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Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson is an electronic music producer out of Stockholm, Sweden.  This young producer was born in 1990 and has some super clean mixes.  I haven’t heard talent like this since Plastic Plates, well to be fair he only has tracks up on his sound cloud and I would love to hear a full set from this man!  I couldn’t dig up much background info on him as he is still somewhat small, but that won’t last if he keeps it up!  His remix of Urban Cone‘s “Deja Vu” is a great track, bringing in a very clean, uplifting beat to the original vocals!  Nelson’s remix of Barry Manilow‘s “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” is a quality disco take on the original, with once again a super clean beat!  His remix of Yelle‘s “Ce Jeu” is very well done, taking the crap beat out of the original, Nelson reforms this song into something great!  Maybe I have a thing for french girls speaking in their native language, but I love this track, the unkown is so alluring! He does another great job with his remix of The GreensSomething In the Water” as the original is quite the pop song and reminds me of the trash that is KeSha >.<  As you can hear he funks this one out, always keeping it clean, oh so clean :).  Last sound cloud up is Nelson’s remix of another Urban Cone track “Freak“.  The intro on this song reminds me of  SHM‘s “Save the World” intro. I listened to both and they are definitely different, but for some reason I keep associating them.  Either way another quality remix from the man Oliver!  The original is pretty good too, from Urban Cone, they have a solid video on youtube.  At the bottom I put up a really cool video that I found on Oliver’s facebook page. The video is dubbed a “love story” by him and has an awesome split screen of a couple’s individual journey to each other.

Feeling the Nu Disco today!

BarneyFranklin

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Laidback Luke

Lucas Cornelis Van Scheppingen was born in the year of 1976 at the location of Manila, Philippines. Growing up in the Netherlands this Dutch DJ goes by the alias Laidback Luke!  He first made his claim to fame as a graffiti artist and tried his hand at operating his own brand of protein and weight gain products “iBeefer” before taking his skills to the turn tables.  Voted #46 for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s for the year 2008, #27 in the year 2009, #17 in 2010, and #20 in 2011.  He has worked with many big artists including the Swedish House Mafia and has been playing at all the large festivals around the world!  He is definitely one of my favorite artists, mostly because he’s dutch and he kicks ass!  I can’t even count how many times I have listened to his 2011 EDC Vegas set, so filthy!  I unfortunately missed him this year at EDC Vegas, as he was up there on my list.  He had a conflict with Camo & Krooked‘s set which I had to get to early for front row, absolutely no regrets there.  I will absolutely see him next chance I get!  Alright, so I have quite the predicament here with way too many songs that I love from this man and I’m just going to say F*** it and throw them all up.  Main reason being because my suit is tight, very tight!

First up is LaidBack Luke‘s  remix of Dragonette‘s “Let It Go” an awesome remix bringing in a banging beat to go along with Dragonette’s great vocals!

Cambodia” is a free track Laidback Luke dropped for a 300,000 twitter follower mark.  This song has a nasty, glitchy beat that I find quite unique, making this free track a must listen!  Even though he doesn’t list it, this is a remix of Kim Wilde‘s “Cambodia” as he throws in a sample of her original in here.

His remix of Savoy featuring Heather Bright We Are The Sun” is a quality remix, re-hashing the base beat with a little nasty piano and later dropping some subtle dutch sirens.  Don’t worry not those crazy sirens.

Laidback Luke‘s remix of Benny Benassi‘s “Cinema”  has a little bit of a rough intro for the first 40 secs, but stay patient this one gets dirty!  Funny thing here is my dumbass didn’t realize Cinema was Benny’s song. I always thought it was Skrillex‘s, as he has a ferocious remix of it.  Don’t know how I missed that as Benny is an all-time favorite of mine.

His remix of Anjulie‘s “Brand New” is an amazing remix and hails as one of my favorite’s.  The beat goes so very well with those vocals and he makes a straight banger out of this one!

Laidback Luke‘s Edit on Avesta & B Valley’s Dutchano” is filthy, starting off really slow, this song builds and drops into a ferocious beat!

Oh wait there’s more, some of his best work still awaits in these hilarious music videos!  Laidback Luke featuring John MendelsohnTimebomb” is a great song in a ghetto music video depicting a roller derby pin ball game?? maybe? So random…

Another music video of Laidback Luke‘s featuring John MendelsohnTill Tonight” is straight dirty and is another favorite, I know I have a lot of favorites … Another low production video, this track doesn’t need any fancy visuals or screenplay to justify its worth!

The next video is a collaboration of Laidback Luke and epic trashbag / piggy backing bitch, AKA Steve Angello.  This is a remix of Robin S‘ “Show Me Love” an old hit she produced back in ’93! Another crappy music video, this song has been played all over and I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard it before. Gotta give Robin S a lot of credit on this one with her amazing pipes and her original song!

Last Video, congrats if you made it this far, lol.  I know you’ve heard this one! Laidback Luke‘s collaboration with the Swedish House Mafia (Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello) featuring Deborah Cox Leave the World Behind” is a grade A production and is truly an amazing song!  This video is the best music video of the bunch, showing some great clips of SHM‘s travels and shows.

Longest post ever >.<

BarneyFranklin

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Alesso

Born in the year of 1991 in Stockholm, Alessandro Lindblad made his claim to fame in the year of 2011 with his own original productions and some ferocious remixes.  Most notable his remix of Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji‘s “Pressure” was one of the most played EDM songs of 2011.  Shortly after, Alesso debuted his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in March of 2012 (posted in the Essential tab).  I first heard of him from Ames awhile back, I was complaining about not being able to see Swedish House Mafia at EDC Vegas 2012.  However, Ames said “screw Swedish House Mafia, check out this Alesso kid.  He’s way better anyways.” and damn was he right! I mean, he is Sebastian Ingrosso‘s apprentice, but I still think he has been playing better sets and producing better songs than the Mafia in the past year.  Alesso slays the progressive house, bringing some of the best house sets I have ever listened to and seen!  I was able to watch him live at EDC Vegas 2012, 4AM main stage, first night.  Kaskade played right before him and had a huge crowd and to my amazement after his set, more than half the crowd left.  My only explanation for this is that Kaskade‘s smooth trance must have put everyone to sleep (*cough *cough Ames).  It actually ended up great for me as I got to see this man rage all the way up front! NastyTrack crew plans on hitting up the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, where we will catch Alesso‘s set!

Raise your Head” is a great song with an absolutely dirty beat, bringing me back to the rave days with that epic streak in it!

Alesso vs Dune‘s “Heiress of Valentina” starts off with some amazing vocals then drops into a great feel good house beat!

Alesso‘s remix of LMFAOParty Rock Anthem” is excellent as he completely renovates the song! I really notice the difference because my ears were not bleeding after I listened to it!

Be sure to check out our guest post from last Sunday as Dan posted up one of Alesso & Ingrosso‘s greatest collaborations to date Calling(Lose my Mind)“!

BarneyFranklin

I took two clips from his EDC New York set, just to give you a glimpse of his greatness, live!  “Years” is an Alesso original, this song is amazing and showcases some of his production talent!  He also remixes REM‘s “Losing My Religion“, which I may have to note as my favorite of the lot!

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