Monday, 15 October 2012

Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time (Ari Leff Remix)

While this one is a little older, this laid back house remix of the pop track works very well.

Sunday, 14 October 2012


Since I went back to school I've been struggling to keep up with the blogging. After a lot of self conflict, I'm deciding to lay off a lot. From now on I'll only be posting the big segments like Mashed Monday, Thursday's Thoughts, Saturday Spotlight and such. It's just become too difficult to keep it all up. Every so often I'll still post a cool track when it comes my way.

Project 46 - Feel The Fire

As Project 46 continues to kill the original songs, Feel The Fire follows suit. This track is a very well produced progressive track, with a lot of musicality in it and a really solid melody.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Jack Beats Ft. Jess Mills – Somebody To Love

Admittedly, I wasn't a big fan of the British duo's Careless EP, but I really dig this new track. Somebody To Love is a funky house track set to drop on December 2nd on their mini album, titled Somebody To Love. Anyway check out the stream for now.

Saturday Spotlight 13- Unicorn Kid

Today I return with Saturday Spotlight and this week take a look at the upcoming UK producer, Unicorn Kid. While he's not all that popular in North America, he's killing it in Great Britain.
Read more after the jump!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Wynter Gordon & Laidback Luke - Dirty Talk (Party Favor Remix)

Party Favor is by far my favourite trap producer on the scene right now. With this giant remix of Wynter Gordon & Laidback Luke's Dirty Talk, he brings a sick trap remix to the table with some dirty synths and of course a sweet drum pattern.

Madeon- European Tour 2012

Madeon's finally embarking on a headlining tour. He'll be testing out the waters this fall by playing a bunch of shows across Europe and the UK. I know there's a lot of tour stuff today, but we'll get to the music in an hour or two!

OWSLA Tour Fall 2012

It's about time these guys just did a tour together. The OWSLA label is my favourite out there and they've all been killing it. With some new additions a North American tour is finally in the works. While most dates will feature different members of the team, they're rolling through a lot of towns, so check it out.

Full Flex Express 2013

Following up the highly successful Full Flex Express tour across Canada last summer, it will be running again this coming summer. It will feature five dates in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. The lineup is not yet announced but you can more or less be certain Skrillex will headline it, with the rest of the lineup featuring various producers from the OWSLA crew. Tickets go on sale today for $50 until Christmas so grab em quick!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Calvin Harris- 18 Months (Preview)

Calvin Harris has been exploding right now with his giant singles. His full length album drops pretty soon, so here's the full album teaser courtesy of YouTube.

Feed Me & Crystal Fighters - Love Is All I Got

Oh man, this track is incredible. This giant collaboration between Feed Me and Crystal Fighters is nothing short of exceptional. The instrumental is smooth and simple, with a good electro kick with some soul to it. Feed Me does the perfect job of keeping the bass levels lower than usual, which is the perfect vessel for the smooth indie vocals and crisp guitar plucking from Crystal Fighters. This track will be released on Mau5trap and pre-order will be available soon.

Thursday's Thoughts #9

Lady Gaga and Zedd are pretty good friends, they've even toured together a few times, and a big topic of discussion right now is Lady Gaga's vocal cut of Stache from Zedd's album that was released a few days back. 

It's no small secret that Zedd's album Clarity is quite controversial. What I'm talking about is the fact that the album is highly driven by female vocals and really catchy, well produced tunes. Many people have even started to wonder if Zedd will continue as a DJ, or cross over and do more collaborations with pop singers, such as David Guetta has. 

However, with Gaga being one of THE biggest names in pop, it draw a lot of attention to Zedd, who is now under pressure and questioning of whether he want's to become a touring DJ, or a producer for vocalists.

Anyway, below is Gaga's cut of Stache.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Madeon- The City EP

Today we take a look at Madeon's new EP for his latest single, The City. It features two different cuts of The City as well as two cuts of Icarus and a remix of Finale.
Check out the breakdown for more info after the jump!

EDC Orlando Lineup

The team behind EDC is bringing the crazy festival to Orlando, check out the lineup! It looks like on of the best lineups from EDC in a while, so if you're in the Orlando, this is for sure a must see show!

3LAU- Power Haus (Bootleg Pack)

Today I've got a sick bunch of bootlegs from 3LAU. To promote his name and new shows, he formed an email group on facebook titled Power Haus, and basically Blau will be sending out free bootlegs and news from time to time. This first bootleg pack features three unreleased bootlegs from the man himself.

The first one features Calling by Sebastian Ingrosso and Ryan Tedder. While it starts out as the normal track, it quickly escalates and picks up tempo, moving into a heavy trap mix, with some nasty drum patterns.

The second track was featured from a leak earlier this week. Niggas Jump In Paris features the massive anthem, Niggas In Paris and mixes it up in some bassy parts from Dillon Francis and Chuckie, resulting in the filthiest, most bass heavy bootleg I've ever heard from Blau.

The final track on this pack features massive samples from Tiesto, Kaskade and Daft Punk. A massive track, features Maximal Crazy from Tiesto, Move For Me vocals from Kaskade as well as even more samples from Nari & Milani.

Enjoy the bootleg pack, it's a sweet one, also I really suggest signing up for Power Haus, it's a great way to keep up in all things 3LAU. 

Fire Flowerz - Vision

One of the things I love about Fire Flowerz are that they usually slip to the back of my mind, and when I see a new track from them I'm ecstatic. This one, titled Vision, is again a great funky disco track with some catchy chopped vocals.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Adele- Skyfall (Tridium Remix)

I'm not even going to pretend like I'm surprised that remixes for Skyfall are already happening. Tridium clearly got in there before the storm to get this dubstep remix out there. The remix works well, with some snare and cymbal patterns before warping out some synths in the build up to an glitchy dubstep drop.

Eric Prydz – Every Day (Zane Lowe Radio Rip)

I knew I had to post this as soon as I heard it on Zane Lowe's radio show. Ever since Allein I've been happily waiting for Eric Prydz' next track. Finally it's surfaced and it's arrived and maintains the same calibre of production talent as Allein, this track will be well received when it fully releases.

Ellie Goulding- Halcyon (Full Album)

Ellie Goulding is by far my favourite female vocalist. Her voice is so pure and unedited, and the result is a sound unparalleled in my opinion. Asides from being stunningly beautiful her song composition is organic and pure. Also, I'm by no means a lyrical analyst and so this review was actually something I found really challenging, but I loved the album and decided to drive through with it, doing as best as I can, so while it's my first swing at a full lyrical album, and by no means am I a lyrical analyst, so I did my best.
Check out the album after the jump.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Mashed Monday #15

This week we have giant mashups from 3LAU, Kap Slap and 5 & A Dime, check out the mashups of the week after the jump!

Nelly Furtado-Parking Lot (Kill Paris Remix)

This remix of Nelly Furtado's Parking Lot adds some electro soul to the track. Not only is this an official remix but it actually makes me a fan of Nelly Furtado's voice. I've probably listened to Nelly Furtado a few times, but this remix a stunner. Also a perfect track as the seasons are changing.

Skrillex & Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem (Bro Safari & UFO! Remix)

While I'm starting to get really bored with this track and can no longer bare to even listen to the original, I vow this will be the last remix I post. What made me post this was the fact that actually has some trance in it while still maintaining the epic bass of the tune. I thought it was worth a check, also hit up the free download.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Schedule This Week

Another busy week here, with Canadian Thanksgiving having happened over the weekend, I'm left feeling behind and hectic as usual.

Anyway, tomorrow you'll see the new mashups from 3LAU, 5 & A Dime, as well as Kap Slap, three of the biggest names in mashups right there. Bam.

Tuesday the review of Ellie Goulding's Halcyon will come out.

Wednesday I'll check out Madeon's new EP as well as an exclusive bootleg pack from 3LAU.

Thursday we talk a little bit about Zedd and Lady Gaga.

Friday I catch up on all this craziness and get ready for next week's arrival of Dada Life's album. 

And Saturday I'll be bringing back Saturday Spotlight and take a look at the relatively new (to North America) UK producer, Unicorn Kid.

Adele- Skyfall

When an artist is asked to write the next James Bond theme it's no light task, and with her eerily echoing vocals, Adele does a phenomenal job. Skyfall is very well composed, and with traces of the traditional James Bond theme in there, the track comes together really nicely, between the slow drumkit and the violin, it's a great song to put you in the mood for the new Bond movie. 
Follow this link to iTunes to grab the song!

Submission Sunday- Panzizi

Today we have one of our very first submissions, from a producer based out of Columbus. These two tracks today are from his upcoming album, Ohio Skies. Both tracks here have a really chill electronica style to them with some really inventive drum parts underneath, and while Cherry Pie differs a little and has a more driving beat, they're both really cool tracks and I look forward to hear more from Panzizi in the future. 

Preview: Project 46 & DubVision ft. Donna Lewis - You and I (Pancakes killed the Synthesizer)

Who doesn't love pancake Fridays? This latest one of You And I sounds like it's gonna be something special and also sounds like the beginings of a progressive track as well.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Rihanna- Where Have You Been (Cazzette Remix)

While I feel this track's been over mashed and remixed, apparently Cazzette doesn't as he release a sweet new remix today. This bangin' house remix of the summer track is a solid one.

Preview: Dada Life- Boing Clash Boom

As The Rules of Dada draws near, the duo have decided to release a little teaser of the track Boing Clash Boom, check it out, and make sure to come back on October 17th for the full album review!

Teaser: Seven Lions EP

This upcoming EP from Seven Lions sounds pretty sweet. It will be released on October 16th and it sounds like a really solid EP and from it has chill, dubstep sounds. Check out the video teaser as well as a track from the EP. Days to Come has a sound similar to that of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (Promise Land Remix)

While I've already stated my opinion on these remixes, here's another one. This time from Promise Land, he doesn't really bring enough to the table in my opinion, resulting in a pretty weak remix. Sorry for calling Promise Lands out on it, but I'm not gonna let such a big screw up of a nice track slip by.

Sub Focus- Tidal Wave' feat. Alpines (Chuckie remix)

Today we've got another remix from the Sub Focus' new EP. This one from Chuckie, he takes the track and slows it down a little, before bringing in a funky drop with harmonising synth patterns.

Pretty Lights - So Bright

Pretty Lights has been killing it all summer, and now it seems he's finally slowing down to take some time out for production. So Bright takes that great sound of his with the faded, scratchy vocals and Pretty Lights produces a great, chilled out beat. Overall a great track to start off the day.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Nicky Romero & Calvin Harris - Iron (Dyro remix)

Iron was one of my favourite collaborations of the Summer, and Dyro has been doing a great job of remixes lately, especially with the latest one for Dada Life. Anyway, the clip cuts right to the vocals of the original and builds up quickly and right into a hard, electro house drop. The remix is set to release soon on Nicky Romero's label.

Bingo Players - When I Dip (Mats Gulbrandsen Bootleg)

Today I've got a dirty dutch house remix from Mats Gulbrandsen, he took Bingo Players' When I Dip and revamped the track around dutch house. The track turns out pretty well and is a perfect track to fistpump to.

Birthday Bash (October Mix)

Today is my birthday so I thought I'd release a mix with a bunch of tracks I've been jamming to as of late. I had hoped to release and EP but between School, creative block, and writing lengthy album reviews, it didn't happen, but one is on it's way!
Enjoy the mix,

Thursday's Thoughts #8 (One Last Paycheck)

I've been thinking a lot about Swedish House Mafia's tour over the last week. While it's been a major topic of discussion I think that it's a little shameful as to what they're doing. What I mean is their price tickets. Their tickets were really overpriced in most cases and while I respect the fact that most of their shows are open to all ages, I think they're taking advantage of the whole "farewell" business  Don't get me wrong, I've had my skeptisms with Swedish House Mafia but I still do adore them. I think their merchandise are over priced, their tickets were all overpriced and the whole Until Now album is a joke. Considering their attack on Hardwell for "selling out material for a few facebook likes", they're in no position to criticise considering that they'll make tons of money on Until Now when it really doesn't have that much of their stuff in it. I want to make myself again clear, I love Swedish House Mafia, I've pre-ordered Until Now, I've bought my tickets to see them in Toronto, and I'm considering buying tickets for the other Toronto date as well, they're great producers, brilliant DJs and they'll be sorely missed as an ensemble. However, it's always necessary to keep an open view and step back to observe from a distance and general view every once in a while.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (Tom Staar & Kryder Remix)

While there's nothing wrong with this remix, I'm just not satisfied. I personally feel that a track of this calibre and with so much meaning and emotion as a farewell track, shouldn't be remixed. I don't care if it's an official remix or a bedroom bootleg, it shouldn't be done.

Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas Vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Phat Brahms

Oh how many rips I've heard of this track over the last two months. This track was not only featured in the Tomorrowland 2012 video but has been making appearances at summer festivals worldwide. Yesterday we finally got the track for purchase. This electro house track builds up softly with a nice few riffs and is a great collaboration from all these guys. You can head here over to iTunes to pick up the track.

Also check out the latest edition of Aoki's YouTube series, On The Road, this latest edition takes you inside the main leg of his European Summer adventures as well as a plethora of samples from brilliant new tracks.

Kanye West- Mercy (No Pets Allowed)

I've been waiting for this one for a few weeks now. While most people have taken the trap route on remixing Mercy, this one from No Pets Allowed is a giant, laser-filled, bass smacking dubstep remix that is the best remix I've heard of Mercy and I like it more than the original.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

MONSTA - Holdin' On (Skrillex and Nero Remix)

After just having signed to OWSLA, Monsta is releasing an EP on October 23rd, titles Monsta. The EP will feature three original tracks from Monsta as well as a remix of each of the tracks. This remix of Holdin' On gets a nasty remix from Skrillex and Nero. The two make a killer combo which brings together a pretty hard mix.
Pre-order the EP on iTunes here.

Steerner - Friends

Steerner is a less common name, but man does this guy kill it. His latest track Friends, is a brilliant house track with some nice progression. If you're not already tracking this guy some way, do it now. Many fellow bloggers are already naming this track the next Levels, and I think that's pretty accurate. While the track has much more production value than Levels, I certainly see it as a huge record over the next few months.
No download available yet.

Zedd- Clarity (Full Album)

Zedd's Clarity has been a long time in the works. While he's released the occasional club track, this is his first real endeavour into a full album so to say. Clarity is nothing but spectacular and full of incredible tracks. I guarantee you don't want to miss this one so check out the breakdown after the jump.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Lana Del Ray – Video Games (Sugar Mill Remix)

While it's mutual between bloggers that Lana Del Ray is far, far too over remixed, this elecro remix from Sugar Mill stands out. Video Games on it's own did nothing for me but I'm loving this remix from the Milwaukee duo.

Rockie Fresh – You A Lie (CRNKN X Branchez Trap Remix)

This trap remix works well with the original rhymes and the remix from CRNKN and Brachez is a nice trap mix to start off the week.

Mashed Monday #14

Today we've got the latest two from Luune, also with a new vocal edit from 3LAU as well as mashups from more upcoming producers! 
Check out the latest mashups after the jump!