• In case your social media wasn’t filled with news about it, DJ Mag revealed their Top 100 DJs this past weekend and for the second year in a row, Hardwell topped the charts. You can say all you want about how flawed the system may be, but there is no denying that this is an impressive feat and that Robbert van de Corput must be doing something right. While other DJs may have celebrated with a wild night of partying in Amsterdam, Hardwell had a different idea. After receiving his award and playing his set at ADE, the Dutch superstar hopped on a flight to England to play the London Top 100 DJs party at Brixton’s O2 Academy that very same night. Before the flight touched down, DJ Mag got to ask ‘The World’s Number 1 DJ’ about what it feels like to win twice, dance music’s new generation and skydiving. The full interview can be seen below and be sure to catch him stateside when he embarks on the North American leg of his I Am Hardwell tour.


  • There are few experiences, if any, that can rival that of the Groove Cruise, the world’s largest floating dance music festival. If you need any proof, just watch the recently released aftermovie for the Groove Cruise’s LA edition that took place a few weekends ago. From the dazzling deck parties, to the witty themed costumes, the aftermovie captures all of the unique and delightfully absurd moments one can only experience on a floating music festival. If you’re starting to get a major case of FOMO, don’t worry, the Groove Cruise’s Miami edition is ready to set sail come late January. Heading over to the Bahamas instead of LA’s Mexico destination, the Miami edition is a whole day longer than its west coast counterpart and will feature a lineup of over 50 artists. Even though it is months away, the Miami edition is sure to sell out quickly so make sure to book now while you still have the chance. Use promo code EDMTunes for $100 off!

  • Tomorrowland India Proposal Confirmed But Search For Venue Continues
    After over a month of speculation, it seems as though Tomorrowland‘s expansion into the Indian subcontinent is extremely close to being reality. Following the confirmation by Tourism Minister of Goa, Dilip Parulekar, in his statement to local news outlet Goa Com,

    “Apart from the proposal received from Precept Company and VH1 Supersonic to host musical events in December, we have also received a proposal from one of the most notable global music festival groups, Tomorrowland”

    The issue that continues to loom over the operation is the venue search. Parulekar goes on to share that,

    “the event organizers have approached us and have shown interest to host the event in mid-January, but the responsibility for identification of land will be [taken care of by] the group since they require 3.5lakh (100,000 square meters), which is particularly difficult to [find].”

    As the search forges on, the fate of a Tomorrowland expansion into Goan lands is seemingly tied to the ability of SFX and ID&T to procure licenses for a large venue that could contain an event of this magnitude. Stay tuned as more info regarding the expansion process is yet to come.

    VIA: Goa Com

  • Dada Life Preview New Single, Freaks Have More Fun, on Instagram

    Swedish funny men who occasionally find time to produce music—Stefan and Olle of Dada Life—have had a relatively quiet year due to Stefan being in and out of the hospital numerous times. Now, with Stefan finally healthy, they are about to turn the volume back up again. Fans have been patiently waiting patiently since July for their next original release, and that time has arrived. In a 15-second Instagram post, Dada Life previewed the drop of their next smash, Freaks Have More Fun.

    ‘Freaks Have More Fun’ stays consistent with the intensity of the duo’s past releases. The short preview is hard-hitting, and indicative of a return to form going into the New Year. It is anyone’s guess how the rest of the song will shape up, but it’s clear that Dada Life is ready to invade your speakers once again. We can only hope that this is the first in a line of releases coming from the well rested and healed Dada Life camp.

     Check out the extremely short yet very intriguing preview from Dada Life’s Instagram here: http://instagram.com/p/uYNlzvJuQS/?modal=true, and look for the release on November 3!

     

     

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    Here’s a little preview of our new track FREAKS HAVE MORE FUN out Nov 3 #DadaLife

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  • Insomniac to Bring Kinetic Cathedral Stage to EDC Orlando
    The Orlando edition of Electric Daisy Carnival is like the little festival that could. Starting with very modest trappings in 2011, EDC Orlando was relatively small in terms of attendance and production but boasted a surprisingly impressive line up. The inaugural show featured superstar acts like Tiesto, Skrillex, Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris, and Paul Van Dyk. Since 2011, EDC Orlando has changed dates from late-spring to fall, and has only grown in size and spectacle. With impressive production last year, and a fantastic roster of artists, EDC Orlando seemed poised to break through in a big way this year. Thankfully, it seems Insomniac is set to deliver on these lofty expectations. Besides boasting the characteristically impressive lineup, EDC Orlando will feature the Kinetic Cathedral stage first seen at this years Vegas edition of the fest. Late last week, Pasquale Rotella took to social media to make the bombshell announcement. The Kinetic Cathedral comes equipped with 30 lasers, 28 LED displays, multiple screens and runs on 2.5 million watts of power. The inclusion of the Kinetic Cathedral, which served as EDC Las Vegas’ main stage, is a sure sign that Insomniac knows what fans have for years now: Orlando is ready to play with the big leagues. Be sure to check out this impressive stage at EDC Orlando on November 7th and 8th.

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    The kinetic cathedral is coming to #EDCOrlando! Let’s escape, spread our wings and celebrate together!

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  • Check Out Investigative Reporter Dillon Francis Interview Martin Garrix

    Hearing how fast Martin Garrix’s career has exploded gets old fast, but hearing about how he did it never will. Appearing at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) this past week, Garrix made the rounds performing in front of fans in his home country, telling some amazing stories about his extremely quick rise to fame as well as his experiences producing music and DJing over the past year. One of his many stops during the ADE festivities was an interview in the Facebook studio with DJ/Produce…errr…Investigative Reporter Dillon Francis.

    Dillon covered all the bases in his investigative reporting, asking all the important questions about Martin’s life, inspiration, and everything in between. ADE is the European equivalent to the Winter Music Conference in Miami, allowing European dance fans to get a close up glimpse into the lives of the best DJ/Producers. It is always fun when two good friends and collaborators come together like this to give their fans something to enjoy besides their music. Dillon and Martin recently released their first collaboration, ‘Set Me Free,’ which will appear on Dillon’s debut album ‘Money Sucks, Friends Rule,’ available October 28. Check out Francis’ interview with Garrix below, as well as the track, which has received great reviews so far.

     

     

     


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  • Katy Perry - California Gurls (Matt DiMona Remix)

    Get your shades and swim trunks for this remix as Matt DiMona takes the pop hit ‘California Gurls’ for a tropical spin. The wistful piano melody offers a unique take on the peppy original and creates a dream-inducing world that displays a softer side to the tune. DiMona re-pitches Katy’s pipes to an extent that reveals the soulful voice of a synthetically-created male. The most impressive aspect of this remix, however, is that Matt DiMona truly reinvents this radio single and breathes new life into it. Listeners compelled by his “feel good house” style can also meander their way over to his flavorful Soundcloud channel.

    Katy Perry – California Gurls (Matt DiMona Remix) | Download

  • The Weeknd - Often (Club Killers Remix)

    The Weeknd – Often (Club Killers Remix)

    Fresh off of Republic Records is a tight club-driven remix of ‘Often’ by Canadian alternative R&B artist The Weeknd. The Club Killers effortlessly flip the sensual record into a bouncy future house beat that boasts an addictive bassline. Nevertheless, they keep the breakdown intact with its steamy structure. The Club Killers have been on a roll recently and if you haven’t become a religious listener of the highly energetic mixes showcased on their popular radio show, you’re in for quite a treat. Although this is an official remix for the label, it is fortunately available as a free download so be sure to grab your personal copy below.

    The Weeknd – Often (Club Killers Remix) | Download

  • Jessie J’s raw and soul-filled vocals catapulted her into the pop scene, and have landed her powerful chops on tracks alongside the likes of Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Her most recent tune, ‘Sweet Talker’ boasts the likes of Diplo and the Picard Brothers handling the productions, which compliments Jessie’s sound immaculately.

    The tune may not be a radio single like the couple Jessie has been on as of late, but its touching and intimate wordplay alongside its laid-back instrumentation will have you keeping this song on repeat. The intricate piano rifts are a musical step away from dance-floor twerk music that we are all used to from Diplo, and really shows a versatile talent for production that knows no parallel.

    Head over to iTunes to get your copy.

  • calvin harris ellie goulding
    Calvin Harris continues to give people exactly what they want; more new music. Calvin and Ellie Goulding recently released a new single off of “Motion” entitled ‘Outside.’ The monstrous collaboration is an emotional song about breaking up with your significant other and trying to move on. The tune could be mistaken as a sequel to the duo’s smash hit “I Need Your Love”; one dealing with insatiable love, one dealing with immeasurable heart break. Calvin carries Ellie’s voice along a simple chord progression before turning it up a notch with high hitting synthesizers. ‘Outside’ promises to follow in the footsteps of “Summer” and “Blame” as a radio sensation, and is available on iTunes now. It is the fifth track available off the album, while two others, “Burnin” and “Together” remain short teasers. The album will be available for digital download on November 4th, and can be pre-ordered on iTunes here.