Even if you’re not a fan of Skrillex, 12th Planet, Nadastrom or Zedd, you can definitely appreciate the beauty of this video. The mini movie, which was filmed and edited by Liam Underwood and Josh Gole, features the group on their last Mothership tour of Mexico and was a way of saying thanks for what seems to be the best time of their lives had by all. Fans are always interested in the behind the scenes shots of whats happening with artists, and this is a perfect medium to get the inside scoop. With shots of their different concerts, tours throughout cities, dedicated fans, and even a ceremony done to Skrillex while hundreds of fans watched, the probability of you appreciating these group of guys has most likely heightened. It was a good time had by all, and as Skrillex says, they do it for the fans. Check out the video above and see all the adventures and love featured!
With so much activity on social media there is a lot of material out there these days that is not worth your time of day and it is often tough to decide who to follow. Well we have put together a short list of 5 DJs that are most definitely worth following.
1. Steve Angello
The former mafia boss Steve Angello is a man who invests his time and energy into much more than just his music. As a father, label boss, business owner, design fanatic and more, Steve is constantly posting amazing pictures, inspiring quotes, heart warming family photos and more.
One of my favorite labels nowadays is Jaymo & Andy George’s Black Moda. So when I see a new Black Moda release, I get chills before I even have a chance to listen to it and Odysseus does not disappoint with his newest works. Rhythmic and sensual are Odysseus’s game; gotta love this guy’s style. Unfortunately this is just a preview, but we will keep you all posted with a link once this jem hits stores.
Odysseus – Hit It Again EP [Preview] | Stream Only
Boards of Canada fans were in for a surprise when a Redditor posted an interesting sample that he found during 2013′s Record Store Day, featuring a short clip of familiar-sounding ambient melodies amidst static. It was soon discovered to be part of a larger viral campaign that had fans scouring the video for eerie videos, codes, and audio clips; the hard work payed off and we’ve been rewarded with the announcement of Boards of Canada’s first release since 2006. This musical group helped define the ‘intelligent dance music’ scene along with artists like Aphex Twin, and their prowess with creating mystical, hypnotic music has been dearly missed. Fans of the group have been rejoicing with the great news, but if you missed out on the group during their initial run now’s the time to get caught up. We’ve included a few of their older tracks below, which should get you ready for when Tomorrow’s Harvest launches on June 10th with 17 new tracks.
An Eagle In Your Mind
Turquoise Hexagon Sun
Realboy, the robotic funk master, has come to us with his most recent release, fresh off the press of Temple Music Group. Austen Jacobsen electrifies our ears with a work worthy of being swooned over, titled Cable Basics —— a multi-genred four track EP. Although this is his first official release, it is quite promising; Cable Basics features some of Realboy’s most unique sounding tunes to date. Half of the songs, one of which includes live instrumentation and vocals, were recorded in merely a couple of days, giving a sample of Realboy’s polished finesse. Check out the whole EP for a trip into Realboy’s surreal tunage.
Realboy – Cable Basics EP | Beatport
With the influx of new talent in the electronic music scene, it’s always nice to see one of the veterans still hustling and holding his own. Timo Maas is certainly one of the more experienced members in the scene – starting off his DJ career in the 90s and earning a significant amount of mainstream recognition in the early 2000s – and you can hear it on Lifer with his polished house sounds and album-oriented production approach. There’s plenty of diverse sounds on the album; from the intense and progressive “Train In My Kitchen” to the intimate and moody “Articulation”, Lifer covers plenty of ground and holds many surprises. Check out our selection of tracks below and grab the full 11-track album off of Beatport!
Timo Maas – Lifer | Beatport
Kick 1 Kick 3 (Original Mix)
Articulation feat. Katie Cruel (Original Mix)
Train In My Kitchen (Original Mix)
Cash Johnny (Original Mix)
The Hunted feat. James Lavelle (Original Mix)
This one was destined to be an anthem right from the start; Laidback Luke and Hardwell’s latest hit “Dynamo” was released off of Luke’s Mixmash Records today and boasts a big house sound that is sure to get much play during festival season. The adrenaline-inducing synths, intense drops, and pounding, deep bass make this one a must listen for any electro or Dutch house fan. It’s a collaboration that just works well, and hopefully these two will continue working together on productions; they definitely haven’t seen the last of each other, with both performing at festivals such as Electric Zoo over the summer. Check it out below and grab the full release on Beatport!
Laidback Luke & Hardwell – Dynamo (Original Mix) | Beatport
The newest release “Let’s Go” off of will.i.am’s upcoming #willpower album came with an unpleasant surprise – particularly for Arty and Mat Zo, who found that their collaboration “Rebound” was sampled without any heads up whatsoever. This is far from the first accusation will.i.am has faced for unauthorized sampling, having experienced troubles with Boys Noize, Deadmau5, and a variety of other artists in the past. The crew over at Anjunabeats (Arty, Mat Zo, and label founder Jono Grant) have voiced their concerns over Twitter and Facebook, but at the same time they’re likely preparing for a heavenly payday. Take a listen to the two tracks below and see what all the fuss is about (if you’re having trouble, I recommend skipping to 3:25 in “Rebound”). So far will.i.am has yet to comment, but we’ll keep you updated.
Will.i.am feat. Chris Brown - Let’s Go
Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound (Original Mix)
While the Disclosure brothers have been bringing house music back to the forefront of the UK music scene, the Rudimental quartet has been looking to do the same with drum & bass; the group’s single “Feel The Love” topped the charts in the UK and drew a lot of attention earlier this year. With the group gearing up to release their debut album Home on the 29th, they’ve released yet another EP. “Waiting All Night”, Home’s third single, is truly a pleasure for drum & bass fans, featuring the intense, fast breaks and soulful vocals that we’ve come to love from Rudimental. Despite my obsession with the group’s drum & bass, this EP showcases that they are quite willing to defy categorization; “Baby” pulls off a groovy, soulful house surprisingly well, and the remixes included on the EP definitely aren’t the standard fare. A nice surprise is Skream’s remix of “Hell Could Freeze”, which really showcases the artist’s shift from his old dubstep days into the house and disco styles; the remix is a lot of fun with its uplifting, funky sounds and earning the support of a veteran such as Skream is no small feat. We’ve included a selection of tracks below so check them out, and keep your eyes open for the album later on this month!
Rudimental – Waiting All Night EP | Beatport
Waiting All Night (Feat. Ella Eyre) (Original Mix)
Baby (Feat. MNEK & Sinead Harnett) (Original Mix)
Right Here (Andy C Remix)
Hell Could Freeze (Skream Remix)
Waiting All Night (Clean Bandit Remix)
If the single “Around The Block” didn’t fill your appetite for Pretty Lights, then we’ve got some information that you’ll be thankful for. Before jumping into details, let’s just get the release date out of the way – Pretty Lights’ new album A Color Map Of The Sun comes out on July 2nd! This time around, Pretty Lights is offering plenty of physical offerings in addition to the standard free download option on the website, which includes a beautiful photo booklet documenting the making of this album, along with a double CD and vinyl record set. Derek Smith (the man behind Pretty Lights), has described this album as a personal journey of sorts – a culmination of his independent music career, and an exploration into new frontiers of musicianship. Judging by the making of video trailer above and the first single “Around The Block”, Smith’s sessions in the studio were as fruitful and soulful as any before. Pretty Light’s first full album in a few years is exciting enough, but adding to the launch of the album is a full documentary film on the making of this album and the promise of music videos for every song (which, if they are anywhere near as good as the one for “Around The Block”, is great news). After years of occasional remixes and the rare EP, fans are finally going to have plenty of Pretty Lights to go around. Check out the video above and scour the site for some more details. Enjoy!