October 28, 2016 · 9:41 am
Hot off of his successful collaboration with Galantis, Hook N Sling is maintaining steady momentum with his brand new release. This time, the LA-based producer steps into the spotlight with his remix of The Chainsmokers’ “All We Know,” out now for free download.
Never one to be complacent with his style, Hook N Sling steps out of his relative comfort zone and ditches his signature electro-house style for one with more intensity and appeal. Positive vibes are evoked through a well-balanced combination of deep bass lines, bouncing synths, and a playful melody as he explores sounds outside of his usual style. This release highlights Hook N Sling’s undisputed versatility and introduces a new and improved aesthetic that will charm fans of all demographics.
Hook N’ Sling aka Anthony Maniscalco has a proven history of releasing chart-topping records. His music cuts through the saturated electronic dance music space while showing a constant evolution to his sound, staying two steps ahead of the game at every turn. With an ARIA Music Awards nomination, a DMC Buzz Chart #1, a Beatport #1, and a Hypem #1 under his belt, Hook N’ Sling continues to make a statement as to the versatile appeal of his music. He’s earned tens of millions of spins across Youtube and Spotify, earning support from respected peers like Kaskade, Axwell, Don Diablo, The Chainsmokers, and more.
Filed under Awesome, dance, listen, Newest Love, remixes, Whoa!
Tagged as All We Know, Anthony Maniscalco, bass, electro house, free download, Galantis, Hook N Sling, Phoebe Ryan, synth, The Chainsmokers
September 28, 2016 · 10:46 am
Following on from his recent remix of “Wild Heart” (see below) by Brisbane songstress Romy, Australian house producer Cliftonia has delivered an incredibly infectious dance-floor treat called “I’m Looking For”, which is just the first track off his forthcoming debut ep.
Cliftonia had a goal in mind when he began writing this track, and that was to create a house record with Jersey and future-bass influences, a record with that certain infectious flare that just makes people want to get up and move.
“I wanted to make a song that showed my love for House, Jersey, Hip-Hop and Future Bass. I have a huge love for artists like Trippy Turtle, Vices and Brenmar, so when making this track I had those influences in mind, and I feel that I’ve accomplished that with this song” – Cliftonia
An infectious future-bass beat takes the lead as Cliftonia draws us in with his house-driven grooves, warm summery sounds and thumping production, while its feel-good vibes get your body in the mood for a bit of a groove.
“I’m Looking For” is available now from iTunes or Spotify, and you can also score a free download via Cliftonia’s Soundcloud, where you’ll also find the above mentioned remix of Romy’s “Wild Heart”.
April 26, 2016 · 10:04 am
Los Angeles based producer Eric Sharp is back with a brand new housey treat this week called “A Little More”, which has him teaming up with singer/songwriter Shandra Dixon for her lush vocals, and Spencer Ludwig for his mad trumpeting skills.
“To me, musical works are snapshots of a point in time in an artist’s life. Tracks are energy crystallized into an audio format. I’m pleased to share a more upbeat tune with the world that came together at an exciting time in my life. A Little More represents the eternal wellspring of hope that is around every corner if we look for it. It celebrates the joy and release that music and dancing can inspire in us all” – Eric Sharp
Eric Sharp began writing “A Little More” in 2013 just after relocating from San Francisco to Los Angeles. He was inspired by the wave of new house music coming out of the UK (Julio Bashmore, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, Route 94, Disclosure), and was really happy with how the track was unfolding until he reached a point where he felt it needed something special to really make it complete, so he decided to set it aside until he could work out what the something was.
Shortly after he caught the band Capital Cities playing at the Sundance Film Festival where he was DJing, and was blown away by their trumpet player Spencer Ludwig. After having a quick chat together after the show, they decided to have a go at collaborating, and Eric thought this could be just what “A Little More” was missing.
“I invited Spencer to my bedroom studio in LA to start working on ideas for this collab. I looped the track’s progression while he free-riffed for about 15 minutes, and I recorded everything. I then structured the track with my favourite trumpet parts, and was really excited about showcasing such a beautiful instrument” – Eric Sharp
Eric was very pleased with where this placed the track, but he it still felt like it wasn’t quite done yet.
He then met Shandra Dixon at one of the legendary parties that The Stafford Brothers threw at their mansion in the Hollywood Hills. They instantly connected and shortly after began working on the top-line and vocals for “A Little More”, and Shandra’s gospel-trained pipes just set the track off completely, capturing its vibe and taking it to the next level.
Check out the finished product of awesome:
February 4, 2016 · 11:11 am
Also, check out the mixtape Du Tonc just did for Kitsuné:
June 30, 2015 · 10:21 am
Making some of the freshest and most inventive progressive house sounds out of NYC, Lodato has been steady making waves amongst DJs and keen listeners for several years. Expanding his musical reach to wider horizons, Lodato has released “Check It Out,” a banging party jam that combines elements of disco and electro house for a feel-good anthem filled to the top with hands-in-the-air vibes. True to his style as a party-rocking DJ, Lodato keeps the same amp in his productions, complete with ultra-clean finish that sounds sonically excellent while maintaining max hype.
June 11, 2015 · 9:14 am
“No Answer” is the new single from Melbourne electronic duo Back Back Forward Punch (aka BBFP), and it is also just the first taste of what we can expect from their upcoming debut EP.
Written and recorded in their home studio in Melbourne’s inner-west, Andy Liddell and Laura Boland take us on another wonderful romp through their invigorating electronic soundscapes.
Andy creates a stunning tropical island backdrop with his seamlessly playful production, setting the scene for Laura’s lush vocals to take a gradual stroll down its sun-setting coastline. On the surface “No Answer” seems is like a ray of sunshine with its bouncy tropical beats, warm woody chords, and lush comforting vocals, but as you delve further into the tapestry of its sounds you begin to discover a world of turmoil and sadness.
It’s a song about trying to find an ending amongst indecisiveness, not really knowing what to say when there’s no words left to use.
“When we started writing No Answer, the sounds were light and tropical and fun, but as the vocals and lyrics developed, we realised this song had some dark undertones. If No Answer was a postcard it would picture a tropical island with a storm rolling in, and on the back it would be blank” – BBFP
“No Answer” is available to download for free via BBFP’s Soundcloud, but only until its official release on June 18. We can also expect a few more singles from BBFP over the coming months in the lead-up to their debut EP.
April 23, 2015 · 11:16 am
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has shared Ferry Corsten’s remix of his Top 15 Alternative Chart topper “Cecilia and the Satellite”. The track merges Corsten’s singular trance sound with Andrew’s soaring vocals for a shimmery dance jam that opens into the original’s inspiring chorus.
McMahon’s self-titled album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, is out now on Vanguard Records. The disc had smashing Top 5 debuts upon release where it was #2 on the iTunes Alt Albums chart, #3 on the Billboard Indie Albums chart, #4 on the Billboard Alt Albums chart and #5 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will also play several festival dates along with some one-off shows this summer, including Big Guava Festival and Firefly. All current tour dates are listed below.
04/25/15 – Frisco, TX @ Toyota Stadium (102.1 Edgefest)
05/03/15 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (DC 101 Kerfuffle)
05/08/15 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (Big Guava)
05/30/15 – Virginia Beach, VA @ 17th Street Park (Patriotic Festival)
06/07/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park (Alt 103 ALT-imate Birthday)
06/18/15 – Dover, DE @ The Woodlands (Firefly Music Festival)
06/19/15 – Richmond, VA @ The National w/ X Ambassadors & Grizfolk
06/21/15 – Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain (92.1 FUZZ Fest)
06/23/15 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft w/ X Ambassadors
06/25/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest 2015
06/26/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s w/ X Ambassadors
07/10/15 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
07/11/15 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater (KTCL Channel 93.3’s Big Gig)
07/25/15 – Kansas City, KS @ Sporting Park (96.5 The Buzz Beach Ball)
09/01/15 – Tokyo, JP @ Club Quattro
09/02/15 – Osaka, JP @ Soma
09/04/15 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
09/06/15 – Columbus, OH @ Arena District (Fashion Meets Music Festival)
March 25, 2015 · 11:44 am
Remember the original song “Save Tonight” from Eagle Eye Cherry? Well, here’s a pretty cool remix! Check it out and download if you like!
March 19, 2015 · 3:01 pm
Gypsy & The Cat are off in their studio world recording a new album right now, but have turned down the moogs and the mood lighting just long enough to let go of their first musical tease. Premiering on the trailblazing US-based blog Neon Gold, the new song “Lost Control” pays homage to a 90s french sound that originally birthed them as a band.
The contorted bass line of “Lost Control” comes as an provocative reminder of the musical journey of Gypsy & the Cat which includes tracks “Jona Vark”, “Time To Wander”, “Pipers Song”, “Sorry & Bloom”.
February 18, 2015 · 12:51 pm
We’ve got another goodie from Mighty Mouse! Check it out and grab a download!
WINTER/SPRING DJ DATES
20th Feb – XOYO, London
28th Feb – Nightfilm @ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
14th Mar – Midtown Barfly, Sacramento
17th Mar – Riot Rooms, Kansas City
21st Mar – Mondrian Pool Party, Los Angeles
5th Apr – Nitsa, Barcelona
10th Apr – XOYO, London
23rd Apr – Mondrian, New York
24th Apr – Boondocks, Houston