Friday’s Food For Thought: A Grab Bag

Hello my beautiful edmNATION!

This weekend theUsualSuspects are headed off to Vancouver to see ….. SANDER VAN DOORN.  We are beyond esctatic and will be sure to give you a full report on our experience when we return to the lush Emerald City.

Before we head out for our adventure I wanted to bring you a medley of articles and videos to check out … I haven’t even done my makeup yet today so this is how much I love you.

First off Hardwell’s massive track ‘Cobra’ (posted about by OhBoisen below) will be released in full THIS MONDAY on beatport and itunes.  You can check out a preview on Hardwell’s soundcloud.  This track was also made the official anthem of Energy 2012 – a huge indoor festival in the Netherlands! Congrats Hardwell!

Cobra – Hardwell’s teaser 

As a sidenote….Energy was previously known as Trance Energy and that was the only genre at the festival – in 2011 the festival was renamed Energy The Network and was open to all genres of electronica, read more about the history HERE.

Keeping on the subject of the trance family I have the latest episode of Ferry Corsten’s WKNDR where he goes to RUSSIA.

Next I have a video that features highlights of Avicii’s experience at Identity Festival this summer.

Be serenaded by the lovely Emma Hewitt in this unplugged version of ‘Waiting’ by Dash Berlin.

And lastly my personal track of the week is one ridiculously happy song.  Perfect for the weekend – Sneaky Sound System “Big” remixed by John Dahlback.

Happy Friday!


Swedish House Mafia put out one of last year’s biggest tracks: ‘One’.  This time around, it’s 22 year old Hardwell’s turn.  Cobra IS the new ‘One’.  It hits hard and heavy, and possesses a sound you can’t help but move to.  Cobra already boasts tons of support from major DJs and we can safely say, it has ours too.  Here’s your first look at the next smash hit.

Cobra | Hardwell

New Music For Your Saturday

The title really says it all for this post and that’s exactly what we’re giving to all you fiends out there. We have a bunch of new beats from a wide range of artists on this rainy Saturday evening, so check it!

The first song is an excellent remix done by Hardwell to ‘In The Air’ —Off the new Morgan Page EP ‘In The Air’–.

After having just come back from seeing Pretty Lights absolutely KILL @ The Gorge, well this song had to be put up.

This is a MONSTER of a remix from Tim Mason, with a lot of hard drops and all the right ingredients for non-stop dancing on the floor.

Sander van Doorn does it right with the song ‘Eagles’ and I couldn’t be happier that he added Adrian Lux on this track. It makes for an amazing collaboration and simply gets us more excited for Sander’s new album, ‘Eleve11′ .

The last song is just as joyous as the previous, but will bring up your spirits none the less and is totally worth the download.

Electric Zoo Live Sets

Although I couldn’t make it back home for Electric Zoo I still wanted to stay on top of the live sets that are being being pumped into the veins of the EDM community from all over the place. As of right now my favorites have to go Alesso, Hardwell, and Sander van Doorn (followed closely by Ferry Corsten). Let me know what you think of the sets, but trust me it’ll take a while to listen to all of them, so take your time!

and then here’s Ferry Corsten’s

But it doesn’t stop there!

Gareth Emery

Armin van Buren


Mat Zo




I’m backkkk with a hard-on for Hardwell!

So after being in almost complete internet-less isolation, I have returned with a vengeance and a hunger for electronica!! DJ Hardwell or simply Hardwell is HANDS DOWN one of my absolute favorite djs and if you haven’t ever listened to him it’s time you started. RIGHT NOW.

Sexy boy.

He has a KILLER radio show on Sirius XM called Hardwell on Air, which everytime he posts a new episode he usually has it on SoundCloud for free until the number of free downloads runs out – so just ‘like‘ him on facebook and you shouldn’t miss out on his funky fresh beats.  At only 23, Hardwell is a Dutch mastermind.



Here is a clip of a remix of Morgan Page’s ‘In the Air’ he is working on:

And his brilliant EDC aftermovie:

Hardwell’s “Encoded” Official Video:

And this classic with Tiesto.