Carl Louis and Martin Danielle follow up their “Little EP” release with a brand new track called “FiveAM.” This Norwegian duo calls upon the powers of Swedish producer Thomas Sagstad (you may remember him for his great rendition of Erick Morillo and Eddie Thoenick’s “Live Your Life“) to create a stunning progressive tune. The synth filled build up and drop create a great sound that should fill a stadium full of people with joy. Make sure you are ready to purchase a copy when Agape Music be releases “FiveAM” on the 13th of December. This may seem far away, but it is worth the wait.
Electro Beach Puerto Vallarta launches Spring Break Party Packages: Avicii, Aoki, Chuckie, and more!
With the absurd influx of big name EDM talent coming to college campuses and the proliferation of dedicated college tours, we had a feeling that the trend would carry over to the biggest party of the year at every college: Spring Break. Well, Electro Beach PV is stepping up to the plate by launching the first EDM-centric party package in Puerto Vallarta and they’re bringing in some big talent to set the bar high. Avicii and Steve Aoki were previously confirmed artists for the event, but Chuckie, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Manufactured Superstars, and LA Riots have also been added to the list. We’re told that there are still more surprises in store in terms of shows and talent, so keep checking their website for more.
The Electro Beach experience will run for six weeks from February 24th to April 6th, and passes will be sold on a weekly basis. They can be purchased for $199 for entry alone, but $349 gets you all-inclusive drinks, and another $50 scores VIP access. If you book travel through Electro Beach, you can also secure a reduced rate, so be sure to check out the website for all the information. Full party list as of today is below, and ticket purchase links will be active imminently.
More Info: Electro Beach PV
Black Friday is one of the most hectic days in the United States. Whether you are camping outside of Best Buy or scouring the internet for the best shopping deals out there, everyone reaches a certain level of stress. Dinka helps eliminate some of that stress with her release of “Skyscraper.” This is downright soothing, gentle, soulful and pretty much perfect. We didn’t think it could get any better than her remix of Ben Coda and Ad Brown’s “Timeless,” but Dinka really outdid herself. Give us a second – we are currently googling “is Dinka single?” We will report back with the details.
Via: Facebook (Dinka)
Woods’ gave us his remix of Armin Van Buuren’s “Youtopia” right before Thanksgiving. After we stuffed ourselves, Michael comes back with one more course that is sure to put us on our ass. “Last Day On Earth” features the pristine vocals of Duvall whose voice radiates throughout the entirety of the track. Put this on repeat, because something like this only gets with every listen. You can just tell that this was engineered at the highest quality, every detail was accounted for before the release. We could continue this bromance, but we feel that the sooner you hear this song the faster you will become a believer.
BONUS: Michael Woods ft. Duvall – Last Day On Earth (Jaz Von D Remix)
Jaz Von D’s version has a deeper sound than the original mix. The pulsing bassline (towards the end of the track) is reminiscent of Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel’s remix of “Dangerous.” The chopped up vocals add a nice touch that complements the dark sound. While we are still partial to the original mix – this is also worth a listen or 20.
It is natural to get excited when two of dubstep’s biggest names get together to collaborate on a track. Flux Pavilion and Doctor P, co-founders of Circus Records join forces to bring us “Superbad.” While the classic Flux/Doctor P sound is still present, Superbad represents a departure from their traditional productions. It has a very disco-funk feel about it with 70s style vocals. Still, as one can see from the video, it looks like it is going to be equally successful as their prior work. Out December 12th on Circus Records.
Nero have released the music video for their upcoming single “Reaching Out.” The exclusive iTunes remix bundle is available to pre-order December 11th with remixes from Fred Falke, Booka Shade & Wilkinson. The track definitely has an 80s vibe to it with synthy arpeggios floating throughout the song. This is appropriately matched with a pretty cool Miami Vice / Scarface themed music video. Needless to say its quite a different portrayal of Miami than we see in the Ultra Music Festival trailers. Full release of ”Reaching Out” is December 18th on iTunes.
A few months back we started our “Stargazers” column through which we shine the light on upcoming talent that we feel has the potential to rise to the top of the EDM world. Our inaugural Stargazers selection, Michael Brun, wasted absolutely zero time with his ascension. The Davidson College attendee has got some great tunes coming out with major artists we can’t share quite yet with our DA fans but we can give you a clue. One of the artists goes Hard… and does it damn Well! For those of you looking for new talent in the progressive sector of EDM this kid will surely satiate your hunger. Check out his latest remix and a preview of an official mix he is whipping up.
Check out Michael Brun’s hard-hitting remix of Dirty South and Thomas Gold’s “Alive”:
BONUS: Here’s a preview of Brun’s remix of “Dancing” by Delivio Reavon and Aaron Gill
Trance veteran Markus Schulz has been pretty quiet in the EDM world lately, and has dropped down to number nine on DJ Mag’s top 100 rankings. However, a man of Schulz’s caliber is bound to bounce back at any moment and deliver top-notch trance for his beloved fans. His latest track “Digital Madness” was designated as the theme song for Transmission 2011, which was recently held in Prague on November 19th. The title of the track perfectly fits the futuristic beats, triumphant bass lines, and warping synths that Schulz uses throughout the track. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Transmission festival, click more to see an entertaining video of the incredibly dominant trance line-up this past year!
Tiësto doesn’t really do moderation, and that’s exactly the way we like it. Who else could pull off the famously bejeweled headphones and infamously skintight shirts? Avicii? David Guetta? Afrojack? No way.
Fashion sense aside, it’s been another fabulously successful year for the ‘World’s Biggest DJ’ (as his podcast likes to proclaim). We’ll remember 2011 as the year in which dance music officially (re)arrived in the United States — a cultural development for which Tiësto deserves much credit. If Vegas really is the new Ibiza, we can thank Tiësto’s lucrative residency at the Joint (as well as Kaskade’s run at Marquee), which emphatically demonstrated that EDM DJs are worth the investment. Of course, in typical fashion, the man wasn’t satisfied with bringing Club Life to Sin City. He wanted to make dance music a national phenomenon. The College Invasion tour, capped by a record-breaking performance at the Home Depot Center, brought EDM to an entirely new generation of fans.
The Dutchman’s relentless November schedule included an intimate stop at Playhouse Hollywood, where he was joined by Alesso and Sebastian Ingrosso. Luckily, we were there to catch the action. Here are the five tracks you need to know.
Michael Canitrot creates “Blue Collision,” which brings together a collection of progressive sounds for your pleasure. Right from the beginning, the powerful drums kick in while the electronic chords warm you up. After the bassline takes full force the sweeping sounds become more prevalent and the melody of “Blue Collision” comes to fruition. This definitely qualifies as a ‘feel good’ track , it reminds us of one of our favorite producers – Thomas Gold (Michael even looks like him). Look for this to be played at every progressive show you attend in the near future.
Release Date: November 28th