18 Nov 2011

    More Crank music. Dis one’s heavier.

    Sorry.

    11 Oct 2011

    Preview of a new track off the new album from Kaskade…

    This ch00ne is pure unadulterated house music. Don’t worry though, the euphoric dream sweeps Kaskade is known for make an appearance, but it is good to hear him pushing a different vibe.

    2 Oct 2011

    I posted a brief interview with James Blake a couple days ago but forgot to hook you all up with some ch00nes from the man. Like many, my favorite Blake track is Wilhelms Scream. It’s so unique in every way and undeniably catchy, despite its minimalist composition and lack of traditional verse/chorus structure and melody. In addition to this wonderful track, you have to peep Blake’s Essential Mix, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 two weeks ago. It is a magnificent change of pace for the broadcast and really highlights all the best things about this artist.

    James Blake - Wilhelms Scream

    James Blake - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (2011-09-17) by Hypetrak

    1 Oct 2011

    Unexpected… or is it? Either way, raw as shit.

    Swedish House Mafia vs Knife Party - Antidote

    29 Sep 2011

    Calvin Harris has been touring along side Rihanna since early last summer, so it was only a matter of time before the two decided to collaborate on a track. We Found Love is a perfect unification of both artists’ sounds. Rihanna delivers melodic and yearning lyrics and Calvin busts out another anthemic beat, which makes the track uniquely house rather than just the same electropop sound that has been dominating the Top 40 charts. This one will certainly be being played out everywhere, so grab it while it’s hot!

    Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna - We Found Love

    20 Sep 2011

    IT’S THE WOLF. GANG. WOLF. GANG. WOLF. GANG. GOLF. WANG. Actually, it’s not them, it’s Wolfgang Gartner. The American electro-house producer has just released a highly anticipated full LP entitled Weekend In America. This is a wildly robust album. There are a few tracks that you’ll be familiar with (Forever, Illmerica, Space Junk, and the recent Ménage a Trois), but for the most part everything’s brand new. I was shocked to see the amount of hip-hop figures gracing different tracks throughout the album. From Eve, to Jim Jones and Cam’ron, to Omarion, Gartner has almost half of Weekend In America radio-ready. To be certain, these tracks hit hard in the electro genre, but not so hard that they couldn’t easily played in the peak of a Top 40 DJs set, which is exactly what I intend to do. My favorites on the album so far are The Way It Was, and one of the two bonus tracks, Welcome Back, which has an awesome french house vibe that I totally would not expect from Wolfgang Garnter. There’s a lot to this record, so go pick it up.
Wolfgang Gartner - The Way It Was
Wolfgang Gartner - Welcome Back (Bonus Track)

    IT’S THE WOLF. GANG. WOLF. GANG. WOLF. GANG. GOLF. WANG. Actually, it’s not them, it’s Wolfgang Gartner. The American electro-house producer has just released a highly anticipated full LP entitled Weekend In America. This is a wildly robust album. There are a few tracks that you’ll be familiar with (Forever, Illmerica, Space Junk, and the recent Ménage a Trois), but for the most part everything’s brand new. I was shocked to see the amount of hip-hop figures gracing different tracks throughout the album. From Eve, to Jim Jones and Cam’ron, to Omarion, Gartner has almost half of Weekend In America radio-ready. To be certain, these tracks hit hard in the electro genre, but not so hard that they couldn’t easily played in the peak of a Top 40 DJs set, which is exactly what I intend to do. My favorites on the album so far are The Way It Was, and one of the two bonus tracks, Welcome Back, which has an awesome french house vibe that I totally would not expect from Wolfgang Garnter. There’s a lot to this record, so go pick it up.

    Wolfgang Gartner - The Way It Was

    Wolfgang Gartner - Welcome Back (Bonus Track)

    30 Aug 2011

    Wow. Dada Life are back with a show-stopper. Happy Violence is unrelenting from the first massive beat. The only respite from the smashing bass comes at 1:00 during the high-pitched synthesized horns breakdown. These guys are so hilarious and put out songs that go boom Boom BOOM! This is definitely one to drop at the peak of the night. HUGE!

    Dada Life - Happy Violence

    29 Aug 2011

    Awesome new Moombahton remix today, brought to you by a Santa Barbara duo named Tommy Noble. Today’s track is an astounding “Moombahlectro” remix of Alicia Keys’ Rock Wit U. The original is a soulful r&b piece, however Tommy Noble electrifies it with some powerful synths and bass. I am an enormous fan of this one and will be playing it out in all of my coming sets. 

    27 Aug 2011

    Lunice is one of the most talented new producers I’ve heard recently. Glow is the first single off his freshly released ‘One Hunned’ EP. From his website bio:

    Lunice Fermin Pierre II has take over the asylum beause his sound is crazy, his vibe is inconceivable, and his appeal boundless.

    In a little over a year, Lunice had managed to capture the attention of the world, with an eclectic sound and out of the ordinary production capability. Lunice is a natural born entertainer who has the drive, sound, and dexterity to make us move.It looks like Lunice will conduct the sound of clubland for years to come since this is all starting to sizzle for him. Starting off fresh on the scene with a humble beginning, to building fan bases on different continents, Lunice is clearly making his mark.

     He was able to get a firm grip of the electronic beats scene across Canada and the United States with his live mixing of beats, bass, and splintered electronica. While taking cues from Autechre, Bangladesh, Dilla, and the Ed Banger clique, Lunice managed to craft his own recipe which makes dance floors bump and bass bins thump. This 23 year old producer has put out remixes out on prominent labels such as Mad DecentXL RecordingsYoung TurksBig Dada,Top Billin’ and a recent solo EP entitled STACKER UPPER which was released on the Scottish Based label LuckyMe. The discography continues to grow by the day.

    Not only is the music extraordinary, so is his “larger than life” stage persona. Lunice manages to capture audiences worldwide by dominating the stage and revitalizing dance floors with his quintessential energy and awe inspiring charisma.

    I highly recommend checking out Lunice’s technically astounding EP and also taking a look at his live video set form the Boiler Room, which I’ve embedded below. Kid has got mad flow.

    BR #51 Lunice from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.

    25 Aug 2011

    You ready for a big one? Better be. Congorock has just dropped his new single Sirius. Right off the bat, this song starts with some anticipatory stabs, which pick up some heat an electronic groaning around 30 seconds. At the one minute mark there’s a brief pause as a massive build filters in from the high levels. At 1:30, say goodnight…

    Congorock - Sirius

    24 Aug 2011

    I love this track.

    Les Petits Pilous - Wake Up

    13 Aug 2011

    One of my favorite anthems this summer…

    Brookes Brothers - In Your Eyes

    12 Aug 2011

    Everybody has their own opinion about David Guetta and his #nationguetta. Fact is, he is the reason why dance music has crossed over the pond so rapidly. I have a feeling that the US was destined to adore EDM eventually, but Guetta was able to make it happen in just over a year. I must say, although I enjoy knowing that Guetta can get the college clubs popping with his electro-pop Top 40 bangers, I was more of a fan of his earlier production on albums like ‘Pop Life’. However a new Guetta track, entitled Titanium, has just been dropped and I think it’s got some potential. Much more electro/anthemic than his recent releases, Guetta may be using Titanium to take the Flo Rida teenyboppers and turn them into full-fledge EDM thrashers. Who knows? D. Guetta got this.

    11 Aug 2011

    Today I’ve got a monster track from the trance titan, Tiesto. Remixed by Autoerotique this track is a great one to start your ‘pre-kend’. A the clear sign of Tiesto’s ability to evolve with EDM music, this remix of Work Hard, Play Hard is not a euphoric trance anthem. Rather, it is a grinding electro banger that will definitely hit hard for the club crowds. Speaking of remixes, Tiesto and the Musical Freedom label are conducting a remix competition for the track. I’m definitely going to take a crack at it and any of you other producers should too. If anything, it’s a great opportunity to work with an icon’s music. Stems available HERE. Make Music!!!