PREMIERE POST: one damn hard summer

September 9th, 2012 (10:59 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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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.



j’adore toujours

August 30th, 2012 (00:51 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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There is a place, in the distance — a place that I’ve been dreaming of. No more time in space, non existant; we can dance like there’s no tomorrow… There is a place…

★ Madeon – The City (Unreleased Cut)



EVENT: All Mixed Up @ Pier 94 — sold out [updated]

August 23rd, 2012 (16:38 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Update (8/24): Tickets to Mixed Up Halloween are now sold out. Hope to see you there!

Update (4:17pm): After the disaster that was ClubTickets this morning, ticketing has now moved to the site Wantickets at THIS ADDRESS (no promo code necessary)…

Update (12:54pm): Yea, crashed again…

Update (12:26pm): Presale was lagging and first-tier pricing has sold out, but it’s back up! Go here!

Update (8/23, 10:00am): The code for today’s presale? “102712″, the date of the show! Click here to buy your tickets to Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, and Otto Knows’ Halloween show at Pier 94, or here for Nassau Coliseum tickets, both on presale at NOON today! Who loves you?

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EVENT: Virgin FreeFest ’12 — free tickets OUT [updated]

August 23rd, 2012 (12:27 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Update (12:56pm): General “freesale” tomorrow though! Link TBA on the Virgin Mobile twitter, probably exactly at noon EST like today… Freemium FreeFest tickets are also still available, where, for $49.50, you make a charitable donation, get express entry, and a FreeFest water bottle with free soda refills all day… Not bad! Unless you’re broke like me.

Update (12:07pm): Tickets sold out in a flash…

Update (8/23, 11:58am): Presale ticket link still not yet published! Waiting anxiously…!

Update (8/22): Advance FREE tickets will be available TOMORROW at NOON right hurrrrr. Use code “HIGHERCALLING” ;)

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stacks on deck

August 23rd, 2012 (03:34 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Enjoy these sweet twists to throwback fave rap classics… happy late night/early morn!

★ Anya Marina – Whatever You Like (T.I. Cover)
♬ Jenny Owen Youngs – Hot In Herre (Nelly Cover)



Project P!nk

August 22nd, 2012 (16:32 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Another winner for the Canadian duo Project 46, always a favorite here, this time adding their brilliant spin to P!nk’s adorable ballad, “One Last Kiss”… ;)

★ P!nk – Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (Project 46 Radio Edit)

I think that life’s too short for this, I want back my ignorance and bliss………..



for the dreams we have, the love we share

August 19th, 2012 (03:17 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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The latest from incredible Aussie 18-year-old John Walden has finally hit the web. His upbeat, synth-layered remix of Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl’s “In My Mind,” first made anthemic by sir Axwell, has been jumping around the top 10 of Beatport’s Progressive House since the moment it was released…a month ago. Check this kid out — he started with AcidPro software at age twelve while on a field trip…

★ Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl – In My Mind (Walden Remix)



EVENT: Avicii @ Radio City Music Hall — sold out! [updated]

August 18th, 2012 (19:42 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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Update (8/17): General onsale sold out in about 30 seconds. AVICII HAS SOLD OUT RADIO CITY!

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it ain’t no party without ARTY

August 17th, 2012 (01:54 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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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!

★ Zedd – Spectrum (Arty Remix) or $



pleased to present…

August 15th, 2012 (09:11 EST) · leave a comment! · permalink
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♬ Wax Tailor – Heart Stop (ft. Jennifer Charles) or $

Fave frenchie Jean-Christophe Le Saoût, aka Wax Tailor, first entered my library as an “iTunes Suggested Listening” when, in 2005, he created and produced his first solo album, Tales of the Forgotten Melodies, a nouveau form of lounge music dubbed “orchestral hiphop” that met major success in his home country of France. He produced two more super-cool albums in ’07 and ’09 before deciding to take some time off after a worldwide tour. Well, the date’s finally been set for his next new album, Dusty Rainbow from the Dark, and an EP already out, featuring a remix by another longtime favorite, RJD2! The full album comes out September 10th in Europe, the 18th in the U.S.!