Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike return alongside Coone for their latest electro-maddening banger. With their Moguai collaboration, “Mammoth,” slowly approaching, the duo take the time to ease the anticipation with help from Dim Mak Records. “Madness” is dark, bulky, and weighed down even further by Lil Jon’s vocal coercion — which is more like the screams and shouts from “Turbulence.” Although an instrumental mix would really do the trick, “Madness” delivers a sliver of unique sound only available from Dimitri and Mike.
Steve Aoki is one of the more polarizing figures in dance music today. The purists hate him – to them he represents everything that is wrong in the scene. The kids love him – they show up in droves, ready to be pummeled in the face with cake and maced with champagne. To me, Steve Aoki is electronic punk music: it’s The Warped Tour with synthesizers, it’s EDM for the younger generation. Mosh pits and crowd surfing rarely, if ever, accompany a DJ set but they are guaranteed during one of Steve’s. His productions are simple, catchy, and highly contagious just like the punk acts that predated him (and defined many of our teenage years.) And just like those acts – I can’t help but enjoy it.
Afrojack started off his headlining Ultra set by telling the crowd with a raspy voice that he “partied too hard” this week, and we’ll admit he sounded kind of tired. As soon as he picked up the magnum of Grey Goose — “my cocaine” — that was posted up right in front of the CDJs, he sprung to life, admitted he was “nervous,” and said he’d be premiering ten new tracks. When the crowd responded with a passionate roar, he declared he wasn’t nervous anymore and used his “Bangduck” intro as a backdrop. From there, it was full speed ahead: click past the jump for our full breakdown.
There’s nothing better to wake you up in the morning than a new R3hab remix, and this time it’s “Shuri Shuri” by Denis Naidanow that gets the chainsaw treatment. The vocals from the original mix complement the build before R3hab turns on his signature, recognizable sound for the drop. In fact, it may be one of R3hab’s heaviest tracks to date. The song is very reminiscent of his remix to “Eyes,” in the way he combines the drop with the original lyrics. This track will be released March 20th on Tommy Boy — but knowing R3hab, we’ll probably have a few new previews in the meantime.
Sidney Samson and Lil Jon are regulars at Surrender Nightclub in Las Vegas where they wreak havoc till the wee hours of the morning. Infact, Sidney professed his love for the nightclub by naming one of his recent releases (“Surrender“) after it. That being said he uses Lil Jon in the same fashion that “Turbulence” does – high frequency, low variety, but tons of energy. The original mix gives off a very tribal sound and it is considerably slower than most of Sidney’s previous productions.
Sidney Samson & Lil Jon – Mutate (Original Mix)
BONUS: Sidney Samson & Lil Jon – Mutate (RockTheHouze Remix)
The fast paced bleeps that you were missing are now available for your listening pleasure. If you are in need of an adrenaline boost or just need to rage – type ‘Sidney Samson’ into your iTunes search box and click play.
Check out this preview Sidney put up on his Facebook on Tuesday. Shot at Surrender Las Vegas, this video shows the Dutch mega-DJ and his hip-hop counterpart Lil Jon drop their upcoming single. The track features a progressively more electronic synth on every drop. We think it’s a banger, but could probably do without Lil Jon’s commentary. Thoughts?
The track everyone’s been waiting for and I mean everyone, DJ’s and fans alike, is finally set to drop! Lil Jon, who’s indistinguisable vocals are used on the jam, broke the news today via his Twitter account. “GUESS WHATS FINALLY COMING IN A CUP (couple) WEEKS DJS!!” Gotta love Lil Jon. To further the anticipation the Tweet was accompanied with this album cover. ‘Turbulence’ will certainly be in the running for track of the year.
Before you listen to this song I would like to ask you a few questions. Do you love to party? When you are in a ‘social environment’ are you the person everyone wants to be? Do you destroy dancefloors? If the answer to one or more of these questions is ‘yes’ please proceed to listen to this song and go absolutely WILD. If you were at Dancing Astronaut’s Anthem yesterday, you would have seen me go BONKERS. Ladies and Gentlemen I am proud to deliver to you a massive track that will allow you to be the one that everyone envies. N-JOY TO THE MAX!