With an “EDM” landscape full of similar sound acts, Galantis is a welcome breathe of fresh air. Despite their branded over-night success, they’re anything but, crafting hits well before “EDM” was a thing and you were still in high school dating cheerleaders. Last night, Galantis premiered their “Runaway (U & I) single on #BetaBPM (to much fanfare) set to release October 5th. The offering serves as the first single to their forthcoming album with no release date just yet. Stay tuned to this space.
Some new Thomas Jack for ya’ll, it’s been a minute that he’s dropped a remix, and I don’t blame him, travelling the world and selling out shows, can keep one busy, but after a gig in Mexico, the Aussie was inspired by the beach of Tulum to remix Ben Sollee’s “Letting Go” and the bass on this bad boy is a first for the man, but it’s infectious! I’m currently on my first listen, and I’m already anticipating running it right back, the mystery behind the sound will keep you on your toes, the percussion sounds like they were inspired by an old Mayan tribal ceremony, this is def a must listen and a must download!
That’s my cool when I can’t take it off, the Swedish rapper Adam Tensta popped up on my Twitter newsfeed pushing his latest release “World On Fire” produced by Mr Carmack, and on some rude boy ish, this track is fire. Different from the Tensta sound I’ve grown to love, “80’s Baby” being my favorite, for a second I felt like he could’ve been the next Kanye, his sample game was on point, and his flow and delivery was mad refreshing, but I’m not mad at him for a darker record, it fits with the times, and it’s not lie, the world is on fire. This is a must listen and a must download!
Few artists can pull off a quality mashup nowadays. It seems as though those times are over or, at the very least, numbered. Most of the glorious mashup DJ’s from the turn of the decade recognize this and are attempting to transition into original pieces. Sadly, few make it. However, EDX, a master of the original track trade, comes from the other side of the spectrum. Perhaps that’s why he can craft songs like “Latch For Life” and get away with it. The guy has a knack for these mashups so lend this track an ear. And for the snobby folks who refuse to consume inbred works, tune into my favorite Latch remix by Teemid.
There is no doubting that Skrillex puts on one of the most intricately executed, high octane live shows in the world. Anyone who’s seen a Skrillex shows knows the feeling. From the marquee festival performances at the likes of Coachella and Governor’s Ball to a double-header affair at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, the infamous Mothership Tour took this past summer by storm. Featuring Skrillex and his thick crew of supporting acts, the Mothership Tour brought Skrillex to fans atop a laser-armed, 25-foot spaceship, in one of the most ambitious live dance music acts around today. In tandem with his forthcoming performance at Austin City Limits later this month, the OWSLA head honcho is dropping a short documentary detailing each step in the highly collaborative creative process of bringing the Mothership to life.
Produced by Red Bull Media House, Let’s Build A Spaceship: Skrillex Mothership Tour 2014 gives fans an inside look at what the LA-based superstar and his top-notch circle of artistic teammates put into putting on one of the most in demand shows of the year night after night. Immediately following his streaming performance at ACL on October 11th, the mini-doc will be available to stream exclusively via Red Bull TV. Available on nearly all digital media streaming platforms, Let’s Build A Spaceship takes fans deeper into the work behind the Mothership experience.
As one of the most prolific performers in the world continues to push the envelope, the upcoming short film gives fans a look at the laughs, the highlights, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of what went into Skrillex’s most impressive feat of excellence yet.
Though Dash Berlin and Jay Cosmic‘s newest reinvention of “Here Tonight” replaces thundering house bellows with chiming guitar chords and sweeping percussion, the acoustic release stays true to the binding thread of both versions; “Here Tonight” highlights Collin McLouglin’s vocals in a stripped down, fresh new take on the We Are track. Accompanied with a music video release, the acoustic take on “Here Tonight” flourishes as the soundscape behind a walk through Los Angeles’ most elegant city spots and glimpses into memories of a telling romance.
Still buzzing off the success of Axwell’s remix of “Tokyo By Night” and his impending original mix, Hook N Sling has turned his attention to Lana Del Rey. Originally released as part of the songstress’s third studio album, “Ultraviolence” has been reimagined and primed for electronic music’s biggest stages. Orchestral chords begin the proceedings as Lana’s vocals come into the fray and build stamina towards the plateau, which is made up of an equal mix between melodic undertones and aggressive synths. The remix marks the Australian’s first interpretation since taking on Empire of the Sun’s “Celebrate” and is a worthy addition to his discography.
News recently broke that UK bass veteran Flux Pavilion was entrusted with an official remix of Star Wars’ famed “Rebel’s Theme.” The iconic film franchise is being revived by Disney with a number of side projects and sub-stories, and it seems even the film’s scoring is being updated a little bit. The forthcoming Star Wars reboot is slated to begin at the end of next year, however with Flux crowd testing his latest material on fans, we can get a brief inside scoop on what he has been working on.
In the video above, Flux Pavilion is mid-set when we brings in the famous theme music. Keen sample work is wired into a whirling synth that builds into a growling break of rattling, metallic bass hits as Flux shows off what he does best. Check out the video above and get your first taste of what you can expect both Flux Pavilion in the future and the newest coming edition of the Star Wars franchise.
Finnish trance duo, Super 8 & Tab have been a staple of the Anjunabeats roster in recent years, with contributions on other heavyweight labels like Armada, Garuda and others. They recently announced their sophomore artist album “United”, the follow up to the critically acclaimed “Empire” for release later this month on Anjunabeats. In conjunction with the album, they will be heading out on tour that hits a few cities in Asia and Europe before sweeping across the United States, hitting cities like New York, Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco in November. The album hits stores October 27th, but until then take a listen to the phenomenal lead single from the album, “Let Go” featuring Julie Thompson, which will be released October 13th. Pre-order the album here.
NGHTMRE, who you know is trill as f because he dropped the “i” and “a” in nightmare, has taken on Charlie Darker’s recent single “Guns For Hire”. NGHTMRE keeps the joyful lead from the original and plays with the drop elements, switching up the tempo and adding his own trapped out twist. All you have to do to grab the track is head to his Facebook page and follow him on Instagram which is probably filled with trill stuff like guns, gold chains, pics of him ghost riding whips and all sorts of other stuff.