Chill, Mix | Chill Out With Louis Futon’s Latest Mix

Posted by on December 15, 2016

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Headed home this holiday season for some much-needed R&R? No worries, we’ve got just the thing to help you unwind at the in-laws. Philly-based producer, Louis Futon, is back with his second installment from the acclaimed “Zoned Out” mixtape series. The 45 min mix features a laid back blend of smooth electronic and low-key hip-hop. Nestled in amoung all the heat are 3 unreleased track from LF himself. So keep your headphones on and listen as our second favorite Philadelphian, (only to Mr. Balboa of course) takes you on a “Zoned Out” adventure. Catch the track list in the mix’s description on SoundCloud.

Progressive House | Chris Schambacher Breathes Fresh Life Into “Axion – Of My Soul”

Posted by on July 18, 2016

There’s not much that I thought the progressive house scene could give me. Those times sort of died down a couple years ago, around 2013-2015 – or so I thought. Chris Schambacher has injected some serious juice into “Axion – Of My Soul”. The single knocks the boots off the original and makes the atmosphere feel like a good time, instantly.

Chris Schambacher is making the rounds that everyone needs to make to rise in the ranks within dance music. This dude seems focused, has an eye for details, and should be on your “to watch” list.

Electronic | Razz has you “Walking On A Dream”

Posted by on July 18, 2016

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Razz’s track “Right Back” still has us buzzin’ so when we found this in our inbox we were thrilled! Collaborating with Zack Martino, Razz drops a remix to “Walking On A Dream” and it is a beauty! “This record really brought back memories of our youth, so we decided to put our own spin on it,” says Razz, “We want you to feel like you’re back in one of your childhood memories after listening to this.” I don’t know about you, but this definitely transported me back in time to the days when things were a lot simpler. A beautiful vocal, combined with a summery drop has Razz & Zack Martino’s remix of “Walking On A Dream” on my list of summer 2016 hits! Check it out now and see for yourself.

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Bass, Electronic | 5 & A Dime Goes “Mental” On New Track

Posted by on May 14, 2016

Experimental bass music at it’s finest right here, folks. Philly-based producer 5 & A Dime absolutely destroyed this new original called “Mental,” if you’re a bass head get ready to geek out after listening above! 5 has already gotten support from DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Baauer, R3hab, Deorro and many others thus far and with songs as large as this one I’m sure the list will grow monthly. Enjoy!

FYI, News | Best Soundcloud Alternatives for 2016

Posted by on March 23, 2016

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Ok, there’s been lots of news over the past few months about the end of Soundcloud and we wanted to put together a quick list of our favorite Soundcloud alternatives to check out. With all of the uncertainty, here are some great places to diversify where you’re connecting with fans:

Bandcamp – This has been around for a while now, and a great place to sell music. It definitely lacks some social features like repost’s and comments, but definitely a great place to sell music if you have a loyal fanbase. It might seem a bit old fashioned to use Bandcamp, but it’s a sure thing for selling music.

Mixcloud – An amazing place to post mixes, maybe not the best place to put all of your music, but a great home for your mixes. Lots of radio shows and DJ’s are using it and seems like an obvious fit for your set.

Fanburst – The newcomer we recently discovered with an awesome way to share Albums and EP’s. The best part about Fanburst is that it’s totally free and has a powerful set of analytics tools. Definitely worth checking out, it’s pretty much Soundcloud but free for artists.

YouTube – Let’s not forget about the king of music and video sharing, with the recent launch of YouTube Red and a massive user base, Youtube is a tip top place to put your music. While YouTube lacks some social features, it makes up in the userbase. YouTube should definitely be in your swiss army knife of services.

Mix | Kav Verhouzer Reaches New Horizons With His Latest Mixtape

Posted by on January 26, 2016

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If you’ve been paying attention to the deep house scene lately Kav Verhouzer is a name that has consistently found its way onto your favorite artist’s mixtapes or live sets. Known for mastering popular mixes, Kav Verhouzer brings us “New Horizons.” Perfect for long drives, the gym, or city strolls, this has been added to my future repeat list and after hitting play it’ll make the cut on your end too.

Albums | Billboard Dance’s Matt Medved Spilled the Beans on Reddit, and We’ve Got the Highlights

Posted by on January 21, 2016

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Last week, Matt Medved, Billboard Dance editor-in-chief and the DJ / producer, Sicarii, hosted a special “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit’s r/electronicmusic subreddit, where he was able to share his experiences as a dance music journalist and building Billboard Dance into the respected publication it is today. Medved began as a Berlin-based freelancer in 2014, but quickly established himself as one of Billboard Dance’s most important assets before joining the Billboard team for good in March of 2015. Since then, he has penned pieces with an eye towards ending the fight between the underground and the mainstream once and for all, in addition to trying to help keep cell phones in your pocket and off the dance floor. In addition to Medved’s work with Billboard, he recently unveiled his DJ / producer persona, Sicarii – and he’s already played Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival and remixed Maroon 5’s “Sugar.”

On his AMA, Matt Medved answered questions on a plethora of topics ranging from the role of ghost producers in dance music, to his favorite genre at the moment, to his favorite artist to see live. It’s not often that casual fans get a first-hand look at the experiences of someone as integrated in the scene as Matt Medved, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite moments from his AMA below the jump. You can check out Matt Medved’s full AMA here.

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