A-Trak uploaded this track with its new name onto his soundcloud a little while ago. It was in response to the recent and tragic death of Dj Mehdi. Here’s what he had to say. Listen and download it on Soundcloud.
“I did this remix over the summer, and when I was close to finishing it I played it to my friend, the irreplaceable DJ Mehdi. We often played each other our productions for feedback. As it turns out he and Riton were visiting New York so they stopped by my apartment. I was working on the main version of the remix, the vocal version. I knew I would make a few alternate edits during the mixdown. The funny thing was, Mehdi’s favorite part was the ending! He and Riton suggested that I have that part come in earlier. My reaction was: that would work well for the dub version. And sure enough, when I finished mixing it down I made a dub with their suggestion. When I sent it to Mehdi shortly after, he responded (as a joke) that I should call it “Dub For Mehdi”. He included it in his “Tunisian Summer” mix. And then, as we all know, the unimaginable happened and we lost our dear friend. The least I can do now is name the edit after him. This one’s for you, Memed.
Hey guys I’ve returned to post some more good music. I do apologize for the lack of posts lately. I just moved into my new place and started school so I am very busy. In order to keep giving you guys the dank beats, I have decided that I will try to post music more often and write less on each post to make up for my busy schedule. Hope this works for everyone!
Here is a great track from my favorite Brazillian electro house duo’s known as Felguk! You might remember their song 2-nite which was featured in the Electric Daisy Carnival teaser video a few years back or you might remember their amazing set from EDC that year. Either way these two guys make some great music and their released are ones that I always look forward to. This track titled “Plastic Smile” is a collaboration between the Felguk duo and Example. As far as I know it is their first original Dubstep track to date. Check it out and grab it below! Let us know what you think.
Hey Everyone sorry its been so long since the last post. I have been busy moving to a new place and getting ready for school. But here is my Identity FEstival videos finally.
Identity Fest was pretty cool. There wasn’t a big turn out in Hollywood probably because of the last minute venue and age limit change. I got some videos of my favorite acts of the night. The guys from Booka Shade did a great live performance even though they played the first half of their set during the day. I then saw Doorly followed by The Crystal Method who also did a very great high energy live set. The dance floor wasn’t packed but it was definitely moving. I also saw Pete Tong and The Disco Biscuits who were okay, but didn’t seem to be pleasing the crowd too much. During Pete Tong it seemed like everyone went out to see Steve Aoki. So I decided to check it out too and it was pretty sweet. His new stage setup was awesome and the guy definitely knows how to work a crowd. Rivers Cuomo of Weezer came out to perform the new track that him and Steve Aoki did. Check out the video of it below. Finally at midnight Pretty Lights came out to finish the night and it was amazing. His stage looked awesome, the sound system was bumpin, and the crowd was loving it. He opened up with the massive track titled “I Know The Truth” which you can download and listen to below. Overall, Identity Festival turned out to be pretty fun.
Bassnectar – Color Storm
Bassnectar & Seth Drake – Above & Beyond
Bassnectar – Upside Down (Bassectar & Terravita Remix)
Top Cat & Rebel MC – Original Ses
Bassnectar & Datsik – YES
TC – Tap Ho (Bassnectar Remix)
Zion I – Juicy Juice (Acapella)
Nine Inch Nails – Closer (Instrumental)
Dick Dale & His Del-Tones – Misirlou [Pulp Fiction Theme] (Bassnectar Remix)
Bassnectar – Voodoo (Bassnectar & ill.Gates Remix)
Nirvana – In Bloom (Bassnectar Mashup)
MIA – Paper Planes (Instrumental)
Nas ft. Lauryn Hill – If I Ruled The World (Acapella)
ill.Gates & Captain Hook – Open your Eyes (Bassnectar Remix)
It’s finally here!! The highly anticipated EP from the now huge up and comer from North Carolina. I’ve been following this guy for a few years now, and I have even heard some his old hardstyle and trance stuff that he made back in the day as Ekowraith. His name is Porter Robinson and this 19-year-old already has some gained serious achievements while managing to finish high school and get into college. By the time he graduated high school, Porter Robinson had already topped Beatport Charts and Performed nationwide and internationally. He has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business including Deadmau5, Skrillex, Felguk, David Guetta, Diplo, Afrojack, and Dada Life just to name a few. PR is truly living the young producer’s dream as he continues to release huge originals and remixes for people like Gaga, and Avicii. He has recently been touring with Tiesto on his college invasion tour, and has just announced his North American tour dates, which you can scope out below. I have become a true fan of this kid, especially since he’s not much younger than I am. I first came to love his track with Lazy Rich and Sue Cho titled “Hello”. It is a massive electro house banger filled with heavy hitting basslines. However, these days a heavy bassline in an electro house song is nothing special. The thing I really came to love about PR’s music is his huge build ups and massive drops that keep the dancefloor moving, but the most distinct element I found in his music is his trancey breakdowns. I connected with these sounds instantly because I grew up listening to a lot of old school techno, trance, and hardstyle stuff. He probably got the influences from when he used to produce such types of music.
The Spitfire EP is released on Skrillex’s label called OWSLA. It includes more massive tracks from Mr. Robinson, and truly shows his growth and development as an EDM producer. I first heard the title track “Spitfire” back in February when Porter played an amazing set at Control at the Avalon in Hollywood. I heard it again a few weeks later at his show in Santa Cruz with Lucky Date. I believe it is one of the first Dubstep tracks he made/played out. It is a massive track that still incorporates the musical elements I have come to expect from Porter. Overall, I feel the EP doesn’t have enough of the Electro House tracks that I’m used to seeing, but he does incorporate some solid Dubstep and Moombah. His new Dubstep tracks and his Moombahcore track, “100% In The Bitch” hit hard, and have great build ups and breakdowns. The Spitfire EP is an awesome mix of genres and sounds! The originals are all great and the remixes by Knife Party, Downlink, Mikkas, Skism, and Kill The Noise each offer different sounds and feel but are equally awesome.
Check out all the tracks for free below and be sure buy the rest of the EP from beatport. Make sure you show Porter some love on his Facebook and on Beatport, he definitely deserves it!
Hey everyone sorry for the inconsistency with my post frequency lately. I normally try to post at least once a day, but I have been extremely busy. My summer vacation is coming to an end, and so that means I have to finish a bunch of work before school starts.
I still need to upload my videos from the IDentity festival in Hollywood. It was an awesome show! I will be sure to upload those videos, photos, and give you a little recap about it all in the coming days.
Dada Life has just released their September 2011 mix. I may have missed it or something, but I’m pretty sure they skipped out on August. Im pretty excited about this since this is currently my favorite mix series. Their previous monthly mixes have all been great and are always filled with a bunch of newer tracks! Check out their new mix and be sure to check out their Facebook, Twitter, Webpage, and Beatport to show them some love! Let us know what you think by commenting below or on our dank-beats facebook page.
– dan K
Wolfgang Gartner – Ménage a Trois
Andy Harding – Adagio Without Strings (Original Mix)
Chuckie feat. Gregor Salto – What Happens In Vegas (Club Mix)
Hardwell – The World
Jan Driver – Raveyard (Original Mix)
Dada Life – Happy Violence
Congorock – Sirius
Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa (Dada Life Remix)
R3hab & Swanky Tunes – Sending My Love
Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Alive
Audionite – Kling Klong
Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling
Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki – Cotton Eye Turbulence (Dada Life Guerilla Fart #12)
Dem Slackers- Global Grind (Original Mix)