Trap | Miley Cyrus – Someone Else (Party Favor Remix)

Posted by on October 22, 2013

Miley Cyrus

Oooof, what a remix by LA producer Party Favor of Miley Cyrus’ record, off her album Bangerz, “Someone Else.”  The drums go hard on this track layered over a piercing melody, and chopped up vocals that resonate. I’m always skeptical when opening Miley Cyrus remixes, cause let’s face it, does she really need the extra PR? But nah, this track is not about Miley Cyrus, it’s about Party Favor doing his thing and producing beautiful trap music. Yo Mr. Favor send me the instrumental of this record, till then enjoy the free download! This is a must listen, and a must download!

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Free Download: Miley Cyrus – Someone Else (Party Favor Remix)

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.


Events | Electric Zoo Adds 11 More Names to Its Stacked Lineup

Posted by on July 3, 2013

Electric Zoo 2012In its 5th year, Made Event’s Electric Zoo is already shaping up to be one of the best North American festivals, with a lineup that suits all tastes. Ranging from the more undergroung styles in the Sunday School Groove tent, to the more eclectic sounds in the Riverside Tent and the more commercial on the MainStage, the festival has something for everyone. The lineup has almost entirely been announced, but in a pretty genius PR move, they have announced a few more artists like Audien, Dzeko & Torres and The M Machine to get the attention back on the festival that is less than 60 days away. The names are listed below and where they have been assigned. More names to come for the Sunday School Groove Tent. Tickets are going fast, so grab them before they are gone.


Alvaro: Saturday – MainStage West
Audien: Friday – MainStage West
Brazzabelle: Friday – MainStage East
Cyril Hahn: Friday – Sunday School
Dannic: Friday – MainStage West
Digital Lab: Sunday – Hilltop Arena
Dzeko & Torres: Saturday – MainStage East
heRobust: Friday – Hilltop Arena
Kyau & Albert: Saturday – MainStage West
SCNTST: Friday – Riverside
The M Machine: Friday – MainStage West


FYI | The Way I See It… Mac Miller On That White Lady

Posted by on April 4, 2012

Let me preface this by saying if Mac Miller is your role model, you should likely set your sights higher. Artists are people too. They’re inevitably going to make mistakes. Fans often exalt artists on a moral pedestal, creating a misguided but well intentioned belief that their favorite artist can do no wrong. Whether he accepts it or not, Mac Miller is a role model to many. I can’t imagine how many flat-brimmed wearing kids out there look up to him. Understandably, he’s trying to do damage control by denying the allegations. I don’t blame him. His handlers are probably going on PR blitz as we speak.

Frankly, there’s no way to prove whether or not he’s under the influence of narcotics. All we have to go on is a video. It’s hardly any evidence at all, and Mac Miller knows that. He’ll sweep this under the rug and dismiss it on Twitter like it’s nothing. Fans will jump to his defense and another scandal will break by tomorrow erasing all memory of this video entirely #problemsolved. Let this be a lesson to those who put their trust in an artist’s hands. Don’t make an artist your role model, they’ll only disappoint you. Rich Mayo once said, “You’ve got to be careful whom you pattern yourself after because you’re likely to become just like them.” Go back and re-read that. Free Jewelry.

Videos | Mac Miller, Jacking Beats?

Posted by on September 10, 2010

I just peeped this over at Barstool. What up El Pres? It seems that Mac Miller didn’t credit Up North production on “La La La”. In the music world, you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. If I were those producers, I would have handled it differently though. I gather three things from this situation. One, it makes Mac Miller’s management look incompetent. I mean common, how hard is it to make sure that the producers are credited on the album art? That’s like writing a term paper and not citing your sources. Of course your professor is going to call you out. Up North claims that tried multiple times to contact to him but had no luck. Secondly, it looks bad on Mac Miller to blatantly lie. The e-mails don’t lie. It was clear from the video that Mac Miller knowingly received the track. There’s no disputing that. Third, the producers also look bad. Chasing him down with a video camera looks desperate at best. Even though I’ve never even heard of these guys, they still deserved the credit. This is Fresh New Tracks telling you, everyone lost in this situation. Hit the jump to see who I think Mac needs to hire to do his PR.