We don’t hear of many Chinese bred producers here in the US, however Hong Kong based AxisONE has made a full fledged assault on progressive house music since the release of his “Everything To Me/Hexa EP.” You can hear some influences of French house all over this track – not only is it playful and a beauty to hit the dancefloors with, it is equally as good on your headphones. Out now on We Recommend Records!
Via: Beat My Day
If you like ‘chilling out’ to pleasant vocals and smooth yet powerful bassline look no further than “Take You Higher” from Goodwill and Hook N Sling. As you move forward throughout the track you will love the piano build up and breakdowns, not too mention the the simple but compelling vocals – “I’m going to take you for a ride on a big jet plane.” In case you don’t remember this is the same tandem that brought you the amazing remix of “Blow Up” in January. N-JOY!
Via: Facebook (Hook N Sling)
It’s not all that unusual for a movie premiere to slow a city down, but Kaskade’s block party before the “Electric Daisy Carnival Experience” premiere literally brought the city to its knees. In fact, Insomniac’s CEO Pasquale Rotella couldn’t even get to Graumann’s Chinese Theater as the streets were blocked by Kaskade’s non-affiliated tirade. Well, it seems like we’re finally seeing some of the fallout, as multiple theaters have cancelled their one night only screenings of the film on August 4th.
Reader Rich Yueh tipped us on Twitter, and an email he received from AMC Theaters indicates that “we have decided to cancel the event in our theaters as the safety and security of our guests and associates at our theatres is top priority.” (Editors Note: Bolding theirs, not ours.) Some posts on Insomniac’s Facebook page echo the same cancellations at other theater chains including Regal Cinemas. We’re still waiting on official statements from the theaters or Insomniac, but for now it looks like the Electric Daisy curse lives on…
Update: Insomniac has confirmed AMC’s and Regal’s decision to not show the film in a note on their Facebook page. Further trying to distance itself from Kaskade’s party throwing, they also write that “it is extremely disheartening that some theaters wrongly associated an unaffiliated “block party,” and its disorderly crowd, with the private screening of the film.” So, no at Kaskade at EDC any more then?
Via: Rich Yueh, Facebook (Insomniac Events)
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The Exit Music Festival recently concluded in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. The festival’s name (also called State of Exit) is a reference to its early origins in 2000, when Serbia was still best known for its warmongering president, Slobodan Milošević. The festival has since evolved from a political movement against a now-ousted regime to an event that attracts both fans and artists on a worldwide level. We were lucky enough to be there this year, so hit the jump if you want to read about this interesting festival outside our usual coverage zone.
Ghosts of Venice is back with another upbeat remix in his patented filtered disco style. This time he takes Chromeo’s “When The Night Falls” and scraps most of the vocals and the funky synth lines, keeping only the female hook in his interpretation. The build-ups in this nu-disco club pounder are as subdued as they are catchy, with a solid drop at 2:49. It’s hard to imagine Ghosts of Venice played anywhere without bell-bottoms, afros, and cocaine, but throw this on the playlist the next time you have a party and you’ll appreciate it.
> going down this Saturday. Wolfgang Gartner has just been added to the lineup, which already consists of Diplo, Porter Robinson, Arty, and Major Lazer among others. Tickets are still available, so hit the link below if you’re interested. Insomniac has also gone ahead and released the full schedule for the all-day-Saturday event, but we know it’s still Friday feel free to peep the new Wolfgang track, “Menage A Trois” in the meantime. PS: There are still tickets available.
Via: Audiotistic Festival
Dancing Astronaut rolled deep to see Dillon Francis at the Rickshaw Spot in San Francisco last Friday to party and sweat our faces off. As if that wasn’t enough, it was followed by an impromptu and intimate performance from him Saturday afternoon in Delores Park. We at DA are stoked to follow and cover what’s to come in the 23 year-old’s skyrocketing career.
Check out this new track from the up-and-coming Moombahton producer/DJ below. “Beautician 2.0″ is a melodic track with just enough of the Moombahton synths to make it sound just right. If you’re looking for purchase info, it drops today on Mad Decent Vol 1.
Via: Soundcloud, Mad Decent
DJ Chuckie is offering his fans an opportunity the likes of which we’ve only seen from Tiesto. One lucky fan will get to “Roll With Chuckie” from Pittsburg to Miami on his private jet, get VIP access at his shows, and even stay two nights at the Fontainebleu on the DJ’s dime. This participant with the highest Fanrank score will be flown to Pittsburg for his Identity Festival show there, before being jetted down to Miami for his appearance at LIV. It’s definitely a great opportunity if you’ve got an affinity for the Dirty Dutch — so get your Tweeting and Facebooking into overdrive pronto, the contest ends August 2nd.
Via: Facebook (Chuckie)
Before you click play, just realize that Truelove’s “Parap” is the epitome of true house music. If you love ‘old school’ house with simple yet catchy beats, then you’ll be all over this release. Is it a club banger? No. Will it transcend the house nation? Probably not. Is it a damn good tune to listen and party to? Hell yes. Feel good house music puts a smile on all of our faces, so we expect an ear to ear grin coming from you shortly.
Via: Beat My Day