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New Music: 3LAU – “How You Love Me” (feat. Bright Lights)

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Listen: 3LAU – How You Love Me (feat. Bright Lights)

Las Vegas electronic dance music producer and artist 3LAU just revealed his brand new single “How You Love Me” featuring Bright Lights on iTunes and other digital retailers today. This marks his first release through Casablanca and Republic Records, formally initiating this exciting partnership for the 22-year-old impresario.

“How You Love Me” teeters between propulsive and powerful house music production and the impassioned and inimitable vocals of Grammy Award-nominated singer Bright Lights. It’s a slick, smooth, and sexy anthem meant to make listeners dance the world over.

Already, BPM and Radio One’s Danny Howard have embraced the track, and it has garnered enthusiastic support from Tiësto, Nicky Romero, and Hardwell. The track arrives hot on the heels of last year’s “Escape” [featuring Paris & Simo], which landed in Beatport’s Top 3 and peaked at 23 on Billboard’s Dance/ Mix Show Chart. It’s easy to love this irresistible major label debut from 3LAU.

The song hits the web just in time for his first performance at Ultra Music Festival in Miami on the Worldwide Stage March 28 at 5pm alongside some of the genre’s biggest names. That’s not the only gig on deck this week for him though. He’ll be rocking a total of ten high-profile shows for Miami Music Week.

With his own self-proclaimed “Dance Floor Filth” sound, 3LAU is quickly becoming an EDM phenomenon. Self-taught on piano, guitar, and drums at five-years-old, he built a faithful fan base at a rapid rate with “Escape” in 2013. In addition, he also hosts his own “3LAU HAUS” podcast, which draws thousands of listeners monthly.

The year of 3LAU is underway…

Tour Dates:
3/26 – Dim Mak Poop Party @ The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins, 9:30pm
3/27 – The Alienware Landing Tour @ Studio 743, 743 Washington Ave, 10:30pm
3/28 – Ultra, Worldwide Stage, 5pm
3/29 – No Sugar Added @ Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive, 2pm
3/30 – ADVENTURE CLUB & FRIENDS @ Space, 34 NE 11th Street, 2:30am

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Video: Tiësto – “Red Lights”

Once again blazing trails for Dance Music, genre icon TIËSTO unlocked the new music video for his single “Red Lights”.

The song is the first to be released under his freshly cemented partnership with Casablanca Records and Republic Records, and it also gives audiences an initial taste of what’s to come from his fifth full-length album—due out later this year. “Red Lights” cruises ahead at full speed, merging kinetic house music energy and unforgettable pop prowess. It’s signature TIËSTO, but it also heralds the next phase for EDM.

TIËSTO is one of the most recognizable forces in the genre. He’s received the adoration of millions worldwide, garnered Grammy Award nominations, opened the 2004 Olympic Games, been named “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag and the “#1” DJ by Rolling Stone, partnered with Guess and AKG for his own brands, headlined festivals worldwide including Ultra Music Festival, and Electric Daisy Carnival, launched the “Club Life” channel on Sirius XM, and hosted a storied 20-month residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and Wet Republic pool party at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

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Brand New: Duck Sauce

Click on image to go buy the track on iTunes

Click on image to go buy the track on iTunes

Finally!!! Duck Sauce, the Grammy-nominated duo consisting of Fool’s Gold trendsetting boss A-Trak and house legend Armand Van Helden, are putting the final touches on their debut studio album, Quack, due for release this fall on Casablanca records. Together they shuffle into the summer with the absurdly catchy single “It’s You” and an equally bonkers, hair-raising video by acclaimed director Philip Andelman.

“It’s You” properly follows in the webbed footsteps of Duck Sauce’s past video hits, including 2011’s VMA nominated, comically grotesque “Big Bad Wolf” and the viral smash “Barbra Streisand” in 2010. The stadium-filling whistle of “Barbra” remains one of the biggest dance tracks of the last decade, racking up over 100 million YouTube plays and hitting #1 in 12 countries.

Duck Sauce plan to shake things up with Quack, coming later this year. This isn’t your typical dance album: Quack pushes the boundaries of house music and sampling into an absurdly visual listening experience, interwoven with skits, scratching and irresistible loops. Expect many more videos from the pair of New York prankster pioneers.

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Video: Bingo Players ft. Far East Movement – “Get Up (Rattle)”

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Dutch DJ duo Bingo Players recently dropped “Get Up (Rattle)” featuring Far East Movement, their new single on Casablanca Records. This superstar duo—Paul Bäumer and Maarten Hoogstraten—remains a vital force in electronic dance music as both artists and producers, and the song’s immediate success paves the way for even bigger things to come.

Already, “Get Up (Rattle)” has exceeded 13 million YouTube views for its wonderfully wacky and wild music video, featuring ornery ducks that take down a vicious street gang and restore order to a city. The track, already a #1 hit in the UK, is a new version of last year’s instrumental club and festival anthem “Rattle,” which begins with an impenetrable hook that precedes the rhythmic stylings of Far East Movement, just before a massive drop that comes in to ignites the dance floor. The duo also has a string of tour dates coming up, including a coveted sundown slot at Coachella on April 20.

“Get Up (Rattle)” follows a string of Beatport chart-toppers including “Cry (Just A Little)” and “Out Of My Mind” released on their very own Hysteria label. Live, Bingo Players have performed at the biggest festivals in the world including, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields, Electric Zoo and more!

Upcoming Tour Dates
4/11 – Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena
4/12 – San Francisco, CA – Ruby Skye
4/13 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/14 – Boston, MA – Prime
4/19 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
4/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
4/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/21 – Scottsdale, AZ – El Santo Day Club

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Debut Album From C2C Out Today

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Hot on the heels of their acclaimed Down the Road EP, C2C’s debut album, Tetra [Casablanca Records], is out digitally today (January 29) via iTunes and all digital retailers, with the physical version hitting the shelves on February 11. As a gift to listeners, the French turntable trailblazers are offering the first single “Happy” [featuring Derek Martin] as a free download (see link below). The band will also be coming over Stateside in April to perform at Coachella on April 12th and 19th. Keep an eye out for more US tour dates, coming soon!

Currently, the music video for “Happy” (which I posted here) is nearing 800K YouTube/VEVO views, and it’s firmly planted the groundwork for the French quartet’s American infiltration. Critics continue to sing their praises as well. Paper Magazine declared that C2C are “simply brilliant,” MTV Iggy called them “lush, inventive,” and Absolute Punk extolled them for being “otherworldly, astounding, and awe-inspiring.”

This isn’t their first time around the block though. C2C initially came together in 1998, formed by the four high school friends. From 2003-2006, they conquered the DMC Championship, winning four times in a row and garnering a rabid worldwide fan base. However, 2006 marked the beginning of a four-year break for other projects, Hocus Pocus and Beat Torrent, before these four musicians would reform. Now, C2C have returned, and they have their sights set on dance floor domination uniquely mixing live instrumentation and turntable fireworks.

Download: C2C – “Happy”

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Video: C2C – “Happy”

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C2C will unveil their first full-length album, Tetra, on February 11, 2013 via Casablanca Records. It’s preceded by the eclectic electro, jazz, blues, and dance gumbo of the invigorating track, “Happy” [featuring Derek Martin].

The phenomenal French electronic producers also recently dropped the digital EP, Down the Road, firmly planting their feet in the U.S. scene in the process. On Happy,” these four turntable sorcerers—20Syl, Greem, Pfel, and Atom—mix a myriad of styles into a downright sizzling stew. Combining an organic swing with intricate scratching, the track bridges boundaries in a manner that electronic dance music has never seen before.

Since debuting on December 12, the music video has already racked up almost 100k views and counting. Boasting immense turntable talent and an adventurous knack for experimentation and production, this album will surely introduce the world to C2C.

This isn’t their first time around the block though. C2C initially came together in 1998, formed by the four high school friends. From 2003-2006, they conquered the DMC Championship, winning four times in a row and garnering a rabid worldwide fan base. However, 2006 marked the beginning of a four-year break for other projects, Hocus Pocus and Beat Torrent, before these four musicians would reform. Now, C2C have returned, and they have their sights set on dance floor domination uniquely mixing live instrumentation and turntable fireworks.

C2C is not yet (see: yet) a household name in the US for electronic and urban music enthusiasts, but the three-letter name is synonymous in the world of “turntablism,” a highly technical yet intensely musical discipline, with performers using turntables as a bona fide musical instrument.

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