House, Mix | Defected and Loco Dice Present: Loco Dice in the House [Mix]

Posted by on July 22, 2013

It’s hot as hell outside right now and to me that means one thing: all house, all the time. House strikes the perfect balance between languor and funk — it’s the musical equivalent of an ice cold glass of lemonade, preferably spiked with a splash (or four) of tequila and preferably consumed underneath a cabana between the hours of 12 and 2 pm. If this sounds like it’s up your alley, then it’s your lucky day — house denizen and perennial industry heavyweight Loco Dice has just teamed up with renowned label Defected to present Loco Dice in the House, a massive two-part mix that combines banner names like Diplo with the well-honed sound that Loco Dice has become known for throughout the course of his storied career.

Preview the mix in the above teaser vid to get the vibe, and be sure to check out the full track list after the jump.

Beatport: Defected and Loco Dice Present: Loco Dice in the House


Progressive House | Marcus Santoro – Touch (Instrumental Mix) + Picking Up All The Pieces (Marcus Santoro Remix) (Preview)

Posted by on June 13, 2013


My good buddy, long time pal, best friend and fellow Vaseline enthusiast, Marcus Santoro, has just released for free another instrumental. If you are familiar with “Emporium”, his first instrumental he gave away exclusively with us, then you know what to expect from “Touch”. A nice, uplifting six minutes that, even though is devoid of vocals, is definitely worth a listen. It would be better with vocals but it is still a good track on its own.

Free Download:  Marcus Santoro – Touch (Instrumental Mix)

He has also remixed Strange Talk’s “Picking Up All The Pieces” brilliantly. There is no release date yet, because of Avicii and stuff, but it’s coming soon. Below is a little teaser to hold you over until then.

Bootleg, Mashups | DJ Trademark – Get Lucky

Posted by on February 25, 2013

DJ Trademark is back again with yet another absolute banger. We’re sure you’ve learned by now, whenever you see the name Trademark, you better download it. He’s also paired the release of the track with a tour teaser video, which we highly recommend you watch. If you’re in need of an artist for one of your spring parties, you can book Trademark HERE.


Electro | The M Machine – Metropolis Pt. II

Posted by on February 21, 2013


The M Machine put the world on notice at the beginning of 2011 with their mysterious album teaser for “Metropolis” and it was not for a while until we heard the stunning works that would make up their first Metropolis EP that solidified them as one of the most unique and dynamic producer trios around. They make their return to OWSLA with the second part of that original work “Metropolis” and the EP is anthemic, epic, cinematic — a roller coaster journey of emotions and sonic harmonization. There is no stone left unturned in this EP as The M Machine flex their production and creative muscles putting together 6 tracks that span a multitude of genres and styles, blending them and mixing them, taking a bit from here and there and giving each track a unique sound that works at that moment.

“Metropolis Pt. II” starts with one of the 5 vocal tracks off of the EP, “The Palace”, which infuses brooding synths with a powerful guitar melody over a 2 step bass line with quick alternating snares. “Ghosts and The Machine” and “Tiny Anthem” show the uniqueness and individuality that come with The M Machine’s productions and an indie-dance style that is found with few to none. They bring out fidgety 80’s synths and fast paced bass lines under superb vocals in these productions that show the diversity on this EP. “The Moon Song” comes at you without remorse with a hard powerful, penetrating bass line and a long anticipatory build of drawn out synth chords. “Schadenfreude” adds female vocals to the mix of a hard hitting minimal drop of a driving, pitched synth chords over a matching bass line. The EP ends with the dance ballad “Luma” that is much more downtempo then the rest of the EP, transitioning through several different sections almost like the suites of a piece of classical music. This is not an EP one can listen through once and feel like they have digested it completely — this needs several listens.

Beatport | iTunes

House, Preview | Madeon – Finale (Preview)

Posted by on July 16, 2012

I’m calling it here and now: “Finale” is going to be the anthem of summer 2012. It’s been a long, trying wait for this one ever since the teaser vid dropped, but now we have a full(ish?), tag-free preview of the epicness that is the little Frenchman’s latest (much as I love hearing PETE TONG RADIO ONE WORLD PREMIERE every twenty seconds…yeah, no, I really don’t.) Fun fact: it’s been a year since Madeon’s breakthrough “Pop Culture” video. And what a year it’s been for this kid…

“Finale” drops on July 22. Preorder it on iTunes here.

DJ-Set, Preview, Progressive House | Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki (Teaser), Pierce Fulton March Mix

Posted by on March 18, 2012

Of the tracks Hardwell debuted at Sensation White Copenhagen back in October, Kontiki was the one I was looking forward to the most. Spaceman was getting the earliest release, but my mind was always set on Kontiki and I thing with this teaser you can see why. It is always a treat to get a mix from Pierce Fulton and this March Mix is no different. It is a great way to get yourself ready for UMF with a spot on mixture of groovy, relaxing tracks and upbeat electro and progressive jams, including some exclusive edits from Pierce Fulton. Tracklist after the jump.

Pierce Fulton – March 2012 Mix by PierceFulton


Albums, Progressive House | Tiësto – Chasing Summers

Posted by on March 11, 2012

This is the first of the new tracks from Tiesto’s upcoming Club Life Miami compilation to be released. He first previewed the album with this mysterious teaser and with the track list revealed, April 24th cannot come any faster. the album includes some collaborations with Wolfgang Gartner, Swanky Tunes and Hardwell, some pivotal tracks from the last couple months such as John Dahlback – Life & Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix), as well as some new Tiesto remixes. You can download Tiesto – Chasing Dreams for free by pre-ordering the album HERE. Tracklist for the album after the jump. I also included after the jump a quality remix of Calvin Harris – Feel So Close that is really funky with some strong nu-disco influences.