Featuring the self proclaimed ‘biggest drop ever’ Dada Life continues to push the envelope and be one of the most entertaining duo’s in EDM today. With a list of The Rules of Dada, as well as their champagne and banana clad shows, Dada Life have branded themselves something fun and unique in today’s music world. Like all of their recent productions ‘Feed the Dada’ is a balls to the walls production that absolutely kills it. The song opens with a rather soothing vocal and quirky beat kind of like ‘Rolling Stone T-Shirt’, before the drop kicks in and in typical Dada fashion all hell breaks loose. The track is the second single off of Dada Life’s highly anticipated album ‘The Rules of Dada.’ The duo will also be embarking on a North American tour in a few weeks that will have them playing 40 shows in six weeks. I will be seeing the pair this weekend at Electric Zoo, and encourage anyone else attending the festival to pencil in their set as a must see. In the wise words of Stefan and Olle ‘If your stuck, there’s only one solution: Go Harder.” Words to live by right there.
New Electro House
Madeons’s rise to fame this year can only be described as meteoric. The French wunderkind has gone from obscurity to the spotlight in less than a years time. In a genre that at times leaves many people hearing the same general sounds, Madeon’s productions are truly unique. He first popped up on the industry’s radar when he received high praises for his remix of Pendulum’s ’The Island’. However, his youtube video for his track ‘Pop Culture’ was the first time most of the world had heard from the Frenchman and he has been on a hell of a run since. His remix’s of ‘Raise Your Weapon’, and ‘The Night Out’ are two phenomenal takes on the original tracks. ’The City’ will be the producers third single following ‘Icarus’ and the beatifully crafted ‘Finale’. His sound is very unique and can truly be classified as electropop. I had the joy of seeing ‘Madeon’ at ID Fest in Philly this year and have to say it was by far one of the most memorable sets I have seen this summer. His sets are a product of pure technical ability and a well defined swagger that is hard to come by from anyone let alone an 18 year old. Madeon has certainly cemented his place and looks to dominate the scene for many a year to come. Back in the 80′s another Frenchman had entered the industry and changed the game for the next couple decades. His name was David Guetta. I know curse me for speaking his name. Let me just say that yes he has gone the way of Pop America of late but you can’t discuss dance music’s rise through Europe in the 90′s and early 2000′s without talking about Guetta. So at least educate yourself before you hate. In all seriousness however, Madeon is the real do so do what you should with music and just listen and enjoy.
New Progressive House
Somehow At Night Management has managed to okay a massive remix package for Avicii’s super-hit, ‘Silhouettes’, without causing a tidal wave of uproar and conversation about the young and increasingly powerful Swede. The package features edits by EDX, Lazy Rich and new-comer Syn Cole, who was just recently signed to Avicii’s Le7els record label. Although Cole stays “inside the box”, so to speak, on his version of the melodic classic, Swiss mogul EDX and Vancouver’s own Lazy Rich flip the track on its head, injecting an unexpected dose of adrenaline and stadium worthy bass lines. That being said, I still love Syn Cole’s ‘Creamfields Mix’ because I think it just makes a big chord pattern that much bigger, but clearly a bit more imagination was required to go ahead and reconstruct the feel of the song the way the latter two remixes did. In my opinion they’re all worth the download so I’d get on it.
It’s always a treat to hear from from Dimitri Vangelis saying that he dropped a new track. This song has the potential to blow up, without a doubt, and I can’t wait to see it jump to the top of Beatport’s chart. The official release is slated to come October 1st, so you’ll have to hold out a little, but it’s a given that I’ll be purchasing it. Listen to a pretty long preview below and visit their Soundcloud page here.
New release from Alesso and Dirty South that I’ve been waiting for for a while. “City of Dreams” is a really uplifting song with some powerful vocals from Ruben Haze. Get used to hearing this one because everyone is going to be playing it.