Pete Tong set off a fucking hurricane this weekend after he premiered Madeon’s remix of Deadmau5′s “Raise Your Weapon” on his BBC radio show on Friday. A radio rip of the track was posted on online music sharing service SoundCloud, which received an impressive 60,000 plays in less than 48 hours. KILLING IT!
This instant success should come as no surprise. Madeon’s punchy revamp of “Raise Your Weapon” is a top-notch dance pop confection that perfectly combines the original’s infectious dance floor energy with melodic pop sensibilities. In fact, Madeon makes Deadmau5′s outstanding production work shine even brighter with this revamp. It is hard to imagine that Madeon is only 16 years old and crafting dance pop productions of this caliber. With so much talent and poise, this French soundboard wunderkind could well be a next generation pop producer of the biggest kind. Can you say sexy Fraaaencsh!
Kodomo’s latest single Decoder has had a really good dubstep makeover. Taken from Kodomo’s album “Frozen In Motion” – the delayed sweeping beats just get shoved to the side for a moment as 22-year-old Emanuel Bender, aka WhiteNoise, introduces himself into the mix. After only producing for 2 years, the Berlin based producer has created an almost experimental dubstep sound as he incorporated a lot of the original space echoes sounds and offset them against his dirty synths!