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#CNL2016: Get To Know Brett Eldredge


When I’m not drooling over DJ’s, my guilty pleasure of soulful and sexy country musicians comes out from the closet (along with a pair of denim cut-offs and my hometown southern drawl). Picture an atmosphere as energetic and free-wheeling as #FEST but add a little twang and you’ve got Country Night Lights. If I only learned one thing in my formative years living in a small West Virginia town, it’s country kids know how to have a damn good time.

With instant attention from Rolling Stone and Billboard online, #CNL2016 looks like it will send a shiver down your saddle and a shot of moonshine straight into your bloodstream (I highly recommend George Washington’s original recipe, only for sipping). Let’s keep it Country 101 with an introduction to headliner Brett Eldredge, a three-time chart topper who is more mainstream pop than Merle Haggard.

The 29-year-old Illinois born artist was recently nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music while also revealing a new unnamed single that will be out early next month. With so-catchy-it-kills melodies and chart topping tracks like “Lose My Mind” and “Mean To Me”, the Country Night Lights headliner and Atlantic Records artist seems to be having his best year ever. His brand is a blend of soulful sound with lyrics laced of a classic country POV and an Abercrombie & Fitch model appeal…like a polished Marlboro man. This is 21st-Century Country, and it’s highly contagious.

Preview what you’ll see in September with some of Brett’s bests below, then head over to for an array of ticket options (GA, VIP, camping, and RV passes).

Use the hashtag #CNL2016 to tweet @cntrynghtlghts who else you want to see on this year’s lineup!

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Get Hyped For Haunted Fest With NGHTMRE’s Latest Guest Mix


Haunted Fest Columbus is only days away, and it’s gearing up to be Ohio’s biggest party of the year. Boasting acts like NGHTMRE, Martin Garrix, Snails, Cash Cash, and Pierce Fulton, a billing of this caliber just doesn’t happen in the midwest.

As if you weren’t already hyped for the impending shenanigans, NGHTMRE just dropped an absolutely filthy guest mix on Diplo & Friends. We think it sums up Halloween perfectly, and packs some of the hardest hitting tracks of the year. Andrei Stephen’s remix of “Some Chords,” NGHTMRE’s own “Street,” and EPTIC’s “The End (Breaux VIP)” are just a few of the murderous sounds featured on this mix. Have a listen below, and share the stoke.

We can’t wait to see you this Friday at the Ohio Expo Center! Hit us up on Facebook, let us know your plans on Twitter, have a listen below, and don’t forget to share the stoke.

Chachi’s Weekend Playlist (Presented By

DJ Chachi

For this weekend’s playlist, TheLifeBackstage called upon a very familiar name within New York City’s nightlife scene. Chachi, who is an extraordinary DJ and producer put together a club rocking playlist, including his own original mixes and remixes such as “Heart Is A Warrior” and “Can’t Stop Drinking About You.” The 15 track playlist alludes to his forward-thinking style of EDM that gives fans a closer look into his world. Check out Chachi’s weekend playlist and start following him on twitter for new releases and upcoming shows. Enjoy!

Louis The Child’s Weekend Playlist

Louis The Child

Louis The Child are dynamic EDM artists that will be performing at Spring Awakening for the second time in 2 years. Just 16 and 17 years old, the duo consists of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, and they have prospered in the music scene this year, a feat that can be accredited to their debut EP, Dimensions. That project released towards the end of last winter and featured five original songs that show-cased their natural inclination to experiment with new genres.

This year, Louis The Child’s name has risen through their remixes of alternative music. Funky, nu-disco tracks such as “Wonder” by Adventure Club, and “Perth” by Bon Iver are led by Louis The Chid’s chic and melodic style that also bumps. They’ve even put out more originals this year, like “Casse”, which was well-received by their rapidly growing fan-base and even further signals towards their high-trajectory as DJs/producers.

Curators of this weekend’s playlist, Louis The Child’s set is one hour and a half electronica, disco, and house beats. Names like Madeon, Goldroom, Kygo, Wave Racer, Trippy Turtle, and The Chainsmokers appear in this set, which alludes to Louis The Child’s complex, yet refined tastes in music. A diverse selection of futuristic EDM, expect big things from Louis The Child who draw influence from these artists in their own music. Take a listen to Louis The Child’s Weekend Playlist and start following them on twitter and soundcloud for information on upcoming shows and new music. Enjoy!

Gazzo’s Weekend Playlist (Presented


This weekend’s playlist is brought to you by one of the hottest up & coming producers in EDM, Gazzo. A keen original producer and extremely talented remixer of my sorts of progressive-house music, Gazzo’s tasteful brand of electronic music deftly exhibit his masterful understanding of the art of DJ.

Several of Gazzo’s songs have gone viral, which is a true testament to his dedication and increased effort over the years. Gazzo’s exposure is already increasing exponentially this year, having headlined Spring Break 2014 in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and also playing live shows  around some of New York City’s most esteemed nightclubs like his one last night at Lavo  alongside Cash Cash.

Included in Gazzo’s weekend playlist are a few of his biggest releases, such as his collaborative remix with Cash Cash on Rudimental‘s “Free”, his hip-hop/EDM remix of Big Sean and Ellie Goulding‘s “You Don’t Know”, and his American Author‘s edit for the song “Best Day Of My Life”. There are other gems contained in this weekend’s playlist too, which are most of Gazzo’s go-to tracks when he’s playing out or even just lounging. As Gazzo continues to unveil his exciting and energetic style of music his name will continue to rise among the best DJs and producers in the scope of EDM. Take a listen to Gazzo’s Weekend Playlist and start following the New Jersey based producer on Facebook for new music and upcoming show dates. Enjoy!

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Stream and Download: Benzi – Girl Trapz Volume Five (The Finale)

Out now is the fifth and final edition of Benzi‘s Girl Trapz series. Benzi is one half of TWRK, and also a Diplo & Friends resident DJ. He premiered the entire series on the popular radio show with this latest mix potentially being the best among a year long series. It features 35 flawlessly mixed songs, fusing the sounds of multiple genres from futuristic trap to pop music to hip-hop. There’s also several exclusives featured on this mix from the likes of Salva & RL Grime, FS Green, Trippy Turtle, eSenTRIK, DJ Sliink, and many more! It’s not your everyday collection of songs, because it’s rare to hear sets so unique and original these days. Benzi’s ‘Girl Trapz Volume 5’ rounds out the ‘Girl Trapz’ series in the finest way possible, stay tuned for another freshly themed series coming soon. Stream Benzi’s Girl Trapz Volume 5 below and download it for FREE. Enjoy!

Download: BENZI – Girl Trapz Volume Five [The Finale] | Album Version (Zip)

00 | Benzi – Introduction
01 | Ginuwine – Pony (eSenTRIK Remix)
02 | Hermitude & Flume – HyperParadise (Ganz Edit)
03 | Lindsay Lowend & Jonah Baseball – Brian Williams
04 | DEVolution – My Friends (Butcher Edit)
05 | Katy Perry & Juicy J – Dark Horse (YGSP Remix)
06 | Beyonce – Drunk In Love (Diplo Remix)
07 | Milo Mills – Ocean Gang
08 | Wave Racer – Streamers
09 | Ludacris, Cashmere Cat, & Jeremih – Party Girls (Benzi Edit)
10 | Cashmere Cat – With Me (Sarazen Remix)
11 | Aaliyah – Rock The Boat (Tina Turnup Remix)
12 | T-Pain – I’m Sprung (Trippy Turtle Remix)
13 | Ruddyp & Carling Ruse – Making Luv
14 | Capsun – Night Crush
15 | Mike Posner & Big Sean – Top Of The World (Playground Mob Remix)
16 | FS Green – Bewittu
17 | AWE – Crystals
18 | DJ Sliink – Put Cha Back In It (RL Grime & Salva Remix)
19 | Drake & Jay-Z – Pound Cake (Enferno Remix)
20 | Dehousy – Fly Together
21 | Justin Bieber- All That Matters (Jeftuz Remix)
22 | Keys N Krates – All The Time
23 | TroyBoi – Souls
24 | Slugabed – Lemme Tek U 4 A Ride
25 | The Weeknd – Live For (Basomatik Remix)
26 | Ludacris & Shawnna – P-Poppin
27 | Sable – Feels So Good
28 | Baby Bash & Frankie J – Suga Suga (Ticklish Remix)
29 | DCUP – Don’t Be Shy (Wave Racer Remix)
30 | Odesza – My Friends Never Die
31 | Missy Elliot & Kaytranada – Sock It 2 Me (Benzi Edit)
32 | Pharrell – Happy (Mr. Carmack Remix)
33 | 702 & Pharrell – I Still Love You
34 | Lindsay Lowend – GT40
35 | What So Not – High As You Are (Branchez Remix)

GLOWINTHEDARK – AbroadFest Mix (Presented By [Free Download]


Happy Valentines Day here from The Life Backstage. Whether you have a certain special someone to love today or not, you can make it better with GLOWINTHEDARK’s exclusive Abroad Festival Mix. Abroad Festival, taking place Thursday-Saturday, March 6th8th 2014, Barcelona, Spain. Performances from yours truly, GLOWINTHEDARK as well as top powerhouses in dance music such as Showtek, Cedric Gervias, and Laidback Luke.

Believe the hype, GLOWINTHEDARK knows what it takes to get a party started as well as make party banging tracks. Collaborations with Chuckie already under the belt, we wait just one week just before their collaboration with Danny Howard “Mug” is released through Spinnin’ Records February 21st, as well as their collaboration with Alvaro “Charged” which comes out February 17th after have created tons of radio play buzz. Meanwhile, get warmed up with this hot tracklist mixed and mashed by GLOWINTHEDARK, consistently on fire.

Download: GLOWINTHEDARK – AbroadFest Mix (Presented By

1. Alvaro & GLOWINTHEDARK – Charged (Original Mix)
2. Feenixpawl, Jason Forté, Nicky Romero – Together (Marco V Remix),Rip It Up (Edit)
3. Sick Individuals & Axwell, Deniz Koyu, Katy Perry – I AM (Deorro Remix),Ruby (Original Mix), Roar (Acapella)
4. Tritonal, Paris Blohm, Sterling Fox, Bisbetic & Nathanael K – Colors (Original Mix), Condor (Original Mix)
5. Cedric Gervais, Flash Finger – The Look (Original Mix), Go! (Original Mix)
6. Danny Howard, GLOWINTHEDARK_Ft. T3Nbears – Mug (Original Mix)
7. Showtek, Congorock – We Like The Party (Original Mix), Seth (Original Mix)
8. Arno Cost, Greg Cerrone, Junkie Kid, Imagine Dragons – Nightventure (Original Mix), W.H.A.T.(Original Mix), Radioactive (Acapella)
9. GLOWINTHEDARK Ft Chuckie – NRG (Original Mix)
10. Futuristic Polar Bears, Nora En Pure, – Back To Earth (Original Mix), Come With Me (Hailing Jordan Remix)
11. Blasterjaxx & Badd Dimes, Hard Rock Sofa Vs. Eva Shaw – Titan (Extended Mix), Get Down (Original Mix)
12. DVBBS & VINAI, NARI & MILANI – Raveology (Original Mix), GNUK! – (MAIL MIX)
13. Flippers, Shelco Garcia & TEENWOLF – Kazoo(Original Mix), Trombone (Original Mix)
14. Thomas Newson, John Dish, Avicci – Kalavela (Original Mix), Addicted To You (Original Mix)
15. Ummet Ozcan, NERVO, R3hab, Damian William, Steve Aoki & Autoerotique vs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Revolution (Vocal Mix), Manitu (Original Mix), Feedback (Original Mix)
16. David Guetta, GLOWINTHEDARK Ft Harrison Shaw – Ain’t A Party (Original Mix)

Stream: Imanos Dedicates New Material For Valentines Day!

imanos-valentines day

For this special Valentines Day holiday, Imanos dedicated his new material to it. Both his “Love Lockdown” remix, which is a collaboration with La-based producer NGHTMARE, and his ‘Trapped In Love’ mix are out now.

One of the most consistent producers in the music industry, Imanos’ music puts him in a class of his own. His collaboration with Diplo on “Revolution” opened the eyes of mainstream audiences, nonetheless Imanos has stayed true to his craft of making authentic trap music. Imanos and NGHTMARE’s “Love Lockdown” remix by Kanye West gave West’s hit single a Trap update, with high energy kicks that transitions into a deep drop that makes it perfect for the dance floor or the bedroom. With Imanos’ Trapped In Love’ mix being a collection of fresh hip-hop, trap, and electronic music, he’s really taking his game to the next level by always dropping music that’s amazing to vibe to .

Streams the material below, and download both projects for FREE by liking Imanos on Facebook. Enjoy!

Download: Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Imanos X NGHTMRE Remix)

Download: Imanos x Mad Decent – Trapped In Love

01. Wave Racer – Streamers
02. Ludacris Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih & Cashmere Cat – Party Girls
03. Justin Bieber Feat. Chance The Rapper – Confident
04. Full Crate x Mar – Nobody Else (eSenTRIK Remix)
05. Elaski – Want You
06. Future – Honest (DJ Hoodboi & Arnold Remix)
07. Panama – Destroyer (Cosmo’s Midnight Remix)
08. Paces – Julian (813 Remix)
09. Grizzly Bear – Will Calls (Diplo Remix)
10. Maejor Ali Feat. Juicy J & Justin Bieber – Lolly (Jeftuz Remix)
11. Ginuwine – Pony (Salute Remix)
12. Jeremih – Birthday Sex (Yarin Lidor VIP)
13. Brandy x Monica – Boy Is Mine (Falcons Remix)
14. DJ Khaled Feat. Nicki Minaj, Future & Rick Ross – I Wanna Be With You
15. Sevyn Streeter Feat. Chris Brown – It Won’t Stop
16. Ciara Ft. Future & B.o.B – Body Party (Remix)
17.Trippy Turtle – Poison
18. J Cole Feat. Amber Coffman – She Knows
19. Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Imanos x NGHTMRE Remix)
20. Wale Feat. Rihanna – Bad (Remix)


Stream: Live City Drops Winter Bootleg Pack For Free Download!

Live City Winter Bootleg Pack

Live City, who were the curators  of Prime Social Group’s 10th weekend playlist, dropped off a killer bootleg package. The compilation contains 21 edits that were formerly Ethan and Jake‘s un-released club material. As artists who’ve been successfully rolling out indie-remixes, Live City’s winter bootleg pack is a fiery mix of electro-house BANGERS. It features Live City remixes and mash-ups of their favorite producers, such as Eric Prydz, Shotek, Lucky Date, Audien, Mighty Fools, and more where they added unique elements of surprise and excitement to the music. Stream Live City’s ‘Winter Bootleg Pack’ as a mix and download all songs for FREE by liking Live City on Facebook.  The complete track-list is below. Enjoy!

We know you guys are not ones to shy away from a unique and creative edit/bootleg so we wanted to send over our Winter Bootleg pack. We are giving out 21 of our favorite private edits we love to play out. They all kill. We don’t normally give out ANY of our edits, but we are in the giving spirit these days.

Free Download: Live City Winter Bootleg Pack

1. R3hab & Lucky Date vs. SHM vs. Oliver – Rip Up The Control Behind (Live City Bootycake Breakfast Edit)
2. Henry Fong & Mak J Vs. Armin & W&W vs. Alvaro – Welcome To The D#Fat Encore (Live City’s Jumbo Pretzel Party Bootleg)
3. Merk & Kremont & Amersy vs. Calvin Harris – Flashback Charger (Live City Bootleg)
4. Sick Individuals vs. R3hab & Swanky Tunes vs. Alvaro – Make The Crowd Send My Pepper (Live City Bootleg)
5. Deniz Koyu vs. Calvin Harris vs. Tujamo – You Used To Ruby Who (Live City Bootie)
6. Showtek vs. Tommy Trash – We Like To Truffle Pig (Live City Bootleg)
7. Eric Prydz vs. Mightyfools – Go Everyday (Live City Bootleg)
8. Syn Cole vs. Sidney Samson – Make The Club Go Miami 82 (Live City Booty Crushing Edit)
9. Audien vs. Calvin Harris vs. Firebeatz – We’ll Be Coming Back To Elysium (Live City Bootleg)
10. Autoerotique vs. Chris Lake vs. Breach – Jack Up La Tromba (Live City Bootie)
11. Deadmau5 vs. A&B vs. Chris Lake vs. Merk & Kremont – Not Exactly A Thing Called Shh (Live City Bootleg)
12. Hardwell & W&W vs. Damien Anthony – Jumper Sneak Attack (Live City Bootleg)
13. Mat Zo vs. Firebeatz vs. Hot Mouth – Dive Into Your Wicked Pyramid (Live City Bootleg)
14. Joel Fletcher vs. Deorro – Throw Ya Hands Up In The Fuckin Yee (Live City Fuck Yo Couch Bootie)
15. The Wanted, Sick Individuals & Dannic – Tonight We Hold That Sucker Down (Live City Bootleg)
16. Merk & Kremont vs. Adrian Lux – Teenage Zunami (Live City Bootleg)
17. Hard Rock Sofa vs. Axwell vs. SHM vs. Eurythmics – Blow Up Dreams to Ibiza (Live City Bootleg)
18. Andrew Bayer vs. Danny Howard – England vs. Spire (Live City Rickedy Raw Bootleg)
19. Jewelz & Scott Sparks & Don Diablo & CID – Cargo vs. Prototype (Live City Rock The Body Edit)
20. Live City vs. Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef Chakra (Live City Bootleg)
21. Showtek vs Cash Cash – Booyah (Live City PSP Bootie)

The Life Backstage’s Weekend Roundup (Ft. Exclusive Mix By NoahStradamus) [February 7th – 9th]

The Life Backstage‘s weekend roundup is an installment post consisting of DJ sets that took place each weekend. Also, once a month The Life Backstage will be featuring an exclusive mix by an artist. For this month of February The Life Backstage is proud to introduce this series with an exclusive guestmix by NoahStradamus. The New York City based artist produced a single entitled, “Sound Of Your Voice“. The song highlights both NoahStradamus’ immense potential and his visionary skill-set to produce music a wide-variety of EDM fans can enjoy. Among the other sets included are Tiësto’s Essential Mix, Dillon Francis’ Triple J Mix, Showtek’s Skink Radio, and more! Check out this week’s edition of The Life Backstage’s Weekend Roundup and stay tuned for next week’s post as well. Enjoy!