Ohhhh sometimes I get a good feeling. Zedd & Dillon Francis decide to have a little fun and create a spoof video about Avicii's Levels. It is only 45 seconds, so might as well check it out right? I mean what else would you be doing? Listening to the actual Levels song for the 1000th time? I think not.
23-year-old Dutch sensation, Nicky Romero, has released an exclusive preview of his new track with Zedd titled "Human." "Human" will be released on Beatport on July 31st, 2012 via Interscope Records. Both Nicky Romero and Zedd have exploded into the EDM scene and are consistently releasing tracks that are both moving and beautiful, but also contain the intensity that EDM fans around the world yearn for.
The two genre-defying super producers, Zedd and Nicky Romero have come together to deliver an electro masterpiece filled with piercing low synths below an infectious melody, and topped with a female vocal. Zedd's and Nicky's sound perfectly compliment each other and together creates an innovative piece of art. "Human" is powerful and exciting and is an amazing example of what two musically focused producers together can create.
This is Nicky Romero's 2nd release this month. Check out his collaboration with Fedde le Grand named Sparks.
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Dubbed as a Rolling Stone "Artist to Watch in 2012", Zedd has yet to dissapoint with his slew of top notch releases in 2012. His most recent release "Spectrum" was met with worldwide critical acclaim, and as if that wasn't enough Zedd has lined up an stellar crew to remix his hit track "Spectrum". With world class producers like Armin Van Buuren, Arty and A-Trak highlighting the EP release, this EP has a track for electronic dance music fans across the spectrum. Bundled with Zedd's newest collaboration with Nicky Romero entitled "Human" along with an acoustic mix of "Spectrum", this is definitely an EP I'd recommend picking up immediately.
A-trak has dropped two bombs today! Earlier, he released an article on the art of "Button Pushing" and how too many DJ's are resorting to this method of performance. Albeit, he does make some reservations about how it is acceptable for the good of the show and increased production value.
But let's get back to the music. While this track is by no means one of his best creations, it still is good. A handy addition to any house DJ's set, A-Trak is back in the house with another remix of Zedd's Spectrum. Enjoy
Here are this week's top tracks! Click here for last week's 'Weekly Beats'.
Basto caught our attention with a smashing new song entitled 'Bonny'. The melody reminds me of a more complex rendition of eurodance melodies with a hint of 'video game soundtrack' sound in there. Really liking this transformation the classic artist is making.
Next was a fresh remix of Loleatta Holloway's 'Love Sensation'. The first time I heard a bootleg of this classic was when Chase & Status did it, but Starkillers & Dmitry KO's version is just as good albeit very different. Housey and energetic!
Another 'Spectrum' remix you say!? Just listen to this upbeat Jump Up DnB rework by DC Breaks and all your doubts will melt away.
Deniz Koyu's career is just getting hotter and hotter! Seeing him a couple months ago before Pleasurekraft was amazing, and this preview of 'Follow You' is one of the most uplifting, party-friendly tracks I've heard this summer! Check it out!
Some very cool sounds coming out of Jaytech's own minimix of his second album entitled 'Multiverse'. Being the nerd that I am, I love the name. Looking forward to listening more to this feel-good release!
Kryder and Tom Staar have created a very exciting tech-housey remix of Afrojack/Shermanology's hit 'Can't Stop Me'. And even if you didn't like the original, this version has some great editing that truly transforms the track.
The new music I'm most excited about this week is Haezer's teaser of his upcoming album 'The Wrong Kid Died EP'! Filled with unbelievable production and very original sounds, I can't wait to check this out when it's officially released!
Hope everyone had a great week!
An amazing remix by an amazing producer. Not only was Zedd's original version of Spectrum a great big-room trance track that keeps the pleasant sound of the vocals intact while adding the heavy-hitting trance sound that we expect from Armin. Expect this one to be played throughout the DJ circuits this Summer!
The news on the street following the very popular Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago, IL, is that Porter Robinson and Zedd will be touring together in the very near future. If you check out the interview below, you will hear that Porter is very adamant in letting the public know that this is a "Back-2-Back" Tour. Therefore, Zedd is not opening for Porter and vice versa. They will be headlining together.
This is great news for the young guns on the OWSLA label. Taking the world by storm, and bringing the music everyday. I don't know about you all, but I am very excited to learn more about the aforementioned, Poseidon Tour. Check back soon for a full tour announcement once we learn more!
Here are few words from Porter himself about his upcoming collaboration with Zedd; Poseidon:
"The song is pretty," Porter said. "It's kind of like disco chords on trancier sounds, with a nice topline, and a really nice crowd vocal. Me and Zedd recorded it together. We did a 100 takes of like three guys going, 'Heeeey,' and we turned it into this massive crowd vocal, and it turned out really well and sounds really cool. I think it's something where I'll be able to pull the fader up and everyone will be able to sing along."
- Porter Robinson via MTVNews
Check out the full interview with Porter Robinson here -> http://bit.ly/Porter_PoseidonTourInterview
I've always been a big fan of Zedd's Stars Come Out. It hasn't gotten the hype that it deserves, but atleast we get a remix pack for the track! Truthfully though, I am a little disappointed with the pack. The pack didn't bring anything new to the table with the exception of Tim Mason's version. That is by far my favorite, with Datsik's coming in at second place. Which ones are your favorites?