DJ REVOLVR is a Las Vegas-based DJ and music producer that has been spinning since 2004. This California native has been able to take different unique tricks in DJing and producing, and combine them into his own innovative way to create highly memorizing music. He has been able to make a name for himself in both Sacramento and Las Vegas with his specific technique, and continues to impress audiences with his style.
On Monday, May 22nd, DJ REVOLVR released an interesting spin to an already great song. Taking the track “Spectrum,” by Florence + The Machine, he provides his unique sense of production and his innovative style to have listeners breaking their replay buttons on their iPods. The original song was already stunning prior to the DJ REVOLVR house remix. Its combination of electrified production and spine-tingling vocals from the highly talented Florence Welch made the original incredible.
Trying something new can create two different scenarios. It can end up as a failed attempt that can ultimately ruin someone’s reputation and reputability to the point that their name is tainted by that single instance. Or it can actually end up on the opposite end of the spectrum, making it so critically and commercial acclaimed that it could boost a person’s notability overnight. Although finding fame is already a mission that has been far accomplished by world famous DJ and producer Joel Zimmerman aka DeadMau5, his hunger for something new still seems unfulfilled as he heads into the studio with an interesting choice for a collaborator.
Safe enough to say, if you’re a Dubstep fan then you definitely like bass; BUT! Are you a bass head? Within the past 5 years there’s been a world-wide bass boom with the up-come of Dubstep inside our quickly growing EDM seed, and it’s only evolving more (thank the EDM Gods). Of course, with regards to our friends Knife Party, Nero, and Noisia who usually stay on the happier, upbeat/club type-step, few other DJs dare to go deeper. Hits like ‘Witchcraft’ by Pendelum, ‘Infinite’ by Bassnectar, and one of the newest, ‘Fallout’ by Emalkay & The Others are a few triggers to knowing you’re hooked onto the bass chain, especially when there’s not a second to breath between drops and you just want more. Now, this is no definition of which Dubstep is better or what style makes you a better fan, there are simply levels wherein some can handle and some cannot. Let’s talk a fan favorite; Bassnectar.
Worried about you’re iPod not being ready for the summer? Well, DJ Rascal has you covered with his new track, “Wa Wa Ne.” Rascal, a young Miami-based DJ that has collaborated with an impressive amount of spinners like the legendary Steve Aoki and Miike Snow. He has been on the Miami music scene for some time, playing at the city’s most talked about venues. This list includes LIV, Mynt, Arkadia, and Nikki Beach, among other renowned party spots in the city of beautiful beaches and sunny weather. Rascal has been working in the industry since the age of 15 and still continues to work hard to give the ultimate night-life experice.His new track, “Wa Wa Ne,” combines both tribal drum patterns and chanting with the strong sounds of EDM to create a rhythmic experience that will not only have people dancing, but also chanting “Wa Wa Ne” in some of the hottest clubs this summer. The song brings out some of the best that EDM has to offer. Its smooth drops, flawless transitions, and rhythmic set up will make party-goers want to head to Miami and hear Rascal spin this song in one of the city’s famous venues.
Nigerian-born beauty Nicole Moudaber is no stranger to house music. From her upbringing in the underground house scenes of New York City and London, to her experience playing to internationally acclaimed dance floors, the "Queen" can safely be called an expert in the field. Hot off the launch of her record label, Mood, Moudaber slammed fans with the release of her Believe album, a stunning audio journey that draws inspiration from Moudaber's life and musical growth. In celebration and support of Believe, Moudaber has embarked on a tour that now makes a stop in hot Miami. On May 9th, the Queen will bring her signature "sleazy-house" dark and deep sounds to the legendary Mansion Nightclub in Miami.
If you're unable to jetset to Miami you can listen to the Believe LP here:
This isn’t the first time Chicane and Ferry Corsten have joined forces. This is, however, the first time we’ve seen the two EDM pioneers include the very talented singer Christian Burns. The addition of Burns’ vocals to “One Thousand Suns” is magical and inviting. If you’re able to appreciate the warmth and sweet power in this tune, the “One Thousand Suns” official music video will whisk you away into another world. Watch as two lovers are on the run through beautiful and visually captivating forests and coastal lands.
Between releasing music on a multitude of record labels and relaunching his self-started imprint Punx and, Moguai is keeping busy this 2013. Joonbug had a chance to sit down with the German producer during Winter Music Conference and hear all about his upcoming projects.
With the recent explosion of electronic dance music in America, did you as an artist notice a big difference between this year’s WMC events as opposed to past ones?
I’ve toured America a lot during the last two years. During the last one and a half years I played over 80 shows here without even living here, just coming for one or two weekends at a time. And right now it feels to me that everybody wants to be here, they want to be a part of what’s going on here. You see it especially in this year’s lineup. Everybody’s trying to jump on this big EDM train, but in a good way.
One aspect of the dance music genre which is worlds apart from other genres is how artists are able to release music on different labels as opposed to being signed to just one. Personally, you’ve released tracks on mau5trap, Size Records, Spinnin’ Records, and even your self-started label PUNX. Do you feel this free-agent situation gives you more versatility with your songs, allowing you to produce different types of sounds for different labels?
Back in the day when I started DJing, if you signed with a label then you released only on that label. It makes sense for a pop artist, when you're Pink or Lady Gaga you need one major company who works on your album and releases it. But what I'm doing is producing electronic music and I always want to release on different labels. And it's not because I want to spread it out, it's because some records make more sense in the right surrounding.
For example, mau5trap started because I said to myself, "If they won't pick my music up, then I won't release those tracks anywhere else." They ended up giving me the quickest response I've ever received; in two days they said, "Okay, let's do this." and in ten days we had a banner on Beatport, placing in the top ten after ten days. That's basically my philosophy for what I'm doing, and that's why I'm also relaunching my label Punx in April.
So you're back in the label game?
Yes, after a long break. But I decided to pick it up once again and I'm producing more and more in the Punx direction like I did in the past. I'm making a little bit more harder stuff, more rocky stuff, more punk-electro stuff. This really suits Punx, and what I release on mau5trap or Size is different. It's still me, and it still has my stamp and brand, but it's a little bit different.
Let's talk more about that hard-hitting sound. It's the sound that really rings through my favorite track of yours, your collaboration with Tommy Trash “In n Out.” You both have similarly hard-hitting, gritty electro sounds so I was curious as to what you each individually brought to the song.
It's very interesting that you're asking about this track because it goes back to what we were talking about before with delayed releases. We produced this track five years ago in my studio in my little hometown, and at that time he was just well-known in Australia. Once we produced it, the Swedes—An21, Max Vangeli, and Angello—played a bootleg of what I had produced with Tommy and it never came out. Then I did my second album on mau5trap and thought, "Okay, now is the right time to bring out this record because it suits this label more than others." That's why it took so long.
And to answer your question, we worked together in the studio, he played the synthesizer, I checked out the tones and that's how it always should be. It was a very nice collaboration because we worked together in one room over two or three days. Nowadays, it's not always easy to work like that because of tour schedules. But that's what I love the most, to do it side-by-side.
What’s been going on for you in the recent months and what can we expect from you in 2013?
Known for its colossal roster of quality talent, the Circle Talent Agency kicked off Miami Music Week with a splash at their poolside showcase! Touting a star-studded lineup featuring Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, and Datsik, the showcase invited dubstep lovers to bask in the sun while watching their favorite artists flex their bass-heavy muscles. And although anchored by the agency’s superstar turntablists, it was rising stars Lucky Date and Carnage who truly stole the show(case).
We've been waiting for another big room return from New York based DJ/Producer, Stereoshock. His newest production strikes pure emotion on a record the young producer has said he's been wanting to remix for a while now. His latest production work on "Trembling Hands" gives new life to the hugely successful single from Temper Trap. "I got the idea for this remix walking alone through the city physically, and mentally. I tried to recreate the emotion and produced this for the listener to understand the story behind the protagonist of the song," he said on his inspiration behind the emotional melody.
Listen to the Trembling Hands (Stereoshock Lonely City Remix) below and score it as a free download!