Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Megapost: Pyraminds

What you are about to witness is a megapost of irreverent proportion. This ambitious journey will traverse the genres of electronica, to electro, to French house, to tech house and back again. I don't even know what I'm talking about, to be honest, as I've been made delirious by the sheer volume of incredible tunes I am responsible for sharing with you all this evening.

The second single off of Cut Copy's new album is a suspenseful pop song arranged in the traditional build-and-release methodology of dance music. As the vocals become more and more aching and the drums pick up we sense the release is fast approaching.
Cut Copy - Need You Now

BONUS!! This flawless remix will get you dancing.
Cut Copy - Take Me Over (Mylo Remix)

Sidney Samson
takes the new Rihanna single, bludgeons it into oblivion with an electro-sledgehammer and we're left with a searing banger with fantastic vocals as an added bonus.
Rhianna - S&M (Sidney Samson Club Mix)

Fellow Marylander Ian Carey killed this remix. Electro vibes amidst sexy house drums get the asses shakin' every time.
Alexandra Prince & Fireflies - I Can't Get Enough (Ian Carey Remix)

Usually when I tell people I'm not what you would call a "fan" of dubstep, they claim it's because I can't handle the bass. Well, that's simply not true. Case in point: I fucking love this ENTIRELY UNRELEASED, BRAND SPANKING NEW Skrillex remix of Benny Benassi's new single. And you say I never do anything nice for you...
Benny Benassi - Cinema ft. Gary Go (Skrillex Remix)

Miles Dyson, who was made known to me via his inclusion in Moby's legendary live DJ sets, has come out with a new electro track which can only be described using the words HUGE and GIGANTIC. It samples C-Mos' "2 Million Ways" to set the mood, after which it destroys any previous ideas of what you thought the mood of this song might be.
Miles Dyson - I-tune (Original Mix) [Removed by request]

Super fun French house remix from His Majesty Andre with raps over top courtesy of a fellow named Cerebral Vortex. And I've got to hand it to Vortex, his flow is on point.
Raziek & Cerebral Vortex - Killer (His Majesty Andre Remix)

TJR brings us a tune that's halfway between "remix" and "edit," adding some depth and needed fatness to a classic track from the legendary Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk fame.
Thomas Bangalter - Spinal Scratch (TJR's Bang Bus Remix)

Released last Friday on mau5trap records, this track from Moguai is an emotion-laden journey to the long lost land of Euphoria, where this song is played when children are born. It seems Moguai has been taking lessons from label boss deadmau5: the sophistication of the drums and the synth work approach the elevated level of the mau5's own productions.
Moguai - Opitnuum (Original Mix)

I would say this is the best song of this whole post, but what do I know, right? Frenchman and BNR label member Djedjotronic has here crafted some of the best techno to ever grace mine ears. When I hear this song, I am struck with awe and fear to think that Djedjotronic coaxed these unprecedented noises out of some sort of computer. If this song doesn't make you jump out of your seat and dance, you are either paralyzed or in need of serious psychiatric evaluation.
Chromeo - Hot Mess (Djedjotronic Remix)

this feature has been basically defunct recently considering everything I post these days could be considered "clubhaus" as per my crazed definition, but mark this post as the Clubhaus' triumphant return.

This techno track from Fazhands is just ever so nice, featuring soulful vocals from SoCal's Sam Wilkes.
Fazhands - Press Play ft. Sam Wilkes

Moar techno, this time from Harvard Bass, who has continually impressed me with his production skills since the release of "Listen to This," and boy how he's grown!
Worthy - Big Perm (Harvard Bass' Permed Out Remix)

snatches up the highlights from one of Afrojack's more mediocre, progressive house efforts and turns it into a tech house monster with subtlety and a flick of the wrist.
Afrojack - Esther (Johnstar Remix)

This crude house tune from Stereo Palma really gets the blood flowing while broaching the subject of cunnilingus, a difficult feat indeed.
Stereo Palma - Lick It (Club Mix)

Deep , driving beats characterize Umek's productions, and this one is different. However, he's joined this time by Tomy DeClerque, whose presence seems to have afforded this track a more organic feel, something the clinical Umek can sometimes neglect.
Umek, Tomy DeClerque - Original Challenge (Original Mix)

Incredibly techy, progressive house tune from swiss model (?!!) Tanja La Croix, with drums that are damn near good enough to eat. The drop around 3:30 is particularly satisfying following the heightened suspense which precedes it.
Tanja La Croix - Hard To Handle ft. Andy P

And there you have it, 1hr40 of the best and freshest tunes, live and direct.



  1. That Sidney Samson remix of Rihanna is shockingly similar to his remix of Kylie Minogue's Get Outta My Way! He better start freshing it up before he becomes a lesser known but equally repetitive Afrojack!

  2. This post saved my life.

  3. I agree that remix is rather uninspired for what Sidney's capable of but I think he's been keeping his sound fresh, i.e.