Mashup-gurus, the White Panda, blasted the Internet this summer with a slew of mashup releases along with a smash remix of Sam Smith. The duo returns to the music radar with an electric remix of Walk the Moon‘s fun-filled indie jam, “Shut Up and Dance With Me.” The NYC/Chicago team uses Walk the Moon’s spirited flair as a jumping off point to inject a melodic, spunky synth pattern to get you dancing in seconds. The White Panda’s crossover from mashups into production will catch the attention of some big fish as they translate the energy from their live shows into their evolving progressive sound.
As EDM made it’s first break in America, Cazzette defined their position at the forefront of the movement with their progressive-electro hybrid sound. To much surprise, if we fast forward two years into the future, the two tape-head producers have done a complete 180 flip. Cazzette has jumped on the trending deep house train with their two latest tracks, and honestly, we’re not hating on their conformity. The Swedish duo have recently released their new original “Blind Heart” with the vocal treatment done by the soulful Terri B. Cazzette effortlessly takes the melodic and funky elements of deep house and manipulates them in a big room fashion to send our eardrums into a tailspin. Like future house pioneers, Oliver Heldens and Tchami, Cazzette blends past genres with future sounds to produce melodic songs that can be celebrate at the big room scale.
Following up on his recent smash, “Kuaga,” Pierce Fulton is back at it again with his remix of Cash Cash’s “Surrender.” This young Vermont native takes Cash Cash’s popular track and gives it an uplifting progressive house makeover. His rendition, driven by gorgeous synths, melodic vocals, and emotive build ups, is definitely one for the books. Check out this euphoric jam now and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Fulton!
TomorrowWorld releases the 360° virtual tour of the festival to give fans an inside look on its otherworldly experience. People can step into the Fairytale and discover the 2014 Madness with TomorrowWorld’s groundbreaking 360° Virtual tour. Navigate TomorrowWorld like never before with a fully immersive walking tour of the festival, discover all 7 stages, and experience DreamVille first hand. TomorrowWorld’s 360° tour gives fans around the world unprecedented access to the festival!
Step Into Your Dreams: 360° Virtual Tour
Additionally, the Journey to TomorrowWorld 2015 begins today for thousands of Pioneers* around the world. The Exclusive TomorrowWorld Pioneer Sale is now open and affords previous TomorrowWorld visitors a special price of up to $40 off General Admission pricing.
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Stay tuned for information regarding the official TomorrowWorld 2014 Aftermovie…
Knife Party has been stirring the seas of anticipation as they continually teased fans with snippets from their brand-new album, Abandon Ship. Well, we can thank the music gods for causing some sort of mix up at iTunes because the music store unexpectedly leaked the album for an early release. The Australian-duo’s management may be unhappy with the leak but we sure as hell aren’t. With their last EP, Haunted House, holding up their sound of “seizure music,” Knife Party showcases for the world a new message with Abandon Ship. Every song on the album is completely different from the next. The production duo definitely keep avid followers happy with some new hard-electro tracks, but Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen make a statement on the current state of dance music with other originals.
First, “Reconnect” introduces the album with a slow, synth build up accompanied by a voice narrating what sounds like the beginning of a novel. “Resistance” comes in hard with blaring electro stabs appeasing die-hard fans with a signature Knife Party flair. Next, “Boss Mode,” one of the first tracks to be released, keeps the phantasmal sound of Knife Party but dabbles in the trap-sphere of the music spectrum. The next track, “EDM Trend Machine” could be my favorite track on the album because of it’s ironic nature. “EDM Death Machine,” on their previous album, lived up to its name presenting itself as a death machine of electro and dubstep, but the newer “Trend Machine” pokes fun at the recent blow up of deep house. The Australian producers pull off the ultimate troll move proving to fans that they can produce deep house as well.
“404” and “Begin Again” follow “EDM Trend Machine” in a beautiful contrast. “404” hits with a forceful electro punch while “Begin Again” delivers a mainstream, progressive original. Next, “Give It Up” is definitely my favorite Knife Party-esque song on the album as it draws from a reggae influence like their previous track “Bonfire.” Back to trolling, Swire and McGrillen dig to the underground and get our feet shuffling with a surprising dance, deep house jam, “D.I.M.H.” The boys return back to their roots with “Micro Penis” clanging percussion in an electro-house fashion, and follow it up with another boasting track, “Superstar,” that takes on a disco life but with a Knife Party infusion. “Red Dawn” transports listeners to rough waters with a hypnotizing, Middle-Eastern smash to give us the last taste of the Knife Party we would expect. The final track, “Kaleidoscope,” brings images of sailing into the sunrise after a rough storm. The track has a deadmau5 flair to it but ends the album in the perfect way – not too soft but not too edgy. All in all, the album encompasses a lot of modern dance music and Knife Party establishes their powerhouse position in the industry.
Thanks to iTunes, you can head over and purchase the album now or stream it below.
EDX announces his Progression of Sound U.S. Takeover Tour. Known for his melody-driven house music, EDX has always been revered for his unwavering artist integrity, whether he was producing progressive house classics or deep house masterpieces. Now the Switzerland-based maestro is set to take fans on an unforgettable journey through his own progression of sound in major cities from New York to San Diego.
This year, EDX has seen massive success with his new deep house sound that has become a favorite of both fans and tastemakers alike, as seen by his chart-toppers, “Cool You Off” and “Breathin‘.” Although he has ventured into new sonic territory, he stays true to his roots while embracing change in his vehicle of artistic expression. This concept of growing, yet remaining grounded, is what EDX wanted to showcase on The Progression of Sound tour as he takes the U.S. by storm through 2015. With this, fans can expect to experience the full spectrum of EDX’s music, weaved together in his consistently mind-blowing sets.
Human Life & Anabel Englund team up on “El Diablo” which ups the ante of their work together, and also the genre of Deep House itself. With production hinting at Chamber Music, lyrics influenced by Jim Morrison and harmonies straight out of Beach Boys records, it’s no wonder this potent sonic duet has earned a fervent following. Soon, expect a stacked remix package to start taking over the internet.
Quick funny anecdote: I was sitting in my living room today with my roommate (hip-hop enthusiast) and he was asking me for some fresh new music. I heard the Cashmere Cat remix of Ryn Weaver‘s “Octahate” earlier today and loved the creativity of the track, but I knew he wouldn’t. So, smart music addict thinking comes in, and I send him both the original and the remix for him to listen to (both of which Cashmere Cat worked on). He played the original and loved it, then played the remix and hated it. I laughed to myself because as a fellow music junkie, I am always fiending for imaginative approaches and new sounds. The Norwegian producer unlocks his mind to listeners on this rework as he defies genres with the effects he uses. Employing an analog, radio synth in conjunction with xylophone chimes, Cashmere Cat allows Weaver’s stunning vocals to be the focal point, but also incorporates his ingenious production abilities to keep listeners on their toes.
Public Service Announcement: the train for jam city is about to leave the station. Chicago-based trio, Autograf, caught the attention of blogs with their fire remixes of Pharrell’s “Gust of Wind” and Steve Wonder’s “Superstition,” but the producer team has not stopped trail-blazing since. This week they released their latest official remix of Christina Perri’s “Burning Gold,” and I’ve literally had this track on repeat all week. The trio manipulate Perri’s vocals in more than one way, incorporate an addictive percussion sequence as well as pulsing bassline that just mixes together oh so well. Autograph continues to prove to the world how versatile their production abilities are, changing up their sound with every remix yet keeping a signature style.
You’re welcome, and the reason I say that is because I’m about to have your weekend start a whole day earlier. Oliver Nelson recently dropped his latest remix of Priory‘s “Weekend.” I fell in love with nu-disco about two years ago when a friend introduced me to the genre, and although other genres dominate dance music right now, it will always be my guilty pleasure. Infusing funky guitar rifts, glittering orchestral strings, and a choir of voices crooning “It’s the weekend,” the Swedish producer beautifully conducts a feel good jam as winter comes upon us that is exactly what we need to start our weekend off right. Disco is definitely not dead so be sure to grab this free download from Priory’s SoundCloud.