So remember Feed Me – the lovely British fellow who signed to Deadmau5‘s Mau5trap label? You know, the guy whose beats are so fat you leave the club full and needing a cigarette? Yeah, that guy.
Well, it’s been a while since we heard from him. There was the Escape from Electric Mountain EP back in the winter, which was out of control. But since then he’s been pretty quiet.
But no longer! Dude is back — and dude is deadly.
What he’s made is a little guest mix for BBC Radio 1′s Annie Nightingale. Except there’s nothing “little” about it. This is 23 minutes of purest pleasure. He has not forgotten any of his technique — in fact, he’s enhanced his style a bit. His mixing ability is second to none, and the track choice … well, you’ll see.
Something to get you through your Thursday: FEED ME in da mix!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The end of what can only be considered a slow week in terms of new releases. Hey, they can’t all be winners, right? Sometimes you have to wait a week or two — and in the end, that new track you uncover is all the more Sweet.
I am, however, running into Dennis Ferrer tonight, which I am super stoked about. So I figured this would be the perfect time to reminisce on some of the goodies he’s delivered over the span of his career. This is the man who became the face of EDM in 2009. While the mass audience was going crazy for David Guetta‘s “Sexy Bitch,” Dennis Ferrer had the night owls on the floor till the sun came up in the red room baby! He created a cult following, and that cult is still alive and kicking. We’ve been aching … no, dying for some brand new DF. Tonight, with luck, we’ll hear some new joints.
So let’s take a look at the man of the moment, and then enjoy the sweets.
We’re going to get to the anthems eventually, but it’s these first two tracks that really define Dennis. He’ll take a simple looped melody and make it darker, balanced against other elements that brighten it up. The best part is that he keeps the rhythm at such a level of anticipation that you don’t even know it’s happening.
If you liked that, you’re going to love this one. It can either sound to you like a huge clash of percussion, or the perfect underground symphony. Obviously, I choose the latter. Released in 2007, “Destination” is one of those tracks that the Ferrer cult adores, but that wins over non-believers as well. It’s like Tango on E
My boy ZHU is on a rampage right now. There’s a quick teaser out for his documentary, and if the minute-long trailer is any indication of what to expect, it will be a treat. On the production side, he’s still plugging away at the 52 to ZHU project, and he’s not slowing down.
I can’t speak for ZHU, but I have a feeling the two of us share the same respect for Wolfgang Gartner‘s music. As I have posted earlier, I’m in love with Gartner’s newest, “There and Back” — and guess who decided to put his own spin on it? Playing off the right elements and adding his own special Mace Windu-style Jedi touch (much as he did on “Spacejunk”) ZHU takes us There and Back and There again with his remix. Cop it!!!!!
Today, Mau5trap drops one of their most anticipated EPs. Feed Me‘s Escape From Electric Mountain is exactly what you’d expect of a Mau5trap release: clean, polished and next-level lunacy!
The crunchy sound you’re familiar with isn’t as prominent, but still evident. Most impressive, though, are the tracks that stray from the sound we usually associate with Feed Me. That huge bass and glitchy pop doesn’t take centre stage on a track like “Relocation,” and what you hear instead is a sound not unlike that of label creator Deadmau5. That might be disappointing, at first, to those of you expecting to hear Feed Me’s signature sound — but I think you’ll be very pleased with what he manages to accomplish on some of these progressive songs. And if not … well, a track like “One Click Headshot” offers everything you’ve come to love from this London native.
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!
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!
The weekend was an absolute hit. From Gartner to Skrillex to the Round Table Knights, Toronto was hit with a storm of treats this weekend — and great music was blessed with great crowds.
I’ll try to post what I heard about these events because I wasn’t able to make them all. I’m also going to be hyping the Porter Robinson concert at Webster Hall in New York that I’ll be attending on Friday as well. Between this and the Amsterdam Dance Event 2011, which our producers Middy and Dec and our friends at DJ Times are covering later this week, it’s a busy time — and bpm:tv has got you covered on all corners of the globe. What can I say? We’re international, baby!
Sooo with all that noise I’m going to keep the dialogue to a minimum today, because I have a boatload of tracks for you to pick up. Don’t forget to bookmark, and if you want to see me focus on a certain issue, genre or artist, always feel free to send me a shout at email@example.com.
Everything Jack Beats touches is gooooold…even Beyoncé. (check out the Skream remix also)