Posted by Middy on May 10, 2013
Right now I am exhausted, so I am going to keep this short and sweet. Last night we hosted Walden’s first Brightness Session on Mixify with Sick Individuals and Cash Cash in support. If you came out, from us and Big Beat, thanks for joining the fun and I hope you enjoyed the sets. As promised we have Walden’s set exclusively here for you for the next 24 hours to enjoy and download. Tracklist after jump.
Posted by Middy on April 27, 2013
It has been way too long since I did one of these so I will keep the words short and sweet and let you get to the mixes. We have mixes from The Drop, continuing their residency on Tiesto’s Club Life channel on Siius XM, Dirty South, Moiez, Feed Me, Pierce Fulton, Cosmic Gate, A-trak & Nick Catchdubs, Jesse Draak & Ryan Fieret, Dannic and more for a wide variety of sounds and styles encompassed in these many mixes.
Posted by Middy on April 10, 2013
On the heels of his very controversial Ultra MainStage set where he premiered a lot of the new material from his new album and there was a kazoo, Avicii gives us a further glimpse into the future with this hour long promo mix that features several of those aforementioned country-house tracks. He starts in the mix with some upcoming more traditional Avicii tracks, including the massive collab between him and Lana del Ray, before launching into some of his more experimental material that put the world on notice at UMF. To be honest I was one of the people who hated on the stuff at the time because mainly I just did not know how to process what was going on and rejected it outright for the moment. But, after listening to it on some nice speakers in a calm setting, it is growing on me and I think it will grow on most Avicii fans as well because I would like to think that his fans are open minded enough to give it a second chance. Maybe that is naive, but I would like to think that is case.
Posted by Middy on April 1, 2013
Steve Angello is currently sitting on the sunny beaches of Bora Bora sans computer, phone or any electronic devices, totally disconnected from the world as he decompresses from the 6 year whirlwind run he had with Swedish House Mafia that came to a close two Sundays ago at Ultra Music Festival. Before his vacation he took the time to drop off an essential mix into the offices of BBC’s Radio One. The mix puts in the rearview the SHM era and puts on full display the outrageous riches in the Size HQ hard drive that are just begging to be released.
Posted by Middy on March 28, 2013
American trance duo, Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed who call Austin, Texas home follow up their UMF ASOT 600 performance with the release of their new 3 track “Metamorphic I” EP. The duo have just relaunched their radio show in a new platform “Tritonia” as a tribute to the fans who make it all happen, kickstarting a new beginning in 2013. They have developed much of the same complex we have seen with other trance producers like Ferry Corsten, who produce more traditional, albeit genre pushing trance, however their sets and radio shows encompass everything from big room, to electro, to the more traditional uplifters, like the tracks they produce.
The EP shows the many directions the duo can go with their sound, from a more ambient to trance to some more festival ready, hard hitting electro trance. The EP starts with the single “Bullet That Saved Me” featuring vocals from Underdown. The track starts with a smooth, calming build, featuring the male vocals from Underdown and then vaults you into a pitched lead and a minimal, percussive drop that works outstandingly for Tritonal in the live arena. The next track is a total 180 degree switch in energy — the soothing “Bring Me Down” featuring the angelic vocals from Meredith Call brings together a beautiful instrumental of orchestral strings, subtle piano and atmospheric pads that create this very chilled, relaxing track, totally switching up the mood in the EP. The last track on the EP, “Deep Into Black” follows along a similar vein as “Bring Me Down” with a soothing piano melody and choral vocal bits that slowly develop over the space of the song, but never give you a “drop”, just one smooth ride from start to finish.
Metamorphic I” is the first of three, three track EPs to be released this year, so stay tuned to this space for more info on Tritonal. Check out the latest episode of Tritonia below to get a sample of what is to come, which just so happens to be their live set from Ultra.
Posted by Jess on March 26, 2013
Troublemaker recently dropped his latest installment of his Pantystep mix series. It’s perfect if you were in need of a sexy mix to add a little spice to your Tuesday. The mix features artists JMSN (responsible for some of Ab-Soul’s new music), Miguel, James Blake, his new artist SAMI as well as King Fantastic.
Posted by Middy on March 19, 2013
Ultra always brings some of the best sets from the biggest Djs with a whole host premiers on every stage. Here are the best sets from weekend one that will get you through the week to the second weekend. If you have any requests for more sets, put them in the comments. There were a lot of incomplete sets like Above & Beyond and Tiesto that I did not include, so if you want them just say so, but they are only about 20-30 minutes. Below is Hardwell’s outstanding mainstage set that includes 10 brand new tracks from himself & his label. The rest are after the jump.