It’s that time of year again… when you realize you didn’t plan a trip to Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival, while the rest of your friends are soaking up the hot Florida sun. Luckily for you, the team behind Ultra and UMF TV have once again rigged the festival with countless high definition cameras to allow us to enjoy the festival from the comfort of our homes during this year’s Ultra live stream 2014. We will update the stream links everyday as well as the set lists so that all you have to do is press play!
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UMF TV/Ultra live stream schedule:
Friday, March 28: 4PM – 12AM ET
Saturday, March 29: 3PM – 12AM ET
Sunday, March 30: 3PM – 11PM ET
The ultimate trap duo that is Baauer and RL Grime have teamed up once again and created one hell of a track in support of their Infinite Daps Tour and for the next 48 hours it is free to download! The influence from both artists can be heard so clearly in this track self titled Infinite Daps, with the heavy punching bass line and perfectly placed vocal samples there is no doubt that Baauer had a lot to do with this one. Then with the drop RL Grime brings his mastery of the simplified yet exciting beat to the table. With a clear combination of both Baauer and Grimes sounds this track clearly goes hard from start to finish and is exactly what I would have expected from the duo. After seeing these guys play for two hours back to back at Global Dance Festival last summer I would highly suggest checking out the Infinite Daps tour mixtape below and dates (after the jump) because I can only hope this is what the future of trap music has in store for us. Be sure to grab the DL below and head over to support the fight against aids by purchasing the DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES 2 compilation album which features this track and many other new and original tracks and remixes from today’s best in the game including; Avicii, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Calvin Harris, Dada Life, deadmau5, Ellie Goulding, Flosstradamus, Major Lazer, Martin Solveig, Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, Tommy Trash and many more!
It’s been an interesting career trajectory for Tim Bergling, known the world over as Avicii. From a fledgling Swedish producer making waves at WMC, to the iconic face behind Levels, to the most hated producer in EDM, to the most controversial, he’s seen it all. Now, with the release of his debut studio album, True, it seems he’s found his home: at the very edge of EDM, poised to take the leap.
Little is to be found about up and comer Alexander Adstedt, now going by the name of Audrio. What is known is that he is from Sweden and is part of the crew that makes up Avicii’s label Le7els. Usually those two alone are enough to say that you have talent these days. Today we bring you his song Dreaming Wide Awake, out recently on Le7els. When I first heard this song quite some time ago, which seems to be the case with many Le7els releases, I knew that this one was something special. As the song builds you are immersed in an incredible vocal that pierces the air. Paired with an epic pulsing synth the vocal takes you on an epic ride of euphoria, a euphoria that only heightens when you are hit with a choppy womping drop. This is sure to be the first of many from this young talent so be sure to keep an eye on him and show him some love on his Facebook page.
After featuring one of there songs back in June, The Two Friends have come a long way to reach 25,000 followers on their Facebook page. To show their appreciation they have blessed us with a free track that has had me bobbin my head pretty steadily. Mashing together some of today’s hottest songs with a Jackson 5 classic over one of Lupe Fiasco’s beats we have something really groovy here. Transforming all of these big time songs and turning it into something quite unique without causing a whole bunch of clutter couldn’t have been an easy task. That being said The Two Friends have hit it on the head with this one. Enjoy this track for free and as always show the artists some love.
Today New York-based producer/DJ Dennis Ferrer released his latest single “Mind Ur Step” on the UK label DefectedRecords (home to Bob Sinclar, Chocolate Puma, Yousef, and many more). If you haven’t heard of Ferrer or you aren’t too familiar with his music you have a lot of catching up to do; he’s been in the House music scene since the mid-90s. I first heard of him several years back when listening to the compilation Avicii Presents: Strictly Miami and his track “Hey Hey” was a featured cut (Strictly Miami is a VERY solid compilation and I highly recommend you check it out for a bunch of tracks off the beaten path). Probably Ferrer’s most notable track and a global bomb when it came out in 2010, “Hey Hey” is both soulful and funky, with catchy vocals and a sexy, thought-provoking music video.
“Mind Ur Step” is a Deep House gem that, in the words of Ferrer, “Is close 2 my heart. It’s about treading lightly on the person u love whilst in this biz”. The 7:44 minute track features the perfect vocals of Chicago singer Janelle Kroll. Taken from Beatport, I couldn’t describe the song much better: “Fiercely modulated bass throbs lead the way while twisted percussion and neon synths flick playfully in and out of the mix, leaving Kroll to deliver the emotional punch with her powerful vocals”. Productions from Ferrer are a rarity these days so you know when he comes out with something new you need to take notice. Well, notice this one.
Cranking up the funk a little bit more we have Umek & Groovebox‘s collaboration “Cause and Effect”. This Tech-House party jam was released last week on Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records and has been featured on both Umek’s podcasts and Knight’s podcasts. If the lyrical sample sounds familiar it’s because it came from rapper Q-Tip’s track “Breathe and Stop”, released back in 2000. Obviously the vocals have been pitched up to match the 125 beats per minute of “Cause and Effect” but if anything they add to the flavor of the track. While you’ve likely heard of juggernaut Umek, Groovebox is relatively new to the scene but is fast rising as a Tech-House DJ and producer. Keep your eyes open for work by both gentlemen in the future because no doubt we will continue to see and hear great stuff by each.