Vintage synthesizers, stacked speakers, and a glowing cross can only mean one thing — a brand new Justice music video, of course. “AUDIO, VIDEO, DISCO” is the follow up to “Civilization” and the second single off of the French duo’s sophomore album set to drop in October. The one shot style video, directed by (who else?) SO-ME, relives the tune’s creation in a series of studio sessions that showcases Gaspard and Xavier’s musical prowess.
It was day one of the now 3-day Electric Zoo Festival, made bigger, better, and more bad-ass then ever. We’d had our fun at the sets of the day’s other DJs — Benny Benassi, Dirty South, and Bart B More, among others, but the main attraction was still ahead of us. The choice was clear: we had to see Tiesto. As you might have expected, that turned out that to be a pretty great move. Check out why after the break.
Since we love DJ Chuckie and we know you do too, we’re following up our epic ”Behind The Booth” video from earlier this week with another video recap. This time we jetset to San Diego for his show at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Intervention Sundays, and the hot sun and Dirty Dutch beats proved to be the perfect combination for one awesome pool party. Watch the video above if you don’t believe us, but otherwise, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Music: Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Shawnee Taylor – Stronger (Chuckie & Gregory Klosman Remix)
Video: Marco Curiel
Alesso is a relative newcomer onto the DJ scene, but you can say that he has certainly made quite a splash. His remix of “Pressure” is one of the best and most popular songs of the summer, he just released another banger in the form of “Calling,” and he rolls with a crew that includes Swedish House Mafia and Dirty South. We saw him at Pacha NYC earlier this summer, and were eagerly awaiting his return to Manhattan. Wanna hear how we thought it went the second time around? You know where to click.
Swedish DJs Axel Bauer & Lanford finally released their flagship track, State of Sunshine, earlier this week. You may have heard the duo opening for Avicii or Tiesto and warming up the crowd with this epic track any time over the past year, but
it remained unreleased until this week finally saw it go up for free on their SoundCloud page. And now we’re passing on the freedom to you! Check the track out and download it at the link below.
Also check out this free bonus bootleg from the duo!
Arno Cost, Daft Punk, Adrian Lux, Temper Trap – One More Disposition While Doing Crime (Axel Bauer & Lanford Edit)
Free Download: SoundCloud
Flashback to Ultra Music Festival 2011 when Tiesto first premiered “Maximal Crazy” during his closing set on that Friday evening. The Miami Heat had just beaten the 76ers (no surprise there), you could see people exiting the American Airlines arena standing at the top of the steps (and going crazy) trying to catch a glimpse of Tiesto’s performance. Here’s thing, everyone who knew anything about house music (in the Miami area) was at Ultra that weekend. We can assume these people probably weren’t the most avid of EDM fans, however when you saw them go crazy you knew shit was going down.
House music — and Tiesto — are now like a fast spreading epidemic, if you haven’t listened to it/him you have been enclosed to a confined room your entire life, the only way to get out of this box is to go “Maximal Crazy.” The video above was shot at EDC Vegas earlier this summer. He’s also on the cover of this month’s Billboard magazine, and is playing the largest single-headliner DJ show ever in North America in just a few weeks. The guy is a legend.
John Dahlback has started to heat things up considerably towards the latter stages of 2011 with his releases: “You’re In My Heart“, “Senses“, and “Invisible“. His latest remix of Sneaky Sound System’s “Big”, combines elegant vocals with a playful bassline. While this is not a big room banger (a la Swedish House Mafia) or a chilled out tune such as “Tell Me“, it meshes elements of both which allows the song to be played anywhere and everywhere. Best part of it all is that John has released this as a free download, incorporate this into your next party!
Afrojack occupied a similar timeslot to David Guetta on the final night of Electric Zoo, and that turned out to be one of the sweet spots for music during the event. From the very beginning, the energy was high, the bass was pronounced, and the music was bone-chillingly epic. Afrojack proclaimed at the beginning that this was “gonna be one fucking crazy party” before asking the thousands of onlookers if they were ready — and of course, they were. Keep reading if you wanna hear about this epic Afrojack set, and see tons of awesome photos showing what it was like for the Dutch DJ on stage in front of all those people!
Swedish House Mafia played at Creamfields this past week, and of course they had to tease us about their upcoming announcement on September 23rd. The trio has just shared a video from the event, which has another clue thrown into the mix — a cryptic array of circles with letters and numbers you can see above. Now, we do see the 12 and 16 again (December 16, 161211.com) that we told you about before, but now there are more even more numbers thrown into the mix. We still don’t have a grip on what exactly SHM has planned, but our interest is certainly piqued by all the hidden messages and secret websites. Full video after the break.
PS: It’s definitely not Alesso joining SHM. We asked him at Electric Zoo.
Arty is probably not a name you’ve heard much of yet, but mark our words, you’re going to start to hear it more and more as word gets out about this young Russian DJ and producer. We caught him live for the first time at the Riverside stage on day three of Electric Zoo and were very impressed with his song choices that have just the right mix of progressive house and trancey touches to sway those who haven’t yet explored that particular genre. We’ve chosen our five favorite tracks from the set to share with you to give you a taste of what to expect if you see his name around. Check it out after the break — along with a bunch of photos from the awesome tent on the Island.