Mother Nature brought the ice to New York on an unexpectedly snowy Saturday in October, but with an energetic, wide-ranging three hour set, Kaskade definitely brought the fire.
Kaskade’s two Halloween weekend shows at Roseland Ballroom, cleverly dubbed “Trick or Beats,” marked the first shows since the release of his album Fire & Ice. Expectations for his set ran high, given the new material from the album and its sonic diversity. In short, the show succeeded on every level: Fire & Ice tracks easily found a place among Kaskade’s Music Monday bootlegs and other popular tracks; “delicious” lasers and breathtaking visuals created an over-the-top spectacle; and the crowd loved every minute.
We’ll admit that Tiesto and Steve Aoki doesn’t exactly feel like the most obvious combination, but “Tornado” is a track that manages to blend their own unique sounds quite well. Tiesto says that this is “the loudest track [he's] ever worked on” and Steve describes the drop as “winding heavy.” It’s set for release in two weeks on November 15th, but this teaser should tide you over until this tornado touches down.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike continue their unstoppable “Smash the House” USA tour by hitting up Toronto. They’ve been documenting their tour with a series of videos that give you a real glimpse into the life of a DJ and have some awesome footage of their shows. Check out their videos from Vegas and Miami as well as their latest installment from Toronto.
“That’s What This Love Is” is the essence of disco house – not only does it make you feel good, but it is groovy. The 80′s vibe meshed with the playful bassline is a winning combination. We love how the song starts off perfectly with the chopped up vocals, it expedites the process of ‘getting to the action’ while giving DJs ample time to mix into it. Sgt. Slick’s previous productions have been vastly different from this tune, you may remember “Everyday” and “Like This” from late last year. Be sure to check out the remixes from The Phantom’s Revenge and Aeon.
Jerry Rekonius is back in action with his latest release of “Powahbunga,” for those of you that are not familiar with his name – this is the guy that created “Higher.” Powahbunga is a blend of Deniz Koyu’s “Hertz” and John Dahlback’s “Phoenix.” The build up allows you to n-joy that spiritual sounding bassline, while giving you the extra energy with the extended drop. This is one of those tunes that can be played by a progressive or electro artist, because it rides that fine line perfectly. Look for this to take over a dancefloor near you!
Check out this collaboration from two North American producers BT and Adam K. Boasting a unique mix of trance and electro, this track is definitely one to hear. The song is over nine minutes long so be patient because this drop is definitely worth the wait.
The full video for Dada Life’s “Happy Violence” is out, and focuses on a mythical office that begins celebrating when “Dada Life Inc” stock goes through the roof. This consists of coffee pots being poured on heads and shirts being ripped off — though none belonging to females, natch. The video accompanies the release of the vocal mix, as well as a slew of remixes to it — including from Kaskade and Swanky Tunes. The full release is available on Beatport now, but let us know in the comments which one you’re digging the most.
PS: Kaskade played it both nights at Roseland Ballroom.
Are you ready for Electric Daisy Carnival 2012? Hopefully you are, because tickets will be going on sale tomorrow at Noon Pacific, 3PM Eastern. 2011′s EDC Vegas was arguably the best, most massive festival to ever go down in North America, and we cannot wait to see how Insomniac will try to top it this year. We’d be lying if we say we didn’t get goosebumps watching the teaser above, but that only has us even more excited for June 8th, 9th, and 10th 2012. So, we’ll ask you again: Are you ready?
Hot on the heels of Fedde Le Grand’s ADE recap, Cr2 Records is out with a video of their own. Set to a special edit of “What Happens in Amsterdam,” the clip has bits and pieces of artists like Nicky Romero, Gregor Salto, Tim Mason, and MYNC. To compliment the video, there’s also an ADE special edition of the Cr2 Radio Show that packs tons of guest DJ appearances and some of the biggest tracks of the moment. Oh, and the video also has a cameo by Paris Hilton… that’s hot?
Bart Claessen & Tom Fall’s bootleg of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” is a masterpiece. When we first heard it, on Above & Beyond’s July 2 Essential Mix, we were floored. We need you to put your faith in us, because this production take
s some patience to fully appreciate. But if you take the time to listen to it from start to finish, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most massively seismic synth lines we’ve ever heard. How can a sound be both gorgeous and heartbreaking? We have no idea. Just turn this one up loud and let the sound waves take you for a ride.
To download the track for free, simply “Like” Bart Claessen’s Facebook page.
Massive Attack – Teardrop (Bart Claessen & Tom Fall Bootleg)
Editor’s note: If you’re really in a hurry, click ahead to 4:10 to hear the sound we’re talking about