Our main man Panic City has been on a serious hot streak lately, so much so that we can barely keep up with the fire he’s putting out. His latest conquest is a seriously massive remix of the Skrillex & Ellie Goulding track Summit, done in collaboration with LA’s Mistermike. They’ve taken the relatively subdued original and pumped it up with that big room electro/progressive flavor that we’ve come to know and love from Panic City, and left no room for standing still. It’s Saturday of the long weekend, it’s time to party, and this is what you should be listening to.
There’s been some serious action going on in the world of Futurecop! over the past month, and now we’ve got even more to add. This past week they released another set of remixes for Superheroes and Misanthropist Wolf – both singles off their upcoming album Hopes, Dreams & Alienation set to be out later this year. A longtime favorite of ours Pony Pony Run Run, who have been quiet for far too long now, have done a bouncy indie-electro take on Superheroes. They’ve mixed in their French house vibes to perfection and, as we always expect them to, put together an absolute choice tune. Swedish duo F.O.O.L, on the other hand, got ahold of the heavy-hitting Misanthropist Wolf, and took things up a notch creating a grinding, raucous, bass-infused version of the track. Both remixes are available now for free download, so be sure to grab them below!
Ron Flieger helps us kick the weekend off on the right note with his brand new remix of Metric’s Stadium Love. Following hugely successful official work for both Ladyhawke and Foster The People, we’ve come to expect great things from the German producer, and that’s exactly what we get here. He’s done a killer mix on the original, keeping Emily Haines vocals at the forefront while adding in a crisp electro beat to back them up. Make sure you add this one to those weekend playlists. Happy Friday everybody!
Luke & Skywalker are a duo, based out of both Phoenix and Charlotte respectively, who’s eclectic track Funk You recently came across our radar and we haven’t been able to get enough of it. The guys have combined some seriously catchy electro-funk flavor with a dose of robot vocals that gives it a touch of both Daft Punk and Madeon-esque styles. Genres and comparisons aside, this one is really hitting the spot for us right now. We’re definitely looking forward to hearing more like this from them in the future (possibly even a collaboration with Brazil’s Darth & Vader?), so do yourself a favor and pick it up below!
Don’t hesitate to check out this killer tune they did with Louis The Child as well. Spot on.
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The jams are flowing, the sun is beginning to shine, and music festival season is just around the corner. We probably say this every week The Jam Jar comes around, but this weeks round-up is stacked. In this new collection we’ve got a killer edit by Amtrac of everyone’s favorite 2012 act Bondax, a shiny new electro pop remix courtesy of New York’s Dave Edwards, and a rarity in the form of a remix from Two Door Cinema Club – in addition to much, much more. So do yourself a favor, pick up all of the tunes below, and get moving through the rest of your week!
UK-based Electric Joy Ride has just released a brand new treat to properly celebrate his one year project anniversary and it definitely does not disappoint. Sticking to his signature brand of an extremely dynamic sound, ’365′ is another funky electro number that will immediately get stuck in your head. It comes fully loaded with bouncy, smile-inducing melodies that pretty much feel like warm sun rays and taste like fruity skittles. Lucky for us, it can be picked up as a free download over on EJR’s facebook page – so make sure to show your support and stay tuned for more quality releases coming up!
Bonus: Electric Joy Ride & Frisber – For You
The talented folks over at Prep School Recordings are at it once again. They have now teamed up with an exciting Los Angeles-based indie rock band Y LUV to release an exclusive remix EP of It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense – which features a diverse range of electronic sound from such up-and-comers as Clinton VanSciver, Sound Remedy, Shoe Scene Symphony, Dr. Fresch, and Mike Neptune. The 5-track compilation definitely has something for everybody, offering a fresh and unique perspective on each of the original efforts. You can pick up the Clinton VanSciver and Sound Remedy remixes as free downloads below, and make sure to cruise over to Beatport to support the rest of this impressive offering. Enjoy!
We’ve got some rather awesome tunes to share with you on this glorious Friday afternoon. Our long-time favorite retro dudes Futurecop! are out with a dreamier-than-dreamy new single Atlantis 1997, to be released March 23rd, that’s also accompanied by a few killer remixes. Naturally, the track encompasses their nostalgic 80′s sound to absolute perfection, inducing instant dance parties and epic daydreams full of magical rides through the clouds with Falkor and Atreyu (if you’re with me, I award you ten points). The remixes are both forces in their own right, and though fairly different in sound, each work incredibly well with the great vocals provided by Cavaliers of Fun.
You can hear P.A.F.F.’s big room remix here first, which transforms the original’s smooth vibe into a slamming electro track ready for anything and everything. And next, though he keeps it fairly tame in comparison, you’ll definitely be able to hear Uppermost’s unique brand of French electro coming through on his own mix. Both are available now for free download, so snatch them up, and keep your eyes peeled for the single release next week, as well as Futurecop!’s new album HOPES, DREAMS & ALIENATION out later this year!
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Australia’s indie dance wunderkinds RÜFÜS just let loose Take Me, the first single from ATLAS, their debut album coming in a few months on Sweat It Out!. These guys have been making phenomenal music for awhile now, and are on the cusp of breaking out in a big way. This new track is a perfect display why; it’s intelligent, infectious, and blissful beyond belief. To top it off, the original’s release is accompanied by two choice remixes of the tune, both from fellow Aussies. The unstoppable Cassian has worked his usual magic, while AdaptOrDie, who happen to be members of The Swiss and Empire Of The Sun, pretty much says all you need to know right there. Each take has it’s own twists and turns, transforming the original into formidable songs in their own right. Check out Take Me, and download both remixes below (for free!), courtesy of the kind mates over at Sweat It Out!
A couple of weeks back Classixx released their absolutely killer disco tune Holding On, the first single off their long awaited debut LP, which is out in May 14th (finally!). Naturally, we’ve been jamming to it nonstop, and it looks like we’ll be doing that even more now with this first-class remix that TABS just put out. They’ve done an excellent job of keeping the original funk intact, yet still adding their own electro flair to the mix. The result is a more charged-up version of the tune, sure to take you seamlessly from poolside party to nighttime antics. Scoop up the download below!
And if you’re looking for some bonus action in the same vein as the above, check out their remix of Goldroom’s Fifteen.
Beacon, Two Door Cinema Club’s amazing new album, has been getting a ton of attention and for good reason. Every track on it’s as good as the last, and they’ve spurred a myriad of artists to produce some awesome remixes, both official and not, over the past few months. We’ve decided to pull together a roundup of our favorites of the bunch, as the talent pool is just too vast to choose only one. Below are five inventive and original takes of a few great TDCC tracks, from a solidly diverse group of producers including Chordashian, Alex Metric, BeatauCue, and more. If you don’t have these already, be sure to pick them up now!
Southern California standout duo Norin & Rad are so thankful for hitting 20k fans on Facebook, they’ve graciously dropped this incredible tune on us for free. And boy are we glad. Snap!’s unique fusion of trance, electro, and deep house elements is flawless, and exactly what we were looking for to get into the weekend. It kicks off with a simple beat that continually builds upon itself until it’s unleashed in an all out barrage of sounds. These guys have been consistently hitting the mark with each new production, and are effortlessly setting the tone for a huge year. Hey, when you’re named a breakout artist by legends like Above & Beyond you’re bound to rise fast, and that’s just what they’re doing. Pick up the free download over on their Facebook page, here.
Los Angeles based producer Sound Remedy is back with a fresh new remix and it is just the kind of exceptional work that we’ve now simply come to expect from him. He has effectively hijacked Last Lynx‘s smooth indie-pop original, infused it with his signature electric sound, and turned it into an irresistibly funky anthem of a tune. It is an extremely bouncy, melodic, and energetic ride that seriously keeps getting better with every listen. Pure quality!
Bonus: Wolf Alice – Leaving You (Sound Remedy Remix)
We know next to nothing about KOTA aka Kids Of The Apocolypse, other than the following message that we discovered while exploring their seriously awesome website – ‘Living for a century without a frontier, the time for creation has begun. We will not seek power, only release it. It must live free now. THE UNIVERSE WANTS TO PLAY.’ – Now if that doesn’t stir your mystery solving intellect, we don’t know what will. Regardless of the scant solid information on them, their powerful track Masters Of The Sun had quite an impression on us. With its commanding undertones, repetitively persuasive verses, and entrancing slaps of bass, it’s a pretty gripping production overall. You can easily imagine undertaking an epic adventure of intrigue and triumph with this playing out as the soundtrack. It feels like there’ll be big things coming soon, and we can’t wait to hear more.
PS – Be sure to check out the video for the track, here.
Here comes a sun-filled treat courtesy of Los Angeles based up-and-comers RUNVS. The duo decided to put their own harder-hitting twist on The Knock‘s classic Dancing With The DJ and the final result certainly does not disappoint – as they were able to pump up the dance-provoking electro vibes just the right amount while retaining that overall excellence of the feel-good original. Definitely make sure to grab yourself a copy of this fresh tune and keep it handy for any social gatherings coming up. Enjoy!
Bonus: Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (RUNVS Remix)
UK-based producer Electric Joy Ride has once again delivered on the promise of his aptly chosen name. His latest original, From The Start, is a funky electro collaboration with a new Russian producer Dynamics – which comes fully loaded with plenty of uplifting melodies and futuristic chops to quickly have you buzzing in your seat. It is both noisy and fluid at the same time, which he himself ultimately describes as a “cuddle for your ears”. Definitely make sure to grab yourself the free download over on Electric Joy Ride’s facebook page and stay tuned for more fresh tunes coming up!
We kind of slept on posting this due to the hectic holiday nature of the past couple weeks, but we’ve really been digging this track since Felix Cartal let it loose last month. Lullaby is the B-side in a set of tunes he’s made with vocalist Natalie Angiuli. It’s a divergence from his usual aggressive, electro driven style, showing us a more delicately constructed side to his production. He wraps a beautiful melody around outstanding vocals making for a powerful and intoxicating track all around. Pick up the free download below!
If you want something a bit heavier, have a listen to No Sleep, his other track with Natalie Angiuli, it’s a killer.
Hot Mouth has been tearing it up lately with a handful of solid remixes, and a huge release in Totally Worth It. The track is an animal in it’s original state, and this remix only takes that up a notch. You can always count on PeaceTreaty to go big, which is a trend that doesn’t change here. They’ve taken a firm hold and turned this tune into an in your face, big room electro mammoth, utilizing Chris James’ crisp vocals to provide the perfect accent. Boom!
Bonus – Check out this wild take on the track from The Frederik as well.
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Welcome to the final day of the year, and the last installment of our ‘Best of Caveman Sound 2012′ series. It’s been an incredible twelve months of new music and killer shows. So to close it out on an epic note, just in time for New Years Eve celebrations, we give to you our top 25 electro house picks from the past year. Full of immense build-ups, extraordinary vocals, and mind-numbing energy, these are truly the cream of the crop. Happy New Year everybody, and thanks for a great year!
Merry Christmas to you all! Hope everyone is having a great holiday. To celebrate this glorious time of year, here is a small round-up of some amazing tunes. These will surely keep your spirits high and the parties rolling for the next few weeks. Enjoy!
We just picked up ZHU’s four track EP which he dropped last month, and were really pleasantly surprised. If you’re unfamiliar ZHU is a new producer with origins in San Francisco, but now based in Los Angeles, who is quickly capturing the ears of many. He’s already shared the stage with some big names, and gets influence from Deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, and Kaskade, which is evident in his electro-progressive sound. Radar, a standout track from the EP, is somewhere you can definitely hear these similarities. It’s infectious beyond belief so have a listen and download below.
Check out this more agressive electro cut from the EP as well.
Modern Dealer is a duo from Sau Paulo, a place with an ever growing electro scene that we’re starting to see more and more talent come out of. With their recent remix of Chvrches track The Mother We Share, they definitely represent Brazil’s largest city well. They’ve done a prime take on it, winding and wrapping the vocals around electro slaps and handclaps. It’s a dynamic, energetic tune with just the right amount of punch to kickstart your day. Pick up the download below.
Los Angeles talent Clinton VanSciver is at it once again. The dirty pop aficionado’s latest effort comes in the form of an original release that stays true to his signature sound, but features some rap verses over it for a completely unique edge. Hashtag Swag is an electrifying production with a massive club-ready drop that is sure to get any crowd moving. It has been released (along with four remixes) on Prep School Recordings, which marks yet another successful move by this young label. Definitely make sure to keep an eye out for both Clinton and PSR in the coming months – big things on the way!
Bonus: Clinton VanSciver ft Hella Hazard – Hashtag Swag (Matt DiMona Remix)
Only a week after Zedd released an acapella from the wonderful Foxes of his track Clarity, remixes are springing up left and right. Tackling a Zedd tune is no easy feat, but as soon as we saw Aylen had a go, we knew his take would be right on the money. He seamlessly integrates a dubstep sound into the track, not slamming you with bass but letting it wash over you in powerful, endless waves. It compliments the original work from Zedd, along with Foxes vocals, absolutely perfect. This surely won’t be the last remix you’ll hear of this track, but it should definitely be the first. Grab the download below.
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