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Hardwell & Grammy Award-winning orchestra deliver highly anticipated Ultra 2018 intro, ‘Conquerers’

Does Hardwell ever sleep? In addition to an endless touring schedule, the big room don has consistently delivered new music in 2018, and what’s more — now he’s dropping off his stunning intro from Ultra Music Festival. It’s become an annual tradition for the Dutch superstar to treat fans with the official version of his opening track […]

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deadmau5 & Greg Reveret’s ‘where’s the drop’ satisfies without the EDM bells & whistles [Album Review]

Joel Zimmerman’s creative relationship with classical music began by chance. “I occasionally do this thing called ‘mau5trap Monday’ on my livestream — kids donate to charity, I read the posts and link to their music. Greg sent one in and it was an insane film score, fully orchestrated and everything, and I thought it was […]

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Watch this poignant orchestral cover of Flume and Beck’s ‘Tiny Cities’

Flume‘s 2016 sophomore studio LP, Skin was unanimously hailed as a triumph that not only built on his self-titled debut album from four years prior, but cemented the young Australian producer’s reputation as one of the brightest music makers in the world right now. The project brought in firepower from the likes of Kai, Vince […]

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Examining the anatomy of classic dance anthems with Pete Tong

Electronic music’s explosion over the decades paired with increasing access to computers and production software have translated to an unprecedented amount of new genres and subsequent releases saturating the market. Despite there being millions of songs in existence, however, there are always a select few whose sound design is so well-crafted that they strike a […]

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Tokyo Machine – Spooky

Opposites attract in Tokyo Machine’s newest release, “Spooky,” where an orchestra meets manufactured video game synths during the intro. The two contrasting sounds play off of one another and fall into a tech bass drop. Halloween sounds and themes weave in and out of the chords, thus lending the track its name.The single is out now on Monstercat, and its […]

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Watch an orchestra take on Daft Punk’s ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’

Daft Punk‘s classic “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” is 16 years old this year, but that hasn’t stopped DJs, producers, and orchestras around the world from putting the timeless track into their sets.Wait, orchestras?Germany’s Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld (Radio Dance Orchestra of Ehrenfeld) recently covered “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” with its 15-piece ensemble, much to the delight of […]

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