Best of the Blogosphere: March 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Genre: Dubstep, Electro House, House
Category: Monthly Best of the Blogosphere
Artists: Adventure Club, Alfonse, Azari & III, Benga, Brookes Brothers, Daughter, Deadmau5, Delta Heavy, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Fareoh, Flux Pavilion, Funkagenda, Fur Coat, Gigamesh, Gotye, Grouplove, Hardwell, Jean Tonique, Kaskade, Keys N Krates, Kimbra, Knife Party, LMFAO, Love Thy Brother, Madeon, Miike Snow, Nero, Noisia, R3hab, Rusko, Skream, Skrillex, TABS, The Hood Internet, The Kooks, Usher, Wolfgang Gartner, Zeds Dead
Right now electronic music is all about fusion. Disparate styles, genres, and artists are collaborating and crossing-over.
For example, an entire movement – Moombahton – is taking shape around a single medium of tempo and beat structure, with a range of styles and aesthetics. Artists such as Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Feed Me, and Skrillex are producing uptempo, very hard sounding American electro-dubstep inspired Moombahcore. Yet others, such as Ginger Shinobi, Sabo, Munchi, Heartbreak, and many others are producing mid and downtempo jams. And somewhere in the middle (or out of this orbit completely perhaps) are artists like Dillon Francis, Torro Torro, and Bro Safari.
Collaboration of the month
One of the most interesting pieces of news this month was a collaboration; Mad Decent label boss Diplo and R&B heavyweight Usher got together on a track called Climax.
Diplo ft. Usher – Climax
Outstanding track of the month:
The other big piece of news is the release of You And I, out on Crosstown Rebels March 5th. This one gets our outstanding track of the month award.
Fur Coat feat. Cari Golden – You and I
Top three dubstep releases:
There were so many great dubstep releases to choose from, but the three who edged out the top spot were Flux Pavilion + Nero (another giant collab), Benga, and Kill The Noise.
Benga – I Will Never Change
Noisia – Diplodocus (Kill The Noise Remix)
Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Flux Pavilion and Nero Remix)
Hot new electro remixes
Two heavyweights with new electro remixes this month – Wolfgang Gartner and R3hab both released tracks which we’re sure will be moving dancefloors.
Miike Snow – Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
LMFAO – Sorry for Partyrocking (R3hab Remix)
Free releases and blogosphere bootlegs
The biggest piece of news here is the release of Hardwell’s free 2012 bootleg compilation. Just a ton of quality party-ready mashups. There were also several MTA-approved Must Be the Feeling remixes which have been released free, including veteran Funkagenda.
Perhaps the biggest free release of the month however is Skream’s remix of Rusko’s Somebody to Love.Rusko - Somebody To Love (Skream Remix)
Another important mention goes out to Toronto-locals Keys N Krates, who released a free remix of Madeon’s hotly-anticipated single Icarus.
Madeon - Icarus (Keys n Krates Remix)
Azari and III - Reckless (Enchante Remix)
Calvin Harris vs. Daft Punk vs. Wolfgang Gartner - Feel So Close (Fareoh Feels So Cold Bootleg)
Coldplay + Swedish House Mafia + Quilinez - Troll In Paradise Without Antidote (Hardwell MashUp)
Daughter - Youth (Love Thy Brother Remix)
Dillon Francis - IDGAFOS 2.0
Dyro + Fatboy Slim + Fedde Le Grand - Praise You Methaphor (Hardwell MashUp)
Foxes - Youth (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know (Alfonse Remix)
Grouplove - Tongue Tied (Gigamesh Remix)
Kaskade Feat. Deadmau5 - Move For Me (TABS Remix)
Labrinth - Last Time (Knife Party Remix -radiorip)
M.I.A - Bad Girls (Barbaric Merits ChainBangin Remix)
Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris - We Found Love (Aaron Jarboe and Jason Edward Remix)
Sebastien Tellier - Devine (Danger Remix - Zeds Dead ReRemix)
Skrillex – My Good Bye removed due to copyright claim
The Hood Internet - Nightchain (Wale vs Kavinsky)
The Kooks - Naive (Jean Tonique Remix)
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Adventure Club, Alfonse, Azari & III, Benga, Brookes Brothers, Daughter, Deadmau5, Delta Heavy, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Fareoh, Flux Pavilion, Funkagenda, Fur Coat, Gigamesh, Gotye, Grouplove, Hardwell, Jean Tonique, Kaskade, Keys N Krates, Kimbra, Knife Party, LMFAO, Love Thy Brother, Madeon, Miike Snow, Nero, Noisia, R3hab, Rusko, Skream, Skrillex, TABS, The Hood Internet, The Kooks, Usher, Wolfgang Gartner, Zeds Dead