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Jan 30
2015

‘All I Want’ Is Illenium’s Dawn Golden Remix

Illenium gives Dawn Golden a melodic trap makeover in his new remix of All I Want.

Deviating from his traditional dubstep tendencies, the Denver-based producer instead creates a hypnotic atmosphere of floating synths and symphonic melodies to surround Dawn Golden’s original vocals and composition. With that being said, the track is not completely devoid of any breaks, with Illenium adding in a number of anthemic progressions to help give the track a little extra boost. The end result is a triumphant and loving journey best shared with that special someone.

Illenium's All I Want remix is currently available to download for free through his SoundCloud page here.
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Dawn Golden - All I Want (Illenium Remix)
Jan 29
2015

Here Comes The Drop: Your New Favorite Music Discovery Tool

Dance music fans have a new way to sift through the wealth of tunes on SoundCloud and get to those gems faster with The Drop, a Reddit-style platform for sharing and curation.

The founder of Twitch and Justin.TV, Justin Kan, told LessThan3 that the idea arose from his desire to simply find new music on a daily basis. Initially a download-based app concept, Kan later changed his approach to gear more toward today's streaming-focused market.

The Drop runs on the open-source curation platform Telescope using SoundCloud API, much like streaming music on your favorite blog, however offers crowdsourced content surfaced through a voting system. While similar to existing platforms like Hype Machine and the recently Insomniac-absorbed Boomrat, The Drop is moderated track-by-track, and culls data direct from users as opposed to a selection of blogs.

Sign up here to start discovering new music.
Jan 29
2015

Dive Into The Deep 39: Curated By Kill Frenzy

Belgian-born, Berlin-based producer Sébastien Vanschoonbeek, aka Kill Frenzy, has been deep into the dance scene for well over a decade. As a teenager, he acquired a distinct taste for house and techno from the greats: Jeff Mills, Green Velvet, DJ Godfather, Dave Clarke, DJ Slugo, DJ Milton, and DJ Funk. These kingpins would occasionally drop booty records, which is likely where Kill Frenzy first was exposed to the music that would later define the majority of his sound.

Kill Frenzy's initial releases came on Ghetto Test--a subsidiary of the infamous Dust Traxx Records--and Juke Trax--DJ Godfather’s Ghettotech label. His 160 BPM juke joints were pure youthful adrenaline. He soon came back around to his early love of filthy and funky sounds to create his most well known track thus far, Make That Booty Clap. In 2012, Kill Frenzy signed to Claude VonStroke’s dirtybird label. The idyllic pairing of Booty Clap and dirtybird enabled the record to spread like a virus, infecting DJs as diverse as Soul Clap and Skrillex, the later of whom helped turn this signature tune into a festival anthem.

This past November, KF released his debut album Taylr Swft, an LP that VonStroke referred to as his "secret weapon" and further catapulted him into the spotlight. Today, we're lucky enough to get Kill Frenzy to share with us some of his favorite new releases for Dive Into The Deep--have a listen and read his words below.


Rødhåd - Helldiver (Original Mix) [Dystopian]
I just moved to Berlin and this track sums that up pretty good. When I first started DJing I started with techno, so playing this feels like I am 16 again. Not a very obvious club banger or anything, but that's exactly what it doesn't want to be. With these type of tracks its all about creating that groove that people get lost in. If you play this at the right time you lose sense of time; at least I do.
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KiNK - Fantasia (Original Mix) [Pets]
This guy! This track just keep growing and growing; the longer you play it. the better it gets. Definitly a crowd favourite. It reminds me a bit of the tracks that came out around the early 2000s when I first started getting into proper dance music.
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Deep'a & Biri - Basement Cut 002 (Original Mix) [Jaunt]
A Detroit influenced space adventure. Very hypnotising. The overall feel of this track is what gets me, along with that beautiful synth bobbing in there. And those claps! Like butter.
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Breach & Oliver Dollar - Watch Me Work (Original Mix) [dirtybird]
Along with Eats Everything's Robots Are Cool, this is my favourite track from the new dirtybird 10 compilation. Very simple and interesting use of the synth. This raises some eyebrows in the club. I like the originality of this track while still having some classic feel in it with the "work" vocal.
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MATRiXXMAN - Cybernetic Implant (Original Mix) [Dekmantel]
I haven't actually played this one out yet, but I am just about to go on tour in the US and I can't wait to play it. The programming of this track has a certain live feel to it as well. Very futuristic with old elements.
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MIX OF THE WEEK: Dave Clarke @ Fuse 1997
I first listened to this around 2003 or 2004. I love it so much and wished I would have been there to see in the moment. It sums up the music I first started listening to when first going out, and also sums up my influences pretty well, too.
Rødhåd - Helldiver (Original Mix) [Dystopian]
KiNK - Fantasia (Original Mix) [Pets]
Deep'a & Biri - Basement Cut 002 (Original Mix) [Jaunt]
Breach & Oliver Dollar - Watch Me Work (Original Mix) [dirtybird]
MATRiXXMAN - Cybernetic Implant (Original Mix) [Dekmantel]
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MIX OF THE WEEK: Dave Clarke - Live @ Fuse 1997
Jan 29
2015

Snapchat Introduces Discover, Teams Up With Warner Music Group

Social media app Snapchat launched Discover Jan. 28, its latest feature and an effort to bring a wide array of editorial content to its users through media partnerships including CNN, National Geographic, Cosmopolitan, and even Warner Music Group.

The new feature will offer full screen photos and videos, in addition to long-form content layouts and advertising. The blog announcement goes into detail on Discover's goals.

"All too often, artists are forced to accommodate new technologies in order to distribute their work. This time we built the technology to serve the art."
While the video clips featured are still only a few seconds long, Snapchat says it wishes to offer quality content through, "editors and artists, not clicks and shares, to determine what’s important."

In its first few hours on the app, Warner Music Group has featured stories about Ed Sheeran, Diplo, David Guetta, Drake, and a few pop hopefuls sprinkled in among its featured clips. It is unclear if they plan to open the platform to the individual artists themselves or if they will stick to their current editorial format. But as we have already seen through Afrojack, Skrillex, and a few other artists, Snapchat has become a viable source to tease tracks from forthcoming albums and to give fans a glimpse into each superstars production process.

It is too early to know if Discover will prove to be a contemporary source for news, art, and music, or even if its users will resonate with the content Snapchat's media partners deem "worthy". It might all end up being another attempted advertising ploy if Snapchat fans don't like what they see.
Jan 29
2015

Carnage Unleashes Single Off Debut Album + Festival Edit

The Chipotle-loving, cash cannon-firing bass bigwig known as Carnage is back with a pair of big releases, one of which is slated to be the lead single off his upcoming debut album.

First up on the sour cream-and-carnitas-filled plate is WDYW, a star-studded collab featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Rich The Kid, and the Trap Lord himself, A$AP Ferg. As you might expect, the track--and first single off his upcoming album, out later this year--is a hard-hitting rap cut that features an absolutely booming bassline and some seriously sinister synths. I don't advocate doing so, but the track definitely makes you want to get up and smash everything in sight.

Track two is Carnage's festival edit of Bl3r & Andres Fresko's Jumpoff. True to its name, this rework is custom-built to send hordes of frenzied festivalgoers into collective thrombosis.

Grab WDYW on iTunes here and Jumpoff on Beatport here.
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Carnage feat. Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Ferg, Rich The Kid - WDYW [Ultra]
Bl3r & Andres Fresko - Jumpoff (Carnage Festival Edit) [Smash The House]