A beautiful work of musical art comes to us from DJ/Producer Kastle, hailing from San Francisco, CA. He takes the concept of bass-heavy music and tweaks it with his own soulful style. A true master of his craft, Barrett Richards (going under the moniker Kastle) began working with electronic music at age 14, giving him 14 years of experience to date. His work meshes the styles of hip-hop, R&B, and dubstep music to form one unified, angelic sound.
The most recent track to be perfected by Kastle is “Cut It Out” by Kitten. Not yet released, but still receiving favorable compliments from around the blogosphere, the song exemplifies his work to the fullest. Alluring vocals accompanied by up-tempo drumbeats, bass and a simple guitar riff showcase what the producer can create. Take the time to check out his other works, as many of them can be downloaded for free off of his site.
Intricate, mellow, but still maintaining a sense of power and confidence, Derek Walin has turned The xx’s “Do You Mind” into an electronic dreamscape. He meshes the subdued vocals of The xx with a club-style beat, forming a tune that you can sit back and relax to or bump in an end-of-the-night club. The track, along with many of Derek Walin’s other works, contains elements that uncontrollably induce some head bobbing. Fortunately, he’s offering this track as a free download off of his soundcloud along with many of his other works; I highly recommend giving them a listen.
Aussie’s know how to get down. Let’s start with the sexiest track on the EP titled “I Met You” featuring Flume on the beat and Anna Lunoe’s vocals that are extremely easy to fall in love with. Flume creates a summertime vibe that complements Anna incredibly well with a funky bass line and catchy melody that is easy to get lost in. The official video they did for “I Met You” features some trippy double vision video work, as you follow Anna and Flume frolicking in the forest. Real Talk is a collab with yet another Aussie. This time Anna teams up with Touch Sensitive who throws down a funky house jam with some amazing vocal splicing. The first remix on this EP is from Late Night Tuff Guy who remixes “I Met You” into disco heaven, he also released this one for free. The last track is a remix from DJ HMC delivering a very chilled out house vibe, this one is more low key but still solid. Cheers.
Australian Dj/Producer Hook N Sling has been around for quite sometime now, but has only recently started producing original mixes. His newest progressive house hit “Surrender” was released a few weeks ago and has started to pick up momentum quickly. Definitely one of his best mixes yet, with its killer vocals and progressive bassline it’s hard not to fall in love with it. ”Never Ending” is an older mix by him that starts out slow but picks up speed quick and is a jam that most people looked over but is not one to be missed. All together Hook N Sling is definitely someone to watch out for in the upcoming year.
Hook N Sling Surrender feat. Evermore (Original Mix)
American house music producer Wolfgang Gartner put out a single titled, “Redline” not to long ago and with that came the potential for remixes. Well, here they are, almost two months later and there are multiple remixes to be heard. These are just a few and I’m sure more are on the way. So check out these electro remixes that get a little filthy and see what you think.
I’ve never been a fan of Owl City, or poppy music for that matter, but something about this track really just stands out. Aside from the obvious ultra catchy chorus, Sex Ray Vision hooks up Good Time with an incredibly infectious dance beat that brings me back circa 2001 watching the animated video to Daft Punk’s Digital Love on MTV. That’s right, I said music videos on MTV…this is madness!
If you’re not familiar with Sex Ray Vision, his name is Ravi Parikh out of Stanford, CA. He’s got a slew of other free music you can check out on his website, so show a brother some love.
Owl City Good Time (Sex Ray Vision Remix) ft. Carly Rae Jepsen
Definition of Funk right here, ladies and gents! Lt Wee’s groovy hit, ‘Don’t Stop the Beat’ gets a jumpin’ rework at the infamous hands of up-and-coming Netherlands Norwegian producer, Coucheron. You may recognize the 18 year old from his recent contest-winning remix of Usher’s baby-maker, ‘Climax’, but the dude has actually been dropping quality, funk-infused productions for quite some time.
Right out of the gate, the track hooks you with a bouncy, Daft Punk-esque bass line and a flare of summer-vibe, high-energy synths. From here on in, the tune simply steam rolls its way in to pure dance-floor fire..
Best keep an eye on this fellow – he’s got big things ahead of him.