Review | What We Can Learn From Kygo

Posted by on June 28, 2014

Whenever meeting an artist for the first time, you never know what you’re going to get. You go into with a certain trepidation and understanding that these artists could be a giant twat. It’s often hard to reconcile that idea, because it’s hard to separate the man from the music. So many times you’ll find that your favorite producer or artist makes great music, but isn’t the best person to be around.


Dubstep | Underworld – Rez (Bassnectar Remix)

Posted by on February 12, 2013

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Did I tell you that this was an awesome week for releases, or did I tell you that this was an awesome week for releases? Add Lorin Ashton to the varsity roster of artists dropping bombs between February 11th and 15th. If you haven’t already taken his spacey, heady reboot of the tech-trance mindmelt that is “Rez” for a spin or two or twenty, now is the time to redeem yourself. Listening to this song is probably as close as we’re currently able to get to knowing what it’s like to be sucked through a wormhole. If that doesn’t sway you, this should: you know a track is something serious when Bassnectar uses it to usher in 2013 from the helm of a 360-degree LED pod (see above). “Rez” is out now on US iTunes and vinyl, if you’re into that, via Child’s Play Records.

iTunes: Underworld – Rez (Bassnectar Remix)

Hip-Hop | Nick Luebke – Numb (Remix)

Posted by on November 26, 2012

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DOWNLOAD: Nick Luebke – Numb (Remix)

Upcoming lady killer in the making, Nick Luebke is back with not only a new song, but a nice simple set a visuals to accompany it. This time around he remixes “Numb” by Usher making this the first remix he’s done since he first took the internet by storm in March with his “Call Me Maybe” remix. Just over a week ago I had the opportunity to see Nick Luebke perform as he opened for Mike Stud on two of his last four dates. He put on a good performance and his voice sounded great live. It’s only up from here.

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Electro-House, Preview | Usher – Numb (Throttle Remix)

Posted by on November 12, 2012

Usher is widely hated, but also widely loved. I hate Usher, but I will not deny my respect for his music, the guy is good. Usher also has many awesome remixes done of his music. This new remix comes from Throttle, this also happens to be his official remix for “Numb.” Though there is no release date on the remix yet, it is definitely well worth listening to anyways. Throttle came through, keep the master’s voice strong while also providing a handsome melody to follow.


Hip-Hop, Videos | Ludacris – Rest Of My Life ft. Usher & David Guetta

Posted by on November 1, 2012

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Since knocking out hit after hit in the first decade of this century, the Hotlanta slugger has been yearning for a return to the top of the charts.  Sure, Luda has had his fair share of successful features and motion picture roles, but it’s been a minute since he had THAT radio HIT.  Evidently Luda couldn’t fight the feeling any longer, recruiting radio kings, Usher & David Guetta for his newest single, “Rest Of My Life”.  Although it appears to be missing the infamous ‘Word of Mouf’ type raps, Luda does indeed have a mainstream issued banger. Are you happy Luda took the “generic” course with his new single, or would you prefer he kept disturbing the underground peace? Available on iTunes this Friday, 11/2.

Electro-House | Carousel – Let’s Go Home (Sound Remedy Remix)

Posted by on October 21, 2012

This remix is an incredible listen to end the weekend and usher in a new week. Most of the track starts from chilled out, happy house, but later in the track breaks in a crunchy electric guitar solo. As I listened, I thought the vocals were what really brought this masterpiece together, but the guitar solo takes everything that was there and shoots for the moon. Direct hit.


Albums, House, Pop | David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat 2.0

Posted by on September 12, 2012

David Guetta may be the most hated man in dance music, but he (or his production team) sure knows how to make hit singles. The vast majority of the album are just re-releases of tracks from the original Nothing But The Beat, but there are 5 tracks on here that you should get to know before they become the soundtrack of your nightlife as the world picks up on these new hits. Using the exact cover design as Nothing But The Beat, David Guetta or Giorgio Tuinfort, Frédéric Riesterer and co. spare no shameless sample as they take Alice DJ’s timeless classic, “Alone Tonight” and transcribe it into “Play Hard” with Usher & Akon, a track bound for radio success.

iTunes: David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat 2.0

That is not to say that some of these tracks are not tunes we can all dance to. “Every Chance We Get We Run” tags Alesso to come in to take the production reigns, much like Avicii did on “Sunshine” and at first I was expecting him to mail it in like he did with his work on Usher’s “Numb”, but surprisingly the production work is very good. It sounds like vintage Alesso, dumbed down some to fit a radio audience, while working in tandem with vocals with Tegan Quin & Sara. Guetta’s production team’s mark can be seen with guitar melody in the build, while Alesso elevates the production with a layered melody in the drop.

Nervo joins Guetta and co to give us “In My Head” as they provide the vocals on the track and invariably helped on some of the production. The track provides catchy vocals with a melody that bridges the gap between dance and radio, as Guetta has done countless times before. The track that I find myself coming back to the most, “Just One Last Time” combines excellent vocals that will get stuck in your head from Taped Rai with a superb melody that is begging for an Alesso remix, but still stands tall on its own as well. “What The F***”, David Guetta’s instrumental effort is rather lackluster with a drop that does not separate itself from previous efforts.

Overall the album lacks creativity with the same exact cover art and using the context of a “new album” to rerelease a bunch of old material. That being said the new tracks were surprisingly good, despite the use of a shameless sample. These tracks will inundate party playlists and radios nationwide very soon, so get on these now.