McLoughlin, Greek god

May 16th, 2012 (00:57 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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This isn’t old but I can’t stop listening to it over and over and gushing about it to everyone I know. So, back again on ze blog, it’s Collin McAwesome (McLoughlin), who, on his own dime and impetus, wrote and recorded some original vocals for the latest track from young frenchie Madeon, “Icarus“. The words are meant to reflect Collin’s interpretation of the old Greek tale for which Icarus is named, and the result is truly astounding (far surpasses the Mau5’s chance efforts with Chris James!). Damn, boy; this is beautiful.

and as you fall, I turn to save you..
I can’t bear to be alone now…
I will get there…..

★★ Madeon – Icarus (Collin McLoughlin Vocal Edit)
Original ♬ Madeon – Icarus

For McLoughlin’s latest recordings, check out Collin’s YouTube channel!

MIX: give us a smile

May 11th, 2012 (15:25 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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How ’bout a lil’ minimix to kickstart what looks to be a   b e a utiful weekend?!

 
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Milo & Otis

Self-described “two dudes from Afratca,” the mysterious Milo & Otis (yes, that’s actually their group’s name) created this lovely reincarnate of the anthemic “We Are Your Friends” that makes us all feel so warm and happy when we arrive at our late-night events. Though to be honest, I can’t tell if this is a remix of “We Are Your Friends” so much as a whole new song entirely… Either way, we are your friends, and you’ll never be alone again :)

★ Milo & Otis – Friendly City
Backup beat: ★ Milo & Otis – Luck (Original Mix)

Project 46

The Canadians of Project 46, another secretive DJ team who most recently produced that awesome Fatboy Slim-Alesso mashup of “Praise You” with “Years”, have released a blissfully happy new original. Just try frowning at lyrics like, “the sun won’t ask the world if it can rise”… And less than 24 hours ago, they released a poppy new version of Deadmau5’s new single, “The Veldt,” which I also just blogged— so that was dang fast!

★ Project 46 – Reasons (ft. Andrew Allen) (Original Mix)
Backup beat: ♬ Deadmau5 – The Veldt (Project 46 Happy Technology Pancake)

 

Fare Soldi

Ahh… what to say about two of my all-time favorites, Fare Soldi… This glamorous dirty-disco duo of Italians Santana Pasta (no joke) and Luka Carnifull describe their mission as taking “their experience on the decks to investigate if happy people dance better”. Well, sounds good enough to me!

★ Fare Soldi – Tu Night (Original Mix) or $
Backup beat: ★ Beyoncé – Crazy in Love (Fare Soldi ‘Chiapponzilla’ Remix)

 

a song that i will always know

May 10th, 2012 (22:34 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Paolo Ortelli vs. Degree Remix)

I have loved this song from the second it first hit my ears. iTunes is showing me I have eleven remixes of “Somebody That I Used to Know” in addition to its beautiful original, by all sorts of top-shelf DJs, from dBerrie‘s most famous, house edit, to a kooky cut by dj Bibio, to a womptastic KDrew mix. But this version, a mash of remixing by Paolo Ortelli and Degree, is simply the best. Haunting and low at first, the remix focuses on the catchy, deep-cutting lyrics to build anticipation — until about the 2’45”-mark, when the emotion bursts free and glorious, cascading harmonies…

Original and runner-up remixes after the jump!

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avicii’s new stage… WHOA

April 26th, 2012 (23:24 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Avicii (ft. Salem Al Fakir) – Silhouettes (Original Vocal Mix) or $

Right on the heels of my last Avicii blast, in comes more Avicii goodness, this time in the form of a teaser for his upcoming Le7els tour this summer. The tour is set to include a brand new stage debuted just last week at Coachella featuring 3D-style projections à la Deadmau5, Skrillex, and a few others — only his will be projected onto a giant face-mask at the top of which he DJs… Honestly, you have to see it to believe it, and thanks to the magic camera of Drew Ressler at Rukes.com, you practically can!

Mommy, where do techno fans come from?

April 25th, 2012 (00:55 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Avicii (ft. Salem Al Fakir) – Silhouettes (Original Vocal Mix)

Once upon a time… actually, on this day almost exactly one year ago, my life changed. Aside from a very spontaneous, why-the-heck-not Dada Life show a few months prior (who I absolutely didn’t recognize, and in fact thought was called “Ghetto Wife” when G$ tried to shout to me across the booming Pacha dancefloor), I’d never really had an interest in attending a “techno concert,” as I distinctly remember calling it. I probably even made a face. But after a night of possibly the most fun I’d ever had, I started digging a little deeper.

♬ Avicii – Penguin (Iacabone Remix)

I’d been listening to this 20-year-old named “Avicii” after I’d spotted a song of his called “Penguin” in the lower ranks of The Hype Machine, and after scouting out a few more tunes, had decided this was to be my next “techno show,” as I was still calling them. Unfortunately, I had neither a ticket, nor a companion.

★ Avicii – All You Need Is Love (Ezon Bootleg)

On the night of, out of the blue, a friend I’d made at Dada invited me to join him and his bud, offering me their extra 10-buck ticket for free, and though I hardly knew ’em at the time, I made a decision I will never regret, and said yes.

★ Tom Hangs ft. Shermanology – Blessed (Avicii Edit) or $

We’ve come a long way since that day,
And we will never look back, at the faded silhouette…

we go Hardwell

April 21st, 2012 (01:12 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Day: ★ Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki (Original Mix)
Night: ♬ Rene Kuppens & Dyro – Raid (Original Mix)

Hardwell‘s been on fire lately. In this sick new vid he let loose recently, he demonstrates how to positively own the stages of Ultra Music Festival and a Miami nightclub, and showcases two of the latest filthy nice releases by his label, Revealed Records: a pulsating collab with fellow Dutchman Danny Dannic and a mix by Revealed’s Dyro and Beatport’s Rene Kuppens. Finally, below’s an extra goodie… a remix of The Naked & Famous… with freakin’ Tiësto!?! God, I just can’t keep up!

★ The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix)

MIX: bring back the house

April 15th, 2012 (20:48 EST) · 2 comments · permalink
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Wait wait wait. Where’s the volume knob. BRING BACK THE HOUSE!
 
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★ Porter Robinson – Language
♬ Lana Del Rey – Video Games (LA Riots & GTA Remix)
★ M-3ox (ft. Heidrun) – Beating Of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Remix)
♬ CLMD (Carl Louis & Martin Danielle) – Black Eyes and Blue (Original Mix)
★ Yuna – Live Your Life (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!)
★ Rihanna – Where Have You Been (Vice Remix)
♬ Avicii (ft. Madonna) – Girl Gone Wild (Dada Life Remix)

a v i c i i

April 14th, 2012 (23:36 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Right from the start, Avicii was on fire at Ultra. After being introduced by Queen M, he dropped his awesome, grinding new version of her (pretty wretched) “Girl Gone Wild”, and followed it by another new collab with long-time-no-see Lenny Kravitz! Shortly thereafter, he played “Fire”, or what’s been dubbed “Levels 2”, a driving, worthy followup to Levels 1 that had everyone dancing…

★ Madonna – Girl Gone Wild (Avicii Remix)
★ Avicii vs. Lenny Kravitz – Superlove (Avicii’s Space Mix)
♬ Avicii – Fire (Levels 2) (Original Mix)

By far the best part of his set was his finale bootleg of “Somebody That I Used to Know” and “Levels,” being posted here exclusively

★ Avicii vs. Gotye – Levels That I Used To Know

And okay one more, just gotta post this oldie I’d never heard till recently — it’s so good! Backed by that classic Avicii jungle beat and filled with his trademark power chords, it brings me back to the days of “Blessed” and “Penguin”…

★ Phonat – Set Me Free (Avicii Mix)

house of Shepard

April 12th, 2012 (23:02 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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More Canadian masterminds comin’ your way… Easily one of the best acts at Ultra Fest 2012, Sultan + Ned Shepard dropped this gem a few days ago and it’s a beauty. An unending cascade of synthy, peppy crescendos, layered against some soothing biddy’s voice, it indulges us in an almost Tiesto-like experience… Having flashbacks to a club with “Feel It In My Bones” blasting…

★ Sultan + Ned Shepard (ft. Quilla) – Walls

MIX: SyncHarder By Night

April 6th, 2012 (19:27 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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The full moon is out and Friday the Thirteenth is next week; just asking for a dark and spooky mix…
 
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★ Keane – Silenced By the Night (Alesso Remix)
★ Elton vs. PNAU – Good Morning to the Night
♬ Martin Solveig – The Night Out (TheFatRat Remix)
♬ Zedd – Stars Come Out (Dillon Francis Remix)
♬ Axwell, Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl – In My Mind ft. Georgi Kay (Moxxy’s Santa Clara On Acid Remix)
★ Tiësto & Wolfgang Gartner ft. Luciana – We Own The Night (Original Mix)
♬ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Stereotronique Remix)
★ Gym Class Heroes ft Neon Hitch – Ass Back Home (Panic City Remix)

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