Posts tagged: house

The Presets – Promises

By , September 13, 2012 10:00 am

The Presets are relatively huge in Australia; on these shores, not so much. That’s a shame, because their Cut Copy-esque electro-pop delves far deeper into the electronic side of things than many of their peers (think Underworld). It’s led to massive acclaim in Australia, which third album Pacifica hopes to translate to America with a stunningly well-produced collection of ten tunes. Check it out if you like house, dance, post-punk, etc. etc. The beats are huge.

The Presets – “Promises”

Felix Cartal – Tonight feat. Maja Ivarsson (Autoerotique Remix)

By , August 17, 2012 10:00 am

New electro single gunning for the clubs from Vancouver producer Felix Cartal, this one stands out for me in particular thanks to the vocal stylings of Maja Ivarsson of Swedish indie band the Sounds, who themselves had been going in a more dance-oriented direction on their last album, 2011′s Something To Die For. Fellow Canadians Autoerotique do a nice job maximizing the harder electro sounds of the original, producing a track that pays off more in its buildups while at the same time highlighting Ivarsson’s unique style in the verses. She does well in a house environment.

Felix Cartal – “Tonight feat. Maja Ivarsson (Autoerotique Remix)”

Simian Mobile Disco – Interference

By , June 5, 2012 10:00 am

Another track off Simian Mobile Disco’s superb new album Unpatterns (the first of which is available here). This one has a more sinister, dance-oriented vibe to it that I dig a ton. Those wobbly synths sound even better on headphones…

Simian Mobile Disco – “Interference”

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Release date May 29, 2012.

Simian Mobile Disco – Your Love Ain’t Fair

By , May 16, 2012 10:00 am

After last year’s delightfully weird, out-of-left-field batch of oddball tech-house, Delicacies, I had no idea what to expect from Simian Mobile Disco. They’ve made it a habit never to stay in one place for too long, and Unpatterns, their third proper album (Delicacies was technically a compilation of singles), continues that trend, although it remains rooted in the tech house scene they’ve been exploring for the past couple of years. Where Delicacies was undeniably strange and, at times, a bit creepy, Unpatterns is more straightforward and, dare I say, danceable. “Your Love Ain’t Far,” one of my current favorites, pulses and grooves imperceptibly forward on the strength of that drop-step drum and that soulful vocal motif. Unpatterns drops May 29.

Simian Mobile Disco – “Your Love Ain’t Fair”

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Mord Fustang – Windwaker

By , March 22, 2012 10:00 am

Plasmapool flagship artist Mord Fustang recently released yet another killer EP of new material entitled Welcome to the Future, and if there’s a DJ out there looking to claim the crown of fastest up-and-coming star, they’re going to have a hard time wresting it away from the Estonian Ecstasy. Each of his singles has gotten progressively more airplay while building on and refining his sound. That sound is a nice mixture of wobbly low-end bass and a whirling-dervish of space-age synths, with an overarching emphasis on melody and that essential groove that makes this fit in just as well in the club as it does on headphones. This guy’s gonna be headlining bigger and bigger electronic music events soon – with Welcome to the Future and, in particular, “Windwaker” (which is a fine example of everything Fustang does well), 2012 is already shaping up to be his year.

Mord Fustang – “Wind Waker”

Miike Snow – Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)

By , March 2, 2012 10:00 am

Anticipation continues to build for Miike Snow’s sophomore album, which is scheduled for a March 26 release. The group has so far released two songs from the upcoming record (the first of which you can hear here), and the remixes are already starting to flow in. None hit so hard as electro producer Wolfgang Gartner’s reworking of “Paddling Out,” which transforms the original into a banging electro number with a heavy club-oriented feel. Just saw Gartner a few weeks back at Surrender Nightclub in Las Vegas; very much looking forward to seeing Miike Snow at Coachella 2012 - everything other time I’ve seen them live has been an absolute blast.

Miike Snow – “Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)”

Dirty Disco Youth & Fukkk Offf – Nuclear War

By , January 13, 2012 10:00 am

New collaboration between Dim Mak artist Dirty Disco Youth and fellow Euro Fukkk Offf. Tight, mechanical electro with a fat bassline and a martial drumbeat that I love.

Dirty Disco Youth & Fukkk Offf – “Nuclear War”

Zeds Dead – Ruckus The Jam

By , December 9, 2011 10:00 am

New electro house feast from Canadian stars Zeds Dead. No one works harder than these guys, I feel like they release a new track every month. And they never suck.

Zeds Dead – “Ruckus The Jam”

Zedd – Shave It (Kaskade Remix)

By , November 11, 2011 10:00 am

It’s not often that house superstar Kaskade brings the filth to a party – the Mormon producer/DJ has always been more of an uplifting, house anthem kind of guy. But this remix of Zedd’s new track “Shave It” absolutely goes. Those synths are nothing to sneer at, and the remix as a whole boosts the song considerably. Give it a spin.

Zedd – “Shave It (Kaskade Remix)”

Tiësto – Maximal Crazy

By , September 9, 2011 10:00 am

And the reward for most Euro-sounding song title goes to….but seriously, this track slays. Be it trance or house or, as “Maximal Crazy” proves, synth-tearing electro, Dutch legend Tiësto still knows how to make an anthem. I still stand by his 2010 Coachella show as one of the greatest I’ve ever seen, and if he keeps producing tracks like this, I can’t wait to see him again.

Tiësto – “Maximal Crazy”

deadmau5 – Professional Griefers

By , August 17, 2011 10:00 am

Las Vegas last weekend and law school orientation this week has the Klap going slow, so sorry about that. Paying my respects to the mau5 today: new track that goes quite hard in relation to the rather lackluster (in my opinion) 4×4=12. Nuff said.

deadmau5 – “Professional Griefers”

Spencer & Hill – Dance

By , August 11, 2011 10:00 am

New Spencer & Hill track, which means a tasty new electro/house jam from one of the masters. This one has a particularly fat bass drop to it that helps it stand out from the rest of your blog house. Grab it and make sure to see them live if they ever come around near you – their set at HARD Haunted Mansion  Atlantis last year was epic. Speaking of, Haunted Mansion 2011 just released their lineup, check it out:

Spencer & Hill – “Dance”

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