Anyone looking to add a fistful of grit to their daily electro regimen should check out Parisian producer Tristan Garnerâ€™s rebellious new EP â€˜Digital Rockerâ€™. As the title aptly implies, Garnerâ€™s 5-track release infuses his signature distorted punk rock sound with elements of disco and hard hitting electro; think Daft Punk meets The Bloody Beetroots, with sporadic dashes of Depeche Mode. While hard-hitting tracks like â€˜Rage Againâ€™ and â€˜Digital Rockerâ€™ certainly showcase the producerâ€™s heavier side, Garner also reminds listeners that he is not a one trick pony with the hauntingly melodious opening of â€˜Sloanâ€™ and the beautifully funky â€˜Meteorâ€™.
Tristan Garner – Digital Rocker (Preview)
Tristan Garner – Meteor (Preview)
Ultimately, Garnerâ€™s ability to incorporate so many diverse musical styles creates a refreshingly different auditory experience for any electronic fan. ‘Digital Rocker’ is out now and can be purchased exclusively from Beatport here. Also, be sure to listen his set from Tomorrowland for more of his wild sound and incredible bootlegs (who else can incorporate Queen and Metallica alongside Daft Punk and Hardwell?)
For a few years now we’ve seen the beauty that comes from an indie-dance collaboration, but rarely has it been so carefully crafted to balance the two as this. Just a month after destroying his Radio 1 Essential Mix, Feed Me is back on the production side – “Love Is All I Got” starts off with comforting vocals from folktronica band Crystal Fighters, but after being paired with Feed Me’s wobbly electro and snappy drums, it hits a new level of electronic crossover. This one has feel-good written all over it.
The first hint of part two of their full-length album has popped up on Jack Beats‘ Soundcloud page, with a single entitled “Somebody To Love”. Following the 9-track mini-album “Careless“, this new single features British songstress Jess Mills, with the soulful undertones much like that of a Katy B, providing a nice complement to the swinging electro bass of the Jack Beats core sound.
Part two of the full-length album with this and four more new Jack Beats tracks will be released December 2 on OWSLA.
Finally an official preview from a track that’s been floating around in live sets for over a month now. After hearing it in the Electric Zoo sets of both Tommy Trash and Axwell weeks ago, it looks like another monster hit for Axtone Records.
Originally dubbed as Tommy Trash’s remix of “Won’t Get Lost” by fellow countrymen The Aston Shuffle, “Sunrise”, although sounding similar to Trash’s earlier remix “Ladi Dadi”, has some nice big-room synths we’ve come to love from the Aussie.
Feeling blue? Nervous about the future? Worried about your bills? Never fear – Starkillers has your cure. Nick Terranova, aka Starkillers, has teamed up with Electro producer Richard Beynon to create a progressive house track that will do doubt lift your spirits and make you forget your woes. The track combines the synths of Starkillers with Beynon’s Electro House drums and then tops it off with the soothing vocals of Natalia Peris. Pete Tong introduced the track on his Essential Selections mix two weeks ago and the response was overwhelming, so be sure to grab the track, released today on Beatport.
Starkillers & Richard Beynon feat. Natalia Peris – What Does Tomorrow Bring
Pardon the French, but electro has hit a lull of sorts–unless you enjoy electro step or synth that’s way too in-your-face.
Hot Mouth’s ‘Totally Worth It’ is contender for electro track of the year. Amazing vocals, great melody and an exploding drop that doesn’t need an obnoxious build up.
Hot Mouth Feat. Chris James – Totally Worth It (Radio Edit)
Of course great productions spawn great productions. In this case we have two stellar efforts. This first of which comes from Vitzi, the mashup prince we’ve featured before. In his display, he threads Albin Myers’ ‘Hells Bells’ into the tail end of the ‘Totally Worth It’ bar, essentially having the two songs battle. If that isn’t enough, at around 5:30, he re-arranges and re works the melody into…well, you’ll hear.
Hot Mouth & Chris James vs Albin Myers vs Adrian Lux Feat. The Good Natured
Yep, that ‘Funkytown.’ That’s all that needs to be said about this production from Italian’s Freddo & Evangelisti.
Lipps Inc. – Funkytown (Freddo & Evangelisti Bootleg 70′s Worth)
After an auspicious world debut during Morten Breum’s interview with Electronic Spotlight, the Dane’s collaboration with fellow LA based producer BetaTraxx ‘Get Static’ is finally available for general public consumption and purchase. You’re going to want to get your grubby hands on this addictive track, which is melodic, bass heavy, techno infused and electro inflected, all wrapped up into one highly pleasing package. Breum is known for his progressive (not big room progressive, like Eric Prydz progressive) and BetaTraxx is known for his techno, so with these two masterminds in the studio ‘Get Static’ comes out carefully crafted, with a precision for detail and a pounding electro interlude that will surprise, then delight you.
Morten Breum vs. BetaTraxx – Get Static
Are you ready for some super funky, phat electro? In the vein of the BIG sounds that you expect from guys like Crookers, duo Wazabi is releasing its Fat Cap EP Oct. 8 courtesy of King Kong Records. To get hyped, listen to the minimix below.
They’re baaaack for the second edition of Mashup Thursdays, where NYC production squad SikDuo gives out a free download to one of their (excuse the term) sick electro-hip hop mash ups. This week we have ‘Dirt Off Your Antidote,’ a cheeky smash of SHM vs. Jay-Z’s classic tracks. Steve Angello is in town this weekend and Jay-Z just partied with Obama so the mash up is certainly timely. Chris Moody and DJ Riz have a keen knack for matching progressive and hip hop and adding an electro twist for tracks that go down fighting on the dance floor. We saw this one live at Pacha and it was a hit. Download and enjoy, rinse and repeat.
Swedish House Mafia vs. Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Antidote (SikDuo Mash Up)