Tantalizing Treats for Tuesday

AN21 & Max Vangeli, R3HAB, Tiesto, Avicii, Pete Tong and Dirty South? Absolutely.

First I have AN21 (Antione Josefsson – Steve Angello’s younger brother) & Max Vangeli’s Essential Mix that aired on the fifth.  Their debut album should be released in the near future and we can expect to hear some collaborations with Dirty South and Example.

An21 & Max Vangeli – Essential Mix – 11/5/11

 

Next I have R3HAB’s set from Escape from Wonderland with free download available by clicking on the downward facing arrow to the right.

For those of us aching to relive Freaknight Festival or are simply enamored with the renowned Tiesto I have a live set from him in LA.

Tiesto – Live at Home Depot Stadium in Los Angeles

Next is a clip of what is said to be Avicii’s latest remix of Eric Turner’s ‘Dancing In My Head’.

We all know and love the host of BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix: Pete Tong.  Well this two hour set is by the man himself and below is his ‘essential selection’.

Pete Tong’s Essential Selection

And lastly Dirty South’s take on Nero’s ‘Me and You’.

Love Comes Again

Love really does come again with Hardwell’s rework of Tiesto & BT’s ‘Love Comes Again’ one of my all time favorite songs.  ‘Love Comes Again’ was originally released in the USA in May of 2004 on Tiesto’s album ‘Just Be’.

Hardwell’s rework:

The orginal video: 

 

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

New Music For Your Sunday

As always we try and bring you some of the newest music available, so that you the listener can check it out and enjoy what we are. Well, here are some tracks that we’ve come across from an array of different sources, but have a feeling that you’ll enjoy them. Now these are songs from all different genres of the EDM scene that, at the very least, you should listen to!

The first track is an amazingly uplifting Drum & Bass tune that will help keep your spirits up if they happen to be low, but is also just perfect to listen to anytime.

Alesso puts his own spectacular touches on this track and shows why he’s one of the great up & comers in the EDM community.

This is a track that’s been dropped by a whole lot of DJ’s this past year and of course there’s going to be some great remixes to it. This is definitely one of those great ones from the likes of John Dahlback.

A perfect song for mellowing out to. Whether it’s been a long day, long night, or you just wanted to put something relaxing on, then this is a perfect track. What else can we say, besides Anjunabeats Above & Beyond’s record label- knows how to pick great artists.

The last of our full tracks is a darker remix by Skream and fits the autumn weather and fits the fast approaching Halloween vibe.

The last two tracks we’ve got for you are previews of some songs that are fast approaching full-release in the month of October, but from the sounds of them they seem incredible!

Spencer & Hill & Nadia Ali – Believe It (Club Mix)

Pedro Henriques ft. Giuseppe Viola – Spread the Love (Digital LAB Remix)

Trance FTW

The massive trance duo Cosmic Gate will be in Seattle on Friday, October 28th at FREAKNIGHT along with Tiesto!  If you have never heard Cosmic Gate before it is time to start listening to them because they are incredible.  Be sure to check out their ASOT 500 set and BBC Radio One’s Essential Mixes!

Here is one of their classic’s:

Here is the flyer for Freaknight 2011:

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.

Listen!

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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.

Flashback Fridays – Take One

Seattle just got some stellar news delivered when USC Events announced that Tiesto will be headlining Freaknight2011 this year.

There has been much discussion on if he’s appropriate for the theme, but this isn’t his first go at this Seattle classic and he’s seasoned at playing to his crowds. Rest assured that he’ll throw down and we can’t wait! In honor of this let’s travel back to one of his old tracks on our very first flashback Friday.

Tiesto | Maximal Crazy

We came across an exclusive preview of  Tiesto‘s newest track ‘Maximal Crazy‘.  The chaotic feel of this song is completely reminiscent of Tiesto‘s beginnings and we couldn’t be more excited to see what he comes out with next.  Fingers crossed for a Tiesto flashback!  Countdown to Musical Freedom starts NOW.