Published on May 19th, 2012 | by Alessandra Calderin1
EDM Insider Weekly Roundup 5/12/12-5/19/12
While everyone gets ready for EDC NYC, I’m getting ready for a weekend of high school graduation. Luckily, there are plenty of new tunes to listen to on repeat for the duration of my 3 hour flight to Miami. Check out what fresh nuggets of electronic gold have been released into the universe this week.
1. Awesome MCA/Beastie Boys tributes
Small children everywhere metaphorically pay tribute to the late MCA via baby violence and Sesame Street. Video below. And if you’re in New York and not at EDC, be sure to check out Union Square for MCA day.
2. Tiësto and Skrillex are loaded.
Tiësto outranks J.K. Rowling at 84, while Skrillex is tucked cozily between Larry the Cable Guy and Tina Fey at 92 with impressive web and and social ranks in the 30s. There was love and now there is money in EDM. Holla.
3. Marketing wisdom form deadmau5
The mau5 may hate the term marketing, but whether deliberate or not, the man is very good at promoting himself. He explains, in lovely colloquialisms, how you must turn the roller coaster in your backyard into a theme park to keep people coming back and it’s a brilliant metaphor for brand identity. (via Deadmau5 Tumblr)
4. Kanye West feat. Bon Iver “Lost in the World” (Tiësto Remix)
Ripped from his podcast and complete with an intro and outro with that adorable Swedish accent, Tiësto’s latest remix transforms the dark twisted fantasy into “stoner with headphones” or “hipster party” good to “all night rager” good (similar to what Steve Aoki did with “Pursuit of Happiness.”
First, the “Redline,” video, in which a wide-eyed animated Gartner rockets into space to blast future speakers. Awesome.
Second, upcoming single “Flexx,” in which there is a sense of inspiration from the one the call deadmau5 mixed with Gartner’s own signature fidget style. I think. I’ve listened to this preview about 50 times and can’t decide how I want to describe it. But it’s really great. Think “Animal Rights” and then deviate from that with some Google manufactured algorithm. Or just listen to it and stop paying any attention to me.
6. Steve Aoki feat Angger Dimas “Steve Jobs” (Mason Remix)
The musical redo retains the playful 8 bit like charm of the original, layering more aggressive synths without that signature Aoki grit. As with most awesome remixes of awesome songs, it’s different, it’s great, but it’s not necessarily better.
Available exclusively on Beatport.
7. Hardwell feat. Mitch Crown “Call me a Spaceman” Video
Finally, we get to see that little Spaceman icon in action! The video’s kick ass animations weave in and out of rage-tastic show footage as our little intergalactic friend sows the seeds of world domination via his space lair, black and fluorescent orange shit and pounding bass.
8. Will.i.am feat. Eva Simons “This is Love”
Instead of doing something silly like asking for permission from his label, Black Eyed Peas member turned electronic collaborator Will.i.am debuted his latest single on a U.K. radio station on Wednesday claiming that they were the third people to possess the digital file. Why? Because it’s 2012 and tablets exists and Will.i.am doesn’t need your permission to play his new tune that was produced by Sebastian Ingrosso, thank you very much.
You can hear the track on Billboard.
9. Dada Life remixes man child Justin Bieber.
Man child Justin Bieber has gotten a bass packed makeover by the sausage creating duo of Dada Life. I now know the lyrics to one Justin Bieber song, and I’m not even embarrassed. It’s so good. Haters gonna hate, but you really shouldn’t because… why?
Dada Life @dadalife
Yes, servers are down. Yes, podcast is down. No it’s not the Justin Bieber-haters. It’s just plain old technology fuck up.
Also be sure to check out their face melting, booty poppin’ May Mix.
10. Sub Focus feat. Kenzie May “Falling Down” Remixes
Adding some dirty diversity to the dubstep track, it’s been released with 2 mixes and one sick nasty VIP full of filthy womps via Beatport. The Nick Thayer mix in particular switches up the formula generating a bump and grind beat that will most definitely make your booty pop.
11. Knife Party gets a fan made video for “Internet Friends”
In this fan made and extremely disturbing video, some hot girls dance in the blood of equally un-hot men. It’s actually the perfect video for the bizarre concept behind “Internet Friends” so enjoy it alone because you don’t want anyone catching a peak of this over your shoulder.
12. Paris Hilton is going to be a DJ.
Which is just ridiculous. I’m really hoping for more women to dominate the electronic scene, but this feels like a step backwards and really is just the worst. Afrojack, I love you, but I hate you so much right now. This is your fault. Check out the full story on Billboard.
13. For any Community fans out there…
You’ll be pleased to know that the dean rents out the school on the weekends for raves that consist of “mostly hard house, some dubstep.” A scene of Dean Pelton joining in on one of these ragers concludes the second of last night’s three episodes at the 20 minute marker.
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.