Airwalker (Brass Knuckles Remix)
Miami’s Anthony Pisano, Danny D’Brito and Tony Livadas produce melodic, electro and dubstep infused trap music under the moniker of Brass Knuckles and gave us the scoop on their newest release on the almighty Ultra Records. This wubbed out remix of Mt. Eden’s “Airwalker” takes its listener through high peaks and well timed instrumental valleys to create a big-room dubstep influenced sound for their version of the tune. Remarkably, Diva Ice’s vocals actually seem better suited to Brass Knuckles’ remix than the original, which was quite the nice surprise when rinsing this one out. Stream “Airwalker” above and if this one tickles your fancy as much as ours, grab the single over at Beatport on the cheap.
Not Giving In ft. John Newman & Alex Clare (TYR Remix)
You pronounce his name tire, like fire, which is exactly what this young 19-year-old producer from Colorado is on.
His name derives from the Old Norse language; TYR was the god of single combat, victory and heroic glory in Norse mythology.
The combat that TYR brings to his music is nothing short of something special. His latest remix of Rudimental’s “Not Giving In” ft. John Newman and Alex Clare, is a sexy smooth dubstep remix, something that can and is hard to accomplish. TYR keeps the sensual lyrics while adding in his own dubstep melodies, small drumbeats and some electrifying drops. Never taking the song to the usual bumping dub sound, TYR shows he knows how to make these songs his own.
Showtek Feat. We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson
Booyah (Radio Mix)
Summer is slowly leaving before our eyes but that doesn’t mean the hot artists have gone anywhere. This month our resident artists are the two brothers who make up Showtek, Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen. These two brothers got it right from the start; they took their passion for music and turned that into creating and producing incredible music for almost a decade now. They began in a small town in the Netherlands before they exploded into the music scene, leading the Dutch movement dominating the airwaves around the globe. With their debut album in 2007 called “Today is Tomorrow”, these brothers immediately showed the world they were ready to introduce their own electronic music, Showtek style.
Since then the two have showed no signs of slowing down and their recent transformation from hardstyle to progressive/electro-house has resulted in mega-hits such as “Hell Yeah” with Tiesto, the Beatport #1 “How We Do” with Hardwell, the chart-dominating “Hey!” with Bassjackers, and the globally acclaimed super-smash “Cannonball” with Justin Prime. The brothers are part of Crazy Collabs where they partner up with other DJs and producers to come up with some of the craziest collaborations, how Showtek does this and still keeps original productions rolling is quite impressive. 2013 has been an excellent year for the boys with their debut Dim Mak release “Slow Down” hit the Beatport Top 5 five weeks in a row and their first OSWLA release, “Get Loose” with Noisecontrollers, was remixed by none other than the legendary DJ Tiesto, earning an overall Beatport #1 spot on the way. Now with their forthcoming track, “Booyah” featuring We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson, due out via Spinnin’ Records on August 19th, they continue on their musical hot streak.
So here they are, taking over TMN for the month of August with Wouter behind the decks and Sjoerd acting as MC, showing us why they believe this is their year, their show and why they want all of you to be a part of it.
Be sure to vote Showtek for the DJ Mag Top 100!
Computer Jay is living up to his name with carefully orchestrated computer music. Even though that’s such an archaic term in this day and age, it perfectly encompasses the sound that Computer Jay is creating.
In this visual representation of the single coming off his upcoming Computer Jay’s Savage Planet Vol #2, we assumably witness Computer Jay wandering through a musically enriched alien planet, casually searching for life as we experience Orfeo’s harmonious ethereal vocals caressing each glitchy beat. It’s eerie, sexy, and just downright enchanting.
Look for this album August 13th. We’ve had a chance to preview it and it surely won’t disappoint.
Careless (AC Slater Remix)
Brooklyn based Bayside High moniker adorned bass music beatsmith has given a new spin on Jack Beats’ “Careless.” We’re always a little overly critical when it comes to Jack Beats remixers considering they’re one of our favorites in the game. However, AC Slater gave a treatment on this track that not only managed to pay homage to the original, but also to add flare in that reminded us of other JB tunes. Listen carefully, the bouncy bassline and singular note high pitched synths takes on a similar sound to “Get Down.”
Bravo AC. Bravo.
Hold On, We're Going Home feat. Majid Jordan
While many fans believe Drake‘s style has gotten a bit stale over time, he’s shown a willingness to experiment recently as he prepares for the release of Nothing Was The Same. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” features Drake going in to full R&B mode, but rather than droning on about his ex-girls for the millionth time, Drizzy opts for a much more upbeat, 80’s influenced pop melody. The throwback tune provides us with a refreshing change of pace from Drake’s typical material without sounding too out of place in his vast library. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” represents the perfect way to wrap up a late night out on the town, and adds yet another anthem to the Toronto native’s repertoire. Look out for Nothing Was The Same when it drops on September 17th.
Waiting (feat. Quincy McCrary)
Gossip Culture is on a quest for funk steeped in neon signs & heartbreak, and he’s well on his way with this release. Ryan Sheridan started Gossip Culture back in 2011 as a means for experimenting recording gear with dance beats. His influences are evident, heavily steeped in Motown soul from his extensive vinyl collection. His style has a classic sound influenced in chilled out disco that makes you want to throw on a pair of Wayfarers and hit the town.
Today’s release comes way from his new EP, Strictly Speaking, which is due out in October of this year. For this particular track, Ryan brought in vocalist Quincy McCrary, who also collaborated with Mayer Hawthorne recently. The end result is groovy summer time vibe dialed up with a funky bassline, Motown style guitar riffs, and subdued trumpeting. It’s sexy, warm, and is the perfect combination of new style production and classic sounds.