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In this installment of DDB’s “Tune Dump,” you will find an incredible amount of talent from the likes of many artists you might be familiar with. In an effort to catch up with a lack of new posts due to the theme maintenance and our tight schedules, we are happy to present you with 36 of this month’s hottest new productions, including five free downloads.
With that being said, we’ll begin with “The Aftershave.” After the success of Zedd’s smashing OWSLA single, “Shave It,” the track was redesigned with three new outlooks from Kaskade, 501, and Tommy Trash. Tommy’s version really hit the nail on the head in my opinion, and he brings his unique heavy style in full force with this certified gem.
“Shave It” (Tommy Trash Remix)
4:40 | 130 bpm | OWSLA
Afrojack‘s newest production, “Lionheart,” skyrocketed up the Beatport Electro House Top 100 charts shortly after its release, and it’s no secret why. The track is pure energy, and is the perfect pick to get a crowd in the air. MUY FUEGO Sir van de Wall, we salute you!
“Lionheart” (Original Mix)
5:54 | 128 bpm | Wall Recordings
Avicii’s “Levels” is one of those types of songs that is so good it can make people who are completely unexposed or ignorant of electronic music an avid new listener. And, being one of the most recognizable prog house anthems ever, it has seen countless amounts of remixes, edits, bootlegs, etc. from anyone and everyone. I might dare to say that THIS is the best take on the instant classic that has surfaced yet. And the man behind the nasty new look is none other than Brazilian mastermind, FTampa, who we featured in an exclusive interview earlier this month (check it out here if you haven’t done so already). And the best part? FTampa is giving it out as a free download!! Make sure to grab this one up below!
“Levels” (FTampa Remix)
6:52 | Unreleased
This is definitely the hottest release that’s come from Felguk in quite some time. And there’s really only one reason why, which the punch-line clearly highlights as a sheer amount of “BASS!” This huge new track comes straight from the duo’s label, Dongle Records.
“Bassive” (Original Mix)
4:45 | 128 bpm | Dongle Records
“Earthquakey People” (Dillon Francis Remix)
Steve Aoki feat. Rivers Cuomo
4:51 | 112 bpm | Ultra
“Future Folk” (LAZRtag Moombahton Bootleg)
5:54 | Unreleased
“Blow Out” (Lazy Rich’s Impossible Remix)
6:15 | 128 bpm | Dongle Records
“Titanium” (Nicky Romero Remix)
David Guetta feat. Sia
5:40 | 126 bpm | F*** Me I’m Famous
“The Music” (Darth & Vader Remix)
5:48 | 128 bpm | Bazooka Records
Jan Waterman blends slick guitar riffs and powerful basslines in this next release from Bazooka Records. Incorporating a very famous scream that you will pick up on, you might find yourself stuck between rocking out or raging out (or if you’re like me, both!). This one is just plain fun.
“Wilhelm’s Song” (Original Mix)
6:37 | 128 bpm | Bazooka Records
If you’re not a fan of a moombahton, this very well might be the track that changes your mind. The drop at 2:12 is without a doubt one of the sickest I’ve encountered in this increasingly popular emerging subgenre, and I can’t get enough of it. I’ve recently witnessed openers at the Porter Robinson show and Boys Noize shows (both in Chicago) drop this little gem in front of a crowd, and I can say that in both occasions partygoers ate it up with a spoon. Download for free and add this one to your party playlists immediately folks.
“Horsey” (Lazerdisk Party Sex Remix)
4:04 | 108 bpm | Unreleased
I am SO in love with this next track. Cazzette has found some kind of hot spot for me that lies between the bone rattling beauty of Nadia Ali’s voice and the warm, building prog-pop bliss that accompanies it. I was lucky enough to catch the Swedish duo open for Avicii in Chicago last month at Congress Theatre, and their set blew my mind. Now, with their take on Spencer & Hill’s “Believe It” I feel like a giddy school child. This remix is one for the books, so open up your ears and let the music lift you away.
“Believe It” (Cazzette’s Androids Sound Hot Remix)
Spencer & Hill feat. Nadia Ali
6:02 | 128 bpm | Wall Recordings
Chris Lake‘s new single on Ultra is prog house done RIGHT. “Sundown” has top-notch production written all over it, which is increasingly apparent with each listen you will give it. It’s no wonder that Lazy Rich jumped on the opportunity to remix the track, and from what I’ve heard thus far, his take complements the original with a MASSIVE new look that you should be anticipating to appear here shortly. Stay tuned for Rich’s version, but in the mean time, blast this one for all that it’s worth!
“Sundown” (Original Mix)
6:33 | 126 bpm | Ultra
Dillon Francis, the moombahton prince, is blowing up… and rightfully so. On top of his massive remix of Steve Aoki’s “Earthquakey People” (featured above), Dillon recently took a stab at Death Cab For Cutie’s “Underneath The Sycamore.” And a fine job he did, I must say. “This was such a fun, weird remix for me ’cause I love Death Cab and I feel like I basically made a brand new song out of it,” Dillon says. “I’m pretty happy with the turn out of this remix.” The release starts slow and builds up to some of the grimiest synth work I’ve seen yet from the L.A. based phenom.
“Underneath The Sycamore” (Dillon Francis Remix)
Death Cab For Cutie
5:22 | 125 bpm | Atlantic Records
“Who Is Ready To Jump” (Original Mix)
3:45 | 128 bpm | Big Beat Records
“Turn On The Radio” (Original Mix)
6:00 | 128 bpm | Tapestop Music
“Raise Your Head” (Original Mix)
5:50 | 125 bpm | Refune Records
Zedd‘s new single is a bit more vocal than his usual style, but nothing short of amazing. After mixed responses to his first dabble in dubstep (freebie “Scorpion Move”), it was refreshing to see Zedd slip back into the electro banger style of production we have become so accustomed to and love him for. Released on Dim Mak, “Stars Come Out” is a melodic treat that you will surely find pleases the ears…
“Stars Come Out” (Original Mix)
4:26 | 128 bpm | Dim Mak Records
“Shotgun” (Original Mix)
5:54 | 130 bpm | Bazooka Records
“Enter Sandman” is easily one of the most recognizable songs in rock history due to the sheer amount of air time the classic has received from radio stations across the world. Now, Metallica’s masterpiece gets an entire new look for the 21st century, with credit to the work of JELO and King Kornelius. This is by far one of the most quality rock remixes I’ve come across in a long time, and I hope you all enjoy the spin on it as much as I do. Download for free below and rock on my friends. \m/
“Enter Sandman” (JELO & King Kornelius Remix)
8:04 | 128 bpm | Unreleased
“Blow My Mind” (Original Mix)
Brown & Gammon
5:00 | 142 bpm | Circus
“Elixir” (Original Mix)
7:05 | 128 bpm | Plasmapool
“Clapping” (Wobbler Mix)
4:40 | 130 bpm | Boxon Records
“We Are Back” (The S Remix)
5:49 | 128 bpm | Freakz Me Out Records
Fresh from Dim Mak comes a collaboration between the most recognizable Asian party animal, Steve Aoki, and trance-gone-electro worldwide sensation, Tiesto. The superstar duo dropped this track two weeks ago, and it’s circulated like wildfire. Initially, I was turned off by the sheer amount of craziness, but I can’t deny that a part of me loves this one for what it is. Hit that play button and decide for yourself.
“Tornado” (Original Mix)
Tiësto & Steve Aoki
6:09 | 130 bpm | Dim Mak Records
“Where Were You When The Lights Went Out” (Hirshee Remix)
4:26 | 128 bpm | U-Boot
“Peacemakers” (Atomic Drop Remix)
3:53 | 140 bpm | Braslive Records
“Paranoid” (Vodge Diper Remix)
Fast Foot & Rabbit Killer
5:26 | 130 bpm | Sick Slaughterhouse Recordings
“Alive” (Albin Myers Remix)
Adrian Lux feat. The Good Natured
5:31 | 130 bpm | Ultra
“Bad Days” (Original Mix)
5:22 | 130 bpm | Cash Gold Records
“More Than Anything” (Original Mix)
4:10 | 105 bpm | Big Fish Recordings
“Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant” (Original Mix)
5:56 | 130 bpm | Burn The Fire
“New Generation” (Michael Froh Remix)
Yenn feat. Jay Jacob
5:50 | 140 bpm | Noobish Records
“Raw Disco” (Original Mix)
Drum & Bass
3:02 | 87 bpm | Play Me Records
WARNING: The following is not for the faint of heart. Those who are opposed to thrashing, head banging, screaming madness are advised to steer away from this heavy banger. The legendary magic brought about from a live performance of The Bloody Beetroots really shines with Death Crew 77, (as I was fortunate to witness for my first time this summer at Lollapalooza). Bring in some screamo-esque vocals from Dennis Lyxzen, and you have a new smashing anthem entitled “Church Of Noise.” This one has caused quite a stir with the high energy and rock infused basslines it throws at you. Check out the official music video here as well, if you dare.
“Church Of Noise” (Radio Edit)
Bloody Beetroots feat. Dennis Lyxzen
4:00 | 130 bpm | Ultra
To close out, I’m going to leave you with a very unique and shocking collaboration between dubstep producer Skrillex and the remaining members of The Doors, Robby Krieger (guitar) and Ray Manzarek (keyboard). This unreal project comes to us via an upcoming film “RE:GENERATION” from director Amir Bar Lev. The film pits five DJs/producers with five artists from other genres and generations, and is scheduled to debut in early 2012.
The result from the collective effort of these two powerhouses is best described in the words of Manzarek himself, “fucking great.” I couldn’t disagree, though I was a little skeptical at first listen. The comedic overtones, as displayed in the lyrical sampling of “Light My Fire,” are what threw me off most at first. I’ve warmed up to it now, after recognizing that the track is definitely toned down from Sonny’s usual monster bass style. Despite being very different, I can really dig on the vibes from this project, as it demonstrates how exciting the blending of genres is in the music industry, and I’m looking forward to seeing the film in its entirety. Until then, listen up, and grab the free download below! And if you happen to break a sweat while doing so, well.. that’s alright.
“Breakin’ A Sweat” (Original Mix)
Skrillex feat. The Doors
5:02 | Unreleased
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