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Mar 27

‘Hey QT’ Gets A Diplo Remix & Video

QT - Hey QT (Diplo Remix) [Free Download]
Mar 27

Zya Ditty Turns Facebook IM Text Into A Song

Your dream of sounding like T-Pain has finally become a reality with Zya Music's new app, Zya Ditty, which takes your Facebook Messenger text and converts it into auto-tuned conversation.

With Zya Ditty, users can convert any message up to 70 characters into conversation and set it to a few pre-selected popular songs. The result is a short 20-second clip that you can save to your phone and send to friends. The app timed its launch alongside Facebook's announcement that it would be opening its Messenger platform to third-party developers.

Zya Music's Dean Serletic explained to Wired the complicated technology behind the app.

"There’s an ingestion process where we study the melody of the song and the phrasing of the original melody versus what a user types in,” says Dean Serletic, head of licensing for Zya Music. “The syllable count could be entirely different. We’ve got to make that work somehow. Our team goes all the way back to classical music theory, how Bach and Mozart handled music composition, up to modern techniques like stutter techniques and things in pop culture.”
You can currently choose from 30 tracks within the app's platform, but it is their hope to flood the catalog with 100 more songs in the next 90 days. You can hear a demo of what the auto-tuned conversation will sound like below.

Zya Ditty is available for free inside the iOS App Store and Google Play store now, and you can find more info about it at Zya Music's website.

Mar 27

The Beatport Box 47

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, Carl Craig and Green Velvet drop a collaborative album, Avicii protege Syn Cole makes another bid for superstardom, Andrew Bayer teaches us how to be Super Human, and more.

Tech House | einsauszwei - Tiny EP [Heulsuse]
Loose, organic tech house is the name of the game in einsauszwei's latest package through Hanne & Lore's forever forward-thinking imprint Heulsuse. Tiny is tightly wound melancholy tech perfect for late nights or open-airs; we're certain you'll be hearing tracks from this tasty three-tracker next time you're dancing to a DJ with a sonically sophisticated palate. Grab it here.
Deep/Tech | Roberto Apodaca & Guti Legatto - Devils Lair [Tres 14]
Draft label head Roberto Apodaca and tech house production mastermind Guti Legatto have teamed up to bring you the kind of package that will undoubtedly soundtrack your next pitch black, 4 a.m. warehouse high. Devils Lair and each of the included remixes pummels speaker stacks and hypnotizes dance floors like few other deep/tech releases we've had the pleasure of playing out this year. If all roads lead to the dancefloor, then this is what you should be listening to on the way there. Get it here.
Tech | Carl Craig & Green Velvet - Unity [Relief]
Detroit and Chicago come together for a collaboration with Carl Craig and Green Velvet's Unity LP. "From the outer reaches of the galaxy come two captains from two worlds--worlds that hold traditions which shape the branial particles and molecules of the munchkins, who will and have come to dominate the not-so-distant future with multiple galaxies and intercosmic cosmo cities," says the voice on the intro to the album. Stoked yet? Get the whole thing here.
Big Room/Electro | Syn Cole - It's You (Original Mix) [ICONS]
One of Avicii and Ash Pournori's many proteges, Syn Cole has been cranking out non-stop prog-pop hits since the release of his EDM chart topper April a mere two years ago. His breakthrough barometer has just about reached boiling point and his latest solo single It's You could be just the sing-along, saccharine-soaked anthem needed to propel him to the mainstage in 2015. Check it out here.
Trance | Andrew Bayer feat. Asbjorn - Super Human (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Debuted at ABGT100, Andrew Bayer's latest musical masterpiece, Super Human, is an extraordinary journey through uplifting sounds and subtly soulful vocals from Asbjorn. Certainly one of our favorite releases of 2015 thus far. Pick it up here.

Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.
einsauszwei - Tiny (Original Mix) [Heulsuse]
Roberto Apodaca & Guti Legatto - Devils Lair (Just A Mood Remix) [Tres 14]
Carl Craig & Green Velvet - So What (Original Mix) [Relief]
Syn Cole - It's You (Original Mix) [ICONS]
Andrew Bayer feat. Asbjorn - Super Human (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Mar 27

DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs Lists Green Valley As #1 Club

The results are in for the 2015 edition of DJ Mag's annual Top 100 Clubs, and contrary to popular belief, this was not the true top 10 list.

This year, the #1 club in the world is Green Valley in Camboriu, Brazil, which moves up one spot from the previous year by jumping Space Ibiza, which now sits in #2. Hakkasan, sitting at #3, is the highest-ranked US club; the next highest US spot is Washington-based Echostage at #18. Unsurprisingly, three of the top five clubs in the world are in Ibiza.

Check out which club made the top 10 below and view the full list here.

Mar 26

The Rinse 05

The Rinse is back to supply another dose of brand new drum & bass for the week. This week's episode highlights up-and-comers and veterans alike, showcasing works form Octane, Mark System, and the ubiquitous Hamilton, among others. Also featured this week is a new mixed set from the mighty Critical Music, which comes ahead of the imprint's massive live show later this week. Without further ado, let's get those knees above the elbows, shall we?

L 33 - Scream (Original Mix) [Eat Brain]

First up is a neuro-maniacal track from rising Bulgarian producer L 33. Appropriately titled Scream, this track is pressurized to the point of combustion, combining a raucous break and snarling bassline in an enveloping stereo field. The tune comes as part of a four-track EP by way of prominent neurofunk label Eat Brain, and is available right here on Beatport.

Mark System - Optix (Original Mix) [Exit]

Mark System, popularly known for his MC talents in years past, just dropped a two-track EP on Exit Records and it's definitely a statement piece. The Londoner delivers two minimalistic rollers on the EP, but it's Optix' piercing lead synth that quickly cemented its spot on this week's Rinse--proof positive that Mark is just as good behind a keyboard as he is a microphone. Make sure to head over to Beatport to pick up Mark's latest.

Hamilton - Track 8 (Original Mix) [RAM]

Hamilton is gearing up to release two dancefloor-ready tracks on his forthcoming EP via RAM Records titled Feel the Fury and Track 8. Both are typical heavyweight Hamilton productions, but it's Track 8's unconventional arrangement that immediately etches itself into the auditory cortex. The tune was premiered recently by Annie Mac and will hit stores on March 29. Pre-order the EP right here on iTunes.

Sigma feat. Labrinth - Higher (Extended Mix) [3beat]

Sigma is definitely one of the hottest acts in the scene right now, and their latest collaboration with Simon Cowell-signed artist Labrinth is nothing short of spectacular. Titled Higher, the tune is filled with uplifting vibes derived from its triumphant string and piano harmonies. As always, Labrinth delivers an emotive vocal composition with his trademarked hymn-type chants when the tune begins. Out via 3beat, Higher is now available alongside several house remixes on Beatport. Also make sure to check out the official music video.

DLR & Octane feat. Break - Murmur (Break & DLR VIP) [Dispatch Dubplate]

Break, DLR, and Octane's 2012 track Murmur made huge waves on the DJ circuit, garnering support from the likes of Andy C, Friction, and Goldie, to name a few. When Break and DLR gave it a VIP treatment, the tune's darkness quotient was ratcheted up by a factor of ten. Out on Dispatch Recordings' sister-imprint Dispatch Dubplate, Murmur VIP comes flanked by two other DLR productions, and all three can be had in limited vinyl form or as a digital download from Beatport.

Hyroglifics - Critical Sound Bristol Promo Mix [Critical Music]

The last entry on this week's episode of The Rinse is a special Critical Sound mix from famed D&B label Critical Music. Curated by British Columbian newcomer Hyroglifics, the mix was released to promote Critical's upcoming live show on March 28 in Bristol featuring Kasra, Emperor, and neuro-extraordinaire Mefjus, to name a few. For tickets and event info, visit the Motion website. To download this mix for free, head over to the Critical Music SoundCloud page here.
L 33 - Scream (Original Mix) [Eat Brain]
Mark System - Optix (Original Mix) [Exit]
Hamilton - Track 8 (Original Mix) [RAM]
Sigma feat. Labrinth - Higher (Extended Mix) [3beat]
Octane & DLR feat. Break - Murmur (Break & DLR VIP) [Dispatch Dubplate]
Hyroglifics - Critical Sound Bristol Promo Mix