Shiny Disco Club’s Jean Tonique is a remix master on a mission. His latest triumph is an edit of the ever popular “Naive” by The Kooks. While the original song is upbeat and catchy on its own, Tonique’s additions give the song a jumpy, disco, update just in time for spring break and summer fun.
Download: The Kooks- Naive (Jean Tonique Remix)
Indie darlings The Kills are known for their devil-may-care blues-rock sound, and their take on the legendary Velvet Underground’s ‘Pale Blue Eyes’ is a sterling example. With Alison Mosshart’s lazy and very sexy vocal drawling out over the ragged slow guitar, ‘Pale Blue Eyes’ has been covered to great effect, creating a track that just begs to be played live. It’s the B-side to The Kills’ new single, ‘The Last Goodbye’, out now.
LA Moombacore pioneer Dillon Francis is back in the spotlight with a fresh new update to his track IDGAFOS (read I Don’t Give A Fuck Or Shit) for his growing fan base. Although it maintains most of the same elements that made the original a hit he beefed up some of the bass synths and drove the syfy flute melodies even further into the ethereal realm through his production wizardry. Give it a listen and be sure to pick up his new EP “Something, Something Awesome” out on OWSLA via Beatport here.
Dillon Francis – IDGAFOS 2.0
It’s that time again for the eardrum smasher of the week. This time we bring you a brand new track from upcoming UK singer / producer Labrinth properly beat to hell by self-proclaimed “seizure music” producers Knife Party. Started as a side project by Pendulum members Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, Knife Party has been putting out some HUGE uptempo bangers this year that cannot be classified easily. With elements of dubstep, rave, electro and hardcore their songs resonate at the highest energy level possible, and this new remix is no exception. Listen at your own discretion!
Labrinth – Last Time (Knife Party Remix)
Last Time (Knife Party Remix2.mp3
Marissa Nadler is now streaming the first track preview from The Sister- the new companion album to her 2011 self titled release.
The track, named “The Wrecking Ball Company”, is a slow paced and atmospheric take on Marissa’s previously established sound that plays out like an old movie. The subtle voice of the finger style guitar fills out the track while Marissa’s own vocal parts dance harmoniously over the layers. The two working together give the track an other worldly feel that is as beautiful as it is haunting.
The Sister is set for release on Marissa’s own Box of Cedar label on 5.29.12
It is hard to believe that jet setting DJ / producer Zedd is only 21 years old. The scale and complexity of his songs brings to mind a veteran producer with a young spirit, but perhaps it is the other way around. I read an interesting interview with Zedd recently in which he described his sound as “complextro”, a new style of production where at least 9 oscillators are layered harmoniously to achieve the big room sound. In any case he is certainly one of the brightest rising stars in the EDM scene today and his electro tunes should keep getting better and better as time goes on.
Today we depart from the typical Zedd style and bring you an unusual rendition of his song “Stars Come Out” by Canadian dubstep giant Datsik. Through utilizing hype man stabs and lighting fast, siren-style dubstep basslines, Datsik takes this track into exciting new places while maintaing a relatively uplifting, happy vibe, which I would consider to be a departure for him. This is definitely one of the most unique dubstep tracks I’ve heard in a while and I hope you enjoy it.
Zedd – Stars Come Out (Datsik Remix)
Stars Come Out (Datsik Remix)