Armin van Buuren releases full Tomorrowland set from A State of Trance stage

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Armin van Buuren has shared his entire Tomorrowland weekend two set from this year’s set at the A State of Trance stage. Those who missed, or daydreamers trying to relive that day in festival history can now listen through the 43 tracks, in order, of which he played. Van Buuren opened with a dedication to his son, Remy, who turned five, before dropping into his new song with Vini Vici and Alok featuring Zafrir, “United.” Powering through, the trance legend hits songs produced by himself and close collaborators in the genre space such as W&W, Vini Vici, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, Conrad Sewell, Shapov, Josh Cumbee, Maor Levi, Mark Sixma, Super8 & Tab, STANDERWICK, Emma Hewitt, Ben Gold, and many more.

Van Buuren’s nearly two-hour set was one of three sets he played at one of the biggest festivals in the world. The other two sets took place on Tomorrowland’s infamous main stage. If four hours from the trance radio behemoth isn’t enough, he played a seven hour trance set at Untold Festival in Romania earlier this month and shared the full stream.

Photo Credit: Marc van der Aa

Good Morning Mix: Gareth Emery shares heavenly Diplo & Friends mix

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Good Morning Mix: Gareth Emery shares heavenly Diplo & Friends mixGareth Emery Cred Sergei Zarovnyi

UK trance king Gareth Emery took the reins at BBC Radio 1 earlier this month to craft his own Diplo & Friends mix.

During the course of his hour-long slice of heaven, Emery shares exclusive content from his label, Garuda, along with some of his current favorite tunes. He kicks off with longtime collaborator Ashley Wallbridge‘s “Forget Life” and leads the listener into a dreamy, synth-filled realm.

The mix takes some twists and turns, as he mixes in unexpected artists like A$AP Ferg and Lil Pump, but ultimately maintains a trance core with fan favorites like “Concrete Angel” and his collaboration with Standerwick, “Saving Light.” FIGHT CLVB also make regular appearances throughout the mix, woven in between tracks like Valentino Khan‘s “Feel Your Love” and Dillon Francis‘ rendition of Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin‘s “I Like It.”

It’s available on BBC Radio 1’s site until Sept. 4.

Gareth Emery’s comedy series ‘We Are CVNT5’ is finally here

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If you’re looking for another reason to love Gareth Emery, the esteemed trance artist recently released his new comedy series, We Are CVNT5. All eight episodes are currently available on go90. Unfortunately, the streaming website will no longer be available as of July 30, so viewers have less than a month to binge-watch the series.

The show is a fictional documentary about a DJ group, CVNT5, and their wacky antics. Emery plays the frontman, Brandon Bass, and Paul Holowaty plays the handsomely vacuous Chad Chisel. While the show has received praise from fans for its comical satire, darker undertones are apparent in the narrative, creating an appropriately well-rounded show about being a superstar DJ.

Click here to watch the eight-episode pilot series on go90.

Photo Credit: @wearecvnt5/Instagram

NMF Roundup: The Glitch Mob slows things down, Borgeous reups Marshmello, ATTLAS stuns, Daniel Avery delivers + 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.


Break out your Tigers Beat: The White Panda elevates the hottest rising boy band, save for Brockhampton, lifting Why Don’t We’s empowering hit single “Trust Fund Baby” to newfound heights with an injection of feel-good vibes and upbeat danceability that beckons innumerable repeats.

Raito digs into a bag of old-school garage tricks with a burgeoning breakbeat remix of Virtual Self‘s hyperactive, fantasy-themed electronic “Ghost Voices,” transforming the number into an even heavier, drum-sweltering beast.

Borgeous reupholsters Marshmello‘s “FRIENDS” with a most passionate swatch, ditching the track’s acoustics, and accentuating its passionate lyrics tenfold.

Ashley Wallbridge‘s uplifting Gareth Emery rework and effervescent trance tune aligns itself with an era of Armada‘s finest amidst its formal release.

With the vocal help of Tima Dee, Fareoh asserts his versatile studio reign once more.

Midnight Kids consider Shaun Frank‘s “Addicted” in a compelling new ’80s-centric dance-heavy decorum.

Big Gigantic ushers everyone to the dancefloor with a groovy new take on The KnocksFoster The People collaboration.

Though the track’s title and lyrical content is lacking sincere cerebral depth, SNBRN coalesces Peking Duk‘s “Wasted” into a digestible summertime tune, making the number’s monotone vocals and cringeworthy frat bro vibes a smaller, but bearable pill to swallow.

Marcel Dettman‘s burgeoning warehouse Mount Kimbie remix of “Four Years And One Day” meets streaming services as a meticulously crafted far cry from its shoegazey original.

The Glitch Mob slow things down with Elohim, showcasing their softer side, and highlighting their carefully calculated production capabilities.

Junior Sanchez embodies the essence that’s come to define him on “Forget” — always moving forward, without ever losing sight of where he’s been.

Sofi Tukker busts out a thrashing, ridiculously colorful new tune ahead of their debut album Treehouse out next Friday, April 13, elevating its anticipation to unforeseen heights.

ATTLAS is at home in the treetops and ensures listeners his glittery techno is a style which will only continue to define an era of mau5trap in years to come.

At long last Chris Lake has found his mind…. It seems this beat has taken it, and we’re glad to finally have it back, even if it was just for the sake of this one tantalizing tune.

Daniel Avery’s cavernous, contemplative techno album Song For Alpha has arrived. Perhaps best encapsulating the aforementioned, “Glitter” is a flurry from the club space, rife with atmosphere, and embedded influence of the greats that came before him.

Saving the best for last, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer Ólafur Arnalds bestows his latest sonic gift “re:member.” Enough said.

NMF Roundup: Headhunterz returns to hardstyle, Marshmello links up with Logic, and Ookay drops off bouncy new single

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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.


Chopped vocal samples and hip hop-inflected rhythmic additions make for an eccentric sound on Hanz‘s “Clutched.”

Progressive mastery is alive and well on “Keep My Light On,” a single that sees DubVision and Raiden team up for a release on Martin Garrix‘s imprint, STMPD Records.

Headhunterz makes his return to hardstyle production via a massive new LP, The Return of Headhunterz.  

Anjunabeats entity, Jason Ross puts forth his first single of 2018, “Through It All,” an uplifting number that harmoniously balances Fiora‘s soaring vocal with the song’s ascending synths.

Black Tiger Sex Machine make a statement on New Worlds, an album that sees the Canadian trio wield trap, bass, and electro production elements.

Dance music’s saccharine sweetheart Marshmello links up with Logic for “Everyday,” a single that epitomizes the carefree vibe characteristic of Friday.

Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge jointly take on Signum and Scott Mac‘s “Coming on Strong.”

Paris Blohm and Myah Marie prove to be a collaborative dream on “Body High.”

Element constructs the quintessential filthy drop on his hard-hitting new release, “Needles.”

A soothing guitar melody complements Nevve‘s fluid vocal contribution on Boombox Cartel‘s latest, “Whisper.”

Ookay channels the bouncy synth work that has come to be characteristic of a Marshmello production on his whimsical new offering, “Loved or Lost.”

QUIX and JVMIE’s “I’ll Give You The World” is an expert example of lush future bass production.

Reminiscent of Foster the People and Portugal. The Man, the vocals in Lemaitre‘s “Machine” create an indie-infused groove.

Tisoki takes on Oliverse‘s “Leave Them Behind,” flipping the track into a smooth-gliding dubstep rendition.

KDrew and KVNNIBVL bring the weekend vibes with a smattering of falsetto-like vocals and a lighthearted, bobbing beat in “Body of Gold.”

Listen to Gareth Emery’s full Terminal 5 laserface set

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On November 18, English DJ and producer Gareth Emery took the stage at Terminal 5 in New York City to preform his signature laserface set. The hour and a half performance, now available on SoundCloud, showcases many of the his classic pieces as well as some of his more recent work. With a frenzy of trance, Gareth Emery showcased his artistry and production skill during his show, as lasers shook the crowd with mesmerizing visuals.

Gareth Emery is currently on his Saving Light tour, making stops in Chicago, Park City, and Los Angeles. The renown musician has been made famous for pioneering his own colorful genre of trance, and has garnered worldwide support for his hit albums, Northern Lights, Drive, and 100 Reasons To Live. With his set now available on SoundCloud, listeners everywhere can experience the magic of Gareth Emery’s laserface.

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Gareth Emery & Standerwick – Saving Light ft. Hailene (Notaker Remix)

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Gareth Emery & Standerwick – Saving Light ft. Hailene (Notaker Remix)

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Gareth Emery, Standerwick and Hailene took 2017 by force when they released “Saving Light” and its powerful accompanying music video at the beginning of the year. Listeners and fans were swept away by the emotive power of the trance track, shooting it to No. 1 on Beatport — the first trance track ever to do so.

The trio just released a pack of remixes. Among them, Notaker‘s. St. Louis’ Notaker has steadily made a name for himself in the Monstercat and mau5trap community with impressive tracks like “Shimmer” and “Abyss,” respectively. After posting a video of the artist appearing to work on a “Saving Light” remix months ago, his fans went crazy, speculating what such a remix could entail.

The end result is a beautiful piece of music the likes of which we’ve never seen. What starts off slow and delicate delivers the listener straight into a mesmerizing glitchy drop. Notaker’s “Saving Light” rendition switches back and forth between dark beats and heavenly, symphonic builds that perfectly accentuate Hailene’s vocals.

Notaker’s sound design is second to none, and he continues to prove he’s a force to be reckoned with in the dance music community.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 1

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


I’ll start Volume 1 with a confession: I didn’t know the original version of this song when I heard this edit. Laszlo, an 18-year-old up-and-comer from The Netherlands, has continuously impressed with releases both on Monstercat and independently. He usually produces epic electro house tracks, so this smooth, sexy Post Malone rework was a bit unexpected. Lazslo toys with the vocals layered over slick synths and a melody that glides the listener effortlessly through the track. It’s completely refreshing, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since it came out on June 27.

(Note: I did finally go out and listen to the original. I much prefer Laszlo’s version).


Gareth Emery and Christina Novelli‘s “Concrete Angel‘ is an iconic example of the emotional beauty that permeates trance music. Celebrating the song’s 5-year anniversary, Emery released a set of remixes to “Concrete Angel” and among them was this perfect trance rework of the original track, masterfully done by ReOrder. It packs a harder punch than the original, but still maintains the initial integrity of the track. ReOrder’s trance beats are slightly more aggressive than Emery’s, but his builds are beautiful and soulful.


Drum & bass has a special place in my heart. Since Pendulum established my love of electronic music in 2010, I’ve always gone back to the genre-well in search of tracks that give me the same euphoric feeling songs like “Witchcraft” and “Watercolour” did when I heard them for the first time. When I first heard T & Sugah’s “Cast Away” three years ago, I got that same feeling. After following the Dutch duo’s music and loving everything they released, seeing a new track of theirs pop up was a thrill. “Sleepless” showcases the duo’s mastery of drum & bass with a swift beat that intensifies MVE’s vocals in the best way.


While browsing the latest content on SoundCloud’s feed, something unexpected cropped up: a new track from KDrew. KDrew has always made consistently solid music (c’mon, who doesn’t love “Last Train to Paradise” and “Summer Ashes“?) so it was interesting to see what his latest original track was like, especially since he hasn’t released new music in a while. With fun pitched vocals and a rushing trap-infused beat, “Back To You” marks KDrew’s triumphant return to the dance music world.


Since its release earlier this year, Zedd and Alessia Cara‘s hit “Stay” has, unsurprisingly, gotten a whole variety of remixes. Among these is a refreshing remix from producer Aylen. In a world where so many remixes sound the same, Aylen’s funky take on the track is catchy and new. He takes an otherwise mainstream-sounding track and pumps it up with a heightened tempo. Flawless harmonies line the bridge of the song, building up to a driving drop that begs shufflers to hit the dance floor and bust out their moves.


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Equador – Bones Of Man (Gareth Emery Remix)

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Gareth Emery never seems to slow his output.

The 35-year-old is a producer, a dad, a podcast host, and a philanthropist — and he still manages to put out new music constantly. Coming off successes like his collaboration with Louis Vivet, Emery’s music never disappoints. His latest work is no exception.

Emery posted a remix of Equador’s “Bones of Man” on May 20. This song encapsulates a different essence than his most recent song, “Stronger,” which only came out a few weeks ago.

“Bones of Man” is a darker spin on Emery’s usual trance ambience. It has an almost melancholy feel to it, but it still maintains the dreamy, otherworldly state that’s signature to Emery’s music.

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DJ Mag Top 100 corruption exposed in hilarious video

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DJ Mag Top 100 corruption exposed in hilarious video

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It’s become increasingly clear as electronic music has evolved that DJ polls no longer paint an accurate picture of the scene. In fact, many artists even go as far as manipulating their numbers in order to rank higher. One prime example occurred in 2015 when multiple witnesses came froward after Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike took the number one spot in the infamous DJ Mag poll to describe accounts of the Belgian duo buying votes, even having staffers walk around with iPads at various venues to secure extra nominations.

Naturally, such controversy has become the newest topic for Ashley Wallace and Gareth Emery’s parody group CVNT5 to skew. Their newest video takes viewers back to their initial quest of scoring the winning title for the poll, opening with contention between the duo and their manager over the authenticity of its results before they announced their $50k investment on advertising space to boost votes. The rest of the video covers issues such as paying black market companies to generate votes, bribing key figures, and wearing costumes to get gigs. Watch it in full above.

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