Category Archives: Electronic

Discover Zhu with the Nightday EP

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There is a new mysterious producer in our midst and if you have not heard of him yet do not feel discouraged, Zhu would rather stay anoymous. “Music is Faceless. Let my music tell my story” it reads on his facebook biography. After Do Androids Dance posted his Moves Like Jackson remix of Outkast, Zhu got a lot of attention around the world, even getting a feature on Pete Tong Essentials on BBC Radio 1 a couple weeks ago. Prior to that, Zhu released his Nightday EP showcasing his deep and sexy house beats, a beautiful start to Zhu’s faceless story.

Check out the Nightday EP below. If you want to buy this EP, head to his soundcloud.






Deniz Koyu Remixes Röyksopp & Robyn

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Röyksopp & Robyn link up for a night in Bergen, Norway and their company together inspired each other to make their hit song Do It Again, calling it an “accidental pop” song off their mini LP Do It Again. Then out comes Deniz Koyu, stripping the summer tune and injecting his own perfect touch, adding minimal sounds and deep vibes that show his awesome ability to turn a track into a memorable dance tune.

Listen to Deniz Koyu remix Do It Again below.

Nero is back with Satisfy

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After keeping silent for a long while Nero went to twitter with a single date: 13.05.14. On that day they delivered, and they are back with a new single Satisfy that did just that. Premiering the track on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 Show as “Hottest Record In The World”, Dan, Joe and Alana showcase their unique mystifying electro house style that many try to repeat, but none other than Nero can perfect. Starting out with Alana’s signature vocals then leading up to dark synths and a grinding bassline, Satisfy reminds the electronic music community where Nero stands. They were never gone, they are just getting started.  They announced on Twitter that their second album will be released in 2014 but with no specific date, so you can be expecting to hear more from them in the coming months. Follow Nero on Twitter and Soundcloud accounts to keep up with their latest updates.

Listen to Satisfy below.

Deadmau5 new album details

deadmau5-while-12-album-art-510Deadmau5‘s most anticipated album finally gets a title and a release date. This epic 25 track 2 disk LP we have all been waiting for gets yet another peculiar album title, keeping the trend going for peculiar album titles like 4×4=12 and >album title goes here<. While(1<2) is the name, and its meaning is simply a programming code command to indefinitely loop a track. It is no secret that Joel (deadmau5’s real name) is a computing genius. While the album was finished months ago in January as Joel announced on his Twitter account stating it is “something I’m proud of”, he recently revealed on his Live website that the official release date is this summer on the 17th of June digitally and physically a week later on the 24th.

Those words reminded and reassured his fellow fans on how immensely great this album will be. Although the album will not be released till next month, it will be available for pre-order on his Live website on the 20th of May. Those who pre-order will receive Avaritia, one of the tracks on the LP, as a preview. Those who do not, well, will just get a thirty second long teaser of the albums first single, which was originally released as part of deadmau5’s Seven Deadly Sins Soundcloud EP pack. Sign up to Deadmau5 Live to keep up with all his updates and do not forget to pre-order While(1<2) so you can be the first to hear one of the most anticipated electronic music albums of this year!

Check out the Avaritia preview below.

Zeds Dead gets ‘Loud’ with Hunter Siegel

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DC & Hooks drops yet another tune this month this time collabing with Hunter Siegel to make this massive track Loud! Changing vibes from their last release, their Broken Bells remix, the name for this track really speaks for itself. Playing at around 128 BPM, this track has that raw Zeds Dead sound that growls hard at every drop with vocals that will get you on up on your feet. The Toronto duo has been dropping this at their sets for a while now and now it is here for you to listen to and own for free!

Lose your head to Loud! below.

CRNKN drops “the Clearing” EP

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CRNKN has the the third free release on the Nest HQ platform in what he is calling his “first legitimate EP”. Along with the 6 track EP, the man also known as Gabriel Baer released a concept video to outline the overall feel and idea of new EP “The Clearing”. The video is a black and white grainy artist rendering of a mans struggle to overcome fear to reach his goal, with clips of all 6 tracks playing one after the other setting the mood for the visuals. It is seemingly an artistic metaphor for whatever challenges lie between person and their ultimate goal and what it takes to achieve it. 

For Gabriel it seems his goal is to challenge what people expect of him musically. In an interview with Nest he states, “With The Clearing I wanted to try and distance myself from whatever preconceived notions people had / have about the kinds of music that I make”, he goes on to say, “It’s really important to have room to experiment and grow as an artist so with this release I’m hoping to lay the groundwork for that”.

CRNKN’s shift in artistic expression musically is apparent with one of his recent remixes “Bedroom Wall” from Banks, taking on a more deep house vibe rather than his usual trap beats. His experimentation is getting some positive feedback from the fans as well. I personally enjoy hearing an artist take on new styles mixed with their own, and with CRNKN, you can you can really hear how his style is evolving scrolling through his soundcloud.

Be sure to check out the Clearing EP below!

Zeds Dead remix’s Broken Bells in Latest Release

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Zeds Dead still fresh from releasing their single “Hadouken” come back around with another epic remix. This time DC & Hooks put their attention on Broken Bells “Holdin On For Life” adding their deep synths to give this song new life. Compared to the massive bass of Hadouken this remix creates  a deep vibe you can lose your head to, which would add a breathe of fresh air a crowd can come down to in a live set filled with the crazy highs and lows DC & Hooks uses to control their audience with their versatile sound. Zeds Dead continue to amaze with new tunes while they continue on with their 2014 Tour schedule. Make sure to follow Zeds Dead on facebook or soundcloud so you don’t miss out on any updates!

Check out their remix below:

Preview Detonate by PHNM – Out on May 26

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PHNM, this producer from Arlington, Texas, is going to turn up the crowds with this new banger he is set to release this May on the 26th. Debuting on Beatport with this track, under Rad Summer records, “Detonate” will blow up the dance floor at his resident DJ spots in Chicago.

Mad respect to this man, otherwise known as Colin, who randomly gives away his tracks for friends on his facebook, if you are lucky enough to catch his posts that is. Shows how genuine he can be to his fans. So follow him on facebook or soundcloud so you don’t miss out on any future updates from him!

You can catch PHNM hit the decks at Soundbar on Saturdays, The Underground Chicago on Sundays and just recently announced on his facebook, Roof on theWit on Thursdays! There’s really no excuse to be bored in this city when you have talent like this playing everywhere.

Don’t forget to preview his upcoming track “Detonate” below!

Flume remixes Lorde

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“I promised I’d do a remix for Ella. Couldn’t be happier with it :)” Harley Edward Streten posts on his twitter and we couldn’t be happier with it as well! Better known for DJ/producer name Flume, this track was unleashed unto the crowd at Coachella in a blaze of glory. The Australian producer who obviously has a good ear when it comes to making bangin beats and euphoric instrumentals picks the perfect candidate to remix. Lorde‘s track Tennis Court takes on a new vibe when Flume adds his signature touch to it that will send shivers down your spine.  

Take a listen to the track on soundcloud or check out the video below

This Disclosure music video was banned

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When the Disclosure brothers released a music video for their track “Help Me Lose My Mind” it was instantly put out in the spotlight, but not in a way you would think. The topic of discussion was that this video portrayed drug use in youth culture and so the controversial music video was taken off the web. But it was not long before it came back on the Daily Motion video portal. However, it disappeared from there as quickly as it came back. But in an Q&A with Revolt the two brothers didn’t seem to mind stating “Music videos aren’t our thing”.

Through the eyes of electronic music fans the music video would seem harmless. There is no such drug or drug use through out the whole video. Nope it is quite the opposite rather. The drug of choice in the video was not a drug at all. It was just the song that Disclosure made for the video in the first place. The kids in the video do what any music lover would do. They dance with a heightened sense of euphoria in their steps in a dimly lit club setting, with flashing lights and a yearning for adventure as the tune soothes their eardrums. As we all do when we hear such beautiful sounds.

The video? Well it is hard to find, but not impossible. With enough searching it came up on an Asian version of youtube. There is no telling how long it will stay up. But catch it while you can in this link right here and you decide. Is it too graphic for audiences? Hit play if you dare!