Pump The Beat http://www.pumpthebeat.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:37:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 “3005 (JAUZ’s Future Remix)” By Childish Gambino http://www.pumpthebeat.com/3005-jauz-remix-childish-gambino/ http://www.pumpthebeat.com/3005-jauz-remix-childish-gambino/#respond Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:35:31 +0000 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/?p=17417

3005 was easily my favorite song off of Gambino’s most recent album, Because the Internet, and it had a pretty solid lyric video as well. Since the track’s release nearly a year ago, I had yet to find a remix that did it justice.

That all changed today. JAUZ – the upcoming Deep House/Trap/Bass king (yes, I just crowned him) has released his take on Donald Glover’s straightforward love “ballad.” JAUZ does a brilliant job of not only staying true to the original but also supplying slight additions in the form of filters, chops, synths, and of course, bass. This remix is classified as Future Bass, a newer genre that combines Drum & Bass with decidedly ‘futuristic’ sounds and some elements of Trap – give it a shot and listen to something new!

My hat goes off to Mr. Vogel, as always, for this super solid remix + free download.

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PumpTheBeat’s Guide To TomorrowWorld 2014 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/pumpthebeats-guide-tomorrowworld-2014/ http://www.pumpthebeat.com/pumpthebeats-guide-tomorrowworld-2014/#respond Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:15:26 +0000 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/?p=17008 volcano tomorrowworld pumpthebeat.com

I’ve been waiting for this day for a while now, and surprisingly, the announcement came sooner than expected. TomorrowWorld has finally released the individual set times for their massive array of artists. And with most festivals we cover, we’re bringing you our in depth guide of who to see and why you have to see them.

Just as a quick overview, TomorrowWorld will be taking place September 26 – September 28 and will be a 21+ event. Like their first year, Chatahoochee Hills will be hosting the massive festival.

If you’re interested in our schedule, we’ll include full details below:


12:15PM – 1:00PM – Paris Blohm

paris blohm pumpthebeat.comLet’s kick off the week with an up-and-coming producer, Paris Blohm. Last week, he came to my school, Indiana University, to perform and killed every minute of his set at Dunnkirk. Now, we’ll get to see him at a larger venue on the main stage. One thing that I was able to see from his performance: Regardless of who’s in the crowd, Paris Blohm is always full of energy and ready to party.

1:00PM – 2:00PM – Le Castle Vania

le castle vania pumpthebeat.comLe Castle Vania has always been a favorite of mine. With his most recent release of his EP, “Feels Like Fire,” there will be a ton of new, hard hitting tracks in his setlist. Backed by deadmau5 and his label mau5trap records, you can’t go wrong with adding Le Castle Vania to your schedule. If you’re upset at the absence of Knife Party from the schedule like I am, this is your best bet for a replacement.

2:00PM – 3:00PM – Slander

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Extremely excited to see these guys on the bill. Slander, a duo who likes to create “heaven trap” remixes, will throw down on the It’s a Trap stage. Honestly, this entire stage is full of golden acts and Slander will lead the charge with a set early on in the day. If you’re unfamiliar with these guys, they just came out with “Up All Night (Slander Remix)” by Arty. Slander will definitely be a hype set to see.

3:00PM – 4:00PM – Cazzette

cazzette pumpthebeat.comAn obvious choice here. Cazzette are insanely talented producers who have been all across the board with dance music. A few years ago, I saw these guys at EDC NY 2012. With these mysterious cassette tapes on their heads, people, who weren’t familiar, were already intrigued. Once you stepped into the realm of the stage, their specialized genre, dub house, takes over. The sounds are grungy but not too hardcore. For house fans, this should be for you. And for dubstep fans, change up the pace a little with a little Cazzette. Recently, these guys have also dabbled in deep house, with “Sleepless,” which has been interesting to say the least. I can’t say which direction these guys will go in the live set, but either way, you’ll definitely be entertained.

4:00PM – 5:00PM – Cash Cash

cash cash PumpTheBeat.comThis was definitely a hard choice. Competing with the 4PM slot are other really talented producers like Oliver, Tujamo, Kennedy Jones, and Tyler Sherritt. Personally, I chose Cash Cash because of their tendencies to lean towards electro house and harder sounds. Yes, most of the fans here will probably be singing the lyrics to “Take Me Home,” but that doesn’t keep me away. I figured, we haven’t had much electro house on the schedule yet, so let’s keep things a little interesting by adding it in a little early. If you want a taste of what they’re planning for TomorrowWorld, they were featured on TomorrowWorld’s weekly mix “Artists of Tomorrow.” Their EP, “Overtime” was also amazing. Just saying.

5:00PM – 5:30PM – Mat Zo

mat zo pumpthebeat.comThis is where the schedule gets a little hectic. We have some down time between Cash Cash and my upcoming, must see act. So, let’s squeeze Mat Zo into the mix. Let’s not overlook Zo’s talents though. The guy is easily one of the most innovative producers out there right now. From his track with Porter, “Easy,” and “Pyramid Scheme.” This guy is full of insanely diverse tracks.

5:30PM – 7:00PM – Tchami

tchami pumpthebeat.comYep. If you’ve kept up with my posts, this was a given. I don’t care who’s playing. Whether it be Swedish House Mafia or Martin Garrix, Tchami trumps everyone in my book (Except Knife Party…Sorry bro). Regardless, Tchami is one of the pioneers in future house and is making the genre “mainstream.” What’s even more impressive is the minimalistic feel of the genre. Yes, deep house and tech house have existed long before the fat bass of future house came to play, but like I’ve said before, future house is so deep that it gets people hype. We’re staying for the entire 1:30H set. What’s my favorite Tchami track right now? It’s probably “Untrue”

7:00PM – 8:00PM – TokiMonsta

tokimonsta pumpthebeat.com tomorrowworldHonestly, I’ve known about TokiMonsta for a while now, but never really knew much about her music. Recently, I gave some of her tracks a listen and was absolutely blown away. A chill mix of trap and percussion based music was what she mostly producers. I don’t know many artists that are doing the same thing she is, so I honestly have added her into my schedule out of sheer curiosity. Hey, festivals are a place to discover new people and new talent. And, I’m doing exactly that.

8:00PM – 9:00PM – Ookay

ookay pumpthebeat.comAnd, here we are back in the trap. If you’re looking to see an artist who’s leading the trap game, Ookay is your guy. TomorrowWorld isn’t his first rodeo, and he’s definitely been recognized by other major dance muisc names like Diplo and Showtek. With Diplo, Ookay collaborated on a remix for “You Make Me” by Avicii, and for Showtek, he recently came out with a trapped out, festival house track entitled “Bouncer.”

9:00PM – 10:00PM – A-Trak

a-trak pumpthebeat.comAgain, this one’s an easy pick. With someone as talented as A-Trak, you’re not going to go to see anyone else. If you aren’t familiar with A-Trak’s past, the dude won the DMC DJ World Championships at age 15. On top of being an insanely talented DJ, his producing skills are incredible as well. With tracks produced under the A-Trak brand and the Duck Sauce brand, he’s got a wide range of music to showcase. One of the biggest tracks right now is “NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix)” by Duck Sauce. If you know that track…yeah, the original was by A-Trak and Armand Van Helden.

10:00 – 11:30 – Zeds Dead

zeds-dead PumpTheBeat.comAs it’ll probably be dark by this point, I felt that dubstep acts would be perfect to close with. Again, Zeds Dead falls in the group of artists who are ready to showcase their new stuff. “Somewhere Else” is their newest EP, and they have a ton of dubstep tracks to turn up the crowd. Things will slow down a little bit but will slow down with hype.

10:00 – 11:30 – Bassnectar

bassnectar pumpthebeat.comThis spot was probably the hardest spot to make a decision with, but I finally chose Bassnectar over Skrillex, Yellow Claw, and Super You And Me’s special guest. Last year, Super You And Me had Laidback Luke, Afrojack, and Steve Aoki as the special guests, so I can’t even imagine who it could be this year. Regardless, Bassnectar tipped me towards his direction. Mostly because of “Noise vs. Beauty” and the fact that he always smashes his live sets.



1:00PM – 2:o0PM – New World Sound 

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Coming all the way from Australia, these guys are definitely some up and comers to watch. And most importantly, you can’t really go wrong with some Melbourne bounce. They also dabble in a ton of big room sounds but try and avoid the overused sounds that are going around the big room scene right now. Instead, they try and innovate. This kind of mindset is what you want to see at a music festival.

2:00PM – 2:45PM – Thomas Newson

thomas newson pumpthebeat.comWe’re still riding on the big room train with Thomas Newson. Already receiving support from big names like Hardwell, you know that Newson’s career is just starting to bloom. Starting your schedule off with big-room will definitely be the best bet to kick start day 2. With New World Sound already on your schedule, Thomas Newson will just extend the looming energy that will inevitably be around.

2:45PM – 3:45PM – Valentino Khan

valentino khan pumpthebeat.comValentino Khan is a name that most OWSLA fans are familiar with by now. This guy, for me, came out of nowhere and surprised us all with his most recent EP, “In Khan We Trust.” Let me tell you, this EP is insane and packed full of energy. Curious to see what Valentino Khan has up his sleeve for his set? Listen to his EP. You won’t be dissapointed.

4:00PM – 4:45PM – TWRK

twrk PumpTheBeat.comTWRK will mix in a little bit of trap to this array of hype music that we’ve got scheduled. Guaranteed. Let’s let the snare rolls do some of the talking and have more hip-hop samples rule the airwaves. And what makes TWRK such an awesome act to see? Well, they’re currently crushing the remix game. If you haven’t heard their remix to “Think About It,” I’d suggest that’s a good place to start.

4:45PM – 5:30PM – Yogi

yogi album cover pumpthebeat.comWe’re pretty much riding the OWSLA train for a few hours, but I don’t think anyone’s going to complain. Yogi is another hard hitter from the OWSLA team. But, let’s be honest: Who doesn’t go hard from the OWSLA team? Recently, Yogi caught my eye with their remix to Schoolboy Q’s “Hell Of A Night.” And honestly, they crushed the remix. The main factor that’s got us wanting to see Yogi is to see what they’ve got in store.

5:45PM – 6:45PM – Milo & Otis

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Milo & Otis will close our spree of OWSLA talent. These dudes are responsibly for one of the biggest tracks of the summer: “NRG (Milo & Otis Remix)” Yeah, you probably have heard of this track and will continue to hear it all throughout TomorrowWorld. But most importantly, get ready. Cause Milo & Otis are going to throw down.

7:00PM – 8:30PM – TJR

tjr PumpTheBeat.comTJR is our dude when it comes to an American producer repping Melbourne bounce. Hailing from the East Coast, TJR has had a ton of success throughout his career as a producer. From producing pop hits like “Don’t Stop The Party” to house tracks like “What’s Up Suckaz,” TJR kills every track he touches. Plus, he’s got an insane live presence. An overall amazing producer to see live.

8:30PM – 10:00PM – Showtek

showtek pumpthebeat.comShowtek are brothers who never dissapoint. Sometimes, they’ll revert back to their hardstyle ways, and other times, they’ll just throw down hard big-room, electro tracks. If you’ve never been a part of a Showtek sit down, TomorrowWorld may have to be when you do it. It’s an experience for sure, and something that I know my buddy Scott wouldn’t let up for anything else in the world.

10:30PM – 11:30PM – Dillon Francis

dillon francis PumpTheBeat.comDillon Francis. So much can be said about this dude. From his off-stage personality to his music, Dillon Francis kills every aspect of his life. What’s even more exciting for Dillon Francis fans is that this set will probably be a showcase of his album, “Money Sucks, Friends Rule.” So, if you’re a fan and want to hear some new content, head over to his set ASAP.

11:30PM – 1:00AM – Skrillex

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Skrillex is undisputedly one of the most talented producers/DJs performing at TomorrowWorld. Obviously, there’s a negative stigma going around surrounding Skrillex, but there will be negative stigma with any successful artist. Looking passed this, you’ve got to appreciate what he’s done for American dubstep. Bringing it out of the underground and throwing it into the mainstream scene to help the growth of dance music is not a small feat. And with that, we pay our respects to the man by attending his set.


12:00PM – 1:o0PM – Romeo Blanco

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Romeo Blanco is an artist making a splash in the progressive house scene. Again, like with Saturday’s schedule, we’re kicking things off with a set that will act as a pick-me-up. If you’ve heard Romeo Blanco’s remixes, they’re full of energy and the melodies are infectious.

1:00PM – 2:00PM – Wolfpack

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Wolfpack was the name behind the explosive remix to Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s “Ocarina.” They definitely made an impression in the dance music scene, and the trend can only go upwards from there. Although most of their content isn’t big-room house, the innovation is most definitely there. And, that’s what we’re here for.

2:00PM – 3:00PM – Oliver Heldens

oliver heldens pumpthebeat.comWe’re going deep with this dude. But, don’t expect a chill set. Oliver Heldens promises to throw down and with the “Gecko” movement going in full force, you’ll be sure to see an awesome crowd too. Heldens is all about bringing deep/future house to the mainstream. We can all help him with his journey but showing him some support. Heldens is definitely one of our favorite guys that is performing during the weekend.

3:15PM – 4:00PM – Autoerotique

autoerotique pumpthebeat.comSaturday was a day full of OWSLA artists and now, we’re headed towards the Dim Mak and Smash The House Stage. We’ll definitely be here for a while to see what the two labels have in store for us. To kick things off, Autoerotique will take the stage. One notable Autoerotique track is “Aphyxiation.” You won’t regret watching the music video.

4:00PM – 4:45PM – Felix Cartal

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One of the most versatile producers in the game, Felix Cartal is definitely climbing and will keep growing as an artist. Cartal is all about the love of the music and also just having fun. Pretty evident in his individual releases that this is the case like in “Young Love.” Plus, Felix Cartal also sends out a few disposable cameras to the crowd for photo coverage of his shows. You may be lucky enough to be in them!

4:45PM – 5:30PM – Dirtyphonics

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Dirtyphonics also falls under the Dim Mak family. Again, this set will be jammed packed. If you haven’t noticed already, Dim Mak artists go hard. Dirtyphonics is no exception. You’ll be guaranteed to hear some hype electro house.


5:30PM – 6:15PM – Regi vs. Yves V

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6:15PM – 7:30PM – W&W

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I don’t think W&W need any introduction except for that these guys are always on our schedules. Earlier in their careers, W&W followed the trance trend. As big-room sounds became more and more popular, they converted over to festival/electro house music. Hopefully, they’re able to bring in some of their old music, but if you’re a fan of their new sound, “Shocker” is their newest track they released with Headhunterz.

7:30PM – 8:00PM – Martin Garrix

martin_garrix PumpTheBeat.comI wasn’t sure if I wanted to cop out with Garrix on my schedule, but aside from the obvious hype surrounding him, this kid has got a long way to go. Only being 18 and reaching platinum status on his track, “Animals,” is something most teens in the world definitely cannot say. Garrix knows his stuff and is also all about the big room, festival tracks. What better place than TomorrowWorld to jam out to your favorite festival tracks.

8:00PM – 8:45PM – Keys N Krates

keys n krates pumpthebeat.comKeys N Krates are pioneers in their genre of trap. Yeah, we can all watch DJs stand there, but Keys N Krates mixes things up with a live performance. Trap live? Yep, you can guarantee that the crowd will be hype for this performance. One notable track that they’ve produced recently is “Keep It 100.” If you’re not familiar, make sure to give it a listen.

8:45PM – 9:30PM – Deorro

deorro pumpthebeat.comDeorro has blown up in the last few years. Last year, he released “Yee,” which was a song that took over the festival airwaves for a while. Now, he’s developing his label Panda Funk and is continuing to collaborate left and right. If you’re looking for that bouncy sound again, Deorro will help you out with that one.

9:30PM – 10:30PM – Borgore

2012 Voodoo Experience - Day 3Since dubstep started picking up speed, Borgore has been a name that has been adding to the movement. From his earlier works, Borgore has definitely come a long way and has even started to combine elements from hip-hop and pop to his tracks. Most importantly of all, Borgore just wants to have fun. So, if you’re looking to switch things up a little bit and are looking for a grimier set, Borgore is your guy.

10:30PM – 12:00PM – Kaskade

kaskade pumpthebeat.comKaskade is a must. TomorrowWorld decided to add him as the final act on the main stage, and I think that definitely was the right move. This past year, we were able to catch Kaskade at Ultra, and he absolutely destroyed the stage. Whether you were a fan or not, you were going wild to his set. We hope to hear the same kind of energy Kaskade brought to Ultra 2014 to TomorrowWorld.

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Contest: Win 2 VIP Tickets to Dirty Dutch: Chuckie & Friends @ Governor’s Island, NYC (Sept. 28) http://www.pumpthebeat.com/contest-win-2-vip-tickets-to-dirty-dutch-chuckie-friends-governors-island-nyc-sept-28/ http://www.pumpthebeat.com/contest-win-2-vip-tickets-to-dirty-dutch-chuckie-friends-governors-island-nyc-sept-28/#respond Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:11:53 +0000 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/?p=17305 chuckie governors island pumpthebeat.com

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 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/sleepless-a-trak-remix-by-cazzette/ http://www.pumpthebeat.com/sleepless-a-trak-remix-by-cazzette/#respond Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:55:47 +0000 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/?p=17385 sleepless a-trak cazzette pumpthebeat.com

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

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“Pu$$y” by Lupe Fiasco ft. Billy Blue http://www.pumpthebeat.com/puy-feat-billy-blue-by-lupe-fiasco/ http://www.pumpthebeat.com/puy-feat-billy-blue-by-lupe-fiasco/#respond Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:00:54 +0000 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/?p=17391 Lupe & Ab-Soul-PumpTheBeat.com

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.

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“Running On Empty” by Disco Fries and Stafford Brothers ft. Miss Palmer http://www.pumpthebeat.com/running-on-empty-by-disco-fries-and-stafford-brothers-ft-miss-palmer/ http://www.pumpthebeat.com/running-on-empty-by-disco-fries-and-stafford-brothers-ft-miss-palmer/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:30:26 +0000 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/?p=17386 Disco Fries and Stafford Brothers ft. Miss Palmer - Running On Empty - PumpTheBeat.com

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

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“Soundwave” by R3HAB & Trevor Gunthrie http://www.pumpthebeat.com/soundwave-by-r3hab-trevor-gunthrie/ http://www.pumpthebeat.com/soundwave-by-r3hab-trevor-gunthrie/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:40:06 +0000 http://www.pumpthebeat.com/?p=17382 soundwave r3hab trevor guthrie  pumpthebeat.com

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

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