Pryda – Generate
Eric Prydz is a well known name in the EDM sphere, mainly for his house and trance music, much of it released under his pseudo-nym Pryda. Prydz is known for powerful deep-house tracks, featured all throughout the album Pryda, some of which I have featured in some of my sets. Check out the Ark remix of his song “Generate” above.
K. Camp – Lil’ Bit (no sleep Remix)
The next remix is a great chill/trap remix of Atlanta rapper K. Camp’s “Lil’ Bit.” EDM artist no sleep adds a very nice ambient, psychedelic vibe to the original rap track and makes it a much smoother ride without compromising its hardness. Check it out above.
Just in time for summer it’s a great remix of SNBRN‘s “Raindrops” by EDM producer Prince Fox featuring EDM songstress and solo artist in her own right, Kerli. I first heard Kerli on some nice, but ultimately average sounding EDM tracks on Soundcloud (namely I believe, “The Lucky Ones,” a very pop-influenced tune which really reminds me of fellow Pop/EDM songstress Ennovi. Either way Kerli sounds great here and Prince Fox makes a smooth remix sure to be a summer favorite. Enjoy! Be sure to support your artists by liking, following, subscribing and buying their music! Below you’ll find some more new tunes from SNBRN and other EDM artists and DJs.
Next up is 2 remixes of one of my favorite 90s-early 00s tunes “Suga Suga” which many around my age and older will remember from the chorus “You got me lifted, shifted, higher than the ceiling / and ooh wee it’s the ultimate feeling / Got me lifted, feelin’ so gifted, Suga how you get so fly…?”
Below a great remix sleeper hit on Soundcloud of La Roux’s “Bulletproof”
Prince Fox Soundcloud
Dance and house remixes from about 2003 til around 2008 were bountiful. EDM while still a niche market back then was growing steadily and most popular music had a least a few “dance” remixes. The Lindbergh Palace Remix of Fall Out Boys “Dance Dance” is a great example of dance re-makes popular of this era. I highlighted a similar remix of Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl“ in a previous post.
Fischerspooner, mentioned earlier for his music in SSX 3 (which also had the simply epic prog. house track “Tribulations” from LCD Soundsystem) produced an alternative/house track “Happy” that was featured in the DDR series as well. The songs alternative rock/electronic sound gives you the feeling of “skiing down a mountain” then “walking along a nighttime beach” and is also quite indicative of this era.
Last, but certainly not least is the fresh and funky “Hearts on Fire” from Australian electronic band Cut Copy. This song’s hark to the 80s is apprarent in its sound, a theme that resonates through their whole album, In Ghost Colours. Cut Copy could likely be said to be an ancestor, or at least an influence to American electronic-alternative duo MGMT. In Ghost Colours (2007) is a great listen all the way through. I remember stumbling upon the album (I would’ve been around late high school/early college) through one of the various ways I used to find such elusive music back then: mtvU, torrent album rankings, iTunes top 100 dance/electronic charts, Yahoo! Music, or through friends. I have to admit, it felt way more like quest back then.
Cut Copy’s “Time Stands Still” could’ve almost been dubbed “future house” as well, far ahead of its time:
Throwback 1 [R&B]: Keri Hilson’s hit single “Change Me” featuring Akon, one of the calmer tracks off Hilson’s EP In a Perfect World… The blend of hers and Akon’s voices make an interesting R&B track. It was hard to find the song period so do yourself a favor, and get a high quality version of this song or buy it on iTunes!
Throwback 2 [FESTIVAL TRANCE / EPIC TRANCE]: Sleeper-hit off Armin Van Buuren’s weekly trance music megamix series A State of Trance 560 is trance artist Thomas Ulstrup’s “Autumn Evening Star“. One of the most entrancing, energy-raising tracks from that ASOT edition, “Autumn Evening Star” begins with driving melodies, bass and snare hits giving way to a small breakdown before a quite rapid build-up into the synth-filled climax and best part of the song. The feeling it gives off is somewhere in-between wandering the Sahara or Mediterranean mountain ranges at night combined with images of Ibiza or raving off the Australian/Bahamian coast. Enjoy!