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 SMIRNOFF’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!
Not going to lie, we still have an EDC hangover here at EO. Not to worry though, it’s Memorial Day weekend, and with that, the unofficial start of summer. DJs from around the globe have flocked to us (what else is new?) We’re blessed to be in New York City.
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The Weekend Playlist #90
01. Audien vs Morgan Page – Fight for Wayfarer (Hyperbits Bootleg)
02. W&W – Thunder
03. Eric Prydz – Every Day
04. Nicky Romero – Symphonica
05. Ummet Ozcan – Here & Now
06. Maor Levi & Pierce Fulton – Wanna Be
07. Mat Zo – It’s Yours
08. Topher Jones – Save Me (Nordean Remix)
09. Jus Jack & Oza – Love is the Answer (Tiesto Remix)
10. Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing
11. Fehrplay – ...Read More
Last night SiriusXM hosted an exclusive live interview and DJ set with Armin van Buuren from the fish bowl studio, at their headquarters located in New York City. It was a part of their “Electric Aquarium” series which brings in artists to the Electric Area(channel 52 on SiriusXM) offices, and DJ live on the radio. Armin played cuts off his new album, Intense (Purchase Here), and then even took some requests from the in-house audience. Armin van Buuren on SiriusXM’s Electric Area channel will be rebroadcast on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm ad 11:00 pm ET.
With many new artists popping up to put forth their efforts to dominate the EDM scene, it is a challenge to be recognized and rise to stardom. Fortunately for those of us who can’t get enough of what artists have to bring, Shermanology has risen from the Netherlands to grace us with their unique sounds and enlightening new take on the genres. Established on a tasteful combination of jazz and funk, the trio incorporates styles with progressive and soulful touches to expand upon the genres of electronic music. After successfully grasping the attention of dance music lovers, Shermanology has taken off and is dominating dance floors in countries far beyond their own.
The Sherman siblings, Dorothy and Andy, drew inspiration from their particular musical upbringing, which was an indulgence funk artists like Prince, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Bebe & Cece Winans, and Earth Wind & Fire. It was with this example of expertise combined with the diverse talents of the siblings, who were later joined by their cousin, Leon Sherman, that Shermanology came to fruition. Their first major track which set them up to be presented on grand scale was ‘3 Minutes to Explain’. The compilation with Fedde le Grand and Funkerman was a massive hit and drew all the proper attention needed for Shermanology to expand their fan base. Since then, they have gained considerable momentum on their quest to bring entertainment to their fans.
Currently, the trio is rocketing forward with their progressive dance music sound. ‘Blessed’, which was a 2011 collaboration with distinguished Swedish DJ/Producer Avicii, was a massive club hit. The track is infinitely uplifting and soulful, and it was a credit to their abilities in with world of electronic dance music. We also cannot forget the divine vocals that the trio has in their arsenal of talent. In the spring of 2012, Afrojack and Shermanology unleashed the incredible ‘Can’t Stop Me’, which was nothing short of a festival anthem. With a tantalizing beat and catchy, infectious lyrics, it was undeniable that the song would draw nothing but positive attention. It proved that the trio, accompanied with Afrojack’s immense skill and magnificent production methods, was going to flourish. ‘Can’t Stop Me’ was played constantly during festivals and shows, but it was never played out. The trio again showed their aptitude for production when they teamed up with another Wall Recordings renowned DJ and Producer, R3hab, to make the adrenaline pumping track, ‘Living 4 the City’. With R3hab’s signature chainsaw sounds and Shermanology’s soulful progressive touches, the song became a club hit.
Shermanology has rocked stages from Ultra Music Festival to EDC Las Vegas, and now they’re returning their mastery to New York this Friday at one of the world’s best clubs, Pacha NYC. Pacha is the perfect venue to see these pioneers at work. There’s a 100% chance that Shermanology will take over the dance floor and rock the club with the assistance of Pacha’s stunning sound and lighting systems.
The Mad Decent record label created a bit of confusion when they released the flyer for their Mad Decent Block Party 2013. The flyer contained a group that nobody had heard of before, named ‘Jack U’. Later on Twitter, Diplo tweeted out to fix some of the confusion and officially announce that he and Skrillex had formed a duo group. The Mad Decent Block Party will be their debut as a group, and time will only tell if we will hear some tracks by them before this date, or if they will save them for their first official show. It would definitely be an interesting technique to get more people to go to the event if they release no tracks prior to it.
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