Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Megapost - Stairs

(think about this)

The good people over at RiotMaker Records were cool enough to send us this bad ass Fare Soldi remix the other day. We posted a streaming-only version of this song a while back, but here's the whole sh'bang. Fare Soldi continue to impress us with the versatility of their production skills; in contrast to their typical disco-fueled stlye, this track feels like straight badass electro with a fat bassline and vicious synths reminiscent of some earlier Boys Noize (a compliment of the highest order).
Herr Style - Jack (Fare Soldi Jackette Remix)

If you don't know about Dillon Francis yet, consider yourself warned. Recently signed to Mad Decent, mr Francis has a fresh style that seamlessly blends bass heavy, but still melodic, electro with slurred down, almost hip-hop beats. I'm not surprised this kid caught Diplo's eye. This particular track is a perfect representation of the style Francis continues to establish as his own.
DWNTWN - Transition (Dillon Francis Remix)

I'm too big of a Soulwax fan not to post this next one. LA Riots take a classic off of Nite Versions and give it a slick dancefloor polishing here.
Soulwax - Miserable Girl (LA Riots Simple Edit)

Highbloo has been on my radar ever since Brodinski included My Sitar in his monstrous set at this year's HARD Haunted Mansion. Time To Change Part 2 has been getting a lot of attention on the blogosphere, so here's Part 1. It's a relentless electro tune centered around an almost baroque-esque fugal synth line. I could see this one being worked into a darker themed dj set to devastating effect.
Highbloo - Time To Change Part 1 (Original Mix)

Produced by Simian Mobile Disco, the combination of Beth Ditto's silky vocals with precisely orchestrated drums and a funky bassline make this one an absolute winner.
Beth Ditto - Goodnight Good Morning (Original Mix)

Beyond relaxing, this one feels like soothing drops of gold being poured over your soul. Tim Fuchs has crafted a piece of absolute beauty here. Play this one if you're ever feeling stressed out.
Miami Horror - I Look To You (Tim Fuchs Make Out Remix)

Another piece of relaxing minimalism here. This one's a calming deep house track that achieves the exact ambience of the song title (something seen far too scarcely in electronic music).
J. Philip , Julio Bashmore - Midnight At The Aquarium (Original Mix)

The remix release of Cassius' I <3 U SO EP came out the other day, and it's stocked from top to bottom with really quality remixes. We already mentioned the awesome effort by L-VIS 1990 & The Neon Dreams on our comically underfollowed twitter, so I'll mention two others here. The Gessafelstein effort is a techy, bizarre, Siriusmo-esque piece of electro that'll suck you into some form of hypnosis if you listen to it for long enough. The Bowski remix is similarly deep, featuring a meticulous build and subtle yet huge percussion.
Cassius - Les Enfants (Gessafelstein Remix)

Cassius - I <3 U SO (Bowski 2AM Remix)

More Deep/Tech House here (don't worry, I promise after this song we'll pick up the energy big time). Chris Lake and Marco Lys have been doing some serious damage recently between their edit of Hey and this track. Thumping, irresistible grooves here. More big things to come from these two? I certainly hope so.
Mind Electric, Max'C, Denmark & Manna - Wild Out (Chris Lake & Marco Lys Remix)

I grabbed this one from our homeboys/fellow Washingtonians over at Vacay Wave. Cyberpunkers live up to their high energy electro reputation here with a simply ferocious remix. Blast this one when you need to wake up in the morning.
Cerebral Vortex - Fly By Night (Cyberpunkers Remix)

Another vitamin, this one reminds me a lot of what Pretty Lights might sound like if his productions were jacked up big time in BPM. The first drop on this one should have you jumping around like a mildly retarded baboon.
Cassette Culture - We Once Had An Empire (Jungle Fiction Remix)

Avicii has managed to hijack the classic by Eurhythmics and proclaim it as his own, and then release an EP with 3 versions that sound virtually identical. If that doesn't mean he's on top of the game right now, then I don't know what does. Nonetheless, bump this one like it's 1995.
Avicii - Sweet Dreams (Avicii's Sweeder Dreams Remix)

I was looking through some older tracks in my Itunes recently when I stumbled across this one. Classic Spencer & Hill here: a perfect blend of airy progressiveness and stomping electro-house.
Dave Darell - Freeloader (Spencer & Hill Remix)

A close friend of mine named Matt once wisely explained to me that the true power of dubstep lies in the sharp contrast between lightness and darkness that it can often provide. The hyper-polarization of themes, often played out between a beautiful woman's voice and dark, floor-crunching basslines, can, when done correctly, present a spectrum of emotion seldom seen elsewhere in music today. This Bassnectar remix is a perfect example of that.
Ellie Goulding - Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

His Majesty Andre has been tearing it up recently, and his recently released Battle of The Spurs EP is an energy packed french house showcase that keeps up the intensity from start to finish. BBQ Sauce, starting with the name, is a track that makes no pretensions about being serious in any way shape or form. It's a fun filled french house track that shows why Andre is definitely one of the names to watch in 2011.
His Majesty Andre - BBQ Sauce (Original Mix)

Released today, this one is typical Angger Dimas between the huge progressive synth lines and crazy electro breakdowns. For some reason I never feel like his tracks are mastered properly though...
Kaskade - All You (Angger Dimas Remix)

 Last but most certainly not least, we posted a radio rip of this track a couple weeks ago before it was released. Here's the original in all it's 320 glory.. (buy it here)

 Stay Classy,

(ps we're using a new file hosting site, so let us know if there are problems with any of the songs)

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