Yeeeeeah – I’m here in Denver working on tunes with friends, drinking the alchy at the high alty and finding stupid cat pictures. I’ve also been overwhelmed by the amazing response on the “Diplo Hates You” video!! Big ups to Elektro Magazine, Magnetic, Prefix, MTV Hive, Top House Music Blog, Nerdy Frames and much much more for tweeting/posting it!! If you haven’t watched the video that Elektro Magazine gives ‘the stamp of EDM approval’ – DOOOO EEEIT NAW. I’m going to keep this brief (sorry for not a lot of reviews) since I’m actually in the studio right now with a friend. I’m finishing up this post before he notices – I’m being a bad studio buddy…but an awesome blogger. HAH.
When I got this remix in from Religion, I emailed them back to confirm that I could post it – I was that excited. I had to make sure I could share the amazingness with you that is their take on Swedish House Mafia’s “Greyhound.” This is like that sweet, pretty girl in a b-level horror movie that turns out to be a murderous bitch and no one saw it coming. Aside from some oddly panned percussion (yea I know, I’m picky), I absolutely love this.
“Can’t Hold Back” by Paul David is a gorgeous, springtime is coming, hands in the air, I love everything kind of tune. And then it bitch slaps you for no good reason. My kind of track. Really in love with how people have been playing with these extremes lately – keep em on their toes.
The Sloppy 5th’s are giving away original tune “Thudhead” – a chuggy, percussion-laden tune that keeps it loopy. There’s not much variation to be had here, but there doesn’t need to be – it almost reminds me of something ravetastic I’d hear in a warehouse somewhere in the times of fuzzy backpacks and pacifiers.
“Opus” is the debut from Von Don and is a tribal-based tune that never goes too hard, but keeps enough buzzy synth action going to satisfy electro heads. The backbone of the track is the real star though, and hand drums roll through in multitudes of patterns underneath a short and tight melodic hook. It’s a solid tune, looking forward to hearing more.
We just featured Rottbott not too long ago and now he’s back with a remix of Kavinsky’s “Nightcall.” Sliding along at a slower pace with almost a minimalistic feel, emotional synths trudge along with sharp percussion, punctuated by melancholy breakdowns and wistful singing.