Coming up this 2nd of June Amtrac is set to release his Undefeated/Primal EP over on Black Book Audio/Armada Records. This two track EP contains some of the most soothing deep house sounds. Amazing synth patterns and beat work will have your feet grounded to the dance floor feelin undefeatable!
Deadmau5 takes to the interwebz to reveal his final track list weeks after revealing the release date and name for his forthcoming album While(1<2). The track list contains some songs that are old, revised and ready for the public and much newer tracks as well. Joel usually works on his songs live over Ustream for his fans to see the creative process during the making of a track.
02. Coelacanth I
03. Ice Age
04. My Pet Coelacanth
05. Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer
06. Terrors In My Head
08. Somewhere Up Here
09. Phantoms Can’t Hang
03. Errors In My Bread
04. Survivalism Rmx
05. Silent Picture
06. Rlyehs Lament
12. A Moment To Myself
14. Coelacanth II
After releasing the track list though much of Joel’s “fans” complained that the new album contained too many old familiar songs. Joel took to reddit to respond to these claims stating most tracks were unreleased and the problem of over-sharing on the internet is not under his control.
“well, there you go. tracklist is out. It’s another culmination of another years worth of work. and i’ve always made a point to share most of my work in progress with my fans and supporters. It is a little disheartening to see negative feedback about the lack of “new” music to the die hard fan who has probably been heard everything on there… but thats just the nature of “oversharing”. I’m still proud to call this body of work a good representative album of my production capabilities, whether youve heard it or not.
the idea i like to keep in mind, is that it might be hard for you to see it, but i think the larger portion of the mau5 world hasnt heard any of this. at all. think about new fans? or people who’d like an introduction to whatever it is i do. its not “for” those people, its not “for” the die hard fans… its kinda for everyone.
id hate to just lock myself in the studio, with no streams, no fan interaction, no song previews, no free releases on live.deadmau5.com then just make an annual appearance once a year with an album full of new stuff… thats just not my style. Albums (for me) arent produced in a single sitting, overnight. They take time… and during that time, i like to keep people posted on my progress and how its moving along, whether its a stream, soundcloud preview, or live.deadmau5.com release…. and if thats something that “COMPLETELY RUINS AN ALBUM” for you… then… well, shit. i dont know what to tell you.
in the end, im proud of this album. And whether you’ve heard some, most or all over the course of the time it took me to do it, i hope you enjoy it as well. :)”
Despite the negative feedback from so called fans, the mau5’s album is still getting great reviews. Calling it a bit of a departure, but a “bit of a head bopper” the last track of the album Seeya ft Colleen D’Agostino was premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio and has been dubbed the Hottest Record in the World. It was later shared on Mau5trap record’s soundcloud with really cool, dark cover art to fit the track. For those who pre-order the album will now receive Avaritia and Seeya instantly
About this time last year Jonathan Gooch, other wise known as Feed Me one of his many DJ/producer alias’s, announced on facebook that he was prepared to quit DJing. At least for about a year. Although he has been playing few DJ sets over the past few months his focus over his hiatus was mainly his music production and graphic designing.
Well, just as he said about a year later he is back and ready to go in full gear with the announcement of a new tour in North America named “Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey.” Feed Me’s new tour will have an updated set of “Teeth” so there will be lots of focus on visuals as well as the new music he has prepared for us over the year. With the announcement of the tour on facebook Jon delighted us fans with word of his new EP. He also was generous enough to share a track from his forthcoming EP labeled “Time For Myself” on his soundcloud. This track is available to you with purchase of presale tickets for Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey tour in your city. Sign up here for the limited time offer.
Check out Time For Myself and the first wave of the Psychedelic Journey schedule below.
Lxury, who has been ranked as #3 most blogged artist on the Hype Machine has just released his Playground EP over on Greco-Romanlabel. This artist from the UK has been delivering some wonderful melodic dance tunes over the fall. With playful vocals over future bass beats, shifting tempos rhythmically, this EP would be perfect for your summer playlist.
Check out the Playground EP below and purchase the full set on here on iTunes
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 hisMoves Like Jackson remix of Outkast, Zhu got a lot of attention around the world, even getting a feature on Pete Tong Essentials onBBC 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.
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.
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.
Deadmau5‘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.
i know the album release has been dragging, but after yet another listen here, i think it'll be worth the wait.
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!
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!
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 interviewwith 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.