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.
It’s safe to say that Moving Castle’s AObeat’s has gained our attention over the last few months after seeing his DJ Rafik and Annabel Jones remixes. Now the Boston Based producer drops a cute little song entitled ‘Gone’ off Flirtini’s Heartbreak & Promises 2 box set that will have you feeling some type of way. With a dash of bass-lines that AObeats has quickly mastered, and synths that will make you dance, this future bass gems will make you scream for more, literally. Enjoy! Pre-order, here.
What AObeats has to say about the track:
“When flirtini asked me to do a track for their Heartbreaks and Promises Compilation I felt it would fit nicely to create a sombre track that combined elements of the almost weeping sound of the simple with harsher percussive elements.” ~ AObeats
Known for their “heaven trap” signature sound, Slander may be one of the fastest growing acts in the electronic music right now from their residency at XS Las Vegas to shutting down the Main Stage at Nocturnal Wonderland a couple months ago. Today, the LA duo releases their first original titled “Ascension” with fellow trap brethren NGHTMRE. Although their usual remixes deliver uplifting trap melodies, “Ascension” turns fans in the opposite direction. The intro starts off in a classical, delicate fashion with a soft piano melody that could be from a lullaby, but once Lil Jon comes in shouting “let’s go,” listeners know it’s “turn up time.”
Slander premiered “Ascension” at their Nocturnal Wonderland performance, and if you watch the video, the bass totally shuts out any life of treble. Slander & NGHTMRE expertly present a contrast between the intro and the drop to creatively showcase their musical inclination. The drop clashes slashing bass lines and stabbing lasers designed to break listeners’ eardrums. This track may not be the best to listen to while studying or reading a book, but it was absolutely born to break festival stages and create mayhem amongst crowds.
Mad Decent princess, Liz, has been collaborating with some of the hottest producers from Lido to Ryan Hemsworth to provide the freshest beat for her alluring voice. For her next single, she should definitely employ the talents of up and coming SoCal producer, Beshken after his latest remix of her single “Don’t Say (feat. Tyga).” Besh has been on the radar since joining the LA label, Next Wave, and we just can’t get enough of his ambient-bass fusion flair. Starting off real slow with a seductive wobbling bass, the Santa Monica youngblood allows Liz and Tyga’s vocals to take the spotlight in front of a vibey, “future hip-hop” beat. About half way through, Besh changes things up, laying down a spellbinding house percussion break to send our ears for a trip. This track is sexy, mellow, and head-bouncing all in one. Be sure to snag this free download for some serious late night feels.