So I looked into Shreddie Mercury after I saw that he was the Grand Prize winner for the recent Zedd – Spectrum Remix contest. Literally stunned with the kind of talent that this young man from Columbia, Missouri has and I know he’ll be making moves onto the larger scene soon enough. He’s got a great combination of electro mixed with synth sounds similar to a darker version of Madeon. Shreddie describes it as “music that sounds kind of like video games to play video games to”. Couldn’t have put it more perfectly. Check out a few of his tracks and listen to his Spectrum remix for yourself now out on BeatPort!
Basic Physics gives us another high-energy mash-up with his release of “Island of Gold (Basic Physics Bootleg).” This mash-up was an ambitious project and could have easily gone awry, but Basic Physics managed to synthesize the various elements of each respective banger into a song that is a banger in its own right. Kudos! I especially loved the layover of the “Sing2Me,” “Sending My Love (Afrojack Edit),” and “Antidote” samples. You can download the song off the Soundcloud player.
Thomas Gold – Sing2Me (Original)
Pendulum – The Island
R3hab & Swanky Tunes – Sending My Love (Afrojack Edit)
Kelis – Bounce
Swedish House Mafia – Antidote
What were you doing when you were 17? Chilling with friends? College apps? Late-night Wawa runs (wattup Jersey)? How about receiving praise from the likes of Skrillex and Deadmau5 and opening sold out shows? I introduce to you, Madeon, an electro-pop and house French producer. He’s even experimented with some dubstep recently. Madeon is quickly gaining the global presence that he so rightfully deserves; it would be wrong of me to not help in speeding up the process.
Keep an eye on this guy! His EP comes out within a month or two. I saw Madeon live at Webster Hall last Friday. Amazing performance to say the least. He likes to add a fresh pop-electro twist to well-established songs like “Song 2” by Blur and “Raise Your Weapon” by Deadmau5. Madeon’s remix of each song were both crowd favorites. The young producer stepped onto the stage somewhat timidly, as any 17-year-old naturally would when facing a 19+ crowd of inebriated and drugged ravers. But then something magical happened and he came alive, not in the way Steve Aoki does when he stage dives into the crowd (which I love btw), but in the way someone does when they’re doing something they absolutely love. No clothes throwing or grey goose pouring. Madeon needed no gimmicks. His music spoke for itself. Give it a listen and let it speak to you!