Event: Snowglobe in South Lake Tahoe, CA [Dec. 29th – 31st] – New Years 2015

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Here’s some New Years Eve news for ya. This looks like the place to be at the end of 2014. Porter Robinson alone on NYE would be worth the ticket but the line-up already looks insane. Snowglobe is unique in the sense that it’s outdoor in the heart of winter. Never been to an outdoor venue in the winter time so this would be something new for most festival-goers. Tickets are on sale now. Finish 2014 off right.

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“Rude (Zedd Remix)” by Magic!

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Been waiting for an official release of this one since hearing it in Zedd’s Lollapalooza set. Zedd remixes Magic’s superhit “Rude” into a high energy, festival-ready anthem the way only Anton Zaslavski can. This one’s gonna be stuck in your head for a while, my best advice to you is to just not fight it.

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Video: “Break Free” by Ariana Grande ft. ZEDD

I guess when it comes to “EDM” for major labels, it means space and the future. It seems to be the theme recently with more mainstream dance music songs, and Ariana Grande follows suit. I’m not a huge fan of the video, and honestly, I lost it at the boob cannons that Ariana Grande sports towards the end. I wish the production quality for the video was better, but, what can I do…

Regardless, we’re here for the music. Like I mentioned in my review, the song does an amazing job bridging the gap between pop and EDM. This track definitely creates more opportunities for future collaborations between the two genres. The one thing I’d like to mention that I enjoyed in the video is ZEDD’s cameo. Oh, and Ariana Grande is a total babe.

“Break Free” by Ariana Grande ft. ZEDD

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Starting from Nickelodeon to becoming one of the most well-known pop singers in the current scene, Ariana Grande has had quite a journey as a pop artist. A few weeks ago, it was hinted that Ariana Grande would be collaborating with ZEDD. As the days led up to the release of the full track, more hints were given and the title “Break Free” was leaked.

Grande gets the main credits to the track with ZEDD as the featured artist, but dance music fans will know to keep their ears open for the production side of the track. In the track, Grande sings about her liberties from her past love and how she is now able to “Break Free.” This track also serves as a preview for her upcoming album “My Everything.” It’s insane to see artists like ZEDD being called up for production roles like this. Can’t wait to see what other collaborations are in store for dance music artists outside of their genre of expertise.

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Mixtape: “Me & My Headphones (Vol. XVIII)” by Various Artists

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Been awhile since I did one of these so I think I owe you guys a huge line-up. For all of you out at EDC right now in NY, I am extremely jealous. It’s about to be an incredible day. I hope some of you use this music to get your day and your Memorial Day Weekend started right. Make sure you check out Hardwell’s remix to “Knock You Out” which was featured on his latest Hardwell On AirThe preview for “Blink Again” is pretty promising, “Beatbox” by Jack Beats, the “Clarity” remix by Torro Torro, and more, are all songs you guys need to hear if you haven’t already. See you guys soon – should be a good summer.



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Event: Deadmau5 takes over for Avicii again @ XS Nightclub in Las Vegas

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As you all know, Avicii has had some medical complications over the past few weeks and had to be rushed to the hospital about a day before he was set to perform at Ultra Music Festival. Prays up for Avicii and we hope he gets well soon. Because of his long road to recovery, he again had to cancel two more shows at the famous XS Nightclub in Las Vegas on April 18th and April 25th. The club is baller by the way and is probably one of the biggest party scenes in the world and is a hub for commercial EDM. So who would XS think to replace Avicii? Yah, the Mau5. Deadmau5 has been confirmed to fill in for Avicii’s April 25th date and Zedd will take over on the 18th as well. I expect the night to be filled with more trolling and hopefully some new material as Joel has been hard at work. Last November he surprised the crowd with an epic performance before headliner Wolfgang Gartner but otherwise has been pretty quiet when it comes to Vegas. While some are pretty upset with his shenanigans at Ultra, there’s no doubt that fans will be lining up out the door to see the genius at work. He will also be playing the next day at the Encore Beach Club. I should really move to Vegas.

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“Affection” by $aturn

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I have come across a lot of releases by $aturn all over the airwaves and interweb for the past few months, and I have and am witnessing his immense growth. The young producer grabbed my attention pretty quickly, but I had my doubts with such a new producer. To my delightful surprise, $aturn has become one of my favorite chilltrap artist, or in his own words, lovetrap artist. The most impressive part is that $aturn, or Myles Anderson, is only 15 years old. No wonder he has only been releasing music for the past 6 months. His ability to sample and his overall production quality is impressive at such a young age. Below are a bunch of my favorite $aturn tracks, including “Affection.” His remix of Cashmere Cat is quite incredible to me, especially near the end. Please check out his Soundcloud, just choosing a few songs was painful for me.

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“Affection” by $aturn [Click to Download]

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“Wedding Bells ($aturn X HEKMAH Remix)” by Cashmere Cat [Click to Download]

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“Shave it ($aturn Lovestep Mix)” by Zedd [Click to Download]

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