Take a dash of funk, a spoonful of electro, two cups of dub, and pound of dance. Mix it all together. Chill it out. Sprinkle with Diplo. Serves a billion. Now, prepare yourself for the tasty and groundbreaking release of “P.O.V 2.0”, the follow up release of the original “P.O.V” by The Death Set. With “P.O.V 2.0”, a mastermind reworking has been produced by Diplo and The Partysquad, and it is just a whole new level of gritty/sexy/delicious fun. Described as “a punk, electro banger”, this track has something that will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys good music in all its various incarnations. Put together so flawlessly, “P.O.V. 2.0” is a work of art that will make you dust off your mirror and brush up on your twerkin’ skills, or (in my case) just dance like a total maniac because when music is this good, who cares about dance moves. Plug in, turn it up, and get down on this anthem of epic proportions.
Infected Mushroom is a group that immediately comes to mind when I think of heavy hitting, speaker vibrating music, and they’re living up to this description with “See Me Now”. This aggressive and dynamic track packs a punch while simultaneously having super chill undertones that feature the duos impressive layering abilities. Complex and dare I say infectious, “See Me Now” is a no holds barred party starter that has a place on every mix to ensure a larger than life music experience.
By now, I’m sure you’ve fallen in love with Felix Cartal and Autoerotique’s “The Alarm”(and if you haven’t, then shame on you). Whether you have or have not, prepare yourself to get stoked all over again because it’s been remixed, giving the already vibrant track three fresh new perspectives. The Erick Rincon 8Ball Bootleg is, in my humble opinion, the most eclectic; it almost has the vibes of a party in Cuba experiencing an air raid. With the Keys N Krates rendition, expect bass for days and the feeling of chills creeping down your fist pumping arms. Different still is the Charlie Darker remix, which lends a throwback early house music experience while maintaining the hyperactivity of the original track. It’s quite an accomplishment to take a piece that is already a mega anthem in its own right and turn it into a whole different work of art, but these three producers did just that and did it remarkably well.
AUTOEROTIQUE & FELIX CARTAL – THE ALARM REMIXED PREVIEWS
Yolanda Be Cool is back with another Beatport Chart topping track that takes you on a ride through Get Up And Danceville. “Before Midnight”, released on Dim Mak Records just last week, has that spicy Latin flavor everybody can’t help but obsess over. With a sexy synth progression, a hot kick, and catchy lyrics, you’ll be falling head over heels for Yolanda Be Cool like it’s 2010 and “We No Speak Americano” all over again. Be sure to make this dance anthem a part of your summer playlist and get a copy of it here on Beatport!
When you produce super hot music under the moniker of AUTOEROTIQUE, you’re bound to get some heated attention; this much is proven by BEATPORT including the new, outrageously sexy music video for Autoerotique’s hit “Asphyxiation” in their TOP 10 EXTREMELY NSFW MUSIC VIDEOS. I mean, that’s got to be a title of honor right?! Basically, this list placement shows that Autoerotique has done just the absolute best job of living up to his name. And good god, do we love him for it.
Toronto duo Autoerotique are back with “Asphyxiation,” out today via Dim Mak Records. The provocative video for the track is also out today, premiering exclusively on BroBible. Directed by Amos LeBlanc, the titillating video for “Asphyxiation” is Autoerotique’s first music video since 2011’s viral hit “Turn Up The Volume.”
Autoerotique carries an infinite smorgasbord of sounds ranging from electro to metal, techno, Dutch house with a dash of indie-rock, and a pinch of ska plus everything in-between and tastefully serves them with every project. Their ambiguous, shape-shifting style boasts eclecticism and innovation.
But in all things Autoerotique, their latest work, Asphyxiation, will be considered their masterpiece. The track and its video counterpart are meticulously executed in a way that should require a precautionary label – grab your inhalers. Everything they were and everything they are breathes in Asphyxiation. From the iconic rises of Bubonic, the rumbling bass of ‘Turn up the Volume’, to the confusing, yet perfectly executed triplet mayhem of EKG – it’s all there in unison. The musically inclined minds of Autoerotique are always persisting to captivate industry buffs and fans alike perpetuating their increasingly global presence.
French youngsters Jidax are back to follow-up last months explosive “No Fear” for Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak imprint. Having launched into 2013 with a spree of fresh material and unprecedented visibility on the global clubbing circuit, “Young Coalition” sees the duo unite with young French peer Jeremie Assera with extensive force. A peak time flurry into the melodic realms of modern electro house, the track oozes festival stamina whilst pinpointing the versatility that has greeted Jidax to date. As yet further testament to their ongoing presence on Aoki’s renowned imprint, “Young Coalition” is a French revolution in its own club-savvy right.
Tommy Trash, an Australian born producer with a lion’s mane and a pension for partying hard as hell, is unleashing his raw talent upon us with the release of “Blair Bitch Project” and its accompanying remixes. Five tracks total, “Blair Bitch Project” takes the idea of regular remixes to a whole new level; each track sounding like a separate entity hell bent on making you groove. Tommy, a Grammy nominated producer, made one track of solid genius and let his friends take over from there; in this case, his friends are VCO, Hot Mouth, Mumbai Science, and Sound of Stereo. With a stable like that, you know the outcome is going to be diverse and oozing with irresistible sounds that will make your ears weep with joy.
MIGHTYFOOLS may not be at the forefront of your playlists for summer adventures, but do trust me when I say that they absolutely should be. Releasing “Feel Good EP”, Mightyfools have embarked upon a journey to make music that does exactly that: make you feel good. Three high energy tracks from this young duo, “Feel Good EP” is sunshine in a speaker, and fans are already showering the release with high praise. “Feel Good EP” features three tracks that absolutely have their place on packed dance floors and festival grounds, guaranteed to cause a sea of music lovers to bounce with their hands held high. The high energy levels Mightyfools put into their music is infectious, and it really does feel so damn good.
With the end of the work week being so close yet so far some of us are experiencing anxiety due to the desperate need for freedom. But don’t worry your hardworking little hearts out because Garmiani, Greg Cerrone, and Trackitdown’s One For The Weekend have a special treat filled with massive bass just for you! O4TW chart toppers Garmiani “Behind You (Rumble)” [#9] and Greg Cerrone “WoaWoa” [#12], both released on Dim Mak Records, have been featured as two tracks that are sure to get your blood pumping and the party started!
Congrats to these Dim Mak Records mainstays on making the TrackItDown list this weekend! High fives all around.
Dim Mak head honcho Steve Aoki has done it again with a brilliant collaboration featuring Southern Cali’s Dan Sena and vocal vixen Miss Palmer. The smashing single “Omega” is embellished with a punchy bassline, captivating vocals, and what about that drop!? This masterpiece of a track brings you all the hypnotizing musical elements that force you off your feet and gravitate you towards the dance floor.
Composer and sound artist Diego Stocco released a clip featuring his experiments with a new turntable and a few freshly gathered leaves. More specifically all bass, kick and snare sounds heard in the video were made by alternating the leaf type, angle, pressure as it was applied against the turntable. Amazing isn’t it? (via #vinyloftheday)
Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn’t turn out as I was expecting.
Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else.
For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound), then I combined the different takes together. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds (shaped with EQ, compression and resonators).
If you’d like to see more of my musical projects based on trees and other natural ingredients here’s “Music from a Tree” bit.ly/9hRhB2 and “Music from Nature” bit.ly/ID6Vow Enjoy! – Diego Stocco