Contests, Exclusive, Featured | Win Urbanears Headphones, 2 VIP Tickets & Meet & Greet To See Alesso In Boston 11/20

Posted by on October 22, 2013

Alesso Uprising

After a Swedish House Mafia like promo campaign for Alesso Rising (it makes sense since he is managed by Axwell & Seb’s manager), Alesso recently announced his Alesso Rising fall tour across the US that will take him to Boston, Las Vegas, San Diego, Detroit, LA and finish on NYE in New York at Pier 94. He just released his latest single alongside Calvin Harris and Hurts, “Under Control“, and still has plenty of unreleased music, so you will need to go check him out.

We have the chance of possibly a lifetime for all of you New Englanders, and really Northeast people. This giveaway is huge, it has headphones, VIP tickets and a meet & greet all wrapped up into one bundle of pure awesome. You will have the chance to win a pair of Urbanear headphones, 2 VIP Tickets, and a Meet and Greet with the man of the hour himself, Alesso. If bring a pen for him to sign something, make sure it works, I totally didn’t do that with Nicky Romero. To enter, just follow the directions of the punchtab below, and you can always grab tickets for the show here, or for the entire tour here.

House | Calvin Harris & Alesso Feat. Hurts – Under Control

Posted by on October 21, 2013

iTunes: Calvin Harris & Alesso Feat. Hurts – Under Control 

Fresh off his success with “Thinking About You” featuring the lovely Ayah Marar, Calvin Harris releases the visuals for his huge festival record “Under Control,” collaborating with producer Alesso, and vocalist Hurts. No need for a longer introduction, ya’ll already know, this is a must listen!

Progressive House | Dave Winnel & Chris Arnott – Remember To Breathe (Original + FTampa Remix)

Posted by on September 18, 2013

Dave Winnel & Chris Arnott - Remember To Breathe (FTampa Remix)The names Avicii, Dirty South, Vandalism, Kryder and Angger Dimas probably all mean something to you. They are all artists who Vicious Recordings helped discover and released their tracks well before they hit it big. Names like D.O.D, Dave Winnel and FTampa may not be as big now, but they are guys on the current Vicious roster who are set to do the same. Dave Winnel’s “Achtung” got a ridiculous amount of DJ support from the likes of Axwell, Alesso, Arty, Sebastian Ingrosso, Porter Robinson, Tiesto, Tommy Trash and, well you get it. FTampa’s “Kick It Hard” became a late season favorite, notably championed by Hardwell and then powered its way into many other sets.

On “Remember To Breathe”, Dave Winnel goes for a more melodic, big room approach than his past few works, calling upon Chris Arnott to lay down some superb vocals. FTampa takes the song to another level, working with the original melody and adding his own complex, melodic key play to the track, accentuated by Mr. Arnott’s vocals. Also included is a Dave Winnel remix he did last month.

Beatport: Dave Winnel & Chris Arnott – Remember To Breathe (Original + FTampa Remix)


House, Mix, Trance | Select Tomorrowland 2013 Sets

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Tomorrowland 2013

Tomorrowland has come and gone. It is still with all of those who were there and they would probably do anything to go back. Luckily for those who were there and those who weren’t, Tomorrowland caught it all on camera and on radio to help us relive it. Here are a few select sets that help exemplify the madness that went down in Boom. More after the jump.


Events, Review | Bright Nites: Adrian Lux & Audien & Webster Hall 7/20/13 (Review)

Posted by on July 29, 2013

Adrian Lux Webster Hall 3

Capping off of one of the hottest weeks of the year in the metropolitan area, a couple thousand ravers packed into Webster Hall to see the talents of Audien, Adrian Lux and Mysto & Pizzi. It had been close to 100 degrees every day (nothing for most of you down south), but this is a crisis in the Northeast, causing it to be a sweltering temperature inside, especially if you were totally packed in with people around you. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the venue was sold out and in classic Webster Hall fashion, it was a hot, grimy, sweaty night that did not let up until the very last dripping body had left and the last booming thud of bass had echoed through its halls.


Progressive House | Maarcos – Blaze (Dirty South Edit)

Posted by on July 15, 2013

Maarcos - Blaze (Dirty South Edit)It is always tricky when you see an artist who “edits” a track, like you see here. It could be something significant like what happened to “In My Mind”, which was close to a remix by Axwell, or something as simple as a better mixdown or a small tweak in one part. We will probably never know however. In this track Dirty South edits Maarcos’ “Blaze”, who is fresh from a split with Those Usual Suspects and has decided to stake it out alone. The track brings us back to the bigger songs we heard a few years ago, crafting a very club-friendly sound with churning chords, a punchy bass line and a soothing interlude. “Blaze” has already seen support from the cream of the crop top DJs like Axwell, Seb, Hardwell and Alesso, so grab it today.

Beatport: Maarcos – Blaze (Dirty South Edit)

Albums, Review | Tiesto Club Life Volume 3: Stockholm (Album Review)

Posted by on June 26, 2013

tiesto club life volume 3

If there is a man who has a firm grip on the pulse on the current state of clubland, it is the king of dance music, Tiesto. His consistent support has given rise to countless talents that are mainstays on festival and club stages all across the globe. Whether or not you like his move from trance to big room house, he has been on the forefront of the trends of dance music every step of the way, from his In Search Of Sunrise compilations, to now his 3rd cataloged Club Life compilation.

Much of the compilation draws on Tiesto’s recent anthology. Whether it is his very underrated remix of Passion Pit’s “Carried Away”, or his recent single in the lead up to the release “Take Me”, the compilation shows the tireless nature of Tiesto and his team to get top of line productions out onto the market. The previous 2 Club Life compilations were named after US cities Las Vegas & Miami, respectively, as an ode to their place in his life and his musical career. He has now chosen Swedish capitol, Stockholm as his next tribute, not only because of enormous talent possessed by the producers in the Scandinavian dance music mecca, but also in his incredibly nomadic lifestyle, he calls Stockholm one his homes.

Buy: Tiesto Club Life Volume 3: Stockholm