And yet another DJ/Producer comes out with his own radio show/podcast. And by no means am I complaining, although it is a bit overwhelming trying to keep up with all of them. This show is a step up from Trash’s former monthly mixes because we get some “radio” sound bytes as well as Tommy narrating the mix (his voice and way of speaking reminds me of Eric Prydz’s podcasts as do the female voice-overs which may even be the same ones Prydz uses). Song selection for this one is pretty diverse, including Jack Beats’ remix of “Daydreamer” by Flux Pavilion and Fehrplay’s AWESOME new track “Incognito” but it features songs we’re all familiar with as well as some more obscure ones. For example he plays Saint Etienne – Last Days Of Disco (Erol Alkan Remix) and The Rapture – Sail Away (Digitalism Remix) which are two more mellow tracks that you wouldn’t expect to hear in a Tommy Trash set and, again, gave me that Eric Prydz vibe.
Does those words look familiar? After this week they should… As far as this week’s news, nothing stands out more to me than the fact that tickets for Swedish House Mafia’s show at MSG sold out in a matter of minutes, crashing every server and forcing them to release every single ticket instead of just the presale as they had originally planned. Can you say I told you so? Then, yesterday, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, which I have attended the past two years, released presale tickets at $150, with the festival still 6 months away and no lineup in sight. Guess what? Same shit, different event. Servers crashed and shit sold out before most people were even able to load the goddamn page. What the hell is going on? This shit is out of control. In fact, the presale was such a success that UMF has given to just selling full price tickets now, still with no lineup. And people are going to buy them. No doubt the lineup will be crazy but what world are we living in that people will clamor to spend their hard earned money on some festival where they have no idea who will be playing? That’s just the infectious nature of the beats I guess.
Also, in more relevant news, I’m sure you guys are all aware at this point of the Nero/Porter Robinson ticket giveaway in Burlington. Not only is this extremely significant for us, but the fact that we have officially partnered with 2KDeep and Nectar’s Presents, the two leading forces in Burlington for bringing the best beats to the college town, is huge. With such massive forces behind this EDM movement in Burlington now, you can only expect bigger and better shows along the way (although, admittedly, Nero and Porter is pretty huge). Please go enter the contest (what do you have to lose) and stay tuned for the next big thing to hit Burlington. Also, Zed’s Dead @ Higher Ground tonight anyone?
Now, the tracks that have made a huge impact this week. First, Skrillex previewed a new track which was mixed by PocX (just like Viceroy and Bastille have done with Duck Sauce tracks previously) and here’s the taste. Speaking of Skrillex, have you guys heard of his new stage setup? It’s called The Cell and it’s still in beta testing, but think Skrillex DJing on a Xbox Kinect…
Noisa, DnB master, released his newest track this week exclusively on Beatport. It’s called Tommy’s Theme and is absolutely unreal. Such creativity.
Been a while since I’ve heard a track from A-Trak solo (as in not Duck Sauce), but this track just goes to show how versatile this power player really is. Honestly, if you asked me what kind of music A-Trak makes/plays, I would not be able to give you a straight answer. And that’s a good thing…
Tommy Trash, who has been making serious waves lately, with much success due to his summer smash “The End”, just released his newest track. He definitely sampled the same sound he used for “The End” so I don’t know whether he just got lazy or he’s trying to define his sound, but this song is just as killer as you’d expect from the trashman himself.
And I’m sorry because this last one isn’t a song, it’s a mix, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share it. For those of you who remember how epic Savoy’s Summer Mix was, downloading this one should be a no brainer. These guys are fucking awesome, enough said.