Archive | Weekend Rewind

Weekend Rewind: Jackmaster drops off the original Mastermix from 2006

Jackmaster‘s released his original Mastermix from 2006 to kick off the new year.Since the debut landed over ten years ago, Jackmaster’s Mastermix series has become a highly regarded institution in the dance music realm, as it’s one of the most dynamic collections of tracks in the scene. While it was believed to have been lost, the […]

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Watch the ABGT250 live stream from The Gorge Amphitheater

As Ajuna family worldwide ascends onto Gorge Amphitheater this weekend, Sept. 15-17, those not lucky enough to be inside Central Washington’s picturesque venue can now live vicariously through their computer screens. Above & Beyond has partnered with Live Nation to bring ABGT250 to a live stream on Twitter, featuring line-up support from YOTTO, Lutrell, Seven Lions, Oliver Smith, […]

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Weekend Rewind: Relive the birth of tropical house with Klingande’s Thomas Jack mixtape

Believe it or not, there was a time when Tropical House was a difficult sound to track down.  Before its vibes invaded the bona fide mainstream, those keen on the sound were forced into the unenviable task of wading through the annuls of SoundCloud in search of stray house tracks with a bongo or acoustic guitar.For […]

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Weekend Rewind: Relive Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones’ rowdy Boiler Room set

It has been a busy year for Fractal Fantasy co-founders Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones. With Sinjin Hawke’s album, First Opus, being released in May and a steady stream of singles, remixes, and collaborations coming from both artists, it is easy for some great content to slip through the cracks. A few months ago, the Spanish duo […]

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10 essential DnB classics to reinvigorate your weekend playlist

110 essential Drum 'n' Bass classicsDrum ‘n’ Bass is one of the oldest sub-genres of modern dance music, having differentiated from rave/hardcore techno back in the early 1990s in England. Characterized by high-tempo beats and intricate bass lines, the genre rapidly gained traction in underground dance music venues all over the world, before finally emerging […]

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Revisit Skream’s first Essential Mix on its 10th anniversary

Few genres have had as dramatic an evolution over time as that of dubstep. The aggressive, often cacophonous LFO wails which have come to define dubstep’s public perception since 2010 are a far cry from the gritty, subdued beats and dub samples which characterized its early days.There is no single person who better epitomizes dubstep’s […]

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Weekend Rewind: Justice’s legendary ‘Cross’ turns 10 years old

Today, June 11, marks the 10-year anniversary of Justice’s debut album, Cross — a record that is, by all accounts, an electronic music masterpiece. Spanning 12 tracks, (13 on the Japanese bonus edition), it’s easily one of the most memorable releases of the last decade, with its influence reaching far beyond the dance music sphere.Released on Ed […]

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Weekend Rewind: Revisit Skrillex’s original Essential Mix at Rockness Festival

Since Sonny Moore launched Skrillex, his meteoric rise has packed a never-ending touring schedule that finds the OWSLA-naut behind the decks everywhere from boats in Fiji to canyons in Arizona. Sonny propelled the term dubstep into popularity, however, as he continually morphs his style and changes as an artist, his sets have naturally evolved as well. […]

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Weekend Rewind: Knife Party’s ‘Rage Valley’ EP turns five years old

“Fifty bucks? Are you crazy?” Walt Jr. incredulously asks his father after they sell their Pontiac Aztek to an auto body shop. Walt Jr.’s father winks in response, proud of his recent sale. Cut to the next scene, in which father and son pull into their driveway in the newly purchased Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger. Viewers can […]

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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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Weekend Rewind: Revisit Dog Blood’s momentous set at Coachella 2013

Skrillex and Boys Noize redefined the notion of a DJ “supergroup” when they teamed up to form Dog Blood in 2012. The union of the two iconic producers yielded a fusion of electro, techno, bass music, and punk rock which would set the tone for dance music’s harder edge in the years to come. However, much to the […]

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