Animals (Oliver Heldens Remix) [Out Now]
We’ve been tracking Oliver Heldens as of late. After writing up the deliciously tech-centric tune “Gecko,” we’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of his “Animals” remix.
The tune is a far departure from the intense hard house track that captivated the EDM world just last year. While we normally tend to like remixes that pay more homage to the original, we’re actually pleased that this is maintains less elements of Martin’s monster track.
With a funky bassline, this house remix has a dialed down nature by comparison, yet still has a gorgeous, driving intensity that makes you want to get up and dance. In fact, we’ve been dancing the entire time we’ve been writing this up. It’s taken us much longer to complete the post than it normally does. We’re not mad about it though. Not one bit.
This 128 BPM official remix is out now via Beatport. Get after it, ninjas.
Team (Mickey Valen Remix)
With razor sharp lyrics, a soulful, unique tone, and confident swagger, Lorde has gone from blogosphere darling to international sensation. We’ve heard countless interpretations of her tunes, from covers to remixes, and the best ones always maintain enough of tune’s initial character to tie it back to the enjoyment we experienced when we heard the the original. Mickey Valen, the New York based producer behind Noosa and AYER, has offered up just that for today’s premiere.
In this Brooklyn based producer’s take on “Team,” we’re definitely left with some warm ‘n fuzzies after listening through a few times. The song’s original intensity is dialed back a few notches, laced up with a beautiful, uplifting melody instead. The tune takes on a positive and energetic personality, flirting in between influences of indie dance and tropical house.
She goes by Lupa, her real name being Imogen Jones, and she is only 15 years old.
The classically trained violinist from Sydney started using her violin skills and mixing them with drum beats creating her new love, songwriting. This might be the most wonderful thing about her, Lupa writes, records, and produces all of her music in her bedroom at home. Her beautifully stunning indie/electronic sound has a laidback approach with a twist of eeriness. Her song “Eyes Unclouded” has lyrics of someone way beyond Lupa’s years. The story is simple and sweet, believing someone is perfect until you see who they really are when you look closely. The mix of violins, Lupa’s synthetic voice, and the electronic melodies make this song intoxicating to the ears. Cannot wait to see where this young artist goes.
How about we start this New Year off with a little sexy?
Ok, a lot sexy?
Enter Amsterdam artist Mar who has released a super sensual electronic with a touch of house song titled simply ‘Man X Woman’. This the first release off of his upcoming EP ‘Form’ and if the rest of the songs are anything like this one, this might be the next big baby-making EP. Mar is not just the producer behind this, he is also the writer and the vocalist and can this man sing. With a feel similar to Disclosure, Mar keeps the song lighthearted with his upbeat electronic melodies while slowing it down with his vocals, even breaking those into some deep base voices. This is everything a good man x woman should be, all music, hot, heavy, and yet innocent.
What is up, ninjas? This weekend is shaping up to be one for the record books, and you best believe we have a soundtrack said weekend. Below are some of the freshest party tracks from this past week. We even have one premiere for you, bringing you Elektrosex’s remix of “SWIZZY”. As usual, all of these bad boys are free downloads. So, crack open a cold one and get ready for two days of freedom.
Young Folks (Robbie Rivera Vs. Landis Remix)
Cocaine (Gazzo Remix)
Terravita & Casey Desmond
Settle The Score (Case & Point Remix)
MAD MAX (Original Mix)
Gent & Jawns (Elektrosex Remix)
LET HER GO (CAKED UP REMIX)
Toybox Freestyle(RAT Bootleg) FREE DOWNLOAD
Fatboy Slim & Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Ummet Ozcan
Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Young Live Trap Fix)
Mystica ( Sikdope Trap Remix )
Best I Ever Had (K Theory Remix)
Avalanches (feat. Sound Remedy & Kill Paris)
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
- Head to the front door, and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.
BT - January 9th
School Boy + Must Die! - January 10th
Cedric Gervais - January 11th
The Look (Preview)
The Golden Pony
Bonfire Feat. Suntalk
It’s been a little while since we checked in with one of our favorite tastemaking Deep Disco outfits, The Golden Pony, and in between their time hustling as some of NYC’s most influential electronic promoters, they’ve managed to issue a follow up to their debut original “Tiny Purple Fishes” with a house meets disco groover “Bonfire”. Featuring another NYC band Suntalk on vocals, “Bonfire” beautifully flits between the electronic indie dance output of camps like Future Classic and 4AD and straightforward nu-disko and house music structures. While TGP has made their name mostly by reaching into the remix cookie jar, their original tunes have been the hook which keeps us ninjas coming back for more. “Bonfire” paces itself briefly, starting off slow and steady, before bouncing in cheeky vocals and an appropriately addictive, simple bass line. This one pulled from us an immediate smile, and music which exhibits this quality has always been some of our favorite. Grab the free download here in exchange for a ‘heart’ on Hype Machine.