This week we see the continuing evolution of bassssssss, as Feed Me and Gemini team up on “Whiskers.” Even heavier and nastier is the newest remix from Adventure Club, who are quickly becoming big dawgs in the dub world. So what if nearly all of what they put out is remixes? All of them are fire. This remix of Foxes‘ “Youth” might just be their best yet. Like I said, heavy!!!!
We also had the release of Steve Aoki‘s “Ladi Dadi” remixes, featuring some of our favourite artists. But the highlight of the week had to be the return of Bob Sinclar. It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything new from Sinclar — so long I’d practically forgotten he used to hold a top five position on the DJ Mag 100. But on the evidence of these two new tracks — both fun and easy on the ears — I have a feeling that come the middle of summer he’ll be headlining once again at all the big events.
By the way, WMC 2012 in Miami is just around the corner; look out for some announcements next week. Keep it locked!
An endless supply of big tunes and bigger anthems this week — and to top it off, we have one of my top five dead or alive DJs giving us a sneak preview of his brand new single, which is, simply put: Bad. Ass. With this much quality and quantity there’s no point delaying. Every one of these tunes is download-worthy, so be sure to pick them up asap!
This first release is available on Beatport. The vocals by Kelli Sae are reminiscent of Robin S, but with a modern touch. Cop this!
Freshly pressed. Listen, I don’t know why it’s taken so long for a combination like this to happen. Rap and dubstep together for a whole album? Once this starts to take off the world as we know it will melt!
If you knew about this song or about Hype Jones before this week, then kudos to you! I, however, have just discovered the artists who put together this immaculate dub version of the popular Enrique tune. The best way to do a remix is take a song completely out of its genre and make people love it who would otherwise hate it. Mission accomplished!
It’s no secret that I think Wolfgang Gartner is not from this planet. I have yet to hear a track from him that I don’t like. I have yet to see or hear of him having a bad set. Simply put, I love him. Everybody has a producer who hits the right spots in every possible way; for me (and for millions of others), Wolfgang Gartner is that dude. He dropped off a preview of his newest track last night and……um……hmmmm……..it’s f***ing perfect!
Our boy Pretty Lights is back with a new video. Enjoy!
This is a seriousssssssss performance. Think about all the DJs he’s got behind him, and he’s ripping it without a care. The first track is The Hacker – Shockwave (Gesaffelstein Remix), and even as we speak I am searching every inch of the web for it! Huge!!!!
The festive time is approaching, and with the holiday season comes the annual barrage of year-end reviews. I’ve been seeing a lot of blogs posting their top 10 DJs or top 10 songs of 2011. I’m always torn when I see these posts. One the one hand, as a fan I’m always cheering for my favourite artists to make the cut. On the the other hand, it seems absolutely ridiculous that only 10 tracks or artists could possibly rank as the best of the year.
I was talking to a fellow electro head the other night who told me he loves our “Sweets of the Week” posts because they place a great deal of importance on variety. Exactly! Every week, I try to deliver six or eight of the most original-sounding new tunes. Can u imagine if I just took ten from the whole year? Impossible.
Anyways, as you can see, I’m rambling a bit — because at the end of the day, I still do like these year-end reviews. The question is: do you? I have a couple of ideas for the coming weeks. In addition to new tracks, in each post I’ll be dropping a song or two from this past year that should be remembered. However, if you are a fan of the top 10 format let me know — and tell me who you think should be on the list — and we’ll make something happen.
Until then, some tracks found over the weekend that I think you’ll enjoy …
A friend of mine organised an Adventure Club concert in Sudbury a couple of weeks ago. Apparently it got a little out of hand: unconfirmed eyewitness accounts suggest Leighton may have been running in his birthday suit through the Holiday Inn. This track caused a similar reaction in my house this weekend … and that’s all I’m gonna say. Emily Haines, u so fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!
Brand spanking new. I’m a huge fan of DJ Kue, especially his B.O.B and Lady Gaga remixes. This is another track for the masses. Sometimes you gotta play this at the venue, and most of the time you end up liking it more than you wanted to. Trust me, this is a banger.