The Radar celebrates its 100th episode with none other than Whethan, whose mix is his set from the legendary Red Rock Ampitheatre. The Chicago based producer ascended into the electronic music scene at the age of 17 thanks to his remix of “XE3” by Mssingno, which has garnered over 9 million plays on SoundCloud to date. Whethan may not be of legal drinking age, but that isn’t stopping him from headlining some of the top venues in the U.S. and collaborating with the likes of Charli XCX and Flux Pavillion.
His upbeat Radar mix showcases his ability to seamlessly blend mainstream pop and rap music into surprising electronic drops that blend perfectly to create a cohesive and dynamic set. From riding in the car to pre-gaming on Saturday night, Whethan’s mix is the perfect backdrop for multi-genre loving listeners.
Check out Whethan live in the coming weeks as he continues his East Coast tour, and purchase tickets here.
October 21 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
October 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
October 25 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
October 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
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6. All You Ever Talk About
7. Its Strange (Whethan Show Edit)
8. Wild Thoughts (Medasin remix)
9. Chance The Rapper – All Night (Louis the Child remix)
Fridolin Walcher, more commonly known as Freedo, is a well-known name in the pop music scene, having produced hits including Zara Larson’s “Lush Life,” which has garnered more than 100 million streams to date. The producer is now trying his hand at electronic music with the release of his first single, “Keep Your Love On Me,” out now on Virgin/EMI Records.
Gabriella Vixen’s stunning vocals draw the listener in and propel the track forward into an upbeat drop. While “Keep Your Love On Me” does speak to the producer’s pop roots, Walcher subtly infuses elements of future house into the track to create a compelling inaugural single.
This past summer, Zedd and Liam Payne released a beach-ready, tropical-infused track called “Get Low” that climbed the charts all over the world. With an easygoing beat and sexually-charged lyrics, listeners gravitated toward the carefree feel of the single.
Enter KUURO, a heavy-hitting bass duo, who have crafted their own intense future house take on the track. Hastening the original’s pace, KUURO transforms the single’s mellow tone for a comparatively fierce, harder vibe destined for the dance floor. Delivering a thumping drop with dub roots, KUURO’s re-imagination of “Get Low” is a thundering take that won’t soon be forgotten.
Kelvin Beato grew up in a poverty-stricken town in the Dominican Republic. He learned how to make beats on a café computer, unable to afford his own gear. But Beato has come a long way since those café days. As half of duo Lash with Omar Andino, Beato received global recognition with a remix of Galantis‘ hit track “Runaway,” which broke 6 million streams on SoundCloud and reached No. 1 on the Hype Machine charts. He also went on to put out official remixes for Morgan Page, Hayley Kiyoko, Parson James and more. His remix of Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez‘s “We Don’t Talk Anymore” amassed more than 10 million streams globally and was featured on Puth’s YouTube channel.
Now, Beato has released his debut original work with “I’m Gonna Be There.” The track includes catchy vocals, vibrantly fresh synths, and piano riffs that provide listeners with a tropical house sound bringing back some end-of-summer beach vibes. “I’m Gonna Be There,” which took “a year and a half to complete” according to Lash’s SoundCloud description, also holds some meaning in telling “the story about a couple enduring life and its challenges, but no matter what speed bumps they hit, they’re always going to be there for each other.”
London-based duo Tough Love have been rapidly rising through the ranks over the past few years, from winning “Best Single” in the Bass Music Awards in 2015 to being nominated for “Best Breakthrough Act” at the DJ Mag Awards just last year. Their tracks “So Freakin’ Tight” and their housey rework of Ginuwine’s renowned “Pony (Jump on it)” gained major headway in nailing Top 40 radio spots in the UK. They’ve also seen support from dance music tastemakers such as Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and Danny Howard.
“Closer To Love” may prove to be their biggest hit to date, released off Island Records and teaming up with Grammy Award-nominated recording artist A*M*E, who rose from the ashes of her mother’s burnt down hair salon in Sierra Leone to become one of the most highly-regarded voices in house music. Alex and Stef create a perfect fusion of retro 90’s house and the more recent, upbeat “future house” sound, with feel-good piano riffs and riveting deep synths under A*M*E’s elegant vocals that make for an impeccable club track.
Dublin born DJ/producer Jay Pryor has been gaining considerable traction over the past year after co-producing Steve Aoki‘s hit track “Just Hold On” featuring Louis Tomlinson in 2016, which has racked up 400 million global streams to date. Since then, the 22-year-old has kept his momentum alive with official remixes for big name artists such as Snakehips and Niall Horan’s chart-topping track “Slow Hands.” He’s also seen support from the likes of Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Pete Tong, Don Diablo and more in live sets/radio shows, proving that he’s truly caught the attention of the International EDM community.
His most recent single “Fall For You,” featuring infectious vocals from Jack McManus and Jon Green, provides listeners with euphoric, post-summer vibes, combining loose keys and deep, harmonizing synths on the bass-line. Pryor delivers a bouncy, melodic, cross-over house sound that is sure to bring positive energy to any dance floor.
It was only a matter of time before the two launched their collaborative remix EP to their club-hopping fan base. On Oct. 4, Hotel Garuda did just that with their release of a carefree yet carefully executed project spanning four tracks in length. Taken in its entirety, the Til It Burns Out EP is a collection of remixes with cross-genre appeal from producers that fit naturally into Hotel Garuda’s sonic wheelhouse — with Dugong Jr‘s dreamy bass house rework of the track, to a commanding piano-centric rendition from QUIX, to HMU’s energetic take on the original.
Interestingly, the lead track on the EP is so much a remix as it is a beautiful acoustic version of “Til It Burns Out,” which seeks to — and ever so successfully — spotlight the song’s original vocals. As a standout track of the EP, the song makes a statement to dance music community that Violet Skies is the vocalist to work with.
An almost surefire way for a producer to gain recognition these days is to create a very well-produced remix of a recent The Chainsmokers‘ track. Canadian producer Vincent did just that with their hit track “Paris” — a remix that Alex and Drew ended up utilizing it during their performance on SNL, a performance that directly contributed to the track’s 5 million plays on Soundcloud.
Now, the producer is following a similar tack, offering up an intense rework of the Mexican duo Boombox Cartel‘s hit single “Alamo.” Vincent maintains the dreamy vocals by Shoffy and the echoing synths of the original, yet builds it up into a drop that while it may not be as rowdy as Boombox Cartel’s version, it is definitely gives off the energetic vibes that are bound to make any crowd go wild.
Referring to the attempt to convert base metals into gold, “alchemy” is an apt concept for “Alchemy 2,” the second compilation released by Tchami’s CONFESSION label. A collection of tracks engineered by CONFESSION label artists, Alchemy 2 converts standalone singles into a treasury of tracks, a compilation of gold standard.
Alchemy 2 is the sequel to CONFESSION’s previous “Alchemy” compilation, a darker exposition of the label’s house music oriented signees, boasting songs from Brohug, Dustycloud, and various other label mates. Alchemy 2 features releases from previous Alchemy stars, making for a ten-track collection of some of the label’s finest house work.
Just last month, Plastik Funk‘s Rafael Ximenez-Carrillo and Mikio Gruschinske released an opulent house tune featuring Alex Prince on vocals entitled “Damaged Heart” that was gleaming in its grandiose floor-filling bass and stellar up-tempo sweetness.
Now Plastik Funk is the courier of another brand new track entitled “Rise” out on Armada Deep. Ridden with classic house vocals and solid rhythms, “Rise” is Plastik Funk’s latest contribution amongst their rise to the top. Perfect for late season beach parties and clubs alike, this cut sees the duo soar to new heights.