Best of the Blogosphere – The Biggest Tunes: April 2011
Apr 1, 2011
Genre: Deep House, Dubstep, House, Tech House, UK Garage
Category: Monthly Best of the Blogosphere
Artists: Calvin Harris, Dada Life, Dan Castro, Deadmau5, Don Diablo, Dragonette, Drop The Lime, Hercules & Love Affair, Justice, Mark Knight, MSTRKRFT, Skrillex, Tensnake, The Weeknd
Outstanding Track of the Month: Deadmau5 – HR 8938 Cephei
Deadmau5 released a track, named after the north star, a few weeks ago on his Soundcloud channel. It rose in listens extremely quickly, and Mau5trap released it on Beatport shortly after where it quickly hit #1 on the overall Beatport Chart. It’s one of my favourite tracks from Joel in the last while, and is my favourite style of his – melodic, rolling, downtempo.
Best House Remixes
Don Diablo Ft. Dragonette – Animale (Dan Castro’s Terrace Mix)
Trying to keep up with house this last month, with SXSW and Miami going on, has been absolute consuming madness. I did, however, manage to pick this track out. Dan Castro’s upcoming stuff is dope as hell – watch this guy in 2011!!
Hercules & Love Affair – My House (Tensnake Remix)
Super Party Chart Topper: Calvin Harris – Awooga
Calvin Harris’ latest release is just all over the charts right now, and there is no stopping it. Prepare to hear this tune a LOT this summer!
Jazzy, Classic’ish, and Generally Dope Sounding House
Tensnake – You Know I Know It
Drop the Lime – Hot as Hell
Mark Knight – Yalta Groove
Lucky, lucky, lucky people, you. Mark Knight is one of the world’s best, most in-demand house producer/DJs, and he released this track for free this month and, as usual, it is a massive chune. Never seen one track in more DJ mixes in a couple week span!
This track is also for sale on Beatport, so if you want to support Mr. Toolroom then cop it there!
Best Album Release of March: The Weeknd – House of Balloons
I am totally unafraid to say that The Weeknd, whose debut album (mixtape) dropped in mid-March, is the next Burial. The seamless blending of 2-Step/UK Garage, ambient, dubstep, and house is not derivative however – far from it, House of Balloons marks a continued progression of electronic music in Toronto, which artists like Azari & III and countless others have done much to push forward.
Super High Profile Electro Releases on Both Sides of the Pond
Blackbird Blackbird - Give You Everything (Original Mix).mp3
Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune (RAC Remix).mp3
Dada Life - Fight Club Is Closed (Its Time For Rock n Roll).mp3
D.I.M. - Is You (Le Castle Vania Remix).mp3
Daft Punk - Derezzed (The Glitch Mob Remix).mp3
Daft Punk - Son of Flynn (Goose Remix).mp3
Ellie Goulding - The Writer (Alan Braxe Remix).mp3
Tai - Big Bass Drum (Etienne De Crecy Remix).mp3
The Human League - Never Let Me Go (Aeroplane Remix).mp3
The Writer (Alan Braxe Remix).mp3
Tomcraft - Written High (Original Mix).mp3
Yelle - Que Veux Tu (Madeon Remix).mp3
Zedd - The Legend Of Zelda (Original Mix).mp3