• Jahan and Yasmine Fire Back to Lawsuit Allegations via Facebook

    Jahan and Yasmine have responded to an earlier story regarding Rainman’s $7 million lawsuit against them for forcing him out of Krewella. As expected, the duo have their own story to tell, but in a world that has become hyper sensitive to any bit of news developments, they need to keep quiet so attorneys and management can properly get involved and handle the situation. Preaching that the truth will eventually come out, the pair told their fans to hold tight, and also mentioned that they are hard at work on a second album.

    To our krew:

    We woke up this morning to the lawsuit Kris filed against us. As you all know, there are two sides to every story. We ask our fans to please be patient and not come to any conclusions until we are able to respond to the lawsuit with the truth. Our team has advised that we don’t get into any specifics until we can properly respond to the false claims made—most importantly being that we did not kick Kris out of Krewella, he resigned. We’re having a really difficult time today. As we write this letter to you, we are in the studio working on the second album. Please hang in there with us, the truth will eventually come out. Thank you for being so supportive, we love you guys.

    Love, Y & J

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  • Gold Skies

    Way back in June, a group of all-star producers came together to create what would become one of the best known anthems of 2014. That group was made up of Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, and DVBBS, and the track was called ‘Gold Skies‘. With an infectiously catchy progressive melody, and a chorus that begged to be sung along too, ‘Gold Skies’ has been a mainstay in playlists since its release.

    Justin Caruso, an 19 year old producer out of LA, has taken it upon himself to given Gold Skies a nu-disco facelift for even furthered feel good vibes. You may recall young Caruso from his Dave Audè collab, ‘Satellite’, which hit #11 on the Billboard Dance Chart and #21 on Beatport pop chart (mind you this was his first release…ever). His attention to detail has carried through to this remix, as he tweeted he was making final tweaks to the remix the day before it dropped;  he’s managed to make the vocals even more uplifting through tasteful filtering and switched out the electric foundation for a soulful acoustic base. Guitar, twangy-brass sounding synths and a bubbly nu-disco melody have given ‘Gold Skies’ a golden heart. Caruso has also made it available as a free download, so stream it below and follow the DL link to make your week just a little bit brighter.

    Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, & DVBBS – Gold Skies Feat. Aleesia (Justin Caruso Remix) | Download

  • Nora En Pure Unveils Must-Hear Melodic House Set for ADE

    We’re just over two weeks out from Amsterdam Dance Event 2014, the world’s biggest club festival. From Wednesday, October 15th through Sunday, October 19th, thousands of artists will descend upon Amsterdam to play dozens of venues and debut new music across all sub-genres. As a preview of what she’ll be bringing to her event at Melkweg on October 15th, Swiss deep house goddess Nora En Pure has released a gorgeous melodic deep house set, the first installment of the Deep House Amsterdam Melkweg ADE podcasts.  The transfixing mix soothes as it grooves, floating through seamlessly-transitioned deep house selections.  Robin Schulz, Kling Ande, Faul, Nico Pusch, Peer Kusiv and TEEMID will join Nora En Pure at the deep house-focused event presented by TONSPIEL and MFM Booking.  Find out more information about the event here and buy tickets here.

  • T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea - No Mediocre (Grandtheft + Migos Remix)

    T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea – No Mediocre (Grandtheft + Migos Remix)

    When we first listened to Grandtheft‘s new remix of T.I. and Iggy Azalea‘s ‘No Mediocre‘ last week, we didn’t really feel like there was anything missing. It featured a beat ideal for all the twerkers out there, included the killer verses from both rappers, and was topped off by a bass-heavy drop that catches listeners by surprise. After giving the updated remix a listen, we realized ‘No Mediocre’ was missing something and it just so happens to be a verse from Atlanta rap trio Migos. This is not the first time the Toronto producer has been recruited to remix a mainstream hit, as the one and only Katy Perry even enlisted him to give her smash ‘This Is How We Do‘ a new life. Grandtheft revealed that the release date for the official remix is still up in the air, but  fans are able to cop the Migos + Grandtheft version for free today!

    T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea – No Mediocre (Grandtheft + Migos Remix) | Download

     

  • London Grammar - Strong (Manila Killa Remix)

    London Grammar – Strong (Manila Killa Remix)

    Didn’t land an Ultra tier 1 ticket? Krewella drama got you feeling a bit blue? Well have no fear, the always trustworthy Manilla Killa can surely cheer you right up. Fairly new to the scene but by no means an amateur, Manila Killa is a young and talented Filipino producer who’s down tempo and bass filled style is one that sits in quite a unique place of its own, using both house and half-step cadenced elements in individuals tracks at whim, refusing to be labeled by a single genre. His remix of electronic pop group London Grammar’s track Strong masterfully uses unaltered vocals at the tracks beginning followed by a huge climax that doesn’t hold the common 8 measure build typically heard in EDM bass tracks today. ‘Strong’s’ rhytmic and down tempo jungle bass lines waltzes with frontwoman Hannah Reid’s vocals so well fostering the warm feel of a humid savannah sunset. Another great piece by Manila Killa that’s perfect for anyone not in the mood to listen to a run of the mill banger. It’s also worth noting that Manila Killa is one half of fast rising future house duo, Hotel Garuda, whose Soundcloud you can check out here.

  • Lookas - LOKO (SirensCeol Remix)
    Lookas – LOKO (SirensCeol Remix)

    Last week, we were pleased to premiere Jai Wolf’s hauntingly brilliant remix of ‘LOKO‘ by Lookas. This week, we are equally thrilled to premiere SirensCeol’s electro house twist on the record. The San Francisco-based DJ and producer provides the production with a thicker backbone, giving the core a much grittier texture. Once again, Sirens somehow manages to make the melody of the track the primary focus, while surrounding the lead line with elegant chaos. Still in the batter’s box waiting to step to the plate are Philadelphia’s Sweekuh and and Los Angeles’ NGHTMRE. The remix package is shaping up to be quite strong, but more importantly, the pack smartly gives every genre a taste of the original record’s energy. Be sure to pick up the free download of SirensCeol’s take on ‘Loko’ through the link below if you enjoy.

    Lookas – LOKO (SirensCeol Remix) | Download

  • Krewella Sisters Kick Out Their Centerpiece, Rain Man

    When Kris Trindl, Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf of the monstrous Krewella had their infamous ‘6-8-10′ tattoos inked on, they had no idea that less than five years later, one of its members would be filing a lawsuit against the other two for upwards of $5 million.

    They first connected while attending Glenbrook North High School in Illinois. According to the lawsuit filed by Trindl, better known as Rain Man, him and Jahan were romantically involved. On June 8th of 2010, the group vowed to put aside all other career ambitions to pursue the Krewella brand full-time. Shortly after, the group moved into a small Chicago loft and established the main foundations for what their group would stand for.

    Their adept use of social media conspired by their friend Jake Udell, documenting their rock’n’roll lifestyle, made their fan base skyrocket, and it wasn’t long before they started getting major attention from the majors. When the trio released their breakout hit, ‘Killin It’, the rest was history as they signed with Columbia Records. For the next twelve months, they partied all over the world and crushing every venue they performed at.

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  • Not AfraidBetsie Larkin & Andy Moor – Not Afraid

    Immediately following the worldwide premiere on last week’s episode of  A State Of Trance, British trance and progressive maestro and label head of Ava Recordings Andy Moor‘s fresh collaboration with trance songbird Betsie Larkin Not Afraid has received the online premiere via EDMT.  Officially hitting Beatport on October 6th, ‘Not Afraid’ is a mighty and progressive trance anthem curated with Andy’s signature melodically punchy bass elements and spacey synth layers. These are masterfully combined into a mesmerizing atmosphere that encapsulates the listener into a perspective woven by the immaculately crafted beats of Moor, married with Betsie’s hypnotically angelic lyrical delivery, and cut with fierce vocal splits for good measure. Complete with a smooth piano-led breakdown section and a rhapsodic climb back into the stars, the powerful production is sure to leave an imprint on many listeners’ consciousness. Pick up the full release of ‘Not Afraid’ next Monday, and enjoy the clip for the time being!

  • Stories
    On September 13, 2013, Avicii released his debut studio album True, which went platinum in several countries and showed a new side to his taste in music. Straying away from his Swedish house sound, he fancied other genres such as country and was still able to successfully hook his fan base on records such as ‘Hey Brother’ and ‘Wake Me Up’. Although the music icon is taking off from touring to recover from surgery earlier this year, in terms of music production, he apparently has approximately 80 unreleased tracks simmering on the back burner. We can expect a handful of these productions to make their way into Avicii’s sophomore album, ‘Stories’, which was recently revealed to the masses. Fans have been eagerly looking forward to this album ever since April when Avicii confirmed on Twitter that a second album was in the works.

    On a recent Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply campaign, Avicii’s forthcoming single ‘The Days’ was debuted in the commercial and is set to be released on October 3rd.

  • Zhu

    After putting together a ridiculously stacked lineup and releasing a trailer that will leave you smiling all day, HARD has found a way to get Day of the Dead attendees even more fired up. Scheduled performers such as Calvin Harris, Knife Party, Diplo and deadmau5 b2b Eric Prydz will now be joined by one of 2014’s biggest breakout stars, ZHU. Ever since exploding onto the scene back in February with ‘Moves Like Ms. Jackson‘, the anonymous producer has given us nothing but high quality music and is showing no signs of slowing down. Now, the mastermind behind ‘Faded’ is looking to prove that he can bring those same skills to the decks and deliver a live show that will leave you speechless. Tickets for HARD Day of the Dead can be purchased here and to get a glimpse of what ZHU has in store for those lucky enough to be in attendance, check out this video of the mystery man dropping ‘Faded’ during Zhu’s debut performance at Sydney’s Listen Out festival.