Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Very solid email submission: high-quality mashups from DJ Massakerr, aka Matthew Kerr from Canada. He has come far in his career thus far, having opened for notable artists such as Basshunter and LA Riots. He's cited his influences as Kap Slap and 3LAU. Check out his SoundCloud to see the rest of his mixes.
Rolling in the Cocaine
Penguins Don't Love
Gimmie Dat Sexy Cobra
Pixel Cheese takes the original and adds some raging baselines, edgy synths, and little distortion to reproduce a surefire club classic. 8 minutes that are guaranteed to make your arms tired from fist pumping, legs weary from bouncing, and voice hoarse from yelling.
Click to DL "Don't Give Up On Us (Pixel Cheese Mix)"
LoS is back on his hip pity hop flow...he's good, but truth is, I grabbed this track for the sole reason that XV was the feature. I find his songs slowly creeping into my Top 25 Most Played list on iTunes. I hope we get to see more from him in the months to come: he's an animal.
3LAU and Acetronik put David Guetta ft. Usher against Felix Voya's remix of "Don't Stop Believin'" to create an instant classic...throw this on the party playlist for this weekend. Gotta party hardy before finals week(s) lock you in hell. Go gettum.
There Goes the Neighborhood was set to drop 11 hours ago, but Webby pushed it back to Thursday at 12am instead. To soothe the fans over, he released the title track. Great verses, but I'm a little concerned with A. Mitch's vocals in the hook...they kind of deter Webby's overall flow. See what you think:
In honor of the NBA lockout ending, Timeflies offers this. Rez murders the sick production as he welcomes you to the Space Jam. I've always said that at first listen, Rez's voice may seem a bit mic-UNfriendly, but track after track he grows on me, and now his voice is almost a breath of fresh air, after hearing all your usual mainstream hip-hop. Grab the DL below.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Best song of 2011 hands down, take a look at the video. I'd say it's hit or miss for some people, but I really think it's appropriate for this song. One YouTube user's comment caught my eye: "Avicii's Music is all about making people dance and thats the message of this video, live in the moment and do what you like." Couldn't agree more, good sir. DANCE PARTY.
New collab track from two big-name stars; seems like Avicii's been busy lately. Avicii has been adamant that this track has no name yet (as seen below, as he flat out refutes Hype Machine on his Facebook page) but the blogosphere has aptly put the name "F*ck School" to it. Take a listen, and see if maybe a better name comes to mind?
My last post was also a Pendulum remix yesterday, so I know you're thinking: "two remix posts back to back of the same song?" Why? First, because I can. And Secondly, you can honestly never go wrong with putting Ellie Goulding's vocals over any track. Instead of Jesus and Fergie, the comparative combination should be Jesus and Ellie. Yupp, I went there.
The Island is a very common remixed/utilized song, but as I have said many times before, piano is the key to my heart. It goes without saying that Cherry Coke won my heart out with this track. There's no arguing that they'll do the same to you. Every chord hits perfectly, making such a happy, catchy melody. Enjoy!
Word on the street is that this is ID3, according to various reliable sources however, this track is going by the name of Ridvan. Incorporated are the synths and melodies typical to Avicii, so as ID2 has recently been confirmed as his, here's another one. I <3 Melodic House.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Only sampling of the Black Eyed Peas "Addicted" I've ever heard, and Bottaboom nails it. His stage name sounds like a joke, but this track is everything but that. He tells a story of how he made music his priority throughout his life, and did everything to make sure he had his goals in the crosshairs. This 17 year old from Ft. Lauderdale, FL has a great mic-friendly voice and a mouth full of sharp, witty lines.
Status Worthy: "My achilles heel is wanting to be the illest."
My motto for Drake's album has been "Take Care of yourself and don't listen to it." Florence + The Machine brings something special to this cover of his song. In my opinion, she brings pure emotion, through her raw and edgy voice. Take a listen.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
It's been a while since we've heard from Chris Webby, but with some dope production from Teddy Roxpin, he murders this one. It's good see him on his grind again with his clowny lyrics and wordplay. "L ride around town and be back for lunch, got a full plate of beats and some Captain Crunch."
This female mashup duo made up of Claire and Jen are straight outta NY, and do a damn good job reppin' the city that never sleeps. They compose this banger of two extremely well-known songs that fit so well together. This definitely keeps NY (and everyone else) partying till the wee hours of the morning.
Remember that Upcoming Electro/House Anthems post I did? Well here is the first full-length track of those three anthems. Alesso, who is quickly gaining a spot among legends like Avicii, Hardwell, and Tiesto, takes on the track of an electro all-star David Guetta. We'ver heard plenty of remixes before, but it goes without saying that this is the best. The first 1:15 sounds like the original, and then in comes the building white noise effect, echoing synths, and finally my favorite, the melodic goodness that Alesso (and other great producers always nail down to a tee). Hello repeat button.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
After a few months of a bootleg version, Avicii unleashes the CDQ, and it's nothing short of awesome. Great vocals from Yolanda Selini and a catchy melodic "hook." Even some orchestra strings in between...this guy can't go wrong.
Click to DL "Enough is Enough"
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Alesso is godly. The way he manipulates the sound board is unreal. This is probably his "darkest" sounding track thus far, but no judgement, because its unbelievable. He's gotta have some kind of OCD or something because every melody and baseline is almost too crisp and precise. Bang(er).
I love unknowns like this, enter the blogging world and drop dope verses on us. The topic is pretty cliche: being the best, getting to the top, cups in the air, etc. If you can jam to any other mediocre rapper, then you can surely jam to this kid's tight flow.
I always dig Sam Adams' samples, though the producer for this one remains unnamed. To me, this track talks about his rise to fame, and how his music career was about getting to the top of his genre. And now that he's peaking, he faces the pressure of succeeding, as opposed to the pressure of just releasing tracks and albums. "I've been working all night man, what's a young kid gotta do to blow up?"
This is what the world gets for SHM reaching 2,000,000 Facebook fans. I expected an original track, but this is pretty monstrous too. I can really see why it was coined an "angry" swedish hunter mix. Full of edgy, glitchy electro, this track could start a riot.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
When these full tracks are released upon the music world, all hell is going to break loose...mark my words. These are three potentials anthems that are going to be fighting for the top spot, similar to Avicii's Levels. (Though we all know, nothing will ever compare to that.) My personal favorite is the second preview (Axwell's recut version of Resurrection.) Even though its just a preview, it's been on repeat for days.
David Guetta - Titanium (Alesso Remix) [PREVIEW]
Michael Calfan - Resurrection (Axwell's Recut Club Version) [PREVIEW]
Tim Berg - Before This Night Is Through [PREVIEW]
The Hood Internet is a Chicago based production duo that you may not have heard of, however, they are actually a big name in the mashup game. They neatly place Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay over Wolfgang Gartner. Great vibe.
A little alternative/rock curveball for ya. Remember Snow Patrol? Remember "Chasing cars?" I have a new offering from them here (their second single) off their upcoming 6th studio album, due out soon!
Click to DL "This Isn't Everything You Are"
Hometown pride. Even if my hometown is a mini suburbia of only 6000 people, this song made me think back and reflect on the good old days of walking around everywhere and knowing everybody I see. Oh Miami how different you are..."This city is my city. I was born and raised here, I got it made here."
This reminds me a lot of Madeon's style with the really clear, melodic runs of the synth. You don't really hear this kind of pure electro music anymore...it's kind of upsetting. Thank you Corbin Hayes for bringing it back.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
First track off their upcoming album entitled Breakfast, being release February 28th, 2012. "The song actually started out as a joke when my brother, Cheeseburger Don, got so high he fell asleep in the studio with his sunglasses on," says Chiddy Bang.
Starts out quite like the original, then bang! Say hello to some heavy, hard-sitting bass that's almost too typical of Hardwell's tracks. I can see why it's a bootleg: this track must have got the venue absolutely raging at his live shows.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Royce Da 5'9's voice is just so...fierce? His raps are always the toughest. This beats kinda goofy (with the saxophone, it sounds like a Disney theme--Aladdin-esque?) but Royce handles it with no problems.
This a single off IanJ's next mixtape which is due up very shortly. Similar to Pop Culture, he'll go over the beats from various well-known songs. Here he takes on Taio Cruz's Hangover. If you listen to his words, you might actually feel bad for the girl he's singing about. Even though it's not hard to, IanJ makes the original 10 times better.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
An oldy, but Carl Domingo, a friend of mine who's up at RIT, reminded me of it's...well...awesomeness. I love Ellie Goulding, I love Modestep, I love Busta Rhymes, and E.T. is just such a catchy song. Kap Slap knows how to combine the best elements of tracks and win my heart over....I'm in love.
Ravi Parikh, half of the DJ duo from Stanford, decides to branch out on his own to try to gain acclaim as a solo DJ. Can't blame him if he puts out this banger as his first track. I can't wait till the mashup artists hop on this one.
Kevin Nelson ada DJ 21azy has been killin' it these past few weeks. This time he combines Chamillionaire's "Good Morning" with verses of Wale's old school classic "Chillin.'" A match made in heaven.
Click to DL "Free Chillin'"
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The next radio hit right here. I'm not one for typical mainstream music, but something about this track is so damn catchy. The chorus is guaranteed to get stuck in your head, and the verses are just too melodically supple to not enjoy. I'm nothing short of impressed by GCH latest releases.
Meek Mill supported by an all-star cast of superstars, goes in on this remix. It has only premiered on the radio, hence the censors and tags, but that doesn't change the fact that each of these legends drops a tough verse on this even tougher beat.
These two mashup handymen team up to create a monster party track, combining Skrillex, Basto, Rihanna, Porter Robinson, JLo, and many more. Spoiler alert: it gets real grimy at 2:45, softies beware. It's Thursday, it's party time.
From his upcoming The Delta Project, Amazing is an electro/rap track with sampling from Pretty Lights in the background. He tells a meaningful story, revealing memories from his childhood and how he learned to do what he loved. "The feeling was amazing."
This was bought to me by my boy Chris Jones a week ago. It's the remade Bond Theme Song for the new game coming out. "The N64 would have literally exploded from this intro," Chris told me. And he really wasn't lying. I love modernness of it: a little dubstep and a little electro. However, it still manages to preserve the original, world-renowned theme song.
As the first week of November comes to a close, and the onset of winter begins, Viceroy drops a chill, summery EP that will hopefully defrost your fingers and toes and bring you back to the days of sitting on the beach with your feet in the sand. And if that's not enough, he includes a bonus remix of Rihanna's "We Found Love." Thought it's quite the "over-remixed" song, Viceroy does something to it that no artist does...he brings his own genre to the mainstream track. You've probably heard countless techno, house, or hip-hop remixes to Rihanna songs, but this...this is something else. "Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself there, some beach somewhere." --Unknown
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Straight outta the Big Apple, DOSVEC, who's name headlines the recently posted his B.o.B./Zeds Dead track, combines what seems like the Top 40 tracks from the past few months into a track thats sure to make you Feel Good. It's an all-around, high-quality mashup.
3 track EP from an artist familiar to the mashup game...2 out of 3 are dubstep edits (light and tolerable, no worries), while the other one is has a house/trance feel. Take a listen, I'm pretty sure you're going to like what you hear.