In preparation for their debut at the world famous Liv Night Club in Miami the Chainsmokers tossed together an all around amazing electro house track entitled #selfie that includes all the elements necessary to light the club up. As we have come to love the Smokers over here at MMIBTY we have come to expect two things from these guys, great remixes, and massive drops. Although this song is a Chainsmokers original, their creative use of vocals in this track as a female goes on and on regarding her next Instagram post is nothing short of hilarious. With that said we are stoked to see the Smokers coming out with some original productions and this drop is something else let me tell you. So go grab a cigarette and turn this one up, with a build that starts almost immediately this track is sure to leave us all out of breath.
Oh lordy have I been waiting for this one to come out. And of course I dropped the ball on posting “Sushi Riddim” when it came out two weeks ago, but in my defense earlier this Summer Vato Gonzalez never revealed when it would be unleashed. As part of one of the most energy-driven podcasts I heard all Summer, the boys of W&W included Vato Gonzalez’s “Sushi Riddim” during episode 158 of their Mainstage radio show, which dropped all the way back on June 10. During any given podcast/live set/radio show, one or two songs usually stick out more than the rest and in this instance it was “Sushi Riddim”, which was my first exposure to Vato Gonzalez. If you’ve never heard of Gonzalez, he’s from the Netherlands and has a whopping 756,000 SoundCloud followers. I’ll admit with a name like Vato Gonzalez I was at first surprised to learn where he’s from, but if you listen to his tracks you can see he’s got a Dirty Dutch sound. Gonzalez has a series of “Riddim” songs, including “Ganja Riddim“, “Favela Riddim” and now “Sushi Riddim” which, to my surprise, is holding at the #7 spot on the Beatport Top 10 (I clearly haven’t looked at the list in a while). Vato Gonzalez also has remixes of big tracks like “Jah No Partial” and Calvin Harris’ “We’ll Be Coming Back” ft. Example. Though I haven’t heard “Sushi Riddim” played much out, I can only imagine it will increase in popularity over the coming weeks – get on it!
Get a taste of what Gonzalez is all about (62-track list after jump):
Hook N Sling has been making some big waves across the EDM front lately. And contrary to popular belief, Hook N Sling is not 2 djs; Anthony Maniscalco is the man behind Hook N Sling, and he is starting to sling his way up the EDM ladder. Last year he collaborated with Nervo on ‘Reason‘ which was a tremendous hit and one of my personal favorite tracks to listen to this summer. Recently in the last month he released his gigantic progressive-house remix of Atmosphere by Kaskade as well as his hit original mix ‘Magnet‘ which features Chris Willis on vocals. Both of these tracks are currently in the progressive house top 100 on Beatport.com.
Two days ago Hook N Sling released his epic electro-house remix of Krewella’s ‘Live For The Night‘ on his Soundcloud page. Under the genre description the track is listed as ‘bumpy house.’ As soon as I saw that I was intrigued, and I knew I had to give the remix a listen. I gave it a listen and was totally hooked the first time I heard it. The next thing I knew this remix was being played on repeat in my living room. The build is one of the best ones I’ve heard in a while on a house track, and the bassline is so bouncy and catchy. For me, Hook N Sling’s remix is more club and dancefloor than the Krewella original mix. Don’t get me wrong; I think the original by Krewella is great, but Hook N Sling keeps you dancing throughout the entire track with its fantastic bassline and build-ups. With Krewella becoming huge EDM superstars over the last year, we are definitely going to see many remixes of ‘Live For The Night.’ W&W and Deniz Koyu & Danny Avila have already remixed the track, and we will definitely see even more remixes. However, it’ll be extremely hard to top Hook N Sling’s. We’ll definitely be seeing more solid tracks from Hook N Sling in the future, but for now sit back, relax, and live for the night!
Kill the Noise? Awesome. GTA? Awesome. GTA Remixing a Kill the Noise song? My mind cannot handle that much awesomeness! Yesterday when this song popped up on my Soundcloud feed, I instantly clicked the play button, and I waited to hear what GTA was about to amaze me with this time. As soon as the electro-house beat kicked in I knew this track would be a banger. The remix stays true to the original vocals and melody leading up to the drops. The drops were different from the drops in the original mix, and I loved how GTA used their unique style to put a nice spin on the track. I’m a big fan of Kill the Noise, and I think the original mix of Saturn is a great song. But honestly I have to say that I love GTA’s remix of Saturn more. This remix is scheduled to officially be released on OWSLA September 3rd with the other remixes of Saturn.
GTA is one of those artists that I see exploding in popularity this upcoming year; their original releases and remixes have been quickly been invading the sets of djs across the world. They have also been collaborating with some huge names in the business like Diplo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and A-Trak. They recently released their remix of Atmosphere by Kaskade, which has been a huge hit across clubs and festivals worldwide. GTA is slowly becoming one of my favorite artists because everything they touch seems to turn to gold. Their remix of Saturn by Kill the Noise is no different. For now listen to it on Kill the Noise’s Soundcloud, and keep an eye out for the official release on September 3rd! Hopefully we will be seeing more releases from GTA in the near future!
I’ve been keeping my eye on Jorts ever since the release of his moombahcore remix to Knife Party’s “LRAD”, which remains one of my favorites of the many, many remixes of that track. Jorts is a great example of a kid with a passion and a talent for production – in the year since he started producing under his current moniker, he has churned out over 10 originals and remixes, ranging from electro to dubstep to moombah to trap. Despite only having amassed 35 Facebook likes (come on, don’t you have more friends than that bud?), Jorts is no doubt a great talent in the studio (or the bedroom, as the case more likely is) and has a bright future if he sticks to his instinct and keeps producing quality music like this, his latest, “Cloudworks”. The track could just as easily been produced by Mord Fustang, and at times it certainly sounds like it was. Making use of delicate sections contrasted with speedy and scratchy electro drops, Jorts has in “Cloudworks” one of his finest productions to date. Here’s what he had to say:
“The most upbeat and airy song I’ve probably ever made, hence the name. Ironically, also the dirtiest drop I’ve ever crafted. That said, don’t let the fake drop at 1:00 fool you. I spent many long hours on this, hope you enjoy! Many more original tracks will be on the way.”
I’m always excited when Valentino Khan comes out with a new track because his tracks are always unique; you never know what to expect from him. Yesterday he dropped his new song titled Cavepaint. The track first debuted in a mix that Khan did for Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio in March. After waiting four months for Cavepaint to be released, his fans will not disappointed with this new banger. Cavepaint definitely shows his flawless ability to continually produce great songs over a wide range of genres. Valentino Khan started out making moombahton and electro-house tunes, but recently he has gained popularity from his trap tunes. It’s great to see Khan take a step away from trap, and Cavepaint confirms that he can still produce great electro-house bangers.
In the past Valentino Khan has remixed his own tracks by putting a completely different spin on them. Yesterday he also released his Trap VIP remix of Cavepaint. The Trap VIP Remix of Cavepaint is great too, especially if you like your daily dose of trap. Khan is kind enough to release these two songs as free downloads on his Soundcloud. Release your inner cave-man or cave-woman by listening to and downloading Cavepaint!