Panda Bear aka Noah Benjamin Lennox the founder of Animal Collective talks about his experience with collaborating with Daft Punk on their newest album Random Access Memories which will be released on May 21st. The 34 year old experimental musician has changed the musical landscape with Animal Collective and he continues to push the boundaries with his collaboration with Daft Punk on their new album. They first became acquainted when Panda Bear reached out to the robots a couple years earlier inquiring if they could do a remix of one of their songs to which they curtly replied, “We don’t do that stuff anymore.” A little while after that Panda Bear reached out to them again after doing some solo work to see if they could remix one of his own songs to which they once again said, “We don’t do that stuff anymore… But maybe we could work on something together.” Then a year and a half later Daft Punk reached out to Panda Bear inviting him to Paris to collaborate on something with them. We’ll keep you updated with more on the Panda Punk collaboration as the album release date nears, but until then check out this short documentary to get even more hyped for the impending album drop. Random Access Memories seems like it’s going to be more life changing with each and every collaborator video released.
Here we have a brand new track fresh off of the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film – the Great Gatsby. It is instantly clear that this track was crafted specifically for the movie, but that doesn’t take away from its overall quality. “Into The Past” encompasses those heavy basslines that we have become accustom to from Nero along with melodic string progressions that play beautifully off of the vocals. The soundtrack is set to release on the 7th of May, so all you have is this preview for now. Enjoy!
Nero – Into The Past [Preview] | Stream Only
Following the bigroom Dubvision remix of Discopolis’s ‘Falling (Committed To Sparkle Motion)’ on Axtone, the label boss and former mafia man Axwell takes his crack at the track. To much surprise the track is in a much different vein than the big room, stadium anthems that have come to define the producer’s recent work. This edit is a euphoric track but definitely not a club track, with a much slower tempo Axwell shows a side that is very different and honestly very refreshing. It is exciting to see how the three Swedish House Mafia members will begin to branch out after the break up of the group, and it will be interesting to see what else Axwell has in store for the future.
Well, Disclosure has done it again with their next single ‘You & Me’ featuring Eliza Doolittle. After gaining a lot of international attention for tracks like ‘Latch’ and ‘Whitenoise’ this UK based brotherly duo has just come off performances at Ultra and Coachella and have announced their upcoming album, titled ‘Settle’ will be released on April 28th. ‘You & Me’ is just another example of the talent that these two have, with their unique garage style and innate ability to choose perfect vocalists for their tracks.
Disclosure feat. Eliza Doolittle – You & Me | Stream Only
Fedde Le Grand is back at it, folks, and boy does it sound good. His most recent upload to soundcloud is an exclusive preview of his new track “Rockin N’ Rollin’.” The track is a dirty electro house beat, with bass riffs that make you want to go wild on a dancefloor. As the breakdown plays you have time to reflect on the eargasms you just heard, only for Fedde to drop another killer drop on you. The release is off Flamingo Records on April 22, so make sure to keep an eye out! Cheers!
Fedde Le Grand – Rockin’ N’ Rollin’ (Original Mix) | Beatport
The prodigious Julian Jordan is at it again with yet another massive electro house smasher coming out on May 18th. Though a month may seem like a long time away, this track is well worth it. Just take a look at the teaser video showcasing Jordan at his more recent live performances. His talents are growing with age and there seems to be no stopping his meteoric rise to fame if “Ramcar” and his other high-quality productions have anything to say about it. Take a peak at the video above and prepare to hear much more of Julian Jordan this summer.
Julian Jordan – Ramcar [Preview] | Stream Only
Fiasko Daniels – The EP (Promotional Video) | Stream Only
On April 23, Fiasko Daniels’ The EP will make quite the impact on both dance floors of electro house sets around the globe and hopefully the respected charts of Beatport. Releasing to none other than Techibeats Records, we’re really excited to see how all three tracks blossom into their full potential. Each grinding rhythm shows melodic production with a solid influx of heavy electro. Stay tuned for any updates on this artist, and come back next Tuesday for the full release!
After premiering the video at Coachella two days ago the duo aired the trailer of the upcoming single ‘Get Lucky’ with Pharrell and Nile Rogers on SNL. The four are adorned in shiny, sequined attire as Nile plays the guitar, Pharrell on the mic and the robotic duo on the bass and drums. Their upcoming album, Random Access Memories will be released on May 21st.
Sebjak and Marcuss Schossow have brought an interesting track to the table called “Liceu.” With an orchestra full of brass instruments and a deep trumpet riff as the breakdown, you really don’t know what to expect with the drop. The layered trumpet riff stays throughout the preview and is a nice touch for the upcoming drop, while the energy level stays at a standstill. All in all, the Swedish duo have created a nice sounding track, and we can’t wait to hear the full version out April 29th! Cheers!
Sebjak & Marcus Schossow – Liceu (Original Mix) | Stream Only
Following the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Gilles Peterson, Fabio & Grooverider and Francois K, Detroit techno legend Carl Craig has been employed to create the next installment in Ministry of Sound’s Masterpiece series. This huge 3 disc compilation will feature an eclectic mix of what Carl is playing now, music that inspired him and a whole batch of new music as well. June 3rd is the scheduled release date, but there are still no tracklist available at this time.