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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MAKJ’s North American “Peyote” Tour

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The famous progressive house artist MAKJ has released full tour dates for his North American “Peyote” tour. Known best for his remix of “All Gold Everything” by Trinidad James, that has been a staple on every progressive house DJ’s setlist for a while now, Mackenzie Johnson is returning to North America February 16th after a short stint in Europe. This tour is going to be huge, spanning from Cancun to New York City to Montreal. This Monday tickets go on sale, so be the first person in line at the box office…. Or to be realistic, the first person to click the link on the computer. Oh, and did i mention that when you buy a pre-sale ticket you are automatically entered to win a chance to meet MAKJ! Get ready because this tour is bound to be legen..wait for it…dary!! Legendary! Check out the link below for more information.

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.

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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.

MAKJ – MAD MAX [Free Download]

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After 3 consecutive Beatport Top 10 releases, MAKJ returns with a free track to thank all of his supporters for helping him reach 200,000 fans on Facebook. He is giving away a track called “MAD MAX”, a dance-floor-ready record that features hard-hitting baselines, 90’s breaks, and MAKJ’s signature synths. Playing off his previous career as a professional race car driver, MAKJ decided to use the Road Warrior and Mad Max movies as inspiration for this free track. 2013 was a huge year for MAKJ and he is ready to make 2014 even bigger. Check out the track below via MAKJ’s SoundCloud page. Enjoy!

Coachella Announce Official 2014 Lineup with Outkast, Zedd, The Glitch Mob

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place over two weekends, April 11-13th and April 18-20th. Coachella has just announced the official 2014 lineup and is nothing short of phenomenal. The lineup will include headliners such as Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire. Other artists include Disclosure, Pharrell, Lana Del Rey, Nas, Skrillex, MGMT, Chromeo, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Mogwai, Holy Ghost!, Classixx, Shlomo, Empire of the Sun, Ellie Goulding, Zedd, The Glitch Mob, Aloe Blacc, Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus, Duke Dumont, Fatboy Slim, Netsky, RL Grime, Headhunterz, GTA, TJR, Nicole Moudaber, MAKJ, UZ, Calvin Harris, Alesso, Duck Sauce, Flosstradamus, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Laurent Garnier, Krewella, Rudimental, AlunaGeorge, Showtek, Poolside, Daughter and many many more.

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