For the blog world, there were many breakout acts throughout the year in the future bass sphere, but one name that everyone knew from his Sam Smith remix was Prince Fox. The NYC-based producer drew inspiration from Flume’s bass-driven movement, but showcased to the world his own unique twist that created a style unlike any other. It only took him a few months, but now the young producer is being recognized for his talent and has been employed by Swedish powerhouse duo, Cazzette, to officially remix their smash, “Blind Heart.” Prince Fox takes it to this remix to exhibit a darker side for fans. He keeps his emotional, room-filling sound with his rework, but the synth melodies cast a ghostly shadow that surprisingly complements his meticulous production style. Be sure to support Prince Fox by buying his official remix on Beatport.
Brooklyn newcomer, Vesper, kickstarted his career this week with the release of his first remix of Andrea Balency‘s, “You’re Never Been Alone.” Just like Balency’s uplifting vocals, Vesper debuts his future bass style with ethereal harmonies and tasteful percussion to fill in the cracks. As 2014 comes to a close, Vesper showcases his sound for the world to know what he’s got in store for 2015.
The wave of tropical house took over the Internet and SoundCloud by storm this summer with an elite group of young talents spearheading the movement. 19-year-old Jakob Bjørn-Hansen, aka Bearson, surfaced early on with his unique, sun-kissed remixes of emotional yet playful indie tracks. His signature sound caught the attention of fans for it’s cheerful nature, but with the new genre becoming popular so fast, a group of haters – as with any genre – formed around the view that the talented young producer that his remixes all sounded the same. Well, Bearson released his first original today and it’s a big “f— you” to anyone who thinks he only has one sound.
“Pink Medicine” is a piece of art welded from elements of tropical house, future bass, ambient, and chillwave. Bearson sublimely chops a set of futuristic vocals into a harmonizing arrangement while he surrounds the chops with airy percussion touches, a body-tingling bass, and pineapple-infused synth work. With the hype of tropical house over the past six months, Bearson has a great launching point to go to the stars, which he sure will with his versatile production abilities.
If you haven’t heard of Tom Bull yet, drop what you’re doing and go check this guy out. His latest remix of Ayah Marar‘s hit, “Mind Controller,” shines like a star in the overload of deep house on the Internet at the current moment. The up-and-coming UK producer polishes Ayah Marar unbelievable vocals with an magnetic bass and catchier-than-ever piano melody. In the theme of analogies, try to think of a Gorgon City meets Tchami meets MK – pure bliss.
Close your eyes, and imagine this: Nile Rodgers’ funky guitar riffs with a modern Diana Ross vocal twist. That is Jerry Folk‘s hot-off-the-press first original, “So Long (ft. BB Diamond).” The Norwegian youngster took it to 2014 to unveil his signature sound and infect ears from LA to Norway with his groovy disco style. Releasing his first original before the new year, Folk pairs old-school guitar rhythms with dreamy synth chords to spark some shuffle into your feet within seconds. This young producer proves that disco is certainly not dead, and we can expect whatever Jerry Folk has brewing behind-the-scenes to be walloping. Be sure to grab this blazing single for free, via Next Wave Records.
If you’re fiending for something so future and so experimental, Tokyo Megaplex and Kuh-Lida will fulfill those needs to another galaxy and back with their new original, “Fuzzy Dice.” The two producers mesh together whimsical video game effects, glittering chimes, punching basslines, and anything else you can think of. Snag the free download below to go on a trip you’ve never been on before.
Today, the house music maestro, Oliver Heldens, releases his new single, “Last All Night (Koala)” with KStewart, on iTunes via FFRR Records. This time last year, Dutch newcomer Oliver Heldens was gearing up to release “Gecko” on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom records. In the months since, he has become one of the dance scene’s preeminent tastemakers, fusing the melodic groove of classic house music with decidedly modern, deep basslines and festival-scale energy.
His first release on Pete Tong’s FFRR label, “Gecko (Overdrive),” hit the top of the UK singles chart and appeared on Shazam’s forecast for the top songs of summer 2014; more recently, Rolling Stone named Heldens one of November 2014’s Artists To Watch and Shazam included him in its “2015 Hit Maker” list. He even stepped up to the BBC Radio 1 decks last week to record his debut Essential Mix. Host Pete Tong summed up Heldens’ story best: “There are meteoric rises, and then there’s the story of this guy.”
With the release of his next FFRR single, “Last All Night (Koala)” featuring KStewart, 19-year-old Heldens has positioned himself for another breakthrough year. Although the instrumental version of the track has amassed over two million plays on Soundcloud, KStewart’s soaring vocals only add to its appeal, highlighting its punchy synth melody and making it a tune fit for dance and pop fans alike.
Hotel Garuda announce NYE at Slake with Duke Dumont & Todd Edwards & Remix of Cazzette’s ‘Sleepless’ with Thero
Earlier today I noticed that Hotel Garuda not only announced an epic NYE lineup with Duke Dumont, Todd Edwards (one of the producers who helped on Daft Punk’s RAM), and Curses at Slake in NYC, but they also released a summery flip of Cazzette’s ‘Sleepless’ with the budding tropical house artist, Thero. So if you’re in NYC for NYE, I definitely recommend you go to this show. Otherwise, just sit back and sip on a nice fruit drank, and warm up to this sweet remix. And if you didn’t know about Hotel Garuda, they will probably be making an even bigger splash in 2015.
Norwegian newcomer, Coucheron, has been on a roll with his plethora of remixes and originals, showcasing the producer’s diverse skill set. Today, he demonstrates his Jersey Club capabilities with a “#babymaking” remix of Trey Songz‘ slow-jam, “Touchin, Lovin” featuring hip-hop princess Nicki Minaj. When the club starts to get intimate, the DJ is sure to spin this record as Coucheron lays down a sensuous guitar harmony side-by-side with a tender Jersey Club bass pulse. If you don’t hear this one at the club, definitely play it at your next late night post-game.
When Chris Lake heard the new Prince record “FUNKNROLL,” he fell in love and set out to make something he could play in the clubs. The result is this uptempo energetic flip – bubbly, fat, and fit to bring down the house. The legendary Prince gets an infectious edit guaranteed to make your booty pop!
Chris Lake ORIGINS TOUR 2015:
JAN 16 – Bijou – Boston, MA
JAN 17 – Avalon – Los Angeles, CA
JAN 23 – Flames Central – Calgary, AB
JAN 24 – Celebrities – Vancouver, BC
JAN 31 – Mixx @ Borgata – Atlantic City, NJ
FEB 06 – Cielo – New York, NY
FEB 14 – Audio – San Francisco, CA
MAR 20 – U Street Music Hall – Washington DC
+ MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED