Posted by Scott Willats
Hola amigos! Happy Friday to all! I had a Thomas Edison moment the other day and thought I would share: I think it’s time to have a contest for all the independent DJs out there. I want to hear your mixes! Nothing is official yet, just thinking outside the box here, but I think it should be 10-minute mixes with whatever tune selections you choose, the best mix to be showcased on our site and posted throughout our social media networks. Again nothing’s written in stone yet, but it’s something for all you bedroom producers and DJs to think about. Let me know what you think — hit me up at @Sawstruck or on the bpm:tv Facebook page.
Excited? Good, because I have some sweets here that are definitely mix-worthy. Let’s get to it!
One of Sweden’s Rookies of the Year is back with a remix, and it’s exactly what you would expect: a big progressive sound made for stadiums. I swear, all the Swedish artists need to get together and do a joint tour. (And I need to copyright that idea.)
A week after I posted about his 52-songs-in-52-weeks challenge, ZHU releases an absolute beast of a remix for week 9. This time the West Coast electro whiz kid takes on a Canadian household name, and gives Lights‘ new track “Toes” a progressive trance feel. The result will be playing from The Hoxton to The Guvernment in no time.
Bart B More is more than just an up-and-coming DJ nowadays. The kid is official. Mr. Bart Van der Meer’s remix of Cubic Zirconia is the evolution of an anthem. Keeps it fresh and funky at the beginning to ease us in, only to take us to the absolute height of aggression at 2:00. A must-have.
FREE, FREE, FREE! Did I get your attention? Remember Caesars‘ almost cult classic track “Jerk It Out”? A couple years back you couldn’t watch five minutes of commercials without hearing this track. Well it’s reared its ugly head again — but this time its face is filthy. Sawgood has decided to add a few kicks and drums — plus a s**tload of attitude — to spice it up a bit. This track is so sexy you’ll be happy to jerk it out all over the dance floor. What am I talking about?
One thing I love is hearing an artist take on a song that’s in a completely different lane. I love seeing how the producer makes up for those pieces in the track that need to be changed. This one is a must-hear. I suggest you listen to Two Door Cinema Club’s original, and then check Feed Me’s version right after. Spectacular!
I’m a little tardy on this one, but it is without a doubt my track of the week. Le Castle Vania has been releasing some of the heaviest remixes over the past year, while staying pretty low-key. This is going to change all that. I’ve been in love with Kaskade‘s “Turn it Down” from the minute I heard it — that is, until I heard this. The ATLien takes what already is an arena anthem and turns it into the ultimate banger. Simply put, THIS IS HUGE! Check the footage of him dropping it at Escape from Wonderland. The audio is a little dodgy so be sure to cop the tune in all its 320 glory. Buy it!
Have a good weekend! Boys Noize next week. It’s going downnnnnnnnnn……………………….xx