Man — what a week in music. Between all the new tracks, new videos, new contests, and new previews, it’s clear that this industry is on a mission right now and no one is going to stop it. Thankfully, you’ve got us here at DA to help you make sense of the jumbled mess of the scene — and we’re even working overtime to make sure you don’t miss a beat. In today’s Best of the Rest, we’ve got news of a new Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano tour, new radio shows from Arty and Hardwell, and an interesting interview from Danny Valentino at SiriusXM with Sultan and Ned Sheperd. Keep reading for the goods.
You may have heard that the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll is now open for voting, and while we can debate its relevance and validity, you can’t overlook its popularity. Many DJs have begun putting out their own promo videos to entice listeners to vote for them, and we’ve decided to make things as fair as possible by collecting them all together into one convenient post for your viewing. So far we’ve got videos from Nicky Romero, Armin Van Buuren, Dada Life, and Hardwell, Ferry Corsten, and more. We’ll be updating this as more get released, so don’t forget to keep checking back!
Hardwell and Showtek have combined forces to bring the world “How We Do.” The new track, which was debuted on MTV Clubland, comes along with a killer video shot at Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas, incorporating lots of crowd shots, footage of the Vegas skyline, and of course, the massive stages themselves. The video is also mostly in black and white, incorporating well-timed bursts of color and neon lyrics that contrast the footage nicely. The track itself is a big room anthem that seems made for the festival circuit, and the breakdown is a bit reminiscent of Tiesto’s “Maximal Crazy.” No word on a release date just yet, but we’ll keep you posted for more.
Update: Hardwell hit us up on Twitter to let us know that “How We Do” is slated for release on July 30th.
Amsterdam Dance Event, the world’s largest dance music conference, returns to the Dutch capital from October 17th to 21st. Now in its 17th edition, the sheer scale of the conference and accompanying nocturnal club festival is mind boggling — this year some 700 DJs, 3,000 panelists and 140,000 fans from 62 countries are expected to make the pilgrimage.
Today, some major dance heavyweights announced their parties, and if you’re a techno fan, you’ll be licking your lips. The Westergasfabriek venue looks like the place to be – On Wednesday, Fatboy Slim, Christian Varela, Nicole Moudaber, and Charlie Hedges will support Carl Cox at his Global 500 event there. On Thursday, Adam Beyer will present his Drumcode party, while on Friday, Richie Hawtin will bring Dubfire, Loco Dice, and others to realize his ENTER concept. Green Velvet and SHM-killer DJ Sneak will join British techno baron Dave Clarke at a separate venue, Melkweg, on Friday.
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Dyro is one of the most relevant newcomers in the game, hot on the heels of original productions like “Monster Talk” and “Raid,” along with remixes of “Kontiki” and “The Bottle Song.” The rookie relies on progression and bass lines to achieve his own sound, which is comparable to that of Hardwell. Dyro has released his latest effort, “Paradox,” remaining consistent with his rapid release schedule. The track reveals the electro side of the youngster, who couples intricate synths with his signature rolling bass. While we all anticipate the July 9th release of “Top of the World,” Hardwell’s Revealed imprint has made “Paradox” available on Beatport to hold us over.
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Editorial: 5 ways Made Event can improve Governors Island for Summer 2012 (Update: Made Event responds!)Photo is from Size Matters on Governors Island 2011. Notice the open tent.
This past weekend marked the opening of Governors Island for the summer, with Benny Benassi, Hardwell, Bingo Players, and Dallas K. Last year the island saw the likes of Avicii, Steve Angello, Bassnectar, and other artists who traveled to Pacha’s remote location, which proved to be a consistently awesome place to party. However, with Pacha opting to move their offerings elsewhere (or at least trying to), Made Event took over the island creating a different experience. I was upset to find that the venue wasn’t as I remembered, but it’s still very early in the summer and things can be improved. Here are is my list of 5 ways Made Event can improve Governors Island:
UPDATE: Made Event has responded to the problems and they said they are fixing everything we mentioned! Via: Facebook
It looks like Dyro is trying to soldify his presence in 2012 as he is back with another huge track. After seeing success with his original tracks “Raid,” “EMP,” and his remix to “Kontiki” the Dutchman delivers his latest offering, ”Paradox.” This song was premiered during Hardwell’s EDC set is the perfect for giant crowds. Dyro seems to be finding a niche with his light builds and massive electro drops that sound unbelievable on big speakers. You don’t have to wait too long to get your hands on a 320kbps as “Paradox” will be released June 18th on Revealed Recordings.Posted by
Hardwell is back with his newest track ”Three Triangles” on Toolroom Records compilation, Ibiza 2012. This is a bit of a throwback for the Dutchman as his latest offering is missing the booming electro and heavy drops, reminding us of his older trance/house sound. The rolling bassline and light synths are sure to keep the dance floor going especially into the late nights and early mornings of the Ibizan lifestyle. Luckily the track is available separately from the compilation if you just have to get your Hardwell fix.
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As the countdown to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas crosses the 2-week mark, fans are rounding up their groups of friends in preparation for what could be the single biggest party of the year. Last year’s event was an enormous success on many levels, and this year’s edition is poised to reach even greater heights.
While the festival itself runs 3 nights from Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th, a dizzying selection of EDM artists will be playing daytime and nighttime parties all over Las Vegas during the Insomniac-sponsored “EDC Week”. So if you and your friends need some help in staying organized and making sure you don’t miss out, click past the break for a full calendar of EDC Week events and planning resources: (more…)Posted by
Hardwell is taking on British boy band, The Wanted, for his next remix endeavor, on their latest single “Chasing The Sun.” Thumping drums and intricate top line make this remix impossible to mistake for anyone other than Hardwell. He takes the big room vocal for a ride, mixing up his own progression and potent leads to create yet another hard-hitting track. This exclusive preview comes before its official debut tonight on Hardwell’s Hardwell On Air radio show.Posted by