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KSHMR & Felix Snow Release “Touch”


Only a few days ago, KSHMR released the full track of “Touch”, which features a collaboration with Felix Snow and vocals from Madi. Those of you who have yet to listen to the Californian producer, you should start to. Also known as Niles Hollowell-Dhar, he started his career with his friend David “Campa” Singer-Vine, the duo was formally known as The Cataracs. The former duo focused their producing on hip-hop and indie pop, which proved successful. KSHMR was created as Niles’ solo alias and has become the EDM sensation known today. His tracks have been topping Beatport charts and setting his name beside other well known producers. In 2015, KSHMR collaborated with Tiesto to create “Secrets” which held high positions on the charts. If you have yet to tune into KSHMR’s new track “Touch”, tune in:

Click here for a sneak preview of the official music video

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Hardwell’s North American Bus Tour Continues



Hardwell has been topping charts and setting his name in stone as one of the best DJs in the world. For those of you who don’t know him, it’s about time you do… at least a little bit.

Robbert van de Corput, a.k.a. Hardwell, is a big room house DJ hailing from the Netherlands. His career started at the age of 12 when he DJed his friend’s birthday party. That was his first ever gig. With the help of his parents, Hardwell began to DJ at numerous clubs between 14 and 18 years of age. His parents were the only way he would be allowed into the clubs. This was about the time he had his first record signing, at 14 years old. Fast forward to 2008, Hardwell claimed the #1 spot six times in a row on the Dutch dance chart… yes six times in a row! In 2010, Hardwell moved up from the local club scene for a shot to play at Privilege in Ibiza for Tiesto’s Club Life event. That year also sprouted Revealed Recordings, Hardwell’s very own record label which now is home to a handful of artists such as Dyro and W&W.

For those of you who enjoy listening to BPM on Sirius XM, you may have heard of “Hardwell On Air”, which is Hardwell’s weekly aired show. What started as a Podcast in 2011, has now grown to become one of the Top 10 Podcasts on iTunes in over 40 countries, and is now broadcasted to over 65 international radio stations. His collaboration with Tiesto on “Zero 76”, which claimed #1 on Beatport, helped him to earn the #24 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs.

“Spaceman” was released in 2012 (I urge you to check out the Carnage remix), which has been remixed more times than you can count with your hands and was his biggest solo-track. 2012 also brought Hardwell the honor of playing main stage at Tomorrowland, which he has been a contender of every year since then. He entered the DJ Mag Top 100 again, except this time he took the #6 spot. The 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 was a different story though, Hardwell claimed the #1 spot over the five time in a row winner, Armin van Buuren. This was the same story for 2014, claiming #1 yet again.

Today, Hardwell continues to release chart topping tracks, with the most recent release being “Blackout”. His tours are massive; consider the I Am Hardwell tour, where the entire first phase sold out, and again with the Canadian Bus Tour with Dyro and Dannic, which was a nationwide sell-out. Now Hardwell is knocking on our doors with his North American Bus Tour, accompanied by Thomas Newson and Kill The Buzz.

Be sure to get your tickets fast! Hardwell is someone you don’t want to miss out on!

February 27th @ 31st Street Studios – Pittsburgh, PA

February 28th @ The Bluestone – Columbus, OH


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Lost In Candyland

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Colorful. Melodic. Inspiring. Bubbly. Flamboyant with a dark edge. Vividly wild.

These are the first words that come to surface when thinking about Candyland, otherwise known as Josie Martin. Out of Santa Barbara, CA, Josie began producing music in 2011 with her close friend, Ethan Davis and together they formed Candyland; which in its origin was a bubbly electro house duo that produced uplifting, melodic bass tracks that featured a hint of dubstep and trap.

Josie began her career in music mastering turntablism, scratching and beat juggling. With no particular genre in mind to master, it was through a classmate that she was introduced to Basshunter, which led her to discover Steve Aoki and DJ AM, ultimately sparking her interest in EDM. Short after, Josie and Ethan integrated themselves into the dance music scene and won back-to-back Beatport remix competitions with their remixes of Skrillex’s “Make it Bun Dem” and Bingo Players’ “Rattle”.   Listen here:

Skrillex “Make it Bun Dem”

Bingo Players’ “Rattle”

Together, Josie and Ethan produced and released their debut album, “Bring the Rain” in late January 2013. They went on tour playing at festivals and clubs all over the US and were asked to tour as the opening set for Krewella on their “Get Wet Live” tour.

“Bring the Rain”

As Candyland experienced greater success, Ethan began to distance himself. It was here in Ethan’s absence that Josie decided to pursue Candyland alone and Ethan went on to pursue other endeavors. Josie continued on as Candyland, steering the original colorful, bubbly melodic sound down a darker path. Redesigned, Candyland features a more aggressive jungle trap beat, with searing bass that compliments the original bubbly sound to create an exhilarating roller coaster ride of beats and drops that is sure to have fans raging.

Check out Candyland’s new sound here:

1. Rage in love

2. Murda

3. Speechless (most recent original // 10.30.15)

Continuing into 2016, Candyland will be headlining the Candy Clvb tour with Fight Clvb as the supporting act. Paired together, Candyland and Fight Clvb bring an intense jungle terror beat, working the crowd with massive builds and even more exhilarating drops. If you’re looking for a moombahton sound that features exotic bass, drums and quite literally jungle noises, then Candyland and Fight Clvb will not leave you disappointed. This tour is surely to be one of the most intense but highly intriguing, and it is not one you want to miss.

Prime Social will be hosting 3 stops on the tour, you can find event details, as well as tickets on the links below.

3/10/16 Columbus, OH @ Dahlia

3/11/16 Cincinnati, OH @ Mynt Cincinnati

3/12/16 Madison, WI @ Liquid

Should you be unable to attend one of the above three stops, here are the remaining tour dates, as of late. You stay updated with any additional shows by liking and following their social media accounts, linked below.



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The Music Behind The Mask: marshmello


The anonymous identity behind one of EDM’s newest producers has been the gossip of fans for months now. Debates intensify as new theories develop in regards to the man (or could it be a woman?) under the mask: is it Dotcom? Is it Martin Garrix? Is it a group of artists? The list of theories is progressively growing and all of them seem to make sense in their own ways.

Despite the identity argument, Marshmello has unified fans in a rare way, creating an atmosphere that focuses on the music, which by the way, is extremely unique in its own sense.  Marshmello’s songs consist of a hybrid trap production that feature a flare of future bass and house that humorously mimic his fluffy appearance. Each of his songs immediately put you in that feel-good state of being and are a perfect addition to any spring break playlist.

So, with spring break quickly approaching, and Marshmello on PSG’s Xtreme Spring Break lineup, here are 5 Marshmello songs to add to your playlist.

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ShOw YoU

BONUS TRACK: Diplo & Friends Guest Mix

Also, if you haven’t, check out Mello’s remix to Adele’s “Hello”. The full version is available for download through this SoundCloud link or on his website as a free download.



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Slander Sets The Standard


If you’re an avid follower of new dance music, it would be hard to miss some of the recent hits Slander has released. However, for those of you who don’t already know, Slander is an LA based electronic DJ duo who are also incredibly talented producers. Their names are Derek Andersen and Scott Land and aside from being passionate about their music, their stage presence and creativity combined assists in their enthusiastic live performances.

Attendees of the Breathe Tour will be introduced to a whole new genre experience which Slander is calling “heaven trap”. In a previous interview, Slander mentioned they take pride in their ability to spark emotion from the crowd with their music. The genre could be described as a fusion of trap and more euphoric trance sounds that tend to sooth the soul. To get a feel for their style, check out their latest released single with Adam K titled “Breathe”.

While their releases that are classified as “heaven trap” are some of the most angelic produced songs in dance music, Slander is also dedicated to heavy-hitting festival trap that crowds tend to worship. In other words, if you’re looking for a Friday night pre-game song, look no further than the link below to their collaboration with NGHTMRE called “We Like To Party”. You can catch both NGHTMRE and Slander at the 14th edition of #FEST this April.

If you can’t make it to #FEST this year (which should never be the case), you still have the opportunity to see Slander during their spring Breathe Tour during these upcoming dates:

3.24.16 – Pittsburgh, PA

4.1.16 – Madison, WI

4.2.16 – Urbana, IL

4.9.16 – Mount Pleasant, MI

You can also find the rest of the tour dates in the link below.


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A Little More About NGHTMRE


On Thursday Jan. 21st, NGHTMRE makes his second Columbus appearance at Sway. Ticket sales range from $15-$500 and according to Eventbrite, tickets are selling hot!

Following the incredible performance at Haunted Fest in October, many are ecstatic for his show in January. The letters spelling NGHTMRE followed by the multicolored light show made everyone’s heart lift a little higher–no doubt his upcoming performance will give the same effect. The drop aligning perfectly with the spirits of the audience was also an unforgettable experience and is something to look forward to.

Read our awesome interview with NGHTMRE that took place at Haunted Fest 2015 here.

Still considered an up-and-coming artist, NGHTMRE has so far made an amazing reputation for himself. He is well-known for his mash ups and original tracks. His remix of “Live This Nightmare” is an all time personal favorite of mine and something I hope to experience live. Remixes such as “It’s Alright”, “Limelight”, and “Dum Dee Dum” have also won the hearts of many.

Although Sway is a drastic size reduction from the Ohio Expo Center, there are no doubts for the upcoming performance. Some say the smaller the venue, the greater the vibes! “It sucks that the venue is smaller, but I’m not too worried about it. I, as well as many of my friends, will have a good time, despite the change of space”, says student Kendall Coffey.

With doors opening at 10 p.m. on a Thursday, be sure to arrive with plenty of time to dodge the late night campus traffic! Fortunately the venue is indoors, so weather shouldn’t take a toll on the show. Sway and all of Columbus welcome you, NGHTMRE!

Buy your tickets to see NGHTMRE in Ohio or Michigan here



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Get To Know Black Tiger Sex Machine


On February 10th, less than one month away, Columbus has an incredible opportunity to see Black Tiger Sex Machine. The DJ trio that originates from Montreal, Canada are well known for blending heavy electro sounds, unique post-apocalyptic visuals, and signature masked tiger helmets which leads to a stunning stage presence.

BTSM first made their presence known in 2011 with the release of their EP titled “Drama”. Since their first release, they’ve shown little signs of slowing down. Within the last three years, BTSM has released two additional EP’s, two full-length albums, and not to mention an abundance of heavy hitting singles. In 2015 they also performed at some of the most prominent music festivals such as Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, TomorrowWorld, and Decadence. Their undeniable thirst to dominate the music scene has so far, been quenched.

Aside from their success regarding their personal music, BTSM are also the founders of their independent record label called Kannibalen Records. Originally named after their sold-out monthly events at Belmont Nightclub in Montreal, the inspiration behind the creation of the label is aimed at allowing artists to gain visibility at an international level. So far, the label has accomplished signing some extraordinary acts including Snails, Dabin, Apashe, and a number of others known for their more eccentric taste.



There’s no doubt that one of the hottest live acts in dance music will create a one of a kind atmosphere during the BTSM 2016 Church Tour as they perform alongside with Dabin and Apashe. Tickets for the Columbus stop at Park Street Saloon on February 10th are still up for grabs here. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the best lineups to kick off 2016.


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The Perfect Playlist for an Entry-Level EDM Listener


Think about graduating from college: you don’t just walk into the job market and take the CEO’s spot (unless your Dad owns the company, lucky). You have to start somewhere, and that’s why entry-level positions exist. Here is that equivalent for those looking to get their feet wet in the vast, refreshing pool that is Electronic Dance Music.

If you like “Where Are U Now” by Justin Bieber f. Skrillex & Diplo
A little music math: add more Diplo and subtract the Biebs. Now you’ve got the makings of a club hit that newbies can comfortably transition towards as a wavering toddler would when taking his/her first steps. This 90s-inspired track from Diplo is a departure from his other latest as one-half of Jack U, with a catchy AF sampling of Jade’s 1992 “Don’t Walk Away” and a dance hall worthy, synthesized baseline.

If you like “Renegade” by X Ambassadors
Crooning, reflective vocals take on an electronic edge with “Firestone” by Kygo and Conrad Sewell. This track is slow and smoldering, building only at each chorus much like “Renegade”. Both songs are soulful, relying on consistency throughout, and provide smooth melodies for chillaxing during a low-key weekend.

If you like “Downtown” by Macklemore
Kitschy is your middle name if you wore this song out with your stock model speakers on a sweet moped, and I can’t help but love ya for it. “Intoxicated” by Martin Solveig and GTA has the same retro vibe with plenty of cowbell (though I could argue that there’s never enough cowbell); however, it will help you explore entry-level electronic elements like a grooving set of house horns. Both songs are guaranteed to force you to publicly showcase your signature dance moves like the lawnmower or wax on-wax off.

If you like “Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld
Congratulations! You’ve already been listening to a crossover hit… this whole time you thought you were basic, but turns out your foray into EDM started earlier this year with the upbeat, commercial house sound of “Love Myself”. Take it up a notch with the self-loving, playfully sensual sound of Galantis’s “Peanut Butter Jelly”. The lyrics beg for explanation similar to Steinfeld’s and the tracks share big builds with pulsating beats to give you all the good vibes.

If you like “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
I see your funk factor and raise you with “Money Makin'” by Dillon Francis and A-Trak. There’s a ton of techno elements to this track but it also lends an irreverent feel similar to that of “Uptown Funk”. Keep your 70s-style burnt orange pimp suit on, Google basic shuffle moves, and you’re good to go.

If you like “Good For You” by Selena Gomez f. A$AP Rocky
Take the “love is a drug and I’m addicted” sultriness of this R&B song and add a little more vocal auto-tune…now you’ve got the oh-so orgasmic “Temptation” by Bondax and Erik Hassle. Both songs crave a replay with muted melodies and equally compelling, undulating beats that beg you to stay. You are officially not testing the waters anymore, young Jedi, you’re drowning and you definitely don’t want saved.


NGHTMRE And His ‘Lighters Up’ Tour Is Coming To Ohio

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NGHTMRE has been creating a huge buzz in the bass music scene since his debut set at EDC Las Vegas this summer. With his crazy, screeching sounding synths and unique snare sounds he has made a rapid climb since his first appearance. Working with some of the top artists in the game, there is no sign of slowing down for this guy anytime soon. Read our awesome interview with NGHTMRE after he absolutely destroyed Haunted Fest this past Halloween here.

Together, NGHTMRE and SLANDER released an EP called Nuclear Bonds and has been a great kickstart to NGHTMRE’S expanding popularity. He also just recently remixed the funk master GRiZ’s “Stop Trippin” into a festival trap banger to get everyone up and dancing:

There is already a lot of talk and excitement on his “Lighters Up” tour that is coming and bringing some crazy bass lines and hard 808 kicks. I highly recommend you catch him when he’s at one of these two locations:

Buy your tickets for NGHTMRE @ Sway, Columbus on 1/21/16 here


Buy your tickets for NGHTMRE @ Mynt, Cincinnati on 1/22/16 here


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Borgeous Takes Over Pittsburgh


Borgeous, a.k.a John Borger, the man who woke Pittsburgh up after this past holiday season came back this past Thursday, December 3rd. Diesel is our training camp for the Pittsburgh #BorgeousArmy, and Thursday, boots hit the ground.

DJ Petey C, a local DJ who tears up the decks, warmed the crowd up, mixing some steady house, then getting raw with some trap. My partner in crime and I walked into the building feeling the vibes running up through our legs. Naturally, we start grooving our way in, bobbing and dancing to the music Petey was spinning. The two of us made our way to the upper level of Diesel and instantly clicked with some fellow ragers and shared our love of the music with each other. I have to say, it was nice going to the event with someone who could go all out on the dance floor with you, and who shares the same level of passion for the music. That passion really helps to interact with others there. We had the pleasure of raging with some unique and great people. 

We worked our way to the front of the pit directly center of the stage where everyone was having a good time. The tempo changed… the beat dropped… and it was liftoff! Jumping to the ceiling with my arms in the air as the bass ran throughout Diesel. A little further into the night, I happened to notice some guys wearing Toronto Blue Jays jerseys, my hometown baseball team. These guys are local students here originally from the Toronto area. Small world, eh?


The lights dim, the music slows down, DJ Petey C wraps up and paves the way for Borgeous to lead his army. The crowd went crazy when Borgeous stepped up to the set. A smooth opening into the intro of “Tsunami”, the beat drops, the cryo cannons blast, the confetti rains down, and the room is shaking! People moving everywhere as Borgeous tore up the speakers. No more room for side-to-side shuffling, as everyone was up close and tight so you had nowhere to go but up. After raging for a few tracks, the two of us found ourselves in a classic mosh pit, it was a bit rough sometimes but I just focused on the music.

I break out of the pit to venture upstairs where my body could let loose and move around a bit more. It was still a happening area. The VIP booths were packed with people, stocked with drinks, and everyone loved it. It was such a different perspective to witness the crowd from above. Front row all the way to the back row was a big uniform movement. Every time the cryo cannons went off you would see everyone’s arms up in the air.

His remixes really brought the event to life. From “Lean On” by Major Lazer, “Running Wild” by Morgan Page, and even old school “Ante Up” by M.O.P. (check out his podcast #033 to hear it), Borgeous laid it all down and directed the crowd throughout the night. It was a shame to have to leave it behind and venture back to the daily grind the following day. I left Diesel nightclub that night with the “Ante Up” remix in my ears, sweet serenity…



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