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5 Artists You Need To Know For 2015

2014 was one of my favorite years for dance music.  The palate of the listeners is starting to improve, and the real artists are starting to show their true colors over the wave of phonies that god big through hype.  Now I am no EDM Nostradamus, but I do have a good ear for music.  In this bias article I go over 5 artists you need to know going into 2015, share some of their tunes, and tell you why you should love them. Now let’s get into it…. 5.) Quix Quix is a 20 year old New Zealand Native. more »

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RL GRIME TEAMS UP WITH UNICEF ON NEW VIDEO TO HELP END CHILD MARRIAGE

  CURRENTLY ON SECOND LEG OF MASSIVE ‘VOID TOUR’ ORDER ‘VOID’ RL Grime has teamed up with the non-profit organization UNICEF for a moving new video to show the painful realities behind child marriage and help end the dangerous practice. The video tells the story of a young girl forced into marriage, set to RL Grime’s emotive track “Always” from his debut album ‘VOID.‘ The video was shot in Chad, which has the third highest child marriage rate in the world, with 68% of girls married as children. The collaboration is part of a UNICEF series using powerful music to raise awareness about critical issues affecting children around the more »

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RAMLife: Audio

Next up from RAM is the next installment of #RAMLife, although this time hosted by none other than label stalwart Audio.   With even more exclusive remixes and VIPs, as well as a huge minimix from the man himself, this will definitely be a release not to miss.   The track listing also includes some of the most hard-hitting drum & bass from the last few years, including:   Audio – Foodchain (brand new track!) https://soundcloud.com/audiofreakcult/audio-foodchain [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/186953080″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   Original Sin – Labyrinth https://soundcloud.com/djoriginalsin/original-sin-labyrinth-friction-fire [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/162669516″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   Audio – Break more »

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Sharps x CHVSM Bring The Madness With This Excision & Pegboard Nerds Hybrid Edit

Taking a slightly different approach than usual, Seattle-natives Sharps & CHVSM (Winson Sharps & Austin Towe) recently tackled Excision x Pegboard Nerds newest track “Bring The Madness”. Keeping a lot of the harder dubstep intact, Sharps & CHVSM added a trap spin to things, ending with a vicious hybrid track that’s sure to get the crowd moving. The track is available as a free download on soundcloud, be sure to check it out! Stream and Download Here: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187991002″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Excision & Pegboard Nerds “Bring The Madness” feat Mayor Apeshit out now on Monstercat! iTunes: monster.cat/1B98sPq Beatport: monster.cat/1xMx8bF more »

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5 Tips To Help Grow Your Soundcloud

Headphone Activist has found a lot of success on Soundcloud over the past year and has put together a list of things that have helped him to keep moving forward and growing his fan base.    5 Tips To Help Grow Your Soundcloud 1. Linking all of your social networking sites together. In order to build your community of fans and friends, it is impotant that you make it easy for anyone to find your other pages, adding your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ect. to your Soundcloud page is a great way for your fans and friends to follow you on other more »

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Hard Grime Music Festival

General Information Presented By: Black Box & Co productions Location: Maitland Gaol. Festival Date: Saturday 21st March 2015 Time: 12pm-1030pm. Gates opening at 12pm Age: Event is 18+ Ticket costs: approximately $85+ booking fee (subject to change) Tickets released: 19th January 2015 via Moshtix Proposed stage locations within the Gaol: Main stage- The oval (Wreck Yard) Second stage- B wing cell block (The Heavies) Line up: Must Die (USA) Apashe (Can) Hydraulix Seek and Destroy Phase One Kyro Acting Damage Metlad Phex Nexus Snillum Keyes Salvia Getorix Chibs Clubrats Cartel Groff Step Brothers Ol’ Shady Infamous Skarlett Fever + more more »

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OUT NOW: SectionZ’s Evoke explores heartbreak & addiction on debut LP ‘Withdrawal’

EVOKE’S DEBUT LP WITHDRAWAL   DRAWS PARALLELS BETWEEN HEARTBREAK AND ADDICTION WITH POP-INFUSED ELECTRONIC MUSIC Out Now on SectionZ Records Listen To & Purchase Withdrawal HERE Read Evoke’s interview with EDM.com HERE “Absolutely crushes it!” -Magnetic Mag “A masterful blend of pop and neuro-bass that enchants listeners and brings them into an ephereal trance.” -EDM.com “What separates Evoke from the EDM chaff is a focus on the craft of songwriting.” -The Untz “Evoke is the next big thing from Denver, Colorado.” -InYourSpeakers Out now on SectionZ Records, Withdrawal, the debut album from Colorado-based producer, vocalist and songwriter Evoke, aka Alden Groves, combines more »

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WYNN LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES 2015 EXCLUSIVE RESIDENCY ROSTER

WORLD RENOWNED DJ’S MAKE THEIR HOME AT WYNN LAS VEGAS 2015 Exclusive Residency Roster Announced at Daylife and Nightlife Venues Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS January 26, 2015 (Las Vegas, Nev.) – Wynn Las Vegas daylife and nightlife venues welcome back a legendary roster of DJ’s for the 2015 exclusive residencies at Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS.   View the unveiling of the 2015 exclusive residency roster here: http://youtu.be/XxVnCBfg0F4   Wynn Las Vegas has bolstered the careers of countless numbers of electronic dance music artists over the years. Witnessing the explosion of EDM in Las Vegas, Wynn more »

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[VIDEO] Kid Sister – “Jane Jupiter x Chapman – Stargazing”

Kid Sister has released the stunning new video for her track “Stargazing” feat. Chapman, a glimpse at the more melodic side of her music. The song comes from her latest mixtape DUSK2DAWN: The Diary Of Jane Jupiter, introducing her new persona and a departure from her earlier sound. The mixtape has been downloaded over 800,000 times and includes new music from both Kid Sister and Jane Jupiter, with a compelling transformation skit in the middle. DUSK2DAWN: The Diary Of Jane Jupiter: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/164126217″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]   https://soundcloud.com/kid-sister https://twitter.com/KIDSISTER https://www.facebook.com/kidsister

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Nadastrom Release “House Shoes” ft. Nina K from Forthcoming ‘Nadastrom’ LP Due 2/23

The latest from Nadastrom’s forthcoming debut full length, “House Shoes” features captivating and soulful vocals from Sweden’s Nina Kinert, who has also collaborated with Danish producer Tomas Barfod. Packed full of melodic, subdued club tracks, and vocal features from Jesse Boykins III amongst others, the ‘Nadastrom’ LP is due February 23rd via Friends of Friends/ Dubsided. Stream “House Shoes” below and check out the track listing and artwork for the forthcoming record.   NEW SINGLE  “House Shoes” ft. Nina K via The Fader // Soundcloud Purchase via Bandcamp + FORTHCOMING ALBUM  ‘Nadastrom’ due 2/23 via Friends of Friends/ Dubsided Track list: 1. Intro 2. Fallen more »

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The Pitchfork Music Festival Celebrates Ten Years This Summer – July 17-19, 2015 @ Chicago’s Union Park!

THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES TEN YEARS THIS SUMMER!   JULY 17-19, 2015 AT CHICAGO‘S UNION PARK   TICKETS ON SALE NOW   The 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates 10 years this summer, and will run from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 at Chicago‘s Union Park. The independently run, three-day event remains committed to offering an inclusive, reasonably priced and enriching weekend of music. The lineup continues to be one of the most exciting, diverse and unique of any festival around. We can’t wait to share this year’s lineup, details of which will be announced in February. Tickets more »

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Mo Kolours Announces Forthcoming ‘How I (Rhythm Love Affair)’ EP Due March 9th

Mo Kolours Announces Forthcoming ‘How I (Rhythm Love Affair)’ EP Due March 9th via One-Handed Music and Drops First Single   [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187652595″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Following a much-loved self-titled debut album in 2014, described by The Guardian as “the best album Curtis Mayfield never made with A Tribe Called Quest and Lee Perry”, Anglo-Mauritian, London based producer Mo Kolours is due to release his ‘How I (Rhythm Love Affair)’ EP in March via One-Handed Music. The lead single “How I” is available now for streaming and Mo has created a visual trailer for his upcoming EP. ‘How I (Rhythm Love more »

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Phases of the Moon Music + Arts Festival and Harvest Festival Announce Merger

Phases of the Moon Music + Arts Festival and Harvest Festival Announce Merger Terrapin Ridge Productions and Pipeline Productions are thrilled to announce the merger of Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival with Harvest Festival. This merger joins two nationally recognized fall festivals into one spectacular event. The event will retain the ‘Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival‘ name while taking place at the magical Mulberry Mountain that Harvest Festival has called home in northwest Arkansas. Mulberry Mountain is recognized as one of the country’s premier festival destinations and has played host to a multitude of more »

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] W&W Remix of Zombie Nation Classic “Kernkraft 400”

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187932873″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] W&W reveal their monstrous new remix. Premiered at Ultra Music Festival Miami last year, the duo transform Zombie Nation’s 1999 smash anthem “Kernkraft 400,” into a contemporary chart topper.   Maintaining the original’s infectious hook, W&W inject electro synths and driving drumwork. Locked and loaded, W&W’s “Kernkraft 400” rendition is about to explode!   Free download available now from W&W’s Soundcloud   Supported By: Hardwell Armin van Buuren Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Martin Garrix Tiesto Zedd …Plus Many More!   W&W LINKS www.wandwmusic.com www.facebook.com/wandwofficial www.twitter.com/wandwmusic https://soundcloud.com/wandw www.youtube.com/WandWmusic http://instagram.com/wandwmusic

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Out Today on Musical Freedom // Tiësto & MOTi – Blow Your Mind

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187946566″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] After a hugely successful year which saw collaborations with some of dance music’s hot commodities including Martin Garrix and Dzeko & Torres as well as his first ever headlining tour, MOTi is primed for the big time.   The rising Dutch star teams up with his megastar mentor and Musical Freedom founder Tiësto for the newest single “Blow Your Mind”. As one of 2015’s most highly anticipated collaborations, “Blow Your Mind” is a peak big-room smash with electro synths, dizzying breakdowns, and has already garnered support from the likes of Hardwell, David Guetta, more »

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Free Download: W&W Remix “Kernkraft 400”

Free Download: W&W Remix of Zombie Nation Classic “Kernkraft 400” Listen here: http://bit.ly/15LxMAu [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187932873″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] W&W reveal their monstrous new remix.  Premiered at Ultra Music Festival Miami last year, the duo transform Zombie Nation’s 1999 smash anthem “Kernkraft 400”, into a contemporary chart topper.  Maintaining the original’s infectious hook, W&W inject electro synths and driving drumwork.  Locked and loaded, W&W’s “Kernkraft 400″rendition is about to explode! Free Download available now from W&W’s Soundcloud Supported By: Hardwell Armin van Buuren Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Martin Garrix Tiesto Zedd … plus many more! W&W Links http://www.wandwmusic.com/ more »

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Watch Skrillex Live @ X Games Aspen 01/24/15

  Relive Skrillex’s live set from the winter X Games in Aspen. Listen and download the set below:   [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187901878″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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Giraffage brings the “No Reason” tour to Exit/In

Giraffage (Charlie Yin) of Fools Gold Records packed the house at Exit/In in Nashville, Tennessee on his No Reason Tour. Giraffage’s unique blend of Future Bass/Dreamy/Sexual/Cool music captured the cultured minds of the Nashville dance elite. His set was not only visually appealing, it was also mentally stimulating. It started off slow then cascaded into a musical bliss of jam-packed, head bobbing tunes that had the entire club bumping and grinding. Giraffage mixes between two computers and masters the DJ/Producer roll incredibly well. He closed out the night with a beautiful remix of Alice Deejay’s “Better Off Alone” that confirmed more »

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Apple Releases “the most advanced version of Logic ever” – Logic Pro X 10.1

Apple has just significantly cranked up the capacity of its popular music production app for Mac. Touted as “the most advanced version of Logic ever,” Logic Pro X has just received its most substantial update since its release in July 2013, bringing it to version 10.1. First off, the update adds support for sharing Logic projects via Mail Drop and AirDrop. On the studio level of the app itself, the update shines the spotlight on electronic dance music (EDM) and hip-hop with new tools that are well-suited to these two popular music genres. There are 10 new Dummers that produce more »

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Used Car Dealer Sales Tricks Exposed

Don’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Partially, but it also obeys your commands. I want to come with you to Alderaan. There’s nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and be a Jedi, like my father before me. The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your more »

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