Happy Thursday Bumpers! Enjoy this classic track from 2009 given a progressive rework by Rex Mundi (a.k.a. Boy Hagemann). Boy contrasts the soaring melody and vocals in this tune with a pulsing progressive baseline, making it come off slightly darker than the original remixes, but still leaving you feeling elated when you listen to it. Moody, edgy, and oh-so-dark: Rex Mundi is everything you imagine when you think of a Coldharbour producer.
If you’re any kind of electro-pop junkie living in Los Angeles like myself, then you know this was a huge week for live music events. Tuesday, however, marked the best day of the week when The Avalon hosted a headlined show by none other than Australia’s major duo, The Presets. And just to sweeten the deal they had Canada’s fierce Dragonette as well as Los Angeles’ very own special DJ duo, Classixx to start the night off. It was pretty much a perfect storm for beat bumping bliss.
Tyler Blake and Michael David of Classixx came out on stage with a vengeance to groove. Performing tracks from their newly released album, Hanging Gardens, the crowd was treated to their incredibly funky latest hit ‘Holding On” and even more unexpectedly we were treated to their hot new track collaboration with LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang and The Juan McLean called “All You’re Waiting For.” I’m not sure the crowd was ready to shake it that early in the evening, but it’s nearly impossible to ignore such sparkling synth sweetness, that they had no choice.
Dragonette came on stage ready to take things to the next level, and although it’s always hard for me to deny any kind of female anthemic vocals, Martina Sorbara did just that. What seemed like an already full house was completely encapsulated by the bands energy. They delivered a full sound that seemed larger and louder than life. Magically, during their last song I happened to look up and see Julian and Kim hanging over the balcony above, cheering them on and looking so excited for the amazing show they themselves were about to give. Now, before I even begin to gush though, let me first just say that going into this my Australian mate whom I took with me to this show was incredibly apprehensive as to what the crowd would be like here. As a major fan, she has obviously seen them numerous times, but only in the band’s home country – never here in the states. And, yes, LA has one of the worst reputations when it comes to crowd energy, so I could understand her valid concern, but after two amazing acts, the crowd was obviously amped. In all honesty however, The Presets could have just as easily come on without an opening act and the crowd would have been as equally amped.
Everyone in that room was there sharing the same passionate love for what is a rare gem of a band whom I truly believe have an incredibly unique sound. Regardless of any major recognizable influences they may draw from, when you hear a Presets song, you know it’s Julian and Kim right away and when they came out onto the Avalon’s stage their presence was undeniable.
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Perfect is the only word that can describe Marcus Schossow’s amazing remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful”. His smooth, yet deep melody combined with Lana’s powerful and gorgeous vocals make this a very special remix that can get an entire dance floor in tears. The dark and deep melody blends perfectly with the emotional and somewhat dark lyrics of Young and Beautiful, and all culminates with a very danceable groove that will have you dancing, singing, and potentially crying all at the same time. Marcus has already made this track available for free download on his soundcloud page, and has been premiered on both the Global DJ Broadcast with Markus Schulz and A State of Trance Episode 614 with Armin Van Buuren. So hurry up and grab a copy while its free, and see why its one of the hottest remixes out at the moment.
Turn this one up and and listen to the intriguing sound of D33P, the fast rising star whose music has been championed by some of the biggest DJs in the Deep House scene.
‘Reach Out‘ is a dark yet captivating track featuring Claire’s fascinating vocal over a groovy bass-heavy beat.
This week I would like to feature a collection of tunes that range from deep house all the way to heart pumping techno. I enjoy the artistic value that a DJ set holds, especially when a story is being told with the track selection. This is the idea of this playlist which places the deeper, spacier tunes up front and leaves the big room power tracks for last. The playlist contains music from the most cutting edge and innovative labels to date. The soundcloud playlist is located below and links will direct you to the artist beatport page for further exploration. Sit back and enjoy because Life’s Too Short for Bad Music!
German sound master Marc Poppcke blends tribal and progressive elements to bring forth a beautiful journey of sound
Marc Poppcke- Breakable (Original Mix)
Roger Martinez and Secret Cinema’s Menthol is laced with esoteric vocal samples and eastern strings to open the mind’s eye.
Big Strick’s Heydey sounds like that beautiful Sunday afternoon were everything seems to be going right. Lush organ samples and Balearic style drums make a perfect soundtrack for a clear blue sky.
Big Strick- Heydey (Original Mix)
Martin Buttrich remixes Detroit Techno legend’s newest track “Any Which Way”. Buttrick turns the track into thick chunky deep house.
Last night on Earth, which is owned by the legendary Sasha, continues to push the boundaries with each release. Timo Maas turns James Teej’s “Liking your disorder” into eardrum electrocution.
The Italian duo Supernova continue to flex their dominance in the electronic music world with nothing but club ready smashers. “Clear Vision” contains a sweet 303 bass line that will surely fill the dance floor.
Supernova- Clear vision (Original Mix)
Left Room all star Sam Russo graces us with his slick funky brand of Deep House with his track “Not Another Juno Track.”
Sam Russo – Not Another Juno Track (Original Mix)
The Uk underground continues to spread their influence across the world of Techno and one of leaders has been Roberto and the legendary Artform Records.
Swedish techno legends Jesper Dalhback and Cari Lekbusch combine forces to create an absolute main room destroyer.
Philadelphia Techno Legend Josh Wink delivers his first track in over four years. Wink challenged his DJ friends to step outside of their comfort zone and to drop this track.
Josh Wink- Balls (Big Mix)
The beloved ‘Trance 100-2013’ series continues its musical journey through 2013, completing the music collection of all trance fans. No less than 100 of the most essential trance tunes of the season, this 4CD bursts with must-haves by the big names and rising talents. ‘Trance 100-2013, Vol.2’ is the best way to keep track of the ever-growing trance movement!
Now that the trance sound flirts around with many other styles these days, it’s more diverse than ever. That’s exactly why the ‘Trance 100-2013’ series gathers tunes from the warm proggy styles to the harder, eclectic affairs and purely, uplifting shades. Volume 2 of the series serves you the tunes of the big jocks such as Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, BT, Ferry Corsten, Dash Berlin, Hardwell, Aly & Fila, Orjan Nilsen and W&W, as well as rising talents Andrew Rayel, Wezz Devall, Aerofoil, MaRLo, Shogun, tyDi and many more.
‘Trance 100-2013 Vol.2’ brings you the highlights of the season, rocking you with all must-hears of today and tomorrow, coming together in one, strong mix.
Sometimes seeing your favorite rapper live just doesn’t live up to expectations. There’s always the risk that the quality of an overproduced album cannot be replicated in a live performance. Not only was listening to Juicy J live close to CD quality, he kept the crowd amped and dancing the entire show. The energy of the crowd never fizzled out. Juicy J showcased his turntable skills, invited fans on stage to dance, and even had a random person from the audience get on stage and freestyle.
He had the perfect amount of crowd interaction without having it mess up the flow and transitions into songs. The best part about the show was that he played all of his new tracks and classic Three Six Mafia throwbacks that had everyone in the Wilbur Theater singing along.
We captured some footage from his show here in Boston that you can check out below. If you haven’t seen Juicy J live yet, we strongly recommend it. You can catch him on his Stay Trippy Tour when it stops in a city near you! Big thanks to everyone at The Wilbur Theatre for letting us cover such an awesome event.
Panic City and Mistermike team up to make a huge remix of Summit from Skrillex and Ellie Goulding. I’m tellin’ yah, this remix is big — REAL BIG. I’ve been a huge fan of Mistermike for some time now so I’m stoked he linked up with my boy Panic City. I knew the track was gonna be killer before I even listened to it. The drops are BANANAS!
I’m so excited that SoMo is making a stop in Boston for his “Show Off Tour” (THE SHOW IS ALREADY SOLD OUT!). I think he is one of the best rising talents in the game right now — his vocals are unreal. He’s one of those natural born singers that when you hear him sing, it looks completely effortless.
I’ve been following SoMo on YouTube for a little over a year now and have been watching his fan base skyrocket. On his YouTube channel you’ll find a lot of popular covers that he’s performed. Most of his videos have hundreds of thousands of views, some even millions.
The thing that really caught my attention about SoMo wasn’t just his voice but his ability to make the covers he performs his own. Watch any reality singing show on TV and the judges will always criticize the talent for not sounding unique or bringing their own flavor to the song. This is actually a really hard thing for artists to breakthrough but SoMo has nailed it. Not to mention, he creates amazing original works as well.
If you haven’t heard of SoMo yet, check out some of his original work and covers I’ve posted below. Get prepared to be blown away!
DiBella sent me his latest mashup last night and I was really impressed. I haven’t heard any material from him in awhile,so this was a nice little surprise finding this in my inbox. The first half of the song is great but the second half is just massive.
DOWNLOAD | Toothpaste Man (DiBella Bootleg)