Electro, Preview | Nelly Furtado – Parking Lot (Kill Paris Remix)

Posted by on October 7, 2012

Kill Paris is back with another heavy and funky dance jam. He has finally started to get attention from labels, about time they caught on to his great skills. This official remix of his is releasing through Interscope Records, talk about a big move. The remix uses Nelly Furtado’s vocals is a very fun way, further powering the funkiness of this track. I have a feeling this remix will be big, it just delivers the right vibes to break-out, dance, and have a great time.


Albums, Review | Zedd – Clarity (Album Review)

Posted by on October 2, 2012

German Anton Zaslavski, better known to the music world as Zedd has started off this October flush with album releases with his debut 10 track album “Clarity”. Zedd has been hailed as one the big innovators of complextro and creating his own unique niche within the EDM scene. With this album we see him depart from that a bit and move to what we had seen in the infallible June release “Spectrum” with Matthew Koma. The album features two tracks that we are already familiar with, “Spectrum” and “Shave It”, which we will see its grinding synth line in other tracks on the album including, fittingly “Stache”, “Epos” and vaguely in the opening track “Hourglass”. Artist albums recently have become a place to showcase new and old singles with additional tracks that have a tendency to not be as good as the singles. Zedd breaks that trend and keeps keeps much of his best work for the grand finale with 80% of the album being totally new and only “Shave It” being “old”.

The album is ripe with high profile vocalists from One Reupblic’s Ryan Tedder, known in the Dance Music community for his work on “Calling (Lose My Mind)”, Ellie Goulding (no doubt Skrillex hooked that up), Heather Bright who has worked with Laidback Luke and Savoy. The high proportion of vocalists is a marked and welcome change in Zedd’s sound, as it gives some of the more melodic tracks on the album more texture and a more balanced sound. “Lost At Sea” with Ryan Tedder combines Daft Punk influences with an infectious, uplifting melody and a euphoric topline, carried by Ryan Tedder and aided by a rising piano motif. The next track “Clarity” featuring the Foxes on vocals and Porter Robinson & Matthew Koma aiding in the writing, fits perfectly as the title track, taking the gorgeous melody and layering it over a subtle grinding synth line gives us the hint of we have always known from Zedd. Look for these two to become hits.


Electro-House | will.i.am ft. Eva Simons – This Is Love (Afrojack Remix)

Posted by on August 7, 2012

The Steve Angello produced single “This is Love” from will.i.am and Eva Simons was bound to have to have some heavy hitters come to the rescue and elevate it to its full potential. The original was a pop song through and through and served its purpose as a radio friendly song, but that is not Steve Angello’s calling card. Afrojack brings his heavy dutch / electro style to the track, mixing flawlessly high pitched dutch bleeps and grungy electro stabs. Coming off of hit track “Rock The House“, Afrojack is showing that despite unleashing the monster that is Paris Hilton onto the dance music world, his legacy will remain unblemished due to his prolific output of great productions. Also check out the James Egbert remix that takes a more complextro spin with big room interludes.

Beatport: will.i.am ft. Eva Simons – This Is Love (Remixes)


Electro-House | Zedd & Nicky Romero – Human

Posted by on July 31, 2012

Zedd and Nicky Romero’s much-anticipated collaboration is out today on Interscope, and unfortunately I can’t shake the feeling that these two could have (should have?) produced something more…explosive. Both boast top shelf production skills and well-honed musical ears. Both are known for the palpable level of intensity that defines the majority of their tracks. But this? This just seems depressingly, confusingly average. There’s so much promise leading up to the drop, with the vocals magnified against that pulsing build, but then…nada. Real talk, I’ll be sticking with “Sparks” and the much more interesting body of “Spectrum” remixes.

Beatport: Zedd & Nicky Romero – Human

Electro-House | Zedd – Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma)

Posted by on June 4, 2012

Despite being leaked a little while ago, Zedd’s masterpiece “Spectrum” with Matthew Koma still has nearly all the momentum behind its release. Zedd has grown immensely as a producer, exploring new styles and sounds, while becoming a globally recognizable name not just in niche circles, but in the mainstream conscious. This is not the typical formula of a Zedd track, though he has been experimenting lately with his hardstyle track “Shotgun”. Spectrum is more progressive than what we usually expect from the German with the vocals from Matthew Koma that are different from your usual house vocals, almost reminding me for Dream Theater’s vocals, with intricate key play long synth chords and a slow, calculated bass line in the build. It crescendos into a break of driving bass, pulsing synth chords and a well crafted, pitched melody with an electro house interlude that we would expect to hear from Zedd. Expect to hear this early and often from your favorite electro house producers this festival season and plenty during Starscape this Saturday.

Zedd – Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma) – Beatport Link

Electro-House, Preview | Zedd – Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma) [PREVIEW]

Posted by on May 22, 2012

Releasing June 6th off of Interscope Records is probably one of the best tracks we have heard from Zedd, which says a lot. The vocals from Matthew Koma really sets the mood of this track. Another one for the favorites list.  Zedd is one of the top producers for Electro-House, this might just push him up to that number one spot on the charts again.

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | 50 Cent – The Lost Tape (Mixtape)

Posted by on May 22, 2012

NEWS FLASH: 50’s back. After taking a detour since his last album Before I Self Destruct, Fif releases his latest mixtape The Lost Tape with DJ Drama doing the mixing. Whetting our appetite for his anticipated album coming later this year, which is thankfully going to be a return to Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (was supposed to be last year, but as usual Interscope Records is all up in his business), this mixtape is a flash of the old Curtis Jackson. The tape features Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and fellow G-Unit members Kidd Kidd (on three tracks) and Precious Paris, with beats from Araab Muzik, Tone Mason, Illmind and Mike Will to name a few. Some of the best tracks in my opinion include Swag Level, Riot Remix (which goes ultra HAM) and Murder One. Check out the tracks and download below.

DOWNLOAD: The Lost Tape (Mixtape)