Monthly Best of the Blogosphere: August 2011

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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!

Standout Track of the Month

Sia - Breathe Me (Butch Clancy Remix).mp3

Our Top Buys

Monthly Best Buys of the Blogosphere: August 2011 by salacioussound

Al Bizarre - Fresh Scream.mp3
Avicii - Levels (Clockwork Remix).mp3
B.O.B ft. T.I. - Bet I Bust (No Big Deal Remix).mp3
Boys Noize and Erol Alkan - Avalanche (Terminal Velocity).mp3
CAZZETTE vs Adele - Set Fire to the Rain (A Stupid Hole Bootleg).mp3
CSS - Hits Me Like A Rock (Dillon Francis Remix).mp3
DJ Fresh - Louder (Peace Treaty Remix).mp3
Felguk - Unleash The Scary Side (Skrillex and Dada Life and Dirtyloud Mashup).mp3
Jennifer Rostock - Mein Mikrofon (J. Rabbit Remix).mp3
John Denver - Country Roads (Pretty Lights Remix).mp3
Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (Viceroy Poolside Remix).mp3
Kreayshawn vs Flux Pavilion - Gucci Cant Stop (DOSVEC Mashup).mp3
Porter Robinson vs. SHM - Leave The Wildcat Behind (DallasK Bootleg).mp3
Pretty Lights - Pretty Lights vs Summertime.mp3
Swedish House Mafia - Save The World (Cazzette DubbySteppy Bootleg).mp3
Xilent - Choose Me II (Original Mix).mp3

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  • http://themashfactor.webng.com AndiJay

    Some wicked choons there! leave the wildcate behind is massive!

  • Ian

    I WILL CONTINUE TO THANK YOU EVERY MONTH!
    THANKS!

  • ramram

    thanks guys!… but what happened to the other format, where you could listen to the tracks without being directed to another page?

  • Hazard

    Have you heard about Shambhala music festival? It just happened this past week end. It is an absolute must. Check it.

  • http://N/A Matt

    I love DJ cal’s Monthly Best of the Blogosphere but this one was weak comparatively from the ones before (July was the Bomb) Keep it up cal, Xilent, Set fire to the rain, and leave the wildcat behnd were my fave’s

  • dj

    amazing. thanks

  • chris
  • Lorcan Young

    Love your work buddy been loving your tracks since January keep it up, you would be sorely missed.

  • Bill

    Bring it bacck!!! we love it

  • Billy

    John Denver REMIX!!! John Denver is a legend, this better be awesome.

  • skye

    its been three months i agree bring it back!

  • Miggedy

    Love that blog!!!!
    Great work you are doing here+ apreciated but where’s october&november???

  • Miggedy

    hehe let’s start with september… ;)

  • alex138

    What happened to september and october??! I’m always checking if it came out. I don’t have time to check all the blogs so I always rely on the Best of to catch up what I missed :(

  • Concerned

    Hey dude! Loving all your posts.
    how come they seem to be on hold though?
    I need my fix man!