House | You Need To Hear Anna Lunoe’s New “Radioactive” Single

Posted by on September 15, 2016

Last year, I paid a visit to Kingdom in Austin, TX. Anna Lunoe was headlining her Hyper House tour, and I discovered her music a week before via DJ Mag’s live stream of her tasteful set at CRSSD in San Diego. Although I suspected it was another carefully crafted female DJ gimmick cash grab, I thought I’d give the show a shot. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I was blown away. The mixing that night was on point, and every song translated in the storied Austin venue that night. I left with my ears (partially blown out) and a new appreciation for Anna Lunoe’s DJ acumen and her music.

Ever since, I’ve kept an eye out for the Australian DJ, vocalist, songwriter and producer, peeping her sets on leading up to the release of her brand new “Radioactive” single that’s nothing short of a massive tune. She’s been teasing it for months and it’s finally here courtesy of OWSLA. It’s already getting love from the likes of Major Lazer, TroyBoi, and Zane Lowe. Well deserved, as we’ll have this tune on repeat all weekend long.

Grab the single on iTunes here.

Anna Lunoe is the real deal.

Electronic | EC Twins Take A Shot At Charting #DJMagTop100

Posted by on August 17, 2015

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This is probably the funniest way I’ve seen to garner artist support for the DJ Mag Top 100.

EC Twins are seeking to break the top 100 this year. They’ve dropped a new video that explains more.

Typically I just see regular Facebook and Twitter post stating, “vote for me,” but the laugh this video gives me make me like EC Twins more than the rest.

Videos | Get a Lesson in Partying from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Ummet Ozcan’s Music Video for “The Hum”

Posted by on May 6, 2015

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Get your pencils and notebooks ready to take some notes, because Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s most recent collaboration with Ummet Ozcan is giving us a lesson in partying. Kicking off their careers in the early 2000’s, the duo’s infallible efforts have paid off with acclaimed awards from Beatport, IDMA, and even the #2 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll in 2015, but fellow collaborator, Ummet Ozcan’s list of achievements do not pale in comparison. The Turkish producer has racked up millions of plays on YouTube and is still feeling the success from his collab with R3hab and Nervo, “Revolution,” that premiered at #1 on Beatport. The music video for “The Hum” breaks any expectations you had for the party anthem, as it peers into a massive pool party, with craziness everywhere you look. Live animals, midgets, champagne showers, pillow fights, and epic party attendees, including martial arts master, Jean Claude Van Damme, and TV star, Charlie Sheen all make a cameo in the insane music video, which you can watch below. Buy “The Hum” on Beatport here.


Electro-House | Hardwell & MAKJ – Countdown

Posted by on October 8, 2013

Hardwell & MAKJ - CountdownHardwell has dominated 2013. It would be an upset if he did not win the DJ Mag popularity contest this year with his fanboys coming out in such force supporting him. His track with MAKJ “Countdown” probably should have been released for the North American festival season, since its minimal drops were perfect for the main stages that he seemed to live on, but alas the track that made its debut at UMF is here. Get ready for this to be quite popular this winter as this style of track seems to show no signs of slowing down.

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Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Adrian Lux Interview [FNT Exclusive]

Posted by on July 30, 2013

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Prinz Adrian Johannes Hynne aka Adrian Lux has had a long, winding road to where he is now, rising to his well-respected status in dance music. First getting into music around the age of 16, he started as a hip hop DJ before moving into the more underground realms of dance music that were popular at the time in his native Stockholm. He eventually found his sound, becoming heavily influenced by indie pop and a wide range electronic artists in Sweden from Andrew Beyer, to Axwell, to Eric Prydz.

We had the chance to talk about his tour and his show last Saturday, his early DJ life, moving to America and what he is in store for the future. Having just released his debut album last spring, and another on the way soon, it will be very exciting to see everything he has in store for us.


FYI | The DJ Mag Top 100 Poll Is Live, Thank God

Posted by on July 16, 2013


Has it really only been five minutes nine months since the results of the 2012 DJ Mag Top 100 Poll? Wow. That totally flew by.

The DJ Mag poll is more than just a poll, of course; it’s an increasingly dominant internet sideshow that is about to become a larger part of your life than you’d probably like. How we’ve missed the pageantry of it all — the fervent sense of camaraderie that gets expressed through status updates (see above); the earnest pleas to our finer sensibilities (“a vote for Steve Aoki is a vote for pandas!”); the reliable kvetching from @Deadmau5 (“lol fuk this poll…even though I always crush the top 5 #whatever”); and, of course, the overwhelming sense of inevitability anticipation (spoiler alert: Armin wins in 2013). The only thing better than Shark Week is the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll!

In truth, this year’s poll is already shaping up to be even more unbearable than ever, due to two very distinct forces coming together to create a veritable perfect storm of awfulness:

1) Hashtags over everything. (Case in point: Ferry Corsten is now a hashtag on his own Facebook page.)

2) The EDM Explosion of 2010-Present — or whatever phrase du jour you, your grandmother, and/or The New York Times are using to refer to this awesome/terrible watershed moment in our musical metanarrative.

So if you think you’re in for anything more than a whole lotta this for the next three months…well, LOL, bro. That’s adorable.