HOLY SHIT (and I really try not to curse on this blog). I have not come across a track this jammed packed with swag and complete nostalgia in a while. “Sandstorm” by Finland dj Darude was the most ubiquitous house anthems of the early 2000s. Ten years after its release, the song was certified Gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000.
While most of that is now history, dj/producing duo Candyland, consisting of Josie Martin & Ethan Davis, have decided to put ‘Sandstorm’ back on the streets. Candyland’s “OG” remix is a minimalistic and grindy 70 BPM track that oozes attitude and demands respect.
Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross is the new ambient vocal project by Dexter Tortoriello of Chicago upbringing. His debut EP “Blow Remixed”, out now via Mad Decent, is self-described as “a melancholy familiarity, like going back to the house where you grew up and finding it the way you left it, only 10 years later and everything is falling apart”. This project is full of “sad bangers” for when you need some bass with your tears. With remixes along those same lines from JayceK, Stenchman, Arrange, The Get, Dntl and Shlomo this album might not get you amped up but its great for traveling or sorting through those emotions you have buried somewhere deep inside. Available on iTunes now. Preview below.
Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross – Blacks (Shlomo Remix).mp3
Marco Lys is one the original producers that helped define the sound of Rising Music over the years. After producing Chris Lake’s hit album “Cross The Line”, Lys has been back in the studio working on some seriously groovy cuts of his own. On his new EP “Can’t Get Enough” he brings some of the most infectious house beats we’ve heard in a while. With awesome guitar lines and catchy vocals on the title track “Can’t Get Enough” and some great horns and synth risers on “Not Really (All My Mind Games)”, its easy to see why Lys has been successfully getting down for so many years. House lovers unite and pick this album up on Beatport today! Album preview below.
As she prepares for the release of her debut full length, titled BLCKRSECHLL (Black Rose Chill), Virginia songwriter/producer Kid A offers a remastering to whet our appetites.
The offering, a track titled “BB Bleau” which was officially released last summer as part of a fictional soundtrack (sung in Japanese), shows the producer honing her art further and gives us a glimpse into what’s to come. Stream below:
Wolfgang Gartner is arguably the godfather of modern electro house. Through pioneering the “broken beat” or “complextro” sound of chopped up synth bass lines coupled with slamming 4 on the floor drums, Gartner has carved out a spot for himself at the top of the dance music game. His latest single “Push and Rise” couples his signature style with Daft Punk-esque robot vocals for a blissful club banger. Newcomer PrototypeRaptor gives us some fresh “push it” samples and chops up the original nicely.
Aussie VJ and producer Pogo has built up a name for himself with his remixes of sequences from films, such as Disney’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’, which has received millions of hits. ‘Boo Bass’ is an inspired reworking of Monsters, Inc., one of the biggest kids’ films from Pixar. With the combination of childish yet surreal noises and soft electronica, ‘Boo Bass’ is an intriguing take on the film and an incredible way to relive the film.
Austin’s Psymbionic does dubstep a bit differently from most other producers out there. Whether he’s remixing 90′s alternative cuts or old school hip hop he always comes correct with fuzzy, wobbling bass lines and excellent vocal programming while never loosing sight of his unique, quirky style. This week he released his debut EP “Ride With Me” via MalLabel Music and these tracks are not to be missed! With remixes from Truth, Omega and Starkey and a very special Psymbionic remix of The Gorillaz there is plenty of bass for you to blast. Give a listen to the album preview below and if you’re diggin’ it then pick it up on Beatport here. We also have a free download of his Gorillaz remix for your bass addiction thanks to Austin’s weirdest dubstep character.
Psymbionic Ride With Me EP Preview ft. Truth, Starkey, and Omega (Out Now on MalLabel)