L.A.’s @Justin_Caruso offers a unique remix take on “Fortnite”

JUSTIN CARUSO, “Fortnite” (Justin Caruso remix) (free DL)

One definitely doesn’t associate producer/remixer Justin Caruso with the video game world or instrumental tracks.  But his recent remix take on “Fortnite” is impressive for a number of reasons.  There are a lot of classical-sounding elements here that provide a rich backdrop for the grittiness and the bangs and booms that Justin adds to make the song larger than life.  Like many ‘themes’, “Fortnite” has a lot of softer moments that are worth waiting through to get to the drama and action.  If video game makers heard this then I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Justin writing and producing music directly for a game very soon.  “Fortnite” is highly creative and helps stretch the boundaries in which dance music producers sometimes get confined.  Best of all, you can download it for free at the link above.

Published in: on February 12, 2018 at 7:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dizzying confusion of “Caving” radiates in a @SpekeroftheHouse remix by @Justin_Caruso featuring @JamesDroll

JUSTIN CARUSO featuring JAMES DROLL, “Caving” (Speaker of the House remix)

While he’s subject to receiving nasty erroneous tweets and messages meant for Paul Ryan, L.A.-based producer/remixer Speaker of the House has a great ear for melody and providing a balanced remix.  Justin Caruso’s latest, “Caving”, is a perfect case, carried by an amiable and expressive vocal by Nashville-based singer James Droll.  Lots of high end sounds make “Caving” sparkle, and the focus on a bright and uptempo rhythm contributes to the confusion that the lyrics in the song are facing.  It’s a well-rounded remix that you should check out and add to your summery Spotify dance playlists at the link above.

Published in: on January 10, 2018 at 9:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Rising producer @Justin_Caruso lands with solid original “Talk About Me” featuring @Victoria_Zaro

JUSTIN CARUSO featuring VICTORIA ZARO, “Talk About Me”

Young L.A.-based producer Justin Caruso has been noted up to now for ear-catching remixes last year of songs by the likes of The Chainsmokers and 3Lau.  But his campaign to make original music starts with “Talk About Me”, a solid dance tune that will do well enough in clubs, but has a lot going for it as a song unto itself.  Benefiting from a gracious and slick vocal by Victoria Zaro, the lyrics tell an important tale, about being yourself and who you are regardless of what others may say.  “Talk About Me” starts off like it might be a ballad but revs up the tempo that will work well in any club set.  Just shy of a million Soundcloud plays already, the song is a sign of great things to come for Justin Caruso.

Published in: on March 11, 2017 at 3:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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