Each month we colloborate with Indaba Music to give one artist to be featured right here on Electronica Oasis. Our last winner was MetroGnome for his track ‘Screwed’. Check out our exclusive interview, his track and more below.
Metro Gnome – Screwed
Norin & Rad is a name you better get used to hearing. Tipped as stars of the future by Above & Beyond back in 2011, Bruce Karlsson and Nick Sember have lived up to that billing and more. Since their breakthrough smash “Bloom”, the Californian upstarts have been producing the most futuristic trance-influenced grooves and progressive EDM around with a string of Anjunabeats anthems such as “Zion”, “DeVas”, “Pistol Whip” and “Five Finger Death Punch”.
Always standing out from the crowd, Norin & Rad’s sound is a melting pot of influences that is entirely their own. Influenced by all forms of EDM and beyond, their current production output varies from the anthemic rush of “Aldo” to the rave-influenced progressive house riot that is “Bird Is The Word” through to forthcoming glitch-hop bomb “Rectify”.
As full of energy as their music, the duo’s unique approach behind the decks and fast-cutting DJ style has earned them rightful reputations as party starters of the highest order. In the last 12 months alone, these two Southern Californian boys have played some of Australia’s biggest arenas with Above & Beyond, as well as rocking everywhere from New York’s legendary Roseland Ballroom to India’s Jayamahal Palace. On the festival circuit, they have already conquered the stages of Miam’s Ultra, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York and Tomorrowland in Belgium. This summer will bring a highly anticipated appearance at Creamfields UK, a show at Amnesia for Cream Ibiza and a full European tour.
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Anjunabeats has today issued a short statement regarding the infringement of copyright on the Will.i.am track “Let’s Go featuring Chris Brown”. Here it is in full:
STATEMENT FROM ANJUNABEATS CONCERNING THE INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT ON THE WILL.I.AM TRACK “LET’S GO FEATURING CHRIS BROWN”
“Anjunabeats is the record label behind Arty and Mat Zo and owns the master recording rights to their collaboration “Rebound.” Mat Zo and Arty have been important members of the Anjunabeats family for a number of years and “Rebound” was one of the label’s most popular releases in 2011.
As has been widely reported, a large section of “Rebound” was sampled on Will.i.am’s track “Let’s Go featuring Chris Brown” and this took place without the permission of Anjunabeats or Arty & Mat Zo.
Although Arty (but not Mat Zo) was credited in the sleeve notes, this is not the same as obtaining permission. To present someone else’s work as your own, you need to seek permission, agree terms and file paperwork, which has not happened in this case.
We’ve remained silent on this issue until now but as a record label it is our obligation to protect our artists’ interests and we felt it was necessary to respond to some of the inaccuracies that have been reported following Will.i.am’s recent comments to Associated Press.”
This Friday, May 3rd, Webster Hall’s “Girls and Boys Night,” is about to get funky. Pretty Lights Music’s own, Gramatik will be in the house dropping his signature style for all the girls and boys to get down to.
With over 100,000 tracks sold on Beatport, Gramatik earned nominations at the 2010 and 2012 Beatport Awards for “Best Chill Out Artist” and “Best Chill Out Track,” respectively. Unafraid to break through boundaries and cross genres, Gramatik has sampled everything from the blues to The Beatles. Throughout his entire catalog is an abundance of musical influences, including jazz, soul, hip-hop, and funk. What’s apparent, as his soundcloud page would suggest, is that even Gramatik himself, struggles to classify exactly what genre he’s producing. But as long as the Slovenian producer keeps dropping hits, we have no qualms about that.
Producers, we are back again with another installment of our original mix competition held with Indaba Music!
If you’re not familiar with our Indaba Music, it’s an online music community serving over half a million aspiring artist, spanning nearly every genre. You submit us your original EDM tracks (whether it be trance, dubstep, progressive, whatever) and the EO staff selects the best. The winner gets an interview and spotlight page right here on EO.
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After last month’s chart topping #18 Beatport Trance single ‘Close Your Eyes & See’ feat. Skela, Hyperbits is back with a tasteful progressive gem entitled ‘Pipe Dreams’ out on Beatport March 19th. This vocal cut is extremely melodic, something we’ve become very acquainted with when it comes to Hyperbits releases.
Channeling the aggresive electro stabs of Porter Robinson or Zedd, and pairing that with the trancey and structurally perfect work of 4Strings or Mat Zo, ‘Pipe Dreams’ is bound to be a successful peak-time weapon. With such versatility comprised in a single track, look for this one to receive substantial worldwide support. Don’t forget to Like Hyperbits on Facebook and follow them on Twitter & Instagram.
Out today as a Beatport exclusive is the latest Hyperbits release ‘Close Your Eyes & See’ featuring Skela. The original track is a wonderful, peak time vocal cut that manages to strike the perfect balance between uplifting progressive melodies and big-room club music. The package also comes equipped with two stellar remixes from label owner Hazem Beltaguti and rising Armada and Anjuna supported talent, Jjoo. All three mixes of the track differ widely so as to provide the perfect EP package, complete with beautiful, lush vocals by Skela.
Make sure to show this duo some love and ‘Like’ Hyperbits on Facebook.
Hyperbits – Close Your Eyes & See feat. Skela (Original Mix)
Hyperbits – Close Your Eyes & See feat. Skela (Hazem Beltagui Stripped Remix)
Hyperbits – Close Your Eyes & See feat. Skela (Jjoo Remix)
W&W and Ummet Ozcan is a collaboration that you need to hear. With its heavy beats and uplifting synths this track really makes one want to move. This track features a nice happy synth and match it with a much deeper one. This is great song to get people moving so turn it up and stand up to fully enjoy this one!
W&W& Ummet Ozcan – The Code
The next release from Red Soho Recordings, a relatively new label that has already received support from the likes of Armin van Buuren and Nic Chagal (Cosmic Gate), is an EP from the promising NYC duo, Hyperbits. The original track is a wonderful, peak time vocal cut that manages to strike the perfect balance between uplifting progressive melodies and big-room club music. The package also comes equipped with two stellar remixes from label owner Hazem Beltaguti and rising Armada and Anjuna supported talent, Jjoo. All three mixes of the track differ widely so as to provide the perfect EP package, complete with beautiful, lush vocals provided by Skela.
Just the second official release for Hyperbits, these guys are already making big waves with their consistent remix/bootleg output and great club sets all over NYC and throughout the United States. Hyperbits have an amazing release schedule lined up in 2013 so expect more both gig and release wise. Now, more than ever, it is hard to carve out a niche and become relevant in the crowded “EDM” space, but with tracks like this, it is hard to bet against Hyperbits in the trance and progressive realm.
Hyperbits – Close Your Eyes & See feat. Skela (Original Mix)
Hyperbits – Close Your Eyes & See feat. Skela (Hazem Beltagui Stripped Mix)