I went from giggling at the idea, laughing at the first 10 notes, and then falling completely in awe of the execution. George Monev made quite a simple edit to the most famous electronic song of 2011 and the results were completely refreshing. Even with reversing just the strings on Avicii’s Levels, the song stays true to it is original feel and dynamics, with a much more playful tone.
Avicii – Levels IN REVERSE (George Monev Edit)
While remixes of ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ may very well be be in the hundreds right now, it has not discouraged Los Angeles producer ThFatRat from creating his own mix. And quite honestly, we are glad he did. We previously featured his Foster The People remix of ‘Don’t Stop’. Taking on an original from Gotye, TheFatRat creates a bouncy high energy track dynamic enough to keep things interesting. It is gritty but not overly aggressive with an emphasis on making the vocals stand out on their own. Follow TheFatRat on his souncloud and
Download: Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (TheFatRat Remix)
A completely mental rendition by Los Angeles producers Kill The Noise. Reminiscent of the very roots of dubstep itself this remix of Noisia’s Diplodocus is rigid, sharp and completely uncompromising. Minimalistic with hard bassline that slowly transform into spurts of Drum & Bass as the interchanging evolving wobbles try to tell us the meaning of life in the rawest of all electronic forms.
Beatport: Noisia – Diplodocus (Kill The Noise Remix)
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Noisia – Diplodocus (Kill The Noise Remix) was released today, on Noisia’s Split the Atom: Special Edition DISK2 through mau5strap. You can preview it bellow
Absofacto brings us another astonishing track, this time featuring genuine pop friendly vocals paired with his unique style and electronic instrumentation. He describes the song as ‘The private thoughts of someone climbing an infinitely long ladder’, and the haunting synthesized melodies provide just that, an infinite and dreamy musical loop for the mind to wonder and get lost in. “On a Ladder Leading Nowhere” is Absofacto’s latest release and perhaps one of our favorite songs so far. You can buy the track ‘name your own’ price on his bandcamp.
Absofacto – On a Ladder Leading Nowhere
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Download the track ‘name your own price’ on his bandcamp today.
With a prolific amount of material in the blogosphere today, Dutch DJ and producer R3hab is rapidly becoming a household name. Through remixing a huge variety of artists ranging from Lady Gaga to Dada Life, R3hab consistently brings the big room electro sounds that dance floors crave. No wonder he was recently signed to fellow dutchman Afrojack‘s label Wall Recordings. In his latest effort R3hab takes on the Boston-based pop act Karmin and their new single “Broken Hearted”. This track really makes you want to get up and dance with its uplifting vocals, major chord progressions and dirty electro bass lines. If his consistent output is an indicator of the future, we will undoubtedly be hearing a great deal more from R3hab in 2012.
Karmin – Broken Hearted (R3hab Remix)
The hip hop duo called Chiddy Bang has taken huge steps with the digital release of their first full length, titled Breakfast. The album’s positive reception from the singles “Ray Charles” And “Mind Your Manners” has them nearing the ten slot on Billboard’s charts solely from online sales. Their new track, “Zeros”, hopes to keep the hype going before the album’s physical release this week and hits hard enough to do just that.
Yellow Ostrich‘s new album teaser, “The Shake Down”, premiered over at Rolling Stone yesterday to keep the hype up for the band’s forthcoming LP Strange Land. The track is a pulsing groove met with thick rock guitars that are inspired by the likes of Neil Young and big cymbal laden drum sounds to top the whole thing off. Singer/ Guitarist Alex Schaaf maintains the track is about “imaginary people” but it’s catchy enough that it really could be about the flu.
Yellow Ostrich- The Shakedown
Yellow Ostrich will be at SXSW 3/13-3/19 and the new album Strange Land drops 3/6.