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Okay, okay, so we all know how much British pop sensation Adele ruled at the Grammy’s this year right? Well the song bird wasn’t the only one among the winners circle that night, DJ Skrillex aka Sonny Moore, yes billed under his own name, took home three of the most coveted statues in the music industry.
Skrillex said in his 1st acceptance speech at the Grammy pre-telecast show, that he had created the song “Cinema” when he was living in an abandoned warehouse using a blown speaker while working on his award winning album Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. He thanked his predecessors like Daft Punk, Diplo, and all of the EDM artists for doing amazing jobs and paving the way for him as well as the recording academy for recognizing and finally opening the doors for artists who create the music we love to dance to like, Dubstep, Electro house, glitch music and much more!
Here is the list of the Grammy awards Skrillex received:
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:
Cinema (the Skrillex remix)
Best Dance Recording:
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (from the same titled album)
Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
So let’s give it up to the man who has been working hard for the last nine years, helping the world embrace dance music in a unique way as he uses his art to bring the underground to the mainstream.
» Kicking off an early start to the new year, ”Missing 2012” debuts today on all major digital download stores.
For this release, Rikah lends her sweet and sophisticated vocals to the classic global hit originally recorded in 1995 by the British duo Everything But the Girl.
Now, CAPP Records and Rikah revisit the track. More than just a simple cover treatment, CAPP reinterprets the track for today’s audiences, bringing in a team of some of the world’s leading dance music producers to the project, and taking the song into fresh, new directions.
The single features 9 radio mixes and 10 additional club mixes in various genres. Featuring remixes by PH Electro,
, Tale & Dutch, Steely M. & Cary August, and many more!
, Tale & Dutch, Steely M. & Cary August, and many more!
From Dance to Electro-House, to Hands-Up Techno, Dubstep, and Trance, this release features a excellent variety of heart-pumping mixes that will keep you going!
Rikah – Missing 2012 (PH Electro Radio Edit)
» This year marks the 20th anniversary of the classic videogame, Mortal Kombat. To celebrate, CAPP Records (in partnership with Mental Madness Records, Germany) preset an incredible new version of the classic cult anthem.
“Mortal Kombat” has become the de facto theme song for the game; it dates back to 1993 when it saw its first single release – the same year the game was released for home game console play.
The single features 8 radio mixes and 9 club remixes. The release begins with strong Electro treatment from Thomas You. It’s followed by an incredible Dubstep mix from Gimbal & Sinan. The reknowned Jan van Bass-10 brings a great Hardstyle mix, followed by a new Techno remix from Brooklyn Bounce. DJ Analyzer delivers his classic Hands-Up mix, while Alex Hilton brings a Dirty Dutch mix on board. Finally, Oliver Contestablle contributes a High-NRG House mix
DJ Analyzer vs Cary August – Mortal Kombat 2011 [Techno Syndrome] (Thomas You Electro Remix Edit)
» Hailing from Sweden, Ola reaches new heights with his recently released single, “All Over The World”.
This isn’t the first time Ola has seen success with his music. During his first six years as an artist, he has enjoyed the sort of success that only a chosen few artists in Sweden get to experience. Numerous no. 1 songs in both the singles and albums charts have paved the way for Ola to stand today as one of the foremost artists in his home country. He started 2011 with another win when his song ‘All Over The World’ picked up Best Male Solo Single at the Scandipop Awards.
Creatively, Ola is firmly in the driving seat, and has written all the songs on his latest album, seven of them in collaboration with Alexander Kronlund, who has written for artists such as Robyn and Britney Spears.
In 2010, after five years on a major label, Ola decided to start his own record company, Oliniho Records. Now, after six years at the top of his game, Ola finally feels ready to take on the world. What better way to start than with a song called ‘All Over The World’? A track that has just become another massive hit in his homeland and now taking over the charts all over the world! Stay tuned for more exciting music to come from this rising star!
Over at IntheMix.com.au Dubstep is getting quite the bad rap. It seems that they aren’t the sites favorite, and even have a chart of Dubsteps “The worst Dubstep Remix’s ever”. James Blake even sat down with In the mix and talked about some of his Beef’s with Dubstep. “I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers – who I can’t even be bothered naming – have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there’s this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel,” Blake said. He also goes on to say that he doesn’t think that their music speaks to women… I happen to know plenty women out there that LOVE Dubstep. What do you guys think?
“And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It’s a million miles away from the ethos of it. It’s been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that’s not really necessary. In Blake’s opinion, if you’re making frat-step, you’re only going to attract frat-boys. “I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I’m concerned.”
Here’s that list of the WORST 20 Remix’s ever according to In the Mix.com
20. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Dubstep Remix by The Core Zee Project)
Having spent several days canvassing the depths of the Internet for the dregs of dubstep, there’s a noticeable theme to the good and the bad of the bunch. Specifically, most of these producers seem to get it in their noggins that a certain song is in desperate need of shuddering beats and wonky bass throbs, when in reality they’re really not. Case in point, this bootleg remix of Crave You by Australians Flight Facilities which strips the original of all its lascivious funk for some stoneage beats and a breakdown which literally sounds like they put the Crave You jewel case single into a blender with some cement puree.
19. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Doory’s Sweet Disposition remix suffers from a similar issue as #20 in that the UK beatmaker’s dirty production embellishments sound incongruous with the original track. And even without any great attachment to The Temper Trap and their hit single, this remix is just really awful to listen to.
18. Massive Attack – Teardrop (Darkstep Remix by Synkraft)
It takes a special breed of person to make something like Massive Attack’s Teardrop sound like a boring piece of shit but Synkraft pulls it off with this stunted, sleepy edit with what is perhaps the most consistently inconsistent wobble around.
17. The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman (Cragga Dubstep Refix)
Likewise, it takes a special breed of idiot to think that throwing some brostep distortion behind Please Mr. Postman is a clever idea. And then another five million idiots to listen to it on YouTube.
16. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Dubstep Remix by joeyverbeke)
Quick, somebody call the World Wildlife Fund and tell them that some Gorillaz have been butchered into a clunky, bloody mess.
15. Radiohead – Creep (CAPSROCK Dubstep Remix)
Radiohead’sCreep was already a moody ode to self loathing but with CAPSROCK’S (really?) barely in time dubstep revision it’s pushed over the edge into electro-emo territory. Like you can just imagine a troubled teen straightening their hair and applying guy-liner with this playing in the background. Life sucks.
14. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand (Swaggalicious Dubstep Remix)
Was hearing Barbra Streisand a jillion times over summer enough for you? Hopefully not because somebody named Swaggalicious has a syk dubstep remix of the track for you which features the same damn wobble pattern repeated over and over and over and over again for six minutes. Make it stop
13. Ke$ha – We R Who We R (Sabotaged Dubstep Remix)
Ke$ha is barely tolerable as it is but as if by a miracle she sounds even more horrendous in this remix which literally sounds like a speaker throwing up.
12. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Dual Dubstep Remix)
You would think that with dubstep’s penchant for taking tracks and making them more aggressive that Basement Jaxx’s rowdy Where’s Your Head At would make ideal fodder for any producer worth their wobble. Not so much with this mystifying Dual remix that seems to confused about exactly what it wants to do, going from sparse to robotic to an exercise in how to make second rate off time bass breakdowns
11. The Only ft. TISM – (River Phoenix) Hollywood Anthem
Even though it’s technically more of a sampling than a remix job and that we’ve heard just 50 seconds of it that’s more than enough to warrant an inclusion of The Only’s Hollywood Anthem on this list.
10. Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot (Starwax Dubstep Remix)
Dubstep is supposed to have big, gnarly bass right? The bass in this sounds less body-shaking and more like someone diarrhea’d in a plastic bag and then tied it to a ceiling fan, splattering brown waste all across the room. Pardon the crude language.
9. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Dual Dubstep Remix)
Dual gets the dubious honour of appearing twice in this shit list, which probably makes him the best worst dubstep producer in the wobblesphere. Hey, at least he can make bass drops sound like robots suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
8. Eiffel 65 – Blue (J. Rabbit Dubstep Remix)
Much of this list has been filled with dubstep producers taking good songs and making them suck, but this J. Rabbit remix flips the switch and makes a bad song sound even shitter, transforming Euro dance leftover Blue into a laughably aggro cataclysm of crashing bass meteors and boneheaded repetition
7. Britney Spears – Toxic (DOPE! Dubstep Remix)
Now this is just the definition of a mess. When this Britney Spears remix is not sucking the fun out of Toxic with some limp piano tinkles its chundering up some horrific bass chunks that honestly sound like a grizzly bear dry retching.
6. Beethoven – Fur Elise (Kevlar & Enigma’s ‘Bas Hoven’ Dubstep Mix)
Like the sound of a thousand primary school music teachers crying here comes some classical dubstep. Oh dear. Beethoven would be slowly wobbling in his grave.
5. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling (Ben H Dubstep Remix)
Have you ever been on holidays and at a hotel and you open the cupboard where the TV is and inside there’s some mysterious video game console that you’ve never seen before and probably cost eight dollars to manufacture. It comes with a funky controller and has a selection of in built games like Tetrix and Muper Sario Sisters. This is what I imagine that system sounds like when it overheats and spazzes out after five minutes of use. Still, better than the original.
4. Oasis – Wonderwall (Bongo Junkies Dubstep Remix)
Oasis’ Gallagher brothers seem like genuine tossers not even they deserve such a drubbing with this interminable and tuneless dubstep makeover
3. Limp Bizkit – Rollin’ (Mirrored Thoery Dubstep Remix) tied with Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me (JBeatz Dubstep Remix)
You know what? This mix is actually quite accomplished. It’s decently produced, the bass is pretty fierce and it’s actually in time! Praise the dubstep gods! But still, it’s just completely laughable that Mirrored Theory could spend so much time perfecting a Limp Bizkit bootleg. That has to be the definition of polishing a turd.
Is Shaggy better or worse than Limp Bizkit? Tough to say, but this remix of It Wasn’t Me was a startlingly bad idea that somehow survived the editing process to become an absolute embarrassment of amateur remixing. A legit abomination.
2. Bob Dylan – Ballad Of A Thin Man (Dubstep Remix By Kayo)
We think the YouTube commenter put it best when they described this as like “sharting into a microphone”. Jesus.
1. James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Benny Benassi Dubstep Remix)
This was a no brainer. This is Benny Benassi, after all, the same guy who brought us boob-jiggling power tool video for Satisfaction. Not exactly the gold standard in sophistication and subtlety now is he? And so appropriately Benassi goes mental on a far-out brostep remix of Limit To Your Love, James Blake’s hushed and brittle single which has been so loved over the last 12 months. This is actually great to punk people with as it starts out semi-normal like the original before Benassi cuts in, loops Blake’s vocals and then backs up a Mac truck full of shirtless lads fist pumping in a pile and dumps them out onto the track, pummeling the original into weak, cowering submission. You can literally hear a chorus of palms slapping foreheads around you, it’s that obnoxious.
Source: in the mix.com.au Daverh author.
Wow… that seems a little harsh? What do our Fusionites think? Do we love or hate Dubstep guys? Are any of these on your hit or miss list?