The first days anticipation was at an all time high as the blue line approached Jackson so we could hop onto the Red to our final destination and enter the mother ship at Soldier Field. Being that it was my first actual festival that I got in legitimately I was mad hyped that I didn’t even notice the hordes of scantily clad neon bodies filling the train and roads leading to the Spring Awakening Music Festival. I couldn’t register or even start to comprehend that I was going to rage out to sounds of Bart B More, A-Trak, Dillon Francis and Skrillex all in one day; then come back the next day to rebuild and then destroy myself once again to the incredible sounds of Will Joy, Diplo, Shermanology, Felix Cartal, DIPLO and Moby! What a feeling. As Soldier Field peeked out from behind the Field Museum, literally looking like a space ship had landed on the lake front, sending out messages to the thousands making the pilgrimage to SAMF.
The aftermath of what was the Spring Awakening Music Festival still reverberates within my collective EDM soul. As I close my eyes the bass kicks, the treble spits, bright and shiny sun rays pound down on thousands of neon clad bodies, love mixed with a few other herbal essences in the air and the absolute grandness and uniqueness of the venue made for an experience like no other. Yes you can go to Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, and the countless other outdoor events in Chicago this summer but who can say they raged out to Skrillex in the rain on the 50th yard line of Soldier Field… well I know of a few thousand that did and we all got a story to tell, so sit back as you part take on my journey through my words and the visuals of Zach into the house of EDM at the Spring Awakening Music Festival.
Another batch of remixes for the latest Miike Snow single “Paddling Out” are on the way and first up we have Bart B More adding a little dutch-ness into the mix. It’s a little overly commercial but you can still hear his ballistic charged rave weapon behind all the glitzy pianos and vocals. This isn’t my favorite remix so far but definitely a good start to the morning.
The unstoppable force called Boys Noize Records is back with their 2012 Miami Noize LP featuring Spank Rock, BS1, Elax, Digitalism, SCNTST, Bart B More & Felix Cartal, Shadow Dancer, Audionite, Jan Driver and Strip Steve. Available only digitally on March 12th, check out the next level monster track by Bart B More & Felix Cartal bellow then hit the break to sample the rest of Miami Noize 2012.
Check out the video treatment for the massive Cubic Zirconia track “Take Me High” remixed by Bart B More. Tiombe Lockhart, director and frontwoman is pulling double duty on both sides of the camera. The video starts off slow and out of focused, but once it gets going and Bart drops the wicked rhythm the video turns out exactly how I envisioned it in my mind when I first heard the record.
Bart B More & TAI are back with another certified banger with “Nobody Canna Cross It”. The original “Nobody Canna Cross It” was masterly created by Dj Powa from a very real news event when Thealmen Lester interviewed Clifton Brown a professional river guide and water expert and the rest was history. Well, the Bart B More & TAI rely less on vocal and more heavily on the thumping hard hitting bass and sinister synths. So whatever twange you put on it, hit the break to hear TWR72 and the Max + Nima remix along with the original video that started it all. And just remember why nobody canna cross it, it was cause di bus cant swim.
Bart B More has been on a remixing frenzy as of late with incredible remixes of Cubic Zirconia and now with Strange Talk. “Sexual Lifestyle” is a high paced dance-floor banger, filled with indie vocals and a killer baseline that will wake up the inner dancing demon within. There is nothing this Dutchman can do wrong.
BMKLTSCH RCRDS is about to deliver a new EP from Bart B More & Rubix. The resulting sound is a mixture of electro, acid and filter disco. Featured on the this EP will be remixes from remix masters Disco Of Doom, who flips the original to a more funky all round club track, while Attaque aimed for a darker techno feel and Mike Mago’s interpretation drew a bit of a laidback approach and was influenced by disco and old school house. Check for this extended play to be released November 24th on Beatport. Hit the break to listen to the rest of the “Ari” EP.
It’s another Monday morning and of course Annie Mac doesn’t disappoint with her the latest FMM offering. This time we get a new track from the incredible Fool’s Gold representatives Cubic Zirconia remix by Bart B More. Download and watch this joint take you high-er.