Two electronic music heavyweights came together during WMC at Villa 221 to put on a performance only memorable enough for a WMC occasion. Seth Troxler and Tiga, two names that sit atop the DJ pyramid, combined their DJ dexterity for a two-hour voyage of the most forward-thinking and innovative sounds in dance music. If you follow the two on Twitter you know their not just acquaintances through the same field of work but actually pretty affable towards one another. The set is almost like two kids trying to out do each other with each track — in the most playful may possible, of course. It’s not often a set like this gets recorded so cherish the moment and hit play.Posted by
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.
Jacques Lu Cont may very well be the King Midas of electronic music, everything he touches turns to audio gold. Following up his release on Brodinski‘s Bromance Records, “In The Night” the multi-monikered producer targets Canadian techno-maestro Tiga’s latest original, “Plush,” with an industrial driven bass line and squeaky clean synthesis. Dark and ominous, Jacques Lu Cont throws away the original’s off tempo malaise and replaces it with a shuffling bass line, incessant percussion and heavy heaping of raucous energy.Posted by
Guy J, an Israeli producer we’ve seen steamrolling forward in 2012 with the launch of his Lost & Found imprint (under megastar John Digweed‘s Bedrock label), is out with his second release on the infant imprint. The two tracks “Vaga” and “We Do It Best” show, as always, Guy’s genre-spanning and melodic production style that lies somewhere in the midst of pure progressive house, tech house, and trance sensibilities. He’s also put out records on labels like Tiga‘s Turbo and techno mainstay Cocoon — only further evidence he can meld with producers associated with pretty distinct scenes within the genre. If you like his style, also take a stab at his guest mix from Above & Beyond‘s ABGT show two weeks back (in the last 30 minutes). Stream and purchase after the break.
Initially, superstars like Avicii were some of the first to give rave reviews to Duke Dumont’s “The Giver,” a track released on Tiga’s label, Turbo Recordings. With a powerful set of vocals and a catchy chord sequence, it gained support from artists all across the dance music spectrum. When put into the hands of the label master himself, a progressive journey was molded around timeless lead-play and uniquely looped vocal sequences — breathing new life into an already stellar track. Tiga — being the innovator and pioneer of electronic music that he is — makes any release a welcomed treat. His take on “The Giver” is layered with hypnotizing rhythm, a gently thumping bassline, and reworked vocals that stands out from its original counterpart.
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Damian Lazarus has reached a noteworthy milestone with the 100th release on his famed Crosstown Rebels imprint. In celebration, Tiga — who has been on a four year production hiatus — has been commissioned to bring to fruition The Picture EP, with rising talent Subb-an contributing to the remix package. The legend of Tiga is a vast one, and his contribution to dance music, even bigger. Damian Lazarus’ long time friendship with him makes all the sense for this momentous release.
“The Picture,” the lead song on the EP, is a dark techno track with Tiga’s gloomy vocals over a repetitive drum pattern. “Pleasure From The Bass” — with its fitting title — is upbeat and funky, featuring bleeps and a propelling bassline that makes this release an all around great one. Jump past the break to see the full release, including Subb-an’s remix. (more…)Posted by
I seriously wish I had the time to give this release the essay it deserves. To celebrate 100 releases, Turbo Recordings, led by its proud founder Tiga, released today the much-hyped ZZafrica remix EP that just about everyone in the Indie Dance world has been clamoring for. Featuring remixes by the likes of Light Year, Sound of Stereo, Clouds, Afrojack, and Gesaffelstein (who in some ways steals the show with his remix), the EP is unquestionably one of the biggest of the year.
“100 years ago i had a dream: release music I love, with pro graphics, without going bankrupt. 100 12-inches later, Turbo stands high on the rubble of crumbled empires: Mo’Wax, Factory, EMI all dead in our wake…. we will never give up the fight: music we love, dressed for success, format-democratic, NEVER going bankrupt. Climbing to the stars, 300 copies at a time. it’s just us and Jack White, motherfuckers… bring on the next 100. See you in 2017.
Love from Montreal,