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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“Somebody Loves Summer” by Titus Jones

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3 years ago today, we lost one of pop music’s best selling music artists of all time, and to honor her memory we’d like to present Titus Jone’s mashup that features the one and only – Whitney Houston.

Jones did a stellar job with this mashup. Who would’ve ever thought that Betty Who and Houston can be held down by a mainstream beat?

It’s true. We all want somebody to dance with, so grab a friend or two, and shake that tail of yours.

Release Date: June 17th, 2014

Calvin Harris Will Have A Role In The Entourage Movie [Updated 12/23]

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Calvin Harris has added more clues to his role in Entourage. For those unfamiliar with Entourage, Entourage is a fictional, HBO television show that follows the life of Vincent Chase, a character loosely based on Mark Wahlberg. After the end of the television series, an Entourage movie was announced; and since then, Entourage fans have been waiting for more details of the release.

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Video: “Open Wide” by Calvin Harris ft. Big Sean

Ever find yourself watching a Calvin Harris music video and just wondering ‘what the fuck is going on’? Yah, every video. But we can’t complain cuz the songs are always good. “Open Wide” is another high-tempo dance track infiltrated with Big Sean’s lyrics about break ups. Looks like he’s still salt.

With only a week left until Motion is released, Calvin Harris casually sits and watches as everything unfolds in this video and in real life. This album is shaping up to be something crazy.

Release Date: November 4th, 2014

“Outside” by Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding

Calvin Harris blessed us again with another crazy release. Kind of scared he’ll release the entire album at this rate. There’s already at least five or so singles out with “Under Control”, “Summer”, “Blame”, “Burnin'”, and the latest, “Slow Acid”. His last album seemed to have some hidden gems so we’ll see what he leaves us with.

“I Need Your Love” brought these two together and seemed flawless to the world. But do these two songs sound too similar? Album is released on November 4th and should be impressive. Until then, here’s “Outside”!

Release Date: October 20th, 2014  |  iTunes

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.




Bacardí Triangle: Win a Trip to Mysterious Party in the Bermuda Triangle for Halloween

This Halloween, you could be partying in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle with up to three of your friends watching some of the best artists perform in what is supposed to be a party of biblical proportions. All I can figure out right now is that you go to their Pandora station and then somehow enter…

Bacardí will fly out almost 2,000 applicants in 3 jumbo jets to party from October 30th to November 2nd. Winners will stay in the Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador resort in Puerto Rico and will enjoy poolside and beach parties with musical guests selected by Bacardí. On the final night, winners will o to this mysterious island somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle (illuminati) and I believe see Kendrick, Goulding, & Calvin Harris.

That’s all for now but we’ll definitely keep you updated on how to win your spot for this awesome opportunity!

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