Posts tagged: house
House, Dance, Pop
#thatPOWER (feat Justin Bieber)
Now, I’m not really one for the Biebs, but this song….THIS. SONG. Willy is coming for vogue nation with these tracks I swear. It starts off with a cute high synth followed by a pretty average choral break…but then something changes….the synth entirely cuts out and the Biebs just goes
And I’m loving every second
better (cute harmony)
House, Electro House, Rap
Super Dope (feat Whiskey Pete)
Disintegration (feat Dita Von Teese)
AT LAST I HAVE RETURNED.
Bringing you this very interesting video starring burlesque hottie Dita Von Teese. This track starts off with a dark wavy dance beat as Dita hums over in a synthed out version of her voice. It works with the overall feel of the track.
The chorus is the catchiest part with high pitched vocals yelping “Save my loooooove for you!” Then the post chorus break:
Pop, Electro House
Ohay qurl. You been gone for a minute. You always poppin with slow music…oh okay..I guess Ill listen to your new track…sure why no-HOLY HELL.
Ladies, grab hold of your dollar store wigs, because Leona ain’t fuckin with no .99 cent menus today.
So I start listening to this track, and it has a dubstepish tempo style to the beat. And I was all like hmmm
It slowly starts to get faster as Leona chants beautifully over the rising tempo of the track.
Then….the unspeakable happens….
AND ILL LOVE YOU WITH MY GLASS HEART.
The Zedd-esque bass snarls through ripping off those cheap wigs I warned you about along its way, like a bass tornado. Leona, you are going in. Now despite my greatest wishes, this was the only EDM inspired track (excluding Collide’s Remix) on the new album.
She still is perfect looking to match her perfect voice. I guess I’ll forgive her. THIS TIME
Hey guys, this is a new segment I’ve been thinking about writing. It’s just a rough idea and I’m kinda going with the flow with it, but I often get questions from friends about genres of music and music in general. I know a lot, but I am not a professional and I will research a little myself to get more knowledge myself. EVERYBODY LEARNS.
OUR FURST LURNING IS ABOUT
What it is?: Originating in artists like Gucci Mane and T.I., trap music isn’t really a new thing, however it has been recently revamped and taken the EDM world by storm. Trap music takes elements of house and electronic synths and combining them with hip hop and rap style drums. Tracks are usually restyled around 70-80 bpm (as opposed to 125-132 bpm for house music). Many remixes of late have had all the original synths of the original track and replaced them with fat 808 drums and smooth high hats. Popular vocal drops in trap music are also a dead giveaway.
“DAMN SON WHERED YA FIND THIS”
“OKAY” (in sassy black girl voice)
KNY Factory’s remix of Blue by Eifel 65 (I tried to find a very recognizable song so you can hear the real difference)
Who are trap artists?: Not many artists are out right now, more are doing trap style remixes. However, artists like Baauer and R.L. Grime is really at the front lines of the trap music battalion. Baauer’s first EP Dum Dum is only three tracks, but each is unique and epic in their own way.
Baauer’s original track, “Harlem Shake”
“Isn’t this dub step?!”: Not at all! Although dubstep shares similar tempo to trap music, that is their only similarity. Dubstep involves heavy bass, harsh distortion and wobbles mixed with different drops and build ups. Trap music is much more subtle for it’s bass drops, and can be less mind blowing to first time listeners. I would think it to be much more radio friendly.
“What do you think of trap music?” Honestly, I think it’s very cool. It is an interesting spin on music. I love mashing up genres when I spin so this is a cool way to had flavor to a set. It’s a little too underground right now to predict whether it will make it to the radio. Dubstep is still on the outskirts of pop world. I have seen a few official remix packs coming out with trap remixes in them, so it’s getting attention here and there. With the confusion of it with dubstep as well, it does seem unlikely that trap heavy music will come to the radio world in large waves like house and dance music have.
Get into trap music Before Its Big and impress all your friends >:D
House, Progressive House
We’ve Only Just Begun (feat Ester Dean)
Here is a track that somehow slipped past me. Coming out in September, this track featuring lyrical genius Ester Dean. Ester Dean has written many of today’s pop singles and also sings many of the demos. And of course she has a lot of her own singles including the ever popular “Drop It Low”. Here she sings for Michael Woods surprisingly good track.
I’m watching you Michael Woods….
Starting off with a cool wobble followed by Ester’s vocals and a smooth bass drum, this beat makes me sweat Sweet Nothing.
The wobbley bass line turns into the progressive synthed out chorus. Although I’m sad to see the wobble go, this synth here is just as good. The verse and chorus repeat making for an overall decent house track. I could see it being a pop record, but at this point being 4 months ago since it came out, there is little hope. Don’t be afraid to give it a whirl though!
Here is my top 10 for remixes of the year. These are tracks I could hardly contain myself from playing at all of my big gigs this past year. Whenever I had a gig that I knew was gonna be off the hook, these songs made the set list.
10. Doctor P: Neon (feat Jenna G) (LabRat Remix)
Beautiful vocals influenced by the EDM scene mixed with a rage filled dubstep drop. Jenna G’s vocals are perfect over this remix. Bravo to LabRat on this one.
UNDANEATH YA NEON ^^^^
9. Yolanda Be Cool: Before Midnight (Angger Dimas Remix)
Released as the headlining promo track for Yolanda Be Cool’s new album, Angger Dimas’ remix of Before Midnight starts off heavy trap influence beat leading up heavy wobbles mixed with bleeping synth. The ever interesting vocals on Yolanda Be Cool tracks had an interesting piece to the mix. Almost like an opposites attract feel.
8. Krewella: Alive (Pegboard Nerds Remix)
Probably one of my favorite house tracks of the year, Krewella has the most beautiful vocals for this track. Pegboard Nerds completely change the vibe of the song, but in the best way possible. Pegboard Nerds turn the pretty house song, to a melodically heavy dubstep BANGER. I want to windmill head bang while spinning in a circle, while hula hooping to this song. Sadly I am not a hot raver girl.
Here I am
7. Oh My!: Dirty Dancer (Alvin Risk Remix)
This song took me by total surprise. One of those tracks where I saw the name and I was like “hmm dirty dancer..maybe its a fun slutty song”. Total opposite. I found two happy go lucky British pop girls talking about how they AREN’T sluts. And yet? I LOVE IT. Alvin Risk turns the pop dazzler into a moombahsexmotronic bonanza. Also the tv swear bleep in the song makes me smile as well. Alvin Risk did good things this year, but I wanted to make this list more well rounded.
6. Knife Party: Internet Friends (Revolvr Bootleg)
Revolvr made hands down the best remix of this song to date. Making a remarkable likeliness to the original robo-woman, he hads a few extra lines to this track, the best being “Oh my God. It’s this fucking song again.” Seriously. But he manages to vamp up the main drop, and even had a separate break with slut drums giving it a dubstepish vibe. #swag
Real internet friends will reblog this….
5. Bodyrox: Bow Wow Wow (feat. Luciana & Chipmunk) [Bluestone vs. Loverush Extended Mix]
Mmm. This remix is sexual. All it takes is the wobbley verse, and Luciana’s hot English accent as she spits her lyrics of everything she don’t want in life. “NOO BULLSHIT, NO CHAMPAGNE, NO FALSE LOVE NO MIND GAMES” Yassss Luciana. never disappoint me. Chipmunks verse wasn’t thrilling to be honest in comparison to Luciana’s. The original version of this song just doesn’t do it for me at all though. It is slower, and less amped up. This remix takes the cake…….
4. Yelawolf: Daddy’s Lambo (Terravita Remix)
Yelawolf’s voice alone is enough to get me going. Terravita adds a filthy drop to this track. Only sad part is that it isn’t longer.
3 Knife Party: Fire Hive (Krewella Fuck On Me Remix)
This is my most listened to track this year in terms of remixes. Krewella are absolute animals. Pushing out original tracks, an EP and remixes with adding vocals on numerous tracks this year? They’re unstoppable. I don’t know how they come up with such insanely catchy melodies for their tracks. One thing is for sure, Krewella has themselves my addiction RAH AH AGH.
Who caught that?
2. Gotye: Somebody That I Used To Know (Hyper Crush Remix)
This remix is so high on the list simply because I did not like this song until I heard this remix. The deep bassy synth over Gotye and Kimbra’s smooth vocals, leading up to an insane progressive house drop. It is a deadly combination of ingredients. I heard this remix while out several times too, so I know I’m not crazy. Hyper Crush should make more remixes. All of their other remixes are quite good as well.
1. Medina: Forever (Jean Elan Remix)
Oh. My Hell. This track I honestly never would have heard unless my friend wasn’t downloading random remixes of random everything. He played maybe 10 seconds of this song and I was like
I also had never heard of Jean Elan before this. The insane bass for this track over Medina’s robotized and flanged vocals make for a Hades hot electro house track. But that isn’t all. The chorus tricks you into a progressive heavy break. Huge build up with only the help of a few claps to keep you moving leading back up to and even more vamped up version of the beat from the beginning. I will probably drag this track into 2013 with me playing it at a few more big gigs, simply due to this beat.
This is a re-up better quality version of my mashup of Zedd’s Shotgun and Frank Skis Tonys Bitch Track
Hip Hop, House, EDM
Z.O.M.B.I.E. (feat Mick Stillz)
Do you love diva anthems? WELL DUH.
Do you love sassy, hot girls with red hair? OBV STEVIE.
Do you love amazeballs beats that will impress your friends and make them be like:
OKAY, YES I DO. PLEASE TELL ME MOAR.
If you can manage to make it past the cheesy intro of this video, you can make it to a surprisingly hot track. It starts of with the red haired diva showing off her spelling skills, and boasting about her she is a bad bitch. She laughs at the peseants as a fat synth snarls over a drum. Then the crazy happens. “But what she doesn’t know is that I’m a ZOMBIE”
An orgasmic synth replaces the deep fat one along with a more cohesive drum to produce twerktastic EDM facemelt on low fat wheat bread. Mick Stillz verse also sounds cool because the synth is put under a filter making it sound even deeper and grimier than the previous. I love it.
Giuletta is known for her pretty unique and fun beats. Her mix tape 911: Code Pink (teehee) is available for free download on clubtapes.com here. All I know is, I have a Shemergency and it calls for 911: Code Pink.
Im so cheesy, I love it.
Grab this before its big!
Pop, House, Electro House, Remix
Jump (Sizzle Remix)
Are you guys ready to learn how good remixes work?
My good friend Sizzle here has taken a few steps into making a good remix.
1. This song is brand fucking new. If DJ’s wanna play it, they will be looking for remixes of it, and usually good ones don’t pop out too soon.
2. This remix incorporates a tempo change. Meaning there is a break with the chorus at the normal tempo of the song, as opposed to the cray balls dance part.
3. Funny sample before dance break. Always a plus in my personal book. Right before the drop I’m like:
4. Crazy dutchy electro break. Always a must in ever growing EDM world.
Jump is one of the few songs on Unapologetic that I like. Sorry RiRi fans, but an album of never ending ballads just doesn’t do it for me. I like a balance. Talk That Talk had a great balance of dance, hip hop, and ballad tracks. Loud had an even better mix, because she still incorporated more of her Caribbean roots. Jump is a crazy dubstep influenced track sampling an older song. Is it good? Yes of course. Is it all original? Meh. Either way, the chorus is catchy, and Mr Sizzle has capitilized on it. My only complaint is that it isnt longer.