Just when you though one of the best tracks from everyones favorite Parisian was left for dead… our boy Valentino Khan has revived Gesaffelstein’s Bromance monster “Control Movement” and beefed it up for the main stage. Khan toured this year with The Bloody Beetroots and then recently with Skrillex, so this one has been heard far and wide… now its yours for FREE!
Coming off a huge tour w/ Zedd and Alex Metric, the LA rising duo Oliver follow up their finely tuned Mechanical EP with an all-star remix collection that casts their already-diverse originals in a stunning new light. Kicking off with a stomping, fan favorite mix of “Night Is On My Mind” by festival king Dillon Francis, Mechanical Remixes kicks into even higher gear with Nom De Strip‘s big room take on “Control,” before pulling a moody left turn with Tchami‘s bouncing funky house version of “MYB,” and closing out strong with a high energy remix of “Mechanical” by new young producer Values. Machine music on all levels!
2013 has been a huge year for English alternative band, “Scanners.” This June marked the release of their long awaited third album, “Love is Symmetry” on Dim Mak Records. To follow up, 5 songs on the album have been chosen for 8 remixers to give their interpretation on Scanners. First off the Ep is Fei-Fei’s remix of the title track. She takes the song’s energy up a few notches with her invigorating, bass-heavy style. Next, Carpenter Brut’s electro spin does something similar on “Control” by including a heavy rock influence. T.W.I.N.S then takes “Mexico” and adds an indie dance vibe, resulting in a fun, playful beat. Then, “State of Wonder” gets a “hard bass” remix by Zeskulls. The intro keeps the good-feel vibes of the original tune, but then takes a quick turn as Zeskull’s signature wobbles takes the driving wheel. The 5th remix on the EP is another remix of “Control” by Boots N’ Pants. As you listen to this remix, let your mind and body get carried away with this relaxing, deep house groove. The energy picks up again with the second remix of “State of Wonder,” a pumping electro-house track tailored by Kevin Focus. Following next is a creative, beat-intensive, drum n’ bass remix by Aeronautica. Their expert sound design adds a unique touch to this remix of “Mexico.” Finally, the Remix Ep ends on a great note with Hiroshima Twinky’s take on “Control.,” a beautiful piece that is easy to fall in love with.
Alex Metric continues to impress with a new remix of Empire of the Sun revealed today via his Soundcloud. Following up a successful pair of releases including his collaboration with Jacques Lu Cont titled “Safe With You” and a top remix for Foals‘ “Bad Habit,” Metric hits us with a feel-good remix of “DNA,” bringing me back to a 2008/2009 Indie Dance era. Not sure if this is official or not, but it should be. √+
Producers out there! Do you want a release on the infamous german electro/techno label “Maehtrasher” alongside death techno master Rob de large and some big name remixers?
No problem, we’ve got an exclusive remix competition lined up to let you show us what you can do… Remix one of Robs two originals, send a soundcloud-link per email to firstname.lastname@example.org(Deadline: September 10th) and the best remix of each of the two originals gets released. BUT WAIT – in addition to the remix, one of these two winners will get an original released on Mähtrasher Records. Rob de Large and label boss aUtOdiDakT will listen to every entry and personally pick the winners.
Luca has really stepped back from his Drop The Lime moniker to focus on Curses this year, and I have to say I’m happy about it. Bringing in deep, black basslines and heads down, hands up vibes, Curses shows a darker side to Luca that we just can’t get enough of. His latest work comes in the form of a remix for London-based Crystal Fighters‘ “LA Calling,” adding his Gotham Wave steez to the contrarily vocal and jovial original. √+
16 year old Lorde is taking the world by storm. Selling out her debut shows recently in New York and Los Angeles and selling them out again in massive venues in major cities this fall, the young singer/songwriter seems to be a prodigy of sorts, and everyone seems to get it. Hailing from New Zealand, Lorde will be releasing her debut album, Pure Heroine, this September, which is expected to top charts around the globe after she became the first solo female singer in 17 years to top Billboard’s Alternative chart. Crazy, right? Well, in honor of her adding more dates to her insanely popular tour upcoming, we wanted to showcase a pair of remixes of her hit track “Royals” that are not as good as the original, but very good nonetheless.
The first is from GDD™ homie, Jean Raw, who keeps an uplifting vibe — screaming for fun, daytime play.
The second is from UTRB (Until the Ribbon Breaks), who will be performing as a live band for all 8 dates of Lorde’s upcoming tour as direct support. This one is more of a reinterpretation than a remix, or as UTRB put it — a “reimagination.” Very pleasant and well put together.
Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo AKA The Bloody Beetroots ignited the dance music community this summer when it was announced that the gritty Dance Punk frontman had somehow found a way to team up with living legend Paul McCartney through mutual friend, Youth, in a London studio. The nearly unbelievable crossover single matches anthemic stadium rock riffs with Rifo’s inescapable dance mettle — a possible sign of the times for the rapid bridging of old and new music culture.
Before the highly anticipated release, however, Ultra is opening the door to some remixes of the album’s most buzzing track tomorrow, and GDD™ favorite Riva Starr has put together a raw, House’d up remix which we get to premiere for you today. Riva keeps Paul’s vocals in there (how could you ever take them away??) and throws in a nice bassline speaking to Riva’s SNATCH! style. Pick up the remixes tomorrow and get HIDE September 17th.
Wankelmut is a subtle star. It’s not common for DJs who sell over 1.3 million copies for an official remix on Sony and garner 100 million plays on YouTube to be “behind the scenes” so to speak, but it appears that Berlin-based Wankelmut doesn’t need a Billboard cover or a headline festival slot to keep doing what he loves. Back in January, Wankelmut released “My Head Is A Jungle” featuring Emma Louise, which was championed by Pete Tong and Annie Mac vigorously on BBC Radio 1 in addition to strong DJ support around the world. 8 months later, the big tune will be seeing a re-release on Positiva, featuring the original accompanied by 6 mixes including remixes from MK, Friend Within, Gui Boratto, Solee, and Kasper Bjorke as well as an extended Vocal Mix from the original producer. The EP will be released on September 15th, but until then, stream the MK remix as well as the original below.
Summer is in full swing, and after a huge 4th of July weekend what better than to keep the vibes rolling along with a new one from our GDD fav Viceroy! This time, the SF-based wonder churns out an official remix for Maroon 5‘s new single “Love Somebody.” This one reminds me of earlier indie-dance tracks we used to love from the likes of Grum and Fred Falke. Get your hands on it below!