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I've traveled all over the globe, enjoy EDM music, and want to share the best it has to offer with all!

Major Lazer In The HOUSE!

Sasquatch 2011 here in Washington boasted a TON of excellent artists that ranged the full gambit of musical genres, but few sets stood out like this one from Major Lazer (aka DJ/Producers Diplo and Switch).  Make sure you have some space to get down, because this set brings a bit of everything to it and is sure to get you on your feet. I’d like to thank NPR for capturing this recording of their live-set, because it’s EPIC. Hope you all enjoy it.

Tracklist:

01. Major Lazer feat. Ms. Thing – When You Hear The Bassline (Tony Senghore Remix)
02. Dillon Francis & DJ Ammo – Westside!
03. Seductive – Underground Sound
04. The Partysquad – Pull Up
05. Sticky K – Club Persh (Will Bailey Remix) w/ Revero – Club Fire
06. Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock Remix)
07. Gyptian – Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix)
08. Major Lazer – ID
09. Black Eyed Peas – The Time (The Dirty Bit) w/ Major Lazer Like A G6 (Acapella)
10. LaidBack Luke vs Solid Groove – This is Be (Bassjackers Edit)
11. DJ Fresh – Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix)
12. Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon
13. ID
14. Chris Brown – Look At Me Now (Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhyme)
15. Doctor P – Sweet Shop
16. ID
17. Sidney Samson Feat. Wizard Sleeve – Riverside (Lets Go!) (Breakage Remix)
18. Major Lazer Feat Ricky Blaze & Nina Sky – Keep It Going Louder
19. Leftside ft Mystic – Phat Punani (ID Edit Remix)
20. Beenie Man & Future Fambo – I’m Drinking Rum
21. Rihanna – Rude Boy (ID Remix)
22. Ace of Base – All That She Wants
23. Major Lazer Feat. VYBZ Kartel – Pon De Floor
24. Afrojack – Pon The Street [Soon on Maddecent] w/ Pon De Floor (Acapella)
25. Duck Sauce – Barbara Streisand w/ Major Lazer (Acapella)
26. Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie – Moombah (Afrojack Remix)
27. Digital Manges – Manges (Sharkslayer dub)
28. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke – Be vs Satisfaction (Swedish House Mafia Bootleg)
29. Major Lazer – Bruk Out
30. Crookers Ft Major Lazer, Leftside & Supahype – Jump Up
31. Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400
32. Major Lazer feat. Mr Lexx & Santigold – Hold The Line
33. ID
34. Lil Wayne ft. Corey Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot
35. Collie Buddz ft. Busta Rhymes – Come Around
36. Damien Marley – Welcome to Jamrock
37. Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)
38. Major Lazer feat. Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell – Can’t stop now
39. Bob Marley – One Love
40. Switch – ID
41. ID
42. ID
43. ID

Every Other Way

This isn’t a new song, but its been one of those days that I’ve spent scrolling through old playlists and rediscovering some of the gems within them. Here’s a song originally done by BT, but this remix is done by DYM (Damn You Mongolians) and is simply magnificent. Hope you all enjoy the beauty within it as much as I do!

How The House Should Be Smashed

If you were to search this blog, then you’d know that I have an obsession with this brother duo – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Every since I heard their Tomorrowland set they’ve been sky rocketing their fan base and have begun their first ever U.S. Tour. Sadly they haven’t made it to the city of Seattle yet, but the clips from their shows in South Beach, Vegas, and L.A. showcase their ability to make shows astounding. Hopefully when these guys get a schedule for shows next year we’ll be able to track them down.

Check them out:

http://www.dimitrivegasandlikemike.com/

http://www.facebook.com/dimitrivegasandlikemike

Protect IP Act

It’s a bill tailored by the the entertainment industry to try and stop pirating of music and movies on the web, but is positioning itself to disrupt how we use the internet day to day…

What our generation does on a daily basis would incur huge penalties, fines, and possibly jail time for simply trying to spread the music we love to the masses. Trying to hype new songs, artists, and albums would be infringements that give private corporations the ability to block OUR blog(s). It’s an unprecedented bill that is being fast-tracked through Congress in the dark of night and should be spread through the same facets that it’s trying to hinder!

Some more food for thought on this disturbing topic:

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

We can’t just stand by, like the corporations are expecting us to… let us stand united and fight this together! Go to the website below and fill out the information it needs to help support the cause.

http://americancensorship.org/

Raise Your Head

You can’t completely dislike the winter months, especially when you have all your favorite artists back in the studio producing new tracks. Here’s a brand new one from Alesso that should help you shake the cold and from what I understand he is currently making some new songs with The Swedish House Mafia Part II, or better known as Max Vangeli & AN21.

Hitting You With The Continuous Flow

This is without a doubt one of Europe’s hottest Drum & Bass artists and if you haven’t heard a lot about him here in the States, then it’s about time! Netsky has been making some huge waves out of Belgium with his tracks and this Essential Mix allows for you to get a real feel of how skillful he is at the turntables. Just listen and make sure you have a couple of hours to keep your feet moving!

This song is featured in his Essential Mix, but is definitely worth the solo download:

Overkill?

I think not! Especially when you fuse some Drum & Bass with a little 2-Step, then you get this track from Delta Heavy (which is very fitting given their name with the hard bass drops and DnB progression of the song). Just a little something to spice up your Wednesday and feed the palette just what it has been craving.

CRANK IT!

If there is any ‘change in the air’, then it would have to be from this new remix of Morgan Page‘s track ‘In The Air’ by Mord Fustang. Just one of the many reasons for loving the EDM scene is when tracks like this surface! Mord Fustang puts out an insane mix of a song you may love, or hate, and adds a completely unique feel to the track. This will do a lot of Morgan Page fans justice as well, so don’t just kick it to the back-burner and check it now!

Picking Your Monday Up

Mondays can always be the start of that slow push for the weekend. It seems to be never ending and it’s only just the beginning! This is true for most week starting Mondays…unless you live in Seattle. Well then it’s the peak of anticipation the day before Skrillex lands his Mothership Tour, which leaves only 3 days before the jaw dropping lineup of FreakNight! Here’s some music to get the anticipation to boil over.

This first track is a brand new Eric Prydz remix of the Digitalism song, ‘Circles’.

Circles (Eric Prydz Remix)

Now I know this song isn’t new, but it’s an absolute killer from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike that hasn’t really been heard by too many.

Champagne Showers (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Tomorrowland Mix)

Up next we have a remix from Star One of the track, ‘Earthquake’. The original’s done by Labrinth and features Tinie Tempah (but this is one of the versions we prefer more)

The original to this song is getting a TON of airtime all over the globe, so it was just a matter of time before someone took it to extended cut! For the last song we have Chuckie with his extended mix of Calvin Harris & Rihanna, ‘We Found Love’.

Chuckie also released his full set from LIV Miami for free via SoundCloud today, but we’ve simplified even having to get it from there by getting it right here!

‘My LIVE SET from 22-10-2011 at LIV, Miami…
too bad that in this set the noise of the crowd isn’t recorded.Also, the microphone was connected on the main mixer so it didn’t record my voice, in stead you hear fades in the music.. but who cares…Real shitty live mixing included too! Hahaha! Enjoy!
Let me know what tracks you want ID’d..’ – Via Chuckie’s SoundCloud

BONUS:

In honor of Coldplay releasing their new album, ‘Mylo Xyloto’, here’s one of Avicii‘s new remixes to the track ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’.

UPDATE 10-25-11:

Why not add a little more House to the mix with a live set from the Double L’s himself!? Laidback Luke always strings together sets that will keep you on your feet and is probably one of my favorite DJ’s to hear live. With that in mind, here’s a recent live set from him with most of the tracks that have been ID:

01. ID
02. ID
03. ID
04. ID w/ Ian Carey feat. Michelle Shellers – Keep On Rising (Acapella)
05.Coldplay – Trouble (Jordan Ferrer Vs Revero Bootleg)
06. Laidback Luke feat. Wynter Gordon – Speak Up (ID Remix)
07. Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) w/ ID (ID Mash Up)
08. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out (Benny Benassi Remix)
09. Pitbull feat. Marc Anthony – Rain Over Me (Laidback Luke Remix)
10. Fatboy Slim – Ya Mama (Moguai Remix)
11. Tiësto & Mark Knight feat. Dino – Beautiful World (Laidback Luke Remix)
12. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Stomp (Original Mix)
13. Blink, Gianni Marino & Metsi – Bahasa (Original Mix)
14. La Fuente – No Boundaries (Original Mix)
15. Basto Vs. Bingo Players – Cry Again And Again (Jacob van Hage Mashup)
16. Prodigy, Hard Rock Sofa, Axwell, Thomas Gold, Da Fresh – No Good Blow Up (Damien J. Carter Mashup)
17. Pakito – Living On Video
18. Europe – The Final Countdown
19. ID w/ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Acapella)
20. Sander van Doorn & Laidback Luke – Who’s Wearing The Cap w/ Nero – Crush On You (Acapella)
21. Nero – Crush On You
22. ID
23. Tocadisco – Nobody Likes The Records That I Play (ID Bootleg)
24. TON!C – Bounce (Original Mix)
25. Sam Tiba feat. Canblaster – Trick Trick
26. Wolfgang Gartner – 818
27. ID
28. Crookers presents Dr. Gonzo – Dushi w/ Switch & Andrea Martin – I Still Love You (Acapella)
29. Kingdom feat. Naomi Allen – Take Me
30. ZZT – Party’s Over Los Angeles
31. Katy Perry – TGIF (Laidback Luke Bootleg)
32. ID
33. Angger Dimas – Kitchen (Original Mix)
34. Benny Benassi – Cinema (Skrillex Remix – Oh Snap!! Moombahton 110-145 Transition)
35. Juice String – Sex Weed (ID Remix)
36. Juice String – Sex Weed (Laidback Luke Remix)

Enjoy!!

Avicii’s Studio 54 Live Set

This past week Avicii secured his spot in the EDM history books by rocking the legendary Studio 54 Nightclub in NYC. Studio 54 was known for it’s lavish parties during the 70’s and 80’s, but was shut down in the 90’s and converted into a minor theater. Well that all changed on the 18th of October when SiriusXM and Avicii teamed up to throw a one night only show at the legendary location.

‘new york, good to be back! playin legendary Studio 54 that opens up for 1 more night tmrw with@siriusxm! waka waka wakaaa’ – Via Twitter

If that isn’t incredible enough, Tim also announced this from his FaceBook page:

‘NYC – see you tonight at the original STUDIO 54 location. The doormen ensured me they will let 100 people in from the street in addition to the insane guest list! Hope they are my fans! ♥

Tonight we’re part of music history?!’

Whoever those lucky 100 people were definitely got the experience of a lifetime! Without further ado, here’s the #6 DJ in the WORLD’s set, so crank the volume and enjoy.

Live Set Avicii @ Studio 54, New York (10.18.2011)

Track list:

01. Avicii vs Etta James – Levels (Vitzi’s Old School Intro Bootleg)
02. Avicii vs. Adele – Nothing Without Adele (Avicii Rolling Bootleg)
03. Tim Berg – Bromance (Avicii´s Arena Mix) w/ Max C. – I Found You Acapella w/ Tim Berg – Bromance (Vocal Mix)
04. Tom Hangs – Blessed (Avicii Edit)
05. Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Avicii ‘Tour’ Mix)
06. Bob Sinclar – New New New (Avicii Meets Yellow Mix)
07. Avicii & Sebastian Drums – My Feelings For You (Original Mix)
08. Toni Braxton – Make My Heart (Avicii’s Replacer Mix)
09. Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Avicii´s Swede Dreams Mix)
10. Avicii – Fade Into Darkness (Albin Myers Remix)
11. Robyn – Hang With Me (Avicii Mix)
12. Tom Hangs – Blessed (Avicii Edit)

Switchfoot – Always

This is probably my favorite song on Kaskade‘s recent Essential Mix, which is saying a lot with the quality of the tracks that he put into that session. If you haven’t listened to his Essential Mix yet -> click here and it’s track 33 remixed by Max Vangeli & AN21. These two do an incredible job of keeping the songs integrity, while giving it just the right injection of house. Hope you enjoy!