Taking the torch from mentor and label head Wolfgang Gartner, Charlie Darker is re-imagining electronic music and painting an all new picture beneath the Kindergarten Records umbrella. This week, however, the Canadian DJ-producer lends his talents to Clockwork and Wynter Gordon at Dim Mak, putting his spin on their “Surge” collaboration. Darker offers familiarity to fans of the original production but injects his own style on a rendition he’s marked his own. Following his own crisp introductory build and the full length vocal hook, Charlie progressively packs in unique layers of sound for a version of “Surge” that’s being offered as a free download.
Los Angeles’s own Henry Steinway has a full plate in his world of dance music, living up to two personas — RL Grime and Clockwork. Away from his trap moniker and retreating to his original artist persona, Steinway revisits his February Dim Mak showcase — his Clockwork release of Surge – unveiling the official music video to its Wynter Gordon-assisted title track. The visuals for “Surge” take on the feel-good nature of the tune and display its characteristics through blissful nature, only to twist and reinvent the scenes as the track moves through a wild ride of dub-laden drops.Posted by
Henry Steinway lives something of a double life. On the one hand alluring the house world as Clockwork with his agressive live sets and creative bootleg packs, Steinway has simultaneously enraptured the trap world under the moniker RL Grime. Taking a step back from the massive trap anthems of his alter ego, Steinway has dropped his first Clockwork EP since Titan.
While recently Clockwork has been something of a bootleg mastermind, it’s easy to forget his rip-roaring production abilities. It’s been a while since Clockwork has released some original material, but the wait has certainly paid off; Clockwork’s new Surge EP is shaping up to be some of his best work yet.
Teaming up with the talented Wynter Gordon for “Surge,” the A-side to the EP, Clockwork has created an alluring original that is both fantastically funky and unquestionably charming. “Tremor,” the B-side to the EP, is equally enticing, making use of a flavorful electro house drop and a swirling, synth-laden build up. Clockwork stays true to his “big bad bassline” mantra with his forthcoming Surge EP. Stay tuned for the official release on February 12th, and click past the break to hear both tracks.
After having success with his original track “Bong” and producing a solid remix to “Spectrum,” “Follow You” is Deniz Koyu’s latest uplifting production. The track is accentuated by Wynter Gordon’s silky vocals shining through Deniz’s finely-crafted beat. Koyu may not be as prolific as some other producers in the game just yet, but his arsenal is one of quality rather than quantity — a shining example of an artist meticulously practicing his craft. If you want more of Deniz be sure to check out 5 Tracks You Need To Know from his gig at Pacha.
Fresh off the heels of one of the summer’s hottest releases and the announcement of his upcoming Sirius XM radio show, Bongbastic, Deniz Koyu is back with an official preview and release date for his much anticipated track, “Follow You.” Tiesto has featured the song in his sets dating back to early April and Deniz himself closed our Axis Podcast with the uplifting progressive jam. The track features a melodic synth progression and building kick drum layered under the hypnotizing lyrics of one of dance music’s most recognizable vocalists, Wynter Gordon. Check after the break for the preview video and hold tight for the August 20th release via Big Beat Records.
Dancing Astronaut is back with a brand new episode of Axis! Deniz Koyu takes to the decks for Episode 013 and delivers one of our favorite mixes to date. Luckily for you, the production genius behind “Bong” and “Turn It” pulls out all the stops for his debut Axis guest mix. Deniz not only incorporates some seriously cool, original bootlegs, but also includes his unreleased single, “Follow You,” featuring Wynter Gordon. Trust us when we say this mix is exactly what you need to jumpstart your weekend in a big way!
Click after the break for the Soundcloud link and full tracklisting.
Faustix and Imanos are back; this time with a punchy remix of Sato Goldschlag’s “Mr. Mister.” Wynter’s sinewy vocals are combined with echoing big room chords and an energetic breakdown destined to destroy dance floors. The delicate balance of gritty bass, chopped-up snares, and massive vocals makes this remix a must for any DJ’s crate. While the track’s official release date is tomorrow, Imanos is generously giving the track away for free on his Facebook - so stop reading and get your download on.
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After the strong release of “Feel” and one of the most notable remixes of “Otherside,” Third Party has proven their ability to produce dramatic, emotional tracks. Such talents have earned them the attention of dance-pop vocalist Wynter Gordon, who has called upon the duo to remix her latest single, “Still Getting Younger.” Their always-sweeping synths and big room chords sync perfectly with Wynter’s original vocals. Just a few short months into 2012 and Gordon’s vocals have already been featured on tracks from the likes of Laidback Luke and Steve Aoki. However, this latest single highlights the singing that made her so famous in the first place.
Third Party’s remix will be included in the “Still Getting Younger” package, which also features a remix from Esquire and a vocal dub from Belocca; coming your way May 7th.Posted by
Steve Aoki is one of the more polarizing figures in dance music today. The purists hate him – to them he represents everything that is wrong in the scene. The kids love him – they show up in droves, ready to be pummeled in the face with cake and maced with champagne. To me, Steve Aoki is electronic punk music: it’s The Warped Tour with synthesizers, it’s EDM for the younger generation. Mosh pits and crowd surfing rarely, if ever, accompany a DJ set but they are guaranteed during one of Steve’s. His productions are simple, catchy, and highly contagious just like the punk acts that predated him (and defined many of our teenage years.) And just like those acts – I can’t help but enjoy it.