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Rihanna Finds Love in a Disco Place + Arty & Lucky Date Remixes

Solidisco are a Disco House duo from Buffalo, NY. Brian referenced them in Disco Daze Volume 1 and since that time they have managed to take one of the most popular songs in the world and put a completely different twist on both the original and any remix I’ve heard of it (personally speaking if you want a crowd pleaser, Chuckie’s version works pretty nicely). Yes, I’m talking about Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ sensation “We Found Love”. I don’t know what it is about this song, but girls go insane for it. And with two superstars in Calvin Harris and Rihanna coming together, there’s no way this song wasn’t bound to blow up.

Enter Solidisco. While gaining steam in the EDM world and quickly establishing recognition for their love of Disco House (a timeless classic), they managed to take “We Found Love” and transform it from a Top 40s ballad to a funkier and happier dance anthem. Adding a groovy bassline, a piano lead, and some horns to Rihanna’s voice and Calvin’s synth lines, this thing pops off the right way. I wouldn’t have discovered this track without listening to A-Trak’s monthly Fools Gold Radio show (appeared on February 2012’s edition). If you haven’t given these hour-long sessions a listen, do yourself a favor and check them out. They feature three awesome things: A-Trak’s world-championship-winning turntable scratching (yeah he won that when he was 16), underground/off the beaten path originals and remixes, and his voice-overs that have been filtered to make it sound like a radio show from the olden days (or a Beastie Boys song).

Rihanna & Calvin Harris – We Found Love (Solidisco Bootleg Remix)

Two other remixes I have today aren’t exactly brand spankin new, but they’re recent enough and we have yet to post them. Basically you need to wrap your ears around these.

The first is Arty’s thumping remix of Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects’ “Walking Alone”. It premiered on Armin Van Buuren’s State of Trance podcast several months ago and it gives the original a hard-hitting sound that Arty loves to bring out in tracks. While it floated around on radio shows and in DJ sets, it was finally released in February 2012. It’s no secret I love what the kid does and this one will absolutely get stuck in your head.

Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects – Walking Alone (Arty Remix)

The second track is Lucky Date‘s remix of Madonna’s newest single “Girl Gone Wild”. You’ve definitely heard of Madonna but there’s a chance you don’t know about Lucky Date even though 50,000 fans on Facebook do. He’s a California native, resides in Chicago, and creates hard-hitting Electro-House that has caught the attention of big names like Lazy Rich and Mord Fustang. We posted the Space Laces remix of “Ho’s and Disco’s” but this time it’s Lucky Date’s track that’s creating a buzz. Check it for yourself!

Madonna – Girl Gone Wild (Lucky Date Remix)

Two New Releases from Mega House Producers

In the last two days we have seen two of the biggest names to ever grace house music release absolutely insane tracks, I’ll start with my favorite of the two.

Having Tiesto remix your track is a very huge milestone for any producer, but to have him remix it before YOU even release it, well that’s another thing all together. For U.K. dubstep producer Joker, that’s exactly what happened. Joker’s debut album The Vision will be released in November featuring the self titled track found here (one of my personally favorites since starting this blog). Tiesto takes another track off the album originally titled “Here Comes The Lights” and adds his club bumping beat to make this an anthem for dj’s at clubs all winter long.

Joker Feat. Silas – Slaughterhouse (Tiesto Remix)

The second track I have for you today is the Essential Tune of the Week presented to you by the Swedish House Mafia. This track is gaining serious momentum as its’ release date nears. Dirty South has also announced his largest North American tour to date to accompany the release with stops in every major city including a handful in Vegas (of course) and a show at Pacha NY for 11/11/11. He has also organized special meet and greets along the way with one of those locations being Beta Nightclub in Denver. So be sure to download the track and make sure to see if he is coming to a city near you.

Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone