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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.

Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks 7/18-7/20 – Show Review

Another year has passed and another Global Dance Festival has come and gone. This year I attended my 5th GDF in as many years. One thing I can take away from all five years of attendance is that Global is a well oiled machine. Every year I have attended the production has been flawless, the artists have all been super excited to play, and most importantly the fans leave happy. Though it’s not hard to leave happy from any Red Rocks show it is hard to stand out and shine for the twelve years that Global has in the Rocky Mountain market. Now onto the music…

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Global Dance Festival Denver – Show Preview (July 18th-20th)

With another summer comes another round of one of the most unique, pretty, and talent filled music festivals on earth. Yes, it is that weekend in July that dance music fans wait for all year. A weekend where we know we will have three days in a row to party our asses off to one of the most diverse and talented line-up of artists. From the production to the fabulous location at our very own Red Rocks, there is just something special about this festival that makes it feel like home. Maybe it feels that way because this is the 12th year that GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL has showcased all of its magic in the rocky mountains. This year the magic continues as the masterminds behind the scenes have put together an explosive line-up that is sure to please almost anyone. Whether you are a huge house fan, a huge dubstep fan, a big time trap fan,  a trance fan or anything in-between there is something for you. Aside from the top notch talent on the bill, what I love most about this festival, and the people that put it on, is their expertise at booking up-and-coming artists that are on their way to stardom. Below I will break down the five artists that I am most excited to see throughout the weekend. Let us know which artists you are looking forward to most and more importantly let’s get ready to GLOBAL DANCE!

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2013 in Review: Remixes

As to be expected, a year such as 2013 which has included a ton of amazing new production has yielded a handful of awesome remixes. The twenty or so tracks below were all chosen because we felt the remix had truly elevated the song to the next level. The art of the remix requires a good ear and a level of creativity that improves on the original piece and can grab the listeners attention even though they may already be familiar with the orginal. Another great thing about remixes is that no artist really seems to outgrow the practice, this list is filled with young guns as well as some of our timeless favorites such as Alesso, Tommy Trash, and Cedric Gervais.

The goal of any remix is to breathe new life into a track that may have fallen out of the spotlight such as the Brillz and Z-trip take on the legendary Jay-z song Dirt Off  Your Shoulders or Vinnie Maniscalco’s remix of The Champ’s original Tequila. The tracks below are in no specific order but this is the perfect playlist for any pre-game or party as just about anyone should be able to find a song here they can relate too. Be sure to support all the artists below with a follow on Soundcloud and we cannot wait to see what refixes, re-takes, and remixes that 2014 will bring us!

Henry Fong’s 50k Bootleg Pack [FREE DL]

Woah has this guy exploded onto the scene! It couldn’t have been more than a few months ago when I heard Henry Fong ‘s Jump for the first time.  After showing the tune to a few of my friends they were equally impressed with the production and I knew something special was going to come of it. Since first hearing Jump the attention Henry has garnered has been something amazing.   Along with his fantastic originals he has also earned the duties to remix some of the game’s biggest artists including Zedd, Kill The Noise, and Dillon Francis to name a few.  His brand of hard hitting yet simplistic electro house is something that is unparalleled in the game of late.  Recently hitting the 50k follower mark on Facebook, Mr. Fong has released a bootleg pack of epic proportions.  This pack really has something for everyone as he mashes up some of today’s most popular beatport toppers with some of yesterday’s favorites, beatport toppers with other beatport toppers, beatport toppers with some of today’s pop, and any other combination you can think of.  Download the pack below for FREE, show the artist some love on his social media page, and get ready to see Mr. Fong climb the ranks of the dance music scene.

David Solano Feat. Angelika Vee – Who We Are

Does Spinnin’ Records every disappoint us? Definitely not. Out with another banger, we have the brilliant David Solano taking over stereo featuring the breathtaking vocals of Angelika Vee on the track called “Who We Are”. It’s one of those big progressive house tracks that once you press play, it consumes everyone in the room with it’s exceptionally strong presence and energy. The pumping beat and big drops will have have you dancing the night away as you sing along. It reminds me a little bit of Zedd’s new hit “Stay The Night” featuring Hayley Williams. It’s out on iTunes today and you can purchase it here!

David Solano feat. Angelika Vee – Who We Are