“Spectrum” is certainly in the running for most remixed song of the year. As of now there are seven remixes of varying styles as well as an acoustic version — enough choices to suit anyone’s taste. Although we posted many of them yesterday, the package isn’t complete without the Congorock remix and acoustic version. These two tracks have nothing in common — except that they were birthed from the same song — but each bring something important to the table. The acoustic version is stripped down to nothing but a tinkling piano — played by Zedd — and Matthew Koma’s spectacular vocals. It’s not of the dance music persuasion but it does illuminate Zedd’s versatility and unparalleled talent. Congorock’s version on the other hand is full of synths, melodies, and layered elements. The acoustic version is unfortunately not yet available for purchase.
We’ve been previewing various versions of Zedd’s “Spectrum” for weeks now, with each subsequent offering somehow managing to bring something new and interesting to the admittedly stunning track. Well, the full Spectrum EP drops today on Beatport, so we thought we’d remind you to head over there and pick up the remix(es) you like best. Whether it’s the trance-infused versions from Armin or Arty, or the harder-hitting offerings from Deniz Koyu or Gregori Klosman and Tristan Garner, there’s a mix of this track for everyone.
Nicky Romero and Zedd have been cranking out hits on their own respectively — “Sparks” and “Spectrum” most recently — but now they team up for “Human,” which is out now on Interscope Records. If you’re a listener of our Axis podcast, the track will sound familiar, as it was featured in Nicky’s guest mix for us earlier in the summer. The track users powerful underlying chords and a strong female vocal, which is contrasted by harder electro sounds that feel like a balance between Nicky’s and Zedd’s individual styles. It’s definitely a different kind of track than past offerings from these young producers, but we’re loving the change of pace.
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We honestly wish that Mondays were a little more mellow because we have a hard time fitting in all the news. There was a TON of music released today from Digitalism & Tommy Trash, 4 strings, Eva Simons, Stefan Dabruck & Tocadisco, and even remixes of an Usher track. SHM discussed their new single with MTV, Arty released a video from Alesso’s 21st birthday party and even more. If you’re having a hard time keeping up, don’t worry because there is even more past the break.
Day by day we’ve been hearing of the big names that have remixed Zedd and Matthew Koma’s “Spectrum.” First, it was Armin van Buuren to debut his take on his A State Of Trance radio show. Then it was Arty and Deniz Koyu who would join the mix. Now we have a previews of A-Trak and Gregori Klosman’s remixes to add to the list of contributors. Zedd’s Spectrum EP doesn’t end at the big name remixes; it also includes a brand new collaboration with Nicky Romero dubbed “Human” — which you’ve heard already if you downloaded our Axis podcast mixed by Nicky himself. Jump below the break to preview the EP ahead of its July 31st release date.
If one thing’s for sure about Armin van Buuren, he’s very keen on sticking to his trance roots. It is a very rare opportunity that we get to see such an impressive offering from the trance king. Debuted on the lastest episode of A State of Trance 568, Armin brings us his rework of Zedd’s recent single “Spectrum.” Armin takes the original song’s elements and combines them with his uplifting, melodic trance sound; leaving the vocals intact while transforming the heavy electro into pure, trance bliss. For those of you competing in BeatPort’s “Spectrum” remix contest; we wish you luck, this one is going to be hard to top.
There aren’t many rising stars that have a musical resume quite like Zedd’s. The 22 year old German native has remixed the likes of Swedish House Mafia, and had chart topping original productions like “Shave It,” “Stars Come Out,” and most recently, the monster electro house track, “Shotgun.” He’s currently on tour with Lady Gaga, who – in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade – is the biggest pop star in the world.
On his latest offering of “Spectrum,” Zedd teams up with Matthew Koma, who you may know as the vocalist on Alesso’s “Years.” The heavy chord play in the lead coincides with Koma’s voice flawlessly; and after the drop, we’re treated to some classic Zedd-like, electro house. With a release like this, we’re really excited to see what this young producer has in store for his upcoming album.
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After recent successful releases including “Shotgun” and Eva Simons’ “I Don’t Like You,” Zedd just gave us a preview of his latest track called “Spectrum,” which will be the first single off his upcoming album. Zedd layers a progressive synth buildup under Matthew Koma’s uplifting vocal sample to create one of the German producer’s more melodic efforts of late. Don’t be fooled though; “Spectrum” still incorporates Zedd’s signature running synths and distorted breakdowns that maintain the song’s electro edge. Check out the preview and mark your calendars for the June 4th release.
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The warm weather had finally arrived – and with it the outrageous outfits and beautiful women that Coachella is so well known for. Sunday’s lineup was easily the most stacked, turning my festival experience into a marathon.
Our first experience at the Cosmic Opera was less than stellar; despite having all the elements of an amazing show, it simply didn’t come together as it should have. The venue, the music, and the production were all there, but the lack of a real story line and its awkward progression left most people unsatisfied. From the moment I walked into Hammerstein Ballroom for Act II — “Imbroglio” — however, I got the sense that the event had definitely stepped its game up. A green laser hanging from the ceiling of the space displayed beams of light in all directions, a gigantic claw chandelier hung right next to it, and the bass was thumping: it was time to see if Cosmic Opera had finally figured itself out.