Tweet
Click on a track to play a song!
00:00:00
00:00:00
Feb 27
2015

Audien Previews First Original Release In Eight Months, ‘Insomnia’

It's been a long time coming, but Insomnia, the newest original release from Grammy-nominated golden boy Audien, is nearly here.

In his latest, the 23-year-old producer takes the "Avicii route," delivering a pop-orientated dance number that is geared towards radio play while still retaining a powerful main stage vibe. Featuring standout vocals from upcoming young talent Parson James, as well as compelling keyboard chords and an irresistible energy, Insomnia once again proves what we knew all along: Audien has the magic touch.

Pick up Insomnia March 2 on Beatport via Astralwerks.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193216323
Audien feat. Parson James - Insomnia (Preview) [Astralwerks]
Feb 27
2015

Entranced 12

Friday is trance day here at LessThan3 as Entranced brings you more fresh new trance music from the genre's finest. This week we've got some mental tribal beats, a potential future classic, and an unreleased vocal anthem.

Future Disciple - The Mayans Are Coming Back (Original Mix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
Even the official blurb cites Australian producer Future Disciple as a "borderline mentalist," a description that is further backed up by this track's title. As you might expect, it's a psytrance-influenced affair packed with plenty of brutal synth sounds and crazy acid lines. No big drops here--this is all about getting into the zone and losing yourself. The Mayans Are Coming Back is out now on Perfecto Fluoro.

Gareth Emery feat. Roxanne Emery – Soldier (Luke Bond Remix) [Garuda]
Next up is a remix of Gareth and Roxanne Emery's Soldier, courtesy of fast-rising British producer Luke Bond. Built around a feel-good drop and a big-room groove, the club-friendly remix ups the energy while still staying faithful to the original. With an IDMA nomination in the "Best Track" category for his recent release On Fire, you can expect to see plenty more from Luke in the coming months. His remix of Soldier is part of Emery's Drive: Refueled album, available to pre-order now ahead of its March 3 release.

Protoculture - Pegasus (Original Mix) [Armada Captivating]
South African producer Protoculture takes us on a journey into the progressive end of uplifting trance next with his new track Pegasus. Featuring a slow, evolving build and plenty of spacious reverb, this is a brooding monster that packs plenty of punch without being too in-your-face. Pacing along at a steady 128 bpm, it's a prime example of how uplifting trance can still be epic even when things are slowed down--it's good to go for the main room, but diverse enough to fit into a wide variety of trance sets. Pegasus is out now on Armada Captivating.

Shogun - City Of Angels (UCast Remix) [Monster Force]
Every now and then a trance record comes along that sticks out from the crowd. It's the one you have on standby, cued up on your iPod or linked in your favorites for those occasions when someone dares to suggest that trance is "dying." This is one of those tracks. Angels was originally released by Californian producer Shogun five years ago, and it's now been given a massive uplifting remix courtesy of Belarus-based talent UCast. Featuring an emotional melody, tons of energy, and banging rhythm, this is a track DJs will reserve for that special moment in their set. Angels is out now on Monster Pure, so grab your copy and play it loud.

Thomas Datt - Prana Flow (Original Mix) [Damaged]
Rounding things off this week is another track from Jordan Suckley's Damaged label, only this time it isn't from the man himself. Instead, we've got a new release from trance legend Thomas Datt. It's an exquisitely produced piece of trance that manages to combine a wealth of different influences. A hard trance-tinged rhythm and psytrance-esque acid lines are offset by the beautiful atmospheres and swirling synths during the break. The term "pure trance" is bandied around quite a bit nowadays, but this fits the bill perfectly. Get your copy now, and lose yourself in a sure-fire future classic.
Future Disciple - The Mayans Are Coming Back (Original Mix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
Gareth Emery feat. Roxanne Emery - Soldier (Luke Bond Remix) [Garuda]
Protoculture - Pegasus (Original Mix) [Armada Captivating]
Shogun - City Of Angels (UCast Remix) [Monster Force]
Thomas Datt - Prana Flow (Original Mix) [Damaged]
Feb 26
2015

Skrillex & Diplo’s Jack U Album Is Out Now

In the middle of their own 24-hour party, Skrillex and Diplo have released their highly anticipated Jack U album.

The 10-track release features their hit single, Take U There, the Missy Elliot remix, and eight new originals, including massive collaborations with AlunaGeorge, 2 Chainz, and yes, even Justin Bieber.

Check out the full tracklist down below and grab the album on iTunes here.

Tracklist:
1. Don't Do Drugs Just Take Some Jack Ü
2. Beats Knockin feat. Fly Boi Keno
3. Take Ü There feat. Kiesza
4. Febreze feat. 2 Chainz
5. To Ü feat. AlunaGeorge
6. Jungle Bae feat. Bunji Garlin
7. Mind feat. Kai
8. Holla Out feat. Snails & Taranchyla
9. Where Are Ü Now feat. Justin Bieber
10 Take Ü There feat. Kiesza (Missy Elliott Remix)

Jack U feat. 2 Chainz - Febreze (Original Mix) [Atlantic]
Jack U feat. AlunaGeorge - To U (Original Mix) [Atlantic]
Jack U feat. Justin Bieber - Where Are U Now (Original Mix) [Atlantic]
Feb 26
2015

Dive Into The Deep 40: Curated By Worthy

At the core, the name says it all. He is Worthy. As Carl Cox said, "The Worthy sound has always been powerful, rocking, funky, bass-driven music at its best, and for me this is the new wave in house music."

Growing up in Washington DC, Worthy was inspired by the early American rave scene. Upon moving to New York in the late '90s, he was exposed to artists like LTJ Bukem and Stacey Pullen whose music inspired him to play records across many genres, from techno and breaks to hip hop and drum & bass. In 2001 he moved to San Francisco, where he teamed up with Claude von Stroke and Justin and Christian Martin, becoming one of the founders of dirtybird.

Worthy has also established his own label, Anabatic Records, which has allowed him to be more experimental with his production. In 2014 Worthy released his debut full-length album, Disbehave, on Anabatic, a genre-defying rebellion against house music's status quo.

Most recently, Worthy has released part one of a remix album for Disbehave with artists including Stanton Warriors, Walker & Royce, Matt Tolfrey, and Bachelors of Science (get it here). Part 2 will follow on March 17 and will feature Yolanda Be Cool, Thugfucker, and Nick Monaco, among others.

We at LessThan3 were lucky enough to get Worthy to share with us some of his favorite tracks of the moment. Have a listen above, and read about the tracks in his own words below.


Nick Olivetti - Gangstar (Original Mix) [Deeperfect]
I just moved to Berlin and this track sums that move up pretty good. When I first started DJing I started with techno, so playing this feels like I am 16 again. Not a very obvious club banger or anything, but that's exactly what it doesn't want to be. With these types of tracks it's all about creating that groove that people get lost in. If you play this at the right time you lose sense of time--at least I do.
PURCHASE HERE

Worthy feat. Kevin Knapp - On The Floor (Stanton Warriors Remix) [Anabatic]
The Stantons came in and murdered it on this remix. They put their crazy bouncy breakbeat on this, but it has a nice house feel to it too. I have loved playing this one out since the guys sent it over; it gets such a great crowd response. I am honored to have them remix one of my tunes.
PURCHASE HERE

Rey & Kjavik - Gotham Sandman (Click Click Remix) [Rey & Kjavik Rec]
I stumbled upon this record while digging and it has become a staple in my sets for the last couple of months. It has the perfect mix of hip hop with a groove that sets up the night for me. It's a bit of a longer track, but musically it keeps taking you to a new place, even till the end.
PURCHASE HERE

ADMN feat. JH Allday - Dance Strutt (Original Mix) [Anabatic]
I think this is one of ADMN's best songs to date, and one of my favorites from the label last year. It is so dirty and wrong and just kills it on the dancefloor every time it gets dropped. I can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve next.
PURCHASE HERE

Kevin Knapp & Sacha Robotti - Thump Bumper (Original Mix) [dirtybird]
Such a massive tune these two crazy guys came up with. The bass on this almost knocks you off your feet when you're in the club. It's so simple and can really be played at almost anytime. It's one of my favorites off the dirtybird 10 compilation.
PURCHASE HERE

MIX OF THE WEEK: Solid Steel Radio Show 8/31/2012 Part 1 + 2 - DJ Cheeba + DJ Moneyshot + DJ Food
I love this mix--they go through the Beastie Boys album, Paul’s Boutique, and mix all the records that they took samples from together. Then they bring in all of the other samples from them talking from radio and TV. It is such a cool listen, especially if you're into the Beastie Boys at all.
FREE DOWNLOAD
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/184911987
Nick Olivetti - Gangstar (Original Mix) [Deeperfect]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191699590
Worthy feat. Kevin Knapp - On The Floor (Stanton Warriors Remix) [Anabatic]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/173466381
Rey & Kjavik - Gotham Sandman (Click Click Remix) [Rey & Kjavik Rec]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/179479328
ADMN feat. JH Allday - Dance Strutt (Original Mix) [Anabatic]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188172858
Kevin Knapp & Sacha Robotti - Thump Bumper (Original Mix) [dirtybird]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/58201292
MIX OF THE WEEK: Solid Steel Radio Show 8/31/2012 Part 1 + 2 - DJ Cheeba + DJ Moneyshot + DJ Food
Feb 26
2015

The Beatport Box 43

Welcome back to our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best of Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week, Life & Death sees an unexpected debut, Mooij shows us once again what real electro sounds like, Jason Ross churns out another masterwork, and more.


Deep/Tech | Continue=High - R U Nervous? EP [Early Morning]
If you've been digging for some dark, bottom-heavy goodness for your next late, late-night set, then our boys Continue=High have you covered. Their latest through Early Morning Music is chock-full of the kind of sleaze that gets, and keeps, bodies in the club until the cops show up. Including remixes from Xordo, Mikey Lion and Michael Rosa, this is one you can not afford to miss. Download here.
Deep/Tech | Woo York - The Valley Of Songs EP [Life & Death] The duo on debut release duties in 2015 for Life & Death came as a bit of a surprise. Hailing from the Ukraine, Woo York have been making a name for themselves in the international dance music scene with their hypnotic techno sounds that weave an impressive tapestry of forward-thinking sonics and incredible floor-filling potential. An impressive debut on Life & Death for that a that you could mistake from one of the imprint's regulars. Grab the new EP here.
Deep/Tech | Citizenn - BE [2020Vision]
Revered UK producer and 2013 DJ Mag Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Laurence Blake has unveiled his new alias Citizenn, a nod to his maturing sound and harder-edge approach to production. Along with this new name comes a release on 2020Vision, BE, which features the vocals of former Azari and III member SYF, two mixes from Citizenn, and an exclusive remix from Hercules & Love Affair. Pick it up here.
Electro | Mooij - Prime EP [SectionZ]
Frederik Mooij is no newbie to the electro-tinged EDM Scene. With celebrated releases through such imprints as SectionZ and Hatrax, the man that makes up half of Icarus Fly is an unsung staple in the electro scene. This week, he drops the forename and takes us on a multi-genre exploration thats as saccharine-soaked and neon-laced as Casino Night Zone from Sonic 2. From '80s inspired prog-house to late-aughts complextro, this one is made for sweaty dancefloors. Get the EP here.
Trance | Jason Ross - Cairo (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Newest Anjunabeats darling Jason Ross already has a Beatport #1 under his belt for Atlas, and he's about to garner another one with the breathtaking work that is Cairo. Hard meets melodic in a track that is impossible not be a hit. Purchase here.

Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.
Continue=High - R U N-Nervous? (Original Mix) [Early Morning]
Woo York - The Valley Of Songs (Original Mix) [Life & Death]
Citizenn - BE (Warehouse Dub Mix) [2020Vision]
Mooij - Move Your Waistline (To The Bassline) (Original Mix) [SectionZ]
Jason Ross - Cairo (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]