Disclosure continues to be the most blogged about act of 2013, but this time it is thanks to a remix by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The British DJ add his fun twist to an already amazing track. This release is huge and I would go to say better than the original. With remixes from Flume, Baauer and Toro y Moi, Disclosure adds another huge name to the list of remixed artists. Stream the track below.
Today Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights released his anticipated album, A Color Map of the Sun. This release comes over two years since his last EP. This is the firsts of Derek’s albums composed entirely of original music rather than samples. His recordings were all recorded on Vinyl before being mixed using modular synthesizers.
As for the album, Derek is at his best when he focuses on the softer side of the electronic spectrum. “Yellow Bird” and “Press Pause” my two favorites, stay closer to the chilled and melodic melodies similar to Filling Up the City Skies (Disc 1). On the contrary, “Lets get Busy” is a harder, heavier song where the dubstep crunch loses all depth.
“Around the Block” is the featured single off the album, featuring Talib Kweli. It is the most enjoyable of the heavy tracks, Talib provides fresh vocals over a jazzy beat.
The album is available for a free download at: prettylightsmusic.com
The full album can be streamed here:
Moon Boots is back with another excellent deep house jam titled Love Strong perfect for easy summer listening.
The first song that turned me onto Moon Boots was his remix of Little Boot’s track Headphones.
I absolutely fell in love with that song and explored the rest of his productions which are all excellent.
Love Strong has a nice island feel to it, sure to put you at ease. The track features some great vocals, which Moon Boots distorts and integrates to perfection.
Enjoy the track, and make sure to check out all of Moon Boots’ productions which are available for free download on his SoundCloud page.
The legendary producer Solomun is back with another huge release.
Yesnomaybe is hard to categorize. The song is deep house yes, but also contains elements of tech house and progressive house. And thats just the original mix.
Solomun also released a Dub mix and a “Summer Began” mix.
I like them all, but if I had to pick a favorite the “Summer Began” mix would win for me, just adds another element to the song that keeps your attention through the entire track.
Check them all out!
Eric Prydz is back with a new EP under his progressive Pryda moniker. Releasing the infamous ID track from the third episode of EPIC Radio along with an unreleased Pryda track that has been a staple in his sets the last few years.
Layers was first premiered back on EPIC Radio 003. I’ve been hooked on this song since first listen. It’s got a light, playful feel from Eric. Definitely a departure from some of the heavy, darker stuff he’s been releasing lately. As always, Eric’s signature builds and progressions are evident. The drop is subtle and almost techy in nature, which I love. This track has already gotten support on both Pete Tong and Above & Beyond’s weekly radio shows.
Rotonda is a Pryda track that was first premiered by Eric at his EPIC show at Alexandria Palace back in 2011. Prydateers have been begging for the release ever since. This song definitely has somewhat of a Cirez D feel to it. It’s not as dark as Eric’s Cirez material, but the techno elements are definitely there.
I GOOOO, I GOOOO…I’ve been searching for this song ever since I heard Richie Hawtin drop it in the Yuma Tent at Coachella. I had never heard it before and it was one of my highlights of the entire weekend. Song is straight sex and absolutely goes off! It was released on Jaymo and Andy George’s Moda Black Records. Hot Since 82 has been absolutely murdering the deep house scene over the last year. His productions are so infectious and catchy. This is definitely my favorite song of his up to this point.
A couple months back I did a feature on an up-and-coming artist from NYC named Josh Raymond aka Madera. One of my buddies from school, Jimbo Slice, is his manager and he’s got some great stuff going on right now. His latest track is a remix of Where The Kids Are by Blondfire. I think this may be Madera’s best remix to date. The quality is top-notch and it’s got all of the elements you look for in a great progressive house track. I’m really excited to see Madera grow and evolve. He just keeps getting better and better. Make sure to check out the rest of Madera’s music on his SoundCloud. He gives all of his tracks away fo free!
Everyone’s favorite producer from the good ole US of A, Kaskade, is back with a new single Atmosphere. This is the title track off of his upcoming album which is set to be released sometime this fall. I am sucker for everything this man creates. Does this song fall into the category of cheesey progressive house? Yes. Is it better than just about every other mainstream, progressive house track out there? Hell yes. There’s just something about Kaskade that makes this better. It’s got those signature vocals and feelings of euphoria, and just feels authentic. Plus, for the first time in his career, Ryan actually sung the vocals himself! I think that’s pretty damn cool. I fell in love with this track at Kaskade’s Summer Lovin’ beach party at the Marquee Dayclub a couple weekends ago. With the bevy of beach, booze, and babes, this song was the perfect soundtrack for the afternoon.
To get an idea of what a Kaskade Summer Lovin’ pool party is like, watch this video he uploaded. If you like smoking hot chicks shaking their asses in scantily clad bikinis, then you will enjoy this video.
The Gettup by Justin Martin & Eats Everything is yet another bangin’ house release from the Dirtybird Players crew. Like most of the releases on Dirtybird, this track borders between tech and deep house. It’s got the vibes of a deeper track with that added punch and bass we’ve come to love from Dirtybird. The grinding bass and mini wobbles are also signature of the San Francisco based label. I encourage everyone to check out Justin Martin & Eats Everything’s prior Feather Fight EP. These guys are a dynamite production duo.
It’s been awhile since I posted some new trance, but quite frankly there just hasn’t been that much good trance released lately. Hopefully, the dry spell is over as this new collabo from Ferry Corsten & Giuseppe Ottaviani is amazing. Ferry has been on a progressive house kick lately, straying away from his trance roots. This track is a return to the sound that made him most famous, euphoric, uplifting, melodic trance.