trap-splosive [updated]

October 20th, 2012 (21:13 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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The way the new, sleepy backbeats of trap music fuse with high-charged, intense songs as such a perfect-fitting backbone is…nothing short of remarkable. Songs played to death (I’m thinking Levels) are reinvented into epic lounge backdrop; you’re guaranteed to find yourself starting to nod along the second these beautiful, beautiful reworks pop on. Though I hate to do so, the first song I’m posting is a radio rip; can’t all be as lucky as miss Annie Mac over on the BBC… But also check out the Flux and La Roux to follow, and you’ll really get knocked off your feet…

★ Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing (Diplo & Grandtheft Trapstyle Remix)
♬ Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop (Sleepy Tom Remix)
★ La Roux – In For The Kill (DJ Slinks Get Trappy Remix)


that producer you’ve loved without realizing

October 19th, 2012 (02:50 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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U.S. wunderkind James Egbert first made news with “Back to Life”, then remixed to perfection by 3LAU (and featured in our monster post-party mixtape Well What Now?!). Recently, he took on Earth, Wind & Fire with a mighty force of his own…

♬ Earth, Wind & Fire – September (James Egbert Remix)
♬ Penguin Prison – Don’t Fuck With My Money (Ecotek & James Egbert Remix)



EVENT: ROUNDUP — Halloween in New York

October 18th, 2012 (06:40 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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With the boom in EDM biz this year, New York’s promoters are expectantly on top of the city’s favorite holiday weekend, soon approaching, with October 31st falling on a Wednesday this year. Here’s the SH rundown of where-to-be…

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EVENT: Sensation NY [updated]

October 10th, 2012 (13:53 EST) · 1 comment · permalink
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Update (5/27): Seensation has announced a return to the U.S. for this fall. Find out more about this new event here.

Update (10/10): Sensation: Innerspace US is now completely sold out… Tickets available only on CraigsList or Stubhub at this point…

Update (9/20): Earlier this morning, we shared a very exciting announcement on our Facebook, and now… we’re proud to announce the full, confirmed lineup for SENSATION INNERSPACE U.S.! In order of appearance, Friday’s show will feature Mr. White, Dennis Ferrer, Fedde Le Grand, Joris Voorn, and Nic Fanciulli, while Saturday will feature a surprisingly different lineup; Mr. White, Danny Tenaglia, Fedde Le Grand, 2000 and One, and Mark Knight are all scheduled to take the immense Barclays Stadium “stage”… #HEREWEGO

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the sky is falling, but it’s a good thing

October 7th, 2012 (19:18 EST) · 2 comments · permalink
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★ Adele – Skyfall or $

Two days ago, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No (that’s 1962!), MGM and Universal Records unveiled Adele‘s new theme for the latest in the series, Skyfall (track of the same name). Besides being the singer’s first release since prolonged throat issues, Adele’s addition to the quintessential spy series represents the latest in a long line of powerful Bond woman to do more than just look nice. Now among the ranks of Nancy Sinatra and Shirley Bassey, Adele’s disarmingly sensual and luxurious voice falls nothing short of blowing us away…

An equally unanticipated and fortuitous find, Tridium, a Colorado producer, brings us this amazing, dubby retake on Adele’s excellent work. And a quick turn-around for such a perfect combination of gritty and elegance! Also check out his mash of Morgan Page and Hardwell; an oldie but a goodie.

♬ Adele – Skyfall (Tridium Bootleg)
♬ Morgan Page vs. Hardwell = Longest Road Spaceman (Tridium Mash)

For the full Bond trailer, click through…

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take Clarity for 24-hour, nondrowsy relief

October 6th, 2012 (21:02 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Zedd – Clarity (feat. Foxes) or $

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!

♬ Anton Zaslavski – Codec or $



will accept Tracy Chapman remixes for work

October 1st, 2012 (20:01 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Swede Mattias Polanco brings us a most delicious remix of Tracy Chapman; something I will accept any day…

♬ Tracy Chapman – Fast Car (Mattias Polanco Edit)



they just want you to smile and laugh

September 30th, 2012 (14:34 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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The tweet-happy producer-duo Markus Garcia and Jerome Potter, aka LOL Boys, have recently announced a split, after four years of awesome production. Jerome announced on Facebook that the LOL Boys were going on a hiatus to take time to work on their solo craft, but as a parting gift to their devoted following, the Boys released a whole package of edits in a glorious 40-minute mix for The Fader. This edit of Avicii’s “Levels” is outrageously fresh, as well as this cut of “Call Me Maybe”…

★ Avicii – Levels (LOL Boys Edit)
★ Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (LOL Boys Edit)

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PREMIERE POST: moombah’selffff

September 30th, 2012 (11:29 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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NB: Please welcome miz GLaydee to the hard-syncing team!

In 2007, Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom merged in an amazing allegiance that came to be known as producer-duo Nadastrom. With their wildly-popular Moombahton Massive events each month at the local U Street Music Hall, these moombah afiociandos have earned their keep. This track made the rounds this festival season, but its tribal vocals and hypnotic drop make me twerk it to the floor everytime.

★ Nadastrom – I!!

More moombah after the jump…

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it’s you, and I, and all our friends, and their friends…

September 25th, 2012 (04:56 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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★ Project 46 & DubVision feat. Donna Lewis – You & I (Original Mix)

Take this on 5am runs to the train, daft scrambles at work, attempts at self-revival on the commute home… Canadian duo Project 46 routinely raises the soul with their high-powered tune-ups, and this time they make use of some delicious grinding, fist-pumping sound effects similar almost to sir Zedd… I like!