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i_o offers Armin van Buuren’s ‘Mr. Navigator’ a kinetic rework

A singular stream of i_o‘s remix of “Mr. Navigator” reveals one truth: i_o has left nothing in his meticulous composition up to cruise control. The producer injects Armin van Buuren’s pumping, main stage-destined original with a high dose of intoxicating underground allure. i_o’s revamp is intensive. The tech-trance classification of van Buuren’s track still applies […]

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Pioneer DJ unveils new 6-channel mixer

The gear gurus at Pioneer DJ recently unveiled their new flagship mixer, the DJM-V10. The product features six channels with compressors, and an additional mid band on each channel for more control at the Mid-Lo and Mid-Hi frequencies. A new isolator three-band master EQ for total control of the mix and ability to reroute effects internally […]

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Saturday Night Session 033: Breathe Carolina discuss their hobbies and what is next for them after recent album release

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, […]

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Weekend Rewind: Take it back 13 years to Mark Ronson’s 2007 Essential Mix

Rewind 13 years to 2007, a British-American producer known as Mark Ronson was just at early stages of his imminent rise to international stardom. The previous year won him widespread recognition for his production on Christina Aguilera‘s Back to Basics, Amy Winehouse‘s Back to Black, Lily Allen‘s Alright, Still, and more. However, it was 2007 […]

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Stream Halsey’s emotional whirlwind of a 3rd album, ‘Manic’

Pop sensation Halsey has released her third studio album, the 16-track Manic. The 25-year-old artist has been releasing a steady stream of singles from the compilation beginning with “Graveyard.” The single made waves in the electronic music community after Axwell gave it an official remix. She subsequently shared “Clementine,” “Finally // beautiful stranger,” “SUGA’s Interlude,” […]

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Stream Halsey’s emotional whirlwind of a 3rd album, ‘Manic’

Pop sensation Halsey has released her third studio album, the 16-track Manic. The 25-year-old artist has been releasing a steady stream of singles from the compilation beginning with “Graveyard.” The single made waves in the electronic music community after Axwell gave it an official remix. She subsequently shared “Clementine,” “Finally // beautiful stranger,” “SUGA’s Interlude,” […]

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From Doritos to cellular dissonance — Takeaways from Lane 8’s AMA

Daniel Goldstein, a.k.a. Lane 8, continues to dive deeper, following the release of his recent album Brightest Lights with an all-illuminating AMA over on r/electronicmusic. In addition to the “When are you playing [insert city here]?” queries, Goldstein’s latest open floor offers a slew of interesting takeaways, honing in on some the creative subtleties of […]

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Malaa reworks a menacing fan-favorite, with ‘Bling Bling (2020 Remix)’ [Stream]

Two years after its initial release, Malaa’s wall-to-wall single, “Bling Bling,” has gotten a makeover, courtesy of the masked menace himself. The enigmatic producer revisits the dark pulse of the original, hastening the bpm, rising it and letting it recline at a characteristic tech house pace. The vocal remains intact, but loops at the ascent […]

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Mat Zo teases drum ‘n’ bass-focused Mad Zoo compilation album with new single

Mat Zo just teased the upcoming Mad Zoo compilation project with the release of premiere single, “Blessed Be Thy Name,” on behalf of the head honcho himself. The drum ‘n’ bass trendsetter characteristically curates clever sound spaces within the rapid-tempo genre, and this track is no different. Through a mist of swift high-hat percussion, the […]

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Moog announce new synthesizer alongside Flying Lotus-scored teaser film [Watch]

As one of the most trusted names in the electronic music hardware business, Moog continues to uphold its reputation with the announcement of their newest 2-note paraphonic synthesizer: the Subsequent 25. The music company partnered with Flying Lotus to announce their latest tech—unveiling a short animated film featuring music scored by the prolific producer. The […]

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New Hawaiian festival E Komo Mai releases full lineup packed with house and disco talent

Funky beats meet island paradise in the debut of Hawaii’s newest dedicated electronic music festival, E Komo Mai. Taking place February 14 – 17, the lineup boasts local and international talent such as Anabel Englund, Mark Farina, DJ Dan, and Hawaii’s own DJ Keoki. Festival goers looking for a premium event experience should reach for […]

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First Listen: Kompany and Wooli link on ‘Bussback’ for some damaging dubstep [Stream]

Kompany and Wooli are currently two of the most exciting names in bass music. Regularly showing face at Excision‘s hallmark bass events Lost Lands and Bass Canyon, the two have an arsenal of hard-hitting releases on Circus Records, Never Say Die, and more. The pair have collaborated multiple times already, resulting in battering dub weapons, […]

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Claptone, Boris Brejcha, Giorgia Angiuli, and more round out first wave of Sea You Beach Republic lineup

German mainstay event, Sea You Beach Republic will record its seventh edition lakeside in Tunisee from July 18 – 19, during which it will spread out its house and techno talent across seven stages. The first wave of the event’s 2020 lineup features Claptone, Boris Brejcha, Georgia Angiuli, Kid Simius, Kobosil, and Lexy & K-Paul, […]

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Mau5trap’s No Mana releases lead single, ‘Strangers,’ from debut album,’Secret Level’ [Stream]

After 14 UP EPs and a grip of tracks released on deadmau5‘s mau5trap imprint, No Mana releases the first single from his debut album, Secret Level. The track is called “Strangers,” featuring serene, airy vocals from Jantine driven by bright, stabbing synths whose reverb grows with the anticipation of the track. After the air is […]

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Mau5trap’s No Mana releases lead single, ‘Strangers,’ from debut album,’Secret Level’ [Stream]

After 14 UP EPs and a grip of tracks released on deadmau5‘s mau5trap imprint, No Mana releases the first single from his debut album, Secret Level. The track is called “Strangers,” featuring serene, airy vocals from Jantine driven by bright, stabbing synths whose reverb grows with the anticipation of the track. After the air is […]

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Spotify launches curated playlists for pets

In streaming giant Spotify‘s latest strategic move, the Swedish company has unveiled a new playlist offering tailored specifically for pets. Dubbed Pet Playlists, the algorithmically-curated playlists generate around 30 tracks based on basic information filled out by users. The launch follows growing initiatives by Spotify into capitalizing on both their personalized playlist offerings including On […]

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Stream Mac Miller’s final album, ‘Circles’

We’re nearly a year and a half removed from Mac Miller‘s death in September of 2018, and his fans and contemporaries alike are largely still reeling from the untimely loss of the young emcee. News of Miller’s passing landed just a month after the release of perhaps the most creatively ambitious work of his shortened […]

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Stream Mac Miller’s final album, ‘Circles’

We’re nearly a year and a half removed from Mac Miller‘s death in September of 2018, and his fans and contemporaries alike are largely still reeling from the untimely loss of the young emcee. News of Miller’s passing landed just a month after the release of perhaps the most creatively ambitious work of his shortened […]

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Aussie DJs come together for Make It Rain festival in support of Australian fire relief efforts

News of the bushfires tearing through Australia has broken hearts across the globe, as so many lives, wildlife, and land have been deeply affected by the tragedy. Relief efforts have sprung up around the world, and the latest to join the cause is the newly announced Make it Rain festival. The festival, slated for January […]

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