Somethin’ easy for your Easter Sunday. San Diego mashup wiz Carlos Serrano produced a pretty slick mix of two old favorites, and his buddy an even cooler video to boot. But if you’re in the mood for something more upbeat, try this on for size:
Zeddman’s back with a beautiful new collab alongside Miriam Bryant on his recently-released deluxe edition of Clarity (iTunes). Sweet stuff!
August 22nd, 2013 (16:47 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
35,000 people. 135 DJs. With just over a week ’til the start of the massive fifth-year anniversary of Electric Zoo on Randalls Island off Manhattan, I thought I’d share some of my most-anticipated acts to be seen this year…
Update (2/09): Armin and Markus Schulz released this “official theme” for their expedition; it’s not actually half bad…
Update (1/23): The New York City stop for ASOT600 is sold out… Awaiting afterparty announcements!
Just announced, Zedd will be performing this Thursday at new LES nightclub Finale. Opened by the creators of super-club Pacha, Finale features similarly intimate architecture, bringing artists and their fans closer than ever. Had this one posted on the Agenda a while now… get your tickets quick!!!
Longtime fave Starkillers just dropped this bombshell of a mix. The LA producer has really grown into his niche of powerful dance rhythms, serotonin-leakingly-redundant harmonies, and powerful female vocals (read: Nadia Ali). You should probably have this one in your life too… just sayin’…
With the release of Clarity ($) this past Tuesday, fast-rising star Anton Zaslavski — aka Zedd — demonstrates his remarkable aptitude for balancing powerful electronic beats, light, uplifting vocal overlays, and whistle-along-next-day melodies. After last night’s solid performance at New York’s Pacha club with tour co-captain Porter Robinson, the Zeddmonster will definitely be clearing things up on his rise up. Check here for the rest of his tour dates!
September 9th, 2012 (10:59 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
NB: Please welcome miz MCMC to the hard-syncing team!
In early August I spontaneously bought a ticket to Los Angeles and made my way to Hard Summer Music Festival. It ended up being one of my favorites — I was blown away by the production, organization, and every one of the artists. The following songs are more on the jump-up, big-room dance side of the spectrum, but they are all songs that were stuck in my head at one point or another this summer… Some are favorites from California, others were ones for full-blast subway headbanging. Check it out and enjoy!
♬ Kill The Noise – Roots (Brillz Remix) ↓
This song would not get out of my head after I heard Dillon Francis open his set with it at Camp Bisco. This remix’s slow start is something different, but leads into a heavy hitting bassline that makes you want to get up and dance.
★ Clockwork – BBBS (Original Mix) ↓
This song’s vocal sample and “big room” sound is infectious. Clockwork is taking the scene by storm, with two new singles released by Mad Decent this summer and a tour with Dillon Francis this fall.
♬ Birdy Nam Nam – Goin’ In (Skrillex Going Down Remix) ↓
The Birdy Nam Nam remixes started leaking at the beginning of the summer before the OWSLA-signed DJ group released their EP, but this one stands out as a favorite… Its slower tempo makes for a unique remix that fits in perfectly in live sets.
★ Zedd – Shave It (501 Remix) ↓
The guitar chord progression in this completely transforms the Zedd original. I’m warning you guys now, This OWSLA signed Finnish producer is about to make a huge splash in the dance music scene.
There are only a few things I’d get my ass up outta bed to do at this time of night… Posting this was one of those. Adorable Rooskie Artem Stolyarov, aka ARTY, has been producing some immense podcasts lately, titled “2gether We Are“. The most recent featured his very own remix of Zedd‘s Spectrum, and it is beyond excellent… Enjoy the track below (particularly Arty-ish around the 2-minute mark), followed by his podcast #7 in full!
August 13th, 2012 (20:32 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
The hard-syncing team behind Sync Harder was syncing with all their might over the past weekend at Veld Music Festival in Toronto, Canada. An inaugural EDM fest and the only one of its kind for the area, Veld was an immeasurable success; people, musical talent, amenities — and I’ve promised full reviews of all these festivals, I know, and this one is another to tack onto the “forthcoming” section — but suffice it to say for now that it was incredible, and you should attend next year.
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One act of particular syncing awesomeness, who also happened to be the first act to greet us, was mister Deniz Koyu, yet another incredibly talented Dutchman you might’ve caught (and danced to, all without realizing) at the Cosmic Opera, where he opened the second act with remarkable bootlegs and transitioning-grace before Fedde took the stage and melted our faces. Anyways, it was 2pm in Canada when Koyu came on, hot as hell, and yet I found myself literally cartwheeling onto the mostly-open field. Give him a shot.
♬ Zedd (ft. Matthew Koma) – Spectrum (Deniz Koyu Remix) ↓ or $
★ Kaskade (ft. Rebecca & Fiona) – Turn It Down (Deniz Koyu Remix) ↓ or $
♬ James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) ↓ or $