Ultra Music Festival‘s second day of production was nothing short of explosive. Martin Garrix fans found an unexpected new Garrix single on major streaming platforms everywhere just minutes after Garrix took Ultra’s main stage. Sound familiar? It should have, for that single was none other than Matisse & Sadko and Alex Aris’ collaboration, “Mistaken,” which comprised the opening of Garrix’s Ultra set. Garrix’s swift progression from the live debut of an unreleased ID, to the formal release thereof, however, was but one of the many noteworthy electronic developments of Ultra’s second day.
From deadmau5‘s presentation of the cutting-edge technology that is Cube 3.0 for the very first time during his main stage closing set, to Zedd’s gritty remix of Swedish House Mafia‘s “Save to World,” not to mention Illenium‘s Ultra debut, day two of the Miami flagship kept live streamers and attendees alike engaged in their uncertainty of just what would happen next. Relive the festival’s momentous sequel to day one with sets from Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Illenium, NGHTMRE & Slander (Gud Vibrations), Tchami, deadmau5, and Martin Garrix.
Weekend one of Tomorrowland 2018 is in the books with no shortage of highlights from the three-day event. While many fans are still catching up on the first weekend’s many highlights, Belgium is gearing up for weekend two, and fans abroad looking to stream live sets from the festival can now plot their viewing schedules. The schedule will be divided up into four channels on Tomorrowland’s streaming site, with each channel taking on an assortment of stages, offering couch-bound ravers a wide assortment of performances from this coming weekend’s programming.
The artist rolls with a cheeky crew whose house, techno, and love mantra permeates through all possible facets of their work — paramount to the Desert Hearts ethos. His eccentricity stands out not only in his propensity for finding rare tracks, Anderson also manages to impress with his of injection of love and non-stop danceability into his sets.
His involvement with Desert Hearts dates back to the 2014 edition of the festival, and since then the producer’s become a staple in the underground community. Much of his work is with fellow producer RYBO, although the Los Angeles-based artist recently released a brand new EP with Ghostea titled Kablam!.
Now, he’s shared his enthralling two-hour set from this Spring’s Desert Hearts festival and it’s a thrilling mix to kick off the day with.
Illenium‘s breakout arguably career occurred when the Denver-based melodic producer was named winner of Kaskade‘s “Disarm You” remix competition. Fast forward three years, and Nick Miller continues to rise to domination on the festival circuit — most recently bringing his Awake Tour to Dallas’ Lights All Night and San Diego’s OMFG! New Year’s Eve Festival.
While in Southern California, Miller awed his NYE crowd as he unleashed quite the heavy-hitting surprise during his notable Kaskade remix. Armed with an ODESZA-influenced trap style drop, followed by 808 kicks in halftime, the live video edit (above) is being dubbed Illenium’s VIP remix. In so doing, Illenium further poises himself as an artist focused on taking a living approach to his live performance, all the while proving that he’s not just interested in pressing play, but pushing the boundaries of his sound and experimenting with evolving styles.
Seth Troxler‘s devotion to the craft of techno production diverges a bit from his quirky behavior off the decks, but the Detroit-hailing DJ’s status as a production auteur is undeniable. Whether it be a recent headlining performance at Circoloco in Ibiza on New Year’s Day or at Germany’s fabled Timewarp Festival last April, Troxler has been known to perplex crowds with cutting-edge sets; the myriad tracks in his record collection is boundless.
Now, Troxler has released the first edition of his ‘In Hindsight’ mix. The mix is a live recording from an undisclosed 2017 gig, and features a flock of unrecognizable tracks. “Recordings of some of my favourite gigs this year,” reads the description on his SoundCloud page. “Not saying where they are from but if you were there I’m sure you know.”
With coming performances at Dirtybird Campout East, Pitch Music Festival, Ultra, and a plethora of unreleased dates, Troxler is heading into the new year with steam. “Part 1. Keep an eye out on my Soundcloud during next few days,” reads the description, foreshadowing similar mixes in the future.
Adam Beyer hit the Vienna Boiler Room decks in late November with an over three-hour-long mix of tantalizing techno and electro. The auditory journey that unfolded is now available for listeners to revel in.
At the helm of the Drumcode label boss’ ever-flourishing career, Beyer was joined by the experimental Hypnobeat duo — which is comprised of James Dean Brown and Helena Hauff. Hypnobeat was originally intended as a one-off solo live show by James Dean Brown at Serendip Festival, held in Paris in 2012, but it has since sustained itself and transformed into a celebrated, eclectic venture. It truly evolved as an act when Hauff joined in 2013.
Presently, the two aid Beyer in a true 808-odyssey with their polyrhythmic approach. Hypnobeat backs up Beyer in their experimental grandeur, truly taking the mix “Into The Dark.”
As the Stockholm-heavyweight serves up his polished brand of techno that’s propelled him as one of the genre’s most-sought-after acts, it becomes readily apparent why his reign as a supreme player in the genre maintains itself after all these years.
Those questioning whether electronic music producers are “real musicians” say no more, because Daktyl is here to silence naysayers. The UK-born, LA-based artist performed his track “Unseen,” a selection from his The Act of Hesitation EP, live with instrumentals while JJ Draper performed vocals. The producer plays the guitar, the keyboard, the xylophone, a MIDI controller, and pad among other instruments during the performance — in addition, he also provides some vocal contributions of his own.
To say the performance is a spectacle would be an understatement, as Daktyl displays mastery of more than six instruments throughout the course of the video. Daktyl will be on the road with Big Wild this winter where fans will be able to see him perform live.
Hailing from London, tech house mastermind, Weiss, has gifted listeners with his set from Dirtybird Campout West. Exclusively available on Dancing Astronaut, Weiss’ hour and a half performance includes tracks from Alexander Pierce, Marquis Hawkes, Jesse Perez, as well as many of his own originals. The mix features seamless transitions, diverse song selections, and ongoing energy that will have listeners grooving along to deep waves of bass and striking rhythmic patterns.
Weiss has garnered support for his distinct house sound that features prominent percussion, intriguing vocal samples, and enthralling progressions. His next show is this upcoming weekend at Bar Basic in San Diego. With an eclectic array of tracks from a collection of different artists, Weiss’ Dirtybird Campout West set is one not to miss out on.
For those looking to head out to St. Cloud, Florida, for Dirtybird Campout East in February, limited tickets are on-sale now here.
Just weeks after a huge performance at Liquicity London, British drum & bass producer Muzzy has unleashed his memorable set to the world. The 58-minute set is packed with Muzzy IDs, VIP mixes, and drum & bass heaters from the likes of The Prototypes and Netsky.
Along with playing the iconic festival, Muzzy also released a collaboration with Koven and Feint on Monstercat this month. This year saw him release a fiery EP, Spectrum, and build momentum for 2018 with festival performances and tour dates across the world.
2017 Liquicity Set Track List
Muzzy – ID Eptic – Watch Yo Back A.M.C & Turno – Black Jungle G Dub – Back In Business Topi – Got To Be North Base – Third Eye (feat. Harry Shotta) TC – Get Down Low A.M.C & Turno – Ice Cold Muzzy & Protostar – ID Muzzy – ID Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Cobra VIP Muzzy – Crescendo Hedex – OMG Muzzy – Crescendo (Headphone Heaven Bootleg) Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Thug Muzzy – Lost Forever VIP Muzzy – Spectrum VIP A.M.C & The Clamps – Prince Of Darkness Black Sun Empire & State Of Mind – Until The World Ends (Mind Vortex Remix) Muzzy – Back To You VIP The Prototypes & Prolix – Enter The Void Muzzy – Insignia VIP Insideinfo – Renegade (feat. Jakes) Upgrade – Blow Flite – Ghost In The Shell Delta Heavy – Kill Room Andy C – What Bass Macky Gee & DJ Phantasy – Let It Shine A.M.C & Turno – Fever Muzzy – Children Of Hell VIP High Maintenance – Destiny The Prototypes – Levelz TC – Tap Ho (A.M.C Remix) Tantrum Desire – Grimm Culture Shock – Pandemic Mind Vortex – Future Fold VIP A.M.C – Thor VIP Muzzy – Break Away Netsky – Higher (The Prototypes Remix) Metrik – Fatso VIP Dimension – Beg & Borrow TC & Metrik – The Light (A.M.C Remix) Muzzy – Play (feat. UK:ID) Erb N Dub & North Base – Punk Rock Muzzy – Get Crazy Demo & Cease – Ladies Night (Drumsound & Bassline Smith VIP) K Motionz – Survive Turno – Invaderz K Motionz – Round Ere Noisia – Tentacles (Teddy Killerz Remix) A.M.C – Pulse Beam Snails & Pegboard Nerds – Deep In The Night (Muzzy Remix) LAXX – Step Three (Hamilton Remix) DJ S.K.T ft. Rae – Take Me Away (Andy C Remix) Delilah – Go (S.P.Y Remix) Muzzy – Outsiders (feat. Charlotte Haining) Rene Lavice – Back Koven – Eternal & You (Muzzy Remix)
In fact, her innate structure itself shines in her all-encompassing M.O. Mija is currently in the midst of taking her Fk A Genre tour far and wide and perfectly encapsulating its celebratory ethos was her Dirtybird Campout takeover. During the set, Mija collaborated with friends Ryan Forever, Ardalan, Mark Starr, and Deux Yeux.
Between Ardalan’s gritty house sound, to Mark Starr’s future Bay Area heat, or Deux Yeux’s cutting edge bass tones, Fk A Genre proved a feverish fusion all the birds flocked towards.
Now, fans can relish in her Bass Lodge takeover via her off-kilter two-hour set, and look forward to another offering of greatness when Mija performs at the East Coast Campout which takes place February 2-4 in St. Cloud Florida.