Not too many producers have a remix resume like Stuart Price. Whether it’s under his given name or his Jacques Lu Cont/Thin White Duke/Paper Faces monikers (to name a few), Mr. Price has put together some of dance music’s best remixes over the last 15+ years. His stretch of remixes in 2002 to 2003 when he remixed Felix da Housecat, The Faint & Madonna b2b2b has to be considered one of the greatest ever. Over a decade after that unparalleled stretch, he still has the magic touch delivering another finely crafted remix of London Grammar’s “If You Wait” under his Jacques Lu Cont alias. In classic JLC style, he reels you in with pulsating beats & soaring vocals then elevates the energy levels for a heart racing, heart melting finish.
Euphoria levels: HIGH.
Since it is technically a Thursday, what better song to do a throwback with than one of the biggest songs of the Bloghaus era: “Rave Is King” by Fukkk Offf. Back in 2008, “Rave Is King” was dirtying up dance floors everywhere…whether it was a house party or an illegal warehouse, if you got a chance to chant the chorus to “Rave Is King” then your night was considered a success. Fast forward to 2014 where excitement levels are electric as this Bloghaus classic gets revisited. Fukkk Offf themselves offer up a sinister new re-edition of the track while Moonbootica, Modek, aUtOdiDakT & PWNDTIAC each offer up 2014 versions of their own. This motley group of gritty, sleazy, tripped out remixes has something for everyone. IT’S ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND OVERDRIVE ALL OVER AGAIN.
RAVE IS KING.
“Rave Is King” Re-edition/Remixes are out now [BUY].
Yesterday, Arty released the remix package for his single, “Up All Night” featuring Angel Taylor, that includes renditions from Lenno, MANIK, and Slander. In celebration of the release, we’ve picked up Lenno’s offering that brings an electro-disco sound to the single that’s the first taste of Arty’s forthcoming debut album. Purchase the remix pack on iTunes or Beatport, and check out the official “Up All Night” music video after the jump.
“Here We Go” is the aptly titled new track by our good friend Betatraxx. With its cheer punk chants & festival style energy, “Here We Go” is the perfect track to get your rave revved up & ready to go. As a producer’s producer, Betatraxx is always testing the boundaries of genre, never afraid to add droplets of Bass, Acid, Trance & House whenever & wherever he so chooses and just as he does here on his new original track. ”Here We Go” is a refreshing blast of genre bending future Electro.
Grab the free download below & get your rave engine started!
We all know Pharrell has been on the hot streak this year, and his recent collaboration “Aerosol Can” with Major Lazer has only fueled that fire. BUT – Tom Haverford would ask… is it a banger? The Miami native Damaged Goods has created the answer to that question with his newest remix. DG takes Pharrell’s witty vocal and sends it straight for the main stage with heart pounding drums and a pummeling bassline fit for the festival circuit. Listen and grab it for FREE!
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Bixel Boys are E V E R Y W H E R E, currently getting their #FREELIFE merch donned by the “swaggiest” of music folk from Lil Jon to TJR to Baauer and everyone else you follow the Instagram of. Well… good news: the much coveted merch is finally available for us #normies to wear via a very clever contest which you can read about on their website: bixelboys.com. Oh and by the way you don’t WIN it you EARN it because this shit is made of 100% bonafide Bixel magic thread AKA if you wear it you will probably become famous or a unicorn or both I don’t know you should probably just try EARNING it though right? I mean.
As if that weren’t enough for you to get excited about, das brüder bix have also remixed Thomas Newson on the famous Armada Music imprint, it’s their perfect and saucy little recipe:
Heap of Techno Leanings
Scoop of Big Room, cheesiness removed
100% Pure Vibes, for coating
You can listen to the track below and obviously go Follow Bixel Boys on Social Media if not for any other reason than they’re really good at it: BB on FB / BB on IG AND if you want to settle for a little less than a rare #FREELIFE jersey you can buy their other merch here: BIXEL BOYS MERCH
I’ve always been a massive fan of Miike Snow and will never forget seeing them at Coachella back in 2012. Well, Christan has seemed to do what almost no one has done before, and play Coachella with 2 different groups. The latter being his new project with Style of Eye, entitled Galantis. For those that do not know, Galantis is a super group from Sweden with big room electro on the palate. Definitely hints of the infectious hooks we got so accustomed to back in the Miike Snow days. Don’t miss these guys out in the desert this weekend, as they put on quite a show!
See them Saturday 9:35 – 1035 at the Gobi Stage
The collaboration between Craig Williams & Charles I is a pairing of two highly skilled production maestros with great heads of hair. The two L.A. based producers (Craig by way of Sydney) are craftsmen when it comes to making electronic music. Each has a diverse style but both have excelled when it comes to producing gritty Electro & after hours Techno. Craig Williams & Charles I’s new “This Is It” EP lives up to that reputation. The opening title track is a late night warehouse track with the perfect amount of glossy bass & energetic effects to pump up any 4am crowd. The peak time track on the EP is “Increase The Doses” driven by its dynamic synth work & scintillating percussion. The closeout track, “Work”, is a deep Techno workout capped off with brassy Electroclash vocals – a most fitting bookend to this dark, sweaty, super stylish EP.
The production is multi-layered & brilliant, each track is memorable & outstanding and the artwork is badass – THIS IS AN EP NOT TO BE MISSED. “This Is It” EP is out now via Discobelle Records.
Looking for a bit harder indie-electro version of The Knock’s catchy anthem ‘Comfortable’? Well, look no further. Ben Negative has put his personal spin on the track, receiving heavy support from The Knocks boys themselves. Listen to this one with headphones; your puny labtop won’t do the roaring, rolling bass any justice.
Always Never chaps SLDGHMR & Crywolf made their individual moves out to Los Angeles late last year; when you become roommates with a fellow musician, let alone one you share a label with, beautiful musical babies being created is a sort of inevitable result. If you’re a fan of Le Castle Vania’s electro-based label, of Crywolf’s emotive take on crashing progressions and knack for floaty female vocals, or of SLDGHMR’s powerful techno stabs then you’re gonna love their new collaborative effort.
‘We Could Be Heaven’ is available for free download. You can grab it here and if you dig it be sure to check Crywolf’s new EP, out on Always Never soon.