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2. marked by or showing good judgment.
3. intellectually stimulating or demanding.

Feb 242014

This year we have been delivered a handful of album releases from some of electronic music’s top performers, from The Glitch Mob and Big Gigantic, to Gramatik and SAVOY. Yet in the midst of all those compilations, it should be argued that The Noisy Freaks‘s highly anticipated ‘Straight Life’ album rivals the recent albums of those previously mentioned artists, and perhaps even surpasses them in the level of musical complexity, diversity, and ingenuity that it embraces.

‘Straight Life’ was recently released via Tasty Records and yes, it will undoubtedly receive less attention than Big G’s ‘The Night Is Young’ and The Glitch Mob’s ‘Love Death Immortality’. But if you take a deep look into what ‘Straight Life’ has to offer, you will most likely find that it has much more to offer than the albums currently creating a buzz in the mainstream realm of electronic music.

Spanning eleven, full length and meticulously polished productions, The Noisy Freaks’s ‘Straight Life’ album is by far one of the most diverse and unique releases that has surfaced in 2014, and is easily the most advanced release, technically and musically, that the duo has put out in their entire career. ‘Straight Life’ literally offers something for every electronic music listener, satiating cravings of progressive and electro-house fans to dubstep and glitch-hop aficionados. With that said, it is ill advised to pigeonhole any piece of this compilation into a genre as it embraces influences from turntablism, swing, drum and bass, funk, soul, house, hip-hop, disco, and so much more.

A riveting chef d’oeuvre, ‘Straight Life’ epitomizes and embodies what an all-encompassing amalgamation of musical styles fused into an electronic music overtone would sound like, and in a world where free music prevails over priced music, this is the ultimate exception as there is no price-tag that could truly reflect the value of what The Noisy Freaks have birthed with ‘Straight Life’. Their debut album is available now on Beatport, iTunes, Bandcamp, and Spotify, courtesy of Tasty Records.

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Feb 142014

Those who follow the stream of PrototypeRaptor’s release are well aware of his capacity to piece together incredibly diverse compilations of electronic music productions. His latest EP, ‘Tristram’, is yet another polished and stunning assortment of sounds from the Raptor, ranging from electro and progressive house to trap and dubstep flavored passages. For a mere five dollars, you can pick up seven of what are arguable some of PrototypeRaptor’s most finely-tuned releases that can fill your surroundings with an intricate array of sounds, appropriate for any the time of day and mood.

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Jan 152014

We have previously noted that Chi-town duo X5IGHT, formed by Brandon Levinson and Jerry Kurty, is a presence to watch closely in 2014. The young and dexterous duo, with tremendous potential, has been rising the ranks with a continuous stream of first-rate 128bpm productions. The latest release from Levinson and Kurty comes in the form of a remix of James Egbert’s ‘Exit Wounds’, where the two producers create a brilliant blend of Nina Sung’s vocals with clean yet driving percussion, and a slew of passion filled melodies and harmonies. Pick it up for free below.

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Oct 292013

If you were left with anticipation after the releases of this EP’s teaser video back in the summer, then today you’ll find that your patience, or impatience, has been met with an immensely rewarding work of music from Electric Joy Ride. For many listeners certain electronic genres are often drowned in stale productions that lack genuine creativity and technique. What Electric Joy Ride has been able to do – with tremendous success – is hook listeners with an irresistibly heartening and uplifting electro sound. ‘Arcade Asylum’ puts forth some of his finest productions, all illustrating his capacity to flawlessly combine cascading, glistening melodies and moving harmonies with anthemic electro breakdowns and passion filled vocal clips. The EP offers a ride through three savory original productions and one inspiring collaboration that combined, amount to an enchanting and unqiue 128bpm experience.

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Sep 292013

With the culmination of the remix competition for Televisor’s ‘Old Skool’ Monstercat release, the remix compilation for the track has finally been released and boy it has greatly exceeded expectation. Featuring five remixes from a range of producers including Alex Mind, Different Heaven, Fractal, Nitro Fun, and Aero Chord, the compilation is jam packed with a range of sounds that cater to almost every electronic music listener. Aero Chord and Nitro Fun’s remix stand with a delectable flavor however each release stands on its own plateau of greatness, masterfully crafted to contribute and complete an album of tremendous worth, more that what its price tag demands.

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Sep 132013

Known for pulsing and destructive electro production, Canada’s Chris Poirier has switched it up a bit to bring us a spellbinding progressive house creation, ‘Do You’. Out via Audiophile Live, Poirier crafts a soothing production, one polished with tranquilizing drumwork, euphoric vocal cuts and celestial harmonies. Out for free download soon.

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Jun 072013

In celebration of their continued success, Audiophile Live, a presence that has become a steady source for first-rate electronic productions of all sorts, released a four track remix compilation of Auvic’s ‘Voices’ album. A diverse assortment of sounds, the remix album contains a treat for electronic music listeners of all taste. Cycling through both electro and progressive house, and a dubstep production, the release offers a varying taste of top-notch productions from some very talented producers. Check out the remixes below and be sure to snag them up for free.

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Apr 052013

Already following up on his ‘‘ album, the Norwegian musical mastermind has breached the surface again with another hit for the electronic music community to revel in. Building on the sounds from ‘Black Swan’, Savant develops an enlivening progressive house style tune that showcases his unparalleled talent for formulating first-rate sounds and productions in virtually every style imaginable. The track is available for free via his SoundCloud and if you have yet to check out his ‘‘ album, definitely be sure to give it a play as it is another brilliant Savant compilation.

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Feb 282013

Coming off the release of their highly successful ‘Eject‘ album, the Swedish dub-house duo Cazzette are set to release a new remix come March 5th on Def Jam Records. In their forthcoming coming remix, the duo have taken Nikki Williams’s ‘Glowing’, a tune that’d seen remixes from some prominent figures in the industry (peep Fedde Le Grand’s remix), and crafted it into a moving and emotionally-laden progressive house anthem. Be sure to give it pay below and keep an eye out for it when it hits the shelves next month.

Nikki Williams – Glowing (Cazzette Vs Nikki Williams Remix)


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Feb 182013

It is well known in the industry that the German based label known as Plasmapool, along with all its daughter labels, has released and continues to released some of the most pristine electronic productions from profoundly talented underground producers. Earlier today on TRXX, one of their many sub-labels, they released yet another phenomenal creation brought to us from the collaborative efforts of UK based producers Joe Garston & John Ross. Beginning with an up-beat, dreamy atmosphere, ‘I Can Do’ immediately transports the listener to a euphoric state with one-line captivating vocal hooks, melodies gleaming with radiance, deep, mesmerizing soundscapes, which all build up to an absolutely uplifting and awe-inspiring electro-house breakdown. A track meant for enlivening the mood in all environments, Garston & Ross have pieced together a brilliant musical gem.

Joe Garston & John Ross – I Can Do (Original Mix)

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