WKND MZK: “This Idea”

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Going on six I think. Ever since Voyager the story has been very different. This playlist is little softer and maybe a bit more stimulating. While these are most of the songs I’m listening to, I hope you all find the same tranquility as I do.

Best part about this playlist is you can take one artist and dig into their SoundCloud and get lost within their music for hours. I stirred away from the largely played songs and pulled a lot of these from mixes and random sources. Hope they bring you to this idea.

Previous Mix: It’s Very Simple

“One Touch (VIP RMX)” by Baauer & AlunaGeorge

Awhile ago, Baauer was featured in RedBull magazine to explain to his fancies what he’s been up to and why we haven’t heard much from him for long periods of time. The “Harlem Shake” phenom has been searching the globe for a uniqueness to his next album. Explained in the article and previewed in the trailer above to his 30 minute documentary, you can see that Baauer is moved on from his YouTube hit.

“One Touch” is the first taste of the debut album we get and with English duo AlunaGeorge. What do you think? A new Baauer?

Searching for Sound Documentary – November 6th, 2014

Event: Future Music Festival [Touring Austrailia - Summer 2015]

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Now before you get mad that I’m covering an event all the way across the Pacific, chill. It’s all relative and who knows, maybe you’re planning to go abroad or just saying fuck it and end up over there next summer. Basically, if you are ‘down under’. Go to one of these shows. And that’s the part that’s unique; this festival tours nationwide!

Future Music Festival landed tons of great names for the first round of their line-up release. Not only are there some great headliners, but I think the gems are in the smaller print. Artists like Gorgon City, Klingande, and Robin Schulz should be a treat to see. Obviously Australia is going to swarm to these shows to see Drake for the first time but for just a piece of their line-up, this is pretty impressive.

Lots of love to the native artists too. Make sure to skim their website for all the info such as dates and locations. Watch the announcement video here.

Tickets On Sale October 30th

Video: Summer Set Festival 2014 Aftermovie

While Western Wisconsin may not strike you as party central, from what I can see, I might have second thoughts on what I was doing this past summer. Summer Set Music & Camping Festival is fairly new to the music scene. Judging by the aftermovie, there was no short supply of fun. Thought the video provided some good music and the first half is just all groove. Check it out and if you’re in the area next year, might be a good choice. The line-up was serious.

Summer Set will be back for 2015 and you can do a survey to enter to win 4 passes to next year here.

Summer Set Festival Official Website  |  Festival Photos

Mix: “Artist of TheFuture” by MAKJ

TheFuture.fm is a platform that allows for the streaming of DJ mixes and live sets. Kind of like a SoundCloud but just dedicated to mixes.

Recently, TheFuture.fm has partnered with various DJs to create their “Artist of TheFuture” series. This mix is curated by an artist who rose to stardom through his innovative mashups. MAKJ now has released numerous tracks to establish himself as a big-room artist. The mix features throwback tracks all throughout. Something that’s definitely characteristic of MAKJ.

“Hard In The Paint” by SAMPLR x THE GROTTO

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Seriously one of the most underrated trap tracks I’ve ever come across. These newcomers have dropped a formidable track that should scare fellow producers into doing better. SAMPLR, “A kid with a Macbook and some secondhand headphones” and The Grotto, composed of Aaron Van Den Hoek & Chad Leverington from South Australia, are new prospects we need to keep our eyes on and ears open for. “Hard In The Paint” hits hard with it’s sharp laser sounds and thumping bass, and I guarantee any trap-head like myself will lose it to this song.

Video: “Unholy” by Wolfgang Gartner ft. Bobby Saint [Lyric Video]

Wolfgang Gartner is a figure that has led the dance music scene all around the globe. If you’re familiar with his tracks, he usually favors electro sounds and is a huge fan of intricate layering and melodies.

When it comes to music production, Wolfgang Gartner is at the top of his game. “Unholy” is a whole new sound that fans have yet to hear from Gartner. Accompanying this nu-disco track, we get the soulful vocals of Bobby Saint. Up-beat and full of life. This track will definitely get you going during any time of the day.

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