• When looking for a quality trap remix of some of the hottest tunes, Lucas Rego (AKA Lookas) normally has you covered. His remixes of “Tsunami”, “Flute” and “Rocket” did serious damage across the festival scene and found their way into the sets of some of the biggest names in the game. Now, the Miami native is coming at us with a fresh new original that proves he is more than just your average festival trap remixer. “LOKO” hits just as hard as Lookas’ previous works and with some vocal samples that will get any human being fired up, the track becomes a certified party anthem. As much as the up-and-comer has grown over the past year, the sky is the limit for the young producer. If he can pull off two or three more solid tracks like “LOKO”, Lookas will be a household name in no time.

    Lookas – LOKO | Download

  • Electric Zoo
    The massive three day festival on Randall’s Island in New York will now include an exclusive Beatport stage featuring heavy-hitters such as Gesaffelstein, Paul Van Dyk, Cosmic Gate, What So Not, and more. The Labor Day weekend event, which took a hard hit due to drug related incidents last year, is employing tighter security and requiring concert goers to watch a drug safety PSA in order to activate their tickets. Despite this, the festival will likely be a huge success, including seemingly every major artist such as Armin Van Buuren, Nicky Romero, Jack U, Kaskade, Laidback Luke and many more. Beatport will take over what was once the riverside stage for a more intimate setting than mainstage for their selected artists. The partnership between Beatport and Electric Zoo makes sense as Beatport is one of the leading outlets for electronic music downloads. The stage features an all-star lineup that does not necessarily have that “mainstage sound” but will be sure to kill it on this stage. The full Beatport Stage Lineup is below:
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  • David Guetta Spacing Out at Tomorrowland
    Frenchman David Guetta drew a lot of attention this week after a clip from his live-streamed set at Tomorrowland went viral. The clip, viewed by hundreds of thousands around the world, shows Guetta staring straight ahead, hardly moving a muscle. Immediately, allegations of drug use went wild, but who knows what actually caused this physical lapse. All of these DJ’s have intense touring schedules that wear them down. Perhaps he was just trying to focus on crafting his best set possible under conditions of exhaustion.

    It is always disconcerting when drugs and dance music are paired together with the magnified focus the media puts on drug use within the culture. Jumping to conclusions is not good for the community or for David Guetta, so we should hear directly from David first before making any claims. If he was in fact under the influence of drugs, it is certainly a step in the wrong direction for detaching the stigma that has been so prominent in recent years. Until we know what really happened to him, you can view the video of him momentarily staring into your soul and get a good laugh about it, but if this turns into something more serious, the situation will be anything but funny.

  • Audien has spit out nothing but hit after exhilarating hit, whether in the form of original tunes, or remixes to already popular songs. His massive remix of Bastille’s Pompeii has become a huge staple in EDM over the past few months, and for good reason. The lyrics are fun and memorable, and Audien’s famous synths turn the already catchy track into a song you will have trouble getting out of your head. Los Angeles trap duo Slander obviously felt the same way. With some help from producer Party Thieves, their edit has become a gem amongst trap mixes. The chords in the drop remain as uplifting as ever, but when they’re set over a trap beat, the song becomes a euphoric jam with a groove unlike any other. This may be the start to the rise of heaven trap as a sub genre. If so it has had a solid beginning.

    Pompeii (Slander Heaven Trap Edit) | Download

  • Just when we thought the excitement of summer was coming to an end, trap titan Baauer and German heavyweight Boys Noize decided to team up to bring back the party with a dual tour around the United States. Their tour, “run X” is set to kick off in New York early next month and will span a total of 24 tour stops across the country. This tour mixes Baauer’s signature trap styles with Boys Noize’s hard hitting electro beats, which can only result in an epic dance party fueled by smart, heart pounding, full throttle beats. Baauer and Boys Noize will be accompanied by the support of Spank Rock, Nadus and Lido with visuals provided by Sus Boy to ensure one hell of a show. Check out the high energy teaser below for a taste of the madness to come. 

  • The remixes have been pouring in for several months now after Galantis released their hit single ‘You’ just around 6 months ago. Everyone from Tiësto to Moska took their own stabs on the track, each succeeding in their own right with the remixes they created. Well it was only a matter of time before another massive remix dropped of ‘You’ and comes by the young up and coming Canadian duo, Young Bombs.

    Developing their musical talents in the indie world not so long ago, Martin Kottmeier and Tristan Norton decided it was time to take a different route, transitioning into the world of production and electronic dance music. Combining the darker original vibes of the track, this uplifting progressive rendition, adds the perfect summer time vibes to an already epic track.

    With this being their first release in the world of EDM, the duo decided it was only necessary to give this track away for free to all their soon to be adoring fans! Check out this track below and let us know what you think. What do you think about this progressive take and on Galantis hit single?

    Galantis – You (Young Bombs Remix) | Download

  • Diplo took to Reddit for his second Reddit AMA to promote his new compilation album “Random White Dude Be Everywhere,” and the results were everything we could hope for from Blondre 3000. The album, “Random White Dude Be Everywhere,” is a compilation album consisting of 5 classic Diplo tracks, 5 remixes and 2 brand new tracks; “Techno” and “6th Gear.” “Techno,” which features Waka Flocka Flame and Yellow Claw, brings the elements of hardstyle to a trap track, then turns it up another notch with a bass line that rattles and shakes a rough beat. “6th Gear,” on the other hand, features Alvaro and features that classic trap sound with an echoing 808 drum beat. Although the tune does not bring anything new to the table, it is one that will probably thrive in a festival scene. You can stream the album HERE and buy it on iTunes HERE. As for the AMA, Diplo answered questions ranging from interest in a coffee run with Deadmau5 to why Jillionaire and Switch are no longer a part of Major Lazer. Although the spelling from the former teacher is nothing short of atrocious, his satire and overall classiness made this one of the better music AMAs in recent memory:
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  • Nocturnal Wonderland 2014

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    Nocturnal Wonderland, Insomniac’s longest running festival, announces its lineup and camping details. The festival will be returning to the San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds on September 5th and 6th. Known for its magical atmosphere filled with fantastical characters and animated art installations, they will be serving up four stages of superb music. Additionally, fans will have the option to join Nocturnal Wonderland’s camping community by staying overnight. Campers will have exclusive access to several fun-filled activities including swimming, fishing and dancing until sunrise at a silent disco.

    Founder and CEO of Insomniac Pasquale Rotella says, “Nocturnal Wonderland isn’t just the first festival I produced, it’s also the longest running dance music festival in North America and its SoCal roots are a big part of that 19-year history.” The festival is most definitely embracing their “night owl roots.”

    Some notable artists on the list are Bingo Players, Dyro, Nicky Romero and Martin Garrix. Moreover, you’ll see breakout duo Slander and house pioneer DJ Dan as part of the lineup as well. Whether you’re a basshead, a techno junkie or a raver who simply can’t get enough of progressive house, Insomniac delivers a stellar lineup that covers all ends of the music spectrum.

  • Sure musical talent is an absolute must in this electronic music pandemic, but what’s really going to set one song, one remix, or one DJ from another? Like our favorite candy man Willy Wonka once mellifluously sang – pure imagination. And I’ll be darn, it’s time for Wonka to hand over the purple tailcoat, top hat, and dapper cane, because Elephante continues to dominate the remix game with a quirky, creative musical adroitness.

    An overall jubilant and respectable track, Elephante’s remix of the summer anthem ‘Gold Skies‘ surpasses even the original’s  level of euphoria with yet another characteristically epic melodic drop. Amidst your inevitable wild dancing, stop and listen to the subtle flourishes in the song that justify Elephante as the ingenious producer that he is: the emphatic syncopated drum track, the glitch vocals, the undeniably catchy melody that makes you feel like you’re “cliff diving off into the glassy Mediterranean waters, and then partying with robot dolphins and sea horses and shit.” Ok, the last part was from Elephante himself, but I’m in no disagreement. Grab your free download of this stunningly glitchy ‘Gold Skies’ remix below!

     Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS – Gold Skies (Elephante Remix) | Download

  • One of the biggest spring and summer time anthems, Galantis’ You, has been impossible to miss. Between its original release, following music video, and then the variety of remixes that have surfaced over the last few months, it has solidified the group as power players in the progressive house game. And just when you think the dust has settled, Columbian wonder-kid known as Moska rallies back with his brand new sound on this signature track.

    Moska’s take on the track is everything a remix should be, as it breathes new life and energy into the memories of the original mix. With the foundation, and much of the melodic structure, of the tune staying true to form, Moska adds a unique lead line into the drop that is as aggressive as it is fun. And while all the synth work and reworks are quite impressive, it was Moska’s percussions that really catch the attention. The bass-filled kick pounding away under a swaying pattern of tom hits provide a groove that is reminiscent of quickened pace moombahton tune.

    Check out Moska’s remix below, brought to you by Big Beat Records.