Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A canvas of beautifully integrated synthesizers and basslines that just sound right. That's the only phrase I can use to descrbie the music of Jeff Montalvo. Here he receives some support from Minnesota and vocally by Mimi Page. Press 'play' and let the three of them lead you on a mind-blowing journey.
If you didn't have a summer theme song, now you have one. If you already had a summer theme song, now you have a new one. If you want a new addiction, now you have one. This quad of LA guys call themselves Smallpools...should be Swimmingpools. Put on some flip flops, throw on your sunglasses, put your windows down, and drive off into the sunset.
This one's been out for about a month now, but it missed our ears until now. However, it is still worthy of a post! Melodic dubstep may slowly be becoming my favorite genre, and it's because of productions such as this. Illenium takes Florence and The Machine's infectious vocal, "Over the Love," off The Great Gatsby soundtrack and delivers a gut-wrenching, spine-chilling track. Illenium utilizes a strong melodic bassline that progresses at the perfect pace to match the vocal. For those not fond of dubstep, I urge you to check this one out, it's too good to ignore. What makes this melodic dubstep track all the more great is it incorporates a progressive flare that gives it a house feel as well. Grab the download below!
Well, to no surprise Topsider delivers again! This time, he comes through with a mashup taking the perfect chord progression backdrop of Vicetone's remix to "Clarity." He works in Usher's, "Numb" to open things up, then transitions to Hyper Crush's "Kick Us Out," but what really drives the song home in my opinion is his use of Icona Pop's new sensational single, "I Love It." Just a grand jam on this fine Tuesday. This guy isn't in it for the fame or fortune, just in it for the fun of the game, and to provide his fans with huge beats. What a refreshing approach to making music.
"Together" is a group consisting of 150+ Swedish producers who have all come together to make this one song for charity. All the money collected from people buying the track will go to the charity foundation Hungerhjälpen which is supported by the one and only Avicii! I just love to see stuff like this: each artist transcending individual production in order to give back to the community.
Click to buy and and support: Together ft. Daphne - Believe (Original Mix)
Monday, May 20, 2013
Bingo Players have proved yet again why they are perpetually a force to be reckoned with. "Buzzcut" redefines the boundaries between electro and progressive, the product being a festival-friendly tune with a panty-dropping bassline. RAGE.
Click to Download: Bingo Players - Buzzcut (Original Mix)
Our friends over at beathau5 has only one "all-inclusive" way to describe the genre that Willem and Ward have solidified...TROUSE aka trance-house. I've said this time and time again, but the key to staying atop the music world, especially the dance music niche is to diversify. The Netherlands duo known for their dazzling display in the trance world have now churned out an anthem that follows a completely different progression. From euphoric reverberations to pounding basslines, W&W has created the next "big thing." This song was played at EDCNY this weekend almost as frequently as Nari & Milani's "Atom" at UMF 2012, and there's not doubt in my mind that it'll continue it's uprising in the summer festival season.
Click to Download: W&W - Thunder (Original Mix)
Progressive house just really doesn't get better than this. We didn't post the preivew back when it came out simply because that'd be way too much of a tease for you...cutting off before the drop like that is a crime. But of course, on this great day of May 20, 2013, here is the full tune in all it's sparkling, magical glory. The product of 3 great Swede minds, "Echoes" is a must-have.
Click to Download: Niklas Gustavsson, Peter Johansson & Henrik B - Echoes (Original Mix)