Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm Shakin'

Well now. I got an iPhone just a few weeks ago and apparently the rumors are true: this shit is tight! One of the first things I did was get Pandora Radio and I was rewarded immediately. This lil’ old Fukkk Offf jam starting pumping out of my speakers and I soon found myself moving uncontrollably (much to the bewilderment of the family in the car next to me). This comes off of his Love Me Hate Me Kiss Me Kill Me album from ’09 which includes “Rave Is King”, a song I can only hope you’ve heard so I’ll post it too, along with the best remix, just in case.
Fukkk Offf - Love My Shake

Fukkk Offf - Rave Is King

This remix has become a staple in Moby’s DJ sets and is fittingly a rave anthem.
Fukkk Offf - Rave Is King (Zodiac Cartel Remix)

Mark Knight’s remix of perhaps the most classic house song of them all, You’ve Got The Love, has been atop the Beatport charts since its June release and for good reason. Apparently all proceeds are going to relief efforts in Japan so make sure to grab it here. Good for you Mark. 8 minutes of progressive breakdowns and builds are completed with bits of the original with a piano part, and a head-bobbing beat reminiscent of his work with Wolfgang Gartner in “Conscindo”.
Florence & The Machine - You've Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix)

Canadian group Azari & III will be releasing their newest single, Manic, on August 2nd. The limited Turbo 12” comes with the original and a few remixes by Maceo Plex, DJ Sneak, Borderline, and Finger Prince. The Finger Prince dub is my favorite and is a track I can see someone like Seth Troxler dropping. Overall it sounds almost nothing like the original. A simply layered intro evolves into an acid-laden beauty with a groove that seems to come out of nowhere. Just wait for the three minute mark.
Azari & III - Manic (The Finger Prince Faded Sensation Dub)- Turbo108 by Turbo Recordings

Feed Me is relatively new to the scene, but has managed to make his mark in the genres of Dubstep and Electro relatively quickly. He leaves those influences out of this remix, however, treating us with a calm yet spectacular surprise. He still amps it up a bit from the original, but boy does this make you want to relax. Like a chill-pill for your ears.
Gorillaz – Melancholy Hill (Feed Me Remix)

Somewhere between Egypt and India, Jan Driver found the beat for this song. I feel like I’m lost somewhere in an eastern desert when I listen to it. Anyways, this song may be old, but Jan Driver is as relevant as ever. His 5 track “Amt” EP is set to be released on Boys Noize Records on August 1st and will set the tone for his debut album “Amatilda”, expected to come out in a month or so.
Jan Driver - Tellyfoam

Now let’s segue into perhaps my favorite part of all this. Boys Noize and Erol Alkan teamed up not long ago to produce, Avalanche, yet another masterful product courtesy of the pair (see Lemonade, Death Suite). You may have seen some of the countless videos that feature Alex bombing a helpless crowd with the regular version, but I now bring to you the recently released vocal version. A spooky thumping persists as Jarvis Cocker’s recitation of Leonard Cohen’s ballad, Avalanche, fades in and out. Halloween’s come early.
Boys Noize & Erol Alkan – Avalanche ft. Jarvis Cocker (192 kbps)

In other BNR news, a young artist that goes by the name of SCNTST was just added to the label. 17 year old Bryan Müller has a lot of hype surrounding him so expect his upcoming EP to be something special. More on him later...

The Prodigy – Everybody In The Place (Bingo Players Bootleg)

DiscoFamily – It Just Won’t Do (Dub) [Highly Recommended]

- Jimmy

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mondo Grab Bag: Mega Post

Sorry for the weeklong absence from posting! Wish we had a good excuse for you, but really it's just the middle of the summer and we're all overly distracted with enjoying ourselves. But fear not, for I think I have a way to make it up to you all. That's right: A Mega Post. After a couple less than multi-faceted posts from yours truly - meaning, I've been posting lots of straight big room progressive house - not that there's anything wrong with that, but, today I've decided that you all are deserving of a more thoroughly varied selection of tunes. So, I've brought with me a smattering of bangin' jams from all across the musical spectrum and assorted them accordingly, starting with the progressive sounds, moving into some deeper stuff, and rounding it all out at the end with a tasteful selection of thumpin' techno and electro-house (and even a little french rap thrown in there to mix things up). Enjoy.

The Progressive
GTA's latest single can be classified as nothing less than a straight up bomb. We posted the monster Laidback Luke remix a while ago, but today I have for you the original mix from the Miami based duo. U & I features gorgeous vocals from Zashanell, and a thumping electro-style of progressive house that seems fit to destroy any and all dancefloors. Check it below, and be sure to grab the release on Beatport.
Download: GTA feat. Zashanell - U & I (Original Mix)

The good people from PIE Artists also sent us over this promo recently, featuring a sneak peek of Van Toth(1/2 of GTA)'s newest single. The drop on this one is absolutely mental.. look for the release coming Aug. 9th
  DJ DLG - Visions Of Love (Van Toth Remix Sample) by VanToth

For those of you not in the know, allow me to introduce: Max Vangeli. A member of Steve Angello's Size Record Label, Vangeli has been steadily making a name for himself as one of the more promising up-and-coming superstars in progressive house. I personally have a special appreciation for him since he was at one point a student at UCSB, the college which I currently attend. You might remember him from his part in the world dominating Steve Angello & AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix of The Island.. Anyway, check out this well put together and informative mini-documentary of him, anything else I could say about him is pretty comprehensively covered in this short film:

Here are a couple bombs Produced by Vangeli himself. You'll notice a couple of them involve AN21. AN21, for those of you not in the know, is Steve Angello's little brother, Antoine Angello. Anyway, he and Vangeli seem to have a really good creative and working relationship, because they've teamed up for a fair amount of anthems. Check some of them below, starting with their recently released remix of the Swedish House Mafia single, Save The World. The Zedd Remix is pretty dope, but I'd say right now for me this Vangeli & AN21 mix is definitely the best out there.
Download: Swedish House Mafia - Save The World (AN21 & Max Vangeli Mix)

A classic by AN21 & Vangeli that was featured on Steve Angello's Size Matters 2 Compilation.
Download: Max Vangeli & AN21 - Swedish Beauty (Original Mix)

Also here's a great Late Night Alumni remix that showcases Vangeli's prowess at making spacious, gorgeous progressive house. This is a track that, as the original artist's name would suggest, is perfect for late nights.
Download: Late Night Alumni - Finally Found (Max Vangeli Extended Remix)

Next up is a recently released bomb from dutch star Hardwell. The World EP was released on his own label, Revealed Records. The track progresses from a techy intro into a nice borderline-trancey breakdown around halfway through and then back again to the techy, dutch beats  Hardwell's become known for. The result is a really well rounded club monster. Surgeon General's warning: For maximum effect, play at full volume.
Download: Hardwell - The World (Original Mix)

The Deeper Side
Maya Jane Coles, as you all are probably aware by now, has quickly become one of our favorites here at Bright & Shiny with her irresistible brand of mystically-layered deep house. The track I have for you today further demonstrates why she's one of the artists worth looking out for right now, since it seems like everything she's been putting out these days is consistently phenomenal. Buy the release on Beatport: HERE
Download: Maya Jane Coles - Little One (Original Mix)

This Tensnake Remix is, without a doubt, the grooviest and most undeniably catchy retro-house track that I've heard in a long time. It should be no surprise to anyone by now that Tensnake is responsible for yet another track that can be described as nothing short of amazing. Every time I hear this one  though, I get struck by a memory from a week or two ago when me and Sir Real were cruising around NYC on a gorgeous and sunny day absolutely blasting it out of my car speakers with all the windows down. We pulled up to a stop light in SOHO and happened to look to our left, at which point we noticed a bookish, reserved looking girl on a bench next to us. She picked her head up to look around, clearly confused by the loud noises suddenly invading the air around her, the look on her face conveying that she was puzzled by what exactly it was that she was hearing. As soon as she realized  what she was listening to though, she instantly instantly started bobbing her head with a huge grin on her face (she even gave us a thumbs up! hahaha). A perfect testament to the fact this track is absolutely incredible, something anyone with a mild taste for good music can feel within one listen. Just wait for the masterfully groovy drop around the 3:00 mark. Play this one as loud and with as much bass as possible to really feel it. [Beatport Release]
Download: Johnny Dynell - Jam Hot (Tensnake Remix)

Next up is a thumpin' track that falls on the deeper end of the tech-house spectrum. Deetron, the genius producer out of Switzerland who you may recognize from his various collaborations with detroit techno madman Seth Troxler, is back here with Starblazer,  a beautifully melded concotion of sounds that centers itself around an awesome tribal beat coupled with with a soothing selection of exotic samples. Have one listen and you'll understand why this gem is currently sitting pretty at number 5 on Beatport's top 100 chart.
Download: Deetron - Starblazer (Original Mix)

The Assorted
For the assorted section, I'm going to start things off with some absolutely mental techno, since I think that's something I've gotten away from giving you guys recently. Gesaffelstein's newest EP, Conspiracy pt.2 is, in my mind, one of the most forward thinking and impressive EP's to drop in a long time. He takes the bpm as low as the 100-110bpm range on some of these tracks, and still manages to pack them with more energy, emotion, and sheer power than most songs that pound along at way faster paces. Opr and Viol are both simply insane, but in the best way possible. Keep an eye out for Gesaffelstien's upcoming USA tour in the fall, starting with his performance at HARD Summer on August 6th, which Bright & Shiny will most definitely be in attendance for. Be sure to cop the whole EP off of Beatport: HERE
Download: Gesaffelstein - Opr (Original Mix)

Download: Gesaffelstein - Viol (Original Mix)

Next up is an awesome slice of electro from Santa Barbara based producer Sam Luria, better known as Charles I. You may recognize the gorgeous voice of Gold Lamay from the other Charles I anthem, Simple State of Mind. The two of them make quite the team together if you ask me.
Download: Charles I feat. Gold Lamay - Out Of This World (Original Mix)

I don't know what the appetite for french rap is amongst the readership of Bright & Shiny, but recently I was reading one of the Cool Cats blogs and amongst the tons of really interesting stuff was a little blurb about a french rap group called 1995. I checked out some more of their stuff, and stumbled upon this next song which I've really taken a liking to. Despite taking like 10 years of french in school, I can still only understand like 1/3 of what they're saying hahaha. But I still find it super enjoyable, and I think you will too. This is a really chill summer jam.
Download: 1995 - Je Brille (feat. Sabrina)

Shinichi Osawa seems to be pumping out a lot of bangers right now. This collaboration with Beautacue is absolute lunacy, have a listen for your self. Also peep the video below for a preview of Shinichi's forthcoming Singapore Swing collaboration EP with Paul Chambers (who you may remember for his epic track Yeah, Techno). The EP dropped today in Japan, look for the North America release coming this week.
Download: Beataucue feat. Shinichi Osawa - H.O.W.L.

Wait for the drop after the 3:20 mark on this one. Only one word to describe it. HUGE.
Download: Grum - Fashion (Dolby Anol faux pas Remix)

We recently received this awesome EP Promo from Australian indie-dance outfit All The Lights. While I think all the tracks on the EP are pretty great, for me it's the Ian Carey Remix that steals the show. The progressive drop after the 2:00 minute mark really does it for me. Check out the original as well as all the remixes below, and be sure to look out for the official release on Ministry of Sound August 12th.
All The Lights - Chasing Colours by AllTheLights

One more Bangin' promo we received in the mail, check this preview for Tate Strauss' upcoming remix. This track is, uhm, how do you say.. MASSIVE. Apparently It's already received support from heavyweights like Tiesto and Tristan Garner. I don't think there's an official release date slated yet, but definitely keep an eye out for this one.
Mobin Master - In My House (Tate Strauss Remix) by Tate Strauss

Just in case you haven't had enough promos of unreleased stuff, check this brand new unreleased Alex Metric track. This one is, for lack of a better word, a monster.  The name 'Raveageddon' is pretty fitting. Can't wait for the official release. Via GottaDanceDirty
Alex Metric - Raveageddon by GottaDanceDirty

Last but certainly not least, be sure to grab this jackin' and straight bonkers Bingo Players mix of the Spanish House maestro Wally Lopez's recent release, Welcome Home. This one sounds simply unreal flying out of a proper soundsystem. Highly Recomended. [Beatport Release]
Download: Wally Lopez - Welcome Home (Bingo Players Remix)

Stay Classy,

Friday, July 22, 2011

"You ain't got no job, you ain't got shit to do!"

IT'S FRIDAY. Enough with the deep house, Friday deserves some fresh electro stylings to supply you with the beats you need to power your weekend.

First up, there's a new deadmau5 track that's hit the internet this week which was expertly ripped in good quality from his set at Amnesia, Ibiza. This track is a true return to form for Joel, a man who we at Bright & Shiny despise for his hands-off approach to performing live (and recent obsession with dupstep (?)) while absolutely deifying him for his unprecedented and unrivaled sound and attention to detail in his productions. Techier vibes and a pounding 4-on-the-floor beat are employed here amongst familiar, yet fresh analog synth work from the deadmau5. I just hope this signals a return to progressive/tech haus for the mau5, two genres he changed forever.
deadmau5 - Where Are My Keys (Set Rip)

One more rip for the road, this one from the combined forces of Thomas Gold and Dirty South. A huge banger is coming from these two that gives you both sides of the progressive coin: soaring, hands in the air synths and pounding computer noise at the breakdown. The release date is pending but be sure to look out for the full release: this one's BIG.
Dirty South & Thomas Gold - Alive ft. Kate Elsworth

No idea who this Arty kid is and its Friday so I'm not about to find out, but check out minute three of this track for an absolutely stunning big-room melody, albeit poorly leveled.
Arty - Around the World (Original Mix)

Canblaster has been killing the competition lately and has found himself a new and promising sound: its a sort of melding of fat bass music with an electro sensibility combined with abundant and gorgeous, get this, PIANO STABS. Yeah, that sounds good enough eat, right? Forget that, this new sound can feed a family of four, pay for their schooling, and put a roof over their heads. Watch for Canblaster and his crew, Club Cheval, to be doing big things in the future.
The Count & Sinden - Future (Canblaster Remix)

The internet has been a-buzz ever since videos of Harvard Bass dropping this track surfaced, and now its finally here. A low-lying electro banger that positively pulses through your body, this massive tune is only to be played on systems with sub-woofers large enough to blow over a kindergartner.
Light Year - 5 Girls (Harvard Bass Remix)

Speaking of Light Year, these Australian boys known for their techno sensibilities have just remixed an Alex Gopher track (which coincidentally reminds me of this Alex Gopher track) and they've gone full electro. They begin firmly in electro territory with throbbing synths yet slowly the song devolves into a banging acid house rendition. As the song transforms you will similarly begin to devolve into a state of lunacy, but fear not for as long as you are conscious of your transformation there is a chance you will not compulsively burn your house down.
Alex Gopher - Virages (Light Year Remix)

No go out and see what kinds of trouble you can get into, ya little rascals!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Never Lose A Beat

First up today is an Attack Yourself! Re-Edit of a remix that Art Department put together for Azari & III. Those are three names that anyone should love to see grouped together on the same track. This was actually released a couple of months ago on Attack Yourself's SoundCloud page, but we never got around to posting it in all its wonderful glory. The lyrics and vocal lines are infectious and the beefy percussion has even the least coordinated of us moving to the beat. I'm pretty sure listening to this track just makes you a cooler person overall.
Azari & III - Hungry For The Power (Art Department Remix - Attack Yourself! Re-Edit)

Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexandre Busson) is one Frenchy that rarely produces a bad remix. Taking a great original from one of my preferred indie bands, Noah and the Whale, Yuksek transforms this track into an upbeat, synth heavy jamboree. How nice of him to give this bad boy away for free.

This next track is piano stabs central. I am such a sucker for acoustic piano synths... they sound so organic and beautiful. Charles I released this remix for free on his SoundCloud page and I have not been able to get it out of my head since first hearing it. Signed to Stardust Records in LA, Sam Luria is quickly ascending the staircase to super-coolness.

DC's own Volta Bureau is comprised of Will Eastman (Co-owner of U Street Music Hall), Outputmessage, and Micah Villien. They are relatively new to the scene as a group and I had the distinct pleasure of watching them open for Treasure Fingers several weeks ago. One of their newer tracks, On Your Own, was recently uploaded for free for your listening pleasure. If you haven't already, get a taste of what they have to offer below and lookout for their first single, Hope, which drops this August.

Now this next update is quite exciting. Fool's Gold proprietor and music industry wunderkind, A-Trak, announced yesterday that he will be initiating a new radio show with Sirius XM's Electric Area. The very first mix for Fool's Gold Radio has been released and I must say, I'm really looking forward to this radio show. The third Monday of each month, the world will be graced with yet another hour long mix from one of the stellar producers on this magical label. You take me higher than I've ever been babayyyyyyy. Grab it for yourself below.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bright & Shiny in NY

If you happen to be in NY today and feel like catching some good early evening tunes (and eats), stop by JULiETTE restaurant in Williamsburg; Patrick and I will be dropping some delicious nu-disco/house sounds from 4-7 p.m. to start this saturday night off right.

In the meantime have wonderful jams:

Love, Patrick and PK

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Nicky Romero's masterful reworking of Green Velvet's Flash is a track that everyone has heard by now, (whether they know it or not) as it was played at just about every festival in the world for this past year. Romero has come up with another huge track on his remix of Sidney Samson's Dynamite here. The name 'Dynamite' is fitting because thats exactly what this track is.. dynamite. The drop is  ridiculously big. The first time I heard it I thought it was almost too jarring how suddenly it just slams you in the face, but the more and more I'm listening to it the more I'm realizing it's straight genius. I can't even imagine this track blasting out of the speakers in a festival setting... it would be simply ridiculous. Crank this one up to 11 and fast forward to the 1:00 minute mark
Sidney Samson, Tara McDonald - Dynamite (Nicky Romero Remix)

I'm actually completely mystified that this next track never got more attention from everyone, including by myself. I only bothered to download it the other day, but why I have no idea. Avicii and Daft Punk, that's like a dream combination.. And this track actually lives up to the hype. Avicii takes the ominous Daft Punk track Derezzed from the recent Tron movie and transforms it into an elating wondrous chunk of melodic house. I remember Avicii dropping this main stage at ultra and watching  the entire crowd go berserk, people jumping all over the place and every single hand reaching straight into the air.. This one's a banga
Daft Punk - Derezzed (Avicii Remix)

Up next I have two new tracks from Dutch duo Bingo Players. Just a warning, if you're looking for another 'Cry (Just A Little)' you're not about to get it. These two tracks are more along the lines of the duo's first breakthrough hit 'Devotion,' showcasing a really unique, stripped-down tribal style of dutch house. Both of these tracks are completely bonkers. Fellow Dutch duo Chocolate Puma's deserves credit for their influence on the second track, 'Disco Electrique' too.
Bingo Players - Get On Move (Original Mix)

Bingo Players & Chocolate Puma - Disco Electrique (Vocal Mix)

Swedish youngster Alesso has been on the tip of everyone's tongue recently after his massive remix of Pressure basically took over the world, getting a #1 spot on the beatport charts and finding its way into sets by everyone from Avicii to Swedish House Mafia. He's back here on a huuuuge remix of the recent SHM single 'Save The World', taking the track and giving it a (much needed) harder edge than the original. The drop around the 4:30 mark is incredible.
Swedish House Mafia - Save The World (Alesso Remix)

Rising Dutch star R3hab shows here that he can do more than the standard off-the-wall dutch house drops that he's known for, going for a more progressive leaning sound on this one. Absolute big-room thumper, this song shows why R3hab's one of the fastest growing names coming out of the Netherlands right now. BOMB
Cahill, Joel Edwards - In Case I Fall (R3hab Remix)

Finally I need the help of everyone in the Bright & Shiny nation with a beatport account on this one. Whether you know it or not, there's currently a remix competition going on for Afrojack & Quintino's track Selecta. The winner gets an official release on Afrojack's label, Wall Recordings, along with a bunch of other cool stuff. My good friend Ekstra has recently submitted his own remix, and I need all of your help in the voting process to help get him some attention. The voting is really simple, all you have to do is go to THIS PAGE, log in on the top right and then hit 'spin it' on the player next to his song. Any support would be awesome, this kid works really hard and could really use the recognition. Plus his remix is about 20 million times better than every single one ahead of him in the voting process (check for yourself, all the other ones are garbage). Let's get this kid some spins!
Peep two of his newest tracks below, including the Afrojack Remix:

Atmos w/ Florence and the Machine - You Got the Love (Acapella) (Ekstra Bootleg) by Ekstra

Afrojack & Quintino - Selecta (Ekstra Remix) by Ekstra

Oh and, watch this if you want to have your mind blown by a 17 year old French kid:

Stay Classy,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Futureboogie Recordings [Bristol, UK]

Futureboogie Recordings have been making quite a splash in the underground house world recently and for damn good reason. With a thin catalog of only three releases, it has already become abundantly clear that these fellows out of Bristol mean business. In just three releases Futureboogie has begun to cultivate a sound entirely unique to the Bristol scene; an innovative and modern sound which is in part inspired by the strong UK culture of bass music, but is entirely endebted to the sound of Chicago house's past. Among the all-star cast of artists they support are Christophe, Behling, Coat of Arms and the man everyone's talking about these days, Julio Bashmore. With their souls rooted in the past and their eyes strained toward the future, its no wonder the artists of Futureboogie Recordings have found themselves so quickly in the warm hearts of house-lovers the world over.

Here's a taste of what these Bristol boys are about:

Coat of Arms - Is This Something (Original Mix) by Bright & Shiny

Christophe - The Force (Original Mix) by Bright & Shiny

Behling - Without You (Original Mix) by Bright & Shiny

For even more information about this booming UK scene, check out the feature RA recently did on Bristol for their inaugural video series called "Real Scenes" below, in which they explore the musical, cultural and creative climate within electronic music's key destinations.


Saturday, July 9, 2011


Dayum I love me some promo action.

PIE Artists sent this little sneak peak of Prince Club's Ice-T EP the other day. It drops in two days on Jesse Rose's own Made To Play label which houses other Bright & Shiny favorites like Round Table Knights, Riva Starr, and Oliver $. I've been pushing these Canadian house maestros ever since I heard tracks like "Love Jackson" and "Buddy Holly", and the upcoming EP fits right in with that signature sound: a distinct old-school vibe with a modern gloss. The title track definitely jumped out at me the post, so I'll throw a little preview of it below. Be sure to check out the full release come July 11th people.
MTP042 01. Ice-T - Prince Club (snippet) OUT July 11th by Prince Club

I really can't tell you much about Rogue Vogue other than that, as his soundcloud mentions, he hails from Chicago and he makes beautiful beautiful music. "Sunshine'n" grabbed my attention immediately with its choice vocal sample and delectable piano hits. As the name suggests, this one is perfect to jam to in the summer sun, but I would encourage its use at any time of day really. Everbody loves the sunshine.

If that one didn't satisfy your need for groovy downtempo house music, this next one should do it. Dutch duo Homework's "Rally Racquet Club" EP dropped back in late June, but it's certainly not too late to get on board with these guys and their brand of slow burning house goodness. The title track steals the show with a bassline riff that'll embed itself in your head for days, but with remixes from the likes of Oliver $ and Samim, the entire release (again on Made to Play) is one worth two looks, so check it out, buy it out, and play it out, here. Made to Play is on its game right now, that's for sure.

This one's all the way back from 2010, but I just heard it for the first time in a mix and decided it would be criminal for you all not to have a listen if you don't have it already. A1 Bassline kills it with this one, that's all I'm going to/have the effort to say.

I haven't posted a hyuge bangor in a while, but a friend alerted me to this one the other day and I was pleasantly surprised. Well, not really pleasantly, because the song is absolutely terrifying, but terrifying in the best way possible. Hold on to those bowels people.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Styles

Now that we're in the middle of the summer, I've noticed a strange phenomenon taking place. The more pool parties I go to and long days at the beach that I spend (with subsequently longer nights) the more and more addicted I find myself getting to the big room, hands-in-the-air house sounds of artists like Avicii and Swedish House Mafia. Everyone's already heard every song by either of those a million times though, so today I'm gonna focus on a couple newer, lesser known jams that still fall into that same category. All of these songs are selected to be the soundtrack for any summer situation, be that a sun soaked pool party during the day, the depths of a bumpin' dancefloor in the middle of the night, or some sort of festival setting like the picture above. Enjoy.

We're a little late on this one, but you know what they say right, better late than never? Anyway, this track 'XOXO' is a ridiculously massive BOMB from Russian house group Swanky Tunes. Listen to the drop at the 1 minute mark to see what I mean. This is straight up the catchiest song I've heard in a long while. Show the group some love and grab it off beatport HERE.
Swanky Tunes - XOXO (Original Mix)

Sultan & Ned Shepard always seem to bring the heat when they team up together. This track is simply good vibes all the way through. Really nice vocals from Angela McCluskey too. [Beatport Release]
Sultan, BT, Morgan Page, Ned Shepard - In The Air ft. Angela McCluskey (Extended Mix)

Every part of this song just shouts 'fun in the sun' to me. The vocals from CSS are so darn catchy, add that up with the magical stylings of Californian producer Dillon Francis and you have yourself a summer anthem. Keep your eyes out for the official release sometime this week.
CSS - Hits Me Like A Rock (Dillon Francis Remix)

It should be no surprise to anyone that Laidback Luke absolutely crushes this remix.. So I'm going to take this opportunity to talk about the artist behind the original, GTA. They're a duo based out of Miami who are relatively new and completely unheard of, but mark our words within a year or two they'll be one of the biggest names in house. Everything they've done so far is completely massive, I was talking to Sir Real one time and he even went so far as to say they're gonna be the next Swedish House Mafia. I honestly wouldn't be that surprised, have a look at their soundcloud here to see why: Check the release for this remix on beatport here too
GTA - U & I feat. Zashanell (Laidback Luke Remix)

This mashup manages to take the new Britney Spears single and transform it into something that's not only listenable, but actually ridiculously catchy and huge. I know it's hard to believe, but have a listen for yourself below:
Britney Spears - Till The World Ends (DJ Dan Liu 'Troucid' Mashup)

I know this track is waaaay old and most of you already have it. But recently I've sort of rediscovered it and completely fallen in love with it all over again. Why doesn't deadmau5 make music like this anymore?? We may never know. For those of you who don't have it already, grab it below before you do anything else, this is a straight up classic..
Medina - You & I (Deadmau5 Remix)

These last three are more on the downtempo side, perfect for lounging around by the pool or straight relaxing wherever you may be..

Newly formed, Washington DC based group Volta Bureau have come up with a chunk of pure auditory gold on this track. No joke, I've listened to it like 10 times today already. Summer vibes if I've ever heard them. For everything you'd ever want to know about the group, check this article (definitely recommend reading it, it's quite interesting): The Washington Post on Volta Bureau
Volta Bureau - Love Cubed

We posted a Fred Falke remix of this track a little while ago that was pretty great. This is probably one of the few instances in the world though where someone else's remix actually manages to top the Falke effort. Newcomer producer out of LA, Baby Monster (funny ass name..) completely takes this track to a new echelon. See for yo' self below
Wolf Gang - The King And All Of His Men (Baby Monster Remix)

On a different note, I wanted to quickly let you all know about a really cool website/company that one of my good friends is working for and helping to develop. It's called and basically it helps you compare the prices and qualities of different things so you can find the best one. You might be asking yourself, "Augustus, what does this have to do with me?" Well, if you're in the market for any number of music related things this site is really great for helping you find the right stuff. For instance if you're trying to become a producer but aren't exactly sure which music software to get, you could use the service to compare the best music editing softwares (click the link to check it out). Or if you're in need of good headphones (this is aimed at all of you out there who have been listening to today's post out of your laptop speakers, shame on you) you could go there to find the Best Headphones. Have a look, I promise you'll find it helpful.

Last but not least this one is for all of the Radiohead fans out there. Radiohead will always have a special place in my heart because they were one of the first bands that really pushed me to be embrace music off the beaten path and often electronically inspired, which probably ultimately led to me being able to love house music so much. Genius producer Gigamesh takes the classic 'Everything In Its Right Place' and subtly twists it into a total dancefloor beast. Listen to it from the very beginning, the first drop is soooo satisfying.
Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place (Gigamesh / DiscoTech Remix)

Stay Classy,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mo' Info

We've finally gotten around to adding a Booking Info tab to our site, so if you or someone you know think you'd be interested in having us DJ your event or the like, check out the tab in the top right corner of our site for more information and shoot us an e-mail. Danks.

- Bright & Shiny Team

Now That Aint Right

In case you didn't notice the lack of an EDC Vegas review on our part, it should be noted that we were unable to attend. Sad, but true. Anyways, I found myself drooling over countless videos the other day and came across a couple shot at the main stage that made me backhand myself for not going. One featured Afrojack dropping this PeaceTreaty remix and the other was of Avicii playing his unreleased acid house tune, "Papa Was a Rolling Stone". I thought I couldn't be a bigger fan, but then he goes ahead and samples The Temptations. Fuckin' genius.
PeaceTreaty cuts out the second-half dubstep of the original and keeps it in the house. Certified BOMB
Sporty-O & Whiskey Pete - Heard of Us (PeaceTreaty Remix)

This rip was the best full version I could find and should tide you over until the official release, which will hopefully come sooner rather than later.
Avicii - Papa Was A Rolling Stone (128 kbps)

Definitely an oldie, but I came across this aptly named tune on shuffle and thought it deserved some postage.
Ichisan - Space Patrol

Grum has an uncanny ability to inject a fresh new twist into every remix he does. He puts his talents on display once again with this remix of "Skeleton", one of three songs off the recent EP by The Good Natured.
The Good Natured - Skeleton (Grum Remix)

Steed Lord's "The Eddie House" EP dropped yesterday and is a wonderful tribute to their house roots. They describe it as being "packed with burning hot disco house anthems with a french touch for all your 24-hour-daylight-bbq-pool-party-needs!" The first track, "You", is actually the first song they ever wrote and recorded together as a band, it was just never officially released. This is house music at its finest and I encourage all of you to grab the entire EP here, where you can also listen to each entire song.
Steed Lord - Im Coming Over by Steed Lord

Here are a couple of gems off another brand new EP, this time courtesy of Teenage Bad Girl. Fellow frenchie Alan Braxe and Bart B More throw their distinct flavors on the track and make some magic. These two are far and away my favorites. I have never not completely enjoyed a production from either of these guys. Braxe's has a little more groovy and smooth feel to it while Bart's hits a little harder (something I'm sure everyone has come to expect from him).
Teenage Bad Girl - X Girl (Alan Braxe Remix)

Teenage Bad Girl - X Girl (Bart B More Main Remix)

- Jimmy