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Eric Sharp & Friends EP

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With two lead singles already under his belt it’s now time for Eric Sharp to round things out in one symphonic release.

Over the past four years, Sharp has only released individual singles, so the Eric Sharp & Friends EP is a momentous achievement in his career.

Featuring hit tracks “Too Much” and “Take This Time”, you now also get to enjoy two more tunes, “Call in the Night” and “Some Place I Can Call My Own”. Three of the tracks feature his good mate Zhao, with “Too Much” featuring Brooklyn lads French Horn Rebellion.

Eric Sharp has come a long way since his successful DJ spinning days in the underground house and techno scene, but they certainly shaped his productions for a more focused sound today.

“For the ‘Eric Sharp & Friends EP’ I left that creative constraint behind and just focused on making music as an ends in and of itself. Those who follow my original work will know that collaboration is a big part of my process. I find that there is a nearly magical energy exchange in co-creating music with other artists whom I share a wavelength with,” Sharp said.

The four-track body of work shows a softer moodier side to Sharp’s personality both as a producer and a writer, with a creative flow geared towards the philosophy of surrealist painters like Dali, Magritte and Miro.

“Surrealism involves allowing one’s unconscious to manifest itself in one’s work, maintaining an openness to explore whatever flows through oneself. Because of this I often don’t know what a song is going to be about until halfway through writing it,” he said.

The EP was developed both in his home studio and remotely, with writing sessions at Drew Kramer (Wild & Free) and Zhao’s studios, where the focus was primarily around developing ideas.

“It’s hard for me to take in my productions with a fresh ear, but hopefully on first listen people will hear the tracks as warm, inviting, and hypnotic. My goal is to draw people in my world sonically to have their own experience, and for this purpose, an EP is a better avenue than a single would have been,” he said. 

When you next see Eric Sharp live, listen closely as you will hear snippets of these four singles filter through his set.

“Ironically, now that I have the final masters I find myself sneaking these songs into my DJ sets quite regularly even though they are pretty different from most of what I mix,” he said.

Eric Sharp & Friends EP is available everywhere now including Spotify & Apple Music, with thanks to Little Assembly.

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Brand New: Equal + LEFTI – “The Way I Move”

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Check out this sparkly new disco collab track from DJ’s Equal + LEFTI (at the bottom of post).

About Equal and LEFTI:

Equal is a New York City DJ and music producer originally from Asheville, NC. He’s previously spent his nights wooing crowds all over the world, from New York City’s hottest parties for the downtown-club kids and fashion elite, to large scale events and festivals such as Bonnaroo. As a lifetime drummer from a musically inclined family, his transition to production from solely DJ’ing was a natural one. He first garnered attention as a producer with the release of his single, “Lost in the Evening (ft. Gary Jules),” and his recent hit “Shakedown” has garnered worldwide DJ support alongside placement in outlets such as Vogue UK and a collaborative ad-campaign from Ciroc for Zoolander 2. Equal will continue to release exciting collaborations featuring indie music’s elite as the year continues.

LEFTI is a Brooklyn based Producer / DJ / Musician and Songwriter by way of Florida. Mainly known for his thrilling remixes for artists such as Anoraak, Gallant, CID, Big Data, ASTR, French Horn Rebellion and Solid Disco, LEFTI has been titled “a disco-house hero” by Dancing Astronaut and has “richly layered productions that tread the line between house, funk and indie dance” by Billboard. With only a handful of original material released (Big Beat, Atlas Chair and Mix Mash) LEFTI has already been supported by top tier DJ’s (Don Diablo, Laid Back Luke, Martin Solveig..) as well as placement in digital marketing synchronization through the likes of Hulu and Vanity Fair. LEFTI is currently set to release a string of singles in the months ahead.

Of the song:

“Collaborating on this song was a fun lil’ journey. Initially we were hanging out working on an edit which turned into a fun sample based disco track that ignited the idea to reach out to Adeline as a feature. Writing together was a blast and once we got her vocals in a great place, we realized we needed to change the instrument bed into something with a little more bite.” — Equal + LEFTI

 

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Listen: Eclypse Volume Two

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Eclypse Records began in 2015 by Grammy Nominated DJ/Producer duo, Feenixpawl (Josh Soon + Aden Forte) and Jason Forte. The label, launched in conjunction with Wind-up Records in April, have released singles and remixes by Feenixpawl and Jason Forte, and are developing a reputation as well-known curators.

Together, Josh, Aden and Jason have been hand selecting music from a fresh batch of up and coming DJ’s, releasing tracks from the likes of Bynon, Michael Brun, Reez, Corey James, Joakim Molitor and more.  The singles, which have garnered attention from major EDM and electronic outlets like YourEDM, EDM.com, Magnetic Mag and Earmilk, have also gained recognition from the likes of Billboard and other tastemakers in the blogosphere.

The label arrive today with their second compilation of original tracks, Eclypse Volume Two; available for free download now and featuring original tracks from Maxum & Simon Alex, Badr Avsar, Jose De Mara and more. Speaking of the download initiative, label bosses Jason, Aden and Josh noted, “We launched our free download initiative to release some of the amazing music we get sent every single day and it’s been an incredible success so far. We are so happy to give the opportunity to some upcoming producers who we are sure you’ll be hearing more from in the future.”

The Eclypse Records label bosses have been busy working on their own music on the label as well. Feenixpawl recently released a new single, “Quicksand” with APEK,  which continues to grow across all streaming platforms, with the track being added to several select Spotify playlists, as well as play-listing looks from Proximity and Zoedic. To compliment the track’s major buzz and success, Eclypse launched the “Quicksand” Remix package following the release and an official WAVO Remix Contest. Additionally, Feenixpawl once again prove their remix abilities by releasing a Fitz and the Tantrums REMIX for “Handclap”, premiering via Blackbook. The remixed track was recently added to Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh EDM, and ‘Best of the Week Pop’ on apple music and currently at 146k streams in just 9 days. To further confirm, Feenixpawl’s remix of Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” hit #1 at Hype Machine.

What’s next for Eclypse Records? “We feel the journey has just begun and we’re constantly pushing ourselves to take our music and Eclypse Records to even further heights,” adds Josh Soon.

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Courtland & Watson – “Pressure” (Jason Forte Mix)

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Courtland & Watson have released a banger in their latest offering, “Pressure” that received a special mix from label boss, Jason Forte. “Pressure,” combines three of the supreme talents on the Eclypse Records roster, and is a progressive house track filled with melodic verses and high energy choruses.

Watson is an up and coming DJ based out of Toronto, Ontario and is currently preparing for the release of his solo projects due out by year’s end. At only 19 years of age, he has made a name for himself as a DJ and music producer, primed to have a breakout year in 2016.

Courtland was born in Palm Springs, California and worked as a real estate agent. However, music was always his true passion in life, so he decided to attend Icon Collective Production School where he learned the ins and outs of sound engineering and production. Courtland joined the school’s impressive alumni network that includes MAKJ, Dillon Francis, Protohype, and APEK, leading into 2015, when he performed at Coachella and went on tour with Breathe Carolina, Feenixpawl and APEK. His single “Restless Heart,” peaked at #23 on Beatport’s progressive house charts. Currently, Courtland is popular on the Los Angeles DJ circuit.

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Free Download: Lodato – “Check It Out”

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Listen / download: Lodato – “Check It Out”

Making some of the freshest and most inventive progressive house sounds out of NYC, Lodato has been steady making waves amongst DJs and keen listeners for several years. Expanding his musical reach to wider horizons, Lodato has released “Check It Out,” a banging party jam that combines elements of disco and electro house for a feel-good anthem filled to the top with hands-in-the-air vibes. True to his style as a party-rocking DJ, Lodato keeps the same amp in his productions, complete with ultra-clean finish that sounds sonically excellent while maintaining max hype.

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Listen: Whiiite’s New Miiilkcrate Radio Series!

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Following his recent nomination as one of the Top 10 L.A. DJs by The L.A. Sun Times with Dillon Francis, Kill Paris, Kill The Noise and Ookay, today Hollywood producer/DJ Whiiite sets out on his winter mini-tour hitting Kansas City, Murfreesboro, Las Vegas and more – full tour routing is below.

Along with this exciting announcement, the fifth podcast in Whiiite’s new Miiilkcrate Radio series is here and it’s absolutely stacked! Falcons x Mike G “Oh!” (Ciara x Ludacris) is fire and kicks things off with a bang, and tracks from Galantis, SNBRN, The Weeknd, Aaliyah, Jack U and more keep the energy flowing. The massive “No Type of Landline” remix from Rae Sremmurd, A-Trak and GTA begins the transition into some rap tracks including a killer Biggie x Ice Cube mashup. The carefully crafted mix also features also a brief section of hard hitting trap with Gladiator before things begin to settle down. Whiiite weaves g-house, R&B and hip hop together with highly danceable beasts throughout the podcast, including his fresh new remix of Juicy J’s “Low” (Whiiite’s Future1Hundred Mix) which you can download for free right HERE.

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Stream:  HERE via The Future FM.

Tracklist:
01. Falcons x Mike G – Oh! (Ciara x Ludacris)
02. Kanye West – All Of The Lights (@Thrizzo Trap Remix)
03. Galantis – Runaway (U & I) (Lash Remix)
04. 50 Cent ft. Nate Dogg – 21 Questions (SNBRN Remix)
05. The Weeknd – Often (Jesse Slayter x Wuki Remix)
06. Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody? (@Thrizzo Jersey Club Remix)
07. Jack Ü ft. Kiesza – Take You There (TJR Remix)
08. Don Diablo – Back In Time (Extended Remix)
09. Juicy J – Low (Whiiite’s Future1Hundred Remix)
10. Rae Sremmurd x A-Trak & GTA – No Type Of Landline 2.0 (TWRK Edit)
11. Tyga – Make it Work
12. Dan Farber – Bootyzilla
13. Party Favor – Bap U
14. Simeon x Mos Def – Ass So Fat (Bubble) (Steve1der Edit)
15. Lil Troy x Gladiator – Wanna Be A Baller (TWRK Edit)
16. YG ft. Drake – Who Do You Love (Whiiite’s Future1Hundred Remix)
17. Drake x David Guetta – 0 to 100 (Noodles Dangerous Bootleg)
18. Mary J Blige ft. Disclosure – Right Now
19. Ice Cube x Notorious B.I.G. – Hello Vs. Party & Bullshit (Matoma MusicRemix)
20. Oh Wonder – Body gold (Louis The Child Remix)

Whiiite Tour Dates:
12/18/14 Social Bar & Lounge | Columbia, SC
12/19/14 Bleu | Detroit MI
12/20/14 Tier | Orlando, FL
01/16/15 The Sickhouse | Idaho Falls, ID
01/17/15 Thompson House Parlor | Newport, KY

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The Melker Project Is Back With ‘Trill Collins’

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Riding high on the critical and internet success from November’s Ballin’ Oates, The Melker Project is at it again with Trill Collins. This time, Scott Melker is blending Phil Collins with Gucci Mane to the Pharcyde to Jay Z, and everyone in between.

Listen/download: The Melker Project – “Ballin’ Oates”

His 4th EP focusing on a single classic artist, Trill Collins was a formidable project. “I’ve been obsessed with Phil Collins since I was a Young Melker, and have always wanted to tackle his catalogue. The task was daunting, as a number of Phil’s songs are basically rock/pop perfection, particularly ‘In The Air Tonight’,” Melker says.

The Melker Project’s methods are truly a labor of love, as he replays all of the individual instruments with updated sounds and synths. He then used these new sounds to remix the tracks, and later reincorporated samples from the original Phil Collins songs. After all of this was done, he combined his  new versions with appropriate vocals. Melker explains, ”In the case of ‘Invisible Touch,’ I decided to do a straight up remix with the vocal being the only element of the original track.”

In his 16 year career, Scott has played gigs around the world alongside notable DJs and acts, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ AM, Public Enemy, Slick Rick and Dougie Fresh, Kanye West, Wu Tang, Q-Tip, Ne-Yo, TI, The Ying Yang Twins, Jet, among others.
Combining his genre-savvy music selection – from Hip Hop, Trap, R&B, Rock, House, 80s, Funk, EDM Soul and Classics – with his razor sharp skills on the turntables, Scott Melker is among the few selectors challenging the traditional assumption that DJs simply play records.

In addition to entertaining crowds live, The Melker Project is hard at work in the studio. His remixes are coveted by DJs and music aficionados around the globe. A number of his recent remixes have reached number 1 on the hypem.com popular charts, and have been spotlighted by Billboard, VH1, Fuse TV, Earmilk, The Los Angeles Times, and a number of other notable music publications.

Besides having the entire Trill Collins EP available for streaming, fans can currently download the mp3 of “In the Air ToNas” for free. The Melker Project will also be releasing a new track from Trill Collins, once a week, on his Soundcloud page for fans to download.

Listen/download: The Melker Project – “In the Air ToNas”

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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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Video: Goldfish – “One Million Views”

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“They’re my favourite band right now” – Fedde Le Grande

“I couldn’t get their album off my stereo by the pool this Summer” – Pete Tong

In the new Goldfish video for “One Million Views”, the fish take a tongue in cheek look at DJ culture and it’s button pushing phenomenon.

“Some people got it right from the start, some didn’t, but it’s cool to know that Joel [Deadmau5] knew what we were expressing. Much respect to him for commenting, a cool surprise for us!” -Goldfish

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“One Million Views” is an amazing animated piece of art which was created by longtime Goldfish animator extraordinaire, Mike Scott.

Check out the video:

 

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Dayglow: America’s Largest Paint Party!

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Dayglow (Life in Color), known worldwide as the “World’s Largest Paint Party”, have announced their most ambitious tour to date. With a staggering 30 dates already confirmed for the “2012 The E.N.D (Electronic Never Dies) Tour”, the epic scope of this festival is second to none.

Taking the paint party to new levels of production, technology and talent, Dayglow events are meticulously designed and produced, the refined culmination of years within the now booming electronic music industry.

Events now play host to the globes most electrifying DJ talent. Names like; Sander van Doorn, Chuckie, Alesso, R3hab, Axwell, Laidback Luke, Benny Benassi and resident Dayglow DJ David Solano have all graced the stages of Dayglow in 2012. The event itself is so exciting for festival goers that ticket sales continue to skyrocket even before the names of headliners are released.

Dayglow, along with parent company Committee Entertainment, have always been a key player in the world of dance music festivals for some 10 combined years. With over 200 sold out shows already to their credit, the enormity of accomplishments and events is unmatched. The promoters have brought the festival to an international audience as well, having showcased the Dayglow experience in Poland, Australia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Canada and Ecuador.

And make no mistake about it this party IS an experience. Not content to rest on the tried and true methods of typical concert productions, Dayglow ramped things up by creating a truly immersive experience. Paint cannons blast party-goers (who are always encouraged to wear white) with spectacular colors, while LED screens create a symbiotic visual effect that permeates through to every last person within eye-shot. Performers interact from the stage and inside the massive crowd to further enhance the interactive experience between party goer and event. At Dayglow, the lines between talent and patron are permanently blurred.

 

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