The Lost Kings hooked me for the first time with their genius, imaginative remix of Disclosure’s hit “Latch.” Their beautiful chord progressions and elevating arrangements send chills down my spine every time they release a track. Today, they dropped their hot off the press remix of Hayley Kiyoko’s “This Side of Paradise.” The Los Angeles boys take the obscure dream pop single and give it a serious make over meshing heavenly synths with Kiyoko’s alluring vocals. This duo is a force to be reckoned with as they release smash after smash so fans should definitely take advantage of the free downloads while they still make their climb to the top.
Hailing from Australia’s picturesque Gold Coast, Fairchild released their US debut with the ‘Sadako’ EP this past Tuesday via Ok!Good Records, and as a bonus they’ve made their Midnight Mix of the single “Stay Young” available for streaming on their SoundCloud page. Their blend of intimate, yet epic indie rock, is a theme that tightly winds through the track, and has drawn comparisons to the likes of The Temper Trap, Coldplay and Two Door Cinema Club. The Midnight Mix adds a progressive element and a world touch to an already universal sound, serving as an anthem of a generation, with a message of youth and innocence, so carpe the diem and stay young my friend!
The swiftly rising, Elephante, releases his first original single, “Shake The Earth” with Lyon Hart, for free download. After months of producing Hype Machine chart-topping remixes of Dirty South, Galantis, Oliver Heldens, and more this year, this Los Angeles-based blogosphere favorite is back with a firing new original production, proving that his signature progressive house sound can hold its own. On “Shake The Earth,” Elephante fuses his dynamic synth, piano, and percussive work with Lyon Hart’s stunning vocals for a soulful, melody-rich song fit for the dance floor.
Download the remix here.
In the words of Elephante… “So this is my first single. I love doing remixes, but my dream has always been to make originals that stand up with all of the amazing songs I love… This song is really special to me – it’s one of the first times that I’ve finally been close to getting out what I hear in my head, of course with the help of Lyon Hart, an amazing singer-songwriter, who I think is going to be a star. When I heard the vocal demo, I was blown away and yelling and stuff and my roommates were like wtf is wrong with you and I didn’t care cause I was so excited.
The track is a little grittier and heavier than some of my other stuff, but I think there’s a kind of beautiful energy in starting from a dark place, and thinking to yourself, “Fuck it, I’m literally going to be the king of everything,” and using that insane idea to pull yourself into the light. Did that make sense? It totally made sense in my head. In any case, I’m so thankful for all the support I’ve gotten and I’m so so so excited to be putting out original music. This is just the beginning of a ton of (hopefully) great original stuff coming soon <3″
My Digital Enemy has had quite the 2014 with radio support courtesy of Pete Tong to playing shows around the world to now an official remix of Sir Sly‘s “You Haunt Me” on Cherrytree/Interscope. The UK-duo transform the indie-pop band’s original with a warped, bouncing bassline and an addictive percussion layer placing Sir Sly’s vocals in a totally different environment. MDE’s style meshes deep house with tech house elements to create their notable, deep atmosphere. If 2015 goes anything like 2014 did for MDE, fans should definitely keep a close eye on the production duo’s next moves.
The haunting Lana Del Rey anthem “West Coast” gets an inspiring and upbeat facelift from the indie electronic collective, YNGCULT. The sterling production turns this nostalgic tune into an optimistic dance beat, but still manages to maintain the original eerie vibe within the vocals. Keep an eye out for YNGCULT…
Relive TomorrowWorld and discover the official 2014 aftermovie. This past September, 160,000 happy souls descended upon Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia for The Arising Of Life, to dance, celebrate, and experience TomorrowWorld. Step back into the fairytale and immerse yourself amongst the mystical grounds of Chattahoochee, 7 stages of madness, and hundreds of the world’s best artists.
People of Tomorrow,
you wrote the Second Chapter in The Arising Of Life.
Keep the memories in your heart forever!
Enter the World of Tomorrow, in a realm hidden from civilization,
deep within the forests of Chattahoochee Hills!
Let yourself be amazed and experience hundreds of DJs, luxury camping, dining options from around the world, and America’s largest 21+ festival. See for yourself where this journey will guide you and secure your place in history!
Tickets for TomorrowWorld 2015 are on sale here: www.tomorrowworld.com/tickets.
Summer School, DJ and producer mastermind hailing from sunny Los Angeles, is back with another refreshingly motivating track to set your day in motion. With previous releases on Spinnin’, Ultra, Dim Mak, WMG, IDJ, and RCA, there’s no arguing that he’s a force to be reckoned with.
His latest, “Control”, is a departure from the usual four-on-the-floor beats rampant in clubs these days. Summer School adopts a unique approach with his atmospheric house melodies and chiptune bitpop inspirations. The chugging bassline pairs nicely with the hollow marimbas and ethereal top leads. Radio-filtered keys bring us back to the countless hours we’d sit in front of the TV blasting through new video games. Reminiscent of Armin van Buuren and Deadmau5 in his earlier days, “Control” brings much needed life to the global dance floor.
To supplement the track, there’s a special contest for animators and artists. Learn how to enter after the jump.
We have our next addition to the imaginary “I Hate Winter” playlist that came about with Tropicool’s single yesterday, and it is 19 year old producer Jerry Folk. The Oslo young gun has torn up the internet with his simple yet refined tropical-disco remixes over the past couple months. Today, Folk revamps an old classic today, Baby Bash’s “Suga Suga,” keeping the track’s elements simple but refined. He lays down a modest bassline to underline the original’s recognizable guitar lick and slightly rejuvenates Baby Bash’s slick vocals for a perfect harmony. Jerry Folk’s ability to leave superfluous elements out but artistically weave in his own touch can credited for his rapid climb up the music totem pole.
Following the release of his short film and album “WITH YOU,” Dirty South brings us his remix of his own track “Freefallin’.” Seeing much success with its initial release, Dirty South has decided to give this track an upbeat make-over. Originally a down-tempo masterpiece, his latest rendition brings us back to Dirty South’s unmistakable progressive house sound. Gita Lake’s beautiful vocals combined with Dirty South’s classic build-ups and a groovy beat will make you fall in love with this track all over again.
When one of my buddies introduced me to nu-disco, he threw two names at me: the legendary Goldroom and Poseidon’s son Tropicool. Since then, Tropicool has time after time transported me to the glittering oceans and palm tree saturated beach parties through his enchanting mixes and remixes. Today, the LA producer takes the next step in his career with his first original release, “Cat Call,” alongside SoCal beach buddy Peitzke. The duo lay down a disco-inspired beat but with a modern flair incorporating playful synths, bouncing vocal accents, and delightful chimes that sails listeners to a deserted island far away. Although I’ve divulged my best kept secret of Tropicool, it would be a crime to not share his sun-shiny vibes with friends. Definitely add this track to your “I Hate Winter” playlist.