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A-Trak Slated to Slay at Sway

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As a DJ who has won several world titles, only the most epic of performances can be expected of A-Trak, as his current tour makes a stop at Sway in Columbus next month. A-Trak’s reliable track list is full of methodic, building bass lines and highly-contagious melodies but also big sound club bangers worthy of a few ear-gasms like “We All Fall Down”.

His latest releases seem to blur the lines between electronic, dance, and pop with house influences marching masterfully to each clean chord progression. This should be no surprise by the guy who commonly speaks out against pigeonholing artists into genres. What matters is that his technique is on fleek- as the cool kids would say- and even the most mild EDM enthusiasts (hello Beliebers) will find something to latch on to.

A-Trak is slated to play Jan. 2 downtown at a newer space on the scene, Sway. The part tapas lounge, part nightclub has had a steady stream of reputable DJ’s spin including Eric Prydz and Sidney Sampson. Michael Mercer, Director of Operations and Marketing at Sway, said A-Trak has brought in the largest “day one” ticket sales since opening; impressive with everything going on around New Years Eve and that weekend.

For avid A-Trak listeners, myself included, here’s to hoping he brings his signature scratching to Ohio. Watch his YouTube channel original “Short Cuts” videos to get up to speed on the mind-blowing madness that is his undeniable skill set below. A personal favorite is Episode 8: Beat Steady where he rips apart “Beats Knockin” by Jack U then sews it back together with the agility and precision of a master tailor. That’s one bad ass seamstress. “Landline” is another scratch-heavy hit that only A-Trak can be accountable for, as his transitions are virtually seamless.

A-Trak as a whole is such an amalgam we may even hear a hint of trap or full-on hip hop to his set (he has, after all, work with Yeezus himself Kayne West). You never know with the DJ and yet you do know all at the same time…make sense? Expect songs you can sip on all night like a high-quality liquor of your choosing but also what I call “treadmill tracks” which you can take straight to the dance floor.

Buy your tickets to see A-Trak @ Sway on 1/2/16 here

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A-Trak in costume at Haunted Fest 2014

Watch: Tiësto Releases “Red Lights” Music Video Off Forthcoming Album!

Once again blazing trails for Dance Music, genre icon TIËSTO unlocked the new music video for his single “Red Lights” via Shazam this past Friday. Users who “tagged” the track through the app got a sneak peek at the clip in its entirety before its official VEVO premiere.

The song is the first to be released under his freshly cemented partnership with Casablanca Records and Republic Records, and it also gives audiences an initial taste of what’s to come from his fifth full-length album—due out later this year. “Red Lights” cruises ahead at full speed, merging kinetic house music energy and unforgettable pop prowess. It’s signature TIËSTO, but it also heralds the next phase for EDM.

iTunes: Tiësto – Red Lights

Tiesto Red Lights

Stream: TWRK & Jacob Plant Drop Their Le Youth “Dance With Me” Remixes!

Le Youth Remixes

Out on Sony UK Feb. 7th is a highly anticipated remix EP that has house, club, and now twerk remixes to Le Youth‘s single, “Dance With Me”. The ‘Dance With Me Remixes’ EP will contain remixes by MK, Jacob Plant, and more with TWRK and Jacob Plant dropping off full stream ahead of release.

Twrk and Jacob Plant’s “Dance With Me” remixes are FIRE, each delivering very impressive re-workings of Le-Youth’s original. Twrk’s remix is a 100-bpm, trap-ey re-working that captures the “No Scrub” and Jermaine  Dupri sample perfectly. Jacob Plant delivers an more tribal rendition that is also up-beat. His is more infectious, but both a definitely killer club material. Stream TWRK and Jacob Plant’s remix to Le Youth’s “Dance With Me” and purchase Le Youth’s ‘Dance With Me Remixes’ EP off iTunes in the UK. It will be available in the US, this March. Enjoy!

iTunes (Uk): Le Youth & Dominique Young Unique – Dance With Me (Remixes)

Stream: 2 Chainz – I’ma Dog (Ft. Skooly)

2 Chainz – I’ma Dog (Ft. Skateboard Skooly)
Rapper 2 Chainz let go a brand new, DJ Spinz produced record today entitled, “I’ma Dog”. Featuring rapper Skooly, on the song’s hook, this is 2 Chainz’s first release of the new year and it’s FIRE. 2 Chainz delivers flawless verses with an energetic swag that’s he’s famous for over DJ Spinz’s infectious trap beat. “I’ma Dog” literally BUMPS and GROWLS around a smooth chorus from Skooly. This track has the appeal to become 2 Chainz’s next HIT, check out the stream below. Enjoy!

Stream: Zedd – Find You (Ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant) [Lyric Video]

Zedd dropped off his first single of the year “Find You”. Helping ignite this record are Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant who provide a powerful one, two punch of superb vocals. With this being Zedd’s next BIG single on Interscope Records you can definitely expect other artists to deliver awesome remixes of this song. Check out the lyric video and start following Zedd on Facebook to find out when he’s hitting a city near you. Purchase “Find You” off iTunes, below. Enjoy!

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iTunes: Zedd – Find You (feat. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant)

Hardwell – Dare You (Ft. Matthew Koma) [Official Music Video]

Regarded by many as the best DJ in the world, Hardwell, has been on a tear promoting his newest single, “Dare You”, which features vocalist Matthew Koma. The progressive-house song out on his own imprint, Revealed Recordings, released nearly two months ago and is a charismatic dance song that contains Hardwell’s alluring production underneath Koma’s delightful lyrics. With “Dare You” being Hardwell’s premiere song, in 2014, these newly added visuals add an invigorating dimension encouraging audiences to “follow their dreams”, while showcasing Hardwell’s own passion for music. Check out the music video and stay tuned for more amazing releases and information about upcoming shows by following Hardwell on Facebook and Twitter.

iTunes: Hardwell – Dare You (Ft. Matthew Koma)

Afrojack Previews Upcoming Dutch-House Single “Musician”!

Afrojack - Musician
Afrojack has been on a tear with his most recent releases. His single “The Spark” and his “Wrecking Ball” remix rounded out 2013 as two of the year’s biggest songs. For a producer with such a remarkable collection of songs, he continues to stockpile the hits and “Musician” will be his latest one. “Musician” is a party song, featuring a lovely big-room sound. It builds softy with a catchy piano-based melody before shocking audiences with a drop that THUMPS. Afrojack’s “Musician” has no release date set, but take a listen to preview below and stay tuned for the official version.

Listen and Download: Just Blaze and Mysto & Pizzi Collaborate On Festival Trap Anthem “1UP!”

Just Blaze x Mysto & Pizzi - 1UP
NYC EDM production duo Mysto & Pizzi link up with legendary producer and DJ, Just Blaze to deliver an addictive new track called “1UP”. ³This song is definitely nothing to sleep on as the fellas each showcase their unique styles and skill sets. “1UP” combines the EDM sound of Mysto & Pizzi and developing Trap sound of Just Blaze. Mysto & Pizzi have been working with Just Blaze for some time now and you can expect another collaboration later this year. Until then, esp for all you 80s babies, enjoy the nostalgic sounds of “1UP”.

Download: Just Blaze x Mysto & Pizzi – 1UP!

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Project 46’s “United Kids Of The World” Remix By Headhunterz ft Krewella Is Out Now On Ultra Music!

Headhunterz ft. Krewella - United Kids Of The World (Project 46 Remix)
Out now is Project 46‘s remix to “United Kids Of The World” by Headhunterz. The original version, dropped on Ultra Music, features vocals by dance superstars Krewella and it’s fantastic. Not believing “United Kids Of The World” could get much better, Project 46’s remix is stellar. By adding uplifting, progressive-house production Project 46’s melodic re-working is EPIC when surrounded by the awesome-ness of Krewella’s singing. This song flows so wonderfully, it’s a magical deviation of Headhunterz original version. Take a listen to the latest release by Project 46 with their “United Kids Of The World” remix and buy it off beatport.

Beatport: Headhunterz ft. Krewella – United Kids Of The World (Project 46 Remix)

Tiësto Releases New Single “Red Lights” Off Recently Announced Artist Album Out in 2014

 

Today, December 17th, dance music titan Tiësto releases “Red Lights,” the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album, which is set for release in 2014. The single received its world premiere on dance music tastemaker Pete Tong’s renowned BBC Radio 1 show on Friday night, November 29th. Following the BBC Radio 1 premiere, “Red Lights” received plays on more than 70 stations in the US, assuring this will be Tiësto’s biggest airplay track ever.

Providing a first taste of what fans can expect from the aforementioned album, “Red Lights” is a rapturous blend of dance production and melodic songwriting. Fusing acoustic and electronic instrumentation, the winding guitar riffs and soaring vocal hooks counterpoint the driving drum line and euphoric synth progressions to create an anthemic track that is as poignant as it is infectious.

The announcement of the new single rounds off another great year with the promise of a lot more to come from one of this generation’s most influential and revered dance acts. Juggling a constant tour schedule with a slew of new releases on his own Musical Freedom label, as well as volume 3 of his burgeoning Club Life album series and a host of remixes, Tiësto has continued to assert his irrefutable and on-going dominance.

These achievements were recognized during this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event when he was awarded the inaugural “Top 100 DJs Legend Award” in the 20th year of DJ Mag’s world-renowned poll. This prestigious achievement came the night after he played a triumphant homecoming set at the 15,000 capacity Ziggo Dome stadium.

Although currently focusing much of his time in the studio on the production of his much anticipated studio album, Tiësto will embark on a much-anticipated ”Greater Than” tour of the UK with Calvin Harris in December before closing out 2013 with a string of performances in the United States.

iTunes: Tiësto – “Red Lights” (Casablanca Records)

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