Mixmag Lab Los Angeles makes it DnB debut with Delta Heavy

 

The Lab Los Angeles is Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective's weekly post-work unwind where we stream only the finest American and international DJs, live and direct from our Downtown LA office. Next Wednesday, we welcome Delta Heavy in to The Lab LA.

Simon James and Ben Hall, collectively known as Delta Heavy, are bringing drum 'n' bass to The Lab LA for the very first time for a special Wednesday Lab this April 20. More info:

http://mixmag.net/read/delta-heavy-in-the-lab-la-dj-lab

Billboard premiere Benny Benassi & Chris Brown "Paradise" video

It's been four long years since Italian dance veteran Benny Benassi first teamed with R&B star Chris Brown on "Beautiful People," but it sure doesn't sound it.

The unlikely duo show no rust in their summer-focused follow-up, "Paradise," which posits Brown's infectious hook over a slick house beat and euphoric chords.

“Chris and I were working on this song for a while," says Benassi. "We both always really loved it and believed in it and I am so glad it’s now out! It was amazing to get Chris on a bicycle for the video!"

"Benny and I have a history of making special music for the fans worldwide," adds Brown. "'Paradise' is another collaboration that I believe the fans will love and embrace.”

Watch the full music video exclusively on Billboard Dancehttp://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/7325348/benny-benassi-chris-brown-paradise-video-exclusive-dance

Bloc Party "The Love Within" (Crookers Remix)

Known for his earth-shaking live performances and cutting-edge albums, Crookers is one of the most prominent djs working today. Crookers is back at it again with his latest release, remixing one of our favorite Block Party songs,”The Love Within” of their recent album Hymns. Crookers puts a very interesting melodic spin to the popular song and the groovy house remix is out just in time for the spring: https://edmboutique.com/crookers-bloc-party/

Nest HQ Premiere Delta Heavy "Conquer The Galaxy"

Three weeks from today, British duo, Delta Heavy, will release their long-awaited debut album on Andy C’s RAM Records. The 14-track LP promises to offer a diverse spread of sound from the London-based producers, bouncing between DnB, melodic bass, and “space age house” — the latter of which best resembles the track we’re premiering today.

“Conquer The Galaxy” is a trip. Sporting a dramatic introduction full of broken beats and an evil, extraterrestrial vocal, the 128BPM house record maneuvers into a Crash Bandicoot-style lead that immediately brings to mind the driving force of Skrillex’s 2013 Recesscut, “Fuck That“. The track’s tinges of wickedness are met with equal parts driving danceability, making “Conquer The Galaxy” a clearcut standout from Delta Heavy’s Paradise Lost.

Listen in below, and pick up the full length on March 18th.

PRE-ORDER: https://RAM.lnk.to/ParadiseLost

 http://nesthq.com/premiere-delta-heavy-conquer-the-galaxy/

Benny Benassi & Vassy "Even If" (T-Mass Remix)

 

When Italian electro mainstay Benny Benassi teamed up with vocalist Vassy earlier this year for “Even If” the results were instantly euphoric, though Benassi has commissioned T-Mass for a remix that’s proved rather unexpected, and particularly explosive. Mass keeps the melodic, uplifting vibes of the original, though throws in some trap-style percussion and unexpectedly, he really turns up the dial on the energy for explosive effect.

It’s a powerhouse remix from Mass, and it’s set to do the damage on the mainstages in the coming months. Check out the SoundCloud preview below. https://www.insomniac.com/media/benny-benassi-even-if-gets-explosive-rework-t-mass

 

Ableton x Team Supreme documentary feat JNTHN STEIN

Despite the great degree of connectedness we enjoy these days, making music is a solitary pursuit for many of us, and so there is a lot to be said for learning to be your own biggest critic (and biggest fan). But having access to like-minded music-makers who not only understand where you're trying to go but can also help you get there - is probably the most valuable production tool you can hope to have. The latest video feature from Ableton features Team Supreme, a crew of young beat-makers who have harnessed the power of the collective for the benefit of all its members including our very own JNTHN STEIN... Read the full premiere:

https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/team-supreme-strength-in-numbers/

DELTA HEAVY ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM "PARADISE LOST"

Five years after bursting onto the scene, Delta Heavy unveil their eagerly awaited debut album, ‘Paradise Lost’, due for release on March 4th 2016 on Ram Records.  One of the few acts whose sound effortlessly straddles the Atlantic, the duo’s multi-dimensional versatility in electronic music is evident throughout their inaugural LP.

Underpinned by meticulous production and presented as a seamless composition, ‘Paradise Lost’ represents a benchmark in the Delta Heavy journey.

Tracklist:

1. Paradise Lost

2. Event Horizon

3. City of Dreams

4. White Flag

5. Punish My Love

6. Limbo

7. Pathways

8. Tremors

9. Conquer The Galaxy

10. Oscillator

11. Ascending

12. Reborn

13. Cut Me

14. Ghost

JNTHN STEIN "BERLIN EP" VIA ABLETON

We haven't formally introduced JNTHN STEIN to the roster yet... Founder of the Candid Music Group and member of LA’s renown production crew Team Supreme Jnthn Stein is the newest producer/DJ to break out of Brooklyn. The New York based artist dabbles in a variety of musical influences ranging from Jazz, Classical to Hip Hop and a spectrum of electronic music all vividly captured in his productions. Being both a multi-instrumentalist and a savvy producer, his talents stretch beyond the DJ world ensuring he develops as an influential and crucial part of the broader electronic scene in years to come.

2015 saw him work closely with Ableton as a spokesperson for their Ableton Push (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjs0IOvknaQ) which was followed by an EP release today (Spotify http://hyperurl.co/jnthnstein ). Jan 2016 will see a full release of the Team Supreme Ableton Push documentary as well as his first full single released via Noisia’s label imprint Division Records. Steins debut solo EP is set for release March 2016. 

Official Charts premiere 99 Souls "Girl Is Mine" (Crookers Remix)

Well, they are when they're done as brilliantly and thoughtfully as 99 Souls' The Girl Is Mine; a blend of Destiny's Child's Girl and Brandy & Monica's The Boy Is Mine. It's been scaling the Official Singles Chart for some weeks now and cracked the Top 40 last Friday (December 4). 

With track's dancefloor takeover still growing, the pair have unveiled a remix courtesy of legendary electro house DJ Crookers, premiered below. And while the re-swizz injects an extra layer of strobing funk-bass, it does so without losing the classic R&B essence of the original. Listen below: