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May 05

Skrillex And Friends Have ‘Good Times’ In MMW Recap

Oct 24

Benny Benassi Goes ‘Back To The Pump’

And when he says pump, we assume he means fist pump.

Arguably the father of electro house, Benny Benassi uploaded a preview today of his next boisterous body-mover, titled Back To The Pump.

Using bits of the main section melody in the slow build, Benassi ramps it up and shoves it center-stage after a quite visceral drop for a grinding, wailing electro banger from which today's throngs of producers could pick up a thing or two. While, over the years, he's mastered the massive main sections and drops so recognizable in his chosen medium, what makes Benassi productions so gripping aren't the heaviest segments, rather his carefully placed sections of calm, which serve to amplify the good stuff.

Back To The Pump is slated for release Nov. 15 on Beatport.
Benny Benassi - Back To The Pump (Preview)
Apr 16

Six Sets From Coachella Weekend 1


Coachella Weekend 1 came and went with no Daft Punk appearance as was rumored to be happening during Phoenix's headlining set, but that doesn't mean we at LessThan3 didn't have a blast anyway. The main electronic stages were the Sahara tent, which just so happened to be the same tent as the Mega Structure at Ultra Music Festival, and the Yuma tent, which was unlike any tent seen at a festival previously. Entirely enclosed with wooden floors and air conditioning, the Yuma tent was more a club than it was your standard festival stage. Deep house and techno abounded at Yuma, with artists like Richie Hawtin, Maya Jane Coles, and Seth Troxler making appearances.

The Sahara tent catered more toward the big-room and bass crowds, with artists like Knife Party, Bassnectar, Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, and Benny Benassi, the latter of whom took the opportunity to debut his new single Dance The Pain Away with John Legend on hand to provide live vocals.

We've assembled six sets from the weekend that capture some of the best in electronic talent that was at Coachella--namely Nicky Romero, Major Lazer, Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz, and Moby. If electro is more your style, go with the Nicky, Benny, Moby, or Knife Party sets. If you enjoy trap and booty bass, Major Lazer has got you with a swath of premieres from their Free The Universe album which released today, and Eric Prydz is the way to go if you like more big room and techy sounds.
Nicky Romero - Live At Coachella 2013
Major Lazer - Live At Coachella 2013
Knife Party - Live At Coachella 2013
Benny Benassi - Live At Coachella 2013
Eric Prydz - Live At Coachella 2013
Moby - Live At Coachella 2013
Jan 09

The Top 15 Trap Tracks Of 2012

The rise of trap music from the underground to mass appeal is quite fascinating. With its roots in Dirty South rap, trap was already a familiar sound with the youth of America and as it grew more popular we saw it mingle with other EDM genres like moombahton, big room house, and even hardstyle. This chart showcases the genre's leading pioneers that carved out its evolution in 2012.
Deadmau5 & Kaskade - Trap For Me (Van Toth Remix)
At Dawn We Rage - The Fall (Original Mix) [Simplify]
Bro Safari feat Notorious B.I.G. - Scumbag (Original Mix)
Calvin Harris feat Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)
Flosstradamus - DETAILS (Original Mix)
Kill The Noise - Roots (Brillz Remix) [Slow Roast]
Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (RL Grime Remix)
Eprom - Regis Chillbin (Original Mix) [Rwina]
TNGHT - Bugg'n (Original Mix) [Warp]
Hardwell - Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)
Dillon Francis - Masta Blasta (The Rebirth) [Mad Decent]
Birdy Nam Nam - Goin' In (Skrillex Goin' Down Mix) [OWSLA]
Baauer - Harlem Shake (Original Mix) [Mad Decent]
Kanye West - Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix)
Major Lazer - Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
Dec 14

The Perfect Storm Remixes

Benny Benassi and Pink Is Punk have recently received noteworthy reworks of their remarkable tune Perfect Storm. Following their well-received big room remix of Benassi's Control featuring Gary Go earlier this year, Pink Is Punk teamed up with the Italian veteran in October to deliver their most popular collaboration to date. Now with the help of electro extraordinaire Clockwork and proven Los Angeles native Valentino Khan, Perfect Storm sees a variety of flawless alterations that make this package festival-approved.

Benassi and Pink is Punk's original mix of Perfect Storm is a remedy of fierce electro wobbles accompanied by a memorable melody. Clockwork's remix, meanwhile, hallmarks the epitome of what the New York-based producer is all about. With heavy reverb and a robust bassline, Clockwork tackles another stellar production en route to his biggest year to date. LessThan3 favorite Valentino Khan echoes Clockwork's efforts with a big room rendition of his own. Following an epic, minimalistic electro drop, Khan picks up speed as he infuses a deep robot synth to gritty up his remix even more. Support the artists and pick up this quality package over at Beatport today.
Benny Benassi & Pink Is Punk - Perfect Storm (Original Mix) [Ultra]
Benny Benassi & Pink Is Punk - Perfect Storm (Clockwork Remix) [Ultra]
Benny Benassi & Pink Is Punk - Perfect Storm (Valentino Khan Remix) [Ultra]