Catching Up: Sweets of 2011

January 3rd, 2012

Posted by Scott Willats

        

So Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone, leaving the inevitable post-holiday sense of letdown in their wake. To lift the spirits a little, here’s a look back at the Sweets of the Week anthems that made 2011 memorable.


Posted three weeks ago: VLSONN‘s beast of a tune. Cop the EP amigo!

VLSONN – dx707: LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Dec. 9th Sweets: what more can be said of Zeds Dead? If 2011 is any indication of what 2012 will bring, we might be looking at a dynasty!

Zeds Dead – Ruckus The Jam: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Dec. 2nd: Possibly the biggest breakthrough of the year was this 21-year-old from Michigan. GRiZ is it!

Can’t Tell Me Nothing by Kanye West (GRiZ REmix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nov 25th brought us German prodigy Zedd‘s newest release. Getting a lot of love throughout North America with this one.

Zedd – Stars Come Out feat. Heather Bright: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nov 16th gave the “iPod song” a new identity

Caesars – Jerk It Out (Sawgood Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Remembrance Day had all the vets going wild with the latest from Blood Music’s LeBreton.

LeBreton – Ghoul: LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Nov 4th was Deadmau5 week … with “Aural Psynapse” being the treat of choice

Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Oct. 27th had Nico Jaar‘s newest on blast!

Sneaky Sound System – Always By Your Side (Nicolas Jaar Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Oct. 20th brought Bombs Away

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Bombs Away Dubstep Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Oct. 14th … it’s all Bassssss.

Ferry Corsten – Check It Out (Bassjackers Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Thanksgiving!!!! Shots to the head with this one.

Headshotboyz – Sweton: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 30th was all Killa Killa….

Easy – Heatshock (The Killabits Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 23rd had Toddla T in town

Toddla T – ‘Streets So Warm’ feat. Wayne Marshall & Skream: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 16th….where’s the Dillon at?!?!?

Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 9th … some Toronto swag. Poupon just might be the next big thing!

Poupon – Searching EP: LISTEN TO IT HERE


And that’s that. Can’t wait to hear what’s going to be dropping in 2012. I have a feeling EDM is going to hit even higher heights — and I’m stoked for it. Have a Happy New Year………………….xx


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Bombs Away!

November 1st, 2011

 

Posted by Scott Willats

October has passed. It’s back to reality and the cold months that await us. It’s hard not to get a tad depressed knowing that a good five months of winter are ahead, but for many of us that just means snowboarding, hockey and lots of vodka to keep us warm. And if should happen that you don’t partake of any of the aforementioned, I’ve grabbed a couple of tracks that will take you out of your misery for the time being.

The first is a relevantly new video from the boys of Bombs Away. This Australian duo are absolute wizards in the studio, and have a way of making some of the most catchy sounds with perfect hooks. I shared a couple of their songs recently, and today I’ll unveil a few more of their gems. Check ‘em out — I’m willing to bet you’ll be looking for a brand new Bombs Away T-shirt soon enough.

Thomas Hart (vocals/synth) and Sketch (guitar/vocals/DJ) aren’t your typical duo. Loud, brash and ready to rock, they are the perfect showmen. I hate comparing groups or artists, especially from the standpoint of personality, but Bombs Away are the Aussie LMFAO. They have a great way of entertaining the crowd, and nothing’s out of bounds for them. With tracks like these, the buzz is growing.

A tuff video to drop at the beginning of November, but remember: pool parties are only eight months away! A nicely even balanced track of heavy electro and top 40 pop. Oh, and there’s a little bit of eye candy, too.

Bombs Away – Super Soaker: WATCH IT HERE


Here’s a couple of remixes that I thought you might like checking out. The first is one of my favourite tracks of all time; as a kid in grade 7, I thought Coolio was the greatest rapper ever. It’s hard saying that with a straight face now, but to be naïve was a beautiful thing. Good times. The song still is a favourite of mine, and whenever it pops up on my iPod or on the radio I will never change it. Bombs Away took a song I thought was all but forgotten and put a dubstep touch on it. Judge for yourself, but I like it.

Bombs Away – Gangsters Paradise (Dubstep): LISTEN TO IT HERE


This is their take on Israel Cruz’s “Party Up.” A huge club track that will kickstart any event you’re playing at. A definite download.

Israel Cruz – Party Up (Bombs Away Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Lastly, a song that I already highlighted in that previous post — but it’s just too good to be left out if we’re talking about these guys. This remix has emotion, heart and energy. The perfect combo and an immediate fav — plus it’s free! The original isn’t bad, either.

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Bombs Away Dubstep Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Bombs Away!…………………xx

 


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Sweets of the Week

October 21st, 2011

 

Posted by Scott Willats

Broooooooooooooklyn!!!! A special edition of Sweets of the Week brought to you from Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York City. As you can imagine, I’m running around to every record store I can find to hear tracks I’ve never heard before to lay on a silver platter for you. So I won’t have a long post today, but with the treats I’m leaving you I doubt you’ll mind. Let’s do it.


New artist, and this track is sooooooooo incredibly amazing — bump at full blast and listen to the whole track, ’cause it keeps getting better all the way to the end. Griz baby!

GRiZ – Rock N Roll: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Next up is an Australian duo who keep impressing me with their style. Here’s the new one.

Gym Class Heroes - Stereo Hearts (Bombs Away & KOMES Bootleg Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


And I still can’t get enough of this banger. So big …

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Bombs Away Dubstep Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


And the rest: sweets that caught my taste buds …

A nice preview from the Swedish legend. At the 2:30 mark it gets gooooooing …

Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Remix) [Official Preview]: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Justice remixed by a dude who sounds like … Justice. What? Nice!

Justice – Horsepower (Soul Machine Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


And lastly a sick video from Adam Tensta. Monkey see, monkey do …

Adam Tensta – The Monkey (w. Spoek Mathambo): LISTEN TO IT HERE


I’m off to check The Knife Party, Japanese Popstars, AC Slater and Kill the Noise!

Keeping you up-to-date faster than a New York Minute……………xx


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