This past year we’ve seen some of the most innovative electronic music released to date. It’s been a year of epic shows, wild parties, and genre-bending sounds and now it’s time to celebrate. So with the year (almost) done, we present to you a four part series of the absolute best, free, and ground-breaking tracks from Caveman Sound over the last twelve months.
Starting off with a group of massive proportions, here are our top progressive house picks in no particular order. These are twenty-five tracks of the highest quality, that we feel deserve the spotlight.
We have recently come across a new Los Angeles based producer by the name of Sexybeats while doing a sweep of the inbox and quickly caught ourselves giving a couple of his bootlegs the repeat play treatment. Having proclaimed himself as the “originator of the dancefloorgasm” via his facebook page, Sexybeats has a bit of a reputation to live up to and his latest electro-house bootleg is certainly a step in the right direction – effectively combining Alex Guesta’s bigroom rework of Ultra Nate’s absolutely classic tune Free together with Mike Perry’s Put Me Up. The final result is a hard-hitting track complete with some sing-along vocals and an absolutely powerful drop. Fire!
Bonus Bootleg: John Dahlback vs. Lazy Rich vs. Gregori Klosman – Living in a Damaged Minibar (Sexybeats’ Private Bootleg)
This is John Dahlback. Yes, you heard that right. Demure, a side project of acclaimed big room electronic producer, was just shared today through his facebook page. It’s a complete sidestep from the style he’s known for. It’s downtempo, chilled out, indie pop, and magnificent. A number of the tracks feature vocals from his sister Erika Gellermark, who has an incredible voice. This is a true display of what a widely talented producer John Dahlback is. We’ve got an enormous amount of respect for any producer who follows what they love without hesitation. And did we mention he’s giving it out for free? We’ll leave you with his own thoughts on the project –
“This album is something I first started doing for my iPod. Something beautiful I could listen to on the plane, bus or wherever I was. I’m now sharing this with you. This is not EDM and not for the clubs. This is purely just for listening.” – John Dahlback
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It’s that time everybody! The second installment of our Quest for Fire series is here. Once again we’ve got a list jam packed with perfect daytime beats and enormous nighttime bangs. Featuring a myriad of artists from Mickey and The Knocks to Ken Loi and Stereotronique, this pack is sure to roll you straight from the day into the night. Grab them all and get those playlists bumping! And if you missed out on Part 1 get it here.
This new mix of Coldplay’s Charlie Brown from Jacques Lu Cont premiered a couple of weeks back on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and we’ve been waiting on the edge of our seats for it’s release ever since. Lucky for us, this one’s in line with his recent trend of giving away tracks for free. A looped vocal chant and downpour of tribal drums lead you in with a bang. That is until they drop back to make room for an irresistible buildup with mind numbing vibrations. Jacques Lu Cont’s shifting styles are seamlessly weaved together by Chris Martin’s bellowing lines. If you’ve heard the original, you’ll know how much he made this one his own. Production perfection.
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Summer is in full swing and our search for the best tracks out there carries on. We’ve decided to supply you all with a multi-part series on our continual quest for fire. Below you’ll find some of the hottest tracks of the past few months – all necessary additions to your summertime adventures. We’ve split the selection in half between daytime and nighttime tracks to stack your playlists. Rest assured they are all Caveman Sound certified. Now if you find yourself at any pop-up party, you’ll be fully equipped. Get them while they’re hot!
Jacques Lu Cont’s fully charged, one man mission is hard to ignore. The super-producer has once again dropped an absolute bomb on us at random that is surging with an intense and energetic fusion of electro, techno, and his signature synth elements. The complexity of his newest release Underground is difficult to grasp at first, but with a firm hold you’ll make it through and come out on the other end for the better because of it. This is the true definition of a banger. Leave it to the veteran to show us what’s up. Hit the download below.
Also check out his technolicious remix for John Dahback’s Take This Thing Back. This one goes off.
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Though the enigmatic truth behind who makes up London’s letthemusicplay has yet to be revealed, we’ll keep on listening as they keep on producing. Two new originals with a slew of remixes have been imparted upon us over the past few days, with the expected quality we’ve come to know from them. On one of the tracks Don’t Weigh Me Down they’ve tapped Mutant Records maestro John Dahlback to offer his take. He coaxes the original out of hiding and takes things higher with his signature main room sound, giving it an awesome mix of funky progressive. It’s always a good weekend when you can start it off with some new material from John Dahlback.
Speaking of starting the weekend with John Dahlback, you should grab the brand new Mutants Radio Podcast #24 as well. Party playlist already created, boom!
We’re going to keep this one short, as it’s Cinco de Mayo (or Derby Day if that’s your thing) and the parties have already commenced. John Dahlbäck just unleashed a progressive beast of a track on us called Rebels, for free. Needless to say, it boasts his incredible production skills, and unbelievable build up with so much tension that by the time the track really takes off you’re about ready to explode. Straight fire! Don’t hesitate to hit the download below and get raging.
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This guy can do no wrong! John Dahlbäck is back at it with the release of his new track Life. He continues to impress with his undeniable talent for producing tracks of the highest quality production. Life, is a phenomenal progressive house journey and a great example of why John Dahlbäck is where he is today. Seriously can not get enough of this one. Be sure to pick it up and kick your weekend off on an epic note. Weekend anthem material for sure.
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And pick up his incredible track Escape we posted previously, here.
John Dahlbäck continues to prove to us why he is one of the most valued names in house music right now. On his brand new track Escape, which is out on his new Toolroom Knights album mix, we hear him weave various styles together creating something truly amazing. Get ready to take a melodic ride through perfectly placed harmonies and the build up of a lifetime. Talk about an epic journey. Grab this anthem immediately and hit repeat. And if you missed it, make sure to check out his remix of Sneaky Sound System’s Big that we previously posted.
Tommy Trash is a huge name in the Australian club scene and is beginning to sneak, or rather blast, his way onto the scene internationally. Over the past year he’s remixed and collaborated with Kaskade, Moby, John Dahlback, and Dirty South as well as releasing tracks under Skrillex’s OWSLA label and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak. The guy is getting after it and has a whole lot of support. His latest original Monkey See Monkey Do has sounds ranging from shooting lazers to clapping cymbals to video game power-ups to a solid drop that definitely gets your feet moving. Pretty impressive stuff. Get it.
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Swedish house producer John Dahlback comes out with an epic remix of Sneaky Sound System – Big. This is an awesome uplifting electro tune that will definitely put you in the proper rage mode regardless of time of day. Don’t sleep on this one!