Yesterday, Pete Tong got to sit down and talk with the one and only Daft Punk, discussing their life over the last few years and of course about their upcoming album, Random Access Memories. The interview consists of Thomas speaking most of the time with Pete, going in depth on their album and how it came about. He goes into detail about their work with the various collaborators and gives a little more insight to the story behind Pharrel Williams not remembering recording “Get Lucky” in Paris. As you listen, Pete Tong mentions that he has heard the whole album and talks with Thomas about some of the other tracks that we’ve never heard before, hinting at some vibes to expect. We also get word on the current plans for a future tour and to expect some Daft Punk remixes – which I am very excited about. Enjoy!
Disclosure, the British electronic duo made up of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, exploded onto the scene in 2010 touring with such acts as SBTRKT and Hot Chip. Their unique house/electropop/UK Garage sound has been turning heads ever since their inception, most recently with their EP’s Control and The Face as well as their hottest single that almost topped the UK’s Top 40 charts, “Latch” featuring Sam Smith. According to Mixmag, Disclosure’s debut album Settle is set to release on June 3rd. Not much is known about the album except the official artwork that has been released for it (most likely the two Lawrence brothers as little Disclosure blokes), but it is speculated that the singles “Latch” and “White Noise” featuring AlunaGeorge will make an appearance on the album as well as the ID’s the two have been belting out in their live shows over the past few months. Their newest single off of the upcoming album, “You & Me” featuring Eliza Doolittle, is set to release on April 28th with the premiere of it this Friday on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show. More news on Settle shall ensue once we receive it, but until then allow the hype the two Lawrence brothers have been creating since 2010 take over you as well in anticipation of their first, full-length LP. It’s going to be one for the books, ladies and gentlemen.
Disclosure – Latch Feat. Sam Smith (Original Mix)| Beatport
Disclosure – White Noise Feat. AlunaGeorge (Original Mix)| Beatport
Alesso’s new track, “Clash”, was just released today on Beatport after being finished a long time ago, at least 8 months to be exact. I remember hearing this track for the first time in his Essential Mix back in March and it definitely rose my energy level with slight ease. Coming back from a couple collaboration tracks, this solo Alesso track is a bit more darker and harder than most of his recent releases. So give this one a listen and grab your copy on Beatport below!
Alesso – Clash (Original Mix) | Beatport
I’m completely baffled at the impeccable execution of this remix we have presented for you today. The up & coming trap superstar, Baauer, has taken the recent Nero release “Won’t You Be There” and turned it into his own special rendition. This rip from Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show is an immaculate example of the promising future that trap music has in store. Combining classic hip-hop 808′s and claps over the familiar vocals of Alana Watson and the cosmic sound that Nero never fails to provide, we have a true masterpiece at hand. Add this one to the fall festival playlist and for those who will be attending HARD Day of the Dead, make sure to catch Baauer’s highly anticipated trap-filled set!
Nero – Won’t You (Be There) (Baauer Remix) | Stream Only
Although the legendary Swedish House Mafia may be on an official hiatus at the moment, Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso still have a few tricks up their sleeves. The highly anticipated release of their upcoming single, “Don’t You Worry Child”, was featured as Pete Tong’s Essential new tune on his radio show this past Friday. The track features uplifting synth leads and unparalleled vocals from John Martin that combine to create what is sure to be one of the biggest songs of the year. Take a listen and enjoy!