Tuesday, July 23, 2013

When We Work Together: Mr. Bill & Haywyre

Way back when in 2012, Gravitas Recordings kicked off their first ever volume of the Neurovation Charity Compilation. They teamed up with a great lineup of artists from all over the world, including Gramatik, Kraddy, Knight Riderz, Minnesota and Starkey to name a few.  All proceeds of this compilation release benefited Charity:Water, bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. After this initial team up and release, another relationship with the label began to blossom, with Australian producer, Mr Bill.
Mr Bill
In conjunction with Mr Bill, Gravitas Recordings ran a remix contest featuring his song Cheya, again to help raise money for Charity:Water. It was a beautiful thing, first seeing all the more well known artists coming together to support a cause, and then the outreach to the EDM community as a whole. After the contest ended, six talented producers were featured on the remix album. We followed the contest right HERE on EGP, so you can check out some of our top picks for who would walk away winning their titles... and one such artist did indeed win the Grand Prize. Haywyre (who caught him at Lightning in a Bottle?!).

Not even 24 hours ago, a track posted on Soundcloud caught our eye, a collaboration between Mr Bill and Haywyre titled Dress Codes. It feels like things are coming full circle, and another producer that deserves our attention is working together with a name that is getting around. The track is absolutely classy, fun, jazzy, and everything you need to move. Grab your slippers, smoking jacket and ottoman, this is going to be a good listening experience.

Monday, July 22, 2013

That Daft Punk Music Video... Sort Of

Gotta Love Social Media

So remember back in June when Daft Punk was sighted all over NYC with American fashion model Karlie Kloss, and everyone was speculating a music video of some sort? Well maybe you just remember DP there, or maybe you don't, but all answers were revealed today, by Vogue! Yup, it kinda is a music video. Check out this "behind the scenes" shoot with Daft Punk and Karlie Kloss.

After doing some digging, we found that this answer was foreboding, and we should have seen it coming...