What We Need From 2015 EDM

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Back in December, our very own Ella Santi wrote a small piece about the Rise of EDM and if it could survive the coming years. A little over a month into 2015, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered about the music that brings us together.  Will it be another amazing year? Will the music continue this massive upward trend of popularity and growth? What will change? What will stay the same?

Lots to think about. We’ve got the latest on what’s to come in the new year after the jump. Find out not what we want, but what we need from 2015 EDM.

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“You’re On (Gramatik Remix)” by Madeon ft. Kyan

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If any of you have been following what I post then you know how much I love this new Madeon track. “You’re On” has been one of the most positive singles I’ve ever heard and I think whatever Madeon is working on is going to be awesome.

The Slovenian artist, Gramatik, saw the opportunity to remix the song and man they created nothing but good good vibes. Sounds great in the headphones. Get you dancin’.

Video: “Push” by A-Trak ft. Andrew Wyatt

The king of the turntables, A-Trak, released his new video for “Push” the other day and it’s got a lot of people buzzing. The video is quite abnormal for such a catchy dance track. This is A-Trak’s newest single for what we hope is an upcoming LP.

Music videos were created to tell a story from the song or show the artists creativity and display their skills. I think this video holds some cool visuals but lacks any real connection to the song. A-Trak’s a really talented dude but I think he falls way short here.

WKND MZK: “2015”

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Should’ve dropped this on the day but better late than never. Use it for whatever but it’s just a tune-up for the new year. The playlist features some of 2014’s greats and some that we just need more from in the new year.

Find the right time for this and find the right person – 2015 goals. This playlist starts off quick but towards the end it’s definitely different key. Darker.

Video: Ultra Music Festival Phase 1 Trailer

Most of you by now should be signed up for Ultra’s e-mails but if not here is the video that’s got people drooling again. This time of the year rolls around and most of us are fed up with the cold and then Ultra begins to tease us with beaches and dancing and bikinis and oh yah… good music.

Here’s the Phase 1 Lineup Trailer featuring Michael Calfan’s “Treasured Soul”. Get it through the SoundCloud link below. Those French really know how to release a dance hit. Let the music festival season begin.

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“Shake The Earth (1DAFUL Remix)” by Elephante ft. Lyon Hart

Elephante with the assist. Really like the vocals on this song. The way they build up with the song is well produced.

Elephante continues to impress us over here and now 1DAFUL from Montreal really gets on the map with this crazy remix. Taking the big room original and producing a glitchy rage track out of it. Both of these are great and I really can’t tell if I like the original better or what.