argonaut&wasp is Theo Klein and Trey Schibli based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve just revealed their new single “The Sneeze”, an infectious indie-infused pop tune with influences ranging from The Talking Heads to Empire of the Sun. A product of a deep, yet eclectic musical upbringing, the duo effortlessly draws from indie and electronic music to create a zeitgeist sound that’s truly their own. Launching onto the scene with their ambitious debut EP Future Protocol earlier this year, the young duo has rapidly become one of most exciting new names in the indie dance scene. Stream the track now!
The summer season is heating up for the boys of RÜFÜS with a new album on the way and a looming Coachella play to kick the season off! The forth single off their Sophomore album features their classic lazy day house vibes and sultry melodies, rounding out their already loaded catalogue for Bloom, set to be released on January 22nd. If there’s one thing that’s clear, the RÜFÜS boys need no prayer, the future is already looking bright as can be! Stream the new track below and catch them when you can.
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:
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.
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
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.
Canadian talent Eekkoo has rapidly found himself at the forefront of cutting-edge production and forward-thinking sound design. His sharp method has pushed him from hot newcomer to one of the most exciting names in dance music today. From his early work on mau5trap to his recent ventures in the world of pulsing underground electronica the Montreal-based producer never ceases to make a statement. Today, he’s back with a peak-time time Techno stomper called “Sloan’s Dress”. Reminiscent of the dark undertones of Maceo Plex, the thick driving bassline boldly punches through alongside crisp rhythmic percussion before acid-tinged synths take this one deep into after-hours territory. Don’t sleep on this one, it’s big.
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