What makes a great remix? Do you prefer a slightly deviated take on the track in question or a completely new concept thrown in with bits of the original? I guess it depends on the remixer. In some cases, like Galimatias’ remix of All Recklessness Aside by The Walton Hoax, the vibe stays the same: sad and summery. Others, like Dirtyphonics‘ version of Excision’s Deviance, go completely bonkers, throwing a handful of different genres into a blender. Two different approaches, equally awesome outcomes. Check out the aforementioned remixes, new originals and Artwurk’s Top 5 track selections below in our second edition of Replay.
BEST IN BASS (Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Trap, Electro, Moombahton)
Remember how amped up you got the first time you heard Deviance by Excision? That screeching halt before the “Drop It!”? Now picture Deviance as a moombahton track that morphs into drum-and-bass as Dirtyphonics churns out a wild remix for Excision’s X Rated: The Remixes compilation.
When Dillon Francis first produced Masta Blasta, he made it as an electro house tune before turning down the tempo and taking over the world with a new genre called moombahton. The classic track gets flipped again as DF rebirths the original into an all-out trap banger. Brace yourself, this one gets wavy.
We caught up with UK badmen Doctor P and Flux Pavilion and let them interview each other at this year’s Electric Zoo in New York City. Check the interview out to hear their thoughts on making music with homeless people and the possibly dwindling popularity of the guitar.
4×4 (House, Trance, Techno, Minimal)
Sonar, Barcelona’s forward-thinking music and arts festival, is making its way to North America. Sonar On Tour will start on Halloween and is set to hit eight major cities across the US and Canada and will feature house legend Seth Troxler, the madmen of Die Antwoord, and more. Click the title link to view the full lineup and dates.
Everybody has those certain tracks that make him or her reminisce about summer. For some, that might be Ys by trance up-and-comers Fast Distance.
House titans Swedish House Mafia begin their swan song with the premiere of their uplifting single and video, Don’t You Worry Child.
The fastest-rising name in house music, Nicky Romero, joins forces with the household name that is Calvin Harris for a progressive-electro banger sure to be rocking dancefloors until the end of 2012 and beyond.
Are you ready for a rain dance? John Dahlback transforms into the God of Thunder on his epic new release, Zeus. Get ready to stomp around on this one.
There’s something about UK garage that makes me want to wile out and dance like a mad man. Royal-T brings the swing of garage with the toughness of grime on a slew of new tracks.
In anticipation of his debut album, Breakthrough, The Gaslamp Killer teams up with fellow West Coast experimentalist Daedelus to release a chaotically dark arrangement called Impulse. Grab the track for free and take a trip through the minds of some of the most eclectic figures in electronic music.
Get chilled out with The Walton Hoax and their jazz-infused electronica from their newest release, All Recklessness Aside. The title track gets a brilliant, garage-inspired remix from downtempo mastermind Galimatias.
ARTWURK’S TOP FIVE
This is the epitome of garage. New York house vibes meet UK bass. So fun!
Perfect way to end the summer. Sounds like a sunset on the beach.
Old track but went along with a debaucherous Verboten night at the Highline Ballroom. Super-emotional, deep, and sexy.
Track of the summer, hands down.
Under my gar-Under my garaaaaage…
Stay tuned for another episode of Replay, coming at you in two weeks!