Remix contests can be a lot like that movie AVP: Alien vs. Predator: whoever wins, we lose. Not only does the sheer quantity of entries make it difficult to find the quality (especially as a blogger), but by the time the winner is declared, most of us are burnt out on hearing the same stems used over and over again (extra credit: can you name me the winner of the Beatport-sponsored “Latin Fever” contest without looking?). Then you have 16-year-old Madeon from France, who Rob Swire crowned the victor of Pendulum’s “The Island” remix contest. Listen to Madeon’s unique style of feel-good call-and-response disco pop and I’m sure you’ll agree that this youngster is no one trick pony. Stream an original and remix of The Killers directly from our site and be sure to check out the rest of his work on soundcloud.
• Spencer & Hill – LESS GO! (Porter Robinson Remix)
Speaking of teenage electro prodigies, here’s the latest from Porter Robinson if you haven’t been minding those Beatport charts.