Yesterday, Beatport released the full Remix package to Zedd’s Clarity. Clarity has been a huge crossover hit for Anton Zaslavski also know at Zedd, the young German electronic producer and DJ. With the success of Spectrum crossing over into the mainstream, Stache which was remixed by huge pop star Lady Gaga and featured in a nationwide HP commercial campaign; Clarity had to get its own spotlight and with the new remix package, I’m sure Clarity wont disappear anytime soon. The remix package includes remixes from Style of Eye, Headhunterz, Tiesto, Funkagenda, Torro Torro, Roy Rosenfeld, Felix Cartel, Nick Thayer, Shreddie Mercury, Swanky Tunes, and Brillz. That is quite the list, I have to say that my favorites, by far, are the Brillz and Tiesto remixes. Tiesto’s recent venture into the the heavier Electro world, goes well with the soft vocals of Foxes, very reminiscent of what we heard from Tiesto years go. But the Brillz Remix is something else, it goes from the angelic vocals of Foxes into a huge build up that just drops into some dirty dutch infused synths riding along the 808 drum and the hi-hat. Purchase the whole package on Beatport, and take listen to the first releases below.
Reid Stefanick, otherwise known as “Reidiculous” is a new up and coming 22-year-old DJ from NYC. He started putting his passion for EDM and extreme talent with remixing music in 2010. He became a huge Youtube sensation after uploading a Top 40 remix in 2011, which lead his channel to become one of the most popular remix channels on Youtube in just a year’s time. Click here to check out his Youtube channel! He started his own website where you can download of all his mixes and remixes for free if you vote for his music that he has entered in a couple of contests…can’t beat that deal! It’s a win-win. Click here to check out his official website. They’re all high quality mp3 downloads so that you don’t have to deal with poor quality ones from other websites. He amps up a lot of popular tracks by artists like Nervo, Rihanna, Ke$ha, Tiesto, and Nicki Minaj. Because of his high succession rate on Youtube, he earned a spot on the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show as the mix show DJ, which is one of the biggest FM radio stations in the U.S. Every friday, Reidiculous puts together a sick remix that airs on the station and posts to his Facebook, as well as being available for a free download. Give today’s a listen! Happy Friday!
Part of the fun I get to have as a music blogger is not only discovering new music but, more importantly, new artists. The big will always get bigger and that’s just the way of the world. But the lesser knowns always deserve a chance and I’m always ready to give them one. Really glad I did with Audiobot. Hailing from Southern California, he has apparently done production work on some massive hits from LMFAO, Will.i.am and Justin Bieber. Surprised? Just wait till you hear this track. “Manila” has that house groove with an electro touch, a la John Dahlback. It’s the kind of festival track you think of players like Tiesto and Hardwell using to get the crowd amped up. I was pleasantly surprised and I think you will be too. Check out Audiobot’s SoundCloud for a ton of more free stuff.
I personally would like to say that it is so good to hear Tiesto back at it once more! Yea he’s the biggest producer in EDM, but you know what, I still love him. The guy puts on the bests shows, over 300 a year, all while being the friendliest, most gracious person he possible can be. It seems like he has taken some time off lately, but we all know that time off isn’t part of the Tiesto vocabulary. He is currently traveling throughout Brazil showing them some love as he prepares to return stateside for another massive College Invasion Tour. All of this is leading up to his headlining gig at Ultra once again. You are sure to hear this new remix of Passion Pit, whether it be at a show on tour or a festival this summer. He maintains those awesome vocals while giving it that Dutch touch, you know what I’m talking about..
Last week as MMIBTY sat down as a team to discuss our picks for the best tracks of 2012 we had a massive list of remixes to sort through. In discussing what makes a good remix we came to a couple of conclusions that we based our 2012 selections on. The first being we wanted remixes that were truly a re-invention of the original track and contained some well thought out production. The second being that the remix was in many ways an improvement on the original track, and in fact made an older or played out track enjoyable again. A great example of this would be No Big Deal’s remix on the Eric Clapton classic Cocaine. While maintaining a few great samples from the original No Big Deal was able to build an epic dance track that has been engaging dance floors everywhere during 2012.
Remixes are an essential part of the EDM scene, they promote a constant state of growth and creativity between the artists as they push each others tracks to be the best that they can possibly be. Not only do remixes advance the EDM scene but they advance the music industry as a whole. Tapping into just about every genre out there, todays remix masters are sampling anything they can get their hands on. Artist’s that may not consider themselves dance music specific such as Adele, Ellie Goulding and Miike Snow have exploded onto the scene and are seemingly stoked on their acceptance to this growing community. EDM as a parent genre of sorts is so amazing because of the all inclusive nature it has maintained during its growth. From remixes on classic tracks such as Clapton’s aforementioned Cocaine,to 2012′s biggest mistake, Call Me Maybe the list below has a fresh take on it all. Listen as Usher and J-Cole break it down with a little help from Diplo and Overwerk, while Dada Life and Reidiculous bring Bieber and Carly Rae up to speed. Remixes will always be at the core of the EDM community and 2012 was no exception, we hope you enjoy these 15 tracks as much as we have and may 2013 bring more progression!
We’ve featured Hardwell plenty of times on this site, and his podcast quite a few times. The podcasts are more or less a standard of what’s hot in mainstream house music. This week’s (debuted this weekend) featured the releases of some big names (Laidback Luke, Tiesto, and himself to name a few) as well as a slew of unreleased goodies. For those of you that missed hearing it live, look no further!