Posted by Middy on April 24, 2013
After a resounding success last year, one of the more unique festivals on the Eastern seaboard, Electric Adventure, returns for its second edition at Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey, this time expanding to two days to give revelers more time for the edm / roller coaster action they crave. The match made in heaven of roller coasters and a great lineup, then toss in the obvious mix of drugs and alcohol and you have yourself one of the sleeper US festivals this summer. Since it is two days, I would recommend getting a fast pass to cut the lines because time is money my friends and you don’t want to be that guy standing in line for Superman or Bizarro, while your favorite DJ is shredding and then hearing about it up until Electric Zoo. Get your tickets now before they sell out and the lineup will be announced soon.
Posted by Mel on April 20, 2013
You know how I said Lift Off would be a weekly thing on the last edition which was a month ago? Yeah I was kidding about that. A couple of things have gone down since the last edition. One being I saw two attractive girls holding hands which was pretty cool, the other being we have decided to end Lift Off. As well as us finding this series no longer necessary, we were also not too happy with the quality of tracks that were going up. I know you’re on the edge of tears regarding the end of this series and for that I don’t apologize because nothing is going to really change. The songs that would normally appear on Lift Off will still be posted, just not on Lift Off and when they actually come out. That’s better isn’t it? There has been a bit of a drought of good, free house music for the past couple of weeks so this should satisfy you for at least a day or so and if not you can at least have solace in the fact that you don’t drive a van.
We start things off with dBerrie who puts his own upbeat spin on Kaskade’s classic “Angel On My Shoulder”.
I’m not a huge fan of Bruno Mars. His songs are generally really sappy and sad I just can’t handle it. Luckily though, NYC based duo Filtercrush has made his “When I Was Your Man” into something worth listening to.
Included in Tjernberg’s two track EP, “Watch Then World End” is a fun and catchy song that could easily be on the radio. It can also be enjoyed while sitting on a public bench and crying.
Posted by Mel on March 23, 2013
Many things are changing now that spring is upon us. Girls are going to start wearing more revealing clothing, the weather is going to transition from cold to slightly less cold (I live in Canada), and Lift Off is no longer monthly. From now on, Lift Off will go up weekly on Saturdays, primarily because we didn’t like how the tracks we posted would end up being weeks old. This way, every track that goes up will be no older than a week. It will also mean that there won’t be as many songs on each edition as there were previously, though we feel this is an acceptable sacrifice for more up to date tracks. We start things off above with Reuben Keeney’s “Good times together” which is carried by a Kaskade like piano and soft vocals before hitting a progressive drop.
Candyland released an EP in honor of their Miami debut at WMC. My favorite track of the EP is their festival remix of Timeflies’ “Nothing At All”.
The Plastic People remix of the Imagine Dragons “It’s Time” was my favorite song for quite a while. Markus Cole does a magnificent job of giving the song a progressive refresh that brought the indie-rock song back to life.
No uplifting chords or melodies to be found here, Kevin Drew’s latest “Halogen” is just a massive big room track.
Posted by Middy on March 12, 2013
After his rather poor attempt at remixing “Gangnam Style”, Afrojack makes up for it with a single “Air Guitar”, designated to be an anthem for this years Ultra Music Festival. Afrojack delivers on this intense track with powerful bursts of electro growls, distorted vocal samples and blistering bleeps with a small interlude to let you catch your breath before getting right back into it. On the heals of Tiesto, Quintino and Alvaro’s somewhat lackluster effort last week and Avicii’s contribution “UMF”, known to many as “ID2″ or “Fire” or “Put Your Piano On”, coming next week, Ultra is pulling out all the stops, not only in terms of bookings, production, but also new songs for the two weekend, 15th edition of the world famous festival. With Afrojack’s debut album coming later this year, expect much more to come in 2013 from the towering Dutchman.
Posted by Mel on March 9, 2013
It’s been exactly one month since the last Lift Off and we’re back for another instalment. It has become the norm that each edition is roughly a month apart, but that just gives Middy, W8, and I a full month to gather the best tracks for you guys. We start things off above with 21 year old Finnish newcomer Steve Lade who provides us with his first release of the year “Back To The Future”, a stellar big room track with an infectious melody. Keep an eye on him in the future.
Beatport: Steve Lade – Back To The Future
Jono Fernandez’s latest single features the infectious vocals of Sarah Mcleod that will have you singing along by the second build.
Moiez gives us his single “Over You” that features a solid melody from the young Canadian and stunning vocals from LA based singer Dallara. If you buy the track, you will be eligible to receive an exclusive free remix, so there is your incentive.
Next up is Mat Gulbrandsen’s bootleg of “Running To The Sea”. This 8 minute track contains everything you would think of when you hear the words progressive house.
Toronto based duo DVBBS combine with vocalist Simon Wilcox to create a high energy track that contains wonderful vocals and big room drops.
Posted by Spice on January 28, 2013
We’re about two weeks out from the launch of Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance 600 world tour, so it’s only appropriate that the official theme song — which premiered a few weeks ago on ASOT — got a Beatport release earlier today. ASOT theme songs are always a bit of a marketing ploy — by design, they’re meant to drum up excitement for the tour — but they’re also frequently great in their own right. Armin and Markus’s “The Expedition” (which in some ways recalls the ASOT 550 theme, W&W’s “Invasion”) is no exception. A dark and dramatic vibe, punchy synth riffs, and a slightly higher bpm (133) ensure that this is something we’ll be hearing plenty of in the coming weeks. For more details on A State of Trance 600 and to see if Armin and the gang will be coming to a city near you, head to the official website.
In other trance news, look for Armin’s upcoming A State of Trance 2013 compilation to drop on Valentine’s Day. (Note: apparently it will feature a new Gaia track. Goodie!) This compilation is the 10 year anniversary edition and will likely (hopefully) be filled with a lot of great material. He’s also in the process of wrapping his next artist album, so, as always, many things to look forward to in the coming weeks and months.
Posted by Sev on October 25, 2012
If you haven’t already heard this remix from Noisia, then you haven’t heard one of the greatest remixes to a classic track from The Prodigy that could arguably be one of the top remixes of the year. We already know Noisia is one of the best, if not the best at their sound engineering and track ingenuity; if you don’t believe me just press play on the video. That drop almost knocked me out the first time I heard on my speakers.
For our first free download it looks like Rekoil just made it right on time with this 5k freebie. If you haven’t heard the original and VIP mixes to this track than you are missing out big time, but Rekoil gives this one his own little drumstep addition alongside some bouncy synths and lasers.
Seems like Getter was in a generous mood while he is tagging along with the Firepower crew playing out the rest of the Firepower Tour. This track has been up for preview for about 4 months now and it was about time we got our hands on it. It’s nothing out of the ordinary from him, with those monstrous growls and thunderous basslines.
Crizzly is the don of Crunkstep and he is back at it again with his Texas rap influenced track titled The Way We Ball. Taking the samples from Lil flip and adding on his laser synths and distorted melodies to give this rap track a nice electronic taste. Don’t sleep on this free download, which you can download from HERE.
For our last track we switch the vibe over to something a little darker courtesy of Mach. There is nothing wrong with that either because although this track isn’t as fast paced as the others, it still supplies you with the right amount of bass and heavy synths to cap off this edition of R Rated.