As we anxiously await London’s Sub Focus to start his US tour we have only had his latest DnB single “Out The Blue” to tide us over. With his “eye of the camera” style stage setup and fat bass productions it is only a matter of time until this talented producer appears on a stage near you. It seems like Dutchman Laidback Luke has his hands on every single out there and he remixes most of them in his quirky yet big stage ready production style. His remix of “Out The Blue” moves the DnB track into “Laidback” territory with dutch house progressions and some Daft Punk-esque robot voices that nicely compliment Alice Gold’s beautiful vocals. Tracks like this showcase the joy of remix culture and we are happy to show support!
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its fourth year to Randall’s Island Park over Labor Day Weekend on August 31, September 1 and September 2, 2012. Made Event is excited to announce Electric Zoo 2012’s phase 1 artist lineup, once again bringing the biggest and boldest names in electronic dance music to New York City for this three-day summer bash.
The Music Ninja was fortunate to attend the second year of the Electric Zoo festival and we most certainly plan to come go back again. Phase 1 lineup is definitely an aggressive approach to the event and New York is telling Miami and EDC they are here to stay.
Phase 1 Artist Lineup Announcement
General Admission | VIP & Platinum Experience
3 Day Passes Available Now
Steve Aoki took his hype man tactics up about 12 notches this year at Ultra Music Festival by crowd boating and throwing a cake in a lucky girls face at the drop of his latest track “Emergency”. People that hate on him for not focusing on DJing all the time miss the point – this man is a showman and a producer to be reckoned with. His latest single “Cudi The Kid” is nothing short of epic with vocals from Kid Cudi himself and drums from LA punk rocker Travis Barker. If that weren’t enough there are already a slew of remixes coming down the pipeline like this machine-step one from Lucky Date. All hail the electro kingpin Aoki!
On “Bad Bitches” Star Slinger teams back up with Stunnaman from The Pack, who you might remember from the hugely successful track “Vans”, in a reunion of sorts. This time, adding Lil B to the mix to add some extra flavor- which makes sense because the collabo was his idea in the first place (contacting Star Slinger via Twitter).
The track, titled “Bad Bitches”, is kind of glitchy and chaotic- which is something I’ve always like about Star Slinger’s style. Typically, he takes the reigns and drives the track home while Stunnaman and Lil B compliment his already terrific delivery and add to the track’s dynamic range. Stream Below:
Bad Bitches (Feat. Stunnaman & LIL B)
WHAT? How did these three come together to produce a song? Turns out it is part of an on going series from Converse and Journey’s partnering up to give all of us new music.
It appears spring is a foot with a fresh-picked collection of colorful Chucks, available exclusively at Journeys. And, in addition to the 8 new hues, there’s also a bold new Converse song, featuring Mark Foster, A-Trak, and Kimbra. Plug into the original track, peep the video, snag the shoes.
Mark Foster (of Foster the People), A-Trak and Kimbra have created ‘Warrior’ a fresh summer-sounding track with authentic vocals and catchy-summer melodies. Stream it bellow and you can download it here.
Trak + Kimbra
Parisian Martin Solveig has seen a rapid rise to success ever since the release of his multi-platinum selling hit “Hello”. Once the world heard his innate gift for creating driving disco pop melodies and discovering soaring vocal lines the sky became the limit. Most recently Solveig was asked to produce the legendary Madonna’s new album including her number one single “Give Me All Your Lovin”. His latest EP is a collection of original tracks and remixes from the likes of A-Trak, Madeon and TheFatRat. For your nu disco electro listening pleasure we present TheFatRat’s slamming remix. Be sure to pick up “The Night Out EP” on iTunes and don’t miss Solveig on tour at Coachella, Tao and several other US stops.
The Night Out (TheFatRat Remix).mp3
Crash & The Bandicoots have a name that stands out, reminding me of my playstation 1 adventures during long grade school afternoons, almost as much as their sound. In the ever growing world of lo fidelity pop music, the group has managed to stand apart from the crowds by channelling different influences- where most artists are nodding in the direction of another decade, Crash is nodding to an entire musical movement- with a culmination of English antics and rhythm driven sounds.
“Don’t Have Any Legs” has been around for a little while now and its amazing that the blog world is just now getting ahold of it. I think we’ll keep better watch on this group from now on, so long as they keep putting out tracks of this caliber. Stream it Below: