Is it just me, or is there something of a bootleg revolution going on? It seems to have started back in February with Hardwell’s massive 19-track bootleg giveaway, followed by a Wolfgang Gartner bootleg pack, a Porter Robinson bootleg pack, a R3hab pack, two standout bootleg compilations from Clockwork, and more. Sure, bootlegs have pervaded DJ sets for years, but recently it feels as though they’re being mass produced — which is not a bad thing. Bootlegs are a valuable tool for DJs, as well as a more enjoyable mashup format for fans.
Yesterday, New Jersey producer Aylen also released his ensemble of bootlegs. With heavier house selections, dubstep drops, and sudden trap transitions incorporated, the bootleg pack is clearly targeted towards a tumultuous live environment. Not only has Aylen released all thirteen bootlegs for free, but he’s turned the bodacious bootlegs into a forty-five minute mix, which is also available for download. Head over to Aylen’s Soundcloud to download both the bootleg pack and mix.
Although it seems like yesterday that we saw Hardwell release his second bootleg pack of 2012, he is already back again with more. After hitting 300,000 fans on Facebook, Hardwell has released all three of his bootleg packs from 2010, 2011, and 2012 — plus all of the bootlegs that he didn’t include in those packs — as one “Bootleg Pack Trilogy.”
The complete pack includes 2010 throwbacks like “Show Me Love” vs “One,” and new combinations such as “Rage” vs “Ghosts N’ Stuff.” There’s a lot of good stuff in these free downloads so if you haven’t been keeping up with them, Hardwell has made it easy by compiling them all. Oh, and show him some love on Twitter or Facebook if you like what he’s put together.
Although Angger Dimas has not hit a milestone for Facebook likes, he is still feeling generous enough to give out a bootleg pack to those who have shown him support. The compilation contains ten different bootlegs, ranging from standards like “Coming Home” to the more unusual “I Shot the Sheriff” mixed with Porter Robinson’s “Spitfire.” In celebration of Electric Zoo, Dimas has also released an hour mix for Time Out New York. Checkout the mix and grab the bootleg pack below.
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Thomas Gold’s bootlegs are so well known that they have even earned the unique moniker ‘Gold-legs.’ Luckily for you, Thomas has decided to give away three ‘Gold-legs’ he’s been playing all summer. The bootlegs mash up well known mainstream songs like Florence + The Machine’s “You’ve Got The Love” and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “By The Way” with summer house anthems. Check them out below and then grab the free download by heading over to Thomas Gold’s facebook page.
At this point it’s almost a rite of passage: one of the world’s mega DJs hits a major new milestone on Twitter or Facebook, and they show their appreciation for their fans by giving away some form of free download. Well, Hardwell is the latest DJ to join this club, providing his 200,000+ fans a massive bootleg pack in return for their continued support. He’s even been gracious enough to provide Dancing Astronaut readers the chance to download all thirteen of them first. A few of the selections will be familiar to you (“Bong Into Darkness,” for example), but the pack is full of new, interesting takes on many of the songs we’ve been hearing for months now — “Trolltanium” and “Cineman” for example. Regardless, hit the download below to juice up your iTunes with some fresh new selections from the one and only Hardwell. Oh, and show him some love on Twitter or Facebook if you like what he’s put together.
PS. If you haven’t downloaded Hardwell’s first bootleg pack of 2012 then you have a lot of catching up to do.
It is becoming a trendy act of generosity for a DJ to give away free music after reaching some sort of social media milestone. We’ve seen this from the likes of Buy cialis soft onlineotleg-pack/”>Porter Robinson and Hardwell, and now R3hab is following suit. After hitting 150,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook, the remix maestro is giving away his EDC Las Vegas 2012 bootleg pack, which features four mashups that you can bet you’ll hear if you’re at the big festival this weekend. Don’t think for a second that R3hab left his chainsaw at home, jump below the break to listen to and download the bundle.
Porter Robinson just asked fans to vote for the bootleg they would like to receive when the post reached 400 shares. After a mere 22 minutes, the post reached 400 shares faster than expected, so Porter felt generous and gave away all four bootlegs t
o his “badass” fans. Add four exclusive mashups to your iTunes library that you would normally only hear at a Porter Robinson show. Jump below the break to listen to and download the pack.
Everyone’s favorite Space Invader, Joachim Garraud, has just hit 88,888 fans on Facebook. To celebrate reaching this landmark, he has decided to give out 10 free bootlegs and remixes. These are only available for the next 8 days so act fast. The pack includes remixes of artists from Adele & Red Hot Chili Peppers to Skrillex. Stay tuned for more to come from Joachim as his collaboration with Alesia drops soon. Click after the break for the links to the downloads. (more…)
Tristan Garner has once again posted a nice little bootleg pack on his Facebook page for your downloading pleasure. There are five megabombs in the lot, along with a special message from the bootlegging master himself. All you need to do is click “L
ike” on his Facebook page to get the download — and you can do the same with the DA Facebook page to unlock another goodie as well.