April 28, 2012
This remix by Bruno Be, the same producer that brought you the remix of Bibio's Lovers' Carvings, is one of my favorites of the last couple weeks. Bruno Be drops a catchy house beat into an already wonderful song. Enjoy.
April 26, 2012
I first came across Sound Remedy a few months ago through his rather bold remix of Neil Young's Old Man, and since then I've listened to more of his work and fallen in love. The Californian producer specializes in deep house and synthy masterpieces, and Gush is a prime example. The twelve-and-a-half-minuter is sure to induce anyone into a metronomic head nod at the very least. Sound Remedy has a plethora of free downloads available on his SoundCloud, so definitely check him out if you like Gush. Enjoy.
P.S. Again, I'm including his song Reach For The Stars, as it is a personal favorite of mine.
April 22, 2012
I've featured EDM producer, remixer, and mashup artist Justin Blau (a.k.a. 3LAU) on the site before, but this is for a different reason. On April 30, 3LAU is dropping a remix, the proceeds of which will go toward building a school through Pencils of Promise. Watch the video here, and spread the word!
I love it when music fans get a little behind-the-scenes information. Typically, listeners just get the finished product when a song comes out, but millions of Deadmau5 fans have been following the progress of his most recent song The Veldt, for over a month now. Zimmerman was inspired to make The Veldt after having read Ray Bradbury's famous short story, The Veldt. He originally commented on the song on his tumblr:
anyway, after being inspired. i felt... man. i'd really like to create a soundtrack to this.. a somewhat melancholic yet uplifting audio image of kids bestowed with insane technology which enables them to conjure up any setting or any thing they desire...The interesting part of the story is that The Veldt was originally an instrumental song, which is typical of Deadmau5 (Zimmerman isn't too fond of collaborations, as he states in his tumblr post). However, a male vocalist named Chris James heard Deadmau5's preview on SoundCloud and recorded a vocal mix over the track. After Zimmerman got hundreds of requests from fans to check out the vocal mix, he finally listened to it and was shocked. He stated that he typically does not collaborate with other artists because they do not understand his artistic message, but James understood it perfectly and transcribed that message onto paper. Zimmerman got in contact with James and signed the record deal to create The Veldt (feat. Chris James), which is now the official version of the song (although you can find the original, instrumental track quite easily). So without further ado, The Veldt. Enjoy.
P.S. I encourage you to read Zimmerman's original post on his tumblr. It's quite inspiring.
April 20, 2012
Lovers' Carvings, which was released back in 2009. Both songs are equally amazing, in my opinion. Enjoy.
April 17, 2012
his remix of Above & Beyond's You Got To Go and later his remix of Oceanlab's Satellite, I am convinced that this man is one of the most well balanced dubstep producers in the industry today. He not only perfects the deep bass element upon which dubstep was founded years ago, but he also focuses on the aesthetic beauty of his music, unlike other producers that methodically make club-ready chart-toppers. Polarize is Seven Lions' first EP, and it showcases quite well his ear for production. Polarize will be available in stores April 23, but you can listen to the whole EP below and even download the final track, Isis. Check out some more of Seven Lions on his SoundCloud or Facebook, and enjoy!
April 14, 2012
I'm super behind on posting this song, but this is Viceroy's third remix in his 'Jet Life' series, the first being a remix of Wiz Khalifa's "This Plane" and the second being a remix of Biggie's "Going Back To Cali," which I featured when it came out. The 'Jet Life' remixes all have summery vibes and tropical beats, which is typical of Viceroy, whose motto is "Summertime. All the time." In this one, Viceroy brings it in at 100.0 beats per minute, lending to a slow, groovy, very summery sound. Personally, this third remix is my favorite thus far in the series. You can download this and more for free on Viceroy's facebook page with only a "Like" (you can like the musipus.com page while you're at it). Enjoy!
Teen Daze is an interesting fellow. A native of British Columbia, he spent a good deal of time studying philosophy in a remote village in the Swiss Alps. That being said, his musical repertoire consists not of dance floor bangers or party rockers, but instead, quite serene, introspective ambience. This song, "The Future," is the third single off his new album, All Of Us, Together, which drops on May 22, 2012. Enjoy!
April 13, 2012
So I featured a radio rip of this song a couple weeks ago because it's literally too irresistible to pass up. Finally, finally, finally, Soulwax released an official version. This nearly seven-minute masterpiece features some of the beatiest, bassiest, funkiest drum lines I've ever heard. I've gotten mixed reviews from Arcade Fire fans, but I suppose it's just a matter of musical taste: personally, I love the addition of a somewhat tropical, disco beat. Soulwax is an electronic group from Ghent, Belgium that has been active since the mid-90's. Headed by brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, the group has released six studio albums, a few singles, and countless remixes since 1996. As of late, the group has started its own internet radio show called Radio Soulwax, and they've created an iPhone app as well. Anyway, give this song a listen, and head on over to Soulwax' SoundCloud, Facebook, Official Website, Official iPhone App, Wikipedia page, or anything else on the web for more information. Enjoy!
April 11, 2012
Gigamesh has done it again. This remix is five straight minutes of funk grooves and summery synths. Enjoy!
Update: I was unfortunately accosted by Gigamesh's label for featuring the full version of this song, so here is the official Radio Edit, which is entirely legal for your listening and downloading pleasure. Note that this is not the full version, so find that online and give it a listen.
April 7, 2012
April 3, 2012
A series of Dragonette remixes were just released, two of which are by Laidback Luke and The Knocks. Laidback Luke's is a typical, big room jam with lots of bass and energy, and The Knocks' remix is a bit more poppy but still delightful. Check these two remixes out, and enjoy!
Let It Go (Laidback Luke Remix) - Dragonette
Let It Go (The Knocks Remix) - Dragonette