Posts by Mel
Posted by Mel on December 10, 2013
Max Elto, formerly known as Taped Rai is not the most well known name coming out of Sweden but did they ever do a fantastic job on this. They are a production and vocalist duo who made their first big appearance, under their previous name on “Just One Last Time”, the stand out track from David Guetta’s pop album Nothing But The Beat 2.0. Little under a year ago, the duo released the acoustic version of “Shadow Of The Sun” and that itself was great. It has been a long time coming but the original mix is finally out and is it ever amazing. Everything about this track from the vocals, to the build, to the melody, to the drop are all top notch.
Posted by Mel on December 6, 2013
The Chainsmokers continue with their rapid pace of releases with a remix to The Colourist’s “Fix This”. It has a similar same vibe as many of their previous indie-house tracks but instead of the light, cheery sound that is usually a custom to them, it has a bit of a darker tone. It is an official remix but the label told them they didn’t want the song available for sale or free download so as of right now, it is streaming only.
Posted by Mel on December 6, 2013
Avicii’s “All You Need Is Love” didn’t make the final cut for his album and was only available as a Spotify bonus track. If I had to guess, the reason being for that is probably because, aside from the catchy melody that is in every Avicii song, it was extremely one-dimensional and clearly one of his earlier productions from before his style progressed into what majority of the album consisted of. Maestro Harrell, a DJ, producer, singer and actor from Chicago is the man who gave “All You Need Is Love” some substance and made it into a track worth multiple listens.
Free Download: Avicii – All You Need Is Love (Maestro Harrell Remix)
Posted by Mel on November 29, 2013
Dzeko and Torres said two days ago on Facebook that if their status got 2000 likes, then they will release a new remix today. That status did not get 2000 likes but here we are, with a new remix. We can ignore the fact that they may or may not be massive liars because they consistently put out quality tracks, usually with an occasional free download every once in a while. Their latest is a remix of Imagine Dragons’ “Demon” and it has that upbeat sound with a catchy melody that is synonymous with all of their productions.
Free Download: Imagine Dragons – Demons (Dzeko & Torres ‘Sunset’ Remix)
Posted by Mel on November 24, 2013
I’m not going to act like some big tough guy and pretend that I’m not still attracted to Celine Dion because I am. Just kidding I’m not. I only vaguely know what she even looks like and that’s only because she commonly makes appearances in my dreams (the sexual ones). While everything I’ve said up until this point is pretty irrelevant and also probably untrue, it felt like the ice needed to be broken before I posted a Celine Dion remix. 20 year old Lewys Knowles, who was born in Portugal and is now living in France is the producer behind my favorite remix out of the many I have heard of Celine Dion’s “Loved Me Back To Life”. The forceful piano tying the break and the build together sets an eerie tone and in turn creates a darker atmosphere than commonly seen in these types of tracks. He had intended to submit this into the remix competition but it was not finished in time so it is now available as a free download.
Progressive House | Strange Talk – Picking Up All The Pieces (Marcus Santoro Remix) + Djuro & Marcus Santoro – Heroes (Original Mix)
Posted by Mel on November 20, 2013
Everyone knows that the amount of plain black or white v-necks an artist owns is a direct correlation to their production prowess, which is why it makes perfect sense that Marcus Santoro practically lives in v-necks. He has somehow managed to hold himself back from taking pictures of his dog and laptop screen long enough to release a couple of tracks for free. The first one being his remix of Strange Talk’s “Picking Up All The Pieces” that he completed some time ago but because of complications with labels and, of course, Avicii, it is just now seeing the light of day as a free download. The second is a new original done in collaboration with fellow Australian producer Djuro.
Posted by Mel on November 14, 2013
“Yo Mel! I know you don’t have many friends and still don’t have a girlfriend and also stay home most of the time so I’ve got the perfect site for you, edm-date.com”. That’s (roughly) what Middy said to me a week ago and I was admittedly intrigued. The thought of meeting a girl who loves Avicii, Zedd, Calvin Harris, Alesso, and that one Swedish House Mafia song as much I really got me going! Could I even find a girl like that at school? Not a chance! I was stirring at the opportunity to sign up and finally get a gf at last! I figured it would be a bit of work though and I was already pretty tired, just had a piece of cheesecake ya know (super filling), so I took a nap. I woke up in a different state of mind however. Do I really want to look for love online? I don’t know, that’s what losers do… What about if things go well so we decide to meet up somewhere and it turns out we actually have a great time. We laugh and tell stories, spend the night telling each other about our childhood and what not. I then pay for dinner, drive her home, and she lies in bed thinking about me. I, on the other hand, lie in bed and cry because she has Megan Fox thumbs and a slightly askew left eyebrow so I have no other choice but to never talk to her again. There were many similar questions buzzing around in my head so I was unsure as to whether or not I wanted to go through with it. A sticky stomach and a shameful shower later, it was time to get to work.
So… I did it. I signed up and attempted to get a date. Does this EDM exclusive dating site actually provide people with a chance to find love with likeminded individuals or was it all a waste of time? Read on to find out.