• Pierce Fulton - Kuaga (Sevag Remix)
    Pierce Fulton – Kuaga (Sevag Remix)

    Sevag is no stranger to Cr2 Records, having released several club-driven singles with them this year. However, this remix of his might be his best work yet with the label. Greeted with the task of remixing ‘Kuaga‘ by Pierce Fulton, he creates a crisp progressive drop with a melody that hovers low to the dance floor. He incorporates clean orchestral strings to act as an effective counter melody that provides an extra boost of adrenaline. Odd Mod, Yotto and Sonny Alven also got their hands dirty in the original and brilliantly took the tune in several directions. You can purchase Sevag’s remix of ‘Kuaga’, along with the others, below via Beatport.

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  • Kygo Shows Preview of his Debut Original, 'Firestone'

    Kygo – Firestone (feat. Conrad)

    Thanksgiving is a time to relax with your family, enjoy a scrumptious meal together, and now to listen to a preview of Kygo’s debut original. The song, ‘Firestone‘, features the vocals of Conrad and is slated to come out on Monday, December 1st. Conrad, although currently unknown to the masses, is signed to 300 Entertainment, a label distributed under Atlantic Records. As you can tell from the preview below, the LA vocalist has the perfect pipes of Kygo’s tropical sound.

    The tropical house guru has accomplished some major feats by only releasing remixes thus far. With two sold out tours under his belt and a main stage performance at TomorrowWorld, the sky seems to be the limit for this Norwegian artist. Skip to the 1:43 mark to hear ‘Firestone’.

  • Forbes
    With the size of the electronic dance music bubble reaching all-time highs, it comes as no surprise that the industry has become quite a lucrative one. With Calvin Harris taking the crown in 2014 as the highest paid DJ in the world, counterparts Skrillex and Avicii have recently found themselves ranked on Forbes‘ list of highest earning celebrities under 30 years of age. The list features a variety of superstars from English-Irish pop boy band phenomenon, One Direction, to the one and only Jennifer Lawrence, and the fact that two of dance music’s brightest talents were able to establish themselves amongst the world’s wunderkinds shows the merit of the industry and its incredible following. As the electronic dance music scene continues to grow at a torrid pace, we can only expect more young-guns to make this list in the near future. Take a peek at who made this year’s, Forbes’ 2014 Highest Earning Celebrities Under 30 below:

    1. Justin Bieber – $80 Million
    2. One Direction – $75 Million
    3. Taylor Swift – $64 Million
    4. Bruno Mars – $60 Million
    5. Rihanna – $48 Million
    6. Miley Cyrus – $36 Million
    7. Jennifer Lawrence – $34 Million
    8. Lady Gaga – $33 Million
    9. Avicii – $28 Million
    10. Skrillex – $18 Million

  • Skream, one of dubstep’s first and most prominent producers, sat down with Fact Magazine to confess that he is over “EDM, the whole style of music” and “fucking can’t stand it anymore”. Of course, being an EDM producer for over a decade and a pioneer of underground bass music, he can’t be entirely over the genre where both his passion and career lie. The Devil is in the details.

    During the interview, Skream explained that the electronic music community has become more or less divided between bass and underground music and mainstream EDM. This division within the community creates a “contrast of underground dance music and EDM culture”. He further revealed that he believes there is currently “a massive overground/underground fight, where people hate to associate themselves with the overground”. He clarified,”when I say overground, I mean the common denominator music”. Skream made a further observation about the consequence of this division by stating that “the genre separation thing can become very overly important in itself”…”dance music is so standard now – everyone’s into house – so I think some people are keen to point out their place, their role”.
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  • Listen to DJ Tennis' Burning Man Set Via Robot Heart
    Robot Heart, the burning man “collective of doers and dreamers, artists and entrepreneurs”, has released DJ Tennis’ full burning man set. The two hour, brain-bending epic is a grooving mashup of minimalist and deep house that is characterized by the technicality of beat transitions and the depth of sound, courtesy of subtle ambient and psychedelic stacks.

    The mix starts slowly, with a dark psychedelic swell to gather the attention of listeners, and ascends from then on. The set is carefully thought out, bursting with technicality and heavy, deep kicks and bass that are supplemented by alternating mallet and synth rhythms that start slowly from silence, then evolve into a culmination of abstract melancholy, reminiscent of house sets like that of Darkside.
    The Berlin based producer is, of course, an integral part of the Life & Death artist collective, which features massive DJ/producers Tale Of Us, Ten Walls, and Thugfucker, among their posse.

    If you’re interested in catching another mind-expanding marathon of a set, DJ Tennis’ next stateside show is November, 28th at the 39th street pier in New York.


    Thanks to a ridiculously large and loyal social media following, CAKED UP has become one of the year’s breakout acts in dance music. Along with performing alongside some of the industry’s biggest names, Oscar Wylde and Vegas Banger have also put out some solid tunes. Unfortunately, their integrity is now being questioned, as a couple of their tracks are strikingly similar to ones previously released by their fellow producers.

    Just last week, the duo released what they called ‘a bootleg’ of ‘CoCo’ by O.T. Genasis. Although they gave credit to the rapper, CAKED UP forgot to mention that the edit also featured Jackal‘s ‘Chinchilla’ until they were accused of stealing by G Jones. Ultimately, Wylde ended up stating that it was just a bootleg made for their sets and that he enjoys the tune.

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  • Louis Vivet- Save Tonight (Feat. Gavrielle & Nick Goldston)
    It’s not Thursday yet, but WOW have we got a throwback record for you! Flashback to 1997, Swedish rock musician Eagle-Eye Cherry released the lead single ‘Save Tonight‘ from his debut album Desireless, gaining significant air play across the globe, and eventually becoming a classic alternative rock tune. Newcomers Nicolas II & Aria S of Louis Vivet, just released their debut track, giving ‘Save Tonight’  a modern spin, and to put it simply, it is phenomenal. Drawing inspiration from artists like Kygo, EDX, and Christian Karlsson of Galantis, Louis Vivet has given birth to a beautiful work that hit listeners on multiple levels. On one hand, the throwback nature of the track naturally induces a feeling of joy and happiness, but the duo also manipulated the track to exude an air of sadness, a combination that is truly mind blowing. With ethereal vocals done by Gavrielle & Nick Goldston, this track is a must listen, so take a moment and delve into the beautiful music that is Louis Vivet’s debut record, ‘Save Tonight.’ Don’t forget to grab your free download below, and if this tune tickles your fancy throw it a <3 on HypeMachine!

    Louis Vivet- Save Tonight (Feat. Gavrielle & Nick Goldston)Download

  • Anna Lunoe & Wordlife - Midnight

    Anna Lunoe & Wordlife – Midnight

    Australian Anna Lunoe has been slowly making a name for herself throughout the scene within the last year and shes ready to top it off with her latest track “Midnight.” A collaboration with fellow Aussie duo Wordlife, “Midnight,” is a dark, bass-heavy track that slowly creeps up on you with Lunoe’s sultry vocals. With spookiness sewed through it, it’s only appropriate that Lunoe debuted this gem during her set at HARD Day of the Dead. Lunoe has proven herself to be a very multifaceted producer releasing tunes such “All Out,” which highlight her vocal abilities, and “Feels Like,” which falls a bit more in the UK Garage and deep house department. The Aussie truly shines, however, when she produces weird bass-filled tracks like she has with “B.D.D” and “Midnight”, both which have been released on Skrillex’s Nest HQ. Released in the B.D.D remix bundle, “Midnight” is available as a free download here, along with the rest of the remix package. For those that want to catch Anna Lunoe, she will be embarking on a North American Ship2Ship tour with Destructo and Motez with tickets on sale here.

  • LooKas x SMLE - 6 A.M.
    LooKas x SMLE – 6 A.M.

    Lookas and SMLE adds up to be one of the more interesting collaborations of 2014. Lookas is well known for his festival trap sound and hard-hitting records while SMLE produces music that is essentially the aloe for Lookas’ tunes. Meshing these two polar opposite styles definitely raised some eyebrows for each artist’s respective fan bases. An interesting fact that you may or may not have picked up from this collaboration is that both of these artists are managed by the same agency, KNCTRNL. It is nice to see artists under the same agency actually working together and it is pleasantly surprising to see how contrasting styles can work together. ‘6 A.M.’ boasts the percussion foundation of Lookas, while featuring the gentle yet thick chords of SMLE. They’ve deemed the production to be classified as future trap. When it comes to genres these days, everything is starting to blend in. Regardless, music is music and as long as it sounds good, that is all that matters. Enjoy this fun collaboration between the two KNCTRNL artists.

  • Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston - We're All We Need (16 Bit Lolitas Remix)

    Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – We’re All We Need (16 Bit Lolitas Remix)

    Above & Beyond’s “We’re All We Need” is one of those songs that’s gorgeous in any form.  Pete Tong debuted the original track the weekend of the trio’s landmark ABGT100 show at Madison Square Garden and the release was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from their fans.  Once again, Pete Tong has shown his support on BBC Radio 1, this time for the remix provided by Dutch duo 16 Bit Lolitas.  The guys have supplied us with a remix that possesses a deeper, entrancing melody, effectively taking the ethereal original underground.  The distortion of Zoë Johnston’s vocals gives the effect of distance, yet her emotional lyricism still resonates.  With this remix, “We’re All We Need” becomes a haunting deep track to vibe to.  “We’re All We Need” is the title track from A&B’s next album, which is due to be released on January 20th, 2015 on Anjunabeats.  Check out the preview of the 16 Bit Lolitas remix below before it’s released on Monday, December 1st.