Electro-House, Mashups | Kaskade vs. Steve Aoki & Tommy Trash – Be Still Ladi Dadi (Kaskade’s Freaks of Nature Mashup)

Posted by on May 30, 2012

I’ve always been a big fan of Kaskade, but ever since “Fire & Ice” established itself during EDC weekend as our de facto car soundtrack he and I have been undergoing a serious renaissance. As we know, the 41 year-old loves treating his fans to free mashups (which usually involve the juxtaposition of soaring female vocals and unlikely backdrops); here, he layers the vocals from his own “Be Still” on top of Tommy Trash’s remix of “Ladi Dadi.” I’m personally more partial to “Be Still Big Bang”, as I find that Franz Novotny’s instrumental offers a particularly stirring context for the vocals, but this is wonderfully done and a great listen.

Progressive House | Franz Novotny – Big Bang (Incl. Remixes)

Posted by on May 16, 2012

Franz Novotny is yet another Swede who is ready to make waves in the house scene this year and beyond. Big Bang out now on Vicious Records, a label known for getting young talent before they blow up such as some of Avicii’s early work, has already been heavily supported by Morgan Page and Kaskade, as we saw with the very successful “Be Still Big Bang” mashup last year that was taken down due to copyright issues. The original mix builds with a big room sound with echoing synth chords and quick snares and then drops into a sharp rhythmic break, perfect for the festival atmosphere. The Digital Lab is my favorite of the package varying the build a bit with the rhythm of the drums and synth chords but keeps much of the same feel, but the break is much different with a thumping bass and driving low end synths and layered pulsing big room synths in the second break. The young Frenchman Maxime Zarcone provides probably the most interesting of the remixes with much of the original big room build and then a much different break with a variety of different types of synths, piano and percussive elements combine to create an organized chaos that is very enjoyable. Also Mr. Novotny promised to go streaking through Stockholm if he failed to release 15 tracks this year, so we look forward to 14 more sir.

Franz Novotny – Big Bang (Incl. Remixes) – Beatport Link

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Preview, Progressive House, Videos | Tiesto & Steve Aoki – Tornado Teaser, Franz Novotny – Crunch & Digital Lab Remix

Posted by on November 1, 2011

Here is a teaser for “Tornado”, the new collaboration between Steve Aoki and Tiesto. Release on November 15th.
I recently posted an amazing remix by Franz Novotny and here is his new single “Crunch” with the Digital Lab remix. With an infectious piano lead and synth cords in the build that get to a drop with some crunchy synths the original is a great track. The Digital Lab remix may be my favorite because the synths in the drop are smoother and there is a little more piano, but the original has a little more of an electro feel. Get these on Beatport HERE.
DOWNLOAD: Franz Novotny – Crunch (Original Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Franz Novotny – Crunch (Digital LAB Remix)


Preview, Progressive House, Videos | Digitalism – Circles Remixes, Franz Novotny

Posted by on October 24, 2011

Vocal mix of “Happy Violence” on October 31st, get ready. Here are two remixes done by Eric Prydz and his protege on Pryda Friends, Jeremy Olander. They both put together masterful productions with these remixes with subtle synth and chord progressions with a smooth bassline that flows from build to drop. Get these on Beatport HERE.
DOWNLOAD: Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Remix)

DOWNLOAD: Digitalism – Circles (Jeremy Olander Remix)

This remix from Franz Novotny is not something to sleep on especially after these two gems from Pryda Friends. This has a fantastic progressive synth build that twists into an awesome electro infused drop. Get this on Beatport HERE.
DOWNLOAD: Ryan Kono – Someday (Franz Novotny Remix)