Category Archives: Featured DJs
True electronic talent has the ability to navigate in between different genres without so much as a hiccup. Wick-it The Instigator has that talent. He’s got his fingers in electro-house, dubstep, and moombahton. What I like most about his style is that while clearly displaying the ability to flip back and forth between very diverse styles, the base influence is very oriental and drum related. The end result would make you think he’s from Malaysia or India, but in contrary is really from Nashville, Tennessee! I’ve posted two tracks below which highlight his ability to change style, and pump life into some well-known hip-hop tracks. Best of all, you can download them for free in the Soundcloud player. Cheers
Dr. Dre – Still California (Wick-it Moombahton Remix)
M.I.A. – Bad Girls (Wick-it Remix)
Ahh… dim the lights, turn on the fire, and come join me on this pristine white couch because it’s time to get sexy kids. GLDFNGR is all the way from South Carolina, but his deep house track mixes have no borders. As hinted in the first sentence, these tracks are very emblamatic of what deep house truly is. Soothing bass, relaxing tones, and in sometimes sexy vocals that really make for a nice soul-filled song. So far it’s only been mixes, which is perfect for setting a gentle mood or kicking back and knocking out some work. The first three installments of his SoulFNGR Series are provided below and can be downloaded for free off his Soundcloud (out of the widget too). My favorite is from 10-26 but don’t let that deter you from checking out the others! Cheers
DANI L. MEBIUS is definitely a name to keep an eye out for!
“After numerous successful collaborations, Dani L Mebius now brings us a badass progressive house banger. Watch Me Now is stuffed with energy, sleek vocals and a divine progressive sound. Known for his energy behind the mixer, Dani L Mebius proves he can apply his skills really well in the studio too. ‘Watch Me Now’ is a massive main stage house anthem definitely here to stay!
Reactions of several dj’s:
Umek : ‘Good!’
Dimitri Vegas : ‘Big One!’
David Tort : ‘Nice one!’
Diplo : ‘Good for Vegas!’
Robbie Rivera : ‘Cooool’
Dj Slider : ‘Sounds sooo fat! Thanks!’
DMS12 : ‘DOPE…’
And William Daniel, from Tilllate Magazine, the world’s essential clubbing magazine, said; ‘Monster release in the forthcoming months! Will be huge…’”
Watch Me Now is a big room house tune has got some flow that makes the head bob! Snag it on Beatport.
And this bootleg of Wild Ones caught our eye as well. Get it here via Direct Download!
Okay so I always am searching to find the latest and greatest in dubstep, brostep, drum and bass, and all that. This is definitely one of those finds. Courtesy of dubstep.net, this gem here is a killer mix. Honest, Jakk is one of the sickest dubstep producers I have come across in a while. He is a young up and comer that you all definitely need to check out because his mixes will probably melt your insides with their delicious bass laced goodness. Trust me, he is one you have to listen to!
the “Buy” link is actually a free download!
Check out more of his music here
I am literally JUMPING for joy that the new Mroz Cast is up!! In December I had the privilege of posting about his December cast, and just when I wasn’t sure how he would top that one, he releases the cast for January 2012. His seamless transitions mixing from one song to the next is unbelievable. He makes great song choices and mixes seem like they come from some superhuman DJ with talents that are rare and appear to be almost completely unnatural. Not that I’m complaining or anything. His podcasts give me an hour of non-stop, quality, grade A music, so I definitely have no problem with that. I just wonder how he does it!? Oh thats right, it is because he simply loves the music, and that is what makes me simply love him. So without further ado here is January’s Mroz Cast
1. Martin Solveig ft. Kele – Ready 2 Go (Hardwell Club Mix)
2. Carl Louis & Martin Danielle – Fiveam (Original Mix)
3. Maison & Dragen – Rio De Janeiro (Original Mix)
4. Dirty South & Thomas Gold Ft. Kate Elsworth – Alive (Blinders Remix)
5. Mark Mendes, Paris & Simo – Aura (Original Mix)
6. Florence & The Machine – What The Water Gave Me (Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South Remix)
7. Kaskade With Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Deniz Koyu Remix)
8. Richard Grey – (Promo)
9. Sophie Ellis – Bextor – Starlight (Da Brozz Remix)
10. The Wanted – Warzone (Basto Remix)
11. Patric La Funk – Baltic (Original Mix)
12. Dyro – South Avenue (Chimney State Remix)
Alright, so about a week or so ago I posted a featured article about Count Effectz, and he has continued to blow my mind ever since. I think its safe to say that I am pretty much a big fan, and his latest addition to his growing collection of songs definitely makes me realize why. My mind is blown by his music and his new remix of Calvin Harris‘ Feel So Close is just a completely innovative take on the song that exhibits his really fun and unique style. Michael is even being so kind as to provide you with a free download for all of your love and support. Feel free to give it a listen and download! You won’t be disappointed!
Well if you have seen the video Dubstep France then you were probably as impressed with the music as you were with the dancers. soFly is the very elusive artist who produced the tracks you heard in the video, and I can’t seem to find him anywhere on the mcinternet- other than his possible last.fm channel. Expertly mashing together hip/hop and dubstep, the sound Raphaël Judrin (soFly?) creates is crystallic catchy and has me begging for an official release, or at least a soundcloud page I can follow. Yet my plea may be answered, as there are rumors of an official release coming in April! Until then, I’ll keep looking for some good quality leaks of his stuff. Download Girls Gone Wild here and take a listen below.
Everyone knows that Swedes produce the best house music in the world. Maybe it’s genetic, or maybe its just something in the water, but we all know its true. Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Dada Life, among many others only prove this statement, so when American-born Michael Abaté went back to Sweden to explore his roots, he found his calling in music, and of course it had to be Electronic.
This 23 year-old DJ turned producer has done more than most up and coming DJs have dreamed. Opening for names like Diplo, Boys Noize, Steve Aoki, Axwell, Rusko, and events like DayGlow and University of Arizona’s Pi Kappa Phi’s Swampwater. This kid’s resumé is impressive to say the least, but don’t think for one second that he’s some stuck-up, in-house DJ, oh no- Abaté is humble and wise beyond his years and one of my great friends. His passion for producing his own music gives him an edge over an DJ on the market, and is certainly one of Arizona’s, if not one of the world’s best kept secret.
Abaté’s Swedish influences are easily identifiable, but he has his own style that is all his own. So, without further ado, here is Abaté’s ESOM debut. Enjoy my friends.
Also visit his FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/abatefanpage
Crowd Control-Original Mix
The Calm Before the Storm Mix
Okay I can’t tell if I have an unhealthy obsession with Sweden, or if Swedes just are unnaturally great at Djing/Mixing? Either way, I present another great Swede: Sebjak! I absolutely love that his mixes are filled with a thumping yet not overpowering bass that almost puts you in a trance because its so addicting. Always making me come back for more, I now introduce Sebjak! I’ll let his music do all the talking on this one.
Andrew Bennett ft. Shena – Alright (Sebjak Remix)
Here is his IMD November Mix
(a 53 minute gem with a free download!)
Follow him on twitter
So for those of you who don’t know who he is, Andy Caldwell is pretty much THE shit. He just seems to really be able to energize every single one of his mixes with fresh techno synths and bumping bass lines. I am just an overall fan. His music is great and I love his podcasts because they give me fifty minutes to an hour of just pure electronic dance music bliss. If you haven’t heard, then check it out now.
Scanners – Baby Blue (Andy Caldwell Remix)
Morgan Page – I’ve Had Friends ft. Jan Burton (Andy Caldwell Extended Remix)
His Latest Podcast (Play With Andy Caldwell 46)
This complextro mix of house, electro, and dubstep really shows how innovative and unique Teslatronik’s sound is. I really hope you enjoy this find because I know I sure did. With quality vocals and a wicked bass this mix has something for all EDM lovers. Give it a listen, you will not be disappointed.
Teslatronik Ft. HIMSELF – Alpha Omega
Check out more of Teslatronik’s mixes and other After Effectz artists on After Effectz Record Label’s Soundcloud: Here
Okay so I think there may be something in the water over there in Sweden. I was introduced to Alexander Adstedt after listening to Avicii’s latest podcast, and after listening to him; I knew I just had to share my love for his greatness to the rest of the world. Helping to maintain the rep that Sweden seems to be gaining for having some of the best DJs around, I can definitely see this guy moving up the ranks and achieving total and complete stardom. His electro house beats are captivating and I can’t wait to hear more from him in the future. Check him out:
We’re Still Here (Mix heard in Avicii LE7ELS Podcast)
Alexander Adsted & Alaa – Rewind
Follow him on Twitter
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)
Follow him on TWITTER
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)
Check him out and follow him on Twitter
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.
Check him out on twitter
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
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