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Chromeo – Jealous (Dillon Francis Remix) [Preview]

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Following arguably two of the biggest weekends of his career at Ultra and Coachella 2014 in the past few weekends, Dillon Francis continues to ride his success teasing a brand new remix to Chromeo’s ‘Jealous’. We have been hearing this Dillon product in his sets mixed with all new bangers set to be released on his coming album, and we simply cannot get enough. Keep an eye out for yet another massive summer for the deep, moombah loving, kitten extraordinary known as none other than Dillon Francis.  

-Jonka


Ultra set to remain in Miami through 2018 [News]

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This week, Miami Comissioner Marc Sarnoff and Mayor Thomas Regalado filed a “Resolution” to ban Ultra Music Festival from Bayfront Park, and made a video compiling the “worst of ultra” with clips of gatecrashers and fights, among other disturbing images. Sarnoff told CBS Miami, “The money that Ultra is spending is nothing more than blood money.” Clearly, Sarnoff and Mayor Regalado have a burning desire to get rid of Ultra, and eliminate any affiliation it has with the city of Miami.

Well, today you can all take a very deep breath, as Sarnoff and Regalado have withdrawn their “Resolution”. The overwhelming support from the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association, Downtown Miami businesses and residents, and, of course, the rallying cry from Ultra fans all around the world have all contributed to this result. This will be an ongoing battle, as Sarnoff and Regalado have requested this issue to be “discussed” by the Miami City Commission on April 24th at 10AM.

While this may only seem to be a temporary victory, UMF will continue to have a home in Miami, as Ultra Organizers have an agreement with Bayfront Park to have the festival there through 2018 with the approval and consent of the Miami City Commission. Keep making your voices heard Ultranauts!

-Veber


Bastille – Pompeii (Audien Remix) [Release]

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One of our favorite rising stars in Audien is back again with another fresh remix. After a busy MMW where he played 8 gigs in 6 days, including Ultra Music Festival and No Sugar Added at Nikki Beach, Mr. Rathburn will continue to be in the spotlight with this release. Nate’s progressive trance sound is not growing old on us in the slightest bit, and again he works his magic on ‘Pompeii’. He makes sure to keep the moving vocals of Bastille fully in tact, a trait about Audien we cannot help but love. While we’ve been bumping this edit since January, the full release is finally available on beatport now!

Pompeii (Audien Remix) – Bastille

-Veber


Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Revealed [News]

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The famed festival held in the heart of Chicago known as Lollapalooza is one of the US’s most popular music festivals year in and out. What started out solely as a rock music festival, has turned into one of the more diverse music events in the country now covering rap, alternative, and electronic music. The electronic side has grown the most in recent years, with more acts, and the addition of a dance music stage just a couple of years ago. Last year saw the talent of Steve Angello, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, and Dada Life. While those were not all of the electronic acts last year, there’s even more in store for this year.

Accompanying headliners Eminem, Outkast, and Kings of Leon will be two other big names: Skrillex and Calvin Harris. Additionally, Above & Beyond, Krewella, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Zedd round out the top dance music names. Additional acts include Flosstradamus, Gramatik, Chromeo, Darkside, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Gesaffelstein, Flume, Martin Garrix, and Duke Dumont. Talk about variety, what more can you ask for?

Upon this massive lineup announcement, 3-day GA tickets sold out, and all of the single day passes were gone shortly after. While we are unsure of another ticket sale at a higher price level, you may already be making plans to get your hands on a Lolla wristband in any way, shape or form. You can see the full lineup after the break below. Hope to see you there!

-Veber

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Armin van Buuren – Ping Pong [Release]

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Armin van Buuren certainly rode into this year’s WMC on a high with a bunch of ASOT 650 stops on the way. At one of these events, Armin previewed a brand new track ‘Ping Pong’, and with it came the release of large white balls surfing the crowd during his performance. The hype surrounding this track kept building with each live play, and now fans all around the world can experience this song in its true form. A central beat that actually sounds like the hit of ping pong ball, this tune is a staple of Armin’s sets of late, and will continue to hold its ground as the Trance King makes some big noise in Miami this weekend. He kicks off this weekend today playing his “Armin and Friends” Surfcomber Hotel pool party. He will then have two Ultra performances this weekend; taking the Main Stage on Saturday as AVB, and then A State of Trance on Sunday as Gaia. Grab the latest Armin tune on beatport today!

-Veber


Carange & Junkie Kid – Krakatoa [Release]

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Perfectly aligned with the kickoff for festival season, ‘Krakatoa’ is sure to be the next main stage hit all across the globe. Teaming up for this banger is trap-master Carnage and Junkie Kid. This could be one of the hardest tracks to ever come out of Carnage’s arsenal and we are all for it. While we are fairly new to Junkie Kid, we know Carnage mostly for his trap repertorie and Chipotle antics, but there is one thing that is certain, these two are a winning combo. Released via Tiesto’s Musical Freedom records, grab this festival-anthem on beatport now and be sure to turn up your speakers for this one. 

Krakatoa (Original Mix) - Carnage & Junkie Kid

-Veber


Vicetone ft. Chloe Angelides – White Lies [Release]

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Coming off a breakout 2013, Vicetone has a major release to bring on to the scene in 2014. Protocol Recordings head Nicky Romero, has had nothing but praise for the this duo, and they will continue to attract attention to the label. ‘White Lies’. Just like Tony Romera’s ‘Pandor’ was a big WMC hit last year, we predict similar success for this tune. Another classic progressive beat from Ruben and Victor, the boys couple their sound with the lovely vocals of Chloe Angelides. It will be a busy Miami weekend for the Dutch duo, as they will spin at the Protocol Reboot Miami party Thursday, Nikki Beach’s “No Sugar Added” on Friday, and an Ultra performance on Saturday. Grab the latest Protocol anthem on beatport today!

White Lies (Original Mix) - Vicetone feat. Chloe Angelides 

-Veber


Duck Sauce – NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix)

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With the release of Duck Sauce’s long awaited album “Quack” just around the corner, Skrill, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis teamed up to remix NRG, an upcoming single from their forthcoming album. Despite the melodic disco intro to the track, the remix quickly unfolds to reveal a bumping house beat that accentuates all contributing artist’s sounds into one big banger. Quack is expected to be released sometime in April and we couldn’t be more thrilled for some more Duck Sauce. Stay tuned!

Duck Sauce – NRG ( Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix )

One Love

-Yordy


Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard (Tchami Remix) [Release]

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The mysterious deep house aficionado known as Tchami has transformed Matin Garrix and Jay Hardway’s progressive hit “Wizard” into a soulful masterpiece. As the demand for deep house grows, artists like Tchami are pushing the envelope with interesting musical projects, alterations and experiments. Unlike the majority of deep house producers, Tchami has decided to take his talents to a more mainstream audience by releasing his tracks with labels such as Fools Gold and Spinnin’ Records, giving him more exposure to a wider range of fans. This remix is now available for purchase via Beatport and is well worth every penny!

One Love

-Yordy 


Jack Beats – Beatbox [Release]

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Always been a big fan and supporter of Jack Beats’ work. In a generation filled with saturated sounds and beats amongst producers, Jack Beats always seems to keep it fresh. His latest production recently unleashed on OWSLA, just premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 and is taking fans by storm with his signature synths along with a deep twist. Beat Box is out on his forthcoming EP and available for purchase via iTunes

Beatbox (Original Mix) – Jack Beats

 -Jonka


Gaia – Empire of Hearts [Release]

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Armin van Buuren’s “Gaia” performance scheduled for this year’s UMF Miami, will be accompanied by the release of ‘Empire of Hearts’. Armin van Buuren has never failed to disappoint in any of his endeavors, and him performing under this moniker certainly has us expecting big things. ‘Empire of the Hearts’ is exactly in line with the “pure trance” role that is Gaia. The tune is headed by an intense beat, but has the classic euphoria mixed in as well. Listening to this you picture yourself enveloped in the legendary “A State of Trance” tent at Ultra, and those fortunate enough to go this year can start to envision the same. We hope to see Armin perform as Gaia at future festivals, and we’re excited to see how this performance will go. Released via Armind (Armada), go grab this trance anthem on BeatPort asap and enjoy.

Empire Of Hearts (Original Mix) – Gaia

-Veber


Artificial – Stuck In Sa Caleta [Release]

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After wowing us with their first release in ‘Prototype’, the supergroup of Andrew Bayer and Norin & Rad are back with another tune. ‘Stuck In Sa Caleta’  has been blowing up Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy podcasts as of late. Combining sounds of electro, progressive, and trance, this track is full of bass riffs and lovely melodies. This creation comes as a result of these three artists being stranded in Ibiza for three days. Mr. Bayer had some comical thoughts on the situation: “Missing your flight home from Ibiza is pretty standard, but hijacking a villa and making a tune afterwards isn’t. It was pretty tight the way it worked out.” We are certainly happy with the outcome, and we cannot wait to see what this trio has in store for us next. Grab this masterpiece on BeatPort today.

Stuck In Sa Caleta (Original Mix) – Artificial

-Veber


Eric Prydz – Liberate [Preview]

As the Winter Music Conference approaches, expect lots of new releases from some of our favorite DJ’s. As we anticipate the mau5trap vs PRYDA party as well as a special performance by Eric Prydz presenting “HOLO” at the Ultra Music Festival towards the end of March, Zane Lowe just previewed the masterful “Liberate” as his “Hottest Record in the World.” Forthcoming on Pryda Recordings, this beautiful melodic progressive house tune boasts the lyrics “don’t break now, the world’s locked out, just close your eyes, and we can push them all away…” as Mr. Prydz himself tweeted just today. Reminiscent of his past progressive pop hits such as “Everyday” and even the throwback “Call On Me,” this track is sure to be a staple amongst the Pryda friends and more. The track is due to be released via Beatport on March 21st, just in time for WMC/MMW.

-Elzz


Daft Punk ft. Jay Z – Computerized [Unreleased]

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This mysterious collaboration between Jay Z and Daft Punk, titled “Computerized” surfaced late last night and has caused a complete stir in the music world. Word has it that the legendary producers partnered up with HOV to produce a single for the Tron soundtrack, which was ultimately never used. No word on how the track became available to the public or if its even a real collabo for that matter but stay tuned for updated and enjoy the download in the meantime.

Daft Punk ft. Jay Z – Computerized 

One Love

-Yordy


Skrillex – Recess [Album Release]

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Skrillex is officially back! The heavy hitting dub maestro has released his entire album “Recess” track by track every 30 minutes now via the mysterious Alien Ride Application and is now available for streaming and FREE downloads on SoundCloud. So far we have a majority of the 11 tracks on the album and simply cannot wait for the entire release set to feature guests like Zedd, Kill The Noise, Alvin Risk, Fatman Scoop, Chance the Rapper, Diplo and more! Check back with us for updates for the full “Recess” and you could sleep well tonight knowing that Sonny Moore has returned with a bang.  

-Jonka


ZHU unleashes yet another impressive track in ‘Faded’

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After kicking off his career with an anonymous start to the likes of ‘Moves Like Ms Jackson’ and ‘Superfriends’, L.A. based producer ZHU is showing the masses that he is here to stay. The man has taken the dance community by storm as each of his productions have a quality of  deep profoundness that turn any listener into an instant fan. Stay tuned for more from ZHU because sky is the limit if he can continue to build on wild momentum that is usually unheard of during the start of a producers career. 

-Jonka


Pharrell Williams – Happy (NEUS Remix)

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The french producing maestro has brought an infusion of funk into Pharrell Williams’ hit “Happy.” This could be the best remix to date and will truly have you feeling even happier after a listen. NEUS continues to experiment with different genres and seems to be having success with it, as he climbs the dance music pyramid with this awesome rework. His work is like a cross between Boyz Noise and A-Trak but you truly never know what he’s going to experiment with next.  No word yet on a download but be sure to tune in and enjoy. 

-Jonka


Electric Daisy Carnival New York 2014 Lineup Revealed [News]

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Less than an hour after Mysteryland uncovered the blanket, the lineup for EDC New York was revealed to the public. With even bigger names this year, EDC is making all efforts to trump Electric Zoo as the top festival in the tri-state area. While the zoo has some time to recruit, let’s break down what Insomniac Events has in store for Memorial Day weekend.

There are many familiar names in this year’s group. Superstars Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, and Steve Angello continue to remain faithful since the first edition back in 2012. And while those are some heavy hitters, Insomniac went above and beyond this year stealing Tiesto, Hardwell, Boys Noize, Krewella, Tommy Trash, and Sander van Doorn from Electric Zoo. We’re not sure as to how they managed to pull this one off, but the Randall’s Island faithful are surely in shock right now. With the move back to MetLife Stadium, and all this new added talent, EDC NY is rivaling Mysteryland USA for this coming Memorial Day Weekend. And as the ticket sales start flying, it’s decision time for all of you festival-goers. What’s it going to be? EDC NY or Mysterland USA?

-Veber


Tchami – Untrue [Preview]

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In addition to his remix of Martin Garrix’s single “Wizard,” deep house production connoisseur Tchami also plans to release his latest track titled “Untrue,” via Spinnin’ Records on April 4th. This minute and forty eight second preview does a perfect job of hyping what is sure to be one of Tchami’s more powerful original singles. The heavy riding bass, melodic instrumentals and low tempo lyrics come together beautifully in this short but sweet snippet. Make sure to check back with us for the release and stay tuned for more Tchami releases off of Spinnin’ records.

One Love

-Yordy 


W&W – Ghost Town [Release]

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One of the biggest duos on the rise today, W&W continue to exceed expectations with every release. Their latest track, “Ghost Town”, spans across the progressive house and trance genres to create a big room sound that is bound to be heard during the coming festival season. A melodic break used to complement explosive beats, Willem and Wardt continue to expand the tools in their arsenal. Not only do the Dutch boys have a top notch tune in “Ghost Town”, but are giving it away in the form of a free download to celebrate their the Mainstage Music page eclipsing 100K likes. Released via their own MM label, download this fresh hit as soon as possible and enjoy.

 Ghost Town (Original Mix) – W&W

-Veber


Dog Blood – Middle Finger Remixes EP Pt. 2 [Release]

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 Just when you thought Dog Blood’s brand was starting to slow down, BNR, OWLSA and Big Beat unleash a heavy Middle Finger Pt. 2 Remix EP filled with an impressive lineup of producers. Our favorite remixes come from the likes of DJ Sliink’s “Shred Or Die” or Alesia’s trap rendition of the “Middle Finger Pt. 2.” If your’e into heavy hitters and love that filthy bass-line, this remix EP is right for you. Now available for purchase on BeatPort.

-Jonka


Porter Robinson – Sea Of Voices [Release]

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Porter Robinson let his fans know that his coming album would be in a completely different direction than the style of his previous work. From his “Spitfire EP” to “Language,” we have come to know one of most diverse artists in the game right now. ‘Sea of Voices’ is the first glimpse of his coming studio album “Worlds.” Porter gives us a blissful, mellow sound and style that captures the essence of a true gem. 

“I only had the inkling of the idea that I wanted to do something different. I needed to do something that was honest and real. I figured that one way to develop a unique identity as an artist would be to combine all my favorite things in music - it would result in something that is really personal, a collective expression of my taste and experience. Something nobody else has.”

Porter Robinson most certainly has our approval, and we cannot wait to hear the rest of the album. ‘Sea of Voices’ is officially available on iTunes via Astralweks. Grab your copy today!

Sea of Voices – Porter Robinson

-Veber


A$AP Rocky ft. Gesaffelstein – In Distress [Preview]

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New York street icon and rapper A$AP Rocky recently collaborated with Gesaffelstein, the dark prince of techno to produce a track for the upcoming book-turned-movie “Divergent”. The single titled “In Distress,” exemplifies the french producer’s sinister tone and serves as Rocky’s second electronic single to date. Mike Levy A.K.A. Gesaffelstein has recently built a niche for himself in the hip-hop community, working along side Kanye on “Yeezus” and has since spread his electronic influence to other rap artists. The track is scheduled to be released on March 11th along with the rest of the film’s soundtrack, but is available for preorder on iTunes.

One Love 

-Yordy


Pharrell Williams – Gust of Wind (Ft. Daft Punk) [Preview]

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With his highly anticipated album less than a week away, we finally have a glimpse of Pharrell’s second solo album in  ‘G I R L’. It’s been common knowledge that Daft Punk would return the favor with a collaboration on his album and “Gust of Wind” certainly lives up to the hype. Pharrell is in the prime of his career and ‘G I R L’ is bound to put him over the top. Let us know what you think of this latest hit with the robots, and be sure to check back in on March 3rd for the full release of what is sure to be a monumental album.

Pharrell Williams – G I R L (iTunes Pre-order)

-Jonka