Arguably Steve Aoki‘s biggest collaboration of the year, “Waste It On Me” featuring Grammy-nominated K-pop group BTS surpassed 100 million streams within just one month of being released, and the music video featured celebrities ranging from Ross Butler to Ken Jeong. “Waste It On Me” is getting the remix treatment by the likes of Slushii, Cheat Codes, and now W&W as the song continues to be a global fixture.
W&W‘s rendition of the song still opens with the drippy and smooth vocals from the BTS members, but pulsing big room synths drown out the vocals as the drop approaches. The big-room sound then makes way for a fun collection of sounds, synthesized vocals, and electro chords layered over top. As the song progresses, piercing notes take the track a completely new direction. The only unifying factor of the remix is that the listener can be sure that they will not be able to predict what is coming next.
The 22-year-old Orlando native is back again and this time with one slamming remix for Shaun Frank out now on the legendary Ultra Records. With an unexpected bass injection introduced into the light-hearted original, it’s hard to not note elements such as the vocal rework and unique verses. As the song progresses and the minimal
Coming off the successful unveiling of his last track, “Hesitate”, Australia’s very own Max Byrne, aka Golden Vessel, is back and this time he’s bringing all his friends along. With his latest record “BIGBRIGHT” alongside friends Elkkle, E^ST & DUCKWRTH, Golden Vessel delights us with a colorful new music video to accompany the release. Filled
Nicky Romero and Steve Aoki could have their next radio hit on their hands, enlisting Kiiara as the featured vocalist on their new collaborative single, “Be Somebody.” Ahead of the pair’s new track together, the Protocol label head and his Dim Mak counterpart swapped two remixes a piece on “Lie To Me” and “Me On You” respectively. Both Romero and Aoki have been leaning heavily into the pop world, and collaborations with the likes of Taio Cruz, Lil Yachty, and Louis Tomlinson between the two of them have propelled both artists into major mainstream appeal throughout 2018. This duo was bound to come together at some point, and Kiiara seemed like the perfect link to bridge the gap.
Fans may have expected a straight forward pop track, but the single features a strong house backdrop with intriguing soca-inspired accents supporting Kiiara’s vocals. While formulaic at times, the new collaboration is undoubtedly catchy as ever showcasing both producers’ knack for radio-worthy products. “Be Somebody” is out now on Ultra Records.
Who is Gut Feeling? The mysterious new production outfit is launching anonymously, though we know that the newly minted partnership comes by way of two established house producers. Keeping their other monikers under wraps as the collaborative new project takes off, Gut Feeling has signed on to Ultra Records, and seemingly out of thin air, make their debut release with new dance fare titled “Yukata.”
The duo’s initial delivery gives a decent insight as to what we can expect from the emerging Gut Feeling catalog as it materializes. “Yukata” showcases six minutes of crisp tech-house production sprinkled with an uplifting melodies and bright steel drum accents. Reach for this one to get the party started through the rest of the summer, and keep an ear to the ground for more new Gut Feeling. Something tells us we’re in for some fun new dance from the enigmatic new duo.
KAYZO and Gammer are have teamed up for a new track titled “Forever,” and the result is is as gargantuan as one might expect from a collaboration between these two powerhouses. It starts off in a deceptively melodic way, but this peace is only temporary. Soon, the beautiful opening falls into bouncy chords and an enchanting vocals that cascade over a raunchy drop. Their robotic weapons in store, the two collaborators douse their audiences in headbang-inducing chaos that operates as a weapon on the dancefloor.
“Forever” is out now via Ultra Music. Prior to merging his talents with Gammer, KAYZO had been immersed in an immense tour schedule which has seen his name pop up on a variety of iconic festival rosters. His latest single, an edit of Papa Roach’s “Last Resort,” gave a taste of the influence the LA-based producer would have on his Gammer collaboration. Gammer in the meantime has been putting out his own grimey series of bass-infused house and dub records, percolating until “Forever’s” release.
Flosstradamus has never shaken his reputation for producing bass-fueled, club-ready beats that cause utter destruction on any dancefloor. Deceptively titled, “Guava” — his newest collaboration with Rawtek titled — is far from the sweet, soft flavors the name brings to mind.
Instead, it opens on a jarring note, with staggered synth progressions opening into a violent build-up with deeply synthesized vocals before dropping into utter chaos. “Guava” is the perfect addition to a club set, and will certainly get some air time as festival season continues.
Quite awhile had passed since we last heard from Floss. The producer — formerly one of two — took an intriguing turn into hip-hop with “MVP” in April. Meanwhile, Rawtek is relatively new to the trap sphere, making their name with the help of Yellow Claw and the Barong family.
“Shakalaka” is the collective product of powerhouse producers Steve Aoki, Deorro, MAKJ, and Max Styler. An energetic, big room buildup and psy trance-inspired bassline lead into a Mariachi-tinged breakdown that implies Deorro’s Latin touch, before dropping into a colossal explosion of sound purposed to shake the dancefloor. With a powerful kick and wide stereo imaging, the track’s appeal stretches wide, showing signs of becoming a main stage anthem.
The writers behind “Shakalaka” are as big as the production itself. All four are consistently booked at festivals ranging from Ultra and Coachella, and have each clocked in a fair amount of hits under their own belts as well — a couple recent ones being Deorro’s “Bailar,” and Aoki’s venture with Little Yachty and AJR, “Pretender.”
A couple of days ago, we mentioned that some serious electronic heavy-hitters were teaming up to deliver a serious festival banger. Now, the four-man collaboration is here, and it’s even better than we ever expected. Steve Aoki x Deorro x MAKJ x Max Styler – ‘Shakalaka’ “Shakalaka” defies genres and transcends into a new realm
Louis the Child has taken over the EDM world with their unique production sound and smashing of festival stages across the globe. Most recently, the guys dropped a banger of a set at Weekend 1 of Coachella that most certainly gained them even more fans. Last week, they dropped “Better Not” featuring the outstanding vocals