Porter Robinson nearly broke the internet earlier this month with the release of “Sea of Voices,” which comes as the first single from his much-discussed, DJ-defying album, Worlds, seeing release this spring on Astralwerks. It’s no secret, Porter’s creative process has changed with the production of the new record; producing and composing music that accurately illuminates his personal musicianship and taste rather than fitting the mold, so to speak, and making a record for the big room.
Remixes of the album, however, will surely tell a different story, and today, we’ve been given a listen to the maiden remix from Worlds from buzzing Interscope artist, RAC. Lending his signature Pop-infused sound, RAC uses light, bubbly synths and inviting guitar strums to carry “Sea Of Voices,” removing the M83-esque anticipatory build from Porter’s original while maintaining the integrity of the airy vocal. Listen to the beautiful remix below and pick it up on iTunes today.
Man, the Love Sublime EP release is just so perfect. Tensnake has lined up an unreal remix cast for the March 9th release, with Duke Dumont, Le Youth, Jonas Rathsman, and Ewan Pearson all contributing their styles on the already groovy original. The Duke himself posted up his rendition via Soundcloud this week, and it’s easy to tell that we’ll be hearing this many times leading into the spring. Mark your calendars, Tensnake will be bestowing his very much anticipated debut full length, Glow, on March 11th just in time for festie season √+
German vibe master, Tensnake, released his most recent EP, 58BPM/See Right Through, back in August featuring the lovely vocals of Fiora on both the A and B side of the Astralwerks release. A couple of months later, Astralwerks has recruited a great cast of remixers for each track, with Londoners Medlar and Toyboy & Robin each delivering excellent House renditions ready for the floor, while Tensnake pays an homage to the legend, Todd Edwards, with his own “Toddsnake” remix, using the innovator’s signature chopped arrangement for a great uptempo remake of his original. Have a listen to all three below and snag it over on iTunes. Continue Reading
Some of my most cherished memories will always be the train rides I took throughout Europe in 1998 & how “Moon Safari” by AIR served as the soundtrack to my journey. It’s one of the many occassions in which Astralwerks Records has brought joy to my life. This week marks the 20th anniversary of Astralwerks, a label that helped pave the way for electronic music in America to become what it has today. Astralwerks’ partnerships with larger European labels in the late 90s/early 2000s were pioneering, bringing in acts like Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim & Basement Jaxx from across the pond & turning them into household names in the States. Astralwerks has been paramount for dance music in America & the label is still at the top of its game twenty years later.
No label has ever made me feel as cool as Astralwerks did in the late 90s throughout the early/mid 2000s. During that time, the label continued to assist in the soundtrack to my life, whether it was the sounds of “Melody A.M” by Royksopp being able to fit any mood I was in or Basement Jaxx albums “Remedy” & “Rooty” supplying endless beats for countless dance parties or The Kings of Convenience remix album soothing me with its ultra chilled out vibes. Astralwerks during that time was always there for me & will always have a special place in my heart. And for that, Astralwerks, I say thank you and a very Happy 20th Birthday from Gotta Dance Dirty!
SELECTED WERKS (MY PERSONAL FAVORITES), AFTER THE JUMP…
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Good morning! Today’s news includes EDM’s Power Trio, EDC Las Vegas, Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Chip, and Guy Gerber. Stories and videos after the jump!