Published on April 27th, 2012 | by EDMinsider0
EDM Insider’s Weekly Roundup 4/20/12 – 4/27/12
Dearest electro darlings, here’s a summary of the amazing things happening this week in the wonderful world of EDM. Enjoy it in PLUR!
1. Wolfgang Gartner “Redline” My spidey sense is tingling. I’m definitely feeling some #zooanthem potential. With a similar feel-good vibe to “Calling” minus the likelihood of being as overplayed as “Levels,” it hits that magic place that lifts you up and implants that beautiful feeling of unity music festivals thrive on. This could seriously be the song of the summer.
2. Krome & Time “The License” (Doctor P Remix) I may have just collapsed in heap of awesome. Do you hear that? Are you listening to this insanity? Are you as crazy about that 2:30 build as I am? And the bob into that sweet synth bounce which is, quite frankly, OUT OF CONTROL. This shit is more stimulating than a red eye with 10 extra shots of espresso.
3. Kaskade & Skrillex “Lick It” This is a formal request for Skrillex and Kaskade to play a set together in NYC at some point in the next year. When their styles intertwine they transcend boundaries and create the ultimate electronic hybrid. Even trance and dubstep purists alike have to admit this song has a sick groove to it. As for the video, there was a lot less licking involved than I would have imagined.
4. Dada Life “Rolling Stones T-Shirt” As far as I can tell, this song is about a guy who wants to play in the water, have his girl wear his Rolling Stone T-shirt, not take it off, and not get wet like the others (but I thought you wanted to play in the water?). I was so confused until I realized, “oh hey, it’s just a way for Dada Life to show off their fat sausage bass, isn’t it?” Be sure to check out the Chuckie and Cazzette remixes, too. (Click the image to purchase on beatport.)
5. The Naked And Famous “Young Blood” (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix) How lovely does this sound? It’s one of those happy songs that reminds you how great it is to be alive. Listen as the sun sets, preferably while walking on the Brooklyn Bridge (or, you know, whatever is closer).
6. deadmau5 feat. Chris James “The Veldt” The music baby spawned via the democratizing power of Twitter has premiered. Another lovely sunset song for your happy leisure times.
Here’s how it came to be:
7. Kap Slap “Call Me Greyhound” (Kap Slap Bootleg) I’ve been obsessed with Kap Slap since his Spring Break Mix became my official UMF pre game and now, he has bestowed another gift upon the world. By adding Swedish House Mafia to the mix I can still feel like an adult when listening to Carly Rae Jepsen’s tweenie bopper hit on repeat.
8. Wisdom from the Twitterverse: Skrillex muses on the meaning of life via Zedd’s spelling problems
Feed Me reminds us of the importance of education.
And Wolfgang Gartner answers an age old question.
9. Avicii is the new Rick Astley Remember how hilarious it was when you got “Rick Rolled”? (Yes, we went there.) Well, watch out because you’re about to get “LEVELED”!
10. Skrillex & Damian Marley “Make It Bun Dem” Just as he did with “Breakin a Sweat,” Skrillex masterfully crosses genres to create a medley of badassery and bass. And not just any bass, it’s that rudeboy bass (holla!). Marley’s vocals and that rhythmic reggae skank blend with grinding synths to make it bun dem for reals. Seriously, this song will end your week just like a Sunday.
11. Miike Snow “Devil’s Work” (Dirty South Remix) Don’t we all need somebody to love? Dirty South has this almost innate ability to make any song perfect for that 1AM slot on a club night where it’s kind of late but really the night is just getting started and it’s time to kick it into rage mode. You know what I’m talking about. Purchase now on Beatport.
12. Avicii feat. Salem Al Fakir “Silhouettes” While “Silhouettes” takes a look at Avicii’s epic rise to stardom, isn’t this a song for the whole EDM community? I recently watched the David Guetta documentary, “Nothing But The Beat,” and it really is amazing how far house music has come. Salem sings in a hushed croon “we are the future and we’re here to stay,” and, you know what, we totally are.
13. Hardwell “Spaceman” (Outer Space Remixes) You mean there are now three new ways to listen to Hardwell’s masterpiece of a track? “Spaceman,” which is already high energy enough to figuratively send you into orbit, has been refueled by Headhunterz, Drown the Fish and Naffz. Seriously, just yes. Thank you. Open question: Has anyone mashed up a bunch of space movies to this song? I’m thinking 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moon, Sunshine, Aliens and Apollo 13. Hmm…
Article by: Alessandra Calderin