Thomas Gold has long been a favorite here at DA, so you can imagine our excitement upon learning that he will be releasing his very own compilation on Axtone later this month. (We’re not quite sure why it isn’t on Size either, but we’re not complaining.) The two-disc compilation features some of Thomas’ biggest tracks including “Alive” and “AGORa,” bootlegs that he’s been dropping in his sets, and a couple of new tracks altogether, including “The Beginning” and his remix of Miike Snow’s “The Wave.” It’s set for an iTunes exclusive release on May 28th,
In addition to the news of the album, Thomas has put up a brand new episode of his radio show on his SoundCloud page. Like most TG sets, it includes lots of new music, including Dannic’s remix of “The Bottle Song,” and Pryda’s “SW4.” As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also revealed a full list of tour dates for May and June, which includes the Size Matters Stage at EDC NY. Keep reading below for the relevant tracklists from the compilation and radio show, and his tour dates.
Avicii’s sixth installment of his Levels podcast hit iTunes earlier this week after his Ultra performance. After a brief recap of what he and his manager, Ash, have been up to recently, including his philanthropically-inclined House for Hunger tour, Avicii delivers a solid seven song mix. While each of the songs have been in heavy rotation, Axwell’s “Feel the Vibe” got a bit of a head-start on the others since it was released way back in 2005. After Avicii’s 30 minutes are up, he hands over the decks to fellow Swede Sebastian Ingrosso for a special guest mix. Seb’s mix covers the recent Swedish House Mafia hits, but also drops “Eclipse (Why Am I Doing This?),” his soon-to-be-released collaboration with Steve Angello and Alesso. Although we could’ve wished for a few more premieres and variation, Levels #006 is certainly a solid hour of music worth listening to.
Dada Life has released their newest podcast right in time for March Madness. The mix is filled with a variety of songs including Felix Cartel’s “Domo”, “Together” by Chuckie, and Bingo Player’s big hit “L’Amour”. We just saw Dada Life play atElectro Beach in Puerto Vallarta and with the vocal mix of “Kickout the Epic MotherF**ker” set for release on March 12th, it seems big things are coming from the Swedish duo. Full track list is beyond the break and make sure to keep up to date with the Dada by subscribing to their podcast on iTunes.
After releasing a cryptic video with footage from UMF 2011, Tiësto has come clean and announced that he will be releasing a new album, Club Life: Miami. The party capital was picked as the second volume because according to Tijs “it’s one of my favorite cities in the world. There’s so much to do, the club life there is amazing, it’s a very glamorous city.” The compilation will highlight Musical Freedom artists such as Avesta and Baggi Bagovic, but will mainly feature remixes by Tiesto including unreleased remixes like “Can’t Stop Me Now”. Club Life: Miami will be released April 23rd and until then you can tweet @Tiesto #TiestoClubLife2 to uncover the album art online.
Seb is back… and he means business! Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso hit number one on iTunes in countless countries with the first episode of his Refune Radio podcast, and he’s gone even bigger on the mix’s second iteration. Ingrosso drops current bombs like “Troll,” plays his and Axwell’s “Quasar” bootleg, and gets a visit from labelmate Alesso. And Ingrosso makes an off-handed mention of what will surely be a huge collaboration: he tells listeners that he recently hit the studio with Tommy Trash! Download and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here, and have a listen below. Tracklist after the break.
Continuing our trend of bringing you high-quality radio content, we’ve got a special episode of Axis mixed by fast-rising Dutch DJ and our good friend, R3hab. The young producer has been off to a fast start in 2012, releasing no few than four new tracks in the last week — many of which are featured in this episode. Made up almost entirely of his own originals and remixes, this hour-long mix features a variety of R3hab’s best chainsaw madness and his new material. Make sure to listen… and check out Axis’ firsttwo episodes if you missed them. And be sure to see R3hab perform at Juicy Beach this March in Miami.
Max Vangeli is back with his monthly podcast, and this massive one hour mix features a 30 minute set from Michael Woods. Starting off with his personal bootleg of Chicane vs Afrojack – “Dont Give Up” vs “Replica”, Vangeli shows off his mixing skills with bootlegs and remixes dominating his half of the podcast. Michael Woods sticks to a more basic track list yet still keeps the flow of the mix. To keep up to date with Max Vangeli make sure to subscribe to his monthly podcast.
Chicane vs, Afrojack – Dont Give Up vs Replica (Max Vangeli Bootleg)
Hard Rock Sofa vs. Swanky Tunes vs. Pryda – Swanky Glimma Phanthom (AN21 Bootleg)
Norman Doray vs. Tawiah vs. ID – Breakaway Fest (Norman Doray Bootleg 2012)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (Third Party Remix)
Steve Angello & Alex Metric vs. Gorillaz – Open Your Eyes Final (Max Vangeli Bootleg)
Funkagenda – Shinjuku (Michael Woods Remix)
Starkillers & Dmitry – Light It Up (Michael Woods Edit)
Deadmau5, Chris Lake – I Said (Michael Woods’ Hey Boy Hey Girl Mashup)
The Swanky Tunes bring us our 34th episode of our beloved Dancing Astronaut podcast. This Russian team has an uncanny ability to keep rushing up the DJ rankings with a full head of steam with release after release. “The Legend” has been one of the most prominent tracks in 2012 and they include numerous hits from other great artists throughout the episode. Give it a listen and tell us what you think in the comments below!
1. Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko – The Legend (Original Mix) / Refune
2. Tommy Trash – Cascade (Original Mix) / PinkStar
3. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Alesso Remix) / F**k Me I’m Famous
4. Jay Adams & Stromberg – Thaibox (Original Mix) / Promo
5. Matisse & Sadko – Amulet (Original Mix) / Pilot 6 Recordings (Armada)
6. Hardwell – Spaceman (Original Mix) / Reveal Recordings
7. Michael Brun – Dawn (Hardwell Edit) / Reveal Recordings
8. R3hab, Swanky Tunes, Hard Rock Sofa feat Max’C - Sending My Love (Afrojack Edit) / Wall Recordings
9. Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Nom De Strip remix) / Rising Music
10. Pedro Henriques feat. Giuseppe Viola – Spread The Love (Digital Lab Remix) / Smash The House
11. Zedd – Slam The Door (Original Mix) / OWSLA
12. Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero – Freaky (Original Mix) / Free Gift
13. Afrojack – Vancouver (Original Mix) / Wall Recordings
It may have been Calvin Harris’ birthday party to celebrate at Surrender Vegas Saturday night, but the club has just released the entire set as part of its Surrender Podcast series. We were lucky enough to be there on the ground to see the celebration live, and the vibe in the club was completely insane. The line snaked almost all the way out of the hotel, and the entire front part of the club had to be barricaded off because there were so many wild, screaming fans.
We won’t spoil the entire hour and forty minute mix, but we can tell you there was an awesome bootleg of “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker” with Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You,” and the always enjoyable R3hab remix of “Bounce.” Click the link below to get your listen on, and don’t forget to subscribe and check out past episodes. You know the saying: What happens in Vegas… ends up on the Internet.
Sebastian ”Coucheron“ is about to put Asker, Norway on the map in a big way. Now 17 years old, Coucheron started playing drums, guitar, and piano at the early age of 10, forming his first rock band in the process. Although he began tinkering with production 3 years ago, he was never a fan of EDM until 2010, at which point he began DJ’ing.
In his words, “I figured I had to start at some point”. Influenced by modern day staples such as Deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, and Daft Punk.
But it was German duo Spencer & Hill who really first got him into electronic music, and he is still very inspired by their sound to this day. This is quite evident in Coucheron’s debut self-titled EP on Big Beat Records featuring original tracks “Outrageous” and “Speed Me Up”. With the original version already at almost a half million YouTube views, “Outrageous” has become a bit of a phenomenon. This new version has big melodic synths leading to a squelchy break of epic proportions. Second track on the release “Speed Me Up” is another electro monster with infectious claps and a huge bassline throughout.
Coucheron’s debut self-titled EP is being released on Beatport on December 27th by Big Beat / Atlantic Records. This amazing, young music prodigy is on a major rise in the EDM. Get his EP and keep your eyes peeled for more Coucheron on his Soundcloud coming soon!