March 31, 2012
This installment of the Editor's Cut series is all over the board. There's a smidgen of super-trippy vocal goodness in "Primadonna (BURNS Remix)," a little relaxed easy listening with "I Tried So Hard," some summery vibes with "The Night Out (A-Trak vs. Martin Rework)" and "Big Jet Plane (Stern* Disco Remix)," some progressive house, and more. Give them a listen, support the artists, and enjoy!
Primadonna (BURNS Remix) - Marina And The Diamonds
Moan (ENiGMA Dubz Remix) - Trentemøller
I Tried So Hard - Loose Lips Records
The Night Out (A-Trak vs. Martin Rework) - Martin Solveig
Big Jet Plane (Stern* Disco Remix) - Angus and Julia Stone
Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix) - Arcade Fire
All The Cats Are Grey In The Dark - Oopart
Simple Things - Foyle & Zo
March 27, 2012
Yes, this is the official picture released with the song. But don't be turned away by the life-threatening jaws of this shark. Despite any conclusions you may draw, this original by Argentinian producer, Toomy Disco, may be one of the most chilled out songs I've heard in a while. Fusing synthy chords, ping-pong reverbs, and a disco tempo, Toomy Disco created a masterpiece with this one. Check out more of his work, and enjoy!
Star Scream (Original Mix) - Toomy Disco
March 24, 2012
I've been bumping these three songs nonstop over the last few days. My internet connection isn't very good at the moment (still out of town), so I can't upload these songs so that you can download them easily. However, if you just search the interweb, you can find free, legal downloads of these three masterpieces easily enough. Be sure to give "Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix)" a listen. It might be aesthetically perfect. Seriously. Enjoy!
Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix Radio Dub) - Arcade Fire
Still Sound (Vindata Remix) - Toro Y Moi
Thrill - Plej
March 23, 2012
Let me start out by saying that I apologize for not posting for a couple days; I've been out of town with very limited internet access, but I'll try to keep posting regularly. Now that that's out of the way, Seven Lions (a.k.a. Jeff Montalvo) has been putting out monstrous dubstep tracks for months now. The first two that got a lot of attention were his remixes of Oceanlab's "Satellite" and Above & Beyond's "You Got To Go." This remix of Florence And The Machine, however, has gotten exponentially more hype than any of his others, which personally I enjoy even more. His style can be classified as melodic dubstep, but don't worry—it has plenty of dirty drops. Definitely check this song out, as well as the other two I mentioned previously (my favorites of his), and enjoy!
March 20, 2012
Victor - Zeds Dead & Omar LinX | Direct Download
March 18, 2012
"Gravity" came out on Polish producer Xilent's Skyward EP last December, but my ears were only graced with its brilliance recently. Xilent is a renaissance man of sorts within electronic music. Based out of the UK, he produces mainly drum & bass and dubstep, as well as fusions of multiple electronic genres. "Gravity" as well as "Choose Me II" are two of my favorite songs of his. Also, he just came out last week with a remix of Sub Focus' "Out The Blue," which was featured in the most recent Editor's Cut. Enjoy!
Gravity (feat. Tali) - Xilent
Choose Me II (Dubstep Mix) - Xilent
March 15, 2012
This remix by What So Not of Dr Don Don's "Tek The Money" goes insanely hard. Seriously, this song will have any club bouncing instantly. When I first heard the preview of the song on the duo's SoundCloud last month, I was desperately searching the internet for somewhere I could buy it, but it was literally unavailable in North America. Well, it appears that the song has finally been released on iTunes (not Beatport yet). Give it a listen and head over to iTunes to buy the song (or the entire EP). Enjoy!
Tek The Money (What So Not Remix) - Dr Don Don
Twin brothers Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls compose the musical duo dubbed Two Fresh. The brothers put out a wide variety of electronic music from melodic dubstep to almost tribal-sounding beats that are downright fun to listen to. More predominant in their music is a hip-hop/rap influence that manifests itself in beats, vocals, and general vibes (which fully explains the remix of a T.I. song). This remix keeps the original vocals of T.I.'s song in tact, but it adds an irresistibly spacey beat that is unlike anything I've ever heard in a rap remix. "DU DU DU" is another of their songs that just came out a few days ago. Enjoy!
P.S. Head over to Two Fresh's Bandcamp for a free download of their 9-track summer sampler album.
DU DU DU - Two Fresh
I recently stumbled upon this remix by Sound Remedy of Neil Young's classic song "Old Man." I like classic rock, so this remix was right up my alley, although some may find it a bit too weird. Sound Remedy did it perfectly, combining the perfect amount of dubby bass and electronic alteration with the original guitar and vocals from the song. Give it a listen, and check out some of Sound Remedy's other stuff (free downloads on his SoundCloud). Also, I'm including another one of Sound Remedy's most popular songs, "Reach For The Stars," which is a fun listen. Enjoy!
March 14, 2012
This feel-good club-rocker by the big-name EDM producer TJR has gotten a lot of play time around the world as of late. A few days ago, it became the #1 song on Beatport, but that should come as no surprise to followers of TJR, who has gotten support from the likes of Tiësto, Fatboy Slim, Chuckie, Dada Life, Calvin Harris, Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki, and more. While listening to the song, one can tell that it was literally finely crafted to keep the energy in a club setting up at 100%, which it indubitably would. Enjoy!
March 12, 2012
I apologize for the lack of posts as of late. I've been exceptionally lazy over spring break, however I've put together a small collection of some of my favorite Drum & Bass of all-time, and that is what I have for you today. Enjoy!
P.S. Try bumping any of these songs whilst driving at night (especially on the freeway). It's amazing. I promise.
Out The Blue (feat. Alice Gold) - Sub Focus
The Blur (Feat. QuESt) - Mt. Eden
Give & Take - Netsky
Sonic Colours - Stan SB
Climax - Camo & Krooked
Memoirs - Rameses B
March 10, 2012
Louis La Roche (a.k.a. Brett Ewels & EWE) is an incredibly, incredibly talented 21-year-old producer from London. His productions are typically disco house/nu-disco-esque, but he also has a musical side project as EWE, an alias under which he produces a unique form of dubstep/house (as he labels it). I posted about EWE's How We Became Us EP a couple months ago. However, as of late, it seems Louis has been experimenting even more with his productions. With this remix of Burial's "Shell of Light," he has delved into what I might call "ambient funkhouse" or something of that nature. Whatever it is, it's amazing—I'm in love with this song. If this exploration into new realms of music proves anything, it's that Louis La Roche truly appreciates music for music, not for the profits he can acquire through the rapid, machinelike production of it. Give Louis La Roche/EWE/Brett your support on SoundCloud and Facebook, and enjoy!
March 7, 2012
This mashup by Carlos Serrano has probably been one of the most featured songs in the music blogosphere these last couple of days. And it is pretty damn good, I will add. However, the reason for my following suit with basically all other electronic music blogs on this one is that Carlos Serrano has a lot of other superb mashups that are not being talked about. There are at least a three or four other ones that are just brilliant in my opinion. Check them out, and enjoy!
March 4, 2012
The French house/nu disco group known as Final DJs just released a rather refreshing remix yesterday. A remix of MRTN's "Slow," the track features a lot of twangy, 80's synth lines and some nice vocals as well. Whilst perusing their SoundCloud, I also came upon another remix I quite fancy, so I'll include that one as well. Enjoy!
Slow (Final DJs Remix) - MRTN
Wicked Game (Final DJs Funky Bass Remix) - Isaak the Chris
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March 3, 2012
It's really not that often that I can say I genuinely enjoy a mashup. The very nature of a mashup suggests that the song lacks originality, but that is hardly the case with the songs produced by female DJ and mashup duo The Jane Doze. Operating out of New York City, these two young women kick it hardcore to prove that they have what it takes to produce killer music in an overwhelmingly male-dominated EDM scene. They just released a free album entitled Girls Talk, which is one of the best collections of mashups I've ever listened to. Aside from that, they also have a variety of other tracks not featured on Girls Talk that are available for free download on their SoundCloud. On the album, definitely check out "Bullshittin On My Coffee Break," "Replacement Ros," "Born To Feel Beef," and "Hey, Breathe Out." I'm also including a couple off their SoundCloud that I've been playing a lot. Enjoy!
Ain't No Drugs High Enough (Ratatat vs. Marvin Gaye) - The Jane Doze
So Much For Doo Wop (Gramatik vs. Lauryn Hill) - The Jane Doze
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March 1, 2012
Everything To Me (Bronze Whale Remix) - LIPS
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Everything To Me (Adventure Club Remix) - LIPS
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