The return of EDC to New York for its 2nd year has now arrived. This year we physically will move to New York as Citi Field plays host (officially the 1st time in NY and not a “return”) and we’ll shine a spotlight on what each day has to offer with ‘Everything You Need to Know.’ We’ll break down what sets you can’t afford to skip out on and what we are dying to hear this weekend. Stay tuned tomorrow for Saturday.
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Charismatic DJ duo Grand & Warren will be bringing their electro house beats and positive vibes to Santos Party House on Saturday, May 25 as the Electric Beach party’s headlining act for Memorial Day Weekend. We have an exclusive contest to win a VIP experience for you and a friend, so you can hang with Grand & Warren at their table! Just fill out our form and expect it to be an awesome night! If you’re not feeling lucky, buy tickets here in advance and don’t forget ...Read More
This image is of one patron from this past weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Flushing, NY. This image has been circulated with hateful comments such as “Don’t be this girl” and other insensitivities. I sadly had to witness this girl get carried past the entire front from of Circuit Grounds instead of discreetly around the back. Perhaps if instead of shaming her and snapping pictures on smartphones someone had actually helped her, this girl would be spared the disrespe ...Read More
We’ve teamed up and partnered with Vh1′s Master of the Mix to give away a pair of ‘Beats’* headphones (See them here) . If you haven’t checked out the show yet, which is well underway into its 3rd season and airs every Monday at midnight on VH1. (You can see recap’s here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3). Our coverage continues every Tuesday right as it goes down.
Enter after the jump!
Project 46, the Canadian producer/DJ duo has released their newest track, a remix of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘People Like Us’. It was somewhat shocking that Kelly Clarkson’s vocals fit so well with progressive house, but with Project 46′s high-level production, it’s a bit less of a surprise. The vocals fit extremely well with the kicks and claps, and the underlying synths only add to the good vibes this song gives out. Advertised by Project 46 as a song for the radio, and not a club banger, this song won’t be as heavy as a lot of other progressive house songs, but is still an extremely well made track that is great to listen to anywhere.
Project 46 is only getting better and better, with a track coming out with Kaskade later this year, which you can listen to in Kaskade’s Ultra Music Festival set. Click here and skip to 49:35 to listen!
Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us (Project 46 Remix)
Unfortunately, there isn’t a download available for this track, so for now we just have to listen!
Anjunabeats has today issued a short statement regarding the infringement of copyright on the Will.i.am track “Let’s Go featuring Chris Brown”. Here it is in full:
STATEMENT FROM ANJUNABEATS CONCERNING THE INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT ON THE WILL.I.AM TRACK “LET’S GO FEATURING CHRIS BROWN”
“Anjunabeats is the record label behind Arty and Mat Zo and owns the master recording rights to their collaboration “Rebound.” Mat Zo and Arty have been important members of the Anjunabeats family for a number of years and “Rebound” was one of the label’s most popular releases in 2011.
As has been widely reported, a large section of “Rebound” was sampled on Will.i.am’s track “Let’s Go featuring Chris Brown” and this took place without the permission of Anjunabeats or Arty & Mat Zo.
Although Arty (but not Mat Zo) was credited in the sleeve notes, this is not the same as obtaining permission. To present someone else’s work as your own, you need to seek permission, agree terms and file paperwork, which has not happened in this case.
We’ve remained silent on this issue until now but as a record label it is our obligation to protect our artists’ interests and we felt it was necessary to respond to some of the inaccuracies that have been reported following Will.i.am’s recent comments to Associated Press.”
CBS Radio has announced they will be partnering with Astralwerks to introduce ‘She Can DJ – America’, a nationwide search to find the country’s top female DJ/Producer. The show has had successful programs in Australia and throughout Europe, and will launch in major U.S markets this July.
Following local competitions run by CBS RADIO stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego, Charlotte and Las Vegas, 12 semi-finalists will be chosen, including one wild-card competitor to vie for a grand prize that includes a recording contract with Astralwerks, and headline a tour through the CBS RADIO markets that took part in the competition.
“Aspiring female DJ’s/Producers need look no further than She Can DJ for that once in a lifetime chance to captivate an entire industry with their talent,” said Greg Strassell, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO. “As the competition plays out across our considerable platform of contemporary hit radio stations, participants will be front and center with millions of music fans, and the top decision makers in the business. The electronic dance music movement has been playing out to much success on radio stations all over the United States, and CBS RADIO looks forward to advancing the genre.”
Well, this is awesome. We have always been fans of ‘She Can DJ’ and are more than excited it’s being brought to America. There are certainly some good female acts out there, and now is our chance to see them get to that next level. Who do you think are some of the top female DJs in America? More information here!
Kastle thinks of his label, Symbols Records as a home for music that couldn’t find a home anywhere else. He created the label when the music he made found itself without a home too, because, like his new stable of artists, their sounds can’t be pigeonholed. Sure all his social media (except for SoundCloud) goes by KastleDub but all that really means is his music almost always features a pulsing, hypnotic bassline. His tracks meander their way across the subgenres of various music combining hip-hop esque sampling with dark, yet funky melodies. Check his track “Baby, Keep It Real” for a great example of all of that coming together. He’s been in the game for a long time making tunes and his new tour finally has what he’s been looking to create for some time: mixing live playing with his dj’ing. He wants to be on stage jamming on a synth, playing for the crowd and really get them going.
He’s fresh off a Coachella performance, and he’s just dropped his debut album titled, Kastle featuring tracks like “Make You Stay” featuring JMSN. Now he’s touring all over the place trying to bring his art to the people. Deep, sometimes dark, but truly emotional creations Kastle, is one of the musicians out there who are making music that isn’t trying to be anyone elses. He’s playing with KNXWLEDGE and Morri$ this Friday at 285 Kent in Brooklyn for those of you out there looking for some beautiful, melodic, and truly unpredictable music click here and we’ll see you Friday.
This Friday, May 3rd, Webster Hall’s “Girls and Boys Night,” is about to get funky. Pretty Lights Music’s own, Gramatik will be in the house dropping his signature style for all the girls and boys to get down to.
With over 100,000 tracks sold on Beatport, Gramatik earned nominations at the 2010 and 2012 Beatport Awards for “Best Chill Out Artist” and “Best Chill Out Track,” respectively. Unafraid to break through boundaries and cross genres, Gramatik has sampled everything from the blues to The Beatles. Throughout his entire catalog is an abundance of musical influences, including jazz, soul, hip-hop, and funk. What’s apparent, as his soundcloud page would suggest, is that even Gramatik himself, struggles to classify exactly what genre he’s producing. But as long as the Slovenian producer keeps dropping hits, we have no qualms about that.
Krewella just dropped their latest mix in the ‘Troll Mix’ series. This one, titled ‘Get Ripped Or Die Trying’ is the perfect high energy mix for you while you’re in the gym. Featuring mostly dubstep, trap, and even some drum and bass, this mix is perfect for the gym, warming up, or any other physical activity. You might want to save this one on your phone to pull out when you need it!
As with all the other Krewella mixes, this is up for free download on their Soundcloud (link below).
Tracklist after the jump!
Krewella – Troll Mix Vol. 4 Get Ripped Or Die Trying
It’s May. Where the heck does the time go? It’s also hump day, which means time to see what is going on this week in New York City. Lots of interesting names this week, which will force you to make some tough choices to plan out where to be, so make sure to let us know what YOUR plan is on twitter! [Seriously we want to hear from you :) ]
Pacha NYC – Boris |Event Info|
4Sixty6 – DJ Slink |Event Info|
Cielo – Vibal Presents: Ted Patterson |Event Info|
Output – Victor Calderone |Event Info|
Santos Party House – Tyler Sherritt & Hyperbits |Event Info|
Webster Hall – Super Mash Bros |Event Info|
Marquee NYC – Adrian Lux & Mysto and Pizzi |Event Info|
Sullivan Room – Verboten Presents: Luca Bacchetti |Event Info|
W.I.P – Funkagenda | No Info |
Output – Joseph Capriati & Danny Tenaglia |Event Info|
Where We’ll Be
Our good German buddies Kyau and Albert (remember Escapes Episode 13?) are in town on Friday and you won’t want to miss them at Santos Party House. We’re also at Webster Hall on Friday to see Gramatik and Saturday for the new ‘Brite Nights’ party with Super Mash Brothers. Being that we’re omnipresent we are also checking out KASTLE at 285 Kent on Friday (stayed tuned to hear our thoughts on that). Not to be missed are EO favorites Adrian Lux and Mysto and Pizzi playing at Marquee on Saturday. Let’s not forget celebrating the birth of cinco de Serik (of Hyperbits) playing with Tyler Sherritt on Saturday for the Electric Beach Party at Santos Party House. Lastly (We weren’t kidding about events this week), not to be missed, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Joseph Capriati and Danny Tenaglia at Output.
The opening track off Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT2013 CD2, Alexander Popov’s ‘Lost Language’ is a Trance masterpiece. Following his successes of ‘Elegia’, ‘When The Sun’ and ‘Attractive Force’, this track brings out the classic Trance sound that we all miss. It is one of those sounds that bring you so deep into the track and you are so upset when it’s over you just keep replaying it. Its blazing trance fires will kill, its melody lifts up and its mesmerizing vocal samples will move you, from the first till very last note of sound. Look out for Popov to bring Trance back to the old school in 2013.
Our Top Tracks from April are in! From Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT600 opening track ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, to Maor Levi and Pierce Fulton’s monster collab ‘Wanna Be’, you can say April was a big month. Perhaps the biggest news in EDM for quite some time was the release of Daft Punk’s newest track with Pharell, ‘Get Lucky’. Nothing gives us goosebumps more than hearing a new Daft Punk track. What others do you think should make our Top Tracks of April list?