HAEZER X Holly – BEASTS [Kannibalen Records]

HAEZER and Holly have been been quietly brooding in the studio, and they’ve managed to pluck a cavernous track by the name of “BEASTS” from the darkness. It’s a twisted record that sounds born of the underground, and nods to the glory days of heavy electro whilst firmly stepping towards the future of techno hybrids.

Inspired synths craft an ambience á la that of Tron: Legacy and the track’s striking grit pulls together the profundity of The Glitch Mob with all the cloak and dagger aggression of REZZ. Prep yourself to get primal, have a listen to “BEASTS” below, and snag the track for yourself, here.

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Source: HAEZER X Holly – BEASTS [Kannibalen Records]

Not Your Dope Releases “The Fall” With Mia Vaile

Following the immense success of “5 AM on Trap Nation’s LA-based record label Lowly Palace, Not Your Dope returns to the limelight with a brand new pop infused future bass tune.

Not Your Dope’s latest release “The Fall” features vocalist Mia Vaile and employs a unique trap intro intertwined with Mia’s breathtaking voice. The track seamlessly builds up off the back of crunchy electro rising synths only for a burst of anthemic future bass chords to takeover and enthrall all of whom chose to listen.

This is a track bound to tear up festival main stages across the world and acquiesce clubbers feet to the beat in the wee hours of the night. 2017 marks the beginning of Not Your Dope, a name dance music lovers are bound to hear a lot more often as he continually releases innovative and unique tunes.

Stream “The Fall” below and snag the track here!

If you enjoyed the tune make sure to follow Not Your Dope on all his various socials below!

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Source: Not Your Dope Releases “The Fall” With Mia Vaile

Ken Loi Releases Euphoric Single “Deja Vu” ft. Sam Tinnesz

Every now and then, an artist creates something that strays from the path of their usual work and the result is undeniably catchy.

Ken Loi, who is known for his roots in trance and expansion to major anthems in the progressive and electro genres, has out-done himself yet again with his latest project “Deja Vu.” Accompanied by vocals from Sam Tinnesz, the track has an overwhelming euphoric vibe with hints of nostalgia as the lyrics tell a story that many can connect with.

With hopes of “Deja Vu” reaching the same success as his 2016 single “Coming 4 U,” Ken Loi has released the track with major west coast label, Thrive Music.

Sit back and enjoy the positive vibes embedded in Ken Loi’s new release “Deja Vu” on Soundcloud below!

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Source: Ken Loi Releases Euphoric Single “Deja Vu” ft. Sam Tinnesz

Life In Color Surpasses Expectations for 10th Anniversary [Event Review]

By now, it would be expected that the novelty of getting blasted with streaks of pink, blue, and green would be a tad bit irritating. After all, paint parties have been around before Life In Color came to be.

What started as over-the-top college parties at Florida State University over a decade ago evolved into one of Miami’s most unique series of concerts in the last five years. From massive expansions across South Florida, touring across the country, and even a Guinness World Record for “most people covered in paint at one time,” the people behind Life In Color reimagined their paint parties into a festival experience that combines massive themes with enormous musical performances. And this year was no different.

Much like Ultra Music Festival, Life In Color’s flagship is in Miami, where prior installments packed enormous crowds by the Hard Rock Stadium. This year, however, the music festival made a venue change, trading the expansive parking lot of the Miami Dolphins’ football arena for the intimate combination of Mana Wynwood and the abandoned RC Cola Plant. At first, I came to believe that this is a continuance of the downsizing of Life In Color’s concerting production as Wynwood is a tight neighborhood. After Life In Color 2014 spread its stay for a full weekend of musical messes, LIC 2016 returned to a single-day music festival criteria while still bringing a fierce lineup of commercial house, trap, dubstep, and hip-hop.

To my surprise, the switch made Life In Color feel larger than ever as it sat between large murals of street art and chic restaurants.

Coming into the venue, the main “Sector X” stage featured opening acts Nitti Gritti and Bonnie X Clyde whose musical careers kickstarted from Wynwood Fear Factory and Life In Color 2016 respectively. Between new music, both acts have unreleased and tenacious bangers shaping 2017, their acts set the tone for the incoming performances on the main stage and for the nearby “Rare Stage” which took the form of a circus tent. It was over here that equally bass-heavy performances from Fresko, Doctor P, and Ookay transitioned from the dusk and into the evening. I stayed here for quite some time before returning to Sector X.

In between both stages where a vast array of food trucks and stands offering funnel cakes, gyros, salads, and more. Yet, most of these places began to run out of food faster than they could make new food for future customers. I found that around the time that Marshmello and Desiigner were set to perform (between 9p.m. – 11p.m.), the lines were too long to properly serve anyone and the food being served was underwhelming in comparison to their relatively high prices. This problem struck the hardest for the main food stands that supposedly offered hot dogs, gyros, and Philly cheese steaks because all of these options disappeared by the time Mija was finished with her performance. This came as such a shock to me as previous installments were able have had less food truck options while still having less issues with serving the fan base.

As the evening began to gear up for the headliners, it became abundantly clear that Young Thug was nowhere to be found on the lineup when he was apart of the promotional lineup for the event. However, after seeing his recent antics in not showing up for his own music video shoot, I think this was a little outside of the hands of Life In Color. Meanwhile, every other headliner delivered terrific sets from the melodic dubstep powerhouses such as Seven Lions and Illenium to the electro house bangers coming from the sets of Mija and Tritonal. The night was topped off with performances from Diplo and Carnage who dropped trap, dubstep, and moombahton tracks to send off the 10th Anniversary of Life In Color with flying colors.

Even though there were hiccups with the food provided for guests and one headliner was unable to make an appearance, Life In Color blew my expectations. I went in believing that the transition to Wynwood (which usually hosts underground concerts) would be particularly arduous as it was about to host a relatively commercial music festival. But seeing the success of Wynwood Fear Factory last Halloween and LIC’s using the size of two venues to host the whole event, Life In Color established another successful show filled with head-banging EDM and the most tolerant body paint to be splashed on the faces of its fans.

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Source: Life In Color Surpasses Expectations for 10th Anniversary [Event Review]

The Wildest Party of January was Groove Cruise 2017 [Event Review]

I have never been apart of a music festival sailing on a cruise and I don’t think I can imagine a life from this point where I am not looking forward to the next one. Groove Cruise 2017 established this desire as a bonafide necessity with its impeccable lineup of house and trance DJs complimented with the most marvelous weather between Miami and Gran Turk. Although I returned exhausted and sleep-deprived, I cannot wait for the next installment of this wild party.

Day one kicked off with a warm welcome from the Carnival Victory’s crew and the Get Whet Staff who have orchestrated previous Groove Cruises and run other cruise-related concerts such as Inception at Sea, Shiprocked, and Salsa Cruise. After settling into my room, I was hit with the feeling of true disconnect. This was the first time that I had gone on a trip as ambitious as this cruise all by my lonesome self. Yet, as I left my cabin to see the first acts of my week-long vacation, I felt surrounded by like-minded individuals as they began to dance to the headlining music of Sam Feldt. After the boat departed from Miami and into open water, the crowd shifted from the “main stage” pool deck to the theater which hosted Markus Schulz from midnight to 5 in the morning with his classic branch of trance music.

Tuesday picked up slowly with a giant yoga session on the tenth level under a partly cloudy, sunshiny day while the pool deck had colorful performances from Goldfish, Chocolate Puma, and Dzeko & Torres. With a couple of breaks for food at the 24/7 buffet, lunch at the exquisite Atlantic Dining area, and a little R’n’R in the Oz Zen Room, the crowd made their shifts to music spewing from the casino lounge, back-pool deck, and theater. The back-pool saw Roger Sanchez, Harry Romero, Oliver Dollar and more bring the ship to the underground side of house music at the start of the evening. The latter venue hosted more trance goodness from Cosmic Gate and Dash Berlin (who played an extended set to make up for Darude who was held off the ship due to passport issues). Near the back of the ship, a comedy show with DJ Mimosa had a large audience erupting with laughter with his peculiar blend of dating humor and roasts for EDM stars.

Waking up for day three was a little odd as the ship’s guests fled to party on the beaches of Gran Turk. With opening performances from Lavelle Dupree and Drums on the Sun, the star of the day was Borgeous who dropped a set incorporating more electro house and trap music. Ninety minutes later and fans were back on the boat for electrifying sets from Tom Staar and the Dancetronauts. But it was the late night extravaganza that took the ship into a new world of lunacy with filthy music from Paul Ahi and Damaged Goods in the Casino and intimate shows from Jochen Miller and Andrew Rayel in the theater. But all of it culminated as I sat near the back of the boat watching Lee Foss DJ above two emptied jacuzzis while the sun emerged over the ocean bringing in the final day. It was perfect, to say the least.

It was after a four-hour power nap that I made my way over to witness the No Xcuses Pool party which brought out Sons of Maria, Croatia Squad, Nora En Pure, and the main man EDX, who’s been a longtime favorite of Groove Cruise. As they flooded the whole ship with deep house vibes, wet and dry guests were dancing wherever they could find the space during the voyage back to Miami. After one hefty final dinner in the Atlantic Dining room, the people made their way to the sendoffs of sendoffs in the theater where Jax Jones, Hook N Sling, and the final Dzeko & Torres sets. From the deep, electro, and progressive sounds of four-to-the-floor house music, the theater packed for a farewell between audiences and a DJ duo as Torres will no longer be touring with Dzeko in the future.

From departure to return, Groove Cruise was a non-stop party fueled by the insomniacs that inhabited the Carnival Victory. From wedding proposals to a wedding to the multitude of activities made available to guests and artists, the festival captivated a sensation of other-worldliness giving it a unique distinction from regular music festivals across the United States. Unlike the unrelenting rowdiness expected from cruises such as Holy Ship or Inception at Sea, GC had a musician base and fan base that was genuine and open to one another allowing the people as a whole to party harder and together. It’s an experience I’ve witnessed in very few festivals and shows, but one that elevates it all to legendary status. Whet Travel not only knows how to put together a music festival, but they have an adept ability to take cruise lines and transform them into musical-getaways. And although I went in knowing only a handful of people, I came out an made dozens of friends who I cannot wait to see by next year’s edition.

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Source: The Wildest Party of January was Groove Cruise 2017 [Event Review]

Oliver Heldens Releases ‘Good Life’ Remix Pack & It’s His Birthday!

New week, new Oliver Heldens! Following the release of his brand new single “I Don’t Wanna Go Home” last Monday, Oliver is back with two new remixes of his previous single “Good Life” with Ida Corr.

“Good Life” saw Oliver head away from his traditional future house sound and into a retro, ’70s disco sound to great success. Better yet, both remixes come courtesy of two of house music’s finest in Florian Picasso and Kryder, who retain the bouncy goodness of the original while adding their own individual flair. If the original is a throwback to the disco era, then Kryder’s is the same for the early days of house; Florian Picasso opted for a more modern take, resulting in an electro house anthem tailored for the mainstage.

Stream them both below now!

Even better, today is actually Oliver Heldens’ birthday! It’s incredible to think that such a pioneer of future house is only 22 years old – but then we think that even Martin Garrix is only 20. Either way, we wish Olli the best in the coming year.

 

H/T: EDMTunes

 

Photo by Rukes.com

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Source: Oliver Heldens Releases ‘Good Life’ Remix Pack & It’s His Birthday!

Super Square Gets Heavy On Impossible Records

Seattle based trio, Super Square, hits 2017 hard with a genre-bending trap anthem. Generally known for their energetic live performances, Super Square hit the studio hard with an all new production, “Into Me”, which blurs the lines between an uplifting melodic journey and the epicenter of an earthquake. This act proves how strong the electro sound can go while combined with uplifting vocals and thorough musical concepts within the track itself. These guys are definitely an act to follow as their festival appearances this past season was nothing short of a success as they continue to make waves and catch the eyes and ears of dance music lovers everywhere.

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Source: Super Square Gets Heavy On Impossible Records

Grey, Zedd & Hailee Steinfeld’s Hit Collab “Starving” Goes Platinum in the U.S.

Since EDM’s explosion in popularity, many crossover tracks have made their way to top 40 radio and sold thousands of copies. Zedd, one of the genre’s leading crossover ambassadors, has experienced some of the most success from adapting his electro house sound to fit pop radio, with hits like “Clarity,” “Stay the Night” and “I Want You to Know” selling over a million copies — or going platinum under the Recording Industry Association of America‘s classification for single sales.

This week,  we learned Zedd has yet another hit to add to his roster of platinum-earning singles, his very first as a featured artist: “Starving,” his hit collaboration with duo Grey and actress-turned-pop star Hailee Steinfeld. “Starving” released in July 2016 with both chart and critical success, with the three performing the track live at events like the Nickeloden HALO Awards show, and now the single has earned a spot atop the platinum-earning RIAA singles ranks. Congratulations to Grey, Hailee Steinfeld and Zedd!

Watch the “Starving” music video below:

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Source: Grey, Zedd & Hailee Steinfeld’s Hit Collab “Starving” Goes Platinum in the U.S.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike And Diplo Unveil “Hey Baby” Remix Package

Following up on their late 2016 release of “Hey Baby,” Diplo and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have released the song’s official remix pack through Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Featuring towering flips from the likes of Lost Frequencies, Steve Aoki, Blasterjaxx and DVLM themselves, the pack offers a full exploration of the original’s potential both for the festival stage and beyond.

Lost Frequencies’ remix pulls back the high energy of the original, centering it on gentle guitar strums and a laid back percussion section. Meanwhile, Steve Aoki goes the other way with his own, transforming the song into a harsh, hybrid moombahton/electro monstrosity primed for the gnarliest of festival sets.

Blasterjaxx stripped down the original tune to its most basic components for their take, using Deb’s Daughter’s vocals as the centerpiece for a thunderous big room heater. DVLM’s official Tomorrowland remix of “Hey Baby” is also included on the pack, giving festival attendees and fans at home the chance to hear the complete cut of one of the duo’s most powerful set highlights.

Check out the complete pack below.

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Source: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike And Diplo Unveil “Hey Baby” Remix Package

Tokyo Machine – HYPE [Monstercat]

Tokyo Machine is pumping out bangers like nobody’s business, and he hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down. His newest track – “HYPE” – is just the icing on the cake celebrating six months of successful releases, and boy, he really hid it in a spectacular way.

When Tokyo Machine was revealed to the Monstercat community for the first time last July, he was instantly cemented as a fan-favorite. I mean, who couldn’t love his cutesy Japanese-themed style, catchy one-word titles and chiptune-inspired breaks/electro hybrid sound? It’s no wonder Tokyo Machine’s career has taken off so quickly.

If you’ve been a fan of his past releases, there’s no doubt you’ll love “HYPE” too. In just three minutes, the song encapsulates everything that makes Tokyo Machine a unique name in the scene, plus a little bit more. Two features that stuck out to me especially were the scratching samples and the pitch falling in the second half of the drop, which provided a wonderful contrast between retro and contemporary.

Listen to “HYPE” and buy the track below:

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Source: Tokyo Machine – HYPE [Monstercat]