Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Swedish House Mafia supports Hurricane Sandy Relief

swedish house mafia

As I'm sure most of you are aware, the East Coast was, recently, hit by Hurricane Sandy.  Major parts of Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey were destroyed over the course of this natural disaster.  In addition, numerous lives of the people who inhabit these areas were affected.  Gas shortages, power outages, destruction of homes, and looting plagued the East coast for more than a week as a result of the hurricane's wrath. Most devastating of all was the loss of more than 110 people's lives during the course of this storm. Hurricane Sandy has, no doubt, left a huge impact on the areas it affected.  The East Coast will be forced to face these lasting affects for months and even years to come but, on a lighter note, many people have come to the aid of Hurricane Sandy victims including Swedish House Mafia. 

Swedish House Mafia had previously announced an indefinite hiatus to follow their One Last Tour but, the EDM superstars won't stop there, at least not before making their contribution to Hurricane Sandy relief.
SHM announced their 'Black Tie Rave' to be held February 28th in the midst of their final tour. This event will take place at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and will require black tie and ball gown attire be worn by all of its attendees.
Tickets for this classy event will be auctioned on Ticketmaster starting as early as December 14th at 10AM with 100% of the proceeds going straight to the Mayor's fund to aid the victims of Sandy within New York and New Jersey.
With Swedish House Mafia's numerous Gold and Platinum hits and reputation as one of the most successful supergroups amongst the electronic dance music community, as well as all over the world, this night is sure to be an unforgettable way to make your contribution and help out the many people affected by this tragedy.

One (Know Your Name) (2010) 
Greyhound (2012)
Save the World (2011)
Don't Your Worry Child (2012)

Official Black Tie Rave Trailer
Shall We Dance?

Photo Source: Billboard Article

Monday, December 10, 2012

Track of the Day: Tetris - Doctor P

Circus Records

I don't know about you but, here at The Electronic Edition, we are big fans of Circus Records, of course, including Doctor P.  While Doctor P has come to be known as one of the originators of the lovely shrill high pitched screech element we all now know and love as one of the staples of a good dubstep track, his constant experimentation and alterations of sounds have led him to be one of the driving forces influencing both the dubstep and drum and bass genres. 
Every new Doctor P track I hear, instantly becomes my new favorite Doctor P track.  Just one listen and Doctor P's extreme talents as a producer are evident. Even after years of discovering new EDM music left and right, Tetris still remains one of my all time favorite tracks. When you check out Doctor P's spin on the theme from a class arcade game and I'm sure you'll agree, it's a tune you won't soon forget.  I could sit here and hype up the intensity of the drop or wobbling bass but, I think I'll let Tetris speak for itself.
Sweet Shop (2009)
Big Boss (2010)
Watch Out (2011)

Check out Doctor P's most recent EP Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt. 1
 which is available for purchase through iTunes and Beatport

Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Release from Bangers Royale

In today's "New Release" post, we are featuring a progressive/electro house due from Venice, Italy who call themselves Bangers Royale.  Bangers Royale are now based in New York and Venice, consists of brothers Flip-Ho and Max Biker who discovered their passion for music very early on.  Before Bangers Royale, Flip-Ho and Max experimented on their own, further developing their skills as both, DJs and prodcuers.  Now, they have teamed up and have released a new single called Psycho Tuna available for purchase on Beatport. Typically, the progressive element, which is a key part of progressive house tunes, tends to created a feeling of suspense within their listeners.  Psycho Tuna is no different.  This track is guaranteed to leave you eager to replay it before it has even ended.  I can easily see this track becoming more popularized amongst the EDM community and even added to playlists of DJs worldwide. 

If you like what you hear, be sure to check out Avalon, another great single.
While this may be the first you are hearing of Bangers Royale, I can assure you, it will not be the last.  Keep and eye on their Beatport, Twitter and, Facebook as they will be releasing their next single in just two weeks.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Download Rusko's New EP Kapow

Since his debut album in 2006, Rusko has been building, what is now, a very big name for himself within the electronic music world. With his more upbeat dubstep tracks and live performances, Rusko has built up a reputation for making great music and putting on great shows.  The UK born and raised dubstep producer is at it again and this time with his first ever self-released EP Kapow. Kapow was originally released exclusively on iTunes on November 6th of this year.

By now you may be asking yourself, "What could be better than a new release from one of the original producers of the EDM world?"  Well, not only has Rusko released an EP consisting of four new tracks but, they are all being offered for FREE DOWNLOAD.
You can visit Rusko's Official Site and download Kapow now.
All you have to do is Pay with Tweet, post on Facebook or sign up for his mailing list.
That's it!

 Just in case you haven't been lucky enough to discover Rusko for yourself, here's a few tracks you must give a listen:

Jahova (2007)
Cockney Thug (2010)
Woo Boost (2010)

Tickets are still available to experience Rusko live.

Photo Source: Official Rusko Website

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bassnectar Brings Good Vibes to Terminal 5

What better place to round out a 9 month long Freestyle Tour than in New York City? Bassnectar did just that with his final two shows on November 18th and 19th at Terminal 5.  With his two-hour long set Bassnectar transported Terminal 5 to another world of bass, love and good vibes.  While the majority of his set consisted of his own tracks, Bassnectar also featured some tracks produced by other EDM artists like Run DMT After an hour of raging, Bassnectar put a halt to his set to take a few moments to remind his fans of his emphasis on good vibes and, as always, to take a "family photo." During his already trance-like track, Butterfly, all perception of time was lost.  Out of the countless EDM shows I've been too, Bassnectar's visuals and light show were, by far, the most captivating I've yet to see.  Two hours of music felt like less than one and by the end of the night, even after ending his set with a crowd favorite, his Pink Elephants Remix, the crowd was still begging for more.

While audio alone is hardly comparable to the intensity of a Bassnectar show, 
here's a taste of a few incredible tracks you can expect to be unable to resist raging to whether it be at a show or by yourself at home:

TImestretch (2012)
Butterfly ft. Mimi Page (2012)
Ping Pong (2012)
The Matrix (2011)
Plugged In (2011)
Red Step (2011)
Magical World ft. Nelly Furtado (2010)
Bass Head (2010)

Download Bassnectar's new EP Freestyle!

Bassnectar has only a few shows left on his current tour.
Buy your tickets now while you still can!

11/18/12 Terminal 5 NY 
Family Photo taken by Heather Marie Ryan

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Artist of the Week: Caspa


Our first Artist of the Week spot goes to "the dopest ghost in town": Caspa who kicked off the first night of his U.S. tour on Thursday night at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.  

Right from the start, Caspa had the Paradise Rock Club raging to his set original tracks and mixes asking the crowd who had school in the morning and calling upon them to "Get fucked up." 
If you weren't there, you were missing out.  
Dropping numerous tracks from artists such as Skrillex, Dead Mau5, Trolley Snatcha, The Prodigy, Nero, Rusko, Skream, Doctor P as well as tracks of his own, Caspa had the club jumping to over two hours of non-stop energy infused music as he enjoyed every minute of it. He took us on a journey from new and old throughout his set ending with some of his older tracks. There was something for all EDM music lovers of dubstep, house and drum n bass alike.

Tracks featured in his set included:
Fucking Die, Make It Bun Dem, Breakin' a Sweat, Devil's Den, Right on Time (Skrillex)
Make My Whole World (Trolley Snatcha)
Must Be the Feeling, Promises (Nero)
In For the Kill (Skream)
Sweet Shop (Doctor P) 
Raise Your Weapon, I Remember (Dead Mau5)

I have to admit, my top 3 favorite tracks of the night were his mixes of "Smack My Bitch Up" by The Prodigy (one of the original influences in the electronic music world), his drum 'n' bass mix of Promises originally produced by Nero and his transition from Where's My Money into Bass Cannon.
Caspa rounded out his set with four of my favorite tracks.  If you know anything about Caspa, chances are you've heard Cockney Thug but, what I didn't expect was to hear Rusko's original track and even more pleasantly surprising was him following it up with Jahova.  Last but, certainly not least, Caspa threw on his well-known mix of Dead Mau5 and Kaskade's track, I Remember and walked off stage with the crowd begging for more, only to return and salute the crowed before ending his set for the night.

If you haven't already, grab tickets to one of his US tour dates before they sell out!
For more music like Caspa, you can check out his label Storming Productions as well as Dub Police consisting of more sick dubstep and drum n bass artists.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

DTronic Beats Releases New Track

      Dan Chironno, A Studio Production Major at Purchase College has just released the first
 track of his debut EP, Obsidian Sky. Be the first to check out this up and coming EDM artist,  
  DTronic Beats and the music on his SoundCloudLike what you hear? Help him out and go
     like Spinnin' Records "The World's Leading Dance Label" and Vote for Dan's new track            
                                             Obsidian Sky in their Talent Pool Contest.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Zeds Dead releases a Remix of Bon Iver's track Woods

Zeds Dead posted on their Facebook the news of uncovering a remix they did a few years ago which never surfaced. You can get this track on their SoundCloud.
Notorious for their sick drops and intense wobbling bass, this Canadian duo is throwing us a curveball with a FREE release of their mix of the Bon Iver track called Woods.  While Bon Iver and Zeds Dead may seem to come from complete opposites sides of the music world, this remix blends the styles of both artists beautifully. The members of Zeds Dead have experimented throughout their careers as producers with different styles and, as a result, of their influences (Sublime, The Beastie Boys, etc.), have led their sound to be defined in more ways then one.

 At first, one might be expecting a mix sounding similar to Zeds Dead's more typical styles of suspenseful build ups into agonizing drops or maybe one of their deeper, heavier tracks with haunting vocals heard in the first two tracks listed. Especially since they are extremely well-known for the intensity produced into their tracks.

Eyes On Fire (2009)
White Satin (2010)
Bassmentality (2011)
Rude Boy (2011)
Adrenaline (2012)

Anyone who has had the privilege of experiencing the overwhelming energy DC and Hooks bring out with them on stage like I did this passed summer at the Electric Zoo After Party knows the feeling is unforgettable and the vibe they give off is unable to be replicated. The overall intensity is, without a doubt, still one of the most prevalent elements of this track but, Zeds Dead's remix of Woods seemed to be blissfully addicting. Still preserving the uniqueness of Justin Vernon's vocals, Zeds Dead's traditional elements really give you a great idea of the development their own style has undergone in the last few years to produce an unexpected but, refreshingly tranquil vibe that will leave you wanting more.

                    Zeds Dead Official Facebook

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Download Zedd's Debut Album

Zedd Album Cover Clarity
Today, Zedd, has released his debut 10-track album on Interscope Records entitled Clarity which is available for purchase exclusively through iTunes. You can download the title track, Clarity, for free and preview the entire progressive, experimental, electro house album before purchasing it.

Born into a family of musicians, in Kaislautem, Germany, Zedd has been producing electronic music since 2009:
Icarus Lives (2010)
The Legend of Zelda (2011)
 Scorpion Move (2011)
Stars Come Out (2011)
Shave it (2011)

With his clever progression and placement of group vocals, I've found myself listening to the title track, Clarity, on repeat as I've been typing this post.
The album is comprised of self-produced tracks, as well as, tracks featuring Bright Lights, LIZ, Foxes, Ryan Tedder and a collaboration with fellow producer Lucky Date and vocalist Ellie Goulding on Fall Into the Sky.
At only 23 years old, Zedd already taking as many experimental risks as he has with his first album, Clarity, and producing such a seamless flow from track to track definitely makes him an up and coming EDM artist to watch.

Don't miss your chance to see Zedd with Porter Robinson Back-to-Back on their "Poseidon Tour" this Friday, October 5th at Pacha NYCTickets are still available through Clubtickets!

Photo Credit: Zedd Official Twitter

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Download Nero's new track Won't You (Be There) FREE

Nero Won't You Be There Album Artwork

Hailing from North West London, Nero has been gracing our ears with their brilliant electronic music as early as 2004. In recent news, they have released a new track titled Won't You (Be There), requesting only your email for a 
FREE DOWNLOAD on their website thisisnero.com.  

With their both critic and crowd pleasing hits: 
Innocence (2010)
Me and You (2011)
Guilt (2011)
Crush on You (2011)
Promises (2011) 
this highly anticipated track is a must-download. 

Joe and Dan, the masterminds behind the electronic genius that is Nero, have been described by Beatport as artists who "have taken the music world by storm" and since the release of their first album, Welcome Reality, in August of 2011, their epic impact has been undeniable.
 Known for their intense instrumentation of bass, synth, guitar and simple yet, vital vocals provided by Alana Watson, Nero has been an extremely influential part of the exponential growth of the EDM scene in recent years.  Their diverse musical influences, as well as, their ability to create complex tracks with elements fitting not only the most recently popularized genre known as dubstep but, also the drum 'n' bass and electro house genres are continuously making Nero's new tracks desired by fans and critics alike.