“Madagascar” combines the talented Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Yves V. and Angger Dimas in one thumping track. We like to refer to this as a harder hitting “Awooga”, it has the slow melody that leads you into a prolonged fist pumping drop. Turn the vo
lume up to 10 and watch the walls shake with joy!
In 2010, Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso – the triumvirate of DJs that make up the Swedish House Mafia — were all ranked in the top 16 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 list. This was before Miami 2 Ibiza, before Save the World, and even before SHM’s One Night Stand at the Masquerade Motel in Miami. Imagine what they will be ranked this year, or even if the three entered as a group! In addition to making hit songs that dominate that EDM world, the Swedish House Mafia delivers performances that are memorable enough to be in the history books — and their headlining set at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2011 was no exception. Head past the break to read more… you will regret it if you don’t.
Find out why we think their performance at EDC was fitting for the biggest act in electronic dance music.
Back in May the Italian producer duo, Crookers, began operating under the moniker Dr Gonzo, releasing an EP featuring Savage Skulls, Wax Motif, and Neoteric.
Their latest release, The Gonzo Anthem, shares its name with the stand out track on this 3 cut EP.
Those shitty iPOD earbuds you use to listen to music at work are not going to do the bass line any justice but I’d wait til the drive home to turn this one up to 11… you don’t want to make the epileptic girl in Human Resources choke on her tongue.
Listen to it here and then buy it on BeatPort
We’ve been to gigs in all sorts of locations from posh lounges to, well, motor speedways, but one place we certainly haven’t seen a big name DJ spin in is a — wait for it — Best Buy. You see, the one and only Benny Benassi played an exclusive DJ set for loyal fans in the electronics retailer’s Union Square location this past Monday — and of course we had to be there to tell you about it. Check it out after the break.
Sak Noel’s “Loca People” gets a heavy dose of Alvaro’s certified dutch house. This is a sure bet to get the dancefloor jumping around, we believe that this remix will appeal to the masses. While it is very club/party oriented it is mellow enough where people who don’t like the dutch bleeps will still jam to this track. On a side note, how sexy are the vocals? Do yourself a favor and download it below, when you drop this on your July 4th party everyone will love you.
Download: Sak Noel – Loca People (Alvaro Remix)
Vanguard comes out with a funky nu-disco/disco house tune. “Loving Someone Else” comes off their solid EP “Oysters in the Half Shell”. This may not be the club killer you normally see on Dancing Astronaut, but it is sure to be a summer tune you can groove to while sipping on a handful of adult beverages and soaking up the sun (sounds great right about now). N-JOY!
Mystika is a driving progressive house tune with a slight psy-influenced feel to it. The buildup quite taunting for sure, but it makes the drop that much more enjoyable. It reminds us of a quality Hardwell or Tiesto anthem — it’s really a track and a half!
Fenix gets more deep and techy with a spherical breakdown and a 90′s lead sound which flows into a hands-in-the-air climax. You’ll be reminded of Pryda or vintage deadmau5 as its pounding bassline takes you somewhere else. Both tracks — as different as they are — make this EP a sure winner. Listen to one of ‘em after the break.
Tiesto must love Las Vegas (who doesn’t?). He performs both at the Hard Rock Hotel and at Wet Republic frequently (residency) and n-joy’s the entertaining crowds there. This track mixes both the spiritual feeling of his previous trance records and incorporates some fist pumping power. His earlier productions this year (think: “Don’t Ditch” and “Zero 76“) were more synth heavy, but the strong bassline in “Las Vegas” gives us a new twist. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, however what happens in Tiesto’s music laboratory goes viral on the internet.
Release: Coming Soon!
We’re still digesting the insane amounts of music that were played at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Electric Daisy Carnival, but we simply had to share these two tracks with you. Leave it to Avicii to take our breath away with fresh new material amid an extensive lineup of DJs — all of whom brought their a-game to dessert’s biggest dance-a-thon. Right now we don’t have anything more than “New ID” for the first track up (though we’re lovingly referring to it as “ID^2″). The build is phenomenal, and kind of reminds us of the older Avicii production, “Skype.” If you ask us, it’d be killer with a vocal track — and we know how Tim likes masterfully pairing those. The second track has a more electro feel to it, and is a possible re-work to The Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rolling Stone.” For now you can bookmark the SoundCloud rips below, but we promise to let you know more as soon as we do. For now though, what do you think?
Update: Commenters have pointed out that the first new track has an uncanny resemblance to Michael Woods’ “Drop Zone,” so we might very well be looking at an early cut of an Avicii remix to it. We’ve heard from other sources that it’s most likely getting a vocal track eventually as well.
Avicii – New ID
Avicii – ID (Papa Was a Rolling Stone)
We know a thing or two about photos ourselves, but when it comes to epic DJ shots, there’s one man who reigns supreme: Drew Rukes. The infamous paparazzo-for-hire has posted his albums from EDC Las Vegas, and if a picture’s worth a thousand words, well, there’s quite a bit of reading to be done on his site. Honestly these shots speak for themselves, so now that you’re sitting at work bored and finished reading the latest DA article, head on over to his site for some pure, unadulterated, DJ porn.