Free Download: Zedd – The Anthem (Lucky Date Remix)

Zedd – The Anthem (Lucky Date Remix)

I think it’s pretty safe to say I’m past my days of loving electro but that doesn’t mean I don’t like myself an absolute rave weapon like Lucky Date’s remix of the Zedd throwback track The Anthem. This is being given out for free by the label who released the original project over 3 years ago so this is definitely a cool opportunity to look back on what was hot that long ago. There’s some pretty awesome sound design on the first build and this has some crazy wobbles all throughout. Highlight is at 3:07 when it finally eases into that familiar chant from the original that borders on euphoric and then dives back into the gritty electro drop. Must have if you’re trying to get the room moving.

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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Free Download: Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

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I’m not quite sure anyone does dance music as tastefully as the legendary A-Trak. French band Phoenix has been enjoying a real nice comback after a noticeable hiatus but their pop friendly sound makes them a prime candidate to be remixed by everyone and their mother. This remix has just enough electro grittiness to make it interesting but keeps the fun synths extremely dance-able and even better, it’s available for free download!

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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

See What Life’s Like As EDM’s Golden Child with the Porter Robinson Language Tour Documentary

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Last April, Porter Robinson released one of the biggest tracks I’ve heard in my experience of listening to dance music with his single Language. From the soft keys and tantalizing vocals to the the unorthodox buildup and eventual powerful breakdown, I’ve had some of the best moments of my life with that song as the soundtrack. To support the single, Porter got on the road with The M Machine and eventual collaborative partner on the track Easy, Mat Zo for the Language Tour: a 30 show in 30 day road trip across the country. The Porter Robinson Language Tour Documentary chronicles Porter’s trip and really letting you get inside his head about topics such as family, his fans, his awesome tour crew and the inevitable super-stardom of his tour mates.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye) (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Tomorrowland Remix)

Major Lazer - Watch Out For This (Bumaye) (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Tomorrowland Remix)

No one quite defines the mainstage festival vibe better than Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. After Tomorrowland propelled the two Belgians into the stratosphere of festival DJs with their legendary sets at the festival, they’ve been riding the wave and the top of Beatport with their high energy tracks. Major Lazer is the perfect jumping off point for these to make this one a full out banger.

Already riding high after the huge success of their two back-to-back Beatport #1 tracks (‘Turn It Up’/’Mammoth’) and the monster that was the Swedish House Mafia favourite ‘Wakanda’, the duo dive straight back into their love of African-inspired beats and vocals. Keeping the sun-soaked bump’n’grind of Lazer’s original cut, Dimitri and Mike still give proceedings their trademark main room sound, delivering an epic edit that is sure to feature heavily across this year’s international festival circuit.

Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye) (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Tomorrowland Remix)
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Alvin Risk – JUNKFOOD EP

Alvin Risk - JUNKFOOD EP

When you’re looking for something WAAAYYY off the beaten path, look no further than the man Alvin Risk. The OWSLA product is guaranteed to put your ears through an experience unlike anything they’ve been through before with every listen. This latest 4 track JUNKFOOD EP varies all different styles and tempos and is available for free download through his website.

The frantic glithcy DnB paced TR0NCE is sure to leave you absolutely disoriented (in the best way), while the vocal-chop infused opener ZOOM! breaks down into driving chromatics that will have any crowd moving uncontrollably. The good ole fashioned dubstep sonic onslaught of WASH DAT is a perfect contrast to the screamo influenced tracks like PUT EM UP sound more like The Refused than “EDM”. The full project is 100% worth the download and listen, it’s artists like this that will keep moving the genre moving forward.

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Alvin Risk – JUNKFOOD EP
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Savoy – Three Against Nature


Nowadays any body with Ableton live and a midi controller can make “dubstep”, but where has the soul, style, and creativity gone?  Savoy, The heavy hitting live electro-house trio, has brought life back into the music scene with their new EP. Perhaps that is why the new album they dropped today is called Three Against Nature. Bringing a fresh new style to house with Daft Punk like sounds and a touch of disco-rock. No bleeps and bloops that sound like a fax machine from the 80s. What I’m trying to say is that this EP is solid and I hope this is the future of electronic music; well composed music with a touch of a natural human element.

Savoy – Say Yes

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Savoy – Make Me Feel Good

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Savoy – I Wouldn’t Mind

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Savoy – You & I

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Written by: Ryan Schoenherr | @thatnewjam

Knife Party – LRAD (Candyland’s OG Remix)

Knife Party - LRAD (Candyland's OG Remix)

This is yet another of those songs from Candyland that has me scratching my head at what category to put it under. At 128 BPM and a remix of a Knife Party it should be electro house but that drop is damn disgusting and has all of the swagger of a straight up trap record. Regardless this track got support from Knife Party themselves and if you haven’t checked out the original and rest of the Haunted House EP check that out right here!

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Knife Party – LRAD (Candyland’s OG Remix)
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Empire Of The Sun – Alive (Zedd Remix)

Empire Of The Sun - Alive (Zedd Remix)

Well this is just a great surprise for the day. Since releasing his hit album Clarity on Interscope earlier this year, it’s been a bit quiet from electronic music’s hearthrob Zedd. Today, he broke the silence with the release of his first new material as a remix of Empire Of The Sun’s new single Alive that we brought you a while back. The song will have its official release on 5/21 and I can say that I truly am excited for this one. The opening minute or so brings all sorts of quirky complex electro elements before the original shines through into a beautifully uplifting breakdown.

Empire Of The Sun – Alive (Zedd Remix)
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Knife Party – Haunted House EP

Knife Party - Haunted House EP

After much anticipation and many (unofficial) leaks, we finally have the full Knife Party project titled Haunted House. Menacing and in your face as you’ve come to expect, this project has certified club bangers like LRAD, a VIP of their smash hit Internet Friends and quirky crazy tracks like the one titled EDM Death Machine that might actually make you believe your in the middle of a robot battlefield.

Knife Party – Haunted House EP
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

An interview with Auvic

Recently I had the opportunity to throw some questions at up-and-comer Auvic, who’s production style is incredibly unique. In a scene where it seems artists are recently struggling to create something different, his new album Voices is a diamond in the rough. After hearing Gareth Emery use his track “Highways & Highways” in both his Sirius XM show and his weekly podcast, I was so hyped on the sound that I had to reach out and get some details. Auvic was kind enough to answer all of my questions, and so below is the conversation that followed.

Q. First off I want to thank you on behalf of TNJ for doing this Q&A. A few of us here recently took a peak through your new Voices album and we were truly astonished, as is everyone I’ve shown it to. Was there any specific inspiration or idea behind the album, or was it just a collection of your more recent work?
A. No Problem. Voices was never really ‘planned.’ Before this, I was mainly writing neo-classical complex electro stuff and funky complex electro, planning albums and all, but that all got pushed aside when I wanted to do something else, which was Voices. I had drafts and drafts of Induce Insomnia, which was the first track, but I had abandoned it because I didn’t have enough inspiration or ideas to continue on. A month or two later, I wrote ‘Voices,’ and that’s where it all clicked, and I knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted it. As a whole, it’s inspired by insomnia, cityscapes, good times, funky music vibes, personal situations, and certain colors and emotions.

Q. The album has been getting some support by some big names, most notably Gareth Emery. Did he contact you regarding your music? And how does it feel to have these huge names playing your tracks?
A. Quite honestly, I’m not really too big on names and such. I first got some support like that when I released Starships from Sean Tyas, which was pretty cool. With Gareth Emery, I read on a Soundcloud comment somewhere that he played it on his radio show and his podcast. It feels pretty sweet.

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Q. I’ve noticed from your Facebook profile that it seems you’ve had a bit of an up-and-down relationship towards music. Are there any specific artists you credit for your current involvement in the EDM scene?
A. When it comes to EDM alone, my two greatest tangible influences are Joey Youngman, aka Wolfgang Gartner, and Daft Punk. These two are geniuses, and I’ve spent countless nights just studying and studying their music and learning more about them. The more intangible ones are Kaskade and Deadmau5, I suppose since you may not be able to hear much similarities. I’ve been compared to Joe Garston and Mord Fustang, but honestly, that’s just two songs that I have that kind of sound like them, I guess.

Q. Well now that we’ve got a bit of insight into your music and inspiration, it’s time for some unrelated questions. What are your hobbies outside of music?
A. Going out and chilling with friends. I don’t really do anything else. Currently I’m studying full-time at Berklee.

Q. What’s something you couldn’t get by in life without?
A. My ears. If music never existed, I probably wouldn’t have either.

Q. If you were stranded on an island with an MP3 player that held only three songs, which three songs would you choose?
A. I would choose Face to Face by Daft Punk, my favorite song in the world. I would choose Counting Stars by Nujabes, my second favorite song in the world. And lastly, I would choose a song that I wrote more than 3 years ago for someone because it’s special.

Q. Seeing as you draw some influence from Daft Punk, you must be pretty psyched for Random Access Memories. Any opinion on the first single “Get Lucky”?
A. I’m literally geeking out over it. I’ve listened to it ever since bits of it have been released, and as we speak I’m listening to the radio edit which I’ve been playing on repeat for the past hour or so. Before that, I’ve even recreated and put together pieces of that song so I can get the full effect, just for fun.

Q. So the big question, what’ can we expect from you in the future? Any big ideas or plans for how you’ll be following up Voices?
A. I am planning MAJOR things. I’m currently writing several EP’s, a few collaborations, and other minor things. I’ve already started my 14-track album ‘Voices Call,’ while working on my first ‘planned’ album called ‘Beyond Ascendance.’ I’m also coming up with other album ideas as well, but they haven’t taken form yet.

Wow, seems like you’ve got your work cut out for you. It’s great to see such ambition, and I speak for all of us when I say that I can’t wait for it all to come together. We really appreciate you taking the time to answer these questions, and wish you good luck with all your future musical endeavors!
A. Awesome, sweet! Thanks!

Check out his new album VOICES below, and be sure to buy it on Beatport!

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Written by: @roper22 | @thatnewjam