AC Slater and Phlegmatic Dogs wild out for remix of Kaskade’s ‘Fun’

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Earlier this year, Kaskade tapped the BROHUG trio, Mr. Tape, and Madge for some “Fun” — a funky guitar and bouncy bell synth-led house single, crafted with a penchant for playtime. Now, AC Slater joins the Phlegmatic Dogs duo in introducing the track to a diversion of the darker variety.

While AC offers the new remix his airy, reverb-heavy melodicism in the interludes, the drops are riddled with the Dogs’ signature static-heavy bass. The remix leaves Madge’s frisky vocal cut intact, tinged with a bit of pitched-down distortion. Similarly, traces of the rest of the frolicsome original’s frill still permeate throughout the remix—though they too seem to have been dropped in the Night Bass blender.

The Phlegmatic Dogs are chronic releasers inside AC’s dusky house haven, Night Bass Records. Last year, the imprint housed their breakthrough track “Keepmastik,” which plagued house sets for months after its release with its fierce rhythmic arrangement and growling bassline.

Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label releases first episode of artist docuseries featuring Brohug [Watch]

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Tiësto's Musical Freedom label releases first episode of artist docuseries featuring Brohug [Watch]

Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label will formally begin its foray into documentary production via the release of an artist focused docuseries that offers fans of the imprint signees a behind the scenes look at the on and off stage moments of the label’s artists.

The first episode of the brief docuseries features Swedish bass trio, Brohug. Brohug listeners notably enjoy a first listen of Brohug’s forthcoming single, “Be Somebody,” as previewed within the initial installment of the larger video project.

Musical Freedom plans to release individual succeeding episodes in the months to come, with each installment devoted to a different label mate.

H/T: EDM Sauce

NMF Roundup: Yellow Claw bring the heat, Elephante tugs at heartstrings, SLANDER remix Above & Beyond, and more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.

Sydney producer JVLY teams up with the sultry SARAI to create a groovy atmospheric tune full of pulsing synths and clean high hats.

The production trio known as Brohug take the original “Too Good To Be True” and turn it into a vibrant house heater that entices dancing from beginning to end.

Blasterjaxx and Bassjackers perfectly execute a dynamic big room track, with a heavy kick and mesmerizing lead synth. Festival-goers will stand no chance.

If future house is on the agenda for the weekend, then Jay Hardway and Mesto are claiming their spot with a track that bounces with stuttering synths and a catchy repeating vocal, leaving some of us not wanting to be saved.

Building anticipation for their new album on June 22, the Yellow Claw duo release yet another silky tune featuring Rochelle, full of brassy horns and a fat snare.

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa sound like a dream duo, until Valentino Khan comes along and puts his spin on “One Kiss,” turning it into a classic house beat riddled with alluring piano.

Elephante taps on the powerfully elegant Nevve to bring “Otherside” to life, that speaks about trying to remember a dream you had and the pursuit of getting back to it.

1788-L creates a literal “CYBERSPACE,” by building an epically cinematic and intricate track full of gritty synths that makes one feel as if they really are in the future.

SLANDER create their own emotional rendition of Above & Beyond‘s “ALWAYS,” that dramatically builds from minimal elements to an all encompassing drop.

Melbourne duo Two Can deliver a melodic beauty “Got Habits” in the form of one knocky wood block, a hypnotizing vocal, and strategic synths.

Delicate guitar riffs ring, as deep bass slowly take over on Tom Budin and Kopa’s splendid new track “Things Change.”

Australian multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Mickey Kojak, delivers a refreshingly unique tune full of retro vibes from the arpeggiating pluck to the funky bassline.

The mysterious In.Drip. project feels something like driving in the rain. With his crispy yet mellow beats, laden with his effortlessly gentle voice that delivers verse after verse, he makes any drive a pleasant one.

ZAXX pulls on the heartstrings in “Together” with playful xylophones and a huge synth drop, that leaves the listener in a world of their own.

Newcomer OTHER creates a catchy tune from his soulful voice reminiscent of Blackbear and Mike Posner, to the clean guitar and exciting electronic drop.

The long-awaited Tchami x BROHUG collab ‘My Place’ is here

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For years, BROHUG, the heavy house duo out of Sweden, have been a rambunctious motif on Tchami‘s internationally acclaimed Confession label. It seems inevitable that the two entities, who share a strong affinity for rowdy, bass-driving house music, would eventually join forces under their household imprint.

Now, Confession’s ripest release is indeed Tchami and BROHUG’s “My Place,” which the BROHUG boys have been weaving into their sets for months. Uncharacteristic of both parties, “My Place” features breathy, atmospheric trap interludes, accompanied by Reece’s fluttering, distorted vocals. Hints of Tchami’s signature melodicism follow soon thereafter. This delicate segment is quickly shattered by the drop, as it erupts into BROHUG’s classic whining, stop-and-go bass parade.

Electric Zoo announces ferocious phase two line-up additions: Alesso, Tiësto, Chris Lorenzo, Destructo, and more

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Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: KaskadeMarshmelloMartin Garrix, and Virtual Self.

Other notable acts joining on phase two include: Alexander Lewis, Bonnie x Clyde, Boogie T, Chris Lorenzo, Chuurch, Crankdat, Destructo, DNMO, Dubfire, G Jones, Habstrakt, Jauz, Kayzo, Lost Frequencies, Luzcid, Medasin, Party Favor, Petey Clicks, Space Jesus, Spencer Brown, Squnto, Stööki Sound, Whipped Cream, and YehMe2.

Electric Zoo’s ‘Big 10’ birthday bash will feature additional stages curated by Anjunabeats, Deadbeats, Hyperhouse, and Sunday School.

Tickets to Electric Zoo are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.

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NMF Roundup: Tritonal teams up with Sultan + Shepard, Spirix tackles future bass, and Brohug releases bass EP

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.

Michael Calfan explores house with the perfect underground club track “Got You.”

Galimatias fuses soul with electronic undertones in smooth new tune “South.”

Felix Cartal creates the perfect backdrop for Victoria Zaro‘s enthralling vocals in new track “Worry,” which is a part of his forthcoming 18-track album Next Season.

Disciples have released groovy new house track “Atheist” with an elaborate combination of chords propelling the track forward.

Spirix delivers a stunner with new track “This is what it feels like.” Enthralling vocals draw the listener in and intense future bass chords resonate in the listener’s head far after the track’s close.

TyDi has been hyping up new music all week with good reason. The release of Kundo’s remix of his track on orchestral x EDM album Collide titled “Did You Know?” adds an interesting element to the already beautiful track.

Syn Cole and Pusher have delivered stellar remixes of NOTD‘s newest track with Bea Miller “I Wanna Know.”

Tritonal and Sultan + Shepard teamed up for single “Ready” with commercial house chords and a catchy melody.

Sullivan King merges punk with screamo with trap and dubstep in new album Come One, Come All.

 BROHUG is out with intense bass tracks under two track compilation Sinner titled “Sinner” and “Saints.”

Hunter Siegel has created a catchy house track perfect for a club performance with new track “Fading.”

1788-L and Blanke have teamed up for otherworldly bass track “Destiny” with intense drops that propel the track forward.

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Dim Mak drops fully loaded “Greatest Hits 2017” compilation [Stream]

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Dim Mak’s fashion label made its New York Fashion Week debut in February. The brand showcased a series of looks in its high-end men’s streetwear line, in what would exemplify Dim Mak’s versatility. Just as the models sporting the carefully styled ensembles reconvene on the runway together at a fashion show’s end for one final, exhibitory strut, the Steve Aoki-spearheaded label performs a similar move in its Greatest Hits 2017 compilation, collecting 23 standout tracks for one final stride across 2017’s musical ‘runway.’

Tailored with genre diversity in mind, the sonic design of “Greatest Hits 2017” spans a myriad of different sounds, ranging from mellow future bass bops to high energy trap slammers. Boasting releases from label heavyweights Keys N Krates, BROHUG, Laidback LukeHenry Fong, and more, “Greatest Hits 2017” is a dynamic reflection of Dim Mak’s 2017 movement.



Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2017: Originals Tracklist
1. Prince Fox “Just Call (feat. Bella Thorne)”
2. Sam F “Limitless (feat. Sophie Rose)”
3. Keys N Krates & KRANE “Right Here”
4. QUIX “Riot Call (feat. Nevve)”
5. BROHUG “Droppers”
6. Borgeous & MORTEN  “Hold Up”
7. MAKJ & Max Styler “Knock Me Down (feat. Elayna Boynton)”
8. Laidback Luke & Made In June “Paradise (feat. Bright Lights)”
9. Garmiani “Shine Good (feat. Julimar Santos)”
10. Rain Man & MAX “Do You Still Feel?”
11. KRANE “Nobody But You”
12. Boehm “Outside of the Lines (feat. Laurell)”
13. Viceroy “Improvise (feat.Tom Aspaul)”
14. Not Your Dope “Indestructible (feat. MAX)”
15. Dirtyphonics “Boombox”
16. Riot Ten “Rail Breaker (feat. Rico Act)”
17. Paris Blohm “When The Lights Go Out (feat. LINNEY)”
18. Marnik & Miami Blue “Matador (feat. Marano)”
19. Matroda “BO$$”
20. Henry Fong “Young Hearts (feat. Nyla & Stylo G)”
21. Noise Cans “Standing (feat. ASTR)”
22. Stooki Sound “Burbs (feat. Bok Nero)”
23. Max Styler “Secrets (feat. CXLOE)”


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1001Tracklists identifies 2017’s ‘top 101 producers’ in mammoth new list

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When it comes to a record of the most widely supported producers of today, 1001Tracklists offers a look through a retrospective lens, releasing its list of the “Top 101 Producers of 2017” a little over a week into 2018.

The “world’s leading DJ tracklist database,” 1001Tracklists accounts for mixes, radio shows, and club and festival sets alike, maintaining a quantitative musical log that tracks the frequency with which a given producer’s works appear across tracklists. 1001Tracklists’ meticulous strategy to measuring producer prominence across mixes, radio shows, and sets results in a precisely ordered list sees Skrillex at the very peak of the “Top 101 Producers of 2017” list, coming in at first place with a “Total Unique DJ Support” of 1,463. 1001 Tracklists’ “Total Unique DJ Support” represents the total number of times that a release crafted by the producer surfaced.

Don Diablo trailed Skrillex with a support of 1,198, followed by Axwell with 1,007, Diplo with 1,002, and Hardwell, rounding out the top five with 997. The broad list sees BROHUG, Tiesto, EDX, Eric Prydz, and more place within the top 20. The complete list of the most heavily supported producers of the previous year can be viewed here.



H/T: 1001Tracklists

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Swedish DJ-producer trio BROHUG have released their latest headrush-inducing house track, “Be BROHUG.” The “In The Morning” bros have been busy in 2017, creating their own label, named after their self-branded genre of house, BROHOUSE, as well as spawning a number of other fiery releases on some of dance music’s hottest imprints, like Tchami‘s CONFESSION and Spinnin’ Records.

“Be BROHUG” is a bass-house-reminiscent dance track, echoing the group’s characteristic fervor. The song’s warped, seesawing bass is bound to conjure a foot frenzy in any club setting.

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QUIX & Bishu – Skin To Skin ft. Cappa (Original Mix)

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Hailing from New Zealand, QUIX has unleashed his trap power with Bishu that features Cappa‘s smooth and calming vocals. Her voice instantly start off “Skin To Skin,” inevitably reeling the listener in. QUIX and Bishu complement that subtly by keeping the percussion to a minimum. QUIX and Bishu don’t hold back during the drop, however. The screaming lead synth that slides around throughout is certainly unexpected, but it’s most definitely welcome.

QUIX debuted on the Dim Mak label with his Heaps Cool EP and received support from the likes of Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, NERVO, and Ekali. QUIX continues to make waves and leave an imprint in the electronic music scene by blending hip hop and trap music together. The trap don doesn’t intend on slowing down. He’s already performed for audiences in New Zealand, China, Australia, EDC Las Vegas, Miami Music Week, and Paradiso just this year.

Drew Campbell, better known as Bishu, has been involved in the electronic music industry since 2014. He made leaps and bounds with his tune “Mystic” with Tomsize, which has garnered more than 1.5 million streams. Since his epic debut, Bishu has released music on Mad Decent, Good Enuff and Elysian Records, and “Skin To Skin” marks his first release on Dim Mak.

Cappa continues to captivate listeners around the world with her angelic, soft vocals and truthful lyrics. She reworked TLC‘s “No Scrubs” (ft. Jon Santana) back in 2016, and it has acquired an astounding 8 million streams.


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