Daddy’s Groove is best known for their work alongside superstar Axwell. The remixes for “Walk With Me” and “Nothing But Love” were amazing and were among the biggest tracks for 2010. This year has been a little more quiet, but their rendition of “Where Them Girls At” showed a darker side from Daddy’s Groove. There is no doubt that “Wild World” is their signature production for the year. The instrumental mix is gentle and playful and represents their standard soothing progressive tracks of years past – jump to 4:17 if you want a little more power. ‘Instrumental Mix’ implies that there is a vocal mix to follow – we can’t wait to hear it.
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Ever wondered what it’s like to DJ at a festival for thousands of frenzied house-heads? Well you may be able to fulfill that curiosity thanks to Electro Beach PV’s newest contest. All you have to do to enter is submit a five-minute film of yourself performing a live DJ set, and you could win the chance to open for Steve Aoki during one of his Electro Beach sets.
As if that wasn’t enough of an incentive, the festival will provide the winner with a full pass to Electro Beach in Puerto Vallarta, along with travel fare and hotel accommodations.
Contestants have until January 2nd to submit their video, then a public voting period will take place from January 3rd until the 20th with the winner being announced on January 26th.
For the official contest rules and information, check out Electro Beach’s contest page on facebook, and good luck!
Want to party with the New York City Astronauts AND see Ken Loi, Zashanell and Alex English this Thursday, December 22nd at District 36? Well, We’ve got 3 free backstage passes for 3 lucky fans. Just enter the contest via the PunchTab interface below.
Not the gambling type? Show up before 11 to catch DA’s own EEKO spinning his opening set and entry is free! Or use promo code: EEKO for discounted tickets from Eventbrite.
Winners will be announced via Facebook tomorrow at noon EST.
Enter to win after the jump!
Just as we’re finishing up our year-end lists and looking ahead to the music of 2012, EDX hits us with the full release of his single “Give It Up For Love.” We were somewhat underwhelmed by the brief preview we heard of this track, but the full version is far more satisfying: it not only features the summery acoustic guitar and light John Williams vocals we’d heard previously, but a pretty excellent drop and uplifting progressive beat. For anyone heading to warm weather to ring in the new year, make sure to bring this song with you; it’s mean to be blasted on a beach somewhere.
Just released on Fool’s Gold Records, A-Trak and DJ Zinc bring us their newest work “Stingray.” A nice variation from the standard progressive tunes that are starting to dominate the EDM landscape, “Stingray” pushes the limits with its unique yet addicting sound. Somewhere between funky house and fidget, DJ Zinc dubs his new sound crack house. For those of you who love EDM but like hearing something a little different from straight progressive once in a while, this is for you.
A-Trak & Zinc – Stingray
Bonus: Click after the break to hear the dubstep remix from Benga (more…)
While putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, Jack Beats decided to give away some of their unreleased tunes for free. They have named this free music series Dubs For Clubs. The first installment of the series was released yesterday and premiered with their track “Make The People.” The track itself is vintage Jack Beats, employing their unique wobble sound with classic warped vocals & deep breaks. As we mentioned above, it is available as a free download and would make a great addition to any dubstep or fidget DJ’s library. Look forward to more unreleased tracks from the British duo in future Dubs For Clubs installments.
Jack Beats – Make The People (Original Mix)
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Michael Calfan has deservingly gained tremendous support over the past few months from some of the biggest EDM icons. It only makes sense that his name will quickly emerge onto the scene after Axwell remixed Calfan’s “Resurrection” into one of the most powerful piano tracks of the year. After Sidney Samson’s wild and energetic remix, the Paris based producer has caught the attention of David Guetta, who signed Calfan’s remix of “Turn Me On” to his own F*** Me I’m Famous label. Using simplistic yet extremely moving lead synths, Michael Calfan manages to utilize Nicky Minaj’s vocals in a much more compelling way than the original. So far, having Axwell and David Guetta on his roster is not too shabby for the upcoming producer. It will be exciting to see who gets a hold of Michael Calfan’s next noteworthy track. Click more to listen to Sebastien Drums, and Laidback Luke and David Guetta’s remixes!
David Guetta Ft. Nicki Minaj - Turn Me On (Michael Calfan Remix)
Diplo and Datsik teamed up to bring you this genre-defying club banger back in August and here is the remix package. The original can’t be classified in a single genre since it spans dubstep, fidget, and electro house. The progressive synths and Kay’s soft vocals add a whole different element to the mix as well. If you appreciated the original, check out these remixes from Figure, Detroit Muscle, Swizzymack, and DalePlay. Each remix offers a unique take on the song, but we’ve gotta say Figure’s is our favorite. Which one’s yours?
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Gregori Klosman takes Jochen Miller’s “Flashback” puts it through the meat grinder adds some sausage fattner (thank you Dada Life) and lights it on fire. The original mix was well engineered and cleanly structured, however, Klosman brings out the chaos, much like his latest tune – “Kameha.” This Frenchman has been on a hot streak recently with his “Titanium” remix and has earned acclaim from the inner circle of the house world. The only thing we need from him now is some more collaborations with Tristan Garner.
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Mixmag recently posted Thomas Gold’s latest mix which combines all of his favorite tunes from 2011 into one short, but sweet array of tracks. The highlights include a mash up of “Move It 2 The Drum,” “Flashback” acapella, “Turbulence,” and “Mutfakta.” Be sure to check out Thomas’ SOS edit towards the end of the set as well. This mix does a good job of holding us over, but in all seriousness – we need all need to tweet this message (below) to Thomas immediately.
Tweet: Thomas great mix. Let’s talk business – when can we expect “Sing2Me” and “Eyes Wide Open?” It better be soon.
click here for the tracklist