Videos | Jitta On The Track — Studio Sundays [Episode 6]

Posted by on November 3, 2013

It’s Sunday again, and thus the always reliable Jitta is back with another edition of Studio Sundays, this time going over Meek Mill’s “Levels”, Kendrick & ScHoolboy’s “Collard Greens”, and Mike Will Made It’s “23”.

Electro-House, Progressive House | Talent Revealed Volume 2

Posted by on October 14, 2013

Talent Revealed Volume 2Hardwell presents the second edition of Talent Revealed, a showcase of some bright new stars set to break through in dance music. The first edition saw a guy named Dyro get his first real opportunity and well we have seen the rest from there. Lush & Simon start things off with their single “Adrenaline” that highlights their powerful big room sounds, giving the EP a melodic side to it versus the heavier cuts from their Dutch peers. Julian Calor adds a gritty electro house original to the EP, while 16 year old Dutchman Row Rocka adds a festival friendly cut “Gate 9”, that fits with the current direction of Revealed Recordings.


Trance | Dash Berlin & Alexander Popov ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Steal You Away

Posted by on July 22, 2013

Dash Berlin & Alexander Popov ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Steal You AwayDash Berlin have been a master of vocal trance for several years now, and with this effort the trio prove that once more. Tabbing Russian trance producer, Alexander Popov, Dash Berlin’s two producers give us the big, uplifting melodies you would expect from them, with the genre blending sound known from Alexander Popov, all accentuated by a soaring top line from Mendelsohn. This is to be included in the upcoming deluxe edition of #musicislife, which has another unreleased track and some new remixes from Michael Brun and Andrew Rayel, among others.

Beatport: Dash Berlin & Alexander Popov ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Steal You Away


Events, Videos | Electric Zoo Releases 2013 Trailer

Posted by on July 11, 2013

Electric Zoo 2012

With its epic lineup almost fully in the books (a few names still have to be added to the Sunday School Groove Tent), Electric Zoo stirs up the hype machine once more by releasing the trailer for the 5th anniversary edition of the festival. The video draws on footage from last years festival and interviews with a bunch of the artists, including Martin Solveig who reveals what animal costume he will wear this year. If you have not already, grab your tickets and start the countdown, it is only 50 days away.

Events | Electric Adventure expands to two days, August 3rd & 4th

Posted by on April 24, 2013

Electric AdventureAfter a resounding success last year, one of the more unique festivals on the Eastern seaboard, Electric Adventure, returns for its second edition at Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey, this time expanding to two days to give revelers more time for the edm / roller coaster action they crave. The match made in heaven of roller coasters and a great lineup, then toss in the obvious mix of drugs and alcohol and you have yourself one of the sleeper US festivals this summer. Since it is two days, I would recommend getting a fast pass to cut the lines because time is money my friends and you don’t want to be that guy standing in line for Superman or Bizarro, while your favorite DJ is shredding and then hearing about it up until Electric Zoo. Get your tickets now before they sell out and the lineup will be announced soon.


Electro, Progressive House | Lift Off #011

Posted by on April 20, 2013

You know how I said Lift Off would be a weekly thing on the last edition which was a month ago? Yeah I was kidding about that. A couple of things have gone down since the last edition. One being I saw two attractive girls holding hands which was pretty cool, the other being we have decided to end Lift Off. As well as us finding this series no longer necessary, we were also not too happy with the quality of tracks that were going up. I know you’re on the edge of tears regarding the end of this series and for that I don’t apologize because nothing is going to really change. The songs that would normally appear on Lift Off will still be posted, just not on Lift Off and when they actually come out. That’s better isn’t it? There has been a bit of a drought of good, free house music for the past couple of weeks so this should satisfy you for at least a day or so and if not you can at least have solace in the fact that you don’t drive a van.

We start things off with dBerrie who puts his own upbeat spin on Kaskade’s classic “Angel On My Shoulder”.

I’m not a huge fan of Bruno Mars. His songs are generally really sappy and sad I just can’t handle it. Luckily though, NYC based duo Filtercrush has made his “When I Was Your Man” into something worth listening to.

Included in Tjernberg’s two track EP, “Watch Then World End” is a fun and catchy song that could easily be on the radio. It can also be enjoyed while sitting on a public bench and crying.


Electro-House, Progressive House | Lift Off #010

Posted by on March 23, 2013

Many things are changing now that spring is upon us. Girls are going to start wearing more revealing clothing, the weather is going to transition from cold to slightly less cold (I live in Canada), and Lift Off is no longer monthly. From now on, Lift Off will go up weekly on Saturdays, primarily because we didn’t like how the tracks we posted would end up being weeks old. This way, every track that goes up will be no older than a week. It will also mean that there won’t be as many songs on each edition as there were previously, though we feel this is an acceptable sacrifice for more up to date tracks. We start things off above with Reuben Keeney’s “Good times together” which is carried by a Kaskade like piano and soft vocals before hitting a progressive drop.

Beatport: Reuben Keeney (feat. Katt Niall) – Good Times Together 

Candyland released an EP in honor of their Miami debut at WMC. My favorite track of the EP is their festival remix of Timeflies’ “Nothing At All”.

The Plastic People remix of the Imagine Dragons “It’s  Time” was my favorite song for quite a while. Markus Cole does a magnificent job of giving the song a progressive refresh that brought the indie-rock song back to life.

No uplifting chords or melodies to be found here, Kevin Drew’s latest “Halogen” is just a massive big room track.