Published on July 1st, 2012 | by Daniel Shaw0
SoundCloud Sundays – July 1, 2012
Hopefully everyone survived the past weekend to make it to the second round of EDM Insider’s SoundCloud Sundays. I know my weekend was crazy and here is some of the music that went along with it.
DJ G.u.R.u. is a newer addition to my iTunes library. Although on the original production front, G.u.r.u. is not that strong, his mashups and edits are pure gold. Of his work, my favorites include: “Maximal Jesus (DJ G.u.R.u. Battle Edit)” which combines Tiësto’s anthem “Maximal Crazy” with Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” It creates a juxtaposed mashup that simply tears up a sound system. DJ G.u.R.u.
Does not disappoint with his ‘re-fix’ of “Atom” by Nari &Milani or his bootleg of “Somebody’s Watching Me” by none other than Michael Jackson. These are my favorites, but I encourage you to give some of his other work a listen as well!
I ACTUALLY cannot stop listening to Van Hooft’s most recent musical endeavor, his remix of “No Beef” by Steve Aoki and Afrojack. He takes the female vocal samples from the original and creates a completely different musical journey from the original; a meaningful and heartbreaking progressive house anthem. His original productions are far from shabby as well, his track with NAG “Rawd at Night” is a high-quality progressive house tune that could rival some of the biggest name productions out there.
Rameses B defines himself on SoundCloud as “Uplifting/melodic D&B, Dubstep, Electro, Trance, Chillout & More!” I can say one thing; he comes through on this claim. He has incredible amount of sound diversity through his work. Although definitely more on the end of electronica, Rameses B just released an excellent EP, Inspire. Filled with soothing and uplifting melodies, Rameses B reminds me a lot of Above & Beyond for some reason. Luckily, Inspire is available for streaming in its entirety on SoundCloud now, along with a bunch of other interesting electronica tracks. Rameses B is simply the best way to chill out at the end of a long night.
For a fifteen-year-old producer from Texas, Distantt has an absurd amount of talent. Enough that I would say it is possible that he might be the next Zedd or Porter Robinson. Uploaded just three days ago, his Underworld EP preview is a host for ridiculously dirty electro-house. On top of this, his remix of “Spectrum” by Zedd is actually one of my favorites that I have heard so far. It is definitely more on the progressive side than some of his other work, but nevertheless the quality of his productions shine through.
Have some tunes that you would like to share with us? You can message “JustDans” on SoundCloud or send an e-mail to EDMinsider.Dan@gmail.com!
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