Quantcast
Tweet
Click on a track to play a song!
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul 01
2015

The Technodrome 12 – Canada D’eh Edition

Grab your BeaverTails, maple syrup, and poutine, because today is Canada Day! In celebration of The People's Republic of Canuckistan, this week's edition of The Technodrome focuses on new techno music from some of the country's finest, including tracks from Justin James, Nathan Barato, and Johnny Trika. We the North.

Julan Jeweil - Django (Justin James Reix) [Form]
Windsor's Justin James continues to prove that his city is a hotspot for terrific techno with his latest, a peak-time remix of Julian Jeweil's Django. The "D" may be silent, but this banger sure isn't. Pick it up on Beatport here.

The Junkies - Got To Do It (Nathan Barato Remix) [Transmit]
Toronto favorite Nathan Barato delivers a chunky and chuggy spin on The Junkies' Got To Do It, injecting a raw, tech house vibe and slowing down the BPM for a fun and funky rework. Pick it up on Beatport here.

Johnny Trike - Punk Fools (Original Mix) [SCI+TEC]
If Dubfire was born in Montreal, his name would be Johnny Trika. The 22-year-old recently released the Punk Fools EP, a three-track onslaught of masterful minimal techno. The title track is the perfect addition to any late-night underground party. You can almost feel the grime. Listen to LessThan3's premiere of the entire EP here, and pick it up on Beatport here.

Ramon Tapia - Module XOX (Carlo Lio Remix) [Incorrect]
As one of Toronto's biggest breakout stars, Carlo Lio's deep, pulsing techno tunes have earned him recognition throughout the globe. On his Module XOX remix, Lio delivers a dynamite daytime track perfectly suited for lounging around the beach and soaking in the sun. Considering Canadians spend half the year dealing with the winter, we'll take whatever we can get! Pick it up on Beatport here.

Gesaffelstein X Jean-Michel Jarre - Conquistador (REZZ Revision) [Free Download]
20-year-old Niagara producer REZZ has been called "Girlsaffelstein" by her fans, a testament to her ability to unleash dark, sinister, electro-tinged techno. One comment on the track's SoundCloud page sums it up best: "it feels like Hulk just slapped my brain!" Grab the free download here.
exclusive
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207309439
Julan Jeweil - Django (Justin James Reix) [Form]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200697796
The Junkies - Got To Do It (Nathan Barato Remix) [Transmit]
Johnny Trika - Punk Fools (Original Mix) [SCI+TEC]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/202769065
Ramon Tapia - Module XOX (Carlo Lio Remix) [Incorrect]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204540541
Gesaffelstein X Jean-Michel Jarre - Conquistador (REZZ Revision) [Free Download]
Jul 01
2015

Apple Music Debuts, Premieres Gallant’s ‘Weight In Gold’ Via Zane Lowe

As of Tuesday morning's Apple iOS 8.4 upgrade, Apple Music--Apple's relaunch of Beats Music--went live to the world.

The service is free for three months when users sign up, but after that, Apple Music will cost $9.99 a month. There's also a "family deal" that allows up to six family members to sign up under one account for a total of $14.99 a month. Available through all iOS devices, PCs through a desktop app bundled with iTunes, and on Android devices in the fall, it's an ambitious step forward into the future of music for Apple.

Aside from gaining access to previously unavailable streaming content like Dr. Dre's album The Chronic and Taylor Swift's 1989, Beats 1 Radio launched as well. Former BBC Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe took to the air and exclusively premiered (for Lowe's first Apple Music premiere) none other than Los Angeles-based soul crooner and future bass producer Gallant's (pictured) latest single Weight In Gold. Bluesy guitar licks, thick breaks, and a sly synth sliding into the mix make for quite the impressive production in what is a continuing series of them from the fast-rising name.

If so inclined, sign up for Apple Music here. Also, purchase Gallant's new single via iTunes here.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/212522306
Gallant - Weight In Gold (Original Mix) [Mind of a Genius]
Jul 01
2015

LISTEN: deadmau5 Plays Bass Guitar On Hip Hop Track

Never one to shy away from uploading works-in-progress, Joel Zimmerman, aka deadmau5, shared a new version of his hip hop production featuring British rapper Shotty Horroh (pictured left) that features the mau5 himself playing the new bassline on an actual guitar.

The original surfaced in September of 2013 and surprised fans used to his progressive house stylings. Seemingly out of nowhere, we get an alternate version via his SoundCloud account (stream above).
This will likely be lost among the countless other spontaneous uploads and never be heard in its alternate form again, but check back--you never really know.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/212811423
deadmau5 - Are you not afraid blah
Jul 01
2015

Nile Rodgers & Country Singer Keith Urban To Make EDM

In an unlikely team up, Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers (pictured) and country icon Keith Urban are set to come together on a new "EDM-country collaboration."

Originally the lead guitarist for '70s disco group Chic, Rodgers has since worked with a wide array of modern artists like Daft Punk, Avicii, Lady Gaga, and Pharrell. There are some misgivings that Urban's core fan group won't react well to the new sound but Rodgers tells Yahoo Music, "I think a record like this will speak to a broader audience [for Urban], and the country people will come around."

Currently, the project is in rough cuts that feature Urban's vocals and banjo playing layered with Rodger's own iconic guitar skills. No word yet if there are plans to bring another producer into the mix, though Rodgers said while putting the components together that the current output needs to "be a little bit more modern."

While the foray into EDM may be new territory for Urban, the EDM-country crossover has arguably been in development since Avicii's left-field hit Hey Brother was released in 2013. More recently, Zedd took to the stage at the CMT Awards in June to perform alongside another familiar country sensation, Lady Antebellum.

It's difficult to say how well Keith Urban's new project will be received, but if anybody can convince the masses that the EDM-country hybrid can work, it's multiple Grammy award-winning musician Nile Rodgers. Whether fail or fly, we know we'll be listening closely for the final project.
Jul 01
2015

Spotify Spotlight 43: Biggest Songs of the Summer 2015

Summer is in full swing and with it comes a host of sun-soaked dance tracks that rule the airwaves and dominate festival sets. This week's edition of Spotify Spotlight highlights the biggest songs of the summer, including tracks from Jack U, Dillon Francis, Galantis, and more. What's your favorite track on the list?

Check out the playlist below or on Spotify, and also make sure to check out previous Spotify Spotlight playlists here under Public Playlists.