I first heard this track at the beginning of Dirty South's set at the LED event that took place at the San Diego Sports Arena (one of the best events I've had the privileges of attending) and pretty sure it was the first time the man from Down Unda had ever dropped it live.
Yesterday, Phazing Records officially released the Dirty South remix of “Devil’s Work” from Miike Snow – named Essential New Tune for Miami Music Week by Pete Tong, Dirty South’s interpretation of “Devil’s Work” is one of the most talked about remixes of the spring and a mainstay in the sets of the world’s finest DJs.
It’s been an amazing year for Miike Snow as they continue their sold out tour in support of of the critically acclaimed sophomore album, “Happy To You.” The band follows up an amazing performance at Coachella (they played to a record-breaking crowd of over 45,000, headlining Stage 2 on Saturday) with dates in Paris, Cologne & Berlin before heading to the UK for Brixton Academy London & Manchester Ritz - their largest UK shows to date.
Dirty South is perhaps the most versatile talent currently working in the dance world. In 2011 he experienced tremendous growth on all facets of his game - As a producer he produced two of last year’s biggest hits in “Alive” (with Thomas Gold) and “Walking Alone” delivered remixes which were instant global anthems with his take on Diddy Dirty Money “Coming Home” and Skylar Grey “invisible.” In January 2012 Dirty South reunited with Thomas Gold for one of the winter’s biggest tracks, “Eyes Wide Open (ft. Kate Elsworth)”
After all the anticipation release day is finally here…it’s time to do the Devils Work.
If you like what you here, be sure to support the artists and buy the track off beatport.
“The Glastonbury of dance festivals, this bold, colourful and gigantic event packs more into one electrifying day than other, lesser dance events would dare explore in their lifetime.” (Virtual Festivals)
For nearly two decades, ID&T’s Mysteryland has been THE outstanding highlight of the Dutch festival season. This year, on August 25th 2012, the nineteenth edition of the globally celebrated one-day event will once again take place at the stunning 163 acre space that is Floriade terrain, just a stone’s throw from the nation’s capital, Amsterdam. With even more investment, time and effort pumped into every last detail than ever before – including flawless production and beautiful art installations, to world-beating lineup, mind-blowing new stage designs and surprises galore – Mysteryland 2012 is guaranteed to be a sure-fire sell out.
Be sure to keep Saturday 28th April, 10.00AM CET firmly penned in your diary. This will be your opportunity to obtain passes to what will be, hands down, and as per usual - the most exceptional dance music event in the Dutch festival calendar. Tickets are priced at €75 and are available exclusively from the official Mysteryland website – visit www.mysteryland.com
Due to the sheer demand expected both internationally and domestically this year, ID&T have opted for a ‘first come first served’ queuing system powered by ticketing partner ‘Paylogic’, who’ve a proven track record in dealing with events of this size. The queue will start at 10.00AM (as soon as tickets go on sale), and the website will keep track of your position in line. BE WARNED – DO NOT press F5/refresh – this will automatically take you back to the end of the line, and diminish your chances!
This year sees the addition of the brand new and super massive ‘ Big Top’, the biggest tent ID&T have ever used. Inside, some of the hottest names in electronica will be tending to the decks and shaking Mysteryland to its very core. A-List guests in the brand new ‘Big Top’ will include Swedish wunderkind Avicii, Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, French house maestro Martin Solveig and Holland’s very own Hardwell. The closing of Mysteryland each year is always one of the many highlights where no expense is spared; the man honoured with the task of closing The Big Top is the nation’s favourite - the one and only Fedde le Grand.
The remainder of Mysteryland’s twelve stages are marked by diversity. A-Trak presents his Fools Gold Clubhouse stage with guests including Fake Blood, Tiga and Riton, while Loco Dice, Reboot and Simian Mobile Disco will be headlining the new open air Monade Stage; there’s Drum & Bass by UK bass legend Goldie; techno by stars such as Jeff Mills and Speedy J; the all time favourite Dirty Dutch Stage with music provided by the likes of Chuckie, Zedd, Dillon Francis and Porter Robinson; hardstyle from Headhunterz and Zany; deep house by Seth Troxler, Subb-an and Laura Jones…the list of international and homegrown heroes goes on and on! For full lineup and stage details, please see below, or visit the official Mysteryland website – www.mysteryland.com
The Mysteryland Experience
Aside from delivering a truly world class lineup of musical talent year-in year-out, Mysteryland is renowned for being a creatively diverse, forward-thinking and above all BEAUTIFUL festival that dedicates extensive effort and resources towards creating truly magical and breathtaking surroundings for it’s guests. Revelers can feel free to dive into a plethora of workshops and other interactive activities to pass the time, should the music get too much. So you can either dance into the night, or let your creativity flow; or both, it’s up to you!
Tree House Festival
This year Mysteryland organizers are creating a spectacular Tree House Festival comprising multiple canopy-high hangouts where party people can climb into, chill out and enjoy small concerts, spoken word performances and much more. This is a first for any dance festival in the world and it’s shaping up to be a jaw dropping addition!
Every year, Mysteryland producers ID&T NL work exceptionally hard to inspire all of their visitors and partners into embracing more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. With a solid aim to raise environmental consciousness among future generations, the festival is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to all things ‘green’.
Mysteryland offers a wide range of culinary delights; from pizza to pancakes, tapas to Mexican, vegetarian, vegan and organic; anybody who’s been to Mysteryland in the past can vouch for the fact that this festival has it all when it comes to cuisine. Another first this year is the introduction of the Bollywood snack bar 'Oelalal Masala Dosa' – providing yet more diversity for those in need of a bite to eat.
Just like years gone by, Mysteryland 2012 are providing some pretty amazing Sleepover Packages for its international guests – and some of the really lazy Dutch ones too! All packages include a full Mysteryland day pass, transfer to and from the festival, as well as access to the super secret after party in Amsterdam. Accommodation differs between just one overnight stay in a nearby hotel, to bungalows for you and your friends near the beach. For the first time this year they have also included the option of flights from London, Oslo and Copenhagen, so if all you want to do is party and think about nothing else – you can let them plan your entire trip! Travel packages go on sale HERE at the same time as all other tickets – 10.00AM CET, Saturday 28th April, 2012.
Keep right up to date with all things Mysteryland at the following online portals.
I know this song is old news, but a couple of weeks back my pretty lady played this one and I couldn't believe my ears - so much so that I've selfishly kept it to myself ever since. Basic Physics has constructed a ridiculously filthy bootleg, spinning such a nice twist on Thomas Gold's track that it's once again become relevant so many months later. If you haven't heard this yet, it is a must-have and fully worthy of a spot in your itunes library. This is only the second piece of work that I've had the pleasure of hearing from Basic Physics, but as long as they keep sounding like this, I'd say that there's a bright future in store. Cheers
New deadmau5 with the full leak of his track 'The Veldt' - super chilled out vibe to this one that reminds us why we all became fans of his trancy house style. Chris James does a real nice job with the vocals and what else is there to say other than grab it fast and hope that the mau5 comes out with similar future release. Enjoii
Major Lazer, currently just Diplo doing his thing less Switch, as the two recently split ways, is up to no good with a new release through maddecent records. The track, 'Get Free', features vocals from the chillingly sweet Amber Coffman, whose voice has been permanently camped in my dome since I first heard her on the track 'Hold On', and it is definitely something special. The best part is that they're giving it away for free, head over to THIS LINK HERE to receive a free download of the above song, as well as a remix by Bonde do Role.
The brand new official video for Kaskade and Skrillex’s juggernaut collaboration “Lick It”, released back in October 2011, is finally upon us! Complete with a hefty remix package (out now on Ultra Records) from some of the biggest-hitters to match, Kaskade continues to demonstrate his A&R excellence and prowess as he breathes fresh life into an already exquisite release.
Taken from Kaskade’s critically acclaimed long player ‘Fire & Ice’, “Lick It” serves up a growling slice of electro-infused Skrillex gold, with the strongest sense of musicality and melody that underpins each and every Kaskade production – a stunning record from two of the most in-demand producers on the planet. Ryan explained:
“Collaborating with Skrillex for the track and video of ‘Lick It’ was one of the more unique opportunities I had when recording Fire & Ice,” said Kaskade. “Skrillex and I have different styles but that is part of what made it fun. I like doing the unexpected and this track and video is something truly distinctive.”
The ever eclectic three-track remix package, featuring unique re-licks from rising dubstep star Datsik, French house maestro Norman Doray and Italy’s very own Alex Kenji is available to buy now from iTunes.
Donned by The New York Times as the “new face of electronic dance music,” Kaskade recently wowed the EDM world with his brand new stage set up at California’s legendary Coachella festival, headlining the iconic Sahara tent on Saturday night to a truly immense reception. Continuing from this he’s just announced that this summer he’ll be taking on his biggest ever tour, with more than 50 North American shows across venues of all sizes; from ballrooms and theatres to arenas and festivals. The initial 35 dates announced for the “Freaks of Nature” Summer 2012 Tour will begin on May 25!
With other recent news that he will be performing at the globally-renowned Lollapalooza fest in August at Grant Park in Chicago and a handful of high profile European tour dates, 2012 is shaping up to be quite the year for Ryan.
After seeing Nero for the first time ever this past weekend at Coachella, I must say that they definitely lived up to their reputation as one of the top live acts around. In just over one week, they'll be bringing their talents to Dallas' very own House of Blues. Here's the full press release below.
"Having already introduced their special brand of melodic dance mayhem to North American electronic music fans with roof-raising DJ sets at nightclubs in December, London’s premiere dubstep duo Nero is gearing up for a triumphant return to the U.S. in March for their headlining “Second Reality”LIVE tour, as well as eagerly awaited appearances at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in April. Nero will also launch their exclusive 2012 DJ residency at Surrender and XS Nightclubs, located at Encore at WynnLas Vegas, performing first at Surrender between the weeks at Coachella. Tickets to the "Second Reality" live tour can be purchased HERE.
Nero is British-born producers, remixers, DJs, and artists Dan Stephens and Joe Ray, who are joined by dynamic singer Alana Watson for their live concerts, which find them performing high live atop a custom-built booth consisting of ghetto blasters, retro TV’s, old amps, and an arcade machine centerpiece.
Nero is touring in support of Welcome Reality, which was released to rave reviews byCherrytree/Interscope Records in December. With its thunderous bass, hail of house rhythms, lightning flashes of rave synths, and showers of guitar, the album “pulls dubstep toward the arena-pop spotlight without leaving its shadows behind,” as the New York Times put it in its review, while Billboard noted that Nero “comes off like a dubstep-powered pop band.”
Released in the U.K. in August, Welcome Reality debuted at No. 1 and rapidly earnedGold status, fueled by its singles “Innocence,” "Guilt,” “Promises” (which also stormed straight to the top of the UK charts) and “Me and You,” which was the most played record onRadio 1for three weeks in a row and is now the first U.S. single from the album. Nero’sindie/dubstep hybrid smash Me and You Remix EP is also currently available digitally, and features a brand-new remix of “Me And You” by Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia,and a Skrillex remix of "Promises" (previously unavailable in the U.S.) that has racked up more than 10 million plays on YouTube.
Check out the video trailer for HARD Summer 2012 here featuring “Promises” (Skrillex & Nero Remix) and Nero’s Dan Stephens.
With nominations from BBC’s Sound of 2011, XFM’s Sound of 2011, and Music Week’s Top 15, Nero also won 2010's Beatport Award for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep Track for “Act Like You Know.” The duo have performed at all the major UK music festivals including Glastonbury,Bestival, Reading, and Wireless, and still found the time to produce remixes for The Streets, La Roux, deadmau5, N*E*R*D and Daft Punk.
Coachella weekend numero uno was a raging success, as the masses moved to the music safely. People from all over the globe travelled down to palm springs CA to attend what is sure to be one the best 3 days of 2012; why can't all festivals be like this?
Since not everyone was able to attend, I've got 2 of the top sets from the weekend by 2 of the biggest names that spun for the crowds: Kaskade & Swedish House Mafia. The only downside to either of their sets was that it was 45 degrees with heavy wind and rain for SHM's performance, but you can't hear that through your speakers. So enjoy these two for now, and be on the look out for my personal favorites of the weekend that, if I can find copies of, will shared shortly. Cheers
Have you ever been on or heard of a SWAT spring/winter break trip? Imagine a couple hundred college-aged kids consuming large amounts of alcohol and only god knows what else, partying at a hotel with chaperons that don’t give a fuck, with DJs spinning poolside all day and night events set up for the patrons… Sounds pretty crazy right?
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Cedric Gervais finally translates his huge house single 'Molly' to an aesthetic platform. Gervais' original production is a nice house/trance track with a ridiculously overt message. It's for all the dirty dancers out there that don't want their night to end. He's done a fantastic job with the video, in its manifestation of the subject...I'd say he definitely gets the point across hah. Anyway, the track is pretty bumping and the video is downright sexy - please keep your clothes on while viewing.
USA’s premiere festival producers, Insomniac Events have finally released the highly anticipated line-up including more than 100 international artists, performers, and theatrical groups including the world renowned Blue Man Group at this year’s 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival. World-class electronic acts from across the globe will gather at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 8-10, 2012, for the return of North America’s largest electronic music festival.
“Last year’s introduction to Las Vegas was a remarkable event for Insomniac, gathering more than 230,000 people in the desert for an exciting new chapter in Electric Daisy Carnival history,” said Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac Events. “As dance music continues to explode on a global scale, we’ll continue to push the boundaries of what makes Insomniac unique: a fully immersive festival experience that features hundreds of theatrical performers, interactive art installations, pyrotechnics and special effects, state of the art production, not to mention the largest stage in North America. I’m excited to share what we’ve been developing since last year’s show with our incredible fans.”
European hardstyle powerhouse, Q-dance, will be bridging the gap between the two continents providing fans in Las Vegas with the Dutch company’s first ever debut in the United States. Adding a seventh stage, Insomniac and Q-dance have come together to bring the harder styles of dance music to EDC attendees for three full nights. You can check out the Q-dance trailer HERE.
Steve Angello and Size Records announces its brand new monthly video series – Size TV
Go behind the scenes and travel around the world with your favorite
Size Records Artists – episode one available now exclusively at Size TV
Ever wondered what life was like outside of the club for your favorite Size Records artists? For the first time ever Steve Angello has let the cameras in to film him and his extended Size family on the road and in studio. This is Size TV.
Size TV will capture the creative process that goes into developing the hottest tracks from scratch in the studio, candid moments that fans typically never get to see and an inside look into what being a Size Records artist is all about.
The debut episode of Size TV is available now and offers a pre-Miami Music Week look at Wayne & Woods, Tim Mason,Third Party, Qulinez and AN21 & Max Vangeli as they prepared for the massive Size Matters Pool Party on March 25
Click here to watch the premiere episode of Size TV
"This is music I made whilst consciously trying to disengage from electronic dance music's genre/sub-genre loop. It's a call-it-what-you-want/it-is-what-it-is, maximum latitude album. No matter what I do though, whatever style I produce in, it's always going to have that Chicane sound, feel and vibe to it." - Nick Bracegirdle, somewhere up the mountain, Jan. 2012
Since establishing himself in 1997 with the seminal 'Far From The Maddening Crowds' and breakout album 'Behind The Sun' (2000), through to his second-gen LPs; 'Somersault' (2007) and 2010's 'Giants,' Nick Bracegirdle has fashioned a flawless and hit-filled album discography. Now, adding to that canon comes 'Thousand Mile Stare.' Only effectively classifiable as 'electronic dance music,' it's a freethinking, without-borders audio collection from the Buckinghamshire lad made good.
'Thousand Mile' overtures with the near beat-free splendor of 'Hljop' - the first of tw composed alongside eclectic Icelandic five-piece Vigri. Having decamped to the ensemble's Reykjavik studio, he co-produced with their unique 'micro-orchestra' set-up bridging the gap between live and synthesized music. These sessions saw the creation of 'Hijop,' with its poignant piano-shaded riffs, Icelandic-ally filtered, Coldplay-esque vocals and Vigri's live orchestra elements. Whilst over there, Nick and the collective also recorded current single Solaruppras (or 'Sunrise'), whose 4/4 drums, judiciously distorted sub-synths and symphonic nuance give a more floor-oriented dimension on their music.
When it comes to its vocal aspects, the album opts for the path less traveled. Over his career, Nick's pointed many a mainstream singer - Bryan Adams, Sir Tom Jones and Marie Brennan among them - in the direction of the dancefloor. For 'Thousand Mile' though, he's mining newer talent. With his evocative vocals, Malta-born, Brixton-based singer Joseph Aquilina lends raincry-like tones to the downtempo 'Goldfish' and 'Super Mouflon,' which charts an electro-to-house arc.
"I wanted to create an album that felt like 'a collection of life's soundtracks'."
At once narrating and distilling the regulation English 2-week-summer holiday-abroad, recent single 'Going Deep' is primed by the crowd-activating chant of South London rapper Aggi Dukes. His lyrical chant cocks a knowing wink at the Balearic-bound holiday experience, while Nick points the production at the heart of the dancefloor. With its thermally rising trance-fired organ notes, 'Going Deep' will be working more than a few tent pegs loose come festival season.
Infused with seaside atmosphere, 'Flotsam and Jetsum' (co-produced with Bedrock's Nick Muir) and 'The Nothing Song' momentarily put the album on a melodic, progressive footing. The title track meanwhile sees Nick re-connect with the Balearic trance sound and will doubtless soundtrack many a White Isle adventure come summer.
Naturally, no Chicane album would be complete without fulfilling its quota of of beat-less, blissed-out epicness. In its search for the ultimate chill, 'Thousand Mile Stare' sees Nick rise to new heights in sun-touching tracks. Through numbers like 'Playing Fields' (hauntingly and compellingly vocaled by Kate Walsh) to the heaven-sent harmonies and cinematic ambiance of album denouement, 'Fin de Jours,' it will goose the flesh of sunset-devotees everywhere. Nick notably is also modifying the genre he played a major role in creating. 'Windbreaks' builds slowly from an ambient start point, before traversing dynamically into drum & bass.
Throughout the summer, from the speaker of Cafe del Mar to the plains of the world's outdoor festivals, Chicane's 'Thousand Mile Stare' will sound out. Following its limited advance world release on April 16th, 2012, it will receive a full deluxe edition (including 5 new unreleased tracks), which arrives on shop shelves on the 4th of June.
1. Hijop (Chicane & Virgri)
2. The Nothing Song
4. Thousand Mile Stare (Original Mix)
5. Playing Fields (featuring Kate Walsh)
6. Solaruppras (Chicane & Vigri)
7. Going Deep (Moogmonkey Rework Mix)
9. Flotsum and Jetsum
10. Super Mouflon
11. Going Deep (Original Mix)
12. Fin de Jours
Now for the track that I'm arguably over-excited to share with you - a remix of a classic tune from a true legend (sir Eric Clapton) created by up n comer's No Big Deal. The duo calls home to Canada's electro hotbed, Montreal, and is in its youth having been formed in 2011. Not much more information regarding these cats, other than the fact that this song is super funky and damn cool. I love seeing guys take a stab at the oldies, and these two pulled off the rare gem with this one. Well done fellas! Make sure to get down to this one - a perfect precursor to the forthcoming Coachella. Dance your pants off and be sure to 'Like' their facebook page to gain access to a free download of the raging mp3. Cheers, oh and I almost forgot, thanks to my girl for this one ;] you got the golden ear
Got a new release from Dirty South today, putting the finesse on the Miike Snow original, 'Devil's Work'. DS has been steadily producing electric productions and remixes for quite some time, as I'm always on the look out for fresh work with his name on it, and this remix does not disappoint. Here he's transformed an alternative rock song into an uplifting and synthy masterpiece that has all the makings of a track that is engineered to be played in front of huge festival crowds. He transcends genre boundary seamlessly and this track is audio proof for your listening pleasure. Cheers
New Dillon Francis remix of Hitz! If you havnt seen Chase & Status Live you better get on it. Their energy is incredible, I had an opportunity to meet up with these guys backstage a show in the UK and they're just as cool as their live show is. I'd recommend watching the Rolling Stone Documentary on their last US Tour. Hopefully DnB makes it big in the states soon.
Available for the first time in the US, this package features the massive No More Idols tracks "End Credits" (featuring Plan B), "Let You Go" (featuring Mali), "Hypest Hype" (featuring Tempa T), "Blind Faith" (featuring Liam Bailey),” "Time" (featuring Delilah),” "Hitz" (featuring Tinie Tempah) and "Flashing Lights" (featuring Sub Focus & Takura), plus videos and remixes from some of the hottest names on the global scene including Brookes Brothers, Feed Me, Trolley Snatcha, Wilkinson, 16Bit, Dillon Francis and Nero - Chase And Status protégés who are signed to their own MTA record label.
In 2011 Chase And Status achieved levels of success rarely touched by an electronic music artist. Since its release in January 2011, No More Idols has picked up platinum certification with over 500,000 albums sold, featured six huge singles – all A listed at BBC Radio 1 – with a combined sales of over one million; and charted at #2 in the UK (second only to Adele) staying in the top 10 for over 10 weeks. Live, Chase And Status sold out their November 2011 UK Academy Tour months in advance as well as touring the UK, European, Japanese and Australian festival circuits, playing to over 1 million people before the year was out. The band also sold out their spring 2011 USA tour. In all, Chase And Status were officially the biggest selling UK band of 2011.
NYTimes.com posted a great article on the growth of investment opportunities surrounding electro concerts. If you're as interested as we are in this growing movement check out the full article here [ARTICLE]
One Friday afternoon last month, 60,000 tickets at $100 and up went on sale for a major music festival at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., before the headliners had even been announced.
It sold out in three hours.
The festival with the fervent following was the Electric Daisy Carnival, a two-day event next month dedicated to the concert industry’s new favorite genre: electronic dance music. Long considered a marginal part of the music business that subsisted in clubs and semi-legal warehouse raves, dance has now moved squarely into the mainstream, with a growing circuit of festivals and profit margins that are attracting Wall Street.
For an industry increasingly reliant on aging headliners — like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and the Rolling Stones — the appeal of a genre with fresh stars and a huge young audience is undeniable.
“If you’re 15 to 25 years old now, this is your rock ‘n’ roll,” said Michael Rapino, the chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest concert promoter.