“Dreaming of Me (Samuel Remix)” By Avicii

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Another track that exudes those tropical vibes. For this one, Samuel remixes “Dreaming of Me” by Avicii, and man does he do a great job brightening up the song. In the original the main melody is a guitar, but for this rendition it’s a clean xylophone synth. Feeling a little tired or down from the plague of finals? Take a listen to this track for a nice pick me up. Need a little more of these vibes to carry you through end of the semester? Check out the rest of his remixes on Soundcloud.

Video: “The Nights” by Avicii [Lyric Video]

For those who know me, I’m a huge fan of Avicii’s most recent projects. Don’t get me wrong, his older material is amazing too, so lets not discount that; but since the “Levels” craze, I felt as though Avicii’s sound became a little too repetitive. Not only with how his instruments sounded but with the style. Definitely got a little old, whether or not it was because of Avicii’s choices as a producer.

Since “True,” his debut album, my respect for the artist has definitely come back. Avicii is an artist who’s looking to push the envelope of dance music with alternative sounds. With “The Nights,” he does exactly that: Avicii brings back some of his old-school flare, while maintaining a style that is different from your typical dance music track.

Event: Future Music Festival [Touring Austrailia – Summer 2015]

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Now before you get mad that I’m covering an event all the way across the Pacific, chill. It’s all relative and who knows, maybe you’re planning to go abroad or just saying fuck it and end up over there next summer. Basically, if you are ‘down under’. Go to one of these shows. And that’s the part that’s unique; this festival tours nationwide!

Future Music Festival landed tons of great names for the first round of their line-up release. Not only are there some great headliners, but I think the gems are in the smaller print. Artists like Gorgon City, Klingande, and Robin Schulz should be a treat to see. Obviously Australia is going to swarm to these shows to see Drake for the first time but for just a piece of their line-up, this is pretty impressive.

Lots of love to the native artists too. Make sure to skim their website for all the info such as dates and locations. Watch the announcement video here.

Tickets On Sale October 30th

Previews & News from Calvin Harris, Avicii, Hardwell, David Guetta, & W&W

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A lot of news recently but I thought it would be best treated to put them all together. Out of all these previews and snippets we’ve got, the biggest news is what Mr. Harris released earlier on Facebook today. Looks like his Motion album that’s coming out Nov. 4th will have some major features like Ellie Goulding, Big Sean, Gwen Stefani, Firebeatz, Tinashe, and more. Check out the post here.

We also got previews from new tracks with Avicii, Hardwell, & David Guetta. Preview them all down below! Cool picture of the EDM squad above.




#TBTT : ”Seek Bromance” by Tim Berg AKA Avicii

Avicii has become a prominent figure in electronic music news this summer for everything but his music. The Swedish DJ and producer has been in the middle of controversy due to the high number of hospitalizations at his shows. This, along side his drastic change in style, has drifted many fans away from his music. He also cancelled all his upcoming shows due to illness but whether you like him or not, you cannot disagree with the fact that he has always been an interesting, but most importantly, different producer.

Release Date: October 17, 2010

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Video: “Wake Me Up (Sam Meador Cover)” by Avicii

I came across something pretty interesting, while combing through the internet today. “Wake Me Up,” since its premiere at Ultra Music Festival 2014, has undoubtedly been one of the biggest tracks within the last couple of years. This is especially evident in the dance music scene.

Avicii created this track to differentiate himself from the overdone formula that plagued and currently plagues the dance music scene. This differentiation is definitely something Sam Meador, a member of the Black Metal Band, Xanthochroid, and adds his twist to the track. He also brings in an acoustic guitar to accompany his cover. Unlike his usual style, he takes it a step farther by going out of his own comfort zone (He’s most likely trained classically, but his usual style is Black Metal). Anyways, Sam Meador utilizes all elements of the guitar. Not only for the melody but for the percussion elements as well. Huge props on this cover.

Buy “Wake Me Up (Sam Meador Cover)” Here

Video:”Lay Me Down” by Avicii


Here’s the video for “Lay Me Down”; one of Avicii‘s many hits from his True album. With this song especially, you can really hear the live instrumentation along with Adam Lambert’s voice. Nile Rodgers, the man who worked on R.A.M. with Daft Punk, is probably one of the brains behind the guitar in the song but he was also one of the writers. The song is definitely a mood booster and the video contains some pretty amazing live footage from his shows. He also went back about two months ago and remixed all the songs from his album. You can check those out here. Hope he’s doing okay. Prayers up for Avicii!

True by Avicii on iTunes