Monthly Archives: December 2011
Happy New Year is right! You would really be bringing in the New Year right with Figure’s – The Ball Drop Original mix. If this is any indication of the new year to come then I can’t wait because it is looking great already!! Happy New Year everyone! Have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve, and bring it in right by downloading this free mix courtesy of Figure! Don’t drink and drive and rage on!
The Ball Drop – Original Mix
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Holy Crap. Can I just start out by saying that before you listen to these mixes, I want you to know this kid is only 14 years old. No joke! Producing for less than a year, he is definitely one to keep an eye on because if his work over the last few months is any indication of work to come then he will be a household name in no time. My jaw literally dropped with this mashup of Nero and Skrillex. Truly speechless. Check the kid out and prepare to be impressed.
The Devil’s State (Nero – Skrillex Mashup)
Sundays (Original Mix)
The Winter Parade (Alternative Mix, Excape Rework)
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I have become a big fan of Statesthetic and can’t wait till he makes it big. Excited to see some big things from him. I mean, who doesn’t love feeling like we are in a transformers movie. Très très dope Statesthetic. Très Très DOPE! I can’t wait for this extended mix!
Captive Creation (Original remix Preview)
We’re captivated by his other stuff too.
Bob Marley – Is This Love (Remix)
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My second favorite day of the year has come, A State of Trance annual Yearmix has been just been released today! Following up Episode 540, which I posted 5 days ago, Episode 541 is the last ASOT Episode of the year. These 89 tracks from 2011 were hand selected by Armin Van Buuren and edited 4219 times to make up this epic 2 hour compilation! Check out the tracklist & order the special 2 disk set from the Armada Shop or listen/download on soundcloud as embedded below. Cheers!
Okay so there is something different about Mike Mroz, and I think it may be the fact that he has the ability to bridge Tech House and Progressive House in a crazy unique way. His goal? To fuse together his European roots with American tastes. As I listen to his mixes, I realize that his mission has definitely been accomplished! Bringing in his influences from all aspects of his life, Mroz makes these great mixes that can keep you going for days. His podcasts are filled with unrelenting techno-tronic beats, great hooks and melodies, and the way he mixes and remixes songs makes his music so easy to enjoy. I really like this guy and I think you will too. Give his latest Mroz Cast a listen and see for yourself.
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Here is his latest ‘Mroz Cast’ for you to enjoy:
1. Starkillers & Nadia Ali – Keep It Coming (Basto Remix)
2. Ric Scott And Dave Payne ft. Alice B – Paradise Ep (Andrei Knight Club Mix) – Mroz Edit
3. Tiesto pres. Steve Forte Rio feat. Lindsey Ray – Slumber (Mroz Edit)
4. Morgan Page feat. Tegan & Sara – Body Work
5. Adrian Lux Ft. The Good Natured – Alive (Basto Remix)
6. Basto – Again And Again
7. Chris Lake – Sundown
8. Avicii – Morphine
9. Armin van Buuren feat. Nadia Ali – Feels So Good (Tristan Garner Remix)
10. Brooklyn Bounce & Discotronic – The Music’s Got Me (Crystal Rock Remix)
11. Skylar Grey – Invisible (Kaskade Remix)
12. Hard Rock Sofa – True Emotion (Original Vocal Mix)
Such a treat! Okay, we need you to do us a favor and REMEMBER this name: Count Effectz. Count Effectz (Michael Williams) from Sydney, Australia is busting out mixes the likes of which many of us have never seen before. Impressed by his versatility, as he is really able to adapt to the ever-changing genre of electronic dance music, and I personally am a big fan of all his music I have heard thus far. It has this dubstep, electro, house vibe that is really unique, and I think it is only a matter of time until you start hearing his name more and more frequently here in the U.S.
Check out a few of these previews:
Buy his stuff on Beatport too
For those of you who haven’t checked it out, the Damn That Dutch Music Show is actually pretty great (like actually really, really great). A music show developed to feature new Dutch House & Electro Music, they ended out the year with a visit from dirty dutch, DJ Chuckie himself. He was gracious enough to them an interview as they presented the best tracks of 2011.
Check it out! I guarantee it will become your new favorite music show!
Ray Foxx – The Trumpeter (Chocolate Puma Remix)
Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
Avicii – Levels (Hardwell Remix)
Carlos Barbosa – Amsterdannesburg (Original Mix)
MYNC & Wally Lopez – Esa Boca Linda (Massivedrum Remix)
Tommy Trash – Blair Project (Original Mix)
David Guetta – Paris (Original Mix)
*DJ Chuckie Interview*
Marvelous K Ft MC Knowledge – Fokkie Fokkie (Artistic Raw Remix)
Example Vs Quintino & Sandro Silva – Epic The Way You Kissed me
Nicky Romero – Camorra (Original Mix)
Rihanna – You Da One (Gregor Salto Amsterdam Club Mix)
Chocolate Puma & Gregor Salto – Tragito De Ron
Martin Solvieg & Dragonette – Hello (Blasterjaxx Dutch Afro Bootleg)
Mat Zo has really been KILLING it lately, and knocking me off my feet; in a non-infatuated way that is. Even more exciting is the announcement made during his set interview at the benchmark Trance Around The World Episode 400 of new tracks to look out for around mid-April! Anyways, I digress, Arty is another favorite producer of mine who we’ll feature soon, but for now check out his uplifting new sound and video with Mat. Thanks Anjunabeats!
That’s right! Another very exciting year in Trance has come to a close. The Top 20 Trance tracks of the year is an episode I always impatiently look forward to. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that the beloved host Armin Van Buuren has nothing to do with the tracks selected! This year there were 16,550 valid and confirmed votes which produced the beautiful tracklist in A State of Trance Episode 540! Counting down from number 20, Armin just mixes the tracks together as chosen by we the people. Stay tuned for our upcoming post with the official ASOT yearmix episode!
Download the mix here at Hulkshare: http://hulkshare.com/y7qxzurrbn8e
The Tracklist is as follows:
- Aly & Fila ft. Jwaydan – We Control The Sunlight
- Alex M.O.R.P.H. ft. Sylvia Tosun – An Angel’s Love (Vocal Mix)
- Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon (Club Mix)
- Shogun – Skyfire
- Orjan Nilsen – Between The Rays
- Gaia – Status Excessu D (ASOT 500 Theme)
- Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound
- Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt – Be Your Sound
- Ferry Corsten ft. Armin van Buuren – Brute
- Bobina ft. Betsie Larkin – You Belong To Me
- Andain – Promises (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Mix)
- Andy Moor ft. Sue McLaren – Fight The Fire
- Gaia – Stellar
- Dash Berlin ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Better Half Of Me (Club Mix)
- Headstrong ft. Stine Grove – Tears (Aurosonic Progressive Remix)
- ATB with Dash Berlin – Apollo Road (Club Version)
- Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue ft. Ana Criado – Fallen Angel (Dennis Sheperd Club Mix)
- Emma Hewitt – Colours (Armin van Buuren Remix)
- Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – Mansion
- Armin van Buuren ft. Laura V – Drowning (Avicii Remix)
Christmas comes early!! Skrillex dropped a new release: Bangarag, yesterday. The release is now available on beatport, and will be commercially available on iTunes and other digital retailers soon.
If that isn’t enough, its almost as if Skrillex never sleeps because he will be releasing a new video from his More Monsters and Sprites record on Christmas Eve (today!!). His song, “Ruffneck” (Full Flex) is directed by Tony Traunt who also directed the video for “First Of The Year (Equinox)” as well.
The Bangarang EP Tracklist:
1. Right In
2. Bangarang (feat. Sirah)
3. Breakin’ A Sweat (Skrillex & The Doors)
4. The Devil’s Den (Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner)
5. Right On Time (Skrillex, 12th Planet & Kill The Noise)
6. Kyoto (feat. Sirah)
7. Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding)
Bellow is a live video of the new song The Devil’s Den
Photo Credit: Zedd Facebook
Crazy filthy dubstep/brostep mix. Zedd’s songs never seem to disappoint, and this song is no exception to that reputation. Brace yourself, its not for the faint of heart, but if you think you can handle it then you will definitely love it. Brostep lovers enjoy.
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Christmas comes, then a week later its a New Year! So Happy New Years to all love one of our FAVE DJs: Starkillers. Play this while you are bringing in the New Year, and you will be bringing the New Year in right! Party hard (but be safe) and party with good music which you can find right here!
Another GREAT tune to check out:
Photo from Adam B’s facebook:
For those of you who aren’t aware of who Adam B is, write this name down. Adam Bonvin hails all the way from Lausanne, Switzerland, and this guy knows what is going on. His songs are a great mix of house and progressive house with some slight trance influence embedded in as well to keep you wrapped up in his mixes. His melodies are as delightful as his beats and we can’t wait to see what else he has got coming for us!
This song Dharma isn’t finished yet, but we like where its going:
Follow him on twitter @Adambonvin
Alright here is the deal, I don’t know if you have ever heard of Mord Fustang, but if not, then I thought I would share a little bit of my obsession with you. Hailing all the way from Tallin, Estonia, his first release on his record label was at the beginning of this year, 2011. Since then Mord Fustang has released a total of six tracks with all of them reaching the Beatport Top 100! This is his latest edition to his soundcloud We Are Now Connected. I added a few of my other faves from this year because this is definitely a DJ you are going to want to get to know if you don’t already know him that is! Enjoy.
Some More of my faves:
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DJ Chuckie isn’t disappointing us in his brand new remix. This remix has a great tribal reggae feel to its house vibes and its definitely got us ready to party hard! You definitely know its going to be a good night with this one playing. Très très dope DJ chuckie. Party Hard
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THERE IS A GOD… Or at least some higher being greater than us out there! I say this because they have answered my hours of begging and pleading for my wish to come true! Well it has! Sensation, the music event that has graced the likes of Amsterdam, Chile, Norway, Russia, Spain, and other countries throughout Europe is coming to America!! I went to Sensation Amsterdam 2011 and it was AMAZING and LIFE CHANGING! With different themes such as Innerspace, Celebrate Life, Wicked Wonderland, The Ocean of White, this is not something you will want to miss out on, and it is definitely something we will keep everyone updated on. Get excited for one of the greatest Electronic Dance Music events to grace the World as it will be coming soon! More information coming for sure in March!
Check out the website here
Photo Credit: Kaskade Facebook
Big fan of this one. I mean can you really go wrong when combining Kaskade and Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party? Probably not. Truth is, I’m normally not a huge fan of mashups, but you can’t beat these trance like vocals with big room house beats. Give it a listen!
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HOLY BASS DROP! This song is gold! Figure destroys this in the best way possible. Autobots assemble cuz we have a song that is bound to destroy your repeat button!
Figure songs available on beatport
Photo Credit: Space Ibiza
Songs that we think you might need to complete your Armin Van Buuren Playlist:
1. This Light Between Us
2. Face to Face
4. A state of Trance 500
5. Emma Hewitt – Colours (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
6. Breath in Deep Ft. Fiora
7. I Don’t Own You
8. Full Focus
9. Down to love ft. Ana Criado
10. Feels so good ft. Nadia Ali
11. Take a Moment ft. Winter Kills
12. In and Out of Love
13. Never Say Never ft. Jacqueline Govaert
Get more Armin Van Buuren tunes on Beatport
Photo Credit: Rock-n-Photo