Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for in the Midwest! EDC Chicago, the first Insomniac festival to finally make it to the Windy City, is here and the second stop on “The Road to Vegas” is going to be unlike anything we’ve seen before. Located about an hour outside of the city in Joliet, IL at the Chicagoland Speedway, the newest EDC will feature hundreds of the world’s best DJ’s including Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Danny Avila, Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Hardwell, Headhunterz, Kaskade, Sander Van Doorn, Sebastian Ingrosso, and last, but definitely not least, Tiesto. Not only is this one of the best line-ups I’ve seen at a festival all year, but the festival will span from 5 PM – 4 AM each night creating that signature EDC all night party which we have become so accustomed to experiencing. Also, for the first time ever at an EDC festival there will be overnight camping available directly adjacent to the Chicagoland Speedway to provide a great way to meet new friends and get the full festival experience. If you’re not lucky enough to enjoy the overnight camping at the festival and you don’t want to make the commute to and from the city yourself, don’t worry! Insomniac has your back with shuttles running to and from the event from a few of Chi-Town’s premiere colleges. Not much is known as to what the layout of the festival will be like or what kind of production they’ll have since this is the first year, but we can only imagine that it’s going to knock everybody’s socks off just as every Insomniac festival always does. The weekend is certainly destined to be one for the books and, from my experience in this city, the overall atmosphere and crowd attending will be amazing. Tickets are still available for purchase so if you’re feeling spontaneous this Memorial Day Weekend, now would be the time to grab some tickets, get all of your best friends together, and head down towards the Chicagoland Speedway for the wildest weekend in the Chicagoland area! You won’t regret it. We’ll see you there!
The infamous up and comer Drezo is finally making his first appearance on Beatport this Memorial Day. Last night he released his preview to the EP and it is one of the most unique EP’s we have ever heard. The EDC Discovery contest winner shows his true production skills and his passion for standing out as his own sound instead of the every day Avicii follower. Give this preview a listen and get excited to play this out to crowds for months to come!
Drezo – Mandingo EP | Stream Only
The Road to EDC Las Vegas is well underway with the conclusion of the fantastically successful EDC New York this past weekend. If you were lucky enough to attend then you already know how wild things got, but if you didn’t have the chance to make it to NYC, don’t fret! We’ve got your back with some of the hottest sets from the weekend right here that will transport you back in time to the massive kick-off weekend giving your ears a taste of the amazing experience that is EDC. Take a listen to all of our favorite sets from EDC New York, download them for free if they are to your liking, and we hope to see you this upcoming weekend at EDC Chicago! This shall be Chi-Town’s first taste of what an Insomniac festival is all about so you won’t want to miss it.
Afrojack | Free Download
Alesso | Free Download
Porter Robinson | Free Download
Nicky Romero | Free Download
Armin Van Buuren | Free Download
Avicii | Free Download
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The Scandinavian house legend, Henrik B, has teamed up with the duo, Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson, to produce “Echoes,” the latest installment on Avicii’s record label, Le7els. As is customary from anything associated with Avicii, “Echoes” has nothing but good vibes to offer as insanely catchy synthesizer melodies, wondrous vocal harmonies, and an upbeat feel over take the song. Henrik B was supposedly going to be one of the original members of Swedish House Mafia and for good reason too as his signature house imprint can be heard all over this euphoric summer tune. Enjoy!
Henrik B, Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson – Echoes (Original Mix) | Beatport
Here we have yet another high-quality release from Eric Prydz’s Pryda Friends record label. Fehrplay has become a constant source of progressive house in its purest form. “Phantom” is no different as it embodies a crisp, clean sound fueled by precise synth progressions. Do yourself a favor and play the track now and pick it up on Beatport if you like what you hear!
Fehrplay – Phantom (Original Mix) | Beatport
Hardwell and Dyro have established a very strong relationship over the past few years. Hardwell seemingly took Dyro under his wing and and helped him skyrocket into success. This most recent collaboration between the two, “Never Say Goodbye”, features Bright Lights’ beautiful vocals on top of a majestic progressive track. This is the type of high-energy track that would make a great addition to any set, so go ahead and check it out below now!
Hardwell & Dyro feat. Bright Lights – Never Say Goodbye (Original Mix) | Beatport
Laidback Luke has added his unique touch to Martin Solveig and The Cataracs “Hey Now.” The track has a guitar and horn filled breakdown that definitely makes the drop quite a surprise. There isn’t much of a build up, but in turn, adds more of the said surprise effect for the deep horn drop and added percussion. It’s always a treat when Martin Solveig and Laidback Luke mesh their sounds together or remix one another because both of their signatures work well in a really creative way. There isn’t any information about when this banger will be released, but in the mean time hit play folks! Enjoy!
Martin Solveig, Cataracs & Kyle – Hey Now (Laidback Luke Remix) | Stream Only
Although it may be a short preview, it seems this new track from Daddy’s Groove and Rob Adans could be a big one. The “Unbelievable” preview features a synth build up to lead into a vocal sounding deep drop. The trio of Daddy’s Groove trio have been releasing banger after banger this 2013 off Spinnin’ Records, and it only seems likely they’ll have one more under their belt. The release will be off Doorn Records on June 3rd, so be sure to check back then for the full stream! Cheers!
Daddy’s Groove & Rob Adans – Unbelievable | Stream Only
Kaskade has been relatively quiet on the production front since the release of his massive “Fire & Ice” album last November, but he is finally coming back with some new tunes. This most recent preview for his upcoming track, “Atmosphere”, has already racked up over 70,000 hits on his Soundcloud in just one day. The track stands true to Kaskade’s production style with emotional vocals and uplifting synth patterns. This is another feel-good track with the quality we have come to expect from Kaskade. Check out the preview below and prepare for its release on June 10th!
Kaskade – Atmosphere [Preview] | Stream Only
As we’ve said before, unique talent can be found in any genre, any shape, and any size. Up and coming producer, Aaron Wayne, has proved just that with his brand new Electrogressive EP. Crossing the roads between both electro and progressive house, the title requires minimal explanation. Each of the four first tracks are complete original mixes, and the following three are remixes from Taylor Thomas, IDestiny, and Mars Pluto. Keep your eyes and ears out for Aaron Wayne, as we believe this Texas native has a very bright future.
Aaron Wayne – Electrogressive EP | Free Download