Shut Up & Sing V2.0 v Greta Svabo Bech
These two Canadians have been taking over the music scene for the past four years and are not stopping anytime soon. There sound is immediately recognizable and on the same said uniquely individual. The boys are renowned for their heavy beats and memorizing electronic melodies. With their latest release “Shut Up & Sing”, the duo take their music one step further and breath a slow tantalizing breath into every listener’s lungs.
Remember that stunning voice that tickled your eardrums in Deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon”? Well she is Scandinavian singer Greta Svabo Bech. She and Zeds Dead met and realized they were both huge fans of one another and so, they planned to work together. Greta sent ZD this song and the guys knew immediately this was what they would collab on. “Shut Up & Sing’ is about feeling trapped in a situation and finally working up the courage to do something about it, even if you don’t know what you’re gonna do,” Greta explains. “Zeds Dead’s version of the song really hits this message home. The energy, the melodies – it’s powerful.
And powerful does not even begin to describe everything this song carries.
For awhile there, it almost seemed as if Coldplay had lost themselves (no pun intended). While Viva La Vida was still an excellent album, and Mylo Xyloto had its moments, their recent material has lacked the same substance to it that netted the band success in the early 2000′s. “Atlas” seems to signal a turnaround for the group, as they finally return to their roots on this brilliant piano ballad. Soaring records like “Paradise” and “Life In Technicolor II” test the limits to which Chris Martin can stretch his vocals, but it’s melodies like this that truly allow us to explore the subtleties of his voice. Lyrics have also always been a strong suit of Martin’s, so it’s no surprise that he excels again here with an uplifting chorus that has him belting out “Carry your world, I’ll carry your world.”
“Atlas” marks a move in the right direction for the London quartet, which makes us hope that a new album is in the works. In the meantime though, you can find this one on the soundtrack for the upcoming film, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which will be in theaters on November 22nd.
Sophomore Year Mix
As we transition back to school and work, Follow Me, the kings of sensual deep house and nu disco, are back again with their “Sophomore Year Mix” to help make the transition a bit smoother. Follow Me‘s “Sophomore Mix” features a wide array of unreleased records and remixes from the duo alongside some of their favorite deep cuts from the past few months. Stream the mix below. Enjoy!
AllNight- Mile High ft. Laura Brehm (Paris Burns Remix)
Back in the middle of July, Global Dance Music Festival took over the Red Rocks of Colorado for three whole days.
Today, Colorado natives Paris Burns released their remix of the GDM anthem “Mile High”.
If anyone has been to Red Rocks to experience an EDM show, this song will speak to all those volumes. Paris Burns turns up the heat on this song, adding their own heart pounding electronic beats to coordinate with the vocals of other Colorado native Laura Brehm.
Representing their state, the boys can proudly say this song is Mile High every night.
Juan Cristobal & BlakeSmiTh
Maybe it is because he resides in Paris, the city of love, but Juan Cristobal has discovered what it is to make downright sensual and smooth majestic music. His latest song,“Confessions”, with help from Blake SmiTh, takes vocal samples from Ginuwine, Tyrese and Miguel and mixes them through a song with silky electronic beats, nothing too fast with just the right amount of slow. Grab that special someone, turn this music on and watch the magic happen.
This is one of those feel good songs.
Picture John Cusack with his boombox above his head blasting this jam to the girl of his dreams.
Magic Man, the rock/pop/electronic band from Boston, is set to release their new EP “You Are Here” next Tuesday, Sept. 10th. As a teaser, they released their song “Every Day”. This is one of those songs you can’t stop moving too, as I write, I’m tapping my feet and bopping my head back and forth. The song is a beautiful mix of vocals, upbeat electronic melodies and a 80’s pop sound. A great tease to make listeners excited to hear the other four tracks on their EP.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. We recently spoke with the Rolling Stone #1 Club in North America just last weekend, and you know what they said about you? That they love you guys, and they love the energy the ninjas bring to the crowd.
So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
- Get in line up front door before 11 pm
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Boom. That’s it, ninjas! The only stipulations are that this deal is only valid for Friday and Saturday night this week (sorry, no freebies for Madeon), and you have to be 21 and up.
Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.
Madeon - September 5th
Bassic Friday Residents - September 6th
Jantsen & Dirt Monkey
Too Darn Hot
Congorock - September 7th
Laidback Luke feat Majestic
Pogo (Congorock Edit)