Daft Punk – TRON: LEGACY R3C0NF1GUR3D Album Coming Soon + Win Tickets to Exclusive Listening Party, Miami 3/11


When the TRON: Legacy movie came out last year, we were beyond excited to be along for the ride, helping to launch the official soundtrack, created by the legendary, pioneering, larger-than-life electro duo Daft Punk. The soundtrack showed a new side of Daft Punk’s music: they gave us a powerful, all-encompassing film score, which was a big leap from their usual dancefloor-shaking tunes.

And now the news we all have been waiting for: the hotly anticipated remix album, TRON: LEGACY R3C0NF1GUR3D will be released by Walt Disney Records on April 5th, including interpretations of the Daft Punk score by artists including Glitch Mob, The Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Boys Noize, Kaskade, Photek, Pretty Lights and more.

On Friday March 11, Giant Step will host a private event: an exclusive first listen to the TRON: LEGACY R3C0NF1GUR3D album at the Rooftop Pool at Soho Beach House, Miami FL.  There is no RSVP but if you’re feelin’ lucky, enter to win a pair of passes here.

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GPWW 2/23/11: Nicolas Jaar Feature and dOP Mix

This GPWW features words and music from Nicolas Jaar, an electronic artist based in NY on a French-based label (Clown and Sunset), currently studying at Brown University in Rhode Island. His album was released on January 31st, called Space is Only Noise. While chatting with Gilles about his studies and music, Nicolas mentions that he’s happy to see artists like James Blake getting so much positive attention, because it represents this new, mellow electronic generation in a relatively accurate way. As Pitchfork said about Space Is Only Noise, “The textures and ingredients of Jaar’s music exist in the context of techno– rhythm and repetition are clearly important to him– but Space is not dance music. It’s too slow, sure, but it’s also too diffuse in its methods and results.”

Later in the show, Gilles brings a mix from dOP, going into their jazz box for Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, Coltrane and more.

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Blaqstarr Remixes & SXSW Performances


It’s that time of year. Austin is heating up with big plans for SXSW 2011. Blaqstarr is one of the talented new artists out to showcase his skills – you can catch him at any of the performances listed below. Blaqstarr also just released some remixes of “Rider Girl,” a track from his new Divine EP. The single gets a full remix treatment from Sydney Samson, Mux Mool, Nadastrom and Blaqstarr himself. The remixes shine a different kind of light on Blaqstarr’s voice, giving new life to the single. “Rider Girl” also came with a great video; watch it here.

Blaqstarr – “Rider Girl” (Mux Mool Remix)
 

Stream more “Rider Girl” remixes, and buy the original Divine EP on iTunes.

Blaqstarr at SXSW 2011
Thursday, March 17th – RCRDLABEL SHOWCASE
Thursday, March 17th – Baltimore Love Thing
Friday, March 18th – 508 House sponsored by Virgin Mobile
Friday, March 18th – Loose Control Party at VICE
Saturday, March 19th – La Zona Rosa – WME Showcase

DJ Center – Remix by DJ Spinna + Making Of The Vinyl

Brooklyn’s own DJ Center hooked up with DJ Spinna to remix “In A Song” featuring Middle Child, a track off the album Everything In Time. With an anthem-like chorus and thumping groove, “In A Song” is packed with bump and boogie, warmth and soul – a natural choice for DJs, dance floors and lovers of modern soul music with an instant vintage feel. DJ Spinna needs no introduction, and he adds his own style to the track here in the “Back from the Future Remix.”

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After the jump, watch a video about the making of the remix. Thanks to Push the Fader, who has a new blog up and running, so check that out too!

DJ Center – In a Song (DJ Spinna Back From The Future Remix) by DJCenter

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Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX: Stream We’re New Here

Jamie XX (producer for The XX) has released several remixes from Gil Scott-Heron‘s 2010 album I’m New Here. Songs like “New York is Killing Me” and “I’ll Take Care of You” got a whole new vibe from Jamie’s remixes, introducing a new generation to the legendary Gil Scott-Heron. Now Jamie XX is putting out a full album of these remixes, aptly titled We’re New Here.

The new album, We’re New Here, will be available on February 21st via Young Turks.