If you didn’t get a chance to catch Arty at one of this year’s festivals or club outings, the young Russian producer is giving you another opportunity. He has added 10 US and Canada stops to his tour in November, starting with The Estate in Boston on November 7th and ending at The Palladium in Los Angeles on November 24th. You can expect to hear a slew of popular EDM tracks, including his own “Together We Are” — due out later this year — and “Must Be The Love.”
Arty has also released the official after-movie for Nocturnal Wonderland to thank his supportive fans. Check out the video below the break (along with the full list of November tour dates) and get yourself amped up for another Arty show. (more…)
Borgore and Miley Cyrus throw cake at each other in the music video for their track, “Decisions.” When we heard the announcement that the duo was collaborating we were shocked, but were more surprised to find that we didn’t hate it.
Although this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival might have run into some problems, organizers have announced that EDC Vegas will take place at the Las Vegas Motorspeedway again next year on June 21-23. In an attempt to cut down on the chances of high winds, event organizers chose to schedule EDC 2013 several weeks later than its predecessor. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 12PM PST on November 7th, with prices ranging from $199 for a three-day GA pass to $450 for VIP tickets. Regular priced tickets will go on sale January 9th and although capacity could increase, they are testing new access roads to make getting to and from the speedway easier.
Maor Levi is an up-and-coming trance producer who grew up creating music in his bedroom at the age of 12. Heavily influenced by the trance-heavy 90s dance scene in Israel, Maor’s sound has trappings across the full spectrum of trance subgeneres, deriving much of his influence from the psy-trance and goa he listened to as a kid. He cites his main inspiration as Infected Mushroom who he describes as; “out of this world with their sound and the wizardry of their production.” However, Maor’s sound is anything but traditional trance, with a production style that runs the full gamut of electronica his sound becomes a genre all its own. Creating his productions in FL Studio 10, Maor seamlessly combines trance with elements of dubstep, progressive and tech house to create an airy — but powerfully energetic — aesthetic to every track he touches.
Currently signed to Anjunabeats, Maor has worked with Above & Beyond, Mark Knight, Armin Van Buuren, Funkagenda and more with some big collaborations lined up for the future. His debut radio show MOAR BASS is an expansive journey through countless dance music genres, from the trance-y EDX “Touched” to the gritty electro of Dada Life’s latest “Bass Don’t Cry” Maor leaves no genre behind.
When it comes to tech house, there is Toolroom Records, and then there is everyone else. Mark Knight’s trendsetting label has been as prolific as it is selective, consistently showcasing the best that the genre has to offer. The Toolroom Knights compilation series has been a major vehicle for doing this, allowing such tech luminaries as John Dahlbäck and Umek to stake out their sound by mixing a compilation of their contemporaries.
Italian tech house maestro Stefano Noferini captains the latest Toolroom Knights release, steering listeners on a 19-track odyssey through his favorite gems of the genre. While Noferini’s legendary mixing skills are self-evident, his three new exclusive productions also stand out in the mix. His sultry “Room 52″ is a clear highlight, pairing a compelling progressive lead with finely crafted rhythms. Check out a preview and track-list after the jump.
San Francisco-based production and vocal team Derrick Boyd and Zoe Presnick (also known as Tone of Arc) bring the dance music audience something slightly different with their recent release on No. 19 Records, “Goodbye Horses.” The track is a cover of the 1988 Q Lazzarus song, and there’s no doubt Tone of Arc kept the original vibe intact in their rework. Recognize the song? It was featured in Silence of the Lambs. Tone of Arc, similar to well-known bands like M83, draw from subgenres like shoegaze to present lots of distorted rhythms and reverb in “Goodbye Horses.” If you’re liking what you hear, also take a stab at a free download from the duo entitled “Fallow Your Heart.” Quite different from the aforementioned track, it takes you to a techy deep house dancefloor. The staunch comparison between these two tracks highlights the diversity and range of styles Tone of Arc manages to master within their oeuvre.
Tragedy strikes yet another dance music show, this time during a Halloween party in Madrid headlined by Steve Aoki. 3 women have been reported dead from injuries they sustained by being crushed by fellow concertgoers in the crowd, 2 others remain in critical condition. The fatalities did not occur on the dance floor, but rather in a bottleneck that occurred after a flare was set off inside the venue causing mass panic. With only one open exit, patrons pushed and shoved their way into what has been described as a “passage of terror” causing the victims to become crushed in a scene that is eerily reminiscent of the tragedy at the Love Parade in 2010.
Around 4 A.M., roughly 50 medical personnel were called to the scene to respond to two victims who were unconscious and in cardiac arrest; when they arrived, they found five people in distress. El País reports that their injuries were due to “trauma by crushing, possibly having suffered a fall and being trampled.” Two of the victims were treated on site and declared dead after 30 minutes of attempted resuscitation; a third died shortly upon arrival at a local hospital. The victims were located in two distinct parts of the crowd, but investigators believe that they were all caught in a single crowd movement that swept through the venue.
Following up Ready For The Weekend, Calvin Harris delivers even more hits, radio anthems, and dance floor pleasers with his 2012 studio album. 18 Months comes with the most popular and commercial-friendly productions of Harris’ career, but is cut with interludes of signature sound that highlight the superstar’s appeal in the pop culture arena.
Deadmau5 recently played an intimate secret show for 200 fans at the Sonos Studio in Hollywood. If you didn’t happen to be one of the lucky 200 to attend the show, you can still hear Deadmau5′s full performance if you tune into KCRW at 11:15am PT. Fans not based on the West Coast can still hear the full 90 minute mix on demand later today via KCRW’s website. Have a look at the video above and you’ll see why this is not something you want to miss.
Hot off the press from Maquina Music, Nathan C’s latest release, “Follow,” gets the remix treatment from progressive house newcomer, Kryder, who recently remixedSwedish House Mafia‘s “Don’t You Worry Child.” Transmuting the original into pure, progressive bliss, Kryder does well to increase the original’s energy ten-fold with big room chord slams and a pulsing bass line that he allows to breathe amidst side-chained synthesizers.
Nathan C feat. Kash – Follow (Kryder Remix)