One of the UK’s best kept secrets, Eden Anderson aka Special Features, is on a path to international stardom with his trademark, melody-driven progressive house that is both emotionally moving and powerfully adrenalizing. Earlier this week, he marked his transition from a mega-remixer into a true producer’s role with his first solo original track, “Illusions,” released on the well-respected tastemaker label Big Beat Records.
We had a quick chat with the promising up and comer about the story behind “Illusions,” how he may want to be an astronaut, items on his bucket list, his future plans, and more. Check out Special Features‘ enlightening new track below and read the interview after the jump.
Our good mate BetaTraxx will be releasing a highly anticipated 4-track EP titled Mercury on the famed Big Beat imprint on the 25th of this month. The Los Angeles-based producer has included a couple of collaborations on the release, including “Out Of This World ft. Charles I” and the production that we are premiering for you today, “Get Static;” a joint effort from BetaTraxx and Danish producer Morten Breum that BetaTraxx called “a perfect combination of [their] two sounds.” He went on to explain that “often with collaborations the sounds can be a confused compromise between two producers trying be respectful of each others techniques, but with ‘Get Static’ everything just fell into place; with Morten’s Deep House vibe that he loves infused with my harmonies and mix choices, we just both liked it. Really that simple.” 2013 should be the biggest year for BetaTraxx yet; with a full album and live show in the works, we’re thrilled to see what the new year brings. √+
Earlier this week, we featured a new remix from our pal, BetaTraXx, for the ever-popular Indie Pop band, fun., and I mentioned that he’d be releasing another remix for the powerhouse label, Big Beat, in mid-May. Well, today we are fortunate enough to premiere that aforementioned remix, and leaving eloquence aside I can say that it’s very, very good. The release takes a percussive, almost breaky journey through the new single, ‘Arms,’ from Philadelphian singer/songwriter/babe, Christina Perri. ‘Arms’ features beautiful, powerful vocals and lyrics from Christina that BetaTraXx percipiently featured in the remix while simultaneously adding in an undeniable dance aspect. Pick it up on Beatport May 15th. √+
Compare the brilliance of BetaTraXx’s rendition to the original from Christina after the jump!Continue Reading
You’ve all heard it, and like it or not, this song is everywhere. I happen to enjoy the happy hit from the NYC-based American Indie Poppers, fun., and today our good pal, BetaTraxx, has released his hard-hitting remix of ‘We Are Young’ on Big Beat Records. We’re happy to hear that BetaTraxx is going to have a busy summer, with another remix coming out on Big Beat on May 15th, an EP coming out sometime in June, and of course, his massive Electric Daisy Carnival debut in Vegas next month. Big ups to ya bud!
There’s no doubt about it, Martin Solveig released one of the catchiest dance-infused songs of 2011. With only 70,000 more record sales to go, ‘Hello’ will be hitting platinum single certification in no time, and what better way to celebrate than heading out on tour and putting out another single featuring the lovely vocals of Dragonette‘s Martina Sorbara. ‘Big In Japan’ is the 4th installment of Solveig’s SMASH Web Series, and the music video directed by Tristan Seguela & Martin Solveig is entertaining to say the very least. This new single along with ‘Hello’ and ‘Ready 2 Go’ will be featured on Solveig’s forthcoming album, SMASH, slated for release in early 2012 on Big Beat Records.
North American Tour Dates:
11.9 Ann Arbor, MI – The Necto
11.10 Denver, CO – Beta
11.11 Las Vegas, NV – TAO
11.12 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
11.16 Miami, FL – LIV
11.18 San Francisco, CA – Ruby Skye
11.19 Los Angeles CA – Avalon Hollywood
11.20 San Diego, CA – FLUXX
11.23 Chicago, IL – Enclave
11.25 Montreal, ON – La Mouche
11.26 Washington, DC – Fall Massive
11.30 Atlanta, GA – Opera Atlanta
12.2 Boston, MA – Royale
12.3 New York, NY – Pacha New York