Events | Mad Decent Block Party takes over Chicago

Posted by on July 26, 2016

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Come August 21 the windy city will be taken over by the one and only Diplo, and a handful of supporting acts, for Chicago’s take on the Mad Decent Block Party. The venue for the event is the First Merit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island which is located just south of the city on a narrow strip of land along the coast of Lake Michigan, making it a very unique and sought after location. This is one of the many venues that is home to a Mad Decent Block Party this summer… Check out the entire schedule of Block Parties here.

For those that do not know, Mad Decent is a record label that was spearheaded by Diplo back in 2005. Aside from the music that they publish, the label is most known for throwing “Block Parties” in various major cities throughout the US. These Block Parties are single day festivals showcasing numerous acts affiliated with Mad Decent and are known for exposing upcoming talent to the public. Mad Decent Block Parties have been a major success and only prove Diplo’s dominance in the industry.

The bill of artists for the Chicago Mad Decent Block Party consists of Diplo, Drezo, GRYFFIN (DJ Set), Justin Martin, Kesha, Oshi, Rae Sremmurd and an additional surprise guest that has yet to be announced. As you may notice, this is a very diverse group of performers that are sure to make this an unforgettable night.

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Mix | Jack Rabbit Radio | Session 004

Posted by on July 25, 2016

Annnnnnnd… the Rabbit is back, this time getting funky for us. Session 004 is more of a hip-hop/electro-funk influenced mix that is sure to be a great mix to sit by the pool and relax to throughout the remainder of summer. This mix really shows the rabbits diversity in music taste and has us wanting MORE… but, this will have to be on repeat for the next two weeks until Session 005. Enjoy.

Electro-House | Enjoy Will Sparks & Luciana’s “Stay Up Till The Mornin'”

Posted by on July 22, 2016

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Australia’s Will Sparks continues to dominate, and he is showing no signs of slowing down as the King of Bounce. He kicked off summer on a high note with “My Time” featuring Alex Jones, and since its release, it’s accumulated just under 300,000 plays on soundcloud alone. Will Sparks maintains his momentum with “Stay Up Till The Morning'” featuring Luciana, and this song coincides with his busy European Tour which includes stops in England, Ibiza, Estonia, Austria, Finland, Ireland, and abroad. On this new track, Will Sparks stays true to his signature sound, offering a larger-than-life vibe paired with driving house rhythms, Luciana’s catchy vocals and more. Enjoy! Buy it on Beatport if you haven’t already.

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Interviews | Meet One Of LA’s Hottest Progressive House DJs: Varun

Posted by on July 22, 2016

Varun is one of LA’s quickest rising progressive house artists. If you are thinking this is Above and Beyond, think again. This dude goes hard and his releases speak for themselves, delivering heavy-hitting tracks with strong melodies. We go to dive into Varun’s life as a DJ/producer in our up-close and exclusive interview with Varun.

Where do you think the direction of progressive house is heading?

Varun: It’s tough to say. I love Progressive House but the scene is definitely changing. There are a lot of new styles of music that are coming out and people are loving it. The biggest shift I’ve seen are these more percussive and noise driven drops (almost seeming a bit random at times). Some of it is a bit much for me but some of it is executed pretty damn well.

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Albums | Gerry Gonza & Ania Iwinska release club heavy “Let Me Dip” out now on Homerun House

Posted by on July 22, 2016

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Gerry Gonza and Ania Iwinska teamed up recently to create and release a brand new hot, club heavy tune aptly named “Let Me Dip.” Gerry’s sound design is quite evident in this release if you’ve ever listened to any of Thee Cool Cats music before. The vocal sample “let me dip” flows over the synths to create a sort of a trance that will leave you dancing all night. Overall this is a very tight production and great look for the new LA & Paris based house music label Homerun House.

Electronic | Producer Tim Suby releases smooth debut original “k goodnight” feat. Jessie Reyez

Posted by on July 22, 2016

Tim Suby’s debut original “k goodnight” will undoubtedly have you feeling the groove within seconds of hitting play. This future based pop tune entails a spunky, tropical beat that is perfect for those sunny summer days. Tim Suby’s production matched with Jessie’s vocals layered together create a wonderfully soothing combo. Looking forward to more of Tim’s future releases. Make sure to check it out if you need a happy boost today, and the best part is it’s available for free download!

Electronic | DEMUR Strikes Again With Controversy, Releases New Song

Posted by on July 21, 2016

DEMUR is climbing the ranks in American dance music. Based out of LA, the propaganda-themed artist who isn’t particularly open about his identity, has shared a handful of graphic art pieces, as well as songs, that clearly call out elements that occur in the industry that he isn’t pleased with.

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