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Vargas & Lagola – Dolores (The Awakening)

Vargas & Lagola are a new breed of Swedish supergroup who bring a bit of soul back into the electronic pop game. Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontane’s debut single, “Rolling Stone,” set a solid market for the newly forged act, drawing on their mutual writing duties for Madonna, Avicii and Axwell Λ Ingrosso with a […]

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Skrillex is working on G-Eazy’s new album

Skrillex easily has a more expansive catalogue of collaborators than any other popular producer in the modern era. Indeed, in the past year, Sonny Moore has offered more productions for other artists  than for his solo project. After notably producing the entirety of Incubus’ April album, 8, and putting out a rare collaboration with Habstrakt, Skrillex’s newest collaborator has […]

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Pretty Lights just mailed hardcore fans USB drives full of unreleased music

Mere days after announcing his destination-style Island of Light festival, Pretty Lights took to the internet today in a grassroots marketing effort that went immediately viral. Tapping the most loyal few of his devoted fan following, select fans were shipped posters revealing several new tour dates.On the back of said posters was a message, which read as follows:Greetings, […]

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ATLiens’ ‘Alchemy’ is an immersive journey through outer space

Fresh off the release of a massive collaboration with Bassnectar—out on OWSLA in late March—the ATLiens have begun to amass an impressive underground bass music following with their dark, broken beat electronic sound. Just as their name suggests, the Atlanta-based duo have been steadily building their incognito image with an extraterrestrial allure. Their most recent release, “Alchemy,” which premiered […]

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Soul, synths, and spoken word in the Arizona desert: experience FORM Arcosanti’s opening day

FORM Arcosanti is the festival, if you can even call it that, of the future. Carved into a stone bluff above Arizona’s Agua Fria riverbed, Paolo Soleri’s artistic urban atrium once again plays host to Hundred Waters‘ annual creative congregation. It’s a singular ambiance that feels somewhat misrepresented when included in the “music festival” blanket […]

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China’s STORM Festival announces expansion into overseas markets

Dance music culture across Asia has historically drawn on Western influences, with the number of international festivals, such as Ultra, taking aim at the enormous pan-Asian consumer market. With each passing year, these spectacle-themed events continually increase in size, shape, and scale. However, business as usual may be facing endemic change, with China’s leading festival production […]

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Spotify valued at $13 Billion ahead of stock market listing

Spotify has disrupted the way people consume music, and now the streaming platform will also be disrupting the stock market. It was announced yesterday via Reuters that Spotify could be the first major company to directly list itself on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) when it goes public later this year or early next year. According […]

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Ben Pearce makes a deep, well-rounded Essential Mix debut

It’s always a bold move to begin a set with Richard Strauss’ epic “Also Sprach Zarathrustra.” Since Stanley Kubrick etched the legendary piece into the modern public’s cultural consciousness by using it as the overture for his classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the composition has become synonymous with cinematic magnificence. While Strauss’ legendary instrumental is frequently favored […]

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Diplo teams up with XXXTENTACION for soothing new collaboration

Diplo has had a prolific week with artists across genres. On May 11, the Mad Decent label-head abruptly released “BANK ROLL,” star-ridden number with Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Rich the Kid, King Henry, and Boaz. Just a day later, the producer made headlines again as the producer of burgeoning rapper XXXTENTACION’s new track, “looking for a star (CANT […]

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MaRLo & First State – Falling Down (MaRLo’s ‘Tech Energy’ Mix)

MaRLo is one of the most exciting producers currently residing in Australia. The Dutch-born artist has established himself since 2009 for his powerful, innovative spin on the tech trance sub-genre features.A staple on Armin van Buuren’s Armada record label, MaRLo has performed at esteemed venues all over the world, and had the honor of providing the official ASOT 700 festival anthem in 2015.The […]

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Weekend Rewind: Listen to an episode of Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT radio from 2008

Recently, trance legend Armin van Buuren released a nostalgic compilation, entitled The Best Of Armin Only. The eclectic mix features tracks from various eras of his reign as the undisputed king of Trance music, ranging from “Communication,” released way back in 2003, to the much more recent “I Live for That Energy,” released earlier this year.The […]

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Deadmau5 continues battle for ‘Meowingtons’ trademark with new countersuit

Joel Zimmerman’s trademark woes were forced into the public eye most notably when his high-profile logo battle with Disney made headlines in 2014. While this dispute was settled in 2015, deadmau5 has been embroiled in another trademark fray for the past several months. In December 2016, Zimmerman petitioned to cancel Florida resident Emma Bassiri’s trademark for “meowingtons.com,” after failing to […]

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Deadmau5 continues battle for ‘Meowingtons’ trademark with new countersuit

Joel Zimmerman’s trademark woes were forced into the public eye most notably when his high-profile logo battle with Disney made headlines in 2014. While this dispute was settled in 2015, deadmau5 has been embroiled in another trademark fray for the past several months. In December 2016, Zimmerman petitioned to cancel Florida resident Emma Bassiri’s trademark for “meowingtons.com,” after failing to […]

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Ed Banger’s momentous 100th release is here, featuring Boys Noize, Mr. Oizo and more [Stream]

Christmas has come early for the bloghouse devotees of yore with ED REC 100. For the prestigious hundredth release on Ed Banger, Busy P has recruited a comprehensive cast of the best producers from the mid-to-late aughts to provide a nostalgic compilation of electro, disco, house, and funk.Heralded in most momentously through Boys Noize’s scintillating remix of Justice’s […]

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Watch Mura Masa and Tom Tripp cover ‘Passionfruit’ by Drake

Appearing live in session, British producer Mura Masa recently performed a cover of Drake’s “Passionfruit” alongside Tom Tripp on BBC Radio 1.Despite not taking any major risks during this particular performance, both artists bring the conceptual elements of the original to life through the use of smooth keys and steel drums, in what could be a […]

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Watch Mura Masa and Tom Tripp cover ‘Passionfruit’ by Drake

Appearing live in session, British producer Mura Masa recently performed a cover of Drake’s “Passionfruit” alongside Tom Tripp on BBC Radio 1.Despite not taking any major risks during this particular performance, both artists bring the conceptual elements of the original to life through the use of smooth keys and steel drums, in what could be a […]

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Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Lido Remix)

Norwegian producer Lido has released his latest remix, a downtempo rework of Portugal. The Man‘s “Feel It Still.” The Oslo native’s delicate production reels listeners in on lead singer John Gourley’s sultry vocal work, until a mellow, yet arresting drop sends the track home. From producing pop songstress Halsey‘s debut album to tracks for Chance the […]

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