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Further setting the tone ahead of Monday’s release of ”The Rules Of Dada”, Dada Life are back to unveil by far the most inventive track off the album, entitled ‘Bass Don’t Cry’.

First previewed in May earlier this year and extending the duos sound to a more playful and party-hard height, the Rules of Dada inspired ‘Bass Don’t Cry’ emerges as a suitably energetic offering from an act who suggests ‘If you’re stuck, there’s only one solution: go harder.’ But in it’s aggressive yet inventive grinding, the album’s eighth track acts testament to a sophisticated sense of development in Dada Life’s overall approach.

Release date is set for October 15th.

In the wake of the official preview of ‘Boing Clash Boom’, episode 44 of Steve Aoki’s ‘Aoki’s House’ radio show saw the premiere of the second unreleased single from Dada Life’s upcoming album, ‘The Rules of Dada‘.

Rather than deviating from their coarse yet sugary comfort zone, the Swedish duo bring us ‘So Young So High’ in an attempt to perfect the theme that has sent them to such tangible industry heights. Flexing their chart-savvy top lines to daring yet inoffensive dimensions, ‘So Young So High’ marks a considerably safe yet triumphant production for the wackiest duo to bless Swedish Dance music and the global festival circuit alike.

Out October 15th.

Update (8/10): Official preview now available.

Swedish Electro outfit Dada Life will release their second studio album ‘The Rules Of Dada’ on October 16 via So Much Dada. Following up on 2009’s ‘Just Do The Dada’, ‘The Rules Of Dada’ acts testament to how the duo’s sound have progressed over the past three years. But with four tracks already released, the burden fell upon the seven unreleased tracks to show the duos Electro stylings in a fresh and positive light.

First heard in late 2010 and showcasing a somewhat fresh melodic stance on the duos sound, ‘Arrive Beautiful Leave Ugly’ starts the album off with bleep-happy stamina. As ‘You Will Do What We Will Do’ emphasizes the simple dotted melodies that Dada Life have come to specialize in, ‘Everything Is Free’ and ‘Boing Clash Boom’ extend the duos sound to a more playful and party-hard height.

But in the aggressive grinding of ‘Bass Don’t Cry’ – by far the more inventive of the albums tracks – as well as soft spoken Progressive finale ‘Don’t Stop’, we see a more sophisticated sense of development in the Swedes’ overall sound – an ironic aural statement given their rule book. But for a collective that suggests ‘If you’re stuck, there’s only one solution: go harder’, Rules Of Dada poses a considerable problem: the album remains glued to a sound no harder than its predecessor. Likely to balance mixed enthusiasm from their global following, to dismiss this hotly tipped record would be unjust given the considerable quality maintained throughout. Without rocking the boat too severely, ‘The Rules of Dada’ captures the essence of Dada Life’s well-developed sound with a few surprises along the way, including a beautiful grand finale.

Update (5/10): Preview ”Boing Clash Boom” below.

Pre-order on iTunes (Out October 16).

Tracklist:

01. Kick Out The Epic Motherfu**er (3:22)
02. Feed The Dada (3:03)
03. Arrive Beautiful Leave Ugly (3:49)
04. So Young So High (3:41)
05. You Will Do What We Will Do (4:00)
06. Happy Violence (3:48)
07. Rolling Stones T-Shirt (3:22)
08. Bass Don’t Cry (3:20)
09. Everything Is Free (4:17)
10. Boing Clash Boom (3:52)
11. Don’t Stop (5:21)

Names of the only public samples available at this point can be found below.

Arrive Beautiful Leave Ugly:

Bass Don’t Cry:

Words by Dan Carter

Standing somewhat comfortably as Europe’s wackiest Electro outfit to date, Stockholm’s Dada Life drop the bananas to don themselves another fine vocal offering in the form of ‘Feed The Dada’. Where their sudden transition from instrumental sample-masters to full-fledged vocal mongers may have made for mixed reactions from the outset, their union alongside renowned homeland vocalist Daniel Gidlund makes for another positive spin on their radio-friendly credentials in anticipation of their forthcoming album, ‘The Rules Of Dada’.

Far from your sugary Electro-crossover, Gidlund’s pitch-perfect top line remains embedded within the duos signature blend of coarse lead progressions and grinding chord play with little sign of compromise in terms of club worthy quality.

Hot on the heels from his Wall Recordings debut alongside Ansol titled ‘Top Of The World‘, Amsterdam’s Jordy von Egmond, better known to the world as Dyro, is on hand to provide one of the two formal remixes. Replacing the original’s instrumental work with his characteristically grinding Electro House stylings, ‘Feed The Dada‘ receives a sturdy signature remix from one of Holland’s finest talents currently on offer.

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Update: The official video has been released.

Poised somewhat further from the dynamic Electro fuzz known more formally as Stockholm’s Dada Life, rising Refune protégé Otto Knows follows up his beloved ‘Million Voices’ with an unsuspecting stab at the duos popular vocal remode of ‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker’.

Already well accustomed to pulling on the heartstrings of the Beatport charts and club floor alike, Otto Jettman drives his own melodic stylings into the otherwise heavyset realms of Dada Life’s intense Electro upheaval without compromising on its underlying energy. From the remix’s intense emotive build and playful vocal loops right through to its notably stubborn climax, the young Swede successfully extends his reign on the club floor with a formative remix of the otherwise stubborn Electro hallmarks that you would struggle to have associated his Otto Knows moniker with until now.

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Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherf*cker (Otto Knows Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Swedish fuzz-masters Dada Life have established a solid name for their signature style of distorted Electro gems. Following on from ‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker’, their lap from the world of instrumentals has proven a strong asset to their already illuminated name on the international scene. Jumping on the auto-tune bandwagon, their choice of vocal line is sure to cause a stir amid heyday fanatics of the sought-after duo, but the climax of this Electro Pop union is ultimately one of moderate thrills and fairly effective production values from the outset. Driving their familiar pitch evading leads across a canvas of sturdy beats and groaning bass, ‘Rolling Stones T-Shirt’ is something of a risky venture for the duo having solidified their names to a rather particular sound.

While the Cazzette remix was found getting released amid Dada Life’s Musical Freedom compilation last month, this newest Dada Life release sees the So Much Dada debut of fellow Dirty Dutch kingpin Chuckie. Running with the same sound that has characterized his more recent studio movements, Chuckie’s latest remix work rounds this package off with a somewhat unique take on the original, delivering a hard-hitting merge of distorted leads and grinding bass.

Dada Life – Rolling Stones T-Shirt (Incl. Chuckie Remix) [So Much Dada] – Beatport Link

Dada Life – Rolling Stones T-Shirt
Dada Life – Rolling Stones T-Shirt (Chuckie Remix)

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Swedish fuzz-masters Dada Life have established a solid name for their signature style of distorted Electro gems. Following on from ‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker’, their lap from the world of instrumentals has proven a strong asset to their already illuminated name on the international scene. Jumping on the auto-tune bandwagon, their choice of vocal line is sure to cause a stir amid heyday fanatics of the sought-after duo, but the climax of this Electro Pop union is ultimately one of moderate thrills and fairly effective production values from the outset. Driving their familiar pitch evading leads across a canvas of sturdy beats and groaning bass, ‘Rolling Stone T-Shirt’ is something of a risky venture for the duo having solidified their names to a rather particular sound.

‘Rolling Stone T-Shirt’ is released on April 18th via So Much Dada.

Words by Dan Carter

Having seen his unique, progressive sound grace the likes of Deadmau5′ Strobe and Calvin Harris’ Feel So Close for acclaim amongst such pioneers as Martin Solveig and others, Eden Anderson, better known as Special Features, returns to release his official take on Dada Life’s Happy Violence, which just went victorious out of the recent remix contest hosted by the Swede’s themselves. Reminiscent of his aforementioned offerings in its playful and melodious appeal, the London producer gives the original’s rather hard-lined track a full-blown remix work to emerge as another trademark for the one producer we deem to be blowing up in 2012. Using the near to cacophonic sounding vocal on behalf of Johanna Berglund, known for being a part of the Swedish pop quartet Le Kid, to his utmost advantage, Anderson’s ground-breaking production qualities are screened in the best of ways yet again as another ravishing blend of playful synth chords and infectious baselines comes to light.

The Special Features remix of ‘Happy Violence’ is out now via So Much Dada.

Dada Life – Happy Violence (Special Features Remix) [So Much Dada] – Beatport Link

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Having seen his unique, progressive sound grace the likes of Deadmau5′ Strobe and Calvin Harris’ Feel So Close for acclaim amongst such pioneers as Martin Solveig and others, Eden Anderson, better known as Special Features, returns to preview his official take on Dada Life’s Happy Violence, which just went victorious out of the recent remix contest hosted by the Swede’s themselves. Reminiscent of his aforementioned offerings in its playful and melodious appeal, the London producer gives the original’s rather hard-lined charm a full-blown remix work into another trademark for the one producer we deem to be blowing up in 2012. Using the near to cacophonic sounding vocal on behalf of Johanna Berglund, known for being a part of the Swedish pop quartet Le Kid, to his utmost advantage, Anderson’s ground-breaking production qualities are screened in the best of ways yet again as another ravishing blend of playful synth chords and infectious baselines comes to light.

The Special Features remix of ‘Happy Violence’ is set for release soon via So Much Dada.

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/Anton

Dada Life continue their onslaught on electronic dance music as their next jaw-dropper has officially released. A mere year after the initial release of their ground-breaking Unleash The Fucking Dada, their unique and trend-setting take on the harder face of electro-house thrives further as another ridiculously yet brilliantly entitled single has emerged from the powerhouses that are Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom. Following a year of iconic success from the use of near to cacophonic-sounding beeps and grinding electro-house chords, the Swede’s put their prolific signature beep aside to pursue the rise of mighty electro-house wobbles, a kicking bass and monstrous, acid-like chords you would expect to hear from Swanky Tunes all complimenting each other in one hotly tipped concoction. Also supplemented by sweeping pads in the ever so fierce break-down, the follow-up release to the remix to Big Bad Wolf and Happy Violence, titled Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker, might just be their best work to date.

‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker’ is out now via their newly launched So Much Dada label.

Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker [So Much Dada] – Beatport Link
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