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Elephante – Shooting Stars (Bag Raiders Cover) [Free Download]

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:01pm

There are not many other names in house music that have had a better breakout year than Elephante did. He has had multiple songs eclipse 1 million plays on Soundcloud, and has carved himself a niche sound in a genre that rarely has one. His first original in quite some time was released a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. Not prepared to end the year without another new song, he did something considerably more interesting than a typical release in his newest track, a remix of “Shooting Stars” by the Bag Raiders.

Elephante channels his inner Calvin Harris and both produces, as well as provides the vocals for the track. The production has his signature blend of electro and progressive house that is synonymous with all his music. Vocals wise, you might be in for a pleasant surprise. They are quite impressive and actually sound very nice.

He has proven time and time again that he is an exceptional producer and with the ability to perform his own vocals, Elephante is the total package.

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Source: Elephante – Shooting Stars (Bag Raiders Cover) [Free Download]

Your EDM Premiere: Eest Coast X Easy Girl – Marbles feat. CRITTER

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:50pm

Taking a different direction than most of the music I have covered, “Marbles” is a relaxing almost ambient track fit for a rainy day reading books. Great vocals by CRITTER are what bring this track together and make it the complete cohesive experience that it is.  This song is also in a sense dreamy, it creates a sort of floating sensation in your ears, like you’re drifting through the sky. Excellent work from all parties involved, this is a song I see myself coming back to regularly for late nights where I need to think. Catch the stream below first here.

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Trance: Airbase – Panache (Original Mix) [Flashover Recordings]

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:46pm

As an artist who is quickly becoming a visionary for Trance fans around the world, the legendary musical talents of Airbase have spread far and wide throughout the farthest reaches of the Earth whilst influencing multiple generations of future Trance producers with his cinematic sound and breathtaking production value. Often regarded alongside iconic Trance artists such as Chicane, BT, Solarstone and Armin van Buuren, his amazing productions have long stood in the annals of Trance history with singles such as Emotion, Denial and Escape. Additionally, due to his incredible talents behind the producer’s studio, he has had the pleasure of remixing some of the highest titans in the scene such as DJ Tiesto, John O’Callaghan, Lost Witness, Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Talla 2XLC. He has been sorely missed since he decided to take a break from producing since May of 2013, but has since heralded his return with an unbelievably beautiful Trance track on Ferry Corsten‘s personal label, Flashover Recordings, entitled Panache. It’s no secret that Ferry has long been deeply entrenched in Progressive House over the last several years with constant support of artists such as Bassjackers, Jacob van Hage, Michael Woods and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, so to hear a track of this caliber and strength on this type of label is honestly very surprising to say the least. While he has been hitting hard on Prog House with his best mate, Markus Schulz, with his collaborative project, New World Punx, it is quite exciting, (and even exhilarating), to hear that he has not lost his love for Trance, which is often an unfortunate side effect with many high end artists who make the switch from Trance to Prog House.

However, the main purpose of this article is not to reflect on the musical stylings of Ferry Corsten, but to celebrate the musical masterpiece that is Panache by Airbase. On an objective level, this track easily hits the top ten best Trance releases of 2014 and on a personal level, this might even become my own number one Trance track of this year. Airbase‘s sound reflects on the classic melodies of the golden age of Trance while maintaining a cutting edge bite that focuses on the sheer beauty of music on an orchestral level. Further blurring the lines between cinematic and electronic, this track has all the makings of a tried and tested Chicane track while maintaining an original identity that is all his own. Each phrase rolls out like streaming water through a babbling brook and every single sound that commences through doesn’t seem rushed or forced, but rather, it feels natural like the constant flow of energy that courses through us all. While this track is certainly not as powerful as some of the greatest tracks of 2014, it certainly makes up for that in spades with the sheer musicality imbued within the piece’s inner constructions, and its beautiful arrangement of timbres and colors makes up for any shortcomings that this track may possess. It’s clear that his time off has gifted him with not only a brand new set of musical abilities with which to work with, but also a fresh, new perspective on Trance music as a whole, as this masterpiece is leagues ahead of the competition in terms of atmosphere and tone. In fact, if Airbase continues on this brand new path of musical discovery, we may find ourselves in a new, golden Renaissance of Trance to elevate the genre to even greater heights than ever before.

Airbase‘s tour de force single of Panache is out now on Flashover Recordings via Beatport, so make sure you purchase a copy and support real talent!

 

Keep the music alive. -Q

 

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Source: Trance: Airbase – Panache (Original Mix) [Flashover Recordings]

React Presents X YourEDM December Ticket Giveaway

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 7:41pm

For this holiday season we’ve got a special treat for our midwest readers who want to start their New Years celebrations a couple days early this year. You guessed it, YourEDM and React Presents have teamed up yet again to bring you 3 massive giveaways for the end of this month. We will be giving away tickets to… Flosstradamus on the 26th, Bingo Players, Wolfgang Gartner, and Tommy Trash on the 27th, and to Zeds Dead with Seven Lions on the 30th! So feel free to enter one or all three, there will be a whole ton of winners this time around!

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Source: React Presents X YourEDM December Ticket Giveaway

Tunesday With Wet Paint, HIFI, JSTJR, DANK & More

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 7:38pm

After sharing a music package yestyerday, I found myself sitting in my room today wanting to share some more tunes before I started my final paper. So, I said f#&$ it, I’m doing another one! Hence the Tunesday package filled with more diverse tunes from all over the genre spectrum. There’s even stuff I don’t really know what exactly to call, but that just makes things even better. First you drip yourself in some funky Wet Paint, then you get your heart broken by HIFI, Lakke and the incredible Bright Lights. ahh-ooh cuts in with an original that will have you saying the reciprical of the artist’s name. Embrace One dished out a remix EP which included a fantastic VIP of his track “Altitude.” What comes next is a one two punch of freebies from JSTJR, Ricky Vaughn, and their affiliates who provided some straight fire. Closing things out is DANK with his headliner banger “1994 (Rhythm Is Right)” which he did with Zelma Davis. Seven tracks total; all there’s left to say is, have at it!

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Source: Tunesday With Wet Paint, HIFI, JSTJR, DANK & More

OWSLA delivers holiday cheer with first ever ‘EGGNOG’ compilation

Dancing Astronaut - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 7:23pm

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There are two simple things that make the holiday season so wonderful: the feeling that accompanies giving, and the abundance of eggnog at holiday parties. And for those who aren’t usually down with the nutty holiday libation, you haven’t tried OWSLA‘s brew yet. In conjunction with their annual Nestivus drive, OWSLA is dropping EGGNOG Vol. 1, bringing a heaping dose of holiday spirit with a special opportunity for some genuine philanthropy.

Teeming with some of the year’s biggest tracks from one of dance music’s most decorated imprints, EGGNOG rounds together some of OWSLA’s best jams of the year and sprinkles in a few new cuts on top. Packing together 28 tracks from the likes of label heavyweights such as What So NotThe M Machine, David Heartbreak, and Alex Metric, the compilation also features newcomers Trollphace, CarmadaValentino Khan, and a few wild cards like Mija and Ghastly. And what OWSLA compilation would be complete without some of the head honcho’s best tracks of the year? Tying everything together, Skrillex contributes his own originals and Jack Ü treats to sweeten the deal on the inaugural serving of EGGNOG. 

Ultimately, the compilation embodies everything the holiday season is about. Fans have the option to either buy the compilation on iTunes or purchase it as part of the label’s annual Nestivus drive where fans can grab a handful of other free giveaways. Proceeds from purchases of the compilation benefit Bridges For Music’s initiative to build the Langa Music School in Capetown, South Africa.

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Purchase: iTunes

Lend a hand to the Nestivus drive and purchase EGGNOG here.

Get all the OWSLA you need here.

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Skrillex Unveils Ghastly & Mija In EGGNOG 2014

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:18pm

If you listen to any recent Skrillex or Jack U sets there is a good chance you’ve heard snippets of this new OWSLA track featuring Lil Jon. Now out as part of the 2014 EGGNOG compilation which features the likes of OWSLA founders, and fresh new faces alike; check out the full 28 track album here.

Coming in at 128 beats per minute with obvious tech house influences, what really catches our attention with this new release is the intricate sound design and unique structurization of the record. Mija & Ghastly are both extreme talents, as proven by this and their previous collaboration, a fresh trap rendition of Diplo‘s “Biggie Bounce.” “Crank It,” meanwhile, is an exceptional original release and serves to build a wealth of excitement for both contributors’ careers.

Ghastly has proven his worth time and time again, garnering major support from the biggest taste-makers in the game; from Tchami to Zomboy to Skrillex himself. His legacy of exemplary work with some of the most praised genre-breakers on the rise goes hand-in-hand with his resume of next-level, out of the box productions that OWSLA is known to adore.

Mija, on the other hand, is getting ready for an exciting 2015.

From an extended back-to-back sunrise set at Bonnaroo with Sonny Moore himself, to a spectacular solo showing at Tomorrowworld, she’s set to become an undefinable and invaluable OWSLA staple. Be sure to check out all of her mixes on her Soundcloud too, as they are exceptionally assembled and maintain an original styling that gets us all sorts of excited.

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Source: Skrillex Unveils Ghastly & Mija In EGGNOG 2014

[SEBELL] – Till The Sun Burns Out (Zeiner Remix) [Universal]

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:18pm

I’m not usually one for house, but considering the many times I’ve posted about it, it’s possible I should stop saying that. Bass will always be my one and only, but once in a while, I guess I can make time for a mistress?

Anyway, here we’ve got a really dope house remix from Zeiner of [SEBELL]’“Till The Sun Burns Out”. Fredrik Zeiner is a music producer from Oslo, Norway and has done something great with this remix. I can’t explain it properly, but it’s got this magical quality to it. It’s uplifting and still totally appropriate for a late-night party. Of course [Sebell]’s own vocals shine brilliantly through the new mix, but it’s the pseudo-poppy synths and huge kicks that catch my attention. I can really see why people can feel so together listening to this type of music, but I’ll still have my dubstep mosh pits waiting for me later.

This remix is out today on Universal, you can purchase it HERE.

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Source: [SEBELL] – Till The Sun Burns Out (Zeiner Remix) [Universal]

Aspire to Inspire 037: Stacey Gamble

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:00pm

(Original Photo By: Jason “Oh Dag Yo” Fenmore)

For those of you who listen to electronic music, then you are most likely familiar with a label called Dirtybird. The event “Dirtybird BBQ” probably comes to mind or artists such as Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, or Shiba San. Dirtybird has been around for well over 10 years, but only recently has it acquired an astronomical amount of fans. Some might say that Dirtybird’s recent success is only a result of house music circulating back into our culture, but honestly Dirtybird is at the forefront of this movement and takeover.

So who are the brains behind this brand? While VonStroke founded the label and does a lot of the A&R, label manager Stacey Gamble has also played a key role the past 1.5-2 years. A female label manager? That’s not exactly the norm in this industry, right? Correct. However, going against the status quo is not something new for Gamble.

I guess you could say that as a youngster Stacey had her fair share of rebellion. Growing up primarily in the suburbs of Detroit, she was just a teenager and started attending a lot of underground parties. This is where she developed a real love for electronic music, specifically Detroit Techno and house. Living less than an hour away from Detroit, Stacey had access to some of the biggest Techno artists, abandoned warehouses, record stores, and recording studios. The late nights and independence that came with this lifestyle were just what the doctor ordered for the sprightly lady and it yielded an alternative sense of purpose.

While going to these underground raves was not uncommon in her area, it was obviously frowned upon by popular media. She recalls parties getting busted and shut down, people getting arrested, but this still didn’t stop her. Why? Because when you love something, you won’t take no for an answer. In fact, when she was a senior in high school she realized it was time to start an event production company and subsequently a Detroit Techno label.  The label was called Fusion Technology Records (FTR).  She brought some of the biggest names in Techno to her events. Her first party included headliners, Kevin Saunderson and Robert Hood. Of course, Stacey was not the only one with the good sense to take it upon herself to organize quality events for the enjoyment of her friends. This coincidence sometimes served as a fuel to the fire that burned under opposing show organizers. At such a young age, it’s difficult for people to give you a chance, but she continued to work hard to prove her worth. She learned very quickly to never take no for an answer.

High School did its part to serve as a time where she could discover the things that mean the most to her. It welcomed her most trustworthy business partner and present husband as well as further expanded her interest in music, but electronic music was still in a state of growth. Shortly after graduation came, many friends took the path of relocating abroad in places like New York and Berlin; a tempting idea to any freshly liberated graduate, but Stacey found the question, “Why would I leave?” in the driver’s seat of her future. Feeling as though she had a good thing going in her hometown, she opted to continue her education at Wayne State University in Detroit with a focus on marketing. Following college, Stacey opted to take a stab at finding a “real job” in advertising, but never abandoned her hopes of finding a place in the music industry. The location of Detroit, of course, offered a bevy of options in the automotive industry, but the beat of said drum didn’t seem to be something she could move to. Despite a rapid climbing of the ranks with big client names like Chrysler and Lincoln, the desk life could not quench the thirst of a natural event planner. With her ambition gauge showing a full tank, it was time to hit the road toward the life she had wanted all along.

Enter the more aptly titled recording studio owner, Mrs. Stacey Gamble. Alongside a few other Detroit affiliates, the group was able to establish a quality studio that would come to be of use by rap and hip-hop dons like Pharaohe Monch, Rick Ross, Jay Electronica, Slaughterhouse, Dwelle, Black Milk, Slim the Mobster, and more. The studio had a significant amount of backing from the local Detroit community. Everything had come full circle. It had all led up to this point where she found herself thriving in the world of music, but when you get comfortable the universe sometimes feels a need to throw us a curveball. After a falling out with a business partner, Stacey realized it was time to start the next chapter in her life. As many music industry professionals eventually do, Stacey packed up her bags in 2012 and drove cross-country to what is known as the “mecca” of the music industry – Los Angeles, California.

Upon arrival, it became apparent that she could not change what had happened in the past, but could only move forward. Stacey had paid more than her share of dues and her stripes did not go unnoticed in the jungle-like atmosphere of California’s entertainment scene. Soon after arriving in LA however, she decided to move up north to San Francisco. At the time she was working for Om Records (doing sales), which is home to releases from world-renowned acts like Groove Armada, Body Language, Mark Farina, and Bassnectar. She then found herself with an opportunity to work with Dirtybird and the time to spread her wings had come.  After only six months of working with Dirtybird, she was asked to become the Label Manager and soon after, moved back to LA. She has wielded the title of Label Manager for 1.5 years with much aplomb despite anyone who may have doubted her abilities.

As most of us know, in recent years electronic music has taken the world by storm. Even though niche genres such as trance, house, and hardstyle have been popular for years in specific areas around the world, electronic music as a whole has recently experienced a massive takeover. Since hundreds of thousands have now discovered “EDM” and festivals, a lot of these people are now looking for something new. We humans get bored easily and are constantly looking for new adventures. The popularity of Disclosure and other deep house sounds have expedited the path for electronic music fans to find new music. This is also where Dirtybird steps in.

While the music is front and center for the label, Dirtybird has created a slew of intimate, alternative events called the “Dirtybird BBQ.” Yes, this is an actual barbeque tied in with an opportunity to groove to some of Dirtybird’s prestigious talent. In addition, the label now curates its own stage at certain festivals. There are many people who come to this stage all day and do not leave. Like Gamble’s personal life, she has ensured that the label continues to NOT follow trends. They don’t sit around trying to find the “next” big sound – every artist on the label just makes the music he/she wants and Claude VonStroke only signs music that he wants to release. If you try to follow trends, you’ll be late because it will be over before you know it. Keep things fresh. That has been the secret to Gamble’s success, along with the label’s. Surprisingly, people have now begun to distinguish house music from EDM. Who knows, maybe we will continue to see some additional interest with underground genres as people start to realize that EDM is now just an extension of pop music.

Gamble is not only a spokesperson for underground music and going against the grain, but for females in this industry as well. She is typically very outspoken and hopes that she can inspire other young women to follow their dreams and do what they want to do but according to Stacey, “It won’t happen without a lot of hard work and dedication.” You have to expect that. Be overly prepared and ready to change gears at any moment’s notice.

You need to make your own path. You shouldn’t care what other people think about you. Sure, it is important to be professional, but your view of professionalism could be completely different from someone else. She says, “Once you step out of that, you can really begin to enjoy yourself. YOU need to define what professional means to YOU and the people around you, rather than following a perceived notion of what others deem as ‘professional.’” You have to do what you love and follow your passion. For Stacey, the negative experiences that have occurred throughout her life have transformed into something positive. A lot of that has to do with the fact that when there is something going for her, she finds the best way to make it happen and works relentlessly until it does. Once you get one thing accomplished, it’s easier to get the next thing done. You’ll have setbacks and mistakes of course, but those will only help you if you can learn from them and persevere.   If you do the work and follow your heart, you will get much further…respect then comes with that. In an industry dominated by men, it would have been easy to back down, but Stacey stuck to what she believed. So, men and women alike…don’t hesitate to gamble with your dreams. You never know. You may find yourself flying with the birds.

Feel free to follow Stacey on Twitter – @staceygamble

**Kiera Miller contributed in parts to this Aspire to Inspire episode.**

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Source: Aspire to Inspire 037: Stacey Gamble

Rob Swire Says A New Pendulum Album Is Coming, But You May Not Want It

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:54pm

Oh, sad day… Knife Party (mostly just Rob, though, it seems) are doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit right now, and of course the top question has to do with Pendulum.

empw, a moderator on many of the electronic music subreddits, asked, “So… how’s the new Pendulum album going?” The answer will likely leave you confused and a little sad.

Keep-management-and-fans-happy answer:

It’s not going at all (yet). We have a bunch of unreleased material from the last two albums that we still love, and would like to finish / re-work into something new, but we’re not actively working on it just yet.

Honest answer:

It’s been nearly 5 years since the last Pendulum album – even if we do release new material, it will most likely sound completely different, just because…well, people change, and get bored of things, etc. I have no real desire to make drum’n’bass anymore, I have no desire to fuse it with rock, and I sure as fuck don’t have any desire to tour with a live band.

Around about the time we started Knife Party, I really lost my heart for the project. I remember playing Glastonbury 2011 on the main stage – we played just before Beyonce to a crowd full of parents and their kids waiting to sing “Crazy in Love”, staring at us with blank faces. I was watching the TV coverage of the show afterwards and I just thought “how the fuck did it turn into this? this isn’t the kind of project I wanted to be involved in at all”. It wasn’t even the crowd response, I just didn’t like anything about it.

On top of that, we weren’t making any money since we were spending it all on crew members wages, freight costs, transport, production assistants etc (touring with a band is REALLY expensive). Now, we were never into it for the money, but as you start getting closer to 30, you start to think “oh yeah, I have to…be able to eat food n stuff” – and if your heart isn’t in the project, well, there’s not much point in continuing.

We’re contracted for another album. I have no idea what’s going to happen. I don’t really want to do one – I’d prefer to work on something else with KP or perhaps a new project altogether. If I have to do it, then I will, but that’s never a great place to start making music.

TL;DR – maybe. dunno.

We appreciate the diplomatic answer, but the honest one kind of leaves you wondering if there was a new Pendulum album, would you even want to listen to it? That last line really says a lot, “If I have to do it, then I will, but that’s never a great place to start making music.”

 

 

tl;dr beyonce killed pendulum

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Source: Rob Swire Says A New Pendulum Album Is Coming, But You May Not Want It

Avicii lets loose remix pack of ‘Divine Sorrow’

Dancing Astronaut - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:54pm

Dancing Astronaut - EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep

As is standard with Avicii and his camp, the Swedish producer’s recent collaboration with Wyclef Jean, “Divine Sorrow,” has been blessed with the full remix pack, featuring reworks exclusively from Africa. The original release, crafted to benefit AIDS research, has dominated the airwaves over the past few weeks, combining beautiful aspects of pop acts while also giving fans a quick flashback to Avicii’s older, electro-dominated sound. The track’s extended mix is revealed on the remix EP, along with a romantic instrumental touch from Goldfish that favors melodic and laid-back vibes. Lastly, NightRider blends the recently trending tropical sound with aspects of the fuller and darker deep house genre. As per usual, the artists hand selected by the PRMD team exceed expectations in their reworks of an already enthralling track.

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Mariah Carey — Shake It Off (ONHELL remix) [Free Download]

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:46pm

If one thing is certain, it’s that ONHELL has been on absolute fire lately. From the release of his sophomore EP Simple Stare to curating an entire compilation album for his new record label, the output of this Arcata-based beat hustler is as exciting as it is impressive. And now, to continue the streak, he’s released a ridiculously sexy remix of Mariah Carey‘s smash hit, ‘Shake It Off’.

While admittedly much more solemn than the original, ONHELL‘s re-imagining of this pop classic resonates with the sounds of psychedelic future R&B. The song starts slowly, steadily progressing through airy and melodic synth stabs until arriving at the intelligently turnt climax, where booming 808s and glitchy vocal chops take control of your senses. All the while, Mariah‘s gorgeous voice twists and turns across the bed of ONHELL‘s stellar production. Needless to say, this one is a certified panty-dropper. Check out the full stream below and grab a copy of your own via Bandcamp.

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Source: Mariah Carey — Shake It Off (ONHELL remix) [Free Download]

Slander Goes Hard With “Vanguard”

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:38pm

After a long line of remix releases, as well as their debut original “Ascension”, Slander returns with their follow up single, “Vanguard”. This year has been a good one for Slander. With Vegas residencies, mainstage gigs, and amassing a huge following, 2015 is sure to prove even more success for the duo. “Vanguard” departs from their signature heaventrap sound on this one, instead going for a heavier, bassy style similar to DJ Snake of Flosstradamus. Grab your Free Download below, enjoy!

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Source: Slander Goes Hard With “Vanguard”

Jack U – Take U There (Zeds Dead Remix)

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:59pm

Although having already made its rounds in the festival circuit earlier this year, Jack U‘s only released single is still managing to remain fresh and current. Fans may still have a while to wait before Skrillex and Diplo release their rumored mixtape as Jack U, but at least more creative takes on their track “Take U There”, featuring vocals by Kiesza, can momentarily quench the thirst. A bundle of remixes leaked last month that each took the song and transformed it into something unique, from Felix Cartal‘s progressive house version to TJR‘s bouncy Melbourne flavor.

After releasing a short teaser earlier this month, the Canadian bass-heavy duo Zeds Dead has now unleashed the full version of their melodic dubstep take on the track – take a listen below. A collection of remixes of “Take U There”, Zeds Dead included, is slated to be released on December 23.

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Source: Jack U – Take U There (Zeds Dead Remix)

Silent Servant remixes John Carpenter

Resident Advisor - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:57pm
The digital version of Carpenter's upcoming album Lost Themes also has Bill Kouligas and four others providing reworks.

Avicii Will Brighten Up Your Day With Uplifting Video

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:08pm

Avicii makes his return with the unveiling of the official video for The Nights, the unapologetically joyful and at times sappy 3 minute track off of The Days/Night EP. First produced for the FIFA 2015 video game, the Swede’s Extended Play was positively received by fans and music-lovers alike. While not straying too far from his signature uplifting melodies, The Nights is quite adequately accompanied by a lighthearted video following a man on his quest to live a life he will remember. You can watch the full length music video below and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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Source: Avicii Will Brighten Up Your Day With Uplifting Video

Electric Zoo forms creative partnership with ID&T, opens gates for pre-sale

Dancing Astronaut - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:04pm

Dancing Astronaut - EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep

After a multitude of false rumors that Electric Zoo would not see its seventh year, the annual soiree vows to return to Randall’s Island in 2015 on a clean slate, pushing forward its new concept, “Transformed.” Despite suffering two consecutive cancellations of its third day in 2013 and 2014, New York’s signature Labor Day festival has big plans to alter the way it is run and organized in 2015. Electric Zoo’s freshly announced creative partnership with ID&T, both of which SFX Entertainment acquired in 2013, will help breathe new life into its vision. Together, the two powerhouses will seek to redesign the festival to create an experience that is “Reimagined, Recharged, Reenergized,” according to the event’s social media.

MasterCard holders will have access to a special pre-sale on January 14, 2015, and tickets will go live to the public on January 15. Three-day GA passes are available for $199.99 (plus fees) and three-day VIP passes are available for $399.99 (plus fees). Register for your tickets here.

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Bassex & Brady Marshall – Sexual Nature EP [Your EDM Records]

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:53pm

Bay Area bass legend, Bassex, is back on Your EDM Records with a new sound and this time, he’s bringing along Brady Marshall for a venture into the frontier of electronic music. Taking new direction with this latest EP, Bassex finds a new and exciting world of sound, exploring future garage and deep house from his bass oriented production roots. The result is more than surprisingly pleasant as quality production skill remain a constant in his works. “Sexual Nature” and “G-Town Luv” take wubs to another level over some truly housey beats. It’s interesting to see deep house begin to incorporate more aggressive sounds as a few artists are doing as of late to create this entirely new sound that surely will be pushed even further into the spotlight in 2015.

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Source: Bassex & Brady Marshall – Sexual Nature EP [Your EDM Records]

Your EDM Interview: Get To Know Colorado’s Said The Sky Before Everyone Else Does

Your EDM - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:40pm

On December 30th and 31st, Decadence will host a heap of artists including Bassnectar, Grizmatik, Disclosure, Armin Van Burren, as well as numerous other big time, and up and coming acts. One of those acts is someone I have supported since the first time I heard his music, Said The Sky. Really, there have been few times that someone’s music really blew me away like his did. It was one of those moments where you listen and just know that this dude is going places. Since then, Trevor has continued to push himself and his top quality tunes. Many of which, I can assume you’ll hear at Decadence if you are going.

2015 is looming overhead and Said The Sky is one artist who could take over the year in a big way. It’s not hard to imagine any of his work being backed by any of the major dance music labels, or even majors like Atlantic. Hailing from Colorado, Trevor is in one of the hearts of bass music, which has helped him to shape his sound, as well as get it out there. I recently had an interview with the producer where we go over where he started from, what his journey so far has been like, as well as where he is planning to take 2015. I’m telling you now, if you don’t end up hopping on the Said The Sky train, you’re seriously missing out on something special. He is a guy that the scene needs to have if it wants to evolve positively.

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1. How did you get into music in the first place?

My mom put me in piano lessons when I was about 8 I think. I honestly hated lessons. I quit after a couple years, but quickly realized I couldn’t go a day without sitting down to play. Got back into it in middle school, along with a couple other instruments.

2. What did you grow up listening to? When did you get into dance music?

I grew up listening to quite a range of music! Everything from post-hardcore stuff like We Came As Romans and Woe Is Me, to Owl City and really upbeat floaty music. I started really getting into dance music when I first learned about production at a Digital Audio Production class in high school. The first tune that really hooked me was Gemini – Blue. I had heard Cookie Monsta and other pretty up and coming dubstep dudes, but nothing really grabbed me like that tune. It was the perfect combination of the heavy drums, with breathtaking harmonies and melodies. I knew right then that I could find a place some day in this music.

3. Do you enjoy working on remixes or originals more?

Honestly that is a really tough question. They both have their pros and cons. There’s no greater feeling than an idea jumping into your head one out of the blue, and being able to execute it perfectly. Those turn out to be my favorite. That being said, I’m not always swimming in ideas, so when I hit dry spots creatively, a remix is the perfect way to pick things back up, and build off something already started.

4. When did you get hooked up with Phase Management, and how have they helped get your career going?

I was first introduced to them at Global Dance festival this last summer. I had heard some of the artists under their management and really looked up to them so I knew it was a place I wanted to be. Since they’ve pulled me under their wing, they’ve been nothing but supportive and helped push me in a direction I’m comfortable with. They’ve helped get some of my tunes into ears of artists I’ve only dreamed of showing my music to someday. Amazing group of people for sure.

5. Can you tell us a little about “Ares,” your most recent single?

“Ares” was kind of a leap of faith for me. A lot of my music has been very focused around the melody with lots of harmonies kind of carrying the tune, while keeping an uplifting vibe through the whole thing. While I did try and incorporate that into “Ares,” I still feel it was one of my darker tunes so far. I definitely plan on experimenting with that kind of music a bit more. It was a lot of fun to write!

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6. Favorite song of yours that you have created?

This is such a tough question, because there are aspects of each tune that I love, and aspects that I sometimes consider what the tune would’ve turned out like had I done something different. If I had to pick one, I would have to say my Novo Amore & Ed Tullet – Faux remix spoke to me the most. It was the most into a song I’ve ever felt while working on it. I felt like it gave me the freedom to really go at with with what I’ve learned in any music training I’ve had over the years. I was able to focus more on the music, rather than the sounds I was using.

7. How does it feel to be performing at Decadence this New Years Eve?

I literally can’t explain the feeling. Some of the artists I’ll be sharing the stage with really make me stop and thing about where I’m at now compared to a year ago. Its so easy for me to get caught up in where I want to be, and how far I still have to go to get to where I want to be… It’s events and opportunities like this that make me so grateful for what I have. So excited!!

8. What do you feel separates you from other producers?

I feel like I try and accomplish a slightly more musically focused style than most producers. My training in piano, music theory, ear training, and such a focus on music for most of my life really give me a chance to create whats going on in my head.

9. What software do you use to produce? Have any favorite plugins?

I currently produce everything in Ableton. I started in Logic, and sometimes I miss its warmer sound, but once I made the switch I really realized just how illogical Logic was in so many ways. And as far as plugins go, one that you’ll hear in literally all of my tunes is the Alicias Keys plugin for Native Instruments Kontakt. Its the best sounding piano I’ve found so far for sure.

10. What does 2015 look like for Said The Sky?

I honestly have no idea what this next year looks like, other than lots and lots of tunes! I have some that I’m holding onto at the moment that I’m not quite ready to put out yet. I really want to take some time to experiment with other styles and genres, so you’ll definitely be hearing some new things!

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Source: Your EDM Interview: Get To Know Colorado’s Said The Sky Before Everyone Else Does

Mind Against – Polarstern (Original Mix)

Dancing Astronaut - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:38pm

Dancing Astronaut - EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep

Although the label is still south of twenty releases on Beatport, Life & Death’s discography has been graced by some of underground electronic music’s most reputable names. The latest is a return offering from Mind Against, whose initial offering to the German imprint was in 2012. Alongside a second original and a remix lies “Polarstern,” which combines lush pads and unshakable snare drums. The deep house cut comes in the middle of a string of dates across Europe, as Mind Against prepares for an equally acclaimed 2015.

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