RL Grime‘s impending sophomore album, Nova, has had fans anxiously on the edge of their seats, awaiting the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2014 debut LP, Void. An exceedingly promising glimpse from Nova finds Henry Steinway connecting with heavyweight pop vocalist Daya on “I Wanna Know,” landing unequivocally as RL’s most commercially successful offering to date. Marking the WeDidIt producer’s first top 10 US dance record with over 14 million plays to date, as well as grabbing the top slot on iTunes Electronic charts in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, “I Wanna Know” has been one of the most in-demand tunes of the year — and now the remixing effort is officially in fans’ hands.
Dancing Astronaut, in conjunction with WAVO.me and RL Grime, are lighting the beacon for producers to try their hands at remixing “I Wanna Know,” offering the chance to lay down an inventive new take on RL’s sweeping summer hit. The remix competition will run through July 9, and the winning remix will receive a worldwide premiere on Dancing Astronaut. The grand prize also includes a lifetime WAVO Pro membership and an exclusive Nova merch capsule.
2017 marks the fifth anniversary of Austria’s Electric Love Festival. Taking place July 6-8 at the Salzburg Ring, a scenic oasis in the Salzkammergut lake district, ELF includes high profile headliners such as DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, marshmello, and Hardwell.
In preparation for the event, Dancing Astronaut has teamed up with Wavo to present a remix competition for the festival’s 2017 anthem, Khazun & Felice’s “”Believe in Me.” Electric Love Festival will select four remixers to perform on different stages of the lineup as support for the aforementioned headliners, the original song’s producers, and more. Winners will be chosen by the ELF judges based on the following criteria: remix genre, number of votes, originality and track quality, as opposed to ranking alone.
Cooda has returned once again, and this time he’s loading ranks with an eclectic twist on Zeds Dead & NGHTMRE’s own “Front Lines.”
Crafting the tune into a throwback trance jam, Cooda’s set high-tempo bassline wubbles to firing underneath the track’s vocal chops for a nostalgic feel. He’s even interspersed the adventure with half-timed arrangements as an ode to the original’s future bass tolls, here’s what Cooda had to say about the tune:
“Here’s a fun remix I did of Zeds Dead and NGHTMRE’s ‘Front Lines.’ I flipped it around with an old school vibe. This track really displays my original influences in electronic music. Shout out to you ravers out there.”
Cooda’s interpretation is part of WAVO’s remix competition, so if you’re feelin’ saucy, click here to vote, and don’t forget to snag the track for your own collection as a free download.