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The Bag Raiders have been on a hot one lately with their latest EP “Nairobi / Savannah” on Modular People receiving major critical acclaim from artists and bloggers alike. After offering up the stems for Nairobi via their SoundCloud, the Drop Out Orchestra have turned it into a fiesta via waveform. With flaring trumpets battling guitar riffs front and center they twist the chugging tune into a late night bonfire with your closest comrades. Offered up as a free download and supported by the Bag Raiders themselves, it’s safe to say this one’s going in the bag.

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If you produce music, sing, or consider yourself a maverick behind the decks and told yourself at the beginning of 2014 that this was going to be your year, then the fine folks at Red Bull might be able to help your dreams come to life. The Red Bull team is taking their roving Music Academy to Tokyo from October 12 – November 14 where selected applicants will be invited to an all expenses paid journey to Tokyo to enjoy recording sessions, lectures by some of the most respected talents in the industry, as well as nightly concerts. If you’re thinking that you wouldn’t mind spending a couple weeks in Tokyo surrounded by inspirational, like-minded artists, then all you have to do is head to Red Bull and fill out the RBMA application form before March 18.

Good luck!

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#TheNest is a new sub-label on drip.fm of OWSLA where we’ll be releasing all of our favorite music in conjunction with our main OWSLA releases, including rare and unreleased remixes and edits from all of the coolest artists we know.

Each member will receive access to EVERY OWSLA release in MP3+WAV 24 hours before anyone else, plus FREE weekly Nest exclusives that won’t be available to ANYONE including goodies like VIP edits, DJ sets, sound kits, priority access to shows, and way more.

Upon signing up, you’ll receive two hand-picked compilations of some of our favorite releases from 2011 and 2012, and as a holiday bonus, sign up before 12/31 and you will be entered to win an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Ultra 2013 in Miami!

To win 1 of 10 memberships, tweet a link to the article, tagging @OWSLAofficial and hashtag #theNest (should look like this): @OWSLAofficial #theNest http://tinyurl.com/b9bp39p 


Insomniac‘s Wonderland events have always drawn inspiration from the fantastical worlds of author Lewis Carroll. For this contest, we ask you to delve into the world of Alice in Wonderland and find your favorite quote from the book or movie that describes what you expect your Nocturnal Wonderland experience to be like this year! The winner will be provided with two free weekend passes to Nocturnal Wonderland at the NOS Events Center, September 21 & 22.


If you missed the announcement, GDD x Vagabond will be hosting the Wide Awake ART CAR stage on Friday (day 1) of Nocturnal Wonderland! Make sure to stop by and party with some of the best up-and-coming talent we personally have curated for the night… Don’t miss out!


Dim Mak & Soundcloud are proud to announce their first Remix Partnership; Presenting the TAI – ‘Loose Yourself feat. Steve Aoki‘ Remix Contest! They’re now offering fans a chance to dissect and recreate TAI’s next major release on Dim Mak Records! Create your own version, with no limits or constraints. The format you want to project is yours for the taking!

TAI – Loose Yourself feat. Steve Aoki (Remix Contest Preview) by Dim Mak Records



For the musicians and producers out there, I’m sure you would agree that it is always a difficult process to transform a work of art and make it your own. Seven Lions, aka Jeff Montalvo, certainly lived up to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an upcoming producer to have a release on Above & Beyond‘s revered Anjunabeats label. They held a  remix contest for “You Got To Go” and he won unanimously with his skillfully crafted dubstep track. Not only did he make the original tune his own, but he harnessed the heaviness of dubstep, while still maintaining the atmospheric aesthetics of trance. Put simply by Above & Beyond, “musically it works, vocally it works and the production is excellent.” Support Seven Lions and purchase his remix on Beatport!