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May 24
2015

Nero Stuns Again With ‘Dark Skies’

As the anticipation for the Aug. 28 release of Between II Worlds approaches unbearable levels, Nero have given our dry tongues another drop of cool water with new track Dark Skies.

Some fans may recognize Dark Skies as a frequent set-opener the trio have been using for the last couple of years. However, if you're completely new to this dark anthem, strap yourselves in, press play, and get ready for Between II Worlds to change the game for the electronic music album format.

ALSO: Watch the new video for Nero's The Thrill.

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Nero - Dark Skies [MTA/Mercury]
May 23
2015

The Technodrome 06

By the time you read this, I will be knee-deep in the sweet, Saturday sounds of Movement Detroit. With 140 performances across six stages, you'd think I had died and gone to underground dance music heaven. To celebrate, for this week's edition of The Technodrome, I've selected new techno music from a few of my favorite artists performing at MEMF, including Matador, Kolsch, Sian, and more.

Matador - DaHustle (Original Mix) [Minus]
If you're looking for some banging minimal techno, you need to check out Minus' Matador, who will be performing a live show on the underground stage from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Monday. Pick up DaHustle on Beatport here.

Joris Voorn - The Monk (Kolsch Remix) [Green]
Two performers at Movement cross paths here, as Kolsch delivers a truly triumphant remix of Joris Voorn's The Monk, off Voorn's acclaimed 2014 album, Nobody Knows. Majestic and upbeat, this remix--and his equally fantastic rework of Eric Prydz' Generate--should be enough to tide you over until the release of his sophomore album, 1983, in a few weeks. Pick up The Monk on Beatport here.

Sian - Micropore (Original Mix) [Octopus]
The head of Octopus is back with the massive three-track End Of The Beginning EP. The closing track, Micropore, is pounding, pulsing, and perfect for the Hart Plaza air. Pick it up on Beatport here.

Signs - Howling (Rodhad Remix) [Monkeytown]
Berghain resident and Dystopian label boss Rodhah delivers a deep, brooding, and enrapturing remix of Signs' popular original. Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Rodhad at the Underground Stage on Sunday, and pick up the track on Beatport here.

Ten Walls - Blue Orphan (Original Mix) [BOSO]
The B-side to Sparta, Ten Walls' Blue Orphan is yet another deep and atmospheric journey through mesmerizing chord progression and world-class sound design. Personally, I can't get enough of his music, and neither should you. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Matador - DaHustle (Original Mix) [Minus]
Joris Voorn - The Monk (Kölsch Remix) [Green]
Sian - Micropore (Original Mix) [Octopus]
Signs - Howling (Rodhad Remix) [Monkeytown]
Ten Walls - Blue Orphan (Original Mix) [BOSO]
May 23
2015

SoySauce Give Us Our ‘Lunch Money’ With New EP

Washington, DC-based duo SoySauce has finally dropped their hotly anticipated Lunch Money EP. Featuring an emphasis on sounds based in the upstart future bass genre, these tracks blend rhythm and blues and refreshingly youthful vibes in equal measure. ​

The EP's standout work is still very much Broken Record, the lyrically well-written track featuring Joni Fatora's vocals easily being one of the standout bass-as-pop tracks released as of late. As well, Thug Panda's here too. Sans Andy Milonakis' rap coda, it's still a standout instrumental, it's minor key synths and bright, trap-style breaks creating a uniquely funky sound. ​

New material comes in the form of two tracks, Talking to Myself and Gravity Waves. The former features vocalist Stalking Gia and features an ambient melody and snapping breaks. Well produced and mixed, it joins Broken Record as a Top 40-ready track on the EP. Undulating and spacey, Gravity Waves closes out the release with a sound that's big enough for a festival but ear-worming enough for personal enjoyment in your headphones, too. ​

The Lunch Money EP is available via iTunes, here. As with all SoySauce releases, proceeds from sales of the EP will be given to the LA Food Bank and their BackPack program which allows children in need to receive free or subsidized lunches.
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SoySauce feat. Stalking Gia - Talking to Myself (Original Mix)
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SoySauce feat. Saturn - Gravity Waves (Original Mix)
May 23
2015

Watch The Mysteryland Live Stream

Didn't make it to Bethel Woods for Mysteryland this weekend? Never fear! Beatport Live and T-Mobile are streaming the festival starting at 3 p.m. PDT Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.

Featured DJs on the live stream include A-Trak, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Gramatik, Josh Wink, Matthew Dear, Netsky, and many more. You'll also be able to explore the grounds of the historic ‘69 Woodstock site as the stream will offer a behind-the-scenes look that will include artist interviews and a view of the arts and culture programming of Mysteryland.

You can watch the stream below.

May 22
2015

Friday Favorites 109

You're a warrior. Now go slay that weekend. It's Friday Favorites 109

Josh Bennett
Booty Bass | Aylen - Life Alert (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Booty breaks meets trance in New Jersey DJ/producer Aylen's newest free download, Life Alert. I'm expecting this one to show up in a Wuki set any day now.
Nathan Codd
Twerk | Valentino Khan - Deep Down Low (Dapp Retwerk) [Free Download]
Connecticut's Dapp delivers a devastating rework of Valentino Khan's Deep Down Low from the OWSLA Spring Compilation 2015. Grab a free download here.
Jesse Champagne
Tech House | Ed Sheeran vs Jasmine Thompson - I See Fire (Oliver Schories Edit)
Everyone knows--and loves--Ed Sheeran's original, but Germany's Oliver Schories has completely reimagined it as a peak-time underground bomb. Schories mixes up the original vocals with Jasmine Thompson's soothing cover, throws down a deep, driving beat, and pushes a once-soothing song into pure raver territory. Somewhere, Gandalf, Bilbo, and all 13 dwarves are dancing.
Mike Davies
Big Room House | Michael Woods - Overflowing (Original Mix) [Diffused]
I'm old enough to remember when Michael Woods was an uplifting trance producer. Suddenly, ten years have passed and he's punching Justin Bieber in nightclubs and kicking out big room house records. It's no bad thing though, as Overflowing is a feel-good vocal anthem that could easily storm its way up the charts. It's out now on his own Diffused imprint, so get your copy here.
Shea Kopp
Indie/Beats | Jungle - Julia (Soulwax Remix)
It's been awhile since we've heard from the legendary Dewaele brothers, better known as Soulwax, but they've broken their silence to release a chugging remix of Jungle's soulful hit Julia. Getting their start in the '90s, Soulwax's live sets that integrate both analog and digital aspects have become a standard for DJs and producers today. Even more reason to rejoice are rumors that a new Soulwax album is in the works and could be released in the near future. To hear more Soulwax productions head to their SoundCloud here.
Megan Murphy
House | filous feat. James Hersey - How Hard I Try
After combing their strengths on the marvelously uplifting Coming Over, 17-year old producer filous and fellow Austrian, singer/songwriter James Hersey, have teamed up to create another mind-soothing gem. How Hard I Try is filous' first-ever original and gives fans an enticing taste of what's to come on his forthcoming Dawn EP. The record will be available for pre-order starting May 26. In the meantime, you can keep up with filous here.
Marcus Dowling
Tribal/Moombahton | A Tribe Called Red - Suplex (Original Mix) [Radicalized]
Ottawa, Ontario-based native/indigenous production trio A Tribe Called Red return with their latest EP release, the pro wrestling-themed Suplex. The title track is a dub-friendly and break-laden thumper that owes its groove to rap, trap, and yes, even 8-bit sounds. The First Nation and Third Nation-representing trio of Deejay NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman are joined by fellow natives Northern Voice on vocals in this most unique of organic-meets-electronic pow-wows. The Suplex EP is available for purchase via iTunes here.
Chris Porter
House | Omar Souleyman - Shift Al Mani (Crackboy Remix) [Versatile]
Originally released back in June 2013, Crackboy's remix Omar Souleyman's Shift Al Mani is a scathing house number with support coming by way of DJ Snake, TEED, and Tchami. The remix was arranged by Parisian duo Acid Arab as part of an effort to blend Eastern and electronic music, bringing together notable acts from each genre. In this case, famed Syrian artist Omar Souleyman gets his popular track Shift Al Mani re-sculpted by French house producer Crackboy. This tune is available as part of the Acid Arab Collections LP--a compendium of cross-genre music out on Versatile Records. Pick it up right here on Beatport.
Aylen - Life Alert (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Valentino Khan - Deep Down Low (Dapp Retwerk) [Free Download]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142327997
Ed Sheeran vs Jasmine Thompson - I See Fire (Oliver Schories Edit)
Michael Woods - Overflowing (Original Mix) [Diffused]
Jungle - Julia (Soulwax Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206060985
filous feat. James Hersey - How Hard I Try
A Tribe Called Red - Suplex (Original Mix) [Radicalized]
Omar Souleyman - Shift Al Mani (Crackboy Remix) [Versatile]