Deadmau5 took his Phantom2 drone out for a test-flight around his new house this week and posted the video up for fans’ viewing pleasure. It’s basically four minutes of trees, interspersed with shots of his Tim Burton-esqued new mansion and then accented with more shots of trees. Enjoy.
Erick Morillo and Harry Romero have an illustrious history of collaborations together, but teaming up with Carnage is a completely new for the tech-focused duo. Together on Ultra Music, the group of producers have united for “Let The Freak Out” and the results are a step in a fresh direction for the festival-trap sensation, Carnage. Made up of rattling snare drums, a party-inducing sample and an unrelenting bassline which seems aimed at underground venues around the globe, the original mix’s resulting rhythm is a worthy product of the three big names involved.
With Hardwell sitting atop DJ Mag’s annual ranking of the top DJs on the planet, the Breda-born talent became the latest back-to-back winner of the magazine’s annual poll. Further down the top 100, an excess of new entries and massive rises comprised this year’s annual ranking and now, DJ Mag France has revealed who is ranked outside the top 100. Mainstage staples like Tritonal, Danny Avila, Tommy Trash, and Mat Zo highlight the list, while Disclosure and Flume both make surprising appearances outside the century mark.
101. Gunz 4 Hire 102. Ftampa 103. Swedish House Mafia 104. Psyko Punkz 105. Ran D 106. DJs From Mars 107. Frequencerz 108. Omnia 109. Danny Avila 110. D-Block & S-Te-Fan 111. Adaro 112. E Force 113. Wasted Penguinz 114. Disclosure 115. Tritonal 116. Atmozfears 117. Yellow Claw 118. Tchami 119. Chuckie 120. Bassjackers 121. Hazem Beltagui 122. Twoloud 123. Bobina 124. DJ Antoine 125. Skazi 126. Will Sparks 127. Simon Patterson 128. Alok 129. Miss K8 130. Tom Swoon 131. Mastiksoul 132. Adventure Club 133. Pegboard Nerds 134. Paul Oakenfold 135. Marlo 136. Juicy M 137. Angger Dimas 138. Mat Zo 139. Flume 140. Digital Punk 141. Carl Nunes 142. Deep Voices 143. Crypsis 144. Seven Lions 145. Tommy Trash 146. Minus Militia 147. Mark with a K 148. Benny Benassi 149. Cupsy 150. Bassnectar
Lifebeat, a non-profit organization focused on educating America’s youth about HIV/AIDS prevention, has kicked off a new campaign. Culminating with a special event featuring A-Trak,Fedde Le Grand, Green Lantern, and other surprise guests, Lifebeat’s Music Fights AIDS campaign will take place on November 30th at Pacha New York.
With a plethora of partners in tow, the event starts at 4:00 PM, ends at 12:00 AM. Early bird tickets start at only $25.00.
Already sworn off to ever taking to an Indy racetrack, Deadmau5‘s latest car brand collaboration refocuses on what he does best: music. For fans in the New York area, Honda Stage and Live Nation will soon be hosting a Deadmau5 show along with a VIP package giveaway. As a part of the build up to his monstrous remix album Five Years of Mau5, the two grand prizes will include a pair of tickets to the show at the Knockdown Center in Queens, $200, and hotel and airfare for a Deadmau5 superfan located outside of the New York area. For fans closer by with wallets readied, tickets won’t cost you this time. Though details have yet to be announced, the show will be entirely free for all attendees.
Head here to test your luck and enter in the Deadmau5 giveaway.
Seven months ago, security officer Erica Mack was sent to the hospital in critical condition after a group of unruly partygoers trampled her while attempting to force a fence down in effort to sneak into the opening day of Ultra Music Festival. Though thankfully, the 29-year old guard survived, but was left with several broken bones and a skull fracture and still remains in the process of rehab for her severely injured lower limb.
Following the incident, Ultra managed to skirt being shut down completely when Miami government and authorities began to discuss potentially banning the festival entirely but now, the major music festival will be facing a heavy $10 million lawsuit from Mack. The lawsuit roots back to a major detail that was scrutinized by politicians during discussion of the festival’s future: UMF allegedly failed to heed the Miami police force’s suggestion to bring in additional fencing to the area where Erica Mack was later assigned to patrol.
This coming Monday, Erica Mack plans to speak publicly for the first time since the incident. Ultra, in response, issued a statement: “We continue to wish Ms. Mack the best for her future and hope she has made a full and complete recovery, but the complaint her lawyers have now filed as part of a lawsuit does not properly recite the facts of the unfortunate incident,” it reads. “Without question, event organizers believe the incident was caused by illegal actions of unknown third parties for which it is not responsible.”
When you’re talking about the work of a legend like Markus Schulz, 11 hours of uninterrupted sweet and pure music is something of a godsend. No matter where you pick up in this two-part set from The Guvernment, it’s almost certainly some beautiful chord progression or breathtaking bass drop. Overall it showcases a harder side of Schulz than what the trance lovers might go for (this is without question a big room set designed to get people up and jumping), but it has plenty of down-tempo melody-driven moments to keep the journey grounded and engaging for any listener. Check out parts one and two here:
Warning: The music in this article is not for the weak-eared.
Dim Mak labelhead and music industry mogul Steve Aoki has long been in the practice of adapting unconventional music styles into his business to diversify his brand. The latest, and probably most surprising, signees to join now EDM-centric Dim Mak Records is straight-edge hardcore band XTRMST, the side project of AFI singer Davey Havok and guitarist Jade Puget. Their self-titled debut album is set for a November 18th release, which builds on their previous four-track EP from early 2014. For those who think this relation is too random to digest; Dim Mak Records was actually founded through, and its early ideals were rooted in punk and hardcore music. Steve explains his involvement and history with the hardcore genre:
“I got into straight-edge hardcore music when I was a teen. It was my community, it was the reason I picked up a guitar, it’s the reason I was in bands, and ultimately it was the reason why I started Dim Mak. Now 18 years later, Dim Mak returns to our hardcore roots with the release of the XTRMST LP, the new sXe hardcore project from Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI.”
In a recent interview with PunkNews.org, Jade discloses, “AFI actually played shows at [Steve Aoki’s] house back in the day with straight-edge bands.” To be clear, the term straight-edge was most notably coined by the 80s hardcore pioneers and punk rock immortals of Minor Threat, as a scene subculture of individuals who, very simply put, proudly abstain from drugs, alcohol and for some, promiscuous sexual relations. Davey and Jade have lived by this personal lifestyle since the 80s, and have been writing music to return to and amplify their raw, straight-edge roots since the development of AFI’s late 2013 album Burials. Over recent years, AFI has broken away from their punk and hardcore origins, for a cleaner, more mainstream direction.
Preview “Words For The Unwanted” and “Dirty Nails” from the album and pre-order XTRMST on iTunes below:
Brighton’s My Digital Enemy have long been in the business of putting the groove back on the menu in a big way. Returning to Toolroom Records this month to follow-up on Ibiza offering “Self Inflicted,” the duo’s latest alongside Lizzie Massey “To Dust” comes with some essential British backup. Where the original lacked a little punch overall, Bristol’s Rektchordz is in the business of recovery, transforming the track into a heavy-footed tech house offering sealed with disenchanted keys and intimate builds throughout. It’s a cut true to the label’s re-assigned mantra and further evidence that there is still a hot bed of talent to be unearthed from the British shores where European tech house is concerned.
Here’s a preview of a beautiful gem by Australian producer Cassian. The 40-second teaser is definitely not enough to satisfy us on this one; titled ‘Running,’ Cassian’s track combines soulful vocals from Cleopold with a solid bass line and shimmering steel drum notes. The full version of the tune is set to drop October 31 via Sweat It Out.