Lost in the recent history of electronic music is the era during the early to mid-2000s, when dance music had a true IDGAF attitude. DFA 1979, Gossip, The Faint, Le Tigre…these artists found a way to be edgy & trashy and still have fun while doing it. This mid-2000s electropunk sound took off where Electroclash left off & paved the way for the Bloghaus & Nu Disco movements that followed. And if there’s one artist who has found a way to channel it all & piece it all together with a modernized sound, it’s Jaded. Jaded’s new track “4000Hz” delivers the boom to the dance floor with a wild, punk attitude. “4000Hz” has the kind of edge that is sorely lacking from dance music today. It also has the drive, energy & attitude to fuel any crowd. With festival season upon us, Jaded have given us a monster of a stlyish tune right at the perfect time.
In the midst of the release of a widely praised debut album, mystery entity Karma Fields has come up with an innovative new way to fully experience the LP as a whole. With the masterful touch of visual artist Raven Kwok, Karma Fields’ album “New Age | Dark Age” is now a complete experience with the integration of a full album video. In the short period of Karma Fields’ existence, this type of sensory elevation is something that fans have quickly become accustomed to. With the full album video as a prime example, the marriage of sight & sound has become a signature element with what Karma Fields has set out to accomplish. Experience “New Age | Dark Age” in a whole new way.
And in an unexpected turn of otherworldly sexiness, Karma Fields has unleashed a breathtaking reconstruction of Janet Jackson’s recent song “No Sleep”. This is Janet Jackson like you’ve never experienced her before. This is Janet Jackson in another dimension.
Grabbitz burst onto the scene just about a year ago after remixing “Silent Pictures” by Deadmau5 and has been on a production tear ever since. Now based in LA, he’s garnered the attention of popular producers and even landed an original composition on CSI: Cyber. With a live show rearing to go he’s released a mid tempo masterpiece on Monstercat and it’s sure to trigger some complextro nostalgia from the Blog Haus days. Have a listen below and keep your eye out for his new record “Better With Time” out December 11th!
In case you did not know, I have moved to Berlin.
I am focusing on Curses when it comes to the clubs and Safer At Night, but primarily out here working on a full length under my own name less DJ oriented.
The departure from DTL has been a heartfelt one.
I’ll return one day, but my head is not there right now. I found myself going through all the unreleased tracks though, and felt it sad to leave them to the dust.
So….from grimy bass vibes to rockabilly surf bits –
I have uploaded a handful of these demos 2008 – 2013 for all of you to enjoy.
Fareoh just dropped a massive tune. A vocal masterpiece featuring Ethan Thompson, this one brings me back to the hay day of groove-inspired electro, and it’ll knock you off your feet. Great melody, huge production value, and a thoughtful barrage of sounds bring this one all together. Stream it below, and look out for more big stuff from Fareoh.
“I have been really exhausted by the lack of originality in the current state of EDM. I really wanted to step back and make something I saw as unique. My goal here was to make a true ‘song.’ In terms of unusual instrumentation, I recorded live guitar for this, as well as using a varied structure for the piece itself, as I see basic structure and replication of structure as one of the main problems with EDM at the moment.”
Queens, NY artist Dart Party poses the question “Are You In?” on his fantastic new single (featuring the talented Govales on vocals). If Dart Party is talking about an all encompassing track that’s a little bit House, a little bit Disco, a little bit Electro and a lotta bit Dance, then YES…we are in. This forward thinking, versatile Dance track shines beautifully with its shimmering, soulful vocals, making this the perfect track to dance your Summer nights away to.
If you ask any electronic music fan who has been into the scene since the mid to late 2000s, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t a fan of the Electro/French Disco sound that defined that era. Fast forward to 2015 and we find Brooklyn producer LEFTI paying homage to the big sound of that glorious era. LEFTI’s remix of “The Business of Emotion” by Big Data takes that pulsating Electro Disco sound and modernizes it with a dash of feel good Electronic Pop. Paying tribute to an era of music while still making it modern & fresh is not an easy task. But LEFTI delivers a fantastic remix that surely stands on its own (and one that will make those who longed for the genre-defining sounds of Yuksek, Justice & The Twelves to return very happy). Primetime remix.
The sounds of Los Angeles are strong on the new remix from L.A. producer BetaTraxx for L.A. duo Pr0files on their song “Forgive”. Pr0files once described the city of Los Angeles as sunny & twisted. The same can be said to describe this phenomenal remix by BetaTraxx. While the hypnotizing vocals give the song its shine, it’s the rework by BetaTraxx that gives the song its twisted, zombie Disco persona. The crisp, multi-layered production by BetaTraxx takes pieces of 90s, bass heavy Chemical Brothers, dirty, late-2000s Kavinsky & modern day Oliver-style Electro and molds them all together for one extra filthy remix. Crank this one all the way up & cruise around L.A. with the top down (while wearing all black, of course…because that’s the sunny & twisted thing to do).
From the depths of Los Angeles, the versatile #Future1Hundred DJ/producer Whiiite has taken the holiday spirit by storm with his annual Whiiite Presents Halloween bootleg pack. The bundle features hard hitting remix twists on classic Halloween theme songs, crossing genres from Dubstep, Trap, Electro, Downtempo, Melbourne, Bassline and more. This years class brings you the likes of Whiiite & ETC!ETC!, Peacetreaty, Kennedy Jones, Victor Niglio, Vaski, James Egbert, JAUZ, Sullivan King, and DotCom. Best part of all, their all for FREE download – so pull out those candy bags and get to grabbing!
TRACK LISTING: Whiiite & ETC!ETC! – Feed my Frankenstein Jauz – Jaws Theme Dotcom – Halloween Theme James Egbert – Thriller Victor Niglio – Ghostbusters PeaceTreaty – Put a Spell on You Sullivan King – The Exorcist Theme Vaski – The Walking Dead
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.