Posted by Scott Willats
So what happened? Did Skrillex win a Grammy? No, please don’t answer that. The biggest sign of the EDM takeover isn’t the awards these artists are winning — it’s the sheer volume of buzz that gets uncorked when these awards go down. My Facebook and Twitter feeds were a veritable orgy of Skrillex and Deadmau5 praise on Sunday night, and that will always elicit a wry smile. But of course, congrats to Sonny for bagging three awards –and to all the other winners, too.
Let’s jump back into it, shall we? On Friday I was bemoaning what a slow week it had been for new releases, and the production gods must’ve heard, because on the weekend I came across an abundance of new tracks — enough material to be talking about for days. But It’s only Tuesday. Let’s just check ‘em out and discuss later. Highlights include Jacques Lu Cont, who is worth the price of admission to Coachella alone!
Today is the eve of Dillon Francis Day, which we’ll be celebrating by checking out his brand new EP. In the meantime, Dillon has a nice fresh remix for us. So sick!
Felix Cartal is a beast — always has been, always will be. Whenever there’s anything new from him, it’s instantly news. Cop this on Beatport asap.
After his huge night on Sunday, Skrillex served up a brand new joint with vocals. Seems about right. However this song is a litttttttle too emo for me.
Came across this thanks to Toddla T. It’s wibbly-wobbly-funky … catch-up? Naw, ketchup! Very tasty!
… and I have plenty more. But you neeeeeed to really hear these two tracks. Here we go!
Jacques Lu Cont also put out a pretty crazy mini-mix on Annie Mac‘s show last Friday. CHECK IT OUT if you have a chance.
And a visual, mais bien sur.
Should have clips of my encounter with Dennis Ferrer up sometime this week.