We know New Jersey producer Aylen very well from the massive amount of filthy electro tracks he has been putting out. Early this year we featured ‘The Remixtape‘, containing banging remixes of “Alesso – Raise Your Head”, “Edward Maya Ft Vika – Stereo Love” and “Coldplay – The Scientist”. In a surprising turn of events Aylen went from hardcore electro, to hardcore moombahton, a progression not many can afford to. The uplifting original ‘Infinity’ by Texas producer Distantt has been completely hijacked by Aylen into a much aggressive mash of grinding dubstep at the 110-moombahton-bpm. The result is a floor-friendly gritty dance track for those wanting more out of their Moombahton nights. With whatever style Aylen has experimented with, he seems to be pulling it over every single time. You can follow him on his soundcloud here.
‘Mile Away’ is from the second album ‘This Is an Outrage!’ by American Power Pop band Capital Lights released July 8, 2008. Producer and remixer mastermind Sound Remedy, responsible for tons of Music Ninja favorites like “Boys Noize – Arcade Robot”, “Nero – Crush On You“, ‘Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey‘. Today Feb 27th, Sound Remedy is releasing his first album, ‘Haunted Valor’ a compilation of original remixes from songs across multiple genres.
In celebration, he has given The Music Ninja the premiere to his rendition of one of the most popular songs from Capital Lights. Mr Remedy completely stripped the pop out of the original ‘Mile Away’, manipulating the catchy choruses into a heavy layer of experimental basslines that are soon interrupted by uplifting strings. This remix is completely unpredictable and yet very continuous at the same time. Expect the unexpected and let Sound Remedy give you a glimpse of the inner workings of his mind.
Crossing genres once again, Zeds Dead and Omar LinX have released the video for “No Prayers” off their forthcoming mixtape entitled “Victor”. With a mellow and soulful hip/hop intro, the track soon turns to Omar LinX for a couple of heartfelt verses before Zeds Dead drops the slow and gritty bassline. Another collaboration featuring dubstep and hip/hop joining forcing but with a much crafted and tasteful production. Stay tuned on its release.
Swarms are a UK-based producer duo who do things a bit differently. Rather than focusing on the heaviest, nastiest sounds possible, these guys create rich soundscapes that transport the listener into their dreamlike world. This time around they have taken the ordinarily hyped up track “Go” from Diplo and turned down the intensity about 11 notches. If you are planning on taking a nap this afternoon or if you need to take a stress break then throw this track on, kick your feet up and relax – Swarms have got you covered.
London drum and bass producer Sub Focus has a real knack for mixing quality vocals perfectly with thick bass lines and soaring melodies. His tracks are reminiscent of the glory days of rave culture in the early 90′s when the electronic movement was still blissfully underground. On his new single “Out Of The Blue” he features yet another gifted vocalist Alice Gold and expertly mixes her soaring voice with some strait ahead drum and bass rhythms. Though this track is definitely more of a throwback than a progressive new sound, it will surely be an enjoyable listen for anyone who has been with the EDM scene since the beginning.
What I love most about Teen Daze is that he is consistently putting out great remixes like its second nature. His remix of Japandroids‘ “Wet Hair” is a perfect example of this.
The grungy sound of the garage rock original almost sounds like the name of the band who created it- huge, clanky, Japandroids destroying Tokyo while they try to write a love song. It’s lo fi and catchy, but Teen Daze really cleans it up by taking that fuzzy lead guitar and chopping the part and letting the vocals fill out the background.
Like Inception, he plants the repetitive vocal idea in your head to make the track memorable. That’s where the Inception analogy ends, though, so of you wake up and in a plane with Leonardo DiCaprio it’s just a coincidence… Right?
17 year old French pop house producer Madeon always brings the funk. It is nothing short of amazing to find sounds so reminiscent of Justice, Daft Punk and Treasure Fingers from someone so young. This old soul must have been a 70′s funk band in his past life. His new single “Icarus” begins with one of the most epic, sweeping intros we have heard in a long time and drops into the broken beat funk house that has made Madeon an international superstar. Icarus was the mythical son of Daedalus, locked with his father inside the Labyrinth. They finally escaped using wings devised from wax but Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax melted, plunging him to his death. Perhaps Madeon fears that he is rising to fame too fast. There are worse things to have to worry about at 17 years old if you ask us. You can catch Madeon on a world tour this spring including two performances at Coachella.