You know it’s going to be an interesting day when you wake up to the sight of 6:45 am on the clock and you’re exhausted from partying to the sounds of SBTRKT, Laidback Luke, 2manydjs, Fatboy Slim, and Rusko the night before at HARD Haunted Mansion. Early last Saturday morning, my friends and I made our way back to the west side from downtown LA, only to rest and prepare for our journey inland to Insomniac’s first Halloween massive, Escape From Wonderland. See what it was all about after the jump… Continue Reading
Yesterday, our boys Josh & Angelo from PeaceTreaty sent us over a pair of previews of their upcoming remixes that will be hitting Beatport in the next couple of weeks, and we are impressed as usual. The first track is a hot n’ heavy new take on Moby‘s ‘After,’ complete with a light synthy Big Room build and a heavy bassline drop that I can’t wait to hear on some professional speakers. Already gaining support from Steve Angello, Hardwell, and Tommy Trash, this remix will be released on Moby’s Lil Idiot Records on Monday, October 31st. The second remix on our plate is Diplo & Oliver Twizt‘s ‘Go,’ and personally, I can really hear the always-improving PeaceTreaty signature sound in this one. This EP will be released on Mad Decent on November 8th, and you probably have heard it played out already by some people you may have heard of: Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Afrojack, Chuckie, and Mr. Aoki. Keep ’em coming fellas!
It was a big weekend for the Swedish House Mafia with their BBC Radio 1 Essential Selection. Not only did they sit in for the legendary Pete Tong, but they also debuted a brand new track, “Antidote,” that they co-produced with Knife Party, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen’s new project. Yesterday, Steve Angello released his highly anticipated edit of Nari & Milani’s “Kendo” for free on his Facebook page. The track flows from an acid beginning to a climaxing big room synth explosion that may take you by surprise. It’s one of those tracks that you hope you don’t play out, but I just can’t help it!
We all itch for new Alex Metric material, and when that day is upon us, the sound waves enter our ears, and we tingle in delight. It is impossible to make techie electro sound this good. The riffs, builds, and cosmic sounds layered on his patented grinding yet groovy bassline is a recipe for success, and it has happened again. Coming off such a hot collaboration with Steve Angello for Open Your Eyes, it was time for another massive club hit. The result is Raveageddon, which will be released as a bonus track on the EP single package for End of the World dropping August 15th. A hard-hitting, melodic tune perfect for the end of the world as we know it. As if that’s not enough, a full length Alex Metric album, Open Your Eyes: Remixes and Productions, will drop shortly after on the 22nd. Keep your eyes peeled for an interview with the man, myth, and legend as well. Now turn up the volume and get after it!
Our dear old pal Nom De Strip just sent this over today, amidst his travels down to Los Angeles. Nom will be staying with us for the month of June, and to start things off right he made this killer bootleg of the festival massive ‘Rave N Roll’ by Steve Angello. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“Hey Folks! Hope you enjoy this remix I did for fun on a 30 hour train journey down the west of USA yesterday!” –Nom De Strip
TRACKLISTING: 01. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso feat. Michael Feiner – Together (The Attic Intro) w/ Bart B More, Nom de Strip & Little Bastard – Jailbait w/ Swedish House Mafia feat. Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza (Intro)
02. Alesso – Nillionaire
03. Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Raise Your Hands
04. Angger Dimas – Are You Ready (Mahesa Utara)
05. David Tort feat. Gosha – One Look (Axwell vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
06. Nari & Milani – Kendo (Steve Angello)
07. Swanky Tunes vs. Deadmau5 – Together Strobe (Axwell)
08. Marco V – Reaver
09. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke vs. Axwell – Be Knas
10. Who’s Who – Yeah
11. Axwell – Heart Is King
12. Alex Metric & Steve Angello – Open Your Eyes (Tim Mason) w/ Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Acapella)
13. Axwell feat. Errol Reid – Nothing But Love
14. Pendulum – The Island Part 1 (Steve Angello & AN21 & Max Vangeli) [Rob Swire Live]
15. Hard Rock Sofa & St. Brothers – Blow Up (Thomas Gold & Axwell) w/ Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Acapella)
16. Arno Cost – Lise
17. Funkerman feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside 2010
18. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
19. Carl Louis & Martin Danielle vs. Axwell & Dirty South feat. Rudy – Open The Message (Axwell) w/ Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero)
20. Tim Berg vs. Kings Of Leon – Abow vs. Sex Is On Fire (Avicii)
21. Tim Berg vs. Michael Woods – Bromance Dynamik (Axwell)
22. Tim Mason – The Moment (Steve Angello) w/ Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends (Acapella)
23. Alesso – Dynamite w/ Sebastian Ingrosso feat. MGMT – Kidsos 24.Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save The World
25. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South)
26. Daft Punk – One More Time
27. Swedish House Mafia – One w/ Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock) w/ Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharrell – One (Your Name) [Pharrell Live]
28. Laidback Luke & Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso & Steve Angello feat. Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind w/ Moguai – We Want Your Soul (Sebjak) [Encore Edit]
Los Angeles!GDD™ has a late Christmas present for two of you dirty dancers! As I stated a week or so ago on Facebook, we are giving away a pair of tickets to HARD New Year’s Eve this 31st of December at The Music Box in Hollywood with Mr. Oizo, DJ Falcon, Brodinski, Congorock, and Harvard Bass. To enter the contest, please go to our FACEBOOK page, like us if you haven’t already, and write what you are most looking forward to about anything to do with electronic music and the EDM scene in 2011 on our wall. Good luck!
TAKE ONE:“Turn off your brain, turn on your heart.”
2010 has proved to be a monumental year for electronic music, with the light casting down on the colossal force of the Swedish House Mafia. With the explosive success of their single ‘ONE’ earlier this year, the infamous trio have been spreading their noise and their name across the globe. The recent release of their documentary, Take One, is a culmination of the rise of SHM as a massive house movement and experience that covers 285 gigs in only 2 years across over 15 countries.
We were lucky enough to be sent an advance copy of the film from our good friends over @ EMI Records, and we couldn’t of been more elated. Thinking we would only watch it once or twice before this 45 minute documentary would be out of our system, we underestimated the power of our own love. We literally have watched it at least 10 times now, addicted to the hedonistic journey through the nu-rockstar lives of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello. It reminds us so much of how happy we are to be a part of this rapidly growing music industry. For you devoted electronic music enthusiasts and dirty dancers alike out there, this is a film NOT TO MISS.
From the on-stage euphoria of playing to entranced clubbers, to the buzz of realising a track in intimate creative sessions, to the inevitable bickering between the guys, TAKE ONE goes beyond the music to show what binds together three friends, three artists, three pioneers, and three total individuals on an emotional ride to success as a group.
UNTIL ONE:“Goosebumps never lie.”
For all those who have witnessed the performance of epic proportions that is a Swedish House Mafia set, you would imagine that their would somehow be a way to capture the energy and feeling you get while living the moment in the crowd. Finally, that prayer has been answered. With the premiere of the new film, SHM have released a soundtrack to the documentary called Until One, which really is a studio mastered version of their live dj set they’ve been showcasing this past year. If you’ve seen them live before then you’ll know that their quote rings true with every heartbeat you feel during their performance … “Goosebumps never lie.” [Pick up the release here]
TUNAGE: Miami 2 Ibiza (Static Revenger Mixes)
The most recent SHM, Miami 2 Ibiza, is featured in the beginning of the Until One album and is following graciously in the footsteps of the mega anthem, ‘ONE.’ I personally didn’t care too much for it until it was used to capture the immense feelings of house music sweeping across our country in the documentary. And it wasn’t until we received the official remixes of the track by Static Revenger that I realized it was a version that could most certainly be added to any dirty electro big room set. Dirty dancers – grab these for sure.
Wow! We offered you up some free Swedish House Mafia treats and what a ridiculously overwhelming response we got from all of you dirty dancers. Through a scientifically proven randomization process (close eyes, scroll up and down frantically, write down first name on top) our winners are officially Caroline from California, Michael from Connecticut, and Alberto from Texas … Congrats!
Michael was actually rewarded for being the first responder and coincidentally you long-time dirty dancers may have seen his name on GDD™ before. That’s right, he’s 1/2 of the duo Bastille that made that magical ‘Cold As Ice’ remix that lit your pants on fire in late summer ’09. Bonus reward for Michael: another hand-crafted stomper up on his favorite blog.
I also threw in the newest Jokers Of The Scene goth-house/demon-step/horror-dub epic, just cause I like y’all so much.
Click on the word “Tracks” for downloads.
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