Life and Death partner up with PL0T and The Electric Pickle to bring us a night filled with an all-star line-up! Providing the tunes of the night will be Tale of Us, Mano Le Tough, Clockwork, Thugfucker, DJ Tennis, Midland, The/Das, and more surprise guests to be announced! They will all be taking over a new venue (Electric Pickle Pop Up Factory) and curating a groove that will not make you want to leave the dance floor. The Electric Pickle Pop Up Factory’s layout comes with outdoor and indoor areas accompanied by custom lights as well as premier live performances. Don’t sleep on this event!
What a treat! Before we all migrate to Miami for the WMC madness, Verboten kicks us off with two mammoth NYC debuts. Headliner of the night and Diynamic label head, Solomun, will be bringing us a little bit of his Neon Nights flavor to Highline ballroom. As the days pass, Solomun becomes a bigger name – headlining his own night in Ibiza including being Pacha’s superstar DJ on sunday’s. As if that wasn’t enough,Michael Dodman otherwise known as Huxley will be gracing us with some tunes as well! A night guaranteed with a beat that will keep you grooving. It’s safe to say that Highline Ballroom is in for a special night. So, take a breather and let all of this soak in – there’s no time to rest on the dance floor!
Make sure to arrive early and catch Verboten resident, Stadenco!
The third installment of the prestigious Involver series is finally gracing our ears very soon. Set to be released on March 18th, pre-ordering this is a must! Alexander Coe, or better known as Sasha, has been working on Involv<3r for quite some time. Originally, Inv3 was set to be released at the end of the summer, but Sasha had felt that there was something missing. This Involver introduces us to two different versions of Sasha's take which borders on the halfway point of being a traditional mix album and original work. In this industry, it is a known thing that Coe is a hard worker - from touring all throughout the world and producing to making time to answer a couple of fan's questions at Dubspot in NYC. Not to mention that he also runs his own label, Last Night On Earth, that has been flourishing consistently for the past two years and change. Consecutively releasing tracks and remixes from the likes of M.A.N.D.Y., James Teej, Thermalbear and more that have had people continuously grooving to the beat. Now, anxiety is at an all time high as we see more and more of Invol<3r. Sasha continues the craze after the release with a launch party at Ministry Of Sound on March 30th. Which will already be after Sasha embalms WMC with all that is Inv3. Nevertheless, fans could not be any more giddy as the clock ticks by.
During his BPM set, he showed us all that this was absolutely worth the prolonged wait. Leaking bits and pieces since then, the puzzle is finally piecing together as realization hits that this will be monumental. The third part of this series contains Sasha's interpretation of several popular tracks such as The XX - 'Chained', James Zabiela - 'The Healing' and, of course, Ultraista - 'Small Talk'. Days pass and anticipation builds as we scrounge for ripped versions on YouTube or compulsively listen to his BPM set.
So don't waste time and pre-order this gem on Amazon or Itunes!
Late Night Alumni released their new album titled ‘The Beat Becomes A Sound’. Late Night Alumni is a house group known for mixing their songs with beautiful trance like vocals. The group consists of vocalist Becky Jean Williams, Ryan Raddon (aka Kaskade), Finn Bjarnson, and John Hancock. They formed in 2004 and almost immediately had a record deal because of their immensely successful album ‘Empty Streets’.
‘The Beat Becomes A Sound’ is a beautiful album full of amazing down-tempo tracks. Late Night Alumni stays true to their roots, using strings in most of the songs on the album. Listeners will instantly fall in love with Becky William’s exquisite vocals, adding a great element to every track. To put it simply, this album is a must-listen. You can feel so much emotion in every track, it’s unreal.
Be sure to check out their website. Tracklist after the jump.
Late Night Alumni – The Beat Becomes A Sound (Album)
2012 has been a breakout year for the NYC based producing duo, Hyperbits. After some highly supported bootlegs and remixes like Zedd vs. Norin & Rad ‘Clarity Bloom’ and Muses ‘Starlight’ which peaked at #6 on the HypeM charts, their original debut ‘Move’ made it to the top 50 in the world on the Beatport progressive house charts.
Now, Hyperbits is taking their productions to new heights with ‘Bahaha’, an original collaboration with long time mega-duo, Filo & Peri. With a unique string based lead reminiscent of Sander Van Doorn in his prime, this track is also able to maintain a hard hitting disposition comparable to the likes of Michael Woods or Hardwell. This is a must download and a solid offering to begin 2013. Hyperbits is giving this away as a free download so make sure to like them on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and listen on Soundcloud!
The Dutch are damn good at Electro House, and the Sherman family is no exception. Shermanology is a Dirty Dutch trio out of the Netherlands with uncommonly good vocals, who are known for their amazing live vocal mashes. Today they have teamed up with fellow Dutch DJ R3HAB to release ‘Living for the City.’ The track features Dorothy’s vocals over a heavier electro-house beat with solid drops and dance-inducing melodies. The vocals are definitely the highlight of the track, and one can only hope that Shermanology releases an unplugged version of the track, like they did for their last smash with Afrojack, ‘Can’t Stop Me.’
Maurizio Colella, aka EDX, is well known for his long list of successful progressive remixes, but today the Italian is releasing his newest original track, ‘Touched.’ The track, released by Toolroom Records, is a faster paced progressive house track, with a simple but uplifting melody that is well complimented by the synths and progressive beat. Be sure to check out the preview below and definitely grab it on Beatport today.
Feeling blue? Nervous about the future? Worried about your bills? Never fear – Starkillers has your cure. Nick Terranova, aka Starkillers, has teamed up with Electro producer Richard Beynon to create a progressive house track that will do doubt lift your spirits and make you forget your woes. The track combines the synths of Starkillers with Beynon’s Electro House drums and then tops it off with the soothing vocals of Natalia Peris. Pete Tong introduced the track on his Essential Selections mix two weeks ago and the response was overwhelming, so be sure to grab the track, released today on Beatport.
Starkillers & Richard Beynon feat. Natalia Peris – What Does Tomorrow Bring
David Guetta, the master of blending EDM and pop, is delivering a treat on the re-released version of Nothing But the Beat 2.0. The repackaged EP will include a track with Daddy’s Groove and Nervo, called ‘In My Head.’ Nervo and Guetta are no strangers – Nervo co-wrote ‘When Love Takes Over’ back in ’09, which took the world by storm. This is the first time, however, that Nervo is taking the helm at the microphone, and the result is an uplifting ready-for-radio track that will be sure to make waves both in the EDM and the pop world. The track is well-produced, and a perfect platform for Nervo to cross-over and hit it big in the world of pop.
David Guetta & Daddy’s Groove – In My Head (Feat. Nervo)
Donâ€™t let the fact that Bloody Beetroots is headlining fool you â€“ the Hilltop Arena will be THE place to get your dubstep fix for the day. The range of dubstep DJs is wide, and will consist of everything from all-out grimey drops to more relaxed melodic wobbles. The stage also has some great wildcards thrown in that will surely mix things up, including live performance, drum and bass, and mashups. So when you are tired of hearing synth drop after synth drop over at the Main Stage, head down to Hilltop for a (literal) change of pace.