Published on May 4th, 2012 | by Alessandra Calderin0
EDM Insider Weekly Roundup 4/27/12 – 5/4/12
Here’s what you may have missed this week in EDM during the week of April 27th to May 4th 2012 between genre confusion, new official videos, our favorite mashups and more!
1. Zedd – Don’t Slam the Cinema (Zedd vs. Skrillex)
Holy mash-ups, Batman! When Zedd posted this earlier in the week I thought to myself what fresh hell is this? And then I listened, and it was like yes, thank you, more please.
2. Kap Slap – Frequent Flyer
The college senior has been steadily growing a SoundCloud based following over the past year and has really started gaining momentum. His debut album combines and refines a few tight mashups that he previously posted on his page and boasts some impressive and ambitious bootlegs. This includes the best way to listen to that damn Gotye song; alongside Hardwell’s take on “Spaceman that I Used to Know”, which is hands down my favorite way to hear it. .
3. Kaskade – Live At Coachella 2012
April 30 “@kaskade: My Coachella set is up for download here: http://soundcloud.com/kaskade/kaskade-live-at-coachella-2012 go grab it…”
“@kaskade: …before the cops arrest me and make it go away.”
May 1 “@kaskade: I think people just really like things with the word Coachella in it. I know I do.”
It’s safe to say everyone’s digging it. I hate to admit that I tear up a little everytime I hear that intro but, damnit eyes really are the windows to the soul and Mindy Gledhill’s vocals are so ethereal it’s almost haunting.
4. The M Machine – Metropolis Pt. 1
This is actually so crazy cool you need to check it out RIGHT NOW. The M Machine have release a new album, but even cooler than the dubtastic electro house release in the liner notes posted on their website that chronicle an epic tale of dystopian proportions along with beautiful cyber punk inspired artwork. There is an image and chapter for every song and I don’t even want to ruin it for you by describing it just please check it out because cross platform art is truly the best part of our interconnected and new media obsessed society. Click here
5. Knife Party @ UKF 3rd Birthday (Full Archive)
Knife Party generously posted their live set with higher quality audio so that we can all wish we were there even after the live stream has finished. Things I learned while listening to this live stream: 1. Knife Party really do live in Rage Valley and might be the hardest ragers in Ragedom. 2. They really like it when everyone is drunk. 3. Gareth loves yelling at the crowd. A little over halfway there there is an amazing “Internet Friends” rework and the entirety of the set is basically cracked up to 11.
6. Designer Drugs – For All We Know (Remixes)
We’ve got two new remixes for the Designer Drugs hit, both available on Beatport. I’m partial to the complex and oh so filthy take Monolith has bestowed upon the tune, but the PLS DONT STOP version is quite the lovely rendition. And and NYC Designer Drugs fans can catch the duo at Bacardi’s Plus Fest tonight at Living Bread Deli in Brooklyn. Free with RSVP.
7. LAZRtag feat. Dell Harris – Jump (Candyland Remix)
Bass to the face. That’s really all I can say. Oh, and it’s now available on Beatport.
If I thought the words were confusing, holy hell my brain is folding on itself right now. There are so many reasons to love Dada Life, but this video has skyrocketed to the top of the list.
And in case you missed it, the EDMInsider review is right over here.
9. Wolfgang Gartner – Redline (The Genre Debate)
After last week’s preview, Redline is officially out on Beatport, but with some genre issues. It seems it’s stabilized as Progressive House but Gartner himself noticed some uncertainty with regards to his single’s classification.
Yes, Wolfgang. Yes, we are. Maybe it’s time we redefine the electronic genres as there’s so much cross-pollination up in here anyways. Just a thought.
Article by: Alessandra Calderin
About the Author
Alessandra Calderin Notorious for her legendary dance offs, Alessandra lives in New York City where she writes for EDMInsider and galavants about. She prefers her EDM outdoors or in sketchy Brooklyn warehouses but will occasionally "hit da club" if you really want her to. She tweets about music, film, yoga and weird thoughts. She doesn't update her tumblr nearly as often as she should. Her spirit animal is Harley Quinn.