Boys Noize purveys a thrilling, warehouse-appropriate mix for ‘The Ransom Note’

With rampant overdrive and reverb, the warehouse music Alex Ridha pulls into yet another Boys Noize mix grabs its listeners by the chest and throws them into a dark dance floor filled with sonic booms, thuds, and hisses. In the culture surrounding this music one can find leather-clad punks bouncing from dusk to dawn to repetitive acid-synth arpeggios in clubs around the globe. A complex melting pot of techno, punk rock, and disco house gives Boys Noize the unique sounds and image many associate with the project.

There is something beautifully sinister to be found in the sweaty incantations that a mix like this places over its listeners. In this featured mix for The Ransom Note, Ridha teases out samples from and remixes of tracks in Mayday, his latest feature length album. Listeners can hear vocals from “Overthrow,” “Euphoria,” and “Midnight” cutting in and out between hypnotic kick drums and erratic breaks.

In an interview with The Ransom Note that accompanies the release of the mix, Ridha opens up about the inspiration, motivation, and history behind his music. Tracing his roots back to the 1980s house with names like Farley Jackmaster Funk, Steve Silk Hurley, Marshall Jefferson, and DJ Pierre, Ridha accounts his early days in DJing as a 15-year-old in Berlin gay and house clubs.

The atypical culture surrounding Boys Noize mentioned above seems rooted in Rihda’s 1990s experiences, such as seeing 2manyDJs mixing techno with punk-rock by Iggy & the Stooges. Ridha ends the mix by mixing punk rock with techno, enigmatic of the Boys Noize project, but also historically ironic because Iggy Pop hated techno. When interviewers ask, “what does your music sound like,” Ridha responds appropriately: it’s like “punching into a sunny side up egg.” Ridha’s jovial attitude brings to mind the yellow smiley face symbol iconic to acid house and adopted under the Boys Noize name for nostaligic merchandise. The interview is full of comical remarks by Ridha, and the mix features a transformed vocal with his unique “drink more water” introduction, which is a recurrent trope throughout many of his mixes.

Listen to the mix here:

H/T: The Ransom Note

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ARMNHMR Join Forces With DATHAN For A Stellar Remix To Ekali & KRANE’s “AKIRA”

LA-based duo ARMNHMR (consisting of Joseph Chung and Joseph Abella) are no strangers to being given such daunting tasks like re-imagining huge tunes. This is exactly what the duo sought after when their ears had welcomed Ekali & KRANE’s latest masterpiece, “AKIRA.”

Whether it be remixes for The Chainsmokers hit single “Closer” or ATB’s “Ecstasy,” ARMNHMR are masters at taking big names tunes and making them sound larger than life.

Check out what the dudes over at ARMNHMR had to say about their latest track

“Here’s a new one from us and our boy DATHAN. Really enjoyed Ekali & KRANE’s work on AKIRA and immediately had ideas shooting out of our eyes. This is our reimagination of the wonderful piece that is AKIRA. Hope you enjoy it and stay amazing. With love <3”

Their latest work, a remix collaboration with DATHAN, the producers join forces to create a mind melting electrifying melodic yet soothing banger that not deflated the value of “AKIRA” rather took the masterpiece up a notch.

Stream Ekali & KRANE’s “AKIRA” (ARMNHMR & DATHAN Remix) below and make sure to snag your free dl here!

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: ARMNHMR Join Forces With DATHAN For A Stellar Remix To Ekali & KRANE’s “AKIRA”

ELOQ – Diamonds [Next Wave]

Next Wave has definitely hit the jackpot with ELOQ’s “Diamonds” by managing to land a vocal feature by MØ no less. Though they’re not able to credit the singer in the title, once you hit that play button it’s not too hard to hear the Danish singer’s distinctive voice.

“Diamonds” is a slow-moving yet fiery affair which should have you enchanted the second MØ’s vocals come in. ELOQ does a great job with the production applying layer after layer of sound constructing the perfect texture for the vocals to cut through. Perfectly placed between future bass and future pop, “Diamonds” might not become the mainstream hit that MØ’s last few singles are, but should definitely emerge as a timeless track reminiscent of her older catalog.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: ELOQ – Diamonds [Next Wave]

Deadmau5 continues to deliver in episode 2 of his BBC Radio 1 Residency [Stream]

Kicking off February, deadmau5 has delivered the second episode of his monthly BBC Radio 1 residency mix. Joel Zimmerman met much acclaim when hit the airwaves in January with a his techno-filled residency debut. This February iteration follows suit, continuing to deliver techno to the airwaves, but also delving more deeply into the progressive sounds that many fans more traditionally associate with the deadmau5 moniker.

In this mix, Zimmerman weaves through the works of Maceo Plex and Lane 8, as well as remixes of tracks by Icarus and Moby.  Bookending his mix on strong notes, deadmau5 gives nods to some of dance music’s most prodigious talents, opening his broadcast with Kölsch‘s “Oma” and concluding with the thematically-fitting “Final Credits,” by this year’s Essential Mix of the Year winner, Midland.

Listen to the mix here:

Tracklist:

1. Kölsch – Oma
2. Lane 8 – In My Arms
3. Olivier Giacomotto – Bipolar Star
4. Moonwalk – Landscape
5. Sailor & I – Black Swan (Maceo Plex Remix)
6. Drunken Kong – Chanted
7. Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix)
8. Steve Bleas – Annex
9. No Mana – Fade
10. Popof – Serenity
11. Jeremy Olander – Caravelle
12. Icarus – Don’t Cry Wolf (Seven Doors Remix)
13. Guy Gerber & Deniz Kurtel – Here Comes The Rain
14. Cubicolor – Dead End Thrills (Patrice Bäumel Remix)
15. Blue Mora – Life
16. Matt Lange – Lying To Myself (Clear Skys Remix)
17. Oneohtrix Point Never – Chrome Countr
18. Midland – Final Credits

H/T: BBC

Alesso – Falling (Original Mix)

Swedish dance music icon Alesso is kicking off February in style. The producer has made a world-renowned career in harnessing the premier aspects of his signature style and other tropes from chart-dominating singles, and his newest release is no exception.

Alesso’s “Falling” is a showcase of his versatility and proficiency. The song blends some of the best components of commercially appealing dance music, typified by lush chord progressions, sultry vocals and grooving bass lines. All of these elements combine to give listeners an ultimately danceable track. Expect “Falling” to blow up in the coming months.

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smle – Overflow (feat. Helen Tess) [Lowly Palace]

Future bass music fans rejoice! Lowly Palace has done it again with yet another brilliant bass release. This time it’s a debut from live electronic duo SMLE who have teamed up with longtime collaborators Helen Tess for “Overflow.”

Right off the bat, you can tell there’s a remarkable chemistry between producers and vocalists that can probably be attributed to the having worked together on two singles previous, “Halo” and “It’ll Be Okay.” As always, Helen Tess’s provides the delicate balance to offset the bouncy drop and bright keys. All in all another wonderful release by both artists and hopefully not to last time we see them put their heads together!

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: smle – Overflow (feat. Helen Tess) [Lowly Palace]

Layton Giordani – Good Violence (Original Mix)

Layton Giordani is a distinguished rising talent in the techno sphere, earning a spot on Drumcode in 2016 as part of the fifth A-Sides compilation. Now, he’s returning to his new home label to unleash his debut album Where It Begins, which will offer his growing fan base an intimate window into his creative explorations.

The first taste of the album comes in the form of “Good Violence,” a potent techno track which pummels listeners with crisp, yet hearty kicks and a smooth melodic progression that keeps a consistent flow until its finished. Vocal samples interspersed add a hint of retro appeal to the otherwise contemporary piece, making for yet another Drumcode classic while foreshadowing a high caliber album ahead for the blooming techno icon.

“Good Violence” will be released with the rest of Where It Begins on February 27.

Listen to six official remixes of NGHTMRE and Flux Pavilion’s ‘Feel Your Love’

It was just six months ago that bass music heavyweights NGHTMRE and Flux Pavilion released, “Feel The Love” featuring Jamie Lewis, which racked up over 1.4 million plays and was named as one of the heaviest collaborations of 2016. Now Circus Records has released the remix package that features six well-crafted songs from both established artists and promising up-and-comers. With genres ranging from dubstep to house to future and trapstyle, make sure to be on the look out for these hard-hitting tracks as festival season draws near.

Touring artist, ANGELZ, who has played with Tchami and Dr. Fresch, dishes out the first remix with a heavy-hitting bass house track loaded with energy and a driving synth. It’s no wonder this artist has racked over 50,000 followers on Soundcloud, as this artist clearly brings something new to the table in the bass house genre.

Making her breakthrough from Mexico City, Jessica Audiffred curates a bass heavy hybrid. Audiffred makes some serious creative moves here, pitching down the vocals and finding the perfect blend between heavy dubstep growls and energetic trap drums before spinning the second drop into a powerful hardstyle beat.

Up and comer CYRAN delivers a high-energy track with a moombahton beat that will easily become a fan-favorite. The second drop nods to the song’s bass-heavy roots while also maintaining a spacious, pliable rhythm.

AXEN delivers another heavy remix with a rising trap lead that parallels NGHTMRE and Slander. The track is jam-packed with explosive switches between festival trap and house, before the second drop takes a more bass-heavy turn. AXEN has skillfully pulled off an all-inclusive experience in this innovative three minute and thirty second hit.

LATE brings something new to the table with a bouncy hard house remix that is sure to draw attention from around the world. Though it starts off with a four on the floor beat, the fast paced rendition drops into eight bars of festival trap in a daring switch of energy. The second drop then takes a bold risk and follows the genre-bending graces of Kayzo in a stimulating beat that mixes trapstyle, hard house, and drum-step.

Lastly, Dommix does something different from the rest, giving his own future-spin on the bass-heavy track with massive saw waves and a melodic, chill-out vibe. If you like Flume, Wheathin, and San Holo, then Dommix’s remix will feel right at home.

Listen to all six remixes below.

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Slushii – Dear Me

Slushii is the latest bass music upstart to enamor the EDM world, conquering streaming platforms with each successive hit. While much of his viral track record has been dominated by huge remixes of artists like the Chainsmokers and Jack Ü, the young producer’s 2017 has thus far been focused solely on original material.

Following January’s mellifluous “I Still Recall,” Slushii has returned with the ambitious “Dear Me.” The song opens with a poignant chord progression before building into a potently layered bass drop, providing a complex duality to the track that elevates it from a standard EDM ballad. It’s an apt showcase of Slushii’s songwriting abilities, and what is sure to be only the first of many more originals to come this year.

Slushii said of the track:

“Dear Me is probably my favorite song i’ve ever made. Please share, download and love it! Im going to be putting out a lot of new music for you guys.”

Tchami – Adieu (Original Mix)

Carrying a genre can often lead to a sharp and sudden case of fatigue, but Parisian heavyweight Tchami just hasn’t gotten this memo yet. Lumbered several years ago with flag-bearing duties in the rise of the so-called “future house” sound, the Parisian’s footsteps have always felt intrinsically focussed on leading a creative and quality driven charge in spite of the genre’s rise to popularity.

On return to Tchami’s own Confession imprint, “Adieu” befittingly says goodbye to some of his more hallmarked musical attributes, channeling a dialed back and semi-progressive take on proceedings. It’s different, but the track keeps enough groove and stamina to have us convinced this one hasn’t been outsourced in the studio department. 2017 is going to be a year where a lot of artists jump ship on the sound they stapled their industry presence with, but for Confession’s latest, Tchami shows that there’s room to shake things up without shamelessly chasing pastures greener.

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