One of the exciting things about breakout act ODESZA, outside of their genre crashing productions and highly engaging live shows, is they have an unbelievable ear for getting some of the most diverse remixes of their own songs. What I have today proves exactly that with this remix of their song “Bloom” from established German deep house producer Lane 8. The pairing of the two artists' styles couldn’t have worked out better; leaving us with a more sped up, DJ friendly version of the song that you will have a hard time being able to stop replaying. This will be getting an unexpected release on Anjunadeep on February 9th.
ODESZA – Bloom (Lane 8 Remix)
French producer Klingande really made a global name for himself in 2014 thanks to his extra smooth breakout single "Jubel," which laid the groundwork for defining his sax-fueled deep house sound. This exciting new producer continued to solidify the buzz with a string of followup remixes and live shows across the globe. Today we have Klingande's first offering of 2015 with an impressive new remix, taking on UK artist Alex Adair's song "Make Me Feel Better". There is no sax on this track, but a new guitar riff shines nicely alongside the keys of the original. The song has a different, more progressive sound than we've heard before from him, which has me even more excited for what else he has planned for this year. Enjoy!
Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better (Klingande Remix)
Fool’s Gold’s Oliver is a duo you need to be watching out for in 2015; and today we have another example that proves just that. This duo comprised of California’s Oligee and Vancouver based U-Tern released an incredibly fresh Mechanical EP last year, and have been responsible for some of the funkiest disco inspired tunes we have ever heard. Now this duo has come back with an extremely pleasant remix of "You’re On”, the lead single off Madeon’s debut album releasing in March. This talented duo left Kyan’s vocals intact while recreating the song including a smooth baseline along with upbeat disco style synths and even a sexy saxophone lick to round out this funky remix. Enjoy!
Madeon – You're On
Last year, Cashmere Cat provided his signature touch of cool helping produce “Party Girls” by Ludacris featuring Jeremih and Wiz. The track was a crossover smash and has just been crying to get a proper remix, and today Mr. Carmack and GANZ have done exactly that.
Mr. Carmack and GANZ joined forces to deliver an extremely impressive rendition to the track full of chops, new synths and added drums for a gritty high energy ride. Enjoy!
Cashmere Cat - Party Girls (GANZ & CARMACK REMIX) | Stream Only
Milwaukee based producer Haywyre saw quite an exciting 2014 thanks to his unique blend of glitch-hop, future bass, and trap styles. He managed to release his debut album Two Fold Pt. 1 including singles "Time" and "The Schism" as well as a a viral reinterpretation of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal". Following up his releases he supported Gramatik on his "Leave Your Mark Tour" and Mat Zo on his "Mad Zoo Tour". The rising producer kicks off 2015 with his first headlining North American Tour with full tour dates below.
We now get the young gun's latest piece of new music with a live performance of an upcoming new single "Insight". The live video showcase how much raw musical talent the producer possess. Stream the song below and you can now pick up on Beatport thanks to Monstercat. Enjoy!
Haywyre – Insight | Beatport
You can purchase tickets for the Two Fold Tour here.
The Canadian bass powerhouse Zeds Dead have welcomed the cold weather with a brand new "Dead Of Winter" Mix. Running 60 minutes in length and leaving no genre untouched, the mix features some of the most infectious and upbeat house melodies with artists ranging from Esta to Justin Martin as well as some heavy bass bombs like SNAILS' "Stomp". The duo manages to keep things diverse, and very musical, from start to finish. Sit back and enjoy this new mix and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Zeds Dead - Dead of Winter Mix | Free Download
ILOVEMAKKONEN exploded onto the world's radar thanks to Drake remixing his song "Tuesday" turning it into an international hit.
Brooklyn based DJ and producer duo The Golden Pony has also been making noise thanks to a series of impressive remixes; with TSIS premiering their take on both Flume & Chet Fakers 'Drop The Game' and Outkast's 'Ms. Jackson'. Well the guys are back taking on one of 2014's biggest hits "Tuesday". They give a fresh deep house spin to the song highlighting the vocals and adding in melody driven breaks. Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive download. Enjoy!
ILOVEMAKKONEN – Tuesday (The Golden Pony Remix) | Free Download
When experimental low-end aficionado Bassnectar throws his production weight into a remix, the outcome can spark a wave of activity in and outside of dance music’s maturing community. The talented visionary has an unique knack for drawing connections to past genre’s while breaking ground across the bass spectrum, and this remix is no exception. Bassnectar casts an inventive spell over Dubstep pioneer Joker's track "Midnight" by placing dreamy guitar riffs, frenzied kick and snare elements, and deep scoops of melodic bass into the original.
This saw a release in Europe a few months ago along with a Rustie remix but we are happy see it finally be released in the US. You can now pick up on iTunes and stream the full song below. Enjoy!
Joker – Midnight (Bassnectar Remix) | iTunes
Skrillex has been known to work with some massive collaborators over the years like A$AP Rocky, Fatman Scoop, Chance the Rapper among many many others, but his latest is sure to surprise everyone. Over the past year Skrillex has been playing the 80's band Toto's iconic hit "Africa" during his sets, Inspired by his Australian friends What So Not. The track added a flashback to a timeless classic and a nice change of pace during both artists' high energy sets.
Well now it has been revealed that these hugely accredited producers are working with the LA based 6 piece band, over 30 years since the original hit was made. This should lead to some very interesting things given the polar opposite differences in their musical styles. We are looking forward to seeing what they both cooked up. Here's Toto's facebook status and more in depth thoughts about working with the producers below.
Here is what Toto had to say about Skrillex being such a nice guy to work with and how working with What So Not was a meeting of 2 generations.
"It is VERY melodic and Joe and I sang and the band is very cool and Skrillex is a very nice guy and very creative as are the team "What So Not' It was a 'love fest' right away and we created something from a germ of an idea they had and it was a meeting of 2 generations.. NEVER would have thought it worked.. they called US and we went and ended up writing and recording a VERY cool piece. It will be interesting to see what they do with this. I love a new fresh challenge. We all walked away happy on both sides. Great experiment that worked. Dont worry.. Toto is NOT going dubstep haha It was fun session and we made some new friends."
Respected Tech / Acid House producer and DJ Tiga made waves last year with the release of his single "Bugatti", and today we have a new dark spin to the track. Boys Noize step up to the plate delivering a heavy, extra gritty flip to the song, full of pulsating kicks and perfect vocal distortion. Listen below and pick up the remix EP on January 27th on iTunes thanks to Mad Decent. Enjoy!
Tiga – Bugatti (Boys Noize Remix)
Toronto's latest rising export, the impressive producer, singer and DJ Shaun Frank has been transitioning from a remix artist busting out viral remixes of tracks like Coldplay's "Magic" to busting out his recent original collaboration "This Could Be Love" with Borgeous. Well today he continues the steam by releasing a new original single as a free download to his newly found growing fanbase. "Jonezin'" is an upbeat, funky Future House heater that samples Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations) 70's funk hit "Keep On Truckin". Already being played out by acts like Oliver Heldens are indicators of the track's success. Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Shaun Frank – Jonezin | Free Download
TSIS favorite, Logic is set to embark on the near 50 date Monster Energy Outbreak Tour supporting his debut full-length studio album Under Pressure released in October of last year. Considering his debut record has been respected as one of the top rap albums of 2014, we can expect these to be some of his most high energy shows to date.
The massive tour is Logic's first solo-headlining world tour. With stops in almost every major US city and then heading to parts of Europe to close it out, this massive tour will span over two months kicking off January 27th. And for the U.S. TSIS Logic fans, we have something special cooked up. We've teamed up with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour to give away a pair of tickets and a personal meet & greet with Logic, for every stop of the US leg of the tour. That's right, all 38 shows will have at least one winner picked, all you have to do is enter through the social widget below, don't forget to give us your location. Make sure to follow, like, and share the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour to increase your chances and find out about more giveaways! We'll be reaching out via email before each date so keep an eye on your inbox.
If you don't want to test your luck and just buy tickets, you can pick up some of the remaining tickets here!
- 2 Tickets to show nearest you
- Pre-Show Meet & Greet w/ Logic
How do you enter? Easy, through the widget below via, E-mail, location, Facebook, Twitter, etc. the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour with each step increasing your chances of winning.
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