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Category Archives: Electro-House

Dada Life – The Rules of Dada

We finally have for you The Rules of Dada, the full album from Swedish electro house banana and champagne enthusiasts Dada Life! Complete with previously released tracks Rolling Stones T-Shirt, Feed The Dada and Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker, there’s also plenty of originals on the album and remixes to come from Oli & Stefan. These guys broke The Westcott Theater in Syracuse when they played there with Synchronice a couple weeks ago and after giving this one a listen through, it’s not hard to discover why.

Dada Life – The Rules of Dada

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

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Zedd – Stache ft. Lady GaGa

While I would never have dreamed about expecting a collaboration like this on Clarity, the fact that it just got its release doesn’t surprise me at all. I’ve heard grumblings that there are too many vocals on Zedd’s major label debut album but adding Lady GaGa to the already amazing single Stache is a good move in my opinion. Yet another one on the scoreboard for the mainstream./dance music cross over!

Zedd – Stache ft. Lady GaGa – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Zedd – Clarity ft. Foxes

I literally just bought this and downloaded it about 5 minutes ago and have to try to pay attention in class while this is just sitting on my computer but on a quick preliminary I can tell you that Clarity, the debut album from Zedd, is absolutely everything I could’ve hoped for. The song from the teaser is Follow You Down and the actual version has vocals from Bright Lights which fit absolutely perfectly. Other notables are a bit of a rework of Shave It and a track featuring vocals from Ellie Goulding which I got to give a quick listen to. The title track featuring Foxes was available for free on iTunes so I included the download for that one but if you want the rest go pirate it yourselves or support the music on iTunes!

UPDATE: Future TNJ team member Tyler Roper brought to my attention that there was an awesome official video for Stache that just got released so I made sure to add it on below. Teamwork makes the dream work right?

Zedd – Clarity ft. Foxes – DOWNLOAD LINK

Zedd – Stache – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Whole-Z – The Ketchup Post

Ladies and gents, meet Andrew Holzberger aka Whole-Z, a brand new discovery of mine as of 23 minutes ago and already one of my favorite young remixers I’ve stumbled upon lately. A college student from Vermont, he’s remixed everyone from Martin Solveig to DJ Kool to Edward Sharpe; all of them wildly different and unbelievably well crafted. I’ll be making sure That New Jam is keeping a close watch on this kid’s progress because he’s certainly got my attention. 3 tracks to catch you up with so be sure to grab the downloads and enjoy!

Whole-Z: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat (Whole-Z Remix)

Martin Solveig – Hello (Whole-Z Remix)

Edward Sharpe – Home (Whole-Z Remix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Synchronice – ThatNewJam Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix

Last time we got a chance to talk with James & Will Saulsky of Synchronice, they were opening for Dillon Francis at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse and threw down an absolutely unbelievable performance. (You can see their recap video here). Since then, the guys have had official releases on Big Alliance, Into The AM, Funky Element, and Play Me Records and have seen their fanbase skyrocket in size. I had a chance to check in on the brothers and see what they’ve been up to this summer. They went above and beyond and returned the questions with an exclusive guest mix for the site which showcases some of their favorite originals and remixes and even has some of their unreleased tracks! Hit the jump for the full tracklist!

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ThatNewJam Exclusive Guest Mix – DOWNLOAD LINK

TNJ: So a whole summer’s passed since you guys played at the Dillon Francis show, what’s been the highlight of the season for you guys personally/professionally?

Will: Personally getting recognition from some our favorite producers like Far Too Loud, xKore, 3Lau and others was just an amazing feeling. It’s awesome to know that people we respect hugely have heard and enjoyed our music.

James: Watching our Facebook page blow up from 2000 to 5000 in just a few months has been pretty wild as well. Support from all these people means a lot to us.

TNJ: I was clicking around your Facebook page and was really pumped when I saw that you guys post tutorials for up-coming producers on different parts of electro production. What made you start that and do you guys plan to keep up with it?

Will: Mostly because people kept asking for us to make them haha. We’re definitely gonna keep making them though and it’s great to see how much people appreciate them.

James: We also started doing some UStream broadcasts of our entire production process, which went pretty well, so we would like to do more of those too.

TNJ: One of the reasons that I love keeping up to date with all of your newest stuff is that your versatility keeps everything interesting. You’ve done everything from really melodic progressive stuff to heavy dubstep, moombah, gritty electro…what’s your favorite to produce and your favorite to DJ?

Will: Electro is probably our strongest genre, although we definitely like to mix it up. As far as DJing goes any kind of house music is our favorite. Mixing glitch hop is fun too.

James: I’ve been really into blending trance melodies with driving drops lately. My favorite moments in shows are often during breakdowns and house and trance are great for that. Glitch and drumstep are a lot of fun too.

TNJ: What program do you guys choose to produce on most and why?

Will: Logic Pro because it’s very intuitive and we know it better than any other program.

TNJ: What is each of your favorite songs to have come out this year?

Will: I couldn’t possibly decide honestly, I’m terrible at picking favorites haha.

James: Likewise. Our remix of Sick Epic Dope Bangin by Drop Goblin was the first single we had chart though so it was definitely the best received.

TNJ: I see you guys go wild for the cat meme’s and stuff like that…you guys got any love for the dogs?

Will: Hell yeah we love all members of the animal kingdom. We have a pet cat so that would explain our neglect for canines.

James: I’d love to get a dog but our cat, Midnight, would probably attack us in our sleep if we got one now.

TNJ: Mittens Francis vs. Professor Meowingtons…who ya got?

James: Depends if the fight is on twitter or not. Physically Meowingtons is older and stronger but when it comes to emotional combat Mittens is untouchable. Just look at what he did to Garfield and you’ll see what I mean.

TNJ: What are you guys doing when you’re not focusing on the music end of your life?

Will: Saving baby polar bears from extinction and protecting the Amazon rain forest.

James: And surfing. It’s a nice way to relax after saving the rainforest.

TNJ: I know James is heading back to Syracuse in the real near future, does the space apart affect how you two are able to make tracks?

Will: Yeah it’s tough. There’s lots of emailing and skyping involved and it definitely makes it more difficult to produce together but we make it work.

James: We work very quickly together as well and having school work in addition to being apart makes it a lot harder to finish songs at that pace. If we get really busy again I’ll probably start coming home for a few weekends.

TNJ: I know for sure that I wanna see you guys throw down live again, do you guys have any more shows planned for the upcoming future or collaborations releases you can speak on? Shameless plug time guys.

Will: We’re releasing a free EP of remixes of popular songs very soon and we’re currently finishing up two EPs of originals and we’ll be shopping those to labels in the near future. After all of that’s wrapped up we’re hoping to start playing a lot more shows.

James: That’s pretty much all we can say at this point. There are a few other things in the works but nothing confirmed yet. All I can say is that if any of them work out it would be amazing for us.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam
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Zedd – Clarity (Album Teaser)

If you’re wondering where the future of EDM is heading, you should look no further than Anton Zaslavski aka Zedd. He’s already been making huge waves this whole summer with his beautiful and complex electro house smash hit Spectrum completely taking over the festival circuit and announcing the collaborative track and tour, Poseidon, with America’s leading hitmaker Porter Robinson.

Now he’s come out with the teaser for his full length album Clarity, dropping October 2nd and if that snippet is any indication of what kinda project this is gonna be I couldn’t be more excited. Unlike a sizeable amount of the electronic music artists out today, Zedd’s transcribes his music from a composition on piano, which he’s been classically trained in and it makes all the difference. This album is going to be one hell of a project!

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Alex Clare – Too Close (Cazzette’s Amphitheater Surrounding Her Mix)

We get a brand new remix from the Swedish electro product of At Night Management, Cazzette, as they take on the hugely popular Diplo produced Internet Explorer theme song Too Close by Alex Clare. It’s not hard to see why these two have been playing the worlds biggest festivals after only being in existence for the better part of a year. They bring the unbelievable production quality that you’ve come to expect from any Ash Pournouri led project and this is absolutely no exception.

Alex Clare – Too Close (Cazzette’s Amphitheater Surrounding Her Mix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Kaskade – Llove ft. Haley (Dada Life Remix)

Oli and Stefan are at it again. The Swedish gruesome twosome that make up Dada Life decide to ditch the more sensual touches of Kaskade and drop their own crazy energy electro into it. Big fun synths will most definitely make you do the DADA!

Kaskade – Llove ft. Haley (Dada Life Remix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas ft. Iggy Azalea – Beat Down (Larry Tee & Attack Attack Attack Remix)

Why yes, the title is an unbelievable mouthful. That said, this is exactly the reason remix EPs should be made and bought. While I personally thought the Afrojack remix would be the clear and away winner, Larry Tee & Attack Attack Attack have done more than their fair share to make their own argument. Completely flipping the song on it’s head, these two turn this into a full blown BEAT DOWN. This one is a handcrafted Dim Mak sound and with good reason; Steve Aoki is smart enough to know exactly what sound he’s trying to go for.

Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas ft. Iggy Azalea – Beat Down (Larry Tee & Attack Attack Attack Remix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Fedde le Grand – HD Ultra Music Festival 2012 Set

Wanna pretend like you can go back to Ultra Music Festival? Relive one of the most unbelievable sets of the festival from Fedde le Grand with over 50 minutes of goodness and huge tracks like his signature bootleg of Praise You, Nicky Romero’s Generation 303 and tons of remixes and originals from across the spectrum of EDM that you can only marvel at. Mixed to perfection at sunset in Miami, this set gave me chills watching it in HD.

Fedde le Grand – HD Ultra Music Festival 2012 Set

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam
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