Welcome back to the third installment of LessThan3 Replay! We’ve been having a pretty exciting past two weeks here at LessThan3. Shapes of Light released their Chroma EP on LessThan3 Recordings and it’s soaring through the electro and dubstep charts over on Beatport. Preview Chroma here and brace yourself for more awesome releases coming soon.
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BEST IN BASS (Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Trap, Electro, Moombahton)
We caught up with Tommy and David of Beats Antique and chatted with them about touring, their new album and how they keep the organic feel to their tracks.
We also rocked out to Pretty Lights on his Illumination Tour in LA (photo below). Openers for the glitch hop superstar included “purple” enthusiast MartyParty and world-renowned turntablist DJ Shadow.
The Estonian producer flexes his glitch hop production skills on new track Champloo and shows the world that he’s capable of rockin’ hard in unfamiliar genre territories.
4×4 (House, Trance, Techno, Minimal)
Deadmau5, arguably the most recognizable figure in EDM, released his highly anticipated Album Title Goes Here album. From dancefloor anthems to goosebump-inducing melodies, The Mau5 leaves us in awe once again.
Insomniac debuted their first ever Bay Area festival last weekend and we were there to witness the magic. The one-day Beyond Wonderland festival featured the likes of Avicii, Alesso, Orbital, and many more. We also hit up SoCal’s Nocturnal Wonderland (photo below)–read the review here and check out the photo album here.
Electronic music pioneer Moby releases a handful of remixes of his classic 2002 track Extreme Ways, including an exclusive free download with us for the Loops Of Fury remix. What more can I say? It’s Moby!
Ultraista is a genre-bending electronica group founded by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and fueled by Afrobeat and tequila. I’m sure you already know who Four Tet is. Watch what happens when they work together, play with strobe lights and release a music video.
NYC house fans can rejoice as the daytime Mister Sunday party extends into the fall.
CHRIS “MESHBLORG” DOWNAR’S TOP FIVE
James Blake is quite a mysterious producer, but he always delivers outstanding work. Recently he brought back his Trimbal project with rapper Sith Trim to make Confidence, an impressively deep blend of soul and bass.
It’s so refreshing as a huge fan to hear Deadmau5 return to his progressive roots on his new LP >album title goes here<. Really underlining this fact is Closer, with its spacey melodies and iconic samples from the sci-fi classic Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.
Seven Lions has been killing it this year with his dubstep transformations of vocal trance, and this latest remix further highlights his seemingly limitless potential in fusing the two genres.
Without a doubt, these names together make a trance dream team destined for success, and their resulting hit Must Be The Love has some of the year’s sweetest lyrics and a wonderfully enchanting breakdown.
Whenever Sebastian Ingrosso gets in the studio, he always comes out with something special. This time around he invited Tommy Trash to create a phenomenal big room anthem called Reload. It’s presently skyrocketing up the Beatport Top 10 chart!