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Dirtyphonics Announce ‘Write Your Future’ EP and North American Tour

January 15, 2015 in Music


Powering into 2015, French trio Dirtyphonics have just announced the release of their EP, Write Your Future. Linking up with the likes of 12th Planet, Julie Hardy and Trinidad Jame$, Dirtyphonics ups the ante once again, showcasing their forward-pushing, bass-heavy sound. This very sound is what first shot them into the spotlight, shattering expectations with their fusion of heavy metal, drum & bass and electro sounds. Given the mark they’ve made on the global music scene, its safe to say Write Your Future will leave its bass-heavy mark on the history books.

Due on the Dim Mak imprint on February 17, the album marries up nicely with their forthcoming North American tour. Making stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and other key markets across the US and Canada, the boys will be sharing the stage with label boss Steve Aoki at a select number of shows.

Check the tour dates below and grab your free download of their new track “Power Now” here.

Dirtyphonics Upcoming Tour Dates:

Feb 11  |  Seattle, WA  |  Foundation
Feb 13  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  Avalon
Feb 14  |  Edmonton, AB  |  Frequency @ Shaw Conference Center
Feb 18  |  San Francisco, CA  |  EPR
Feb 20  | New York, NY  |  Webster Hall
Feb 21  |  Puerto Rico  |  Electric Daisy Carnival
Feb 24  |  Salt Lake City, UT  |  The Complex*
Feb 25  |  Denver, CO  |  Ogden Theatre*
Feb 26  |  Kansas City, MO  |  Arvest Theatre*
Feb 27  |  Minneapolis, MN  |  Myth*
Feb 28  |  Chicago, IL  | Aragon Ballroom*
Mar 1  |  Royal Oak, MI  |  Royal Oak Music Theatre*
Mar 2  |  St. Louis, MO  |  The Pageant*
Mar 12  |  Santa Ana, CA  |  Yost Theater
Apr 3  |  Houston, TX  |  Kryptonite

* with Steve Aoki


Dim Mak Releases Greatest Hits 2014 Compilation

January 12, 2015 in Featured, Music

The past twelve months have encapsulated the explosion of the selfie, an obsession with felines, our addiction to pizza and some of Dim Mak’s most hotly-tipped records. Before waving farewell to 2014, we invite you to revel in our favorite releases of the year with Dim Mak’s Greatest Hits 2014 compilation.

The 22-track offering recounts a year brimming with ubiquitous heaters like Borgore’s “Ratchet” off his #1 iTunes Dance album #NEWGOREORDER, and Keys N Krates’ “Are We Faded” which totals at more than one million worldwide Spotify streams to date.

Other illustrious tunes include Botnek & 3LAU’s “Vikings,” Yellow Claw & Cesqeaux’s “Legends (feat. Kalibwoy),” Felix Cartal’s “Ready For Love (feat. Chloe Angelides)” and Ookay’s “Egg Drop Soup.”

Featuring productions from imprint veterans like Deorro, Clockwork and Autoerotique alongside family newcomers such as Ookay, twoloud and Jacob Plant, Dim Mak’s Greatest Hits 2014 compilation runs the genre gamut from dizzying electro synths and filthy drum-heavy drops to sky-gliding house grooves and sultry vocal samples. Crank up your speakers and join us for one last walk down memory lane through our year’s most aurally thrilling moments.

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1. Keys N Krates – “Are We Faded”
2. Borgore – “Ratchet”
3. Botnek & 3LAU – “Vikings”
4. Yellow Claw & Cesqeaux – “Legends (feat. Kalibwoy)”
5. Clockwork & Taylr Renee – “Signals”
6. Autoerotique & Max Styler – “Badman”
7. GLOWINTHEDARK & Deorro – “Rave Century”
8. R3hab – “Androids”
9. Marnik – “Gladiators”
10. Uberjak’d – “The Moment (feat. Sarah Bodle)”
11. Felix Cartal – “Ready For Love (feat. Chloe Angelides)”
12. Yolanda Be Cool – “All That She Wants (feat. SYF & Fritz Helder)”
13. Ookay – “Egg Drop Soup”
14. ShayGray & Borgore – “Illuminati”
15. Chocolate Puma – “Rubberband Lazer (feat. Maikal X)”
16. twoloud – “Get Down (feat. Will Brennan)”
17. Qulinez – “Let’s Rock”
18. Victor Niglio & Jake Sgarlato – “Swing”
19. Mercer & Autoerotique – “Murda Dem”
20. Garmiani – “Nomad”
21. Jacob Plant – “Louder”
22. Botnek – “Grindhouse”

JES Releases New Solo Track “Two Souls”

December 19, 2014 in Featured, Music

JES has been synonymous with A-list DJ collaborations for as long as there has been an A-list for DJ’s. “Two Souls” is her first truly solo release for sometime and puts an alluring musical spin on the new year.

“Two Souls” is a true music festival anthem. JES drew her inspiration for the song from every near miss and chance meeting that embodies the festival experience. “I wanted to write something that encapsulates the feeling of being together but alone,” said JES. “You’re in this place with thousands of other people but you feel somehow outside it all. You know that you can’t be the only one that feels that way. I wanted to write something for those people, a song for the outsiders.”

Climbing from a sincere whisper to a euphoric scream “Two Souls” carries you on an unforgettable journey to everywhere that matters most. Soothing breakdowns perfectly compliment JES’ angelic vocal performance and grow through generous layers of uplifting synths into a massive melodic downpour. “Two Souls” will cross divides and rebuild bridges. This is the anthem for the estranged that will help them find their way home.

“Two Souls” includes an irresistible radio edit and a hypnotic extended mix that will make its presence felt in both arenas. If this is any indication of whats to come it looks like 2015 is going to be a great year for JES. The single is set for release on iTunes (Radio Edit) & Beatport (Extended Mix) on Jan 12th, 2015 on Magik Muzik.

Vicetone Releases 2014 End Of Year Mix

December 19, 2014 in Music

Curators of big room, melodic smashes like “Let Me Feel” and “United We Dance” (the official Ultra Music Festival Anthem), Vicetone rings in 2015 with a showcase year end mix. Blending together all of the duo’s musical outputs from the past year, Vicetone has teamed up with Proximity to unleash 50 minutes of musical mayhem. Following the success of their 2013 year mix, this year’s iteration is sure to please their growing fanbase around the world.

The mix features originals such as “Astronomia” and “Heat VS. Pressure,” in addition to remix gold from their takes on Krewella, Nicky Romero, and Fedde le Grand originals. It also features their newest single, “What I’ve Waited For” – a big room hit that’ll blow up dancefloors in the year to come. Closing out with a Special Extended Mix of “United We Dance,” it’s clear to see why Vicetone was selected to provided the soundtrack to the Ultra Music Festival Aftermovie. If the mix is any indication of what’s to come, we see monstrous things for Vicetone in 2015. Check the tracklist below and be on the lookout for Vicetone’s new single “No Way Out,” set to be released on Spinnin Records on January 19th.


1) Vicetone vs Alesso & Nadia Ali – Heat Pressure (Vicetone Mashup)

2) Vicetone – No Way Out (ft. Kat Nestel) [PREMIERE]

3) Vicetone & Tony Igy – Astronomia (Original 2014 Mix)

4) Krewella – Enjoy The Ride (Vicetone Remix)

5) Vicetone ft. Chloe Angelides – White Lies (Original Mix)

6) Dillon Francis + Sultan & Ned Shepard – When We Were Young (Vicetone Remix)

7) Vicetone – What I’ve Waited For (ft. D Brown)

8) Vicetone – Lowdown vs. Heartbeat (ft. Collin McLoughlin)

9) Cash Cash – Overtime (Vicetone Remix)

10) Vicetone ft. Jonny Rose – Stars (Kevin Drew Remix)

11) Vicetone – Ensemble (Original Mix)

12) Nicky Romero & Fedde Le Grand ft. Matthew Koma – Sparks (Vicetone Remix)

13) Vicetone & Nicky Romero – Let Me Feel (ft. When We Are Wild)

14) Vicetone – United We Dance (Special Extended Mix UMF Miami 2014)

2014 In 10 Minutes: Dzeko & Torres Release Year End Mix

December 19, 2014 in Music

Got 10 minutes? Prepare to have your 2014 summed up in a flash. Tiesto’s proteges Dzeko & Torres are back with their annual end of year mix. This year’s iteration features a whopping 62 tracks, tightly mixed into a hard-hitting, 10-minute musical melange. With tracks from Porter Robinson and Calvin Harris to Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons, the Canadian duo covered all bases in selecting this year’s biggest tracks. Check the tracklist below, and make sure to grab your free download of their new track, TIO here.


Porter Robinson – Lionhearted (Arty Remix)
Tritonal & Paris Blohm ft. Sterling Fox – Colors (Piano)
Zhu – Faded (Acapella)
Vicetone – United We Dance (Original Mix)
Duke Dumont – Need U (Acapella)
Michael Brun – Zenith (Original Mix)
Vicetone – Low Down (Original Mix)
MakJ & M35 – Go (Showtek Edit)
Kryder & Tom Staar – Big Momma’s House (Original Mix)
David Guetta & Showtek ft. Vassy – Bad (Acapella)
Martin Garrix & MOTi – Virus (Original Mix)
David Guetta ft. Sam Martin – Lovers On The Sun (Acapella)
John Christian – Next Level (Nicky Romero Edit)
Calvin Harris – C.U.B.A (Original Mix)
Ummet Ozcan – Superwave (Original Mix)
Calvin Harris – Summer (Acapella)
The Chainsmokers – Kanye (Acapella)
Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz – Guitar Track (Original Mix)
Martin Garrix & Jat Hardway – Wizard (Original Mix)
Martin Garrix & Firebeats – Helicopter (Original Mix)
R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan – Revolution (Original Mix)
R3HAB – Samurai (Original Mix)
Tiesto – Red Lights (Acapella)
Oliver Heldens – Gecko (Original Mix)
Alesso – Tear The Roof Up (Original Mix)
Don Diablo – AnyTime (Original Mix)
Dansson & Marlon Hoffstadt – Shake That (Acapella)
Kiesza – Hideaway (Original Mix)
Axwell & Ingrosso – We Came, We Rave, We Love (Original Mix)
Bassjackers – Crackin (Martin Garrix Edit)
Tom Staar & Ansolo – Totem
Bingo Players – Knock You Out (Acapella)
Hardwell – Everybody In The Place (Original Mix)
MOTi, Dzeko & Torres – Ganja (Original Mix)
Deorro & J-Trick – Rambo (Hardwell Edit)
KSHMR & Dallas K – Burn (Original Mix)
Lilly Wood & The Prick & Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (Instrumental)
Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft Aleesia – Gold Skies (Acapella)
Blasterjaxx – Mystica (Original Mix)
Miley Cyrus – Adore You (Acapella)
Moguai – K I X S (Original Mix)
DVVBS & VINAI – Raveology (Original Mix)
TJR & VINAI – Bounce Generation (Original Mix)
ROUTE 94 ft. Jess Glynne – My Love (Acapella)
W&W – Bigfoot (Original Mix)
Steve Angello, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman – Payback (Original Mix)
Mercer & DJ Snake – Lunatic (Original Mix)
Armin Van Buuren – Ping Pong (Original Mix)
Hardwell & Joey Dale feat. Luciana – Arcadia (Acapella)
Bassjackers & MAKJ – Derp (Original Mix)
Showtek – We Like To Party (Original Mix)
Ummet Ozcan – Smash (Original Mix)
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs Diplo Fatboy Slim Feat Bonde Do Role Pin – Eparrei (W&W Remix)
Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Tremor (Original Mix)
Gregor Salto & Wiwek – On Your Mark (Original Mix)
Borgeous, Dzeko & Torres – Tutankhamun (Acapella)
Disclosure ft. Sam Smith – Latch (Acapella)
John Legend – All Of Me (Tiesto Remix)
Dannic & TV Noise – Solid (Original Mix)
Zedd ft. Matthew Koma – Find You (Acapella)
John Martin – Anywhere For You (Tiesto vs. Dzeko & Torres Remix)
Imagine Dragons – Demons (Dzeko & Torres Remix)

Audien locks in Grammy nomination, signs to legendary label Astralwerks

December 15, 2014 in Featured, Music, Must Know

“We believe Audien is an artist who represents the future of EDM,” TAO Group partner Jason Strauss remarks on the young artist hailing from Mystic, Connecticut. Well if Audien is the future of EDM, the future is looking pretty bright.

Nate Rathbun – better known by his alias Audien – is on something of a hot streak as he closes the year with big news upon bigger news. On the heels of receiving a Grammy nomination for his remix of Bastille’s “Pompeii,” the 22 year old producer just announced his signing to legendary label Astralworks. Joining the roster of heavyweights such as Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim, Duke Dumont, and Eric Prydz, Audien’s partnership with the imprint will be a huge stepping stone for his already-thriving career. Glenn Mendlinger, Astralwerks’s General Manager says:

“We are truly honored to have Audien join the roster at Astralwerks.  In a short amount of time Nate has crafted a sound that is unique to him – no easy feat; his outstanding talent and skill as a musician and producer is matched by his dynamic personality and boundless energy. It’s very exciting to have home grown talent of this caliber coming right from our backyard in Mystic, Connecticut.”

Strauss and Menglinger are among the many to recognize Audien’s distinct talent. A veteran of major worldwide festivals like Ultra, EDC, and Tomorrowland, Audien just completed his debut headlining tour, AUDaCITY, which included sold out shows in New York, LA, and San Francisco. Strauss and the TAO Group have just announced that Audien is set to join Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub in Las Vegas as an exclusive resident for the forthcoming year.

Be sure to keep an eye on this budding artist as he powers into 2015.


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


“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.


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



Review: New World Punx Take Over Governor’s Island

September 18, 2014 in Featured, Festival, Review


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.