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Beat Lab Academy – Changing the Way We Learn Production

There seems to be a lot of music production schools popping up here and there all over the country. Many of them churning out successful producers who are now touring all over the world. There’s one production school in LA that wants to change the way production is learned. Beat Lab Academy, based in Eagle Rock California, uses a platform like no other production school to teach its students how to produce. Their collaborative teaching method is a new one to the scene. The teacher, Yeuda Ben-Atar, has a very impressive resume, working with artists like Rick Rubin, Ed Sheeran, DJ more »

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Mixmash First Release of 2016

Only two weeks after the release of their 2015 Yearmix mixed by Inpetto, a one hour mix celebrating the imprint’s biggest and best tracks of last year, Laidback Luke’s well-established imprint Mixmash is getting 2016 off to a strong start with this new track from label regular, D.O.D. The Manchester-born electro house producer released his first breakthrough hits, ‘More Cowbell’ and ‘Bananas’ on Mixmash, leading to global success. He can count the likes of Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Blasterjaxx, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Tiesto amongst his fans. ‘Pull Up’ looks set to be a hit at the huge festival stages more »

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Netsky and Chill Tour

Belgian superstar Netsky announces his Netsky and Chill Tour, rolling through North America in February 2016.  Hitting 17 cities all over the continent from New York, to Toronto, Los Angeles to Las Vegas and more. “Can’t wait to get on the road again in the US. I’m inviting some really good friends to make every night one you’ll never forget. I don’t just want to focus on one genre during this tour, I want to create an atmosphere where we can play the whole spectrum of electronic music.” Check out his recent hit, “Rio”, the official soundtrack for Belgium’s 2016 more »

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G-Eazy ‘When It’s Dark Out’

The name G-Eazy is making quite the buzz. The rapper has already made it to Billboards top charts, reaching #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and top rap album chart. This success came after he released his sophomore album, When It’s Dark Out. He recently announced a world tour alongside this stellar album, starting in Portland, and ending in London. The album delves deep into who G-Eazy is after blowing up, as you can see from his single, “Me, Myself & I’. Check out the music video below: The rest of the album has a star studded lineup, featuring Chris Brown, Too $hort, Kehlani, more »

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Prayers Premiere Music Video, Announce Coachella & El Rey

After an already successful 2015, which included being nominated in five categories at the San Diego Music Awards in their home city, not to mention finding themselves the subjects of a VICE Noisey documentary, the cholo goth duo, Prayers, are very excited to kick off the new year with an animated music video for their critically acclaimed ‘Young Gods‘ EP track “Drugs.” They also announce their debut performance at this year’s star-studded Coachella festival. In their new music video, “Drugs,” demonic animated visuals created by Dani Moreno Cordero intensify vocalist Leafar Seyer’s dark lyrics, producer Dave Parley‘s pulsating synths, and more »

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‘Sum Like That’ – Lady Bee OUT NOW

Need some house-y vibes to start off your week? This new nostalgic Lady Bee track ft. SigourneyK will have you dancing instantly. With a catchy vocal hook and lush house synths, the track is a good way to vibe out in the morning or if you want to feel good about the day. Check out the lyric video below: “It’s the perfect track for dressing your finest for a night on the prowl with your girls, but fellas beware – don’t mess with these bad bitches.” The track is out now on Rebel Yard.

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Illenium’s Plans for 2016

On New Years Eve, I was lucky enough to sit down and have a chat with Illenium before he played his set at Decadence. I talked to him about his upcoming year, projects he’s working on, and what excited him about 2016. Read the interview below: Are you doing any collabs in 2016? On my album there are a couple collabs. There are a lot of featured vocalists and stuff like that. The actual only collab [on the album] is with Dirt Monkey. Its like Dubstep and Trap, its fuckin’ nuts, it’s the heaviest shit ever. Tell me more about the more »

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Who To See at the Biggest NYE Celebration in the US

The countdown continues to the most exciting event of the year. With just two days until Decadence comes to the Denver Convention Center, the buzz and excitement is at an all time high. With the stacked lineup that it has, it might be tricky to navigate who to see. But you are in luck my friends, for I have created a guide to help you design the most eventful and craziest New Years celebration you have ever had! Who to catch at the Spaceport stage on the 30th: UZ, Figure, Jack U, & Tommy Trash. If you’re lookin’ for that more »

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Ram Records 200th Release OUT NOW!

This past Christmas day, Ram Records released their 200th release! The release includes 5 incredible tracks finally let out of the Ram dubplate vaults and into the hands of the people. Featuring the highly anticipated  ‘Piano Dark’ by Culture Shock, huge dancefloor smasher ‘Future Fold’ by Mind Vortex, Audio’s incredible take on ‘Robots and Romans’ by June Miller, Inside Info’s tech infused remix of the classic The Truth’ by Kryptic Minds and finally Rene LaVice’s VIP mix of ‘The Calling’ by Ivy Mairi! For this incredible landmark release, Ram Records wanted to go all out with the vinyl format! The vinyl more »

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Above & Beyond Raise Over £222,000 for the Little Something Charitable Fund

Thousands of fans filled London‘s Wembley Arena this past November 13 to support JONO GRANT of the internationally renowned British dance act ABOVE & BEYOND (together with fellow members TONY MCGUINNESS andPAAVO SILJAMÄKI) for a special gig in memory of his sister, Charlotte Morley, who died suddenly earlier this year. Today (December 23), the band has released a short film that tells the story behind the fund, set to ABOVE & BEYOND with Justine Suissa’s song “Little Something,” an ode to parenthood. The sold-out concert raised more than £222,000 for the Little Something charitable fund, set up in Charlotte’s memory, to support pregnant women and mothers with more »

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Insomniac Reveals Stage Lineup, Festival Map and New Headliner Experiences at Countdown NYE

Insomniac has revealed the individual stage lineups, official festival map and brand new GA and VIP amenities for the 2nd annual Countdown New Year’s Eve celebration.   The festival will return to the NOS Events Center on Thursday, December 31st with a bigger and better event footprint and remarkable indoor and outdoor stage productions with performances by more than 30 of dance music’s biggest acts. Artist lineup by stage includes: Resolution Stage Baggi Carnage Discovery Project DJ Snake Flux Pavilion Kaskade Mercer Pierce Fulton Yellow Claw   Infinity Stage Alison Wonderland Discovery Project Oliver Heldens Rustie Sleepy Tom TJR Trippy Turtle more »

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Decadence NYE Official Trailer

Only two more weeks remain until the City of Decadence takes over the Colorado Convention Center for America’s biggest New Year’s Eve dance celebration!   The lineup includes (alphabetically): Dec. 30th BASSNECTAR | GRAMATIK | JACK Ü FIGURE | THE FLOOZIES | GALANTIS | HOT SINCE 82 | TOMMY TRASH | WHAT SO NOT DABIN | JACKLNDN | SALVA | UZ   Dec. 31st BIG GIGANTIC | DEADMAU5 | EXCISION | HARDWELL | ODESZA BASS PHYSICS | BLACK TIGER SEX MACHINE | GARETH EMERY | ILLENIUM | JAI WOLF | MATTHEW KOMA | SON OF KICK Decadence is an 18+, more »

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Slang Banger Release The ‘Fling Rock Stone’ EP on Ram’s Sister Label ProgRAM!

Digging even deeper into their nasty jungle and old school roots, the Fling Rock Stone EP, presents you with an onslaught of perfectly executed, razor sharp drum patterns and basses that pack a 10 tonne force to the chest! Due to be released on internationally renowned Ram Record’s sister imprint Program, it’s the follow up to a debut single which saw the rise to underground prominence. ‘Fling Rock Stone’ kicks off the EP, setting the tone with intricate filtered breaks and the war cry of “Fling Rock Stone”. You’re hyped up into a flurry of chest caving subs and breaks more »

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Dillon Francis IDGAFOS Recap + Unreleased track

If you were in Los Angeles this weekend, there is no doubt you heard about the IDGAFOS weekend hosted by Dillon Francis at The Shrine. He has been posting recap videos all weekend from each night in case you went too hard and forget what happened, or just in case you missed it. This recap features a brand new track that Dillon has been teasing on snapchat the past week. It’s a new collaboration between him and PARTY FAVOR. Check it out below. Night 1 recap of IDGAFOS weekend! (song is brand new Dillon Francis x PARTY FAVOR) Posted by Dillon more »

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not sorry & Wild Boyz Remix Jauz x Pegboard Nerds

not sorry & Wild Boyz! are at it again! The up and coming producers out of LA are turning heads with this foot to the floor remix of Jauz x Pegboard Nerds ‘Get On Up’ released on MonsterCat. Coming off a fantastic remix of Party Favor’s Bap U released on Mad Decent in October and has another release with Mad Decent in January for NGHTMRE’s ‘Street’. Their version of Get on up has a heavy bass infused drum pattern and hit with the original melody of the track. This adds such a great element to the tune that every bass head will enjoy! The track more »

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Black Marble Collective | J-Dilla Tribute

Featuring music from:  6Blocc | BSN Posse | Deep Shoq | A.Fruit | Levphonic |STVY RVRE | Neuropunk | El Blanco Nino | All U Need | Moralz | KANE ケイン | Arbeaux “J-Dilla has is one of the most influential music producers of all time and he has effected DJ’s and Producers worldwide. What better way to honor him then to give back what he has given to us! We have gathered some of our crew and favorite producers to show just how much of an impression he has made on our artistic minds. We asked that every artist on this compilation to lightly sample or create an original song influenced by JayDee. Enjoy. This one is for you more »

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Science – Evol Intent + Gein OUT NOW on Beatport Pro

Christmas is truly coming early this year. Breaking out their first collaboration since their 2011 EP, Evol Intent and Gein have joined forces for a hard-hitting DnB roller called “Science.” Wall-to-wall bass carries this tune home and it’s clear as ever — drum and bass still looms large. “Science” is paired with Specimen B, “Scavenger’s Paradize,” which is available via FREE Hive download, that you can grab HERE.   Often referred to as the leading group in American drum and bass, Evol Intentreleased their landmark LP “Era Of Diversion” to critical acclaim in the Spring of 2008, which explored diverse more »

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ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL: BEST MOMENTS OF 2015

This year, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival, North America’s largest dance music festival, traveled to six locations globally, including Mexico, New York, Las Vegas, the UK, Orlando and Brazil. The multi-day festivals welcomed nearly 800,000 guests through the gates and into an unparalleled fan experience. Headliners around the world were able to become a part of the positivity, energy and awe-inspiring production that has become synonymous with Electric Daisy Carnival. Transporting the phenomenon across three continents, EDC has featured over 10 of Insomniac’s larger-than-life scenic stages, hundreds of roaming costumed performers, nearly 40 full scale carnival rides, electrifying firework displays, and more »

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RESISTANCE Stage at Ultra 2016

Having made its Miami debut at the 2015 edition of Ultra Music Festival to critical acclaim, theRESISTANCE stage will be returning to Downtown Miami this March, bigger and better than ever before. After welcoming ‘The Afterburner’ in 2015, the 2016 RESISTANCE stage will transform into an entirely different beast dubbed ‘THE SPIDER’. Once again powered by UK Production Company Arcadia Spectacular, the 50 ton, 20m tall Spider structure is constructed from fully recycled materials and shoots flames up to 50 feet in the air while requiring an incredible 45 people to operate it! Ultranauts will also witness an extra spectacle more »

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ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PHASE ONE LINEUP FOR EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL EDITION

With just three months until it touches down at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami, Ultra Worldwide’s flagship event ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL announces the electrifying Phase One lineup for its eighteenth annual edition, taking place on March 18, 19 and 20, 2016. In another incredible move from the American festival juggernaut, whose unique lineups have always been praised for their diversity, innovation and forward-thinking LIVE programming, Ultra Music Festival 2016 will see the return of three of the most revered LIVE acts in the history of electronic music. Dubbed “The Godfathers of Rave”, UK pioneers and award-winning outfit The Prodigy will be making their long more »

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