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May 25
2015

10 Must-Hear EDC NY Sets

The Electric Daisy Carnival's New York edition took place this past weekend, this year's event providing exciting sets from a number of both rising and established dance names. If you weren't able to be there live in attendance or are ready to head back to MetLife Stadium, we compiled 10 of the top EDC NY sets from the weekend. In no particular order, here are 10 performances that truly stood apart from the rest.

1. Tiesto



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2. Calvin Harris



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3. Duke Dumont



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4. Yellow Claw



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5. Armin van Buuren



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6. Afrojack



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7. Carnage



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8. Martin Garrix



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9. Arty



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10. Laidback Luke



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Tiesto - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Calvin Harris - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Duke Dumont - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Yellow Claw - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Armin Van Buuren - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Afrojack - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Carnage - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Martin Garrix - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Arty - Live @ EDC NY 2015
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Laidback Luke - Live @ EDC NY 2015
May 25
2015

Disco Diaries 62: Animist Premiere

Happy Memorial Day! Whether you're celebrating 'Murica with a BBQ, a pool party, or an extremely long nap, Disco Diaries will provide perfect soundtrack to your day.

PREMIERE: Ephemerals - Life Is Good (Animist Remix) [Jalapeno]
If it was possible to inject positive vibes into the anatomy of song, Animist's remix of Ephemeral's Life Is Good has certainly succeeded. In signature British style, DJ/producer Lee Eden delivers a bass-infused rendition of the soul collective's original track, and LessThan3 has got your exclusive premiere.

Ephemerals brings a undeniable element of classic, genuine soul to every gem they've released, and Life Is Good exemplifies that. With Animist's addictive house beat added, this track becomes the ultimate two-in-one combination. After just a few spins, it's not hard to imagine this record being played out on dance floors across the globe.

This remix is set for a June 8 release via Jalapeno Records, with additional remixes by Techimatic, Titeknots, and Chicky Boom. Catch it via Beatport here.



Life on Planets - So True (Prince Monaco Remix) [Wolf + Lamb]
Baltimore-based duo Life on Planets fits right in with the Wolf + Lamb crew with a subtle-yet-addictively evocative sound that translates excellently into both live and DJ sets. Prince Monaco's remix of their original, So True, is bound to leave you wishing that this was more than a 2:30 preview. Catch the full remix package here.

Future Islands - Haunted By You (The Knocks Bootleg)
The Knocks' remix of Haunted By You marks part four of NYC duo's "Summer Bootleg Series," and it may just be our favorite thus far. Lending their signature funk production to Future Island's epic vocal underpinning, The Knocks have generously offered this remix as a free download here.

Fyfe - Solace (LCAW Remix) [Believe]
German producer LCAW got us hooked over a year ago with his dreamy edit London Grammar's Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me, and his latest remix has boosted the fandom tenfold. While retaining the mellow essence of the two-year-old original, LCAW's deep house tempo takes us to a beautiful place where indie meets electronic.

Moi Je - Respire
Moi Je is yet another artist who proves that the French touch is a real and prevalent phenomenon. This tune boasts passionate vocals, a smooth funky beat, and organic guitar and bass instrumentation to tie it all together. Beatport purchase available here.
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PREMIERE: Ephemerals - Life Is Good (Animist Remix) [Jalapeno]
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Life on Planets - So True (Prince Monaco Remix) [Wolf + Lamb]
Future Islands - Haunted By You (The Knocks Bootleg)
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Fyfe - Solace (LCAW Remix) [Believe]
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Moi Je - Respire
May 25
2015

Sigma Detonates ‘Glitterball’ With Ella Henderson

London's drum & bass megastars Sigma follow up on the enormous success of Nobody To Love and subsequent tunes Changing and Higher with Glitterball, featuring the vocals of Ella Henderson.

Cameron Edwards & Joseph Lenzie (pictured, respectively) known together as Sigma, reigned supreme on our Top 15 Drum & Bass chart in 2014 with their past pretty-faced piano ditty Nobody, which was not only Sigma's first Top 40 hit and UK #1, but has since accrued more plays on YouTube than any D&B track in history at 141 million and counting.

Sigma returns with another widely palatable piece of piano-driven drum & bass in Glitterball, which shares Nobody To Love's potential to dominate radio and clubs far outside the normal sphere of D&B. 2012's X-Factor breakout star Ella Henderson handles vocals with the kind of passion we heard in Ghost and its many remixes.

Pick up Glitterball when it releases July 30 on 3Beat.
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Sigma feat. Ella Henderson - Glitterball (Radio Edit) [3Beat]
May 25
2015

Sound Atlas 08

Welcome to Sound Atlas, a weekly series showcasing LessThan3's desire to scan the world for the most exciting sounds in global electronic music. This week, we head to the land down under for some soulful and funky house,​ and then come back to America for some free-to-download takes on Afro-Latino bass. ​

Nina Las Vegas & Swick - Pool Girls
The tandem of rising Australian producer Swick and Triple J Radio DJ-turned-producer Nina Las Vegas pair for the banging electro groove of new Fool's Gold Records-released single Pool Girls. Bright, airy synths drive the production, which feels very similar to late-'80s electro-tinged rhythm and blues. Club-ready and erring away from a significant low-end thump, this is an infectious bit of pop confection. This one is available for purchase here. ​

Cepillo Cuevas - Cibeles Sidewalk
Don't tell Mexico's Cepillo Cuevas that moombahton is "dead." The young producer's latest single is Cibeles Sidewalk, a track from La Resistencia Records that features a twinkling guitar groove and a thick dembow in the bottom end. Cuevas' latest is a fine example of the modern bass/classic melody combination that is constantly being explored in Latin American dance's dalliances with EDM. This is free to download here. ​

Munchi x The Iguanas - As Cachorras De Camino
New York City's techno wizard Tony Quattro warps a frenetic tempo around dark and ambient techno vibes. As well, he leaves the chorus of reticent bass wunderkind Munchi's pairing with The Iguanas for As Cachorras De Camino all alone to create a bizarre blend of feels that surprisingly works, mainly due to the pace of the track's bassline. Feeling like classic freestyle-meets-bass-driven modern house, it's in a league all its own. Grab this one here. ​

JSTJR - Jumbo Jam
Boston bass-boss JSTJR drops the zouk bass on newly released track Jumbo Jam. Timpani drums come in strong and makes the production feel loosed from any semblance of cohesion. A complex, air horn-driven melody then enters the mix, and the track settles into feeling like it's being juggled by an expert magician. This one undulates and pulsates at the same time, easily making it your booty's favorite jam of the week. Ready to drop the bass? Download this one here. ​

Yolanda Be Cool - Soul Makossa (Wongo Remix)
The Gold Coast of Australia gives us Wongo, who warps fellow Aussies Yolanda Be Cool's reworking of Manu Dibango's proto-disco Afrobeat classic Soul Makossa into a dubby and spongy funk groove. Bouncing house rhythms have driven a movement in the Southern Hemisphere for a bit now. This wildly unique groove showcases that this is a trend that's not going anywhere anytime soon. Purchase Soul Makossa from Beatport here.
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Nina Las Vegas & Swick - Pool Girls (Original Mix) [Fool's Gold]
Cepillo Cuevas - Cibeles Sidewalk (Original Mix) [La Resistencia]
Munchi x The Iguanas - As Cachorras De Camino (Tony Quattro Bootleg) [Free Download]
JSTJR - Jumbo Jam (Original Mix) [Free Download]
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Yolanda Be Cool - Soul Makossa (Money) (Wongo Remix) [Sweat It Out!]
May 25
2015

Creamfields Comes To Ibiza With Huge Debut Lineup

Liverpool-based club brand Cream is bringing the Creamfields festival to Ibiza this summer for the first time ever with an all-day-and night event due to be held across the Ushuaia complex in Playa d’en Bossa on Saturday, Aug. 1.

With their annual festival in the Cheshire countryside a highlight of the UK dance scene and their Ibiza nights now entering their 21st year at Amnesia, it’s little wonder the Cream name causes something of a stir when a new event is announced. The lineup for Creamfields Ibiza certainly had a lot to live up to, but with a wealth of artists across four arenas, it’s certainly looking promising.

Keeping things bass-heavy at Ushuaia’s neighbour, the Hard Rock Hotel, will be headliners The Prodigy joined by Pendulum, Sigma, and others. Meanwhile, Ushuaia itself is split into separate day and night events, with Annie Mac, MK, and Hannah Wants, among others playing under the bright blue Ibiza skies, while Above & Beyond, Afrojack, and Steve Angello take to the stage once the sun sets. The Ants crew make their usual Saturday appearance at the club, moving things into the Ushuaia tower for the day, with appearances from Pete Tong, Los Suruba, Andrea Oliver, and plenty more.

Creamfields Ibiza is a rare appearance of a festival on an island dominated by club nights, and at 75 Euros a ticket--just 20 or so Euros more than most club entry prices--makes for something of a bargain given what’s on offer. Early bird tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now from the Creamfields Ibiza website, and get booking your flights.