Rising tropical house producer Klingande just dropped a brand new remix of Wyclef Jean and Avicii’s uplifting track “Divine Sorrow” that will get you itching for summer. The French artist has been swiftly coming up since his smash hit “Jubel,” and show no signs of slowing down. This record laces the original lyrics and chord progression with Klingande’s signature synths and catchy melodies, making for another strong addition to the globally expanding tropical house sound. Enjoy and grab the remix via HEADS Music/PRMD on February 3rd.
Our boy Mikey P continues to make serious moves in the Melbourne Bounce game. Recently, he’s been getting his tracks played by names like Will Sparks, TJR, and MAKJ. Clearly, a ton of producers, especially Melbourne Bounce producers, are recognizing his talents.
For his most recent release, Mikey P tackles an Avicii classic, “Silhouettes.” The track, for many, is known for its chill piano melody. A light, progressive track that’s characteristic of Avicii’s older sounds. Now, with the remix, Mikey P breathes some new life into the mix with some bounce and more aggressive dance sounds.
Another track that exudes those tropical vibes. For this one, Samuel remixes “Dreaming of Me” by Avicii, and man does he do a great job brightening up the song. In the original the main melody is a guitar, but for this rendition it’s a clean xylophone synth. Feeling a little tired or down from the plague of finals? Take a listen to this track for a nice pick me up. Need a little more of these vibes to carry you through end of the semester? Check out the rest of his remixes on Soundcloud.
For those who know me, I’m a huge fan of Avicii’s most recent projects. Don’t get me wrong, his older material is amazing too, so lets not discount that; but since the “Levels” craze, I felt as though Avicii’s sound became a little too repetitive. Not only with how his instruments sounded but with the style. Definitely got a little old, whether or not it was because of Avicii’s choices as a producer.
Since “True,” his debut album, my respect for the artist has definitely come back. Avicii is an artist who’s looking to push the envelope of dance music with alternative sounds. With “The Nights,” he does exactly that: Avicii brings back some of his old-school flare, while maintaining a style that is different from your typical dance music track.
Now before you get mad that I’m covering an event all the way across the Pacific, chill. It’s all relative and who knows, maybe you’re planning to go abroad or just saying fuck it and end up over there next summer. Basically, if you are ‘down under’. Go to one of these shows. And that’s the part that’s unique; this festival tours nationwide!
Future Music Festival landed tons of great names for the first round of their line-up release. Not only are there some great headliners, but I think the gems are in the smaller print. Artists like Gorgon City, Klingande, and Robin Schulz should be a treat to see. Obviously Australia is going to swarm to these shows to see Drake for the first time but for just a piece of their line-up, this is pretty impressive.
A lot of news recently but I thought it would be best treated to put them all together. Out of all these previews and snippets we’ve got, the biggest news is what Mr. Harris released earlier on Facebook today. Looks like his Motion album that’s coming out Nov. 4th will have some major features like Ellie Goulding, Big Sean, Gwen Stefani, Firebeatz, Tinashe, and more. Check out the post here.
We also got previews from new tracks with Avicii, Hardwell, & David Guetta. Preview them all down below! Cool picture of the EDM squad above.
Avicii has become a prominent figure in electronic music news this summer for everything but his music. The Swedish DJ and producer has been in the middle of controversy due to the high number of hospitalizations at his shows. This, along side his drastic change in style, has drifted many fans away from his music. He also cancelled all his upcoming shows due to illness but whether you like him or not, you cannot disagree with the fact that he has always been an interesting, but most importantly, different producer.
Release Date: October 17, 2010