Fuckin. Nailed. It. Listen, I like the good ol’ Cedric Gervais remixes of Lana‘s songs as much as the next guy, but Huglife just gave LDR the remix she really deserved. The artist formerly known as Slink (aka the artist formerly confused with Sliink) has brought us some amazing remixes in the past, two of my favorites being his “Wicked Games” remix (which I rated as one of my favorite songs of 2012) and his remix of Skream’s “In For The Kill” remix. These past few months he’s been on tear, just dropping remixes left and right. To date, we’ve seen remixes of Chris Malinchak‘s sensational hit “So Good To Me”, Ellie Goulding‘s “Burn” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and that’s just mentioning a handful of them. This has to be one of my favorites of Huglife’s to date, though. It would be a travesty to refer to this as trap as it’s so much more than that. Lana Del Rey contributes the introspective melody and his use of pitched down vocals and reverberated percussion accentuates the mood appropriately. Make sure to give Huglife a follow – I expect more very big things to come from this budding producer.
Also check out his new unoffical edit of Ellie Goulding’s latest track “Burn”, which has been on repeat for me lately.
Yet again, the dopest krew in the EDM community presents us with another badass track that’ll have us all immediately feeling their good vibes. Krewella‘s new single called, “Live For The Night” that just debuted today, is going to be on their next upcoming album that is scheduled to be dropped this fall on Colombia Records. Like always, this track is fun, badass, and pretty much just makes me want to rage my face off. Isn’t that what these guys are all about anyways? They certainly succeeded in making some amazing music that makes people feel good, want to dance, and just live in the moment and have a good time.
A while back I remember seeing on tumblr that Yasmine (pictured right, incase you weren’t already aware of who is who) went on a rant about how harsh the haters in the music industry are and touched upon how she was actually beginning to worry about how much hate they were going to get on account of their new music that was soon to be released. This blog post was simply a late night rant about this topic that seemed to be really getting to her, but she decided to post it and I’m really glad she did. She was 100% real and made some really good points. After the new Daft Punk album came out, there was a lot of back and forth between musicians, as well as fans and anti-fans that were hating on it and it started to get out of control on social media sites, if you all can remember. Yazzy said, “…it’s impossible to scroll through my timeline on any social media and not see a post that is hating on something or someone. ” Ain’t that the truth.
Then she went on to say this:
“This is fucking scary for an artist. We’re coming upon the conclusion of the full length album, and for anyone who puts their heart into the music they create and let it out into the world once it is (almost but not ever quite) perfect knows how anxiety-inducing it is in the current day and age to do such a thing. Some support you, but others will stop at nothing to cut you down and make you feel worthless about yourself as a musician and even a person sometimes. Really though, if I had a dime for every person that didn’t know one of the three of us, yet called out some deep character flaw they couldn’t possibly know… ”
I can’t even imagine how that must be, always living under the spotlight and taking all of the scrutiny and judgement from people 24/7. In the end, it’s all about who cares about you and the people who love you who matter the most, and Krewella definitely has more fans than haters from what I can tell. They rock. Show these guys some love and don’t hesitate to comment on their Facebook or tweet at them and make their day a little brighter. Every little nice comment can make all the difference. Download “Live For The Night” on iTunes HERE! Here’s a quote to leave y’all off with, “Only speak words that make souls stronger.” Peace.
Depending on your past experiences with this interesting nectar, chances are the picture above either makes your mouth water or makes you head straight to assume the position around the bathroom toilet. Whatever the case may be, it’s summer and tequila is a part of it. And wouldn’t you know, entrepreneur and VERY QUICKLY rising producer Vinnie Maniscalco out of Colorado is here with the perfect song to compliment your tequila drinking fun. The guy originally know for his role behind blog and promotions company Got Bass Music in Denver has now found quite the niche in the wave of trap producers, setting himself apart with an ear for for different sounds. This remix of The Champs’ well-known “Tequila” adds just the right amount of punch to the original, making it a great addition to your summer playlists. Grab the free DL on his Facebook page.
If you haven’t heard it yet, be sure to check out his fantastic remix to Daft Punk’s “Doin’ It Right” below!
Today is a good day indeed. One of my favorite electronic groups have released their newest EP upon the masses for free! I have been a huge fan of the Colorado kids of Savoy since first catching them live in a Heineken dome many years ago in Vegas. Having a live component in their shows helps them emphasize how rock plays such a significant role in their production. The first two tracks that Savoy lay down are rock based-EDM, heavy drum samples with that pulsating electro feel that you have to expect. However, the final two tracks definitely have a French house feel to them, perhaps drawing from acts like Justice and Daft Punk. Overall the EP is a great listen and is already finding its’ way into many playlists as we enter the summer festival season.
In the intro to “Giorgio by Moroder,” the Italian legend discusses his music, development, and the future at large. But he leaves out his most pertinent quote in the middle of the worldwide hype machine that is Daft Punk: “What the world needs now is not only good dance songs, which I think are out, the world needs something new.”
And what better lens to look at “Random Access Memories,” arguably the most anticipated studio album of the past decade, through? Since their inception in 1993, Daft Punk has inadvertently shaped every crevice of dance music into what it currently is. You’d be hard pressed to find one DJ/producer who doesn’t list Daft Punk at the top of his influences. That’s not just pure coincidence, though. Their style has always been boundary pushing—they’ve fused genres and they’ve created them. But now, after a nearly six year hiatus from the world of dance music (sans Tron), they’ve returned (to a live studio, no less) to, for perhaps the first time, make an album with an agenda.
Or at least that’s how it seems as you listen through RAM, an eclectic mix of sounds blended in from Italian discotheques to American radio. Yet it’s all a cogent theme (albeit a banal one, at this point): retrospective futurism. Guy and Thomas, for the first time, it seems, sat down and laid out a plan. We saw it when “Get Lucky” emerged into the mainstream consciousness in the form of a guitar heavy disco groove, but now, in an album at large, it’s so much more diverse than that niche. But all the while, it stays true to its intent.
Daft Punk – EVER HEARD OF THEM? Oh wait, you mean that dance music super-duo who many consider music royalty? That French duo who have probably already established the song of the Summer with “Get Lucky“? Yeah, well Candyland (Josie Martin & Ethan Davis from Santara Barbara California) are a dance music duo themselves who have been gaining quite a bit of steam over the past year, especially after unleashing their really-fucking-good remix of the Bingo Players’ “Rattle”. Today they dropped their “OG” (Trap) remix of the classic “One More Time” which is an all-time favorite of mine. You’ll notice the sped-up/pitched-up sample right out of the gate, but once the kick drum enters it actually makes sense and sounds great, especially with the vocals. But as with most Bass Music songs, the cream can be found in the drop (not the crop) and around 1:06 you can see what really makes this track shine. Such a fun and different sound coming from a Daft Punk classic and what I hear is a 2013 tribute to a track that was released 13 years ago.
As you can see, Candyland are on tour so make sure to catch them when they come to a city near you. Especially Boston, which is a rescheduled benefit show in wake of the Marathon bombings.