• Divinity

    Porter Robinson – Divinity (filous Remix)

    When Porter Robinson jumped onto the scene with the first release on OWSLA, crashing Beatport and seizing the iTunes charts, the sense of shock and awe was out of this world. For such a young artist to achieve such a great level of success so quickly was incredible. Madeon and Martin Garrix are other examples of massively successful wunderkinds, and we may have another young buck joining the ranks. Filous, a youngin’ of merely 17 from Vienna, has released a remix of Porter Robinson’s ‘Divinity‘, and it’s damn near perfect.

    Robinson’s album was already a wondrous mixture of grace and emotional intensity. He chose ‘Divinity’ as the opening track for its memorable riff and the sheer energy emitting from the speakers; there was grunt, there was serenity, there was an airiness and heavenly power to it. Filous has altered the equation just slightly, and taken out the grunt. The result though, much like losing one of your senses, is a significant boost the other elements. The tempo has been tamed down a notch, casual guitar and charming piano pieces have been laced throughout, thoughtful vocal cutting and rearrangements have been made and the effects are nothing short of stunning. Listen to this in your room, in the car, on the beach, at work, wherever you want really. It’s so pure, it fits almost any situation. Filous you’ve gifted the world with quite a tune, and we can’t wait for more.

    Filous’ ‘Divinity’ remix is out now on iTunes and can be streamed on Hype Machine. After ya check it out below, show some love with a purchase, a Hype Heart or both!

    Porter Robinson – Divinity (filous Remix) | iTunes | hypem

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    We know this might be cheating, but we had to show India’s Sunburn Festival some love. The event doesn’t take place on New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t attracting some of the biggest electronic music acts in the game. The festival, which is set to take place from December 27th-29th in the party destination of Vagator, features quite the eclectic lineup that is bound to please the thousands of fans that will be in attendance. Knife Party, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sander van Doorn, Krewella, Baauer and many more will be slaying the main stage crowd over the course of the three days, while artists such as Sasha, Jamie Jones and Oliver Dollar will be bringing the sounds of the underground for the house lovers.

    Sunburn first took place in 2007 and ever since then, it has cemented itself as not only one of the best festivals in Asia, but also one of the best in the world. Although the music is the main attraction, the event offers a variety of other activities including dream catcher making classes, bungee jumping and workshops let by some of the industry’s most prominent figures. With all that in mind, it’s no wonder why Axwell once said, “When I play for money I play Vegas, when I play for holidays I play Miami, when I play for love I play India”. Tickets for Sunburn Festival can be purchased here and to see what the experience is all about, check out 2013’s aftermovie below.

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    As we already mentioned, Sin City is one of the most incredible places you can be this New Year’s Eve. With more megaclubs adorning the Strip than ever before, the odds are stacked that you’ll have an incredible night DJ’d by one of the biggest names in the game. And as 2014 comes to a close, no one is bigger than Calvin Harris. Along with Eva Shaw and Burns, the Scottish producer will be celebrating the start of 2015 at his home in Las Vegas, Hakkasan at MGM Grand.

    Coming off a record-breaking 2013, Harris’ 2014 has certainly been larger than life.  In April, he performed on Coachella’s mainstage to the second biggest crowd in the festival’s history. In September, he celebrated his many successes by purchasing a $15 million mansion in Beverly Hills.  In October, he became the first act to have three singles in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs simultaneously, with new singles “Blame,” and “Outside” along with seasonal stronghold “Summer.”  In November, Calvin released his fourth studio album, Motion, and beat out Avicii and Zedd for Favorite EDM Act at the AMAs.  Just recently, we learned Calvin Harris is in the top 10 of Forbes’ list of Highest Paid Musicians across all genres. Coming in at #9 with $66 million in one year, the superstar is the only electronic artist to crack the top 10 and is the highest-earning DJ in a single year in Forbes’ records. To top it all off, Harris is now modeling for one of the world’s leading luxury brands, as Emporio Armani named him as their frontman for their Spring 2015 campaign.

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  • Monstercat Records is without a doubt one of the most diverse record labels in EDM. Whether you’re into Drum and Bass, Electro, Trance, or any fusion in between, any EDM fan can find a something across their spectrum of releases. Their latest album release, titled ‘020 – Altitude” Release’, comes as a showcase of the latest talent that the label has to offer.

    These compilations can be slightly overwhelming when first diving into them, seeing handfuls of artists names and track titled whom you may never have heard of, on top of the cornucopia of genres. Monstercat’s 020 – Altitude features an uploaded 24 tracks, which you can stream here, or an additional six tracks that will be available soon. But we at EDMtunes have sifted through the long list of immaculate productions featured on the showcase, and chosen our favorite. Even if some of the tracks may not be your exact style of dance music, all of the artists have earned their spot through unique sound designs, euphoric musicality, or utter bass brutality. So sit back and scroll through our top five tracks…
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  • It was a little over ten years ago, that the worlds greatest dance battle of all time took place in the famed movie, Eurotrip. Featuring high level intensity dancing, the man vs. robot scene had seen no match  till now. Let us present to you, Eclipse the Robot versus the stud of all studs, “Noster” the dancer.

    Featured in this three minute clip below, the epic dance battle takes place in a local mall with Skrillex’s remix to ‘Levels’ blaring in the background. With both the young man and the robot going back and forth, both prove to be equally as talented as they “pop and lock it” to the beat.

    With the teen given space and the robot restricted to just his platform, who would you give the edge to in this dance battle? We say the teen, those glasses are on point!

  • OWSLA, the record label founded by Skrillex and sponsors of artists like Porter Robinson and The M Machine, has decided to release an early Christmas present in the form of the grimy, throw-down track, “Skanka” from the combined efforts of Rell The Soundbender and Kayzo as a part of OWSLA’s Nestivus giveaway. “Skanka” is the perfect tune for your fist pumping, Christmas or Roman Festivus style rager, characterized by a grimy, jittery synth amid pounding bass tones. Though the song builds and falls like a typical big room track, no two drops are alike, and the complexity of the kicks in tandem with a pounding bass that’s usually only found in the repertoire of a heavy metal drummer.

    In addition, Skrillex and his OWSLA crew recently launched a charity campaign to help struggling musicians. You can read the full story on Billboard.

    Follow OWSLA on souncloud for a sleigh full of recent giveaways, playlists, remixes, and original mixes from a range of artists including The M Machine, Skrillex and the dynamic Jack Ü duo on their soundcloud page.

  • Seth Troxler & Phil Moffa - Blue Rawls

    Seth Troxler & Phil Moffa – Blue Rawls

    Seth Troxler may be a pants-dropping, hard-partying freebird, but boy does he have a grasp on making tracks. The Michigan legend recently teamed up with New York techno producer Phil Moffa to create a dark tech-house tune, “Blue Rawls.” The track draws you in from the start. The steady kicks hold together the hypnotic bassline that slowly swirls and builds into looping bleeps and atmospheric vocals. Slow and enduring, “Blue Rawls,” is a tech journey from its assertive start to its floating finish. Troxler has been working hard this year collaborating with a multitude of different artists from Art Department to The Martinez Brothers, and it looks like he’s only going to keep on going. “Blue Rawls” is set to be featured on Rogue Music, a new two-track single from Troxler and Moffa. The second tune to grace the single will be “Meet The Butcha.” Rogue Music is set to be released on UK House label Hypercolour, and will be Hypercolour’s first release for 2015, so make sure to pre-order the single here.

  • Watch the Hilarious Life in Color Trailer Featuring Carnage,The Chainsmokers, Adventure Club

    Life in Color, formerly known as DayGlo, might not have the star power of an Ultra or Electric Daisy Carnival, but their Miami rendition should soon start earning some respect. Today, Life in Color dropped the trailer for this year’s festivities with plenty of cameos and headliners mixed together. Expanded to a two-day extravaganza in 2014, attendees may be in for an even bigger treat this year.

    Everyone’s favorite fat kid Lil’ Terrio opens up the lengthy trailer, playing ‘Lil Carnage.’ Shortly after, the real Carnage shows up on a beach in Miami to recruit other members of the lineup. The commercial then features the Chainsmokers, Nervo, and Adventure Club, who will be joined by many more at SunLife Stadium in a week. The biggest surprise cameo comes when Carnage makes a phone call to Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers, who sets up Life in Color’s motto, “Go Hard in the Paint.” You can check out the trailer below, and if this convinces you to head to Miami for a vacation, there is only one week until all of these artists take the stage.

  • Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars (Kölsch Remix Dub)
    Over this past summer, the release of Coldplay‘s ‘A Sky Full of Stars‘ triggered an explosion within the electronic dane music community as it was the first dance record released by the famed British alternative rock group. Coldplay teamed up with Swedish DJ and producer, Avicii, to co-write and co-produce the song, and it wasn’t long after the release that a number of the top DJs in the world jumped on board, showcasing their renditions of the brilliant track. Seeing reworks from the likes of Hardwell, Syn Cole, and tech house maestro Kölsch, it was apparent that ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ was on its way to becoming a Summer anthem.

    Now nearly five months later, Kölsch is generously giving away an exclusive dub version of his remix of ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ as a special holiday gifts to all of his fans, but the giveaway only lasts for 24 hours so do not hesitate. The dub does not disappoint as it is chock full of tech house vibes with a few Chris Martin vocalizations tossed in here and there, that will surely have you grooving into the weekend. So delay no longer and check out the exclusive Kölsch dub version of his remix to ‘A Sky Full of Stars.’ Don’t forget to grab your free download while it lasts!!

    Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (Kölsch Remix Dub) | Free Download

  • After Threat of Closure, London Club FABRIC Lives On
    On the brink of closure, the famed London nightclub, Fabric, has agreed to install a collection of new security measures, including a £300/night sniffer dog service, to keep the venue afloat. Amidst recent heightened concerns throughout the industry regarding drug-related deaths, Fabric’s club license was questioned and subsequently reviewed by the Islington Council, following a report that revealed four drug-related deaths at the venue over the last three years. Local officials have agreed that in order for the club to remain open for business, extra precautions must be established including: sniffer dogs, stringent ID checks on all club-goers, improved CCTV, and increased drug searches.  The club management will appeal the council’s decision, as they fail to see eye-level on “a number of key points.” Although the threat of the club’s closure has all but dissipated, the implementation of heightened security measures remains to be seen, and the waiting game begins. Read the official statement from fabric below:
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