Oct 16, 2012
Replay 004
Xilent - Touch Sound (Original Mix) [Audioporn]
A-Trak & Dillon Francis - Money Makin' (Oliver Twizt Trap Remix) [Fool's Gold]
Eco - The Storm (Original Mix) [Armada]
John Dahlback - What's Up Now (Original Mix) [Rising]
Madeon - Icarus (Live Version) [popcultur]

As you may have figured out by now, LessThan3’s team spans the entire country. In the last two weeks, we covered everything from Counterpoint in Georgia to Fool’s Gold Day Off in LA to Electric Adventurein New Jersey. We also announced the LessThan3-sponsored event, Shakedown Vol. 5, featuring UK dubstepper Emalkay and heavy hitter Vaski. Shakedown is set for Thursday October 25th at Exchange LA. Get your tickets here.

shakedown

Also, for all you tech-heads, we interviewed dirtybird’s head honcho, Claude VonStroke and got the exclusive answer to an age old question: “If you had to fight a horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses, which would you rather fight?” Find out his answer here.

BEST IN BASS (Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Trap, Electro, Moombahton)

Pretty Bright Lights

Pretty Lights releases a music video for So Bright off his upcoming album. The video features live shots from his show at Red Rocks Amphitheater, possibly the most beautiful venue in the country.

Flosstradamus – XO EP

Flosstradamus continues to push the trap genre in new directions. Their new XO EP features some surprising hardstyle riffs.

Stay Fresh

The worlds of pop and drum & bass collide on Nextlevelism, the latest LP from DJ Fresh. Fire Over Water features the vocals of Juliette Lewis, the actress who played Mallory Knox in Natural Born Killers.

4×4 (House, Trance, Techno, Minimal)

Ghettos & Gardens Gets Remixed

Justin Martin’s Ghettos & Gardens album released earlier this year on dirtybird and is without a doubt one of the best releases of 2012. The whole album gets remixed for a new compilation featuring the likes of French Fries, Danny Daze and more.

Tiesto & Allure Roll The Dice

New uplifting prog house track called Pair Of Dice released by Tiesto & Allure. Also included is a music video for the track, featuring the mad Dutchmen known as Showtek.

Madeon Rules The City

Terms like “prodigy” and “phenom” get thrown around a lot when talking about Frenchman Madeon. At this point we’re all familiar with this kid’s skills. Check out the new remixes on the The City Remix EP.

Daphni: The Dancing Side of Caibou

Psychedelic-indie maestro Caribou takes a step towards deeper, dancier territory under the new moniker Daphni. His new album, JIAOLONG, sounds like a “technicolor romp through an African tribe.”

INDIE BEATS

Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes

The king of the beat scene is back. Flying Lotus releases the highly anticipated Until The Quiet Comes on Warp.

Daedelus Teams Up with Scion A/V

Muttonchopped mad man Daedelus releases a music video for Platforming, the first single on his new EP, Looking Ocean.

WHAT ELSE?

Magnetic Magazine: Orbital Interview

Magnetic Mag sits down with the legendary techno brothers of Orbital and discusses everything from Skrillex to Obama. Stay tuned for our own interview with the duo, coming at you in the next two weeks.

SonicRouter: 10 of Dance Music’s Greatest Basslines

From Nico Jaar to Justice to Squarepusher, SonicRouter gives us their top 10 picks for greatest EDM basslines. We’re just surprised Julio Bashmore’s Au Seve isn’t in there.

JESSE CHAMPAGNE’S TOP FIVE

5.John
Dahlback – Whats Up Now

Fond memories of summer festivals are conjured as the swashbuckling
Swede does what he does best and serves up another dancefloor bomb —
infectious synths and hard electro bassline included.

4. Madeon
– Icarus (Live Version)

If you’ve ever wanted to feel front stage during one of Madeon’s superb
live sets, look no further. Beautiful extended buildups propel this
song to the stars and give a taste of the young virtuoso’s live show.

3.
Xilent – Touch Sound

Seven Lions
isn’t the only one making fantastic trance-inspired dubstep. Touch
Sound
is a great mixture of both the melodic and the heavy;
Beauty & The Beast would be an apt title.

2. A-Trak
& Dillon Francis – Money Makin’ (Oliver Twizt Trap Remix)

This is the kind of stuff that gives trap a good name. Improves on the
original in virtually every way and turns a fun, carefree song into a
gritty dancefloor beast.

1. Eco –
The Storm

Eco avoids typical
cliches and delivers a powerful and original piece of vocal trance.
I’m not usually a big fan of the genre, but The Storm is a
haunting, sweeping epic–Armin would be
proud.

Stay tuned for another episode of Replay, coming at you in two weeks!