We just heard about a million sirens pass us by and we were left wondering – what the hell happened? We were astonished, that it would take three fire trucks, 10 police cruisers, and 6 ambulances in order care for the safety of a single Australian man. The funny part is with all that government support, Tommy Trash is still on effing fire. Let’s recap the last month or so of his remixes – “Edge Of Earth“, “One Last Ride“, “Falling Out Of Love“, and now “Alive”. In our recent interview of Tiesto, he told us to watch out for Tommy as the next big thing. Alesso and Porter Robinson garnered huge reception this year for being the ’rookies of the year’, however we would advise them to squish together in order to create room for Tommy.
PS: Kate Elsworth’s voice was beautiful in the original mix. Add a little bit of dirt to the hook, and she becomes downright sexy. Just thinking about it turns us on.
PPS: Speaking of being on effing fire – “Future Folk” released today on Musical Freedom. Post coming soon after we listening to this “Alive” remix another 100 times.
Phunktjan is a German DJ and producer known for his Euphoric DJ sets, which contain a combination of driving house sounds and samples influenced from a variety of different musical genres. Teaming up with the mighty Max C, who owns one of the most dominanting and stimulating voices in the industry, the vocals couldn’t have been more fit for Phunktjan’s piano driven track. One of Max C’s latest vocal masterpieces came off the Swanky Tunes & R3hab hit “Sending My Love.” As the soulful vocals gradually build the track up, at 1:30 they get incorporated with Phunktjan’s euphoric and immense piano sounds creating a tremendously delightful drop. Many people may miss this track since Phunktjan is a relatively new name in the EDM world, but I urge you guys to definitely give this one a listen!
Don’t miss Tim Royko’s spectacular and funky remix!
Old school Calvin or new school Calvin? Old school Calvin Harris represent tracks like “Flashback,” “You Used To Hold Me,” and his latest sentimental track “Feel So Close,” which emotionally affects the heart and soul in the best possible way. New school Calvin Harris represents a track like “Awooga,” a straight up club banger that has been a festival and club favorite this past year. Just before you answer that question for yourself take a listen to Calvin’s newest remix of Burn’s track. “Iced Out” is another symbol of Calvin’s transition from softer electronic music to faster tracks which much bigger drops. Regardless of what side of Calvin Harris fans have grown to love, it seems like the A-list producer/DJ is making a smooth and successful transition into the more electro-based subgenre. So after listening to his remix below post your opinion — old school or new school Calvin Harris?
As redundant as it may sound, Laidback Luke continues to broaden his fortune and eminence in the EDM world. His remixes this past year of ”Better Off Alone,” ”U & I,” and “Brand New,” are just a few examples of how relevant LBL remains in every aspect of the musical world. With the prestigious Mixmash records under his belt, Laidback Luke has also released the massive “Natural Disaster,” and will soon be releasing his anticipated track featuring Wynter Gordon — “Speak Up.” All in all, Laidback Luke never seems to have a quiet or average year of success, and as a matter a fact nothing less than EPIC. In “Time & Time Again,” Luke beautifully utilizes the graceful vocals and provides us with powerful keyboard synths, something that is almost standard in his latest releases. We believe that it’s about time Laidback Luke reaches the top 10 on DJ Mag’s top 100, because with all the dominating shows and gigantic releases there’s not much credit the phenom does not deserve.
Steve Aoki has been pretty busy this summer headlining Identity Festival and all, but he has a new track set for release later this month with Rivers Cuomo called “Earthquakey People.” A new video posted to YouTube shows Aoki in his hotel room working on another version of the track, and generally jamming along as the track plays. We’ll bring you our official thoughts when the track drops for real, but for now get a sneak preview in this behind-the-scenes look above.
The dust has settled, the glowsticks have gone dark, and thousands of EDM fans across Southern California have been forced to accept the fact that Nocturnal Wonderland is officially over. Over the next week, we’ll be ignoring the ringing in our ears to bring you full coverage of the festival, including the standout performances and the tracks you need to know about.
Our colleagues at digi10ve recently ranked Insomniac Events’ founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella 4th on their list of the 15 most influential people in the EDM industry. However, particularly here on the West Coast of the United States, we’d have to put the Insomniac boss at #1. Insomniac sets the standard for event production this side of Ultra, and the company has almost single-handedly brought EDM to the masses. But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect — though they do have a pretty stellar track record. Read on to hear what worked and what didn’t at this year’s Nocturnal Wonderland. (more…)
We always talk about the next generation of house producers, names like Madeon, Porter Robinson, and Alesso are a few of the youngsters we fully expect to take over the world some day in the future. Add these names to the list – Aki Nair (21 year old Canadian producer), Hanell and Rosberg (two 16 year old producers from Sweden). They are young, ambitious and loaded with talent, listen to “Funka” and you can see elements of Hard Rock Sofa/Swanky Tunes banging basslines and sharp hooks. The folks at Dancing Astronaut keep their eyes out for something fresh to hit the market and we think we may have hit the bullseye with these boys.
Thrilling hard-hitting beats is probably the best way to describe the Belgian duo’s sound. Coming off stellar releases like “Generation X” on Size Records, and “The Way We See The World” on Wall Records, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have released their latest head bumping track — “REJ.” The track’s mysterious and original sound comes from the tech house duo Ame. Jump to the 2:00 minute mark and you will probably have to get out of your seat with the pounding drums and rolling bass lines screaming through your speakers. Known for the constant build up in their tracks, the talented brothers continue to drive their sounds to new stretches of anyone’s imagination. At the 4:15 mark they add explosive synths and a continuous motivating build-up that exponentially gives the track more power. Keep an eye out for Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s next release, ”Stomp,” on Dim Mak Records. It’ll definitely be another successful club banger.
We’ve got a preview of the new remix from Dutch phenom R3hab!
Fadil brings his chainsaw madness to the new Benassi track “Close to Me,” grinding up the original with his signature energy and aggression. From what we can tell this is closer to his remix of “Dance Without You” — replacing the Dirty Dutch bleeps with a gritty, sawtooth synth. Expect a full length, 320kbps version to be released sometime in October.
Kaskade uploaded this mash-up to his soundcloud on Monday. It combines Kaskade and Tiesto’s “Only You” (with vocals from Haley) with Nicky Romero’s remix of “Flash”. There have been numerous mash-ups with “Flash” due to its festival appeal, the most notable of the bunch is Dirty South’s remix of “Coming Home” blended with the hook of Green Velvet’s anthem. Kaskade usually releases something every Monday, so hover around his social media sites to kick start your week in the right fashion!