Today’s EDM Origins highlights songs from none-other-than, the ambassador of American house-music, Kaskade.
[Progressive Trance-House:] Kaskade feat. Becky Jean Williams – Start Again
The EDM Origins post for today focuses on house music, particularly the mish-mash of progressive house, vocal trance and dance music typical of super-producer Kaskade. In “Start Again,” enchanting and uplifting female vocals commence the ride and journey into tech-house beats melded with trance-like melodies. It’s hard to pinpoint any one stand-out track from Dynasty. Most of the album has this signature sound of Kaskade’s. More epic even, are the remixes of EP’s popular tracks and, as is common practice in EDM, the whole album (see Kaskade’s Fire & Ice (Double EP Album), other self-remixers include Diplo and DJ Tiesto to name a few)
[Dance / Club House:] Kaskade & Adam Sun feat. Sunsun – Raining (Dance.Love Edit)
“Raining” is EDM producers, Kaskade and Adam Sun‘s dance-house masterpiece, filled with intoxicating vocals, bass heavy synths and a quite dance-able rhythm. The “dance.love edit” is featured on Kaskade’s remix compilation album, dance.love, alongside a host of other amazing remixes of Kaskade’s songs and other artists such as Alex Gaudino, Samantha James and Adrian Lux (see below:)
Samantha James – Waves of Change (Kaskade Remix)
Kaskade featuring Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
Sparks (Ron Berks’ 2015 EDM Remix) – Hilary Duff
Check out this massive club dance remix of Hilary Duff’s “Sparks” from Ron Berk. This remix only improves upon the original and adds some very interesting layers of sound and ambient noise making such an energetic rave-ready remix feel calming and deep at the same time. Check out the song above and find more from Ron Berk on his Soundcloud.
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.
Today we’re highlighting a smooth, funky house beat from the artist and DJ, Jitterbug. This refreshing track while seemingly simplistic, emphasizes and accentuates the basics of house and funk music; A groovy, catchy beat combined here with a melodic piano roll/riff makes for a great and “new classic” house tune. Jitterbug is part of the Uzuri music group/collective, check out more from them below:
Continuing our deep house vibe comes deep-house, bass track “Doing It” by DJ duo Taiki & Nulight and bass producer AC Slater. All the right elements are present in this bass-house anthem; grimey bassline, spacey futuristic synths and a head-bobbingly infectious rhythm. Taiki & Nulight also produced, arguably one of the best remixes of one of my favorite songs, Above & Beyond’s “Sun & Moon” featuring Richard Bedford. Keeping the trance sound of the original and amplifying it with sick bass is the feat of this massive remix. You can check it out below, along with the Soundcloud of the British DJ duo.
Alternative rock/electronic German band Milky Chance has been growing in popularity since their first album release, Sadnecessary in 2013. The band is most recognized from their single “Flashed Junk Mind” which was featured in a popular Budweiser commercial. I have blogged about that song and it’s remixes as well which can be found on this site.
Now comes two great remixes of another of Milky Chance’s hit songs “Stolen Dance” (featured in popular Vine user AlliCat’s 50 Shades of Grey Vine) from two great EDM artists, the DiMMi Club Edit & the FlicFlac edit. Both remixes incorporate the memorizing repeating melody and chords of the original, the rest is up to personal preference. DiMMi’s edit sounds more dance club ready, while FlicFlac’s edit is more house-influenced (although still “clubbable”). Check them out!
Tinashe has been everywhere the past year or so as a force to be reckoned with in the R&B/Hip-Hop scene. Her vocals have attracted the attention of several electronic DJs who have remixed her songs six ways to Sunday. I recently posted a remix of her song “Vulnerable” by dj “Jacuzzi.”
Now her single 2 On (feat. Schoolboy Q) is available on iTunes.
This very club-friendly single, a DJ Mustard beat/production (who hisself has also had an amazing year in productions), goes well with Tinashe’s dreamy, ear-catching vocals. Check it out and give her support y’all!
[Jersey House] Ty Dolla $ign – Paranoid (DJ Hoodboi & FLCNS Remix)
DJ Hoodboi and FLCNS deliver a massive remix of Ty Dolla $ign‘s summer smash hit “Paranoid” classifying their remix as, New Jersey House, I can’t stop playing this remix. The deconstruction of the beat and repetitive hooks from the original song create a very dance-floor ready tune that any DJ, or casual music listener can appreciate.
Ty Dolla $ign has been blowing up on the West Coast and in Atlanta since his release of Beach House 2. Follow him on Twitter at @tydollasign also be sure to follow and support DJ Hoodboi and the Falcons at @djhoodboi and @FLCNS respectively!