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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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Keys N Krates Aim To Please With “The Midnight Mass EP”


Starting January 15th, Keys N Krates new EP “Midnight Mass” will be fully released to the public.

The Canadian electro-trio made the Soundcloud release earlier on Tuesday over their social media pages. Fans are excited about this release, as I know I am! They started to accept pre-orders in mid December which got the hype ready. They slowly teased their fans and released a sneak peek video, not before pressing the pre-orders! We have been patient for there to be a full out album release, but as the saying goes, “good things come to those who wait…” Maybe we will be seeing a album this later this year? Or sooner? I understand the creation of a album takes time and patience, but this EP is a wonderful move on their part. Keys N Krates will continue to drop hits so not to worry!

The EP contains 6 hot tracks:

  1. Midnight Mass
  2. U Already Know
  3. I Know U
  4. Love Again (ft. Ouici)
  5. Save Me (ft. Katy B)
  6. Nothing But Space (ft. Aqui)

I urge you to take a look into this EP and get your hands on a copy!

Purchase your copy HERE

So for now we can jam out to the Soundcloud playlist Keys N Krates made live and join the groovy ride until we see a full album. So far the new vibes sound great!


A-Trak’s Killer Return to Columbus


The crowd on Saturday was a mix of die-hard A-Trak fans (one I talked to traveled from Indiana to see the Scratchmaster himself) and young professionals hot off their weekly business bender of 9 to 5 shifts. Whether there for the music, the madness, the mocktails, or all of the above, they were all there at Sway and ready to see the place burn down in proverbial flames from the heat anticipated off smoldering spins, scratches, and samples.

At midnight, as if the sea of people was transformed bibbity-bobbity-boo style courtesy of Cinderella’s fairy godmother and a trio of talking mice- #squadgoals- the vibe immediately went from typical Saturday night to totally turnt as A-Trak appeared a la Prince Charming. The intimate space of Sway felt more sophisticated and culturally ahead of the curve of its High Street competitors, as if it was the Royal Ball and those not in attendence were in for some major FOMO.

The Canadian born DJ is known for his flexible sets and intuitive mixes based on the crowd’s reactions… this night was no different and perhaps one of the highlights. His ability to switch from old school hip-hop to a hard dub step mix of Martin Solveig’s “+1” then back to a Top 40 rap banger satiated the ear-candy cravings of all involved. He transitioned from song to song organically and in the moment. An overall A-grade night out can be completely created off an effortless atmosphere alone in which each song played is “your” song…. A-Trak did just that.

He began with a scratch and bass-heavy track followed by a series of phenomenal drops of which the beat would build and held onto just long enough to keep the crowd on their toes (and anxiously awaiting to press the button to record their Snap Chat videos). “Place On Earth”, by the artist and Zoofunktion, began with its peppy piano-rich house sound but was then masterfully mixed to further funkify the synths and repetitive kick bass. It went from a big, bright anthem to a moombah tribute…but wait, it got even better. From there he spun it into Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” for one of the most raucous moments of the night.

While cell phones were held high and inhibitions on the low, the DJ then went into a series of newer rap chart toppers like Rae Sremmurd’s “Come Get Her” before putting his thing down, flipping, and reversing it with, wait for it, Will Smith’s 1990 “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song. Mind blown and so many nostalgic feels (cut to me doing the “Carlton” pressed up against other 80s babies thoroughly enjoying the flashback).

I could argue that A-Trak is best at his hip hop and rap-influenced mixes, but what he wrapped up with makes me question not only that, but also my entire human existence. He busted out nearly every recent single of his, from “Place On Earth” to “Out The Speakers” to “We All Fall Down”. Literally the only cherry that could have topped his double-decker extra fudge sundae of a set would have been “Ray Ban Vision”, a 2010 collab he did with Cyhi the Prynce.

Sweaty and satisfied. That’s my takeaway. If it’s not quite eloquent enough, I’ll leave you with the parting words of one club goer that went from stranger to instant bestie within a moment of exchanged wide-eyed glances…. “It is lit, fam.”


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Hardwell in Pittsburgh and Columbus February 2016


The two-time DJ Mag crowned #1 World DJ is eponymous with the big house genre while also daring to delve into progressive trance. Although his title was taken from him in 2015- with much scrutiny from fans and fellow DJs- Pittsburgh and Columbus are both awaiting his February arrivals like the royalty he has become.

Out of the 11 stops on Hardwell’s North American Bus Tour, he’s spending time with Prime Social Group and friends for two. He will take the stage at the 31st Street Studios in Pittsburgh- which not too long ago threw a Kaskade concert so full of love, lasers, kandi, and confetti that I’m still trying to pick my jaw up off the warehouse space’s floor. This is a must-see venue and artist. Hardwell’s special guests will be Thomas Newson and Kill The Buzz. Newson is a spry 19-yr-old DJ with recent release “Pallaroid”- which was rumored to be an unreleased Hardwell track originally. Kill The Buzz rounds out the Three House-kateers with an electro twist on songs like “Dreamin” available on his SoundCloud page.

The Dutch DJ (also referred to as my “rave bae” unbeknownst to him) then makes his way to The Bluestone in Columbus for a Feb. 28 set that one can only hope will be as spiritual of an evening as the event space itself. If so, consider me Hozier and take me to church (Lord forgive me for my synths). The Bluestone is a 19th-century Baptist church converted to a music worshippers haven. Insert praying hands emoji here if Hardwell concludes the transcendental journey with “Birds Fly”, a futuristic ballad the artist himself considers one of his most “special tracks” on the We Are United album released in January 2015.

His heavy four-count hits can also be expected, to which we can all agree will bring down the house (Jesus’s house, mind you). “Chameleon” with Hardwell and Wiwek is a big sound club anthem starting off hyphy from the get go. What unifies Hardwell and his music to fans is the message he sends both prolifically and also literally that we are all united (hint from Captain Obvious: his debut album artist shares this sentiment). Songs like “Survivor” with Dannic ft. Haris and, well, basically his entire Ultra 2015 set showed that Hardwell is a total team player putting no “I” in “team” and for that we are thankful. And to bring it full circle, check out the Miami music festival clip above to see his bomb remix of “Take Me To Church”.

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Abroadfest 2016 Almost Ready | Barcelona, Spain

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From March 3rd to March 5th, come experience Abroadfest 2016, presented by De Lis Group and Prime Social Group. Prepare yourself for the three day weekend festival in the beautiful location of Barcelona, Spain. This is Europe’s largest gathering of students abroad. Featuring big track DJs like The Chainsmokers, Cash Cash, Slander, NGHTMRE, and more!


For 2016, we are introducing TWO new genres to the lineup, Trap and Tropical House. NGHTMRE has been one of the hottest artists in the scene and will be here along with Slander to take the festival to another level.

Past years have always been HUGE! Tickets go fast so make sure you buy them ahead of time. We have had sellouts! To give you an idea what this festival is like, our past lineups included: Kaskade, Madeon, Borgeous, Thomas Gold, Sander Van Doorn, Showtek, Cedric Gervais and Laidback Luke.

It’s not just the music that will leave you breathless while you’re here, you have the pleasure to explore and enjoy all that Barcelona has to offer. From downtown Barcelona, the very popular Barceloneta Beach is only 10 minutes away, a must see beach for those wanting a great experience. To the North-East, there is Nova Icaria Beach where you can spend your time enjoying watersports. When you have had too much sun, the Museo Picasso and the Magic Fountain are two destinations you won’t want to miss out on. Don’t forget FC Barcelona Stadium as well. Add those attractions in between events and you are sure to be in for a weekend you won’t forget. Just remember to save some energy for the electric nights!

Ticket sales are still on sale here! Tier 1 early bird 3-day tickets are SOLD OUT. Tier 2 early bird 3-day tickets will be available till December 31st, 2015. Get them while you still can! Over 60% sold!

More details to come! Stay tuned!


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PSG’s Top Tracks Of 2015


As 2015 draws to a close some of the members of the PSG team wanted to share their favorite tracks for your NYE Looking Back Playlists. Relive some of the best highlights of the past year with each individual team member’s top picks along with some of our favorite pictures that depict only a fraction of the fun that was brought to the Midwest this year.

Adam’s Top Tracks


Drake – Hotline Bling
Adele – Hello
The Chainsmokers – Roses ft. Rozes
Kygo – Stole The Show
The Weeknd – The Hills
Post Malone – White Iverson
Fetty Wap – 679
Sam Hunt – Break Up In A Small Town
Major Lazer and DJ Snake – Lean On (ft. MO)

Zach’s Top Tracks


Mat’s Top Tracks


Jordan’s Top Tracks


Kenny’s Top Tracks


Jeff’s Top Tracks


Jay’s Top Tracks


Tyler’s Top Tracks


Tory Lanez – In For It (prod. RL Grime)
Travis Scott – Oh My Dis Side (feat. Quavo)
Future – March Madness
Cal Scruby – Ain’t Shit Change ft. Chis Brown
Playboi Carti – Fetti (feat. Dash and Maxo Kream)
Post Malone – Too Young
Blackbear – Idfc (Tarro Remix)
G-Eazy – Me, Myself & I (feat. Bebe Rehxa)
Game – El Chapo (prod. Skrillex & Bangladesh)
MADEINTYO – I Want (Skr Skr)

Jalen’s Top Tracks


Jack Ü – Where Are Ü Now (ft. Justin Bieber)
Drake – Hotline Bling
Future – March Madness
Post Malone – White Iverson
The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Galantis – Runaway (U & I) [yacht club. remix]
Fetty Wap – My Way (Drake Remix)
Cal Scruby – Ain’t Shit Change ft. Chris Brown
Travis Scott – Antidote

Tony’s Top Tracks


John Digweed & Nick Muir – Emerald (BOg Remix)
Hot Since 82 – Veins
Adam Beyer – Stone Flower (Original Mix)
Richie Hawtin – No Way Back
Julian Jeweil – And We
Pan-Pot – Fugitives (Joseph Capriati Remix)
Nick Curly – Rack and Run

Tara’s Top Tracks


G-Eazy – Everything Will Be Okay ft. Kehlani
The Griswolds – Live this Nightmare (NGHTMRE remix)
Kranium – Nobody Has To Know ft. Ty$
GRiZ – Stop Trippin’ (NGHTMRE remix)
Odesza – Sun Models ft. Madelyn Grant
Pierce Fulton – No More
GRiZ x Big Gigantic – Good Times Roll
Adele – Hello (marshmello remix) [unreleased]
GoldLink – Dance On Me (Basstracks remix)

Sarah’s Top Tracks


Sydney’s Top Tracks


Adele – Hello (marshmello remix) [unreleased]

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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5 Types Of Bacon Not Made From Pigs | Ohio Bacon Fest


Continuing the pre-party pointers for Prime Social Group and MikeGallichioNow’s upcoming Ohio Bacon Fest, we’ve compiled a list of bacon alternatives for the adventurous at heart. Now you can be a hipster even with your breakfast meat.

Ever try satiating your inner lumberjack with a simmering griddle of elk bacon, or linger on the delicate flavors of goose bacon? We know there’s plenty others out there, tweet us your favorite at @ohiobaconfest!

Seitan Bacon


Sure, bacon is the ultimate meat lover’s comfort food, but that doesn’t mean vegetarians and vegans can’t get in on the action. Chef Conroy’s seitan-based vegan bacon, or “Bacun,” is one of the most raved-about-by-former-meat-lovers recipes ever.

Elk Bacon


Elk bacon, the very idea of it screams “hearty and robust,” but it’s actually extremely lean and tender. Though you might be hard pressed to find it down South, any solid butcher in a more Northern state is going to have some incredible cuts for you to try.

Venison Bacon


Any kind of game is going to have a radically different flavor than your usual household cuts, and venison is a classic example. Essentially an eloquent way of saying deer meat, venison is rather lean, requiring a bit of extra work, but it’s well worth it. If you hunt, and fancy having a try at smoking your own venison bacon, give this recipe a chance.

Duck Bacon


Duck bacon. Yes, the bird. It’s got 57% less fat than pork bacon and it’s oh-so-crispy… But, at $15 per 8oz, it’s certainly for the more refined palates out there.

Lamb Bacon


Chef Ilan Hall of Brooklyn’s The Gorbals says, “I use lamb bacon because it has a gaminess that pork doesn’t have, and it takes on smoke in a whole different way.” It’s delicious, and bothkosher and halal. Enough said.

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5 Delicious Recipes Including Bacon | Ohio Bacon Fest


In honor of Prime Social Group and MikeGallichioNow’s upcoming Ohio Bacon Fest, below you will find 5 delicious recipes all incorporating America’s favorite breakfast meat: bacon. Have any recipes of your own to share? Tweet to us @ohiobaconfest!

Baked potatoes stuffed with bacon, anchovies + sage

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Not a fan of anchovies? No problem. Mastermind behind this recipe, Jamie Oliver, swears that you won’t taste them. It takes about an hour for the potatoes to turn golden brown but the recipe is simple and you can find it here.

Crispy potato roast

crispy potato roast recipe
If you’re planning on having family or friends over anytime soon then this recipe from Joyously Domestic will leave your guests full and satisfied! The key to this dish is patience, says recipe creator, Angela, especially since you have to cut the potatoes into incredibly thin slices to get the recipe perfect. Check it out here.

Baked Egg Bacon Boat

There are lots of different ways to carry out this recipe but our favorite is to call it a boat. This recipe can be completed rather quickly (in approximately 20-30 minutes) and will surely be a great breakfast meal! Find it here.

Barbecue Onion Meatball Bombs

From the title of this you’re probably like, “Um, what?” But we promise this recipe is one you’ll want to hang on your refrigerator! The recipe comes from Hugs & Cookies and only calls for a rockcrok or deep oven safe dish! Happy cooking :)

Bacon, Egg and Bacon Brunch Ring

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Love brunch? So do we! Coming straight from Pillsbury, this recipe is sure to give your taste buds a treat. Filled with fresh scrambled eggs, cheese and peppers, this filling is topped with the Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls! The recipe is so easy too and only takes about 10 minutes to bake!

Don’t forget to tweet us your recipes @ohiobaconfest

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