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Jul 16

PREMIERE: Cash Cash feat. John Rzeznik – Lightning (EDX’s Miami Sunset Remix)

Italy's EDX (pictured) harnessed Cash Cash's singsong Lightning and channelled it into a high-powered, big room-progressive remix to add to the trio's upcoming remix EP and tour, and LessThan3 has the exclusive first listen.

Maurizio Colella, aka EDX, applies a simple-yet-effective approach to his "Miami Sunset" contribution to the package. While he leaves the emotive vocals from John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls fame largely intact, he carves out a special piano-lined hollow in which they can shine before his main section arrives, aiming to inspire major movement from massive crowds. The euphoric lead is a rendition on the original, however rearranged and multiplied into chorus synth by EDX for extra feels at peak time.

The EDX remix will be available on Beatport July 21 via Big Beat along with takes from Sex Panther, Dash Berlin, and Audiobot. The complete Lightning Remixes package is out everywhere Aug. 5. View the entire tracklist below, and peruse Cash Cash's tour dates below that.

Lightning Remixes
1. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) (Dash Berlin 4AM Remix)*
2. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) (Dash Berlin 4AM Radio Edit)
3. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) (EDX's Miami Sunset Remix)*
4. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) (EDX's Radio Edit)
5. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) (Sex Panther Remix)*
6. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) (Audiobot Remix)*
7. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) (Jump Smokers Remix)
8. Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik) (Roter & Lewis Remix)

*Beatport Exclusive Release - Out On July 21

Cash Cash Tour Dates
7/12 - New York, NY @ Marquee
7/18 - San Diego, CA @ Bassmnt
7/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
7/20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Dayclub
7/21 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
7/24 - Miami, FL @ LIV
7/25 - Las Vegas, NV @ TAO
7/26 - Louisville, KY @ Big Four Bridge
7/31 - Chicago, IL @ The Mid
8/01 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalloza
8/03 - Penticton, BC @ Boonstock
8/08 - Calgary, AB @ Chasing Summer
8/08 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Nightclub
8/09 - Portland, OR @ Whiskey Bar
8/12 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
8/16 - Montreal, QC @ IleSoniq
8/17 - Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Dayclub
8/23 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ University Of Alabama
8/26 - Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
8/28 - Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fair
8/30 - Selinsgrove, PA @ Susquehanna University
8/31 - El Paso, TX @ Sun City Music Festival
9/06 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Mystik Sanctuary Festival
9/12 - Nashville, TN @ Life In Color
9/13 - St Louis, MO @ Life In Color
9/26 - Chattahoochee Hills, GA @ TomorrowWorld

Cash Cash feat. John Rzeznik - Lightning (EDX's Miami Sunset Remix) [Big Beat]
May 30

PREMIERE: New World Sound – Spoon (Original Mix) [Big Beat]

The brotherly twosome who brought you 2013's massive single Flute is back with their next big room behemoth disguised as a household object in Spoon, and LessThan3 has the exclusive first listen.

Australia's New World Sound followed up their last single, Pineapple, with something to eat it with, obviously. True to its purpose, Spoon dishes out big, fat scoops of bass and kick drum topped with a layer of finely chopped synth that stutters and skips across the brothers' powerful beat. The build begins with a singular tone meek in nature until being reinforced by a legion of synth wailing out the same melody as we reach the peak and plummet into New World Sound's cavernous main section.

At just 21 and 19 years old respectively, Tyrone and Jesse Taylor haven't wasted any time building up a respectable repertoire, and Spoon will hang quite nicely in their sonic display case. Pick up your copy when it drops June 2 on Big Beat Records.

New World Sound - Spoon (Original Mix) [Big Beat]
May 22

Seth Troxler Remixes Hercules & Love Affair’s ‘I Try To Talk To You’

Seth Troxler has cooked up an epic extended remix of Hercules & Love Affair's deeply affecting single I Try To Talk To You, featuring singer-songwriter John Grant.

First premiered by our friends over at Mixmag, Troxler's remix recasts the plaintive dancefloor ballad as an arpeggiated house number in the vein of Frankie Knuckles' best work. Though thoroughly reworking the song's skeletal structure, Troxler smartly keep the focus on Grant's personal, melancholy lyrics, which revolve around his experiences contracting HIV.

The original mix of I Try To Talk To You comes from Hercules & Love Affair's forthcoming LP, The Feast Of The Broken Heart, out May 26 via Moshi Moshi and Big Beat. Stream the album in full through Pitchfork Advance, then pre-order a copy on iTunes. And be sure to check out the video for I Try To Talk To You below, which beautifully illustrates the pain and the passion of a lover's quarrel through dance:

Hercules & Love Affair feat. John Grant - I Try To Talk To You (Seth Troxler Remix) [Moshi Moshi/Big Beat]
May 13

PREMIERE: Max Elto – Shadow Of The Sun (Sebjak & Tony Senghore Rmx) [Big Beat]

Remember Taped Rai? They supplied vocals to a certain track with David Guetta, and it became a pretty big hit. Well, the Swedish duo has had a bit of a rebranding, stepping back onto the scene with a new name (Max Elto) and a new label to help propel them forward: Big Beat Records. Shadow Of The Sun was originally released back when the boys were known as Taped Rai, but a new push is bringing this criminally underrated release back into the spotlight with a re-release and remix EP. One of those remixes, provided by Sebjak and Tony Senghore, is available for first listen here today on LessThan3.

Given the peaceful nature of the original mix, I was a bit skeptical when presented with a "banger" remix of the track. However, Sebjak and Tony have done an excellent job of increasing the energy of the original while still maintaining the blissful serenity presented via the stark simplicity of Max Elto's vocals. Expect this one to turn serious amounts of heads in clubs when it's dropped.

The Shadow Of The Sun remixes will be out May 19 via Big Beat, and will also include takes from Mako and Michael Brun. Be sure to also check out the spectacular video for the original mix below.

Max Elto - Shadow Of The Sun (Sebjak & Tony Senghore Remix) [Big Beat]
May 13

Meet Chromeo’s ‘White Women’

The world knew Chromeo was something special when the duo debuted their funky and fabulous sound ten years ago with She's In Control. And now, after several single releases, a few music videos, and months of anticipation, they've finally introduced White Women, their first full album since 2010's Business Casual and an epic effort that perfectly balances disco, pop, and everything in between.

David “Dave 1″ Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel gave fans a little taste of the album's magic with the release of Over Your Shoulder last fall, and followed it up with Sexy Socialite, Jealous (I Ain't With It), and Come Alive, a feel-good collaboration with indie favorite Toro y Moi. Though they revealed many gems early, Dave 1 and P-Thugg saved some of the most dynamic and groundbreaking tracks for the full album's release.

Vocal powerhouse Solange reunites with the boys for Lost On The Way Home, a mature effort with a hint of playful guitar riffs. Chromeo's collective instrumental prowess is truly revealed in Hard To Say No, which blends Dave 1's charming singing abilities with impossibly smooth percussion and keyboard notes. Collective production support from disco masters Oliver is particularly evident in Old 45's, which ramps up with a blast of pulsating synths that give way to a soft and sexy chorus. The duo sticks a little closer to home with fun electrofunk tracks Play The Fool and Somethingood, both irresistible dance numbers.

White Women does more than simply prove Chromeo's talent--it serves as one of the most refreshing, genre-crossing collections of beats this year. Purchase the album on Beatport and let those signature long legs do the talking.
Chromeo feat. Solange - Lost On The Way Home (Original Mix) [Big Beat]
Chromeo - Hard To Say No (Original Mix) [Big Beat]
Chromeo feat. Oliver - Old 45's (Original Mix) [Big Beat]