Friday, August 31, 2012
I think it's safe to say The Doze are among my top 3 mashup artist(s) of all time. They always have a fantastic song choice and the mosaic that results is consistently beautiful. Though I'm not fond of what they did for the drop, this mashup has an unreal build-up that just sounds right.
Christmas came early! Macklemore gave us the track only a few days ago, and now he comes back to drop the music video as well. The Irishman is such a clown: he and Ryan Lewis always have a great time not only with their music but in their videos as well...I mean a Batman onesy? Ya just can't make this stuff up.
Welcome back, Nammo. His Soundcloud has brought some prime tunes to us in the past, and after a blogosphere hiatus, Adam Fleischacker slugs away at Owl City's "Good Time." He also adds some choice spices like Hardwell's "Hangover" remix, Afrojack's "Lionheart," and LMFAO's "Shots." The consistency between the four tracks is near perfect.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
We dropped the preview exactly a week ago, describing this remix to be of epic proportions, and it sure as hell didn't fall short of that. Dyro, the up-and-comer from Revealed Recordings, continues to show that he can hold his own in the EDM game with the 'churning' electro influences of Hardwell along with his own original synth play. It's a bold move swinging away at this track right after it's release especially since Dada Life is such a big name, but Dyro did some big things with it that would even impress the insane Swedish duo.
Richello who did major work on Owl City's "Good Time" now ups the ante and absolutely KILLS this NERVO remix. Not to downplay the beautiful Aussie ladies, who's original is rather unbeatable, but for only having 477 "likes" on Facebook, this Norwegian sure impresses the hell out of me. The synth work is near flawless and the newly established melodies are extremely satisfying to the ear. This remix just sounds...right. Download this now.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
There were murmurs about this track a while back, but finally the divine voice of THE Florence from Florence + the Machine combines with the genius that is Calvin Harris for a potential bomb track. These two got a nice thing going, I am looking forward to a bright musical future with these names at the forefront.
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Not sure what the legitimacy level of this is, but let's just say I heard through the grapevine that Andreas Moe is rumored to be tacking on the vocals for Avicii's latest "Last Dance." If this holds true, listen below for a taste of what the finished product could be. Frankly, I'm a HUGE fan of vocals in house/EDM tracks so I definitely dig this way more than the instrumental mix. Take your pick!
After numerous previews, teasers, live videos, and radio edits, we have struck gold! This was definitely the soundtrack to my summer, through all the parties and beach trips; it's easy to say that this jam will be in the running for "Track of the Year." If you get a chance to see either of these collaborating artists live, JUST DO IT. Hearing this song played will be so worth it.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Psymbionic takes the ever so catchy vocals from Incubus' "Stellar" and slaps his own glitchy/dub style on it. He explained, "Incubus has been one of my "go-to" bands ever since SCIENCE, and since I was in the mood to write something a little different and more on the feel-good nostalgic side." I couldn't agree with him more; so if you're into Incubus and ya dig electro vibes, definitely get at this one.
Another Macklemore release = another fantastic day. Macklemore's tracks are way more that just music, they're complete stories. The anecdotal nature of his music adds an entire dimension that many artists cannot even achieve in a lifetime of practice.
Can't believe this flew under my radar, but Milkman dropped this over a month ago and it's pure fire...from the ascending synths to the bomb beat to the vocals. Don't miss out like I did!
Click to Download: Milkman - Neon Eyes (Original Mix)
Well ladies and gentlemen, it's here! Madeon just released his new single "The City" in the US and is available for purchase on iTunes here. The young Frenchman has gained my approval and then some yet again with his latest work. Madeon released a preview of his new track earlier in the week and I sure am relieved he didn't make fans wait for months after the teaser like his monster summer anthem, "Finale." At this point, I don't even think it's possible for anyone or anything to slow this guy down from pumping out high quality tracks one after another.
Kap Slap drops an hour long mix that makes the transition from poolside chilling to attending class that much easier (unless you're a fellow Miami student, in which case the former never ends). It's no easy task to mash together dozens and dozens of tracks in an organized and fluent manner that works coherently, but Kap Slap does it with ease time in and time out. He did it with his "Spring Break Mix," and he demonstrates that same understanding of music once again in this mix, which includes 10 new bootlegs. So what are you waiting for? Go download through his Facebook page, and enjoy!
Oh. My. These two Swedish masterminds know a thing or two about making a music video: first this, now THIS! Just hysterically entertaining. If you're looking for a song to get you amped up before an exam, pumped up before tryouts, or just because you wanna go wild and shake your body in an uncontrolled, seizure-like manner, look no further than Dada Life. Even better, they recently announced their upcoming tour titled Dada Land; unfortunately they won't be stopping by Miami anytime soon, but if they're in a city near you, trust me... GO. Download, download, download below.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Avicii eases this Monday numbness with a brand new instrumental mix, "Last Dance." The intro will throw you off a little with the bouncing electro chords, but as soon as the melody sets in...whoa nelly, hold on to your hats folks. The Swedes really steal my heart every time with this progressive stuff. I'd love to eventually hear a vocal mix, however, rumor has it that Avicii's crew liked this jam better lyric-less.
First off, big shouts to my boy Tom Frazel for this find...my ears were in heaven as soon as he hit play on his iPod. Grant Kwiecinsk, aka GriZ, is a 21-year old from Detroit who claims to be a "vinyl lover and a people hugger."What strikes me about this track is the funky-electro style he emphasizes so heavily. Using his own saxophone performance, some glitchy bass, and intricate "bouncing" rhythms, GriZ embodies the word epitomizes the word "groovy." Don't stop until the break of dawn...
Click To Download: GriZ - The Future Is Now
This 17-year old from Norway comes up big with this progressive house remix of Owl City & CRJ's "Good Time." Don't act like you don't love the original and know every single word to it because I know that I sure as hell do. There's nothing like lyrics that are catchy as hell with a bomb beat behind it. Girl fire.
This is a beautiful showcase of the other side of Mike Stud. We've been witnesses to the frat-rap Stud and the recent lyrical Stud, but finally we feast our ears on the raw vocal Stud. He adds a few bars in between, but the entire track revolves around his acapella-ish vocals. Me likey. #SundayStudDay
Sunday, August 26, 2012
So awhile back, we gave Max Burnside some love for his I'm No DJ EP, which had some notable mashup gems from the blogosphere newcomer. I now present a new track that should turn some heads among you readers. Disclaimer: The fact that I'm bringing you this track two months after its release, shouldn't undermine it's fluidity or merit. He creates a musical mosaic of Big Sean, Yeezy, Deniz Koyu, and Tiesto that all you DJ's may wanna use as a surefire dance-floor killer.
Click to Download: Marvin & Chardonnay - Big Sean ft. Kanye West (Max Burnside Bootleg)
The Kaptain set sail for the high seas and leaves behind some gigantic wake for us to play on. He samples Sub Focus's vocals adeptly and adds a little moombah/dubstep spin to the entire production like which I've honestly never heard anything like. If you have even the slightest bit of interest in this kinda music, you're gonna love it...maybe an acquire taste?
Norwegian Recycling has been in hibernation for awhile, but it's good to see they're sending out the summer with a bang! This mashup is masterful, in every aspect of the word. The Norwegians seamlessly fuse samples from Owl City, Rihanna, One Direction, Nicki Minaj, and Zedd to construct a true feel-good mashup that is really keeping me optimistic while I'm pent up in my dorm room waiting out the man they call (hurricane) Isaac.
Basto! a KFT favorite and close correspondant lightens up the weekend with a hard-hitting electro track that steers clear of his usual progressive style. He incorporates a catchy middle-eastern-sounding synth that toots a unique melody before he hit yo face with some bass. He said in his interview with us that he had some big plans for the future; he surely held up his side of the bargain. FIRE.
The French beats master, Michael Calfan, takes Guetta and Nicki's track "Turn Me On" for a spin around his electro-house racetrack. We all know that D.Guetta is a legend in the EDM world but, it's people like Calfan who keep the music fresh and desirable with reworks like this. Really diggin' the transposed chords.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
3LAU HAUS Edition 5 couldn't have come at a better time as Hurricane Isaac is about to pounce on Miami. The dorms are locked down till Monday so it's gonna be nothing but blasting music for 3 straight days! This 30 minute readymade rage-session is chalk full of jams from the likes of Alesso, Avicii, Axwell, as well as some of 3LAU's own creations. #SummeNeverEnds
Friday, August 24, 2012
Bullet Train." Following up his first release, Swartz drops off yet another unreal track titled, "Survivor." He once again found a way to combine killer vocals, with a great beat and baseline. This song is a bit more uptempo than "Bullet Train,"with a synth based, toned down dubstep feel. All I can say is show this guy some love on Facebook, download his new track, and Swartz is 2/2 on making amazing tracks.
First off let me wish owner, founder and fellow writer of KFT Nikky Shah a happy birthday. We all know that without his dedication, the incredibleness that is Knack For Tracks wouldn't be possible. Now coming fresh off his gem of a track, "Turn The World On," TheFatRat remixes Chris Brown's brand new track, "Don't Wake Me Up." The track incorporates a bit of house progressions, a bit of pop, and a whole lot of electronic glitch-step. This track is a can't miss, as is every track TheFatRat produces. Download coming soon, so for now hit play, and rage on tonight for Nikky's birthday!
HELLO EVERYONE it's the birthday boy! On this fine day, what else would I bring you except a fine progressive house jam? Something about these kinda melodies and progressions just makes me incredibly happy inside, kinda like a natural high. This vocal edit is beautifully constructed...Bert Fielding, you da man. And please everyone, party hardy in honor of my 19th birthday tonight. Cheers.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
BIG NEWS! Fresh off the release of his track of the year nominee, "Finale," Madeon dropped this preview of his latest song. From the short clip of "The City" that Madeon let listeners in on, it's almost a guarantee that this one won't disappoint. This track is oozing with those electro-dance vibes that Madeon has become accustom to bringing fans in each and every track. Below is the debuted clip from Annie Mac's radio show in the UK that's completely and totally downloadable!
Adventure Club can't not do anything right. Double negative....think about it. They always pick the right vocals, they always strike the right balance between melody and bass, and they always inject their own lethal style into every track they produce. What more could you ask for?
I hate previews as much as the next guy but some just shouldn't be hidden from the world's ears. the tenacious Dyro hits us with his take on Dada Life's impending anthem, using a gripping build-up and inserting a stroke of electro genius for the drop. Do not miss out on this when it drops on August 27th!
This is ginormous. Project 46 doesn't always collaboration with other artists, but when they do, it's with Dubvision. And by the style of the melody and kick drums, Dubvision had a big hand in this production...the build-up, synth breaks, and drops all seem to be modeled after their latest anthem "Is This Love." Don't let this fly below your radar.
Aaaaaand a BONUS for you beautiful people:
Johnny Thunders - You Can't Put Your Arm Around a Melody (Disfunktion Remix)
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Upper West takes you back to the "good 'ol days" with this hip-hop/poppy soundtrack to the last few days of August. With classes starting tomorrow at 9am, I know I'm tryna squeeze the last few carefree vibes out of the summer season, so much thanks to the NYC boys for helping me out with that. Back to real life...except, oh wait....I go to school in Miami. Ha.
If you require an ultimate, hour-long, dance floor-killing, speaker shattering, seizure-inducing, fist-pump forcing, ear-gasm stimulating compilation of music, then look no further friends! Alesso and Seb hit Radio Ibiza Weekend hard a week ago and absolutely killed this set. Pre-game, party, dorm-room rage, homework-motivator...this is a versatile mix that'll surely get your blood flowing to previously unknown pressure levels.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Canadian duo of Thomas Shaw and Ryan Henderson have been spoiling our ears each Friday with a brand new track as part of Pancake Fridays. "Whistle," is Project 46's latest release, a gem that has been a while in the making, but the tandem hadn't quite felt it was ready for release until this past Friday. It's pure excellence, a quality EDM track that'll get any party going. Grab the download and keep your ears pealed this upcoming Friday for Project 46's newest track.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Before even diving into the beauty of this brand new track, let me take the time to apologize for my recent absence from KFT. Moving out of my house back home along with moving into my new pad at the U kept me beyond busy, but no excuses anymore. "Iron," featuring none other than EDM legend Calvin Harris and upcoming superstar Nicky Romero has all the fun of a wobbly dubstep track, along with the vocals of a progressive banger. Check it out, and while it may only be a preview, now that KFT is back at full force you can be sure the full track will be up here as soon as it drops...
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Sweekuh, as of late, has been a name I can't get out of my Weekly Top Played list. His Summer BBQ EP was rage-tastic; every sequential production seems to get increasingly more flawless. I decided to take a look back into Sweekuh's Soundcloud archives and found a number of bootleg gems, one of which is this Krewella remix using Dave Edwards' "Dance the Night Away." Just cuz it's Sunday doesn't mean the party has to end...
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Jumpin from genre to genre, the Two Friends, who have been dropping quality mashups all summer now hit us with a progressive styled remix of John de Sohn's anthem "Long Time" that was featured on Tiesto's Club Life - Volume 2 Miami. The original is an incredible track, but the Two Friends do it complete justice.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The boys backtrack to the beginning of their musical journey in this first episode of The Clockumentary.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Welcome back to the music world, Kid Cudi. Though he made an appearance with his WZRD album, I didn't really consider that true Cudi since he went off in his crappy rock/pop direction. This...this is genuine Scott Mescudi...the A Kid Named Cudi or Man on the Moon Scott Mescudi, folks. Roll up, light up, and enter the chill zone. I can't wait to hear more tunes.
Will if this doesn't give you a thrill then you should probably check your wrist for a pulse. A radio rip of SHM's latest (and maybe last) track together just spilled on BBC Radio 1 with the man Pete Tong. You heard a preview awhile ago, but this cut gives you a nice indicator of what to expect from the official drop. The vocals are infectious and the energy is contagious.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Z100, 102.7, 95.5, 92.3...you name the station, they're all gonna be playing this song compulsively. Neon Hitch's voice is mesmerizing and this chorus is just too damn catchy. Tyga comes in to tack on some hip-pop verses as well. Download coming soon!
The LA producer just put this track out for download as the masses of fans requested it be singled out from TFR's most recent hour-long mixes. The Knocks already produce such fantastic electronic music by themselves, it's hard to imagine more slices of electro being piled on this yummy sandwich, but sure enough, TheFatRat nails another remix perfectly with his signature choppy style. In other news, I'm still anxiously awaiting the release of their pre-announced gem "Turn The World On."
Djinn & Tuben are two Swedish EDM producers who began collaborating back in January 2012. Consisting of Alexander Pettersson and Tobias Hermansson, this duo has put out only the most upbeat and euphoric of house tracks, like we've seen in "Mango" and "Shine." Their melodies are uplifting, their percussion is energetic, and their potential is growing with every release. All that's needed is some epic vocals perhaps?...hint, hint guys.
Instead of boasting of his escapades with females or wild reckless nights full of kegs and shot glasses, Mike Stud tells a delicate love story through this remix of Maroon 5's "One More Night." This remix also features beautiful instrumental support from American jazz pianist, ELEW. #SundayStudDay.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
EDM is great and all, but what good is a music website when it doesn't pay equal attention to multiple genres? I feel like hip-hop needs to be more readily available on KFT, so here's to the turning over of a new leaf. This beat drops nicely, Webby fans will dig this one; those who find the Webster's voice unappealing, you should probably steer clear.
Hard Rock Sofa does Mother Russia proud with this anthemic original mix. Uplifting and rather easy-going for the typically aggressive electro style of HRS, but it's still a gem nonetheless, even incorporating some progressive aspects as well!
Friday, August 10, 2012
There's no doubt it's been a painlessly long week, but this ultra chill dubstep remix is just some silver-lining to pull you through to the finish line. This packs bass like a mother-trucker while slowly cross-fading in Richard Bedford's renowned vocals. Robotic yet melodic.
So I've posted a few trap remixes in the past but in all honesty it's not a genre I've gotten too familiar with. I didn't really know how much of a favorable response it'd receive from you readers, but what the hell, I'll give it another shot. You may not recognize the name, but this original was a HUGE track a few years ago when I was spending the summer raging in Spain. I promise as soon as you hear the saxophone intro, a lightbulb will go off in your head. And for all you newbies out there, what you hear below is pretty much the essence of trap music: snare beat loops, chopped vocal samples, and various percussion additives.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Here is a quickie EP that shows Ben Li's take on Florence + The Machine's beauty "Spectrum (Say My Name)." The first of the pair is pure party fuel, typical of Compson Sound, while the second track has a more mellow vibe. I'm diggin' both of them, and am looking forward to hearing more Compsom mashes in the future.
The Jersey boys take on Fedde & Nicky's latest collaboration gem "Sparks," but shake it (not stirred) with some churning dubstep to make a buttery, delectable remix. It follows a nice pattern (aka intro, buildup, drop) for most of its duration, but all of a sudden, at 3:45, an ominous cloud of sound just takes over out of nowhere. This wasn't a pre-announced remix, as they usually declare through Facebook, so it's spontaneity was an added degree of awesomeness. Crank your speakers, aim to blow out da subwoof.