When EDC NY’s lineup was initially released, there was an outcry that the lineup didn’t stack up to its Las Vegas cousin. What it may lack in big names (although there are still quite a few) it more than makes up for by providing an experience that is curated for diversity. Bass music is heavily represented this year with Figure and others finding refuge in the Basspod, a hardstyle closing set by Headhunterz is destined to be one of the most talked about experiences of the festival; second only to Saturday’s grand finale – a Carl Cox and Loco Dice b2b set. For something experimental, Art Department’s Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow will be curating a strangely emotive dance experience before The Bloody Beetroots Live unleash a wall of distortion to close the Circuit Grounds. Steve Angello steps up to the plate with a newfound creative freedom, following the launch of his new label and Essential Mix while Maceo Plex, who emerged out of the shadows as a ghost producer to powerful deep house presence, converts a new army of faithfuls. There is no lack of big room presence either, with Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold and more bringing the the mainstage action EDC is known for.
Hardstyle figurehead Headhunterz has launched new label Hard with Style to turn his impressive instinct for talent into a new industry paradigm. Set to debut with its first release in Spring of this year, the label will focus on releasing the highest quality of music from both established artists and rising talents alike, placing Headhunterz at the helm of A&R. The label drew inspiration from the Dutch-talent’s popular Hard with Style monthly podcast, and will continue to expose the most upfront and exciting dance music available.Posted by
We were admittedly a bit surprised last week when Zedd’s Clarity EP was released featuring only a select few of the anticipated remixes. Thankfully, as we later learned, the renditions by Tiësto, Brillz, and Style of Eye constituted only the iTunes segment of the official remixes. Today, Zedd and Interscope Records have released the official Beatport edition of the Clarity EP, boasting 10 productions from talented producers such as Funkagenda, Headhunterz, Felix Cartel, Torro Torro, Swanky Tunes and more. While Brillz’s take stole the spotlight on part one, click past the break to find out which remixes excelled above the rest in this colossal remix package.
Slowly but surely, Kaskade’s Fire & Ice is receiving a complete remix treatment. First came Dada Life’s rendition of “Llove,” then Above & Beyond’s take on “Room For Happiness,” and this week, Headhunterz take on “Lessons In Love.” After heavy electro and trance versions of previous Kaskade tracks, Headhunterz pick up the pace on their turn, amplifying the juxtaposition of soft melodies and hard hitting drops of “Lessons In Love.” Head to Beatport for this week’s release from Ultra Records and stay tuned for more twists from Fire & Ice.
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