This week the second massive dance compilation from Global AIDS Fund organization (RED) was released, with many of dance music’s biggest names coming together to add their tracks and remixes to an album whose profits go towards helping end the AIDS epidemic around the world.
Dance (RED): Save Lives 2 sees the likes of big-league names like Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, R3hab, Tommy Trash, Benny Benassi, Tiesto and Deadmau5, along with a fine selection of trendsetters like Jesse Rose, Kaytranada, Gorgon City, Baauer and RL Grime.
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Last week Deadmau5 got the internets all astir when he announced he would be leaving twitter for good, and in the same breath dropped a few previews of his up and coming tracks on soundcloud. While we mourn the loss of one of our favorite twitter personalities, we can’t wait to get a listen to what Joel has in store. Lucky for us LEVI seemed to be one of the few who got a jump on the mau5′s “Drop the Poptart” preview and produced one hell of a bootleg.
Everyone in New York is busy getting ready for the Ed Banger 10th Anniversary tonight and to celebrate there has been a lot of really great french producers giving music away for free. LEVI is no exception. I just stumbled upon his most recent ‘Le Code’ EP and it’s a slice of hard electro-progressive heaven. I hear something new with every listen and it’s complexities and orchestral stylings easily show LEVI’s classical upbringing.
As a bonus for all you Ed Banger die-hards out there, FACTION, a hard electro duo that LEVI is a part of with Boston based artist Kenny Gray, just released this dope remix of Busy P, also for free download!
Back in the early 2000s, when Trance & Progressive House ruled the day and illegal raves were morphing into promoted festivals, “UB Devoid” by Way Out West was one of the big guns in every DJ’s repertoire. It was dark, heavy & emotional and could hypnotize any festival crowd. Fast forward more than a decade & we find our good friend Pat Lok breathing new life into the Progressive House classic. Pat Lok’s modernized version eases back on the tempo but still lets loose with emotion. Pat balances nicely between dark Disco & throwback House while still maintaining a Progressive feel…just enough Progressive fire to fit nicely into a Timo Maas, Paul Oakenfold, Sander Kleinenberg, X-Press 2 or Sasha & Emerson DJ set from yesteryear. A beautiful modern throwback…
Following up on his Big Beat Records debut, “Illusions,” and an official remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Only You,” the UK’s rising star, Special Features, has released the full preview of his outstanding remix of The Aston Shuffle’s “Can’t Stop Now,” due out September 16th via Casablanca Records. By applying his signature progressive house sound to the already proven anthem, he brings new life the track with melodic fluidity accompanied by strong, driving rhythms and a pulsing side-chained bass line. Have a listen below.
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Melodic progressive house with a great indie vocal? Yes, please! Pierce Fulton is back with this latest remix for Australian indie rockers Atlas Genius. His take on “Symptoms” is uplifting and inspiring yet beautifully tempered by the intelligent vocals of the original. Take a listen below and grab it for free download today!
One of our favorite Aussies has just written his main stage answer to the summer. The man, the myth Wax Motif has yet again created a monster; this soars into a buildup only to then let you flail across a grinding and winding bassline through the entire track. The cosmic-like breakdown then lets you catch your brain before then pushing you out into a melodic finish. Definitely worth the FREE download below….
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Our good buddy Ryan Lofty has taken quite a bit of time off from his busy schedule to encapsulate some of his favorite sounds perfect for the upcoming summer. He doesn’t stop there, almost every track in the mix is a slight edit of his own, putting his own signature touch on big room & prog house classics. This mix is not for the faint hearted nor the casual listen, so get ready to tear the walls down.
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It is rare that I stumble outside of my ‘disco’ realm, and even weirder when i fall into ‘progressive house’. Mainly because of the lack of creativity, the lack of funk, and serotonin builds and drops that are normally associated with the genre just seem cheesy to me. However, I met a new friend the other day who has shown me otherwise. Space Natives creatively blend a multitude of interesting sounds that culminate together like a magical puzzle creating a truly special vibe. They utilize a lot of extremely unique tones, almost experimental, yet it works. To me, they’re breathing new life into the genre, and its truly something worth appreciating.
Check out The Void, the premiere track of the galactic-ly fresh LA-based duo Space Natives. Don’t let the name fool you, this is a track bursting at the seams with reminiscent melodies, uplifting progressions and soaring retro leads that quickly combine into an all out banger. They have been nice enough to let this one go to the fans for free and it is quite the special treat. Be on the lookout for their killer live show along with an upcoming album released later this summer.
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Following up on his first solo original release, Illusions, out on Big Beat Records, the budding producer/DJ out of the UK, Special Features, comes through with his progressive house remix of Ellie Goulding‘s “Only You.” With this latest offering, he flexes his expert remixing skills while applying his signature, melody-driven sound that melds perfectly with Ellie’s distinctive vocals. Check out the remix below and keep an eye out for more Special Features to come.
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