Friday, December 23, 2011

Eggnog


Happy Holidays Humans. Before I get to work on my best of 2011 list. I wanted to give you guys a few tunes to play softly around the christmas tree.

A-Trak is the man. Just saw him open for SHM. Who is wearing the cap? Usually This Guy

While it is not quite "Rebound", this track does not disappoint. Mat Zo is the newest addition to my favorite producers list and at the tender age of 21 he is a master of his craft.

This bulk of this song is typical Mord Fustang but it is the section around 1:50 that strikes me as a new sound for the group and I like what I hear.

Felguk . . . Still killin it

Happy Holidays,

Slaptop


Bangerang EP



I don't like Skrillex that much. Why? It's usually repetitive, abrasive, and lacks imagination. Don't even get me started on his collaborations with Korn. . . that said,

 I THINK HIS NEW EP IS DOPE.

Each song is unique, tasteful, and fuckin slaps. This EP is a reminder of his technical ability and the creativity that made him who he is today. He seems to be experimenting with new genres, tempos, and collaborations and this time he has struck a chord with me. I hear tempo changes, Hip Hop, The Doors, Wolfgang Gartner, rhythmically interesting music that does not trade aesthetic appeal for its huge drops (which are definitely still there). But you guys should really hear for yourselves. 


Womppy Womplidays,
Slaptop



Introducing Nicky Romero


Nicky Romero is destined for stardom. His collaboration with Avicii titled "Fuck School" is the next "Levels" and will be released in the coming months. However, if you think this guy came out of no where, think again.


Camorra - Nicky Romero
Make sure to listen to the first drop on this one all the way turnt up. So Clean.


Just the right amount of dirt on the drop with a sick syncopated rhythm at 0:52.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Slam The Door


If you follow this blog at all, you'll know that I have a massive hard-on for Zedd.  He's got an upcoming release on Skrillex's label OWSLA (for which I have an equally large hard-on) called "Slam The Door."  Here's a preview ripped form some radioshow.  Expect the download as soon as this bad boy gets an official release.

-Thieves

Monday, December 19, 2011

Colours (Simon D Remake)


I first noticed this track as one of the standouts from Swedish House Mafia's set at Madison Square Garden, but wasn't sure what it was.  Now I've found it, and am prepared to share it with all of you.  Enjoy.


Rave Bear Bonus:


-Thieves

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Drunk 'n' dirty


You like dirty music? Yeah? Me too.  Here's some.

Given the nu-jump up treatment.

Modern DnB/Dubstep champ Sub Focus just dropped this new single, enjoy.

Knife Party doing dirty dubstep? yes plx.

Word on the street is that Skrillex is planning on dropping an album sometime in the next couple months called "Bangarang." Expect this track to be included.

-Thieves

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Swedish House Mafia @ Madison Square Garden


Tonight, Swedish House Mafia raized Madison Square Garden to the ground.  After massive hype the day finally came when the swedes took the stage at one of the world's most famous venues.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend, despite being offered a front row ticket by a friend of mine.  I thought it would be smart to stay at school and finish my finals so that I wouldn't fail my classes.  Bad choice.  After watching the live feed of the show, I can tell you that I have never before seen a house set executed to such incredible effect.  The lighting and lazers were all fine, but what was truly note-worthy was the music.  Seb, Steve, and Axwell combined spot on track selection, clever mixing, and perfect flow to create a legendary set.  This party will not be soon forgotten.

I've included some of the standout tracks from the set, as well as a link to a download of the entire set.

On a side note, Knife Party recently released their hotly anticpated debut EP, 100% No Modern Talking.  It's available for free download on their facebook, so there's no reason not to check it out.

The song that propelled Arty to superstardom.

Dirty South and Those Usual Suspects - Walking Alone (Original Mix)
New single from dirty south, nice catchy vocals.



Arty, Matisse & Sadko - Trio (Original Extended Mix) [HD]
New unreleased track from Arty along with fellow the russian up-and-comers Matisse & Sadko.  This one is going to be big.



Tracklisting:
01. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso feat. Michael Feiner – Together (The Attic Intro Edit)
02. Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version) w/ Axwell feat. Steve Edwards – Watch The Sunrise (Acappella)
03. Nari & Milani – Atom
04. David Guetta & Afrojack – Lunar
05. Deniz Koyu – Hydra w/ Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
06. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (Instrumental Mix)
07. Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind
08. Deniz Koyu – Tung! w/ Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
09. Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Alex Metric Remix) w/ Afrojack – Replica
10. Axwell – Heart Is King w/ R.E.M – Losing My Religion (Acappella) w/ Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty ‘Rock-N-Rolla’ Remix)
11. James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) (Axwell Edit)
12. Deniz Koyu – Hertz w/ Cassius – I Love U So
13. Michael Woods – Bullet w/ Nero – Promises (Calvin Harris Remix)
14. Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix) w/ R3hab & Swanky Tunes feat. Max C – Sending My Love
15. Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio
16. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone w/ SHM vs. Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza (Live Vocals)
17. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (Vocal Mix)
18. Tommy Trash – The End w/ Florence and The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix) w/ Swedish House Mafia – One
19. Axwell feat. Errol Reid – Nothing But Love (Remode Mix) w/ Arty – Around The World w/ Steve Angello – Yeah
20. John Dahlback feat. Erik Hassle – One Last Ride (Tommy Trash Remix)
21. Diddy, Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) w/ Daft Punk – Aerodynamic w/ Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar
22. Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji & Starkillers – Pressure (Alesso Remix) w/ Coldplay – Fix You
23. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
24. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save The World  (Live Vocals)
25. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix) w/ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
26. SHM & Laidback Luke feat. Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind w/ DEVolution feat. Amy Pearson – Good Love (Alesso Remix) w/ Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
27. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke vs. Robin S – Show Me Love w/ Axwell feat. Max C – I Found U w/ Steve Angello – Knas

Enjoy.

-Thieves



Friday, December 9, 2011

To The Stars


"Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in."
-American Beauty

The kings of uplifting dance music blend pseudo-african vocals with progressive trance to create one of their best productions to date.

I'm a little late on this one, but it took a while to grow on me.  Some of the best vocal chopping I've ever heard.

Trance through and through from two of the game's biggest names.

Happy weekend.

-Thieves

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thirsty Thursday


In case you're planning on celebrating the national holiday of thirsty thursday tonight, here are a few tunes to get the party started.

Up and coming electro house outfit Cazzette are taking the EDM scene by storm.  This is their newest production, a dirty remix/bootleg of Avicii's now-legendary Levels.

Trance-god Gareth Emery recently dropped this bomb and it's been tearing up trance charts ever since.  It features a darker, heavier sound than anything else I've heard from Gareth, but still incorporates his signature melodic craftmanship.

Basto is back again with another melodic house monster.

-Thieves

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ruckus The Jam



Just in case that new Dada Life song left you hungry for more epic. Zeds Dead comes through with a huge track. The second drop in this tune is as dirty as it gets.

Ruckus The Jam - Zeds Dead

Monday, December 5, 2011

Time To



Rage On.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Skrillex Does Levels



Yuuuup.

Bonus:

Massive VIP from Zeds Dead
Blue Foundation - Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead VIP)

-Thieves

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Weekend Warm-up



It's almost the weekend, which means its almost time to party.  Here are a couple mixes for the pre-game the game-game or the post-game.  Download away.


Thieves' Weekend Progessive Mix
Eagles (Original Mix) - Sander Van Doorn and Adrian Lux
Take You Higher (Original Mix) - Goodwill and Hook N Sling
Again and Again (Original Mix) - Basto
Heart Is King vs. Losing My Religion vs. Punk (Arty Remix) - Axwell vs. R.E.M. vs. Ferry Corsten
Rebound vs. One Time - Arty and Mat Zo vs. Justin Bieber
Phoenix From The Flames (Omnia and The Blizzard Remix) - Boom Jinx ft. Justine Suissa




Thieves' Weekend Warm-up Round 1
Marry The Night (Zedd Remix) - Lady Gaga
Who Is Ready To Jump? (Original Mix) - Chuckie
Deal With It (Original Mix) - Kill The Noise
Bassive (Orginal Mix) - Felguk
Titanium (Cazzette's Ant Seeking Hamster Mix) - David Guetta ft. Sia
Titanium (Alesso Remix) - David Guetta ft. Sia
Shave It (Original Mix) - Zedd
Shave it (501 Remix) - Zedd


-Thieves





Dat Dirty Dirty


Just found this mini-documentary following Porter Robinson on the last 4 gigs of the recent College Invasion Tour with Tiesto.  If you're as much of an edm nerd as I am you're sure to enjoy it.

Porter Robinson - Unison (Mikkas Remix)
Featured in the documentary above.  Mikkas takes unison and dirties it up a bit.

Mikkas - Syndrome
Similar electro-house sound to Porter, with an epic half time drop towards the end.

Axwell vs. R.E.M. vs Ferry Corsten - Heart Is King vs. Losing My Religion vs. Punk (Arty Remix)
Slap turned me on to a mashup of just the first two songs in this beast, but I felt the drop really lacked umph.  Enter Arty.  Problem solved.

Morgan Page, Sultan & Ned Shepard and BT - In The Air (Mord Fustang Remix)
Classic Mord Fustang sound, wobbles with lots of slick harmonies riding over them.

-Thieves


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trance O'Clock


Because epic nature photos and trance just go well together.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In Case You Missed Me



Here are the jamz.  I've been busy ghost ridin' with RB n shit but Thieves is back and here to stay.


Remember Babylon?  The dirty house track that made you feel like an anaconda was about to hit the dance floor?  This is the sequal.  Congorock's back, hide the kids.

OWSLA just put out another release, a full length from Kill The Noise called "Kill Kill Kill." This is the standout track, though admittedly I'm a sucker for electro house.  If you're a fan dubstep-ier offerings, check out the whole thing on Beatport, particular Kill The Noise Part 1.

This is simply one of the most genre busting tunes I've ever heard come out of the EDM scene.  BT and Adam K fuse electro house and trance into an epic combo.

I am.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stuck In My Head


This song is everything you want from a progressive house remix.
Dangerous (Deniz Kuyo & Johan Wedel Remix) - James Blunt
Enjoy.


Felguk



Hailing from Brazil this, duo goes hard. Earlier we featured a track they did with Example here. If their newest tracks are any indication, this group is going to continue to smash dance floors around the globe for a long time to come.

Love the big chords and synth melodies between the dirty drops on this one.

Some "Satisfaction" influence on this one. Also is he saying "I'll house you"?

I typically find Lazy Rich to be a little choppy for my taste but somehow this one hits the spot.


Bonus: Some oldies that have stood the test of time.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

For Those Who Left Too Soon



First of all I want to apologize for the lack of posts lately, I've been really busy and a little depressed.  In that spirit I've decided to throw up some songs that veer on the darker side, along with this Andrew Bayer music video.  Andrew Bayer orginially wrote "From The Earth" as an ode to his brother who passed away.  His emotion is palpable throughout, which I find pretty incredible given that electronic music as a medium does not generally lend itself to expressing sadness.  I believe the music video truly does justice to the heart that was so clearly poured into the song.  In addition to this video I've posted the Breakfast remix below, which has been a staple in Above & Beyond's sets for over a year.  One of the most beautiful trance songs I've ever heard, give it a listen.

I've also posted the Bart Claessen remix of Teardrop by Massive Attack, which adds sweeping chords and airiness to a dark edm classic.  It is absolute fire.  Enjoy, keep calm and carry on.

Andrew Bayer - From The Earth (Breakfast Remix)

Massive Attack - Teardrop (Bart Claessen and Tom Fall Bootleg)



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Like This, Like That


Some of the best house tunes I've heard in the past month just found there way to my ears.  I'm incredibly fucking excited to share these songs, they really represent the pinnacle of progressive house at the moment.  Get some headphones or good speaks and turn these mothers up.

Like this, like that. Yeah.

Literally sounds exactly like Avicii's bromance, but that doesn't mean it isn't sweet as hell.  There's something to be said for being able to copy Avicii well.

Speaking of Avicii, check this little bootleg out.  Avicii dropped this as his opener when he played the original club 54 a few nights ago.

Been waiting for this one to finally get its release.  Some of Eric's finest work.  Make sure you listen all the way to the breakdown in the middle.




Monday, October 24, 2011

To Get You Through The Week


Fuck Mondays. Here are some tunes to get you through week and back on the dance floor come Friday.


Or Thursday.



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Dont Give A Fuck


Dillon Francis just dropped this bomb of a moombahton track yesterday on Mad Decent.  Dillon Francis  combines a happy go lucky melody with some Skrillex-esque bass lines to create a real juicy number.  As far as moombahton artists go, Dillon Francis is really at the the top of the game right now, with a slew of goodies under the belt.  I tried to catch him live in SF over the summer but the show sold out at the door before we could get there.  Turned out to be a pretty chill night but that's a different story.  Expect to see a lot more out of this man in the future.


Rave Bear I-Do-Give-A-Fuck-So-Drink-Beer Bonus:


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ravey Paradise


I seem to be making a habit out of posting Coldplay remixes, but this one is so god damn spicy I couldn't pass it up.  I saw a video of Fedde Le Grand dropping this song live a couple weeks ago and have been hotly anticipating its release ever since.  Once again with the Coldplay remixes I really don't like the original that much, but Fedde just turned this shit up to 11.  With a dose of Alesso and Avicii-esque chord jabs and a deep bass groove that kicks hundreds of asses at once, expect this song to be making a serious round of clubs and festivals in the coming months.  Keep an eye on Fedde Le Grand too, he's moving up in the world.


The M Machine


The M Machine, formerly known as Metropolis, are an electro-house outfit coming out of San Francisco who recently signed to Skrillex's OWSLA label.  Up to this point they've been relatively quiet, releasing a single over the summer and a couple remixes before that.  They have a very distinct dark, chunky and groovy sound that I have yet to hear from anyone else in the game.  Today they dropped their debut EP titled "Promise Me A Rose Garden / Glow" after the two songs on the release.  The former is a dark electro house track featuring eerie vocals, strings, horns, and a monster bass line.  The latter is a slower indie dance jam which displays a surprising amount of song writing prowess.

The giant "M" pictured above in fact represents the lighting setup that these guys perform in front of during live shows.  I was lucky enough to see them open for Porter Robinson back in August, and let me tell you this thing is sick.  I fully recommend going out to see this act if you have the chance.  I have my fingers for an OWSLA tour with Zedd, Porter Robinson, The M Machine and Skrillex.  Probably a pipe dream.









Thursday, October 13, 2011

Madeon



I think it's pretty safe to assume that Madeon is going to be utterly enormous.  He is one funky dude, crafting a tasty blend of electro house and disco sounds.  At a tender 17 years of age (yes I fucking hate him for being so young too, oh well), he's already released remixes for Deadmau5, Pendulum, and The Killers.  He was launched into the spotlight when he won Pendulum's remix contest for The Island, and recently received wide spread interest for his live "Pop Culture" mashup which has racked up over 5 million views on youtube.  He'll be dropping his debut EP of original material sometime in the near future, so keep an ear out.  The preview in this video makes it sound like its going to be killer.

Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)

Pendulum - The Island (Madeon Remix)

Wolfgang Gartner - Anthology (Madeon Mashup)

Yelle - Que Te Veux (Madeon Remix)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Special Features


I don't know much about this kid except that his name is Eden Anderson, that he is from London, and that he makes sweet sweet house music. His musical sensibility is undeniable and at just over 1000 Facebook fans it is safe to say that he has yet to blow up. He has taken three well known tracks and simply made them better. Get on the hype.




Some dat Bass Music



Sometimes we all need to get down in the pit of bass and kick up some dirt.  It's a funny thing in EDM culture right now that the same people who like to be lifted up by trance gods also like to womp out to gnarly noises.  Here are a few wompy monsters that've been getting me grinding lately.  Enjoy.

Gramatik vs. Gossip - Dimestore Diamond (Remix) *Rave Bear Stamp Of Awesomeness*


It's been a while since Flux Pavillion released Bass Cannon.  This song does not dissappoint.




Monday, October 10, 2011

Eric Prydz


This man needs very little introduction.  Eric Prydz, aka Cirez D aka Pryda is a venerable legend of the electronic music world.  With anthems like Call on Me and Pjanoo in his repertoire, I think it's pretty unlikely that every electronic dance music listener worldwide hasn't at least heard the name.  Unfortunately he's deathly afraid of flying, so unless you want to book a flight to Europe, there's no chance of seeing him live.  It's particular disappointing considering the absolute masterpieces he's been dropping lately.  In the past few weeks he released 2night, which is currently riding high at #1 on beatport and was also in the #1 position on hypemachine.  Just a couple nights ago Pete Tong gave a preview of a remix Prydz did for Digitalism, another giant in the electro world, and its going to be big.  His brand of catchy and melodic progressive house is irresistable, and also manages to avoid being too corny (Call on Me excluded).  Enjoy.




Rave Bear Deeper Cuts:

This song was made to rock 50,000 people in a stadium.  Epic doesn't even come close to describing.  Make sure you listen to the whole thing.

Reach out and touch me.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

EDC 2012 - Back To The Desert

Words really can't do justice to the Electric Daisy Carnival.  You have to experience it to understand why 230,000 people were willing to drive into the middle of the desert in order to attend.  Insomniac has created something truly magical.  They've just released this video to announce that the festival will be returning to Las Vegas on June 8th, 9th and 10th of 2012, and tickets go on sale on November 1st.  See you there.

In case you live under a rock, here's the song from the video, as well as a nasty electro house remix from Cazzette.




Introducing . . .




Alesso is a producer hailing from Stockholm. All I can say is that this kid slays it. At the tender age of nineteen, he has already produced several huge tracks. His sound is a punchy, rhythmically driving brand of house that you can't help but move to. With Sebastion Ingrosso as his mentor it is no surprise that he is tearing up the scene. We can all expect big things in the future from this man.

Let's begin with his remix of Pressure. As I mentioned, being Sebastion Ingrosso's prodige, Alesso was destined for stardom. However, it was this remix that fast-tracked him to the big name he is today.


His newest remix. Good luck getting these vocals out of your head.


"Every day I'm Shuffling"


Let's see what he can do on his own.




Rave Bear Bonus Yo:





Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Crizzzzly gets Crunk



While every dubstep producer and his brother seem to be caught up in a dirty-bass dick measuring contest, there are still some people like Crizzly who think they should make swagger ass music instead of a bunch of crazy noises compressed to their breaking point.  Crizzly's been consistently dropping funky bombs on the dubstep world, and at the age of 19 has already played enormous festivals such as EDC.  His newest production, a remix of Snap Back Swag, is his most technical display yet and perhaps his best production to date.  Can't wait to see where this kid goes.  Enjoy the crunk-step.







Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shave it up!


As promised,  Zedd dropped a new goodie today on Skrillex's new OWSLA label.  Zedd seems to take a few cues from Dada Life on this one, incorporating some humor into his bassy brand of electro house.  Well done sir.  Props to Skrillex for OWSLA, both this and Porter Robinson's Spitfire EP have been spot on.





Mid Week Remedy


I've come into a smorgasboard of goodies lately which I feel obliged to share.  Tasty yum yums.  nom nom nom.

The little monster man takes his sound to a darker, deeper place, and I like it.  

A mashup of half the songs on Wolfgang's new album Weekend In America.  Works beautifully.

After leaving the third day of Electric Zoo, I found myself sitting in a subway station with my buddy singing this line over and over and over.  R3hab puts it in the biggerator.

Oh boy oh boy oh boy new Arty! Russia's biggest export!!!




Monday, October 3, 2011

Mainstream RemiXXX Mondays Part 2


Back again with some filthy reworkings of those top 40 tunes.  Unfortuntately I was sick this weekend and didn't get to go out and hear these or any songs at all get blasted in cramped and sweaty sardine-fests, but turning the speakers in my room up to max and listening to these songs convinced me they'd be worthy of being played at such occasions.  I've got remixes this week from heavy hitters such as Zedd, Afrojack, and R3hab.  Keep two eyes on Zedd as often as you can spare them.  The dude has really carved out his own sound at this point, which seems to consist of technical bass lines done real dirty and without many treble parts to muddle it up.  He'll be putting out a new single called "Shave It" on Skrillex's new OWSLA label tomorrow, and from what I hear it'll be nutzo.  Keep posted.

Gaga's new single gets the Zedd bassline treatment.  Props to DJ Sky for turning me onto this one.

David Guetta has been opening his sets with this bomb and it absolutely slays.

The lyrics to this song are a steaming pile of doggy doo doo.  That being said, Snoop Dogg's silky smooth aurations seem to match up great with 808s and dirty bass lines. 

Not sure if Dead Prez would be considered main stream but I'm digging this remix so I thought I'd put it up.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Above and Beyond - I'm Weak in the Knees


I can safely attribute my current infatuation with the electronic dance scene to Above & Beyond.  Back in 2010, I witnessed Tony, Paavo, and Jono control the hearts of 60,000 people on the main stage at Electric Daisy Carnival.  Not many acts of any kind can make a crowd feel as connected to each other and to the performers as Above & Beyond did that night.  Also, they completely blew Armin out of the water who had the unfortunate duty of playing afterwards.



They boys of A&B recently announced they will be releasing the 9th volume of their iconic Anjunabeats series in November.  Considering that I've listened to Volume 8 all the way through (that's two discs, mind you) at least 20 times, I'm giddy to say the least.  According to the announcement, the compilation will include "predominantly unreleased" material.  I'm hoping they include the new Mat Zo and Arty collaboration they dropped at Electric Zoo.  The last Mat Zo - Arty collab, Rebound, is still a staple of my trance sets and continues to wreck dance floors all over 6 months after its release.  Keep an eye on this one, it's gonna be big.

You can check out the full announcement here: Anjunabeats Volume 9 Announcement

In honor of the announcement, here are a few new uplifters from some Anjunabeats artists.  Enjoy responsibly.

Mark Eteson Feat. Audrey Gallagher - Breathe On My Own (Daniel Kandi Remix)
When I wake up in the morning, i roll over, open my laptop, and put on this song.  I'm a trance nerd what about it.

Mat Zo - Frequency Flyer
Mat Zo is one of Anjuna's prodigy kids.  He's a motherfucking wunderkind.  This is his new single which just got its release on the label.

Jaytech - New Vibe
I'll admit, I never really liked Jaytech much.  But the chord progression on this one is tasty nom nom nom.

If you like this kind of music, check out Above and Beyond's Trance Around The World podcast.  2 hours of trancey goodness each and every week of the year.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Meowingtons!!!


Pictured above is the most famous kitty cat in all EDM.  It's name is Meowingtons, and Joel Zimmerman AKA Deadmau5 is his proud owner.  Joel is just getting underway with his new tour, appropriately named The Meowington's Hax Tour.  He's unleashing a whole new live set up featuring more cubes, a full LED wall, and not to mention new jamzzzz.  I had the pleasure of seeing Deadmau5 and his Meowington's Hax set up at Outsidelands Festival in San Francisco back in August, and let me tell you it is incredible.  He threw down a mashup of Harder Better Faster Stronger and his new epic, Professional Griefers, accompanied by some brutal industrial visuals, that smashed my brain into the dirt.  A couple weeks ago he dropped an EP on beatport with a few of the songs that he and his supporting acts (Excision, Zedd, and Tommy Lee and DJ Aero) will be playing on their tour.  I've included a few here.  Enjoy.



Deadmau5 throwing down Professional Griefers / Harder Better Faster Stronger.  Can't wait for him to release this one.


Rave Bear Bonus!!!

Wolfgang Gartner - The Way It Was
Listen to this and try and tell me Wolfgang isn't channeling Deadmau5.  It's straight up Mau5-steez.  Doesn't mean it doesn't slap.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Making a shitty song better


Coldplay's new song, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, is dismall.  Viva La Vida was a big guilty pleasure album for me, but after hearing a couple songs from the new album I can say that my excitement for its release has reached an ultimate low point.  Luckily, two of house music's heaviest hitters, SHM and Avicii, took it upon themselves to remix this pile of shit and turn it into something beautiful.  The SHM remix will be coming out on their upcoming live album, "One Night Stand," and who knows about Avicii's.  Considering that he still hasn't officially released Levels, I wouldn't be surprised if it never comes out at all.

Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (Avicii Tour Remix) - Coldplay

Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (Swedish House Mafia Remix) - Coldplay

Monday, September 26, 2011

X-Treme Mainstream RemiXXX Mondays


Each and every monday I'll bring you a refreshing dose of easily enjoyed remixes of top 40 tracks.  Luckily you'll know all the words to the tracks already, because you'll have heard them over the weekend and either been drunk enough to sing along, or sat in the back with your too-cool friends and talked about how shitty they were.  Either way, you're sure to enjoy these productions now that they've been put through the electro meat grinder.

Sexy and I Know It (Mord Fustang Remix) - LMFAO
Mord Fustang lays of the complextro for a minute and takes some inspiration from Deadmau5.  Deep bass and some syncopated synth accents lead nicely into mord's signature melodies.  this one is rockin.

Someone Like You (Jonathen Gering Remix) - Adele
I love the original.  Adele is probably the most deserving of popular artists on the radio right now.  The relative unknown Jonathen Gering takes this track and gives it a slightly progressive feel, combined with the electro side chained melodies I haven't heard since 2008.

Without You (R3hab Remix) - David Guetta ft. Usher
D Guetta's orginal is a huge guilty pleasure of mine at the moment, and I actually opened with it in a set I played this weekend.  Afrojack's protegĂ© and Wall records signing R3hab destroys it (in the best of ways) and turns up the dirty.

All Black Everything (Jay Fay Remix) - Soulja Boy
Soulja gets a moombahton rework

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Electro House Yum Yums



Electro House reminds me of the candy of the electronic music world.  It's easy to like, it comes in all shapes in sizes, it's got chewy tones.  And you can digest lots and lots of it and still want more.  Here's a few new ones I've been nomming on lately from the likes of Porter Robinson, Dada Life, and Knife Party. Keep an eye out for Knife Party in the coming months, as I'm sure they're destined for big things.  They recently had their first show at Space in Ibiza opening for the Mau5.  Their first show.  And now they're putting out a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia.  Talk about a meteoric rise.


David Guetta - Little Bad Girl (Dada Life Guerrilla Fart #13)
As Dada Life described it, they put this track through the meat grinder.  Nomnomnom.


Lady Gaga - Edge of Glory (Porter Robinson Remix)
This one is best listened to on enormous speakers.  And make sure you listen all the way to the second drop, it gets injected with pcp.


Knife Party - Internet Friends
This song is still unreleased, so this download is for some shitty rip/edit that someone made, but its defintitely a good preview.


Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party - Antidote
SHM does some wobble.



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Steve Angelloooo


As far as I can tell, this guy is a huge dick.  First off, he just looks like an asshole.  Secondly, he's always stroking his own ego during Swedish House Mafia shows yelling for people to cheer for the Swedish House Mafia.  Thirdly, if you've ever seen the short documentary Take One that was featured on the Until One Compilation, he's always being an entitled bitch to everyone he talks to.

That being sad, he makes some rad music.  He helped to produce arguably the biggest house track of the current electronic boom (SHM's One).  He slays it live, both by himself and as a part of Swedish House Mafia.  He's got a smorgasbord of Beatport chart toppers under his belt including the anthem KNAS that tore shit up last spring.  And to top it off, he's head honcho at Size Records, which has been putting out killer house tracks from the likes of AN21, Max Vangeli, and Tim Mason, and himself.

He recently dropped his edit of Kendo for free on his facebook, but you can just download it here instead and you won't have to give that asshole Steve all your e-mail information.

Nari and Milani - Kendo (Steve Angello's Size Matters Edit)

Rave Bear Classic Pick Yo:

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Steve Angello Edit)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Weekend In America


Wolfgang Gartner, the reigning champ in Electro House music, released his debut album today.  I'm giddy.  After productions like Undertaker and Illmerica, it's pretty clear that whatever Wolfgang touches will be golden.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the album includes a lot of tracks I have yet to hear.   Here are a few early winners, and one of Wolfgang's tracks from the vault that refuses to stop smashing your brain against the interior of your skull.

Wolfgang Gartner - Shrunken Heads

Wolfgang Gartner - The Champ

Rave Bear Classic Pick Yo:

Wolfgang Gartner - Clap