Skrillex with Alvin Risk on the new COD: Black Ops II

Skrillex teamed up with another OSWLA family member Alvin Risk to come up with a track 'Imma Try It Out'. The track's unofficial leakage has had dubstep fanatics jump up and down for some time now. But now you can listen to the official, mastered version on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 soundtrack.

The track's raw dubstep beats and bass provide the perfect atmosphere for chasing down bad guys in this action-packed FPS. So one of the biggest names in EDM has helped in the production of one of the biggest names in gaming. Seems that the trend of top DJs and producers getting involved with video games has become the norm. We have nothing against that. Especially if  you look at the fan video below. The nightclub scenery has been impressively recreated and with the best of dubstep pumping energy into your veins you're surely in for a thrilling experience. Looks pretty damn cool!

Official video for Annie’s Theme by Afrojack

Annie's Theme was released after the successful debuting at the Ultra Music Festival. The fans immediately fell in love with Afrojack's trademark high pitch noises and beeps. So this became an instant banger of the dancefloors and festival grounds. The track has received good feedback from fans as well as fellow DJs like Tiesto and Sander van Doorn. Today, an official  video for Annie's Theme has been published on Afrojack's official Youtube channel.

Although it is clear that the track is great, you can't say the same thing about the video. Using amature footage of the crazy things happening while touring sounds like a great idea, but it just doesn't cut it for a major production like this. The video is just bad (even with the flashing groupie at 3:54). There's no intact concept, only different clips put together with some unnecessary graphics showing numbers and whatnot. It gives you the feeling that a first year student at a film school has practiced his hand with a new program.

Check out the video that has gone over a little make-up, after being repeatedly taken down on Youtube from various accounts. It's gotten a little more touched up, not as irritating anymore.

Hot video celebrating AKG by TIËSTO

You might’ve heard about Tiësto teaming up with AKG in the production of the “AKG by TIËSTO” headphones range. There’s certainly a profit to be made by both parties involved. AKG probably doesn’t mind their brand and products being promoted by Tiësto, who’s got 12,8 million fans on Facebook and over 1,3 million followers on Twitter. Running the label Musical Freedom and doing over 250 shows a year maked Tiësto easily one of the most influential DJ figures of the present time.

The official information at the AKG page introduces the range as follows:

The “AKG by TIËSTO” headphones range features tuning and styling directed by legendary DJ and producer TIËSTO. Comprising three high-performance professional-grade headphones, the TIËSTO Series will appeal to a broad range of end users, from studio engineers, to artists, fans and TIËSTO himself – whether in the studio, at a show or on the go. 

“AKG is rooted in the passion for music at the same time as having a unique eye for design and style,” says Tiësto. “Together we’ve created a line of headphones that are perfect for those who want the best quality of sound, but don’t wish to compromise on style, whether you’re looking to mix in the studio, perform live or even listen when you’re on the move.”

So now that we’ve gotten the formal part out of the way, get ready for a hot video! This one’s especially made for the celebration of the launch of AKG by Tiësto. You just have a feeling those headphones are going to be widely discussed. Maybe, just maybe – it has something to do with the fact that the promo-video features Melanie Iglesias partying at pool parties and festivals with the hottest bikinis and changing the little pieces of cloth at a headspinning rate. Can’t go wrong with this approach, thumbs up!

Deadmau5 flips off Tobuscus

This is a funny promo video for the latest Need for Speed video game. The video has deadmau5 racing the Youtube comedian Tobuscus. Check out the video!

Official Video of ‘Symmetries’ by Paul van Dyk featuring Austin Leeds

'Symmetries' saw the light of day already earlier in 2012. It was born out of a collaboration between Austin Leeds and Paul van Dyk. Austin and Paul have known each other for some time, they befriended when collaborating on a tune called 'New York City'. PVD stated that 'Symmetries' started when Austin had come up with a piece with drums, percussion loops and bassline.

Austin sent this near-complete backing track to Paul who used his own methods to develope the track further. He elaborates: "At the start of 'Evolution's production, I assembled this kind of hybrid studio set-up which I could take into clubs. Through keyboards and effects boxes, it allowed me to work in pretty much any type of new element you can imagine to a track. I'm not sure if my audiences realized it at the time, but they were essentially interacting with the music making process of 'Evolution'. Their reactions were showing me which direction each of the tracks should take. It's a very new discipline, and it basically hazes the line between studio and club. The music made in the studio is, to the very great degree, designed for the club, so it is a very natural progression to work this way."

Dyk added a piano hook he had in mind. Playing the riff, bringing the two parts together, he saw that it should be adjusted to a bit lighter vibe. This is how the catchy tune was made. Now there's a cool video to accompany the contagious piano line and refined bass. Go on a trip with an eccentric crew and explore the dried out lake looking like Tatooine from Star Wars.