When this remix popped up on my Soundcloud, I immediately clicked play when I saw that I was going to take a trip back to 2010 and my introduction to dubstep with Skrillex’s “Scary Monster and Nice Sprites.” Denver-based SteLouse has been on my radar recently with his innovative soundscape exploration and his team up with Ahh-Ooh for this remix is just out of this world. The duo turns Skrillex’s snarls and warps into a serving bass-heavy bliss that sends chills down your spine. This creative take on an EDM classic shows SteLouse and Ahh-Ooh’s ability to keep rising up the ranks.
One of the most respected and loyal producers in all of dance music is Deorro. The LA-native has made a name for himself with his infectious, high energy, and fun style of Melbourne bounce as well as his tendency to look after his fans. In a short number of years, Deorro has accumulated his fair share of accolades that many producers strive to accomplish in their lifetimes, including being ranked at 19 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs of 2014, the highest new entry of the year. In addition, his original releases and remixes have seen massive chart success around the world, and his fan base, aptly called his PandaFam, is one of the most loyal groups in dance music.
He released his two track Boombox EP (iTunes) last month, after previously announcing that he was taking a break from DJ-ing to focus on his family and his PandaFunk label back in May 2014. His next live appearance will be at this year’s Coachella, and in anticipation of his return to the turntables, we have curated a list of Deorro’s Greatest Hits.
Let’s take a quick break from the dance music world to take a trip to the music sphere of indie rock ‘n’ roll. NYC’s indie-rock band, Prelow, keep away from the electronic production scene and stick to their organic training in classic rock instruments. Prelow has been crafting their debut EP, Why Does Everything Happen So Much, over the past year and have finally released it in full form.
The EP exhibits the band’s versatile creative abilities as each track stands out from the others. Although they spaced out the release of each track, the EP delivers a full picture of Prelow’s imagination and musical exploration. Grab your copy of Why Does Everything Happen So Much over at iTunes and be on the look out for Prelow in the future!
Andrei Stephen mysteriously appeared this past Sunday night with his first record, a future house remix of “Some Chords” with apparent electro influences. The remix was Stephen’s submission for Beatport and Deadmau5’s “Some Chords” remix competition, where the winner will see his or her track be released on Beatport as an exclusive mau5trap remix. With so much at stake, Stephen delivered a killer remix by infusing the gritty, electro track with darker undertones and warping synth notes. Listed as being 18 and hailing from Toronto, this young prodigy has put together a remix his hometown hero can surely be proud of.
Check out his remix on Beatport’s contest page here, and vote to help Andrei Stephen win!
2015 is already looking extra bright for the Philadelphia-based producer Louis Futon with his self titled “Louis Futon EP” slated for release today.
This comes just days after wrapping up his first successful headlining tour over in Australia. The release includes previously released singles “Sir Rock” and “DRNUK”, and now the all new “Take Off” and “Silk” to help round out the package. To add to the mix, LF is tossing 3 bonus remixes, featuring Kill Paris on “Silk”, Kasbo on “Sir Rock”, and Tjani also bringing his own flair to the “Sir Rock” single, but flipping it into a funky house jam.
The entire album demonstrates the many sides of the young producers personality, from the ambient sounds on “DRNUK” to the more upbeat “Take Off” the album is nothing short of impressive.
This EP will be on iTunes, Spotify and Beatport on Monday, February 2nd, however Louis is giving it up as a free download on his website here. Be sure to grab it now!
Up-and-coming producer, Matt DiMona, reworks Maroon 5’s classic tune “She Will Be Loved”! Reminiscing on a simpler time for Maroon 5, Matt’s remix incorporates the original vocals beautifully with a soothing melody and ambient instrumentals. Escape the cold reality of winter and transport to summer for a while. Grab your Free Download, enjoy!
Los Angeles based producer, Night Crime, hits us with a new remix of Lana Del Rey’s track “Black Beauty”. The duo’s rendition is a deep house masterpiece filled with piano keys and soothing beats dancing around Lana’s godly voice. Their song choice is refreshing after hearing the same few LDR tracks remixed over and over. This tune is a must listen to. Grab your Free Download, enjoy!
Canadian heavyweights, Zeds Dead, and Dutch all-star, Oliver Heldens, debut the full-length stream of their anticipated collaboration, “You Know,” due out on February 2nd via Spinnin’ Records. This well-respected bass-focused duo, and future house pioneer have both seen immense success in 2014. Zeds Dead saw an evolution in their sound, creatively re-defining the harder styles of dance music, while Oliver Heldens had a meteoric breakout year.
At its core, Zeds Dead and Oliver Heldens’ “You Know” embodies the best of future house with a trembling, groove-induced bassline, but it also features pitched-up vocals and glitchy synth trickles to give it a unique charm. Zeds Dead and Oliver Heldens enter 2015 with a earthshaking collaboration that forecasts a promising year for both parties.
Buy “Last All Night (Koala)” on iTunes.
Escape from reality with RAMBO V’s latest original “Catalina Bounce”! The sexy track fuses that tropical sound with a filthy dance rhythm. Perfect for any pool party, we’re expecting to see this be a staple for day parties in 2015. Whether you’re already sipping cocktails poolside, or you need to ward off the blizzard blues, have a listen for a healthy dose of tropical bliss. Enjoy the free download curtsey of Rambo V’s up and coming label Next Wave.
Up-and-coming producer, A Sol Mechanic, delivers a new remix of stwo’s tune “Eden”! The experimental track is unique on its’ own, but is transformed into a beautifully ambient tune. Filled with chords and percussions, it’s hard not to enter a dream-like state. Stream the tune below, enjoy!