DJ-Set, House | Eric Prydz Essential Mix 3/8/2013

Posted by on August 13, 2013

Eric Prydz has graced us with yet another Essential Mix, which makes it two for him this year. Packed with ID’s, the man brings us an expectedly fresh and forward thinking mix. This mix was recorded live in Ibiza, and whoever was lucky enough to see it live got quite a show. He definitely now has two mixes in the running for Essential Mix of the year. Set aside an hour and a half, and get lost in this epic mix. The very much unknown tracklist is available at the Soundcloud link.

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.

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Progressive House | Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso – Roar

Posted by on June 5, 2013

Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso – Roar

The much anticipated sequel to Pixar’s huge hit movie “Monster’s Inc”, “Monster’s University” has decided to throw its hat into the edm ring. With BT scoring Toy Story, this is not new for Pixar, but this is new for the Swedish stars as they attempt to bridge their sound with the movie. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso have left behind their Swedish House Mafia past with Steve Angello quite quickly and formed a strong bond in the months since then, starting a residency at Ushuaia in Ibiza called “Departures” and creating this track.

“Roar” is different from what we have heard in the past from these two, with a grittier bass line and a cinematic appeal, taking bits and pieces from what I presume is the movie score and incorporating them seamlessly into their track. This is a rather unlikely marriage of partners, but from the sounds of it, I am enthused they did it. The Style of Eye remix goes for a grungier approach, while the the Yogi remix adds a trapped out flavor to it. The original reigns supreme in my book. The movie, set to release June 21st, should be interesting to see not only if it lives up to quality of the first, but also how this tracks fits into the storyline.

iTunes: Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso – Roar

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Trance | Armin van Buuren feat. Ana Criado – I’ll Listen

Posted by on September 11, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1HH5zCD_CY

It’s made the rounds on the weekly trance radio shows, and now Armin van Buuren’s melodic follow-up to 2012 chart-topper “Suddenly Summer” has finally dropped on Armada music, just in time for the bittersweet transition from summer to fall. “I’ll Listen” features soulful vocals from Ana Criado and a cascade of warm, almost cinematic synths that smoothly navigate the listener through subtle crests and peaks. This track is the perfect follow-up to “Suddenly Summer” and — as with so many Armin originals — seamlessly renders an abstract feeling into music. Head to Beatport for the download or pre-order it on UK iTunes as part of Armin’s live compilation from his summer residency at Privilege, Ibiza (set to drop on September 14).

Beatport: Armin van Buuren feat. Ana Criado – I’ll Listen

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

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DJ-Set, Events | Swedish House Mafia @ MSG 12/16/11

Posted by on December 17, 2011

Last night was history, and millions of people around the world with 20,000 in attendance were able to witness Swedish House Mafia becoming the first electronic act to ever headline the historic Madison Square Garden and brought that place to another universe. There are simply no words to describe what happened at Madison Square Garden last night it was that good. Their stage presence was off the charts, the visuals and effects were unreal with fireworks (whaaaaat inside MSG!?!?!) and the song choice and mixing was outrageous. It was the true live experience with all 20,000 people in the crowd belting out the lyrics and melodies to all the songs with Tinie Tempah AND John Martin showing up to do vocals for “Miami to Ibiza” and “Save the World”. The only thing missing was Pharrel doing the vocal version of “One” and the roof may have come down. They played a bunch of upcoming stuff on Size and Axtone and possibly a new song of theirs at the very beginning that was incredible. Listening to this set does not do the night justice, only being there would be true justice to what happened last night, but enjoy this set because it was f*cking incredible. Tracklist after the jump.
UPDATED with a working stream and full video of show.

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