Le Castle Vania has never really taken any prisoners. In a musical landscape where the winds of change knock over the faint of heart or blow them into a field they cannot grow in, Le Castle Vania remains a steadfast entity who is remarkably true to his roots and more powerful than ever before.
The Prophication EP, out now on mau5trap, is a long time coming for the LA-based producer, and in a tongue-in-cheek naming of the title, is an indicator to an even bigger, badder release. It’s an immense piece of work; the four tracks each contain an explosive amount of sound engineering and layers, from live strings (done with the help of 300′s composer Tyler Bates) to rumbling bass lines.
You can read more about the EP after the jump:
Today we’ve got the premiere of Luke Million’s shiny new remix of “Deja Vu” by Moullinex. Luke Million remixing Moullinex is almost too much for our electroselves to handle. It’s a big room electro disco sound that harks back to a time before nu disco was even a thing…a time when this style of pulsating, driving dance music dominated our lives (a la 2009 era Grum & Lifelike). It’s a welcomed sound free of fluff but full of energy. We welcome this “Deja Vu” with open arms.
The “Deja Vu” EP is out now via Nurvous Records.
And if we can talk about Mr. Luke Million for a second (I mean, c’mon…that hair is certainly worth a mention just on its own) – be on the lookout for his upcoming “Midnight Galaxy” EP featuring two original tracks plus remixes by Poupon, Den Hetrix, Pete Herbert and the aforementioned Grum.
Our boy Betatraxx is back and ready to make some moves (and ready to make you move) . After a string of monster remixes (Wiz Khalifa, The Killers, Alt-J), Betatraxx has been going hard at the studio & is all set to release a brand new EP entitled “V”. Over the course of the next three weeks, the first three songs from “V” will be released once a week. Today we feature the first song from the EP, “Body Kit”. ”Body Kit” is a melodic & funky, hard hitting spiritual kick to the head that perfectly sets the table for Betatraxx’s exciting new EP. No labels. No bullshit. Free downloads. Be ready.
Our San Diego friends Dimeuhduzen have finally found a home for their new single ‘RNSSNS’ on Circuit Freq Records, a monster of a track already supported by the likes of Brodinski, Sound Of Stereo, Turbo Turbo and TJR. The track is full fledged barrage of industrial techno that stabs and strikes all the way to the bitter end. Listen below and pick it up today on Beatport!
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From living with no hot water or cell phone after a commercially unsuccessful first album to being named Rolling Stone’s “Best Secret Weapon” in 2011, writing eight #1 singles in the year alone, Bonnie McKee‘s career appears to be taking on new direction. As she bursts into the pop music scene for round two, business mixes with pleasure as her boyfriend Oligee (1/2 of Oliver) teams up with his musical other half, U-Tern, to remix her hit single, “American Girl.” The product of this talented power couple is a club anthem set to have you shuffling at the dance breaks and belting the lyrics when the chorus hits. The original by McKee is available to purchase on iTunes.
This song goes out to all the beautiful girls courtesy of Fool’s Gold Records and the Brooklyn production duo, Party Supplies. It’s nothing too complicated, then again, love doesn’t need to be. It’s the quintessential jam to help you groove down the street as all the gorgeous girls stroll past, and for the ladies, the perfect tune to compliment a good hair day. A confidence boost and pick me up all at the same time packaged up in a free download for your listening pleasure.
Aside from the 303 big room remix from Calvin Harris, the mysterious Aussie duo known as The Only have answered the call to taking Fat Boy Slim & Riva Starr’s summer anthem “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” and sending it through the festival meat grinder. The original’s funny vocal sample helps carry the tune along, but these boys put the emphasis back on the drop. Fans of Bingo Players, Felguk and Clockwork will be all over this one… grab the exclusive download below!
*Be on the look out for The Only’s new single “Back To The Program out Aug 16th, and their forthcoming remix for What So Not on Skrillex’s imprint OWSLA!
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First debuted in his mix for Diplo&Friends on BBC Radio 1xtra, our friend Valentino Khan‘s new tune, “Cavepaint,” goes into the Jurassic era with caveman chatter and enough pumping bass to feel like you’ve been hit over the head with a club. “Cavepaint” also comes along with a Trap VIP counterpart, where Valentino slows it down and brings in the real dinosaur bass. What is dinosaur bass you say? Only one way to find out. And make sure to catch Val’s upcoming remix for Felix Cartal out on Dim Mak in the next few weeks!
8/14 – Seattle, WA – Volume
8/16 – Las Vegas, NV – Body English at Hard Rock Hotel (w/ Luminox)
8/17 – Philadelphia, PA – SoundGarden Hall (w/ AC Slater)
8/22 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans (w/ Jesse Slayter)
8/31 – Denver, CO – Beta
9/6 – San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom
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Good buddy, and one hell of a producer, Mr. Option 4, fresh and hot out of Denver has just released his newest jam entitled ‘All the Girls’. It’s quite the deep-driving sound he’s known for, and if i didn’t know any better, the type of sound that really does get all the girls on the dance floor. Use this as a hidden weapon in your arsenal of dance tunes, its guaranteed to get the bodies moving.
I first heard this song earlier this week on KCRW here in Los Angeles and was so blown away by it that I had to break out good ol’ Shazam to find it’s maker. In my search I found that it comes from Chicago-born, DJ Colette, and is part of her forthcoming LP due out on August 27th via her own label, Candy Talk Records. Colette cites influence from the likes of Kraftwerk, Romanthony, and Africa Bambaataa for this free single which sonically highlights the vocalist/producer’s vocal range and Oizo-esque synth work. Grab it for free below. √+