Sunday, 30 September 2012

J. Cole x Major Lazer - Get Free ColeWorld

There's no doubt J Cole is killing it right now and this track just proves the point. This chill hip-hop has a mellow underlying beat that comes together really nicely.

KOAN Sound - Eastern Thug (Plesk Remix)

Rarely do you find a remix better than the original, but I think I've done it's been done this time. Plesk's remix of Eastern Thug far surpasses the Neosignal remix on their EP. Considering the guy had no stems to work with, this remix is phenomenal.

Schedule This Week

This week is we've got a sweet edition of Mashed Monday tomorrow, got Zedd's Clarity which drops on Tuesday! I've been so excited for this album for a few months now, so look for the review on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on how long it takes me to dissect the album. 

Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing (Tiesto Remix)

I first heard this one a few weeks back on Annie Mac's radio show, but I couldn't find a decent rip of it until now. Sweet Nothing is set to release on Calvin Harris' album later this October and while this remix doesn't top the original, it still has that Tiesto sound to it and overall is a solid remix.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Nero- Won't You (Be There)

This free new dubstep track from Nero leaves tell tale signs that Nero is starting work on the follow up to last year's Welcome Reality. Won't You (Be There) starts out with wavy synths then screaming vocals that build up to a massive Nero drop with some great beats.

Avicii feat. Mike Posner – Stay With You

Today we've got a new track from Avicii. This time he brings in Mike Posner for the vocals and gives us a nice progressive track.

Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl - "In My Mind" (CHANGE Bootleg)

This new bootleg from Change is my favourite track from him to date! He takes In My Mind and adds some descending pentatonic synth lines over the drop, making it all new and shiny again.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Max Vangeli & AN21 - Bombs Over Capitals (Clark Kent Remix)

Bombs Over Capitals was one of the better tracks featured on People of the Night. And here we've got a big remix of the track from Clark Kent. The track maintains a similar build up and then drops into a nice dubstep track that's not disgustingly filthy but not too weak. Over all a great remix.

Kimbra, A-Trak, Mark Foster - Warrior (Ruby The Martian Remix)

Since he released the Spectrum remix, I've anxoiusly been awaiting his next work. And today we have a remix of Warrior. The track maintains the space pioneer sounds of Ruby The Martian while keeping the melodies of the original closely knit together.

One Last Tour

Today tickets went on sale for Swedish House Mafia, you can buy them here. The trio have added extra dates in Amsterdam and NYC due to sell outs. A last minute change to the age restriction in their Toronto show means that I'm headed to see them in February.


Many more tour dates have been added due to near instant sell outs, so check the site if you didn't have much luck first time round. 

Sub Focus- Tidal Wave feat. Alpines (Flosstradamus Remix)

This remix of Sub Focus' upcoming single, Tidal Waves is a giant trap remix, that fit's in nicely with the original cut of the track. The trap sounds work with the hook and all in all another successful remix from Flosstradamus. 
The full EP drops on the 11th of November.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

KOAN Sound- Introvert (Vexisle Remix)

While there wasn't a remix of Introvert on their EP, KOAN Sound posted this remix of the track up on their SoundCloud recently. The original track was pretty unique and different from the usual KOAN Sound, but this remix takes it one step farther with some brilliant spins and adds to the track really nicely. Although the track says buy, it's a free download.

Size In The Park (Live Sets)

This past weekend in NYC was Size In The Park. Led by Steve Angello, today I've got sets from Steve, AN21 & Max Vangelli as well as Third Party. They all threw down some massive sets, so be sure to check it all out after the jump!

Thursday's Thoughts #7

This week we take a look at One Last Tour, and the retiring of The EDM Snob. 
Read it all after the jump.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Adele vs. Daft Punk- Something About The Fire (Carlos Serrano Mix)

This mashup was released quite a few months back, but man is it still one of the best mashups I've ever heard. Something About The Fire take's Daft Punk's love song and Adele's hit and mashes them together. The music video for this one recently dropped and boy is it a good one.
Also watch for Serrano's latest bootleg next Mashed Monday!

Justice - Stress (Dj Snake x Alesia Trap Vision)

Anyone who tries to remix a track from Daft Punk, Justice or Madeon takes a massive weight on their shoulders, this remix of Stress is a giant trap remix that works out and sounds like a well composed tune. 

Skrillex- Make It Bun Dem (Remix Post)

With the Beatport competition in full swing, it's pretty much counter productive to post remixes indivudually, so here we go on the full post of remixes for Make It Bun Dem. The sad part is that every single remix in this post is better than any of the remix on the official remix EP, kinda sad... 
It took quite a while for me and Hartley to sift through Beatport and SoundCloud to find these, and there are probably better ones out there, but these ones stood out to us in particular.
Check out all the epic remixes after the jump!

Cherry Cherry Boom Boom - One And Only (R3hab Remix)

It seems that R3HAB is pouring out remixes right now and this one of Cherry Cherry Boom Boom's One and Only is a solid electro house. It builds up with some solid catchy vocals and has a nice underlying synth.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Mord Fustang - Champloo

Mord Fustang is finally back to pumping out tunes. This crazy dubstep track, titled Champloo drops it hard with some glitch step elements to it. The tracks only available for streaming but still worth a check.

Avicii - Fade Into Darkness (Jakob Liedholm's Summerbreak Remix)

Here we have another remix preview from Jakob Liedholm and today he's got the teaser for an official remix of Fade Into Darkness. The remix sounds like it's gonna be another epic progressive house remix from him and I can't wait.

Deadmau5- >album title goes here< (Full Album)

Well, here it is, the highly anticipated Deadmau5 album. My full review of the album is also ready and here it is. Since 4x4=12 I've been anxiously awaiting the next and although the album was leaked last Thursday, today we get the final copy.
Read the full post after the jump for the track by track breakdown.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload

When I saw this one I was intrigued to hear what Sweden and Australia's bests could come up with. When I heard the track, I realized I'd heard a few rips of it before.
Nonetheless this collaboration has some great elements. I can't stress enough how huge of a record this is going to be over the coming months. You'll be hearing much more of this track and it's my pick of the week!

Mashed Monday #13

This week we have new tunes from Cast Away, 5 & A Dime, SYNTEX, and more!
Check out the mashups of the weak after the jump!

Madeon- The City (Music Video)

This morning the music video for The City dropped. While we got the preview a little while ago, the full thing is finally here. The City EP drops pretty soon so look out for that!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Schedule This Week

I've got quite a few big posts coming your way this week. 
On Monday we've got some of the best mashups we've had in a while for Mashed Monday. Tuesday you'll see my review of the long awaited new Deadmau5 album.
Wednesday I'll be putting out a massive post on the remix contest for Make It Bun Dem.
On Thursday we get three full sets from Size In The Park this past weekend with Steve Angello and more.

Also over the next while I'll be reviewing some albums and EPs including Zedd's Clarity on October 2nd, Ellie Goulding's Halcyon on October 9th, Madeon's new EP on October 8th, Dada Life's Rules of Dada, Calvin Harris' long awaited album and eventually Dillon Francis' EP.

Alex Clare – Too Close (with Diplo & Cazzette)

Here we have ANOTHER track produced by Diplo, who brought out a track just a few days ago called About That life. This time, it was made for Alex Clare, a singer. Although it isn't heavy bass or good beats the whole way through, there is a very driving rhythm and a nice dubstep part near the end.

Also included in this post is a nicely done remix by Cazzette, who adds a lot of energy to the track. Its very hard to say which one I like better because they differ, but in good ways: One with a more organic beat most of the way through, and the other with a much more digital-electro feel.

Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch

While the track isn't yet released for purchase, it will be on Calvin Harris' album which is set to release mid October. The music video really speaks for itself here and with great vocals from Florence (Florence & The Machine) this track comes together quite nicely.

Saturday, 22 September 2012


Kinda dropped the ball today, no Saturday Spotlight and I ran out of music to share tonight.

Niggas Jump in Paris (3LAU Bootleg) (Leak)

Today we have a possible leaked bootleg from 3LAU. While this one is quite far on the heavy side for something I'd expect from 3LAU, it sounds like his style. This bootleg takes the anthem, Niggas In Paris and puts some heavy dubstep track over it. 

Friday, 21 September 2012

Condom Star (3LAU Tribute)

If you can't tell, this is a joke, and possibly one of the funniest I've seen. 3LAU decided to take just about every shitty song out there and make a tribute to all the douchebags.
Hope you get a laugh outta this.

Vaski - Insane ft. Ava

This track from Vaski is a seriously intense dubstep track. While I usually find that dubstep and vocals don't go too well together, this one works seamlessly and with help from Ava, Vaski turns this heavy, pop influenced dubstep instrumental into a great track.

Diplo- About That Life feat. Jahan Lennon

If you follow Diplo on Twitter then you know that the man never, ever sleeps. With one of the busiest touring schedules out there, I'm truly impressed that he had time to release this track. About That Life is a trippy track that is majorly psychedelic. The track is pretty sweet and before long you'll be listening to it over and over again.

Birdy Nam Nam & Skrillex- Goin In (Whiiite Remix)

While I wasn't a fan of the original, Goin In was still a great remix from Skrillex, and today Whiiite is remixing the remix, inception.
Anyway, this is a pretty heavy moobathon remix that moves along well and has a solid beat and lots of bass.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Dada Life- The Rules of Dada (album announcement)

Dada Life finally announced their album today. The big one that they've been working on for over a year. The Rules of Dada is set to drop on October 16th and is available for pre order here on iTunes. Be sure to check back then for a full album review.

Kaskade- Llove (Dada Life Remix)

This remix is long overdue. Leaked back in the Spring at EDC, the remix was finally released today after it was pushed back. You can now delete all your live rips, the full thing is here! Dada Life gave this track an interesting new perspective with a big drop and some hard house beats.
Head over to Beatport to buy the track or download the live rip below.

Afrojack - Annie's Theme (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)

Just a week after blowing our minds with the remix of Hardwell's Spaceman, this week Carnage takes on another legendary Dutch producer and takes Annie's Theme and traps it out. Not much else to say here but RRUUN DA TRAAAAAAP.

Thursday's Thoughts #6

It all started last Friday night. Plans to chill with my buds fell through, so I took the blogosphere, searching for new tracks. Once I'd finished with that, I decided I'd finally check out Songza, the new playlist service I'd been hearing about all week. For those of you who don't know, Songza is a service that makes playlists for just about any activity, mood, etc. While it's a nifty service, I almost feel like it takes away from the fun of scouring SoundCloud and blogs, searching for your tracks and making your own playlist or even a mix. What I'm getting at is one of the things I love doing is making playlists and picking individual tracks for different moods. Songza just takes away that whole process and fun.
That really got me thinking...

Some may argue that they don't have time to sift through the internet and make playlists or mixes. The way I see it, if you don't have time to really give some attention to what you're listening to then you shouldn't be listening to music at all. Music shouldn't be played in the background, it should be what you're doing overall. Now while I myself play music in the background all the time, while doing chores, or exercising etc. What I'm getting at is that Songza kills a major part of music appreciation and listening. Even if you're looking for music to party to, you still have to appreciate the music, and I feel that you can't do that if you're just letting a computer do it all for you. Now while Songza's playlists are formulated by musicians and DJs, it still defeats the purpose. 

While I still thing Songza is a phenomenal service, it just takes away all the fun I have finding my music and making playlists. It does both at the same time instantly...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Thank You

The blog here just hit 3000 page views. Considering the site has only been up since late May, I really couldn't ask for more. The blog has mainly been spread around by myself and my circle of friends, so for me to hit over 3000 it means a lot. Last month alone we had 1500 hits and this month already we've had 900.

Here's to the next 3000.

Manic Focus- We Won't Land

This new track from Manic Focus is my favourite from him so far. We Won't land is a track with some deep electro and a southern-soul feel. The track is only available for stream, but still worth the listen nonetheless.

Kill the Noise & Datsik - Lightspeed Remixes

Last week the OWSLA label reached it's one year birthday, and to celebrate they released a remix EP of Lightspeed by KTN and Datsik. I remember when Porter Robinson's Spitfire dropped last year to mark the first release on the label, that album was one of the best. OWSLA has some of the biggest names out there including Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Zedd, and many more.
Their label has come a long way and welcomed many new faces to their family of "dogs".
Check out the EP for some sweet remixes including Zane Lowe, Plastician, and my personal favourite, the M-Machine's remix.

Fire Flowerz- Minimize Podcast #1

I recently said that FIre Flowerz were becoming an obsession of mine and this just fuels the fire. Their new eleven minute podcast features some killer disco and french-pop. With some Madeon, A-Trak and Boys Noize in there it's a great podcast.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Zedd - Clarity (Album Teaser)

As October 2nd draws closer, Zedd released a teaser for Clarity earlier today. The teaser is freaking incredible. He samples a track that builds up perfectly but he cuts it off just before the drop. If you check out the YouTube top comment, someone puts it well, "this is like a 16 year old girl teasing you, and when she's about to take off her bra, she sprays you eyes with pepperspray..."
The album drops on October 2nd so get hyped for what will be close to, if not the best album of the year.

A-Trak- Electric Zoo Set

A-Trak is a great DJ for many reasons. Not only is he a god on the turntables, but his techno and electro beats are freakin' amazing. This guy has got it all goin' on right now. Be sure to check out his Electric Zoo set.

3LAU- 3LAU HAUS 6 & 3LAU Your Mind Tour Dates

This month's edition of 3LAU HAUS features part of Blau's set from Electric Zoo. Packed with some snippets of new bootlegs in there, this is once again a phenomenal podcast from Blau.

Also, the next wave of Blau's current tour was announced alongside the podcast. Quite a few dates have been added and if he's in your area, get tickets. Blau's performances are getting crazier and crazier, also part of the ticket fee is donated to Pencils of Promise so you're supporting an awesome cause too!

Swedish House Mafia- Until Now (Announcement)

Yesterday afternoon Swedish House Mafia announced the soundtrack for their farewell tour, titled #OneLastTour. While the tour dates are not yet announced, the UK will not be included in that tour as the final UK show was the Milton Keynes Bowl. The soundtrack slowly materialised on their site yesterday and it feature some great tunes from over the last few months. The soundtrack will be available for pre-order on September 25th and will be released worldwide from the 19th to 24th of October.

Check out the tracklist for the soundtrack album over at SHM's site!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Frank Ocean- Pyramid (Music Video)

Frank Ocean's Pyramid is such an unbelievable track, and the video follows suit. With some actual meaning and the same director from Kanye's Mercy, this video is the perfect synthesis of so many elements.

Daft Punk – Something About Us (95 Royale Drum and Bass Remix)

Remixing something as legendary as a Daft Punk track is a very bold move. When I saw this one I was unbelievably sceptical when I hit play. The result was a valiant attempt. While the remix falls a little short of where it could be, the track is still undeniably a nice refresher of Something About Us. You can argue either way, but I like it and it has a great buzz about it.

Mashed Monday #12

This week we take a look at newcomer Whale Tale, the newest mashup from Syntex and more!
Check it out after the jump.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Ellie Goulding- Anything Could Happen (Remixes from Birdy Nam Nam & Henry Fong

Today I've got two pretty sweet remixes of Ellie Goulding's latest single, Anything Could Happen. First up is a magnificent progressive house rework from new guy on the block, Henry Fong. This is a sweet remix that needs to be in your library. Hit up the download on his Facebook.

Henry Fong Remix

While personally, I don't like this remix at all, I felt inclined to post it anyway. This trap remix from Birdy Nam Nam sounded like s**t to me, it completely ruined the track in my opinion. However, I hope some of you like it.

Birdy Nam Nam Remix

Also, while on the topic of Ellie Goulding, Halcyon comes out on October 8th so get pumped for that, it's gonna be a great album!

KDrew- All Or Nothing

This brand new original track from KDrew is a grimy electro banger that features some great beats and intense bass. With a sound that comes over as a cross between GRiZ and Dada Life, this is a fresh new style.

Skrillex - Make it Bun Dem (Comic Strips Remix)

Remixes of this track are overflowing right now, and it takes a lot of sifting to find the good ones. Upcoming producer Comic Strips' remix of the track features a nasty dubstep rework of the track. 

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Two Door Cinema Club- Jurassic Park Theme (Cover)

Two Door Cinema Club recently hit up Zane Lowe's radio show on BBC Radio 1, and they featured this pretty unique cover of the Jurassic Park theme. The tune is a pretty cool rendition that hopefully revisits some good childhood memories.

Dillon Francis - Masta Blasta (The Rebirth) Official Music Video

The video for Masta Blasta (The Rebirth) dropped on Thursday and I have a few mixed feelings about the track. Don't get me wrong, the track is dope, but the video was where it got complicated for me. On one side I wass dissapointed because this video fails to meet up to some of the production standards we've seen in music videos. However, on the other side this video is exactly what I'd expect from Dillon Francis, and I mean that in the best way possible. Chances are, if he tried to make a serious video, I'd complain about and wish for a "club" video. If any mixed messages came across the wrong way, I still love Dillon Francis.

Chic - Everybody Dance (Zimmer Rework)

I realised this morning that its been quite a while since I posted some disco. So I headed over to my SoundCloud stream and what was waiting for me but a fresh funky new remix from none other than Zimmer. This remix of Chic's Everybody Dance has some great beats and funky lines. The track is sure to make you wanna groove one way or another. Hit up the free download on Zimmer's Facebook.

Saturday Spotlight #12- Richello

Seventeen year old Richello is spreading like wild fire across the blogosphere. The Scandinavian has some of the best progressive remixes of massive tracks from all around the world. While we can be expecting much much more from him, enjoy these sweet remixes for now. It just supports the facts; nobody does it like the Euros. While not much else is available about Richello, the music speaks for itself.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Fedde Le Grand Nicky Romero Matthew Koma – Sparks (Vicetone Remix)

During the summer, we got the massive release from Fedde Le Grand and Nicky Romero. Sparks is a great track by any standard. The track featured some beautiful crescendos of orchestral synths and rhythmic bass lines.This remix from Vicetone takes that track and adds some more progression and beauty to the original.

Vicetone Remix

Original Mix

Eva Simons – Renegade (FYOR’s Discovery Project Remix)

After leaving the duo No Body, Kevin Chapman has reintroduced himself to the game as FYOR. He submitted this to Insomniac's Discovery Project and so far he's gotten some brilliant feedback. The remix of Eva Simmon's Renegade comes off as a blend of Dada Life and Duck Sauce and has an electro house feel.

Bassnectar – Hexes (feat. Chino Moreno)

This track somes as a gift for all the bass heads out there. Bassnectar's new track for the soon to be released movie Resident Evil: Retribution. The track features Chino Moreno on the vocals and some heavy, heavy bass. If you have a subwoofer, turn the bass all the way up on this one. 
Head over to iTunes to grab the track.

Swedish House Mafia- Don't You Worry Child

Well here it is guys. The final single from the Swedish House Mafia is available today in North America, most of Europe, and Australia. While the release signifies the end of an era, it's still a time of celebration, for SHM has done incredible things for EDM. The song itself features a plethora of catchy beats and exceptional vocals. The track is a brilliant piece to end their career and they left nothing on the table and truly went out on a high note with this one. 

Moving on, the music video for the track features a collection of clips from the time the trio spent together. It also features clips from performance at Milton Keynes Bowl, their final UK show. The trio has accomplished much since 2005. Even though I've only listened to them for a little over a year, they've been a great inspiration to me, and they'll be sorely missed on a global scale.

The track is available on iTunes now, so pick up the final single ever from the best Swedish ensemble out there.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Don't You Worry Child (Teaser)

The teaser for this video makes me a little sad. I remember when I heard my first Swedish House Mafia track over a year ago. Save The World was one of the first tracks I heard not just from Swedish House Mafia, but from EDM in general. The fact that their ensemble has to disband so soon is a little saddening, but I get it, people change and they wan't to focus on their own careers. A teaser for their final single, the highly anticipated Don't You Worry Child, just went up on their YouTube page. The track is available tomorrow morning in the US and Canada and out in the UK on October 7th. Check back tomorrow morning for the full.

Avicii – Silhouettes (Syn Cole Creamfields Mix)

I'm not too sure where exactly to start on this one. Silhouettes is already by far Avicii's best track and one of my personal favourites. With some true progressive vibes and a minimalist approach, this remix hits all the right notes and is all over a brilliant remix to a brilliant track.

Knife Party - Internet Friends (Revolvr Bootleg)

This heavy moombathon remix of Internet Friends is the best remix I've heard of the track. With a great bounce, the track kicks off with some entertaining vocals and quickly drops you into the middle of a mosh pit beat and heavy bass, the killer combo.

Thursday's Thoughts #5 (or lack thereof)

Yup, no segment this week. Due to a lot of school work this week, I've been a little off my music game and haven't had that much time to generate any thoughts to anything other than work and sleep. Hopefully I'll be back with the segment next week.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Calvin Harris Ft. Example – We’ll Be Coming Back (Feature Cuts Remix)

Calvin Harris' summer jam, We'll Be Coming Back, recently got a huge dubstep remix from Feature Cuts. Taking what was already a great collaboration between Calvin Harris and Example, Feature Cuts invites himself into the mix and smacks out a giant dubstep that's sure to blow some speakers out. Also, Feature Cuts threw together a nice little video for the remix. Turn the bass up for the drop on this one.

Zedd- Spectrum (Ruby The Martian Remix)

While little to no information is known about Ruby The Martinan, this remix of Spectrum is unbelievable and is the first remix to have taken the "Swedish" approach and really captured the elements of the original track. If one thing is for sure, keep an eye on Ruby The Martian. This is some big stuff right here guys.

Steve Angello – Yeah (Pete Tong World Exclusive)

Steve Angello is nothing short of stunning. Yeah was featured last Friday on Pete Tong's radio show and the preview has got me craving more. Yeah is a great progressive tune with a catchy hook and a solid underlaying beat.This one hits the shelves on September 29th.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Hardwell - Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)

This trapped out remix of Hardwell's giant house track Spaceman features some great drum patterns. While I'm still just getting into trap I'm starting to dig the sound and its growing on me more and more, possible Trap Tuesday?

Sub Focus - Tidal Wave (ft. Alpines) (KillSonik Remix)

While I loved the original mix even though we only got a short clip, this remix is a really solid drumstep remix of the tune. While it doesn't drop until November 4th, check out the stream for now.

Foreign Beggars - Apex (Prod. By Knife Party)

Foreign Beggars' new track produced by Knife Party is a sweet track with a heavier drop than you'd expect from Knife Party. Foreign Beggars' album drops on October 1st on Mau5trap.

TomorrowLand 2012 After Movie

This years highly anticipated after movie for TomorrowLand is a brilliant showcase video for the epic three day festival in Belgium. Last year's after movie has just under 50 million views and this one got almost 800,000 within 12 hours! With more than 180,000 people at the festival, this epic event is one of the biggest in EDM, and it is also incredibly run, virtually no problems with assholes etc. Words can't even come close to capturing this festival. This festival goes to show the power of electronic dance music and it's capabilities to unite people from all walks of life and all countries.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Mashed Monday #11

This week we have a ton of epic mashups from Syntex, Luune, as well as the epic new mashup from 5 & A Dime and much, much more!
Read on after the jump.

Steve Aoki & Tiesto - Tornado (Felix Cartal Remix)

Felix Cartal has been killing it lately, and this remix of Aoki and Tiesto's Tornado is a giant electro remix. With a filthy drop and fist pumping beats, this is the perfect to beat away the back to school blues.

Swedish House Mafia- Don't You Worry Child (Acoustic Version)

The Swedish House Mafia's final single has spread like wildfire. While the single is set to start releasing in different countries later this week, the acoustic version can help tide you over. While still maintaining the strong vocals that carried the original track, this version helps capture the emotions a little better. This track means something special, it celebrates the success of the trio and helps wind down their career as an ensemble.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Deadmau5 LIVE at iTunes Festival

The Mau5's performance at iTunes Festival in London is being streamed for free right now! Go check it out, it's sweet!

Click here to watch!

Skrillex & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Make It Bun Dem (Video)

After launching the Beatport contest, the official video for Make It Bun Dem is finally here. While it follows the same layout and concept as Bangarang and Equinox, it's still an eerie video with rain dances, native dubstep demons and more!

Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman ft. Jonny Rose – Pieces of Light (Original Mix)

I'm so glad to see that DJs are starting to move back from club tracks and pay more attention to the production side of things. This track from Dimitri Vangelis and Wyman is just the progressive house track my library has been lacking. Pieces of Light is a track with great vocals, courtesy of Jonny Rose. The Swedish duo have quite a few solid productions under their belt now and they have no signs of letting up. While we've only got the preview for now, I can't wait for this track to drop!

Zedd & Porter Robinson- The Poseidon Tour

Zedd and Porter Robinson are two of the most prospective EDM artists out there with bright futures. The Poseidon Tour will feature Zedd & Porter back to back with fellow OWSLA dog, Nick Thayer as the opener. They're set to tear through seven states and two countries in only nineteen days. I know I say this a lot, but seriously, if they're in your town, hit 'em up. Tickets are cheap and a show couldn't come better than this, both Zedd and Porter have some of the best tracks out there.

Check below for dates and the teaser vid.
Tickets available here.

Poseidon Tour Dates:
25-Sep Gainesville, FLThe Vault
26-Sep Tampa, FLAmphitheatre
27-Sep Orlando, FLRoxy
28-Sep Morgantown, WVGlowfest @ Mylan Park
2-Oct Boston, MARoyale
3-Oct Ann Arbor, MINecto
4-Oct Miami, FLLIV
6-Oct Columbia, MDVirgin Mobile FreeFest
7-Oct Vancouver, BCVancouver Convention Centre
9-Oct Hollywood, CAGreystone Manor
10-Oct Santa Ana, CAYost Theater
11-Oct San Diego, CAPetco Park
11-Oct San Diego, CAVoyeur
12-Oct Los Angeles, CAAvalon
13-Oct Portland, OROregon Convention Center

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Saturday Spotlight #11- KOAN Sound

This week we take a closer look at KOAN Sound, the massive duo from the U.K. who are notorious for the "funkstep" vibes.
Check it out after the jump!

Feed Me- BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Feed Me has been a pretty common name being thrown around as of late. Last night Feed Me did the Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 and boy oh boy was it a treat. Featuring a ton of his own tracks as well as unreleased tracks from Deadmau5 and Kill The Noise. I know this breaks my rule of posting official links, but this can't be passed up. This is a killer two hour mix.

Kanye West, Big Sean & Jay-Z - Clique

First off, this track may not be appealing at first, but trust me it'll grow on you.
This new Kanye track features Jay-Z and Big Sean. All three of them have nice verses, and the beats are decent. All in all this is a decent track.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Skrillex- Scary Bolly Dub

After having played at a ton of festivals this past weekend, live rips of unreleased tracks are starting to surface on the interwebs. This one from Skrillex, bizarrely titled Scary Bolly Dub is a pretty interesting track.

Stratus- Psychonaut

This free dubstep track from Stratus is a great free track that captures the traditional elements of dubstep.

Skrillex & Damian Marley - Make It Bun Dem (Virtual Riot Remix)

Due to a recent remix competition of Make It Bun Dem being launched over on Beatport, a lot of remixes are popping up on SoundCloud. Virtual Riot's entry is in my opinion, far far better than any remix that was on the After Hours EP. This remix is a brilliant dubstep remix. Check it out.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Frank Ocean - Pyramids (Chi Duly Remix)

This remix of Pyramids from Chi Duly is a great electronic remix of Frank Ocean's track and one that I find much better than the trap remix by Kastle that I recently posted.

Martin Solveig- Electric Zoo Set

Martin Solveig's set from Electric Zoo finally surfaced and this one has a flawless balance of EDM sub genres.

Thursday's Thoughts

Only one topic this week but it's something that hits close to home for me specifically.
Read more after the jump.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

GRiZ- Mad Liberation

This album from GRiZ has been a long time coming and it's finally here. Make sure to read the full post after the jump.

Axwell- Electric Zoo Set

While I may not be a huge fan of Axwell's ego, I still can't complain at his music. His set from E-Zoo in NYC last weekend was a great set with epic tracks from Eric Prydz, Afrojack & Shermanology, SHM, Hard Rock Sofa, Swanky Tunes, as well as some of his own tracks.

Dada Life- Electric Zoo Set

From this set, you can hear that Dada Life rocked NYC this past weekend with a giant, giant set. This is a massive electro house set with some of the best bangers in the biz.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Koan Sound- The Adventures of Mr. Fox EP

Well the day is finally here. KOAN Sound's new EP is here. The Adventures of Mr. Fox is a fresh new "funkstep" EP with some a whole whack of tracks. 
Read the post after the jump.

Smash Mouth - All Star (Acetronik Remix)

The classic track from Smash Mouth that we all know and love from the movie Shrek. This  remix by Acetronik revives a track long forgotten. While it is a dubstep remix, it's not too heavy and still is enjoyable.

Back To School Changes

While I've been dreading this one it has to be said. As of today myself and Hartley are back at school, which means we won't be able to keep up with the frequency of posts, as we've been posting between four and five a day. While we wish we could keep it up, we simply can't. However, don't you worry child (see heavens got a plan for you), we'll most likely still be keeping up at a pace of three posts a day. While Thursday's Thoughts may be a little shaky for the next two weeks, I'll try to keep it up but it takes me (Alistair) a few hours to plan it all out and write it but I'll do my best. In better news, we're heading off this Friday to see Avicii, so expect a recap post on that sometime this weekend. Also, be sure to check back at 6pm today for the new Koan Sound EP. I'm so excited for this next wave of big releases from Koan Sound, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Zedd, Madeon. It's gonna get really good over the next month! Thanks for the understanding as we settle back into school.

-Alistair & Hartley

Monday, 3 September 2012

Mashed Monday #10

This week's segment is dedicated to back to school. We pack in some great mashups on this Labour Day weekend before school starts. With mashups from Luune, DJ 21AZY and more.
Read on after the jump.

Dog Blood- Middle Finger (DSCO Edit)

The track Middle Finger from the collaboration between Skrillex and Boys Noize got a hard electro house, with some rock fusion remix. By DSCO, the new version of the track is far more appealing than the original and is one of the first remixes of the track.

Kanye West - Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix)

While at first, I didn't like original, this remix really has grown on me. Mercy was a questionable track from Kanye but still this trap remix works really well and has some really nice drum patterns.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch- Sweet Nothing

Calvin Harris and Florence Welch (Florence & The Machine) have collaborated on a beautiful single. With great lyrics and awesome production from Calvin Harris this song has a great beat drop and is all around a brilliant track.

Avicii- Last Dance

Avicii is finally producing new tracks again, and this one is more of a club track unlike the more anthem like tracks such as Silhouettes and Fade Into Darkness. Nonetheless this is an epic track and I hope to hear it when I go to see Avicii next Friday. Head over to Beatport to grab the track and more importantly, get pumped for new Avicii tracks!

Nervo vs. Hook N Sling – Reason

This collaboration is a great house track to close out the summer while it winds down in it's final days. Nervo collaborated with Hook N Sling to create an epic anthem before we're back at school. Give the track a listen and head over to Beatport to pick up the track for yourself.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

GRiZ- Smash The Funk

The latest from GRiZ, Smash The Funk is a giant electro track that has some major jumps and funk. GRiZ himself classes the track as Electro Soul/Future Funk/Jump and to be honest that's the best description I can come up for as well. While this song may not be describable by words, definitely give the track a listen as it even has a saxophone solo in there. Also watch for GRiZ's forthcoming album set to release on Tuesday.

Saturday Spotlight #10- Dada Life

This weeks spotlight is on Dada Life, after having released their epic single this past Monday I thought they were more than deserving. Make sure to read the full post to see their new single, including two remixes and a music video!
Read the full post on Dada Life after the jump!

Macklemore X Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop feat. Wanz

I ended up seeing this track on so many other blogs that I just listened to it, damn is this a decent track. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. With a catchy beat, nice rhymes and a catch hooks, this is a great track. Head over to iTunes to grab the single.