Boris Brejcha’s “Tomorrowland 2018” Set
(Catch “Blue Lakes” and any other song in his Tomorrowland set, which is tracklisted in the info on Youtube. This video starts at Blue Lake 52 minutes in)
Progressive DJ Boris Brejcha put on a hell of a set at Tomorrowland 2018 in Belgium. Several standout songs were in his set, which featured exclusively only Brejcha’s own music. The German DJ had fans locked into his realm of entrancing soundscapes for over an hour and a half and received rave reviews for his performance (as well as many others he has done as of late). Be sure to check it out!
[Future House / Lounge]
Calvin Harris (feat. Ellie Goulding) – Outside (Anevo Remix)
We’ve got two eclectic EDM highlights today coming from some very talented artists.
Our first selection is an amazing future-lounge remix (think music played in posh waiting rooms in 2025), of Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding’s monumental classic “Outside” remixed by Anevo. Anevo’s take on the song adds additional layers of chill, Ellie’s smooth vocals, calming “beach-song” guitar chords create a perfect combination of dance music elements. The result is a “future-banger” ready for downtempo clubs, and waiting rooms (heh, couldn’t help) across the world.
Also check out another smash-remix of Anevo, his cut of one of my favorite new electronic groups, Years & Years, “King (Anevo Remix)”
[Festival Anthem House-Trance] Eric Prydz – Opus (Original Mix)
Eric Prydz has been a staple EDM artist/DJ/producer since before the term “EDM” even existed. Having released music under numerous aliases, such as Pryda (also the name of an iconic album Prydz released in 2012). “Opus” is the culmination of the evolution of electronic, house music, and dance festival anthems. The Original Mix of the song has a lengthy build-up which peaks with a “drop” further cementing a sound reminiscent of Daft Punk or deadmau5. Check out more from Eric Prydz below with some of his other hit songs and links to his web presences below:
[Deep Progressive House] Pryda – With Me
Pryda – With Me
Eric Prydz on:
Got some new future music for everybody out there. First we are highlighting the simply dreamy, serotonin-inducing aural roller-coaster ride that is “Sparagus” coming from EDM artists Mikos Da Gawd with help from Tito Tunes. Let your mind go for a ride as you mellow out to this future chillwave track.
Next up is an amazingly chill re-work of popular rap/trap hit “Bandz A Make Her Dance” originally by Juicy J. For this incredibly chill remix we highlight EDM artists KDS who has turned the trap banger anthem into a relaxed afternoon, bass-heavy future wave single. Chill is an understatement here and the use and variety of samples used is refreshing. Don’t sleep on this! Thumbs up all around here!!
New release from Norwegian DJ and producer, Kygo “Stole the Show” has a very original dance, house feel with what sounds like rainforest or pan flutes accentuating it’s calming, but funky rhythm. We’re left with a very chill track, perfect for rounding out a long day or relaxing at the end of one. The song’s music video is also noteworthy for a very different aesthetic approach featuring two “in love” astronauts and lots of breaking, waving, popping and locking. Check it out above and hear more from Kygo below:
“Rich Boy sellin’ crack, F*ck niggas wanna jack / Sh*t tight no slack,
Just bought a Cadillac (Throw some D’s on that bitch!)
Just bought a Cadillac!”
Rich Boy, of “Throw Some D’s” fame (see below) has released a new track with Lil’ Hick and Dev (the singer associated with The Cataracs and Far East Movement, sang the chorus on “Like a G6”). The track is a mélange of hip-hop, electro sounds, smooth wavey piano chords and calming vocals in the chorus and background. Give it a listen and decide what you think of it!
The song that put Rich Boy on the map (released back when I was in high school, but a classic nonetheless!)
EDM artist, Dannic, delivers an uplifting trance-house anthem in his remix of Arty, BT & Nadia Ali’s smash hit “Must Be the Love”. Ali is a prominent songstress on her own with sultry vocals that fit perfectly onto EDM tracks. BT is a world-renowned, music “designer” whose music has not only birthed genres but been featured in numerous films and scores. Arty is a rising Russian EDM producer and DJ who was worked with artists such as Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, and Armin Van Buuren.
Nadia Ali is quite the popular songstress in the EDM world. Featured on many artists tracks and producing music of her own she is a sought after female vocalist. Ali first gained popularity in the dance group “iiO” which debuted their 2001 single “Rapture” which became an instant dance hit and 2002’s “At the End”. Ali eventually left the group to pursue a solo career in electronic music and has worked with a wide range of artists.
BT’s accomplishments are too many to count but one of his greater feats is holding the Guiness World Record for song with the most number of edits (vocally in this case) with over 6,000 audio edits in the track Somnambulist “Simply Being Loved”. The song was also featured in the popular Dance Dance Revolution music video game series.
The Adventure Club show held on December 28, 2013 was quite a rousing concert. It was almost hard to believe though that this was the same duo that got me into dubstep a year ago. Performing at Opera, the Illuminate event brought high energy and exquisite show techniques buried in the bro environment. The atmospheric vibe marred by a crowded room. The performance was also marred by several repeats of too well-known songs in playlist consisting of little variety.
Adventure Club came with all the same hype, lights and high energy one would expect from one of the most recognized groups in the EDM/Dubstep genre. Sadly, some of the opening acts actually put on a better show than Adventure Club. MK ULTRA and SnellVillain opened with some of the more eclectic sounds of the genre. The opening acts pumped up the crowd and going well with the audience’s glow sticks and light generating mittens consisting of all the colors of the rainbow.
On my YouTube page I captured a few of the moments when Adventure Club strayed from some of their most popular songs such as “Collect Call” & “Crave You,” which they played each at least 2 or 3 times. Unfortunately, I didn’t even hear some of their newer tracks or if I did they played them so seldomky, I hardly noticed. It would have been nice to hear some of the songs off of their Superheroes Vol. 3 mix, but they tended to play it a little too safe. MK ULTRA was the surprise highlight of the night for me, spinning several new songs and remixes, or if they were old, complimented the rave environment and hyped the crowd up much more than AC.