Breaking our little vow of silence to congratulate the king of pop house, Mr. Calvin Harris, on setting another record (after landing at the top of the Forbes’ rich DJ list…dayum), having been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify.
That’s about 5 years worth of continuous listening to Calvin Harris. Dayum.
The way the new, sleepy backbeats of trap music fuse with high-charged, intense songs as such a perfect-fitting backbone is…nothing short of remarkable. Songs played to death (I’m thinking Levels) are reinvented into epic lounge backdrop; you’re guaranteed to find yourself starting to nod along the second these beautiful, beautiful reworks pop on. Though I hate to do so, the first song I’m posting is a radio rip; can’t all be as lucky as miss Annie Mac over on the BBC… But also check out the Flux and La Roux to follow, and you’ll really get knocked off your feet…
Fave youngin’ Jacob Plant did a smashing job remixing Calvin‘s latest, premiered earlier this year at New York’s Electric Daisy Carnival. His version brings a bit more push to the song, adding some womppp to the otherwise mostly house/pop anthem.
As if we didn’t already love Flo as it was, mista Harris came along and turned it into a fist-pumping, sure-fire summer anthem! BOOM!
Update (5/27): Reader (and awesome music-picker in her own right) M$ was quick to put out Avicii’s inclusion of “Spectrum” in his recent EDC New York set as well. He also played it at this year’s Ultra, and Pier 94 for New Years… ’cause everybody loves it!
to Grind v. ground (ground), grind·ing, grinds To rub (two surfaces) together harshly, gnashing; by turning a crank. [Middle English grinden, from Old English grindan; see ghrendh- in Indo-European roots.]
When 19-y.o. Haitian DJ Michael Brun teamed up with 21-y.o. brit Special Features (aka Eden Anderson), only a monster progressive house track like this could result. Perfect synths, rolling drum beat, smooth, arpeggio’d melody line… and a cool vid to boot! Here, have summore of these two, ’cause really, you won’t be able to get enough…
The three mashups in this post are INTENSE. They combine so many songs you lose count… But man, when Adele’s voice collides with Ingrosso’s beautiful electronics as in this first one below (2’42”), or Calvin Harris with Archie V in the second (1’31”)… it’s fire in the rain.