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Nick Terranova & Rysto’s ADE Sampler via Brawla Records

Brawla Records has come out with a sick ADE sampler by House music producers Nick Terranova & Rysto. The first off the sampler has to be my favorite. It features the vocals styling of Liz B. This progressive house roller has that deep warehouse vibe we all know, love and miss. These guys sampled her voice and starts off with “I took a hit” for a cool minute, the midsection breaks down into a sexy ambient that leads up into a groovy drop that keeps the vibe rolling deeper and deeper. This release is for all stoners alike, and am now a more »

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Trapstyle sits down w/ MAKJ @ Insomniac’s Escape Psycho Circus

MAKJ Moses: I wanna start off with the whole MAKJ thing, actually. So your name is Mackenzie. MAKJ: Yes. Moses: How did your name come about? MAKJ: I don’t know, my parents… I’m Canadian…. Moses: No, no… [laughs] MAKJ: I could tell you the background story about my real name, or I can tell you about MAKJ… Moses: I mean MAKJ. My bad… MAKJ: So, my real name is Mackenzie Johnson. So, DJ name came from Mackenzie Johnson, and my buddy was like you should just be MAKJ. And I said that sounds so cheesy! I’m from the bay, in more »

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Sultan and Shepard Remixes

Sultan + Shepard feat. Lauren Mason ‘Chasing (In The Night)’  (The Remixes) (Mixmash)   Out now (Beatport) – Preview the remixes here –   Two of the most sought after names in the dance world – Grammy Nominated DJ/Producers Sultan + Shepard are back with a stellar remix package for their huge summer release ‘Chasing (In The Night)’. With remixes from Inpetto, Shelco Garcia + Teenwolf, Moska & Felipe Kaval and HITS ‘O’ GOOD the package is out now ‘Chasing (In The Night)’ is a bass heavy roller coaster of epic proportions. Fusing carnival-esque synth loops with a chunky house more »

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Ditta & Dumont’s Drugs in Vegas [TRAPSTYLE EXCLUSIVE]

Ditta and Dumont has been making some serious moves over the past few weeks! The pair is following up there recent remix of Justin Biebers What Do You mean with a brand new original track premiered exclusively through TrapStyle! Drugs In Vegas truly showcases the genre bending versatility that these two offer. That track is truly a melodic master piece blended with a touch of Future house and a splash of dubstep. I cannot wait to see what these two do over the next few months, as we will definitely continue to keep ours eyes on them. You can stream more »

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PREVIEW ‘BACK TO ME,’ THE NEW ALBUM FROM SHANA HALLIGAN

PREVIEW ‘BACK TO ME,’  THE NEW ALBUM FROM SHANA HALLIGAN VIA YAHOO MUSIC TODAY, OCTOBER 15    LISTEN HERE   FEATURING SONGS “SOMETHING REAL“ (AS HEARD ON KCRW),  “GET GONE“ AND “BEEN WAITING“   ALBUM OUT TOMORROW (OCT 16) ON PLUG RESEARCH MUSIC     SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER PRESENTS BACK TO ME RELEASE SHOW THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 AT THE HOTEL CAFÉ, LOS ANGELES, CA  WITH TOUR TO FOLLOW IN 2016   “Let Shana Halligan shoot to the top of your attention. ‘Something Real’ is a slinky, smooth, electro-pop single reminiscent of AlunaGeorge, Hundred Waters, and Son Lux while still treading the delicate intimacies of someone too reserved to overwhelm you more »

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ODEZSA’s Foreign Family Shares Kasbo’s “World Away”

“ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective is earning a reputation for curating the next wave of up and coming electronic artists… [‘World Away’] is one of those lush, instrumental pieces of electronic melancholia that feels instantly familiar, liquid nostalgia siphoned into wordless, random vocal samples and clattering beats.” – Stereogum   ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective has unveiled their fifth release, Kasbo’s “World Away,” an exciting original track from the 19-year-old Swedish producer. As an artist inspired by hip-hop, indie, and R&B, Kasbo has cultivated and refined his dynamic, genre-bending production style that’s rooted in musicality. Soulful, evocative, and melody-rich – Kasbo’s inimitable more »

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TWO FRESH ANNOUNCE NEW TORCH EP OUT OCTOBER 27 ON MAD DECENT

TWO FRESH ANNOUNCE NEW TORCH EP OUT OCTOBER 27 ON MAD DECENT FEATURES VIC MENSA, JOEY PURP, CURTIS WILLIAMS AND JACE OF TWO-9, MAC MILLER’S SIGNEE NJOMZA + MORE LISTEN TO LEAD TRACK “FOR THE WORLD” FT. NJOMZA Identical twin brothers and production duo from Nashville, TN, Two Fresh, announce their new Torch EP set to drop October 27 via Mad Decent. The project features explosive collaborations with Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, Curtis Williams and Jace of Atlanta’s Two-9, Mac Miller’s signee, singer Njomza and more. Their most accessible work to date, the EP showcases their undeniable ability to blend more »

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Vice City Makes Official Buygore Debut in Lights EP

Vice City Makes Official Buygore Debut in Lights EP Available Now For Stream & Purchase here Coming hot off of their first unofficial release via Buygore Records with a heavy trap EP, Vienna, Vice City is back in their first official BG release, Lights, now available for purchase via Beatport, Spotify, and iTunes. Hailing from the South – Vice City began their musical careers as individual solo projects, Freiheit & SON!X, meeting by way of the internet via online collaborations. This Texas & Florida native had the same creative vision, and after winning a few remix competitions together, the next more »

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Shambhala is the greatest f**king festival in the world

The verdict is in, Shambhala is the greatest f**king festival in the world. From the moment to drive onto the dirt road up into the sacred farm you feel the energy over take you. From the stage design, to the festival layout, to the kindhearted loving staff members there is not one negative thing I can say about this festival. It really is something everyone must attended at least once in your life. But I promise once you go once you will return back each and every year, continuing to count down the days until your return. It will not more »

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You Might Not Know Guy J, But You Should

Affirmation for musicians comes in many forms. Some are after the money, some want respect, while others are only worried about maintaining their artistic integrity. The Calvin Harrises of the world are after all three; however, there are those for whom more money just means more problems.   In the world of EDM, many producers don’t seek the mainstream attention of peers like Tiësto, Avicii, and David Guetta. When it comes to which DJs are most likely to stay underground, the odds-on favorite to remain out of the I Heart Radio spotlight is Israel’s Guy J.   The downside to more »

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TrapStyle Interview with Flux Pavilion

T: Alright thank you for sitting down with us, we are going to get deep today. FP: (laughs) Yea? T: A turning point in your career was when you saw Rusko playing at the club, can you tell us about your beginnings and early inspirations. FP: It’s true. It basically, I uh, I don’t know I think seeing him was the beginnings of the idea where I thought I could do this kind of thing. To me a dj in electronic music, had this kind of air of like you have to be this certain type of person to be more »

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TrapStyle Exclusive Interview: Seven Lions

We had the great opportunity to sit down with one of the most prolific and well-respected producers in the game, Seven Lions, at Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago. We talked about production tips and the importance of delivering a good show to the fans. TrapStyle: Thanks for taking the time for an interview. First off, what’s with the name? Why seven lions and not six? Or a hundred? Seven Lions: It’s from a book, actually, called Latro In The Mist. It’s a character from a book. TS: Where did you get your start in music? Where did it all begin? 7L: more »

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Top 10 Under 10k

Not all great producers get the credit they deserve.  As a matter of fact, most great producers never get the credit they deserve.  The music world sadly judges artists by their following, before they even listen to their first kick drum.  In this article I will spotlight 10 rather unknown artists that are either on my radar, or brought forth to me by friends with ears I really trust.  Keep doing you boo boo, your day will come. P.S. These are in no particular order. 1.)  Jumo​Daddy Have no idea how this guy hasn’t blown up yet.  Maybe because he’s more »

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Gucci Mane Gets A Killer Remix Treatment from Dani Deahl

Following the massive success of her remix of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “The Next Episode” (currently at 200,000+ plays), Chicago’s Dani Deahl is back with an official remix of Gucci Mane’s “Kangaroo Money.” Out on France’s Otodayo Records (home to artists like Apashe and Creaky Jackals), this trap remix features big back to back elements including thick lead line and a church-like chorus that all fit together to make this a BIG track. It’s available for free download, so listen and grab it below! Support Dani Deahl!: facebook.com/DJDaniDeahl twitter.com/danideahl soundcloud.com/dani-1

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Kevin Saunderson Returns to E-Dancer Moniker After 18-Year Hiatus for “Foundation”

Out July 6th via KMS Records Premiere via FADER   Stream on Soundcloud A pioneer of Detroit Techno and one-third of the celebrated Belleville Three, Kevin Saunderson has continued to push the genre forward for over three decades. Renowned for his involvement in legendary group Inner City as well as under the monikers of Kreem, The Reese Project, Tronik House and many more, Kevin now returns to his infamous E-Dancer alias after an eighteen year hiatus for “Foundation.”   Having last appeared as E-Dancer back in 1997 for “Heavenly,” Kevin’s latest material sees him reignite the underground-facing studio persona and deliver an unmistakably more »

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TrapStyle Exclusive Interview: LO’99

We had the opportunity to ask emerging house producer LO’99 a few questions about the booming Australian music scene and what pushes him as an artist. – TrapStyle: Where did you get your start in music? – LO’99: Well my initial start in music was learning to play the recorder in year one (laughs). But I went from that to flute, to tenor sax, to bass guitar to computers and synths, which is where I am now I guess. Big ups to my parents and teachers along the way for the support and vibes. 🙂 – TS: How did you come up more »

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Porn And Chicken Yet Again Bring Their Performance to Spring Awakening Music Festival

Chicago’s infamous Porn and Chicken are set to takeover the Equinox Stage at Spring Awakening Music Festival 2015 with their sex-fueled poultry party on Saturday, June 13th at 3:00 P.M. on the Second Stage. In 2014, Porn and Chicken took over Hawaii and Japan on a Pacific Island tour and have dropped new festival tracks, Snap Chat that Booty Clap and Watcha Want. Join the madness when Porn and Chicken debuts their new festival banging tracks at their Spring Awakening performance. This is a LIVE performance you will not want to miss! In addition to throwing a themed banger in Chicago every Monday night, more »

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9 Must-See Acts at Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival

Rapidly approaching is the weekend of Chicago’s biggest electronic music manifesto of the year: Spring Awakening Music Festival. This year’s lineup is shaping up to be of massive proportions with global headliners like Hardwell (R.I.P. in peace), Dada Life, Tiësto, and Diplo (twice; one as himself, one as part of Jack Ü; why? We have no clue. In our opinion, that’s a little greedy of him to take two sets at the same festival. But whatever.) You know the headliners, but what about the little names on the flyer that are really hard to read for some people? We thought they more »

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ZHU Announced to play Mamby On The Beach in Chicago – July 11-12

React Presents is thrilled to welcome ZHU to Mamby on the Beach for his debut Midwest performance. After conquering the internet with his Grammy-nominated breakout single “Faded,” the shadow-dwelling phenomenon prepares to take over the real world with his enigmatic live performances. Until recently, the mysterious producer has remained under the radar despite his rise in popularity. Just last year marked his live debut in Australia, and since then he’s only performed a few rare shows in New York and Los Angeles. For his next move, the “music is faceless” artist has his sights set on Europe for a brief summer tour, along with one announced stateside more »

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