Survival Sunday: Michael Woods, Felix Cartal, Otto Knows and More

First off, my apologies to any of you who were looking for this post last Sunday instead of getting drunk for the SuperBowl. At this point, you’ve probably guessed that I was one of the many who fell into that latter category and the Giants winning (or the Pats losing!) seemed much more important to me than writing this post. But the G-men pulled it off (again) and it’s time to get back on with life. This week saw the release of Moguai’s new LP, Feed Me’s highly-acclaimed new EP, and Nick Thayer’s massive EP on OWSLA records. So, needless to say, there was a lot of music to be listened to this week. Haven’t had a lot of time to delve into Moguai’s LP yet but the other two have really been blowing me away with the innovation Feed Me and Mr. Thayer have brought to the table. But let’s get you going with the releases from some of the biggest and best artists doing it from this past week.

Michael Woods, who is coming off a massive 2011, drops his newest release this week “Airborne”. Woods has become known as an artist that is hard to profile, releasing songs with many different sounds and collaborating with many different trance, house, and electro artists alike. This original is no exception, with a wild drop that makes you feel like you’re about to take off.

Michael Woods – Airborne (Original Mix)

Mr. Nicky Romero seems to never be satisfied with his rising stardom. With DJ’s worldwide still playing out his massive hit “Toulouse” and his “Haters Gonna Hate” remix, and a collab with Avicii on the way, he still continues to release more fire. His latest has already hit the internet hard and his name is now completely associated with bangers.

Nicky Romero – Generation 303 (Original Mix)

While he’s been off the radar for a while now, the Canadian producer Felix Cartal has made a splash back on the scene with his latest offering. Set to release an album in late March of this year on Dim Mak, expect to hear more from him in the coming months.

Felix Cartal – Domo (Original Mix)

This last one is one we’ve been waiting for for a long time. If you’ve had a chance to see any Swede’s in the past couple months, chances are you’ve heard them drop this one in their love set. Otto Knows is another Swede planning to jump on their immense success here and across the globe and he should have no trouble accomplishing that.

Otto Knows – Million Voices (Original Mix)

BONUS: This track, just released on Chris Lake’s label and already receiving support from progressive kingpin Deadmau5, should be shared because of it’s incredible potential and fun yet dark sound.

Deth Hertz & No Body – Ready 2 Fly

DOUBLE BONUS: Because I was a slouch last week and didn’t provide you with anything, here’s what is undeniable the biggest release from last week, originally featured in SHM’s massive MSG set. This is repeat status to anyone who loves Swedish house as much as they should.

Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl – In My Mind ft. Georgi Kay (Axwell Mix)

TRIPLE BONUS: If you haven’t watched this yet, do it now and you’ll understand why Diplo is one of the most interesting characters doing it today.