Posts Tagged ‘Skrillex’

December 24, 2017
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ZHU, Skrillex, and THEY. were a jaw dropping triumvirate when the three acts united on mega-hit Working For It two years ago. Even today, I still can’t get enough of that massive tune, which you can re-visit via YouTube, here. A mysterious brother duo named TWO LANES has served up a brilliant re-imagination of the track. It’s a robust whirring future bass and melodic bass edit.  The electronic project plans on releasing their very first single, Long Way Home, on January 26th. This gripping remix of Working For It certainly leaves us salivating for more from the pair, and we can’t wait to hear their single. 

November 11, 2017

We never know quite what to expect when new Kimbra arrives. The brilliant artist from New Zealand experiments with a wide spectrum of sound that ranges from R&B to pop and jazz. This time around, on new single Top Of The World, Kimbra surprises and impresses with a serpentine sonic tapestry crafted out of worldbeat, hip hop, electronica, and R&B. It’s yet another chapter in the creativity of this long time respected artist, and it sees her linking up with Skrillex on the production side of the track.  Get this fiercely bewitching, rhythmically hypnotic spectacle of a tune, here

Come next year, Kimbra will be dropping her new album named Primal Heart.

November 9, 2017

With a name like Dirty Sexy Money, we already know to expect bombastic and big, bold and resounding. And that’s exactly what we get on this bonafide bop from production bigwigs David Guetta and Afrojack, who’ve teamed up with UK pop visionary Charli XCX and rapper French Montana to give us this sleek glistening, beat hammering extravaganza. Aside from lending her voice to the song, Charli XCX also helped to co-write the song with Sweden’s Noonie Bao, and her punchy spunk can be found everywhere in the song, as well as some of the sleek sharpness of her recent collaborations with SOPHIE and other producers. Skrillex also helped produce the track, so Dirty Sexy Money is a wildly star studded composition. The animated lyric video for the song is also pretty nifty. 

October 6, 2017
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Skrillex & Poo Bear’s Would You Ever has already been fine fodder for some ace remixes since it first surfaced, but how’s about a cover re-work to heat things up as we prepare for the weekend? Miami’s Nitti Gritti offers up an epic new rendering of the song, lending both vocals and production talent to his new adrenaline pumping, bass shuddering interpretation. He explains of his future bass cover: “So I wanted to do this remix for a while and couldn’t get the stems so I just decided to sing and produce this version myself . Skrillex and Poor Bear inspire me so much, I look forward to working with them someday. The original honestly made me cry the first time I heard it and I hope I can convey that same emotion with my version.” Nitti Gritti certainly captures the emotional power of the original with his sweeping version of the song, a fitting tribute indeed. The track is a free download, here.

December 15, 2016
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For our final course of the evening, we leave room for the best kind of dessert, a well put together mashup by LA’s gifted production talent, Kap Slap. Heathen Thieves Love Lamborghini’s is three minutes fifty two seconds of creative brilliance. Kap Slap seamlessly blends some of the year’s biggest hits from artists like Twenty One Pilots, Martin Garrix, Rick Ross, Bebe Rexha, Grandtheft, Skrillex, Troyboi, Ookay, JayKode, and Party Thieves for a dirty trap-tacular end of year soiree. Bump this one loud as we count down the final days of 2016. The whomping mashup can be downloaded, here.

November 4, 2016

How huge would it be if RL Grime, What So Not, and Skrillex collaborated? Well, you get to find out today, because this trifecta of celebrated production wizardry have combined on gritty jouncing, grandly sawing Waiting. This cinematic trap and bass masterpiece is a gripping intense ride, but what else would you expect from these three mega producers? If this beast of a tune doesn’t leave adrenaline rushing through your veins for the rest of the night, you must be ice cold. Waiting is suspenseful and thrilling, and it’s available, here.

July 27, 2016
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Those of you who’ve experienced Cinema live know the sheer power of the song. The moment when it plays is a moment no one forgets…  Everyone singing “you are, my cinema, I could watch you forever” as one likely brings countless people to tears. You could say Cinema is an electronic classic of the 2000s, a timeless number forged by an epic partnership between Benny Benassi and Skrillex also featuring Gary Go. It’s that spectacular tune that Luca Lush has chosen to remix, a daring endeavor with a huge payoff. The producer’s flip stays true to the original’s rousing emotion and varying landscape, but it gets a bold, stabbing douse of trap energy that comes with the occasional wall of dark blaring synths and plenty of shaking, rumbling bass. Luca Lush’s remix is a saga that ventures through various stages and phases, ending in steely waters with currents that crackle with electricity. This “cinema” is grand and theatrical, with varying highs and lows. Luca Lush’s tour de force is a free download, here.

June 10, 2016
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ZHU, Skrillex, and THEY.’s masterpiece collaboration Working For It has received a remix treatment by Sydney’s Naderi, and his re-work is a trap and future bass thriller for the ages. In fact, there’s a timelessness to this massive remix, one that feels larger than life with its spectacular melodic chops and expansive atmosphere. It’s obvious Naderi has no qualms about getting dirty on the track. It’s a wildly tempestuous, fully exhilarating experience. And it’s a free download over at Soundcloud.

April 7, 2016
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Big Grams (Phantogram and Big Boi) teamed up with Skrillex on their vivacious and ferocious jam Drum Machine on their debut EP. Drum Machine gets a smoothed out and graceful edit on this remix by New York’s Fareoh. The chill progressive and electro take on the snarling tune sends shivers through my soul with its crisp and atmospheric scope. I’m ready to launch myself into some epic dreams tonight after listening to this magnificent remix, a part of the Drum Machine remix EP out on iTunes.

April 3, 2016

I’m one of those huge fans of Phantogram that went wild when the news first hit about a Phantogram and Big Boi collaborative mini-album. Every track off the subsequent Big Grams EP is fabulous, including their snarling fierce collaboration with Skrillex, a funky hip hop and booming electronic marvel named Drum Machine. The uber fun new music video for Drum Machine leads us to a requisite re-share and an essential dance around the room with the tune today. Not only does the tongue in cheek video feature some major bad-assery represented by its attitude resplendent furries, but I’m much content with the ending, when they reveal who’s underneath each of these costumes and break some stereotypes that likely shouldn’t exist in the first place. In order to avoid any spoilers, I won’t mention names, but let me throw a fist up for “girl power”, at the risk of giving it all away. If you haven’t checked out Big Grams’ EP, you can snag it now from iTunes.