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

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.

Aural Psynapse

Finally Deadmau5 has released the rest of an old track that was leaked a while back however was incomplete.

Deadmau5 | Aural Psynapse (2nd Edit)

Now we find some of the good old Deadmau5 channeled into the 8 minute long ‘Aural Psynapse‘.  If you loved ‘Strobe’ or  ‘HR 8938 Cephei’ then this is exactly the dessert you were looking for.

FreakNight 2011: A Night of Musical Mayhem

When explaining FreakNight 2011 to others, you find yourself stumbling for the correct words to adequately sum up this night of perfection. Incredible, mind-blowing, everything you ever wanted and more…the list goes on and on.  With a sold out attendance of 15,000 people, Seattle‘s WaMu Theater found itself engulfed in a night of musical mayhem.  To all of you that missed October 28th’s madness: THIS IS FREAKNIGHT2011.

An interactive production put on by Seattle’s USC Events, FreakNight 2011 stunned the Northwest with a hefty lineup featuring artists such as Tiesto, Dada Life, Cosmic Gate Felix Cartal, Feed Me, Pendulum, The Japanese Popstars and more.  Unfortunately featured artist Doctor P dropped out at the last minute due to personal conflicts and a number of cancelled shows.  Despite that, the night still proved to be more than successful.

From carnival rides, to game booths, to free swag and interactive circus performances.  Fire spinners, acrobats, trampolines, bumping lego trucks, costume contests, rock walls, endless bars and more USC stocked the event with plenty of fun that made the 8:00pm-4:00am event endlessly entertaining.  Additionally, an after party that lasted from 3:00am-8:00am at local Seattle club Volume kept the party going well into the morning.

One of our favorite moments of this year’s FreakNight would have to be Dada Life‘s hilariously entertaining set.  The duo dressed themselves in fat chef costumes and bopped around the stage, inviting anyone in a banana costume to join in their fun.  Inflatable bananas and champagne bottles, along with an abundance of energy surged through the crowd.  From ‘Happy Violence’ to their interpretation of Benassi‘s classic ‘Satisfaction‘, the entire venue found themselves doing the Dada.

Tiesto certainly lived up to his name and dragged the crowd alongside him on a roller coaster ride of sound.  He threw tracks such as Delirium‘s ‘Silence’ and Sneaky Sound System‘s ‘I Will Be Here’ and even a remix of Oasis‘Wonderwall’ into the mix.  With almost 15,000 fans packed into the crowd, it surged from the stage, up the bleachers and to the ceiling with an ecstatic, continually dancing audience.  To sum it up, Tiesto was 100% captivating.

On one of the smaller stages, Felix Cartal had the area packed.  With dozens of confetti cannons, fans were caught dancing in a confetti storm of sound.  Felix bopped around blissfully in a Max suit from ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and looked like he was having just as much fun as his wild audience.  With confetti constantly swirling around, everyone was happily lost in the moment.

To end the night, Cosmic Gate was the perfect pick.  Their beautiful light sound had the crowd still going into the early hours, with fog cannons blasting and lazer lights flying around.  We couldn’t help but just sit back, rest and let their sound cascade over us.  Perfect, perfect way to end the night.

Be sure to check our more of the fun on USC Event‘s webpage where you will soon be able to find hundreds of photos and videos documenting this epic night!

http://www.uscevents.com/

All we have left to ask is: What did YOU think of FreakNight 2011.  All we can say now is that we are counting down the days to when we can get our tickets to FreakNight 2012.  Enjoy.

-The Usual Suspects

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)

Get Through A Wednesday Our Way

Everyone enjoys having, or listening to new music and that’s because many songs can easily be played to the point of nauseousness. At this blog we  pride ourselves on never leaving an iPod/iTunes without new tracks to be played. Not just new tracks, but songs with the capability to keep you coming back for more! This Wednesday lineup appears to have all that

I truly am a fan of all these songs and like the hard-hitting Progressive House of Beta to the slower Tech/Deep House of Buoyancy all the way to the continuous Drum & Bass flow of Slaughter House (TC Remix). Whatever your favorite genre of EDM may be, there is a track for you here.

UPDATED 6:00 PM Wednesday:

With Wednesday just about over, why don’t we ‘Shake It Out’!? Here’s Benny Benassi’s take on how Florence and the Machine sound when headed out to the club (with some added bass drops of course).

Enjoy!