Sweeping unique sounds and impeding on heavy vocals, large chords and melodies to fuel momentum from dance music devotees far and wide – Marcus’ talent has emerged. A producer from the young age of 12, the inspiration flooded in reeling from a close but older and influential family friend. Pining to get on this bedroom decks and educate the neighborhood, the sounds came organically. It wasn’t long before his child audio assets in Michael Jackson, Coldplay and Daft Punk fell incredibly in tune with his own exploration of the musical mile. Taking to the studio before his teens, Dirty South and Axwell expanded his drive, reaffirming his beat. Unstoppable, the Santoro profile has been tapped by Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, Ultra Records, Sony, Warner, Armada Music where his studio aptitude is imprinting itself on airwaves. ‘All the Way’ with The Potbelleez made its way to the Top 10 ‘Future Hits Chart’ on Shazam and on radio across the nation. His winning remix of ‘Lost & Found’ by Sick Individuals made its way to #19 on Beatport’s Progressive House Top 100. Marcus Santoro isn’t too far behind on support either, raking in names like Tiesto, Hardwell, Dirty South, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero and more..
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Listen: Mord Fustang – “Drivel”
Following numerous Beatport Top 10 smashes and a slew of top festival and club appearances, DJ/producer Mord Fustang announces plans to release his debut album, 9999 in 1, on his own label Magic Trooper in early 2015. Finally lifting the curtain on the enigmatic wizard famed for merging teched-out house, disco, electro, glitch, and hard bass grooves in a single track.
Now, following an exclusive premiere with EDM.com, Mord releases lead single “Drivel”, his first new track since he took the dance world by storm with breakthrough 2011 hits “The Electric Dream,” “Lick The Rainbow,” “Milky Way,” “Magic Trooper,” “Champloo” and “Taito” on the renowned Plasmapool label.
Paying homage to his video game roots, Drivel is an electro-house anthem laced with the primitive sounds contained on the bootleg Nintendo cartridges of his youth – the first electronic music he’d ever heard. A true “classic Mord track” as he calls it, Drivel sets the tone for the electronic concept album that is 9999 in 1, who’s title derives from the random numbers on the plastic yellow cartridges of his first bootleg video games. “The album is a 8-bit homage I have for those games,” Mord states of 9999 in 1.
From remixing for the likes of LMFAO, Morgan Page, and CeCe Penniston to being voted Beatport’s “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in 2012, Mord fast became an in-demand global attraction, bringing his laptop-smashing DJ/live performance everywhere from London’s legendary Ministry of Sound to the U.S.’s Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, and Ultra music festivals.
It was this success that laid the foundation for Mord Fustang’s artist album debut, a masterwork created over a two year stay in Los Angeles that builds on the innovative groundwork he’s already built, and trailblazes into some unexpected zones, too.
With more tracks to be revealed in the coming months, Mord is certainly a producer to keep your eyes and ears on this fall.
Ministry of Sound and Above & Beyond’s acclaimed melodic house label, Anjunadeep, have joined forces to release one of late summer’s hottest house anthems, Lane 8 featuring Bipolar Sunshine’s “I Got What You Need (Every Night)”. Zane Lowe gave the single its worldwide premiere on Radio 1 via a ‘Future Exclusive’, while to date; the original version of “Every Night” has hit the Beatport Deep House Top 10, and garnered approximately 500,000 plays on Soundcloud and 800,000 views on YouTube.
Lane 8 aka Daniel Goldstein is the fast-rising US house producer championed by Pete Tong (who selected him as a ‘Future Star’ on Radio 1), Zane Lowe, MistaJam, B.Traits, Aeroplane, Tensnake, Kidnap Kid, Majestic Casual and many more. Originally from San Francisco, but currently residing in Leipzig, Germany, his debut single for Anjunadeep, “Be Mine” topped the Hype Machine chart, following previous success with cult label, French Express. Amongst his growing international fanbase is Eric Prydz, who recently chose him to remix his new single,”Liberate”. Further remixes for Above & Beyond and Josh Record have helped position Goldstein as one of the most promising young producers on the planet.
Bipolar Sunshine aka Adio Marchant is the hotly-tipped Manchester singer whose music crosses hip-hop, indie, nu-soul, alt-rap, dance, psychedelia, electronic and Beatlesy pop. With 4 Hype Machine No.1s to date, he’s caught the ears of fans and critics alike including Radio 1, Sunday Times, The Guardian and beyond via the EPs “Aesthetics” (the lead track, “Rivers” was iTunes Single Of The Week) and “Drowning Butterflies”. A genuine star in the making, his extensive touring, including live shows at Glastonbury, Bestival, and beyond, plus support slots with London Grammar, Bastille and Lily Allen, have cemented his reputation yet further.
Here’s a Halloween “treat” for ya in the form of a free download! This spooky dubstep is perfect to add to your soundtrack. Dubkiller has had chart toppers on Beatport, as well as songs featured on award winning shows like Breaking Bad.
Download: Dubkiller – “She Scares Me”
“…and I’ll pay for it tomorrow when I wake up!”
Bodyparts track “My Legs” is a buzzing, danceworthy cut that captures the electric energy of a wild night out on the town. The “My Legs” single will be released digitally on May 20th, and Beatport is currently hosting a remix contest for the track, which you can enter HERE through April 22nd.
Stream: Dragonette – “My Legs”
Fedde le Grand returns with his first track of 2012, the Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel collaboration “Turn It”. Check out the cool video above that makes the viewer feel kinda like they’re in on a part of the whole collaboration.
After FIVE Beatport no.1 hits last year alone, the world has been on tenterhooks to see what Fedde unleashes as his first production of the new year – and from the first listen it’s safe to say “Turn It” totally smashes it.
“Lyrically, he often expresses those feelings of solitude, though, musically, the results may be best enjoyed in a room wall-to-wall with sweaty skin.”— USA Today “PopCandy”
Yuksek released the “Off The Wall” single in the US! Combining infectious dance-floor beats with catchy pop hooks, the French electro-pop composer creates a sound teeming with energy. The single includes four unique remixes of the pop gem including one from Brodinski which RCRD LBL called “a killer redux”. For another taste of the single, check out DJ Harvey’s synth-heavy remix, streaming here or grab the full package on Beatport.
Yuksek’s “Off The Wall” single includes a dreamy remix from Cubic Zirconia, full of heavy beats and ghostly echoing vocals. The Pelican Fly remix features a series of varying beats and time signatures, keeping listeners on their toes while it builds from a slow start to a quick, danceable beat, and then back again. His latest album, Living On The Edge Of Time, released February 14th on Ultra Records, received widespread praise from the likes of USA Today, Mashable & Time Magazine, among others.
- Video: Yuksek – “Off The Wall” (musicallyamusing.com)
- Free Download: Yuksek – “Always on the Run” REMIX by Tom Furse of The Horrors (musicallyamusing.com)
- Happy 2012 + free downloads! (musicallyamusing.com)