“Lucid Dreams” by Mat Zo

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What an incredible track. At first, I was listening to the beginning portions of the track a few times. After further scientific analysis, I personally began to feel that the intro was slightly out of place. But of course, I wasn’t going to just judge the entire track based on the beginning portions. So, as any normal person would do, I listened to the rest of the track. This is now the 3rd full time I’m listening to the song, and I am amazed. From vocal cuts to short, staccato sounds, we get a wide array of musical techniques. And of course, the long build that the song has just makes the breakdown 10 times better.

There are so many sounds in this song that it’s really hard to keep track of what’s going on. Take my advice and listen to this song a few times over. The energy just takes over so subtly. This track is cool. If you want to be cool, support Mat Zo when this track is officially released!

Release Date: October 29, 2013

“Turn It Up” by Mercer

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Since Shayne beat me to posting the new Calvin Harris & Alesso track, I’m now moving onto the second piece on my agenda. Mercer just released this track with an interesting progression. As the track builds to the drop, we don’t get a massive burst of sounds, but instead, we get some interesting, grungy synth that keeps you going. Pretty unique track!

Release Date: October 21, 2013 | Beatport

Video: “Under Control” by Calvin Harris, Alesso, & Hurts

Two of the biggest DJ’s in the world team up and give us their video for “Under Control”. Calvin Harris & Alesso each played their new song at TomorrowWorld and left us all wondering what the tune was and when we would hear more from it. Now you can buy it and experience the video for it. In the video a meteor is about to hit the Earth and Calvin, Alesso, & Hurts party their way into the night regardless. This song is guaranteed to grow in popularity and will become a huge hit at future festivals.

 Buy “Under Control” on iTunes  //  Download “Under Control”

“Girlfriend (The Chainsmokers Remix)” by Icona Pop

It is finally here! The Chainsmokers have released their massive remix of “Girlfriend” by Icona Pop. I heard this track for the first time when Alex and Drew played it at MTV Clubland’s “Artists To Watch” event at Highline Ballroom this past summer. Needless to say the crowd on hand went crazy for this new remix, as did I. Since then it has been a waiting game leading up to this big release, which took place on Beatport today. Less than a month ago, The Chainsmokers took the stage at TomorrowWorld for the biggest performance of their lives and they did not disappoint! The guys have only released remixes up to this point, but have received support from some of the top DJ’s in the world including Tiesto. Be on the lookout for some huge original tracks and collaborations coming in the near future. Don’t be surprised when The Chainsmokers emerge as one of the top acts in 2014!

Release Date: October 21, 2013

Video: “Never Surrender” by DJ Khaled, Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Akon, John Legend, & Anthony Hamilton

DJ Khaled releases a video for the best song off of his Suffering From Success album that officially comes out tomorrow. The video features R&B legends John Legend, Akon, and Anthony Hamilton who steal the show. Meek Mill provides a good verse and Scarface and Jadakiss, legends in the game, add to this song full of truth. Check out our review of the album here to find out more and listen to some of the other tracks.

Release Date: Suffering From Success – October 22nd, 2013 (Tomorrow)

“Never Surrender” by DJ Khaled, Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Akon, John Legend, & Anthony Hamilton [Click to Download]

Pre-Order Suffering From Success  //  Download Suffering From Success

Contest: Win a FREE Crewneck Courtesy of XII PLVS

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Here’s an exciting giveaway for the next two weeks. So, what are you getting? Basically, you get a chance to win a fresh XII PLVS crew neck sweater! XII PLVS is a brand new streetwear brand that’s making big moves. Clearly, the design is pretty fresh as it is, and they’re just getting started. Here’s a little more information on what they’re about:

XII PLVS (pronounced “Twelve Plus”) was created to promote positivity, togetherness, and to raise awareness of greater things to come. The name originates from the biblical story of the twelve disciples. None were perfect but each set their own example of how to live our lives in efforts to promote positivity and a love for God. Our goal now is to add to that group/way of life by setting our own positive examples!

If this sounds interesting to you, click on the jump to enter! The winner will be announced November 4, 2013. Each person has the chance to enter a maximum of 5 times. So, if you’re feeling a little lucky, give it a shot!

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“Talk About It (Original Mix)” by Topher Jones ft. Katie Sky

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Closing the weekend with this massive track. Topher Jones, through Ultra Records, has created this massive progressive house track. The vocals of Katie Sky are perfect. I’ve mentioned this a few times before, but you just need a vocalist that can fit the “house” demographic. It’s hard to describe what that exactly is, but clean and crisp vocals are a few of the requirements. And of course, we can’t forget the nasty, epic synths that are being used for the build. Then, the kick takes the rest. Unreal work by Topher.

Release Date: October 18, 2013 | Beatport