[Electronic] Loston & Ta-Ku – No Reason

Loston & Ta-ku
No Reason

Known for creating some of the best remixes on the planet, Loston and Ta-Ku have hooked up for a brand new original called “No Reason.” Utilizing a vocal sample of Foxes‘ “Count The Saint,” the two beat maestros manage to craft an entirely immersive experience. Powered by sweeping melodies and dynamic percussion, the feels are strong in this tear jerker, so chances are you’re going to want a box of tissues nearby. Both Australians do an impressive job of blending their styles together, meaning there’s “No Reason” not to keep this as a mainstay in our rotation, despite all the tugging it does on our heart strings.

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[Rock] Fall Out Boy – The Mighty Fall (Feat. Big Sean) + Save Rock and Roll Album Stream

’Fall Out Boy – The Mighty Fall (feat. Big Sean)’

Fall Out Boy is really looking to return with a bang in 2013. We’ve already seen one rap collaboration with the 2 Chainz remix to their hit single, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” (we really need an acronym for that). For their latest act, The Chicago boys go for a Midwest hookup, recruiting Detroit’s Big Sean for a neat little verse. I honestly can’t get over the intro, where Sean interpolates his typical ad-libs with the band’s name, “Fall Out Boiii.” It seems like a perfect match to me.

In anticipation of the release of Save Rock and Roll on April 15, the band is providing a free advance stream of the album on their SoundCloud page. We’ve included some of our favorites below, but make sure to check out the full project before it drops next week.

’Fall Out Boy – The Phoenix’

’Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll (feat. Elton John)’

’Fall Out Boy – Just One Yesterday (feat. Foxes)’

’Fall Out Boy – Rat A Tat (feat. Courtney Love)’

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Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity (Remixes) [Released Today]

With every passing year, German producer Zedd increases his exposure tenfold, having gifted the world ubiquitous hits like “Shave it”, “Spectrum” and of course the much cared for single ‘Clarity’ featuring the longing vocals of Foxes. Today Feb 12th, with the help of Tiësto, Style Of Eye, Brillz and a Union offering their own talent to the mix, Zedd is releasing the Clarity Remixes EP containing four tracks, all of which bring a unique rendition to the massive single.

Both Tiesto and Style of Eye elevate ‘Clarity’ to a festival-ready big room level, exposing the contrast between strong electro house basslines with delicate serenading vocals. Union, however, converts the original progressive track into a light ballad following it with soft strings over a layer of emotional piano notes (ahh the feels). And if neither of these are bouncy enough for you, Brillz brings in trap-proof rendition.

Preview them below, purchase them on iTunes.

’Zedd – Clarity feat. Foxes (Tiesto Remix).mp3′
’Zedd – Clarity (feat. Foxes) (Style of Eye Remix)’
’Zedd – Clarity feat. Foxes (Zedd Union Mix)’
’Zedd – Clarity (Brillz Remix)’
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Zedd – Clarity feat. Foxes (Acoustic Version)

You already know where The Music Ninja stands when it comes to Zedd. We’ve featured the Russian-German producer a number of times before, including the epic original version of this track “Clarity” featuring Foxes. But what happens when all the electronic flare is stripped away, what are you left with? Surprisingly, an absolutely charming piano ballad. Foxes’ vocals are especially impressively sweet, and become the main highlight of this EDM-turned-acoustic track. Check it out above! The original’s below for comparison.

Clarity (feat. Foxes) (Original)’
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Zedd ft Foxes – Clarity (Aylen Remix)

Updating a Zedd original is not an easy feat but when it comes to New Jersey producer Aylen, nothing is impossible. The incredible voice Foxes lends herself for this track is sure to induce more than just goosebumps as her sensible vocals glide through this progressive single from Zedd. And yet, Aylen is able to expose the beautiful harmonies of the original track while still lifting “Clarity” to welcomed, and much aggressive, heights. The rise of reconstructing songs and turning them into the next juggernaut dubstep/trap banger is far too common nowadays and it is producers like Aylen that are inherently capable of striking the perfect balance between fluid melodies combined with the harsher elements of electro house. DID I MENTION THIS SONG IS FREE? Grab it right now and don’t forget to check out Aylen soundcloud for more.

’Zedd ft Foxes – Clarity (Aylen Remix)’
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Zedd – Clarity (Album Review)

Zedd‘s newest album Clarity is definitely one of the greatest albums of its kind this year. Track after track proves to have a phenomenal quality. Each hold its own weight and doesn’t sound as though it was just thrown into the tracklisting as filler, which isn’t something you often see in electronic albums. Usually there are three or four solid hits, while the rest feels like generic electro. However, Clarity is in no way like this.

If you want to invest in an electronic album that will cover a lot of ground genre-wise and will light up a dance floor, this is definitely it, hands down. The spectrum of electronic music genres on it is pretty large, with many of the songs representing the different genres very well. From heavy electro house tracks like “Codec” and “Stache” to lighter progressive pieces such as “Lost At Sea” and “Follow You Down,” and everything in between, Zedd knows when and how to use vocals and chords perfectly. My favorites are “Spectrum” and “Fall Into The Sky” featuring Ellie Goulding (how can you go wrong with that?).

Clarity flows so well that it can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what genre of electronic music they like or even if they don’t care for it at all. Zedd has showed a tremendous amount of skill with this debut and he’s only going to get better. You can stream some samples below and pick up the album on iTunes here. It will be available on Beatport on October 9th.

’Zedd – Hourglass (ft. Liz)’
’Zedd –  Shave It Up’
’Zedd – Spectrum (ft. Matthew Koma)’
’Zedd –  Lost at Sea (ft. Ryan Tedder)’
’Zedd – Clarity (ft. Foxes)’
’Zedd –  Codec’
’Zedd – Stache’
’Zedd – Fall Into The Sky (ft. Ellie Goulding)’
’Zedd – Follow You Down (ft. Bright Lights)’
’Zedd – Epos’
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