So what happens when you let three Dutchman loose on a track? No bar room joke here just a simple question with a simple answer you are about to discover. Take one build up, ram it straight into the backside of the another build up, let it continue to rise for a few moments then bring the all the decibels up and let it rip. Simple Dutch formula that makes for one hell of an impact.
Few songs can bring so much intensity as to make me feel like I am back at the 16 hour long festival I attended, known as Starscape Festival, while just sitting in my computer chair listening through half turned up little logitech speakers. With a bulging steady beat bass and lack of volume control I’d say this track will not be going away anytime soon.
In anticipation of his very soon to be released Dance Floor Filth 2, Vegas based producer 3LAU has released yet another seamless bootleg, simply titled “H8.” Out of all the mashups and bootlegs I hear nowadays, 3LAU consistently makes the most solid ones out there. His production quality is unparalleled in EDM mashups, and “H8” is a perfect example of that. Taking Rihanna’s vocals from the popular “Where Have You Been” and mixing them into “H8RS,” “Legion,” and “Slam The Door” makes for the perfect dancefloor banger, just as 3LAU intended for it to be.
“H8” and Dance Floor Filth 2 are released today (!!!), and are available for download through his official Facebook page.
Uncompromising swagger is brought again by Major Lazer, as they remix Hot Chip’s latest single of their In Hour Heads album, “Look At Where We Are”. A soothing track that carries the original vocals all the way through with technical drum loops in a trap-like manner without just overbearing the track. Listen below. No word on release date just yet.
Everyone, this song will make you happy. I absolutely guarantee it. I went from moping around in my house to dancing around because the vocals in this track graced me with absolute joy. Although “Hey Love” starts off slowly and mysteriously, it soon transforms itself into something larger than anything. With vocals from Justin Miner and his friends and family, this song was recorded in a small bedroom in Silver Lake. As soon as you press play, sun beams start pouring into your window and illuminate your dusty window sills and the empty coffee mug sitting on your dining table. With a sound familiar to Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Miner hits the nail on the head when it comes to becoming an essential stomp-your-feet-on-the-ground anthem. I’m begging you. Check these guys out. Stay tuned for their upcoming tour this fall, and listen to their other tracks on their Soundcloud.
Who isn’t down for the biggest name in Moombah switching it up and melting us with some Trap? Dillon reworks his own track “Masta Blasta”, and takes it to a whole new level of bass abuse. The day this was released I saw Dillon drop one of the dirtiest sets I’ve seen in a while at EPR in San Francisco. This track was in their amongst an amazing unreleased track from Doctor P and, drum roll please…….Dillon Francis remix of Madeon’s track “Finale”. I just got the chills writing about this set so back to the Trapped out banger you came here for, and just looking over the hundreds of Soundcloud comments, haven’t seen one person dislike this one. Trap is gonna take over and Dillon has no issue with helping that cause, dropping some massive laser infused synths and leads that I fell in love with on first listen. This is a completely different direction in terms of sound design for Dillon and I hope to hear more. Cheers.
The Philly-based duo, Chiddy Bang, team up with Converse for a pretty awesome and swagged-out track. As usual, Xaphoon Jones is on point incorporating the perfect amount of electro sounds in his production. Chiddy employs a flow popularized by the likes of Juicy J and 2 Chainz, which has recently become a staple in hip-hop. While a bit corny at times, the style is delivered perfectly by the rapping half of the group, who finds a way to put his own spin on it still expressing his individuality as an artist. A great record to turn up and grind to.
I love FCPREMIX. First hearing the song back in 2005 as a freshman in high school, I was intent on learning the guitar, in part due to wanting to play this song. Post-hardcore band Fall of Troy gained mainstream success from this track, as it was featured in video games like Guitar Hero III (much harder to play on Guitar Hero than the actual guitar ironically).
Miami based producer Atrasolis modernizes the track for current electronic tastes. At times, there’s almost too much going on for me too handle, but that doesn’t stop my head from going with the beat. His build ups at the end of each verse are high octane and effervescent; I’m all sorts of riled up by the time it drops. Although the song is “old,” Atrasolis’s take on FCPREMIX is refreshing. Throw it in a DJ set, workout mix, or on shuffle in the car- this song does work.