TheFatRat takes his first swing at the original release game with the electro house meets dubstep hybrid “Splinter.” Possibly named after a Ninja Turtle training sewer rat, the LA-based producer’s first original begins as a funky, vocal stuttered-jewel before quickly transforming into a savagely aggressive dubstep bomb that will catch casual listeners by surprise. Leaving his funky electro house style in the dust for his first release on Spinnin’, TheFatRat takes a step outside of his comfort zone with compelling — and ground shaking — results.
If there’s one thing of which I’m sure, it’s that LA-based producer/DJ TheFatRat can throw the fuck down on a funky/electro/disco mix. We’ve heard several of his monthly/seasonal mixes this past year and his first of 2013 is as impressive as always. Sewing in bits of his own indie remixes, big arena hits, vintage bootlegs, Beatport chart toppers, and grimy bass music, the January 2013 mix is guaranteed to get one, two, three, four plays from any fan of uptempo dance music. Download the mix for free and click past the break for a full tracklisting.
We’d like to think that TheFatRat‘s upcoming release “Splinter” is paying homage to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rodent mentor, but it’s more likely that the name is in reference to the haunting melody and monstrous dubstep drop that splinters the track into two distinct parts. As his first planned release of 2013, “Splinter” utilizes pitch bended vocal samples to create an eerie arpeggio encompassed by a string-laden, orchestral electro build. Set to be released on January 25th via Spinnin Records, the traditionally disco-tinged TheFatRat seems to be taking a more aggressive approach to his sound to start the new year.
First debuted by KO KO, “Float” was an instant indie hit. Melancholy and poppy, the original saw cult success on the blogosphere and has now been re-recorded and remastered by Pacific Air (all the same members as KO KO, just with a different name.) The resurfacing of the track caught the ear of LA-based producer, TheFatRat, whose unique production style meshes perfectly with the high-pitched vocal cuts on “Float.” Airy synths, ethereal echoes and subtle, everpresent, white noise morph the track into a progressive electro gem. The drop here is punchy and grinding but finds a unique balance amongst TheFatRat‘s re-imagining of the original’s pop melodies.
Listen and download the track for free after the break.
Ok fine, even though it’s almost November we’re still hanging on to the last sweet memories of summer. Care to join us? Conveniently enough LA-based Ecto Cooler’s Sensational Summer Sunshine mix wraps up sunshine, bliss, and freedom into a tightly mixed one hour happy-go-lucky package. Relive some of the biggest festival hits of the summer (“Redline,” “Nothing Inside,” or “Walls,” anyone?) and be pleasantly surprised by lesser-known anthems as well (TheFatRat’s remix of “Brightside,” not sure nu disco has seen a happier tune). For you bassheads out there, Ecto Cooler also treated us with a womp-heavy sister mix, the Starlight version. Check out the full tracklist after the break and indulge in some summer nostalgia.
With each episode of Axis, Dancing Astronaut strives to bring you a selection of some of the biggest tracks from the most exciting artists in the EDM world, and this episode is no exception to that.
By now, you’ve probably heard of TheFatRat, who has produced some of our favorite remixes of 2012, including Avicii’s “Levels,” and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” and he is in the mix for the seventh episode of Axis.
This mix ranges from upbeat indie dance to hard-hitting electro, and includes some exclusive mash-ups, as well as many of TheFatRat’s remixes. We’re really excited about this episode, and after listening to it, we’re pretty sure you will be, too.
Full Track-list after the break.
The mix starts out with a sound clip from Pinky and the Brain, “The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world” — TheFatRat is poised to do just that. It’s first blip on our collective radar was when we heard it’s “Next Levels” remix that completely transformed Avicii’s transcendent original. TheFatRat sound is something that is hard to define, it’s productions are intricate and multi-layered with an indiscernible something that makes them stick in your head for days. TheFatRat really flexes it’s talents on this hour long mix. Give it a listen and you’ll be a believer too but don’t forget to like it on Facebook to download the mix for free.
What is TheFatRat you ask? We aren’t quite sure, but after this mix we are infected by it.
Full tracklist after the break.