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Our friends, the Chainsmokers, took some time to apply their infectiously chill electro treatment to the dubby original of ASTR’s ‘Operate.’ You might be familiar with their style from our previously posted ‘Julian’ remix.
Trap, big-booty twerking, and an alien invasion? Who would’ve thought this would make a combination? Well, Destroid is launching a series of viral videos, the first of which released today. This short, minute-long video features two girls twerking on camera when the DESTROID Bass-Ship crashes into their backyard. The spaceship’s portal opens and you see Excision, Downlink and KJ Sawka in full robot-alien gear.
After one year, the world’s #2 DJ, Tiësto, brings us his long-awaited third installment to the Club Life album series; this time paying homage to one of electronica’s most important cities, Stockholm, Sweden. As expected, Tiësto’s own work is the bread and butter of this compilation album. Several of these hits like “Paradise” (with Dyro) and “Back To The Acid” (with MOTi) debuted at Ultra. Aside from the original content, established hits by other DJs see some remixes in this album (Calvin Harris’ “Sweet Nothing”).
“On this compilation you can hear the influence of the new generation of Dutch and Swedish DJs. When I listen back to this mix and the tracks that I produced and remixed, it takes me back to special places and very fond memories of Stockholm. I feel like I became a little bit Swedish over the years and I can honestly say that Stockholm will always be in my heart.” - Tiësto
Below the break, you can read our take on each track, as well as the track’s original release date and label. The title will link to our original post about the track.
I think I can speak for many by admitting I have been eagerly awaiting Synchronice‘s forthcoming EP. Especially after reading tweets from a slew of dubstep pioneers who got a first listen. For example, Datsik saying the EP is “Fire!” then recently Candyland tweeting: “Was starting to get disappointed in dubstep then the bass gods gave me the new @Synchronice EP.” If that doesn’t build the excitement, then you should probably consult a doctor.
We are launched into the Countdown EP by the title track; with its bright piano riffs, swelling synths and crisp drums, it builds to a great height before crashing down in a tangle of juddering bass licks and diving synths. This flows through to track two, “The Sentence,” which keeps things dark. Led by the ominous vocal proclaiming “The sentence is death,” booming drums and cascades of ascending midrange drive the track forward.
In tune with the cinematic textures that have preceded it, track three, “This & That,” encapsulates this mood while once again delivering something different. Here the sharp synth work and mangled bass are channeled into a glitch, funk-driven bounce. The Countdown EP is then completed by a remix of “Machete,” taken from label head DATSIK’s Cold Blooded EP. Staying true to the vibe of the original, Synchronice inject it with some of their trademark bounce.
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Third Party’s “Otherside” remix by Red Hot Chilli Peppers finally sees an official release after premiering somtime back in 2011. Honestly, I was convinced it already released, but I guess I was only listening to a high-quality RIP from somewhere. Third Party adds an awesome progressive house feel to the alternative rock hit. The remix released today off Warner Bros Music.
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Debuted at ASOT 600 in Kuala Lumpur, ‘Your Secret’s Safe’ set the Twitterverse ablaze with questions about who could possibly be behind the unidentified track. When it was announced that Julie Thompson‘s vocal trance anthem was aligned with Super8 & Tab as the lead single off her sophomore album, Eye Of The Storm, everything clicked into place. The pulsating bass drives the listener towards an emotional piano interlude that, combined with tug-on-your-heartstrings lyrics and aching vocals, lead in to a synth symphony of epic proportions.
‘Your Secret’s Safe’ has finally been released through Magik Muzik today on Beatport. Listen to the teaser of this 2013 trance anthem below!
Trance lovers rejoice for the return of Christina Novelli and Craig Connelly’s new collaboration ’Black Hole.’ The singer behind 2012 hit ‘Concrete Angel’ returns with a track full of moody undertones about the dangers of diving head first into new love, but twists and turns into an uplifting trance anthem full of clubby dance vibes. Out June 17 on Garuda Music, the release of ’Black Hole’ is joined by the official music video that is out now!
UPDATE: Out today, June 17th!