Published on August 12th, 2012 | by Daniel Shaw3
SoundCloud Sundays – August 12, 2012
Elon University student, Tyler Marenyi, is the man behind the productions of Tmare. Armed with a repertoire of progressive sounds, Tmare seems to be on fire with his most recent string of productions. “Los Angeles” is a solid, although slightly generic, progressive house tune. Chhirpy synths and blips are scattered throughout an otherwise standard progressive house production. For me, “Coloring Book” is where Tmare shines through. He defies typical production and begins with a great melody which he layers effortlessly with more and more sounds until a playful breakdown. Tmare even takes a stab at dubstep with a surprisingly fresh prof-house meets dubstep creation, in his remix of Adventure Club’s “Rise & Fall.” If Tmare can keep up the same standard of production in his upcoming tracks while simultaneously developing more of an original sound, the future could be very bright for this college student. Check out some of his sounds today!
Jaz von D’s bootleg of “HSOC” by Josh Wink is an incredibly tight and well produced electro-house song. It takes its time building energy, nearly half of the track moves towards a euphoric drop, highlighted by beautiful synths. Each part builds nicely off of the other and it shows off some really nice, transparent sound production. Michael Woods’ hit, “Last Day on Earth” was remixed by Jaz as well, which he added in some great piano through the buildup, creating a nice big-room sound right before the breakdown accompanied with some rubbery-sounding, bouncy synths. I think Jaz von D could use a bit more development in his sound at the moment. Although a lot of his productions are solid, they lack a defining sound that makes you think “Oh, >inert producer name here< made this!” Regardless, check out these tunes or any of his other work on SoundCloud today!
Danish, Mikkas could be titled as the next Seven Lions, providing us with dark, emotive, electro-trance and trance-like dubstep. Mikkas’ original production, “Moth” is a dark, heavy dubstep track that weaves in melodic elements of trance into its heavy builds and drops. “Syndrome” is a glitchy electro-house track with trance-like builds that breakdown into heavy-hitting bass. Mikkas has even managed to turn Porter Robinson’s “Unison” into a more triumphant anthem, by adding in more emotive chords and synths to create massive builds and breakdowns. Mikkas has very unique and distinguishable sound, which is something I hope he tries to preserve as his career moves into the future. Check out his sounds today!
Not many producers can compete with the likes of Tommy Trash or Eric Prydz. Despite the massively successful year the Trash and Prydz have had this year, Vinny challenges both legends with his incredible remix of “The Veldt.” Incredible is probably an understatement when it comes to this remix, he transforms the track into a more anthemic, progressive take on the track complete with a stringed instrument section, which gives me chills whenever I hear it. Also in Vinny’s repertoire, a successful remix of “You’re Gonna Love Again,” which has gained support from the likes of Markus Schulz, Erik Morillo and Ashley Wallbridge. Vinny made “Chasin’” by Sander van Doorn into a playful, synthy tune – sprinkled with intricate piano parts. The cherry on top of everything: all of these remixes are available for free download! Check out Vinny and many of his other tracks today!
SoundCloud can be a great place to score free music from big-name artists as well. If you have not heard the good news, Dash Berlin has been giving out two massive tracks via his SoundCloud as well. This week, I have decided to include two huge trance tunes from Dash Berlin. “Ticking Clocks,” Dash Berlin’s rework of the Coldplay hit, is available for free download as well as Dash Berlin’s triumphant remix of 2-Pac’s “California Love.” He takes two songs that almost everyone knows and transforms them into two magical trance anthems. Considering they are available for free, these songs should definitely make it into your music library.
Article by: Daniel Shaw
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Daniel Shaw Economics student by day, raver by night - Dan hails from Poughkeepsie, but tries to make it into New York City when classes aren't in session to catch a DJ set. Dan is overcommitted and usually sleep deprived, but that wave of emotion sparked by the best of tracks keeps him going. Twitter: @thedanielshaw