Looking for the perfect way to close out the year? Why not spend it with French sensation Madeon as he returns to Webster Hall on December 28th. The 18 year old boy-genius undoubtedly had an epic 2012; from breaking into the DJ Mag Top 100 (at 54 no less), to playing the likes of UMF and Coachella, its hard to believe that Madeon just played his first US show last October (fittingly at Webster Hall). He certainly has catapulted from internet sensation to international superstar; you know you’ve made it when your single ‘Finale’ is used in an NBC Summer Olympics commercial.
Madeon’s unique brand of poppy electro will be supported by NYC’s own The Knocks, and of course Alex English and EO’s favorite local bass master, rekLES. Be sure to grab your tickets HERE before they are gone – this will surely be a night not to miss!
NYC welcomed TheFatRat with open arms this weekend as the man man of glitchy electro house made his debut here at Santos Party House’s weekly Electric Beach party. Best known for his bouncy, happy electro disco hybrid, TheFatRat made a name for himself earlier this year with a fun remix of ‘Levels’ (RIP) and since then has offered up an expansive list of equally compelling remixes and original mash-ups. An appreciable fact about TheFatRat is his knack for well placing his wobbles, but maintaining the track’s original melody.
Let the free music Friday commence! We’re off to a good start with TheFatRat’s remix of The Knocks‘ newest single ‘The Feeling.’ They have promised us a full EP, and if TheFatRat’s remix of the track is any indication of what’s to come, you’re in for a treat.
The remix is bouncy but not choppy, and leaves you with hints of disco and an underlying taste of extreme danceability. Definitely recommended for your weekend playlist. Keep an eye out for the rest of the remixes of the ultra catchy track.
After teasing their fans earlier in the day about a rumored dubstep track (falsehoods!) The Knocks went ahead and released their new electro heavy single ‘The Feeling,’ marking the followup to their massive tracks ‘Brightside’ and ‘Dancing With The DJ.’
The Knocks toe the line as a live performing and DJ duo. Edging between indie, electro pop with hints of folk, their originals and remixes are inevitably catchy and manage to embody the dominant feeling of the moment. Whatever mood you’re in, the song fits. We are getting ‘The Feeling’ that you will like this new track, so give it a listen.
The Knocks, who are NYC based, will be embarking on a busy tour schedule come fall with shows supporting pal Dragonette and a separate bout with Paper Diamond, along with a solo Australia tour (lucky bastards). While you’re at it, give the track a HEART for your love of it on Hype Machine…
Who knew that there were musical groups that had six members anymore? Well Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men is that rare exception, and together they are making folk music for the masses. For our purposes, The Knocks’ hyper-catchy unofficial remix to the group’s lead single ‘Little Talks’ off their debut album is now up for your consumption. A quick listen will prove that you can’t not bop your head to the self-described ‘folk-step’ edit. Ooh and it’s a free download, so get that baby before the labels realize it should be marketed…
Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks (The Knocks Remix)
A friend of The Knocks, Daniel Pappas, directed the video, which features an emotive version of the hoop dance – which B-Roc, one half of The Knocks, told Rolling Stone can be attributed as a reference to the hoop dancers often seen at raves. The Knocks will be on tour with Dragonette this coming September, so check them out.
Trap music’s etymology boasts less than puritanical origins. While dance music fans have likely become acquainted with the rising electronic micro-genre through dedicated producers such as Flosstradamus and Hudson Mohawke, the term ‘trap music’ is by no means a new one. Coined as the type of music to listen to while selling drugs from your established spot (trap), think of T.I. and Lil’ Wayne as two of the more recognizable spiritual guides for navigating the Southern rap basis of the genre. In fact, you may remember that T.I.’s second album was entitled ‘Trap Muzik.â€™ For terminologyâ€™s sake, the electronic iteration of the music can be called trap house â€“ a hybrid subgenre.
Philadelphia raised Diplo (real name Wesley Pentz) has done perhaps the best job of crossing over urban music into the electronic world, both through his label Mad Decent and side imprint Jefrees and his out of the box productions. Diplo harbored the rise of Dillon Francis, â€œtheâ€ moombah producer of 2011 and he is now doing the same with Baauer, trap musicâ€™s wunderkind producer of the moment, despite having performed live fewer than five times. His jam â€˜Harlem Shakeâ€™ has undeniably been one of the biggest underground party tracks of the summer and he recently was a part of the inaugural Boiler Room session held in NYC. If there is anyone that can successfully keep trap house in the public eye, it will be Diplo. But, does trap house have staying power?
The Knocks, the NY duo with the heart of (Santi)gold, have been having an outstanding year. From their standing ovation-worthy cover of M83′s ‘Midnight City‘ with Mandy Lee to their countless live sets on the NY indie dance circuit, they have proved to be concrete names in terms of both production and DJing.
Beginning with the ‘Don’t wanna fall to the ground with me’ sample, ‘Geronimo’ takes us on an indie voyage from the original title to Louis La Roche’s vision, Aylen’s fix and Lenno’s wise-beyond-his-years remix.
La Roche gives us the French touch we’re used but adds an electro dab. Aylen expands on La Roche’s electro interpretation with a remix that is far too in-your-face for the occasion. Lenno, well Lenno, bested everyone with his retro take. More amazement from the Finnish prodigy.
NYC based duo The Knocks are part of the vibrant downtown music scene that is enveloping the city as of late. Their breakthrough hit ‘Dancing With The DJ‘ has been re-lived through a vast number of remixes and now the talented two released a remix of Brooklyn fave Santigold’s track ‘The Keepers,’ for free download HERE.
The Knocks, comprised of James “JPatt” Patterson and Ben “DJ B-Roc” Ruttner are embarking on a tour with electro pop trio Dragonette in the fall. But you don’t have to wait till then to check them out – tonight The Knocks will be sharing the stage at Webster Hall with the Bag Raiders and Don’t Beat The Drum, pick up tickets for the massive event HERE.