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Two of house music’s finest, Amine Edge & DANCE, have been known to fuse hip-hop with their edgy brand of groovy house, both in the studio and on stage. Known for tracks like “Going To Heaven With Goodie Goodies”, “Bitches in The Project” and “Halfway Crooks,” the duo has risen to prominence in style, and they’re about to take these tracks and more on the road with a month-long U.S. tour, hitting major cities from coast to coast, and the famed Coachella. Listen to Amine Edge & DANCE’s latest gem below, and check out the full list of tour dates above.

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Coming off of a 2015 that included his first world tour, his Mom, I Graduated! EP on Dirtybird, a new project Justin Jay & Friends, and more, Justin Jay is creating his own home with the launch of his Fantastic Voyage brand/tour that encapsulates who he is as an artist and house party-loving impresario.

Over the past year, you might have see Justin Jay performing with two of his “Friends,” vocalist Josh Taylor and guitarist Benny Bridges, at Coachella, CRSSD, in Australia, and abroad, but now they’re officially joining him on this Fantastic Voyage tour to help drive the live experimentation on select shows.

For a full run down on what to expect, hear what Justin Jay has to say about Fantastic Voyage below, and check out the full list of tour dates above.

“Over the past couple of months, I started throwing a bunch of house parties in LA. House parties are really special for DJ’s because we can play songs we normally never get to play: from the tracks that are too weird and quirky for the big clubs/festivals, to the songs that are too cheesy and feel good for the cool-kid warehouse shindigs.

I like pushing myself to play crazy forward thinking music, but by the end of the night, I also want everyone (including myself) smiling, laughing and having a good time. Sometimes the songs that make me smile the biggest are also cool in their own cheesy way.

Fantastic Voyage‘ is a song by the funk band, Lakeside and the name of my tour. Listen to it, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.”

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Bass-centric house specialist, Fritz Carlton, continues to impress as he rolls through the beginning of 2016 that was kicked off with a headline performance at an underground warehouse party in Los Angeles on NYE. Over the past few months, he’s been churning out an array of tracks, including his No Law In Dancing EP, “Hips 2 Thighs” with Doug English, and more. Now, as he preps for his Desert Hears Records debut, he’s come through with a special remix of Ghis. A. Meets Cheryl Porter’s “Bad Groove,” which he sampled himself from vinyl. Listen below and get down to his latest bouncy floor-filler with a touch of old school house nostalgia.

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In just a couple of days, one of the most influential underground pioneers, Luciano, will be taking the helm at Avalon Hollywood, and this is a particularly special occasion as it’s his first LA club performance in two years. Coming off of a stand-out run at BPM Festival, this renowned ambassador of underground electronic music will be spinning an extended set to showcase his world-class blend of house and techno with a touch of Latin influences. On top of his own music, Luciano has built a name off of his well-respected party brand, Vagabundos, and on point curation on his label, Cadenza Records, so you can expect him to manifest these vibes and sounds for an epic Saturday night. Buy tickets here.

Check out the video after the jump to see how it’ll all go down on Saturday!

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On Saturday, January 30th, EDX will be making his way to Omnia San Diego for his first headline performance of the year in the coastal Southern California city. As a DJ/producer, EDX continues to impress with phenomenal sets, and hits that reach the masses, even after decades in the scene. Ever since his track, “Breathin‘,” took over airwaves a couple of summers ago, he’s been on a tear with his melodic deep house sound, and he’s still keeping it proper in the studio with new anthems like “Missing,” “Belong,” “Revered,” and more. It’s certainly no coincidence that he was the #1 top charting artist on Beatport in 2015, and he is sure to throw down at Omnia in the coming weeks. Buy tickets to the show here. Here’s what you can expect:

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It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here – Hardwell has reached the 250th episode milestone with his popular Hardwell On Air radio show. The Dutch star has been on the top of his game for several years now, and he’s continuing to further influence in the ways that he knows best, whether it be by supporting up and coming acts, launching his United We Are Foundation, or simply by playing live for the masses and releasing festival anthems.

Tomorrow, the 250th episode goes down, and for this special 2-hour broadcast, Hardwell will be bringing some world-class guests along with him to perform. As if it wasn’t already a must-see event, Hardwell and company are set to play a ton of new tracks and IDs that are sure to get the internet buzzing with anticipation. Tune in at 22:00pm CET on live.djhardwell.com tomorrow.

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Pete Tong & BBC Radio 1 aren’t wasting any time in bringing their legendary broadcasts stateside. First, it was the announcement of a special Essential Mix show featuring Richie Hawtin at Exchange LA on January 22nd, and now Pete is set to broadcast his Friday night show from LA and Miami rooftops in the coming months. For the first broadcast in Los Angeles on January 22nd (10pm-1am UK time, 2-5pm LA time), Pete will be be hosting his show on a rooftop in West Hollywood with gorgeous views of downtown LA, which is the perfect venue for a show that will reflect on the local electronic scene. To sweeten the deal, Pete even invited some special guests to perform, including Eric Prydz, MK (with a special guest), Claude VonStroke, and Richie Hawtin will also be stopping by. More names are expected to be announced during Pete’s Radio 1 show this Friday (1/15).

Part two of Pete’s American broadcast will continue on March 18th during Miami Music Week, and he’ll be accompanied by Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Danny Howard for the special broadcast, as well as some of the biggest names in dance music. Stay tuned to BBC Radio 1 for more details to come.


“I’m very excited about my show coming live from LA on Jan 22nd. Los Angeles has become a creative hub for electronic artists from all over the world during the past few years and California and Las Vegas a hot bed of ground breaking festivals and some of the world’s leading clubs. Bringing the show out of Hollywood and being able to reflect some of the exciting things going on is a great way to start the year.”
– Pete Tong

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From playing Coachella, to his Mom, I Graduated! EP on dirtybird, and launching his new project, Justin Jay & Friends, Justin Jay has had a rollercoaster of a year, so it only makes sense for him to deliver one last release, after dropping “Karma.” This new offering features Benny Bridges on guitar, and also a new name, Henry Was, on drums, who both lent their talents for this edit that was created with the help of live instrumentation. The edit is a relentless techno heater that adds grit, more percussion, and subtle FX to the original’s foundation. Justin is in the giving mood this holiday season so enjoy the track below and download it here.

“With Benny Bridges on guitar, I saw this techno anthem by Barnt as a way to start messing around with Henry’s crazy drum sounds. We had so much fun making it and even more fun playing it live. With it being the holiday season, we wanted to give it to you guys (especially DJ’s who need an extra jam for those holiday sets).” – Justin Jay

Earlier this month, Australia’s Cosmo’s Midnight, a duo of twins, released their successful 5-track Moments EP on Future Classic, and now they’ve begun to roll out the remixes for the release. The mysterious production collective, KOA, and the up-and-comer, Skylar Spence, have individually tackled “Walk With Me” ft. Kucka, and they’ve both done great work in transforming the track. KOA maintains the original’s overall vibe while also smoothing out groove, adding different melodic content, and more. On the other hand, Skylar Spence brings more of a clubby sound with a punchy bassline, stripped down elements, up-beat feel, and the original’s vocals to top things off. Check out the remixes above and below. The Moments EP is available on iTunes.

It’s always exciting when artists finally release tracks that have been a staple in their sets. The UK’s duo, Just Kiddin, is doing just that with their latest offering that’s capping off another successful year. Ever since their hit, “Thinking About It,” they’ve been on a tear, and they’re ready to continue crushing in 2016. This new tune, “Only For You,” is a quintessential piano house jam that was made to help you escape the cold with warm melodies and sun-kissed grooves. Enjoy the tune and watch out for its full release in January.

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