ALBUMS

Features and reviews of the best new EDM albums.

Out Now – Hybrid: Classics

ALBUMS, EDM NEWS, EDM OTHER, NEW RELEASES
[wp_ad_camp_2] Since bursting onto the scene in 1999 with the now classic album ‘Wide Angle,’ Hybrid has gained recognition as one of the most cutting edge and technically skilled acts in electronic dance music. After four extremely well received albums and over twenty singles, plus countless remixes and a raft of movie & game soundtrack work, it is time to reflect on some of the bands numerous highpoints. This exclusive new collection celebrates and relives these moments and includes cuts from their breakthrough album ‘Wide Angle’ the rare cover of Depeche Modes “Enjoy The Silence” (as chosen by an extensive ask- Hybrid-to-cover-this fan poll in 2011) and much, much more. The band itself is divided by specific roles. Founding member Mike Truman handles studio production and

Interviewing Darin Epsilon: Progressive and Tech House Maven

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[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] By Damen Smith-Draeko -- Writing for Hammarica.com has its benefits. One of them is the opportunity to communicate with astoundingly talented and inspired people who have demonstrated a consistent drive to follow through on their passion to achieve their dreams, no matter what the odds.  One such talented and inspired (inspiring) person, is the progressive and tech house maven, Darin Epsilon. Hello, Darin. To say that you are an impressive figure would be an understatement. I am not going to reinvent the wheel and write another outstanding bio about you. Your fans and our readers can read your bio here: http://www.beatport.com/artist/darin-epsilon/31025. I want to go between those lines a bit and ask some questions a bit more off the cuff. Plea

Markus Schulz Makes Us Scream In Anticipation

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[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Back in June 2010 one the world’s most celebrated DJ/producers asked EDM addicts everywhere the album-question, ‘Do You Dream?’ Fan praise, cross-genre DJ support and dance press acclaim greeted one chart-scaling, master-blasting single after another. 

From that album’s day of release though, Markus Schulz had already begun imagining and conceiving the sound designs that would make up his next long-playing excursion. Now - comprising a 19-track packed collection of ear catching, floor quenching, super-seismic audio - that ‘Dream’ is about to turn into a ‘Scream’! “When you’re in the studio, deep in production mode on an album, the mind’s eye is forever picturing the reactions that tracks, and particular moments in tracks are going to generate”, says Ma

Tenishia New Album Release

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[wp_ad_camp_2] Dreaming big since 2004, Tenishia has been creating the blueprint to their ultimate achievements for more than 8 years--a blueprint that became bigger and bigger, blooming with time and rapidly unfolding into reality. The Maltese duo, a team-up of Joven Grech and Cyprian Cassar, have made and still make the best of their untapped possibilities. And that's why, in 2012, Tenishia proudly presents 'Memory of a Dream'. Since joining forces, Tenishia has revolutionized the Maltese music scene. They're the winners of 5 Malta Music Awards and creators of world famous tracks like 'Outsiders', 'Reasons To Forgive' and 'Burning From The Inside'. The talented producer/DJ duo have won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of dance fans with their eclectic sound of prog, trance, lo...
You wanna know glitch-hop? Sit down – have some “Toast.”

You wanna know glitch-hop? Sit down – have some “Toast.”

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[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] By Kate O'Connell -- If you were looking for a flawless representation of “glitch-hop” this track – even more so this artist, would be a good start. Ananda Goldsmith (20) aka (DJ) Golden Toast is an up and coming producer/ DJ from Ashland, Oregon who is putting his name on the map with tracks like “Big Bug”; which are just as completely original as they are completely addicting. Somehow in “Big Bug” Golden Toast seamlessly finds a way to create a funky-groovy glitch-hop sound with a heavy bass line, infectious loops and a midtempo dance beat.  And while this track displays his technical skill and obvious original and individual sound – he covers all genres of EDM – and he covers them WELL. From mashups, to remixes, to complete originals – from dub -step
Scope out this dope new track by Andrew Stet$!

Scope out this dope new track by Andrew Stet$!

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[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] The next release on Neuroscience Deep comes from another young promising producer, making their Neuroscience Deep debut. Andrew is definitely off to a great start, with DJ support from Ferry Corsten, Richard Durand and Pedro Del Mar. We think you'll agree, he has a great sound, and a bright future ahead of him. Andrew StetS has done a great job on 'Vancouver Nights' and has superb, modern-sounding, progressive track. Filled with great melodic elements, the track also draws influence from the 'new trance' scene, and producers like Mat Zo and Arty. Big stuff! We have three massive remixes of 'Vancouver' to accompany the original. Each giving something different, and adding their own twist, are Matt Fax, Sesnsetive5 and Mizar B. Each remix compliments t

The Trance Grandmaster Speaks: Andy Moor Exclusive Interview

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[wp_ad_camp_2] You have been an influential DJ in the international scene for years now. Starting in 2000 and still going strong in 2012 with the release of your new album. What made you decide one day to want to make it in the electronic music scene and has it been a rather smooth ride or were there any hurdles you had to take on? I was into electronic music from the first moment I heard a synth. As time passed by, I was fascinated by trying understand how these sounds were made. I was learning many instruments whilst young but decided early on that my main passion was in electronic music way before I had chance to learn all about it. It has a combination of so many attributes all in one genre, energy, groove, emotion, production, tension, release, etc. How do you look back on your...

Andy Moor Releases Much Anticipated Debut Album

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[wp_ad_camp_2] Already declared "a progressive trance masterpiece" by Elektro Daily, Andy Moor's much-anticipated debut album Zero Point One is out now on Armada Music and is packed with 18 thought-provoking, original tracks from one of the most innovative electronic music producers today. [wp_ad_camp_1] 15 years in the making, each track on Zero Point One offers a unique glimpse into the creative process of a self-proclaimed perfectionist. From deep, mysterious ambient to melodic trance and vocal melodies, across the spectrum to rocking break beats and the thick bass of progressive, Andy Moor has fused his beloved sound into a complete package of timeless productions. "My goal is that the album will take the listener through a journey that is more than just dance music and will trig...

Darin Epsilon – Perspectives Digital Vol. 3

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[wp_ad_camp_2] Darin Epsilon presents Perspectives Digital Vol. 3 A collection of the finest Progressive and Tech House from around the world. Internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Darin Epsilon from Los Angeles presents the third compilation from his record label Perspectives Digital. Once again, he hand-picks ten of the highest quality Progressive and Tech House tracks that he feels perfectly capture the "Perspectives" sound. With his exceptional track selection and ability to know what makes a hit, he was previously able to steer Volume 2 to #6 on Beatport's Top 100 Progressive House Releases chart. Global Underground artist Eelke Kleijn is featured with a remix of Dave Shtorn's Magic Moments. The Dutchman's remix captures the listener with its brilliant soundscapes and takes ...