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written on February 19, 2012 by admin

Wow – what a crazy week it’s been with all the “Diplo Hates You” fun! If you’re in the dark – “Diplo Hates You” is my newest single which was released Monday on Atomic Zoo. So far a behind the scenes look for the music video plus an interview has been posted on ChinaShop’s website, Beatport selected it as one of the week’s top 10 electro tracks, they featured my chart and the tune on the front page of the electro section and it’s now sitting nicely at position #25 on Beatport’s electro top 100. I’m so excited and there’s more to come – including an interview with Magnetic Magazine plus my own interviews with The Chemical Brothers and Paul Oakenfold for URB and TimeOut, respectively.

By the way…did you know a super secret unreleased version of “Diplo Hates You” exists? If you want it, buy the song on Beatport HERE and take a screencap that proves you nabbed it. Email it to blog@danideahl.com and the download link will be sent over!

Back From The Future has been featured here before and now they’re back. Really, they should be submitting things more often. This dubstep remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” is infectious. With wildly pitched vocal bits, d&b percussive touches and a melding of prettiness with insanely aggressive notes, it’s a beautifully schizophrenic remix that you’ll want to listen to over and over again.

Ellie Goulding feat. Back From The Future – Lights (Back From The Future Remix)

So after three albums, Aussie group Gotye seems to have finally hit everyone’s radar with sleeper hit “Somebody I Used To Know.” Since the surge everyone’s been getting their paws on the parts to remix it and now DJ Kue is in on the fun. In typical smashing eardrum Kue fashion, he delivers a hard electro version. Well, versions. Partnering with Metafisix, there’s a mix that includes a rap with the original lyrics but for those of you who want to keep it simple there’s one sans rap as well. Personally I like Metafisix’s touch here – it doesn’t get in the way and pairs nicely.

Gotye feat. Metafisix - Somebody I Used To Know (It’s The DJ Kue Remix)

Gotye - Somebody I Used To Know (It’s The DJ Kue Remix – No Rap)

Firstly, a little round of applause for HLM naming his track “Cats In Pajamas With Lazers.” Secondly, if you listen to the tail end (no pun intended) of the breakdown, there’s a little squeak that sounds like a kitten before it slams back in and it also comes back in as a stab throughout the tune. According to him, this is an actual cat sound. Hilarious. All kidding aside, the track jams, mostly thanks to simple, powerful synths and booming drums that add loads of presence.

HLM – Cats In Pajamas With Lazers

Ok personally I’m not someone who will sit down and listen to Lana del Rey. I mean, I already went through teen angst and emo…I don’t need this reincarnation that’s wrapped in old Hollywood and lace. However, this version of “Video Games” by Dino Veronico adds a little of sunshine to del Rey’s prediction of rain and overcast skies. Peppy keys and a touch of proggy influence turn this frown upside down.

Lana del Rey – Video Games (Dino Veronico Bootleg)

Two Rihanna boots this post. I personally like Haydn Hoffman‘s version better, but it suffers from bad mastering. Wobble-tastic complextro parries with dubstep towards the end in a dirty fight that’s unfortunately undercut by the tune’s final touches. The synth is entirely too bright and the drums become steamrolled to pancake status, virtually unnoticeable. Andy Young‘s version is more predictable, but at least here the sounds have room to breathe and there’s actually a low end to rattle your speakers.

Rihanna - Where Have You Been (Andy Young Bootleg)

Rihanna - You Da One (Haydn Hoffman Remix)

Bonus ish:

Avicii vs. Nicky Romero vs. Axwell vs. Julian Gomez vs. Romain G - Flash Disposition Seeks Bromance (Sole Festival Reboot)

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