Electro-House | Dyro – Leprechauns & Unicorns

Posted by on April 30, 2013

Dyro - Leprechauns & Unicorns

Dyro has been creating quite the buzz recently, with his single with Hardwell “Never Say Goodbye” getting its world premier at Ultra, his collaboration with Bassjackers, “Grid” remaining a staple of sets for months and having released a slew of remixes for the likes of Tiesto, Gabriel & Dresden & more.

“Leprechauns & Unicorns” gives us a new spin on the gritty, Dyro sound that we have to come to love and behold with brooding, pulsing saws, a thumping bass line and pitched synths that round out the formula for Dyro’s next massive track. The two fairytale animals seem too nice for such a grimy, intense track, maybe Dyro has been watching the “Leprechaun” movies of late on his long flights around the world. Leprechaun in the Hood with Ice-T and Leprechaun in Space are both quality films, 5 stars, if anyone was wondering.

Beatport: Dyro – Leprechauns & Unicorns

DJ-Set, House | Weekend Mixes 4/27/13

Posted by on April 27, 2013

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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.


Progressive House, Trance | Gabriel & Dresden vs. Sia – Breathe Me

Posted by on January 26, 2013


Not too much to say about this one. Everyone knows “Breathe Me” by Sia — it’s a beautiful and authentically emotional song that cuts right to the core. San Francisco-based duo Gabriel & Dresden (who are no slouches in the remix department) give it a trancey, synthy facelift in this epic reboot and the end result is nothing short of amazing. While it’s probably not the most optimal track to begin your Saturday night with, it’s definitely something you’ll want to add to your music collection.

For maximum angst, double this up with Butch Clancy’s dark, riveting dubstep version. Not recommended for anyone who has recently gone through a breakup.

Free Download: Gabriel & Dresden vs. Sia – Breathe Me


DJ-Set, House, Trance | Weekend Mixes 1/19/13

Posted by on January 19, 2013


Sorry for the delay, but the mixes are here just in time for your Saturday night festivities. We start things off with the 50th episode of the Drop and the week of guest mixes they had leading up to the big 50th episode. Outstanding mixes from Leon Bolier, Maor Levi, Gabriel & Dresden & Lazy Rich give you a variety of styles from trance to dubstep to hard hitting electro. Pierce Fulton gives us the 9th installment of his monthly “Get Weird” show on Sirius XM that spans all sorts of genres. Continuing the year end mix theme, Thomas Gold presents his take on 2012 with a special episode of his fanfare podcast, looking back on an outstanding year for the German Dj that includes a play of his remix of One Republic’s “Feel Again”. The 7th episode of EPIC Radio is must listen with a slew of Eric Prydz IDs and a new Eric Prydz dub of Jeremy Olander “Let Me Feel”. Lastly, Avicii presents the 10th episode of his Le7els podcast where he shows us some new tracks from others and recounts what he has been doing in the studio.


DJ-Set, House, Trance | The Drop 033 (Gabriel & Dresden Guest Mix)

Posted by on September 26, 2012

The Drop is a weekly radio show that plays some of the biggest tracks of the week such as Otto Knows remix of “Lies“, the trance drop, “Five Finger Death Punch” and “Must Be The Love“, while showcasing an up and coming talent on guest mix duties like Dannic, Leon Bolier, Ken Loi, Dyro & Mattisee & Sadko. The show also interviews an artist or figure in the industry. In this episode, Rukes, the man who is the standard of dance music photography, is interviewed by the guys. The interviews are well done and informative and do not get in the way of the music. On this episode, Gabriel & Dresden take over with 30 minutes of their set at Exchange, LA two weeks ago, mixing in a few of their signiature mashups including their much requested Pryda vs. Human League – Don’t You Want Me Allein bootleg. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter & Soundcloud and look out for episode 34 tomorrow. Tracklist after the jump.

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Events, Review, Trance | Ferry Corsten Brings Full On To The US

Posted by on September 8, 2012

The inaugural Full On on this side of the Atlantic capped the first night of the 4th edition of Electric Zoo with a resounding bang. Full On was first started in 2007 back in Ferry Corsten’s home country of the Netherlands and has turned into one of the biggest trance events in the world. The night was full of back-to-back sets and great individual performances.

Roseland Ballroom set the perfect scene for the night, as tired festival goers began streaming in between 11:30 and midnight to catch the tail-end of rising American trance asset Audien, who has been tagged by super trio Above & Beyond as a name to watch. Full On started at 11pm with Audien, which was definitely a small thing I would have changed since Electric Zoo did not end until 11 pm and the inevitable backup of getting tens of thousands of people off of an island caused many people to be very late for Audien’s set. Next year I would advise Made Event to start the afterparties at 11:30, with doors at 11, to give people at Electric Zoo enough time to get down to the afterparty they paid a decent amount of money for.

Once Audien was done getting the crowd going, British DJ/trance-turned-progressive-house producer Michael Woods hit the decks. His style was not totally out of place in the night, though it was different from the overall tenor of the trance theme. His high energy progressive tracks excited the crowd, and he launched salvo after salvo of hard hitting songs from his expansive discography that has seen many stellar additions recently. Michael Woods was joined by Polina who sang the track “Goodbye,” which became a theme of the evening — live vocalists. He was then joined by Ferry Corsten, the man of the evening, for some intriguing back-to-back that combined some of the more progressive tracks in Ferry’s arsenal. With this as a starting point, there was a clear progression in Ferry Corsten’s sound during the night. Continue on to see how the rest of the night went.


DJ-Set, Events, House, Trance | Electric Zoo Sets: Day 1

Posted by on September 4, 2012

Electric Zoo is sadly behind us, but it was truly an experience that will stay with me for a long time, though I am still trying to wrap my head around what I was a part of there. Here are the sets from Friday to help you guys who were there relive some of these unforgettable moments. The sets are in time order of when they played. Not all sets have tracklists and not all were recorded. Click the jump to get right to it.