Koobra - Nightrunning

This one is an amazingly well done Disco / House tune from the finnish music producer Koobra. Although it is few months old already, i think it deserves to be posted. Summer is going to need a song like this one. 

The video is also as amazing as the song! Reminds me of how a summer day can be like. Throw a guitar, a few cases of beer and a couple of friends into a car, drive around and do nothing serious for a whole weekend. It makes me happy to think that summer really isn't that far away right now.

For all the local people (in Vaasa, Finland) reading this blog I have some great news. Koobra will be performing live on Leipätehdas (Miami Heat) this weekend (Saturday 16th March).

Here's an other great tune from Koobra that deserves to be mentioned.


Felix Cartal: New Releases Coming Up

Since 2010 when I discovered Popular Music, an amazing album from Felix Cartal, I've been following the Canadian music producer with excitement. There is really something special about him. Rough dance music and really not the typical sound of successful mainstream electro, that we so often hear on the radio these days. Still, he is very professional about his music. A lot of listeners including me will probably connect and compare him with the mighty Boys Noize or such similar acts, although they aren't on the same level... yet.

I've been a little bit disappointed lately though with the tracks Felix Cartal has been previewing due to his upcoming release of the second full length album called Different Faces (that will be released 27th March). It still feels like Felix Cartal, and I haven't lost hope yet on the album. I don't mean that the tracks he's released so far is bad or anything. I actually think the opposite. They are good, but there is very little Felix in them. I just hear Polina or Miss Palmer when i listen to Don't Turn On The Lights or Black to White. I might be wrong but isn't these tracks quite good attempts on reaching a bigger, more mainstream crowd. Another track, Domo, on the other hand is a real pearl in my eyes, and according to me, it holds Popular Music-standard. I rest my case about this upcoming album release until I get my hands on the whole album.

However, right now, Felix Cartal uploaded a completely new full track preview of a beat (together with Bart B More), that will be included on Boys Noize new Miami Noize-compilation (Original release date: 12th March). This hot new track definitely brings back the old Felix i am used listening to! Have a try yourself! 

As i mentioned earlier above, Felix Cartal will release Different Faces very soon. And the below tracks are all going to be on the new album.

Good luck with Different Faces Felix, I wish you all of luck! :)


Plan B - ill Manors (The Prodigy Remix)

Plan B and Prodigy teaming up on a great new track! But wait what, who's Peter Fox?

I wonder if the producers have been messing around a little with: 

Anyway, sounds good doesn't it, so who cares. The single will be out March 25th.


Interview with Tobtok

I recently made a blog post about a track released by the Swedish EDM and French House producer Tobias Giorgio Karlsson (more known as Tobtok). It was just a co-incidence that we were lucky enough to have the Swede on a visit to our small town Vaasa in Finland, just a few weeks ago. Over a couple of beers I made an interview with the young producer before he entered the Miami Heat-stage on Leipätehdas.

1. So far, you’re relatively unknown to the EDM audience and many don’t know who you are. Tell me who’s behind the name TobTok.
Well, that’s a really hard question to answer, because so far, I don’t really have a public face. Fans don’t recognize me for anything other than through my music. I’m just a normal young guy that’s passionate about the music I’m creating. I’m like the opposite to Lady Gaga. She’s a public face but she’s maybe not the brain behind the whole act. In my case, I’m the brain but have no face.
2.  What do you call the music you are creating? Do you have any genre you go by?
The music I’m doing is very hard to categorize. I’m creating what I feel like I wanna create. I don’t have any borders.  If you look at what I’ve released so far, you’ll realize that every track is a new thing. Some tracks that I have could be called pure French House, others Big Room and I also have done some Progressive stuff. The latest remix I did could be called 90’s Chicago Acid House together with some Funky Bass, yeah. Really hard to categorize. Let’s say Electronic music.
3. Why did you end up doing electro?
I started listening to my fathers 70’s disco music when I was young. And I’ve also always liked Michael Jackson. And then I came across the phenomenon of making house music out of old disco tracks. That was maybe something that caught my attention.
In school I also attended a class where we learned how to create electronic music. I started playing with some disco samples. Of course it wasn’t any serious in the beginning. If you ever hear something from that time, you will understand what I mean. Then, suddenly I became very passionate about it and here I am. I’ve always tried to evolve, and I try to find new ways into electronic music.

Here's some newly released material from TobTok. Have a listen before or while you continue reading!

4. You already told me about Michael Jackson, but you must have more sources of inspiration.
Yes, Michael must be one of the biggest inspirations. Daft Punk in 2001 might have given me the first invitation to electronic house music. Back then I didn’t have a clue about that genre.
5. I already mentioned that you’re a new artist. You seem to have the qualifications of becoming much bigger. The fan base is constantly growing and that must feel really great. How do you plan to keep the upward trend going? Do you have any tricks?
I don’t think about that too much. I just make the music I feel like. I’m trying to be productive with a lot of releases. But I’m still evolving and it’s just really a big bonus that people like what I’m doing. 
6. It seems to me that EDM have become bigger, especially the last few years. Do you have any thoughts of that? Do you think there’s a reason?
I’m not really sure, but something actually happened. The House-thing has become really big, let’s say, the last three years. Electronic music really seems to be the 2010s biggest thing, just like hard rock was the thing in the 1980s. I don’t think there’s a reason, this is just how it goes. People try to find new music and new music becomes popular. So it’s a question of trends.
7. Becoming bigger means more live shows. Where have you performed so far?
Actually, I haven’t done anything more than local shows in my hometown so far. Being here in Finland is a very big step. It’s my first gig out of town and abroad. Aside from performing as a DJ, I’ve only done 2 live shows as Tobtok before.
Tobtok on Miami Heat 4.2.2012 at Leipätehdas.
8. Have you gotten any weird invitations to shows yet?
Not really. Being here in Finland is actually quite weird because I think my main fan base is located in France or USA. The kind of music I do could be considered as underground in Sweden, so how did I end up in Finland?
I also talked to an American guy that wanted to arrange a festival in the future. He wanted me to be there when the plans are implemented.
9. Tobtok have been signed to a few record companies. Many of the readers would like to have their acts signed. How did you succeed? What do you suggest for unsigned artists?
As long as you have ambitions and keep fighting you won’t have any problem. Something very practical is to use SoundCloud. That’s the new MySpace now, and most of the music on SounCloud is Electronic, so that is probably the best platform to start on. I posted one of my demo tracks to Stardust Records own SoundCloud page and they liked it. Now I’m signed and they like what I’m doing.
If you want to be signed, practice the art of making music. When you feel like you are satisfied with what you’ve done, post the music to a couple of record companies. Use e-mail and post on SoundCloud, try to be eager. Someone will eventually find your music interesting. It’s not as hard as you think to be recognized. And when you finally get some interest, then things start happening, and that’s always fun.

Finally, have a listen at one of my favorite remixes from TobTok. Then, don't forget to visit his Facebook page to follow the young and promising french house DJ!

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Noisia - Diplodocus (Kill The Noise Remix)

Two big names equals one big track. That's just a fact in most cases. This is no exception. Noisia released a special edition of their album Split The Atom adding a Disk 2 filled with remixes of the previously released Disk 1-tracks. 

One of the tracks on Disk 2 is of course Diplodocus remixed by Kill The Noise. Anyone who's familiar with the previous material from the remixers will know that it's Kill The Noise without looking at the "now playing"-info. The sound that Kill The Noise produce is very characteristic and easy to recognize. Kill The Noise can remix anything. They've done hard rock, rap and various genres of electronic music. Now it's Drum & Bass turn. Well, they just continues to impress. What next?


'Disco i mitt hjärta' Drops a Bomb!

Not too long ago, Timshel, a newly established band from my hometown (Vaasa, Finland) released a song called Halfway To Anywhere.

Here's a really amazing remix of that song from a friend of mine (also from Vaasa), who calls himself "Disco i mitt hjärta" (Disco in my heart). I won't be explaining any further about the music. But I think you will become stunned by the quality of the final result.

Listen and enjoy!


9 EPIC Tracks - Uploaded by Wolfgang Gartner

Some of you might already have noticed, but just a few hours ago one of the greatest EDM producers and DJ's of all time, Wolfgang Gartner, uploaded some older stuff to his SoundCloud account. All full length and original mixes!

Tracks are released between 2008-2010 on Kindergarten Records (his own record company that he used to release music on). Have a listen, no difference if you know this amazing artist from before or not (well, who doesn't know him). 

All together 9 old and EPIC tracks:

Here's a preview of the new single There and Back that was released 31st of January on Beatport (14th Febuary on iTunes)!


12th Planet - The End Is Near EP

To promote his upcoming america tour, dubstep artist 12th Planet released an absolutely wonderful EP and gave it away for free.

01. 12th Planet: The End Is Near
02. 12th Panet & Flinch - The End is Near pt.1
03. 12th Planet, Skrillex, Kill the Noise - Burst ft. GMCFOSHO
04. 12th Planet & Antiserum - Ghost
05. 12th Planet & SPL - Ratchet Strap
06. 12th Planet - Jail Break

Download here (Hulkshare)

One of the tracks, Burst, including super acts Skrillex & Kill The Noise was just uploaded to SoundCloud by the later. Have a sneak peak while you wait for the download to finish!

Sue Cho in New Dubstep Co-Op With Karetus

Sue Cho is always appearing on some very interesting projects.
She's made music with acts such as Porter Robinson, Lazy Rich, Hirshee, Robbie Rivera, Acetronik & Gigi Barocco. That's a lot of big EDM names isn't it.
Just a few hours ago we were informed about this new track Dance No More she is releasing together with Portuguese dj-duo Karetus. Here's a preview of something that might become really big. Especially dubstep fans will appreciate.

Sue Cho also appeared on this awesome Revolvr & Donald Glaude remix of Scooters "Beats Inside My Head":

This might be interesting if you like the wobbles from Karetus, (remix of Snoops & Wizs track Young Wild & Free):

And yes it's a free download!


The Return of the Blogger: Part III

As I promised, things will get back to normal here at ElectroCloud after this blog posts. After a long month without any posts from me here, I decided to update you on what you might have missed.

If you haven't read and listened yet, go read both Part I & II:
The Return of the Blogger (Part I)
The Return of the Blogger: Part II

This is Part III, don't miss these:


The Return of the Blogger: Part II

Without any further comments, I will just continue the list of songs you might have missed the last month while I was away.

Here's the previous list of new music you might have missed: The Return of the Blogger

UPDATE. Here's The Return of the Blogger: Part III

Keep your eyes open for the third and last part. After that I think this blog will be back to normal again!


The Return of the Blogger

Hello there again dear readers. The christmas vacation turned out to end up a little later than expected. But there was also some other personal things that I had to deal with during this time of absence. However I'm not willing to comment about that. Instead, I wanna give you loads of new music to listen to!

Here we go!

UPDATE. I also made a Part II and Part III of "The Return of the Blogger"