Nadia Ali will also be paying a very welcome visit to Phoenix in this glorious month of May, and continue to break in the new Monarch Theatre in downtown Phoenix. Known for her vocals in Rapture, Feels so Good, Keep it Coming (which we covered an epic remix of), iiO, etc. the girl has an amazing set of pipes and incredible attractiveness to accompany it. Rapture was one of the first songs I ever heard when I came into the EDM scene years ago, and her vocals still haunt me with utmost beauty. You can bet I’ll be at this show. Cheers
When: Saturday May 26 9:00pm – 2:00am
Where: Monarch Theatre, Phoenix
Price: presale is still available and $11.20 but if it sells out it’ll be $22.40 Get Tickets Here
Who is Zonderling?! Well from what I could dig up in 15 minutes from the seemingly elussive artist is that he is from the Netherlands, works under the Klopfgeist Record, and I really like this track! Sonderling was shown to me by a friend named Austin, and I have no idea how he found it, but am grateful for the share. What’s most enjoyable about this track is that it is very mimilastic for a progressive house tune, but every sound is absolutely necessary to the overall composure. The video above definitely accommodates the potentially mysterious and dreaminess vibe the track can give off. Whoever you are Zonderling, we here at ESOM are watching and beg for more! You can buy the track on Beatport. Cheers
Haven’t heard anything from Congorock in quite some time! They just released two new tracks titled Monolith and Agarta. Monolith is my favorite because like the name suggests, the thing is frakkin massive. The lead us in with an epic intro before capturing our attention with modified strings as the build continues to grow. Finally at 1:28 we are relieved of painful pressure and unleashed to rage to eastern synths and beats of the jungle! We aren’t left in safety after that point in the song, as there is another massive build and drop. Get the two tracks here on Beatport! Cheers
Monolith (Original Mix)
Agarta (Original Mix)
Almost two weeks ago, English trance legend Ashley Wallbridge made a debut of his first full length album titled The Inner Me. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this release heard the news back in December, and have finally given a few listens through and selected some of my favorite tracks. The whole album is fantastic. Every song is uplifting and euphoric to mirror his traditional form of play. Though the tracks aren’t as long as I had hoped, being his first release, Ashley has done a masterful job. If you’re looking for a good album to kick back to, cheer up to, or zone out and happily listen to this would be a good call. Below is the tracklist with links to previews of my favorites. Overall World To Turn is by far my favorite because of the pairing with Andy Moor which is then again complimented with the wonderous voice of Gabriela. Honorable mention is Bang The Drum with the vocals of Audrey Gallagher. You can get the album on Beatport. Cheers
01 – Emotions
02 – These Walls
03 – Kopanang
04 – Careful
05 – Zorro
06 – Faces (The Inner Me Mix)
07 – Soul Seek
08 – Vision (The Inner Me Mix)
09 – Meta4
10 – Mumbai Traffic
11 – Keep The Fire
12 – Ibiza
13 – World To Turn (The Inner Me Mix)
14 – Bang The Drum
15 – Feel Again
16 – Jynx (The Inner Me Mix) [Bonus Track]
17 – Sunrise [Bonus Track]
Run Into The Sun is Corderoy’s first single to be released with the High Contrast label, and a brilliant piece of trance work at that. The intro starts off kinda of slow, dreamy, and with beautiful haunting vocals. Then everything changes at the 3:00 mark. Surprisingly there are a few back ground whomps that clearly have dub influence- but for all you hardcore trance fans like myself, don’t be deterred by this statement. They are very minimal, and work perfectly for such a big room trance track. Get this version and other edits on Beatport. Cheers
The guys who just brought us L’Amour are coming into town. That’s right Bingo Players will be in Old Town Scottsdale next Wednesday March 28. They have quickly risen to high ranks in the electronic scene playing at events around the world such as EDC, Tomorrowland, Dirty Dutch Mystery Land, etc. What’s remarkable about the dynamic duo is their ability to rally the crowd and get the dance floor moving with epic remixes and rolling guerrilla fart bass.
When: Wednesday March 28, 2012
Where: Wild Knight Scottsdale, Arizona
Price: $11.20 (fees included) Get Tickets Here
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)
Meet MSD- an insane French dubstep producer. The song No Forgo has had smashing consequences at shows both in the UK and around the world. It’s so hot BBC Radio 1 has even been broadcasting it to unprepared civilians. If you’re ready to get your ears blown to a bloody pulp as you simultaneously smash your head back and forth on your keyboard, take a listen to the Habstrakt remix below. Afterwards if you have any brain cells left in your head, lock the name MSD in your mind because you’ll be hearing more… soon.Get the original and remixes here on Beatport which is currently #9 on the dub chart!
As stated in our goals for this site, we love to promote up and coming artists, and any music that sounds good. Ka5um is brand new to the scene, and I mean like a little over a month or so… but he killed it with this Bootleg consisting of Buzzin by Mann and Punx by Tristan Garner. Appropriately titled The Buzz, the electro-house track most certainly keeps you wound up the entire time. We will be waiting anxiously to see the what musical path you will be taking Ka5um! Have a hear below and download the track for free from the Soundcloud player. Cheers
This Wednesday March 21 NiT GRiT and Two Fresh will be making a stop at the School of Rock in Tempe, Arizona on their NOANTIDOTE Tour. Both are known for their smooth melotic form in the chill dub/electro universe. Should be a very lowkey show that is beyond chill. Take a listen to two of their tracks which are at the bottom of this post to understand what I’m talking about.
When: Wednesday March 19 @ 8:00pm
Where: School of Rock Tempe, AZ
Price: $15.00 Get Your Tickets Here
NiT GRiT – Purple
Two Fresh – Lucky 13 Podcast
Bassjackers and Angger Dimas have paired up to give us a massive installment! This electro-house groove has some super salty synths and typical phatty Bassjackers bass. Look out for this track at Ultra as I expect a lot of support from other artists! Get the track now on Beatport! Cheers
Mord Fustang has just released his new EP titled Welcome To The Future. He is well known for awesome splicing of sounds that produce electro-house and dub-like tracks. With this pure blend in style, it is pretty evident that his productions will continue to move us both on and off the dance floor! Take a listen to the track Welcome To The Future Below! You can get the full EP now on Beatport.
Welcome To The Future:
Concluding the first series of Tiësto‘s In The Booth, Episode 10 travels to Los Angeles for the biggest U.S. DJ gig in history. 26,000 fans visited the Home Depot Center to watch Tiësto to play, which is very very impressive. Overall I think the series was very insightful and useful for providing fans/other artists a glimpse into how much work, travel, and fun goes into the job as one of the biggest DJs ever. Looking forward to see where they take the next installment of the series.
Knas is the classic electro house track that brings me back to EDC 2010. It’s really nice to see the songs revival in a mash with Azealia Banks‘ 212. DJ Óli Geir from Iceland stitches together the upbeat pace of Knas with the quick and witty vocals in 212. The result is a bootleg that hits particularly hard on the second drop. Take a listen below and download for free in the Soundcloud player! Cheers
Machine Gun is a song released by Noisia back in 2010. Hell, the remixes came out then for this song too. However, I didn’t discover the Amon Tobin Remix of the track until maybe over a month ago. It’s been so creepy and catchy I had to share. The track is electronic but it gives off the vibe that you are in some future post-apocalyptic world being chased by deadly machinery. Deadly, but certainly not dreary. Get the song here on iTunes or via Direct Download. Cheers
Looks like tyDi is coming to town a week from today! He has been voted at Australia’s #1 DJ for the past two years, is constantly a name of reference in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs from around the world, and finally often has tracks high up on 1001 Tracklists & Beatport upon release. Oh and let’s not forget he dropped his most recent album Shooting Stars in the fall, which was followed by a massive remix of Talking To Myself by Mason & Dragen as seen above! It’s a small venue so seeing him will be super personal!
When: Thursday March 15 from 9:00pm – 2:00am
Where: Smashboxx in Old Town Scottsdale
Price: $11.20 (fees included) Get your Tickets Here!
Show Me Love has hit the hearts of many artists and produces as an instant house classic since its first debut in the late ’90s. There have been many remixes, bootlegs, and edits to the track over the years by many top-name artists that have given the track a little more love (pun intended). Backcornerz now joins the ranks of the elite with their new twist titled Show Me Amazing Love. In this song you will hear the passionate lyrics alongside some new phat synths and cheerful kicks. The track really flows well. Get it here for free off the Direct Download! Cheers
An Irish Dance duo called known as The Control Freakz has our undivided attention today. They specialize in adding flavor, spice, and everything nice in their bootlegs. Two of said bootlegs really made our ears tingle. The first was Groove Armada’s Superstylin’ which is a classic. What’s added to this track is a more housey feel and makes me wanna kick it on a beach in the tropics. The second bootleg of interest is Lykke Li’s I Follow Rivers. In this track we get more of a happy dance vibe. Check them both out and download them for free below! Cheers
Superstylin’ Bootleg Direct Download
I Follow Rivers Bootleg Direct Download
The College Invasion Tour episode! Taking place last fall, Tiësto and Porter Robinson toured University campuses mainly on both the east and west coast, and saw a huge positive response. This episode helps to highlight just how integrated electronic dance music is with today’s youth. Two points the video made that are completely relavent is first that Electronic Music has been mainstream around the world for some time now, and America is finally catching up! The second statement was that news, television, and radio in the US have all done a poor job of responding to and reporting this huge movement. Tiësto says that the scene movement is still technically underground, and I would agree but it certainly is making a break for pushing out- and very soon I might add! Cheers to electronic music and PLUR! <3