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    If you are just one of those people that falls for every prank in the book, you will be happy to know that April Fools’ Day will soon be over. Although it may be an awful day for the gullible people of the world, it has become clear that there are quite a few DJs with some tricks up their sleeves. That being said, we have decided to present you with our 7 favorite April Fools’ Day 2015 pranks from the wide world of electronic music.

    1. deadmau5 Premieres Tropical House-Inspired Track “Weekend At Meowningtons”

    It’s a pretty well-known fact that deadmau5 enjoys a good prank every now and then. For this year’s April Fools’ Day, the superstar decided to troll a sub genre that he has previously fired shots at: tropical house. Sounds like Kygo might have some serious competition!

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  • LaLaLa

    Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith – LaLaLa (Dekagram Remix)

    Miami Music Week has passed us once again, and left us a admittedly starry eyed for the future; amidst the insanity of Ultra, the blur of the club nights, and the breeze in the palm trees, we had the chance to meet artists from far and wide who are aiming to join the ranks of dance music’s all-stars. One such artist is the ATL based Dekagram, who’s left the world of trap n’ bass for a euphoric lifestyle; in just a few months under this new moniker, Dekagram has demonstrated significant growth in his production style, and his future is as bright as the Miami sun.

    He’s also left the sunshine state filled with good vibes, and has released his latest remix on Soundcloud for free on. Naughty Boy & Sam Smith’s catchy hit ‘LaLaLa’ has been given some serious fire with this remix, and it’s infectiousness has increased ten fold. A stuttering vocal intro pushes into a vocally isolated bridge that builds with tight synth chords and subtle swells, and it all comes crashing down into a smile inducing, hair-raising, soaring melody that’s got the earmarks of a pure progressive anthem. This guy has big things ahead, and we’re excited to see where he takes us with his next production. Enjoy, and grab the free DL below.

    Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith – LaLaLa (Dekagram Remix) | Download

  • Eric Prydz – Generate

    Ask anybody about the best set from Ultra Music Festival and you are bound to here absolute rave reviews for the legend, Eric Prydz. He attracts the kind of praise that  Right at the end of his Generate tour and in the middle of Miami Music Week, he announced that Generate would be released on April 13 and uploaded the whole track to his Soundcloud. This amazing progressive anthem was first premiered at EDC Vegas over the summer, but it really began making waves during Eric’s EPIC 3.0 show at Madison Square Garden. Ever since then fans have been clamoring for it, and it’s finally coming.

    You know that any track to be released under the Eric Prydz alias is bound to be an anthem of epic proportions, and Generate certainly fits the bill. The haunting synths tap in the background and the melody takes over as the musical journey begins. Prydz will hook you almost immediately with the infectious soaring vocals while the smooth progressive sounds keep you on your feet, probably with your hands in the air. As Eric loves to do, he slowly and methodically builds the emotional tension by repeating the vocals and melody until he finally releases it all to the wonderment of those fans watching him perform. Check out the Soundcloud preview below and don’t forget to purchase your copy on April 13. If you need an idea of how magical this one is, check out a snippet of Eric playing it during his spellbinding A State of Trance set below.

    “Generate” live from Ultra Miami…

    Posted by Eric Prydz on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Etnik – Unclassified (Rusko Remix)

    Rusko is back, and in a way few expected. The man who once carried the UK dubstep flag has released a remix that is literally backwards from what he’s known for – and that’s not a bad thing. Using Etnik’s original hip-hop/ dubstep fused ‘Unclassified’ as his canvas, Rusko has created an understated, pop-friendly, almost angelic remix. Injecting a calming piano melody behind Mykki Blanco’s aggressive top line, Rusko’s production skills are on full display here. Few can completely disassemble a track as aggressively tuned as ‘Unclassified’ (it was an OWSLA release), and transform it into what is more or less a completely different track. Gone are the gurgling wobbles and the dark sub bass ripples, all replaced with a stripped down, organic production that would comfortably sit on the radio. While we definitely hope Rusko’s dubstep days aren’t completely behind him, with this release, on top of the one prior, ‘Sunflower’, it would appear he is undoubtedly traipsing into newer pastures.

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    Skymatic – Azerbaijan (Intergalactic Bootleg)

    Well this one came out of nowhere. Skymatic, building hype for their Remix Tape, that’s coming not soon enough apparently. I will be paying attention to this duo from Atlanta. Melodic heavy hip hop/dubstep beats, but the violin work is totally on point. This is the kind of fusion I keep banging on about EDM needing to get into. These genre combinations are going to create some insanely beautiful sounds, especially as we start pouring the global vibes on. I didn’t know Azerbaijan had folk music that you could mix with Beastie Boys lyrics. Now I’m going to just start throwing Eastern European folk music & hip hop together on YouTube. This stuff is fantastic, it’s a free download & over all too soon.

  • Sunset

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    Dance music fans far and wide have a few specific dates or weekends marked on their calendars year after year, starting with Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival. Now that the dust has cleared from an incredible week in Miami, Memorial Day Weekend is next on the list. Sunset Music Festival occurs annually at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and is has just announced yet another stellar lineup for 2015’s installment.

    Sunset Music Festival will be bringing along Tiesto and Skrillex to headline Saturday and the legendary Armin van Buuren gets to claim Sunday’s headline slot for himself. The secondary group of main acts is made up of trap kings Flosstradamus, Porter Robinson (live), and Showtek. These six acts alone make Sunset a worthy destination for your Memorial Day Weekend. Some of the other artists gracing the lineup include Audien, The Chainsmokers, DVBBS, Oliver Heldens, Tchami and many more. Tickets have been on sale since December, so if you have been waiting for this announcement to make your decision, this lineup should do plenty to convince you to head on over to Sunset Music Festival!

     

     

  • Diplo

    A few days ago, Diplo posted this photo on Instagram. Does the person on the left look familiar? Well, he should.

    Collab coming soon

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    That is Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant. The obvious shouldn’t have to be stated here on how important and influential this man has been for rock music, hell, the entire music spectrum as a whole. He’s been involved with such acts like Allison Krauss and Jack White since the break up of one of the world’s most historied group of musicians and now it seems that a kingpin in his own right to the music industry, Diplo, and Robert Plant are planning a collaboration. Maybe it’s Diplo being Diplo or an early April fools joke, we’ll just have to wait and see. The Instagram post leaves a lot to be imagined with only the words “collab coming soon” for the globe to ponder on.


  • Coincidentally or not, one of the most unlikely collaborations in dance music was announced today, the day before April Fools Day. The bass god Lorin Ashton, or Bassnectar, is supposed to release a track with the Chipotle Gang leader Carnage. Lorin is idolized by an army of bassheads who are sure to question this decision. Many of Bassnectar’s fans have reluctantly watched as Lorin has drifted away from his old grittier and heavier style. His brilliant album Noise vs Beauty indicated this, as it showcased his more beautiful and melodic productions. While Noise vs Beauty was one thing, a Carnage collaboration is a completely different story. It is hard to imagine even the loyal bassheads being able to stomach a track with the self proclaimed ‘Papi Gordo’ and his penchant for ratchet trap anthems.

    Carnage acknowledged the inevitable reaction to the collaboration announcement. He tweeted out:


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    Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (ft. MØ) (T-Mass Remix)

    With a bumping new bootleg, T-Mass shows how to do a remix of Major Lazer & DJ Snake in proper trap-style. A rising star from San Francisco, T-Mass recently played a 2-hour set most likely packed with heavy bass at Beyond Wonderland in Southern California. Also recently releasing a bootleg remix of Jack Ü‘s original track ‘To Ü‘, he raked in a massive quarter of a million plays in only two weeks.

    Beginning with a melodic roundhouse of plucks and a well-placed line of hi-hats, T-Mass brings in some bass with ‘s sparkling vocals, present to prepare for his solid trap bass line. With a more melodic approach to this remix rather than the typical reverbed-out saw lead you hear on most trap music nowadays, he keeps in line with the original feeling of the track and turns the melody into an infectiously dance able bass line that will easily catch the ear of anybody who enjoys a more listenable track. You can enjoy this track more by downloading it for free below.

    Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (ft. MØ) (T-Mass Remix) | Download

  • SBTRKT
    SBTRKT has released three new tracks on soundcloud entitled ‘FLAREtWO’, ‘Roulette’ and ‘nO less’ tagged “doom”, “gloom”, and “tomb” respectively. These releases are the most recent work to come from SBTRKT since the release of his full length album, Wonder Where We Land, which premiered back in 2014 and featured artists like A$AP Ferg, Jessie Ware, Koreless, and Vampire Weekend’s frontman, Ezra Koenig. The three new releases seem to show another side of SBTRKT. The electronica and post-dubstep producer displays a clinical use of instrumentals that are heavy with percussion. The experimental-primitive sound is not totally alien for SBTRKT, but these new tracks do seem to show a more energetic form of the same style. As SBTRKT continues to adapt and mold his style, his popularity continues to grow; as he is set to play sets at Coachella, Bonaroo, and Governor’s Ball this year, all three of which made a splash with eclectic lineups full of top notch artists.



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