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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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Damian Lazarus’ Day Zero is undeniably one of the most sought-after events that takes place in the midst of BPM Festival, and it’s looking like this year’s edition on January 8th will be one for the books. Featuring a stacked lineup of Acid Pauli, Bedouin, Blond:ish, Damian Lazarus, DJ Three, Eduardo Castillo, Felix da Housecat, Fur Coat, LUM, Metrika, and Serge Devant, this event will have the perfect soundtrack for your mystical experiences at its new Tulum jungle location. On top of the world-class talent, and the one-of-a-kind location, Day Zero has partnered up with the visionary event crafters Red Moon, spearheaded by Cirque Du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberte, for immersive environments fused with the area’s wilderness. Trust us, don’t sleep on this party and buy tickets here.

“There is a magical and irresistible energy about Tulum that has really affected how I live my life. When you combine amazing music and wonderful people in a place like Tulum, it becomes much more than just another party. Day Zero is a chance to connect with loved ones, re-engage spiritually with the stars and planets, engage in some ancient and primal rituals, and generally experience something you simply can’t find anywhere else. I am profoundly happy to announce our return in 2016.” – Damian Lazarus

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In case you missed it, Paradise Garage, NYC’s legendary dance club, is coming to Los Angeles for one night only at the Hollywood Palladium this Saturday, December 19th! Ever since this show was announced, we’ve been looking forward to the club’s triumphant return to the west coast, and this weekend can’t come soon enough as we’re ready to get down to house and disco classics selected by two of Paradise Garage’s original residents, Joey Llanos and David DePino, and more.

In celebration of this rare event, we’re giving away a pair (2) of VIP tickets to this show and Paradise Garage merchandise! To enter, please follow the steps above.

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For the latest episode of their Fixtape series, our friends at Solé Bicycles have recruited Chicago’s Autograf, in anticipation of SnowGlobe Music Festival taking place later this month over NYE. Both Solé and the Autograf boys have been on a tear this year, so it makes sense for them to join forces as the year comes to a close. With tracks from SNBRN, Moon Boots, Zimmer, Gryffin and more, Autograf’s 50-minute mix provides a great warm-up for what you can expect from the trio during their anticipated SnowGlobe performance. Enjoy above and download it here!

“The beauty of traveling the world is experiencing contrast. One moment you’re on a beach in Malaysia, the next you’re on a snowcapped mountain on Lake Tahoe. After spending the last couple weeks in the sweltering heat of places like Thailand, India, and Singapore, it’ll be a baptism of sorts to finally experience a proper winter at Snowglobe Festival. We made this mix with the idea of contrast in mind because without darkness there is no light and without silence, there is no music. So what a beautiful world it is to have contrast.” – Autograf

TÂCHES returns! Aside from a pair of jams, “Prints of Whales” and “Yours,” the mysterious house music aficionado has been staying relatively quiet on the production front this year, so he’s making his releases count. In between tour dates this year, TÂCHES has been hitting the studio, cooking up tracks like this remix of Elk Road’s “Not To Worry” featuring Governors. For the remix, he’s traded the original’s broken beat for four-on-the-floor, while supporting the edited vocals with detailed percussion, subtle arpeggiated synth work, and a smooth, bouncy groove for yet another jam. Enjoy!

The swiftly emerging electronic music-focused trio, Arbitraire, consists of Andrea, Adrian and Genji, and they’re already making some serious moves. The groups members have been putting their minds together for a fusion of their influences in hip-hop, jazz, classical music and electronica, which yields a genre-bending blend of sounds wrapped up in an evocative package. Their latest track, “Compound,” is a female vocal-driven slow burner that incorporates spacey atmospheres, evolving synths, a shadowy vibe, and plenty of bass to tie it all together. Listen above and download it here.