The biggest story this month was obviously the confusion over two nearly identical tracks, by Avicii and Leona Lewis respectively (the latter of which received remix attention from Afrojack). The critical details seem to be that Avicii, while shopping for vocalists for Penguin (or at least shortly before he had finished recording vocals/shortly before he was set to release the vocal version – Fade Into Darkness), found out that Leona Lewis had recorded her own vocals on a track now known as Collide. It’s like they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Some other cool stuff happened too. Calvin Harris released a new track “Feel So Close” with a great remix package, including Benny Benassi (my favourite, below) and Nero. Speaking of Nero, Skrillex collab’d with the UK dubstep heavyweights to remix their latest ‘Promises’ to great effect. And they weren’t the only two heavyweight production outfits to get together on a track – Diplo and Datisk put their talents together to create ‘Pick Your Poison’, which I think is a brilliant track, complete with catchy vox and crazy switchups (as is tradition).
There was so much other action this month that I could wax on, but I’ll let you get straight to the goods!