Posted by Middy on May 7, 2013
There are times as a blogger that you over-think songs. You wonder, “Is this completely new and unique?”, “Is this guy using a ghost producer?”, “Have I heard that somewhere?” and you run circles around yourself and forget to listen to your heart and your gut. Yes it is our job to weed out the repetitive, copycat garbage that may try and play and on your emotions, but at times you forget to feel for where the pure, raw emotion of the track is gripping you. I almost over thought the emotional simplicity of the now platinum record “Long Time” from John de Sohn and I am happy I did not. This track from Baggi Begovic evokes an emotional, uplifting melody with soothing male vocals that brings a full bodied big room track to the forefront heading into the summer. This song is one of the selections for Tiesto’s Club Life Volume 3 Stockholm set for release June 18th — the tracklist you can see after the jump.
Beatport: Baggi Begovic ft Tab – Compromise
Posted by Middy on May 7, 2013
Dirty South‘s debut album “Speed Of Life” has reigned as one of the best dance music albums of the year thus far, and now it gets its first official remix from Dirty South understudy and Phazing Records signee, Michael Brun. The Haitian producer has caused quite a stir in the past year or two with stunning productions with the likes of Dirty South & Special Features, while having his tracks given the edit treatment by Dirty South & Hardwell.
Though this remix has already been released on iTunes in Australia, it never saw a worldwide release on Beatport or otherwise. Michael Brun takes the second production on the album with Joe Gil and adds extra energy, upping the ante on the melody and bass line. Michael, we are still waiting on that free track that was slated for release on 4/20…. you get sidetracked that day?
Posted by Mel on May 6, 2013
Much like the overweight girl with a great personality, The Chainsmokers have, for the most part, been ignored. Ignored by unattractive girls and the aforementioned overweight girl that is, because they know they have no chance with these guys. Damn they’re attractive. I haven’t actually seen them, except in my dreams, but I imagine with their multiple 100k plus played tracks on Soundcloud that it would be so. Continuing their trend of remixing indie bands, the duo have decided to take a spin at remixing Phoenix’s “Trying To Be Cool”. If you know of The Chainsmokers then you know what to expect from this. A fun, upbeat song with a hint of both house and indie. They have definitely done this track justice, with this possibly being better than the original.
Free Download: Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Posted by Middy on May 5, 2013
Arguably the most revered of the three Swedish House Mafia members, Axwell always makes it count when he attaches his name to a release in his incredibly strong discography. Recently he has been quiet on the release front, having not released official remixes (not mixes) or originals since 2011. He breaks that silence now with this remix of Edinborough based foursome Discopolis.
The Axtone headman takes a very different approach from the previously released DubVision remix, going for a somewhat unexpected 105 bpm downtempo style, keeping much of the original rock sound of the original, while imbuing it with his own soothing house flare. With countless unreleased tracks still to come from Axwell, we can only hope this means more will come soon.
Posted by Middy on May 4, 2013
The resurgent Parisian has been been quietly releasing some of the best progressive house this year with tracks like “Andromeda” and “Pegasus” showing his production potency. His third release of the year, the celestial loving Frenchman gives us another gem on his newly formed Olympia Records. Arias adds his progressive charm to the track with spacey pads, subtle arps, and an entrancing melody, but switches it up with a quick alternating bass line to add some texture to the interlude.
Beatport: Arias – Majoris
Posted by Middy on April 30, 2013
Former DEFEP member and Kindergarten Records signee, DallasK gives us another release on the record label after the giving out a freebee in the Kindergarten Records Yearbook Volume One and releasing his single “Vice“. Much like “Vice” he combines euphoric, big room elements with a gritty low end that gives the track an edge and drives it home in a way that you don’t see from many other big room tracks. The prevalent spacey, panning arp brings in the title of the track. “Alienz” finds a way to cut like an exacto knife into the niche area of dance music that is both emotional and a bit brusque at the same time. Maybe that is what aliens are like, who am I to know. Maybe DallasK knows…..
Posted by Mel on April 29, 2013
When they’re not busy using absurdly low resolution cover art, The Two Friends shoot for the stars in all aspects of life. Their hopes and dreams include singing the national anthem at their local schools football game, finally pulling the trigger and subscribing to Maxim, and to open up and successfully run a fish taco truck in Stratford Ontario, JB’s hometown in an attempt to get him to visit and do stuff with them. Once the ice is broken and he hugs them, at the same time (3 person hug), they will spend the rest of the day staring at each others hair because JB is just such a good looking dude and then all three of them spend the night together in the fish taco truck cuddling and using JB’s made-for-women Chanel jacket for warmth.
Anyway, they just released their remix to Quintino & Alvaro’s “World In Our Hands” for free download and it is definitely worth checking out.