Our boy Special Features is back, and we couldn't be more excited about this! This time with a spectacular remix of dance music's golden girl Ellie Goulding . Coming off of releasing his first solo original piece, Illusions , on the esteemed Big Beat Records, he maintains his momentum with yet another remarkable masterpiece. Special Features and Ellie Goulding are a match made in heaven as he tastefully merges her inimitable vocals with his uniquely invigorating progressive house style for a distinctive, emotional sound . In the midst of his triumphant return, Special [...]
If you can't recognize the original to this remix...where you been? Super-charged and perfect for those throwback moments. Cheers. -lev Song 2 (Club Mix) - Criminal Vibes
Dinka has been leading the game on the chill/progressive front for some time. Established and true to her roots, I can't say enough about this gal. Great remix here from Johan Vilborg that will take you on a smooth sailing aural journey. Cheers. -lev Lotus (Johan Vilborg Remix) - Dinka
Tom Flynn's new EP "Everything I Am" recently just dropped on 8Bit Records. Its deep, enticing melodies will set the mood for just about any swanky lounge, in any swanky city. Supper the artist here.
Funky, groovy, and severely upbeat track that will take any crowd late into the night. Next we got a emotive, deep track with that Tube/Berger flair that makes there output so distinct (amazing breakdown @ about 2:40). Cheers. -lev Want Love 2013 (Original Mix) - Jerome Robins, Hysteric Ego, Crazibiza Greyjoy (Original Mix) - Tube, Berger, P.A.C.O.
Ahh a classic, deep track with none other than a case of a cowbell. A very understated cowbell may I add. Go get your groove on. Cheers. -lev You Were (Original Mix) - Leftwing & Kody
After a successful 2012 pool season, our favorite Vegas hotspot, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub and Insomniac, announce the return of Wet Wonderland . This incredible daytime party launches April 27 with Avicii and will take place every Saturday, poolside at Marquee Dayclub, featuring world-class artists, performers and an unparalleled fan experience. “Insomniac is a masterful event producer and their unmatched festival experience will deliver a new atmosphere to the Marquee Dayclub venue, creating an amazing daytime party each Saturday,” said Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub partner Jason Strauss. Insomniac’s track record of producing the [...]
Deep house with tribal-esque vocals and atypical funk. If you're craving something off the beaten path, this post is for you. Settle in and and enjoy. Cheers. The Revolutionist (Original Mix) - Satori Jack (Original Mix) - Breach
Easily one of the sexiest and intriguing deep cuts of the year. Mark Knight never fails to deliver, and his Toolroom imprint always follows his lead. As captivating and dark as this cut is, I am in now way surprised it came from the Knight. Gotta put him on the most upper echelon of producers in today's game, and even in the last decade. Official release drops tomorrow on Beatport. Cheers. -lev Bonus: Just how I like my progressive house - sans electro infused... Good Feeling (Chris Reece Remix) - Ad [...]
I'm sure you've all heard given the hype on the blogosphere and the strategic PR from the Daft Punk camp, but Random Access Memories is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. I already preordered my (vinyl) copy, and I suggest you do the same. Finally, they release their first official cut off the album with the help of the famed R&B artist, Pharrell, and intricate guitar work from Nile Rodgers. Absolutely love the lyrics. Cheers. -lev
If you don't know this song, you don't deserve to be here. Timeless classic given an EDM touch up, with a perfect amount of grooving tech, a perfect breakdown keeping intact the shining moments from the original, and a drop that will get you bobble-headin'. Cheers. -lev I Wanna Dance With Somebody (The Cube Guys Mix) - Barbara Tucker, The Cube Guys
Beautiful progressive sonic tapestry - vocals, BT, and super groovy electro-ridden drop. Perfect balance between melodic prog with underwhelming (in a good way) electro. Have fun with this one folks. Oh, and that picture of BT - incredible. Cheers. -lev
Just about everything you want in an electronic cut - dreampop, indie vocals, dark yet mysteriously groovy beats, and a bass line that goes just hard enough. LIfelike has that Parisian vibe that has found widespread appeal. An ode to Sunday night - sure. Cheers. -lev Atlantis 1997 (Lifelike Remix) - Futurecop!
I just re-discovered an absolute gem - David Guetta's "Nothing But The Beat - The Electronic Album," originally released in March 2012. Guetta dropped the album's hard-hitting electro house hits, "Lunar" and "Little Bad Girl," at festivals during the past few years, along with the uplifting Avicii collab, "Sunshine." I didn't realize that the rest of this album was replete with Daft Punk-sounding works of EDM art and other skillfully-crafted bangers...until now. Enjoy. Link to album on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/GURW6Z - Jourdann Lubliner
Deep from within the archives, this is easily one of my most cherished bootlegs. A rare breed in which two songs actually come together to make an even better one, thanks to the ingenius of Tristan Garner. The vocals are just so sexy behind the techno backdrop provided by Pryda under his much techier moniker, Cirez D, and the famed Dutchman, Joris Voorn, who I was lucky enough to see live in Belgium. Guy has a knack for tech unlike any other creature walking this planet. Enjoy Coachella folks. Cheers. -lev Secret Diamond (Tristan [...]
www.facebook.com/speshfeatures www.soundcloud.com/specialfeat ures www.twitter.com/speshfeatures Our boy Special Features returns with his first official solo release on "Illusion" which dropped on April 8th via Big Beat Records. Simply stated (sarcasm), " In the track, the main melody is subtly introduced under an ethereal atmosphere accented by glittering textures before moving to the forefront of the sonic landscape for an exhilarating build. The supercharged, arpeggio-laden crescendo dives into a powerful drop that showcases a soaring, orchestra-like string synth sequence from the future matched with explosive drums and a tantalizing lead riff. "Illusions" [...]
Surprise surprise - Prydz comes out with another absolute bomb. He's easily going to go down as one of the greats. Too bad many young producers just aren't following his lead. In a recent interview Eric said when he wants to hear good music, he makes it himself (something along those lines). Much respect, Eric. This cut follows in the same vein as many of Eric's productions, albeit goes a bit harder (more on towards the Cirez D portion of the spectrum). Cheers. -lev Power Drive (Original Mix) - Pryda [...]
Oh baby we got some serious Disfunktion madness. As upbeat and blissfully progressive as they come, this track will fill whatever void has plagued you on this seemingly endless Monday. Play at high volumes. Cheers. -lev Pair Of Dice Back (Disfunktion Mashup) - Tiesto & Allure feat. Calvin Harris
Today’s Artist Spotlight is on Carli , a Swedish DJ/producer who has graced the club scene with an ear-catching, genre-defying style. He is one half of duos Staygold and Savage Skulls and has produced songs for international pop sensation, Robyn. Carli has also crafted singles with Marcus Price and Crookers, and his hits have been released on labels such as Fool's Gold, Robotberget, DimMak and Mad Decent. Carli deserves Artist Spotlight status because his distinctive sound is a breath of fresh air in an EDM scene where both established DJs and up-and-comers churn [...]
Smooth as butta. I shared an Amtrac remix of this cut below, so it goes without saying that Bondax's "Gold" has become a muse for many artists. Moon Boots gives the deep, tempo-ed treatment and the outcome is as fine as Egyptian cotton. Cheers. -lev