Mix | Callie Reiff Unveils Stellar Mix Ahead of Her Terminal 5 Debut

Posted by on March 10, 2016

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While most 16-year-olds are concerned about their schoolwork and high school drama, Callie Reiff is preparing to make her Terminal 5 debut this weekend, opening for Big Gigantic, Hermitude, and Louis the Child – an impressive feat for any artist her age. Th New York native has been embroiled in the music industry all her life, teaching herself how to play the drums at the age of 12 by watching YouTube videos, before going on to learn how to DJ on vinyl and take production lessons at Dubspot. Now, she’s primed to put all of her considerable skills together to take the next step in her career and truly cement herself as the next, big women DJ in dance music. Reiff has just unveiled a short minimix ahead of her Terminal 5 debut, and it’s nothing short of phenomenal. Showcasing her developed tastemaking ability, the minimix flies through hits like Skrillex & MUST DIE’s “VIPs,” and Nero’s “Crush On You,” in between nearly eight or nine Callie Reiff edits and IDs. Check out the mix above.

Albums | Ultra Music Releases Ultra Dance 16 Compilation + Minimix

Posted by on February 24, 2015

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Last week, Ultra Music, one of dance music’s premier North American record labels, announced the release of Ultra Dance 16, a huge compilation showcasing the imprint’s year of music in 2014. The compilation was released today – the same day as the 20th anniversary of the launch of the iconic record label – to commemorate the accomplishment of such a monumental milestone. Ultra Dance 16 illustrates Ultra’s distinguished roster of dance music influencers including Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit, and Hardwell in addition to their promising list of newcomers with Oliver Heldens, Kygo, and Robin Schulz leading a new wave of talent for the label.

As a complement to the compilation, Ultra Music has also delivered a brilliant ten-minute minimix, showcasing select tracks off of the huge, 24-track offering. Check out the minimix above and make sure to snag a copy of Ultra Dance 16 now on iTunes.


House | Anjunadeep Announces 6th Compilation

Posted by on August 26, 2014

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Anjunadeep may not be as celebrated a label as some other underground imprints like Dirtybird, Toolroom or Defected, but it is rising quickly to that stature with a propensity to find talent early and cultivating them into budding superstars, like what they have done with Dusky and Lane 8. They have been the forefront of the spacey, progressive, groovy deep house sound that so many have come to love.

Already onto the 6th one, Anjunadeep has announced its upcoming mix compilation with a host of unreleased and exclusive remixes and originals. Just taking a quick glance through the tracklist, their biggest to date, you have tunes from Dusky, Lane 8, Isaac Tichauer, Jody Wisternoff, Beckwith and a whole lot more. It will arrive in stores, digitally and physically on September 8th, so pre-order on iTunes and the Anjunadeep store. Listne to the minimix below and check out the tracklist after the jump.



Electro, Trap | Wave Racer FBi Minimix

Posted by on July 11, 2013

Where do I even start with this mix… like hold the phone, WOAH. Ima take a quick second to explain to you what happened the first time I heard about this Australian DJ. See that picture above? That was it. The moment the sound waves in “Rock U Tonite” hit me, I was transported into distant land of dolphins, topless Jeeps, girls in 80’s vintage swimsuits and rainbows. Lots of rainbows. It’s possible I even shed a tear. That picture above isn’t some artist’s rendition of my experience, but rather Wave Racer’s Soundcloud user photo. He took me there. And it was awesome.

Anyways, Wave Racer crafted this mix for the Sydney-based radio station FBi 94.5, who described it as…

… [A] melodic treacle drizzling over sweet vocoder that melts like honeycomb in the mouth. All resting on a bed of dense synthcake and thick yet brittle percussion. It’s music too delectable to refuse.

I know that’s a lot to handle (who knows what those upside down Aussies are on these days) so lemme break it down for you. You’ll happen to notice the tracklist doesn’t include any of Wave Racer’s own songs. This mix, rather, is more of a compilation of some of his biggest inspirations (see: Cashmere Cat and Rustie) as well as artists with a similar style who are, essentially, artists you should get to know.

Overall, this mix, and all the artists featured on it, rock. It’s vivacious, it’s psychedelic, it’s carefree, and even at times, it gets a little sensual. Just another example of the thunder DJs are packing down under. Take note.


Download: Wave Racer FBi Minimix


Download: Rock U Tonite