[Experimental] Young Wonder – To You

Young Wonder, an electro-pop duo hailing from Cork, Ireland, dropped an eponymous debut EP in April of last year. But it wasn’t until their single “To You” was released in early December that people began to wonder about Young Wonder. They say their songs are filled with “big beats, pitched vocals, euphoric synths” and the sweet timbre of front-woman Rachel Koeman. The group’s primitive, colorful aesthetic (evident in the track’s music video) brings to mind Crystal Fighters while the sounds verges on Purity Ring wanna-be.

No remix I’ve heard thus far does the song justice, but they each offer up different, unique takes on the original. The “Keep Shelly in Athens Remix” dubsteps it up and distorts the vocals beyond recognition while “The Ambassadeurs Remix” elongates and chops up the ambient trance parts.

’To You’
’To You (Keep Shelly in Athens remix)’
’To You (Ambassadeurs Remix)’

Look out for their Show Your Teeth EP coming Spring 2013.

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With so many obvious reasons to love New Jersey producer Andrew Lin, better known as Aylen, there was no doubt in our minds that whatever he did next, we would fully support it. Yet, in all honesty, I was not expecting such a massive release. PREPARE FOR WHAT WILL BE THE MOST EXCITING BOOTLEG PACK OF 2013, as Aylen is about to unleash a collection of 13 delicately produced bangers completely unique in both execution and style.

The Music Ninja has been known for frowning upon mashups just because at the end of the day, too many producers seem to simply layer two tracks together and call it a mix. Aylen has redefined and set the new standard for what a mashups should be like in the modernized area of electronic dance music. The very first track, “Toxic Streisand” captures the nostalgia of previous years with the ubiquitous 2010 single from Duck Sauce ‘Barbra streisand’ and the focus and determination of ‘Toxic Rush’ (Jewelz feat. Scott Sparks) bassline. It sets the mood for the next 12 songs and leaves you prepared to expect the unexpected. From utter bass destruction with a mashup combining Dada Life and Gigi Borocoo, to melodically rich tracks influenced by Martin Solveig, Madeon and Hard Rock Sofa. It has it all.

‘Cannonball’ also takes an enormous amount of spotlight as Aylen edits in Anchorman (the Movie) quotes throughout Carnage & Victor Niglio’s big room trap remix. Being surprised at what is coming out of our speakers is the best gift we could receive welcoming a new year.

There is just so much for everyone that already being 9 days into 2013, we know this compilation will lively be apart of dance floors all across the world for months to come.

Listen to the entire Aylen 2013 Bootleg Pack:

’Aylen 2013 Bootleg Pack (Continuous Mix)’

DOWNLOAD ZIP HERE: Aylen 2013 Bootleg Pack

And listen/download them individually below:

’Duck Sauce, Darth & Vader, Jewelz, Scott Sparks – Toxic Streisand (Aylen Mashup)’
’Zedd, Eric Prydz – Stache Call (Aylen Mashup).mp3′
’Aylen, Killers, Clockwork, Marco V – Brightside Titan (Aylen Mashup)’
’Daft Punk, Adele, Sander Van Doorn, Tom Staar, D!RTY AUD!O, Xrist, Mr. K – Cheyenne Chasin’ Something About The Fire (Aylen Mashup)’
’Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball (Aylen Anchorman Edit) (OG Mix to Carnage & Victor Niglio Rmx)’
’Dillon Francis, Chuckie, Flux Pavilion, Skism, Foreign Beggars – Who Is Ready To Jump Back (Aylen Mashup)’
’Flux Pavilion, Baauer, iNexus, Dev, Cataracs – Bass Cannon Yaow (Aylen Mashup)’
’Martin Solveig, Madeon, Hard Rock Sofa, Marco V – Analogital Night Out (Aylen Mashup)’
’Dada Life, Gigi Barocco – One Last Motherfucker (Aylen Mashup)’
’Zedd, Sandro Silva, Quintino, LA Riots, J.O.B x Anjulie – Epic Shotgun Warrior (Aylen Mashup)’
’Axwell, Adrian Lux, Henrik B, Stereotronique – Teenage Crime (Aylen Mashup)’
’Nero, Zedd, Michael Canitrot, MAKJ – Me & You On The Floor (Aylen Mashup)’
’Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Deorro – House Feels So Fn Close (Aylen Mashup)’

Track List:

1. Duck Sauce x Darth & Vader x Jewelz x Scott Sparks – Toxic Streisand (Aylen Mashup)
2. Zedd x Eric Prydz – Stache Call (Aylen Mashup)
3. Aylen x Killers x Clockwork x Marco V – Brightside Titan (Aylen Mashup)
4. Daft Punk, Adele, Sander Van Doorn, Tom Staar, D!RTY AUD!O, Xristo, Mr. K – Cheyenne Chasin’ Something About The Fire (Aylen Mashup)
5. Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball (Aylen ‘Anchorman’ Edit) (OG Mix to Carnage & Victor Niglio Rmx)
6. Dillon Francis, Chuckie, Flux Pavillion, Skism, Foreign Beggars – Who Is Ready To Jump Back (Aylen Mashup)
7. Flux Pavilion, Baauer, iNexus, Dev, Cataracs – Bass Cannon Yaow (Aylen Mashup)
8. Martin Solveig, Madeon, Hard Rock Sofa, Marco V – Analogital Night Out (Aylen Mashup)
9. Dada Life x Gigi Barocco – One Last Motherfucker (Aylen Mashup)
10. Zedd x Quintino x LA Riots x J.O.B x Anjulie – Epic Shotgun Warrior (Aylen Mashup)
11. Axwell x Adrian Lux x Henrik B x Stereotronique – Teenage Crime (Aylen Mashup)
12. Nero x Zedd x Michael Canitrot x MAKJ – Me & You On The Floor (Aylen Mashup)
13. Deadmau5 x Calvin Harris x Deorro – House Feels So Fn’ Close (Aylen Mashup)

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Apparat – A Violent Sky

Apparat returns with “A Violent Sky”, the first track to be lifted from his forthcoming concept album, Krieg und Frieden (Music For Theatre) which has been written as a score for Sebastian Hartmann’s stage production of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

“A Violent Sky” is our first taste of the electronica maestro’s follow up to his stunning 2011 album, The Devil’s Walk, and sees Apparat juxtaposing haunting synth drones and mournful vocals with a hypnotic piano loop and jazzy drums. The Krieg und Frieden album is out on Mute next month but you can grab a free download of “A Violent Sky” below …

’Apparat – Krieg und Frieden – A Violent Sky’
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BOAT – Sharpshooters (Throw Me the Statue)

Seattle based Throw Me the Statue covers “Sharpshooters” off the upcoming BOAT LP “Pretend to be Brave.” out February 2013. The subtle simplicity and experimental nature that breaths around the minimal instrumentation just makes this track a joy to listen to. Check out more of Throw Me the Statue off their official site.

’Sharpshooters (Throw Me the Statue)’
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[Experimental] Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (BMB SPACEKID Remix)

Lately there have been a ton of “Swimming Pools” remixes floating around, but this one is quite unique. BMB, which stands for Beat-Maker-Beat is from Saint-Petersburg, Russia and features a dreamy Experimental sound design. He tweaks Kendrick‘s hit in all the right ways with subtle vocal edits and ambient synth work. Best of all he gives this one to us for free. Cheers.

Also make sure to check out these other two massive remixes of “Swimming Pools”: Bird Peterson Remix and At Dawn We Rage Fest Edit.

’Kendrick Lamar – Swimming pools (BMB SPACEKID remix)’
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[Hip-Hop] A$AP Rocky – Wild For The Night (Feat. Skrillex)

Probably the most intriguing collaboration on Long.Live.A$AP, “Wild For The Night” represents a departure from the rapper’s traditional syrup-driven rhymes. With young artists like A$AP Rocky continuing to show an eager willingness to experiment with their sound, it was inevitable that a combination like this would happen. Contrary to what you might expect, the electronic elements of the production actually don’t overwhelm the listener at all. This might be due to the fact that Skrillex opts to use more crashing synths versus the roaring womps we’re used to hearing from him. Then again, Sonny has proven that he does have some versatility in the past. With all that being said, this brand new Rocky track accomplishes exactly what the title suggests, meaning this won’t be the last time you’ll be hearing this one. Make sure to pre-order A$AP Rocky’s debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, in stores January 15th.

’A$AP Rocky – Wild For The Night Feat. Skrillex.mp3′
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[Folk Pop/Experimental] Sin Fang – Young Boys

“Young Boys” is a rich, breathtaking track from the very first tambourine rattle to the very last low hum. Led by the ethereal vocals of Icelandic artist Sin Fang (who is also the genius behind indie folk band Seabear), its tones are cool and weightless. But it’s nothing to shiver about — the chanting choruses give off a contagiously warm and inviting vibe — as though we are being called to gather around a crackling bonfire with friends. Much of the song’s ambiance can also be attributed to its producer, Alex Somers, who has previously worked with artists like Sigur Rós & Jónsi. Download it below!

’Sin Fang – Young Boys’

Sin Fang’s new album, Flowers, is out February 1st via Morr Music.

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