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Mord Fustang Reveals Lead Single From Forthcoming 2015 Debut Album

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Listen: Mord Fustang – “Drivel”

Following numerous Beatport Top 10 smashes and a slew of top festival and club appearances, DJ/producer Mord Fustang announces plans to release his debut album, 9999 in 1, on his own label Magic Trooper in early 2015. Finally lifting the curtain on the enigmatic wizard famed for merging teched-out house, disco, electro, glitch, and hard bass grooves in a single track.

Now, following an exclusive premiere with EDM.com, Mord releases lead single “Drivel”, his first new track since he took the dance world by storm with breakthrough 2011 hits “The Electric Dream,” “Lick The Rainbow,” “Milky Way,” “Magic Trooper,” “Champloo” and “Taito” on the renowned Plasmapool label.

Paying homage to his video game roots, Drivel is an electro-house anthem laced with the primitive sounds contained on the bootleg Nintendo cartridges of his youth – the first electronic music he’d ever heard. A true “classic Mord track” as he calls it, Drivel sets the tone for the electronic concept album that is 9999 in 1, who’s title derives from the random numbers on the plastic yellow cartridges of his first bootleg video games. “The album is a 8-bit homage I have for those games,” Mord states of 9999 in 1.

From remixing for the likes of LMFAO, Morgan Page, and CeCe Penniston to being voted Beatport’s “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in 2012, Mord fast became an in-demand global attraction, bringing his laptop-smashing DJ/live performance everywhere from London’s legendary Ministry of Sound to the U.S.’s Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, and Ultra music festivals.

It was this success that laid the foundation for Mord Fustang’s artist album debut, a masterwork created over a two year stay in Los Angeles that builds on the innovative groundwork he’s already built, and trailblazes into some unexpected zones, too.

With more tracks to be revealed in the coming months, Mord is certainly a producer to keep your eyes and ears on this fall.

MF

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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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Boys Noize Out Of The Black Remixes

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“Here are my favorite released & unreleased remixes of my Out Of The Black album incl. Chemical Brothers, Justice, Chromeo, Oliver, Jimmy Edgar, Audion (Mathew Dear), Blood Diamonds + 2 DJ-edits of mine.” – Alex Ridha
 

“This remix was really fun to work on, so much that I ended up doing two.. one that Alex used for his live show and is now coming out and the other for the single, really happy to be part of this. I wanted the remix to sound like a power tool cutting through, and coincidentally thats what the vinyl looked like.” – Jimmy Edgar

Boys Noize Out Of The Black – The Remixes 
** Previously unreleased & exclusive mixes

1. What You Want (Jimmy Edgar Unreleased Dub MixAlb)  **
2. XTC (MMM Remix Boys Noize Re-Did) **
3. Missile (Boys Noize DJ Edit) **
4. Conchord featuring Siriusmo (Oliver Remix) **
5. Ich R U (Justice Remix)
6. Got It featuring Snoop Dogg (Blood Diamonds Remix) **
7. What You Want (Chromeo Remix)
8. XTC (The Chemical Brothers Remix)
9. Stop (Audion’s Acid State Mix) **
10. Circus Full Of Clowns feat. Gizzle (Housemeister Remix) **

 
BOYS NOIZE (Alexander Ridha) released Out Of The Black – The Remixes yesterday, including unreleased remixes from Audion (Matthew Dear), Oliver, Jimmy Edgar, Housemeister and MMM in addition to BOYS NOIZE DJ-edits.

Boys Noize shared the official “Got It” music video featuring Snoop Dogg dancing to Boys Noize’s signature raw vibe and sound which you can check out below. 

 
The remix album features the Blood Diamonds remix of “Got It”, which you can listen to here.
AND check out the collaboration first performed live at Ultra Music Festival here!
 

In March, Boys Noize will invade Los Angeles with 4 uniquely curated events between shows at Austin’s SXSW and Miami where he will play several shows, including Boysnoize Records events. 

The album’s Jimmy Edgar remix was premiered via Rolling Stone. “Jimmy Edgar is one of my favorite producers right now,” Ridha tells Rolling Stone. “On his remix he took the funk essence of the original and flipped it to a darker but club-friendlier banger. So killer!”.

 

In the past year, Boys Noize has toured the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa with his signature SKULL, and performed headline shows at ULTRA, Bonnaroo, HARD Summer and HARD Day Of The Dead. In addition to releasing the GO HARD EP last June, Boys Noize teamed up with Skrillex this year to form the new group Dog Blood and lit up Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo and HARD Summer with an electrifying live show. Entertainment Weekly described the Dog Blood debut at Coachella as “the world’s most joyous Satanic ritual. It was mystifying but fascinating—the Sahara Tent became its own congregation complete with everything but the swinging incense.” In September 2013 Dog Blood released the Middle Finger Part II EP.

 

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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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Free Downloads: Keys N Krates

Toronto’s Keys N Krates released another brand new remix, this time from Madeon, with Gotta Dance Dirty HERE. Keys N Krates is part of MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week poll! Fans have until tonight at 11:59 PM EST to vote HERE.  The trio are known for mixing electro-hip-hop sounds and mix live instrumentation with electronic elements to create both innovative originals and remixes.

Listen/download: Madeon – “Icarus” (Keys n Krates Remix) 

Keys N Krates have made a name for themselves by relentlessly touring, after playing through Canada, America, and South East Asia, they go on to play Ultra Music Festival in March with Bassnectar, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT followed by a performance at the Movement Electronic Music Festival with Public Enemy and Wakarusa fest in May where they’ll share the stage with Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, plus many more.

Tour Dates:

  • 3/25: Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
  • 5/26-5/28: Detroit, MI @ Movement Electronic Music Festival
  • 5/31 – 6/3: Orzak, AR @ Wakarusa Festival

BOOM. (DOWNLOADS)

Keys N Krates – Blackout EP HERE

Keys N Krates – “Devil’s Work” (Miike Snow Remix) HERE

Keys N Krates – “Next” (Weeknd Remix) HERE

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New Music: Miike Snow – “Paddling Out”

Click image to go check out "Paddling Out" at Spin.com

Miike Snow is excited to announce the first string of tour dates throughout the US and Canada in support of their sophomore release, Happy To You.  The 11- date run, which includes performances at SXSW, Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, will offer Miike Snow fans the first glimpse of the dynamic new live stage show that has made Miike Snow infamous.  Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg relay their anthemic and haunting hybrid of pop, dance and electronic music into a transcendental live experience that drives audiences into dance-fueled overdrive. The upcoming tour will highlight the group’s evolving sound while delivering the same energy that fans repeatedly expect to experience from a Miike Snow show.

Happy To You will be available in stores and digitally on March 27th via Downtown Records / Universal Republic.

TOUR DATES:
Tue. 03-03-12          SXSW                                      Austin, TX
Fri. 03-23-12            Ultra Music Festival            Miami, FL
Tue. 04-10-12           Paramount Theatre             Seattle, WA
Wed. 04-11-12          Roseland Theater                 Portland, OR
Thu. 04-12-12          Fox Theater                            Oakland, CA
Sat. 04-14-12            Coachella                                Indio, CA
Sat. 04-21-12            Coachella                                Indio, CA
Tue. 04-24-12          Terminal 5                              New York, NY
Fri. 04-27-12            Electric Factory                     Philadelphia, PA
Sun. 04-29-12          House Of Blues                     Boston, MA
Tue. 05-01-12           Sound Academy                    Toronto, ON
Wed. 05-02-12         Metropolis Theatre              Montreal, QC

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Newest Love: The Japanese Popstars

New album Controlling Your Allegiance out June 21

The Japanese Popstars – Gary Curran, Declan ‘Decky Hedrock’ McLaughlin and Gareth Donoghue – may have been together for just four years, but they’ve carved out a reputation to rival the biggest names in dance music as a must-see live act and purveyor of raucous, foot-stomping, energetic electronic dance music. In the two years since their debut album We Just Are dropped on Gung-Ho! (UK), they have played major market dates in the U.S. including Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Electric Daisy Carnival in LA, played in Australia, across Europe and, of course Japan – a place that’s especially taken them to their hearts.

The band has also made a name for themselves as sought after remixers, having notched up their own inimitable re-rubs for luminaries such as Beyonce, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz and Kylie Minogue. In keeping with this proud tradition, The Japanese Popstars were also featured in the Tron Remix album, Tron: Legacy Reconfigured with their take on Daft Punk‘s Arena.

But it’s Controlling Your Allegiance, that’s the real leap forward as this is The Japanese Popstars first use of vocalists on an album.  And they didn’t pick just any old session singers either…  Wonder why the track “Take Forever” sounds like The Cure? That’s because the trio has enlisted collaborations from top notch artists such as Robert Smith (The Cure), Lisa Hannigan, Jon Spencer (of Blues Explosion), Tom Smith (The Editors), Green Velvet,  Morgan Kibby, M83 and Ireland’s James Vincent McMorrow.

I’m not sure what this video is really about…and I’m not sure what that creature is. All I know is that I felt bad for it while watching…it sort of made me sad. Quite an odd video.

Anyhow, you’ll like them if you’re a fan of Depeche Mode and Gorillaz.

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New Download: Afrobeta – “Nighttime”

Miami’s avant-dance duo Afrobeta have been tearing up dancefloors in their hometown since 2006, with the Miami New Times even naming them Best Band in 2010. After the success of their debut EP, Do You Party?, which came out last July, the band is ready to announce the details of their full-length debut- Under The Streets will see a release in Summer 2011 via Do IT Music Group!

Download “Nighttime” the first free track for a taste of what Under The Streets has in store for the world!
 
Cuci Amador and Smurphio formed Afrobeta in 2006 as a means to attain an ultimate form of artistic self-expression. Their mutual love of classic songwriting, Cuban pastries and dancing till 5AM inspired them to make music together. The thirteen tracks that make up their debut album will undoubtedly ignite dance-floors around the world. Afrobeta’s unique (and diverse) sound transcends genre classifications. Cuci’s rapid-fire delivery, combined with Smurphio’s funky synths and head-bopping basslines, will keep you moving from start to finish on Under The Streets.
 
Afrobeta is taking their joyous beats and dazzling live shows across the nation and abroad! 2010 included high profile performances at the 40th Anniversary Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, the 12th annual Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man, Ultra Brazil and Space Ibiza.

Under The Streets Tracklisting
 
Two Different Worlds
Do You Party?
Nighttime
As Long As You Like It
Play House
That Thing
Touch
Land Of Lost Lovers
Pistol Whip
Love Fur Life
Jealousy
The End
Love Is Magic

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Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia

Until One is the new album by Swedish House Mafia, which will be released Tuesday, Oct 26th. This album is quickly gaining HUGE momentum.  Their single ‘One (Your Name)’ feat. Pharrell is a top 3 iTunes & Billboard dance track with a video that has garnered over 20 million views on Youtube (adding over a million every week). Having recently graced the covers of DJ Times, Future Music and Mixmag, Swedish House Mafia have developed one of the most exhilirating live shows around, wowing thousands of fans at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and LA’s Electric Daisy Carnival, where they were proclaimed one of the highlights of the weekend. This album is also a soundtrack to their forthcoming DVD “Take One,” a film by Christian Larson which is a documentary about Swedish House Mafia. Check out the trailer streaming exclusively on MTV.com by clicking here.

Spinner has the video up for Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah “Miami 2 Ibiza,” which you can check out here.

Look out for the new album next week, it includes some awesome stuff old and new. And if you’re in Miami or Vegas next weekend, definitely check out the Mafia live!

LIVE DATES:

10/30 Miami FL, Masquerade Motel

10/31 Las Vegas NV, The Joint (Halloween)

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING DATES:

10/27 LA William Morris Building – 5pm

10/29 NYC Tribeca Grand – 6pm

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Free Pretty Lights EP

 Colorado-based producer Pretty Lights, aka Derek Vincent Smith, is as good as his word, and his word is clearly great. As promised, he has released his first EP of an ambitious trilogy project, within minutes of finishing it and making the deadline of March 2nd. Making Up a Changing Mind, can now be downloaded for free off of his site by clicking the above image!

Pretty Lights spring tour includes stops at SXSW, Ultra Music Festival and Coachella.

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