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[Fresh/Electro] Dada Life – White Noise Red Meat (Original Mix)

The last time I wrote about Dada Life, it was back in November, for the release of their supreme single, “Unleash the F**king Dada”. Today sees the release of their newest single, “White Noise/Red Meat”. This immense track has “anthem” written all over it. It blurs the lines between Trance and Electro House; which Dada Life has a fine style for. The main melody drops in-and-out, leading to a breakdown, and then the melody swells back up to bring the track to its climax. The song is designed to lose your shit to, and it works as intended.

Expect to hear this song during those peak moments of a DJ’s set…or better yet, during a manic live set from Dada Life, themselves. They’re currently touring the States. One of those gigs will be in Miami for this year’s Ultra Festival. Along with the original cut, is a radio edit and remixes by: PeaceTreaty, Bassjackers, and Alvaro; available through Beatport on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label.

To get a small bite of their new single, check out this short and sweet video teaser, before swallowing the whole thing. (That sounds dirty…)

Dada Life – White Noise Red Meat (Original Mix)

’Dada Life – White Noise Red Meat (Original Mix)’
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[Electro] Cyberpunkers – Fuck The System (Fukkk Offf Remix)

The Italian Cyberpunkers may conceal their identities behind masks, (Hmm…remind you of anyone?) but the duo’s stimulating Electro is far from concealed. They follow a reliable format that strikes gold every-time. This is evident with their new, electrifying release, “Fuck The System”.

But the real story here is the exhilarating and brutal remix by Fukkk Offf (real name: Bastian Heerhorst). Fukkk Offf is known for his filthy, “big room”, hands-in-the-air, creations. Basically, Fukkk Offf “brings the rave”, and that’s exactly what this track gives you. It’s an adrenaline-charged party and everyone that can handle it, is invited.

Oh, and if you’ve never seen the plethora of Heerhorst’s trademark, “middle finger” logos, I highly suggest you check ‘em out. He uses the iconic gesture in a variety of forms, and they’re damn crafty.

More info on The Cyberpunkers and Fukkk Offf are linked below:

Cyberpunkers: Soundcloud – Facebook – Twitter – YouTube

Fukkk Offf: Myspace – Facebook – Twitter

Bonus: Cyberpunkers – Fuck The System (Designer Drugs Remix)

’Cyberpunkers – Fuck The System (Designer Drugs Remix).mp3′
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[Hip/Hop] Young Money – Bedrock (Djedjotronic Remix)

Although I can’t decipher the pronunciation of his name, I can, however get behind his production work on this track. Djedjotronic keeps it laid back and simple with his remix of “Bedrock” by Young Money. It’s a crafty alternative to the generic original. The only recognizable parts from the original song are the vocal segments. He incorporates a straight-forward but effective backdrop right underneath raps from Young Money Entertainment stars such as Nicki, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Gudda.

This remix is included on Brodinski’s newest compilation, “Best of Everything Vol. II” , which features like-minded remixes of popular Hip-Hop and R & B hits. You can find more of Djedjotronic’s work on his MySpace, and you can also read his thoughts (in 140 characters or less) via his Twitter profile.

I still can’t pronounce his name…

Young Money – Bedrock (Djedjotronic Remix)

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Freedom Or Death – This Crowded Room [Orginal + Remix + Cover]

The eclectic duo, Freedom or Death has a very clear vision. It’s to create compelling art with potent substance and no restrictions. Their debut, self-titled EP expresses that to the fullest. One of our favorite tracks off the EP is “This Crowded Room”. The song opens with a hypnotizing vibrato loop that sets the vibe. Sway’s lush voice soon follows; and progresses with well layered vocal melodies, spread out in the mix. Minimal percussion and light guitars are later brought in to balance out the song, before fading to silence.

Another gem by the Toronto duo is their reinterpretation of “If I Ruled the World” by Nas. Covering a popular song is a tricky process, but they nailed it by focusing on the original’s chorus as a blueprint to build on. They created their own twist, while doing the original version some justice.

For a different flavor of “This Crowded Room”, look to Canadian remixer, Club Seal’s Dubstep remix. He slices up the vocals, and seamlessly places them with grinding, wobble bass-lines and detuned synth stabs. Dubstep is an over-crowded genre, but Club Seal stands out withconsistently solid remixes; which are worth your time.

Freedom Or Death – This Crowded Room

’The Crowded Room’

Freedom Or Death – This Crowded Room (Nas cover)

’Nas Cover’

Freedom or Death – This Crowded Room (Club Seal’s Dubstep Remix) by Clubseal

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[Hip/Hop] Cookin’ Soul x Chuuwee – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)

The Spanish producers/DJs that make up the trio of Cookin’ Soul, recently released their newest mix-tape, “The Date Tape” . Joining them on the mic is up and coming rapper, Chuuwee. The Date Tape takes the listener on an emotional and educational tour on love and relationships.

While the mix is solid from start to end, the stand out track is “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)”. Hawthorne’s authentic, soulful crooning is mellow and painful, but beautiful. Chuuwee is a legit wordsmith, who flawlessly flows over a funky groove that is a fitting closer for this Cookin’ Soul release.

Cookin’ Soul x Chuuwee – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)

’Just aitn gonna work out’
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[Remix] Massive Attack – Red Light (Clark Remix)

Massive Attack treated us to a few, unreleased, left-over tracks from the “Heligoland” sessions. One of those tracks; “Red Light” was given to Warp Records artist, Clark.

How does a producer handle the pressure of remixing one of the originators of the Trip-Hop/Downtempo movement? Clark handled it the way he always does. His brilliant treatment of Massive Attack’s “Red Light” is solemn, but yet, transcendental. His re-vision fits perfectly in your ears. It will hurt you. You will fall in love with it. You can’t help it. It’s fucking awesome. The beat, the air, the vibe…the whole damn song.

Massive Attack – Red Light (Clark Remix)

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[Electronic] Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms (Boreta Remix)

The original version of “Coat of Arms” by LA’s Nosaj Thing clearly packs a haunting and powerful punch. Recently, the track ended up in the hands of Justin Boreta (The Glitch Mob). We are treated to a colossal onslaught of ear-splitting Hip-Hop beats, and dark, fat ass synths…true to The Glitch Mob style. While Boreta attacks our senses, important layers of Nosaj Thing’s original mix are still intact, and well displayed.

The original version of “Coat of Arms” is available on Nosaj Thing’s debut album, “Drift”.

Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms (Boreta Remix)

’Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms (Boreta Remix)’

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