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Jul 23
2014

Eric Prydz Shares ‘Pryda 028′ EP

If progressive house music is our religion, then Eric Prydz is our prophet. Following up on the massive single Liberate, the sublime Swede once again assumes his Pryda alias for a new EP, Pryda 028, the first-ever four-track release on the label.

The EP opens with Mija, a teasing and tantalizing number that serves as a fitting introduction to the audial journey that is a Prydz live performance. He takes us further down the rabbit hole with the powerful and methodical Origins, a song that proves that you don't need to have a ridiculous drop to be considered hard-hitting.

The highlight of the EP, at least in our eyes, is Backdraft, a haunting, brooding, introspective number that conjures up images of dancing late into the night at a dark club.

Closing out the release is Axis, an upbeat and ebullient track reminiscent of his earlier hit song Pjanoo. Paired together with the opener Mija, the two songs serve as fitting bookends to a phenomenal journey from one of dance music's truly singular talents.

10 years and 28 releases in, Prydz continues to prove that, when it comes to progressive house, everyone else is fighting for second place.

Pryda 028 drops Aug. 4 exclusively on Beatport.
Pryda - Mija (Preview) [Pryda]
Pryda - Origins (Preview) [Pryda]
Pryda - Backdraft (Preview) [Pryda]
Pryda - Axis (Preview) [Pryda]
Jul 23
2014

New 20-City Bass Festival Will Pack Historic Amount Of Power

North American bass heads have a brand new place to worship the boom with the all-new Safe In Sound Festival, hitting 20 cities from New York to Seattle with the sounds of Destroid (pictured), Flux Pavilion, Excision, and more.

Billboard reports in an exclusive today that the SIS festival enlisted the mighty PK Sound, who is bringing a new 150,000-watt rig on the road, the most "powerful touring sound system" ever used in electronic music. This quite literally groundbreaking system will also power performances from Adventure Club, Caked Up, Doctor P, Downlink, Terravita, ƱZ, and Zeds Dead, once it kicks off Sept. 19 in Milwaukee, Wisc. (lineups vary by city).

Synergy Global Entertainment is heading up the project with the help of Rockstar and Peta2, in addition to the experience gained from previous events like Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. Read Billboard's full story here, check out the dates below, and view the official flyer below that. Tickets will be available here soon.

Safe In Sound Dates
9/19 Milwaukee, WI; Eagles Ballroom
9/20 Detroit, MI; TBA
9/24 Albany, NY; The Armory
9/25 Bethlehem, PA; The Sands
9/26 Toronto, ON; Koolhaus
9/27 Philadelphia, PA; Festival Pier
9/28 Springfield, MA; Mass Mutual Center
10/2 Tallahassee, FL; TBA
10/3 Orlando, FL; Firestone Live
10/8 Yakima, WA; Toyota Center
10/9 Spokane, WA; Spokane Arena
10/10 Saint Paul, MN; Myth Parking Lot
10/11 Calgary, AB; BMO Centre
10/12 Penticton, BC; South Okanagan Event Centre
10/14 Boise, ID; Century Link Arena
10/17 Los Angeles, CA; The Palladium
10/22 Phoenix, AZ; The Marquee
10/23 Las Vegas, NV; Brooklyn Bowl
10/24 San Jose, CA; TBA
10/25 Seattle, WA; WAMU Center

Jul 23
2014

Spotify Spotlight 18: HARD SUMMER 2014

Gary Richards' HARD brand continues to grow at a meteoric pace with HARD Red Rocks later this month, HOLY SHIP! expanding to two separate ships for next year, and now HARD Summer in LA selling out a couple weeks before the event.

One of the main factors that sets HARD events apart from most others is the absolutely stacked lineups that accompany them. With HARD Summer coming up Aug. 2, our newest edition of Spotify Spotlight highlights the vast number of high quality artists who will perform, including Jack Beats, Nero, Dillon Francis, and a huge list of others. See the full lineup here.

Get prepared for the event by listening to the playlist on Spotify here or in the player below, and check out previous Spotify Spotlight playlists here under Public Playlists.

Jul 23
2014

‘Turn Up’ With Kill The Noise On Gent & Jawns Remix

It's been a minute since we last threw it down to Gent & Jawns' hood anthem, Turn Up, but we haven't forgotten about it. Apparently, neither has Kill The Noise, who just dropped an electrifying new remix of the tune as part of G&J's Faded EP.

Those of you expecting a bass-heavy dubstep track are in for quite a surprise--KTN has redesigned the song into a blistering big room number. The drums are big, the bass is bigger, and the song is tailor-made to go off in a live setting. Some of you bass heads are probably screaming out loud in protest right now, but don't worry, the second drop--a decidedly nasty trap explosion--will have you smiling ear to ear.

Pick up Kill The Noise's remix on Beatport now.
Gent & Jawns - Turn Up (Kill The Noise Remix) [Mad Decent]
Jul 23
2014

SBTRKT Announces New Album With ‘New Dorp, New York’

UK producer SBTRKT finds inspiration in the Big Apple in his brand new track New Dorp, New York.

Serving as the lead single from SBTRKT’s highly anticipated sophomore album Wonder Where We Land, New Dorp, New York is a pulsing, ambitious effort featuring Vampire Weekend frontman and New York native Ezra Koenig. SBTRKT produces a series of banging, rapid-fire rhythms while maneuvering his beats around Koenig's dexterous delivery of monotone spoken word about “gargoyles gargling oil” and “flags flapping in Manhattan.”

In addition to Koenig, SBTRKT’s new record will feature collaborations with the likes of A$AP Ferg, Sampha, Jessie Ware, Koreless, Warpaint’s Emily Kokal, and Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek.

Wonder Where We Land is out Sept. 23 via Young Turks. Check out a teaser video for the album below.

SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig - New Dorp, New York (Radio Rip) [Young Turks]