Wednesday – Electro House remix. 18/01/12. Kaskade – Turn It Down (Le Castle Vania remix)

Wednesday’s child hated his neighbours,

Listening to Ministry of Sound radio, I became familiar with this amazingly beautiful energetic anthem. When I looked up Kaskade to find the song, I was confused; The adorably dainty Rebecca & Fiona were doing their familiar thing, but the drop was different, it lack that certain je ne sais quoi from the one I had listened to.

Like the guy who created 7 minute abs to counter the popular 8 minute version, Le Castle Vania has one upped Kaskade on this one. Ryan Raddon, aka Kaskade; recently named America’s number 1 DJ, the man responsible for keeping beautiful women off the streets (to this day he has never had a male vocalist); single handedly started World War 3 with a free block party in Hollywood blvd to promote the Electric Daisy Carnival film. To best a legend in the progressive house world is an impressive feat. (On a side note, if you have an Americano in one hand and a glass of orange juice in the other, do not be tempted to mix them, it is just terrible, oh and Dev in her video for Dancing Shoes, is rediculously cute)

What I love about the video below, is that they actually have genuine dancers, and I don’t mean genuinely good, but the same awkward stuff you would see every Friday night after a few margaritas.

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I’m reminded of Dynasty, not the 80’s tv show my mother watched too much (I wonder if it’s on Hulu), but Kaskade’s 2010 beauty. You know you have made a good remix when the original producer starts to play your remix in their sets, and this is what Raddon has been doing ever since with Dada Life’s hearty epic.

Le Castle Vania has replaced the stilted, yet strong progressive house stabs, with a flowing melee of melodic electro synths that groove so nicely with the identity of the original, that it’s really hard to believe this wasn’t how the original was supposed to sound. If someone tells you to turn it down, just slap them, seriously, slap – them – in – the – face.

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Wednesday – Electro House remix. 11/01/12. The Smashing Pumpkins & Le Castle Vania – Zero Machine (Haydn Hoffman remix)

Wednesday’s child was in a rage,

Like the age old conundrum of what came first, Did the egg come before the chicken? did Ed Reed come before the interception? did Paris Hilton come before the slutty blonde? To me the biggest conundrum is love vs. pain, do you have to know what hate is before you can truly understand love? From the second single of The Smashing Pumpkins‘ peerless album Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness comes todays song, with lyrics so profound as to make Confucius proud, Zero plays heavily on the indignity of love that underpins the inability of emotions on an empty tank.

Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness
And cleanliness is godliness, and god is empty just like me.

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From the man who leaves bodies in his wake with his skull crushing electro and dubstep remakes, Haydn Hoffman has brought the necessary anger & agitation to Le Castle Vania‘s Zero Machine that makes me want to go into Wikipedia and edit the 5 stages of grief to read:

Step 1: Denial
Step 2: Le Castle Vania – Zero Machine (Haydn Hoffman remix)
Step 3: Bargaining
Step 4: Depression
Step 5: Acceptance

Part of the deprivation of love is what can inspire anger and make you wanna go all Clay Matthews on somebody’s ass. But if you don’t have a football field handy and prison molestation doesn’t appeal to you, the best way to appease your inner OJ is to put today’s remix on full ‘I-don’t-give-a-fuck-about-my-speakers-ripping’ volume and wolverine the shit out of your girlfriend’s teddy bears.

With glitched vocals and stuttered driving acid synths that add to Le Castle Vania’s hardy blown up electro guitar riff, I give fair warning to clear the area around you of all precious items, both inatimate and alive, as you won’t realize how much aggression you will expel while listening to this awesome track.

http://soundcloud.com/haydnhoffman/le-castle-vania-zero-machine-haydn-hoffman-remix

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