Amtrac consistently produces the kind of dance music that’s so universal our parents might bob their heads along to the beat. His newest release, “Those Days” continues this pattern. The funky drums, roaring vocals, and tinkling melody have a vintage, disco-y vibe all without feeling too aged. Most importantly the track — like so much of his music — has a soul, an element that has become increasingly rare in the dance music world. A search for “famous people from Kentucky” yields few results, but we see that changing in the future — hop on his bandwagon before it leaves the station.
Last month, we teamed up with Insomniac Events and Icon Collective Music Production School to offer you a chance to play at EDC Orlando. The time has come to announce the winners, who will be playing the Neon Garden Stage this Saturday, November 10th. The aspiring DJs had to put together a 30-minute mix to showcase their talents, then create an original track to seal the deal. Of all the entrants, 11 emerged victorious. See who made the cut after the jump and listen to their collection of tracks on Soundcloud. If you still don’t have your EDC Orlando tickets in hand, grab ‘em while they’re hot!
We’ve graced you with quite a bit of Inpetto’s fine sound lately, and today, we bring you their latest effort: “Sinobia” with EDM heavyweight Morgan Page. The big-room-ready track brings the bang in a nearly chaotic fashion. But have trust in the trio. Just as “Sinobia” appears to be getting out of control, it gets reeled back in with epic synths that get your body moving with the rhythm. It seems like it’s been a while since we heard some fresh tunes from Morgan Page, so this piece is more than welcome in our playlist. The track will be released on CR2 Records and is available for purchase on November 12th on Beatport. Keep an eye out!
Last Friday in New York, people of the tri-state area were plagued by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the city was still without power, subways were inoperable, and the gas shortage made finding a cab a near impossible task. Sonar Festival, scheduled to take place at Roseland Ballroom, was canceled due to venue damage and Highline Ballroom — where Verboten’s party with Maya Jane Coles was supposed to be — was shrouded in darkness. Read past the break to see how Johnny and Jenn — the NYC power-couple behind the Verboten party brand — offered refuge to the deeply battered greater metropolitan area.
One to always stay relevant in the release circuit, John Dahlback follows his own “Get Wild” with a remix for Promise Land. Complete with big room melody and a euphoric vocal from Georgi Kay, “Emotions” is a well rounded dance offering that has been electrified by its remixes. Dahlback leaves the harmonic side of the track alone while swapping Promise Land’s progressive catalyst for his own electro contribution. While his rendition may not come as a drastic change from the original, the new flavor broadens its appeal. Grab Dahlback’s take of “Emotions,” along with remixes from Mikael Weermets and Master Mood from Beatport via Big Beat.
Pre-sale for three day passes for this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has begun today as of 12pm PST. Only three day passes are available for this coming year’s festival, scheduled to be held June 21-23, 2013, several weeks later than last year. The special pre-sale price is $199 for general admission and will be available “until allotments run out,” according to an Insomniac email from earlier in the week. If you don’t get your ticket now, do not worry too much, tickets will go back on sale to the general public on January 9th at 12pm PST for $259 GA and will include a layaway option of five payments, much like Coachella does for its customers. Layway will also be available as of January 9th for the $450 VIP tickets.
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Skrillex is back with a video to “Breakin’ a Sweat,” his famous collaboration with The Doors that was released earlier this year. The video starts out following two mutants jetskiing around a deathly body of water, being chased by robotic sharks. Bizarre antics remaining consistent, after feasting on some floating eggs, the mutants are transported to the real world with the woman impregnated. After stealing a car and fleeing, the woman finds her self giving birth – or something like that. Checkout the video, but take caution — it is as weird as it seems.
Arty has returned from his fan-favorite “Must Be The Love,” but he has turned away from it’s trademark appeal on this week’s offering. Coming as a refreshing first listen without a Together We Are premiere, “One Love One Universe” is not the typical sound that one has come to expect from Arty. Lacking any true climax or notable drop, the mellow production is built upon melodic keys and the vocal contribution from Jenson Vaughan. We have seen Arty drift from his comfort zone before — experimenting with “The Slide” — but this time he finds himself on the opposite end of the genre spectrum. Take a listen to his unique offering and purchase “One Love One Universe” from Beatport via Ultra Records.
The Prodigy, the hard-electro innovators who produced the legendary album The Fat of the Land in 1997, celebrate its 15th anniversary with a reissue. This time the originals will be accompanied by remixes from some of 2012′s biggest names and the latest are from Zeds Dead and Noisia.
In anticipation of the rerelease, XL Records released an EP with a sneak-peek into the remixes. Noisia starts off the 2-part compilation with a remix of the long-lived “Smack My Bitch Up,” giving the track a sharper drum & bass edge. Zeds Dead rework “Breathe” another one of The Prodigy‘s biggest tunes, deconstructing the track entirely to recreate a dark vibrating electro beat. Keeping the original instrumental hook and a vocal sample, ZD remix “Breathe” into a club banger without losing its original eerie vibes.
The reissue of The Fat of the Land is due December 3 and will also include remixes from the likes of Major Lazer, Alvin Risk and Baauer.
Cazzette is finally unveiling the official video for their chart-topping “Beam Me Up,” only one week ahead of next week’s debut album release. The video parallels public sighting of a UFO with uncontrollable, widespread dance. The UFO appears to be the same iconic cassette tape figure that Alex and Seb often mask themselves with on stage, and after being spotted, the video breaks into live festival footage.
The quirkiness of the video is what we are used to from the Swedish duo, so expect it to come in full force when Eject is released on November 13th.