• Mover

    Lancelot – Mover

    The Australian producer known as Lancelot has been at the top of the house music game for a while now. Creating a unique sound that is tight, organic, and impactful, it is hard to deny that any of his tunes will get your body moving. His latest release is titled ‘Mover’, and it has everything you need out of a classic house tune.

    Crafting a beautiful tune around some of the cleanest set kits I’ve heard, the low lying bass line acts as a compliment to the percussive elements that slowly build in complexity over the course of the tracks. Without too many melodic elements throughout the track, it leaves a lot of the focus right into the hard hitting drums and infectious groove of the bass line. The tracks well timed breaks prove that Lancelot is a dance floor guru, as it gives just enough time to rest those legs and catch your breath before the energy is kicked back up in full force. So check out the tune below, and let us know what you think of the rocking house release.

  • DirtyBird BBQ 2015 Grill$on's Revenge Artwork

    The year’s first DirtyBird BBQ is a couple of days away (Independence Day in Portland), but most of us will have to wait until at least August before we get our Claude VonStroke (CVS), Justin Martin, and J.Phlip all-under-the-same-roof fix. For those of you eager to get a head start, though, CVS has put up a new mixtape at SoundCloud featuring some of the lesser known DirtyBird artists, titled ‘Grill$on’s Revenge.’ With a focus on the goofy and experimental, the preview is a bass-heavy mix featuring Lux Groove, Sage Armstrong, Will Clarke, and more. Give it a listen below, but first read CVS’ intro:

    “The DIRTYBIRD BBQs have become something I look forward to almost more than anything else we do at the label. The special daytime sets allow for more risk taking and more bass music to sneak into the house music that usually gets played at night. I’m really looking forward to Gril$on cooking me a burger this summer and rocking out with the fans. Check out these great tracks that range all the way from really funny to serious ass shakers.”

    The full release of Grill$on’s Revenge is due out July 24th.

  • Lunde Bros

    Lunde Bros – The World (Original Mix)

    The Lunde Bros are known for making consistently releasing house heavy tracks and next level grooves. Their latest release is called ‘The World’, and it truly lives up to their standards.

    Overall, this track possess a unique and incredible floor-filling groove with countless other elements that keep the groove progressing. Without to many musical elements throughout the track, all the Lunde Bros attention is focused on creating an impactful groove with the bass and percussions working seamlessly throughout. The off beat guitar stab acts as a hook-like elements that makes it easy to keep in time and to follow the more rhythmic parts. Through the second break is when this guitar shot really gets its chance to shine, as it weaves its way into the vocal shout from where the track gets its name.

    Lunde Bros – The World (Original Mix) | Beatport | Big & Dirty Recordings

  • Above & Beyond
    For those of us who simply can’t make it to every single major festival each year, live streams are a godsend. It’s the best way to get a great sense of the entire event and see the sets you wish you could have witnessed first hand. Plus, EDM is a global phenomenon and the time zones mean that East Coasters wanting to watch a major event like EDC Vegas would have to stay up all night and into the morning to catch the video. Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland have made live set recording a common occurrence, offering up the full HD video sets for many of their artists even if the the entire set wasn’t streamed live. After years of refusing, Insomniac took the plunge last year with EDC Curated which still only offered a fixed camera view of each stage. For 2015 EDC is joining the party and offering up full video sets even if the entire set was not broadcast live.

    Of course one of the most buzzworthy sets of the weekend was Above & Beyond‘s magical hour, that featured plenty of great vibes, and an incredibly viral cameo from Bryan Cranston aka Walter White. Now you can check out the entire thing and witness how impressive that crystal owl stage looked in its full glory. We presume other artists will be following suit and Dash Berlin has already posted a full video set as well. Check out the video below and stay tuned for your favorite artist to upload theirs as well.

  • Kaskade

    It’s been a huge year for Kaskade (Ryan Raddon), whose PR team spent the better part of the first half of 2015 issuing exciting announcements about the Grammy-nominated DJ’s career. First it was his major label signing to Warner Bros Music, then it was his multi-year residency at Las Vegas’ XS and Encore Beach Club (which recently underwent a $10 million renovation).

    Now Kaskade is offering fans a chance to join him in both exciting ventures with a new promo: If you purchase a ticket to one of his upcoming residency dates in Vegas, you will automatically receive a digital download of his first major label release on its street date. He has been dropping tracks off the album in his live sets, premiering ‘Never Sleep Alone‘ earlier this year at Coachella and Disarm You‘ at Electric Daisy Carnival. ‘Never Sleep Alone’ has since seen more than 10 million streams and the rip the DJ uploaded of ‘Disarm You’ less than two weeks ago has received more than 100,000 hits on Soundcloud.

    The qualifying dates fall in August and September, and fans will receive an email from kaskade@e.wbr.com on the album’s release date containing redemption instructions. Check out the dates below, and buy tickets here.

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  • Deadmau5
    This past month at New York’s Gov Ball, deadmau5 revealed his latest stage, a Thunderdome-inspired transfigurable mousetrap. The reveal wasn’t without its hiccups, as there were some technical difficulties upon the iron cage’s opening, despite this singular incident however, the stage production has performed exceptionally well and has received high praise from fans. The hidden beauty to his new show is that it’s essentially live.

    “So all of my show is more or less live, right? So I’m banking out all these stems and I’m playing synths and I have MIDI going, recreating the original production as the show goes…”

    It’s widely known that Zimmerman has long since been an advocate for live shows, or interactive performances, and he’s moved away from the industry standard “press-play” practice many other have headliners undoubtedly adopted. During his show at this past weekend’s Glastonbury Festival, he had a moment during “Seeya” too take a bit of a comedic break, and many have taken it as a commentary on how mainstream DJs perform. In an interview with the Vancouver Sun, deadmau5 took a moment to comment on this moment, and explain what was really going on.

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  • Life of Dillon

    Jack Ü ft. Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now (Life Of Dillon Cover)

    Covers are a relatively new addition to the world of dance music. Understandably so though. For the most part you can’t really cover electronic music unless you’re going to count dubstep beat boxing, and catchy lyrical dance music has taken a while to get into the ears of those tuning into mainstream radio or indie vocalists; now that the masses have started to recognize the potential within this realm of music, we’re getting some incredible refreshing cover material. Life of Dillon, a UK trio consisting of David Keiffer and brothers Joe and Robert Griffith, has brought Jack Ü’s internet breaking, playlist conquesting, radio dominating single, “Where Are Ü Now,” into a beautiful new light. The combination of earthy acoustic guitar, somber piano notes, and a significantly subtle rolling bassline have made the track much easier on the ears. The reimagined vocals give new life to the track as well, and frankly makes the message feel more relatable. The guys used many of the same elements, bending indie, pop, and electronic genres on their Prologue EP, so if you’re vibing this, we whole heartedly recommend you check it out.

  • My Way

    Fetty Wap – My Way (Flosstradamus x 4B Remix)

    Fetty Wap has taken over the airwaves this year. From “Trap Queen” to his collaboration with Baauer, this new sensation rose to the top in what feels like an overnight success story. It was only a matter of time before trap super-duo, Flosstradamus, took on the challenge of remixing one of Fetty’s tracks. Calling on rising New Jersey producer 4B, the new collaborative effort infuses “My Way” with electronic trap, jersey club, and an overall enormous sound design configuration. The official remix has already received praise from Diplo, A-Trak and a handful of other well respected tastemakers in the scene. This flip is absolutely huge, don’t sleep on it.

    Fetty Wap – My Way (Flosstradamus x 4B Remix)Download

  • Lost Kings

    Mako & Madison Beer – I Won’t Let You Walk Away (Lost Kings Remix)

    Having already received significant radio airplay throughout the summer months so far, ‘I Won’t Let You Walk Away’ by Mako and Madison Beer, is already a summer smash. Who better than to try their hand at remixing this tune than California duo Lost Kings, who have struck gold on essentially every song they have touched.

    It is already an established theme for the Lost Kings to remix tunes with infectious sing-along vocals, and their remix of ‘I Won’t Let You Walk Away’ fits this theme once again. In this case, the duo rightfully leaves Beer’s vocals untouched, backing them with an entirely new, fresh and vibrant melody. If you have enjoyed the previous remixes from Lost Kings, it’s almost a guarantee that you will enjoy this one. Check out the preview of Lost King’s remix of ‘I Won’t Let You Walk Away’ below, and go ahead and grab your copy on Beatport here.

    Mako & Madison Beer – I Won’t Let You Walk Away (Lost Kings Remix) | Beatport

  • What the Festival

    Hosted just over an hour outside of Portland, Oregon at the Wolf Run Ranch, ‘What The Festival’ finds its roots in the hearts of Burning Man veterans. An arts and music festival like you have never seen, this up-and-coming festival is just starting to gain widespread traction for its heavy emphasis on the arts themselves. With a handful of stages scattered across the venues and even more interactive art installations than you could count, What The Festival should be on your bucket list for the 2016 festival season.

    With a star studded lineup, including OdeszaGriz and Big Gigantic, the music alone was enough to attract a multitude of fans. While these acts were all concentrated to evening sets at the festivals lavish main stage, festival goers the opportunity to cool off in one of the largest above ground pool parties in the Northwest. Music would often kick off around eleven in the morning at the pool stage, and go until six or seven. Splashing around in the cool water and sand while getting down to the likes of Wave Racer, Lane 8, and Ambassadeurs is something we are not soon to forget.

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