Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Droppin' Bombs

 Alright so we've been slacking a bit recently (only 11 posts in the first 21 days of february, yikes!), but fear not because we've got big things in store for this spring and this summer that we've been working on. Among some things we've got coming up are an interview with Sticky K and the resurrection of our weekly Saturday Essential mixes, except the mixes will be coming with a twist. Instead of just having one DJ do the mixes every week, we've decided that we're going to start using the weekly mix as a way to showcase talented DJs from around the world (DJs if this is something you're interested in, send us a demo mix or shoot us an email). Another thing we have coming up is later this spring we're going to start throwing events in southern California, and this summer we plan on doing a weekly club night with big name djs on the east coast, either in Washington DC or in New York, or maybe both. Stay tuned. For now though, enjoy the collection of great tunes I'm about to throw at you.

John Dahlback has been one of my favorite producers ever since seeing him perform on Ibiza last summer. The man is simply a masterful producer and DJ, able to easily conjure up moods and grooves like few others in the business are able to. I have two complete bombs from him here for you. The first, called Winter, is his newest single and it demonstrates a perfect execution of gorgeous piano-driven progressive house. The second, a remix of Benny Bennasi's recent single Electroman is a HUGE electro-house jam that features tribal drums and centers itself around a viciously massive synth line reminiscent of Congorock's  Babylon.
John Dahlback - Winter (Original Mix)

Benny Benassi Ft. T-Pain - Electroman (John Dahlback Remix)

New deadmau5 remix here, and I'm happy to say that it's rather progressive and quite wonderful, sounding more like the old Random Album Title deadmau5 than the new 4x4=12 shit. My faith in the mau5 has been continuously broken down, ever since his lackluster performance at last year's ultra and all of the terrible music he's been releasing lately. However, this remix, released this week on Ministry of Sound's Chilled House Session 2011, shows him returning to form, and hopefully this is a sign of more good things to come from Mr Zimmerman.
Marco Demark & Casey Barnes - Tiny Dancer (Deadmau5 Remix)

Avicii has been releasing music at a relentless pace recently, and one would probably expect that the quality would start to wane with him pumping out tunes at such a fast rate. Well, that's not the case,  as this remix shows.  I like the mix of the progressive sounding mallet hits with the electro drone that he seems to be favoring recently (see: the swede dreams remix I posted last week). I feel like this could mix seamlessly in a dj set with the awesome BOTNEK remix we posted a while back.
Maxie Devine, Viani DJ, Veersus - Dreamer feat. Janice Robison (Avicii Dream On Mix)

Eric Prydz never fails to impress. Big-room progressive house at its best here.
Pryda - M.S.B.O.Y

Miles Dyson takes an already incredibly massive song by our homeboy Sharooz and gives it a fresh glossing over on this one.
Sharooz - Get Off (Miles Dyson Remix)

Hard Rock Sofa & St. Brothers - Blow Up  (Hook N Sling & Goodwill Remix)

Stay Classy,

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