7 Oct 2011

    I had the pleasure of checking out a Designer Drugs show last night at U Hall. I’ve been a fan of theirs for awhile, but haven’t really stayed up on their music recently, so much of what I was hearing was fresh to my ears. The tone was largely “grindhouse”. Much of Designer Drugs’ music is inspired by punk/hardcore and plays out so hard. It was awesome to be in an ‘edgier’ edm crowd that was completely willing to cut loose and thrash. Some girl next to me saw a dude standing still on his iPhone in the middle of the crowd, immediately accosted him for his flagrant faux pas, and forced him to perform some heinous raving before she disappeared into the throng. Anyways, Designer Drugs smashed the place apart (there was even a moombah-cameo by Alvin Risk) and I left in proper shambles. Today’s track is a remix by the duo of the Klaxons’ Echoes. It’s less ‘hardcore’ than other tracks by them such as Riot or Drop Down, but it represents another side of their sound that I really like. Grab it and their other remixes below!

    Klaxons - Echoes (Designer Drugs Remix)

    5 Oct 2011

    Posting Benassi’s remix of Florence and the Machine got me wanting to dig up the past…. Wow. This is one of the first electronic songs I started listening to ever. Blast from the past.

    Benassi Bros - Rocket In The Sky

    4 Oct 2011

    Fuck yes. Benassi rips this track up. Florence and the Machine is a well-exercised name in the EDM community. Welch’s voice is so dynamic and powerful, which is a mandatory prerequisite for massive electro bangers. Tag Benny Benassi with the responsibility to take this one to the festival level… he got this. A fine piece of work right here.

    Florence and the Machine - Shake It Out (Benny Benassi Remix)

    1 Oct 2011

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

    Swedish House Mafia vs Knife Party - Antidote

    30 Sep 2011

    Panic City and Supersede’s remix of No Beef is phenomenal. Although I am a fan of the dirty dutch original, this track is much more playable to all crowds and focuses the attention much more effectively on Miss Palmer’s vocals, which I thought were more or less an afterthought of the Vocal Mix put out by ‘Afroki’. 

    Afrojack & Steve Aoki ft. Miss Palmer - No Beef (Panic City & Supersede Remix)

    28 Sep 2011

    A classic. By a classic.

    Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat

    27 Sep 2011

    Weetabix cereal… recognize.

    Mord Fustang - A New World

    25 Sep 2011

    Servin up some fresh Justice to the masses! Helix just leaked off the new album coming out. The sound Gaspard and Xavier seemed to have landed on for the LP is sounding really awesome and I can’t wait for the entire thing to drop in a month!

    24 Sep 2011

    You know the deal… 

    Skrillex - Bangarang

    23 Sep 2011

    Their name says it all. Fuck Our Ordinary Lives.

    (Free download of the entire EP HERE)

    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)

    17 Sep 2011

    I’ve been listening to this track on repeat nonstop. Ah, it’s just so good. Listen now!!!

    No download available for the original, but here are two insane remixes.

    DEVolution - Good Love (Alesso Remix)

    DEVolution - Good Love (Dodge & Fuski Remix)

    15 Sep 2011

    The wait is finally over. Porter Robinson, the 19-year old producer from North Carolina, has finally released his long awaited SPITFIRE EP. I recently caught part of his phenomenal set at Electric Zoo, and Porter is pretty much unmatched in terms of the energy and creativity he brings to the decks. He is certainly one of the most talented new producers out there.

    This 6-track EP is one of the best I’ve heard, winding through the EDM genre circuit of Electro House, Dubstep, Moombahton and even Trance. The remixes from Knife Party, Downlink, SkisM, Kill The Noise and Mikkas are all incredible.

    The second track Unison and its Knife Party remix are by far my favorites. SPITFIRE has certainly set a new bar for producers everywhere. Wow, it’s just incredible.

    14 Sep 2011

    New Blood! Fake Blood has always been known for putting out some amazing records. His forthcoming Deep Red EP looks like it will keep the trend alive. All three tracks have got something cool to offer, though Voices is definitely my favorite of the bunch. The beginning of the record has this amazing backdoor jazz feel. As the gurgling ‘voices’ start to build up, Theo drops in some very Jack Beats-esque sounds. At the 1:30 mark… fuck. May not sound like too much coming out of your laptop speakers, but put that beast on a good system and you’re insides are gonna start doing a dance you never thought they could. Get ready to clean the pipes, haha!

    The fellas at Vacay have got the dl for Voices and Medieval off the EP along with some other incredible Vitamins from their EZoo experience, so go get your fix…

    13 Sep 2011

    I’m sure many of you have heard the absolutely tragic news that DJ Mehdi has passed away. My thoughts go out to his friends and family and the entire Ed Banger team. I had only recently begun to discover Mehdi’s amazing music and it’s a real tragedy that it his time has been cut short. Go listen to his music and celebrate his memory. RIP Mehdi.

    DJ Mehdi Live @ Mad Decent Block Party 7-30-2011 by maddecent