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Armin Van Buuren and Garibay’s “I Need You” sets the bar high for 2017

Armada Music has just kicked the new year off right with the release of “I Need You,” a super-producer collaboration with Fernando Garibay and Armin Van Buuren. Garibay, a Grammy-winning and world renowned producer who has worked alongside superstar names like Whitney Houston, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, and U2, has collided with legendary Trance sensation Armin Van Buuren and rising vocalist, Olaf Blackwood to set the precedent for house music in 2017. Equivocally written and emotional, Olaf Blackwood’s smooth-as-silk vocals are carried over a vibrant beat topped with Trance-like plucks and a head-bobbing groove. “I Need You” is a true showcase of Van Buuren’s relentless power to break through all genre bubbles, and has the potential to land both producers back on the Billboard Top 100.

DA Premiere: Cuartero – Multiverso (Original Mix)

Desolat regular Cuartero is returning to the imprint for the start of 2017 with a 4-piece dubbed Nosy Neighbors. By the time the EP reaches its second track “Multiverso,” the Spanish DJ has already brought listeners deep into an undulating groove. Chunky bass lines accompanies pounding kicks, creating a sturdy foundation for the piece to build upon. An old-school flair is heavily present in “Multiverso,” as it’s completed by layers of retro vocal samples and groovy keyboard stabs which bring heavy feelings of nostalgia to an otherwise pumping, modern dance cut. The result is an already stand-out track of the year whose timeless nature will ignite dancefloors this year, and surely many years to come.“Multiverso,” and Nosy Neighbors as a whole attest to Cuartero’s expertise in crafting music that never fails to get people moving. His keen ear for production and weaving together equally enticing sets have led him to become a highly recognized figure in the techno and house scenes after a relatively short time in the industry. On January 13, he’ll be joining Desolat owner Loco Dice & others from the crew in Playa Del Carmen for the label’s BPM festival showcase.Read More:DA Premiere: Cuartero returns to Hot Creations with ‘It Stops’ The BPM Festival announces complete lineup for 2017

David Bowie’s posthumous EP is a striking look back at his storied career

Today, January 8, 2016, would have been David Bowie‘s 70th birthday. To honor the legacy of the iconic artist, Columbia Records has released No Plan, a four-track EP and accompanying video featuring David Bowie’s final works. Three of the collection’s tracks were previously unreleased tracks, which are emblematic of the Starman’s five-decade long musical career. The fourth track, “Lazarus,” is taken from the Broadway musical Lazarus, produced by Bowie and Edna Walsh. “Lazarus” notably appeared on Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, released shortly before his death in January 2016. In No Plan, existential lyrics from Bowie’s final works are expressive of a man confronted with his own mortality, and as the BBC reports, he was aware of his impending death for over a year before it happened. Opening the EP, “Lazarus” begins with the uncannily prescient lyrics, “Look up here, I’m in heaven,” which, in this context, seem to be an eerie call from beyond the grave. The EP’s second track, the titular “No Plan,” reminds listeners of Bowie’s capricious character, yet maintains a cosmic melancholy reminiscent of “Space Oddity.” The penultimate track, “Killing a Little Time” tells of Bowie’s complicated vindictive nature – evoking similar sentiments to his 1974 hit, “Rebel Rebel”. The EP closes with “When I Met You,” which captures the dichotomy of love and loss, and is redolent of Bowie’s Brian Eno-produced ballad, “Heroes.” The emotional and stylistic rollercoaster of No Plan reminds fans of the prolific and undeniably pervasive impact that David Bowie had on the formation of dance music culture. Stream the EP and watch the music video for “No Plan” below:H/T: Billboard, BBC

Phace – Connected (Original Mix)

German artist Phace has made quite a name for himself in the DnB scene. The veteran producer has established a reputation for his formidable style, and has lived up to expectations with his latest track, “Connected. Teasing the song via SoundCloud, Phace has once again delivered an electrifying production, much to the delight the avid bass music fanatics who follow him.“Connected” has a certain unshakable eeriness to it. The intro strongly evokes airs of a Sci-Fi horror movie, as Phace melds heavy chord progressions with odd, garbled voice sample. The smoldering intro provides an ideal platform for the song to explode, which it duly does, erupting into a glorious cacophony of bass-laden drums, ferocious leads, and a fever pitch tempo. The result of this is a track which can incinerate dance floors, or the listener’s headphones; turning even the most casual of dancers into a head banging maniac. “Connected” will be released January 17 on Blackout Music as part of Phace’s forthcoming Plastic Acid EP.Read More:Listen to deadmau5’s first BBC Radio 1 residency mixEric Prydz presents the first EPIC Radio of 2017Listen to Alison Wonderland’s ‘Welcome 2017’ mix for Beats 1 Radio

Launchpad: 13 trap and dubstep tracks that pack a punch

The Launchpad is a biweekly series showcasing hot new music hand selected by our staff. The tracks in these curated playlists come from both underground and mainstream artists that we love. If you’d like to see your music featured in the Launchpad, you can submit it for consideration here. For this week’s final edition of Launchpad, we are turning the volume up with some of the hottest and most exciting trap and dubstep tracks out right now. These 13 tracks have been curated with the intent of closing the weekend on a high note.Highlights:“Missing You (feat. Sophie Meiers),” produced by prolific bass music duo Holly & Valentine, is as vibrant as it is formidable. The track starts off with a very enchanting atmospheric intro, but quickly pivots into relentless dubstep. Both drops are very different from one another, giving the track excellent depth.It’s no debate that Calvin Harris had a successful end of 2016 with his hit single, “My Way”, released back in September. Soon after the rising Miami-based artist, Emkay, showed the world what his upbeat interpretation looked like. Emkay has been spinning in Miami clubs since the age of 17 and his “My Way” remix is certainly a testament to this successful track record. Comprised of an addictive kick pattern and methodical pan flute melodies, this remix is a reminder of what thoughtful reinvention looks like.Jaiko’s “Lethe (Ft. Jeff Kush)”, is a bass-heavy trap record that stands out for its dynamic track arrangement. Things kick off with a catchy hip hop vocal, then transition into unforgiving reverb-laden bass synths. “Lethe” later drops into double-time tempo giving listeners a huge burst of energy and an element of surprise.Read More:Launchpad: 13 Future Bass and Indie Electro Tracks perfect for any moodLaunchpad: 12 tracks perfect for your weekend recoveryLaunchpad 10: Sounds of the Underground

Bleep Bloop Premieres New Remix of Huge Hip-Hop Track

As the year 2017 begins to unfold in front of us, as does a new year of incredible tunes and wonky remixes. Bleep Bloop is an up and coming bass producer hailing from Northern California who has worked closely with artists such as G Jones and Boyz Noize. Bleep Bloop first caught my attention at The post Bleep Bloop Premieres New Remix of Huge Hip-Hop Track appeared first on EDM Sauce.

Watch Borgore light up the crowd with this ‘Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse’ remix

Borgore’s music is best listened to in an intricate live setting, where its heavy bass and spectrum of sharp synthesizers are able to reach their full potential, backed by a good sound system and accompanied by an equally stimulating visual experience. Recently, the Israeli dubstep and big room purveyor treated fans to an unforgettable show in Toronto, where he put the venue’s technical aspects to the test.The performer engendered great fervor among the crowd as the unrelenting setlist, vibrant visual spectacle and quaking speakers coalesced into an eruption of electrifying stimuli. Luckily, a slice of the action was captured in the video above – watch as Borgore drops the Sikdope dubstep flip of their 2014 collaboration “Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse” afore a compelling arrangement of extraterrestrial visuals. Read More:Armada has acquired Borgore’s Buygore imprint Dancing Astronaut presents Axis episode 158: Mixed by Borgore

Corderoy – Touch Your Face

British DJ, Corderoy has just released his new single, “Touch Your Face” on Enhanced Recordings. This single is one of the first releases on the music label for the beginning of the new year. This progressive house song has a relaxing, but flowing beat that allows you to not only sway, but dance to the The post Corderoy – Touch Your Face appeared first on EDM Sauce.

Aryay – Never Gonna Leave (DNMO Remix)

Aryay and OWSLA first released “Never Gonna Leave” on September 29 with a message: “As of September 26, 2016, there have been 556 murders in Chicago this year. You can help stop the violence. Donate to Kids Off The Block for the chance to win live production lessons from Aryay and and a 2-month Splice The post Aryay – Never Gonna Leave (DNMO Remix) appeared first on EDM Sauce.