Just in case you’re by your computer right now (well, duh, you’re reading this), tune into the LIVE stream of Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ forthcoming album, Mosquito, this very moment HERE . The “listening party” is courtesy of Noisey. The LP officially drops April 16th via Interscope.
You should all get hip to the name Valentina. The Italian-English artist — who previously collab’d with Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard — will soon put out her own Wolves EP (out April 18th via Greco-Roman) and, judging by this track “Ladders”, it’s going to be full of weightless, elegant electro pop. The latest cut, with its slowly-swaying, sweet chorus and breathy, curling vocals, is an instant charmer. Listen to it below, along with her previously released single “Wolves”.
Sad to say this is no April fools joke as another month comes to a close and April begins we have to say goodbye to another amazing artist. Bass Kleph has kept our ears entertained and our music love growing this past month and we hate to see him go but we love to see what he has in store for the next year. Cheers mate for amazing month! And of course he couldn’t just leave us with five songs that he is digging right now, no, BK threw in an extra song as we roll along into April. Have a listen and enjoy the sound that is Bass Kleph.
I Could Be The One (John Christian Remix)
Last Day On Earth (GTA Remix)
(Unreleased) If They Could See Us Now (Bass Kleph Remix) – Reecey Boi & Naylo ft Ron E Jones
(Unreleased) Could This Be Love – Bass Kleph & Kathrin Deboer
Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix)
By now you know how enraptured we are by London’s folk rock trio Daughter, but did you know we also have a soft spot for New York electronic duo The Chainsmokers? We’ve featured a number of their remixes in the past, but this one, “Medicine”, is especially breathtaking as it features both artists. Listen to it above, and below, the remixing pair share a few words about the rework:
“We heard this song on a depressing cold winter day in NYC (it can get pretty bad) but as soon as we heard the haunting voice of Elena from Daughter and the bands equally incredible wallowing piano chords, we didn’t necessarily feel happier, but we fell in love with the song and knew we had to try give our Chainsmokers touch to it without ruining the already beautiful song.”
There’s no denying the level of talent that Aylen has been putting out lately. His latest remix EP was nothing short of spectacular. Well, today he has offered up a tasty mix for hitting 30k fans on facebook. As to be expected Aylen, his mix comes with fun mashups, high energy, and ass shaking trap drops. Expect to hear some unreleased goodness too. It’s chalk full of new tracks!
Aylen, Snap!, Alex Young, Hi-Yahs – So Much Rhythm (Aylen Mashup)
Tujamo – How We Roll (Aylen Trap Bootleg)
Zedd, Brillz, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, A-Trak, Kid Kamillion – Clarity Roll (Aylen Mashup)
Porter Robinson – Say My Name (Aylen Trap Bootleg)
Porter Robinson – Say My Name (Original Mix)
J-Trick x The Caesars x Albert Neve x Sir Jay Private – Jerk De Show (Aylen Mashup)
Deadmau5 x The M Machine – Moon Chords (Aylen Mashup)
Aylen, Avicii, Julian Jordan, Fatboy Slim, Matt Nash, Dave Silcox – Blessed You (Aylen Mashup)
Firebeatz x Gent & Jawns – New York Bugoff (Aylen Mashup)
Aylen – ID
Michael Woods Podcast 028 Miami Special
There’s a handful of producers who embody how much fun the EDM scene really is. One of those people is long-time house music favorite, Michael Woods. This tall drink of water has been around the game for longer than most think. For example, most of you wouldn’t remember his track “Warrior,” which came out some time in 2000, but Michael has a list longer than our arm of hits like that from the past decade and beyond.
Our last day in Miami we were lucky enough to head over and catch Michael’s set at the Lake Woods Pool Party on Collins Drive. After watching him throw down with the likes of Chris Lake and TJR, we finally had a chance to talk business. Well, we thought it was going to be all business, but with him, it was pretty much all fun. Check out what he had to say about Teisto’s Jager machine, crowds in Chile and his superstitions:
TMN: First of let’s talk about what it is like to be in here for WMC, obviously the largest weeks in electronic dance music. What does it feel like to be here? Is this something you look forward to every year?
MW: You know what, I DJ worldwide, there are many big events worldwide, but Miami is probably one of the bigger ones. It’s one that I do look forward to. However, it’s kind of like a double edged sword because I know I’m going to be completely fucked out of my face [laughs] and there is going to be a lot of recuperation afterwards. Last year I was here for 3 days and did 2 shows and my God! It took me a week to get over it. This year I’m here for a week and I have like eight shows, so I am trying to pace myself.
TMN: Doing some Jager? We do read your facebook updates.
MW: Oh my god, I hate Jager. The only time I drink Jager is when I am with Tiesto and Max Vangeli, and I hate those fuckers. Never again!
Tiesto has got its own personal Jagermeister dispenser machine, which serves at exactly 12 degrees centigrade. He is always trying to throw them down my throat. Now I know better and know now to do it.
TMN: So let’s touch on your past a little bit, you and your sister are both accomplished musicians, is that something encouraged by your family or is that something you naturally got into it?
TMN: What would be your favorite instrument to play outside of playing the keyboard?
MW: The triangle! [Laughs] You know what I actually do enjoy playing the guitar, but I am not as good as I am playing the piano. Playing the keyboard is like speaking English; its natural to me.
TMN: How do you deal with traveling the world, producing music and also being the founder of Diffused? What is your balance like on a day to day?
MW: Drinking a lot of Patron! [Laughs]. You know, that is probably the most difficult thing to do, is trying to balance everything. There are only 24 hours a day, and so much you can do. Lucky, I have got a really cool management company like Three Six Zero who looks after Deadmau5, Calvin Harris etc. Within that company they look after my label. I have a management team that looks after the label and works with me so I do have got a good team around me that helps me out. Basically, all I have to do is make sure I am producing good records but outside of that I have people that help me out.
TMN: We have to give a shout out to Rising Digital and James Bevan and Seb…all those guys.
MW: Yes absolutely! I love those guys. Seb is really cool, he helps me out a lot.
TMN: You’ve traveled all over the world, what are some of your favorite cities to play at?
MW: I will say Philadelphia is actually pretty cool, there was a really good vibe there.
TMN: Different cities have different understanding of dance music, do you find that the crowds differ from place to place? The energy, the vibe? The feel?
MW: A little bit. Like I said about Chile – that was probably the craziest I’ve seen a crowd. Generally, the crowds around the world seem to be pretty vibrant and have a lot of energy. I don’t notice too much of a difference. A place that I would say is not as crazy is actually, believe it or not, Miami. Personally, I feel like it’s a lot about people caring about their appearance, so it’s a bit more calm. No one wants to be too crazy and the same goes for Vegas. They seem a bit more reserved. Cities like Philadelphia and New York they like to get fucking crazy. They don’t seem to care so much about what people think but they just care more about the music. Continue reading