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Best of 2014: Electro/Big Room/Future House

Electro-House and Big Room House: pretty much two mainstays in the dance music world. But wait, what’s this Future House you speak of? Oh, it’s just another new sub-genre made up to describe a sound we had never heard before. Two key names emerged as leaders of this new Future House genre: Oliver Heldens and Tchami. Many producers tried to replicate and I’m sure we’ll see more to come in 2015 as Melbourne Bounce rotates out making room for this funky fusion of Electro drops and groovy basslines. Heldens, and even veteran Laidback Luke, describe Future House as a cross between Deep House and EDM, but I don’t quite see it that way. Regardless, you’ll notice our main stage banger category is now lumped into Electro-House, Big Room House, and Future House.

Because these sub-genres are always some of the biggest in any Dance Music category we opened up the list to 15 songs. Unlike the worlds of Deep House, Tech-House, and Techno, the Electro/Big Room/Future House tracks are most often played in the clubs, on the stages, and all over the world on respective radio stations/podcasts/mixes. These songs amp up the crowds, get bodies moving, and truly let you know what the drop sounds like. It’s great to see veterans like Nero, Wolfgang Gartner, Axwell, Knife Party, and TJR make this list. I was also particularly excited when the DJ’s DJ Sander Kleinenberg dropped his Future House track “Can You Feel It”. Other notable entries, for me, include Alex Metric & Oliver’s “Hope”, Oliver Helden’s “Overdrive”, and Tchami’s “Untrue”.

In no particular order, check out our top-15 Electro/Big Room/Future House songs of 2014:

    1. Knife Party – Begin Again
    2. Wolfgang Gartner – Unholy
    3. Mutiny UK & Steve Mac – Feel The Pressure (Axwell & No_ID Remix)
    4. Nero – Satisfy
    5. Galantis – You
    6. Oliver Heldens – Overdrive
    7. Deorro – Five Hours
    8. Don Diablo – Anytime
    9. David Guetta & Showtek – Bad
    10. Ummet Ozcan – SMASH!
    11. Sander Kleinenberg – Can You Feel It
    12. Deniz Koyu – Ruby
    13. Tchami – Untrue
    14. Alex Metric & Oliver – Hope
    15. TJR – Come Back Down

HARD Day of the Dead 2014 Lineup Announced

Few festivals demonstrate such a pure dedication to music as much as those put on by HARD. Year after year, HARD puts together stunning lineups spanning all genres of electronic music for their flagship events, including HARD Summer, HARD Day of the Dead, and Holy Ship! to name a few.

Case in point: today’s announcement of the absolutely stacked HARD Day of the Dead lineup, just another in the long line of excellently billed HARD events. This year’s spooky party will be taking place on November 1 & 2 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA, home of the L.A. County Fair. Bringing in the haunted vibes will be a spectacular cast of artists, including some exciting headliners and a shockingly good supporting bill.

Headliners include Knife Party, a live set by Pretty Lights, Diplo, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Bassnectar, and an exciting VS. set between big-room progressive superstars deadmau5 and Eric Prydz. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Day of the Dead’s insane lineup includes a sweet lower bill that features everything from future bass to deep house to live German techno. Some notable acts include the likes of Seven Lions, ODESZA, The Gaslamp Killer, AraabMuzik, Giraffage, Klangkarussell (live), Zeds Dead, RL Grime, Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Claude VonStroke, J. Phlip, Eats Everything, Cajmere, Pete Tong, Galantis, Benoit & Sergio, Booka Shade (live), Aeroplane, Thomas Jack, Felix Cartal, Valentino Khan, and so, so, so much more. Seriously, so much more. We’ve never quite seen a lineup like this. It’s insane.

Maybe take it easy on Halloween this year, because the following two days, it’s time to go HARD.

Grab your tickets HERE starting this Thursday, 8/28 at 10 a.m. PST.

Snowball To Invade Denver This Weekend!

Another year and another location for Colorado’s annual music festival Snowball is upon us! This year as I am sure many of you already know Snowball is going urban and will be held in the surrounding vicinity of Sports Authority Field in downtown Denver. After leaving Avon a couple years ago Snowball made its way to Winter Park and due to a lack of housing in the area last year the event has decided to come down out of the mountains and into Colorado’s gorgeous capitol city. I know some people out there are a little bummed about the loss of the mountain vibe that previously made Snowball so unique, but I truly think having the event in the city is going to make everything run smoother. From artist transportation to after parties, it just makes sense to have the festival slightly closer to the best clubs in the area, the airport, and of course hotels and housing. With all that being said we at MMIBTY couldn’t be more excited for next weekend and all the amazing music coming to our gorgeous city of Denver.

Friday will start things off with a bang for sure as we hear tunes from the likes of Rose Quartz (formerly Flash/Lights), Real MagicOption4, Herobust, Mimosa, Justin Jay, Bixel Boys, Thomas Jack, Tropicool and finally Knife Party will be closing out the evening. The Heat Hut lineup is packed back to back with the best names in house music for friday, so when in doubt, head to the The Heat Hut! Saturday on the other hand is sure to really bring the noise as Bones, MK, Pretty Lights, Brother Ali, Kill The Noise and Twin Shadow headline the days events along with many others. Sunday appears to be set up in order to bring the festival to an epic close with TWRK, Clockwork, What So Not, Keepers, Need & Necessity, Afroman, Juan MacLean, Maxxi Soundsystem, Busta Rhymes and Griz set to take the stage. The great thing about the schedule this year (full schedule after the jump) is each day is slam packed with a wide variety of music, and the daily schedules are formulated extremely well giving you lots of options for choosing your 2014 Snowball experience. Be sure to grab tickets and check out some tracks from a few of our favorite artists below. Also you can check out and plan your whole weekend with the full schedule for Snowball 2014 after the jump.

Grab your Snowball 2014 Tickets here.

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HARD Red Rocks 2013 Review & Exclusive Interview With Destructo

Not sure how to begin capturing just how amazing of an event HARD Red Rocks truly was, so I guess I will move sequentially through the night because it was all absolutely unreal! As we made our way into the Amphitheatre we were happily greeted by the sounds of the man behind it all, Destructo. Laying down my favorite set of the summer on the rocks yet filled with bass driven house tunes, leaving Red Rocks in awe. After Destructo aka HARD owner Gary Richards, it was time for Flosstradamus to bring the noise. The Hoodie Boys took the stage with fury driving home a storm of bass complimented by some great remixes and samples.

Finally it was time for Disclosure, and just as I had been told, my mind was absolutely blown! Between the use of live elements and amazing production these two gents are clearly a rising force in the industry, be sure to check out their epic set from HARD Summer below. Diplo then took the stage as plurnt as ever with his usual twerk team in tow. Dropping his usual plethora of genres and tunes, Diplo whipped the crowd into absolutely frenzy turning more girls upside down then Red Rocks has ever seen before I imagine. To close out the night Knife Party took the stage and turned it up a notch keeping everyones feet moving right until 2am!

We were lucky enough to sit down for a few minutes after his set with HARD owner, and the nicest guy in the business, Gary Richards. To say the least we couldn’t have been more impressed with what he had to tell us and his thoughts on the industry. Check out the full interview below as well as the photo album from the night, and if you reside in the Denver area you can catch Destructo live at NORAD for the HOME Denver event on September 3rd, all event info can be found here: HOME Denver presents Destructo.


HARD Red Rocks 2013 Photo Album

Exclusive MMIBTY interview with Gary Richards, better know as Destructo and the Owner of HARD Events:

MMIBTY: Welcome to Colorado! That was an amazing set you just played for us, is this your first time playing Red Rocks?

Gary Richards: Thank you, and yes this is my first time playing here. It is just so cool to look up and see all these people up on the rocks just partying and having a great time.

MMIBTY: Well, I know I am not alone when I say Colorado couldn’t be happier then to finally be on the HARD events schedule, how did you end up choosing Red Rocks?

Gary: Well I am partners with Live Nation so essentially the Denver Live Nation crew suggested that we do some kind of event in Colorado. With the knowledge I had gathered as I watched the scene for the past 20 years or so it just seemed like Red Rocks was the obvious venue. Because essentially you have six big cities for electronic music; Miami, Denver, LA, NYC, Seattle, and Toronto and I would like to have as much presence as possible in all those places.

Full interview after the jump!

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Just in Time for July 4th… The King Douche Mix

So we like to have fun here at MMIBTY.

My very good friend Tommy Stirling requested I make him a personalized mix that he can go about his daily business to. Tommy’s daily business isn’t in line with your average jabroni. In fact, Tommy is a king. He is a king of many things. He inspired me to make this mix and I applaud him for pushing me to make it a high-impact treat for all our fans.

And, by the way, if you want a website designed check out www.stboston.com/

I spent a lot of time on this mix and I’m happy with the outcome. Let me know what you think! *track list after jump*

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Knife Party – LRAD (Jorts Remix)

Moombahcore is not really something we hear much of these days but when we do, I usually take an interest. Completely out of nowhere, unknown producer Jorts (yes, I said Jorts) does one of the most insane flips of Knife Party’s “LRAD” I could’ve ever imagined and not a moment too soon. While KP’s Haunted House EP only dropped a matter of weeks ago, the booming war anthem of a track has been heard on seemingly every main stage imaginable for its ability to get the crowd jumping. Jorts takes that energy and cranks it up to insane levels while also managing to balance the remix out with softer sections and varied drops, improving on the original’s eventual monotony. While only having 33 fans on Facebook and 60 followers on SoundCloud, Jorts certainly deserved increased attention after this remix. This needs to come to the attention of a big DJ looking to crank up their set, as this is a potential name-maker for Jorts. Pick up the free DL below the player.

 

Download “Knife Party – LRAD (Jorts Remix)”