The episodes just get better and better. There’s two things I am a HUGE fan of VICE: the tongue and-cheek, in your face, documentary film company; and EDM Music. So when Vice started a new channel: THUMP: which basically is a EDM documentary channel, I flipped my shit.
The (so a far) four part episode series featuring ‘One Lucky Fan Going On Tour With Dada Life‘ is super insightful to their lives and personality of the two Swedish EDM stars. Watch the video below.
If there’s one thing Moiez is talented at. It’s progressive house. The Vancouver-based musician has remixed some of the greats, such as Steve Angello, Hardwell, and Armin Van Buuren. His remix of ‘This Is What It Feels Like” buzzed across the blogosphere and luckily caught my eye. I was beyond engulfed in the sound the first time I heard it. The effects Moiez adds to his sounds not only matches the professional quality sound of the original, but goes beyond what most remixers would expect to achieve.
I had the chance to share a view words with the up-and-coming artists. Really nice guy, very open to sharing, caring, collaborating, spreading EDM love, an all around positive guy. PLUR life! haha. Check out the interview below. .
Chad: Thanks for doing this interview, sorry it took a while, but time doesn’t slow the inspiration your remix brings the world! What got you into EDM music and culture? Where did you’re Musical journey start?
Moiez: Hey Chad! Its good to meet you dude, thanks for reaching out and asking for an interview!
I got into EDM when I was in the 9th grade. I was introduced to artists such as Armin, Tiesto, Dash Berlin, and was hooked right away.
Moiez: I started messing around after being introduced to the software FL Studio. After getting the hang of producing, I started with Hip-hop, entered a contest, and won it when I was in a duo called TheSoundCrate. I was the only contestant who had won two tracks, and this really helped me gain some confidence in my productions. As soon as I was introduced to EDM, I started producing it and developing my own sound. As of last year, I started sending out my music to a blog I am a big fan of called FreshNewTracks, they loved my music, and since then I have been working on under the name Moiez.
I just turned 21 on May 10th.
Chad: That’s super cool. Seems like a positive rise in success since you’ve started. I know that blog, their music taste are great too. So what’s the next step for Moiez?
Hardwell ft. Amba Shepherd – Apollo (Moiez Remix) | Download
Moiez: Thanks! I couldn’t have done all this without the support of blogs such as Brainless Beats, and many more who I try my best to mention and thank each and every day.
The next step is to get out there and play some reputable shows. I really love DJing, its one of aspect of creating EDM that I can’t say is the same with each and every genre of music. I have my debut in Chicago at SAMF, a few gigs on the side while I’m there, and on June 1st, I am opening for Project 46. I will also be working on a ton of music this summer, I always like having multiple releases ready to go! For the long term, i really would like to establish myself as a successful producer and be able to play alongside some of my idols. I really just want my music to reach the globe and to expand my fan base.
Chad: What future plans did the success of the Armin remix bring you?
Moiez: The success of the Armin remix has really helped me understand the power of social media even more. I think creating melodic remixes and then bouncing back to the more hard-hitting club tracks has also helped train myself and improve my skills as a producer too.
Chad: Hell ya! Love it man, who are you idols and what are to current favorite songs/artists?
Moiez: I really look up to Armin, Alesso, Avicii, SHM, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso in particular, Hardwell, Dyro, Tiesto, Dash Berlin, I have many favourites.
My favourite song right now would be Leprechauns and Unicorns, or Never Say Goodbye, oh and Beautiful Life by Armin.
Chad: What type of software do you use?
Moiez: I use Fl studio for producing, and I Traktor for DJing
Chad: What artist or organization have reached out to you in support?
Moiez: Many Indie artists such as myself. MilkNCookies who have a strong grasp of the local scene in Chicago, The2Friends, and a few Indie Labels. Some major artist support include 3lau who I am in contact with and in the process of launching a song with, and I have been in touch with artists who I have made bootlegs and remixes for such as Electric Joy Ride, Krewella who have supported my remix of Apollo and had previously asked to remix their hit song Alive (a remix wasn’t released due to time constraints). But those are a few I can recall.
Also have been in touch with Promotional companies in cities like Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and New York, working on a few gigs and lining up some shows
Avicii Feat. Negin – Three Million (Your Love Is So Amazing) [Moiez Remix] | Download
Chad: So I think that about wraps it up, any final words you wanna say to your fans?
Moiez: To all my fans, each and every day I remember the true reasons for why I make music and why I choose to produce Electronic Dance Music. That is because of there is so much love, support and gratitude that I get to experience for every new song, remix and/or mix that I release. Thank you for all of your support and feedback. I enjoy making music so much and its even more enjoyable when I have fans who take the time to tell me how they feel about the music I make and those who keep showing support and spreading the word.
. Also, thank you Chad on behalf of Brainless Beats for this interview! I will be working my ass off this summer so keep a lookout on the facebook page, I hope to release a lot of new music.
Hardwell hands it to you every time he drops a track. Last week was Hardwell’s remix of Krewella’s ‘Alive‘ and today he drops ‘NeverSayGoodbye’; a track that will fundamentally change your standard of “good sound” or “good effects.” The silk smooth yet hard hitting melody backed by sick vocals makes this track worth the purchase.
If you’re not a fan of PrettyLights or if you don’t know him (AKA Derek Vincent Smith) then you’re missing out on a huge chunk of EDM culture. He has produced some of the trippiest track in all of Glitch Hop music, you know the vocal part in ‘Avicii – Levels’, ya, Pretty Lights Inspired that.
He has a new teaser that has been flying around for the new album ‘A Color Map of the Sun.’ It shows him creating his own sample of his classic blues/jazz/soul sound. Check out the video below and look out for the new album In June!
We all are sad because we aren’t at EDCNY (except for the people at EDC NY) so the best choices we have is crying over it OR listening to the dope sets big name EDMers laid down in the past two days. So far, NickyRomero, R3hab and DJChuckie have popped on my Soundcloud feed, so how could I not post them?
YvesBash, the Belgium producer, messaged me through the interwebs a while back and brought some free download for you! The fans! Yves Bash has a creative way of putting (good) weird twist on some sick electro house originals. My favorite is defiantly ’Lose Yourself (Yves Bash remix)’ there’s just something about the way the drop flows, it gets me every time! Again ALL the tracks in this set, are free, much love for Yves Bash for hitting me up.
As if Empire of the Sun wasn’t weird enough, Mat Zo transforms ‘Alive’ into a easy listen. The slow paced, yet remarkable remix features glitch saw keyboard sounds, soft synths, and enhanced (in every sense of the word) vocals. All I can say is it’s worth the 5-minutes! First Zedd, now this? I’m amped for the Remix package coming out.
Wow, this song goes from gentle to heavy very quickly, the ‘HeyNow (LaidbackLuke)’ Remix goes hard in a way you’ll never believe until you listen. This track was premiered by the oh so notable Pete Tong. The whole thing is very appealing from beginning to end.
Swedish singer Lune has been working with SwedishHouseMafia to remake their 2009 hit (with LaidbackLuke) pretty special. There’s been a few clips, here and there, teasing us about the collaboration, but giving little info as to what the project is. Yesterday, at 8:30 CET, we learned: It’s a music video, which sentimentally portrays Axwell, Angello and Ingrosso in there post-EDM star life. It hard not to get caught up in the moment, enjoy above.
IDestiny is a Texas favorite of mine. His dubstep and mashups is just pure fun to listen to! I found that GlitchHop.Net (apart of The EDM Network) used inspiring works to describe this remix:
“From the electro to the dubstep influences, everything about this track screams big-room from the top of its lungs. This is one for the record books, with enough massive energy to go for years. This remix takes the fast energy of the original, slows it down to glitch speed, and totally funkifies everything. Go grab this download while you can, because this is a gem to remember.”
And, as usual, the track is free! So grab it below.