Posted by Mel on July 23, 2014
The first single off Steve Angello’s upcoming album is out and it is as awesome as one would expect. The superb vocals and radio ready production destine this song to commercial success, much like how “Don’t You Worry Child” was. It’s not a huge surprise for there to be a song or two from the album that is catered to the mainstream and this is one of them. Even so, it’s a great track and a smart way to reintroduce the world to Steve Angello, the solo artist.
Posted by Middy on July 22, 2014
I told you the story of Ansolo and FNT in my last post so it is incredible to see him with his mentor Tom Staar releasing a tune on one of the most prestigious dance labels around, Size Records. We have seen a return to the bounce in dance music, not just what Melbourne has been doing for quite some time that is making waves across the world, but also groovier bass lines finding their way back into big time dance music. This tune has it all with an irresistible low end and a surprisingly soothing melody all wrapped up with strong tribal influences. It has already hit number 10 on the iTunes dance chart, so grab “Totem” below.
Posted by Middy on July 21, 2014
You know when you are listening to a song and you don’t really know what it is, but you are bobbing your head and grooving along anyway? I hit play on this bad boy, went to different tab and with the memory of a goldfish, totally forgot what I was listening to, but had the same reaction I always do with Danzfolk. The second installment of their “Sandcreek Massacre” series, the duo do it again with another big, bouncy, cinematic tune. Below is the story that is the backdrop for the track, which you can grab for free now.
In 1864, Colonel John Chivington and the Colorado Cavalry massacred the Cheyenne Indians at Sand Creek, Colorado. The causes of the massacre were rooted in the long conflict for control of the Great Plains. During the Civil War, tension began to rise and sporadic violence broke out between Anglos and the Native Americans. After meeting to forge a new peace treaty, the Colorado Cavalry, in what can only be considered an act of treachery, brutally attacked the unsuspecting Cheyenne Indians. Hundreds of men, women and children were murdered, and the village was set on fire. This song tells the story of the brave indians who fought to defend their sacred land.
Free Download: Danzfolk – Cheyenne Indians
Posted by Middy on July 20, 2014
The Avicii / Coldplay combo has been absolutely killer, acting as a crossover from the radio to the festival stage to TV / commercial uses. Even the slightly lackluster Hardwell remix shot up to the top of the Beatport charts*. In steps Moiez to deliver a dynamite melodic remix that adds some big reverbed synths, while still leaning on the handiwork of king veech and Coldplay. Grab this now before the labels buy up soundcloud and take down remixes like this.
Free Download: Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (Moiez Bootleg)
Posted by Mel on July 19, 2014
In appreciation of the support he has gotten on his recent single, “You & I”, Marcus Santoro, my fourth best friend even though we’ve never actually met, has remixed Denzal Park’s “One Way Home” and is giving it away for free. You can expect either a harder, gritty track or a melodic one when it comes to Marcus’ releases and for this one he went the melodic route. Like always, the track is well crafted and has extremely high production quality.
Posted by jewcebox on July 17, 2014
If there is one song you’re going to listen today, make it this one. Not only are these two kids 19, this is also their first release EVER. We don’t know much about this duo, but I’m sure we’re going to see a lot more from them in the near future. The FREE DOWNLOAD is linked in the SoundCloud player!
Posted by Middy on July 15, 2014
This one makes me smile a little bit as someone who has been doing this long enough to see guys develop from nobodies into viable artists. Ansolo hits me up with this and his upcoming release on Size Records (not shabby at all) with the preface that I gave him some advice long ago and critiqued a few of his songs that he knows now were not that great. I am in no way saying I made his career and any blogger who says they made someone’s career has a serious god complex that needs to be checked, but it is great to hear an artist be thankful for something that isn’t just a generic post and can actually take some criticism, which is harder and harder to find nowadays from acts and their team.
Back to the tune, this one blew up and quickly, rising him to the top of the somewhat gimmicky Billboard trend charts, a feat since he was up against your typical obsessive teenybopper fan bases. Ansolo adds a little more bounce and groove to the tune, while still keeping much of the original feel of the tune. As I mentioned before, Ansolo has a tune out with his mentor Tom Staar on Size Records on Monday. Preview that huge tune below.