London Grammar – Hey Now (Kilter Remix)

Ned East from Sydney, Australia, who operates under the moniker Kilter, has unleashed a new remix of London Grammar’s “Hey Now.”

An outstanding blend of a club-ready jam with an underlying chill tonality creates a majestic track worth putting on repeat. Check it out below, and await release information.

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Release: Afrojack & Wrabel – Ten Feet Tall

Afrojack - Ten Feet Tall

Those of you who tuned in to the Super Bowl may have noticed a Budweiser commercial with Afrojack’s latest track, “Ten Feet Tall”, playing in the background.

This marks the second straight single release in which Afrojack has opted for a more poppy style of EDM instead of tendering to his Dirty Dutch, harder-hitting side (the last one was “The Spark.”)”Ten Feet Tall” features the awesome vocals of Wrabel and is a great pop-house jam. Check out the lyric video below and grab a copy at Beatport.

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Release: Cedric Gervais – The Look

Cedric Gervais - The Look

It’s been a good couple of weeks for Cedric Gervais. He recently won a Grammy for his monster smash remix of “Summertime Sadness.” 

Now, he’s got a new track out, called “The Look.” Those looking for a similar style synths and melodies to the Lana del Rey remix will be disappointed, as this original track is instead a pure electro-house jam. It’s been getting an unbelievable amount of air support and club play so far, and although it’s not Gervais’ best work, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it crack the Beatport Top 10 soon. Check out the track below.

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Release: Dyro – Black Smoke

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Hardwell’s protege, Dyro, is out with a new hard-hitter, called “Black Smoke.” 

Dyro has been switching back and forth lately between remixes of vocal tracks, which he tends to put more of an uplifting touch on, and straight-up electro-house bangers as his original productions. This falls into the latter category. Black Smoke has a very long lull in the breakdown before ramping up expectations with a build-up that seemingly lasts forever, culminating in a crushing drop. Check out the track and snag it on Beatport.

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Release: Laidback Luke & Project 46 feat. Collin McLoughlin – Collide (Original Mix)

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Project 46 and Laidback Luke have teamed up with Collin McLoughlin to release an absolute smash.

One of the best uplifting synthy tracks of the past few months, “Collide” is amazing. McLoughlin’s vocals work phenomenally with house music, as evidenced by his past collab with Vicetone (“Heartbeat.”) Synthy and melodic isn’t a style we usually see from Laidback Luke, although it does tend to be Project 46′s M.O. Check out the track below and get it on Beatport.

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Release: Fareoh – Run Away

NYC producer Fareoh is a back with a new track, marking his first release on his own label, Pyramid Scheme. 

The track is called “Run Away,” and while we’ve seen Fareoh create some extremely experimental productions recently (such as his bootleg of “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”), this release sees him go back to his roots. You’ll hear beautiful synths, melodies, and vocals in this one. Check out the track and snag a copy on iTunes.

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Preview: The Knocks – Comfortable Featuring X Ambassadors

The Knocks are a New York City-based electronic duo who focus on Nu-Disco.

Their latest track, “Comfortable,” is yet another solid hit. It features some very smooth synths that create a nice underground-clubby vibe, will also maintaining the relaxing atmosphere surrounding a Nu-Disco track. Check it out below.

Release Date: Feb 18

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Groovy Feature: Elefantz – Diggin’ On You

Brazilian artist Elefantz released a track called “Diggin’ On You” a while ago, but we missed it. We’re making up for that by covering it today. 

This is a groovy, 120-BPM jam that’s perfect for deep house clubs or for your chill playlist when you’re just sitting at home. The track quickly climbed the Indie Dance / Nu Disco Beatport charts, and for good reason. Elefantz is still a relatively unknown name, judging by his meager 3,700 SoundCloud followers, but I assure you that number should be higher. Check out the track below and head over to his SoundCloud for some other groovy deep house tunes.

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Beatport No. 1: DVBBS & VINAI – Raveology

You’ll likely recognize the name DVBBS from his outstanding hit “Tsunami.” This time around, he teams up with VINAI, and the result is a festival-oriented banger called “Raveology.”

Again, we see the trend towards production of festival-themed tracks continuing. At this point, it’s tough to blame producers because these are the types of releases that tend to have the most success. Raveology has hit Number One on the overall Beatport charts. Check out the track below.

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Ellie Goulding – Goodness Gracious (The Chainsmokers Remix)

NYC-based duo Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have been prolific lately, releasing a ton of remixes.

They’ve been averaging about 2-3 productions a month, and with a rate like that, it’s often easy for quality to get diluted or for producers to create a cookie-cutter model of music in which every track sounds the same. Luckily, the Chainsmokers have avoided falling into this trap. On the whole, they make uplifting progressive-house music, but they change up their synths and the styles they implement in breakdowns and buildups. Their latest work is a powerhouse remix of Ellie Goulding; check it out below (available for download in March.)

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