Attention shoppers: bpm:tv DANCE 2012 compilation in stores today!

April 3rd, 2012

And the awesome continues. (Who said April is the cruelest month? Oh, right: this guy.)

So anyway. Our long-awaited bpm:tv DANCE 2012 compilation CD hits the streets today, with a lineup that includes Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Martin Solveig & Dragonette, Nervo featuring Afrojack & Steve Aoki, Sak Noel … and many more, as they say on the television. Mixed, as always, by the estimable DJ Marky D.

You can find bpm:tv DANCE 2012 at Best Buy, HMV and Walmart, or BUY IT ONLINE.

Own it!


TRACKLIST

INTERNATIONAL LOVE (CLINTON SPARKS & DISCO FRIES RADIO MIX) – PITBULL feat. CHRIS BROWN

BODY WORK (CLUB MIX EDIT) – MORGAN PAGE feat. TEGAN AND SARA

BIG IN JAPAN (DENZAL PARK REMIX) – MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE feat. IDOLING!!!

TURN THIS CLUB AROUND – R.I.O. feat. U-JEAN

PASO (THE NINI ANTHEM) – SAK NOEL

ANTIDOTE – SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA VS. KNIFE PARTY

MUTATE (ORIGINAL EDIT) – SIDNEY SAMSON & LIL JON

AURAL PSYNAPSE – DEADMAU5

WE’RE ALL NO ONE – NERVO feat. AFROJACK AND STEVE AOKI

LONELY TONIGHT (ORIGINAL ENGLISH RADIO EDIT) – HOLD UP

I COULD STAY (CHR REMIX) – KREESHA TURNER

MR. KNOW IT ALL (BILLIONAIRE REMIX) – KELLY CLARKSON

…AND MORE!


 

Catching Up: Sweets of 2011

January 3rd, 2012

Posted by Scott Willats

        

So Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone, leaving the inevitable post-holiday sense of letdown in their wake. To lift the spirits a little, here’s a look back at the Sweets of the Week anthems that made 2011 memorable.


Posted three weeks ago: VLSONN‘s beast of a tune. Cop the EP amigo!

VLSONN – dx707: LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Dec. 9th Sweets: what more can be said of Zeds Dead? If 2011 is any indication of what 2012 will bring, we might be looking at a dynasty!

Zeds Dead – Ruckus The Jam: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Dec. 2nd: Possibly the biggest breakthrough of the year was this 21-year-old from Michigan. GRiZ is it!

Can’t Tell Me Nothing by Kanye West (GRiZ REmix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nov 25th brought us German prodigy Zedd‘s newest release. Getting a lot of love throughout North America with this one.

Zedd – Stars Come Out feat. Heather Bright: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nov 16th gave the “iPod song” a new identity

Caesars – Jerk It Out (Sawgood Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Remembrance Day had all the vets going wild with the latest from Blood Music’s LeBreton.

LeBreton – Ghoul: LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Nov 4th was Deadmau5 week … with “Aural Psynapse” being the treat of choice

Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Oct. 27th had Nico Jaar‘s newest on blast!

Sneaky Sound System – Always By Your Side (Nicolas Jaar Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Oct. 20th brought Bombs Away

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Bombs Away Dubstep Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Oct. 14th … it’s all Bassssss.

Ferry Corsten – Check It Out (Bassjackers Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Thanksgiving!!!! Shots to the head with this one.

Headshotboyz – Sweton: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 30th was all Killa Killa….

Easy – Heatshock (The Killabits Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 23rd had Toddla T in town

Toddla T – ‘Streets So Warm’ feat. Wayne Marshall & Skream: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 16th….where’s the Dillon at?!?!?

Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 9th … some Toronto swag. Poupon just might be the next big thing!

Poupon – Searching EP: LISTEN TO IT HERE


And that’s that. Can’t wait to hear what’s going to be dropping in 2012. I have a feeling EDM is going to hit even higher heights — and I’m stoked for it. Have a Happy New Year………………….xx


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Monday Mash – Mau5 Edition

November 7th, 2011

Posted by Scott Willats

This weekend showcased a once-in-a-lifetime concert event. The Meowingtons Hax show at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Saturday night was a marvelous display of visuals and sound. The minute you walked into the stadium, you could feel the energy and the good vibes. It was a concert for the fans in every sense of the word, and I can honestly say with conviction that the majority of mau5 heads that went had an amazing time.

JFK and Crystal Castles put on perfect opening acts, getting the crowd’s energy up and keeping it there. They knew the show wasn’t about them and didn’t try to force it. Instead, they played tracks to keep everyone at the 128 bpm rate and just hammered through it. (I wasn’t able to make it before Crystal Castles so I’m not able to comment on the other acts, but if they mirrored these 4 artists then they played it perfectly.)

On to the main event, which felt just like that. An absolute eye orgasm once you walked past the curtains and into the 100 section. Thousands and thousands of glow-in-the-dark mau5 ears gave it an Avatar-world feel. I stood there for five minutes taking it in, and heard at least 20 people walk in for their first time and say “Hoooly S**t!”

The performance by Deadmau5 left nothing to desire. I was on the floor taking it in, along with tens of thousands of other, and I promise you: I have never heard a sound system create better audio quality. It was like Bose speakers were on either side of me wherever I walked. That kind of attention to detail is what makes the Mau5 the world-class artist he is.

I won’t really dive into the songs, because the whole thing was live streamed at Deadmau5 LIVE, and I suspect they’ll rebroadcast the performance for those who couldn’t make it, so you’ll be able to see for yourself. But there was one moment I absolutely loved. At the end of “To Play Us Out” he threw on the classic Bill O’Reilly freak-out, which sounded hilarious and epic at the same time.

Back to the music. The tracks were absolutely special all night. He played his brand new cut “Aural Psynapse,” which was great, because you could see the audience responding to something most of them had never heard. The song is so chill and awesome, and  the performance really captured that.

Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse: LISTEN TO IT HERE


But the song of the night, in my opinion, was “HR 8938 Cephei.” The light show that accompanied this track was absolutely incredible. I saw a girl crying beside me when it was on. I asked her if she was feeling all right, in case she might have had too many; she simply looked up and said “It’s just so beautiful.” I couldn’t blame her. It was an absolutely eyegasm experience.

Deadmau5 – HR 8938 Cephei: LISTEN TO IT HERE


To be frank, the show was just that: a show! I remember once asking my cousin who he would most like to see live. This guy was the king of music to me when I was growing up — he knew everything that was cool in the rock and hip-hop world. And he said to me: Garth Brooks. I laughed and looked back at him. “What, are you crazy? How wack would that be? Why would you want to see him?’ He didn’t even flinch when he responded. “Because he puts on a great show.” Now I get it. Even if you don’t like EDM, a Deadmau5 show should be on your bucket list — because it’s more than a concert, it’s an experience.

I also have a special treat. Since this was his last show of the tour, I think it’s fair to post the set list, just in case there was a track you didn’t recognize. Also follow me on Twitter or Facebook. I would love to hear all your reactions to the event!


A proper Monday mash (with new tunes) will be posted tomorrow.

We live for this…………………….xx

[Concert photo by Middy]


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