Aluna Francis and George Reid struck a chord when they released their heavily anticipated original production, “Attracting Flies,” under their moniker Aluna George. Lurking in the background of all the instantaneous hype for this new track was a remix from the Harlem Shake sensation, Bauuer. Looking to shed the stigma behind his internet craze, Baauer steps up to the plate with a huge edit to the English electronic groups new single.
My biggest worry when I saw Baauer‘s name on the remix bill was that the vocals were going to get drowned out with his signature trap sound. He dispels my preconceived notions, though, with a more sophisticated bass sound that still maintains the Bauuer bounce we all know and love. Also set to take on “Attracting Flies” with their own renditions are Jamie Jones and S-Type. You can purchase this Bauuer remix at midnight tonight on Beatport, but Aluna George‘s debut album isn’t expected to hit stores until July 1st.
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Toronto’s deepest duo Art Department has transcended the spirit of Burning Man’s ‘Robot Heart’ into an original production with the help of Blud, Shaun Reeves (VisionQuest) and Damian Lazarus. The deep house kingpins are celebrating the infamous Burning Man camp – with a remix competition on hosted on beatport! Riding off an official remix for Azari & III, our Dim Mak friends VCO have stepped up to the task and have delivered a wave of techno atop a rolling basslin driving their version. Check it out below and VOTE for their remix! Plus, since VCO are veteran-burners, they figured “joining in this contest would be fairly fitting.”
The Leeds grown wunderkind Hot Since 82 just made our Monday. Riding celebrated support from releases on Get Physical and Moda Black, the rising UK producer debuted his follow up “Hot Jams Vol. 2″ on Noir Music, released today Beatport. The new EP features (4) stunning originals that take house grooves to the deep end and back again. Listen below, and download the 2-hour FREE Hotcast!
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To thank everyone for the support over the past year, the chart-topping duo WhiteNoize is giving away another great tune. The SF-based producers are known for their massive house tunes with a disco club spirit, and “Funky Sense” is no stray from their reputation. Don’t just take my word for it – these dudes have several tunes ranking in multiple Beatport charts right now. Let’s see how many geeks like me can hear the vocal in the track that was also part of sample used in MSTRKRFT’s live intro back in ’08. Enjoy!
Riding the beatport charts with their top-ranked tune “Insecure,” the SF duo WhiteNoize follow up with their SIDESHOW EP on (fitting) bay area label Guest House Music. The 2-track medley boasts classic west coast hip hop riffs, with vocal samples that tease in lyrics from Cypress Hill and Pharcyde. All in all, great funky house tunes yet again… listen below, and pick ’em up on Beatport!
Back in June, I was lucky enough to catch the Nobody Beats The Drum live show when they stopped in New York at Webster Hall, Governors Ball and the afterparty at the Brooklyn Bowl. To say I was impressed with their performance is definitely putting it lightly. Their set up is a fully integrated audio and visual experience. Rogier directs the visual elements that project on the screens that span the entire stage perfectly in time with Jori and Sjam’s mixing. The images range from bright and beautiful to dark and ominous, seamlessly enhancing their track selection. The result is captivating and incredibly refreshing and original. One of the tracks that not only made the crowd go wild but also caught my attention was “Natural Thing,” which they recently released as an EP (with some pretty decent remixes from The Subs, Rimer London, and Fellow) and also as a music video that is definitely worth checking out. Continue Reading
It’s been a year since Bart B More released the devastating single Traction, a chart topper in 2011 with massive support from such greats like Boys Noize, Zombie Nation and Tiga. With only hints at the remixes teased in his signature mixtapes, the Traction Remixes EP finally dropped today on Bart’s label Secure Recordings. If you thought the original was enough, the remixes are through the roof – including successfully eclectic versions by the German TAI (our favorite), Dutch Baskerville and Norwegian Funkin Matt. Check them out below, and don’t forget to support the Traction Remixes EP on Beatport!
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The Bloody Beetroots will always remind me of 2007 and 2008 when we really first immersed ourselves in the burgeoning Electro scene that Los Angeles harbored during that time. Bob Rifo has always been a musical genius. From his Timbaland remix to ‘Warp’ and now to his latest single, ‘Rocksteady,’ which had its first remix EP out today on Ultra Records, the Bloody Beetroots moniker has always garnered respect from the dance music community, and we’re happy to say that we’re still big fans of what Sir Bob is up to. That said, we’re delighted that Part 1 of the remix EP for ‘Rocksteady’ is top notch; with remixes from Dem Slackers, Mumbai Science, and fellow Italian Gigi Barocco. Dem Slackers has been kind enough to stream his remix for us on this release day, so have a listen to some quality Electro House below and pick up all 3 remixes on Beatport. Continue Reading