Chordashian – Cold Nights

If you are looking for a refreshing new sound combining elements of late 80s disco, funk and just great vibes… then look no further. Coming off their remix of ‘Sun’ the 2nd single off of Two Door Cinema Club latest album, producing duo Chordashian are back with an even more refreshing original.

Clean and powerful bright melodies surrounded by a soft background of nostalgic electronic elements from the 80′s, Chordashian produces yet another gem sampling the vocals of Lana Del Rey.

Chordashian
Cold Nights
Two Door Cinema Club
Sun (Chordashian Remix)
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[Prog House] Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda

A few days ago Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike released yet another incredible progressive house track.  After realeasing “Madness” not to long ago this track is an impressive addition.  ”Wakanda” is a bass heavy prog house track with some very interesting chopped vocals mixed in.  The track itself is almost more electro house than anything but has a rate that’s closer to prog house, which ends up making a big hitter of a song.  The vocals that are mixed in are definitely on the more unusual side and have been altered quite a bit but, adds to the song in a great way.  You can sample it below or buy it here.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Wakanda

Purchase on beatport.

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[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 2/6

Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.

Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.

MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER

Details:
For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!

Showtek - February 6th
Showtek & Justin Prime
Cannonball (Rage Mix)
Plastician - February 7th
Starkey
Command (Plastician Trapped In The Middle Remix)

Robbie Rivera - February 8th

Robbie Rivera
In The Morning feat. Wynter Gordon (Preview)
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[NEW] CHVRCHES – Recover

Back in September of last year, we featured Scottish synth-pop group CHVRCHES and their irresistible hit “The Mother We Share”. Since then they’ve gained the attention of bigwigs like The Guardian, BBC Radio 1 and now finally, after selling out a number of North American tour dates, the U.S. media. Their latest single, the shimmery, sunny treat “Recover,” proves that the coming waves of praise are well-deserved. Check it out below and, if you’re not already along for the ride, hop on the bandwagon.

Recover

CHVRCHES will release their Recover EP on March 26th via Glassnote.

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ON AN ON – The Hunter (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)

The original version of “The Hunter” by Los Angeles’ ON AN ON — which you can peep here — is an exuberant, explosive indie-electro song with a chorus that’s wild and bursts like some kind of sonic volcano. But in the hands of San Francisco producer/maestro Blackbird Blackbird, it mutates and becomes an entirely different beast. He only extracts choice sections of the original, looping and manipulating them before stringing and piecing them all together using a swirling, woozy electronic dance pattern. You can’t easily detect “The Hunter” in the remix, but that’s what makes it so damn good. It’s a complete reinvention from start to finish. Listen in below.

On An On
The Hunter (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)
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[Chill] Churchill – Change (Eeleye Remix)

Churchill, the upcoming band out of Denver, Colorado was original made up by founding members singer/guitarist Tim Bruns and mandolin player Mike Morter, who later expanded the band in 2009 adding bassist Tyler Rima, drummer Joe Richmond, and keyboardist/singer Bethany Kelly. But it is the Bethany’s profoundly jazzy vocals in their latest single “Change” that caused us to take notice. With soaring bravado exposed to a backdrop of rock-infused themes, Churchill brings forward a new sound track with flairs of bluegrass and folk elements.

London Producer, EELEYE elevates the single to impressive heights stripping out most of the original instrumentation for a soothing and relaxing rendition. Focusing on its predecessors vocals and emotional dynamics, ‘Change’ quickly transforms into an easily digestible track that asks you to close your eyes and drift away in its simplicity.

Change (EELEYE Remix) NEW1.1
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[Live Review] Ski Lodge, Urban Cone – Mercury Lounge, NYC

Last week, I braved one of winter’s most brutal weeks here in New York City to see Brooklyn’s indie rock band Ski Lodge and Sweden’s electro-pop outfit Urban Cone. Despite the frostbitten face and temporary use of my numbed out-limbs, the little trek to the Mercury Lounge was worth it. So kudos to all involved! It’s not everyday you get a quality bill at an early show during the middle of the week.

Ski Lodge opened the night with a handful of tracks off their self-titled EP, a collection of breezy lo-fi pop. These songs possess hints of afro-pop bounce, as well as just something that hints at jangly, old school guitar-driven surf rock; overall, absolutely nostalgic, fun and feel-good, especially on a night when all I craved was some warm vibes. Interspersed between their older material were some newer songs that the band’s been working on over the last few months. As much as I love their aforementioned EP, the new stuff sounds very promising. It’s a bit more intricate and unpredictable, in a good way, and the vocals are more pronounced and in focus. It doesn’t necessarily grab at you immediately hook-wise like their previous tunes, but that’s not a bad thing. It shows that the group is poking and prodding in different directions, trying out different arrangements and ways of basically building their songs — it’s a great sign. And, despite playing this new material, the group (who added a new drummer not too long ago) sounded tight and totally comfortable with the set. Now I’m anxiously awaiting their debut full-length…

A Game

I Would Die To Be

That evening Urban Cone celebrated their NYC debut and their energy and aura throughout the entire set reflected that. I’m always amazed and so pleased when I witness a band just shamelessly enjoying performing. Live music is meant to be an experience, and a wholly unique one at that. It’s live; it’s not a record, it’s not Spotify, it’s not the radio. There should be a palpable feeling of gusto and enthusiasm during any performance. Urban Cone brought it all, pouring every emotion — joy, despair, nervousness, anxiety, exuberance — onto the stage. Their songs vary from perky synth-pop to more slick dance-y songs, but one thing remains constant: the total believability in each of their hooks. When the chorus approaches, the band takes full advantage of the build-up, running with it as long as they can as they pounce on their keyboards and trickle their fingers up and down their guitars. During the actual big moment choruses, you know it. Their songs are so well-built for these highly saccharine moments; they grip you and hold you there for a few blissful minutes, but really, the feeling stays with you even songs afterwards. They aren’t so much breaking new grounds in the electro-pop field in terms of sound, but their execution and, as I mentioned, general sincerity about it, could really separate them from their peers.

Urban Cone
We Should Go To France

Urban Cone
Black Ocean

Urban Cone
Kings & Queens
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