Liberate (Lane 8 Remix)
Here’s where we stand: Eric Prydz is one of the best in the business. While we’ve always been fans of this Stockholm based musician, we were even more sold when we saw him close out Coachella ’13. We had spent an entire weekend hearing nothing but build up, drop, build up, drop, build up, drop, and hearing a progressive set from Mr. Prydz was nothing short of spectacular. In our honest opinion, his show was one of the best we saw all weekend long.
Taking on a track from this progressive house legend is nothing short of daunting, but we have faith in San Fran-based producer Lane 8. Having previously stolen our hearts with “I Got What You Want,” we were equally enammoured with his interpretation of “Liberate.”
This slow, encapsulating remix provides a delicious soundscape worthy of a fine glass of bourbon and a rare cigar. Ok, maybe that’s the old man in me talking. Regardless of which, the soundscape created by Lane 8 in this remix is second to none, focusing highly on a gorgeous chord progression and heavy claps from the cymbals.
Inferno ft. Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR
The up and coming indie group Sir Sly is making a name for themselves by establishing a unique electronic sound in their short career so far. They released a track titled “Inferno” and it’s a collaboration with the female lead singer of the exciting group MS MR.
In this genre of alternative music, Sir Sly is definitely one of the frontrunners on the list, with names like Florence and the Machine, Little Daylight, HAIM, etc. This one here is a little different from their usual work, a little faster and a little more playful. With their signature bass-driven instrumentals, the catchy melody of the song is fueled by Lizzy Plapinger’s vocals. The intro riff adds a mysterious and adventurous feel to the entire song. The two singers harmonize exceptionally well in the chorus, making it a memorable tune.
This recent release is a sneak peek of Sir Sly’s debut album You Haunt Me, which is available on September 16. Make sure you don’t miss it because this one is a must have!
Hollow (Les Loups Remix)
Another great find of the day is this Les Loups remix of this Knight One track titled “Hollow”. Les Loups claims this tune to be in the “ocean disco” subgenre, and they cannot describe it more accurately. They are always able to put together French house and disco music, creating funky and catchy tunes all around. This song features oceanic wave sounds in the background, and the funky slappy electric guitar comes in to seal the deal. They can rightfully say that they have established themselves as a French electronic powerhouse after this release.
Make sure to check out Les Loups’ Swords Cry (The Remixes) EP, consisting of a whole bunch of French disco goodness remixing fun and relaxing tunes.
In the subgenre of tropical house, producer Sam Feldt isn’t usually a name that will ring a bell to most people. This recent release of a remix collaborating with Bloombox titled “On Trees and Birds and Fire”, is a tune originally by indie folk group I Am Oak.
This remix is amazing in the sense of how well Sam Feldt manages to turn folk music into this deep house goodness. The tune starts off with these wooden drumsticks samples, then the tropical bell sounds come in to join the mix together with the vocals. They talk about trees and birds so you can call this a country/folk fusion pop song that got turned into a tropical house remix. The idea is simple but genius. It might not have the necessary tropical house elements in the song, but the lyrics and the instrumentals definitely make up for it.
We are really excited to see what Sam Feldt has to offer. Go have a listen and we promise you won’t be disappointed!
A T E N R A Y S
Come With Me
One of the great finds of the day belongs to Aten Rays, a New York-based producer who specializes in being exploratory with new electronic elements and samples.
The tune starts off with this creepy humming chant, which is later used as a sample throughout the song. When the beat comes in, it helps create this abrupt house environment with the minimalist beat. The beat is well thought out and put together, and just when you think it’s about to get more complex, the breakdown part comes in with the reoccurring voice chant sample. This tune has an overall mystical and mysterious feel to it, resembling some of the work by Mr. Carmack. Go give it a listen and see if you can dig it!
Anjunadeep 06 Mini-Mix
There’s no doubt in anyone’s minds: deep is in. While you may have just chuckled at the sophomoric style humor references that could be associated with the previously mentioned statement, you can’t deny that Deep House, Tech House, and Indie House are making more than a splash in the industry, commanding the respect of anyone who has a set of ears, two legs, and the will to dance.
The legendary Anjunabeats label has been releasing deep, delectable treats for quite some time, but this latest collection seems to have really made a lasting impression in the EDM community. With a variation of underground deep house tunes, this mix is now sitting on the iTunes Dance Album Chart above Armin Van Buuren’s new comp, deadmau5, Dash Berlin, Martin Garrix, and all the other traditional mainstream electronic music that typically dominates this category.
It’s an exciting time to be a dance music fan, as we’re witnessing the most definitive shift in recent memory. So, press play on this gem and sit back. It’s a calming, yet energetic journey of the deeper variety. It’s onee that could lead you to a chill night at home, or a wild night out.
Only time will tell.
Girlfriends (Linier Bootleg)
Better grab your best party outfit, your favorite bottle of booze, and call up a group of your closest friends because we just found the perfect tune to make you go boom bop, boom boom boom ta bop. Think we’re over exaggerating? Think again ninjas because Linier just took us to House heaven with their latest bootleg of Joel Compass’ “Girlfriends”. Linier sets this song on fire with a blast of sensational piano riffs, a sexy bassline, and a bitchin’ breakdown that has us breakin’ a sweat. The producing duo have raised the bar for House producers all around and this bootleg is evident that they know what the hell they’re doing. While we get down with our bad selves, we highly recommend you get your flame started by simply pressing play because we can 100% guarantee you’ll be bobbin’ your head to this highly addictive beat.