We’ve been long time supporters of our good friend BetaTraxx, an L.A. producer who’s always been able to stay one step ahead when it comes to producing quality techno + electro. Following a similar philosophy as Boys Noize, BetaTraxx doesn’t set out to make cookie cutter, DJ-friendly, conventional dance music. He challenges himself to produce music that sets itself apart from the mainstream and, in the process, has come up with his own classical-inspired, synth-heavy brand of techno + electro.
Fresh off his “Rocktronica” collaboration with Chuckie & the one & only Slash, we find BetaTraxx showing off more of his diversity with a couple of genre hopping remixes of Wiz Khalifa & The Killers. Big artists. Big remixes. BetaTraxx knows how to have fun with the big boys! Grab the two FREE downloads below and get loose.
Louis La Roche’s latest + greatest song is a rework of the 1985 classic “Say I’m Your No. 1″ by Princess. LLR takes the RnB jam from yesteryear and flips it into a peak time disco charger. It’s high energy, it’s highly addictive and it’s free!
Grab the free download below + boogie like you’re No. 1!
The message is simple + the delivery is electrifying. Tesla Boy teams up with London crooner Tyson to ask the question “Do you want to dance?” And the answer is…most definitely. It’s that hot + heavy kind of dancing where you get just close enough to someone, you’re barely touching them. You can feel your breath on each other as you mirror one another on the dance floor. ”Broken Doll” is a dark + sexy electrosensual jam that will surely get your engine running on the dance floor and beyond.
Tesla Boy’s fantastic new album ’The Universe Made of Darkness’ is out now via iTunes. [HERE]
Our NYC brethren, The Knocks, just dropped off their newest mix just in time for all the debauchery I know you loyal readers have planned for this weekend. It has just the right amount of spirit and funk to keep ya dancing all day & night long. UHMERIKA NUMBER ONE!
Out now is the latest from Le Castle Vania’s label Always Never Records, an amazing and multi-faceted six track EP from Miami based producers SLDGHMR. I’m really impressed – there’s not a whole lot of young American producers that have finesse and versatility in delivering an EP that progresses from barreling techno to indie/nu-disco type stylings whilst maintaining a sound true to their artistry.
I’ve always appreciated Tesla Boy for taking their dark disco & new wave influences from decades past and modernizing them into a sound they’ve been able to call their own. They’ve taken an 80s-style approach to their sound and updated it with an edge that new wave & synth pop from that era was sorely missing. Their latest track “M.C.H.T.E.” harks back to early INXS (particularly “Original Sin”) with the addition of that definitive Tesla Boy bounce. That added punch alongside some big percussion & always-stylish vocals on “M.C.H.T.E.” should be plenty to get Tesla Boy’s faithful fans fired up & ready for their forthcoming new album. Time to get excited!
Tesla Boy’s new album “The Universe Made Of Darkness” is out worldwide on May 21st.
[Photo by Joe Wehner]
Spring can now officially begin. The new aRod SpringGlo 2013 Mix is here to set the mood for the entire Spring season. From deep disco to indie-electro, from big disco to UK + deep house, this mix runs the gamut on all your favorite genres. Lustful, sleazy, bouncy vibes from the MASSIVE track list (incl. Villa, Kastle, Russ Chimes, Classixx, Ali Love & Breach, just to name a few of the fantastic many). ENJOY.
One of the biggest dance tracks of 2013, “Comet” by Hey Champ, gets the remix treatment from everyone’s favorite German, Justin Faust. Herr Faust takes the indie-dance anthem and fittingly gives a track named “Comet” some spacey, orbital shine. It’s the kind of dreamy synth sounds that makes one long for the return of 2009 Dreamwave à la VEGA.
Justin Faust’s shimmering remix of “Comet” is available as a free download. Take a ride…
My good friend aRod and I have selected 10 tunes this week for your listening pleasure. We went pretty eclectic as per usual with any Dirt, so download them individually or download both zips for the whole enchilada. Happy Dirt day folks.
<3 J + A
Our nearby friends Ese’ & Zain have served up a double-feature on fellow San Diego natives Hyena – delivering two versions of their new original “Wander” (which features Dave Keuning of The Killers). The ‘Rave With A Broken Leg’ Mix is fit for the big room favor, pounding anthemic chords on top of a stabbing bassline. The ‘Smoove But I Can Move’ Mix’ is more light hearted, dancing an almost steel drum-like lead atop the haunting melodic vocals. Grab them both for FREE below!
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