Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival is pleased to announce the Phase III artist lineup for its fifth year anniversary, bringing over 125 DJs and live acts to Randall’s Island this Labor Day Weekend on August 30, August 31, and September 1 for a final summer blowout dance party.
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The Weekend Playlist #92
01. Andrew Bayer – Lose Sight (feat. Ane Brun)
02. Chemical Brothers – Galvanize
03. Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack (Vicroy Remix)
04. Tiesto – Who Wants to be Alone (feat. Nelly Furtado)
05. Daft Punk – Robot Rock
06. Justin Timberlake – Let the Groove Get In (Sammy Bananas Bootleg)
07. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
08. Notorious B.I.G. – Going Back to Cali (Viceroy ‘Jet Life’ Remix)
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Swedish DJ/Producer Adrian Lux drops his newest track as his ‘Damaged Tour’, and what more appropriate song to release other than ‘Damaged’? ‘Damaged’ is a progressive track that comes to us from Ultra Music. The track begins with a somber start, and picks up to become an inspirational message and compelling beat. For anyone who has ever been heart broken from sorts of negativity that life has cast in their direction, this song is they type to blast in your car and put yourself on the mend. The forceful lyrics seem not to suggest, but insist that we “take control” of our situation. It is a song about overcoming obstacles that have damaged us in the past and to persevere. Adrian adds a delicate guitar riff which creates a tender and pleasing vibe, while the melody remains smooth. The track features the elegant vocals of Alva Tång, a member of the Indie band from Sweden called Allvaret. The Grammy Award Nominated DJ/Producer released this song coming off of stellar performances on main stages at both Coachella and Ultra Music Festival, and after his exceptional show at EDC Chicago. For those attending EDC Las Vegas, be sure to catch his set when he performs!
Adrian Lux also announced his upcoming tour dates in America and Canada:
Thursday 6/6/2013 Las Vegas Surrender
Friday 6/7/2013 Orange County Sutra
Friday 6/21/2013 Las Vegas, NV EDC
Friday 7/5/2013 Detroit, MI Elektricity
Saturday 7/6/2013 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Blues Fest (early)
Saturday 7/6/2013 Toronto, ON Hoxton (late)
Thursday 7/11/2013 San Francisco, CA Ruby Skye
Friday 7/12/2013 Seattle, WA Foundation
Saturday 7/13/2013 Los Angeles, CA Exchange
Thursday 7/18/2013 Las Vegas Surrender
Friday 7/19/2013 Phoenix Maya Beach Club
Saturday 7/20/2013 New York Webster Hall
Saturday 8/10/2013 Houston, TX Stereo Live
Friday 8/16/2013 Las Vegas, NV Surrender
Saturday 8/17/2013 Chicago, IL The MID
Purchase Tickets to the Damaged Tour here
Adrian Lux – Damaged
Fenech Soler, an up-and-coming group from the United Kingdom have released preview of their newest single ‘Magnetic’. With some fantastic vocals, this track already set itself up for some amazing remixes. Not only that, but the group put a lot into making the beats for this track as they are fantastic. The drums, synths, and vocals blend together brilliantly for a great overall track.
Jakob Liedholm took many fans of dance music by surprise with his outstanding talent, and at the age of only 15 when he released his remix of FUN’s ‘Some Nights’. Quickly supported by multiple music blogs, and DJs, this is the song that started it all for the Swedish producer. Premiered on BBC Radio 1 about two weeks ago, his remix of ‘Magnetic’ got a lot of anticipation. Now that it is released for a full preview on Soundcloud, this is sure to be Jakob’s most successful release to date.
Set to release for download on July 1st, we can’t wait for this one. This single and the remixes will be on repeat all summer.
Releasing his fourth single this year, Paul Oakenfold teamed up with Perfecto favorites Disfunktion and vocalist Spitfire to blow us away with this fabulous sure fire megahit, Beautiful World. Since Perfecto was established by Oakenfold in 1989 the label has been releasing top-shelf electronic music for more than 20 years. It is no surprise that one of the world’s leading dj/remixers would collaborate with a duo that has risen so quickly on the universal EDM stage, Disfunktion. The Amsterdam based DJ/producer duo, Bart & Mike, bring their signature sound that spotlights big piano and synth-melodies. We were lucky enough to check out Disfunktion at Santos Party House back in March.
Beautiful World is a clever mix of edgy beats, Oakenfold’s melodic signature and is totally emotional.
Paul Oakenfold & Disfunktion ft. Spitfire – Beautiful World
Pierce Fulton has earned the privilege to remix Dada Life’s ‘Boing Clash Remix’. He is among Major Lazer and Bingo Players to get the honors. Those are some pretty big names remixing the same track. Pierce dropped his huge track along with Maor Levi ‘Wanna Be’ and has continued his momentum from there. He played with Dada Life on New Years and has been close knit with the duo since. Remixing a Dada Life song is a tough task to be assigned, considering they always seem to be perfectly assembled. Pierce took a different approach to this remix, really bringing in a heavier thumping beat. Pierce’s remix stands out of the three, giving the track a more danceable feel. You can be sure to hear the track at his birthday celebration this Saturday night at Lavo NYC. We will be there celebrating, and so should you!
Dada Life – Boing Clash Boom (Pierce Fulton Remix)
Fedde le Grand and his feel-good house music is no stranger to the Pacha crowd, but he surprised everyone last Friday night by unexpectedly dropping Daft Punk’s much hyped new single “Get Lucky” as his opening track. As soon as the disco-infused intro melody began to leak out of the speakers, it felt like the crowd took a collective double take before realizing what was happening and erupting in deafening cheers, almost overpowering the music itself. With a driving bass line behind it, “Get Lucky” filled every corner of the club and moved everyone to jump up and dance. This brief sampling was a testament to the power of the song and just a hint at what’s to come for Daft Punk as they reenter the pop culture sphere from their long hiatus.
As soon as the song’s energy reached its peak, Fedde moved right into “So Much Love,” his recent single featured on the Ultra Dance 13 compilation. It was a perfect transition and set the mood high for the rest of the night. Not long after that, Fedde sampled the lyrics of another familiar Daft Punk song, “Harder Better Faster Stronger,” over a heavier, clashing electro house sound.
Perhaps Pacha has been influenced by the increasing popularity of experience and entertainment-focused electronic music events, like the carnival atmosphere of Insomniac shows or the recent addition of Cirque du Soleil performers to Light Nightclub in Las Vegas. Whatever their reasons, Pacha stepped up their game on Friday night, featuring a woman who performed aerial acrobatics while hanging from a long piece of silk and a dancer dressed in a dark bodysuit with colorful LEDs outlining a stick figure shape. The aerial performer was breathtaking, spinning and twisting high above the crowd on the main dance floor while the music and lights played. The LED stick figure was slightly creepy, in a fascinating, trippy way, as it danced around and interacted with the crowd, which was momentarily distracted from the DJ set by the stick figure’s appearance on the main staircase. The addition of these performers, as well as the usual Pacha dancers on the balconies, may be the sign of a new phase in nightlife, one that involves more interactive entertainment features to keep people involved, interested, and coming back for that extra spark.
Fedde continued his night playing a remix of Benny Benassi’s classic “Satisfaction” more suited to Pacha’s big room sound. As the night progressed, he dropped tougher electro house tracks, including Showtek’s massive “Slow Down” and Dada Life’s “Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker,” as well as crowd favorite “Rattle” by the Bingo Players.
Despite getting off to a spectacular start, by 3AM Fedde was playing well-worn pop-oriented singles by Calvin Harris such as “Sweet Nothings” and “Feel So Close.” The end of his set was a far cry from the spectacular beginning and he still had plenty of his own material he could have drawn from to keep the crowd dancing. Though the energy dipped later in his set, Fedde le Grand remains fully capable of handling a dance floor and pleasing a crowd as large and diverse as Pacha’s.
Fresh after an appearance at Electric Daisy Carnival in New York City, Hyperbits, the New York based producer duo keep the momentum going with their newest release, and anthem of this summer, ‘Karekare’. Reminiscent of Above and Beyond, ‘Karekare’ is a track that no trance or progressive lover will want to miss. Beautiful underlying vocals, and some massive, unique synth-work give this song a great vibe that will make it fun to listen to whether you’re at a festival, in the club, or listening alone.
Their first release under Armada Music, Hyperbits are a force to be reckoned with. With a rapid rise to success, they prove release after release just why this happened. Already sharing the stage with artists such as Cedric Gervais, W&W, Sander Van Doorn, and Michael Woods, Hyperbits is showing no signs of slowing down.
John Digweed has released a two-disc set comprising of his live performance on March 30, 2013 in Slovenia.
The album is filled with dark, chill techno and tech house that varies from big party-pleasing beats to more introspective sounds. The set features remixes and tracks from artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Pig&Dan, and Boys Noize, artists who have kept their production tight and original while maintaining their popularity in the face of the changing tides of electronic music. Released on Bedrock Records, the massive album is available on CD and as a limited edition 4×12″ vinyl, as well as digitally. However you choose to experience it, this album is definitely worth a dedicated listen. It will take you on a sonic journey that only John Digweed can provide.
Check out Mini Mix 2 after the jump below for a roughly forty-minute sampling of this 27-track set.
To be completely honest, we don’t understand how this upcoming set hasn’t received more attention; The duo has been on fire since they began teaming up with Tommie Sunshine. Their remix of Sacrilege was even supported by Annie Mac Radio, W & W, Gareth Emery, Afrojack and Bobby Burns. We also hear they have a ton of new music getting released soon, so they’ll probably play some it on Saturday.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here, but be sure to say “Live City” at the door. Every night at Webster Hall is a night to remember, combine that with Live City’s EDM intellect, and we guarantee Saturday will be no different.
Following a year filled with many highs and some lulls, Krewella releases a venerated, acoustic rendition of ‘Alive’. The original track has been and still continues to be a hit song among EDM goers, and has even blossomed and lifted to the top on pop and top 40 stations; the acceptance and embracement from genres is a massive accomplishment for any artist. Krewella has been encompassed in criticism regarding the authenticity of electronic dance acts due to the effect of modern technology and its implicated usage as a crutch, so their acoustic rendition of ‘Alive’ is being used as a tool for proof that talent does indeed exist within the EDM community, it is rampant, and it is not disappearing any time soon.
Dance music is a career and way of life that the members of Krewella are tremendously fond and proud of. This fact shines blatantly through the way they express themselves, whether that is in the stage, in the studio, or in a video. It is an outlet for them to let their passion radiate. With artists who create songs such as this very one, the genre is given more of a fighting chance to be relevant and indestructible. Check out the video of Krewella demonstrating their versatility in their video of the acoustic rendition of ‘Alive’.
This past Wednesday the Brooklyn boys by way of Boulder, Savoy, rocked new club The Wall on Midtown Manhattan’s west side. While we’re limited in full amount of detail we can give out about the location, you can rest assured, that after being in there for a night, and talking with some of the people involved, we’re very excited for what this place is going to become. To start, the place is small without being too compact, with an intimate stage that puts little between the artists and the audience. The speakers were crisp, the volume turned up, and the bass was booming. Savoy’s lasers performed beautifully in the smaller scale venue cutting through the haze and bathing the audience in wild, intense beams of color.
Before the trio took to the spotlight, B-Roc of The Knocks warmed up the room. They’ve just released their newest song and accompanying video, “Modern Hearts” featuring St. Lucia, another Brooklyn resident and they played a fun, booming set. With expert DJ’ing skills on display, he dropped a couple of party starting gems like Laidback Luke’s “1234”, Will Sparks’ “Okay” as well as playing their own “Dancing with the DJ” into Dada Life’s “Kick out the Epic”. I think you can tell that the selection, the mixing, and the bass made sure that people we’re going hard. The Knocks are playing at Governor’s Ball and a whole host of places all over North America you can see where here. There’s been a lot more of their music on our iPhones in the last week we’ll tell you that much.
Savoy is a three member act who met in the dorms at Boulder and realized they all shared the desire to make fun, speaker banging, party music. Their live show is more than evidence enough that the desire that brought them together in first place still binds them. While only one of them still plays an instrument live, the rock-band energy the three of them bring on stage is wild and infectious. Their set list was a lot of their own music which was more than fine with the crowd who sang the lyrics of their songs (the ones that have ‘em anyway) back to them. They played some cuts off their EP Three Against Nature they just dropped (which is awesome and free by the way) as well as a lot of their older music, which really isn’t that old. Check their website for details on the new free release, and while you’re at it check their soundcloud and download their Personal Legend EP which was also featured heavily in their rotation on Wednesday. The night featured songs like their banger, “Personal Legend” with Big Gigantic and the relentless, “Kids” along with music of a different pace like RL Grime’s “Flood”. They played a long set for a Wednesday night and played an encore with one of their amazing productions with Heather Bright aka Bright Lights “So Bad” from their Supertrail EP.
These three homies have been putting out original and unique music at an astonishing pace and they don’t show any signs of slowing down. In New York alone in the last year they’ve played Electric Zoo, Brooklyn Bowl, a sold out Bowery Ballroom on their Laser tour, and they’re continuing to grind playing Wakarusa, Spring Awakening, and the Global Dance festival in their original backyard of Red Rocks. Check out their tour dates here and if they’re playing near you soon check ‘em out. You’ll leave sweaty, exhausted and energized all at the same time.