• super 8 & Tab Unified Album and International Tour

    Though Unified is going to be their second artist release, for Super8 & Tab it seems like a massive understatement to the duo’s talent to call it their ‘Sophomore’ album release. Being a part of the upper echelon of the Anjuna family, their consistent stream of originals, remixes, and collaborations make them a must-see whenever they are in town.

    And now with their album set to release on the 27th of October, the Super8 & Tab will be making their rounds across the globe on their 19 stop tour. Their single, ‘Let Go’, has already been featured on Above & Beyond’s infamous radio show, Group Therapy, and if this smash hit is any indication of the rest of the album, then it’s safe to say that you simply cannot miss this tour as 2014 begins to wind its way to a close.

    Check out Super8 & Tab’s tour dates below, and check out their single to warm your ears up for some of the best trance you’re going to hear this year.

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  • Martin Garrix and Headhunterz Hit the Studio Together

    Tiesto, Dillon Francis, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack and Hardwell. No, this is not a list of some of the world’s most popular producers, but it is a list of people that Martin Garrix has worked with over the course of  2014. Now, he can add Headhunterz to that list, as hardstyle’s most prominent figure uploaded a photo of the two working in the studio yesterday. If you follow him on Instagram, the news of a collaboration shouldn’t surprise you, as Headhunterz has posted photos with the young superstar on numerous occasions. While we have no clue what the final product will sound like, we hope it resembles Headhunterz recent effort with W&W (‘Shocker’) as the big room/hardstyle fusion ended up being a huge success. With both artists having such busy schedules, there is no telling when the project will be complete, but we will be sure to keep you posted if any news arises.

  • The Kite String Tangle - Given The Chance (Illenium Remix)

    Ever since The Kite String Tangle burst onto the scene, his enchanting vocals have graced countless originals as well as their accompanying remixes over the past year. The most recent of these remixes comes to us from Illenium, a San Francisco native who has been making a name for himself with his unique blend of bass heavy 808s and intricate melodies, and has applied that to Given the Chance.

    With the vocal talent that The Kite String Tangle possesses, almost any producer could make a solid remix, but Illenium’s impeccable skills bring the tune to a whole new level. While this remix of ‘Given the Chance’ itself is massive, its intimate lead lines and touching harmonies create a sentimental vibe as the song evolves. Epic drops are paired perfectly with enchanting breaks and lush verses as the song winds its way to its eventual close.

    Check out the tune below, and head over to Illenium’s Soundcloud page to grab your free download of the track.

    The Kite String Tangle – Given The Chance (Illenium Remix) | Free Download

  • There’s not much left to say about Hardwell’s meteoric rise to fame. The Dutch DJ and producer came out of nowhere with a slew of killer tracks, landmark festival sets, and he’s definitely no stranger to recognition, awards, and titles. This November, that ever-growing list of awards seems poised to grow as Hardwell is nominated for three MTV European Music Awards. With MTV embracing dance music as of late, and given the genres popularity overseas, it comes as no surprise that the awards show is throwing some nods to DJs. The 26 year-old received nominations in the “Best Dutch Act,” “Best World Stage Performance,” and “Best Electronic Act” categories.

    Other contenders for the “Best Electronic Act” category include Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris, and David Guetta, while Martin Garrix is also in the running for the “Best Dutch Act” award. We wish all the nominees the best of luck. Regardless of the winners, this is definitely a positive sign and a few steps forward for EDM in general. MTV is still a powerhouse network, and this increased recognition of DJ’s and their skill bodes well for a genre that is on the verge of a mainstream breakthrough. Cast your votes HERE.

  • Cloak & Dagger Festivals Brings Real House Music to the Mile High City

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    The first annual Cloak & Dagger festival is only a few days away from its Saturday, September 20th date, and we wanted to gear up those attending -and those just looking for some sultry mid-week jams- with a playlist that features some of the best tracks from the attending artists. A stacked underground house lineup that features Cashmere Cat, Holy Ghost, Justin Martin, Kidnap Kid, and Moonboots, Cloak and Dagger is going to be a wicked good time, and a refreshing break from the generic big room/trap-heavy festivals that litter the American landscape in the age of American EDM. Heavy bass music all the way to the likes of Cashmere Cat’s wistfully gorgeous iteration of future house make for a unique festival that will serve a Denver area already beaming with a rich house music scene. The brisk fall weather amidst the Rocky Mountain air will be a perfect backdrop for this sort of festival, and we are chummed to be able to attend and experience the last reaches of summer with some proper music. Be sure to get your tickets above, and enter the giveaway we are currently running for some tickets, which you can find here.  For now, enjoy this playlist that we have compiled, which includes huge tracks such as Cashmere Cat’s ‘Be My Baby’ edit, Moon Boots’ take on ‘The Mother We Share,’ and the dance floor fire that is Justin Martin’s ‘Stay’ remix.

  • W&W – Bigfoot (Dillon Francis Remix)

    Hot off the Dillon Francis press is the newest remix of W&W’s mega-single “Bigfoot. The progressive track was undoubtedly one of the biggest releases this year, embraced by virtually every festival stage from around planet Earth. But just in time to inject new life into the anthem, Dillon is here to tease out the drops with a trap-heavy twist. The remix keeps the song’s big room appeal alive and well, just bass-driven enough for anyone feeling jaded on this track. While the remix hasn’t gotten an official release date yet, Armada’s Mainstage Music has posted the teaser over Soundcloud. Check out more recent releases by Dillon Francis here in anticipation of his new album dropping October 28th.

  • Since the launch of their Twitter account just about two weeks ago, Moms Against Molly has gained over 2,000 followers, making them one of the fastest growing, grass-roots EDM Twitter accounts online today. Although it is most likely a satirical account capitalizing on the current primary topic that grips EDM, it is hilarious nonetheless. Plus, it’s totally something we could see a group of middle aged, suburban mothers legitimately getting behind. The twitter page is littered with illegitimate and hyperbolic tweets about drugs, testifying such things like “#Ravers: Touching someone on molly is #dangerous! Call 911 instead. #banEDM”. The page also makes unwarranted stabs against some of our favorite producers such as Skrillex, Diplo, Knife Party and Bro Safari, tweeting things like “#Moms: Doesn’t Knife Party sound like a #deadly party? #DeadTeens #banEDM“. To make matters worse, the Moms Against Molly twitter page has extremely religious undertones to some of their messages in attempt to turn people away from electronic music, with tweets such as “#Jesus saves, Satan #raves” and “#EDC = #Evil #Death #Circus . #EDC is a #satanic celebration of #sex and #indulgence! We must #stop this #Moms! #banEDM #SaveOurKids!” To whoever started this, well done. While it may not be the best topic to poke fun at, we’re definitely still getting a good chuckle. 
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  • Above & Beyond – Blue Sky Action Ft. Alex Vargas (Logistics Remix)

    Logistics is the latest producer to take on Above & Beyond’s “Blue Sky Action”, giving the trance trio’s pleasant summer anthem the proper drum and bass treatment. The single, featuring Alex Vargas, undergoes a complete rework compliments of Hospital Record’s very own, Matt Gresham. His melodic remix arguably enhances Vargas’ vocals on the track, rounding out the saccharine-sweet lyrics with a kick drum edge that’s heavily lacking in the original. The result of A&B x D&B? A match made in Blue Sky heaven. Get your own slice of “Blue Sky Action” now and check out the Logistics remix below.

  • Cheap Sunglasses Viceroy Remix

    For San Francisco based Viceroy, it’s summertime all the time no matter what time of the year it is. To help maintain those warm vibes during the changing of seasons, the self proclaimed “dance game Jimmy Buffet,” has put his signature tropical-disco-house spin on RAC’s summer hit “Cheap Sunglasses.” Adding a few funky guitar riffs and synthwork, Viceroy keeps the chilled vibes from the original but makes it a bit more groove-ready. This one is for jamming to so make sure to get your copy on iTunes here as part of the Cheap Sunglasses remix package, which Two Friends made an appearance in as well. Sad that summer’s coming to an end? Take 4 minutes out of your day to let Viceroy take you back.

  • When two of the summer’s biggest festivals decided to release their recap videos on the same day, it’s hard not to compare and contrast. It is nearly impossible to compete with the 32 minute spectacle that Tomorrowland dropped yesterday, but we don’t think HARD Summer is too worried about that. Gary Richards doesn’t aim to wow with extravegent stages and production, but he does intend to blow your mind with a diverse lineup featuring the most groundbreaking artists in music. Jack U, Disclosure, Nero and many more threw down memorable sets over the course of the 2-day festival and a handful of these artists will be returning for HARD’s signature Halloween event, Day of the Dead. Knife Party, Bassnectar and Deadmau5 B2B Eric Prydz are just a few of the acts that you will have the chance to see at DOTD, head on over to www.hardfest.com and score your tickets today.