This year, Alex and Drew picked a few - almost - lucky fans off Twitter for an evening of dinner and socializing. Little did they know that once they arrived at the decided location, Alex's old apartment, the two prankster DJs had a terrifying surprise for them! The whole place was done up to look like the movie set of a gory slasher film, including the tiny details of hammers, knives, hatchets, a bounding chair and, the cherry on top, Alex dressed like a deranged scientist. Yeesh!
Watch as Alex and Drew trick a handful of superfans into their creepily haunting apartment, only to be scared to death!
Pop artist Deleasa has announced the release of his new single "Good People" for tomorrow, October 30th.
Following on the heels of his second EP Lil' Something This Past Summer, where the influences of Jamiroquai and Al Green are heard, "Good People" evokes Mayer Hawthorne and Allen Stone with its blend of funk, pop, and Motown.
Deleasa first garnered attention with his debut EP A Collection of Sight & Sound Vol. 1 in 2012. Since then, he's successfully spread awareness of his music across the US and into Latin America.
After "Good People," Deleasa will take to the road on his "GranTourismo" fall tour alongside Nick Thomas (of The Spill Canvas) and Cassio Monroe starting November 6th. Deleasa has previously toured as support to Olly Murs, Lawson, Jason Castro, and the Jonas Brothers. He will play nine cities throughout the northeast, including New York City and Boston.
Dusky’s highly anticipated New York show was nothing short of what was to be expected. Taking to the decks in the early hours of the morning (2am. to be exact), the duo played to a packed house. Their performance was a seamless blend across many different genres, all of which the crowd embraced with open arms, literally. At each and every glance around the room, you could see people’s intimate connection with the music. Tracks such as Dusky’s own original “Nobody Else” and Anjunnadeep’s up and coming artist Lane 8’s “The One,” boomed through Verboten’s Martin audio sound system (which happens to be one of the most reputable sound systems in the U.S.). The bass could be felt throughout every part of the room as the duo continuously dropped underground garage, house, and techno tracks for the majority of the night.
At the age of 23, MAKJ has accomplished much more than what is expected of someone so young. Not only has he toured all over the world with some of the biggest names in the industry, he also has many hit tracks to his name, and recently made the cut on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list, ranking in at #63. But of all his accomplishments, being the owner of an unlimited Chipotle gift card might be the most impressive.
MAKJ came to New York this past weekend with the intentions of tearing up Webster Hall's Brite Nites on Saturday - and that is exactly what he did. He played such hits of his as, "Let's Get F*cked Up", "READY!" and "Revolution," which sounded amazing live. Some obvious crowd pleasers were Outhere Brothers' "Boom Boom Boom", Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Savage's "Swing.” He even threw in some unexpected tunes, such as hip-hop classic "The Next Episode," by Dr. Dre, as well as new hits like Rae Sremmurd's "No Flex Zone.” It was obvious that MAKJ was not afraid to switch things up on his crowd.
Having just finished off their North American Tour, Metronomy rounded off the final leg of their tour with a string of shows along the West Coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver. Passing through San Francisco's Regency Ballroom last Thursday night with support from Dawn Golden and Li Xi, we got a chance to see the indie pop UK outfit swoon Bay Area fans with their signature new wave sound.
With the over-arching success of Alesso and Tove Lo's 'Heroes (We Could Be),' the second single off of the Grammy-nominated Swedish artist's forthcoming debut album, it seems like Alesso is taking the lyrics literally by playing a very intimate set at Webster Hall on November 4th as a way to make up the cancellation of his headlining slot at Electric Zoo this summer. Not only that, but tickets to Alesso's special gig will also come with a charity option, where fans can choose to donate to Gucci's "Chime For Change" campaign, which supports education, health, and justice initiatives for girls and women all over the world.
The mention of musical genre leads one to conjure up in their mind an immediate list of artists who epitomize the sound. Whether it's electro, progressive, techno, or what have you, there will always be names associated with each specific style. If someone were to mention trance, our minds would drift immediately to those artists we've seen grace the A State of Trance stage time and time again, few of which are more prominent, or have more promise, than Super8& Tab. The Finland-based duo of Miika Eloranta (Super8) and Janne Mansnerus (DJ Tab) have been an integral part of the trance music community for almost a decade now, never faltering in their production to keep the true essence and unique spirit of trance music alive. Before the duo made their way to ADE, we reached out Super8 & Tab to find out a little about how they got started in the trance music business, what it's been like keeping the genre alive and well all this time, and where they see themselves ending up in the future.
The anticipation for David Guetta's sixth full-length album, Listen, has been mounting for months. Now with the album's November 24th release date looming visibly on the horizon, the excitement can be felt. Preceded by the international success of its first single, 'Lovers On The Sun,' Listen is already poised to claim its rightful seat atop the dance music throne, above David Guetta's 2011, triple-platinum album, Nothing But The Beat, and 2009's Grammy-nominated One Love. With the album's second single, 'Dangerous,' also making great strides thanks to vocalist Sam Martin, one of the many artists lending their talents to David Guetta's new album, Listen is sounding more and more like exactly what we all want and need to hear.
Texas-based production and DJ duo Tritonal is gaining major headway on the music scene. Formed in 2007, they quickly caught the attention of both critics and peers, being named one of MTV's "10 Artists to Watch in 2013" and voted into the Top 10 of 'America's Best DJ' 2014.
Their 2011 debut album Piercing the Quiet produced five singles on Beatport and held the #1 position on the trance chart for over three weeks. In 2013 they released the 3 EP Metamorphic series, receiving widespread critical acclaim.
Dillon Francis easily has one of strongest funny bones in the business. If this wasn't already obvious to you from any of his social media accounts (especially his Instagram), then it should be pretty clear after watching the hilarious video for his hit single with Sultan + Ned Shepard, 'When We Were Young' featuring The Chain Gang of 1974. As if watching a bunch of fully grown adults re-enacting a 3rd birthday party wasn't enough in and of itself, Dillon Francis takes us behind the scenes of this comedic music video, which features appearances by Instagram celebrity, The Fat Jew, and adult film star, Sophie Dee. Filled with all the ridiculous outfits, balloon animals, and temper tantrums you can handle, Dillon Francis shows us just how much fun you can have pretending to act like 'When We Were Young.'