• Each and every day we strive to bring you the best-of-the-best dance music; from big titles to rising talents, from whole new albums to free singles, and all bound by no genre, we’re here to to give you the content you want and the tunes you need. With so many different tracks hitting the site, and so many posts to sort through and through, we can’t blame anyone who may find it hard to sort out their favorites.

    To help out, we’ve teamed up Spinnin’ Records to compile a monthly Spotify playlist of our favorite new tunes. Deep house, electro, progressive, trap, it’s all there. This month’s playlist contains music from Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Above & Beyond, Michael Jackson, Zeds Dead, and more (O’ so much more.) We’re really excited to bring you this playlist, and we recommend ya follow Spinnin’ on Spotify, and check back here with us, to keep up with each month’s new playlist! Of course don’t hesitate to let us know what you think each month so we can tailor it even more for everyone. Enjoy.

  • With last years incidents involving the deaths of two young festival attendees, Electric Zoo returns today with a security system aimed at preventative measure in hopes to remove, or at least lessen, the risk of drug-related incidents over the course of the weekend. While some of these measures may seem extreme to many festival-gonig veterans, Mike Bindra, the promoter in charge of the company who hosts Electric Zoo, says “We have to know that we have done everything within our power to keep the event as safe as possible.”

    The first measure being implemented, and arguably the most invasive, are powerful robotic cameras that have the power to read text on a tablet or phone as far as 80 feet below them. Along with these cameras, drug-sniffing dogs will be patrolling the entrances and lines to get into the venue. This is the first time such dogs have been seen during admittance to Electric Zoo as a way to further heighten the safety of all festival goers.

    Event festival staff are also being screened and searched, along with their trucks and supply trains getting festival equipment into the venue. This is to prevent a number of substances being smuggled into the grounds before the festivities kick off. While all these efforts are to ensure the safest experience for all involved, if incidents do seem to arise there are a number of personnel on site with all the needed necessities to treat a variety of needs. First aid tents complete with IV’s and trained professionals will all be there to assist any medical emergencies and to help replenish vital electrolytes.

    Being conscious of your health and your physical state are all incredibly important if you are attending the event, as temperatures are supposed to be reaching the upper-80′s throughout the weekend.

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    Ryn Weaver – Stay Low (Maor Levi Bootleg)

    With his North American tour already underway, Maor Levi recently released a bootleg of Ryn Weaver’s track ‘Stay Low’. Maor’s heavily melodic style comes to life in this polished bootleg, which you can grab off his Soundcloud page as a free download.

    While being driven by the uplifting and explosive lead lines like most of his other productions, this tune is structured much more like a DJ-friendly progressive tune with two drops that are progressively more developed. This allows Maor’s ideas and inspirations to build steadily throughout this six-minute duration. The percussions in “Stay Low” hit hard as the synths begin to swell, and when the culmination reaches its climax, the track explodes with an energetic explosion of sound, a style that the Anjuna roster has recently been pushing.

    Head over to Maor Levi’s Soundcloud to get your free copy of the “Stay Low” remix, and make sure you catch him when he comes through your city during his upcoming North American tour.

    Ryn Weaver – Stay Low (Maor Levi Bootleg) | DOWNLOAD

     

  • Name one 16 year old in the dance music scene that has had a release on a massive record label Spinnin’ Records? Martin Garrix, right? That’s the only name that comes to mind. Well, now there will be two. Steve James will join the young Dutch superstar on that very short list when his remix of Zhu’s “Faded” will release on the imprint next Monday, September 1st. It’s a fantastic way to cap off a roaring summer for the Pennsylvania youngster, which saw him release acclaimed remixes of Felix Cartal’s “Ready For Your Love,” (via Dim Mak, no less), Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be,” and Somekindawonderful’s “Reverse.

    All this, just in time for his Sophomore year of High School in the sleepy town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania -not exactly a hub for budding production talent, and “2 hours from the nearest set of CDJs,” as Steve likes to put it. Regardless of location, Steve has managed to cut himself an ever-growing niche within the new age progressive genre. The euphoric melodies and crisp soundscapes that his productions have become known for are miles ahead in quality than what one would expect from someone who doesn’t even have a driver’s license yet, and lucky for us, he is just getting started. “Faded” is the first step into an autumn that will see Steve take his first steps into the touring world, along with continuing his streak of high quality releases. Long story short, this young gun isn’t fading away.

  • The disco-dude duo of Norway, Lemaitre, has been given some west coast lovin’ in the form of a remix from LA’s very own Elephante. Possibly one of the biggest tracks off their Singularity EP, the original ‘Wait’ was funkified tune, with retro guitar work, big brass, and big vocals; Elephante’s version of ‘Wait’ takes the tune along for a crazy ride on the progressive house train, but brings that same soul and energy along for the ride.

    Now ‘Wait’ is built upon what Elephante calls, “…weird robot stuff,” big synths to compliment the big-band feel in the horns, and the electric guitar feels even more at home. This is a seriously fun track, and it’s nearly impossible to resist the head-bob urge (or full on dancing). This wonderfully fused progressive funk remix is also available as a free download, so really there’s not excuses for not having it in your library; listen below and enjoy!

    Lemaitre – Wait (Elephante Remix) | Download

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    Richard Vission and NGHTMRE ft. Jackie Boyz – Walking On Sunshine
    Label: Ultra Music | Release Date: September 2nd, 2014

    Richard Vission, host of the longest-running mix show in the US Power Tools, has teamed up with producer NGHTMRE and R&B duo Jackie Boyz on a fun new track titled “Walking On Sunshine.” The classic house drums and funky synths pair perfectly with the soulful vocals from the Jackie Boyz, and short guitar riffs add some extra groove to the sinister tune. The title of this track couldn’t be more fitting, as it epitomizes dance music and will have even the tamest souls breaking out to the dance floor. It’s the perfect tune to help close out the summer season. While you wait for the release on Ultra Records coming September 2nd, take a listen below and be ready to leap out of your seat.

  • Flume:

    Although Flume’s music falls under the EDM genre, the producer himself has said that he tries to keep a distance between his music and the world of EDM. When Aussie producer Flume, a.k.a. Harley Streten spoke backstage at Reading Festival 2014 to Digital Spy, he openly admitted his preference for playing to rock crowds over EDM crowds. He explained, “I’ve gotta say festivals like [Reading] are playing to people who I want to be playing to, who I feel are better crowds.” He continued, “I try to keep out of the EDM world, I try to keep Flume far from the EDM world.” He bluntly explained his reasoning by saying that with “commercial EDM, the crowd is f**ked up kids basically. They don’t care about the music, they want to hear one or two songs and that’s it. I prefer to play to people who actually give a s**t about the music.” Although there are people in EDM crowds who care deeply about the music they are hearing and not everyone who attends EDM shows are “f**ked up kids”, Flume does make a fair point. As an artist, it is more satisfying to perform to a crowd that is musically aware and attentive, rather than a crowd of blundering, incoherent EDM fans who are just waiting to hear a song or two…but who could blame him?

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  • With a relatively new single out on Revealed Recordings, a celebratory little collab with Leon Bolier, and a slew of mainstage performances from Ultra to Creamfields Australia, Marcus Schossow’s 2014 résumé isn’t too shabby. His ‘The Universe’ world tour has come to a close, and it looks like he’s not done with the United States just yet.

    Marcus Schossow has announced his proper North American debut tour, and kicks off today (August 29) in Dallas, Texas. Phase one of the tour will stop at 6 North American locations and will go coast to coast (dates and locations below.) There will be some international stops along the way, including a few stops in Malaysia and Australia, and one in Mexico. To keep the hype going, Marcus Schossow is also releasing a promising remix for the pop-rock allstars, One Republic, which will debut after Labor Day. Keep on the lookout for that, and the phase two tour dates.

    For now, Schossow’s schedule has him in Dallas, NYC, Toronto, Avila Beach (for the inaugural Foreverneverland festival), and San Francisco; those who are interested in attending any of these stops can hit up the ticket links below.

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    Kill Paris – Float (Wicked City Remix)
    Genre: Future Funk | Label: Owsla | Release Date: August 28th, 2014
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    When Kill Paris released his latest EP Foreplay, the gifted producer proved that his name deserves a spot among the top tier of electronic talent, particularly within the future funk genre. Then, perhaps taking a note out of the book of Pretty Lights, he followed up that effort with a 6-track remix edition, creating a seemingly new collection of work. One group to take on a Kill Paris original was Wicked City, a collaborative effort between Krafty Kuts, Erb n Dub, Dymanite MC, Chris Trick Or Treat Sargent and Steve Barton. And what they were able to do with the track “Float” is nothing short of masterful, transforming the heavier, glitch-hop original into a bouncy, energetic mid-tempo anthem. They even managed to incorporate a short vocal interlude before dropping back into the energetic funk that dominates the track. From festival, to club, to living room, this remix is will get you moving wherever you are, and reaching for the replay button as quick as you can. We can wait to see what Wicked City comes up with next.

  • [House Music] InDeep Presents: InDeep Sessions 30

    It’s the Friday of Labor Day, one of the greatest weekends in America. Electric Zoo, North Coast Music Festival, College Football is back, and the NFL season is right around the corner. Needless to say, this weekend rocks. InDeep is here to make it even better with InDeep Sessions 30. The best in underground house music from the past 2 weeks, all on one playlist. This is our last InDeep Sessions before our first show in Los Angeles with Bender, for which you can purchase tickets here.

    This week’s playlist is highlighted by by Marcapasos’ MASSIVE remix of “Fade Out Lines,” Hot Since 82′s “Somebody Everybody,” off of his stunning Black Box album, and Alex Cruz’ “Follow the Sun” bootleg, which will certainly get you feeling nostalgic for the now fading summer. Of course, Anjunadeep has a massive presence this week, as they had a plethora of quality releases, including a powerhouse team-effort from James Grant, Jody Wisternoff, and Lane 8. Be sure to give InDeep some support by following us on Facebook and @Indeepevents on Twitter, and listen to InDeep Sessions 30.  Cheers.