Posted by Middy on May 20, 2013
Arguably the hottest producers right now, their singles “Lift Off” and “The Code“ are still heavily in circulation, while their “This Is What It Feels Like“ remix is the potent remix of choice for Armin van Buuren and many others. Not diverging from their bombastic sound, W&W unleash another massive track that follows much of the same structure and winning formula as “The Code”, providing an unrelenting bass line and thunderous synths.
One can criticize them for sticking to their sound too much or going with a sound that is becoming more and more common, but you have to remember that they helped bring this style to the mainstream and others followed them. Coming up, the gigantic Dutch duo have their collab with Hardwell, which was just recently finished, as well a few IDs on the way.
Beatport: W&W – Thunder
Posted by Middy on May 20, 2013
The Bingo Players have become synonymous with quality. Leading the way for their label, Hysteria Recordings, their singles from “Rattle” to “Out Of My Mind” have remained mainstays of DJ sets all across the spectrum. “Buzzcut” departs from their signature synth that has made their sound so unique and a cut above the pack, going for a grinding low end, with a punchy, hardstyle influenced, alternating bass line and teasing, pitched builds. Is this their strongest effort to date? I would have to say no, since it seems to merge towards the trends in dance music, instead of remaining unique, but it is still a good addition to the Bingo Players discography. Oh, and also if you want there is a video of Melanie Iglesias getting a glove show in almost no clothing with “Buzzcut” as the soundtrack, if you want to watch, up to you.
Beatport: Bingo Players – Buzzcut
Posted by Middy on May 17, 2013
You guys may be sick of this song by now with it getting plays on every popular radio station, but when a dance music heavyweight like Hardwell gets a hold of this, you have to listen. Hardwell has professed his love for Krewella‘s crossover hit single “Alive“, which recently went number one on Billboard’s dance chart, notably rinsing out the Cash Cash & Kalkutta remix during his sets, such as his highly acclaimed Ultra set. Hardwell decided to surprise the fast rising trio with a remix of his own, fitting the vocals to an instrumental that meshes with what he is bringing to his live show.
Krewella could not pass on the opportunity to make this official, thus the remix in front of you was born. It is clear the time Hardwell spent with W&W has influenced what he is bringing to his productions. The thunderous synths that we see from W&W creep their way into this remix as Hardwell mixes together the instantly recognizable vocals from Krewella with the perfect-for-the-live-show bombastic instrumental that he has created. Is that a hoverhand there Hardwell? C’mon man, don’t be shy, they don’t bite….too hard.
Posted by Jess on May 10, 2013
Less than two weeks after the release of his debut EP, Vision, Feature Cuts is back with a remix of Empire Of The Sun’s new single “Alive”. Keeping the amazing vocals and upbeat synths of the original and accelerating it while adding a catchy bassline, Feature Cuts creates a track that you can either chill and vibe to or party and groove to. The track is more of an experimental track from Feature Cuts as he states that he “definitely experimented with a bunch of technical aspects of processing and sound design when I approached this project” and from the sound of it he succeeded on all counts. Watch the video above for the remix and download it for free below.
Free Download: Empire Of The Sun – Alive (Feature Cuts Remix)
Electro-House, Events, Exclusive | Knife Party – LRAD (Walden Bootleg) [FNT Exclusive] + Mixify Event Reminder
Posted by Middy on May 8, 2013
In preperation for tomorrows Mixify set with Sick Individuals and Cash Cash, Walden previews an exclusive bootleg of Knife Party’s “LRAD” from their just released “Haunted House EP“. I am slowly growing on the original as it is one of the more creative takes on a rapidly growing stale sound taking over right now. Walden gives own take on the track, flipping the percussion for a more gritty electro sound, while still keeping the minimal feel and the scintillating bridge. Again, do not forget to tune in to his set tomorrow at 6pm EST with Cash Cash and Sick Individuals on Mixify. More details here. After the jump are dates for Walden on tour, so go check him out.
Posted by Mach on May 6, 2013
A lot of people have been highly anticipating the next Knife Party release. Knife Party had stated that their “Haunted House Tour” was not related to an EP, but as you can see that’s not the case. I do like this EP, but it is further proof of how lazy the duo is when it comes to producing. My take on this EP is positive and negative, just to warn those of you who will take offense or disagreement to my opinions of each track.
“Power Glove” is a fun, hard hitting Electro-House track that I am sure is a blast in a live setting, but half the time I feel like I am listening to another VIP of “Internet Friends”. “LRAD” isn’t my style of House, I know it is a lot of fun in a big room with a good sound system, but I can’t get over how repetitious this style is. I like to be kept interested in a song, this just sounds like a track meant to please the tasteless festival attendees who are on countless drugs anyways. Speaking of an “Internet Friends VIP”, I am a bit disappointed that Knife Party included the actually VIP in this EP. I will not lie that I have been dying to get my hands on it, but seeing as “Power Glove” already sounds a bit like the original in the drop, I can’t help but think they could have picked a better original to include instead. Finally we get to the only track on the EP that actually sounds like a lot of effort and time was put into its creation. “EDM Death Machine” starts out with a kicking beat and light use in samples, it sounds like they learned from over sampling in “Internet Friends”. I love the progression Knife Party uses, my first listen was exciting, they managed to keep me on my toes the entire way through.
To those of you who are thinking “What are you talking about? This EP is amazing!” I do think it is good, amazing is a little far considering how less creative this EP feels as a whole. I would however recommend this to everyone. Knife Party has always made it their job to help you rage, even if they appear to be extremely lazy at times.
Beatport: Knife Party – Haunted House EP
Posted by Middy on May 6, 2013
The world was still trying to come back to earth after “Lift Off“, when W&W in association with Ummet Ozcan unleashed “The Code” on the world, sparking mainstages and clubs afire. “The Code” is still heavily in circulation, but that has not stopped W&W from keeping up their nearly vertical assent to the top of the dance music world with another production destined to take them there, “Thunder“. The aptly named “Thunder” continues their recent run of high energy, booming tracks that propel their stardom higher with each passing day. Look for this on May 20th.