Talented NY producers Mysto & Pizzi, better known for their “Beatmaking Wednesday” sessions on Youtube, have greatly improved in their progressive house productions over the past year. Their remix of EDX’s “Give It Up For Love” manages to maintain a graceful equilibrium between freshness and nostalgia. The first time I listened to this duo was years ago when they were still focusing on hip-hop remixes. They’ve shown their versatility time and time again, and trust me, this track DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. The pure filtered buildups, one progression building upon another, the emotional depth built into the synths, the vocal prowess of John Williams—this track leaves you feeling empowered, ready to go all night, and maybe, just maybe…giving it up for love.
Watch the video, it’s sure to make anyone that’s been to an EDM event sentimental.
“Give It Up For Love” was released 5/25 on Sirup Music and can be purchased on Beatport here.
I’ll always remember the 2nd show I went to in 2009. It was Hard Summer, the last year they hosted it at The Forum. Before the Fire Marshals and LAPD came to tear gas the crowds that were trying to make their way into the overbooked venue, I got a chance to see a few of the artists play their set. One of them was AC Slater, and man, was his set sick.
And so is this new remix. “Lakota,” by Gemmy, has been turned into a big bassy breakbeat served for breakfast. There’s a quality to AC Slater’s music that remains so undeniably authentic; he holds true to his signature styles. His transitions from arpeggiated basslines to the stabby fifths to the insanely dirty drop…this song just makes my extremities want to fly and flail all over the place, in the most wonderful way possible. Check this track out, and you’ll see what I mean.
This track will be released by Roska Kicks & Snares LTD on 7/30/2012
No one can really prepare for what Wuki, the solo project of Kris Barman (former member of Innerpartysystem), bring to the table in the most uncompromising fashion. Overproduced and over filtered dubstep has cluttered the waves (and the internet tubes) for months now, ultimately creating the popular but tiresome genre of BROSTEP. The culture of outshining and out-performing one another with bigger aggressive drops is apparent in dubstep today, and yet we are blessed with producers like Wuki bringing an extensive technical approach to music. The absence of sound can be just as intense as the most growling of basslines and when these teasing spaces of utter nothingness are effectively sprinkled through the track, the breaks in its continuity just makes you want to want it more. And We all want what we can’t have. Wuki successfully remixes Midnight Conspiracy & Cenob1te’s single “The Eye” into an five minute long foreplay session of seductive, mechanical sounds that will make you come back for more.
Midnight Conspiracy & Cenob1te The Eye (Wuki Remix) (Out July 16 on Ultra Records)
Joneses, hailing from Charlotte, NC, tackles Tiesto and Wolfgang’s already massive track, “We Own The Night”. Starting with his own take on the original melody bringing a dreamy vibe to the intro then slowly dropping into some dark Electro. This song keeps building and building once it gets passed the halfway point he really starts pulling out all the stops. Can’t wait for more releases from this guy, expect big things. Cheers.
Tiesto & Wolfgang Gartner We Own the Night (Joneses Remix)
Let’s get one thing straight; Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’ is a classic. If an artist attempts to emulate the insane levels of funk that the original achieves, then they have just set themselves a hefty challenge as far as remixes go. Luckily for LA/NYC based producer Monolith, his effort well and truly nails it with a sound that could easily be mistaken for Justice, which is pretty much the highest form of praise I could imagine in the world of electronic music. After hitting play, it takes all of about five seconds to realise your body is about to be uncontrollably taken over by that infectious groove. If by this point you still find yourself immune, then that jazz piano breakdown is sure to melt whatever resistance you could possibly muster. If you’re somehow still not sold on this one, then something is seriously wrong with you and I would consult your nearest medical specialist immediately. While EDM has clearly been defined as the sound of the new generation, it’s music such as this which helps to bridge the gap between eras. Monolith has succesfully brought this old-school jam into the realm of the new, creating a track that would be hard for anyone not to enjoy.
Mike Gazzo formerly known as Cloud 9 entered the world of EDM not to long ago and has made wake ever since. He has received a lot of attention from several original mixes and live sets. He has also played with some big names in his career thus far. So at this point it’s hard not to expect only good things out of someone who has done so well so quickly. His remix of “Nothing” by The Script reflects his ability to add so much to such a light song. He turned this casual slow jam into a really well done electro house, from its choppy vocals to its crushing electro chords and bass, it’s hard not to love it. If you love electro house that crushes you can easily sink your teeth into this one.
To be honest, the last time I heard of UK producer/DJ Sinden was when he was a part of The Count and Sinden and they had just released “Beeper.” That was back in 2008, when EDM just started getting a glimpse of the mainstream spotlight in the US (and A-Trak released a catchy remix of “Beeper”).
Today, Sinden is making his way back to the American limelight, with a remix of “Take A Walk,” by Passion Pit. His take on the song is far different from the original, but still maintains a summeresque feel. The production on this remix contains some eclectic elements, such as the 80s synthestration, wobble, and emphasis on percussive components. As a whole, this track grew on me with each listen. Catching just some of the subtleties in the mix, I appreciate how his complexities in the track manage to balance the minimalistic groove into a well-produced package. If you’re up for venturing into relatively new musical territory, give this a listen.