New iLLUMiИUS mixes feature Fetty Wap, Major Lazer & sick remixes of Drake, Wiz.
[Club EDM, Dance & Trap DJ Mix] Syncopation Vol. 1
[Hip-Hop/Rap DJ Mix] Put In Werk 2015
Fresh for your listening ears are two brand mixes I’ve recorded in the past few months that I had laying around and finally got around to finishing/cleaning up. “Syncopation” and “Put In Werk” are “preview” mixes of series to come further down the pipeline, with the former being newer and featuring club style EDM.
The latter, a mix of solely hip-hop and rap music, with a little ‘chill trap’ for added flavor. “Put In Werk” is heavy with Fetty Wap appearances and is capped off by one of the sickest Drake remixes I’ve ever heard (Ain’t No Tellin’ remixed by stwo).
For now, you can download these mixes (and many others!) for FREE straight from my Soundcloud.
We’ve got two eclectic EDM highlights today coming from some very talented artists.
Our first selection is an amazing future-lounge remix (think music played in posh waiting rooms in 2025), of Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding’s monumental classic “Outside” remixed by Anevo. Anevo’s take on the song adds additional layers of chill, Ellie’s smooth vocals, calming “beach-song” guitar chords create a perfect combination of dance music elements. The result is a “future-banger” ready for downtempo clubs, and waiting rooms (heh, couldn’t help) across the world.
Also check out another smash-remix of Anevo, his cut of one of my favorite new electronic groups, Years & Years, “King (Anevo Remix)”
[Festival Anthem House-Trance] Eric Prydz – Opus (Original Mix)
Eric Prydz has been a staple EDM artist/DJ/producer since before the term “EDM” even existed. Having released music under numerous aliases, such as Pryda (also the name of an iconic album Prydz released in 2012). “Opus” is the culmination of the evolution of electronic, house music, and dance festival anthems. The Original Mix of the song has a lengthy build-up which peaks with a “drop” further cementing a sound reminiscent of Daft Punk or deadmau5. Check out more from Eric Prydz below with some of his other hit songs and links to his web presences below:
[Dance/House:] Morgan Page – Fight For You (Beltek Remix)
I fight for you, I didn’t wanna have to raise my voice… I’m right for you, You really leave me with no choice…
Morgan Page’s “Fight For You” is already epic enough in it’s original form, with the incredibly festival-ready mash-up take on Page’s own “Fight For You,” combined with Nima Nesta’s “Derby” in “Derby Fight“. or the deep ambient, Sultan & Shepard Remix or the dubstep-heavy Culture Code Remix. The Beltek Remix is another great, mixable remix emphasizing the heavy atmospheric basslines and melodies inherent in the popular song. Having been remixed six ways to Sunday there is a remix in probably at least one genre that any person alive would enjoy. Check some of them out below:
[Dance/Electronic:] Fight For You – Morgan Page
[EDM Festival House:] Derby Fight – Morgan Page Vs. Nima Nesta
[House:] Fight For You (DJ Dan Remix) – Morgan Page
[Dubstep/House:] Fight For You (Culture Code Remix) – Morgan Page
[Deep House:] Fight For You (Sultan & Shepard Remix) – Morgan Page
Today’s EDM throwback is a chillstep remix of Coldplay’s classic “Speed of Sound” perfect for the changing cool weather as we transition into fall. C64’s remix opens with chilling, beat-building repetitions of the “all that noise, all that sound” stanza before jumping into the familiar 2005 smash-hit. Originally from the band’s highly-successful album, X&Y, this chill-ambient remix well does the original justice.
Props/shoutout to Majestic Casual for this find, check them out for more eclectic, future-oriented EDM
[FUTURE AMBIENT CHILL / LOUNGE:] Last (feat. Joel Ford) – Cyril Hahn
Check out this refreshingly chilled-out single from electronic artist Cyril Hahn “Last” featuring Joel Ford. Soft-house chords and melty-echoing vocals cascade into a funky backbeat and groovy lounge rhythm. The simple, repeating vocals add to the ambient chill vibe creating soundscapes of night-beaches, late night Ibiza chill-room sessions or put simply, a “just drift-away zone.”
Welcome to another EDM Origins post, this time featuring “Neon Sky Rain” one of the standout tracks from independent artist Vector Lovers, an alias for British EDM producer, Martin Wheeler. The song incorporates a very spacey-vibe with futurstic, space-like synths and chords,reminiscent of distant solar systems. The track, released back in 2003, was so far ahead of its time,it isn’t evenfunny. EDM artists today could take a page from songs and artists like these, who clearly came from a background, foundation and genuine love for electronic music they create. Not like many of these “iMac DJs” or “DJs” who just learned what “Darude – Sandstorm”, or “specialize” in Trap or another fad genre. Continue reading “[Epic Ambient Trance] Vector Lovers – Neon Sky Rain // Some History: Waxing and waning on EDM Music”