It’s Friday again – you’re happy, we’re happy, let’s get our dance on. Awwww yeah!
Last week we gave you lovely people a heavy dubstep remix of The Weeknd’s “D.D.”, and this week we have a much less aggressive remix from Pretty Lights Music signee Paper Diamond, who’s taken “Same Old Song” and given it the old once over. No one really knows what the old once over is, but I hope we can all agree that the results are pretty fantastic.
The Weeknd – “Same Old Song (Paper Diamond Remix)”
We’ve given you a couple of tastes of moombahton, one of the newer genres of dance music, in these posts and in case you’ve forgotten what that shit sounds like, grab some more below. This release from Sticky K was thrown up on Mad Decent’s new blog ‘The Jefrees‘ which offers a free release each week, and is Diplo’s way of introducing some lesser known artists that he’s a fan of. This is number 5 of the series, and features a crazy ass Easter/Oriental vibe and satisfyingly squelchy bass.
Sticky K – Persian Algebra
Oh good people of Dance Music Post-ville – come get some funky-ass, party-starting tropical House in your life. With the kind of rhythm that makes you imagine dancing girls, beaches and cocktails, this big tune has been supported by some heavy hitters like Hudson Mohawke and Chrissy Murderbot – and deservedly so. Boogaloo are friends from Lisbon, one living in Milan, the other in NYC, so this track is also testament to the many wonders of the interwebz.
Boogaloo – “Monkey See Monkey Do”
Lil Silva just can’t resist taking whatever song is popular and molding it into his own godly image. Whatever genre the original track is, he shoves in in a hoodie gives it a snapback, feeds it on a diet of UK Funky, Garage and Bass music and sends it out to wreck clubs. Having also shredded “Yonkers” and “Gucci, Gucci”, the Night Slugs affiliated producer this time has a pop at Lana Del Rey, and the results couldn’t be fresher. Just a stream for the moment, but what a stream it is!
PS. The official single release of “Born To Die” will come with remixes from Clams Casino and Damon Albarn – more Del Rey remixes to look forward to.
Another young producer from the UK, this time from Bristol (big up), going by the name of Vessel is putting out some super interesting sounds. The guy makes mellow, forgiving electronic music that has a sort of friendly, comfortable feel, like you might have heard it played somewhere before, probably when it was sunny, and you were relaxing. Vessel has the wnderfully named Nylon Sunset EP out May 16th, so if you’re a fan of this, be sure to keep an ear out for it.
Vessel – “Alpha Beta”
Eric Prydz you crazy for this one. I mean this just had to happen didn’t it? “Midnight City” is as close to a perfect song as you’ll hear for a long time, and now it’s tooled out for the dancefloor it’s almost too awesome. I’m guna have this playing when I ascend to heaven.
M83 – “Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)”
DJ Q is a legend in the UK Garage scene, always dropping off tracks aimed squarely at the dance floor. The man has two releases out very soon, and to whet our appetites he drops off a little slice of awesome. With its bubbling bassline, crisp two-step rhythm and sexy vocals, this feels (in dance music terms) neither new nor old, just timeless.
DJ Q ft. Louise Williams – Breaking Free
For all you madmen and women who like your dance music aggressive and in your face, Bassnectar has just given away a cheeky six track Divergent Spectrum Remixes EP. Featuring remixes from Bassnectar himself as well as Steve Aoki, ill.Gates, and, as featured below, The Glitch Mob. It may be hard to believe but this is actually the most restrained and least hectic remix on the EP
Bassnectar – “Heads Up (The Glitch Mob Remix)”
Senor Trash continues his strong run of big bad buzz-building electro bangers with “Cascade”. It’s not especially clever, or nuanced, but who cares when the synth-line and the drop will have arms waving and feet moving at parties across the globe.
Tommy Trash – “Cascade”
Are you guys ready for shit to get a bit weird (and I’m not just talking about this song)? Clattering drums, horror film strings, and the sound of a a can of soda being opened come together as a stunning bit of forward thinking bass music that might take a few listens to appreciate, but is certainly worth your time. Diplon is off the Free EP which you can download here.
memotone – “Diplon”
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