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Apr 27
2015

DVBBS Gets Tropical With New Single, ‘Always’

Los Angeles-based duo DVBBS has released their latest free-to-download track Always, and in stark contrast to their usual booming big room sound, this one bears a melodic and tropical house groove.

Gone are the festival-ready synths and explosive percussion, and in their place is a yearning female vocal, a plaintive lead melody, and a bassline that sways instead of thumps, lending itself to finding a groove rather than raging on the dancefloor. More Kygo than Steve Aoki, the track is a welcome addition from the duo.

Grab the free download here.
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DVBBS - Always (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Apr 27
2015

deadmau5 Discovers Dreamy New Vocal Edit Of ‘Silent Picture’

Fresh off a red carpet appearance at a cat film festival, the one-and-only deadmau5 is back in the news for something music related: he's discovered a new vocalist by the name of Nick Chiari, aka Grabbitz, who surprised the Toronto-based producer with a dreamy edit of his own original production, Silent Picture, off the while(1<2) album.

In a similar vein to his discovery of The Veldt vocalist Chris James, deadmau5 came across Grabbitz' gorgeous edit by chance online, loved the track, and then reached out to the LA-based musician online
After connecting with the musician, it now appears that an official collaboration is in the works.
The edit perfectly marries the chill, progressive vibes of the original with a soft and peaceful vocal, all while an inviting melody and touching guitar riffs send you off to that warm and special place in your soul.

You can find the lyrics and a download of the edit on Grabbitz' SoundCloud here.
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deadmau5 - Silent Picture (Grabbitz Vocal Edit)
Apr 27
2015

Sound Atlas 04

Welcome to Sound Atlas, a weekly series showcasing LessThan3's desire to scan the world for the most exciting sounds in global electronic music. This week, we turn our attention to America's northeast region where tropical-themed house and reggae are getting flipped in incredible dance-friendly directions, and we also head to the thriving and bass-friendly Land of the Rising Sun.

Joey LaBeija - BBHM$$ - New York City's Joey LaBeija is quickly becoming a go-to source for tropical-meets-club-meets-ballroom house remixes of some of Top 40 radio's biggest jams. The reason? Legendary, his monthly underground dance party, is promoted monthly with a new remix, with his latest a dembow/ballroom/club break-driven take on Rihanna's new single, Bitch Better Have My Money. LaBeija is a must-follow on Soundcloud if you're looking for progressive and funky rhythms. Download BBHM$$ here.

False Witness - Buss Up - You'll know the vocal sample here as being from Crystal Waters' 1994 single 100% (Pure Love), however, if you're not hip to NYC-based underground party/collective Ghe20 Goth1k, then Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Total Witness' take on the house classic should tell you all you need to know about the Latin-meets-alt-urban feel of their events. The track itself features an undulating bassline and the breaks of Masters at Work's Ha Dance. Grab it for free at Ghe20 Goth1k's official website here and check out their next party May 2.

Dej Loaf - Try Me (Cousin Cole Remix) When Cousin Cole sits down to make a pop-friendly remix, he's typically going to dig deep into his imagination and discover a fit for a vocal that more directly falls in line with where the track should've initially been headed. Rising Detroit rapper Dej Loaf's breakout single Try Me over reggae's legendary Stalag Riddim? It's a match made in heaven and the perfect DJ tool. Get your hands on it right here.

Emynd - Don't Panic Riddim vs. Get Me Bodied - After that Cousin Cole track you're probably wondering if there's more reggae and soul blends out there that can take your moombah/Major Lazer-friendly set to another level. Well, look no further than Philadelphia's Emynd, a DJ/production veteran who's been churning out top-notch originals and remixes in a plethora of genres since Mad Decent was housed in a mausoleum in the City of Brotherly Love. Mix together equal parts of reggae's Bam Bam Riddim, rapper French Montana's single Don't Panic, and Queen Bey's 2006 single and you have this winner available for free here.

Switch - A Bit Patchy (Masayoshi Iimori Bootleg) - Saitama, Japan is probably the last place you'd look to find a producer mixing and mashing elements of Latin house, rap, and futuristic African bass, and yet that's exactly where we find Masayoshi Iimori's turnt-up trap edit of Switch's legendary 2005 take on Latin funk act The Incredible Bongo Band's 1973 track Apache. Warping, thumping, and breaking down only to be built back up into a next-level bass-bin bruiser, it demands to be downloaded for free here.
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Joey LaBeija - BBHM$$ (Original Mix) [Free Download]
False Witness - Buss Up (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Dej Loaf - Try Me (Cousin Cole Remix) [Free Download]
Emynd - Don't Panic Riddim vs Get Me Bodied [Free Download]
Switch - A Bit Patchy (Masayoshi Iimori Bootleg) [Free Download]
Apr 27
2015

Autograf Goes French On Alesso’s ‘Cool’

Swedish phenom Alesso recently gave fans a preview of his forthcoming debut album with the progressive house anthem, Cool. Since its release, there have been a bevy of official and unofficial remixes of the catchy track by notable acts such as Sweater Beats, CRNKN, and A-Trak, to name few. Now, Chicago-based electronic music trio Autograf have supplied their own version of the buzzing tune, transforming the original's soaring, big room arrangement into a swankier, French house number.

Autograf's remix bears semblance to the Daft Punk sound, incorporating the highly filtered and resonant synth sound often deployed by the masked duo. Fortunately, Roy English's vocals make it into Autograf's rework completely intact, making this mix suitable theme music for the summertime.

The Autograf remix of Cool is out May 12 via Def Jam. Pre-order Alesso's forthcoming album Forever ahead of its May 26 release date on iTunes here, and click here to purchase Alesso's original version of Cool.
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Alesso feat. Roy English - Cool (Autograf Remix) [Def Jam]
Apr 27
2015

Disco Diaries 58

Mondays suck. Disco Diaries doesn't. Get your groove on with this week's selection of nu disco heavyweights and budding newcomers alike!

Rationale - Fast Lane
When your first-ever release racks up over 200K plays in one week, hits number one on Hype Machine, and Bastille personally compliments your vocals (0:31), it's safe to assume that the rest of your career is destined for greatness. If you dig "#music to travel to," as it's tagged on SoundCloud, I'd definitely keep Rationale on your radar.

Blonde feat. Alex Newell - All Cried Out (Oliver Nelson Remix) [Parlophone/FFRR]
Blonde's All Cried Out received a house treatment from The Magician, a progressive/electro spin courtesy of Don Diablo, and most recently, a rework at the hands of disco master Oliver Nelson. Needless to say, it fits right in with the rest of Nelson's groovy productions. The full remix EP is due May 3--cop it here.

Tep No - Please Me [Tep No]
Listen to this gem once, and you'll understand why it was dubbed Please Me. In fact, this title could apply to all of the rapidly rising Tep No's addictively sultry originals and mixes. Released via the Canadian producer's self-titled record label, the single is available for free download here and iTunes purchase here.

July Child - So Good (Sonique Cover)
Generally, establishing a lasting artist career by covering other artists' tracks is a challenging undertaking. Amber Clara and Kiks of July Child are the exception to that rule, exerting their musical prowess with captivating covers of J. Cole, Le Youth, Kevin Lyttle, Jay Z, and my personal favorite, this dreamy cover of Sonique's 1999 It Feels So Good. Catch the original from iTunes here.

Jax Jones - Yeah Yeah Yeah
As Duke Dumont's right hand man on the Grammy-winning I Got U, British producer/songwriter Jax Jones had giant shoes to fill with his subsequent original releases. He did not disappoint with the catchy Go Deep and his most recent party-starter, Yeah Yeah Yeah. There is no purchase link for this one as of yet, but stay updated with Jax Jones here.
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Rationale - Fast Lane
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Blonde feat. Alex Newell - All Cried Out (Oliver Nelson Remix) [Parlophone/FFRR]
Tep No - Please Me [Tep No]
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July Child - So Good (Sonique Cover)
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Jax Jones - Yeah Yeah Yeah