[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] From the place where the sun always shines, where the women are at their finest and the music is at its best, Los Angeles DJ Antonio Giacca unveils his new release 'Majestic' to his global audience. It is the follow-up to the recently released Inflexions on Pinkstar Records which proved a favorite among many top jocks and quickly charted on the Beatport Progressive House Top 10. Where Inflexions takes care of the festival crowds, Majestic carries the true vibe of summer madness solidified with a high-tech chunk of bass thumpin' beats. As a chef of top-notch beat making mastery, Giacca serves up a tasteful dish of spicy rhythm sections, sweet chord progressions and crowd-hyping, in-your-face lead synths. The perfect soundtrack for a late afternoon drive on ...
[wp_ad_camp_2] Medium Troy Surprise @ HempFest!! So walking along with everyone else at the 4:20 rush on Saturday, August 18 2012 at Seattle HempFest – I quickly found myself complaining at the lack of “bass in my face” at Hempfest. Finally I rounded the corner to the dance tent and found to my pleasant surprise non-other than “Medium Troy”(Eugene, OR) doing a live set. I ran in dancing and raging like everyone else. I watched their entire set which I would estimate was an hr to maybe two – I did walk out of the tent a few times ;) .. [wp_ad_camp_1] However the bass wobbles and old school vinyl being spun in the “dance tent” kept calling me back inside. First introduced to “Medium Troy” through a remix done by a previously reviewed artist; Golden Toast (http://soundcloud.com/
[wp_ad_camp_2] Brad Bitt’s use of samples – hip hop influence – and glitch hop/dub sound caught my attention immediately. But it’s probably best displayed in his most recent release – “Crunk as Fuck (Trailer Trash DrumStep Mix.” This kid is the sample king. He uses them in a way that is just INSANE! And so addicting! Even though this mix is 33 minutes long I’ve listened to it at least 10 times now. With a dash of reggae here and there and some crazy dance beats, Brad Bitt blends the lines between hiphop and EDM in a way that is without denial something that needs to be acknowledged. I think most of this mix could be played on both the major dance AND hiphop stations up here in Seattle. Being able to blend so many genres in a way that is appealing to all is a rare talent, and Brad
[wp_ad_camp_2] Hi Chad- Hi Dave – Kate from Hammarica.com here. Kate: First I wanna thank you guys SOO much for taking time out of your busy touring schedule to do an interview with the site, and I. We really appreciate it!! Chad - Thanks for having us! Dave - We're glad to :) [wp_ad_camp_1] Kate: I would like to start this with a seemingly trending topic – the EDM music scene becoming so mainstream!! Artists like Britney Spears, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and now even Justin Bieber seem to be leaning towards a more EDM influenced sound. You can hear house/electronic music blaring from stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever21, etc in the malls – and The Glitch Mob can be heard in the new Amazing SpiderMan trailer as well as DeadMau5 in The Hango
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Stephen J. Kroos brings us “My MusiQ: Part One” and “My MusiQ : Part Two” showing the world that classic progressive house isn’t dead, and not only that but its still growing and ever changing just like the rest of the EDM genres. Both these albums have an old school house and trancey feel fused with with a spacey – galatic sounding melodic dub/glitch influence and a touch of 80’s disco-pop to finish off the “MusiQ” recipe. Stephen makes what I like to call “pretty beats;” a very melodic – beautiful sounding trance-ish track that just sounds down right, well, pretty. You can get lost in both these albums and in my opinion there’s really not one “bad” song on either Part one or Part two. And in fact I think it sounds best when played exactly how it’s
[wp_ad_camp_2] New kids on the EDM block KREWELLA have unleashed the next installment in their visual catalogue with the video for their hard-hitting, dubstep-inspired track “Feel Me.” It premiered yesterday on VIBE.com and can now be viewed on their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/krewella. In addition, the group has announced the second phase of their national Play Hard Tour for this fall. For the track that appears on their #1 Beatport Play Hard EP, the video is a stark contrast to the piece for their viral single “Killin’ It,” clarifying it has become quite evident that the Krew have since exploded at a jaw-dropping pace from their humble beginnings at Chicago’s underground parties. Recapping their Los Angeles gigs from first leg of their Play Hard Tour from February, the vi
[wp_ad_camp_2] Electronic music producer and DJ WOLFGANG GARTNER has been pleasing fans all summer long, putting out release after release of pure electro-house gold. The famed producer is back again with the two-track EP CASUAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND, out now via Ultra Music and featuring the uplifting house jam “Girl on Girl” and its heavier counterpart “Girl on Boy,” currently sitting at #16 on the Beatport Top 100 chart. CASUAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND is available now on Beatport and iTunes. In support of CASUAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND, WOLFGANG GARTNER is launching the Love & War Tour, a massive fall U.S. tour with over 30 dates in five weeks. DJ/producers Pierce Fulton and Popeska will support WOLFGANG GARTNER throughout the tour. “This will be my second five-wee
[wp_ad_camp_2] The world of deadmau5—the world-renowned electronic artist—is always fast and furious. He recently overhauled his studio in hisTorontohometown and following his full-scaleEuropean tour this past spring, he locked himself in and went on a creative spree to finish > album title goes here <, his new album due out September 25 (Ultra Music). [wp_ad_camp_1] Following his performance with the Foo Fighters at the Grammy Awards earlier this year showcasing his stellar remix of the group’s “Rope,” deadmau5 continues his collaborations in the rock world by enlisting the vocal talents of Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance for his new single “Professional Griefers.” Out on August 14 on Ultra Music in North America, the single sits on the tougher end of deadmau5’
Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Music have joined forces and will be using each of their vast networks and resources to ensure ULTRA will entrench itself as the undisputed driving force behind the international electronic dance music (EDM) community in all aspects, it was announced, Friday, August 10 by Ultra Music Festival Co-Founder and CEO Russell Faibisch and Ultra Music President Patrick Moxey. With each company leading its respective industry, during a time when EDM has become a worldwide phenomenon, no other global brand can offer the experience and service to the EDM international fan as these two can, including niche platforms such as festivals/live events, film/video, live streams, record/music label, publishing, artist and event promotion, marketing and production. Working toge...
[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
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] The past few years have been like a roller coaster ride for you and your rise in DJ land seems unstoppable. Five years ago, would you ever have thought you would be traveling the world playing for amazing crowds like you do now? Hi guys, thanks for having me. What's happened since I starting DJing and producing has definitely been a dream come true. I think it's safe to say that anyone with a passion for music dreams about being able to play to huge crowds of fans who love your tracks and know every word. I've been very fortunate that this has happened to me in a relatively short period of time. It's also been amazing to play alongside some of the DJs I've looked up to, like Armin, Ferry, Dash Berlin, etc. How did you establish your good relationship...
[wp_ad_camp_2] By Damen Smith-Draeko --Photosynthesis is an annual EDM music festival based here in Washington State. It’s a spiritual/psychedelic gathering of artists, vendors, mystics, laymen, fire dancers, and mavens that all come together in the spirit of putting forth the will-to-good-power. It’s not just the party or the music that so many people look forward to every year, but that feeling of a natural connection to the earth, to a softer wholeness that the fresh air, the ocean and mountains, and the history of the region presents. It does sound kinda corny and very hippie, doesn’t it? But that is what it comes down to. This is what I got from speaking with many of the guests and from interviewing many of the artists and performers. And I don’t think it’s corny at all. I think
[wp_ad_camp_2] North American dubstep pioneer DATSIK has announced further details of his FIREPOWER RECORDS Tour launching August 30 in Denver. 12 new dates—which will have him and his various special guests and FIREPOWER label mates, including DELTA HEAVY, TERRAVITA, BARE NOIZE, XKR, GETTER and AFK—on the momentous routing now include stops in Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, Gainesville, Minneapolis, Lubbock, Lincoln, Des Moines, Reno, Spokane, Boise and Missoula. The FIREPOWER Tour will begin with the unveiling of the one-of-a-kind "Vortex" DJ performance booth with groundbreaking, real-time 3D-mapping technology that will push the evolution of custom visuals and mind-altering effects. The combination of DATSIK’s dark, dirty dubstep and V Squared Labs cutting-edge technology will b
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] The very well known German DJ & producer duo KYAU & ALBERT from Germany have just released their new vocal single "Another Time". The track got already the plays by the known radio shows and djs and furthermore "Another Time" made it to the Beatport genre top 10! Kyau & Albert are unique as they are one of the few duos out there who are responsible for their own vocals, unlike many other producers who mainly rely on guest vocalists. In that sense they act like a true band. In the past they did tour with a rig of instruments. Yet. nowadays they are happy to fly all over the world for their loved DJ sets. Check out the brand new video here! Connect: http://www.kyauandalbert.com [wp_ad_camp_5] [wp_ad_camp_4]
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Computer Controlled has the honor of being one of this week's featured Soundcloud artists. So who is this guy responsible for countless of wreckin acid tracks? Computer Controlled is the main project of Seattle, WA (via the midwest) artist Larry Kleinke. He has been involved with the Rave Scene since 1991 in WI selling smart drinks with friends under the guise of Cybertonix. In 1993 he decided to start DJing and in 1995 started buying synthesizers and drum machines. Computer Controlled's base (or is that bass?) sound is heavily influenced by the old school Midwest Acid sound of DJ ESP Woody McBride and DJ Hyperactive. As well as labels like Communique', Drop Bass Network, Direct Drive, Industrial Strength, Harthouse, Contact, TRAX, etc... Also the ea...