10 songs to listen for during Diplo’s Belly Up Aspen extravaganza

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10 songs to listen for during Diplo’s Belly Up Aspen extravaganzaDiplo 2017

Belly Up Aspen is none of Colorado’s premier winter music festivals, showcasing a diverse range of genres and artists of every caliber. Their calendar was stacked high in 2018 with memorable performances by Keys N Krates, Nora En Pure, Lost Kings, and Cold War Kids taking the same stage as superstars like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, deadmau5, and Stephen Marley.

To top off a historic year, Belly Up will bring the one and only Diplo to the stage on December 29. From side projects Silk City and LSD, to releasing his first solo EP in four years, Wesley Pentz has had immense success this year, which all the Aspen Mountain skiers can celebrate. Here’s a playlist of ten songs attendees should look out for during the set:

1.Silk City, Dua Lipa feat. Diplo & Mark Ronson – “Electricity”

One of Wesley Pentz Jr.’s greatest moves this year was teaming up with legendary producer Mark Ronson. Silk City instantly popped into the spotlight, bringing in one of 2018’s hottest artists in Dua Lipa for this one. The track was pushed further with an “electric” music video.

2. Ape Drums – “Me Solta”

Miami-based producer Ape Drums is no stranger to dancehall, a genre that Diplo has coined from his Jamaican influence in Major Lazer. Drums is also a friend of the Mad Decent imprint with several features on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends. Here’s his latest release “Me Solta,” earning a SoundCloud re-post from Diplo himself.

3. LSD feat. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth – “Thunderclouds” (MK Remix)

The famed trio LSD made a lot of noise this year, with four official releases and an innovative, unique sound. “Thunderclouds” marked Diplo, Sia, and Labrinth’s third work of art, receiving a groovy house edit from MK. The Miami-raised producer has a tendency to go deep in his sets, making this remix a prime candidate.

4. Wuki – DADADADA (Holiday VIP) [wukileak]

It’s always easy to throw Wuki in the mix. The New Jersey-born producer already performed a “wukipediamix” for Diplo and Friends and has been heard in a myriad of past Diplo/Skrillex sets (having released tracks on Mad Decent and OWSLA). His wild reworks brought him into the spotlight, most notably his edit of Busta Rhymes’ “Look At Me Now” verse. Although, this one comes with a holiday twist primed for a pre-NYE show.

5. Wuki – Pon De Time [wukileak]

Here’s another gem from Wuki’s endless list of goodies on his WUKILEAKS SoundCloud page. This one stems from one of Diplo’s earliest tracks “Pon De Floor.” Mashed with the fan favorite “One More Time” from Daft Punk, is there even a question of whether or not he’d throw this in?

6. Diplo feat. Lil Pump, Juicy J, Famous Dex, French Montana – “Welcome To The Party”

 

This track serves as a perfect bridge between and hip-hop, featuring rap goliaths like Famous Dex, and fresh-in-the-limelight rapper Lil Pump. This electrifying single is sure to show it not only connects genres, but also jump starts a vibe. “Welcome to the Party,” was featured in Deadpool 2, one of the highest grossing movies of 2018, and Diplo would start off his farewell to 2018 with his imprint on one of the most impactful soundtracks of the year.

7. Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing” (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)

If Diplo is anything, it’s that hard to pin down, transcending expectation and genre. He’s an enigma that’s always working on some new project, but staying true to his nature. He’s also not one to forget the past.  Another classic Diplo remix from 2012, the year Calvin Harris’ “Sweet Nothing” with Florence Welch took hold. Diplo got together with Canadian producer Grandtheft for this one. 

8. Ellie Goulding feat. Diplo & Swae Lee  “Close To Me”

“Close To Me” features some of the industries best and brightest. Swae Lee’s vocals are starting to become familiar to fans across all genres, while Ellie Goulding has been riding with the scene from the start. This track is Diplo’s latest release and has major traction across streaming services sitting pretty at number one on Diplo’s Spotify under popular, with 73 million streams. Definitely keep your ears keen for this one.

9. 4B & Teez – Whistle (Nitti Gritti Remix)

Diplo re-posted this track on his secret SoundCloud account page “diplo approved,” and he’s been known to thread approved tracks into his sets. Additionally, Nitti gritti recently opened for Dillon Francis’ Brooklyn Halloween show and hosts multiple genre and drop changes. Diplo fans will surely recognize and get down to this track.

10. “Get It Right” feat. MØ

“Get It Right” is hot and fresh off the California EP. Diplo played this joint as recently as September 14 at the Brooklyn Mirage for Mad Decent Block Party and even brought out MØ to perform live. It’s flush with style and contemporary waves. One can only hope that Diplo drops it again for this New Years weekend set.

TEEZ – Quake (feat. Hawkboy)

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Fresh off support from some of the biggest DJ’s in the game (such as DJ Snake, Yellow Claw, Diplo, and many others), Teez is one of the hottest Jersey Club producers out right now. His new single “Quake” (feat. Hawkboy) is out now on Uprise Music and it absolutely thumps, right in time for the

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Ponzoo Gives 4b x Teez a Much Needed Bass Remix

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Whats up bassheads? You’re going to love this one. Young up and coming artist, Ponzoo, has taken 4b x Teez’s tongue in cheek track and molded it into a festival worth bass festival main stage banger. The absolute terror of synths that roll within the drop can turn any rowdy crowd into a dangerous mosh

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DJ Snake’s first signed single off his new label, ‘Whistle,’ gets a heavy trap remix by YOOKiE

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DJ Snake’s first signed single off his new label, ‘Whistle,’ gets a heavy trap remix by YOOKiEYOOKIE 4B TEEZ Remi

YOOKiE takes 4B and TEEZ‘ single “Whistle” and creates its even bassier trap alter ego. The Jersey DJs enlisted the talents of 18 producers in their extensive remix package for the tune — the first on  DJ Snake‘s new record label, Premiere Classe. It seems rising talent YOOKiE‘s remix was the standout, however, as the collaborators have chosen his to share to the world on their SoundCloud accounts.

With a haunting buildup that turns an instant rave anthem with with the help of dynamic, boisterous synth work and the familiar whistle heard in the original, YOOKiE’s rendition of “Whistle” slows down on the second drop from 150bpms to 130bpms for a meltingly delirious 808 kick.

This is a song headbangers and ravers alike can cross paths and join in harmony. YOOKiE certainly keeps the energy of the original while adding their signature style to the second drop.

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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.

The Most Played Tracks at Ultra 2018 Have Been Revealed

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One thing that I took away from watching the Ultra live stream this year was that the sets were extremely diverse. In years past, we have seen heavy bass influence in the festival and that theme remained constant. However, the feeling this year was that there was a much wider range of genre crossing within

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4B and TEEZ “Whistle” Marks First Track Dropped By DJ Snakes’ Premiere Classe Records

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Yesterday, renowned producer DJ Snake announced groundbreaking news that he would be starting his own record label, citing the fact that this has long been his desire as he wishes to shed light on the next generation of artists. Seems as though he’s moving along quickly with his promise to bring “dope shit”, as the

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DJ Snake to launch new label, Premiere Classe Records [UPDATED]

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DJ Snake

In recent weeks, EDM enormity, DJ Snake, has dropped some not-so-subtle hints on social media surrounding “big news.” Now, amid the always momentous Miami Music Week, “You Know You Like It” and “Lean On” producer has taken to Twitter to announce the inception of his very own record label, Premiere Classe Records.

As stated in his tweet, Snake intends to use this new platform to “shine a light” on the “next generation of artists.” Premiere Classe’s first release will be “Whistle” by 4B and TEEZ, which is available for Spotify pre-save here.

[UPDATE 4 p.m. EST March 21]

Premiere Classe’s first release, “Whistle” by 4B and TEEZ, is out now. The two New Jersey producers have crafted a high-octane, party-ready number that serves as a stellar kickoff to the label releases.

“This record label is for people across all corners of the world, to showcase all genres of music,” DJ Snake says of Premiere Classe. “I grew up influenced by different cultures, sounds, feelings, emotions and I want Premiere Classe to be a representation of that.”

DJ Snake Announces Inception of His Own Record Label

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Since hitting the Electronic Music scene in 2013 with singles “Bird Machine” and “Turn Down For What”, DJ Snake has become a household name amongst music fans. Since stepping onto the scene in 2012 with a produced track on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” album (which recieved Grammy Nomination), Snake has continued to bless the

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