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[SPIN Premiere] KASTLE Wrings a Bubbly 2-Step Remix out of Dirtyphonics’ Brutal ‘Hanging on Me’

September 26, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , ,

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Is there any sound so tough that a U.K. garage refix can’t turn into something pliable and seductive? Apparently, not, at least judging from the Los Angeles producer Kastle’s remix of “Hanging on Me,” a new song from the French quartet Dirtyphonics. Their recent singles have typically trod the line between headbanging and Ed Banging: “No Stopping Us,” featuring Foreign Beggars, was hip-house via Alice in Chains, while “Walk in the Fire” was forged of blast beats and chugging metal guitars. “Hanging on Me” is similar, marrying Master of Puppets-inspired twinned leads to a shuddering, dubsteppy cadence and topping it off with vocals from the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, who here sounds, improbably but intriguingly, a little like Cat Power imitating Ozzy Osbourne. In Kastle’s hands, though, the tune flashes back to 2-step’s glory days, complete with bouncy organ bass line and synths as bubbly as a freshly uncorked bottle of Dom. In contrast to 2-step’s habit of making chipmunks out of its singers, he plays Moss’ vocals relatively straight, save for a judicious bit of glottal chopping, but he strays from convention by briefly flipping the groove into a brittle triplet rhythm that’s halfway between trap and Schaffel. If you’ve ever dreamed of a Lex Luger/Superpitcher collaboration, here’s the next best thing. (via SPIN)

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Coone’s ‘Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)’ hits #1 on Beatport’s Hard Dance chart!

September 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , ,

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A first for Dim Mak, we have some stellar news to share with the hardstyle community, and the dedicated family of electronic dance music as a whole. We are excited to announce that our first ever hardstyle signee, Coone, has topped the Beatport Hard Dance chart! The Belgian native dropped “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” just under a week ago as a Beatport exclusive, and it has already shot all the way to the top of its respective genre chart.

The second single from his upcoming full-length album Global Dedication, “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” is the official track for Q-Dance video coverage at TomorrowWorld 2013. Featuring the vocals of Chris Madin, Coone himself is excited to spin the track and perform at this year’s inaugural TomorrowWorld event in Chattahoochee. Coone plays on Saturday, September 28th of the Georgia festival, as well as at The Sound of Q-Dance on October 5th, alongside hardstyle contemporaries Noisecontrollers, Wildstylez, Gunz for Hire and more.

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