FREE DOWNLOAD: Wild Summer Mixtape by Oscar aka Ozz

150695_477349638994588_586377906_nI listened to this on my flight to Vegas this past weekend. Track selection is very fraiche. Grab an ice-cold lemonade, some shade and let this be the soundtrack of your afternoon.

Tracklist follows…

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NEWS: House Music Has Become A Global Phenomenon [Forbes]

Just read this article in Forbes today, and I have to say one thing first. Um, where the fuck have you been? Those who have been deeply rooted in house music already know some history of the industry and how it’s popularity is similar to that of professional soccer (futbol for you enthusiasts out there), in that it has been extremely successful everywhere else in the world except America. Now that the US media has picked up on the rise of EDM and house music amongst American youth, we are seeing articles like this. As we have been saying for the last year or so…IT’S TAKING OVER…and there is no stopping it. It has become more than music. It is a way of life. And the global youth is the main catalyst. I say, fuck yea to that!

Oh and they are naming their own list of 12 “Top DJs” with the following order: 1. Avicii, 2. Laidback Luke, 3. Afrojack, 4. Tiesto, 5. Armin Van Buuren, 6. Steve Aoki, 7. Paul Van Dyk, 8. Kaskade, 9. Fatboy Slim, 10. Benny Benassi, 11. Chuckie, and 12. Swedish House Mafia.  While I disagree with the order in some respects and the exemption of some really talented DJs, I respect the attempt.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE @ Forbes.com

“Over the past month, I have spoken to some of the most famous DJ’s in the world. Starting on Monday, you will hear from a different DJ each day leading up to the Ultra Music Festival. They will share how they got into house music, what they do every day, why they believe house music has taken over America, and more.”

#HOUSEMUSICTAKINGOVER

 

Troublemaker

Artists like Taio Cruz are helping change the mainstream Pop/Rock/R&B scene by meshing it with dance culture, with the help of producers like Timbaland, David Guetta, and Afrojack. As dance music continues to thrive in the spotlight, more and more remixes of tracks like “Troublemaker” will make their ways onto the internet, into your ears, and on to the big stages around the world. Don’t fight progress. Be it. Drive it. That said, this song is catchy as shit and R3hab turns up the darkness with some electro infusion.

Taio Cruz – Troublemaker (R3hab Remix) – $$$ Poppy but oh so good. Hello? What’s up dudes? It’s the dancefloor is calling.

Oh, and if you havn’t seen “Project X” yet, you need to immediately. Packed with witty yet appropriately edgy, scantily clad young women, partying, and of course, electronic music, this epic, Todd Phillips directed story of one massive night of mayhem, is quite refreshing.

Bro 1: “This is way more than 100 people. Bro 2 (smaller dick, but sicker bro): “Of course it is…it’s plus one.”

Electric Daisy Carnival To Hit NYC [May 19th & 20th]

The biggest electronic music festival in North America is coming to NYC this May on the road to Las Vegas…Will you be there?

Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 NYC Official Trailer

Yep. That just happened. Tickets on Sale March 2nd.

 

Skrillex & Afrojack to Headline “Spring Awakening Festival” [June 16th & 17th - Chicago, IL]


Here we go. The festival season really has come upon us fairly quickly. If you are anywhere  near Chicago this summer, you need to check out the “Spring Awakening Festival” @ Soldier Field…talk about a sick venue, gosh. Here is the official video and more info for you to ponder. Oh and a link to the site, so you can nut up and purchase tickets. Prices are now at $99 for 2-Day pass and $199 for VIP 2-Day pass. Fairly reasonable.

Spring Awakening Festival Website

Lineup includes: Skrillex, Afrojack, Diplo, Moby, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Garner, A-Track, Arty, Flux Pavillion, Nervo, Hardwell + Many More

What are you waiting for?

 

PREVIEW: Let There Be House [A Documentary]

Here is yet another perfect example of the worldwide recognition of the rise of house music and EDM culture. Focusing on the scene’s evolution in America, specifically Chicago, the piece will feature input from DJ/Producers and other big players in the EDM community from around the world, including Nicky Romero, Dirty South, Avicii, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Chuckie, AN21 & Max Vangeli and many more!

PREVIEW: Let There Be House [A Documentary] A film by Tamara Susa

In Tamara’s words: “Let There Be House” is a project I am working on at the moment and the idea is to show the progression of house music since its beginnings in Chicago to where it is today.”

House music is a feeling, for some it’s like breathing, for some it is their life, and for many its addictive, like a drug. What is house music to you?

#housemusicistakingeover