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


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.