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What The Festival 2015 [Full Lineup Revealed]

Get your reading glasses, folks. What The Festival has revealed the rest of the musical acts set to take over Wolf Run Ranch on Dufur, Oregon this June– and quite frankly, it’s a doozey. We were already pretty mesmerized by the Phase 1 lineup, but now there’s even more to be excited about. Headliners Big Gigantic, Odesza, GRiZ, and Keys N Krates are now joined by Thomas Jack, billed here as Thomas Jack’s Tropical Pool Party, which might just be the coolest pool party I’ll ever go to in my life. The support bill has now grown exponentially too, including highlights such as West Coast Bass mastermind Minnesota, the always amazing Anna Lunoe, and UK producer Ambassadeurs, to name a few of many stunning new additions.

I’m not breaking any new ground here when I tell you this lineup is absolutely stacked. What The Festival is known for its diverse and excellent musical lineups, but it is also known for its breathtaking scenery, a grandiose art walk, and some of the best vibes this side of the Mississippi. Having never been to the festival, we are excited to take Wolf Run Ranch by storm and fully immerse ourselves in the What The Festival experience. As evidenced below, this experience is going to have one helluva killer soundtrack.

See you guys on the Ranch! Keep an eye out for more What The Festival preview content, including our favorite acts and music playlists.

Grab your tickets here!

MMIBTY Radio 003 Feat. Emanate

Hey My Music Is Better Than Yours family!

We are proud to announce our 3rd installment of MMIBTY Radio will be aired this FRIDAY the 20th at 12 PM featuring the dynamic duo from Mioli Music, Emanate! Emanate (Emily & Nate) fell in love with the mystique of electronic music at an early age. Nathan Vain knew right away what his future passion held when he acquired his first turntables at the age of 17. Emily Fox took a different route starting her journey in the music scene as an organizer and promoter. This endeavor lead to landing Nathan his first residency at a popular after hours spot back in 2001. A few years down the road and a desire for their success growing strong they moved to San Francisco together and started producing music as Emanate.

Nathan enhanced his knowledge of music and the industry working at DanceRecords.com from ‘04 to ‘09 as a Content Manager. That was followed by a stint interning at the Mothership / Dirtybird labels. He also spent some time at the DJTechTools office working with midi controllers and software.

Emily has developed her understanding of Electronic music culture by throwing various events throughout San Francisco over the years. She also spent some time as a member of (a few) bands where she was writing songs, singing and playing keyboard. Emily’s next logical step became DJing, as a way to expand her talents and performance needs. Following the path of natural evolution they started up their own label Mioli Music in 2010 (Move It Or Lose It). Since 2010 they’ve released music as Emanate and individually. They have also signed various international artists on Mioli.

These two have put together such an amazing show for us this week, don’t forget to check them and their music out throughout this week leading up to the shows air time! Click on the like and share button below and show Emanate to all of the homies!

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Borgeous & Shaun Frank – This Could Be Love [The Rooftop Boys Remix]

New York deep house duo The Rooftop Boys are bringing us some much needed fresh tropical vibes in the middle of winter with their take on the Borgeous and Shaun Frank original This Could Be Love. This being our first encounter with The Rooftop Boys I was happily pleased with the detailed builds containing layer after layer of intricate and creative noises. The Rooftop Boys really utilize a wide variety of sounds without cluttering the track yet still maintaining a solid and energetic pace from start to finish. Nicely sampled vocals from the original are sure to keep any crowd chanting along to the beat, so head over to The Rooftop Boys Soundcloud and grab yourself a copy of this one for free. We cannot wait to see what this budding east coast duo has in store for the future, hopefully more of the same!

The Inaugural Anjunadeep Label Tour Launches Today

Since it’s inception in 2005, Anjunadeep has grown into one of the dance music world’s most respected imprints. Now nearing its 10-year anniversary, and boasting over 200+ releases, the label claims strong, ongoing support from many of the scene’s key tastemakers – Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Jason Bentley, Zane Lowe, Disclosure, Sasha, Eric Prydz, Todd Edwards, Tensnake, Larry Heard, Lee Burridge, Damian Lazarus and many more. From breaking the renowned House and Techno duo Dusky, to releasing a yearly compilation series that boasts two iTunes Dance #1s in a row, to now hosting festival stages (begun at TomorrowWorld this past September) and launching this tour, the trajectory is clear – Anjunadeep’s footprint is growing.

Covering seven cities across Canada and the US, the label is now proud to announce a lineup showcasing the full Anjunadeep spectrum, from established label legends to exciting new talent. Joining the tour will be  (in alphabetical order)16 Bit LolitasBeckwithJody WisternoffLancelotLane 8Martin Roth and Vincenzo.

I posted the Anjunadeep 06 compilation back in the Fall of this past year, a collection of 30+ Deep House tracks that are perfect for late nights, lounges, sunsets and showcase the sheer talent Anjunadeep has been able to cultivate from its artists. There’s something magical about the way these tracks are composed, and the creativity from artists on the roster is unmatched. You can surely expect Ibiza vibes in the middle of the Winter as the week-and-a-half tour stops in major cities around North America, and I highly suggest you get out to enjoy some dance music quite off the beaten path if you have the chance.

The San Francisco edition taking place this Friday at Audio Nightclub has been sold out for weeks – and for good reason. To check your city for tickets, follow this link: http://www.anjunadeep.com/tour2015/

Best Of 2014: Deep House

2014 was nothing short of a huge year for the reemergence of the genre that is deep house into the ears of the mainstream festival and nightclub attendee. With massive break-out artists such as Oliver Heldens, Zhu, Gorgon City and many more become rapidly popular the genre is definitely on a full scale upswing currently. With that being said this did not make our job creating this list easy by any means. We were able to narrow it down to twenty songs that we felt really lead the way for deep house into its current lime-lit state. These twenty tracks come from a wide range of artists, but all bring that same strong bouncy four by four sound that we have all grown to love so much in the past year. So without further presentation we give you our MMIBTY editors picks of 2014 for deep house, be sure to check out all the artists pages for more great tunes!

Etienne de Crécy – Night (Cut the Crap) (Sharam Jey Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

One of my absolute favorite DJs/producers from 2014 has to be Mr. Sharam Jey from Cologne, Germany. He’s one of those guys who has carved out his own sound in the G-House world, with thumping bass lines, driving beats, and chopped-and-screwed vocals amidst many of his songs. Sharam Jey’s track “Hum Hum”, which came out in 2013 and saw a remix by Tapesh in 2014 is one of the most infectious songs I’ve heard in House music in a while (“THE PASSWORD IS PLAY!”). If you’re not too familiar with Sharam Jey, you’ll love him if you’re into producers like Kolombo, Shiba San, Sirus Hood, Amine Edge & Dance, Vanilla Ace, and other artists hangin’ out in that realm. I was absolutely delighted to see that Sharam Jey had released a free remix of Etienne de Crécy’s “Night (Cut the Crap)” on Friday courtesy of Mixmag. The song is a little darker than I’m used to hearing from Sharam Jey, but in typical fashion it has hard-hitting kick drums, a fat bass line, and chopped and screwed vocals. I had a great time seeing Sharam Jey DJ live at Hard Summer and Audio San Francisco this year, and I’m ecstatic to be seeing him again next week aboard Holy Ship 2015!

If you like what you hear, show Sharam Jey some love. I have a feeling 2015 will be his biggest year yet…

Etienne de Crécy – Night (Cut the Crap) (Sharam Jey Remix)