One of my favorite types of remix treatments are when progressive house producers amp up indie tracks to give them a more aggressive but cheerful personality. Lost Kings, LA-based producer/DJ duo, are no strangers to internet as they have shared their progressive style with a slew of remixes from Disclosure’s hit “Latch” to Mr. Probz’s “Waves.” The duo come to us today with a stunning revamp of indie quintet Wild Cub’s single “Colour.” The Lost Kings add layers upon layers of glittering synths to fill your headphones with absolute bliss to complement Wild Cub’s charming vocals. These two are a force to be reckon with as they continue to tear up the internet with their sleek, refined remixes. Oh, it’s also doesn’t hurt they released it for free download.
This is an older one from PrototypeRaptor but hasn’t been available online because of the evil Soundcloud DCMA Bots. Just in time for this halloween comes PR’s THRILLER bootleg!
Saw Stenchman on twitter lamenting his music career recently. We can’t have that now can we? as a staunch supporter of all things stinky I had to do something about it, so how about another plug for the stenchman? He’s recently put a lot of stuff for free download on his soundcloud so feel free to get your mitts on it; here’s some choice ilictronix endorsed samples. Get out there and support the man!
-Claude Van Foxbat
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Argot, c’est le label crée par Steve Mizek en 2012 avec la ferme volonté de promouvoir des talents 100% américains. Afin de mieux comprendre la démarche de cet amoureux des musiques électroniques, nous avons échangé quelques emails avec lui.
Ce natif de Chicago, berceau de la House-Music, a lancé Argot en réponse à certains labels européens qui se sont mis à se focaliser sur la signature et la recherche de talents américains. Selon lui, la musique électronique tient une place très particulière aux Etats-Unis et fait partie intégrante d’une culture et d’un style de vie – au même titre que le Hip-Hop – qui peuvent être difficile à appréhender pour des européens, d’où une relation parfois complexe entre les artistes américains et les labels européens. C’est ce qui l’a poussé à monté Argot, une structure qui lui permet de signer des talents de la scène House et Techno underground US peu ou pas encore connus mais qui gagnent à le devenir. Le label a été lancé en mai 2012 avec une première sortie réalisée par Amir Alexander et son « Gutter Flex EP ». Depuis cette première sortie, Argot a accueilli quelques figures de proues de cette scène musicale alternative avec The Black Madonna, Gunnar Haslam, Octo Octa et Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night).
En marge du label Argot, Steve a lancé son sous-label Tasteful Nudes qui lui permet d’accueillir et de produire des artistes non-américains dont Borai (UK), Sabre (Portugal) et plus récemment ROYER et le producteur français Anaxander que nous avons invité pour l’épisode 36 de notre série de mixtapes.
De nombreux EPs sont attendus sur les deux labels pour 2015 et Electrocorp devrait être en première ligne pour vous parler de tout ça.
Germany-based DJ/producer, Glastrophobie, is making a name for himself with his accessible, melody-driven deep house sound. With a slew of originals and hit remixes of James Vincent McMorrow’s “We Don’t Eat,” Anna Graceman’s “Words,” and more, this 23-year-old is shaping up to be a crowd favorite amongst his other emerging deep house counterparts as he brings his own distinctive touch to the genre. On his guest mix, Glastrophobie shows us what he’s all about, keeping a strong vibe and groove throughout with tunes from Claptone, Karmon, and Kolsch, amongst others, as well as a fantastic closing track – his own “Berlin 10214.” Listen/download below and keep watch as Glastrophobie continues on his ascent in dance music.
1. White Apple Tree – Snowflakes (PINGPONG Winter Edit)
2. Joris Delacroix – Mavea (Original Mix)
3. Ray Okpara – Chi This Wonder Up (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
4. Claptone – Wrong (Original Mix)
5. Karmon – Turning Point (Original Mix)
6. Dusky – Nobody Else (Original Mix)
7. Peer Kusiv – Hoch-Tief (Original Mix)
8. Kolsch – Loreley (Original Mix)
9. Zonderling – Sonderling (Original Mix)
10. Glastrophobie – Berlin 10214 (Original Mix)
Let me preface this by saying I fucking love Doc Daneeka. There is not a track he’s made I don’t like. As for Seven Davis Jr, “One” is an absolute GEM and I mean first “related track” that comes up on YouTube is “Deep Burnt” so you know dude is special.
The two have come together for the new single “What’s It Gonna Be?” from Daneeka’s new EP From Mine To Mistress . The single is precisely what makes the two of them so special, it’s a truly amazing collaborative effort. Doc Daneeka’s banging drums and combination of dark and light in chord progression along with SDJr’s soulful softness leave you all sorts of tingly in all the right ways. The video is just as good as the song, where Seven gets to exploit his weirdness and Doc Daneeka subtly makes his presence known by small interactions between the various worlds contained in the video. Oh, and there’s a very fun guest appearance from XXXY’s cat, why not really?
Though I’m sure everyone is over the myriad amount of remixes floating around the blogosphere of the latest from Goldroom… I gotta tell ya: this one is worth the listen. Denver based producers, Eric David & j.harmon, take their chunky, bottom-heavy style and use it to fantastic results on this free remix. Their hypnotic usage of pads, vocal snips and blippy percussion turns the blurry-eyed original into a late night floor filler, perfect for keeping warm during the chilly nights ahead. Bonus points for the Alan Watts usage.
Last year Swedish artist Julia Vero dropped the song “Hollow” and now she’s back with new single “How Does It Feel?” which is firmly planted in a pop/rock tradition. The single includes remixes from boy wonder 1987, Ji Nilsson, Death Team and Gabriel Gassi.
We here at Discobelle can proudly premiere the dancey and hard hitting house piano based remix from Swedish duo Death Team (consisting of Mayka Edd and Johen Rafael Tilli).
“We made it so that Julia Vero’s low pitched voice symbolizes a boring guy that we just dumped. The boring guy asks accusingly ”How does it feel?” and repeats with a dominating voice ”I’m still all over your sheets”. We answer by plainly being “underground girl power superstar-stars” with a bottle of champagne.”
Ok, just the title of this song makes me giggle. That aside, Beatz Freq and Justin Vega lend a tremendous remix to Wolfpack and Aarow’s “What Does This Button Do.” It takes a lot for me to be wooed by electro and big room right now, when everyone has the tendency to sound the same, but their super restrained and tension filled drop adds grit to what could otherwise be bland. Unfortunately, because the lead is so tightly packed up, the build ups wind up sounding artificially louder than the drop itself. Using the tiny trick of automating the volume down a couple db during those sections, then popping it back to zero on the drop, could make it sound much more impactful. Cop the download HERE.
I love everything Yellow Claw unabashedly and was very excited to see the new remix pack for Amsterdam Trap Music Vol. 2. It features several of my favorite producers at the moment and they each deliver a unique sound. Angger Dimas’ stripped version is probably my favorite, with sprinkles of bells that sparkle over the bass. Wiwek comes in a close second, delivering on a signature jungle terror sound. The rest of the pack is rounded out by Coone and Ape Drums, creating a very uniquely curated remix package. Support and buy on iTunes HERE.
Brazzabelle is gearing up for the Mad Decent Boat Party and just released episode 3 of her Ravercise mix tape series.
To everyone joining me on board the Mad Decent Boat Party more information about the first ever Ravercise class will be available on board! In the meantime make sure you pack accordingly, proper ravercising attire is highly advised! The tighter, more colorful, and more obnoxious the better!
Thanks everyone who sent in Ravercise vocal clips!! <3
Mad Decent Boat Party Ravercise Class Teaser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6yCIq3xVE4
*Bedsqueak, bedsqueak* The reason Trippy Turtle may be one of the lesser known artists on the docket for Snowglobe Music Fest isn’t a lack of musical ability, the dude just likes to be anonymous. Before he began touring in his classic green turtle hood, Trippy’s identity was so well concealed that many attributed the act to his close friend Cashmere Cat. While we now know they are certainly not one in the same, one could say that their production skills do go hand in hand.
A true pioneer in the (relatively new to the lime light) Jersey Club scene, Trippy Turtle utilizes an obviously expansive mastery of sound to create truly entertaining and flawless works. Some of his more popular tunes include a huge collaboration remix of “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” with DJ Hoodboi as well as his latest original “Trippy’s Theme.” If you find yourself in the mood to get down to some bed squeaks and water droplets in Tahoe this year, be sure to catch a sure-to-be stunning set from Trippy Turtle.