Premiere: Netsky links with David Guetta for fiery ‘Ice Cold’

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Premiere: Netsky links with David Guetta for fiery ‘Ice Cold’Netsky Photo Credit Diego Andrade E1539208097105

Netsky is as unpredictable as he is versatile. The drum & bass maestro’s successes have spanned nearly a full decade at this point, and he’s made a name for himself with countless original tracks and remixes that showcase his dynamic production range.

Earlier this summer, the Belgian producer revealed he’s hard at work on a new effort: Palmtrees & Powerlines. The project will embody two sides to Netsky’s style: Palmtrees for his pop-leaning tracks and Powerlines for his club-ready anthems. August saw the former exhibited in “Téquila Limonada” with A.CHAL, followed by its accompanying music video in September.

Now, Netsky flips the Powerlines switch to bring the world “Ice Cold” — a booming, anthemic collaboration with dance music veteran David Guetta. Attendees of Tomorrowland 2018 were the first to be treated to this unexpected collaboration earlier this summer, leaving them wondering if the piece would see the light of day. Luckily, sampling Foreigner’s iconic 1977 hit, “Cold As Ice,” the duo have concocted a striking dancefloor piece that’s out Oct. 12 via Republic Records and Casablanca Records. They draw their listener in with an unassuming build, mounting anticipation for what the chorus could hold. Nothing could prepare the ears for what’s to come, though: a daring, bass-filled drop that pulses powerfully with each hit.

“‘Ice Cold’ was such a fun song to make,” Netsky says of the song. “I remember both Stargate and David Guetta making me crank up this demo in a LA studio and all of us vibing to it together. Working with David was amazing, it was inspiring seeing his work routine and energy in studio.” Guetta echos Netsky’s sentiments, calling him a “great producer” and noting how pleased he is with the track’s end result.

When these two get together, it’s anything but frigid.

Photo credit: Diego Andrade

Premiere: Benzi drops ‘EDAT PACK VOL. 2’ stocked with remixes of Skrillex, Drake, Lil Wayne and more [Free Download]

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Premiere: Benzi drops ‘EDAT PACK VOL. 2’ stocked with remixes of Skrillex, Drake, Lil Wayne and more [Free Download]Edat Pack Volume 2 Artwork

Your stepdad’s favorite DJ is back at it. Benzi returns with another one of his stacked periodic drops, giving away EDAT PACK VOL. 2 completely free of charge, as per usual, loaded with a grip of his famous personal edits. Between deliveries, the legendary remixer’s personal cuts get passed around like clout trading cards. Now he has officially dropped off his summer batch, featuring stacked edits and mashes that include Skrillex, Drake, Lil Wayne, ATLiens, Travis Scott, and more.

Download EDAT PACK Vol. 2 here

Enlisting fellow producers CRNKN, New York’s DJ CHUWE, and others for some added firepower, Benzi orchestrates a ten-track collection of certified set list weapons, packed with bridge-gapping edits that stitch together dub, hip-hop, drum n’ bass, and trap. Find the full EDAT PACK VOL. 2 track list here and grab the free download below.

EDAT PACK VOL. 2 Track list:

6ix9ine x Doreus – Stoopid (BENZI x CHUWE EDAT)
Cardi B x Rickyxsan & Hydraulix – Bickenhead (BENZI EDAT)
Drake x Skrillex – Mob Ties UK (BENZI x GENTZ EDAT)
Flipp Dinero x GRAVEDGR – Leave Me Alone (BENZI x CHUWE EDAT)
French Montana x ATLiens – No Stylist (BENZI x CAZES EDAT)
Lil Baby x Badrapper – Drip Too Hard (BENZI x GENTZ EDAT)
Lil Wayne x Kompany – Make It Rain (BENZI x CRNKN 2k19 EDAT)
Smokepurpp x Estremo – Nephew (BENZI EDAT)
Travis Scott x TYNAN & Disto – STARGAZING (NvrLeft x BENZI EDAT)
Young Thug x UNKWN – Chanel (Go Get It) (BENZI x CAZES EDAT)

Download EDAT PACK Vol. 2 here

Premiere: WHIPPED CREAM throws punches of potent bass on Deadbeats debut, ‘Blood’

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Premiere: WHIPPED CREAM throws punches of potent bass on Deadbeats debut, ‘Blood’Hv D8N3Q

An ominous synth pierces the silence, and looping, deep pitched vocal cuts slowly fade into focus, amplifying the eerie quality of “Blood,” the latest production to bear WHIPPED CREAM‘s name. Lesser known as Caroline Cecil, the LA-based producer drops off her first original piece in nine months, and it’s well worth the wait. A forceful effort that concentrates repeated sharp synth strikes, “Blood” melds elements of bass and dubstep, making it a logical fit for Zeds DeadsDeadbeats label. Dark and gritty, “Blood” is a fitting addition to Whipped Cream’s climactic catalog. Speaking on the new release, WHIPPED CREAM told Dancing Astronaut,

“I took the last nine months to properly project what goes on inside my mind and put it into my music and I’m really happy I did that as I grew a lot more into my higher self, I have always been inspired by world sound and cinematic sound. ‘Blood’ is a perfect blend of both yet also maintains an energy the human body will move to.”

While the newest addition to the Prodigy Artists roster had a relatively quiet year from the studio, “Blood” lands as the precursor to Cecil’s busy touring itinerary slated for the rest of the year. “I’m really happy to start this next chapter with this song and finish this year off with more of my new music,” WHIPPED CREAM added. “Blood” comes as 2018 begins to wind down, but for Cecil, clearly things are just beginning to heat up.

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Premiere: Lee Van Dowski – Fib0.618

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Premiere: Lee Van Dowski – Fib0.618Lee Van Dowski Fib0 618

The better half of two decades spent behind the decks and among fellow house and techno aficionados has given Lee Van Dowski a deep understanding of the dancefloor and his crowds. His intuition is something he shares with another legend, John Digweed, and this mutual connection is what’s led Lee to Digweed’s established Bedrock imprint for quite a few of his choice releases. Having contributed to the special edition Bedrock XX compilation, Van Dowski returns for a new EP he’s dubbed, Nob.

Its A-side sounds as futuristic as its title. Fib0.618 is a sizzling number with elements of progressive, techno, and house fused into a crisp journey that holds attention until the very end. It winds along fields of immersive drum patterning, creating a stormy effect with tense synthwork and a consistent build until climax. Its crisp overarching atmosphere makes the production feel overwhelmingly contemporary, making it durable for play far past its release.

 

 

Pre-order a copy of ‘Nob,’ out on October 5, here

Exclusive: Nick Monaco – Drama (Will Clarke Remix)

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Exclusive: Nick Monaco – Drama (Will Clarke Remix)Drama Will Clarke Remi

It’s time to cozy up to another pumping remix by Dirtybird mainstay Will Clarke. The self-professed cuddle aficionado and producer of raunchy tech beats has added Nick Monaco to his sizeable collection of 2018 reworks, following up a pungent edit of “Dubplate,” by My Cat Snoop. His refreshed take on Monaco is part of Dirtybird Campout West‘s compilation, which sonically hints at a raucous weekend.

The track he’s targeted this time around is “Drama,” a tensely melodic number originally signed onto Dirtybird’s Selects arm. Wherever the original establishes a sinister tone, Clarke amplifies it with a heavier low-end and bass plucks that chase after the listener like the great white shark in Jaws. This titillating take on “Drama” ought to wreak havoc on the dancefloor, particularly during pitch black nighttime hours.

 


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Premiere: Eli & Fur – Parfume (Dosem Remix)

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Premiere: Eli & Fur – Parfume (Dosem Remix)Parfume

Anjunadeep darlings Eli & Fur crafted a dreamscape within their four-piece, Night Blooming Jasmine EP. It showcased their affinity for all things melodic and liquid. When the task came to choosing remixers for such a milestone EP, the girls chose carefully, breaking outside their usual confines to choose unique talent to bring into the fold.

Dosem was one such talent chosen to sign onto remixing duties, this time for the singe “Parfume.” The Spanish house wizard and Suara veteran takes the song down from the sunny skyscape it came from and onto the afterhours dancefloor, adding drive and a hint of darkness to the mix. “Parfume’s” ethereal vocals glimmer in this new foundation, allowing a bit of bliss to poke through despite what Dosem’s done on the low end.


“Parfume (Dosem Remix)” is out on September 14. Pre-order a copy here

Premiere: Pig&Dan – Pushing On

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Premiere: Pig&Dan – Pushing OnDC195 Artwork

The fall season approaches for 2018, which means that it’s time for Drumcode to release its annual A-sides compilation. In its seventh edition, Adam Beyer has gathered the usual array of longtime colleagues and inspiring newcomers to contribute a firestarter of their own to the collection. Many of the songs featured on the series throughout the past are often rinsed as IDs in the label boss’ sets throughout the year, making the compilation one that is continually high on followers’ radars.

Per usual, Drumcode powerplayers and Elevate owners Pig&Dan gladly accepted the request to donate a track to 2018’s A-sides. It comes in the form of “Pushing On,” a percussive number that fits their brooding aesthetic. It rumbles through a warpath of pungent kicks and bass until it reaches its soaring breakdown. While Pig&Dan bring some relief in the form of soaring synth melodies, they quickly pull a switch in tone to drag the listener right back down into the underworld with wild roars and a pulsating climax. “Pushing On” will be released on September 10, along with the rest of the A-sides compilation.


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Premiere: BLOND:ISH – Circus

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Premiere: BLOND:ISH – CircusBLONDISH Circus

BLOND:ISH have spent years honing their craft in cutting edge house music by taking in the world around them and applying it to their musicality. Having caught a great deal of attention in recent years — including numerous releases on Get Physical, KATERMUKKE, and Kompakt — Vivie-ann and Anastasia are now ready to launch their very own imprint, ABACADABRA. The label gets its name from their party series, which has made waves in Tulum and other magnetic world sites.

They’ve rung in the launch of their label with a grooving inaugural single, “Circus.” BLOND:ISH to its core, the track balances delicate layers of drum patters with ethnocentric string play and airy synth sampling. It sweeps the mind to its desired spot — an extravagant circus of old, filled with chaos and grandeur. It does well in reaffirming the current BLOND:ISH aesthetic, while showcasing the delectable treats the girls likely have planned for future releases.


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Premiere: Cristoph – Revolver

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Last Night On Earth welcomes the return of Cristoph to its confines with a brand new three-tracker titled The Duel. Since his debut EP on the label — Eleven, in 2017 — the British talent has bolstered a heavy tour schedule with releases on Pryda Presents, Selador, and Bedrock. It’s clear by the labels who’ve signed this blossoming act that he is a clear power player underground, despite a relatively short tenure.

The Duel hits high gear with its middle track, “Revolver.” Much like the weapon it’s named after, the production fires shots of pounding bass into a lush, arpy landscape filled with cunning melodies that give off a foreboding tone. A brief respite is offered in the breakdown, but Cristoph makes it clear he’s out for murder by the time all elements are forged into “Revolver’s” climax. Listen with caution…

Pre-order a copy of ‘The Duel,’ due on August 24, here

Felix Da Housecat & Kristin Velvet – Marshall & Pierre

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Australia’s Kristin Velvet, co-head of the burgeoning dance label Arms & Legs, has reached across the globe to Chicago house music legend Felix Da Housecat for a collaborative two-track EP entitled Cats Love Velvet that’s already rumbling through club systems in the Windy City and beyond.

The EP’s lead track “Marshall & Pierre” was initially not even supposed to be about Chicago house innovators Marshall Jefferson & DJ Pierre. Velvet was curious to hear the story of how Felix met Pierre in his early studio days when Felix responded, “I don’t wanna sing about Pierre!” and instantly the hook to the track was born. Tough percussion and a slinky bassline start the track and set off an old school vibe before Felix’s distinct vocals lead the way for take off, as he namedrops Prince, Mike Dunn, and others while the track bubbles up and sways on the infectious chorus. It’s a tried and true Chicago formula that doesn’t attempt to do too much. The result is a super catchy and club ready collaborative history lesson from an up-and-comer and legend.

 

 

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