“Hold On” by Amtrac

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Amtrac get’s things grooving with some throw back vibes blended into a chill, deep bassline. If you know the sample, you’ve successfully IDed the Marvin Gaye sample from his track “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing.” During it’s time, the track was a smash hit that reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.

Now, Amtrac is reviving the smash hit with the dark, underground sounds that has helped him gain recognition in deep house. The track features ambient sweeps as the the percussions provide the driving elements to the track. In and out, you’ll also notice the carefully placed vocal phrases from the Marvin Gaye sample that adds that extra oomph to the soulful feel.

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“Output (Sander van Doorn Edit)” by The Alexsander

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Well, this is definitely an unexpected release from the progressive house producer Sander van Doorn. Instead of his usual up beat releases ranging from electro to progressive house, Sander van Doorn has returned to his techno roots with this massive edit of The Alexsander’s track “Output.” The track booms with a rolling bassline coupled with light percussion instruments to keep you going on well into the night.

Release Date: August 17, 2015 | Beatport

“Get On Up” by Jauz x Pegboard Nerds

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Yes, this is absolutely massive. Future house powerhouse JAUZ has teamed up with electrohouse duo Pegboard Nerds to bring you some gritty, rock-infused banger.

The vocals have some soul, but in no way is that the direction that the track takes. Instead, we get the future house structure provided by JAUZ, with the electro rawness brought on by the Pegboard Nerds. It seems as though JAUZ is unstoppable in the future house game as he keeps going from collab to collab.

Top Ten Most Anticipated 2015 College Welcome Week Events

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Let’s take a moment to appreciate that being in college gives you the opportunity to network and make things happen. Whether it is a small party or a giant festival, use your resources, join committees at school and look at what all of these college students made happen for everyone on their campuses. These universities are throwing the top parties of welcome week for 2015, but will your school make the list?

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“Opus” by Eric Prydz

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Progressive house master Eric Prydz just keeps these tracks coming, and to fans, this is definitely the best-case scenario. As Prydz gears up for his second EP of his series of three and his debut artist album, more and more of these incredible tracks will be released.

“Opus” is a few of many tracks that have set the bar high for his upcoming releases. The track opens up slow, a characteristic feature of Prydz’s releases. But, as the progression builds, so does the energy that is being held back. Slowly but surely, the track moves on, and once the apex hits, all of the tension releases creating that epic, uplifting feeling. As one of my friends and Pryda friends once said, “Eric Prydz’s music is just profound.”

Release Date: July 27, 2015 | Beatport

“Wappy Flirt (Original Mix)” by HI-LO

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No, this has nothing to do with Fetty Wap…Thank god. If you’re a fan of Oliver Heldens, HI-LO is the side project he recently announced that releases tracks that favor the more underground sounds. “Wappy Flirt” is a track full of high-energy bass that will keep any tech, deep house club alive. You can grab the free download below.

Video: “Saving My Life” by Gorgon City ft. RØMANS

“SAVING MY LIFE” is the first track following the band’s hugely successful 2014 debut album, SIRENS, featuring the hits “Ready For Your Love ft. MNEK,” “Go All Night ft. Jennifer Hudson”, and more. “SAVING MY LIFE” features Roc Nation recently signed multi-talented UK singer, songwriter and producer RØMANS.

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