Check out this Kelly Clarkson Remix I did with my good friend DJ Reidiculous. Stay tuned for more collabos with Reidiculous.
Gotye ft. Kimbra “Somebody That I Used To Know” (StanV Touch Remix)
Time for another Music Mix Monday. This Australian singer/songwriter has been getting a lot of buzz. However, the remixes have been coming out all over the internet. The StanV Touch Remix is getting support from the likes of Tiesto and is already on regular rotation on SiriusXM BPM. Big Synths, Cool Vocals, and a lot of Energy! Check it out the OFFICIAL Video on Youtube HERE
Example “Changed The Way You Kiss Me”
This one came out last year but is just now getting a real U.S. Domestic push. Lot’s of great remixes but I actually like the original one. Click here for the official video
Jes “It’s Too Late”
Ever since she came onto the scene with Motorcycle “As The Rush Comes” Jes has become a fixture of the Electronic Dance Music World. Her latest release has been getting a lot of support. There are some killer mixes of this song. I had a chance to interview her. Check it out below
Q&A w/ Jes
Riddler: You write great songs and melodies. What inspires you?
Jes: Thank you so much, it’s an amazing challenge to get your thoughts and feelings converted into music and melody. I have always been overwhelmed by the power music and how it influences my moods and emotions. Life is full of inspiration at every moment, I try to capture that anyway I can and I’m always searching for new ideas. Most of my songs stem from my own experiences. I guess like most artists my work is semi autobiographical. A break up or a chance encounter will always create song ideas and I find it’s often the best way to work through my feelings.
One of the most inspirational things for me is watching other artists. Just listening to music or scrolling the dial on the radio is enough to make me want to get back in the studio and write. So much of our lives are shared experiences so tapping into those feelings is a great way to connect with listeners and fans. It’s funny but when I’m really focused on writing and recording I even dream about the songs and a lot of my dreams turn into songs. I keep a small recorder near my bed so I can capture my ideas as soon as I wake up.
Riddler: What can we expect from JES in 2012?
Jes: JES is always a girl on the move 🙂 . I have been very busy with a new batch of collaborations coming out early in the New Year including tracks with Ferry Corsten, Robbie Rivera and Andy Duguid. I had so many requests to DJ this year that I put some time into organizing and will be incorporating it into some of my shows in the early part of 2012. There will be two single releases from my 2011 mix album “Unleash The Beat.” The first single will be “Can’t Stop” with Ronski Speed which features a really fun video that I can’t wait for everyone to see.
There will be an “Unleash The Beat” Vol. 2 midway through the year and I’m starting to put together another artist album for release before the end of the year. My tour schedule is already starting to fill up and I hope to be able to bring my new “Rocktronica” band on the road following the success of this years shows.
Riddler: It’s been a great year for EDM. Where do you see it going in 2012?
Jes: It seems like EDM is finally finding it’s time with the mainstream culture embracing the beats of the more underground genres. I think now that people are exposed to the genre on a daily basis, they are accepting that the EDM culture is a driving force in modern music.
So many DJs have managed to make a legitimate crossover and collaborating more with top 40 artists. One of the huge differences I have noticed is that EDM has become a multi-generational genre. I have teenagers and their parents coming to my shows, sharing festival stories and suggesting to me their favorite underground remixers and DJs. 2012 will be a stellar year for EDM, bringing more diverse and amazing music to the scene that all music fans will open their hearts to.