Posted by Middy on May 6, 2013
After his subpar free release a few weeks ago with Wayne & Woods for the Mio Energy Facebook campaign (try the stuff, it gets you WIRED), Steve Angello gives his first real glimspe at life behind the production curtain post Swedish House Mafia. Stuart Price dons his Jacques Lu Cont moniker for this remix as the two dance music icons link up to put their spin on the first single from Depeche Mode’s 13th studio album.
The remix keeps much of the sound and style of the original, while allowing for experimentation and nuanced additions by Jacques Lu Cont and Steve Angello, slowly building a synth laden climax over the course of the entire song. This track leans more towards Jacques Lu Cont’s current productions and you probably won’t be hearing this in a Steve Angello set, but it is nice to see him show off the variety he possesses in production. Maybe when he puts his Mescal Kid hat on, he would bring out this one.
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.
Events | Ultra Music Festival 2013 — Weekend 2 Recap (Or, If I Never Hear “Clarity” Again, It Will Be Too Soon)
Posted by Spice on April 9, 2013
“You know, the mainstage doesn’t look that awesome this year. In fact, it kind of looks smaller than it did last year.”
I was sitting on a friend’s couch drinking a lukewarm Bud Light and watching Nicky Romero’s Weekend 1 set on a Macbook. We didn’t have the good speakers plugged in because someone was napping upstairs, so the sound was tinny and easy to talk over. The TV mounted to the wall was tuned to NCAA basketball with the volume off. It was early on Friday evening and I was in the process of getting over bronchitis. A bag of Doritos was making the rounds.
“Shit guys. This stage is bullshit.” I grabbed a fistful of Doritos and gestured at the computer. “Look at it. It’s just sitting there, being purple. God, the mainstage is going to effing suck this year.” My friends nodded sagely. I leaned back, satisfied that my point had hit home, and turned my attention to the basketball game.
Of all the things I’ve been wrong about in my life, this has got to be top three.
Posted by jewcebox on April 3, 2013
So you know how after a couple releases from ze Swedish House Mafia, whenever you saw a new song from them, you knew it was going to be absolute fire? We’ll, I think it’s safe to say DJ Trademark has achieved that status when it comes to bootlegs. As usual it’s the perfect party starter, windows down kind of track…download it.
Posted by Middy on April 1, 2013
Steve Angello is currently sitting on the sunny beaches of Bora Bora sans computer, phone or any electronic devices, totally disconnected from the world as he decompresses from the 6 year whirlwind run he had with Swedish House Mafia that came to a close two Sundays ago at Ultra Music Festival. Before his vacation he took the time to drop off an essential mix into the offices of BBC’s Radio One. The mix puts in the rearview the SHM era and puts on full display the outrageous riches in the Size HQ hard drive that are just begging to be released.
Posted by Middy on March 25, 2013
Deniz Koyu rarely misses when he releases a single with tracks like “Bong”, Tung”, “Follow You” and “Hertz” all under his belt and “Rage” is no different. With its premier coming from the now split up Swedish House Mafia, “Rage” displays some of the sounds we know from the Turkish / German producer, but with a new, tougher twist. With gruff riffs, slowed down builds and peaktime energy destined for the festival stage, “Rage” has all of the ingredients to be Deniz Koyu’s next big hit.
Beatport: Deniz Koyu – Rage
Posted by Middy on March 25, 2013
The dance music world is paying homage to Swedish House Mafia for their epic farewell at Ultra tonight, but that does not mean the rest of the music has stopped. Wolfgang Gartner’s revived Kindergarten Records has decided to give away 4 tracks from some of its brightest talents on the label. You might expect some subpar throwaways to be mixed in with these freebees, but that is absolutely not the case. Taking tracks from the labels brightest up and coming talents, DallasK, Popeska, Charlie Darker & Conro, these four tracks bring together the unique electro house sound that you would expect from them with tough, melodic properties. With 4 free downloads from these names and each standing out on their own, you won’t want to pass up on this.
Free Download: Kindergarten Yearbook Vol 1