For the grand finale on New Year’s Eve, Benny Benassi brings the debut of a new, expanded Metamorphosis show — custom built for Benny by the Marquee creative team, complete with stunning production, set design and costumes — for the perfect transition into 2013. The night will include an open bar from 9 pm – 11 pm, passed hors d’oeuvres and a Champagne toast at midnight.
Diego Camejo, who hails from Miami and currently attends Boston University, just released Volume One of his Edit Pack for free and I wanted to make sure this didn’t go unnoticed. The man with the flowing locks and a passion for melodic Big Room and Progressive House is an up-and-coming producer who has made a name for himself, among other things, as a DJ at some of South Beach’s biggest clubs. He is also a good friend of the blog, having put together an Exclusive Mix which I still have in my personal music rotation to this day. Beyond that we’ve posted his Rise Remix EP and his remix of the Komback’s “Impressions“.
What Diego did with this edit pack is pretty spectacular. A lot of major artists in the dance music world have been compiling their own mashups (I’m looking at you Kaskade, Hardwell, and Thomas Gold) and these compilations, many unreleased, have been widely successful. Diego took different bits and pieces from some of the biggest tunes in House music, including some of his own originals, and tastefully combined them into brand new compositions that are both fresh and contain that Diego Camejo flavor.
I think you’ll be pleased with these nine tracks and if you are make sure to show Diego some love on Facebook
*Track breakdown after jump!*
Thomas Gold really rose to fame alongside Dirty South when their massive collaborations on “Alive” and “Eyes Wide Open” celebrated major success. However, the Berlin-based DJ has had a long and illustrious career and is considered by many (including this writer) to be one of the best DJ’s doing it right now, production talents aside. Like Kaskade, Gold’s style is melodic yet unafraid to take risks and exemplifies the difference between the crossfade DJ and one who really has a handle on the decks. It surprised me, then, to hear that Gold’s first essential mix just aired this past Friday night (in the US). Finally having the enormous stage to showcase his talents, this two-hour mix doesn’t disappoint and, while he takes a more relevant approach to the song selection than some other DJ’s essential mixes (which sometimes feature more timeless records and esoteric favorites), it’s a great mix for right now and will stand the test of time for at least the next few years. If you haven’t had a chance to see Gold, he tours more than ever now, so keep an eye on when you might have the next chance to see him, and don’t miss it. Tracklist after the jump.
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Swedish House Mafia, composed of three titans in the big room house music scene, had mentioned that they would be breaking apart and that the group would be no more weeks ago. Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso have just recently announced their tour dates before they depart, with nearly all the shows selling out in mere minutes. As a tribute to all they have accomplished in their short time together, they have composed the album ‘Until Now’ as not only a soundtrack to their final tour, but also as a soundtrack to the past few years in which EDM has had an explosion of popularity, especially in the US. The album was released earlier this week, but for those that haven’t gotten your hands on it, or are skeptical about picking it up, I’ll be breaking the album down for you guys here. Below is the full tracklisting:
01. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
02. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go
03. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Remix)
04. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso ft. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind)
05. Nari & Milani – Atom w/ Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello & Laidback Luke – Leave The World Behind
06. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote
07. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects ft. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone w/ Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza
08. Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell Mix) w/ Coldplay – Paradise
09. Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix)
10. Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix) w/ Thomas Gold – Sing 2 Me w/ Red Carpet – Alright
11. Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli remix)
12. Steve Angello & Third Party – Lights
13. Alesso – Raise Your Head w/ Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic
14. Hardwell – Three Triangles w/ Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio w/ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime
15. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload
16. Usher – Euphoria (Swedish House Mafia Extended Dub)
17. Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
18. M-3ox ft. Heidrun – Beating Of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Remix) w/ The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
19. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
20. Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix) / Swedish House Mafia – One
21. Axwell – Heart Is King / Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Knife Party Remix)
22. Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin – Save The World w/ Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty Remix)
Today I have an absolute treat for everyone that I couldn’t have been more stoked to stumble across during my morning perusing around the internet. Some of you may have been lucky enough to catch a stop or two of Kaskade‘s Freaks of Nature tour during the summer of 2012 and if so you may already know this one. This track is an original mash-up from Kaskade himself made specifically for the Freaks of Nature tour and can also be heard in his 2012 set from Coachella. The song entitled Angel on My Stronger is a combination of the classic song Angel on My Shoulder by Kaskade, combined with Nicky Romero‘s electrifying remix on Kelly Clarkson‘s lyrically breathtaking track Stronger.
Since this year’s Coachella Music Festival, when Dada Life debuted their massive remix to this single off Kaskade‘s 2011 LP Fire & Ice, eager fans have been awaiting the release of the song. Not to say that it hasn’t cropped up in every Dada Life set and many Kaskade sets since then. Despite how dumbfounded that we all may be that they waited so long to release it (listen to the lyrics for a clue…), yesterday marked the official release, meaning we’re no longer forced to listen to the Coachella set rip but rather have a nice, quality version of the track. Dada Life’s last remix work on Kaskade’s “Dynasty” record was phenomenal and they’ve certainly done it again, perhaps even better this time around; something about the way their (sausage) fattened bass mixes with Kaskade’s progressive and melodic sound is a winning combination.