As far as everyone should be concerned, the name Flux Pavilion should be synonymous with the word "bass." Why? because Flux Pavilion is the one the most definitive artists in electronic music, and that's the gospel truth. His Circus Records imprint is recognized worldwide as the foremost source of brilliant bass music, including Flux Pavilion's fantastic Freeway EP, which was released during November of last year. While the original EP would seem hard to beat considering it already featured appearances by Steve Aoki and Dillon Francis, the Freeway Remixes really push the boundaries, each track getting double the remix treatment by a flawless lineup of fierce producers.
Grammy nominated producer and former DJ Mag #1 Paul Oakenfold is back with the fourth installment of his We Are Planet Perfecto compilation series this week, and this double-disc mix is #FullOnFluoro. Consisting of almost three hours of flawlessly mixed psy, trance, breaks, and progressive house tracks, #FullOnFluoro is exactly the kind of musical journey all you Oakenfolk have been waiting for.
Featuring music by Above & Beyond, Sander van Doorn, Adrian Lux, Marcus Schulz, Andrew Bayer, and Marcus Schossow, volume four of We Are Planet Perfecto promotes a wide gaze of past, present, and future music. With a grand total of seven exclusive tracks surrounded on all sides by the full spectrum of talent Oakenfold has been embracingthrough his label and radio show since the 1996 release of Fluro, both CDs combine to complete an energetic mix of melody and intensity from the deepest reaches of trances and its musical kin.
On October 10th at The JAM: Gainesville, we were able to sit down with Jeff Lloyd, the guitarist, vocalist, and an original founding member of The Heavy Pets. The Heavy Pets are a rock 'n' roll band that incoporates a fusion of rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, and reggae, creating a soulful, diverse and catchy sound. Officially formed in 2005, The Heavy Pets have produced multiple albums and EPs, have been featured as special guests on SIRIUSXM, and are known for headlining at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Langerado, and Wakarusa, as well as multiple festivals at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. This October, The Heavy Pets will be playing their 1,000 show at the incomparable, unbelievably unique Suwannee Hulaween music festival.
For months, fans have been casting their votes to decide who they deem worthy enough to join the ranks of the Top 100 DJs in the world, and after tallying 900,000 votes from almost every country around the globe, the results are finally in. For the second year in a row, Dutch DJ and producer Hardwell claims the top spot as the world's #1 DJ, tacking yet another major achievement onto his resume alongside becoming DJ Mag's youngest winner ever last year.
As any festival or marathon-goer knows, one of the toughest parts of planning your live music experience is choosing which acts to see. This is definitely the case for a huge discovery festival like the CMJ Music Marathon. Let's face it: as much as you'd like to, you can't see them all, no matter how great the line-up is. So to help prepare for the greatest October of your life, check out this hand-picked list of the most promising acts of the CMJ Music Marathon 2014. (For a full list of the over 1,000 performers, plus more info, visit CMJ's official website.)
Credited along with Simon Patterson for the recent revival of Goa and Psy-Trance, Jordan Suckley has been leaving his mark on trance this year. From his groundbreaking Essential Mix to his very own Damaged Radio show, Suckley keeps serving up that dosage of trance that all of us TranceFamily members have beencraving. He recently released a new track called “Elation,” and we couldn’t have thought of a more fitting title for the spellbinding mover. He first debuted the track back in July at Global Gathering UK, and after much pressing by his fans he finally released it on Beatport last month via Damaged Records. Characterized by uplifting melodies and celestial vocals, it’s the type of trance that hits you right in the feels.
Swedish super duo Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman have released a new single, "ID2," off the Size Records label. Following the success of the smash tune "Payback,” the duo strike again with a track sure to get move crowds and please fans. Masterfully produced and unofficially named "ID2,” it premiered on label legend Steve Angello's BBC Radio One without a title. The momentum of the track forced the name to stick as it became a fan favorite. Purchase it here and stream below.
From hip-hop to indie rock and electronic dance music, this year's Treasure Island Music Festival is bringing the cream of the crop of the music scene to the Bay Area this weekend, October 18th and 19th. With an iconic roster of artists including headliners Outkast and Massive Attack, together with supporting acts like Alt-J, TV On The Radio, BANKS, and more, there's more than enough reasons to be excited.
If you're in the mood to soak up some dope lyricism take a listen to Boaz' newly released single, 'Dont Know,' featuring fellow Pittsburgh emcee and former Rostrum Records labelmate, Mac Miller. On the Alan of The Music Makerz assisted cut, Boaz and Mac boasts about paper chasing and traveling the world over a piano and horn synthesized beat. The bluesy/hip hop fused cut is from Intuition, Boaz' upcoming project, set to hit stores on Tuesday, October 21st. Click here to preorder.
Recent RCA Records signee Jordan Bratton, revamps 'Danger 3,' the popular 2013 single from his debut full-length project entitled, The Grey Area. This time he brings with him even more oomph via Brooklyn staple, Fabolous, who delivers a hot 16 over the enticing electro-dance beat. For all of you who are not that familiar with the young New York based, alternative singer-songwriter/producer, Bratton first garnered massive positive reception following the release of his album, The Grey Area last year on December 10th. Check out the new remix as well as The Grey Area project below.
In an interview with Complex Magazine back in the January, Young Thug expressed his eagerness to work with Lil' Wayne. "I want to get in the studio with Wayne more than anybody in the world. I’ll get in the studio with Wayne before Michael Jackson right now so I hope he listening."
Shortly after the release of that interview, the YMCMB founder reached out to YT and the two has been working together ever since. Today, Young Thug and Lil' Wayne drops 'Take Kare,' the debut single on the upcoming Rich Gang 2 compilation album.
On the London On The Track produced single, Lil' Wayne's influence on the 'Old English' emcee becomes more transparent as similarities in sound and delivery between the veteran emcee and new school rapper are easier to pinpoint. check out the audio below.