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“Your Favorite Music You Haven’t Heard Yet.”
Started in 2009, Proximity has become a staple channel for the EDM scene for both artists and fans. As one of the largest YouTube music channels, Proximity has racked up over 2 billion views and 5.6 million subscribers. From mashups to original premieres to the ZHU x Proximity exclusive, Proximity has listeners covered for all their dance music needs. Recent track postings from Proximity include Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Galantis, and Cash Cash, among others.
Trap and Bass
If you’re looking for your fill of bass music look no further. Created in 2012 as an outlet for up and coming talent, Trap and Bass has secured a cool 804,000 subscribers. On their channel you’ll find a mix of trap, hybrid, future bass, and bass house. Bringing the channel from irl to url, Trap and Bass has also hosted events and been a part of sponsorships worldwide. Recent track postings from trap and bass include DJ Snake, Oski, and UZ, among an up-and-coming roster of trap producers.
Run the Trap
With the intention of bringing 808 and trap music out of the shadows, Run The Trap was built in 2012 to create A New Order for Underground Culture. With 147,000 subscribers its obvious they know how to curate their music. From heavy trap to atmospheric future bass and with features like the newest Ekali x ZHU release, RTT has your deepest bass desires covered. With recent postings of tracks from Flosstradamus and Louis Futon, its no surprise that Run the Trap is one of YouTube’s most heralded channels for electronic releases.
Dirty Audio has added a commanding bassline and an elaborate synth progression to the pop track. The LA-based producer has retained the track’s original integrity while giving it a new edge. The remix is available as a free download.
Even 10 years ago, legendary men’s figure skater Chazz Michael Michaels understood the importance of provocation in the characteristically tamed and traditional world of competitive skating. Michaels knew how to “get the people going” and now the character has actually inspired a real professional men’s figure skater to boldly take a page out of his playbook. Meet Jimmy Ma, the Queens-native men’s figure skater who’s routine at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, scored by DJ Snake hits, recently took the internet by storm.
Doing his best to upend the sport’s historically prim, formal decorum, Ma skates his heart out to “Propaganda” and Snake’s now seminal party anthem “Turn Down For What.” Likely hoping to bolster his score and overall placing with his stunt, Ma wound up closing the day in 11th place, though he’s already nabbed a spot on the highlight reel of this year’s most commendable, albeit bizarre sports moments.
Tritonal totally transforms the backdrop of the song, retaining only the vocals from the original. The duo inserts their signature upbeat sound and an elaborate chord synth progression for the drop, making the track a perfect radio song or club hit.
The progressive house duo has been busy touring and releasing hit release after hit release in 2017, and with this remix drop, they show no signs of stopping in the new year.
Spinnin’ Records artist Curbi has released his rendition of DJ Snake‘s “A Different Way,” adding another remix to the ever-growing list of alternative takes on the hit track.
Xylophone laces the intro as the vocals are pushed to the backdrop of the track, acting as a framework for the building melody. A pulsing beat then leads to the vocals beginning again and falling into a drop full of a variety of synths and sounds.
Other than Lauv‘s vocals, Curbi’s take on the track is not reminiscent of Snake’s original, giving fans a totally new version of the work.
Orange County-based producer Devault has been making a name for himself thanks to his high-energy shows and head-turning remixes. DJ Snake enlisted the producer to do a remix for his track “A Different Way,” and his take on the song is a refreshing twist to the already catchy track.
Devault’s remix emits the same smooth vibe as the original, but with a house twist. As opposed to altering the BPM as many remixers do, he has added a brass instrumental layer that will energize any club with its punching chords instead of a heightened pace.
Back in 2012, Calvin Harris reportedly pledged to remix the Spice Girls classic “2 Become 1” if Australia eventually legalized marriage equality.
Calvin Harris likely forgot about the promise he made half a decade ago, but Filip Odzak has certainly not forgotten about the Scottish superstar’s agreement with him. After the Australian House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of same sex marriage, Odzak was quick to remind Harris of their gentleman’s bet.
Odzak took to social media following the legislation’s passing, proclaiming that “We made a deal — sealed with a handshake,” adding that he has been waiting a lengthy five years for this. “I’m very excited to hear what you do with the track to celebrate the occasion.”
Even Spice Girl’s own Emma Bunton weighed in on the wager, “Let’s spice up Calvin Harris! It would be fab for Calvin to remix ’2 Become 1,’” she told British outlet The Sun.
It is unclear whether or not Calvin Harris will follow through with the bet, but Odzak is holding out hope, going so far as to state in an interview with Australia’s Power Back Radio show, “You’re very rich, you can have anything you want. I’ve got nothing, just do this for me.”
Here’s to hoping, for Odzak’s sake, that Harris does good on his word.
Habstrakt & Dombresky have released a new collaborative single, “Antigone.” The track, released on Mad Decent, sees two of France’s most innovative bass-house producers collaborate for the first time ever.
French producer and DJ Habstrakt has been chartering new territory by amalgamating bass music with traditional house influence, synthesizing his own blend of aggressive yet groovy melodies. With a massive collaboration with Skrillex on “Chicken Soup” under his belt and remixes for DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, and Zomboy, Habstrakt has built a proven track record in the EDM community. The producer is set to accompany Destructo next year on his Let’s Be Friends tour alongside Walker & Royce, Fisher, Will Clarke, Deux, Dillon Nathaniel, Gerry Gonza and Golf Clap.
In 2015, Dombresky was discovered by A-Trak, allowing him to produce an official remix of “We All Fall Down.” With new found recognition under his belt, Dombresky released both his first track “Wait” and his second “Utopia” on Tchami’s Confession label; the latter reaching over one million streams on Spotify.
The coalescence of two hard hitting players on “Antigone” results in a saturated dance floor ballad. Thick bass samples roll over hard hitting kicks and moody synth lines. The middle of the track alludes to UK rave, with ominous synths leading into the tracks second breakdown. The collaboration is sure to be played all across the festival circuit in 2018.
After premiering the song on Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, DJ Snake‘s moombahton-meets-pop track, “A Different Way,” has garnered itself immense airtime. It’s already been remixed by the likes of Bro Safari and ETC!ETC! who injected a darker dancefloor flair into the track and now, Kayzo has served up his own taking of the number. Expectedly, it’s an even darker taking than the aforementioned, implementing elements of drum and bass, but honing in on Kayzo’s revered hard dance style in its rising breaks.
By putting his hard dance spin on DJ Snake‘s ominously endearing tune, Kayzo sets himself apart from his contemporaries once more. It’s for certain he’s creating in an entirely different way.
After landing itself a No. 11 spot on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Chart and embodying an immensely heart-warming aspect of adolescence in its official music video, DJ Snake and Lauv‘s radio anthem, “A Different Way,” has received its very own remix package.
The remix package features two distinct takes on the radio anthem, each vivacious takes on the original in their own right. Notably, Bro Safari and ETC!ETC! have joined forces for a monstrous trap house take on the original, erring away from the tune’s smooth, radio tendencies and imbuing a darker dancefloor air. In turning down the brightness of the track, Bro Safari and ETC!ETC! attain an evocatively, amusing new tune that certainly gets down in a daring, different way.