With my last finals week looming, I have been in need of some high-energy bangers to keep my mind right. Good news: Qulinez has the answer. Looking back on the release of their initial anthem, “Troll”, it’s evident that this awesome duo was widely unknown in the electronic music world. But after getting live set recognition form the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Hardwell, Tiesto and so many more, EHusky is confident in saying that they’ve officially blown up. Furthermore, they are coming off the recent release of their remix of The Joy Formidable’s “A Heavy Abacus”, which is an EHusky favorite, and arguably the most prolific April release, competing heavily with “Atom” in my opinion. The next two jams are extremely pleasing to my ears, as I’m sure they will be for yours as well.
Silent Shadows (Qulinez Remix) – Don Diablo - Classic Qulinez; whiny, high-pitched electro synths contrasted by a hard drop that incorporates a grinding bassline reminiscent of the work of artists like R3hab and Hardwell. Simply put, this track will get you high on music.
You Should Know (Qulinez Remix) – Jack Beats ft. Donae’O - Following more or less the same pattern as the previous track, Qulinez adds a solid dose of wobble and a well-highlighted vocal track that gets sufficiently amplified by a chilled-out synth line.
Essential mixes on Pete Tong’s Friday night BBC Radio 1 show have truly become the ultimate showcase for successful DJs. None of them fall anything short of phenomenal, and you really can’t go wrong with two solid hours of listening. Nicky describes his sound as “energetic”, and goes on to say that he is honored to be spinning his own essential mix, as so many of his colleagues have done so already. You’re in for tons of unreleased material and an all-around wild ride courtesy of one 2012′s most prolific producers. So clear your schedule and get ready to enjoy the sounds of Holland’s night clubs…
Nicky Romero’s Essential Mix – BBC Radio 1 on 4/28/12
01. Avicii vs. Nicky Romero – Nicktim w/ Justice vs. Simian – D.A.N.C.E (Acappella) [Ed Banger]
02. Cosmo Klein – By Tonight (Nilson & The 8th Note Remix) [Toca]
03. Lenny Kravitz – Superlove (Avicii’s ‘Space’ Remix) [White]
04. Jack Back feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia – Wild One Two [Big Beat]
05. Fedde Le Grand, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel – Turn It [Flamingo]
06. Henrik B & Rudy – Leave A Light On (NO_ID Remix) [Axtone]
07. Nicky Romero – Camorra [Fly Eye]
08. Sander van Doorn feat. Mayaeni – Nothing Inside [Doorn]
09. Miike Snow – Devil’s Work (Dirty South Remix) [Phazing]
10. Faithless – Insomnia (Fedde Le Grand Bootleg) [White]
11. Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Tommy Trash Remix) [Spinnin] w/ Nero – Crush On You (Acappella) [MTA] w/ Nicky Romero – Toulouse [Spinnin]
12. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Alesso Remix vs. Nicky Romero Remix) [F*** Me I'm Famous]
13. Nicky Romero – Se7en [Cr2]
14. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound [EMI] w/ Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me [Ministry of Sound]
15. Madonna feat. M.I.A & Nicki Minaj – Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Nicky Romero Remix) [Interscope]
16. Hardwell – Spaceman [Revealed]
17. Tonite Only – Haters Gonna Hate (Nicky Romero Remix) [Downright]
18. Tommy Trash – Cascade [PinkStar]
19. David Guetta & Nicky Romero – Metropolis [Jack Back]
20. Eva Simons – I Don’t Like You (Nicky Romero Remix) [Interscope]
21. Dyro & Ansol – Top Of The World [Wall]
22. Nicky Romero – Generation 303 [Musical Freedom]
23. Skrillex feat. The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat (Zedd Remix) [Big Beat]
24. Diddy, Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) [Interscope] w/ Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic [Musical Freedom]
25. David Guetta & Nicky Romero – ID [White]
26. Nicky Romero & ZROQ – WTF [Protocol]
27. Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero feat. MC Gee – Slacking [White]
This jam has a bit of something for everyone; Melodic piano, some tech house influences, a bit of an island vibe, and some hard-hitting bass. Some elements of this track remind me of some old-school Klaas jams like “How Does It Feel”. Stereo Palma has been creeping into more and more blogs, and you can expect that the name will only get bigger. In the meantime, listen to this jam, share it, and enjoy your friday.
Well… I’m graduating in a little over a week, and that means it’s on to bigger and better things for myself as well as EHusky. Come on, don’t think I’ll forget about how music-thirsty (and other kinds of thirsty) you all get on thursdays. This week, I have a few tunes that are so massive they deserve their own posts. But, you’re getting them all in one place; right here, as part of thirsty thursday thumps. Now enjoy some of the last week and a half’s best releases: for all downloads, right click + save linked file
Troll (Sick Individuals Remix) – Qulinez - Oh man, this is one of the new remixes I’ve heard in awhile. It’s widely known that “Troll” is my jam, but this remix puts an entertaining wobbly electric feel into the heart of the track. There’s no question that this anthem is deserving of more attention.
I Can Only Imagine (R3hab Remix) – David Guetta ft. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne- R3hab employs his classic heavy bassline in this remix of a classic, but this time he adds a pinch of dubstep elements, and the end result is very close to a Knife Party song. This is a slightly new look for R3hab, but we’re lovin’ it!
Some Nights (Jakob Liedholm Arena Mix) – Fun. – You may remember this man’s remix of “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Well, he utilizes the same methodology in this one: Mellow original track infused with huge synths and uplifting vibe; very effective in this case.
Leave A Light On (NO_ID Remix) – Henrik B, Rudy- I’ve been loving minimalist drops recently, and this one is very interesting and different for a house track. The drop constitutes a funky guitar bassline that will surely have the crowd moving in new ways.
If I Lie Was Love (Baggi Begovic KNAL Mix)- Baggie Begovic ft. Josie Cotton- Upon the first few listens, I was not a huge fan of this track. But after giving it another chance, I’ve come to realize its appeal. It definitely follows the same general path as a Hard Rock Sofa jam. Can’t go wrong with that…
Throwback of the Week: I Just Wanna Live (Deniz Koyu Remix) – Dave Darrell – I just recently came across this in my iTunes library, and it occurred to me that I had no idea who Deniz Koyu was when I downloaded this, probably 2 years ago. Look how far we’ve all come…
Kaskade is definitely one of the most heavy utilizers of prime bootlegs and mashes in his live sets, providing the audience with a constant shower of familiar and unfamiliar music all wrapped up into one set. He is wildly entertaining, and he still retains his title as best American-born DJ. Show some love for Ryan Raddon, straight outta Chicago. America!
Kaskade Live @ Coachella 4/14/12
Full Track List:
01. Kaskade – Eyes (Intro Edit with Swanky Tunes Mix)
02. Kaskade (feat. Skylar Grey) – Room For Happiness (Gregori Klosman Mix)
03. Kaskade vs Nicky Romero – Angel On My Stronger (Kaskade Mash Up)
04. R3hab & Swanky Tunes – Sending My Love (Kaskade Mix Mash)
05. Kaskade vs. Franz Novotny – Be Still Big Bang (Kaskade Mash Up)
06. Kaskade vs. Tommy Trash – Empty Streets Cascade (Kaskade Mash Up)
07. Kaskade vs. Swedish House Mafia – Fire In Your Antidote (Kaskade Mash Up)
08. Kaskade vs. Dada Life – Dynasty Noise (Kaskade Mash Up)
09. Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
10. Kaskade vs Nicky Romero – Turn It Down Toulouse (Kaskade Mash Up)
11. Kaskade & Deadmau5 VS. Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko – Move For Me The Legend (Kaskade Mash Up)
12. Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Eyes Wide Open
13. Kaskade – Llove – Dada Life Remix
14. Kaskade vs. Hard Rock Sofa – 4AM Quasar
15. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It
16. Kaskade vs. Sandro Silva & Quintino – Call Out Epic (Kaskade Mash Up)
17. Kaskade (feat. Neon Trees) – Lessons In Love (Extended Mix)
18. Kaskade vs. Deniz Koyu – It’s You, It’s Hertz (Kaskade Mash Up)
19. Kaskade vs. Qulinez – Stars Align Troll (Kaskade Mash Up)
20. Kaskade & Adam K – Raining
21. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Strobelite Edit)
When I first saw Bong, I was a little taken aback by the audacity of such a name (despite my keen interest in his namesake). I cannot hate on Bong in anyway because this remix of Datsik’s now classic track, Gecko, requires that you respect the Bong. The drop and sounds are filthy and I’m not sure if this is the finished version. Regardless, you’ve got to listen to this track if you’re into the heavy, grimy, going to give you whiplash if seen live kind of stuff. Show this Romanian some love. Turn it up and get down.
My new found love for moombahton has introduced me to a plethora of new and emerging artists. I’ve done a little background research on this fellow D!RTY AUD!O and turns out he’s quite talented. This electro house banger has a lot of energy and I can only imagine its potential on the dance floor. D!RTY AUD!O is a producer and DJ representing Grindin’ Records (which he also owns). His beats are awesome and I’m looking forward to seeing more from this dude and his collaborators (I’m talking to you Nicolas Strands). Go to his SoundCloud for a free download. Support, support, support! Turn it up and get down.
Break (Original Mix) – D!RTY AUD!O & Nicolas Strands
“You blocked me on Facebook, and now you’re going to die” is a phrase that was made popular by Knife Party’s track “Internet Friends”. Hardwell has taken it upon himself to switch things up a bit, revamping the vocals to say: You don’t like Hardwell on Facebook, and now you’re going to die. How catchy. This is quite an interesting ploy. Could you imagine hearing this in a set? It’s essentially advertising, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. But hey, Facebook likes are everything these days. Beyond that silly edit, the track itself retains its original melody and really doesn’t see any major changes. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like Hardwell could’ve done better for 200k. This is the first review containing any semblance of negative opinion that I can remember on EHusky… It doesn’t feel good, but I had to.
Hardwell’s 200k Facebook Gift: Internet Friends (Hardwell Edit) – Knife Party | Get it here
The talented young proteges of Steve Angello named Qulinez previously gave Size Matters a good name with their song “Troll”. Their remix if The Joy Formidable’s “A Heavy Abacus” is one track that might supersede their previous monster. Where “Troll” was very similar to a Swanky Tunes or Matisse & Sadko jam with hard-hitting bass, this new track is far more uplifting, and much more focused on the high-pitched, euphoric synths that has grown to be associated with the Qulinez brand. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT miss this one…
Gianni Romano, Carlo Grieco and Peppe Folliero are Italian natives, hailing from Naples. Together, they came together to form Daddy’s Groove in 2006, and now the world is a better place. Their infectious, deep-house, club-mix style is able to breathe new life into a rather played-out David Guetta collaboration track. Taking a run of the mill pop jam like “I Can Only Imagine” and turning it into an anthem even the biggest house junkies will bow down for is no small feat, but Daddy’s Groove has come through in a most triumphant manner, with help from Mr. Guetta of course. I guess it’s safe to say there are better things in Naples than the pizza from O’Scugnizzo, and even though you may not get the reference, just rest assured that this track is most certainly not wack.
I Can Only Imagine (David Guetta & Daddy’s Groove Remix) – David Guetta ft. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne
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