Contest: Win 2 VIP Tickets to Dirty Dutch: Chuckie & Friends @ Governor’s Island, NYC (Sept. 28)

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To close out the Governor’s Beach Club season, RPM Presents will be bringing the Dirty Dutch crew for the ride. Of course, El Presidente, Chuckie, will be headlining the event, and supporting acts will be announced as the date comes closer.

Again, RPM Presents and Pacha NYC are hooking it up with some VIP tickets for this show. If you want a brief taste of what’s to come, Chuckie’s most recent Dirty Dutch Radio podcast and contest details will be embedded below.

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“Sleepless (A-Trak Remix)” by Cazzette

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An interesting twist to the original version of “Sleepless.” A-Trak, alongside Indaba Winner and Sneaker Snob, are featured on the “Sleepless (Remixes II)” EP.

Although the original, ambient mood is mostly present, A-Trak switches things up a little with the drop. This is the unexpected twist that I’m referring to. These scratches and cuts are what keep things interesting.

Release Date: September 16, 2014 | Beatport

“Pu$$y” by Lupe Fiasco ft. Billy Blue

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This is a workout anthem if I’ve ever heard one. While I have to say it’s not Lupe’s finest work in terms of lyrical genius, the beat is undeniably catchy (if not simple) – and if you just don’t like the way Lupe’s voice sounds 100 percent of the time, then I don’t like you. Will this track be referenced when they’re writing Fiasco’s bio? Probably not. It’s a song that’ll have a bright but short lifespan in your go-to playlist for the fall, and that’s worth a lot, if you ask me. As someone who has an abbreviated attention span when it comes to music, I’ve come to appreciate short term, fun boomers like this one that you can blast anywhere where it’s appropriate to play music at level 11.

“Running On Empty” by Disco Fries and Stafford Brothers ft. Miss Palmer

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Two unexpected duos came together to make this big room banger. The Disco Fries, representing the U.S., and the Stafford Brothers, representing Australia, bring the best of both worlds and combine them together for “Running On Empty.”

The aggressive lead synth gives you the feeling that something big is about to drop. The chainsaw synth on the drop alongside Miss Palmer’s vocals make this track more of a party track. Pretty fitting to have the partying Stafford Brothers behind the track.

Release Date: September 29, 2014

“Soundwave” by R3HAB & Trevor Gunthrie

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An interesting play for R3HAB, but for many dance music fans, this direction is a good one. Normally, R3HAB creates big-room bangers. With his chainsaw sounds that has taken him to top spots on music charts, R3HAB is definitely a name that people know.

Now, we get more of a progressive track from the legend. Trevor Guthrie, the vocalist for Armin van Buuren’s “This Is What It Feels Like.” There seems to be a trend of uplifting tracks this week; and now, we can add R3HAB to that list. Amazing release through Spinnin Records.

Release Date: September 15, 2014 | Beatport

“Surrender” by Cash Cash

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Cash Cash wants you to “Surrender,” but they want you to do it in a liberating way. The song, including both the lyrics and the melody, have an uplifting feel to it.

Here’s what JP from Cash Cash had to say about the track:

Working on this song definitely brought out a lot of amazing emotions. Surrendering is usually seen as a negative thing or sign of defeat but this song shows a different side of it. Sometimes it’s the fight that kills you. Sometimes you don’t even know what you’re fighting for. Sometimes surrendering can set set you free.

Release Date: September 16, 2014 | iTunes

Mix: “Artists of Tomorrow” by OWSLA

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OWSLA is taking the lead on this edition of TomorrowWorld’s “Artists of Tomorrow.” Unlike previous mixes, this mix is curated by the label as a whole. OWSLA is home to artsists like Foreign Beggars, Jack Beats, Alvin Risk, Alex Metric, Milo & Otis, Yogi, David Heartbreak, Valentino Khan, Alesia and Heartsrevolution.

If you’re going to be at TomorrowWorld, OWSLA will also have a stage on Saturday. So, this mix is your perfect pre-game mix to what’s to come next week.

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