Marc Kinchen has once again delivered a piano house anthem on his remix of Wankelmut and Emma Louise’s “My Head Is A Jungle.”For his remix, MK takes percussion-heavy acoustic elements of the original track and reformats them for ample club play. A thumping bassline takes on a funky groove midway through, while rapid-fire 808s keep the intensity pulsing. Emma Louise’s whispery vocals are given a gorgeous piano chord backing, giving the track a dramatic flair. MK’s club mix extends the groove, while his dub mix hits even harder with skittering vocal cuts and grinding basslines. Watch the official video for the radio edit of MK’s remix above.The full remix EP for “My Head Is A Jungle” is out now via Positiva/Virgin Records and also includes reworks from Friend Within and Billon.
Today there's been a resurfacing of two big names in the Swedish club music game on one major release. The first, producer Otto Knows, had his biggest success with the release of the catchy "Million Voices" back in 2012, but has been relatively quiet over the past year while continuing to tour. Today he's released "Parachute" on former Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso's progressive club house label Refune Records. Previously housing main room, pop-leaning club tracks that many times have an edge to them, "Parachute" capitalizes on the rock and roll inspired grit that has been the undertone to other releases on the label. Getting quite a bit more down and dirty than what we've previously heard from Otto Knows, this could be a venture into some new musical territory for both the label and the artist himself.
“My Type” starts with a single horn, without much force. But force surfaces very quickly, because the rest of the horn section jumps in. Then, percussion and guitar add to the sound. During the song, the horns and the band choir jump in and out. And a piano is used effectively starting at the 2:10 mark. There’s a lot going on, but the song never becomes “too busy.”
Although he was just named one of the twelve artists in this year's XXL freshman class, the latest track from Vic Mensa can barely be considered a rap song. The Chicago rapper makes great use of his nimble mercury-slicked flow on "Down on My Luck", removing the spaces between words so that they tumble into each other like dominoes, but with its soft neon fog and translucent chords, the song could've slotted onto the back half of Settle—last year's breakout debut from Disclosure—without raising any eyebrows.
"Break Free" is a song by American recording artist Ariana Grande featuring German musician and producer Zedd. The song serves as the second single from Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014). It premiered on July 2, 2014 on Total Ariana Live, MTV's revival of Total Request Live and was released later that day. Musically, the song explores EDM and electropop genres, a musical departure for Grande, whose previous music had been mainly pop and R&B.
The once mysterious Zhu that is now one of the hottest acts to watch out for has released his first ever music video to his hit song "Faded" off his successful debut EP The NIGHTDAY. The video is both directed and edited by Zhu himself, it's shot almost entirely in the legendary Social Club in Paris, France. The video conveys a gritty dark side of nightlife bringing the infectious dance single to life. This leaves us only wanting more Zhu.
This summer, musical whirlwind Bakermat is set to re-release the track that started it all – ‘One Day (Vandaag)’, this time accompanied by a remix from Amine Edge & DANCE. The instrumental deep house community agrees: Lodewijk Fluttert aka Bakermat is one of last year’s most promising newcomers. His breakthrough track “Vandaag”, featuring Martin Luther King’s seminal ‘I Have a Dream’ speech has so far been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube and over 3.1 million times on Soundcloud, instantly earning him an enormous reputation in the scene. After initial shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the track has already made Number One in the charts in France and Holland, and hit the Number Two spot in Belgium.
Maroon 5 is out to give those yearning, unrequited friends in love hope with a brand new song. Today (July 29), the Adam Levine led band released the second song from its upcoming album V as a part of an iTunes pre-order, "It Was Always You." Co-written and co-produced by GRAMMY winning team The Monsters and the Strangerz (Cher Lloyd, Big Sean, Carly Rae Jepsen), the new single further separates Maroon 5 from its funk rock roots. Incorporating electronic and pop elements, this song takes the band's new poppy direction and makes it dark, with yearning vocals and deep twists and turns in the melody, with Levine exploring the lower side of his register.
Lithuanian producer Mario Basanov, otherwise known as the elusive Ten Walls, dished out some of the most versatile tracks of 2013. He’s finally back in 2014 with a composition ubiquitously heard throughout BPM in Mexico, “Walking With Elephants,” released on newly minted label Boso. Reminiscent of the title tracks on Ten Wall’s previous EPs, the production mixes the orchestra formation of “Gotham” with the urgency of “Requiem.” The tuba-driven motif leaps and bounds across a soundscape of electronic-string instruments transcending the listener into a world of lumbering giants straight out of a Salvador Dali painting. Be on the lookout for Boso’s next releases if “Walking With Elephants” is any indication of what’s to come.
As with predecessor 'Hideaway', 'Giant In My Heart' does well in showcasing the sheer power that sits behind Kiesza's voice. The track opens with subtle electro smatterings and distinctly more grave sounding synths. However 'Giant In My Heart' anticlimactically breaks into familiar pulsing garage and dance sounds. Kiesza has proven that she has the potential to push boundaries and create sounds that stand apart from the acres of generic dance music that saturate the current state of music. Nevertheless, 'Giant In My Heart' is all that you'd expect from her follow-up, which is exactly why it leaves us feeling a little disappointed.
'Tonight (We Live Forever)' veers away from the well-trodden path of shot-downing and clubbing to the equally exhausted vein of love. "I have the best time every time you're by my side/ 'Cause we're living for tonight," they sing with just the right amount of "woahs" and an uplifting "It's all good" refrain. Union J may be upping their game by taking on songwriting duties for their new album, but their decision to play it safe ultimately stops their lead track from progressing little beyond the realm of 'party time' throwaway.
Nadia Mladjao (born 5 April 1979), better known by her stage name Imany, is a French Afro-soul singer. Her stage name, Imany (Imani) means faith in Swahili. Her debut album, The Shape of a Broken Heart, which was released in 2011, reached Platinum status in France, Greece and triple Platinum in Poland.
Dutch producer DJ act Bingo Players faced a tragedy late last year when Paul Baumer passed away after a tragic battle with Cancer which shook the electronic world. Today we get a brand new production that was created last year by both members Maarten and Paul before the unfortunate passing. The song "Knock You Out" has the producers stepping outside of their festival banger norm to deliver an infectious melody featuring uplifting progressive house elements and extra smooth vocals. Stream the song in full below and pick up your copy via Bingo Player label Hysteria Records.
"Black Widow" is a song by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, from her debut studio album, The New Classic (2014). The song's hook is sung by British recording artist Rita Ora, and its lyrics chronicle subjects of revenge and feminism in a failed romantic relationship. "Black Widow" was written by Azalea, Katy Perry, Sarah Hudson, Benny Blanco, and duo Stargate; the latter also produced the song.
This is your weekend banger. Mark my words, this song will be in every mix you’ll hear for the next half of the year. Oliver $ from Germany and Jimi Jules from Sweden have paired up to create the infectious tune, “Pushing On,” as their debut release on Defected. ‘Pushing On’ is pure testament to these two’s epic skill. The track features vocal samples from English Soulful Jazz revival band, The Quantic Soul Orchestra set over a steady beat and tempered bass line. It’s got a groove to it that’s classic yet new, a homage to the past and a hellloooooooo to the future.
It's no surprise she caught the attention of super-producers Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco for new single 'Tough Love', even if the real shock was they were originally masquerading as Japanese teen newcomers BenZel. But if you thought Jessie would let high-profile collaborators dilute her sound, you shouldn't be so naive. "In the middle of the night all I think about is you," she coos over fluttering riffs and ricocheting beats spacious enough to fall into, while castigating her beau's indecisiveness. Jessie is pushing a hard line on all fronts, but when it sounds this sublime, she has good reason to.
Can we please look us briefly take the time for this visual splendor stucco, scene for scene enjoy en and entertain ourselves about it, what the easydoesit crew has delivered from Kreuzberg again for a wonderful beautifull work? The music video for summer single, "Prayer in C" by FRENCH Alternative Pop Duo Lilly Wood & The Prick Robin Schulz Remix shows us the uniqueness, beauty and exuberance of our beloved Berliner Kiez
Konnen wir uns bitte mal kurz die Zeit nehmen fur dieses visuelle Prachtstuck, Szene fur Szene genie?en und uns daruber unterhalten, was die EASYdoesit Crew aus Kreuzberg wieder fur ein wunderschones Werk abgeliefert hat? Das Musikvideo zur sommerlichen Single “Prayer in C” vom franzosischen Alternative-Pop Duo Lilly Wood & The Prick im Robin Schulz Remix zeigt uns die Einzigartigkeit, Schonheit und Ausgelassenheit unseres geliebten Berliner Kiezes – komprimiert auf knapp uber 3 Minuten Asthetik.