Fans were delighted with the remix packageMarshmello put together for his hit single, “Silence,” a chart topping hit featuring Khalid‘s smooth, colorful vocals. Featuring the likes of Tiësto, Illenium, and Slushii, it seemed like asking for more would’ve been greedy.
Now, however, a new take on Marshmello’s original is in the mix. Ookay delivers a leap of faith with his remix of “Silence,” engineering a vastly deviant sound from Marshmello’s take, as an energetic array of stylistic elements have been infused to compose a track almost unrecognizable from the original. A playful, prominent bass line, dramatic samples of telephone dial tones, and uplifting, bouncy synths power Ookay’s reproduction in a vastly different direction. With his remix of “Silence,” Ookay proves to be a producer who throws caution to the wind, exercising his innovation by pioneering a style that will throw listeners off guard with its novelty.
Now, the quickly rising trap mastermind Party Thieves has given the Skrillex and Sonny J spin a rumbling trap rework.
While Skrillex’s remix relies on a slow build before exploding into full-blown dance floor aggression, Party Thieves injects a monstrous tempo into the tune right off the bat. Most notably, Party Thieves jumps between a variety of tantalizing tempos in his take, taking the track to another level entirely.
Deadmau5‘s “Ghosts N Stuff” is iconic. For many of today’s electronic music fans, the 2009 song still brings waves of nostalgia from their early days getting into the dance music scene. Over the years since its release, “Ghosts N Stuff” has undergone remix treatments across all genres — but none quite like this new one from Matroda. With pounding bass, dramatic violins and a gutsy variety of beats, Matroda’s remix revives the beloved track and gives it a life of its own. The track is the final installment in Matroda’s “Trilogy of Bass” series, which has previously included a remix of his own track, “On My Mind,” and a flip of Flux Pavilion‘s “Bass Cannon.”
Ookay and the rest of Moe Shalizi’s squad have found even more glory in 2017. Solidifying his footprint on the industry with his original production and taking over some of the most renowned clubs in the world, Abe Laguna is setting himself for an unreal future in the EDM game. Coming off the drop of
Matt McGuire is a Live/Session Drummer from Brisbane, Australia currently located in Los Angeles known for his incredible drum covers/mash-ups on YouTube. With over 740k YouTube subscribers and multiple videos eclipsing 5 million views, Matt is the real deal. McGuire’s latest remix/mash-up is of Skrillex & Poo Bear’s summer smash hit ‘Would You Ever’. McGuire
Following the success of “Silence,” Marshmello‘s melodic collaboration with Khalid, the masked producer has released a star-studded four-track remix compilation. The collection features an eclectic selection of renowned producers, each of whom has reworked the slick original track with their own unique and supremely popular style.
The first official remix comes courtesy of future bass master Illenium, fresh off the success of his album, Awake. The rework marks a departure from his normal style and an intriguing addition to the compilation This trend was followed by the legend Tiësto, who delivered a smooth, mellow “Big Room Mix.” Slushii, adheres his traditional melodic dubstep style, while newcomer SUMR CAMP steals the show with a funky, tropical house inspired remix.
The former drummer and songwriter for the rock band Black Tide has taken on dance music in massive strides. After signing with Interscope Records at a young age and performing in more than 20 countries, Steven Spence has taken off with his DJ/producer career. By incorporating a mix of electric guitar and drumming into his
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.
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Festival season has wound down for the most part, but there is no shortage of energizing bass music to provide a shot of energy that keeps a jubilant mindset in place. Thus, we’ve decided to gather a batch of ten pieces on the lower end of dance music that stimulate the brain and encapsulate sounds that will set a new precedent for their arena. No subgenre is left unturned, from drum ‘n’ bass, to glitch hop, to dubstep — their onw commonality is their artistry.
DA Launchpad Selects:
Minnesota – HiLow
Berkeley-based maven Minnesota has taken the bass world by storm, bringing forth an eclectic and experimental sound to his audiences and dominating the transformational circuit in bookings. His latest effort, “HiLow,” is a gritty dubstep piece that harkens to the genre’s roots while also maintaining a contemporary twist. Vocals eggs the piece on, which is also laced with futuristic synth work that hooks listeners until the end. Minnesota recently had the honor of playing the Oregon Eclipse festival, and is amidst an extensive tour that is taking him across the United States.
Hans Zimmer – Time (Opae Remix)
Opae is a fresh face to the EDM sphere. Hailing from Chicago, the 20-year-old act is currently experimenting with an array of sounds across the spectrum and slowly defining his sonic identity. One particularly fine piece of music he crafted was his edit to Hans Zimmer’s “Time.” Labeling the composer as one of his “biggest inspirations in music,” Opae respects the original’s emotive and cinematic elements by keeping them as his remix’ centerpiece. However, his future bass twist makes the song applicable to dance-floors.
Audien never seems to disappoint with his upbeat, sunny vibe and infectiously danceable tracks. He has delivered yet another summery remix, this time of Cash Cash‘s “All My Love (ft. Conor Maynard).” Better yet, the new remix has been released as a free download.
“We’ve been friends with Audien for awhile and have always had a thing for his style and sound design. Not only is he an awesome dude, but he’s an awesome producer that never fails to deliver.” – Cash Cash
Perhaps the reason for Audien’s astounding success is his transparency and ability to maintain the emotional feel for each tune he sonically touches. His “All My Love” remix is certainly a prime example of that transparency and emotional fluency.