Click to go listen to Lifelike’s remix of The Presets’ “Promises”
Have a listen to Lifelike’s electro infused remix of The Preset’s “Promises” in anticipation of Modular’s release of the “Promises” Remix EP ( December 4th). If the original is the backdrop to a cool and retro pool party than Lifelike’s remix is perfect for the all-nighter at your favorite club. The incredibly catchy vocals paired with an amped up bass line, electrified beat and Lifelike’s classic French-style synth work make this remix of “Promises” a dance floor bomb.
Also, check out Lifelike’s new single “Don’t Stop” featuring A-Trak
“The funky nu-disco track has a compellingly feel-good melody, effectively merging classic cosmic disco effects with banging bass and undulating electro-synths. The welcome inclusion of grinding vocals absorbs listeners, creating quite the blissful ambiance, albeit with outstandingly old-school vibes.” – SF Critic
“Starting with a booming kick drum and then leading into an electronic disco inferno, the song is [a] ferociously bombastic dance number.” – Prefix Mag
“Chances are you’ll forego that second (or third) does of caffeine once you hear the new collaboration from like-minded DJs/producers Lifelike and A-Trak. The duo weaves together a future-disco banger with “Don’t Stop,” an appropriate title given the track’s infectious grooves.” – Complex Music
Atlas Genius just premiered the official video for their hit single “Trojans,”on MTV, MTVu and VH1. The band has also just released a remix by Goldroom for their song “Back Seat.” Good Music All Day says, “this track might melt your soul a little bit, but in the best possible way of course.“
Check out the brand new remix of Zedd’s “Spectrum” by dutch producer Armin van Buuren, featuring vocals by Matthew Koma. It is the first of many amazing official remixes featured on the Spectrum EP out July 31st. “Spectrum” became the top track on Soundcloud after only 5 hours instantly hitting #1 on The Hype Machine.
I received an email recently that at first I thought to be no different from the others. But, after reading I saw there was something definitely very unique about it. Therefore, here I introduce to you The Archive Box Project.
Stereochemistry is a one-woman pop cabaret project by Karla Stereochemistry, a singer-songwriter and a former scientist originally from Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
After a year spent on tour throughout Europe, following her previous release, “Vagabond Cabaret”, Stereochemistry has recently released her second album entitled The Archive Box, and is all about music, memories and how to deal and archive them.
Here is a brief description of “The Archive Box” conceptual art project:
“The Archive Box” is more then just music. “The Archive Box” IS actually, A BOX – as far as the physical release is concerned.
There are 50 unique Archive Boxes in the world. The Archive Boxes are hand crafted one by one, and are like brothers and sisters: they all look alike, but they differ slightly both in aspect and the content. The Archive Boxes are analog game boxes, yet they are interactive and interconnected. They come supplied with some initial memories, as an encouragement for you to store your own important little things in there. In that way, once delivered, all the 50 brothers and sisters will grow and evolve separately, becoming more distinct over time but still keeping their common roots. In fact, The Archive Boxes own a Switchboard Function that allows you to connect with another Archive Box owner JUST ONCE. No one is obliged to use it, no one is obliged to allow to be contacted. What the box offers is a chance.
As far as the digital distribution is concerned, one song will be set free from the Archive Box each month. Each song will be accompanied with an animation/video and a story, or better say, a memory behind it…
“Whether it’s making thousands of European ravers lose their shit at Roskilde, winning over tents of sunburned Americans at Coachella, or inspiring Argentines to dance to something besides endless drum and bass, the artists of Zizek have gone from their own tropical new-school cumbia club night in Buenos Aires to stages all over the world.” – Blackbook
“There’s really nothing like ZZK Records anywhere in the world: the avant Argentinian label releases experimental, digital cumbias and other unique interpretations traditional Latin genres; acts as a family, collective and nightclub in Buenos Aires; and, of course, travels the globe.” -Fader
Buenos Aires’ ZZK Records officially signed on with Waxploitation here in the U.S., and to celebrate the partnership, the labels have released an compilation of all the label’s artists for free via Soundcloud. You can hear it HERE. If you’re not familiar with ZZK, they’re the label that’s leading the experimental electronic music scene in South America, mixing disparate genres like grime and dance with cumbia and other influences. You can read Fader’s feature on the scene here for some background.
The labels will be jointly releasing the Argentinian label’s catalog, which includes Temor, Frikstailers, Chancha via Circuito, and more. Waxploitation/ZZK will be putting out the debut Super Guachin EP, Piratas y Fichines, today, followed by Fauna’s full length album Manshines on January 10th, as well as Mati Zundel’s debut album Amazonico Gravitante on March 27th. If you’re not familiar with Waxploitation, it’s the label/management company that brought up Danger Mouse, Gnarls Barkley, and Broken Bells, as well as the Causescompilations.
Gigamesh’s debut self-titled EP is available through all digital retailers starting today, through Our Label International. Additionally, fans can buy the extended version of the single “When You’re Dancing Ft. Induce” exclusively on Beatport. Gigamesh has received considerable attention and support from DJs as diverse as DJ AM and Brodinski to Busy P and Fare Soldi for his bootleg remixes of artists like Animal Collecitve, Lykke Li and Radiohead, the latter two of which hit #1 on the Hype Machine. In celebration of the EP release, he has released the new “It’s So Intense” (Fare Soldi Enrico Pallazzo Remix) MP3.
Gigamesh opens the EP with disco-infused single “When You’re Dancing (feat. Induce)” with a hook that commands you to move. “It’s So Intense” lives up to its name as a hazy synth-driven club banger. EP closer “People” shows the melodic side of Gigamesh, lead by melodic vocals from Nicole Godiva while still incorporating bass guitar and synths.
Known for pushing the boundaries of dance music, Gigamesh has been making his mark for several years in dance clubs around the world. He has garnered widespread success with his own popular blend of remixes, as well as his work with remix group DiscoTech, and his role in Señor Stereo, a disco influenced live-electronic group. Gigamesh was hired to remix Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” in late 2009. Ultimately chosen to be the first single on Posner’s debut album, the Gigamesh version went on to sell over 2.5 million copies.
Gigamesh Tour Dates
10/29: Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Cat Klub, Record Release Show
11/4: Toronto, ON @ The Gladstone
11/5: New York, NY @ Juliet Supperclub
11/18: Vancouver, BC @ Post Modern
Wale and Kid Cudi have officially buried the hatchet and are now “Focused” on the future. Wale’s new track “Focused” featuring Kid Cudijust premiered on Complex.com. The track is from Wale’s highly anticipated new album Ambition, which is set to drop on November 1st (11.1.11.) Ambition will also include the hit tracks “That Way” featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross, as well as the newly released “Lotus Flower Bomb” featuring Miguel.
Following their sell out Australian tour NAPT are giving away their N-Funk DJ battle weapon remix of Miike Snow’s “Black And Blue“, which also features Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead”, as part 2 of their Contraband series. Hold tight for their forthcoming new single “Emotion”, out later this year, with remixes, from amongst others DnB superstars Brookes Brothers.