Film Composer Creates Unique EDM Experience Inspired By Extreme Sports
Andy Favre, 28 years old, French film composer, better known under his stage name Alpine Universe unveiled his new music video “Leap Of Faith” this month. The video directed by Spanish director German Izquierdo Valero features Favre performing live with a custom rig made of unique electronic and midi instruments. Alpine Universe vows to encourage the EDM scene to keep expanding towards new horizons with live settings and studio experimentation. The strength of electronic music is that it is a HUGE spectrum of genres. Alpine aims to explore some untouched areas of that spectrum and take the time to craft new sounds, even if the music is hard to classify in the end.
ALPINE UNIVERSE: “In the Leap Of Faith music video I perform a series of solos on different instruments: a synthesizer, midi finger-triggers, pedals, electronic drums and an electronic accordion. It demonstrates how electronic music can have a lot of performance elements within a DJ setup. German and I wanted this video to have an artful aesthetic, not just a performance recording. German brought his sense of visual storytelling, philosophy and symbolism to the screen in a very subtle and tasteful way.”
Leap Of Faith is released ahead of the THE LINES EP inspired by Favre’s background as a big-mountain skier. The Lines EP consists of 5 songs that were made for ski, extreme sports videos and documentaries featuring some of the best riders on the planet. Some of these films have already been released, while others are touring film festivals at the moment. It is a sequel to Alpine Universe’s epic soundtrack named ‘SEDNA’ released last summer.
ALPINE UNIVERSE: “The Lines EP is about living in the moment, being in tune with the elements and not being affected by the trends. It’s about choosing your own “line”. When you pick a certain line down the mountain, you may take risks, but only to push your own limits: it’s not about competition or fashion, it is about beauty and elegance.
Within an all-electronic environment, I have played and recorded real instruments such as guitars, ancient drums, accordion and strings all integrated into a vast palette of musical genres, from the melodic dubstep of “Waterbender” to the industrial “Hyperion” and the big-beat sounds of “The Klimb”. It is balanced with the softer and earthy mood of “We are Found” and the fun, childlike “Freeski” song. The LINES EP doesn’t follow any recipe.”
The recording of ‘Lines’ was unusually long. Within a music sequencer, every note is quantized and each performance can be altered to perfection, but for this EP, Favre was looking for a “human touch”. The addition of many layers of acoustic instruments was an incredible amount of work. Moreover, as a film composer, Favre is attached to storytelling, symbolism and raw emotions. Each Alpine Universe track is crafted to be an epic journey with its own storyline.
Alpine Universe is currently working on a single with the Musyca Children’s Choir in Los Angeles: They are about to record some new music with a group of more than 40 kids. He is also part of the artist collective Everett Entertainment. They just started a new record label called Space Gang Records specializing in bass music, trap and hip-hop.
ALPINE UNIVERSE ‘LEAP OF FAITH’
Hardwell & Maddix Remix Timeless Electro House Hit “Satisfaction”
Hardwell and Maddix have teamed up to bring a fresh twist to the timeless classic “Satisfaction.” They gave new life to the latest version produced by Benny Benassi and David Guetta. Check out the full video!
Originally released in 2002, “Satisfaction” quickly became a club hit with its upbeat Electro House sound and catchy synths. Now, over two decades later, the new remix is sure to get the crowds jumping once again.
In my opinion, this cut stays true to the original rhythm, however, Hardwell and Maddix add updated hard-hitting drops and futuristic elements. Whether you’re a fan of the original or just love a good banger, this melody is definitely made for you.
Unquestionably, the result is a high-energy, high-impact version of “Satisfaction.” With its iconic status in the electronic music world, it’s no surprise that this track has been remixed countless times over the years, but I believe nothing else can surpass such a great edit.
Get ready to feel the “Satisfaction” as you dance to this powerful reinterpretation, which stands out as an exciting take on the memorable club/festival hit.
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Stafford Brothers Return To Purple Fly With Club Anthem “Rage”
Stafford Brothers are back with a fun dancefloor banger in the form of “Rage” out on the NFT-fueled Purple Fly record label. Opening with a Bass-heavy build-up, the Aussie brother-duo kicks things up a notch with a grimy drop and funky melodies that will light up any festival stage or underground club, and the catchy vocal riff will quite literally have booties hitting the floor. Stafford Brothers previously released a cover of Blink 182’s “I Miss You,” which makes “Rage” a new direction and one that we’re excited to see more of. Read on for the artists’ take on their track:
“After dropping ‘I Miss You’ – a cover from the Blink 182 legends, we wanted to send ‘Rage’ in a different direction and drop a club banger next… We tend to jump between releasing the easy listening vibes for that pick-me-up in the daytime to the heavier bassline tracks for the night. For anyone that has seen us play live, they know it’s everything but chill! For ‘Rage’ we wanted to drop something we can go nuts to on the dancefloor. Large low end, big build-ups, and a vocal that slapsssss“ — Stafford Brothers
Purple Fly is an independent imprint utilizing cryptocurrency’s hottest frontier as a platform for the spectrum of electronic music. The label’s goal is to support collaborations of all forms of art, connecting music and stunning visuals for an immersive experience that spans the sonic realms of trance to trap. Purple Fly releases NFT directly on its official website with each music drop, enabling artists to have access to direct support from their fan base while expressing their creativity. Aussie exports Stafford Brothers were the first electronic dance music act to sign to Cash Money Records in 2012 and have since collaborated with rap and hip-hop heavy hitters such as Lil Yachty, T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, and more. Their music has found homes on Spinnin’ Records, Thrive Music, Smash the House, and Armada Music. As the world emerges from the pandemic, the duo is coming back in full force. In 2021, they performed to 50K people at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the NRL tripleheader. This laid the groundwork for their massive halftime show performance with Multi-Platinum recording artist Timmy Trumpet at the NRL Grand Final. Now a part of the Purple Fly family, Stafford Brothers join artists like Futuristic Polar Bears, DJ SODA, Laidback Luke, BLVD., Fatman Scoop, Shaquille O’Neal, Sevenn, and more at the cutting edge of NFT backed music.
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ZABO Brings The Heat With Hard-Hitting, Vocal Bass Track “Flow”
Canadian bass/mid-tempo artist ZABO is back with another hard-hitting release titled “Flow,” featuring his fellow Canadian, singer/songwriter C.D. True to the viral sensation’s signature style, this new track takes no prisoners with a foundation of basslines that seem to stab right for the heart, complemented with grating mechanical synths and haunting vocals that add the perfect feminine twist. “Flow” is far from the easy-going melodic gem that its name might imply – it’s made for headbanging and booty-shaking on the dance floor, and you better believe ZABO will be playing it out this spring and summer. It’s yet another example of how his infectious music continues to transcend international boundaries and break genre molds.
Dan Szabo knew his love for electronic music was everlasting at a young age. He became fascinated with music composition, which led him to study audio and recording technology at the well-known OIART in London, Ontario. This led to the development of his music persona “ZABO,” which was heavily influenced by the Toronto bass community. ZABO became an international sensation when his music went viral on TikTok and Douyin, making him well known in the US and China. His single “Breathe” was the top electronic music song on TikTok in 2021, having amassed 13.5M plays on Spotify, while “Drown” has been streamed internationally over 1B times across all platforms. At this early stage in his career, ZABO has a lot of exciting news and music up his sleeve, so keep an eye out for more music coming soon.