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Crossfade Roulette: Dance To This SH!T
May 15, 2013 | 1:30PM
by Toni Tileva
In this weekly column, I cover songs for you to nod your head to in the EDM scene [electronic dance music, not extra dancey music, for those not in the know]

1. Expansion Broadcast Podcast 516: Jett Chandon

Jett Chandon is a local DJ who wowed everyone at Forward DC’s Winter Sessions 002. Her signature sound veers towards the broken beaty, Burial-homaging, future-bass-purveying spectrum and it showcases bass music at its finest. Oh, and if you are wondering what future bass is and already rolling your eyes about it being yet another niche genre…what rock have you been living under and where is your cave!? Joking aside, here is a primer on why all your basses are belong to future bass.

2. Led Zeppelin–Stairway To Hip Hop Heaven (Gramatik Remix)
A phenomenal hip-hop-leaning remix by Gramatik that stays true to the original’s ethos yet sounds nothing like it. Let your spirits lift and ascent to a more positive state of mind with this one.

3. John Newman–Love Me Again
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22-year-old UK singer John Newman collaborated with drum’n'bass artist Rudimental on the 2012 hit “Feel The Love.” On his first solo release, we find him bringing his impossibly ebullient vocals to an infectious key-and-horns-driven track in a bid for Robbie Williams’ former throne and it definitely works. It is exuberant and mercifully mawkishness-free. You *will* “feel the love” again.


4. Danny Brown–Grown Up (Distinction Remix)

UK producer Distinction brings a distinctive flair to Danny Brown’s “Grown Up,” building a sophisticated, driving underbed that lifts the track from its originally rather corny sounding base to a more fitting sound milieu.

5. Ellie Goulding–Only You (Special Features Remix)

Massively and melodically anthemic remix of Ellie Gouilding’s “Only You,” by Special Features. Sounds like this could be Ferry Corsten’s love child…for all of your trance-leaning needs.

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