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Two new huge remixes by Dirtyphonics promoted by UKF

7 May

If you’re new to drum & bass and dubstep as genres, one of the first artists you must check out is Dirtyphonics. They’re known for their hard-hitting drum & bass, and you get absolutely no shortage of that here in their Skrillex remix. I can only imagine how much confidence an artist must have when they attempt to remix Skrillex’s choppy and chaotic tunes…well Dirtyphonics have put their heads together and created one of the best drumstep remixes around. This is likely my favorite remix of Skrillex ever done.

While they have mainly produced drum & bass in the past, they are now starting to make some of the strongest contemporary dubstep around. Just listen to their new remix of Does It Offend You, Yeah’s single, “Wondering.”

Toolroom Records lighting up the Beatport charts

15 Mar

Not since the fall of 2010 release of Skrillex’s Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites EP have I seen such domination of the electronic music distributor’s sales charts (8 of Skrillex’s 9 tracks were in the top 10 best selling songs for the entire site, with a dubstep song taking the coveted #1 spot!). Now the major house label, Toolroom Records seems to be clearing room for a few of their releases in the top.

All of the 12 top selling songs for all of Beatport are through the UK-based Toolroom Records. 10 of those 12 tracks are made up of the 10-track compilation album, Toolroom Records Miami 2011. This groovy album is mainly made up of tech house tunes, with a couple of electro house, progressive house, and plain ol’ house songs as well. The other 2 songs in the top 12 of Beatport’s charts are “DJ, You’ve Got My Love” by Richard Dinsdale taking the #4 spot, and “Budgie” by Funkagenda at #10.

Here’s the Fedde Le Grande banger which has been hanging onto the #1 position for quite some time now: