26 April 2011

Dirty Vegas, NEW Release!

The British trio made a splash into the music world with the release of their self-titled debut album in 2002 and the hit single "Days Go By."  The band comprised of Ben Harris and Paul Harris on instruments/production and Steve Smith on vocals released their second album titled "One" in the fall of 2003. "One" was much more mellow and rock influenced than "Dirty Vegas," which had much funkier flavor with house inspired beats.

TODAY, marks the release of Dirty Vegas' third album, "Electric Love."  This is definitely a return to their dance music inspired rock roots in the likes of Cut Copy, Passion Pit and MGMT...or perhaps I should say they are in the likes of Dirty Vegas.  Tomorrow they will kick off a US Tour in New York at the Mercury Lounge at 9:30pm (21+).

17 April 2011

My Summer Playlist

It's that time of year, when all I can think about are those warm summer days just around the corner.  Spring is a time for new beginnings and I'm ready to give my iTunes a lift by finding some new songs for my Summer Playlist.

Track #1 has already been designated for "Don't Ditch" by Tiësto & Marcel Woods on the recently released Club Life Volume 1 - Las Vegas
Tiësto & Marcel Woods - Don't Ditch (Original Mix) by Carol May

Track #2 goes to Yelle for "Le grand saut" off her new album, Safari Disco Club
Yelle - Le Grand Saut by FrenchForTheVan

Looking forward to discovery mad new artists and albums - Stayed tuned for the rest of my Summer Playlist picks over the next few weeks!

13 April 2011

Moguai, A German Powerhouse

With a career dating back to 1994, German DJ Andre Tegeler or better known as Moguai has exploded in the electroni cmusic scene over the last year.  His debut album WE AR LYVE was the first non-Deadmau5 album released on Mau5trap Recordings

"With recent release on the UK's Skint label, Steve Angello's SIZE records and more penciled releases on Mau5trap and the revitalization of the Punx label, 2011 will surely solidify his reputation as molten-hot property." - http://moguai.com/index.php

Below is a clip of Moguai and Sofi demoing his new track at a beach party in Miami during this year's Winter Music Conference!

12 April 2011

Dubstep by Dub Stopped

Was browsing blogger and cam across Dub Stopped.  If you're into dubstep music you should definitely check it out; a lot of dope videos.

Found Eskmo in one of Dub Stopped's posts.

10 April 2011

Canadian Invasion

As I was walking around Ultra on Saturday I was handed a CD with a business card that read "Y Afterhours - Christian J."  I'd never heard of either but hung onto it to see if the mix was any good.  I finally got around to listening to it this weekend and it looks like I got to make a trip up to Edmonton to Y Afterhours cause Christian J kills it.   The mix was used as a promotional tool for the Canada vs. Miami after party at Nowhere Lounge hosted by Y Afterhours.  I highly recommend checking out his Soundcloud.

Here's the mix:
Christian j - HOT 107 MIX - y afterhours by christian j

05 April 2011

Ultra Madness

So I went to Ultra Music Festival in Maimi last week and the only words I can come up to describe it are massive party.  Ultra took the city by storm with pre-parties and after parties throughout Miami and Miami Beach. The night I arrived (Thursday) I went to a Pacha party sponsored by Beatport at the W Hotel right on South Beach.  The party was free but the price to pay was in the drinks-you could expect to pay $8 and up for a splash of liquor in your cranberry juice.  Fedde Le Grand headlined filling not only the beach but the boardwalk with dancing fans. 

Friday was the offical start of Ultra, artists included:Avicii, Sander Kleinberg, Jes, BT, Roger Sanchez, Carl Cox, Loco Dice, STS9, CSS, Duran, Duran, Pendulum and Tiesto.  It was a nice slow warm up to the weekend.  The festival had a total of 8 stages setup throughout Bicentennial Park.

Saturday was when the festival really heated up with a noticable increase in attendance and security. Deadmau5 headlined on the mainstage, which brought out a slew of Deadmau5 heads in the crowd.  His set had a lot of energy but he never really dropped a hard beat-there was buildup for a weak delivery.  The highlight of the day was hands down the Carl Cox Tent, which hosted Yousef, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Moby and of course Carl Cox.  Moby's set almost blew the roof off with by far the most energetic crowd of the entire weekend.  The Live Stage brought in several electronic rock bands like Cut Copy, Boys Noize, Empire of the Sun, and Simian Mobile Disco.

After two days off dancing my ass off I got to a later start on Sunday and arrived around 6pm, just in time to see Steve Aoki's set on the Live Stage while Will.I.Am played radio hits on the Main Stage.  Aoki killed it and had everyone jumping up and down before Crystal Castles set which followed him.  Crystal Castles had incredible energy but had some sound issues with the microphones.  The Chemical Brothers closed the Festival on the Main Stage and absolutely killed it-I couldn't think of a better pair to end the weekend then the two of them.  Not only was the music selection on poitn but the visuals/video were sick and unique to each song.