Electric Zoo Transformed: Experience it Live on Beatports Twitch Channel

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Caught a cold? Lost your wallet? There are a multitude of reasons why many may not be heading out to Electric Zoo this year, but have no fear. Thanks to Beatport and T-Mobile, you will get to experience this world renowned festival through the comfort of your own computer or smart phone.

Electric Zoo will be taking place this Labor Day Weekend (September 4, 5 & 6) at Randall’s Island Park, with the live stream being available to everyone throughout the weekend.

The Electric Zoo line up includes a huge roster of superstar DJ’s from all genres, with the live stream mostly catering to the fans of Big Room and “Beatport” Progressive. The Electric Zoo live stream will feature artists such as Above and Beyond, Ansolo, Audien, Bassjackers, 3lau, Borgore, Brillz, Claptone, Coone, Deorro, Don Diablo, Dirty South, DVBBS, EDX, Sam Feldt, Gramatik, Headhunterz, Oliver Heldens, Thomas Jack, Keys n Krates, NERVO, Robin Schulz, TJR and more.

Watch live video from Beatport on www.twitch.tv

Track of the week: Perfume Advert – “Sand Worm”

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What’s cooler than Beatport and mimosas on a Sunday? Finding phenomenal, low pro, talented artists on Beatport, that’s what! (and mimosas of course). There was no particular track in mind when finding the soundtrack to our Sunday afternoon, but after constant browsing and digging deeper into the never ending catalog of Beatport something caught my ear.

Perfume Advert is a duo located somewhere near the United Kingdom, with a keen sense for fantastic music. Perfume Advert’s sound is incredibly raw sounding, something you don’t hear a lot nowadays amidst all the incredibly processed sounding electronic music that has flooded a lot of playlists.Perfume Advert sticks to this trend of raw sounding textures that give them a distinct sound, and a great one at that.

This track was released in 2013 on the label 1080p who hosts a very wide and eclectic set of artists on their label roster. You can purchase the full album here or if you really like, 1080p has released this album on tape in case you’re one of those people who still rides in a car from the 90’s.

But for now, just turn up the speakers, relax your mind  and enjoy this awesome track of the week

Perfume Advert: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport
1080p: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport

D-Unity Releases “Out Loud EP” on Unity Records

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Since entering the music industry, D-Unity has climbed his way to the top as a direct result from pure dedication to the music. He’s released on a variety of labels ranging from his own imprints, 1605, and Yoshitoshi, as well as dance powerhouse labels such as Ultra and Toolroom.

Out Loud is the 51st release on his label, Unity Records, and features an original track from D-Unity, as well as remixes courtesy of Oscar L, and fellow Canadians, The Junkies.

The original mix employs crisp stabs that bounce along with a chugging low end, with an occasional vocal sample that brings that added level of hypnotism to the minds on the dance floor. Oscar L follows up the original mix with a low burner complete with rides and a deeply resonated chord progression, while The Junkies step up with a big remix of Out Loud that packs some serious punch on the dance floor. Each remix fulfills a different vibe and atmosphere, with The Junkies taking a firm grasp on the main room necessities of the underground crowd.

Out Loud EP is out now on Unity Records. Stay up to date with D-Unity below

D-Unity: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport
Oscar L: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport
The Junkies: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport

Unity Records: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport

Watch a Sneak Peak of Detroit Swindle’s New Live Show

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Detroit Swindle has upped the ante with their new live set-up. The duo recently debuted their new live set at Dour Festival in Belgium, showcasing an array of gear such as the Nord Lead 2, Elektron Analog Rytm, a TR-8, among many more amazing pieces.

Detroit Swindle proudly presents this brief video recapping the night at Dour Festival. A truly special live set with superb performances across the board from the duo and friends, Seven Davis Jr. and Lorenz Rhode. With an intuitive live performance, it appears as if Detroit Swindle is right at home behind the controls and delivers a master class in live electronic music.

Check out Detroit Swindle live at Dour Festival in the video below, and stay up to date with the duo on the following links.

Detroit Swindle: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport | Discogs | Resident Advisor

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HARD Day Of The Dead Reveals Massive Lineup and 21+ Regulations

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HARD has unveiled one hell of a lineup for their annual Day Of The Dead festival, one of the most successful annual Halloween events in the world. The lineup is incredibly diverse and eclectic, featuring house, techno, bass, EDM, and everything in between. We’re especially excited about Groove Armada, Armand van Helden, Felix Da HousecatAlison Wonderland, George Fitzgerald, DJ Tennis, and way too many more to list. Unfortunately, however, there are going to be some changes made to the event in the wake of a terrible tragedy.

Following the death of two teenagers at this year’s HARD Summer, The Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors has decided to crack down on the enormously popular festival. They have issued a number of restrictions that Live Nation must adhere to in order to host their annual DOTD, one of which being the new 21+ age limit.

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The first of these restrictions was the cancellation of their upcoming ‘A Night at Fairplex,’ set to feature Wax Motif, AC Slater and more; Secondly, the DOTD Festival must limit attendance to 40,000 (HARD Summer had 65,000) and limit the hours of the festival, which will now end at 11 PM. To conclude, they can only admit guests 21+ from here on out. The reduction in attendees will translate into millions of dollars in lost revenue.  However, we anticipate that they will make much of this money back via drink sales (since everyone will be of legal drinking age). Additionally, HARD will increase security and medical protocols and provide more free water. Finally, Live Nation must create and distribute educational literature about drugs at the event. Yesterday, the company announced in a statement:

“Festival organizers and promoters are pleased to have worked quickly with the County Supervisors in order to complete the County’s inquiry and bring about the agreed upon modifications to our operations for HARD Day of the Dead at Fairplex, which will further our fans to have a safe and fun time”

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The event will be held Saturday Oct. 31 and Sunday Nov. 1 at the Socal Fairplex. Early bird tickets are now available for $85 (one-day ticket) and $145 (two-day pass). VIP tickets are also available for those who want to go big or go home.

Day Of The Dead: Official Site | Tickets | FacebookTwitter

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Listen to Windows Startup Sounds Slowed Down 4,000%

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Windows 95 recently celebrated its 20th birthday. In honor of the machine and all it has provided humankind, one person has taken the Windows startup sounds, and slowed it down transforming them into pure ambient bliss. From Windows 95 to Windows XP, the textures created out of this technique yield incredible results of sonic manipulation. Evoking elements of a cinematic soundtrack, it’s hard to believe that such lush music and soundscapes could be the result of a six second startup sound for a computer.

Upon listening to these recordings it feels as if one is traveling through the different dimensions theorized in Interstellar…

The slowed down Windows startup sounds were uploaded by the Soundcloud user, ideoforms, and are available for free download. Have a listen to the original Windows 95 start up sound for reference, and then venture into the ambient journey with the rest of the versions listed in the Soundcloud player below.

Sasha and Dubfire Hit Vegas for an Extended Back-to-Back Set

Fans of underground electronic music in Las Vegas can breathe a sigh of relief this Labor Day Weekend knowing that their musical agenda will be filled with some of the best tastemakers that the industry has to offer.

Sasha and Dubfire are repeatedly found at some of the most prestigious clubs and festivals around the world, with the two being scheduled to perform an extended back-to-back set at Daylight Beach Club in Vegas on Sunday September 6th. With the melodic consistencies of Sasha’s progressive techno and the minimal tech grooves of Dubfire, this stands atop as the best underground party in Vegas for Labor Day Weekend.

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Setting the tone for the two legends will be prominent local duo, Spacebyrdz, with a sound and skill set that will compliment the headliners more than appropriately.

Daylight Beach Club is gaining a strong reputation as one of the best underground clubs in Vegas, and with bookings such as Nic Fanciulli, Rodriguez Jr, Seth Troxler, and Nicole Moudaber, not many would disagree. Check out the links below for more information about Sasha B2B Dubfire at Daylight Vegas on September 6.

Sasha B2B Dubfire at Daylight: Tickets | Resident Advisor
Daylight Vegas: Official Website | Facebook

100 Hours of Non-Stop Music for Desert Hearts 3 Year Anniversary

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The renowned musical collective has announced its fall edition festival, which will be taking place from November 5 to 9 with an extended 100 hours of nonstop house, techno, and love.

With the Desert Hearts crew consisting of Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Porkchop, Marbs, and Deep Jesus at the vanguard of the festival culture movement, it comes as no surprise that this community of artists and musicians has become a word of mouth sensation across the board. Desert Hearts draws from the Burning Man ethos, dedicating its endeavors in creating a unique festival experience while being inclusive of international musical talent as well as a loving community of music lovers and party-goers. 2015 has been a successful year for Desert Hearts with many new releases on their record label and the launch of their urban tour across the US under the moniker City Hearts.

Tickets go on sale September 14, so mark your calendars and get ready for a massive round of transformational desert vibes filled with love and good music. Get in the loop by signing up for their 3-year anniversary festival newsletter for access to ticket information and other event updates.

Desert Hearts Records: Official Site | Facebook | Soundcloud

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All Day I Dream: Summer Samplers

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All day I dream of summers filled with melodic house and techno, and indeed this wish has been granted. Last month, Lee Burridge announced the successive three-part release of All Day I Dream Summer Samplers to satiate growing nostalgia as the end of summer approaches. Each sampler showcases three different artists of the same feather.

All Day I Dream is a record label that tells tales of yonder dimensions and complex emotions through its music, making it a music lover and daydreamer’s paradise. Lee Burridge’s house and techno collective has turned from a word-of-mouth affair to one of the top parties from the underground.

All Day I Dream: Official Webite | Facebook | Soundcloud

All Day I Dream Summer Sampler Vol. I

Featured artists: Bedouin, Daso feat. Anouk Visée, Gorje Hewek & Izhevski

All Day I Dream Summer Sampler Vol. II

Featured artists: Oona Dahl, Lauren Ritter, Behrouz

All Day I Dream Summer Sampler Vol. III

Featured artists: Marc Scholl, Powel, YokoO

Global Vibe Radio and Q&A with Ben Teufel

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“It’s about the music, man!” That’s the vocal snippet that comes blaring through the speakers with a heavy breaks and house influence on the first track of this Global Vibe Radio, and it is a prefect representation of Ben Teufel’s outlook on house music.

Hailing from Germany, Ben Teufel has been putting his spin on classic house music for several years releasing on labels such as Innocent Music, Smiley Fingers, Natural Rhythm, BWO Records, Pacha Recordings, and Monique Musique to name a few. With a firm grasp at the controls, both in the studio and DJ booth, Ben Teufel knows exactly how to make the dance floors sway to the groove.

In this edition of Global Vibe Radio, Ben Teufel flexes his sonic taste effortlessly moving between house cuts ranging from the massive garage basslines and jackin’ house rhythms that would seem right at home on the basement floor of Sankeys.

Enjoy this edition of Global Vibe Radio with Ben Teufel, and make sure to check out his recent release on BWO Records

Ben Teufel: Official SiteFacebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor | Beatport

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