Armin van Buuren, the number one DJ for a consecutive 4 years from 2007 – 2011, gives his fans a 1 hour documentary about his life right now as a superstar producer/DJ. The documentary humanizes Armin van Buuren, even though we think of him as a huge idol. It shows his personal life with his wife and daughter, while juggling the dates and months that he will be on tour for his massive fanbase. This could easily be one of my favorite documentaries about a DJ right now as it captures the personality of a great DJ. Another great documentary to watch is Take One, which is a documentary about the Swedish House Mafia.
3LAU, a producer/DJ and one of the best mashup artists in the EDM scene right now, gives a free track for his fans. Adding vocals to Sultan & Ned Shepard hit progressive house song, Walls. 3LAU adds a perfect blend of vocals for the song, 3LAU always delivers good music and gives us a single track after releasing his mixtape, Dance Floor Filth 2 that came out a couple months ago. 3LAU also produces his own music, he has released his own remix to James Egbert‘s Back to New, and he has a new track coming out soon with the duo Paris and Simo.
Sound Remedy is an electronic producer from Los Angeles, California, who just started producing music 2 years ago. Since then, he’s put together great remixes for Neil Young, Band of Horses, and Nirvana. A couple of days ago, Sound Remedy released a new track remixing Noosa, a rather unknown (but brilliant!) singer who sounds a bit like Lana Del Rey. Sound Remedy’s production builds up to a sudden drop, which you can listen to below. Sound Remedy releases all of his tracks for free on Soundcloud.
Avicii, one of the biggest house producers from Sweden, releases a bundle of official remixes of his popular hit song “Silhouettes”. One remix stands out from all of the other remixes: the Syn Cole Creamfields mix. This is the first I’ve ever heard about this electronic group or single person and they seem to have no other released tracks on Beatport, putting me under the impression that they’ve just started out. Nevertheless, their remix to “Silhouettes” is incredible. Avicii’s original song is a laid-back smooth house song, but Syn Cole Creamfields absolutely destroy the track by turning it into a fast paced electro that will surely become a live track for Avicii’s performances. I’m absolutely loving this track, so grab the download below and enjoy!
Benny Benassi remixing Bob Marley? I know it sounds bizarre, but Benny Benassi, one of the biggest producers in the last decade who made the club-hit “Satisfaction”, creates one of the smoothest house tracks I’ve heard in a while. The build up containing Bob Marley‘s classic vocals perfectly coincide with the steady rising house sound, then the drop contains a firm but relaxing beat. I am impressed with Benny Benassi in this song, remixing Bob Marley is a huge risk considering how hard it is to put reggae sound into a house track. Enjoy an outstanding remix from Benny Benassi below.
Madeon, the extremely skillful 18 year old producer from France, has been blowing up with his music recently. “Finale” was featured in an Olympic commercial and his remix to “Raise Your Weapon” by Deadmau5 when he was just 16 years old was acclaimed by Deadmau5 himself. Now, Madeon releases a new track featuring singing from Zak Waters (if you haven’t heard him before listen to “Skinny Dipping in the Deep End” because he’s a talented artist as well). Madeon’s new track “The City” has his signature style to it — ever since I found him 2 years ago, I have not once been disappointed by one of his tracks. This is definitely going to become one of Madeon’s breakthrough songs, with both passionate singing and stellar production from the maestro.
The dubstep monster, Kill The Noise, gives his fans a new music video for his latest EP named Kill Kill Kill. His EP Kill Kill Kill has a variety of tracks from original mixes to remixes by Alvin Risk, and Dillon Francis. The music video is a bloody Tron clip, which starts off with a smooth melody, but then drops to classic Kill The Noise dubstep wubs. The music video is similar to a movie in which it has a plot and stunning visuals. Expect to be surprised from what Kill The Noise makes out of this video. Watch the new music video below.
PrototypeRaptor is a relatively unknown producer who has been making HUGE beats recently. Today, he gives us a free bootleg track; on his Soundcloud he claims it is a quick remix for reaching the 3000 likes milestone on Facebook. Regardless of what he says, this is much more than just a “quick” remix and I am absolutely loving this so far. The song is upbeat and instantly puts you in a happy mood. Enya‘s vocals are catchy and goes perfect with the funky electro sound in the background. If you like Prototype Raptor, be sure to check out his Soundcloud where there are many more songs and also be ready for his new EP that is coming out.
The identity of TheFatRat is still a bit of a mystery, but as a producer, he has made some of the best remixes I’ve ever heard, from remixing “Brightside” to “Somebody I Used To Know” to “Levels”. On his remix to Static Revenger‘s“Turn The World On”, TheFatRat includes vocals from Dev that will for sure become stuck in your head. The remix has the hard bass and TheFatRat’s unique electro sound, making it full of energy and sure shot to make his crowds dance along. If you haven’t heard any other material from TheFatRat I would suggest checking his Soundcloud out because he has at least 5 more hits just like this.
Lazerdisk Party Sex, the electro/moombahton duo best known for their comedic songs “Tiger Blood” and “Lemonade Is Still Popular” as well as their Storm Trooper helmets, are back with a new remix of Robotic Pirate Monkey‘s “Front Range Feeling” for the group’s Colors In Disguise: Remixed. Lazerdisk Party Sex have been known for their dubstep sound but in this song, they produce an electro-funk feel that stands out from the rest of the Lazerdisk Party Sex catalog. You can check out the “Front Range Feeling” remix below and if you like what you hear, you can also listen to the fully-remixed Robotic Pirate Monkey album on Soundcloud.