Premiere: Phlegmatic Dogs AMFAMFAMF Guest Mix

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Just a few weeks away from the very first All My Friends (AMFAMFAMF) music festival, Gary Richards, aka Destructo, shares the second Guest Mix leading up to the August 18-19 LA endeavor via the Phlegmatic Dogs. Destructo’s pre-fest mixtapes, 15 of which he has already mixed himself and uploaded to the AMFAMFAMF Soundcloud page, are somewhat of an anomaly, a rather unparalleled pre-festival feature.

A relatively smaller name on the AMFAMFAMF ticket, the Phlegmatic Dogs have been causing quite a ruckus in heavy house circles as of late, with irreverent singles like “Keepmastik” and “Westcoaster,” permeating through underground and main stage house sets alike. With their high-energy AMFAMFAMF mixtape, the Night Bass duo brings equal parts tenacity and quirk, oscillating between mainstays like Habstrakt‘s “Movie” and obscure garage house offerings like fellow Night Bass-ian, Chris Lorenzo‘s “Horn Porn,” as well as a hefty amount of their own kookyily-named concoctions like “Cuatrocats.” If this mix is any indicator, the Phlegmatic Dogs are primed to reap destruction at the August gathering when they take the stage.


Get tickets to AMFAMFAMF Fest here

 

Moonrise Festival reveals final lineup additions

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Baltimore’s Moonrise Festival is known for it’s ability to bring together a diverse group of DJs and performers, new and old. Just two months out from the festival, Moonrise has announced another phase of performers who will be taking the stage this August.

The final phase brings in a slew of underground talent from a variety of scenes. Moonrise beefs up their hip-hop and R&B side with singer/producer NAV, while ramping up their selection of bass artists with Habstrakt, Dion Timmer, Born Dirty, Luca Lush, and Gammer. Other notable additions include Tritonal, Said the Sky, Ducky, and Maddy O’Neal. With all of these new artists supporting an already strong lineup featuring Excision, Kaskade, Vince Staples, and many more, Moonrise is shaping up to be one of the summer’s most exciting events.

From dusk ’till dawn under the Electric Sky — EDC’s first camping venture

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As a festival built on an ethereal foundation of acceptance, imagination and an appreciation for dance music, Electric Daisy Carnival has contrived and solidified their elusive reputation in the realm of music festivals. It has grown to become one of the most distinguished dance music festivals throughout the globe, after years of creating transcendental experiences that manage to remain unique to, and a principal facet to the festival’s essence.

Some may say that EDC’s success can be ascribed to its core focus on the principles of unity, love, self expression, and respect. Others may attribute it to the touches of creative ingenuity in every aspect of the festival, along with their perpetual nature of outdoing themselves with the passing of each year.

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Though EDC excels in all areas of community creativity, and growth, their success innately derives from their focus on the festival attendees — thoughtfully referred to as the “Headliners” behind the weekend. No festival is able to thrive without balancing their hiccups with accompanying improvements, and this one is certainly one of those that learns from their mistakes.

From its very first edition held in 1997, to the colossal three-day takeover just over two decades later, EDC has risen to the top of the international festival landscape with little competition along the way. The 2018 edition proved to be nothing short of what is known as the “EDC experience”, as the team worked magic to pull off 72+ hours of unprecedented extravagance.

With prior years of facing issues with shuttle transportation, and being at mercy to the desiccant, desert heat, one of the largest additions (and solutions) to this years event included the introduction of Camp EDC. Positioned just outside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Camp EDC hosted over 20,000+ attendees over the course of the weekend, kicking off a lineup of widespread festivities right from the get-go. Campers were given the choice between the GA Moonstone, and VIP Desert Rose tenting accommodation, each priced within reasonable grounds to the accustomed price-hike that Las Vegas visitors typically assume. RV Camping was available for  those who weren’t fans of traditional camping, offering a more “cushy” outdoor experience.

While Camp EDC was an excellent solution to alleviating the traffic load to the venue, it came at the cost of long entry wait times to the campgrounds.

Campers took to social media to relay their dismay behind the circumstances, tweeting both EDC and festival owner, Pasquale Rotella, about the 8+ hour wait times, and the risk of running out of gas/car battery. For those who were the lucky few that managed to be in the right place at the right time managed to breeze into the campgrounds, and get set unpacked before the weekend madness commenced.

Camp EDC’s first-ever campground kick-off party took place in their common-grounds, known better by “The Mesa.” Well prepared for the daily heat and incoming profusion of happy campers, “The Mesa” was characterized by colorful landmarks, non-stop daily activities, and weekend-long pool parties hosted by fan-favorite groups like Space Yacht, Insomniac Records, and Brownies & Lemonade.

Thursday’s pre-party was one for the bassheads (and was definitely met to bewilderment from campers seeking a more tame pre-EDC night), hosted by Excision, G Jones and Habstrakt as they played out on the illustrious Parliament Art car. To add to the already stacked evening, NGHTMRE went b2b with Slander in the early evening; adding to the large case of FOMO that non-campers, and campers who weren’t yet inside experienced. Camp EDC 2018 - Skyler Greene

With the good came the bad, and EDC was not exempt from the common camping festival struggles. Desert Rose campers were promised their own 24 hour, VIP bathroom/shower facilities, yet these were unaccessible at different points throughout the first day. Shower lines for the rest of the weekend were rarely scarce, pushing people to head back to their tents and resort to a good ‘ol-fashioned baby-wipe shower. Bumps on the road aside, no festival is complete without a few mishaps, especially when accommodating to 20,000+ thousand people in the middle of the desert.

Between the daily pool parties, and influx of group activities aiming to address the mind, soul and body, Camp EDC was a cloud nine destination for those looking to fulfill their EDC experience. Just as Insomniac prides themselves on centralizing the principles of positivity and respect, staff and security showed ample enthusiasm and genuine concern to the needs of festival-goers, making for smooth and sweet conversations all around.

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An attribution to the countless hours placed before the festival’s success, campers left tired, yet fulfilled at heart from the three-night spectacle. A daunting task which proves difficult to face, EDC deserves credit where it’s due. Corralling over 20,000 individuals amongst 3,400 tents and 1,100 RV’s requires far more than extraneous planning and meticulous calculations. A project of this caliber requires patience, unwavering dedication and a love for dance music; drawing back to the founding pillars behind Insomniac’s success.

Photo credits: Skyler Greene and Jake West.

Habstrakt – Vibin

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No stranger to Never Say Die Records, Habstrakt has returned to the bass haven to deliver his seething new track, “Vibin.” The release follows Uncle Habby’s recent and exquisitely nuanced heavy house track, “Movie,” featuring josh pan.

“Vibin” oscillates between bass-driven house and raunchy brostep. Its screeching, metallic cacophony of bass will surely enthuse lovers of the wilder side of the EDM spectrum.

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.

Featured photo: aLIVE Coverage.

Habstrakt spins energetic one hour bass mix for Triple J

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Habstrakt has released a bass heavy mix fresh off of his performance at Touch Bass festivals throughout Australia. The one hour compilation features tracks from Getter, Joyryde, Ekali and more. He also disperses many of his own releases throughout.

Mixed for Triple J, the seismic show is perfect for bass fans looking for an energizing mix.


Tracklist:
Habstrakt – Episode 1 (Intro)
Zomboy – Saints & Sinners (Habstrakt Remix) – Never Say Die Records
Ekali – Faded Saints Edit
Kiesza – No Enemies (Jauz Remix) – Island Records
Dustycloud – Move – Confession
Habstrakt – ID
Blatta & Inesha, Congorock – Stepoff – Hell Yeah Recordings
Mr Oizo – Fiat Beat – f-communications
Joyryde – The Box – Unwanted
Getter – 666! VIP – OWSLA
Angelz – 99 J.Lo – Confession
Moksi – Get U There – Barong Family
Badjokes – Nightmare – Confession
Koos – Volcan – Confession
Eptic – Danger (Habstrakt VIP) – Never Say Die Records
Habstrakt & Dombresky – Antigone – Mad Decent
Godamn – Messin
Herobust – Vertebreaker (Habstrakt Remix) Mad Decent
Joyryde – I Ware House – OWSLA
Dustycloud – Jumpin’ – Confession
Tony Romera – Grand Jour
AC Slater – Taking Off ft. Shoffy (Jay Robinson Remix) – Night Bass Records
Zeds Dead & JAUZ – Lights Go Down (SQWAD Remix) – Deadbeats
Torro Torro – Make a Move (Habstrakt Remix) – OWSLA
Eptic & Habstrakt – On The Block – Never Say Die Records
CYMN & Soul Surgery – Pass That Back
Koos – Problems
Habstrakt – ID
Juelz – Cocaine – Flow Fi recordings
Phazz & Ozzie – Illusion
Wongo & Jace Mek – Why – Confession
Lowdown – Dance 4 Me
Asdek – What’s In My Head – Dim Mak
Skrillex & Habstrakt – Chicken Soup – OWSLA
Slander & Yookie – After All (Habstrakt Remix) Never Say Die Records
DJ Medhi – Signatune – Ed Banger
Damien N-Drix – Party
Sidtrus – Ma Nec Ma Bac – Gold Digger
Habstrakt – ID
Hydroski – ID
Monista – Clandestine
Bellecour – ID
Destructo – BassFace (Koos Remix) Hits Hard
Habstrakt – Episode 5 (Prelude)
Habstrakt ft Josh Pan – ID
Travis Scott – Yah Yah (Loge21 Remix)
Yellow Claw – Run Away (Moksi Remix)
Habstrakt & Eptic – Lazor3000
Habstrakt & Jace Mek – I Wanna – Confession
Habstrakt – Time
Madlib – Movie finale – Stones Throw

Habstrakt teams with josh pan for the nefarious ‘Movie’

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Adam Jouneau, the Frenchman better known as Habstrakt, is back with another bass crunching tune, “Movie,” featuring josh pan, to add to his long, multifarious catalogue. The Mad Decent release comes after the Frenchman’s wildly popular, ear-splitting collaboration with Skrillex, “Chicken Soup.”

Habstrakt is known for his ability to repurpose wide-ranging assortments of popular elements on the electronic spectrum and shape them into something altogether unrecognizable–his latest creation not withstanding.

“Movie” is a continuation of the heavy-handed house leanings Uncle Habby has displayed in both his recent productions and DJ sets as he accompanies Destucto along his Let’s Be Friends Tour. Josh pan’s shadowy vocals are all smoke and mirrors, carrying us through minimal, downtempo interludes. But the drop soon erupts into a jarring, serrated display of metallic bass and house beats–almost as if Habstrakt has translated his longstanding dubstep devotion into a 4×4 house pattern.

Don’t expect to hear “Movie” in any generic big room sets any time soon.

Photo Credit: Traxsource

​Zeds Dead share full lineup for 5th annual Red Rocks event, ‘DEADROCKS’

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Zeds Dead are bringing their annual Deadrocks show to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, and for their fifth occasion, the boys are surely pulling out all the stops. The two-day event boasts a hefty list of line-up support, with G JonesEkaliPsymbionicMad Zach and Deadbeats Records artist DNMO on July 2nd, and RuskoEPROMHabstraktUm..,  and Chuurch on July 3rd.

Over the years, the Deadrocks event has become a sold-out family affair for Zeds Dead fans as they travel from all corners of the US to ascend upon one of the world’s most prestigious outdoor venues. Why? Because “DC” and “Hooks,” as the boys’ individual nicknames go, have been known to bring out surprise guests, premiere unreleased music, and unleash top-notch visual production upon their audience. One can bet the 2018 gathering will take no short cuts in celebrating Deadrocks’ fifth birthday, either.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Feature Image Credit: Camille Breslin

Soundtrack to Ultra 20

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Ultra celebrated a monumental twentieth anniversary this past weekend. Organizers wrapped UMF’s birthday with several landmark wins — its acquisition of Winter Music Conference, a Swedish House Mafia reunion, and a long-fought promise to return to their beloved venue at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

Along with the weekend came a bevy of top industry taste maskers spotlighting the upcoming year’s most popular dance floor anthems in their sets.  Over the weekend, 1001tracklists.com compiled a list of the Top Ten most-played tracks at Ultra Music Festival. From singles one might expected to see from names like DrakeSkrillex, and GTA, a deeper listen into the list reveals some tracks that will surely surprise and delight.

In years past, the tracks dominating Ultra’s main stage were seen as a way to forecast which generic trends might be dominating the festival season cycle. The sheer diversity in this year’s compiled list displays a wider range of genre crossing, however, which speaks to dance music’s diversification of tastes and sounds.

Here are the top ten tracks most played tracks at Ultra 2018.


1. Drake – God’s Plan [OVO]


2. Gammer – The Drop [Monstercat]


3. 4B &TEEZ – Whistle [Premiere Class]


4. 4B & Aazar – Pop Dat [FREE]


5. Valentino Kahn – Lick It [Spinnin’]


6. GTA ft. DJ Funk – Booty Bounce (GTA Hyprr Mix) [Free/Mad Decent]


7. DJ Snake – Magenta Riddim [Geffen/Universal]


8. David Guetta, Martin Garrix, & Brooks – Like I Do [What A Music]


9. Skrillex & Habstrakt – Chicken Soup [OWSLA]


10. Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini [Atlantic/Warner]


H/T: EDMTunes, Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage.

Good Morning Mix: electrocute your morning with Habstrakt’s Diplo & Friends mix

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France’s Habstrakt built himself a cult following based on thunderous bass productions that run the gamut — and tempo — from house to dubstep to trap and beyond. As though his prodigious production abilities weren’t enough, the artist is also a fiend behind the decks and his live performances only serve to galvanize his fanbase.

In an effort to satiate their desire, Habstrakt uploaded his mix for the seminal Diplo & Friends series to SoundCloud for fans to enjoy at their leisure. While for some mornings a proper wake up is a gentle rousing, others require a seismic drop of bass so as to attack the day with vigor. In that vein, few can do it better than Habstrakt himself.