Boulder, CO’s three man electro tag team known as Robotic Pirate Monkey has released its fourth album Colors in Disguise, which being offered as a free download. If you are a fan of Pretty Lights or that style of electro, RPM is a perfect addition to your music library.
I hope y’all are ready to jam out because Voodoo Farm has released his latest remix, which mashes up the White Stripes single “In The Cold, Cold Night” with the vocals of 2Pac, Biggie, and Big L. Check out the track below, and make sure to peep the video, which was directed by Voodoo Farm and features footage/animation from Beeple.
“Scorpion Move” is the latest single to be released from the 22-year old German producer Zedd and features the young artist trying his hand at experimental dubstep. Grab a listen below and make sure to download yourself a free copy of the single!
As a follow-up to this year’s Ventriloquizzing, the electro-pop four-piece Fujiya & Miyagi have released a new single “Ecstatic Dancer.” According to singer/guitarist David Best, “the title came from a drawing by Oskar Kokoschka. Lyrically it takes its cues from fifties songs which described dance moves, like the mash potato etc.” [via] In typical F&M fashion, the interaction between the drums, synth, and guitar drive the single and David Best’s vocals sound more like a conversation than singing.
Below, we have Fujiya & Miyagi’s live rendition of “Ecstatic Dancer,” which sounds much grittier than the studio single as the guitar in the video is overly fuzzy.
After my first listen through the LA-duo Electric Guest‘s tracks “Troubleman” and “American Daydream,” I thought to myself that their sound was very similar to Broken Bells‘ mellow pop with its crisp guitar and drum lines, haunting vocals, and wonderful accents of organ/synths. Then, much to my surprise, I stumbled upon the following post by KCRW:
“Despite being virtually unknown, they are one of the most promising unsigned bands in the world, aided by the fact that they’re managed by Monotone Inc. (Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Shins, Cold War Kids) and produced by Brian Burton (AKA Danger Mouse).”
Danger Mouse? You mean half of Broken Bells? Apparently, my ears did not fool me!
Check out “Troubleman” and “American Daydream” (both in the player below), and make sure to take in all the electro, soul, and pop that the duo currently has to offer. Electric Guest’s debut LP will be released through Downtown Records at some point in 2012 (The AudioPerv points towards a release in Spring 2012.)
LISTEN :: ‘RE:GENERATION’ tracks from Skrillex x The Doors, Pretty Lights, DJ Premier, and The Crystal MethodOctober 28, 2011
“The RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT produced in association with The GRAMMYs® examines the history of different music through the eyes of five of the most influential electronic producer/DJ’s in music today. Mark Ronson, DJ Premier, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights and Skrillex each take a specific musical style and explore it by writing and recording a brand new track with a grouping of influential collaborators in that genre.” [via]
The track “Breakn’ A Sweat” features up and coming dubstep producer Skrillex as he combines forces with the remaining members of The Doors.
DJ Premier’s tracks “Regeneration” features Nas and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra.
Pretty Lights’ “Wayfaring Stranger” features LeAnn Rimes and Dr. Ralph Stanley.
The Crystal Method’s track features Martha Reeves and the Funk Brothers.
Holy Ghost! are set to head out on their month-long tour of the US, but they aren’t leaving without dropping their latest single “Hold My Breath.” Included with the single are remixes from Tiger & Woods, Cosmic Kids, and Falty DL.
“In its original form, Holy Ghost!’s debut album cut “Hold My Breath” is, pure and simple, great dancefloor electronic pop; in the hands of shadowy duo Tiger & Woods, the song has been totally reshaped and refracted through ’80s R&B radio. Cosmic Kids have taken the track in a more tensely dramatic direction. Finally, there’s Falty DL’s re-envisioning, which goes down awfully smooth for a track so full of the big, thick, bumping bass beats. It’s an aural pleasure to find yourself dreamily lost in the Brooklyn, New York producer/DJ’s halls of reverberating sound. - Kali Holloway” [via]
By now, it seems more likely than not that you have heard the Duck Sauce (aka A-Trak + DJ Armand Van Helden) single “Barbara Streisand,” or tooled around on the website that allows you to insert your own name into the song. The duo has gained popularity from their solo acts, along with their releases as Duck Sauce, and premiered their latest track “Big Bad Wolf” on Rollingstone earlier today.
Earlier this month, we posted about the singles “16 Years” and “Don’t Move,” which will be featured on Phantogram‘s forthcoming mini-LP Nightlife. While hearing two of the six tracks from Nightlife held us over for a short while, we are pleased to announce that the wait is over as the band has now included a stream of the entire EP over on their facebook page.
STREAM:: Phantogram – Nightlife EP
Check out the latest release from Derek Sabiston, which comes in the form of a remix of Tiësto‘s single “Maximal Crazy.” According to Sabiston, the remix “keeps all the energy of the original electro house banger, but a little wobble and drum work make it a great addition to any dubstep set.”
DOWNLOAD :: Tiësto – “Maximal Crazy” [Derek Sabiston REMIX]
DOWNLOAD:: Pretty Lights – “I Know The Truth” + “How We Do” [Pretty Lights Remix] + Sneak Peak inside the PL Tour Bus StudioOctober 13, 2011
A few weeks back, Pretty Lights released a new single “I Know The Truth,” along with a recap of his 2011 Bonnaroo performance. In regards to the track, Pretty Lights said
“I wanted to try to fuse the emotion of dark 60′s soul music with the energy of raw bass heavy dubstep. All the instruments were recorded to tape and then pressed to vinyl and then sampled for the sole purpose of attaining a warm organic timbre, and all the bass and synth sounds were reprocessed through analog synth modules to get a dirtier and at the same time warm tone.”
Additionally, Pretty Lights has released a remix of his Filling Up The City Skies single “How We Do.” The video is a recap of this year’s Lollapalooza festival, which we sadly were unable to attend.
Earlier this month, Chicago’s Loyal Divide released their debut LP Bodice Ripper on Kilo Records. The standout track on the LP is “Vision, Vision,” which is perfect baby-making music and features a deep bass groove, haunting vocals, and a pulsating synth line. Overall, Bodice Ripper is a combination of electro and indie rock, which results in a dance party that one cannot help but be sucked into.
Currently, Bodice Ripper is available through Kilo Records on a gorgeous blue vinyl, which also includes a CD version of the LP. Order your copy here.
Earlier today, Diplo and Switch teamed up, once again, as Major Lazer to premier their latest single “Original Don” on Zane Lowes’ BBC Radio 1 show. How do y’all think this compares to Major Lazer’s previous tracks?
For the studio version of the track, head to Major Lazer’s facebook page here.