July 22nd, 2013 (21:43 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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♬ Autoerotique – Asphyxiation (Original Mix)

Tripped upon this song on another blog, but wasn’t fulfilled ’til I’d seen THIS. And have since replayed for just about any male (and some female) friends I hang with… DAMN GOOD!

sharing some warmth

July 17th, 2013 (04:59 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Ellie Goulding – Burn

Cute lil’ Brit popper Ellie Goulding (probably known best for dating Skrillex, if you’re on this site) recently released her first 2013 single, “Burn”, along with an adorably fun video that just adds to those tingly feelings… :)

musical genre discrepancies, Remedied

July 17th, 2013 (04:43 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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13-07-17 sound remedy

Though truthfully I can’t pronounce the name of it, Sound Remedy‘s latest masterpiece to be released via SoundCloud is his best yet. The L.A. deej has always had a crazy talent for electro music, but this is his best yet. After the insanely beautiful, sweeping, trance-like opener of the synths and strings we’ve come to love him for, he plunges straight downward into the hellish sexy-dirty depths of trap around the 2-minute mark. Then, after the dirty beats end 30 seconds later and the melody reblooms, he takes it to the territory where he truly outshines the competition – dub. The swirling synths and booming harmonies all converge at 3’17” to create the most endorphin-releasing next minute and a half of your life.

Yes, you could say I enjoyed this one.

★ Sound Remedy – Chiaroscuro

PS He wrote the “I love you” in the comments, not I. Cherry on top.

PPS His website is awesome.

open with the closer…slick move

July 8th, 2013 (14:00 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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13-07-08 arty grand finale

Back with his first original since Together We Are, our favorite rooskie producer Artyem is on fire again with his big room sound. If he’s starting with the ‘finale’, we can only imagine what’s to follow…

★ Arty feat. Fiora – Grand Finale (Original Mix)

“You don’t know what their motivations are!”

July 2nd, 2013 (17:19 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Cazzette – Beam Me Up

I love a good mockumentary, so when I finally saw the music video to this infectious house tune from Avicii prodigies Cazzette, it was love at first sight. Add in some humorous social commentary on the EDM scene and its outside perception, and you’ve got my approval…!

Pretty, around the blog

June 27th, 2013 (11:34 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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♬ Pretty Lights – Around the Block

One of my favorite festival mainstays, Pretty Lights, has a kickass new record coming out just in time for July, “A Color Map of the Sun” (stream it FREE here!). Silky smooth like all the ones before it, this album adds a new dimension through the use of old-timey instruments Derek spent months traveling many miles to dig up. Tickets for the official launch party at the new underground club Output in Brooklyn go on sale at NOON TODAY, and are capped at only 800 people so act fast! Otherwise, you can catch pretty lights at Camp Bisco, Electric Forest, and a number of other amazing festivals across the U.S.

Avicii gets a second chance at his country ascent

June 19th, 2013 (00:05 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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13-06-18 avicii

I will absolutely be the first one to admit: I made a mistake. I barely gave this song a 5-second listen before giving it the cold shoulder when I first heard it at Ultra Miami earlier this year. But now that it’s been rehashed in the studio — most noticeably, with a strengthened bass and sped-up melody — I haven’t stopped listening to it since it’s premiere on Pete Tong’s radio show last Friday. And finally, we have a version worth releasing…

★ Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up

TGFA… Thank God For Avicii :)

EXERCISE dance music

June 15th, 2013 (12:30 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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One of the greatest kickback rewards of attending EDM activities is the inevitable intense workout you get– from enduring subhuman conditions, dancing for hours, and wrestling the massesto get home on public transit. At the recent Electric Daisy Carnival, my friend’s pedometer recorded that we’d “traveled” a distance of over 10 miles; I don’t even remember how many calories it was. Recently, a few organizations have embraced this culture of athleticism and teamwork from the EDM community to promote some insanely creative events. From glow-in-the-dark runs to foamy mayhem, these events all showcase one of the best parts about our community: everybody’s in such damn good shape!

NB: We’re not profiting from any of these ticket sales, and can’t vouch their awesomeness in their debut year, but damn if they don’t look fun!


Electric Run

I think this is one of my favorite rave-inspired events. Throngs of people dress up in as much neon and glow as possible to run a 5k, all ending with an EDM concert at the finish line. Quickly expanding throughout the U.S., this event comes to Brooklyn on September 28th! PS, if their promo vid didn’t quite entice you, just check out how happy this kid was :)

Three more awesome events after the jump!

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open your mind

June 8th, 2013 (18:55 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Smirnoff collaborated with UK’s DJ Fresh on a really amazing project that enabled people with disabilities to produce music using brain impulses and ocular movements… Welcome to the future. Watch the full documentary here.

when great television meets great music

June 5th, 2013 (22:15 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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♬ Tom Odell – Can’t Pretend or $

With Shazam and similar music-identifying apps all the rage now, any TV producer will agree a key element to a successful show is its music selection. So I cheer on one of my favorites, “The Newsroom”, with the addition of this indie song from overseas by Brit Tom Odell, only 22 years old and already a winner of the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award, earlier this year.