Giraffe Squad Release Progressive Anthem “Last Chance” Featuring Nathan Brumley

Out today via Unreal Sound Records, genre agnostic production duo Giraffe Squad release their latest single “Last Chance” featuring vocalist Nathan Brumley.

Giraffe Squad is a duo with tracks supported by world-renowned DJ’s like: Dada Life, Carnage, MAKJ, Breath Carolina, and many others. The squad consists of two producers one residing in The United States the other in Italy.

With the start of the U.S. festival circuit around the corner, Giraffe Squad perfectly time the unveiling of their newest track “Last Chance,” a progressive heater that is bound to make its way in being heard through oversized festival speakers across the country. “Last Chance” is mainstage house anthem that will take you back to the nostalgia inducing years of when progressive house reigned supreme. The track utilizes crunchy electro lead synths and a pulsating bassline forcing fists to pump and feet to prance.

Stream “Last Chance” below and snag it on Beatport here!

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Win A Roundtrip Flight, Hotel & Tickets To See Dada Life At Red Rocks This Spring

Swedish duo Dada Life is known for going over the top for many of the their shows and experiences. As they bring back their “Dada Land Before Time” event to Red Rocks once again this May, one lucky fan will win the opportunity of a lifetime.

In celebration of the show, with support from Slander and Pegboard Nerds, Dada Life will be awarding one winner with the ultimate show package.

Dada Life will cover one round trip flight from anywhere in continental USA + hotel room for 1 night. You’ll also win two tickets to the event (but you’re responsible for getting your friend there and back).

Dada Life has fans all over the country, so this could be your shot at winning big – or, you could be the best friend ever and take a buddy along with you.

Enter the contest here.

 

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Dada Life will cover one round trip flight from anywhere in continental USA + hotel room for 1 night for a max of 2 people (no ground covered). Dada Life will provide 2 tickets to the event if winner wants to bring a guest (at their expense). Winner (and guest) must both be over 18.

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Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago Announces 2017 Dates, Location, and Presales!

Summer time Chi has to be one of mine, and pretty much everyone else’s, favorite time in the city. There is something about the energy that it gives off with its gorgeous weather, sprawling beaches, and endless amounts of fun to be had everywhere you look.

And what better way to really kick off this time than to dance the night (and day) away to some of your favorite music? React Presents is back for the sixth time with their official announcement of Spring Awakening Music Festival 2017! Coming back to the city the weekend of June 9th – 11th we are ready to get back to the fields of its new location, as of last year, at Addams/Medill Park. Last year the change in location from Solider Field, a place that people felt was a home away from home when they would attend the fest, gave way to a lot of hesitation from attendee’s but React Presents showed that its not always the location that makes a festival so memorable but instead it’s the atmosphere and vibe that it creates. From the Vita Coco water slide to the Silent Disco set up in a repurposed bumper car arena we are ecstatic to see how the park gets transformed this year.

Pre-sale tickets and a layaway payment plan are now currently available for fans to snag their tickets at the lowest price they can! And if I have any say in it I suggest you do it now because you know React is going to provide you with a great lineup! Last years boasted names such as Deadmau5, Above & Beyond, The Chainsmokers, Jamie XX, Dada Life, Crystal Castles, Flying Lotus, and so many more! You can go ahead and purchase tickets from the Spring Awakening website; only $49 down with the layaway plan!

Relive the experience of 2016 below with the release of their official after movie! And in the mean time… Buy tickets, start taking off work, get excited. Spring Awakening is here and we are going to have a blast.

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What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are

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The Imgur user ChesterHester has uploaded 41 DJ Pokemon Trading Cards just in case you were wanting your own playing cards with your favorite DJs. Now you can play with Kaskade’s Fire and Ice, Dada Life’s Happy Violence or Laidback Luke’s Kung Fu Mastery with Dynamo. Take a look at our favorite mock cards below:

Tiesto1 What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Hardwell What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Avicii What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Armin What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Guetta What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Nicky What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Aoki What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Afrojack What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Skrillex What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Dash What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Calvin What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Above What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Angello What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are SHM What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Daft What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Knife What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Laidback What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Kaskade What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are Dada What If DJs Were Pokemon Characters? Well Now They Are

This Band Plays DJ Mag’s Top 100 In A Way You Would Never Expect

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The 3 person band named Bareback Titty Squad has just uploaded a live instrumental set of song snippets from all of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s. Each band member of the Bareback Titty Squad is dressed in tighty whities as you’ll soon notice by watching this video, but it is definitely worth the watch as they perform songs by Hardwell, Avicii, Myon and Shane 54, Skrillex, Deadmau5 and more.

 

39:05 1. Hardwell
37:56 2. Armin van Buuren
37:07 3. Avicii
36:48 4. Tiesto
35:58 5. David Guetta
35:35 6. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
34:52 7. Nicky Romero
34:26 8. Steve Aoki
34:26 9. Afrojack
34:20 10. Dash Berlin
33:48 11. Skrillex
33:11 12. Deadmau5
33:05 13. Alesso
32:51 14. W&W
31:53 15. Calvin Harris
31:11 16. Nervo
30:58 17. Above & Beyond
30:36 18. Sebastian Ingrosso
30:36 19. Axwell
30:34 20. Aly & Fila
30:30 21. Markus Schulz
26:54 22. Daft Punk
26:27 23. Headhunterz
25:42 24. Zedd
25:26 25. Knife Party
24:44 26. Swedish House Mafia
24:35 27. Showtek
23:53 28. Andrew Rayel
23:24 29. Fedde Le Grand
23:09 30. Dyro
22:27 31. Laidback Luke
22:17 32. Paul Van Dyk
22:08 33. ATB
21:36 34. Angerfist
21:24 35. Dada Life
20:55 36. Kaskade
20:40 37. Frontliner
20:26 38. Steve Angello
20:19 39. Sander Van Doorn
19:34 40. Martin Garrix
19:27 41. Porter Robinson
19:08 42. Ferry Corsten
18:50 43. Chuckie
18:22 44. Krewella
17:51 45. Coone
17:22 46. Carl Cox
17:09 47. Bobina
16:58 48. Omnia
16:34 49. Orjan Nielsen
16:14 50. Zatox
15:39 51. Gareth Emery
15:06 52. Bingo Players
14:43 53. Infected Mushroom
13:41 54. Eric Prydz
13:28 55. Tommy Trash
13:14 56. Wildstylez
13:08 57. Arty
12:53 58. R3hab
11:46 59. Madeon
11:19 60. Vicetone
10:54 61. Brennan Heart
10:48 62. DJ Feel
10:42 63. Gunz For Hire
10:15 64. Diplo (Major Lazer)
09:32 65. Tenishia
09:18 66. Noisecontrollers
09:03 67. Mike Candys
08:48 68. DJ Antoine
08:34 69. Quentin Mosimann
08:26 70. Project 46
08:09 71. Blasterjaxx
07:47 72. D Block and S-Te-Fan
07:32 73. Dillon Francis
07:19 74. Dannic
07:12 75. Adaro
05:46 76. Richie Hawtin (Plastikman)
05:31 77. Martin Solveig
04:59 78. Felguk
04:28 79. Myon and Shane 54
04:17 80. Cosmic Gate
04:01 81. Heatbeat
03:46 82. John O’Callaghan
03:39 83. Wasted Penguinz
03:22 84. Tiddey
03:20 85. Skazi
03:15 86. Da Tweekaz
03:11 87. Tenashar
02:47 88. Bob Sinclar
02:16 89. Benny Benassi
02:02 90. Stafford Brothers
01:49 91. Bl3nd
01:43 92. Paul Oakenfold
01:35 93. Mat Zo
01:20 94. Diego Miranda
01:13 95. DJs From Mars
00:53 96. Matt Darey
00:49 97. Umek
00:45 98. Solar Stone
00:43 99. Ummet Ozcan
00:18 100. Ran D

A Belated Review of MAKJ on NYE in SLC

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Dick Clark, now Ryan Seacrest, kisses at midnight, champagne… electronic music? Slowly but surely EDM is becoming a fixture of the unique holiday that is celebrated by the whole country and most of the world: New Years. Whether it’s Chuckie and Kaskade in Vegas, or deadmau5 and Tommy Trash in New York, New Years Eve is slowly becoming the world’s #1 holiday for EDM. It fits too perfectly; the celebration, the dancing, the music, the lights, a literal “drop.” New York and Vegas are supposed to be the spots for NYE, but the places in between, like Salt Lake City, get left out. This year, Live Nite Events brought the ‘chinese professional racecar driver,’ MAKJ to the The Depot for an all night celebration.

Slowly over the years The Depot has become a showcase for the latest EDM acts to frequent. Arriving the doors of the venue that has brought acts like R3hab, Mat Zo and Big Gigantic, a crowd was to be expected. We even sent a few contest winners to the show to add to the crowd! Without much fanfare, The Depot quietly made MAKJ the spot to be at on NYE in SLC. With temperatures outside schizophrenically changing from above to below freezing, the crowd was ready to be inside to hear MAKJ.

Once inside the warm confines of The Depot, all the usual sights were there. It was so spot on to what a NYE club should be that, at times, it looked like a hangout for bad guys in action movies. Streamers and confetti at midnight, champagne flutes, and a Dada Life inspired champagne spraying by MAKJ, clearly showing that the California native was enjoying cleaning out our ears with concussive thumps. Throughout the night it became apparent the MAKJs favorite means of transition were drop exchanges; he would build from one song and drop another. However, it was not like you’d expect from a DJ bringing in a similar track to make the transition easy. There wasn’t an easy and expected change from a TJR song to a Martin Garrix drop; MAKJ used intensely unique transitions with songs like “Paradise City” by Guns N Roses, “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes, “Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, even a seemingly karaoke version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. However, the eclectic transitions usually lead into the expected songs of the day, whether it was the Tommy Trash version of “Reload” or Steve Aoki’s “Boneless,” the actual danceable sounds were a bit predictable and expected.

photo 1 600x450 A Belated Review of MAKJ on NYE in SLC

The night slowly came to a halt in the wee hours of the morning when blissful embraces turned into unknowing homages to Monty Python’s “Silly Walks,” this time sponsored by your favorite purveyor of liquor. As everyone woke up the next morning with a nice hum ringing in their ears, they probably only remember a vague memory of what happened the night before, but that’s okay, the night was fun and that’s all the detail you needed.