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Vicetone Releases “UNITED WE DANCE” Club Edit on Ultra Music

November 5, 2014 in Music, Must Know

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Craving those Miami Music Week vibes? Vicetone may have just the remedy.

Out now on Ultra Music, the club edit of their newest production “United We Dance” is a certified anthem that will bring you right back to the mayhem of Miami March madness. Featured in the official Ultra Music Festival aftermovie, the score provides the perfect musical backdrop to summarize the spirit of the festival.

“It has been great working with the video director, Charly Friedrichs on this project. He reached out to us about half a year ago, because he wanted to try something totally different than last year’s aftermovie, and get an original score composed, together with a dance track, all for the Ultra aftermovie.” Vicetone says.

The vibrant, emotional record shows both the versatility and the depth of Vicetone as a production pair. Coupled with Friedrich’s vision, the mix of sound and visuals will allow fans to relive the magic of the festival over and over again.

Check out the making of the video here and grab your copy of “United We Dance” – out now on Beatport and iTunes.

MOTi Launches His First Ever Headline Tour This Week

November 5, 2014 in Music, Must Know

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“MOTi is one of the most talented and exciting producers around. Every track he makes sounds unique and different and he can make records in any style. 2015 is going to be all about MOTi.” – Tiësto

With a stellar track record of discovering new talent, Tiesto has a knack for launching young, talented producers into the musical spotlight. His latest protege comes in the form of Dutch rising star MOTi, who has had a red-hot year already coming into stardome.

With smashes under his belt like “Zeus” and “Virus” – his collaboration with Martin Garrix – MOTi has already cemented his role as a high-energy producer. Further displaying his versatility, the young gun is back this month with an output of a different breed. “Lion (In My Head)” showcases an airy, melodic side to the young producer, whose newest track will be out on Tiesto’s imprint on November 17th.

Accompanying the single, MOTi is setting off on a month-long tour dubbed #LIONTOUR. Kicking off at EDC Orlando this weekend, the tour will sweep up to New York City’s Webster Hall before making stops all around North America in the following weeks.

Check out the preview for “Lion” here and be sure to catch MOTi on tour in the next coming month.

MOTi #LIONTOUR Dates:

Nov 8  |  Orlando, FL  |  Electric Daisy Carnival

Nov 8  |  New York, NY  |  Webster Hall

Nov 13  |  San Diego, CA  |  Fluxx

Nov 14  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  Create

Nov 15  |  San Francisco, CA  |  Ruby Skye

Nov 19  |  Boston, MA  |  GEM

Nov 20  |  Washington DC  |  Ultrabar

Nov 21  |  Toronto, ON  |  UNIUN

Nov 22  |  Montreal, PQ | New City Gas

 

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https://soundcloud.com/motiofficial

Review: New World Punx Take Over Governor’s Island

September 18, 2014 in Featured, Festival, Review

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On a final Sunday of a New York Summer, Governor’s Island saw sunny skies, good vibes, and an unrivaled day of musical mayhem.  The iconic waterfront venue has become a staple in the New York City circuit, playing host to some of the biggest names in dance music all season long. Returning to the northeast after last leaving their mark on Madison Square Garden, New World Punx touched down on the sandy shores to close out the summer in an epic fashion.

Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz have individually left their mark on the trance world for over a decade. Joining forces for back-to-back sets over the years, the two casually knocked around ideas of a larger collaboration. And what started as a daydream at a barbecue in Ibiza soon became every trance fans’ reality.  Taking elements from each of their own unique styles, New World Punx have become known for their big room, trance-filled sound wrapped up with an electro flair. This flair is just what rocked Governor’s Island this past Sunday.

Heating things up on an already-warm September day, Jacob van Hage opened up Governor’s main stage and set the tone for the night to come. Behind the backdrop of the New York City skyline, the Dutchman brought a surge of energy over the island. Dropping big room hits like his own “Raid” and “Crank,” van Hage paid homage to Ferry’s Flashover imprint and set the bar high for the evening to come. An additional nod to the label boss, his remix of Ferry’s “Festival Crash” set the incoming crowd into a high-energy frenzy. Fans danced their way into the venue just as the sun began to set; the night was officially on its way.

Up next was Colombian Coldharbour prodigy Khomha. The Medellian-born artist has been taken under Markus Schulz’s wing as an integral part of his label, boasting a complex trance sound to fans around the world. Khomha veered on the more electro side of the spectrum on this day, keeping in line with the energy of the night while simultaneously showcasing his trance-rooted melodic edge. His own track “Hydra” moved the crowd with its pristine melody, and the “Grindhouse” remix – his collaboration with New World Punx – showcased the progressive electro sound the two have mastered.  Always a crowd-rocker, his own “Eat Sleep Dusk Riddles” mashup sent fans into an uproar as his set drew to a close, and soon the headliners of the night took the stage.

Known for their boundless energy, Markus and Ferry have an indescribable presence on stage. Their relationship far surpasses that of a regular DJ duo; the two have distinct, personable personalities that come to light when they play. From the moment they took the decks, their energy was palpable. Opening up with their new track “Torque,” they showcased the latest and greatest from their studio team. From there they pulled all the stops, rocking the crowd with mashup favorites like “Mammoth Forever” and “Rampage Dream.” There was a considerable amount of material from both the artists’ imprints, including “Remember This,” “Safe and Sound,” and “Loops and Tings” from the Schulz camp. The crowd was thick but not overwhelming, and considerably smaller than most shows at Governor’s Island. New World Punx rocked the stage for a full three hours, taking their trance warriors on a hard-hitting, high-energy journey. It was the perfect way to close out the season, and set trance fans up for the next time the duo takes to New York City.
Photo Credit: Doug Van Sant

Tyler Sherritt Reworks Hans Zimmer’s Time

September 11, 2014 in Music

 

Tyler Sherritt, New York-based producer, singer and songwriter, is back to push boundaries with his recent rework of Hans Zimmer’s “Time.” A ambient, profound piece in its original form, the composer’s masterpiece is a score from the motion picture Inception. Inspired by the emotions the score invoked, Sherritt set out to explore fusing elements of orchestral and electronic music, proving with his rework that he’s as versatile an artist as he is creative.

The result is a beautiful, melodic, progressive piece that defies musical limitations as we know them today. “With much of today’s dance music being about instant gratification and ‘the drop,’ I decided to take a step away from that,” Sherritt explains. “This remix is still about evoking those emotions from the original composer, and is meant to be a journey about how music today has no boundaries.”

In anticipation of his debut at TomorrowWorld this year, Sherritt’s rework is particularly appropriate as Zimmer recently scored the “Hymn” as the festival’s anthem. Moreover, he has released Time as a free download for all to enjoy. Grab your copy here.

NEW WORLD PUNX | September 14th @ Governor’s Island

September 10, 2014 in Show

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This Sunday, September 14th, the fiercest duo in the trance world will bring their superpowers to New York’s iconic Governor’s Island.

New World Punx is the recently conceived project with which heavyweights Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten have been storming the globe for the past year. What started as a far-fetched concept at a barbecue in Ibiza has turned into a collaboration far beyond fans’ expectations. Fantastic DJs and producers alone, Schulz and Corsten take their strong, trance-rooted sound and twist it with a hard-hitting edge. Making their official debut in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, New World Punx rocked Armin van Buuren’s ASOT 600 last April, and retain the same high-energy standard at each of their coveted, sporadic shows. A breath of fresh air in the trance world indeed.

With the release of their new track “Torque” on the horizon, the duo will close out summer on the sandy shores of New York this Sunday. Bringing immense support from the likes of Khomha and Jacob Van Hage, this is not an event to miss. Grab your tickets here before it’s too late.

The Arising of Life: TomorrowWorld Releases 2014 Trailer

August 27, 2014 in Featured, Festival, Music

One month from its second edition, TomorrowWorld unveils its “The Arising of Life” theme. One of the most anticipated events in the country, the festival’s pristine production and expansive lineup are set to make history in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia this September. Secure your tickets here today.

Keys N Krates New Single “Are We Faded” Out Now

August 27, 2014 in Music

Out now on Dim Mak Records, “Are We Faded” marks the official return of Keys N Krates ahead of their highly anticipated Every Nite EP. With a debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as well as on the highly influential YouTube channel All Trap Music, the tune has already seen support from the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Machinedrum, WhatSoNot, and Plastician. With almost 100k views on YouTube and over 330k plays on Soundcloud, “Are We Faded” is already well on its way to becoming a staple through the remainder of the summer festival season and beyond.

After several months of patient waiting, fans of the three-piece live electronic sensation known as Keys N Krates are about to be rewarded by Every Nite, the fresh new EP from the Canadian musical masterminds. Still flying high off the success of their undeniably catchy hit “Dum Dee Dum,” Keys N Krates are ready to launch into the next phase of their journey with this 6 track offering, which aptly demonstrates their evolution as a band, as well as their loyalty to the unique fusion of hip-hop and electronic music that they’re known for. Set for release on September 23, Every Nite displays the seamless blend and complementary juxtaposition between the drums, keys, turntables, and live sampling that so clearly distinguishes Keys N Krates.

In celebration of the Every Nite EP, Keys N Krates are embarking on a massive fall tour, co-headlining with Gladiator and with support from Thugli, that will take them across the expanse of North America. Aside from their noteworthy talent as producers and studio musicians, Keys N Krates truly set themselves apart by their performances, where they bring their live electronic instrumentation to the stage together as a band. With stops in Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and countless more, Keys N Krates are canvassing the continent making sure no fan gets left behind.

Celeb Sighting: Tiesto, Erick Morillo, DJ Snake support Carnage at Marquee Vegas

August 27, 2014 in Music

You know Monday nights are hot when DJs Tiesto, Erick Morillo and Snake show up — ALL AT THE SAME TIME — to hangout in the booth with you on their off-night! Such was the scene at Carnage’s hugely popular “Carnage Mondays in Black and White” party at MARQUEE Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas earlier this week. I mean, what could possibly be a better endorsement of your party-rockin’ skillz?!

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Enhanced Sessions Vol. 4 Mixed By Estiva & Juventa To Debut 20 Unreleased Tracks

August 27, 2014 in Featured, Music

Out to show the world that “music sounds better when it’s Enhanced,” Dutch rising stars Estiva and Juventa have been granted the helm for Volume 4 of the acclaimed Enhanced Sessions series and have delivered a sensational 2-disc, 38-track compilation featuring 20 unreleased productions, and tracks and remixes from the likes of Estiva and Juventa, plus Tritonal, BT, Dyro, Myon & Shane 54, LTN and more.

Set to release on September 22 through Enhanced Music, Volume 4 marks praised producer Estiva’s third appearance and 19-year-old wunderkind Juventa’s debut on the Enhanced Sessions series. With 2014 holding smash hits from Estiva like his 3 Strikes EP and “Wait Forever,” and highly-regarded releases from Juventa like “Superhuman”, “Move Into Light” and “Culture Flow,” Enhanced Sessions Vol. 4 is sure to be another credible benchmark for ‘the label that delivers tune after tune’ (Mixmag).

Bringing you some of the best in forward thinking dance music, the collection features three fresh, new productions from Estiva: “Feel Right,” “Voices” and “Let It Go,” and four new tracks from Juventa titled “Superhuman,” “Woolloomooloo,” “SHWDWN,” and “Torque.” Accompanying the lengthy list of premieres will be label co-owners Tritonal’s third and final EP in their Metamorphic series, as well as an impressive remix of their massive hit “Colors” from the compilation mixers themselves. The release of Volume 4 also marks the start of a new era for the popular weekly “Enhanced Sessions” radio show, as Estiva and Juventa join Tritonal every Monday as co-hosts.

Keep an eye on www.enhancedmusic.com for Juventa and Estiva’s Enhanced Sessions Album Tour which has been hitting venues across Australia, Europe and North America this summer!

Big Gigantic Remixes Zhu’s “Faded”

August 27, 2014 in Music

Electronic music producer and unique voice Zhu – known for his anonymity as well as his seductive productions—has been heralded as “alluring” by Prefix upon the arrival of his debut “Faded.” Now, Big Gigantic, known for their interpretation of traditional DJ-based music with saxophones and drums, have successfully created a unique version of the song that fits right in line with the massive melodic house movement on the verge of explosion right now.

The reveal of the song comes on the wake of Big Gigantic’s Touch The Sky Tour announcement. The month-long tour launches on October 8 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH right after Big Giantic performs at their third annual “Rowdytown III” show at Red Rocks Amphitheater September 26 & 27 and with Bassnectar at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City October 4. The pair mostly keep east of the Mississippi, making stops in such markets as Grand Rapids, St. Louis, Kansas City, Urbana, IL, Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta and more. Named after The Night Is Young album cut “Touch the Sky”—an electro-leaning dance track drizzled with jazzy sax tones courtesy of Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli and live drums per Jeremy Salken—the tour will capture Big Gigantic’s explosive live show at every stop. Sandwiched between their headlining dates will also be four shows featuring Big Gigantic supporting their good friend and recent Bonnaroo Superjam collaborator Skrillex in Columbus, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Amherst, MA.