FYI | Your Favorite DJs Before They Made It Big

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Tiesto, Armin & Ferry

You have seen posts before by other blogs with pictures of DJs when they were little kids or even teenagers. That is cute and all, but here we want to show you when they were looking like goons, in that phase of their professional life they would probably rather forget, when they were young and reckless and not always ready for the camera. Some of them do look like they were born for the camera (see Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong & Carl Cox), but others: oh boy, let’s have some fun on this special Throwback Thursday. Before you move on, please bask in how goonish Tiesto, Armin and Ferry look in that picture. Armin had his law degree at that point. Imagine being represented in court by him; unreal.


Preview, Progressive House | Steve Angello VS. Matisse & Sadko – SLVR (Preview)

Posted by on July 15, 2013

Steve Angello VS. Matisse & Sadko - SLVR

I have been waiting forever for this song. The fitting, landmark 100th release release on Steve Angello’s Size Records, SLVR (pronounced “Silver”), is as colossal as all the releases that have come before it. This is why it is fine that Swedish House Mafia broke up, because then we can have songs like this. Look for it August 12th. Also have to love Pete Tong’s new shout “Pete Tong first play, don’t be jealous he got it first”

Events | Support Announced for North American Leg of Swedish House Mafia One Last Tour

Posted by on January 26, 2013


Time has flown by since Swedish House Mafia announced up and final world tour. They have already rocked Europe, South East Asia, are now in South Africa and in a few short days take over Australia, the site where “Don’t You Worry Child” was born. In a little under 2 weeks they will be making their landfall in Mexico and with them they are bringing along some great talent as support for each of the shows. They will be joined by the likes of Otto Knows, Armand Van Helden, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Pete Tong & more. Get ready for their final send off, because it is going to be wild. They have also announced another auction for the Black Tie Rave on February 28th, which raised 447,000 dollars the first time around. The auctioning will begin on February 1st at 10am EST More details on exact support info after the jump.



Compilation | FreshNewTracks 13 EDM Artists to Watch in 2013

Posted by on January 18, 2013

The New Year has come and gone and we have recapped the madness of 2012, so now it is time to look ahead to 2013. Two music mondays have passed, so we have had a small taste of what to expect from this fresh year, but we are here to steer your wayward watches towards 13 bright stars who are going to be making some serious noise in 2013. These are in no particular order.


Progressive House | Fehrplay – I Can’t Stop It

Posted by on January 14, 2013

One of the names to watch in 2013, Fehrplay makes his return to Eric Prydz’s Pryda Friends imprint with his debut 2013 release “I Can’t Stop It”. The Norwegian producer provides us with the hallmarks of what we can expect with a Fehrplay production and Pryda Friends release — subtly and melodic complexity. Getting its first play on EPIC radio 005 and later being chosen as an essential new tune by Pete Tong, Fehrplay uses a rolling bass line with euphoric synth chords and prominent arps, aided by entrancing vocals to create a complete, full body track sure to remain prominent for the first few months of the year..

Beatport: Fehrplay – I Can’t Stop It

Progressive House | Anakyn – Point Blank (Nicky Romero Revisit)

Posted by on November 20, 2012

Coming off of his like massive collab with Nervo, “Like Home“, Nicky Romero gives us a slight retouch of “Point Blank” from Anakyn, which has received support from the might Pete Tong as it serves as a launch point for the restart of his FFRR label. Nicky Romero keeps much of the melodic structure, but just as any skilled producer with a fine tuned ear does, he finds the places that can be improved and adding an extra dimension in the low end to give the track the edge it needed.

DJ-Set, House | Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso Back-2-Back Essential Mix

Posted by on August 12, 2012

The legendary Essential Mix takes us to Privilege Ibiza, the biggest club in the world as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records where Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso played a 90 minute back 2 back set chock full of unreleased tracks like the Swedish House Mafia’s recently radio debuted track “Don’t You Worry Child“, Sebastian Ingrosso’s collab with Tommy Trash “Reload”, Steve Angello’s upcoming single “Lights” with fellow Size label mates Third Party and more. They go through an extensive selection of both of their recent discographies as well as some of the biggest tracks from the past several months, molding them together into seamless bootlegs. Host, Pete Tong started off the night with some purposeful, groovy tech, house and progressive with Italian legend, Benny Benassi closing out the night with one of his eclectic, high energy sets. Tracklists after the jump.

BBC Radio One Essential Mix

Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso Back 2 Back

Benny Benassi

Pete Tong